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Drone Pilot Classes

Go from Hobbyist to Working Professional

Our three-course, credit-free program prepares you to earn a commercial drone operator license. Put your experience to work in land surveying, real estate, agriculture, video and more. High tech and outdoors--the perfect microcredential.




weeks to complete your non-credit microcredential


at your own pace. Take a single class or complete all three to earn a microcredential.


total cost for all three courses 

What You’ll Learn in the Drone Pilot Program

Drone pilots provide real estate photography, agriculture surveys, engineering inspections, media coverage and more. DCC’s microcredential courses cover drone fundamentals. Our courses prepare you to earn your Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate. 

Learn what it takes to operate unmanned aircraft, maintain your drone, and shoot and edit drone video. Our microcredential can help you generate extra income from drone services. You can even turn your passion into a full-time job.


Courses you'll take:

Commercial Drone Operator
Preparation for the Part 107 exam that awards the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate

Maintaining and Flying Your Drone
All about drone flying and operation—course fee includes a quadcopter drone you can keep

Intro to Drone Videography
Preparation for agents and brokers selling home, auto, business and related policies

Register for Drone Classes

Aerial image of infrastructure taken with drone
Image of drone flying
Earning your FAA drone license

Contact Us

Office of Workforce Development & Continuing Education

222/223 Bowne Hall
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8900

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601