Take a single course (UAS 209 Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Analyses) to learn about cutting edge technology used in search and rescue, crime scene preservation, accident reconstruction, construction site mapping, agricultural health assessment, precision agriculture, land surveying, real estate, and other large area mapping uses with drones; through programs such as Pix4D, Pix4DFields, Pix4DReact, and Loc8.
Faculty use these cutting edge software programs and unique aircraft such as Wingtra, Ebee X, Phantom RTK, Skydio 2 in the course to increase students’ marketability and awareness of the UAS capabilities used by industry.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to get experience on aircraft and systems they normally wouldn’t have access to because of the cost,” said Dr. Will Austin, College President, College Air Boss, and AUVSI TOP, Level 3 pilot (less than 20 people in the world currently have earned this level of certification).
â€śOne of the most important aspects of the course is when students learn how to use a $500 drone to fulfill projects with the same results that others might need a $10,000 to $40,000 drone to accomplish; and that is the competitive advantage.â€ť
Photogrammetry is the use of photography in surveying, mapping, and modeling. Itâ€™s used to measure distances between objects, and photogrammetry software can utilize images to create 3D renderings. In WCCCâ€™s remote sensing and photogrammetry course, students can learn 3D modeling and mapping to help create large area maps and 3D models with the use of ground reference points to enhance accuracy at our one-of-a-kind flight training center.
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August 28, 2018 – WCCC Drone Lab & Droneport Dedicated to Smiths
February 23, 2020 –Â Homing in on dronesÂ published by Community College Daily “in February, WCCC became the first community college and the fourth institution of higher learning to obtain a Part 107.39 waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to be able to fly drones over people. The two-year school joins Stanford University, University of Texas-El Paso, and the Regents of the University of California in gaining this status, which fewer than 100 organizations overall have earned…”
May 18, 2020 – Podcast of Unmanned Uncovered details how Dr. Will Austin and the students at Warren Community College are creating an environment that equips them with the resources they need to succeed within the drone industry and the forthcoming robotic revolution.