RESOURCE LIBRARY
As the first national ATE center in autonomous technologies, NCAT leads the crafting, adapting, and implementation of educational resources and serves as a resource hub for evidence-based research on the knowledge and skills needed for students to succeed in the autonomous technology technical workforce. NCAT provides leadership to colleges and universities setting up degrees in autonomous technologies through curriculum development support, guidance in selection of resources and identification of workforce requirements.
STARTING A DRONE PROGRAM
NCAT provides the resources necessary to guide you through the process of starting a drone program at your school. View our vast resource library that covers drone laws and regulations, curriculum for both secondary and post-secondary programs, grant funding resources, student competitions and more!
FAA UAS
COLLEGIATE TRAINING INITIATIVE
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in UAS or drones.
AT COMMUNITY FORUM
NCAT has developed an online forum to provide a single place for professionals, educators, and students in the AT industry to ask questions, share best practices, and collaborate.

Starting a Drone Program

LOOKING TO START A DRONE PROGRAM?

Let us help. NCAT provides the resources necessary to guide you through the process of starting a drone program at your school.

STARTING A DRONE PROGRAM

View our vast resource library that covers drone laws and regulations, curriculum for both secondary and post-secondary programs, grant funding resources, student competitions and more!
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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP RESOURCES

NCAT hosts various workshops and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

WORKSHOP RESOURCES

View our collection of workshop resources.
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NCAT FORUM

NCAT COMMUNITY FORUM

This is a public forum made for the autonomous technology education community.

Reports & Summaries

View current AT related reports & summaries.
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FUNDING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

NCAT is offering $1,000 reimbursement to cover registration and travel costs for applicants wanting to attend professional development!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

Apply online today!
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COURSE MATERIALS

COURSE OUTLINES & MATERIALS

View our resource collection of course outlines and materials including lectures, syllabus and labs.

COURSE OUTLINES & MATERIALS

View current resources for AT courses.
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Virtual Space Onboarding

Virtual Space Onboarding Guide

Looking to visit a virtual world? NCAT has you covered with our step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

Virtual Space Onboarding Guide

View our resources to get you started. Guides are available for both Oculus VR headset and 2D desktop.
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MATE Virtual World

MATE Virtual World

Working together, NCAT and MATE have reimagined the 2021 MATE ROV Competition to include a virtual world that enables students and mentors from around the globe to experience the competition even if they can’t participate in person.

MATE Virtual World

Jump in and explore the MATE ROV Competition Virtual World.
Dive In

Underwater ROV Simulator

M8-R SIM

Introducing M8-R SIM – a virtual simulation game made for educating users on operating a remotely operated underwater vehicle, maneuvering through coral reefs, hunting for crown-of-thorns sea star.

M8-R SIM

Download the FREE simulator and master your ROV piloting skills. Available for PC and Mac.
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UAS-CTI

FAA UAS-Collegiate Training Initiative

This program is designed for universities, colleges and technical programs by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in UAS.

UAS-CTI

View more information about UAS-CTI, how to qualify, how to apply, benefits and resources they offer.
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DACUM | KSA

DACUM | KSA

The NCAT team, and partners have produced several DACUM reports to support technician-level education and workforce development related to AT.

DACUM | KSA

View our DACUM & KSA resources.
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EQUIPMENT RENTAL

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

NCAT offers educators and industry professionals the opportunity to rent equipment for utilization to enhance their programs and student experience. We have everything from VR headsets, to education video capture kits, to drone packages available.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

View our equipment packages.
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Connected by Drones

FAA Connected by Drones Repository

Connected by Drones is a local networking group created to learn and understand what types of operations are happening in jurisdictions and to share best practices on operations and community engagement.

Connected by DRones

View more information about Connected by Drones, the resources available and how to become a part of the group.
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PODCASTS

PODCASTS

NCAT leaders put together a list of their go-to podcasts for all things autonomous technology across air, land, and sea.

PODCASTS

View list of podcasts.
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REPORTS | JOURNALS

Reports & Journals

Includes market demand studies, workforce demand reports and academic journals.

Reports & Journals

View current AT related reports & journals.
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VIDEOS

Videos & Webinars

Our video collection consists of informational STEM videos, educational resources, partner produced videos, webinars and workshop recordings.

Videos & Webinars

View our video resource collection.
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Grant Resources

GRANT RESOURCES

View our collection of resources to support the grant writing process for all you need to know on how to apply for an ATE project or center grant.

GRANT RESOURCES

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AT SURVEY

AT EDUCATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

With the continued development of our website and newsletter, we are seeking individuals with resources to highlight and promote for the national network of educators, innovators, and industry professionals.

AT EDUCATION COMMUNITY SURVEY

We ask that you take this short survey so that NCAT can learn more about your ATE Center of Project and your involvement with autonomous technologies technical programs.
TAKE SURVEY

DISTANCE DELIVERY

Distance Delivery Solutions

View our collection of webinars hosted by NCAT. Topics range from teaching in a social virtual reality environment to addressing the STEM workforce needs in the virtual world.

Distance Delivery Solutions

View our collection of Distance Delivery webinars.
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SEAMATE STORE

SeaMATE STORE

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center created the SeaMATE Store in 2013. SeaMATE is an online store that offers beginner-to-advanced kits and other products that support the designing and building of ROVs.

SeaMATE STORE

View online store.
SHOP STORE
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