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Atlantic Cape Adds New Hands-on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

June 22, 2016

Atlantic Cape Community College a will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small UAS rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations released this week.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.

Students who want to build on their UAS knowledge can complete the five-course Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Multi-Rotor Specialist series. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate sUAS as a remote pilot in command of sUAS within the National Airspace System. The program focuses on safe sUAS operation for the collection and processing of aerial and geospatial data.

Courses include: Aviation Weather, Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor, Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Register online through WebAdvisor at www.atlantic.edu/fall or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.