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Certificate in Drone Operations for Visualization, Research, and Resource Management (DOVRR)

Launch Your Career as a Drone Pilot

As part of the College of Innovation + Design, DOVRR is an interdisciplinary certificate program that trains participants to plan, lead, and implement projects using drone technology.

Learn How to Fly a Drone

Become an Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS) Researcher, Manager or Technician

A drone and two drone pilots pre-flight as they begin filed work.

During this program, participants will:

  • Explore how drone technologies are used across industries and disciplines.
  • Learn how to operate a drone confidently through flight skills labs.
  • Plan and execute a drone-based project from start to finish.
  • Demonstrate their knowledge through mission planning, piloting, geolocation, safety and regulations, data management, data products and analysis, and communication.

Drone pilot ready to land a drone in the sagebrush.Receive Training to Become a Licensed Drone Pilot

Program participants prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to receive their license as drone operators.

Gain Exposure to Career Opportunities

Potential Industries and Disciplines Include:

  • Social Good
    Example: Search and Rescue
  • Construction
    Example: Site Safety Inspection
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Fire Management
  • Wildlife Monitoring
  • Plant Health Assessment
  • Goods Delivery

Boise State EPSCoR GEM3 project, Geospatial Techniques with Dr. Megan Cattau and Anna Roser, Initial Point field work and drone flight, Kuna.Select a Specialization to Deepen Your Knowledge

Options Include:

  • Imagery and Visualization
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and Spatial Analysis
  • Structure-from-Motion (SfM)
  • Sagebrush Restoration
  • Social-Ecological Resilience to Disturbance

DOVRR in the News

Boise State researchers lend expertise to collaborative wildfire research plan
Military Reserve local trails restoration