Cowley College-Sumner Campus partners with Kansas State Polytechnic to offer UAS drone classes

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Cowley College-Sumner Campus in Wellington is holding the Unmanned Aircraft System drone classes in September

WELLINGTON, Kansas - Cowley College-Sumner Campus and Kansas State Polytechnic have partnered together to provide the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) drone classes in Wellington from September 13-17.

There are three days of classroom training and one day of outside flight training to prepare people to sit for their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone pilot certification exam.

The full class will be split in half on the 16th and 17th for flight training. Kansas State Polytechnic has a 100-percent historical pass rate for the FAA exam with its curriculum. 

The registration fee is $1,150 with an optional drone rental fee of $528. Students are encouraged to bring their own commercial drone if they are able to. 

There is no age requirement for taking the course. However, a person must be 16 to hold the certificate for the FAA. So, a 15-year-old could attend the training, in preparation for taking the exam when they turn 16, but the schools would not recommend younger than that.

The only requirements for attendees would be to submit a registration form (online registration will be open in July) and provide an appropriate ID for their exam.

The requirements are students must be at least 16 years of age, U.S. citizen or resident alien must provide valid, non-expired driver's license showing permanent mailing address. The FAA will accept a utility bill or medical certificate as proof of current address.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-resident aliens must provide a valid, non-expired passport and non-expired driver's license showing the current mailing address. The FAA will accept a utility bill or medical certificate as proof of current address.

If there are my questions or need additional information, contact Cowley College-Sumner Campus for more details.