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It's a bird! It's a plane! Is it Swoop? No! It's one of our drones being used by our Drone Center at AACC. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, are quickly becoming an indispensable resource supporting a variety of commercial and civil applications. Through courses and community outreach, our Drone Center provides access to innovative equipment and technical expertise to our next generation of great innovators.

See below for information about courses that use drone technology and details about our student drone club!


Our Drone Center is uniquely poised to implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into multiple areas of research, activities and education. 

We offer the below courses if you are interested in obtaining a certificate to become a commercial drone pilot or learning more about drone technology:

UAS-100 - Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Remote Pilot Ground School

UAS-111 - Introduction to Drone Technology

There are also a variety of courses that include drone connections at AACC with many currently in development. A few of these courses are:

BIO-130 - Drones Sensing the World Around Us

BIO-215 - Restoration Ecology

ART-160 - Video 1

ART-161 - Video Editing

Rules and Regulations

In order for our team and students to engage in the latest in drone technology, we are required to follow a set of rules and regulations set my the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and county rules. Our team is professionally trained in the consistently changing regulations and multidimensional skills required to successfully and safely complete aerial activities using drones. 

Find out details about these rules and regulations.

Resources for Students

Whether in the air or on the ground, our Drone Center is constantly finding ways to promote the latest and greatest in this innovative technology. 

Community Outreach

We offer free online recreational drone seminars offered in partnership with Anne Arundel County Library. We also offer high school visits to many different classes within Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

Drone Club

The Drone Club aims to assist current and aspiring drone pilots with ground training and preparation for drone licensing. Students in the club discuss the latest in drone technology, understand the constantly changing regulations and fly both small and large professional-use drones. 


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