Leader in Drone Education

The Fullerton Drone Lab at Fullerton College

Drone Technology – The Fullerton Drone Lab

Unmanned aerial systems, most commonly referred to as drones, are used in a variety of fields today and continue to expand into many others every day.

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Drones can be used for applications in many fields. The Fullerton Drone Lab focuses primarily on the application of drones in the following areas:

Infrastructure inspection | Surveying | Mapping/GIS | Construction | Architecture
Administration of justice/Public safety | Search and Rescue | Journalism
Cinematography | Photography | Real Estate | Marine Biology | Archeology
Physical Education/Athletics

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3 Core Areas of Focus


Training students to become smarter and safer pilots of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and preparing them for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 certification exam. Further training consists of pilot training to standards established by the National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and certification by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Trusted Operator Program.


Engineering, designing, building, programming, and testing new autonomous systems to address issues in today’s world is what students will do in this area. Drones can be aerial, submersible, or terrestrial in their design. Students will learn hands-on development and theoretical principles in our multidisciplinary programs.


Drones are used in a wide range of fields and have a wide variety of applications. Students in the program will learn how to apply drones and autonomous systems in different career uses. From agriculture and mapping to cinematography and public safety, and everywhere in between, students will learn the hands on applications of drones to develop new skills for tomorrow’s workforce.


Real-world experience is vital to students in their acquisition of applicable job skills. The Fullerton Drone Lab has a variety of collaborations established with professional companies and organizations where students use their drone skills to gain real-world experience and log professional flight hours. More collaborations with  organizations in a variety of fields are being explored and added all the time.

Apprenticeships and Internships

Students can gain important real-world experience through projects with partners in our courses.  They can also apply for our fully-funded federal and state certified apprenticeship program or one of our internships with our employer partners. Click below to find out more information and how you can get started.

Our Courses and Certificates

Take a look at all of the courses and certificates available here!