Medium UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Become an Industry Leader in the Exciting Field of Unmanned Aircraft

Are you considering a career in the growing field of military or commercial drone operation? Liberty University offers a certification in medium unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that you can complete in just one semester! That means you can pursue your career goals, earn credentials in your field, and get to work without stopping to complete a two- or four-year degree.

Even if you already work in the field of aviation, pursuing certification can help you stand out for promotions, new positions, or increased earning potential. Our UAS certificate can help you become exceptionally more marketable to employers as you study hands-on with our partner, Textron Systems – a trusted leader in unmanned aircraft since the 1980s. 

The UAS industry is expanding at an increasing rate with the market for commercial and civilian drones anticipated to grow about 20% by 2020. We aim to meet this need by equipping men and women with the skills and integrity needed to succeed.

Our School of Aeronautics is a center of excellence for aviation professionals and seeks to inspire the next generation of Christian aviation leaders. Let us come alongside you to provide the training you need to make an impact in this cutting edge industry.

What Will You Learn in Our Undergraduate Certificate in Medium UAS?

You can be confident that your undergraduate certificate in medium UAS will help you become more hirable as you learn marketable maintenance and crew chief skills. This program can help you obtain UAS crew member certification as well, by training you in operator and basic maintenance principles. We work with Textron Systems to cross train all our students.

Some of the other key concepts you will learn in our medium UAS program include:

  • How to create, implement, and lead in an aviation laboratory environment
  • How to work in team settings
  • How to use verbal, written, and technical skills to solve problems and exercise critical thinking
  • Safety and integrity principles vital to the aviation discipline

View the Certificate Completion Plan, and check out the courses you will be taking in our certificate program!

Certificate Courses

  • AVIA 230 – Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • AVIA 323 – UAS Avionics and Powerplants
  • AVIA 335 – Medium UAS Ground and Flight I
  • AVIA 446 – Medium UAS Ground and Flight II
  • AVIA 447 – Medium UAS Ground and Flight III
  • AVMX 445 – Medium UAS Maintenance I

Highlights of Our Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate

  • This program qualifies as a job training certification.
  • This certificate is great for students with a civilian or military aviation maintenance background, as it allows for more training and specific industry certification in UAS maintenance.
  • You can get closer to your career goals without spending the time and money associated with a bachelor’s degree.
  • If you choose to pursue our Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics – UAS or our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance – UAS, your credits can easily transfer so you can finish your degree faster!
  • The UAS industry is a highly specialized and rapidly expanding aviation field.
  • Many of the jobs within the UAS field support our nation’s infrastructure and military, both nationally and around the world.

Medium Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate Information

Admission Requirements

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.