Mr. Pena

    Mr. Anthony "Tony" Peña

    Phone: 925-473-2390 x7748



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     Degrees and Certifications:

    Associate of Science degree in Aeronautics - College of San Mateo

    Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering - San Jose State University 

    Master of Science degree in both Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering - Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering

    CA Credential in Career Technical Education (CTE) within two Industry Sectors - Engineering and Aerospace (Transportation)  

    Licenses and Certifications:

    • FAA Pilot’s License
    • FAA A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) Technician
    • FAA Commercial Drone Pilot
    • FCC Commercial Radio Engineer
      • RADAR Endorsement
    • FCC Amateur (HAM Radio- KF6RBI)
    • Certified Astronomer
    • CA CTE Engineering and Aerospace Credential 


    Hi, I’m Mr. Peña and I teach Aerospace, Commercial Drone Pilot (Aero-Drone Flyer),  Engineering (GEARS) & Robotics (https://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/domain/1322) at Pittsburg High School’s GEAR (Green Engineering Academy & Robotics) Program.

    I hold several science degrees including my Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University (http://www.sjsu.edu/avtech/) and my Master of Science degree in both Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (https://aa.stanford.edu/) from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Engineering.

    My work experiences includes 40 years within the Aerospace Industry, and that includes flying Air/Sea Search & Rescue on US Coast Guard helicopters (https://aoptero.org/) along with 30 years at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/index.html) in Silicon Valley in various Engineering positions. After retiring as a Chief Engineer, I obtained my CA CTE (Career Technical Education) Credential and began initially volunteering and substitute teaching Engineering at a couple of local High Schools. Then I became a full time faculty member at Pittsburg High School.  

    I believe with my knowledge, education, and work experience I can share with my students the exciting and amazing field of Engineering.