The College of Southern Nevada is launching a new unmanned aircraft education program.
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While the full degree will not be launched until fall of 2018, students can enroll in courses in the existing engineering technology department where coursework will be combined from aviation, computer information technology and engineering technology.
The program is highlighting the possibilities drones can provide to major companies and organizations, such as Nevada Highway Patrol, Clark County Fire Department and NV Energy. For example, NHP can use drones for crash reconstruction, able to see where skid marks started from 100 feet in the air.
Other industries can use unmanned aviation technology to do their jobs more efficiently, such as roofing companies, insurance, construction and cell phone companies.