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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Academy

Take flight with the UAS Academy at EDvance! We have a number of courses available on a rolling basis so contact us today. Remember, we can always design a custom experience for individuals and groups as well!


UAS 101 - Introduction to Drones with Flight Time


Part 107 Test Prep - Get FAA Certified!


Aerial Imaging - UAS 101 + Photo and Video Editing


Drone Camps for Youth During Fall and Spring Breaks

With the remarkable potential of drone technology, it only makes sense to prepare both workforce and industry. This is why HawCC created an academy to teach and certify drone pilots, introducing industry and the public to drone technology. Through a series of courses in drone piloting and real-world drone applications, EDvance’s Drone Academy at HawCC is poised to offer training at the cutting edge of a technology that could be “as disruptive as the automobile” (Forbes).


Checking crop readiness or identifying invasive species, drones are quicker.


Public Safety

Emergency response and crisis management, drones are safer.


Inspecting solar panels or reading meters, drones are cheaper.

Digital Media

For any and all digital content, drones are added value.

Join Our UAS Club mailing list


Membership in our drone enthusiast club comes with many benefits:


Qualify for discounts on our drone courses


Become eligible to rent a drone for your own use


Receive invitations to special events


Gain experience and stay current on new drone tech

Our Courses

The course offerings in our UAS Academy are designed to get you experienced, licensed and ready to fly quickly and responsibly.


UAS 101 - Introduction to Drones

Our primary entry to the UAS Academy, learn about flight missions, objectives, ethics and then enjoy coached and solo flight time!



FAA License Test Preparation

This course will prepare those who have taken UAS 101 or anyone with flight experience, to take and pass the licensing test to receive a federal drone pilot license.



Aerial Imaging

This full-featured course combines UAS 101 with all of the content and instruction you need to capture and edit professional quality digital media. One course and you can launch your own business!



Youth Drone Camp

Offered every Spring and Fall break, our 4-day camp runs 8am-2pm, Monday – Thursday. Students learn about mission planning, responsible piloting and enjoy individual flight time on a fully functional drone!



Individualized Instruction

We can design an instructional drone experience depending on your interests and needs. Take an experimental flight or brush up on your skills. Contact EDvance today!

*price varies


Courses for College Credit

We have drone instruction available in an increasing number of our degree programs. Contact EDvance to find out what is currently available and what is coming up for next semester!

*price varies


“Drones represent a valid resource need in the community, given the recent natural disasters, that can save lives and property without putting additional people and resources at risk.”

Talmadge Magno, Hawai’i County Civil Defense

“Drones allow crops to be maintained, managed and harvested productively, and more efficiently than before.”

Eric Tanouye, Greenpoint Nurseries