Southern's Unmanned Aerial Systems Featured in WV Executive Magazine

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (SWVCTC) is now offering a series of courses on unmanned aerial systems. Newly enacted rules by the Federal Aviation Administration on routine commercial use of unmanned aerial systems has created a pathway to integrating the airspace and advancing growth to the $82 billion market and an estimated 100,000 new jobs over the next decade.

Southern is partnering with local and regional industry leaders and Maysville Community and Technical College through an Appalachian Regional Commission POWER Initiative grant to prepare students for this growing occupation. This new program will allow students to enjoy working with the latest in drone technology and explore a variety of career options while earning skill set certificates or a full degree.