RPAS Maintenance
RPAS Maintenance Microcredential

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Take your career to new heights with our cutting-edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Maintenance microcredential. Designed to empower RPAS students with a significant mid-program milestone, the program also serves as a dynamic opportunity for current industry professionals to enhance their skill set. This essential microcredential bridges the gap between theory and hands-on proficiency in the ever-evolving RPAS field. Learn the intricacies of RPAS maintenance and routine servicing, refining your expertise to ensure these advanced aircraft not only meet their original design specifications but also operate under stringent safety conditions.

NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance

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MVCC Microcredentials

Gain these in-demand skills

  • Integration of payload and programming with operational best practices
  • Solid modeling
  • CNC machining
  • Laser engraving
  • Routing
  • 3D printing
  • Electrical theory
  • System Integration
  • Control systems
  • Autopilots
  • Data links
  • Power plants (motors)
  • Servos/actuators
  • Power sources
  • Sensors
  • Communication technologies
  • Designing and building remotely piloted aircraft vehicles
  • Testing and programming aircraft
  • Maintenance and routine service of RPAS
  • Conformity to design and safe operating conditions

Course List

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Operational and Industrial Operations FB101 3 cr.

This course introduces basic knowledge design and fabrication techniques used in industry. Techniques include solid modeling, CNC machining, laser engraving, routing and 3D printing. Students design and manufacture parts to be used in subsequent courses.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Mission Planning & Operations ET112 3 cr.

This course provides basic knowledge of electrical theory. Topics include electron theory, Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuits, electrical energy and power relationships, electromagnetism, and DC and AC circuit theory as applied to remotely piloted aircraft vehicles.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Operations UA121 3 cr.

This course provides an understanding of the component systems common to most Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems with an emphasis on effective integration and operations. It focuses on the core technologies and includes examinations of the control systems, autopilots, data links, power plants (motors), servos/actuators, power sources, sensors and communication technologies utilized in remotely piloted aircraft systems. Students will design, build, test, program, and fly a remotely piloted aircraft vehicle.



Bill Judycki, Professor