About Fullerton Drone Lab

Established in 2018, the Fullerton Drone Lab seeks to train students in drone technology and operations while helping train the, to be smarter and safer pilots and  preparing them for careers utilizing drones.

Goldman Sachs projects a growth of $100 billion in the commercial drone industry over the next five years, and according to the study, that projection is “just the tip of the iceberg. Drones’ full economic potential is likely to be multiple times that number, as their ripple effects reverberate through the economy.”

The Fullerton Drone Lab not only teaches students to become better and safer pilots, but also teaches them the application of drones in various industries. Students from all industry sectors can learn how drones can help enhance their workplace, while learning to be safer in the skies. The program is recognized by the FAA as part of its Collegiate Training Initiative. It is a certified Service Provider by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international. It also receive certification by ASTM International as a Certified Training Provider.

FAA UAS-Collegiate Training Initiative

AUVSI Top Service Provider

UAS Approved Training Provider

Fullerton Drone Lab Applications:

Infrastructure Inspection
Surveying
Mapping/GIS
Construction
Architecture
Administration of Justice/Public safety
Search and Rescue
Journalism
Cinematography
Photography
Real Estate
Marine Biology
Archaeology
Physical Education / Athletics

The Fullerton Drone Lab focuses on three core areas

Piloting

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.

Manufacturing

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.

Application

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.

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Jay Seidel
Instructor/Program Director

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