Drone crew


Hybrid course – instruction remote through Zoom, with in-person labs on campus.

Earn your Drone Pilot Certification in just a few months!

Attend our Information Session on Saturday, January 13, 2024 to learn more about the program, meet the instructors, see the drones in action, and get your questions answered. Click here to register, and add the event to your calendar!


In order to fly a drone under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107), you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements and procedures for safely flying drones.  Industrial drones provide new and versatile ways for businesses to operate.  FAA certified drone pilots are in demand as the drone industry grows.  Drones are used in the hospitality/tourism industry, healthcare, agriculture, emergency response, law enforcement, retail, sport/entertainment, real estate and more.

In partnership with a leading industrial drone operator, Alpha Aviation, you will prepare to take the FAA certification exam after completion of this course that features introductory flight lessons, real world drone applications and job readiness training, as well as acquire the classroom knowledge to prepare you for certification. Learn the vocabulary, applicable regulations, airspace classification, operating requirements, flight restrictions, weather and weather effects on drone operation, charts and maps and decision-making.  An important part of the class will be operating the drones for flight training. AVI-100E.

Learn about aeronautical terminology, FAA requirements and regulations, airport operations, types of drones and their usage, careers, map reading, pilot performance factors, flight restrictions, and affect of weather. Explore practical applications and flight training. Learn about emergency procedures, radio communication, drone performance, defensive handling, drone loading, drone maintenance, inspection procedures, decision making, FAA registration and marking, crew resource management, and more. Class will prepare for the FAA certification exam.

The FAA 107 exam must be proctored and facilitated at FAA-approved testing centers. The FAA exam fee is not included in this course.  

INSTRUCTORS:  Kelvin King, Founder/CEO AlphaDronesUSA (Commercial Airline Pilot, Certified Drone Pilot), Andrew Flor (Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Certified Remote Pilot), Devin Keena (Private Airline Pilot, Flight Instructor, Certified Drone Pilot), Carlos Velasquez (Helicopter Pilot, Certified Drone Pilot)

Hybrid – Remote-live instruction and in-person labs

*Textbooks required. Click here for textbook information.

Please note: This is not a class about recreational drones. It is for those interested in entering into the emerging profession of piloting industrial drones. 


Tues and Sat, August 22-November 18 (No class September 2)

Hybrid – online via Zoom and in-person on the CCM campus – HPE 216

23 sessions, 13 weeks: 71.5 hrs, CEU 7.15

Weeks 1-10, Tues, 6-8:30 p.m., Sat, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Weeks 11-13, Sat only, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Course #88250

Cost: $3,999

Students must complete the entire course to be eligible to take advantage of internship opportunities.

Industrial drone


If you are a veteran, you may qualify for funding to help pay for this program. If this applies to you, click here to fill out the interest form.