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HCTC Selected for FAA Training Program

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Hazard Community and Technical College announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its training for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Program or the UAS-CTI. HCTC is the only college in Kentucky to be among the 26 schools chosen. 

Bart Massey, HCTC faculty member and USA Drone Port Executive Director, noted, “We are honored to have been selected by the FAA as a premiere location for drone training in the United States. As this industry grows, we hope to have a prepared and exceptional workforce to meet the needs. Register today for our classes beginning in September!  Be one of the pioneers of this new mode of aviation.” 

The FAA’s UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. In order to qualify for the initiative, schools must offer bachelor or associate degrees in UAS or a degree with a minor, concentration, or certificate in UAS. Schools must provide curriculum covering various aspects of UAS training, including: hands-on flight practice, maintenance, uses, applications, privacy concerns, safety, and federal policies concerning UAS. 

HCTC is offering 12-week classes beginning Monday, Sept. 14. The classes offered are: UST 100 Intro to Unmanned Systems Tech, UST 105 Unmanned Systems Safety & Regulations, UST 107 Commercial Drone Operations, UST 170 Drone Media, UST 210 Visual Observer Operations, UST 211 Nighttime VO Operations, UST 220 First Responder Applications, and UST 221 Crew Resource Management. Call 606 487-3293 to enroll.  

Also, a Remote Pilot Test Prep License class will be held Sept. 28 and 29. Call 606 487-3632 to register. 

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