The Aeronautics Department curriculum offers students several ways to qualify for employment in the aviation industry. Students may pursue an Associate of Science degree or certificates in Airframe and Powerplant Technology. Students desiring specific ratings or licenses should consult with faculty in the Aeronautics Department and/or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in aeronautics should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Airframe and Powerplant Technicians are employed by airlines and Aviation Maintenance providers. The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at San Bernardino Valley College is fully approved by the FAA to provide the training required to become Airframe and Powerplant Technicians. 

Students planning to obtain an FAA A&P certification with prior military or industry experience should consult with the Department Chair. 

Degrees & Certificates

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