The Drone Industry continues to grow in both recreational use and across a wide range of industries from:
The AACC Drone Center is here to help you to get started learning about drones and how they might be used in your field of interest.
Visit us at the Center for Applied Learning and Technology
Drone Center, CALT 307, AACC's West Campus in Arnold.
Yes everyone. College students, teenagers, kids and adults all need a license to fly drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires you to have a drone license if you fly.
If you are flying for fun this is easy, free and available online from the FAA.
The FAA calls this The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST).
UAS stands for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems which are just fancy words for Drones. The FAA loves acronyms!
More Good News!
If you want to fly Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) as part of a future business opportunity, AACC can help you reach that goal.
UAS-100 – Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Remote Pilot Ground School
Class is offered five times a year in an eight-week, online, asynchronous format.
Start dates are in August, October, January, March and June.
This course is offered for 1 credit as UAS-100 and noncredit as CNC-342 through our continuing education office.
UAS-111 – Introduction to Drone Technology
This in-person class is offered twice a year at the Arnold campus as a 15-week, 3 credit class.
Class starts each fall and spring with daytime and evening sections.
UAS-111 covers all the material presented in UAS-100, plus drone applications, flight planning and hands on flying skills training.
If you are already a student at AACC, UAS-111 may count as your general education technology requirement depending on your course of study.
The FAA is constantly updating the rules and resources available for drone fliers. See the links below for information.
The future of aviation is here. The FAA collaborates with industry and communities to advance drone operations and integrate them into the national airspace. Whether you are flying for fun or work, get the rules, resources and tools to help you fly safely.
Check out the FAA Drone Homepage.
Register you drone at the official FAA site.