We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions for UVM's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone Workshop.  If you have additional questions about the program, be sure to reach out to our Advisor Team at 802-656-2085 or submit the inquiry form available on this site.

What are the goals of this program?

The goal of this program is for participants to understand how they can employ drones to collect data and use the appropriate software to turn it into information that can be used for geospatial analysis. Participants will also gain experience flying different drone platforms to acquire photos.

What are my career options once I complete this program?

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have a broader understanding of the employment of drones for a number of applications, including use in agriculture, emergency services, geospatial services, atmospheric science, and more. As the use of EAS, GIS, and other geospatial technology expands, numerous opportunities for specialists are becoming readily available.

Who should attend this program?

Professionals who are looking to further their knowledge of UAS.

What is the cost of this certificate?

The program price is $900.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is not available for this program.

Where can I stay in the area?

Housing is not included in the program fee, but you can purchase housing during registration and stay in our air-conditioned dorms.

There are also many hotels in the area to choose from.  Two very close hotels do offer a UVM discounted rate, if you tell them you are staying for UVM program.

Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel - 25 Cherry Street, Burlington - 802-864-4700

Delta Hotels Burlington- 1117 Williston Road, So. Burlington - 802-658-0250

What is a typical schedule like if I enroll in the Drone Certificate?

The course will take place over three days in August between 8:30am-4:30pm, including a lunch hour and smaller breaks. Participants will log approximately 18 training hours.

Do I need any prior knowledge of drones or are there any prerequisites for the certificate?

No prior experience with drones required. However, participants should have basic data management and computer skills.

How many participants are accepted?

Classroom size is limited to 20-25 participants.

Have a question that is not listed here?

Our Advisors are here to help.  Please call us at 802-656-2085 or submit the inquiry form available on this site.