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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Education at High Schools

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has partnered with Unmanned Safety Institute to bring quality unmanned aircraft systems education to high schools. During one year of high school classes, students can receive up to seven hours of college credit and are prepared to take the USI Safety certificate exam and FAA remote pilot in command certificate exam. By Aug. 30, high school students choose if they want college credit. The cost for the student is only $122 per credit hour. Certification exam fees are additional. 

How it works:

  1. High school teachers are trained in K-State Polytechnic flight operations and USI safety curriculum.
  2. High school teachers can earn FAA remote pilot in command certificate and sUAS safety certification.
  3. High school teachers deliver UAS classes to students. Students choose if they want college credit.
  4. Students have the opportunity to earn sUAS safety certification and FAA remote pilot in command certificate.
  5. K-State Polytechnic awards up to seven hours of college credit after exams are passed.
  6. Courses available for credit are Intro to UAS - 3 credits Multi-rotor flight lab - 1 credit Topics in UAS Safety - 3 credits

Costs:

School Investment

(Equipment not included.)

  • FAA RPIC exam: $150 per teacher
  • Curriculum training: $2,000 per teacher
  • Flight training: $950 per teacher
  • Annual licensing fee: $1,500
  • Minimum Investment: $4,600

Per Student Investment

(Investment can be paid by the school, the student or a combination.)

  • Seven college credit hours at reduced rate: $854
  • FAA RPIC Exam: $150
  • USI Safety Exam: $99
  • Annual student workbooks: $79
  • Total: $1,182 
For more information:
Mr. Samuel Kleinbeck
samuel89@k-state.edu
(520) 220-7339