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BSU Drone (sUAS) Certificate Program

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BSU Drone (sUAS) Certificate Program

BSU will not only prepare students for the FAA Part 107 exam but students will learn numerous aspects of flying Small Unmanned Aviation Systems (sUAS). The four-course curriculum will learn about the various software used in piloting UAVs, drone maintenance, how to build UAV parts using a 3D scanner and aspects of engaging drone scanners and imaging. Students will also learn how to utilize GIS (Geographical Information Services) mapping 2D and 3D mapping.

BSU's program will also prepare students for the business side of sUAS. Students will prepare business plans to create their own drone company.

Credits earned in the certificate program are eligible to transfer into a BSU undergraduate degree program.  


Course Design

The Drone (sUAS) Certificate is composed of four, 1.5-credit undergraduate courses. Two, seven-week courses will be delivered in the fall and in the spring semesters. 

Program of Study
AVSC-133 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Drone License Training
AVSC-134 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flying/Software/Modes
AVSC-136 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Programming and Manufacturing
AVSC-137 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 3D Mapping and Aerial Imaging



Classes in the program are priced at the Bridgewater State University undergraduate per credit rate. The rate for the 2020-21 academic year is $1,329.75 for a three-credit undergraduate course. There is an additional $25 fee per credit for online courses (courses with the "W" designation). The rate is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Applying for the program

BSU Students:

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Non-Degree Students: (students who are not currently enrolled in a BSU degree program)
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Course Registration

Students will register for courses when the fall and spring registration periods open. Click here for details. 


Contact information


For questions about the program or technical questions, email

For questions about the application process, contact the College of Continuing Studies: or 508.531.2788