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Cape Fear Community College to Launch Drone Systems Certificate Program

WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College is excited to launch a new Drone Systems certificate program in August. Students in the program will learn to build and repair their own unmanned aircraft.

“Businesses and organizations worldwide are investing in and relying on unmanned aircraft systems to carry out day-to-day operations,” said CFCC Dean of Career and Technical Education Mark Council. “As these systems become more complex and more expensive to replace, there will be a greater need to repair them.”

This two-semester certificate program will take place at the Cape Fear Community College North Campus in Castle Hayne. The curriculum will include Circuit Analysis and Fabrication Techniques followed by Intro to UAS Operations, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Troubleshooting, and Small UAS Certification.

Upon certificate completion, students can expect to find work in a wide variety of industries ranging from, but not limited to, real estate, construction, filmmaking, public safety, insurance, journalism, agriculture, transportation, energy, telecommunications, and education. Students will also have access to all of the materials needed to become an FAA-certified commercial drone pilot.

The Drone Systems certificate is a part of CFCC’s Electronics Engineering Technology program that prepares individuals to become technicians who build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify electronic systems. For more information, visit cfcc.edu/electronics-engineering-technology/ .

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