A second six-session Remote (Drone) Pilot Certification Program is being offered at the Aviation Center at Farmingdale beginning Saturday, September 9.

The program, which will meet six consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon, is priced at $595. It will focus on the safe operation of drones in the National Airspace System, and prepare students for the FAA certification exam that is required for
licensure to operate a drone for commercial purposes.

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The New York State Mentoring Program, the nation’s first state-wide, school-based one-to-one mentoring program to prevent school dropout, is looking for volunteers for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Why mentor? Because you can help children succeed despite overwhelming personal, economic and social obstacles. Mentoring outcomes include greater participation in school, improved attendance, higher graduation and college admission rates and better overall performance.

Steve Campbell, director of Academic Camps Academy, mentored a fourth grader last school year at Maplewood Middle School in South Huntington,

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Scholarship applications for the spring 2018 semester are being accepted starting July 1.

Applications should be submitted through FSC’s online program, Academic Works. If you have already submitted your application for the fall 2017 semester, please update your application and be sure to apply for any new scholarships you may be eligible for. Most of the spring scholarships have a deadline date of October 1, 2017, but be sure to check the deadline date for each scholarship.

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Farmingdale has been awarded a chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield.

A coup for the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology, the Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of the Society is to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development;

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A growing, vibrant campus is one that meets the needs of its students, faculty, and staff. That’s why the Great Mall and Beyond project – a massive remodeling and construction initiative – is ready to roll.

Work begins this month and is scheduled to be completed by Winter 2018. Says President Nader: “An extraordinary amount of planning has gone into these upcoming projects. Every effort is being made to maintain mobility and access to our building and grounds during a lengthy summer construction season.

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Student Activities is now hiring for two jobs for the fall 2017 semester. The jobs include:

Information Desk (Campus Center)
Students with or without Federal Work Study may apply.
Wage: $10.00 / hour
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m./12 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday –  10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  (Candidates available for the 7 a.m. shift will be given preference during the selection and interview process.)
Apply here.

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Save your bottle caps before you recycle the bottle.

The FSC chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society is collecting caps from water bottles, juice bottles and soda bottles through May 31 for Caps of Love. Caps of Love is a company that melts down bottle caps to create wheelchair parts and chairs ( These parts are then donated to underprivileged youth.

Caps may be dropped off at the Tutoring Center (Greenley Hall 2nd floor) or the Disability Services Center (Roosevelt Hall).

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