Drone Technologies - Application and Operations, Short Course | Online (optional) | Selkirk College | Castlegar, Canada
5 months
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The Drone Technologies - Application and Operations program from Selkirk College is designed to provide learners with the competencies required to use drones for commercial and/or personal use.

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Selkirk Innovates, an applied research division of Selkirk College is pleased to offer the Drone Technologies training program. Selkirk Innovates’ highly specialized equipment and faculty expertise will deliver a state-of-the art applied drone training program for individuals looking to upgrade their skills and resumes.

The Drone Technologies - Application and Operations program from Selkirk College will cover drone history & data products, drone applications and equipment considerations, safety guidelines & risk mitigation, field operations & mission planning, post-field data processing, and will provide learners with hands on experience flying drones. Upon successful program completion, learners will be prepared to attempt the Transport Canada Small Basic or Small Advanced RPAS Exam and Advanced Flight Review.

Program Format

Students will receive 135 hours of training over 19 weeks – including 75 hours of instructor-led in person and online learning and 60 hours of field time. 

  • Approximately 3-5 hours / week of instructor-led learning time – a blend of in-person and self-directed online learning
  • A weekend field day every 2 weeks for a total of 60 hours to build your drone flying expertise

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drone Awareness 
  • Basic Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
  • Advanced RPAS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. 




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Must be physically capable to attend field days in variable weather conditions on potentially undulating unstable terrain.
  • Good sturdy footwear and dressed for the conditions.


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