Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Community College in Kansas to Offer Drone Degree Program

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Community College in Kansas to Offer Drone Degree Program

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EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) - Two higher education institutions in Kansas are partnering allow students to get a degree in drone-flying.

Butler Community College announced its partnership with Kansas State University to offer an associate's degree in unmanned aircraftsystems, the Wichita Eagle reported.

Some high school students can take the classes offered through Butler's Early College Aviation Academy. After earning an associate's degree from the college, students can enter the workforce or transfer into Kansas State Polytechnic's program.

"It's going to be a combination of both schools delivering this together," said Lori Winningham, vice president of academics at Butler. "So depending on which course it is, the price will depend on who's offering it."

Butler officials said that such a degree can lead to careers in agriculture, fire science, law enforcement and real estate. …

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