Drone certification, leadership programs offered this fall

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Mercer University’s Center for Executive Education has planned a series of programs open to the public during the upcoming fall semester addressing a variety of content areas designed to increase specific skills in the workplace.

FAA Drone Certification Test Prep

The Center for Executive Education will host a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone certification test prep course on Sept. 12 and 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on the University’s Cecil B. Day Campus located at 3001 Mercer University Dr. in Atlanta.

The two-day, 16-hour course, led by Dr. Anthony Choi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mercer, and John Granich, founder of Advanced Airspace Management, is designed to equip individuals for the FAA certification test to obtain a commercial rating to conduct commercial drone operations in the United States.  All participants must be at least 16 years old.

Visit the Center’s website for more information and to register for the course, which costs $500, with special pricing available for current Mercer students, faculty and staff.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

The Center for Executive Education will host a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate program on Oct. 9 and 16, 8 a.m.-noon, on the University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta or online synchronously via Zoom.

The two-day, eight-hour program, led by Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor of economics at Mercer, and Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of management at Berry College, provides entry-level certification for individuals interested in understanding the Lean Six Sigma managerial approach and developing a process improvement toolkit. No prior training or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or statistics is required to take this course.

Visit the Center’s website for more information and to register for the course, which costs $500, with special pricing available for current Mercer students, faculty and staff.

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​