Canadore College to Deliver Specialized Program for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This June, Canadore will be the only college in Ontario to deliver a specialized program for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) which was developed in response to industry demand.

Unmanned air vehicles are not constrained by human limitations and requirements; they make it possible to gather information in dangerous environments without risk to flight crews. (CNW Group/Canadore College)

In 2007, the global UAV market was estimated at $40 billion, $787 million of which was reportedly earned in Canada. Analysts predict that the worldwide market will grow to a cumulative total of $71 billion by 2020.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Operations and Maintenance College Certificate

This certificate will be delivered over the course of 10 weeks and will prepare graduates to operate and maintain a variety of unmanned systems for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Students will train in launching, flight operations, recovery techniques and maintenance procedures. The program includes a practicum with industry professionals at Canadore's dedicated Aviation Campus. Overall, graduates will receive 350 hours of theory and practical experience to bring to the field.

"Unmanned aerial vehicles play an increasing role in the future of the aviation and aerospace industry," said George Burton , President of Canadore College. "These systems are being used around the world for everything from mapping and surveying work to agriculture and communications."

UAVs, commonly known as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot on board. Flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. Unmanned systems do not replace pilots and conventional aircraft, but rather augment the use of airspace for various applications, each having its own unique characteristic benefits.

The creation of this new program demonstrates Canadore's continued commitment to industry needs and employer demands. Over the past two years, the College has introduced ten new postsecondary programs to improve access to one of a kind programming and a quality education throughout the province.

Canadore provides access to over 60 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. Each year, approximately 1,000 graduates join a network of 39,000 alumni working around the globe.


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