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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Butler Community College Teams up with Kansas State Polytechnic in UAS to Provide You the Ultimate Value

Are you interested in a career flying drones? You can now learn how to build, operate, maintain, and pilot unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with instructors from Kansas State Polytechnic and the convinience and value of Butler.

Butler offers an associate degree in UAS, and you can seemlessly transfer to Kansas State Polytechnic if you decide to pursue your bachelor degree, or enter directly into the workforce for this in-demand career. The program also prepares you to pass the FAA certification required to become a professional drone pilot: you'll be able to use your drone to capture aerial images and video to sell as stock imagery, work on film productions, grab aerial imagery at weddings or for real estate, work in law-inforcement or agriculture,  and so much more — pardon the pun, but the sky's the limit.

Get the unmatched value of Butler, with cost-savings & small class sizes from highly-regarded Butler instructors invested in your sucesss. Get the unrivaled aviation expertise of Kansas State Polytechnic instructors, who teach courses in aviation, UAS and small unmanned aircraft maintenance as a part of Butler’s offerings at Rose Hill.

Estimated tuition for Unmanned Aircraft Systems = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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CAREERS IN THIS FIELD

The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians


$24.79 hourly wage
16 annual job openings


137 Electro-Mechanical Technicians are currently employed in Kansas.


*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.