To become the CENTRE of EXCELLENCE
in Aviation Education. In order to attain this vision, PATTS
College has strengthened its faculty thru its competency-based
training, including research and development programs, streamlined
its curricula to be responsive and relevant to the needs
of the industry and has painstakingly invested in a new
campus that would offer the best in facilities.
To provide quality but affordable Aviation
Education and to assist our graduates in the labor market.
In order to achieve its mission, PATTS College employs experienced
instructors and practitioners from the industry and has
intensified its academe – industry linkages, maintained
its comparatively low tuition charges and broadened its
On-the-Job-Training and Placement Program.
of Aeronautics is reputedly the country’s Number One
Aeronautical College today. It was founded in 1969 then
known as the Philippine Air Transport and Training Services
a joint venture of Filipino and American pioneers in aviation.
The primary aim was to establish a manufacturing and assembly
plant for training aircrafts. The secondary aim was to put
up an aeronautical school to meet the needs of the air transportation
industry, domestic or international.
investment climate then prevailing at that time constrained
the founders to drop the first objective and proceed to
the second which is to organize and operate an aeronautical
school intended to provide the best professional and technical
training to its clients. Thus the PATTS School of Aeronautics
was conformably born. The school started with the One –Year
Airframe Mechanic, Two-Year Airframe Mechanic, One year
Power Plant Mechanic and the Two-Year Power Plant Mechanic
Courses. In its second year of operation the Communication
Technician Course (Avionics) and the fouryear Aeronautical
Engineering Course were added.
Under the excellent stewardship
of the Board of Directors, the school rose to higher levels
of credit and standard when its BS Aeronautical Engineering
graduates continuously topped the PRC’s Licensure
Board Examination for Aeronautical Engineers since its inception
in 1983 . Thus the tradition of excellence continued. Indeed,
successful school operation had its fruits. In 1989, the
school attained college status. PATTS School metamorphosed
into a bigger educational institution known as PATTS College
of Aeronautics, adapting as its slogan “ Fly high,
your future is in the skies”.
In 2005, the greatest transformation coincided with PATTS
36th Foundation Anniversary. This refers to the transfer
of PATTS College of Aeronautics from its old site at Domestic
Airport Road, Pasay City to its new home at Lombos Avenue,
San Isidro, Parañaque City. Its four-story edifice
equipped with modern facilities conducive to learning,
now sits on a spacious campus with the ambiance of an
ideal educational institution. Success after success inspired
the Board of Directors to aim even higher in perpetuation
of the priceless legacy left to it by the late Atty. &
Engr. Ambrosio R. Valdez Sr., PATTS Founder and First
President and Chairman of the Board. Anent to the 36th
Anniversary theme which is, “To Infinity and Beyond”,
Management’s new diversification policy was conceived.
PATTS will now offer non-aviation related programs responsive
to industry needs, starting with B.S. Hotel and Restaurant
Management effective school year 2005 – 2006. Feasibility
studies are being conducted to determine what other curricular
offerings are viable. Graduate Studies is also a possibility,
preparatory to university status. This is PATTS today.
|The College Seal
Emblazoned in the middle
of the PATTS corporate crest or college emblem is a figure
that elicit more than a passing interest from people. The
image is etched clearly and faultlessly-it is a seahorse.
To this figure, questions abound. What has a seahorse to
do with an aeronautical institution, and a creature seemingly
in flight, so to speak? The answer is in a founders dream
of PATTS that is now translated into a legend of what hardwork,
dedicated instructors and visionary management can do to
create a workforce now numbering more than 20,000 and growing,
all with cutting edge knowledge in technology that has brought
them to success all over the world. The seahorse has wings
but cannot fly. Students who enroll at PATTS may have the
potential wings but cannot use them. Here they are trained
to harness the potential and when they graduate they are
winged to fly and search for their future in the skies.
Like Martin Luther King, PATTS founder
Atty. & Engr. Ambrosio R. Valdez, Sr. had a vision of
the future premised on achievement. “If we can make
a seahorse fly, there is no reason why we cannot make anyone
or anything else fly”.