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Workforce Development

Drone Operator Training

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Our Drone Operator Training course is designed to prepare students for the FAA Part 107 Exam, which leads to a commercial drone pilot license.  There is an increasing need for Drone Pilots in many industries including: agriculture, real estate, retail, law enforcement, journalism, insurance, utilities, event filming, infrastructure monitoring, and photography, to name a few.  This program will provide an overview of these emerging job opportunities for those with FAA Part 107 Certification.

During this course, students will be introduced to various types of drones (fixed and multirotor); sensors; payloads; drone photography; safe and legal pre-flight and flight procedures; regulatory requirements; and insurance.

This 30-hour course covers both classroom and indoor flight instruction.

NCCC’s program has received the FAA Certification for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative.

Students must be 16 years of age

To fly commercially, in addition to pass the FAA Part 107 Exam, students will need to submit to and pass a background check.

Required Course Materials:

Textbook: 2023 Remote Pilot Test Prep: Study and prepare for your remote pilot FAA Knowledge Exam (ASA Test Prep Series), Purchasing Option:

Along with the study guide: Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Study Guide FAA-G-8082-22: (Drone Pilot Written Test Prep), Purchasing Option:

Drone Options: Cheerwing Syma X5C-1 Explorers 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera, Purchasing Option:

Additional Batteries Required: Batteries can be purchased for this Drone option here:

Date: TBA

Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00pm
$750 plus book materials
NCCC Sanborn Campus Room E-140; Racquetball Court for Flight Lab

*NCCC reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrollment.

Drone Operator


Workforce Development
Phone: 716-614-6236
Location: A-231