The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, says Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has accepted the company’s Small UAS Safety Certification program and signed an articulation agreement, awarding three college credits to any student who completes the program.
According to USI, the Small UAS Safety Certification program includes a turnkey curriculum package, including a 400-page academic textbook, instructor aids and course content, packaged in USI’s digital learning management system.
USI boasts a network of nearly 100 USI Certified Instructors throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., USI is a portfolio company of ARGUS International Inc. and has safety assurance offices in Denver.
“Our partnership creates a direct pathway from high school programs using the USI curriculum to NMC’s nationally ranked unmanned systems program and, ultimately, to an amazing career in an industry hungry for highly trained talent,” comments Alex Bloye, NMC’s director of aviation.
“Northwestern Michigan College is a top-ranked premier college offering world-class aviation education programs geared towards manned and unmanned aviation,” notes Aaron Greenwald, president of USI. “The Unmanned Safety Institute is honored to enter into an articulation agreement with Northwestern Michigan College and award students with college credit and our industry certification. Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for USI as we continue to grow our network of education partners like NMC who trust USI.”