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San Joaquin Valley College

About San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - Training today for a better tomorrow.

Better opportunities and increased financial stability could be just around the corner. Get the skills needed in today's competitive job market with accelerated programs in medical, technical, and business fields.

Founded in 1977, SJVC is a private junior college with campuses located throughout California - including an Online division - offering a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on training to meet your needs.

Maintenance Technician

Program Highlights

San Joaquin Valley College’s Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment. Students will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of hydraulic systems, bearing and seal types, and power transmission components.


  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Motor control devices and wiring
  • Fluid power systems
  • Valves, actuators and bearing applications

Career Opportunities

Employers are looking for individuals who can operate and maintain the equipment required for the operation of modern industrial facilities. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to communicate solutions are valuable assets to these organizations.

With SJVC’s hands-on approach to training, graduates are qualified to go right to work in a variety of commercial and manufacturing settings as a Maintenance Technician, Production Supervisor, Hydraulic Technician, Machine Operator and Plant Electrician.

On the job, you can expect to:

  • Install & diagnose progammable logic controllers
  • Install & maintain valves, actuators and bearings
  • Operate & repair hydraulic and bearing systems
  • Troubleshoot programmable logic controllers

Program Outcomes

Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Program Highlights

San Joaquin Valley College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program prepares students with the skills and technical knowledge they need to perform maintenance on aircraft airframe (body) and powerplant (engine). In addition to classroom instruction, hands-on training in the hangar includes maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of airframe and powerplant systems and components.

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation."


  • Aircraft engine and airframe repair
  • Propeller & engine systems
  • Basic electricity & electronics
  • Turbine/jet engine systems

The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses on preparing students to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Credential and Professional Certifications

Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 17 months, or an Associate of Science degree in as few as 22 months. Graduates are prepared to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree or Certificate.


San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

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Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Visit consumerinfo.sjvc.edu for important information on program outcomes.

Campus Locations

Bakersfield, CA

201 New Stine Road



Fresno, CA

295 East Sierra Avenue



Fresno, CA – Trades Education Center

4985 East Andersen Avenue



Modesto, CA

5380 Pirrone Road



Ontario, CA

4580 Ontario Mills Parkway



Visalia, CA

8344 W Mineral King Ave




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