Academy of Energy and Resource Occupations (AERO)

Academy of Energy and Resource Occupations - AERO


Certified NAF Academy

Porterville High School


The mission of AERO is to provide students a dynamic, engaging and effective educational experience that prepares students with the skills to be productive citizens in a global society. AERO emphasizes academic preparation for "college and career", with skills for success in the real world. Students work as a team with teachers, businesses, technical experts, and mentors. While focusing on Energy and Engineering Technology as a career field of study, students will be engaged in rigorous core curriculum, integrating demanding technical skills and real world application.


  • Women in Trades Conference 
  • Student Apprenticeship Workshop 
  • World Ag Expo 
  • Industry and Energy Site Tours 
  • Forklift certification
  • OSHA certification
  • SunPower summer camp
  • Grid Alternatives Partnership
  • Cross Pathways House Project

AERO Program of Study includes: 

  • Engine Technology 
  • Architectural Design P 
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Building/Remodeling/Repair 
  • Green Technology
  • A-G UC approved core courses


Pathway Lead: Tom Reed - Email

Advisory Board Chair: Traeger Cotten, Southern California Edison (SCE)