Nunez Community College will offer two drone classes at its Chalmette campus starting in August.
The $350 courses will prepare students for the FAA’s Part 107 certified drone pilot license exam while learning to fly two different drones: the DJI Mavic 3 and the LaTrax Alias.
The first class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. from Aug. 16-Oct. 4. The second class will meet on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. from Aug. 20-Oct. 8.
Registration for both classes is open now at Nunez.edu/STEAM.
STEAM Director Julie Rexford said the drone classes are already filling quickly, but more classes are likely to follow shortly to help students add another job skill.
“Various industries such as electrical, insurance, disaster relief, emergency response and industrial plants are quickly realizing the value of having a licensed drone operator on staff,” said Rexford. “Drones can be used to do everything from inspections to data collection, giving companies new information in regard to their day-to-day operations.”
About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas. Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit www.nunez.edu.