University of Arkansas to Offer First Interdisciplinary Course on Unmanned Aircraft System

Want to be an FAA-licensed Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot? The Master of Science in Operations Management Program is offering the first interdisciplinary course on Unmanned Aircraft System, commonly referred to as drones. The class will take place between Jan. 17 to  March 7, 2017, on Mondays from 6-9 p.m.

Instruction will be in a hybrid format live on campus and video streamed to other campuses, with some non-credit lab time, optional alternate daytime class times or homework so that students can get hands-on experience with drones. The course is graduate level, but interested undergraduates may attend with consent of their adviser and the instructor.

The first of its kind at the university, this course is applicable to several disciplines; it prepares students to safely operate drones, as well as understanding the history, public safety policy, homeland security, research and sensor applications of various platforms. At the conclusion of the course, students will be prepared to take the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate exam.

Graduate students may sign up for the course with adviser consent. Undergraduate students interested in taking the course should contact their adviser to complete an Out of Career Registration form to sign up for OMGT 577V – 113 (9955) Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Other questions can be sent to Mindy Hunthrop at [email protected].


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