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Unmanned Aerial Systems

Idaho LAUNCH Eligible Program

Program Description

Prepare to immerse yourself into the high-tech world of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).  Through hands-on experience flying a variety of unmanned platforms, you will gain knowledge on how drone can support disaster response, weather forecasting, scientific research, agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock, crop dusting, wildfire surveillance, wildlife surveys, power line and pipeline survey, industrial security, oil, gas, and mineral exploration, payload transport, search and rescue as well as aerial photography for fields like real estate, construction, film and entertainment industry, and accident investigation.

Graduates will learn the basics to operate, test, calibrate and maintain small unmanned systems as well as collect and analyze imagery data taken from a variety of sensors.

Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average


Average Idaho Income

$29,420 - $40,250

 Program Overview

  • Program begins in August
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Degree Options



Career Opportunities

  • Engineering and surveying companies
  • Robotics/Autonomy
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Agriculture
  • Inspection
  • etc.

Minimum Test Scores

SAT Math: 500
ACT Math: 19
ALEKS Math: 20

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