Columbia State Economic and Workforce Development to Offer Drone Pilot Training

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. Feb. 7, 2019) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has partnered with CrossFlight Sky Solutions to offer the “Drone Pilot Training (Federal Aviation Regulations)” course at the Williamson County Public Safety Office beginning March 18.

Classes will take place Monday through Saturday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. The 24-hour program is designed to help students become familiar with the basics of becoming a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Remote Pilot in Command and enter the growing field of commercial drone operations. Following completion of the course, students will be ready to take the FAR 107 certification exam and upon receiving certification, safely operate drones for personal or professional use.

“We are thrilled about our new relationship with Columbia State,” said Jerry Whitaker, CrossFlight CEO. “An FAA Commercial Drone Certification (FAR Part 107) is mandatory for anyone who uses a drone for any commercial, civil or business application. We feel that this partnership fits perfectly with the school's commitment to excellence and we could not be more excited.”

The cost for this course is $639 and students must have a valid driver’s license to register. Registration closes March 9, so register now as limited seats are available.

The Williamson County Public Safety Office is located at 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin. For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, please call 931.540.2658 or visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Workforce-Development.

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(COLUMBIA, Tenn. Feb. 7, 2019) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has partnered with CrossFlight Sky Solutions to offer the “Drone Pilot Training (Federal Aviation Regulations)” course at the Lawrence Campus beginning March 18.

Classes will take place Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The 24-hour program is designed to help students become familiar with the basics of becoming a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Remote Pilot in Command and enter the growing field of commercial drone operations. Following completion of the course, students will be ready to take the FAR 107 certification exam and upon receiving certification, safely operate drones for personal or professional use.

“We are thrilled about our new relationship with Columbia State,” said Jerry Whitaker, CrossFlight CEO. “An FAA Commercial Drone Certification (FAR Part 107) is mandatory for anyone who uses a drone for any commercial, civil or business application. We feel that this partnership fits perfectly with the school's commitment to excellence and we could not be more excited.”

The cost for this course is $639 and students must have a valid driver’s license to register. Registration closes March 9, so register now as limited seats are available.

The Lawrence Campus is located at 1620 Springer Road, Lawrenceburg. For full course description, additional information, and to register for this or other continuing education courses through Columbia State’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, please call (931) 540-2658 or visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Workforce-Development.

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