Educational Technology

July 30, 2016

Grant aims to launch drone courses at community colleges

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Yann Ranaivo, Roanoke Times

Over the next two years, the faculty training workshops will extend to all community colleges in Virginia, including New River Community College in Dublin and Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Carter said. The drone operation courses at those schools will likely launch a year after the faculty workshops, he said. While the exact curriculum is still far from being set, Carter said, he envisions something along the lines of 18 to 30 credit hours’ worth of courses that will most likely lead to a certificate program. “This is a job that is not very prevalent out there right now, and we’re gearing up to prepare,” he said. Drone operating itself is a job the consortium still needs to learn more about, Carter said. The program plans to meet soon with about a dozen technicians in the field and survey them about the occupation.

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