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At a Glance

In our Commercial UAS (Drone) Pilot workforce training program, you will get hands-on flight time with industry-leading drones. Learn all the different industries & applications that use drones, and leave with a portfolio of captured footage to show potential clients or employers.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

95 hours/4 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

No Bureau of Labor Statistics available

Min. Occupational Requirements:

16 years old or older; able to read, speak, write and understand English

Commercial UAS (Drone) Pilot Job Overview


UAS (Drone) use has boomed across a wide range of commercial and industrial applications in which the technology has provided several advantages including data collection, workforce safety and cost benefits. This implementation has created a need for trained pilots and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) predicts over 100,000 drone-related jobs will be created by 2025. 

Financial Assistance

There’s more than $150,000 in funding available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

Students are prepared to sit for the Unmanned Aircraft General exam and earn their Remote Pilot Certificate.

View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. Drone will be provided as part of program cost.

DRN-020 Commercial Remote Pilot Pt. 1
DRN-021 Commercial Remote Pilot Pt. 2
DRN-022 Advanced Remote Flight
DRN-023 Foundations of Aerial Photo and Data

UAS Student Projects

This video by Jeff Voigt not only demonstrates the beauty of the College, but also the skills taught in the UAS program.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

You must be able to read, speak, write and understand English (exceptions may be made if the person is unable to meet one of these requirements for a medical reason, such as hearing impairment); be in a physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UAS; and pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center to be a commercial drone pilot.  

Students must register for all courses in the series at the same time and the courses must be taken consecutively. Students who are current Part 107 pilots are exempt from DRN-020 and DRN-021.  

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Program Starts August 30!

For registration information contact Jeremy Roop

410-386-8109 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.