Drone Pilot Training
Registration is now open for AVT 155 - UAS Flight Training. This course is open to new and current students at Aims. Visit the myAims registration page to add AVT 155 to your schedule.
Gain the Skills to Become a Drone Pilot
The AVT 155 drone pilot training program introduces and develops flight control and piloting techniques for common Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Students will learn and demonstrate maneuvers, procedures, and best practices for safe UAS operation on fixed wing and rotary wing drones. AVT 155 - UAS Flight Training will develop the skills and knowledge to prepare students to take the FAA Part 107 - Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate exam.
Career Outlook for Commercial Drone Pilots
Unmanned aircraft systems operations and its applications are expanding rapidly. The commercial, small non-model UAS fleet is forecast to nearly triple from 277,386 in 2018 to 835,211 in 2023, an average annual growth rate of 24.7 percent. According to the Congressional Research Service’s Commercial Outlook for New Industry, unmanned aircraft systems are “the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry.”
Fields with opportunities for trained drone pilots include:
- Applied Technology
- Communication Media
- Criminal Justice
- Fire Science
- Industrial Technology
- Real Estate Marketing and Management
- Oil and Gas Technologies
Prepare for Your Drone Pilot Certification
The UAS program will provide opportunities for students from different programs throughout Aims Community College to gain knowledge, proficiency, and commercial licensing which allows them to use UAS technology in their chosen field. This drone pilot course will serve as a foundational class that will provide the necessary training for students to take, obtain, and continue to practice UAS operations and prepare them for applying the basic operating concepts of UAS in any area. This course also prepares students to obtain an FAA Part 107 Certification. This is the FAA drone pilot license (certification) to operate UAS commercially.
- Must be an admitted Aims Community College student
- Read, write, and speak the English language
- Must not have a condition that prohibits the safe operation of a drone
- Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Location: Windsor Campus
- Credits: 3
- Link to Catalog: AVT 155 - UAS Flight Training
- Contact: Norma Keeney, email@example.com, (970) 339-6688
How to Register
Current students at Aims Community College can visit the myAims registration page to add AVT 155 to their schedule.
If you are not yet a registered student at Aims, please contact Norma Keeney for more information.
Program Mission Statement
To provide a collegiate education that prepares motivated aviation students with the best training possible for demanding careers as professional pilots and air traffic controllers.