Drone Pilot Training

Prepare for FAA Commercial Drone Certification and Earn College Credit

Become an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified commercial drone pilot ready to utilize the latest in data science and digital technologies that enable cloud-connected commercial drone operations and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Courses earn college credit and can be applied to a degree program at Houghton University or transferred to another accredited institution.

At the conclusion of these online, instructor-guided pilot training courses, offered by Houghton University and Aquiline Drones, you will be prepared to take the exam required to become a licensed drone pilot under the FAA. 

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Weeks per Course


College Credits per Course

What will I learn?

Course Cost

Course Cost Includes:

Course Content

Available online 24/7


FAA Test Prep

for the FAA Part 107 certification written exam
For Online Students


per credit hour
(no lab fee)
For Early College Students


per credit hour
+ lab fee
For Houghton, NY and Buffalo, NY based students

Included in Tuition

+ lab fee
Lab fee


per course
2022-23 Academic Year

Are you a veteran? Your benefits may cover all or part of the course costs.

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Upcoming Start Dates

July 3, 2023
August 28, 2023

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How to Register


Choose A Start Date

July 3, 2023
August 28, 2023

Complete the Guest Student Application

You will need the name and number of the course you wish to register for:
DSCI 295 A | Drone Operation and UAV Aeronautical Procedures
DSCI 295 B | Cloud Connected Drone Operations, Computing and Analytics
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Contact 800-777-2556  or online@houghton.edu to connect with an admissions representative.