With the expansion of drone applications across most sectors of industry, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Pearland campus has created a customized training program.

“Energy and construction companies need drone pilots to do inspections and mapping,” said Lisa Gabriel, executive director for professional education and extended programs. “There is also a great need for pilots in police and public safety departments, the military, agriculture — they’re needed almost everywhere.”

In partnership with training company DartDrones, UHCL Pearland’s Drone Academy will offer basic flight training and test preparation Aug. 5-7 for those seeking FAA certification. The course costs $1,500.

Additional in-person courses include aerial mapping and modeling, public safety and emergency response and aerial inspection.

“When you’re done, you will be ready to sit for the licensing exam,” Gabriel said. “For anyone serious…


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