College introducing course on unmanned aerial vehicles

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CHIPLEY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Instructors at Florida Panhandle Technical College are now certified in operating unmanned aerial vehicles.

It's all a part of the school's efforts to get students prepared for career looking for employees with UAV skills. Next month the college plans to start classes for students to begin learning about unmanned aerial vehicles and how to use them correctly.

"The purpose behind us doing this is to try to get those students certified in order to be able to fly the unmanned vehicle safely and properly," said Brandon Stevenson, Public Safety Coordinator of Florida Panhandle Technical College.

Five instructors at the school received training for the new unmanned aerial vehicles. The schools purchased 13 UAVs for students to practice with in their courses.