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Drones (sUAS-small Unmanned Aerial Systems)


Drones Course Informational Session

Attend this FREE Drones Course Information Session to learn about the course below and why you should take it. The session will cover what you can expect to learn in the course, details on how this course prepares you to fly drones and pass the FAA test (required to use a drone for any commercial use), the many ways in which drones are used today and give you ideas of how you can enter this exploding field. Piloting skills will be demonstrated.  RSVP required by Monday, April 1, 2019.  Please call 585-345-6868 to register.

GCC Batavia Campus
(1) Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Room T104


Introduction to Drones
(sUAS - Small Unmanned Aerial Systems)

If you are ready to explore this exploding career field, don’t wait until the jobs are taken like other tech fields – do it now! This intensive 18-hour course is designed for anyone in an industry, business or service that is using or looking to use drones, as well as for hobbyists. The course covers operation of multi-rotor and fixed-wing drones, different flight systems of various models, hands-on flight practice, uses and applications across industries, maintenance, safety, rules of the road, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) policies and registration, operational risks, insurance, career opportunities and much more. If you are in real estate, construction, highways, agriculture, insurance, public safety, EMS, photography, media, inspection, golf courses, etc. or want to start a business, you’ll learn how your industry can be transformed in new, cost-effective ways. For recreational hobbyists, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know to be legal, fly efficiently and get the most out of your drone. This course prepares you to successfully pass the required, FAA comprehensive knowledge test. The course includes a workbook, quadcopter drone and computer flight simulator with remote controller. The drone is the Syma X5C Explorer Quadcopter with camera. (Everyone learns to fly on this model.) Students must have an active email account and personal computer. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be awarded to the participant.

Course Information

Fee $1,499 (includes materials and instruction)
GCC Batavia Campus
18 hours, 3 sessions
Saturdays, April 27-May 18, 2019
*NO CLASS May 11
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (6 hours, plus 1 hour lunch on your own)
REGISTER by April 17, 2019