George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is located at 3275 N.W. 42 Avenue, adjacent to the Miami International Airport. The school is a public, tax-supported institution authorized by the Florida Department of Education and operated by the Miami-Dade County Public School System. It is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the National Center for Aircraft Technician Training (NCATT) and is certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Certificate # CT9T072R.

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is currently preparing approximately 1,000 high school and adult students for careers in aviation.  For high school students, we offer instruction in aerospace technology, electronics, avionics, and aircraft maintenance (airframe and powerplant).  For adult students we offer instruction in electronics, avionics, and aircraft maintenance (airframe and powerplant).  Both high school and adult students, upon completion of their respective course of study, may receive certificates issued from the NCATT, FCC, and FAA.  We are only one of two schools in Florida to be accredited by the NCATT and the only school in the country to offer NCATT accredited courses to high school students.

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College employs FAA, NCATT, and FCC licensed technicians with extensive aviation backgrounds who are certified for teaching by the State of Florida. Baker Aviation only employs certified FAA test examiners who administer oral, practical and written examinations on-site. Additionally, Baker Aviation articulates locally and nationally with colleges and universities offering a degree in aviation related areas.

The aviation program was started in 1939 at Miami Senior High School. In 1942 the program moved into the unfinished Roosevelt Hotel.  In 1943 the building became known as the Technical High School and several other programs moved into the facility. In 1947 the building was renamed the Lindsey Hopkins Education Center. Classes were held there until 1958 when the aviation program moved into its present quarters adjacent to Miami International Airport. In 1961 the building was dedicated as George T. Baker Aviation Maintenance Technician School to honor Mr. Baker who, until his death, had been president of National Airlines, and had donated the land to the School Board of Miami-Dade County.


VISION

The vision for George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is to provide occupational training to persons interested in aviation maintenance, electronics, and avionics; and for all students to become program completers, possess an Airframe and Powerplant certificate or a Federal Communications Commission license, obtain employment upon completion of a program, and become technologically proficient.

 

MISSION

The mission of George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is to provide training to persons interested in aviation maintenance, electronics, and avionics to become an integral part of industry. To accomplish this mission, the school must enhance the curriculum, utilize industry resources, encourage students to obtain their Federal Aviation Administration certificates or Federal Communications Commission license, and place students in jobs that are related to their training. The academic and technical expectations established by the instructional staff and the strong educational leadership provided by the principal make it possible for the school to accomplish this mission.

CORE VALUES

The staff and community at George T. Baker Aviation Technical College firmly believe that all students are capable of learning. We, therefore, are committed to developing each student's academic, social, physical, ethical, and emotional potential in a safe and nurturing environment, thereby creating lifelong learners and productive citizens prepared to enter a global workforce. The staff and community at George T. Baker Aviation Technical College are dedicated to creating a school climate that is safe and provides the most modern instructional materials. The staff and community at George T. Baker Aviation Technical College are dedicated to creating a positive, cooperative working relationship between the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and the community who will work together in support of a program of excellence for all our students.