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Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Certificate (Undergraduate)

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The sky is the limit.

Uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) or drones are revolutionizing how things get done. UAS is a technology with many applications, some of which include remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), precision agriculture, construction, resource management, engineering, cinematography and emergency services. The uncrewed aircraft systems certificate will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to apply this technology to a field of study or field of work. Graduate from the program with knowledge of uncrewed aircraft system designs, laws and ethical considerations, how to gather and process information and identify uses and limitations of the aircraft. This certificate will also provide the knowledge necessary to attain the FAA Part 107 small UAS license. 

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Like to work with technology.
  • Are a problem solver and analytical thinker.
  • Are generally interested in how things work.

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Delivery/fulfillment
  • Disaster mitigation and relief
  • Logistics
  • Filming and photography
  • Geographic information systems mapping technician
  • Law enforcement
  • Real estate

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.