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June 5

June 5, 2018
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876


Drone Flight School returns to MCC this summer
 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will welcome back Drone Flight School this summer as part of its noncredit lineup. The series of drone training courses is designed for individuals seeking to learn how to fly drones for leisure or business while preparing students for the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Exam.
 
“Many industries need the FAA license to fly drones commercially,” said Robert Caldwell, MCC project manager in the College’s Workforce Innovation Division. “The Drone Flight School at MCC is ideal for professionals in construction companies, public safety, agriculture, architect firms, media and more.”
 
The series opens with Intro to Drone Pilot Training on Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. inside room 202 of the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The training will introduce students to introductory rules and regulations needed to safely fly drones. Students finish the course by navigating drones through an indoor obstacle training course.
 
The series continues with FAA Drone Pilot Certification Training on Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Both noncredit courses will be held in room 202 of the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology. The class is a 14-hour training where students will receive in-depth instruction on aspects and laws of the FAA before taking an exam that will allow students to earn a certification.
 
MCC is also adding another course to the Drone Flight School beginning in August. The new Drone Flight Training class builds off of the introductory course while offering more hands-on instruction. Drone Flight Training will be held Aug. 14 and Aug. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. inside room 101 of the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology.
 
For more information or to register, visit mccneb.edu/wid or call 531-MCC-2400.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.