Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

(formerly Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology)


Certifications in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) planning and operations support a broad range of local industry, as well as potential for entrepreneurship. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills to be professional remote pilots and small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technicians.

Uncrewed Systems academic offerings are designed to meet the needs of local, regional and nationally growing industries. At BBCC, UAS is also offered in the Agriculture program

Degrees and Certificates


UAS 107: Commercial UAS Remote Pilot (Part 107)

Credits 2

Students will receive an in-depth introduction to FAA Part 107 rules and regulations, associated theory, procedures, requirements and operating concepts, as well as actual hands-on flight training in the BBCC enclosed UAS Flight Lab, with an emphasis on safety of flight. This course provides students with the knowledge base required to effectively prepare for FAA Part 107 Commercial Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) Remote Pilot certification. Note: The Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot testing fee is not included in the tuition for this course. (Formerly: UMS 107)

UAS 112: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Ground School I

Credits 5

This uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) ground school course addresses UAS performance, principles of flight/aerodynamics, power plants and systems, the National Airspace System, navigation, weather, rules and regulations, incident reporting procedures, communications procedures, advisory circulars, operating limitations, aeronautical decision making and judgment, documentation/logbook requirements, runaway UAS/ emergency flight procedures, and preflight planning/flight approval processes.(Formerly UMS 112)

UAS 142: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight Lab

Credits 6
This course provides students with extensive hands-on flight experience of both rotary wing and fixed wing UAS. Focus in on safety of flight, preflight/post-flight inspection, pilot-in-command (PIC) and observer communications requirements, flight control techniques, precision flight maneuvers, runaway/ emergency flight procedures, and execution of flight profiles for successful sensor/data collection. (Formerly UMS 142)

UAS 208: Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Mission Planning

Credits 6
Using mission planning software, students will plan a variety of UAS missions in support of simulated operations. This will include (but not limited to) operations in support of agriculture, real estate marketing, search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, construction, avalanche control, natural disaster response, power line and transportation infrastructure inspection, including both night flight and beyond line of sight (BLOS) operations. (Formerly UMS 208)

UMS 101: Introduction to Unmanned Systems (UMS)

Credits 5
This course will introduce students to the world of unmanned systems, including air, ground, maritime, and space-based platforms. Unmanned systems interoperability, propulsion, communications, sensors, and autonomous systems will be addressed, along with various types of unmanned system simulator operations

UMS 210: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Laws & Policies

Credits 5
This course addresses local, state and federal unmanned aerial system (UAS) laws, regulations, policy statements, orders and guidance, as well as civil rights, liberties, ethics, and aircraft/ pilot certification.

UMS 220: Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Operations

Credits 3
This course addresses the challenges of command and control, communications, autopilot, navigation, and aviation safety in successfully performing beyond line of sight (BLOS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations.

UMS 295: Independent Project

Credits 2 Max Credits 5
UMS 295 is an independent study course for students to research, design and complete an unmanned systems related project. Projects must be approved and supervised by a faculty member.