Those interested in taking a crash course on drones will be able to do so in Pearland in early August.

The University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland in a July news release announced it is partnering with DartDrones, an organization consisting of professional aviators that offer private and in-person drone training across the country, to offer a three-day basic training of drones.

The program will last from Aug. 5-8 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m and take place at the UHCL-Pearland campus’ academic building in computer lab Room 113. The UHCL-Pearland campus is located at 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. There are four in-person courses: basic drone operator, aerial mapping and modeling, public safety and emergency response, and aerial Inspection, according to the release.

“When you're done [with the program], you will be ready to sit for the licensing exam," said Lisa Gabriel, UHCL executive director for professional education and extended programs. "For anyone serious about a career in the drone piloting industry, this training is versatile and certainly in high demand."

Gabriel said there is expected to be a high demand in the coming years for drone pilots in various sectors, including energy and construction companies; police departments and the military; and public safety departments.

According to UHCL’s website, there are still limited seats for the program. There is a $1,500 fee for the course, but there are eligible discounts. The fee needs to be paid within 48 hours of registration.