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UAS Training Resources in Washington

Bates Technical College, Tacoma, WA

The Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program prepares students for apprenticeships with electric utilities by offering both a one-year Electrical Technician certificate and a two-year Industrial Technology degree.

The automation portion of the program focuses on the intelligent control of machines and processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), embedded controllers, variable frequency drives (VFDs), industrial networks, sensors & transducers, instrumentation and robotics.

The electrical curriculum is based on guidelines from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) for electrical trades. The program also offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries.

Program: Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician, 119 credits, Associate of Applied Science.

Big Bend Community College - Moses Lake, WA

Program Information:

Students may pursue certificates and a degree from Big Bend Community College. These credentials can be used by future entrepreneurs or in a graduate’s current profession to enhance their value within their occupation in agriculture, law enforcement, sales/advertising, modern manufacturing and many other public and private sector careers.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technical Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree (90 credits)

  • Includes most courses from both certificates in addition to robotics and programming
  • UAS-TM Degree Advising Map

Mechatronics Certificate of Achievement (49 credits)

  • This certificate is fully stackable and included in the AAS degree
  • Mechatronics Certificate Advising Map

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Remote Pilot Certificate of Accomplishment (28 credits)

  • Six key courses that provide you the professional knowledge and skills to use sUAS commercially
  • UAS Remote Pilot Flyer

Contact information:

  • Byron Noel, UAS Operations Coordinator,, 509.793.2113 ext.  3006
  • Ms. Laura Goodall, NOA UAS Program Assistant, Tel: 509-793-2116 / Email:
  • Dr. Patrick Ford, NOA UAS Program Director, Tel: 509-793-2116 / Email:

Green River Community College - Auburn, WA

Program information:

Green River Community College offers two related programs:

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Basic Operator – This is a short-term certification with 16 credit hours
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems – this is an AAS degree program with 90 credit hours

Contact information:

George Comollo, Senior Aviation Instructor & Technology Division Chair, 253-833-9111 ext. 4336