News

Northern MN college teaches how to analyze drone images

Northern MN college teaches how to analyze drone images Click to Enlarge Photo:

Dec 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls is offering a program teaching students how to analyze images from unmanned military aircraft.

The college offers a one-year Imagery Analysis certificate and a two-year associate's degree in Geospatial Intelligence Analysis.

School spokesman, Jason Trainer, says they are the first two-year program in the nation to offer them.

The program teaches students how to use a variety of computer systems that could prepare them for work with the military or a future civilian job. They learn complex geospatial computer programs that require math skills.

They also hone writing skills and study privacy laws.

Many of the analysts who are currently scrutinizing the images transmitted by drones have received their training in the military.

Abby Faulkner

Posted By Abby Faulkner

Assistant News Director

Abby Faulkner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 37°F (3°C)

Dewpoint: 34

Wind: 12 SE

Weather: mist

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar

Mon December 22, 2014

Calls to Santa...

Wed December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Service...

Thu December 25, 2014

CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...

Sat December 27, 2014

Rubys Pantry Ogilvie...