Agriculture & Forestry Drone Collected Imagery

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Agriculture, General. 010000


DWS Drone School, provides an expedited, 4 consecutive day comprehensive training in learning about agriculture generally, and data analytics and remote sensing technology, using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (s/UAS) in the Agricultural and Forestry industries. In this course, students will gain knowledge and skills on how to provide professional drone services and precise analytics to Agricultural producers in the areas of stand count, plant population, plant stress analysis, weed analysis, pest analysis, plant disease analysis, water stress analysis, flowering estimates and Eagle eye. Upon course completion, the successful student will be capable of:

1. Understanding industries challenges (Agricultural and Forestry industries)

2. Understanding how data analytics works- machine learning, Al, computer vision, knowledge base.

3. Knowledge of analyses, their capabilities, and the benefits they provide for the growers (plant counting and plant health analyses).

4. Choosing the perfect time to fly (plant growth stage, time of the day, cloudiness, weather, structure of the field).

5. Setting a flight plan for mapping agricultural field (altitude, overlapping, field boundaries, image resolution).

6. Map requirements-stitching images, Geo TIFF file, a structure of the zip file.

7. How to use the platform (creating a field, uploading a map, request for the analysis, platform features.

8. Reading analyses results (pdf report, shapefile, result map).

Pre-Requisites: Has taken an FAA certified Part 107 commercial drone course and a drone that has the capability to provide mapping such as a DJI Phantom 4, Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 3 Enterprise or better, with a minimum 4K camera. The student must provide a copy of their license prior to acceptance into the class. The student is at least 18 years of age and also has a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a willingness to learn. A minimum of a cell phone or preferably a tablet is required.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


DWS Drone School, Inc

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

920 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Local WIB

1 - Statewide

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

If the student terminates or withdraws from class, the minimum tuition is:

After 0.01% enrollment time is 80% of the remaining tuition

After 5%-9.9%, 70 of the remaining tuition

After 10%-14.9%, 60% of the remaining tuition

After 15%-24.9%, 55% of the remaining tuition

After 25%-49.9%, 30% of the remaining tuition

After 50% or more the student may be considered obligated for the full tuition.


Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

45-2011.00Agricultural Inspectors
$50.00 per hour
Required Certification: Certificate of Completion

Provider Status



920 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone Number

(877) 397-4353

Fax Number

(302) 651-0114

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 23, 2023


May 13, 2021


Jul 01, 2024

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