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Drone Technology

Do you enjoy experimenting with drones and wonder how they may improve our society? Develop an enhanced awareness for safety considerations, functions, and uses for remote sensing technology while earning certifications to pilot a drone.

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Drone Technology Fundamentals

Develop a foundation in the field of aviation related to drone technology, including the skills needed to fly basic drones for recreational purposes.

Drone Technology I

Gain an understanding of the drone industry by learning the basics of drone flight and mapping software while exploring careers and skills in this field.

Drone Technology II

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a commercial pilot in the drone industry. Explore entrepreneurship, fleet management, and drone mapping while flying missions for industries like construction, agriculture, public safety, power and energy, and cinematography.

Get Certified


Credential meets legal requirements of  recreational flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of passage.

CFR 14 Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot

The Remote Pilot Certificate, obtained under UAS Rule, demonstrates understanding of regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones.

NCDOT NC UAS Operator Permit

Certificate completion gives users the opportunity to become pioneers in commercial and/or government operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

ESRI Drone2Map

This credential is for drone mapping and demonstrates your ability to use high-resolution imagery and to perform drone analytics.

NFPA 2400

This certification covers the implementation, deployment, and use of UAS in the public safety community.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Computer Science I
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Python Programming I
  • Technology, Engineering, and Design

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Careers focused on planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

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