Md. Community College Presents Variety of Courses All About Drones

Supported by various partnerships, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), located in Arnold, Md., offered a series of non-credit courses all about drones this fall.

The classes were offered through the cyber and technology training department at AACC. The college presented the courses to anyone “fascinated by the idea of drones.”

“Learn how UAS might fit with your business or organization. Or, perhaps you are considering them as a hobby, but need to know the regulations and steps involved. UAS are used in agriculture, by first responders, for various geospatial tasks, for business expansion and in many other industries,” explained AACC.

AACC’s “Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems” taught the basics of the technology. Through a partnership with the Academy for Unmanned Vehicles, AACC also offered “Expanding Your Business with UAS.”

Teaming up with Sinclair Community College of Dayton, Ohio, AACC also presented six half-day courses taught by Dr. Andrew Shepherd, director of UAS at Sinclair:

• Introduction to UAS in Precision Agriculture;
• Introduction to Geospatial Information for UAS;
• Introduction to UAS and the Law;
• Introduction to the Current State of UAS Standards and Regulations;
• Introduction to UAS for First Responder Leadership; and
• Introduction to UAS Data Analytics.


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