Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The sky is the limit

Butler Community College Teams up with Kansas State Polytechnic in UAS

You can now learn how to operate an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) without leaving home. Beginning Fall 2018, Butler will offer an associate degree in UAS. Kansas State Polytechnic will teach courses in aviation, UAS and small unmanned aircraft maintenance as a part of Butler’s offerings at Rose Hill High School and at Cook Airfield west of 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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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.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

$28.92 hourly wage
227 annual job openings

2554 Aircraft Mechanics and Service 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.