Build Your Future in Drone Technology
The Fullerton College Drone Technology program offers an industry-oriented training program designed to prepare you with skills that you will need for a career in: Surveying, mapping, inspection, photography, cinematography, public safety, geographic information system (GIS), engineering, and manufacturing, just to name a few
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The Fullerton Drone Lab not only teaches students to become better and safer pilots, but also teaches them the application of drones in various industries. Students from all industry sectors can learn how drones can help enhance their workplace, while learning to be safer in the skies. All of the training builds up to the optional FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification exam.
Drones can be used for applications in many fields. The Fullerton Drone Lab focuses primarily on the application of drones in the following areas:
- Infrastructure inspection
- Administration of Justice/Public Safety
- Search and Rescue
- Real Estate
- Marine Biology
- Physical Education/Athletics
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- Associate in Science Degree – Autonomous Systems Development – Pending state approval
- Certificate – Unmanned Aerial Systems Piloting – Pending state approval
- Certificate – Autonomous Systems – Pending state approval
The cost is $46 per unit; an addition $209 per unit for non-resident students.
Costs would vary, please visit website for further information: http://www.fullcoll.edu/index.php?q=content/fees
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
- Drone pilot
Students find work utilizing drone technology in a variety of fields including: Infrastructure inspection, Surveying, Mapping/GIS, Construction, Architecture, Administration of justice/Public safety, Search and Rescue, Journalism, Cinematography, Photography, Real Estate, Marine Biology, Archeology, Physical Education/Athletics, and others.
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The Fullerton Drone Lab is proud to partner with outside organizations to help provide students with real-world experience including: The Orange County Water District, The Shark Lab at Cal State Long Beach, BNB Builders and Hornet Athletics.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Fullerton College’s Fullerton Drone Lab for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program or the UAS-CTI.
“We are so honored to have been selected as one of the schools initially selected in the FAA’s Collegiate Training program,” said Jay Seidel, Fullerton Drone Lab professor.
Fullerton College is among 29 schools nationwide selected for the FAA’s College Training Initiative, and the only college selected in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Selected as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s College Training Initiative
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)’s Level 2 Service Provider
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