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The Fullerton College Drone Technology program offers an industry-oriented training program designed to prepare you with skills that you will need for a career in: Surveying, mapping, inspection, photography, cinematography, public safety, geographic information system (GIS), engineering, and manufacturing. For more information on the Drone Tech program, visit: drones.fullcoll.edu.

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Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.


The cost is $46 per unit; an addition $209 per unit for non-resident students.

Costs would vary, please visit website for further information: http://www.fullcoll.edu/index.php?q=content/fees


For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Career opportunities:

  • Drone pilot
  • Inspector
  • Mapper/Surveyor
  • Photographer
  • Cinematographer
  • Technician


Students find work utilizing drone technology in a variety of fields including: 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, and others.

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