Across the U.S. and around the world, small, unmanned aircraft
systems (drones under 55 pounds) are rapidly transforming
business and industry. Drones are already being implemented
in agriculture, infrastructure, package delivery, EMS, law
enforcement, wind turbine blade inspections, utility substation
and power line inspections, wildlife monitoring and reporting,
mining, pipeline inspection, and real estate to name just a few.
Drones are also being used in the military and in the event of
natural disasters such as tornado- or flood-damaged areas to
assess the damage and search for survivors. Almost every industry
in the next few years will be utilizing drones in some capacity.
COTC has partnered with the Unmanned Safety
Institute (USI) to offer a credit-bearing drone training
program. USI provides a well-developed curriculum and access
to simulation software that will prepare students to take remote
pilot certification exams. The drone certificate program includes
four courses taken over two semesters. Lecture is provided
online with hands-on skills sessions at the Newark
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able
to take an
FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate exam to become a
registered remote pilot. This certificate demonstrates that a
student understands the regulations, operating
requirements and procedures for safely flying drones.