Why Minor In Unmanned Aerial Systems?

Students may obtain an academic minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The purpose of the minor is to prepare graduates to become leaders in the rapidly expanding field of UAS, which will soon be used for such diverse purposes as agriculture, buildings, photography, tourism, real estate sales, building inspections, law enforcement, search and rescue, border patrol, military applications, and more.

The cross-disciplinary program of study gives students a strong foundation in aviation law, regulations, airspace, GPS mapping, remote sensing, and flight. Students learn to operate multiple types of UAS’s on a simulator, as well as hands-on actual flight. RMC has partnered with two companies, Innova Flight Training and Unmanned Systems Inc. (USI) in Kalispell, Montana, to teach a UAS lab course. Students sitting in RMC’s Aviation Hall in Billings can remotely fly USI trainer aircraft located 300 miles away at an FAA-approved private UAS airfield near Kalispell, Montana.



Requirements for the Unmanned Aerial Systems Minor

Course Credits
AVS 101 Private Pilot Ground School      4
AVS 153 Private Pilot Flight Lab       2
AVS 312 Aviation Law        3
AVS 118 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems      3
AVS 254 Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab—Basic      1
AVS 354 Unmanned Aerial Systems Lab—Intermediate      2
ESC 321 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems        4
ESC 380 GIS II, Remote Sensing      4