Bachelor of Science, Aviation


About Aviation

SJSU’s aviation program provides specialized training that builds on understanding the fundamentals of aviation along with mathematics, science and general courses. We prepare students for a wide range of careers in the aviation industry including airport, maintenance and operations management, air traffic control management, professional flying and avionics. 

SJSU’s Department of Aviation and Technology has a very high success rate, placing over 90% of its graduates in careers directly related to their major program of study. Aviation at SJSU is also ranked first on the West Coast and fourth in the nation by Best Colleges

Future Careers

  • Professional flight: become an airline pilot
  • Operations: manage airport safety, secuirty and airspace system
  • Aviation management: facilitate the operations of air transportation
  • Maintenance management: manage airline maintenance and services

Expected Salary in Aviation


Carlo M.E."SJSU Aviation is known for it's rich history in the Aviation Community and the hard work from their students and faculty not only in career advancement, but the program as a whole. The vast amount of opportunities that are available in the local area during and after my tenure in college made this school an affordable and smart choice."

Carlo M.E. - Professional Flight, 2016


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