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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as drones, are quickly becoming an indispensable resource supporting a variety of commercial and civil applications. Learn more about the capabilities of UAS and opportunities for their use while exploring major points of the Federal Aviation Administration UAS regulations. Courses are offered through a partnership between Anne Arundel Community College and the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center.

Noncredit Courses 

CTU-303 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems

Learn about UAS technology and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also called drones. Examine government, military and civil applications including commercial and hobbyist activities. Discuss legal, regulatory and ethical issues. CEUs awarded.

Through an exclusive partnership with Sinclair Community College, we are pleased to have Andrew Shepherd traveling to AACC to offer the following half-day noncredit courses:

CTU-304 Introduction to UAS in Precision Agriculture

CTU-305 Introduction to Geospatial Information for UAS

CTU-306 Introduction to UAS and the Law

CTU-307 Introduction to the Current State of UAS Standards and Regulations

CTU-308 Introduction to UAS for First Responder Leadership

CTU-309 Introduction to UAS Data Analytics

Instructor Spotlight 

Andrew Shepherd serves as the Director for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. With experience in the defense industry and academia focused on modeling and simulation, research, course development, accreditation, instruction, and mentorship, Shepherd offers extensive knowledge in many areas of technology, higher education, and workforce training and development. He serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Two Cultures Journal, and as a Board Member for the Aviation Trail, a non-profit corporation in partnership with the National Park Service to promote Aviation Heritage in the Dayton region.

Named to both Dayton’s top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals by the Dayton Business Journal in 2014, Shepherd is an active member of his community and broader aerospace industry. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology –Professional Pilot and Airway Science Option –from Sinclair Community College.  He went on to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics with dual minors in Management and Aviation Safety and a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations of Space Science and Human Factors in Aviation. He most recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology from Arizona’s Northcentral University.


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In order to meet the needs of the community, we continuously develop new trainings and courses. Call us at 410-777-1353 to inquire about any additional courses.

Our online courses can be scheduled on-demand to serve students who are seeking training on less in-demand topics or who have schedules that demand alternatives to our face-to-face schedules.

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