Drone Flying

Drone Pilot and Technician Program

Atlantic Cape was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for our Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation and Maintenance Education and Training Project.  We offer degree and certificate programs as well as courses on sUAS operation program and drone maintenance.

Drones, or Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) is an emerging industry that is part of the future across all economic sectors — and our students are already out in the field leading the way. This rapid development in the industry is creating a growing need for drone technicians in the years to come.

Drone research, development and maintenance is perfectly suited for our relatively uncrowded local airspace in Atlantic & Cape May counties and our graduates are capable of attaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. This new industry will bring opportunities across the economy with well-paying, year-round jobs.

Registration is Open NOW

Payment is required at time of registration or your registration will be voided. Payment plans are available for the Spring semester.

New students must apply for admission before registering and current students should consult with a Student Service Navigator for advising assistance.

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Class Options

The Drone/sUAS operation and maintenance courses are offered at our Cape May County campus, Mays Landing campus and online. All online and in-person Spring semester classes begin January 16.

sUAS Aviation Weather (ATCT‐120)

  • Available at Mays Landing
  • Students will analyze weather factors decisive to safe flight operations.

sUAS Operation-Multi-Rotor (AVIT‐140)

  • Available at Mays Landing and Cape May
  • Students prepare to take the FAA 107 licensing test.

Remote Sensing using UAS (AVIT‐185)

  • Available at Mays Landing and Cape May
  • Introduces students to the use of UAS for remote sensing and acquiring information about the Earth's surface without coming into contact with it.

sUAS Professional sUAS Operations (AVIT‐245)

  • Available Mays Landing
  • Students will learn to troubleshoot & repair technical, electrical & mechanical problems.

sUAS Aerial Video Production (AVIT‐263)

  • Available at Mays Landing
  • This course is designed for the remote aircraft pilot interested in learning to use drones for professional photography and videography.

UAS Capstone Project (AVIT‐290)

  • Available online
  • Students will develop a project utilizing a small-unmanned aircraft system, collect and analyze data, and present their findings.

Introduction to Electronics (ENGR-125)

  • Available at Mays Landing
  • Students develop skills in circuit analysis, design and testing.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIST-101)

  • Available online
  • Students learn how maps are used to collect, analyze, display and evaluate facts and ideas for solving problems in multidisciplinary applications. 

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"Search for Sections" to browse by fall session and course subject. You will need to select each session individually to see the courses offered or enter start and end dates to see what is available during the Spring semester. 

Exclusive Scholarships for Cape May Drone Classes

Scholarship Opportunity
Receive up to $1,000 in exclusive scholarships just for taking drone classes at the Cape May County campus. Scholarships are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available

We encourage everyone to apply for financial aid – it’s free to do so and could save you money. Please fill out the FAFSA application and fill out the state aid section as well. Our school code is 002596. Scholarships are not just based on academic performance. New students will automatically be considered for scholarships.


Available Degrees and Certificate Programs

sUAS Field Technician/ A.A.S. Degree

sUAS Field Technician Certificate Program

UAS Repair Specialist Program – Professional Series

UAS Specialist - Professional Series


National Science Foundation   UAS - FAA UAS-Collegiate Training Initiative 

  This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1801014.