South Texas College will begin offering drone piloting fundamentals for adult students, enabling them to have the understanding and skills to fly drones safely and legally. STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) introduces drone pilot training for adults ages 18 and older in weeklong courses throughout the month of July. This camp utilizes the current techniques and principles to pilot a recreational or industrial drone in a safe manner following the FAA regulations and air space limitations. While being instructed by aviation experts, participants in the course will design, build, and then fly their own custom drones.
“We are trying to find various in-demand activities that the public and school districts either want or need,” said Dr. Carlos Margo, Associate Dean of Industry Training and Economic Development. “We considered this drone program because it’s trending right now and we feel it benefits the public in two important ways; it’s recreational and it’s also important for commercial use. “One of the best things about this camp is they will actually be trained in designing, assembling, programming, and finally piloting a drone they actually built,” Dr. Margo said. Week One of Adult Drone instruction begins July 1 through July 5 and takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. STC will then have morning and afternoon courses beginning in Week Two from July 8-12 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The course in Week Three will last from July 15-19 and will also include morning and afternoon instruction. Cost for the drone camp is $135 and will take place at STC’s Technology Campus. Those who are interested can call 956-872-6148 for more information. For a complete schedule of all camps, please visit https://www.southtexascollege.edu/summer-camps/index.html