Drone Certification Comes to Tarpon Springs Campus

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The Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College continues to expand its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone training program. Drone certification training comes to the college’s Tarpon Springs Campus in northern Pinellas County starting in mid-January.

For more information, please call us at (727) 341-4445 or contact Fred Tucker in the Workforce Institute.

UAS Remote Pilot Certificate Prep Course

Where: Tarpon Springs Campus, NU Building, Room 462, 600 E. Klosterman Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

When: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30pm.

How long: 10 total hours

Dates of training: January 17-February 7, 2018 (Class held on 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

Cost: Public Registration: $340.00

Course description: This 4 week course is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam.  The course will include UAS regulations, flight operations and restrictions, emergency procedures, crew resource management, radio communication procedures, aeronautical decision-making and judgement, and maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures.  Registration can be completed by going HERE.

Since the program was established in December 2015, there have been over 250 enrollments in various drone classes.  Over 80 students have completed our UAS Remote Pilot Certificate Prep Course since it was launched in August 2016 when the FAA released new regulations.  Last October, a Student UAS Meetup Group was formed and has recently surpassed 130 members.

Career opportunities for students with drone training include business-entrepreneurship, military drone pilot, firefighter, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography, and other industries. Learn more about drone certification training today!

For more information on UAS course offerings, please call Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409.

For information on all other training, please visit SPC’s Workforce Institute page or contact us at (727) 341-4445 or workforce@spcollege.edu.

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