A Long, Illustrious Past
The Aviation and Technology Department has a rich history of educating and empowering students for over a century. Although Aviation and Technology are distinct fields in their own right, both departments share the core principle of rising to any occasion — whether that be adapting to rapidly changing technology or preparing for a World War. Discover our histories and how we came to join together in 2001.
The Aviation Program
It all began in the 1936-1937 academic year when a group of students formed a flying club at SJSU. Over time, this small club would become the foundation of the modern Aviation program.
The Technology Program
Our origins at San José State University begin over 100 years ago when we were originally known as a teacher education program for Engineering Technology Education. Over the years, we have transformed into an innovation and education powerhouse.