Drone Classes Coming to FCC This Summer


In response to the fast-growing global drone industry, Frederick Community College will offer a variety of drone courses this summer through its Continuing Education and Workforce Development program.

Drones provide an unmatched perspective of our world while opening up new ways to accomplish tasks, collect information, and explore new possibilities in technology.

Led by Christopher Lawler, a local Frederick County flight instructor, the selection of new summer classes at FCC offers valuable insight into this popular innovative technology. Students will learn how and where to fly the remote aerial vehicles as well as what is and is not permitted within the county and state.

Students can choose between a one-day class to learn about the market, regulations, and the future of drones or a week-long course to receive practical flight training experience and a drone to take home.

A new summer program for teens will combine self-made drones and controllers with smartphones for a unique aerodynamic experience.

For more information about these classes or to register, visit and search “drones.” Students may also register in-person at the CEWD Registration Office, located in the Conference Center, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.