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Graduate Certificate in the Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Graduate Certificate Information (15 Credit Hours)

The graduate certificate in the Application of UAS requires 15 credit hours selected from the list below. The three core courses are required, while the remaining credit hours may come from anywhere on the list. Successful completion of the courses applied to the Application of UAS certificate is defined as a grade of C or higher. Students who receive grades lower than a C in any courses must repeat that course if they wish to have it apply to the Application of UAS certificate.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  1. Successful students will be able to describe and discuss the operational components of an unmanned aircraft system.
  2. Successful students will demonstrate the planning process for the operational use of a UAS.
  3. Successful students will be able to utilize and implement the integration of UAS operations into existing public safety programs and systems.
  4. Successful students will describe the policy implications of UAS integrations and use, including privacy issues, cost issues, and liability issues.  

Core Courses (Required)

PAD 5079 Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Management

PAD 5935 Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Prerequisite: UAS in EM)

PAD 5935 Policy and Implementation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Prerequisite: Application of UAS) 

Elective Courses (Choose Two)

PAD 5397 Foundations of Emergency Management

PAD 5378 Disaster Systems (Prerequisite: Foundations in Emergency Management)

GEO 5414 Geospatial Data and Analysis

GEO 5377 Natural Resource Assessment and Analysis

GIS 5034 Introduction to Remote Sensing

GIS 5010 Geographic Information Systems

GIS 5400 GIS Applications for Social Sciences

PAD 5848 US Intelligence Community 

URP 5101 Planning Theory and Practice

URP 5429 Planning for and Mitigating Global Climate Change

Latest Updates

Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to be Offered in Fall 2016

June 25, 2015
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The Dilling McDaniel Scholarship for Veteran’s and Active Duty Service Members

January 12, 2017
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EMHS and CDRP Deploy a UAS for Statewide Hurricane Exercise

May 22, 2015
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UAS Course in the Media

December 19, 2014
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