Apply for unmanned aircraft systems course by March 9
March 01, 2016

Anyone interested in the next Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training course being offered by the continuing education and workforce development division at Wor-Wic Community College has until March 9 to apply.

The course will be offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 4 through 29, at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

The course introduces students to the history of unmanned aircraft systems, and current and future developments in civil and military operations. Topics covered 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 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.

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 or call 410-334-2815. To be considered for the training, visit the training programs section on the Quality Staffing Services website at or call them at 410-742-2600.

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.