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Aviation & Drone Training

The world of aviation and drone training is filled with opportunities! Lake Area Tech Corporate Ed offers classes related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as ‘drones.’ Whether an individual is interested in learning more about recreational drones or if more advanced knowledge is desired, we have the latest educational offerings! We also offer flight training for those interested in becoming a single-engine pilot. 

Upcoming Aviation & Drone Training Courses

Introduction to Drones

Become more knowledgeable about drone terminology, rules, and regulations for recreational drone flyers versus commercial drone flyers. Participants will be introduced to the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) app, which directly supports UAS integration into airspace. They will also gain knowledge on how to register their personal drones for recreational use and will have the chance to fly some of the top drones in today’s industry.

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Lake Area Tech Room 512
Cost: $75
Minimum: Maximum 15 participants

aUAS Drone Remote Pilot Ground School Part 107

In this 20-hour course, participants will gain knowledge about the regulations and procedures governing the safe and legal operations of small unmanned aircrafts systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as ‘drones.’ The focus of this course coincides with the knowledge areas in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 airman knowledge test for a Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS rating, and is intended to prepare participants who wish to become commercial sUAS pilots for the knowledge test. 

Date: October 4-7, 2022
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Location: Lake Area Tech Room 512
Cost: $450
Minimum: Maximum 15 participants

aUAS Drone Remote Pilot Ground School Part 107 – ONLINE

In this six-week online course, participants will gain knowledge about the regulations and procedures governing the safe and legal operations of small unmanned aircrafts systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as ‘drones.’ The focus of this course coincides with the knowledge areas in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 airman knowledge test for a Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS rating, and is intended to prepare participants who wish to become commercial sUAS pilots for the knowledge test. 

Date: Mondays beginning October 17, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: $450

Capturing Stunning Photos & Videos with Drones

In this weekly series, participants will learn essential techniques to take their drone aerial photography and videography to the next level. This 12-hour course will cover basic drone components, accessories, and operations as well monetizing, operating the camera, cinematic shots, and more!  

Dates: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Lake Area Tech Room 512
Cost: $200
Minimum: Maximum 15 participants

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a tool used for managing, visualizing, and analyzing geographic data. This course introduces fundamental methods of GIS and is designed for beginners with interest in expanding data visualization and spatial analysis skills. During this 8-week series, participants will receive hands-on experience with ArcGIS Pro to explore data, visualize real-world attributes, analyze maps, and communicate spatial information. This course also provides flexibility for the busy learner with access to online and in-person classroom hours. GIS software is being used widely in almost all fields.

Dates: Wednesdays beginning October 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Lake Area Tech 
Cost: $550

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

Lake Area Technical College is an FAA-approved Test Administrator of The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). TRUST is a collaboration between the FAA and industry to provide TRUST and educational safety material to Recreational Flyers. Click here to access the test. 

Flight Training

Interested in becoming a single-engine airplane pilot? Give our Corporate Ed office a call for details.

Lake Area Tech Corporate Education

April Geffre, Administrative Assistant
Terri Cordrey, Director of Corporate Education 
Shane Swenson, Director of Outreach
605-882-5284 ext. 320
corped@lakeareatech.edu