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MVCC to offer cutting edge training in small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones)

Dec 15, 2016

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Mohawk Valley Community College’s Center for Corporate and Community Education will hold several drone-related courses which are scheduled for the Spring 2017 semester. These non-credit classes are open to the community and will provide cutting-edge information on this transformative technology. This spring, MVCC will offer both on-campus and online offerings.

Online training in Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drones – These courses are offered in partnership with Sinclair Community College's National UAS Training and Certification Center. Classes start on the first Monday of each month. Course offerings include:

UAS in Precision Agriculture - ONLINE
Precision agriculture is a growing industry that can save both time and money for the agricultural community. UAS operations offer the potential of higher crop yield, more precise application of treatments, early detection of crop health issues, and increased revenues. This introductory course reviews the current state and future potential of UAS in precision agriculture. The tuition for this three-week course is $495.

Current State of UAS Standards and Regulations - ONLINE
The regulations and standards affecting the UAS community are in a state of change and modernization. This introductory course reviews today’s UAS regulations and best practices while providing an outlook for anticipated future federal guidance. The tuition for this threee-week course is $495.

UAS for First Responder Leadership - ONLINE
In this introductory course, first responder leaders are provided an overview of UAS technologies, capabilities, regulations, legal responsibilities, and cost and benefit considerations for potential use in law enforcement, fire, rescue, emergency medical, and disaster response applications.  Participants will explore ways to integrate their areas of interest with UAS capabilities through use case scenarios and exercises. The tuition for this five-week course is $650.

sUAS/Drones: Flight Basics and Regulations
In this hands-on, introductory course, you will learn the basics of safe flight and the FAA regulations you need to know to get started. You’ll also learn about the endless applications of drone flight, including potential career opportunities and/or exciting applications for hobbyists. We’ll cover all the different options of sUAS styles and each student will receive a quadcopter for flight practice. This class takes place on Saturdays, April 1-8 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the MVCC Utica Campus. Cost is $499.

For information or to register for a spring class, call 315.792.5300 or visit Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.

For more information:
Center for Corporate & Community Education
Academic Building Room 154