Pilot Unmanned Aircraft Systems, AAS

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Program Introduction

The Pilot Unmanned Aircraft Systems–A60180U curriculum prepares individuals for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers including commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, the military, unmanned aircraft systems industries, and state and federal aviation organizations.

Course work includes fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, unmanned aircraft systems, and instrument and commercial ground training, flight and simulator training, and entrepreneurship or business management training.

Graduates may earn a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating, specialize in aviation management or in unmanned air systems, and may find employment as commercial, corporate, and military pilots, fixed base operators, and airport managers, as pilots or technicians in the unmanned air systems industry, or as flight instructors, and flight dispatchers.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES

  • AER 110 – Air Navigation
    This course covers the basic elements of air navigation, fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning, and the use of a plotter, computer, and aerial charts.
  • AER 150 – Private Pilot Flt Theory
    This course covers the aeronautical knowledge required to meet the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for private pilot certification.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • AER 111 – Aviation Meteorology
    This course covers the atmosphere, interpretation, and measurement of meteorological elements, and the effects of such on aircraft operations and performance.
  • AER 160 – Instrument Flight Theory
    This course covers the required aeronautical knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Instrument Ground School.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • AER 217 – Air Transportation
    This course covers the development and present status of the air transportation system.
  • AER 218 – Human Factors in Aviation
    This course analyzes interpersonal relationships in the cockpit and related psychological factors that affect pilot performance and efficiency during flight operations.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • AER 115 – Flight Simulator
    This course covers instrument instruction and training in an FAA-approved flight simulator.
  • AER 170 – Commercial Flight Theory
    This course covers advanced aircraft control, cross-country operations, and other topics required for the FAA commercial pilot written exam.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • UAS 111 – UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    This course provides students with the various products and technologies commonly associated with unmanned aircraft systems utilized by hobbyists, the government, industry, and the military.
  • CIS 110 – Introduction to Computers
    This course introduces computer concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of the computer.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

"Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition cost. I am the first in my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!"

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Jeff Jennings
Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology Program Chair/Instructor

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Center (Building 030), Room 122
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 660
Fax: (252) 233-6879
Email: jljennings79@lenoircc.edu

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