Rose State College Announces Collaboration To Provide Drone Training Classes Published August 27, 2020

Rose State College Announces Collaboration To Provide Drone Training ClassesRose State College is announcing a collaboration with TDRS (Total Defense Resource Strategies) to provide Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) training programs that will enable aspiring drone pilots to earn a FAA Part 107 certification. The collaboration kicked off this week with in-class and in-field training for nearly a dozen future UAS pilots with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. 

“Rose State’s established drone training program has been helping pilots get off the ground since its inception,” Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. “This collaboration with TDRS brings even more industry experts into our program and will facilitate a learning experience that produces not only certified commercial drone pilots but also leaders in Oklahoma’s growing UAS industry.” 

Rose State’s collaboration with TDRS is expected to enhance the support provided to Rose State’s UAS training program and equip students in technology training, experience-based knowledge and application-specific understanding of drone operation and management. Instruction from key TDRS personnel will give students industry-recognized credentials and train them in aviation physiology, preflight preparations, drone operations and more. 

TDRS, an Oklahoma-based LLC, provides professional consulting services and Small UAS (sUAS) flight operations to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Army, U.S. Air Forces, U.S. Navy, commercial industries and first responders in order to support increased military readiness, first responder preparedness and public safety.  

To learn more about Rose State’s UAS training program, please visit