Unmanned Aerial Systems Maintenance Training Program

Feb. 18, 2011

Northland Community and Technical College will launch the nation’s first maintenance training program for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in 2011. The program is being designed with input from several leading-edge UAS manufacturers and the United States Military. Discover how the future of aviation is here and now!  UAS-based technologies require highly trained and competent technicians prepared to seize the opportunities these future occupations will offer. Learn how the integration of UAS technology into the civil and commercial sectors will create an increased demand for skill sets in the following career fields:

  • UAS Maintenance Technician
  • Imagery Analyst
  • Senior Analyst/Technician
  • UAS Avionics Technician
  • Imagery Analyst – Law Enforcement
  • UAS Technician in Precision Agriculture
  • UAS Mission Planning Specialist
  • Test and Evaluation Technician – UAS

Over the next 15 years, 23,000 UAS jobs could be created in the US*.  Further, it is expected the UAS industry will generate between $30 billion and $65 billion of revenue in the next 5 years. *Source: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International; U.S. Department of Labor Statistics

To learn more about your future in the UAS, please contact Northland at 218.683.8802, email UAS@northlandcollege.edu, or mail 13892 Airport Drive, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

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