Big Bend Community College prepares to offer new drone program

The drones are coming to Big Bend Community College.

The school announced the start of a program designed to train technicians and pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, with the help of a $2.6 million federal grant.

The grant is a federal Title V Grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions. The grants have goals

and strategies for helping more local Hispanic students complete college degrees.

Big Bend received its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, because of the demographics and income levels in its service district population.

The new program, entitled “New Opportunities in Aviation,” focuses on agricultural applications of drone technology. The grant provides $520,000 per year in funding for the next five years.

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