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Northland Community College offers summer drone classesNorthland Community College offers summer drone classes

Ag educators, high school students will learn how to operate UASs and get up to speed on the latest FAA rules.

July 31, 2016

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Staff members at Northland Community and Technical College’s Aerospace Campus are offering DroneTECH summer camp and summer workshop in early August for ag educators and high school students interested in getting hands-on experience with unmanned aerial systems technology.

The two sessions are:


- DroneTECH Educators Workshop, # UAST 8002: This workshop will provide secondary and post-secondary educators with an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems and geospatial technology and the tools to incorporate into existing STEM education. Participants will have access to continued resources, curriculum and faculty expertise following the workshop. Basic computer skills required. RC flying, programming and electronics experience is helpful but not required. The $400 registration fee includes a multi-rotor UAS lab kit ($895 value), meals, lodging for three nights and a t-shirt.

Participants are responsible for transportation to workshops and must bring their own laptop computers.

The workshop is Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 8-10, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day.

Scholarships are available based on merit.

- DroneTECH Summer Camp - # UAST 8003: UASs are doing it all—from pizza and package delivery to monitoring wildlife and the farm field. Come learn about this technology and get hands-on experience in the maintenance and operation of UAS. Then transform the data collected by UAS into usable industry products. Recommended ages for this camp are students in Grades 9-12 and recent graduates.

The camp will be held Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 11-12. Cost is $75.

Location for both sessions is the Northland Aerospace Campus, 13892 Airport Drive, Thief River Falls.

To register for the sessions, visit http://northlandaerospace.com/

For additional information, contact instructor Jonathan Beck at 218-683-8831 or [email protected]

Northland Aerospace became the first campus in the country to offer a UAS maintenance training program and an Imagery Analysis program. To learn more about both, visit http://www.northlandcollege.edu/aerospace/aerospace-programs/unmanned-aerial-systems/

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