Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate
Start your career in drone technology at San Juan College. Our Small Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate program provides hands-on experience in piloting, mission planning, and data management. From preparing for the FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Part 107) to learning videography and photography, you’ll be ready to launch your career in just one year.
Why Complete a Certification in Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)?
Drones are an emerging technology that is transforming industries worldwide. With the expanded use of drones, the demand for UAS pilots is also increasing significantly. Career possibilities are endless, from construction, engineering, and agriculture to real estate, surveying, professional photography, and videography.
Why earn a Certificate in Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)/drone at San Juan College?
Get first-hand experience in SUAS with our skilled instructors. In your SUAS courses, you’ll gain practical training and helpful tips to develop your skills in piloting, mission planning, and data management. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in valuable internships.
FAA Drone Certification - Part 107
The SUAS certificate at San Juan College prepares you to successfully complete the FAA Part 107 exam, which is required for commercial UAS flight missions. Throughout the program, you will also gain vital knowledge of all safety, local, and FAA regulations.
SJC's low tuition rates make our Small Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate program a great option for you. Our courses and professors prepare you for your career. You may also qualify to get your certificate tuition-free through the NM Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships.
What You’ll Learn in the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Certificate Program
Develop the skills you need to launch your career in Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS)/Drones.
In your courses, you’ll study:
- SUAS Piloting
- Data Acquisition
- FAA regulations
- Part 107 Certification
- Mapping formats
- Vertical Takeoff & Landing Platform
- 3D Applications of SUAS
- Building and maintaining drones
You will be prepared to complete the FAA Part 107 exam successfully through your classes.
The Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate is transferable to the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems AAS degree at San Juan College. Contact your academic advisor to find out more information about transferring your courses.
Careers and Outcomes
By completing the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate at SJC, you’ll gain hands-on drone experience and be prepared to complete the FAA Part 107 exam successfully. Our SUAS graduates work in many careers, such as:
- Public Works
- Real Estate
- Photography & Videography
To enroll in our SUAS certificate, you must first apply to San Juan College. It’s easy, and you can apply online at any time!
If you are already a student at San Juan College, talk to your advisor about our SUAS certificate program. You can also discuss your transfer options.