The Idea Center Offers Drones Training

Presentation of program.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MDCDRONESUP

The Idea Center, located at the Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., is introducing a new course called DronesUp  that will give students  the opportunity to pilot a drone as well as understand its technology and application. Live flight sessions with coursework will cover all the rules and regulations needed to become a licensed drone operator. Activities include obstacle courses and flight competitions.

“It’s a new world of technology and possibilities,” said Idea Center marketing assistant Carolina Braunschweig. “And it’ll be a whole lot of fun.”

Guest speakers will discuss drone applications in real estate, agriculture and government. Student will use drones to make videos, photograph events, fly around a building as well as learn to repair the devices.

The course works in partnership with the Eig School of Aviation and Miami Dade College Homestead Campus.  The eight-week course begins April 9  and will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An optional lab session will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The non-credit, 15-hour class costs $249.

The course is open to the public and any MDC student. There are neither age restrictions nor prerequisites for the course. For more information, call Andres De Avila, Aviation program manager at the Eig School (305) 237-5914.  In addition, the Facebook page offers more information: https://www.facebook.com/MDCDronesUp/.

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Alejandra Zimmermann

Alejandra Zimmermann, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. Zimmermann, a 2015 graduate of G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer in the briefing section of The Reporter during the 2015-16 school year. While at Braddock, she served as a section editor at the GHB Times. Zimmermann aspires to become a journalist for The New York Times.

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