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Unmanned Aircraft Systems, A.S.

With a sixty-year legacy of providing exceptional flight and maintenance training, LETU is well-equipped to train aviation professionals to meet the needs of this high-growth industry. Our engineering and computer science legacy also equip us for success in this program, a combination which is truly unique in Christian higher ed.

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The aviation industry is on the edge of a major shift. Current economic impact studies predict that the industry for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) will gain over $82 billion over the next ten years in the US alone. This growth is expected to create over 100,000 new jobs in the field of unmanned aircraft.

Currently, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (also commonly referred to as drones) are being used every day throughout the world. While most of these operations are currently military, the applications for this technology are rapidly expanding in the private sector.

At LETU, our goal is for our graduates to become effective and exemplary aviation professionals who will become leaders in this new and rapidly expanding industry. We also seek to instill graduates with a sense of Christian vocation and commitment to serving God through their careers. We combine technical expertise with a Christian perspective on the use of technology.


  • Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Unmanned Aircraft System Operations
  • Unmanned Aircraft Flight Control Systems



Program Details: On-Campus

  • Semester-long courses
  • Industry-experienced faculty

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Drone Lab 360 Walkthrough

Reudi Schubarth, Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science, introduces the Drone Lab at LETU's Abbott Aviation Center, where Unmanned Aircraft Systems students call home during their time at LeTourneau!

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