Programs of Study

Drone Operator

Microcredential

GAIN NEW SKILLS & MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR CAREER WITH MICROCREDENTIALS

Add verified skills and competencies to your resume with short, flexible, and stackable microcredentials from SUNY Sullivan. Whether you're rounding out your degree program or adding a new skill for career advancement or change, SUNY Sullivan microcredentials can help you achieve your goals.

Drone Operator

Program Summary:

Students will learn the basic principles of flying UASs (drones) and how to maintain and fly different flight systems. They will also learn basic troubleshooting techniques for ground control stations and UAS maintenance. Students will also practice a "hands-on" approach to the use of exposure, composition, and editing, to make videos and photographs to be marketable for a variety of industries.

Students enrolled in this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. If you have any questions, please contact finaid@sunysullivan.edu.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • $80,000 for dependent undergraduate students, independent students who are married and have tax dependents, or independent students who are unmarried and have tax dependents
  • $40,000 for married independent undergraduate students who have no other dependents
  • $10,000 for unmarried independent undergraduate students with no dependents
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The SUNY Sullivan

Advantage

  • Skills: flying UASs, troubleshooting techniques, UAS maintenance, photo and video editing (exposure, composition, etc.).

  • This Microcredential partially stacks with our Computer Graphics/Graphic Design AAS degree.

AET 1101 Unmanned Aerial Systems: Drones
PHO 1406 Digital Photography I
COM 2401 Video Production OR
ART 2315 Motion Media for Graphic Design

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Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills and experience in a particular field. SUNY Sullivan’s microcredentials are “stackable” — meaning, they can provide a pathway to a certificate or full degree, now or when you are ready.

Microcredentials are groups of three to five courses that can be taken as a standalone program or you can stack them to create a pathway to earn a certificate or full degree. They are designed to help you quickly develop relevant skills to obtain employment or to enhance your skills to advance your career. Courses may be offered online and/or in-person depending on the microcredential program. As a student, enrolled in a microcredential program, you have access to SUNY Sullivan's academic support and campus resources.

Anyone seeking to advance their career or increase their earning potential, those needing to up-skill or make a career change, those looking to come back to the job market, and yes, those looking for fun, engaging, learning to support a hobby or interest.

Microcredentials are also suitable for current students and alumni who want to concentrate on a particular skill or area of interest. Credits earned in a microcredential program may apply toward your degree program.

Apply for Free and complete the College's application. When answering question 11 in section 2 on the application, click on the drop-down box and search for the name of the microcredential in which you would like to enroll.

For more information about our Microcredential programs contact SUNY Sullivan at 845-434-5750 extension 4255, or email admissions@sunysullivan.edu.

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