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Drone Operator Class Offered at Surry CC in May


Surry Community College will offer a commercial drone operator class May 4 through May 22.

“Commercial Drone Operator” will meet online synchronously on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 through May 20, to prepare for the knowledge test of the FAA Part 107 sUAS (unmanned aerial systems) rating pilot’s license.

The class will meet in person on Saturday, May 15 and Saturday, May 22, at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson for hands-on demonstration and flight practice.

This training will prepare learners for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)/Drone Flight Certification. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and NCDOT UAS Operator Permit. The course will be taught utilizing the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation approved curriculum. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $71 are required.

Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for this Workforce Training courses. For more information or to register for a class, call Susan Ratcliff at (336) 386-3309 or email at You may also register online at There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for courses. Complete the form at to see if you are eligible. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications, and resumes.

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