Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Department of Aviation and Technology

Office: Industrial Studies 111
Telephone: 408-924-3190
Website: https://www.sjsu.edu/avtech/

Fred Barez, Chair (Aviation and Technology)
Wenben Wei (Aviation)

Associate Professors
David Yan (Technology)

Assistant Professors
Armin Maraghehmoghaddam (Technology)



The largest provider of aviation degrees on the West Coast, the Aviation program in the Department of Aviation and Technology prepares students for careers as professional pilots, airport managers, flight operations professionals, and other aviation industry professionals. Students receive hands-on experience in both basic and advanced aviation principles and procedures, including aircraft design, aviation safety, air traffic control, and legal and labor issues in national and international aviation. Bachelor’s degree candidates have the option to focus on professional flight, flight operations, aviation management, or maintenance management-a specialty that complements an AS-level Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved community college (A and P) maintenance program. Aviation classes are held both on campus and off-site at our Reid-Hillview Airport facility.


Choose a career in applied engineering design and management focused on computer network systems and advanced manufacturing systems.  Two undergraduate Engineering Technology programs, accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (www.ATMAE.org), are offered by the Department of Aviation and Technology: an Engineering Technology BS with a concentration in Computer Network System Management (CNSM) and an Engineering Technology BS with a concentration in Manufacturing Systems. The Department also offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) with specializations in Applied Network Systems and Smart Manufacturing.

Note to Veterans

Those students who have successfully completed armed forces instructional programs in aviation and who have been awarded units by the Admissions Office for this service training may apply such credit as appropriate toward any of the major or minor programs offered by the department.

Honors Program

Students who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in all aviation courses are eligible for the departmental honors program. Qualified candidates may apply or be nominated by the faculty, during their junior year. To meet the honors course requirements, candidates must enroll in at least one unit of Aviation 180H Individual Studies. Students who successfully complete the one-unit honors course, and who maintain the required 3.5 grade point average, will qualify for the award of departmental honors at graduation.


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