Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate Program

Be on the forefront of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) design, operation, and policy. UNLV’s UAS Certificate takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering not only UAS design and operation, but also privacy and ethical issues. The state of Nevada is one of just six UAS research and test sites nationwide selected by the FAA. UNLV’s proximity to this designated airspace combines with substantial faculty expertise to create a unique opportunity for learning state-of-the-art UAS technology. The UAS certificate is offered in partnership through UNLV Continuing Education and the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The certificate program is open to anyone interested in this rapidly growing field of aviation.

Prerequisites: UAS Design & Applications must be taken prior to UAV Simulation & Testing.

Program Requirements

To earn the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate you must successfully complete four core courses.

Core Courses

  • UAS Design & Applications (must be taken prior to UAV Simulation & Testing)
  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Ethics in UAS Operations
  • UAV Simulation & Testing


Learning Outcomes: 
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