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Fresno CA 93727

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Trades Education at SJVC’s Fresno – Trades Education Center

Established in 2019, the Fresno–Trades Education Center (TEC) serves students and employers in Fresno and neighboring communities. Originally an aviation trade school, the campus was founded in 1991 as the Fresno–Aviation campus. It’s now designed to house the Aviation Maintenance Technology, Electrical Technology, HVAC and Maintenance Technician programs.

Trade School Programs in Fresno

The Fresno–Trades Education Center prepares students in Central California for the booming industrial trades. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(May 2018), between 2018 and 2028 national employment of general maintenance is projected to grow 6%1, with electricians expected to grow by 10%2, and aircraft mechanic and service technician jobs are forecast to grow 3%3

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There are many career options for a well-trained trades professional, including those interested in attending an aviation trade school. If you enjoy a dynamic, hands-on career, then aviation maintenance or working as an electrician may be the right choice for you.

Plus, according to our partner Generation T4, an organization committed to encouraging students to attend trades school, by 2028, there will be 3 million job openings in the skilled trades.

Trades Jobs in 2028

Our industrial and trade school programs are supported by statewide regulators and employers. Our Electrical Technician program is approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and our Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation and also has an apprenticeship program with SkyWest

Students at our Fresno–Trades Education Center have the opportunity to not only learn the skills they need for a career in Aviation Maintenance, Electrical Technology, HVAC or Maintenance Technology but also get a fulfilling student experience. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and events, including:

  • Associated Student Body (ASB)
  • Annual celebration of Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) Day on May 24th
  • Barbecues to celebrate the end of midterms
  • Book drives to benefit the United Way
  • Food drives to help local veterans

If you’re in search of reputable trade schools in California, visit SJVC’s Fresno Trades Education Center.

“Partnership with our students to transform their lives through education and realize their professional success in the Trades is our inspiration. We are proud to be a part of their community and their journey, for they light the way ahead, keep us moving forward, and take us to new heights.”

Jerry Franksen - Fresno Trades Center President
Jerry Franksen

Campus President,

SJVC Fresno – TEC


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