Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will once again offer a free, two-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on drone operation called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users.
Scheduled to run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, the open-to-all course covers everything new users need to know in order to safely operate personal drones. Participants will learn about equipment, airspace, legal requirements and flight planning tools, as well as how to step up to the next level and become commercial drone operators.
“We have had consistently great feedback about this course,” said Dr. Kristy Kiernan, who is the lead educator for the class. “We are especially excited about the updates and changes we have made to reflect the most up-to-the-minute information in this rapidly changing part of aviation.”
The instructors for the class include full-time Embry-Riddle faculty members and experts from the unmanned aircraft systems industry. Embry-Riddle has offered this MOOC annually since 2015.
“One of the strengths of this class, and of Embry-Riddle in general, is the partnership we have with industry,” Dr. Kiernan said. “Our students get the best academic experience, plus the benefit of contact with real-world challenges.”
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a bachelor’s degree in specializing in Unmanned Aircraft Systems at its Daytona Beach and Prescott, AZ campuses, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Unmanned Systems Applications and a master’s degree in Unmanned Systems through its online Worldwide campus. Embry-Riddle also offers professional development courses.
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