San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA, US


I. Aircraft Mechanic: (Aviation Maintenance Technician)

II. Flight Operations and Management

III. Airline/Travel Careers


The Aviation Maintenance Technician Program is A Federal Aviation Administration Federal Regulation Part 147 approved school. We offer certificates for Airframe Mechanic, Powerplant Mechanic, and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. In 1900 hours the program trains the students in those areas required by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to prepare the student for certification by the FAA. This is a four semester program (approximately 20 months), two semesters for Powerplant and two semesters for Airframe, and two semesters of the General curriculum along with which ever program you begin the first two semesters. The student may start in the Fall semester (August) or in the Spring semester (January), and they may start in Powerplant curriculum or in the Airframe curriculum. We have a Designated Mechanic Examiner on staff to do the Oral and Practical Examinations. The total cost for tuition and books for the four semesters is less than $1,000 for California residents. Due to the mandated hourly requirements to complete the curriculum these classes are only offered during the day.


Flight Operation offers a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141 approved Private Pilot Ground School for those seeking a private pilot certificate and an instrument link trainer for those individuals seeking link training or instrument procedures. Operations and Management Program which results in an associate degree and prepares the student for a career as a commercial pilot or in aviation management. 27 of the 60 units required for the degree are aviation specific, dealing with fundamentals of flight and continuing through private and commercial ground schools as well as classes in flight safety, aircraft structures, powerplants, weather, instrument flight and civil aviation management. Our instrument laboratory contains three fixed instrument simulators and one full motion T-40 simulator. The T-40 simulator is the simulator for the North American Saber Liner. Our flying club operates out of one of the local airports where we make contact with flight schools to provide aircraft and flight instruction to our aeronautic students.


Our third and newest program is the Airline/Travel Careers Program. This program offers training in many of the occupations and jobs required for employment by commercial airlines and travel Industry. They include flight attendant, travel agent, reservationist, gate agent, customer service agent, ramp agent, sales and management positions. It is possible to complete the program in one semester by attending the applicable required eight week classes. The travel industry seeks employees who have experience working with the public. The students increase their self-confidence, as well as gain valuable public contact experience through participation in the Community Service Program, while earning college credit. The community service students gain practical knowledge while assisting in various capacities at airports, campus events, charities, conventions, seminars; such as, special staff for hosting, ushering, and providing food services. The faculty in the Airline/Travel Careers Department have been, or are currently employed in the airline travel industry/aviation careers and have a wide variety of travel/aviation and business experience to share with the students.

Direct inquiries to:
Mr. Allen Moore
Technical Div., Aeronautics Dept.
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mt. Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410


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