Northwestern Michigan College Awards College Credit for Unmanned Safety Institute's Certification


The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today that Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has accepted its industry-leading Small UAS Safety Certification™ program and has signed an articulation agreement with the company, awarding three college credits to any student who completes the program.

The Small UAS Safety Certification™ program includes a complete turnkey curriculum package with all course materials including a 400-page academic textbook, instructor aids, and course content packaged in USI’s digital Learning Management System.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that there could be anywhere from 400,000 to 2.3 million licensed remote pilots by 2020.  USI already boasts a network of nearly 100 USI Certified Instructors™ throughout the United States who have already educated thousands of students to its Small UAS Safety Certification™.  Many enterprises and organizations around the world trust USI to deliver high-quality remote pilot training & certification to ensure they operate to USI’s elite standards.

“Recognizing the quality of USI’s curriculum suites, and the powerful support of the ARGUS name, Northwestern Michigan College has recently made an unprecedented endorsement of this group,” said Alex Bloye, NMC’s Director of Aviation “Our partnership creates a direct pathway from high school programs using the USI curriculum to NMC’s nationally ranked Unmanned Systems Program, and ultimately to an amazing career in an industry hungry for highly trained talent.”

“Northwestern Michigan College is a top ranked premier college offering world-class aviation education programs geared towards manned and unmanned aviation.  The Unmanned Safety Institute is honored to enter into an articulation agreement with Northwestern Michigan College and award students with college credit and our industry certification,” said Aaron Greenwald, President at USI.  “Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for USI as we continue to grow our network of education partners like NMC who trust USI.  This announcement further demonstrates our commitment at USI to delivering world-class education curriculum with the absolute best partners in academia for the benefit of the student.”

About USI:

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, enterprises, and organizations focused on integrating and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for civil or commercial purposes. The Unmanned Safety Institute, widely recognized as “best-in-class” provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. USI is a portfolio company of ARGUS International, Inc., and is headquartered in Orlando, FL with safety assurance offices in Denver, CO. Founded in 1995, ARGUS International is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.  To learn more about USI, please visit or call 1-877-535-SAFE (7233).

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