Nov 27, 2021  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

Aviation - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Emphasis (A.A.S.)

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Program Summary

Southern Utah University offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation with three specializations: Rotor-Wing (helicopter) Pilot, Fixed Wing (airplane) Pilot, and Unmanned Aircraft Operator. These specialized tracks share a common core of General Education  courses. The two Pilot specializations share a common core of general aviation courses. The Unmanned Aircraft Operator specialization allows many of the same general aviation courses but it has its own list of core required courses. Specialized flight labs for the two Pilot specializations involve simulators and various aircraft which are housed at the Cedar City Airport. Unmanned Aircraft Operator flight labs include flying a simulator and a variety of unmanned aircraft systems at various locations both on campus and off campus. For further information, please visit

Program Prerequisites

The Department of Aviation Sciences strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education  requirements, as they are prerequisites for required major courses. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree.

* Note: Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

Associate of Applied Science General Education Requirement (15-17 Credits)

For an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation degree, 15-17 credit hours are required in the following areas:

  • One course in the English core
  • One course in each of the following core categories: Quantitative Literacy (Mathematics) and American Institutions
  • One course from the Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Areas
  • One course from any remaining Knowledge Area not completed above (minimum 3 Credits)

Aviation - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Curriculum Summary (47-48 Credits)

Total Credits, A.A.S. Degree: 63-65

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