School of Business Technical Careers and Workforce Initiatives


Business Administration

Business managers plan, organize, direct, and oversee the activities needed to accomplish an organization’s mission. They ensure that vital resources - people, money, equipment, information, and work processes - are used effectively and efficiently. This program prepares students to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related major at a four-year university.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Miramar College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 147 approved Aviation Maintenance Technician Program. A prerequisite of Math 38 or equivalent is required for admission. The program is 1900 hours, which represents 78 units and takes five semesters to complete. Students seeking the Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings are required to complete the minimum hours of instruction to meet the experience requirement of 14 CFR 65.77, eligibility to test for the Mechanics Certificate.

Aviation Operations

The Aviation Operations Program integrates simulator flight training with rigorous academic study, providing a strong foundation for leadership positions within the aviation industry. The program emphasizes a combination of the technical fundamentals of flight, airport operations, human factors, group dynamics, and safety in order to enhance students’ development of situational awareness, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program provides both classroom theory and extensive hands on (shop) entry-level employment training as well as professional upgrading to persons in the automotive industry. The program provides training for each of the areas tested for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, and Bureau of Automotive Repair training for state licenses as well. Certificates of Achievement are offered in Automotive Chassis, Automotive Electrical, Automotive Engine Performance, and Automotive Transmissions.


The documentation of business activities is accomplished through accounting. Without accurate and timely accounting information businesses do not know their financial position, who owes them money, who they owe money to, or what assets they have available for business processes, etc.