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RMC Offers New Minor in Growing Field

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Rocky Mountain College now offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Minor.

Students in the inaugural class said they hope this minor turns into a major in the coming years. A lot of that depends on the technology continuing to advance at a fast rate and the FAA laying out clear regulations.

Jacob Ramirez, RMC Freshman, said unmanned aerial vehicles are already being used in real life situations.

"They put an infrared camera on the UAV and go try and scout hot spots in forest fires. They use them for disaster relief. They'll fly in and see if they can located people who are trapped. There's also the military aspect. One of the little quad-copters will fly through and it'll actually make a 3-D map of the building before the soldiers go in to break through and clear out the building," Ramirez said.

Professors and students said when the FAA lays down firm regulations regarding UAVs, it will strengthen Rocky Mountain College's reputation for being the place to study UAVs.

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