Advanced Transportation Technology

Sacramento City College Aeronautics

Sacramento City College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration-approved two-year program organized to train students as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire technical training to qualify for the Federal Aviation tests. Airframe Technicians are employed by major/regional airlines, certificated repair stations, fixed based operators, charter services, flight schools, corporate flight departments, agricultural aircraft operators, helicopter operations as well as government agencies and the military. Many experienced technicians opt to operate their own aviation businesses.

Career Options

Air Traffic Controller

Employment opportunities exist within the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Air Traffic Control system for Air Traffic Controllers and Remote Pilot Operators (RPO’s), with numerous contract facilities throughout the country, and with the military worldwide.

Aircraft Dispatcher

Aircraft Dispatchers are employed by all major and regional airlines worldwide. Many jet charter and helicopter air ambulance operators, as well as government agencies and the military, utilize their services.

Flight Technology

Professional Pilots are employed as Charter Pilots, Flight Instructors, Ground Instructors, Agricultural Pilots, Helicopter Pilots, Flight Engineers, and Regional Airline/Major Airline Pilots, as well as working for Government Agencies or the Military.