Southern's Drone Tech Course Selected For UAS-CTI

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Drone Technology courses for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program or the UAS-CTI.


The FAA’s UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. In order to qualify for the initiative, schools must offer a bachelor’s or associates degree in UAS or a degree with a minor, concentration, or certificate in UAS. Schools must provide curriculum covering various aspects of UAS training, including hands-on flight practice, maintenance, uses, applications, privacy concerns, safety, and federal policies concerning UAS.


Southern’s Drone Technology courses are part of our Information Technology program and offer 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.

Southern’s Drone courses are offered as part of its 12-week classes, and registration for those classes is happening now at each Southern location.



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