Associate in Applied Science

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Business & Marketing Emphasis)

Contact Information 

Seth Simonson, Associate Professor
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Horton Hall 235

Gregory Anderson, Associate Professor
Business Administration and Management 
Horton Hall 233

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some classes

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and ability to use various types of unmanned aircraft systems, the legal guidelines for operating UAS in a commercial environment, preflight planning, how to pilot UAS and collect data using various types of sensors, process the data, analyze and understand the data related to a specific discipline. Students will utilize high resolution camaras, thermal imaging sensors, UDAR, and other sensors for collecting various types of data and then learning to process and analyze that data.

With the Business and Marketing Emphasis, students will take multiple courses, so they are knowledgeable of business and marketing practices. In the business courses professionalism will be emphasized and students should be willing to improve on their communication and presentation skills to be successful.

Graduates will have a broad range of opportunities to start their career related to business and marketing use of the drone technology. The UAS degree will enhance knowledge of the drone utilization by business and industry which will allow them to pursue a career working for marketing firms, realtors, contractors, drone service providers, or any corporate business requiring the utilization of drone technology.

NOTE: This program requires a ZBOOK Laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NOSCS website for specifications. For further Information, call Seth Simonson, at 701-671-2345.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students considered for acceptance must complete all admission requirements.

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests. Please see fOI' the NOSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information. Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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