As drones continue to be a growth industry that is creating jobs, there is a new university to train people how to fly and engineer drones.
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âItâs primarily a distance learning online course for the systems engineering part of it. But when we teach people to fly drones obviously itâs hands on and they have to go get hooked up with one of our instructor pilots,â Unmanned Vehicle University Provost John Minor told the FOX Business Networkâs Stuart Varney.
Minor then explained the length of the course and the work involved for students.
âThe typical online course takes about a year to do a masterâs degree. The drone pilot training, thereâs about 16 hours of ground school the go through online, 10 hours of flight training, then they spend two full days with an instructor pilot,â said Minor. And it costs students $3,500.
According to Minor there are numerous career paths once the students receive their degree.
âWe have a lot of graduates that start up their own companies,â Minor continued, âWeâve identified over 300 commercial applications from real estate to agriculture to power inspections.â
Minor weighed in on concerns terrorists could utilize the training to do harm.
âWe work closely with the FBI, we vet people that are going through our drone pilot training, so we donât have a concern about that,â said Minor.