What may seem to some as a luxurious piece of technology has become a tool that's creating jobs.

"My first thought as I was entering this was I was going to learn how to fly drones but my focus has shifted more towards possibly in the future doing contract work for a company that needs a drone," said junior Ben Williams.

He's one of a handful of students in a class that is training him to become a certified drone pilot. Ben didn't know there was so much to learn about flying these fascinating aircraft.

"So it gives all these different indicators like airports here. And then like the airspace information," said Williams.

In a lot of ways, Ben and his classmates are studying to become pilots, just with a smaller aircraft. There's a lot to learn.

"We're still going and about here. Just yesterday we learned about Class G airspace," said Williams.

His teacher, Mark Muller pitched the class to district leaders and even put in a lot of hours himself.

"Well the last three years of my life, when I teach I do that," said Muller.

Harpursville is one of 12 schools in the country to offer the class. Using a professional training curriculum, students can become professional drone pilots by next summer.

"We give students tools to be employed in the future and one of these things, you can't beat that if you have a hobby or something you can make money at like real estate or agriculture," Muller said.

Students will take a test this spring, hoping to pass with flying colors.