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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! 

Current Aviation & Drone Training Courses

sUAS ‘Drone’ Remote Pilot Part 107 Course

In this five-week course, participants will gain knowledge about the regulations and procedures governing the safe and legal operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as “drones”. In the hands-on portion of the workshop participants will experience VR goggles and will learn to fly a variety of 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 13 – November 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Lake Area Tech Student Terminal 2416 Boeing Ave. Watertown, SD
Cost: $125 – Limited to 15 participants

Aviation & Drone Training Courses

  • Aviation & Drone Training Courses
  • Capturing Stunning Photos & Videos with Drones
  • Recreational Drone Knowledge & Skills
  • sUAS “Drone” Remote Pilot Ground School Part 107
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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. 

Lake Area Tech Corporate Education

Terri Cordrey, Director of Corporate Education 
Shane Swenson, Director of Outreach
605-882-5284 ext. 320