Lamar Community College drone flying course starts this week

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Published Saturday, January 18, 2020

A new semester at Lamar Community College brings exciting opportunities to explore various fields and earn new certificates. One intriguing new course is Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

The course is offered Spring semester, beginning January 20, and is instructed by Arosha Hemantha LokuUmagilyage, agriculture faculty. It will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:27 p.m. The goal of the course is to prepare students to fly drones. 

"This is an excellent class to prepare you to take and pass the FAA Part 107 exam," explained Greg Cash, agriculture department chair. "Completion of the FAA Part 107 will earn you the commercial drone pilot license to fly for agriculture, insurance, real estate, law enforcement, and several other businesses."
The estimated cost for a Colorado resident to register for this course is $520.00. Students who are 60 years and older will qualify for a tuition grant up to 50% off standard tuition. 
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