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Over the next 10 years, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones is expected to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States and economic impact of $82 billion. Florida stands to benefit more than any other state as new regulations will bring 4,500 new jobs and $440 million in economic impact to the state by 2024. (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International). In response to recent FAA rules regarding non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College offers several on campus courses in this growing industry.

For more information on the UAS (Drone) courses, contact Dan Fumano at 727-341-4430 or

More information on the UAS program can be found in this article. Upcoming class dates are listed below.