Careers in Aeronautics

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.



Air Traffic Control


Employment opportunities exist within the Federal Aviation Administration’s National Air Traffic Control system, as well as with numerous contract facilities throughout the country and with the military worldwide.



Combined Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance


The department of Advanced Transportation Technology currently offers courses and/or certificate programs in Aeronautics, Flight Technology, and Non-Destructive Testing. This department focuses on new and emerging transportation related courses, as well as traditional training, which may lead directly to employment in local, state, and nationally recognized fields.

Airframe and Powerplant Technicians are employed by major/regional airlines, certificated repair stations, fixed based operators, charter services, flight schools, corporate flight departments, agricultural aircraft operators, and helicopter operations, as well as government agencies and the military. Many experienced technicians opt to operate their own aviation businesses.



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 a Government Agency or the Military.



Railroad Operations


Sacramento City College’s certificate of achievement and degree program in Railroad Operations prepares students for an exciting and well-paying career. The more than five hundred companies that make up the United States Railroad industry provide the country’s freight and passenger transportation service on a network of some 300,000 route-miles of track. Railroads employ a substantial workforce to service, maintain, and manage this extensive transportation network.

Railroad Operations is an 19-unit, six-course program. The curriculum is approved by the Railroad Education and Training Association. In addition to normal student expenses, the Railroad Operations Program requires an additional expenditure of approximately $350.00 for protective clothing, work boots, and safety equipment. Contact the Financial Aid office for possible assistance before entering the program.