Unmanned aircraft systems course begins Feb. 15
January 20, 2016

The continuing education and workforce development division at Wor-Wic Community College will begin offering a five-week Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training course to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the growing UAS industry.

The course begins Feb. 15 and runs through March 18, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

The course will introduce students to the history of unmanned aircraft systems, and current and future developments in civil and military operations. Topics covered in the course include unmanned vehicles, communication, navigation, launch and recovery, control stations, payloads and support equipment. Aviation regulatory system and integration, safety and human factors, ethical and legal issues, and the future of UAS will also be covered. Students will also receive in-class flight simulator experience in a computer laboratory in order to reinforce classroom learning and prepare them for hands-on field experiences.

The course is a partnership between Wor-Wic and Sentinel Robotic Solutions in Chincoteague, Va., the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance in Salisbury, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in Arlington, Va., UAV Solutions in Jessup, Md., and Quality Staffing Services in Salisbury.

Tuition is free, but applicants must go through a selection process and space is limited. The training is being funded by an EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) grant from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

For more information about the course, visit the college website at www.worwic.edu or call 410-334-2815. To be considered for the training, visit the Quality Staffing Services website at www.easternshorejobs.com or call them at 410-742-2600.