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AMT graduate Norm with instructor Thomas Sabatino

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad thinks he is one lucky guy

by Nyla on July 6, 2017

“I smile a little more, have a little bounce in my step,” says Norm McCraine, recent Fresno – Aviation campus graduate. “My whole attitude toward life has changed because this is an unbelievably good job.” Last month, Norm went to work for Virgin Galactic as an Avionic A&P Technician (“spacewrench”) on SpaceShipTwo in Mohave. He

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Aviation Maintenance Technology grads are landing jobs with big name companies

Aviation Maintenance Tech grads land jobs with big names in aviation industry

by Nyla on March 15, 2017

“I don’t think I’m going to have a single problem with employment,” says Norm McCraine, who will graduate from Fresno’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program in April. “I figure a month and a half out of training, I will be working.” A lot of his confidence comes from the fact that Aviation Maintenance Technology program

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Aviation Maintenance graduate Louis McArthur

In-demand Aviation jobs brought employers to recent graduate

by Nyla on February 16, 2017

27-year-old Louis McArthur did his time stocking shelves, working in retail and managing pizza places. He was ready to commit to more education to open the right doors, and had two things driving his career choice: He wanted to work with his hands and he wanted something that would allow him to provide steadily for

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Virgin Spaceship Unity

Fresno Aviation campus graduates hired to build spacecraft

by Nyla on January 12, 2017

Who has never looked up into the night sky and dreamed of the thrilling possibility of space travel? Two recent and one soon-to-be Fresno Aviation Maintenance Technician graduates just signed on with The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, to help make those dreams a reality. “I so wanted to do this, as a kid,” says

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Aviation Maintenance graduate Mariela

Aviation Maintenance Technology grad overcomes lifelong quitting habit

by Nyla on June 30, 2016

When Mariela Alvarez started the Aviation Maintenance Technology program on Fresno’s Aviation campus in 2010, she had lots of self-doubt. “I am usually the person who would quit whatever I started,” she admits. “I started Vet Tech (Veterinary Technology program), and I quit on that. My mind just wasn’t totally there.” Mariela’s dad used to

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Aviation campus 25 anniversary

SJVC’s Aviation campus celebrates 25 years

by Nyla on June 23, 2016

Framed and hanging on the Aviation campus’s lobby wall is a faded Air Agency Certificate dated June 7, 1991, which was issued to San Joaquin Valley College from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It affirms that SJVC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program “complies in all respects with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration…” and permits

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SJVC student finds true passion in Aviation Maintenance program

by Susie on April 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology student Thomas Ringel originally turned this essay in for a class assignment. We loved it so much, we had to publish it on the SJVC blog! A few years ago, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I started training to be a

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