UAS Drone Associate in Science Degree

Division: Career Technical Education


The UAS Drone Associate in Science Degree (formerly Associate in Science Degree UAV/UAS) prepares students to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements to operate lightweight and heavier Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) in commercial operations, utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a grade of C or better; (2) Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements; (3) the social justice, equity and sustainability, and reading requirements; (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 38 units.

Required Courses (38 units):
ATC 102 C Career Communication and Portfolio3
ATC 132 CPrivate Pilot4
ATC 136 CAir Navigation3
ATC 140 CMeteorology3
ATC 144 CAircraft and Engines3
ATC 160 CUAS Drone Basic3
ATC 161 CUAS Drone Basic Simulator2
ATC 162 CUAS Drone Basic Flight2
ATC 197 CFlight Simulator Instrument2
ATC 232 CInstrument Rating3
ATC 256 CCrew Resource Management3
ATC 260 C UAS Drone Advanced (formerly UAV-UAS Advanced)3
ATC 261 CUAS Drone Advanced Simulator2
ATC 262 CUAS Drone Advanced Flight2
Total Units38