PATTS College 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.
The unfavorable 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, Paranaque 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.