K-State, Butler Community College to partner on drone degree program


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EL DORADO — Two higher education institutions in Kansas are partnering allow students to get a degree in drone-flying.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Butler Community College announced on Tuesday its partnership with Kansas State University to offer an associate’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems.

Some high school students can take the classes offered through Butler’s Early College Aviation Academy. After earning an associate’s degree from the college, students can enter the workforce or transfer into Kansas State Polytechnic’s program.

Butler officials say that such a degree can lead to careers in agriculture, fire science, law enforcement and real estate. They say the hope is that students will eventually be able to take all four years without leaving the area.


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