Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Offering Innovative 12-week Drone Courses

12-week Drone Courses Press Release

 

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Offering Innovative 12-week Drone Courses

Mount Gay, W.Va. – Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is currently enrolling students for two 12-week Drone Courses on its Logan campus. The innovative courses offer full college credit and cover everything from beginner to advanced drone piloting. Students enrolled in these courses will have the chance to train on the most technologically advanced equipment available, and learn to fly, plan missions, gather data, inspect infrastructure, and even build a drone.

“Anywhere else, students would have to go buy their own equipment out-of-pocket,” Matt Payne, the Information Technology Program Coordinator and FAA-Certified Drone Pilot, said. “At Southern, they’ll be learning on the best equipment there is at no additional cost.”

Payne is a commercial drone pilot who has shot footage for American Idol, assisted in search-and-rescue efforts, and is a certified master cell tower inspector.
Students who successfully complete these courses will be able to earn their FAA Part 107 certification for commercial flight, as well as drone safety certifications from Southern’s partner, the Unmanned Safety Institute.

Enrollment for the classes is currently open and will run through February 13. Classes will begin Monday, February 17. Please contact Matt Payne at 304-896-7356, or [email protected] for more information.

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