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UAS Curriculum for the Industry Demand (U-CID)


Parkland’s U-CID project (grant #1801894), was awarded in July 2018 through the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.The primary focus of the U-CID project is adapting courses developed at multiple community colleges throughout the country to effectively develop a UAS program at Parkland that meets industry demand.The U-CID project is also reaching out to women and veterans in our region to ensure a diverse student population is represented in UAS courses.The project will also connect with high schools through workshops developed for high school teachers, guidance counselors and student.To help students transition to 4- year institutions, opportunities in articulation agreements will be explored.

To learn more about the UAS courses currently being offered at Parkland College, click here.

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Contact: Amanda Briggs, Principal Investigator


About ATE


The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program has been funding innovation at two-year colleges for over twenty years. With a focus on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy, and strong partnerships between academic institutions and industry, ATE promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels.

To learn more about ATE, please visit the NSF ATE program home page.


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