Clark State delves into drone education

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Drone research and development is putting its stamp on Clark County.

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center announced Thursday that it is partnering with Clark State Community College. This comes a week after it announced a new collaboration with the city and Springfield-Beckley Airport.

Students can pursue an associate’s degree beginning this fall to develop skills in the field of drones.

“I am very impressed with the community leadership demonstrated between Clark State and the City of Springfield around advancing UAS technologies,” said Dick Honneywell, UASC’s Executive Director. “Clark State is located in a rich agriculture community and with UAS precision agriculture predicted to lead this UAS industry, this program will be very attractive to students,” continued Honneywell.

The UAS market is projected to be an $82-billion industry and create 100,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

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