Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department Offers Small Drone for Business Course

What: NEW! Small Drones for Business course. The FAA’s new rule allows businesses to legally use drones for commercial applications. This has opened up tremendous opportunities for agriculture, filming, event planners, inspectors, real estate and many other industries to use drones in ways that increase productivity, cut down project timelines and deliver better awareness and products.

Obtaining a drone has never been easier. Operating it safely, affordably and legally can be challenging. SFCC’s drone course will clarify the FAA’s small drone rules and help you to obtain the FAA Remote Pilot certificate, as well as to present ways to effectively use your drone to help your business succeed and avoid costly mistakes.

When/Where: Small Drones for Business course. Four sessions: April 14 to 22, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue.

Cost: $289

Of Note: Instructor Ricky Thomas has an MBA in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of experience as a pilot and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for unmanned aircraft systems. He is also a certified Corporate Sustainability Manager and offers professional services to companies interested in sustainability strategies, reporting
and ‘triple bottom line’ practices.

Contact: For more information and to register, call 505-428-1676 or email

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