Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $22,133

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $843
  • Online Course Fee: $370 (if applicable) 
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,500
  • Program Specific Fees: $5,825
  • Other Costs: $500 (if applicable for computer + internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program provides students with training and ratings/certificates for UAS Operation, UAS Maintenance, and UAS Manufacture to aviation and industry standards. Graduates obtain a Commercial Part 107 UAS Operator License and multiple Institutional CPC certificates aligned to UAS Industry needs.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1: Integrate unmanned flights into the NAS safely and effectively utilizing industry-standard documentation methods, including FAA waivers.
PLO 2: Safely and effectively plan and execute field missions in a variety of situations utilizing current unmanned aircraft systems.
PLO 3: Design, assemble, build, program, and fly hobby and commercial grade unmanned equipment.
PLO 4: Work safely and effectively within a crew/team environment utilizing a variety of current unmanned aircraft and equipment.
PLO 5: Apply the principles of photography and videography in unmanned operations.
PLO 6: Utilize spatial data and GIS technology to create deliverable geospatial products.
PLO 7: Effectively apply and utilize Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM) strategies to ensure safe and effective UAS operations and procedures
PLO 8: Utilize effective and industry-standard UAS maintenance procedures, operations, and documentation.

Admission Information

There will be a separate program application submitted by the student to the Program Director, and approval is required to be enrolled in the Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems. More information can be found here:

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Licensing and Certifications

  • Students will be prepared to take the FAA Commercial UAS (Part 107) Pilot License exam after UAS 123  
  • FCC Amateur Technician Radio License obtained after UAS 122  
  • FAA Recreational UAS Operator Certificate after UAS 124A  
  • Students will be prepared to take the optional Pix4D Basic Certificate after UAS 230  

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