PATTS College of Aeronautics in Parañaque City 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 Mapúa Institute of Technology, referred to informally as Mapúa, is a 80-year old technology-focused school located in the heart of the Philippine capital of Manila. With 15,000 students in college level it is the biggest engineering school in the Philippines, accounting for about 8% of engineering graduates every year. The Institute alsoruns a pre-engineering high school with about 1,800 students. The Institute prides itself with the quality of its architecture and engineering programs which has been demonstrated time and again in the long history of topnotch performance of its graduates in the government-administered professional licensure examinations.