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Two Drone Operator Classes Offered


Surry Community College will offer two commercial drone operator classes this summer.

“Commercial Drone Operator” will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21 through July 30, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room J-103, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. A second class is scheduled to meet Monday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville.

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 these Workforce Training courses. For more information or to register for a class, call (336) 386-3618 or email You may also register online at There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many 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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