Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology


Our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program will prepare you for a career as an operator of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as “drones.” Hinds also partners with industry and government to provide essential skills to operate safely within the federal airspace system. Throughout the curriculum, you will get hands-on operation of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, understand full-scale simulator software/hardware systems, learn about UAVs from basic stages to the advanced stages, launch and recovery techniques, autopilot operations, develop knowledge of risk awareness, and data links and sensors.

The commercial applications of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program are aerial photography: agriculture, surveying, mapping; monitoring: ecological, livestock; and inspection: towers, buildings, real estate.

If you’re interested in launching or expanding a career alongside UAVs, this curriculum is the place to start. You’ll get the experience and education you need to begin or advance your career. The possibilities with UAVs are vast and growing. Not only is a job in this industry secure, but exciting as well, as future opportunities continue to develop.

  • Raymond
Commercial Applications
  • Aerial photography: agriculture, surveying, mapping
  • Monitoring: ecological, livestock
  • Inspection: towers, buildings, real estate

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate

Next Steps


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At Hinds CC it’s easy to apply, and there’s no application fee! We have an open-door admission policy that offers all students general admission to the college. Take the first step towards your future and apply today!

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We are here to guide you through the enrollment process and help you make a smooth transition to Hinds. We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding your admissions and enrollment.


Beth Robbins
Aviation Student Navigator
Ben Barham
UAS Instructor
Brad McCullouch
District Director of Aviation

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