Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is excited to welcome the public to learn to fly drones this summer with Geography 1060: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Students will get hands on experience flying a drone and receive training for the FAA Remote Pilot Certification exam during the 8-week course starting May 30, 2023. The course is open to anyone interested in learning to pilot drones.

There is a large demand for the use of drones in a variety of industries.  Geography 1060: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems will provide students with the skills to pursue opportunities in a variety of industries in our community, including construction, utilities, law enforcement, media production, and natural resources.

“This course is a rare opportunity to learn what you need to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Exam while gaining hands-on flying experience from a certified flight instructor. Our past students have reported passing the FAA exam on the first try after taking the course.”

Geography 1060: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems will prepare students for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam, which is required to legally fly drones on a professional basis. To register for the course, students should first visit apply to the college, at Upon completion of the course, students will receive 2 credits of undergraduate coursework.

The FAA Remote Pilot Certification exam is not offered as part of the course. The exam may be taken at a local testing center and costs $150. Remote Pilot Certification is valid for two years and can be renewed by taking a free online refresher course.

For more information, contact Dr. Carl Sack via email at carl.sack*AT* Visit to apply to FDLTCC and begin the course registration process.


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