Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older with at least a high school diploma or equivalent.
NEW! Looking for a truly modern career? Become a commercial drone pilot! Prepare for the FAA exam to become a Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC), learn hands-on how to pilot small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), and train in an externship providing real-life situations with established Commercial sUAS operators. This program is designed to prepare you to perform the duties of a Commercial RPIC required in any commercial drone setting, such as public safety, cinematic, realty, construction, transportation, and surveying. This unique 3-part program consists of:
• Part I: FAA Part 107 RPIC Exam Course: A 21-hour lecture preparation for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command Exam;
• Part II: sUAS Pilot Training Course: A 16-hour “hands-on” training course in piloting sUAS;
• Part III: Externship: A 120-hour externship assisting established Commercial sUAS operators in real-life situations, to be scheduled and completed within 6 months after successful completion of Part 1&2. This program is designed to optimally prepare you to perform the duties of a Commercial RPIC that are required in any commercial drone setting including public safety, cinematic, realty, construction, transportation, and surveying. Students will learn to assist established Commercial sUAS operators in “real-life” situations.
To pass this program, you must score a minimum of 70 percent on the final exam (FAA Part 107 Exam). A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the 3-part course. Course includes all classroom lab materials and textbooks.