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AVIATION MAINTENANCE (AAS)

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The aviation maintenance associate in applied science degree program contains a balanced combination of theoretical study and practical hands-on laboratory experience. Maintenance overhaul and modification techniques are included, as well as a sound background in manufacturing practices. Computer applications are also emphasized.

This is a two-year college degree that is career-oriented and designed to give the student all the expertise necessary to enter the workforce in entry-level positions in aviation maintenance and related fields upon completion.

Graduates will have completed the necessary coursework to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation maintenance.

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The completion of the program qualifies graduates to enter general, corporate or airline aviation as maintenance and overhaul technicians or to assume positions in aircraft manufacturing or related industries. Students will study a variety of general education classes as well as basic aviation maintenance.

Thirty college credits are awarded to students who possess the airframe and power plant certificate or who successfully complete Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute approved curriculum or an equivalent military certificate of eligibility.

See our Online Catalog for the full curriculum.

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  • A Sampling of Classes:
  • Airframe and Powerplant Certificates
  • American Government
  • Computer Science I – Visual BASIC
  • English
  • Global Civilization
  • Public Speaking

Graduates will have completed the necessary coursework to pursue a bachelor of science degree in aviation maintenance. In addition, they will acquire the skills to obtain entry-level positions in aviation maintenance and related fields.

Career possibilities for graduates of this program include positions at any airline or flight operations department, component manufacturers or repair shops.

Potential internships and employers for graduates of this program include: Thales, Sikorsky, Delta Airlines and JetBlue.

70% of Vaughn students get paid internships*More than 164 companies and organizations have recruited on campus

Vaughn College’s career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals. The department meets and communicates with individuals through appointments, e-mail and phone conversations, providing information, editing and reviewing resumes and helping with the job and internship search process. It implements weekly workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job fair etiquette. It organizes job fairs in the fall and spring, each with 40-plus companies, and a graduate school fair in the winter.

The department also networks with companies on behalf of Vaughn students for job and internship opportunities. It manages a private job board website, Vaughn Career Connect, where students and alumni can post resumes and apply for positions. Employers registered on the site can post jobs as well as search and review student and alumni resumes for potential candidates for open positions. For more information on career opportunities, visit Vaughn Career Connect here.

  • A Sample of Vaughn Internships:
  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • EgyptAir
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • FAA (Enterprise Data and Messaging Engineering Team)
  • FAA (Tech Center)
  • Federal Express
  • FlightSafety International
  • General Electric
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • NASA
  • NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command)
  • NBC
  • NYU Engineering Summer Research
  • Rashid Petroleum Company
  • Sikorsky Helicopters
  • Textron Aviation
  • United Airlines
  • Venture Aerobearings
  • Watertown Airport
JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:
  • Aircraft Service International Group
  • Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • American Airlines
  • AFCO/AvPorts
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Cessna Citation
  • Chautauqua Airlines
  • CitationShares
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Continental Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Covenant Security
  • Cummins
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EMBRAER
  • Emirates
  • Empire Aero
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • Gulfstream
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Jetblue Airways
  • JFK International Arrivals Terminal
  • KeySpan
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mesaba Airlines
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Orion Power
  • Panasonic Avionics
  • Panorama Flight Service
  • Pinnacle Airlines
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Southern Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sikorsky Airlines
  • United Technologies
  • US Airways

Vaughn is in the borough of Queens—one of the five boroughs in New York City—and the most diverse county in the country. Minutes from campus are “Little India” in Jackson Heights, the great Greek and Italian restaurants of Astoria, and the bustling Chinese markets of Flushing. Want more? The excellent museums, nightlife and cultural events of Manhattan are just a short commute away.

Outside the classroom, Vaughn students get together, work together and have fun together in student clubs, professional societies, honor societies, and in intercollegiate athletics. Whether you live in the residence hall at Vaughn College or commute, there’s always something to do on campus. Grab a bite to eat with friends in the cafe. Work out at the fitness center. Watch the College’s many sports teams play. The Vaughn Warriors compete in men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, and cross country; and men’s soccer and baseball as a part of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

You can also join one of the College’s many student clubs or professional societies. From the Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineering, Veterans Organization, and Society for Women Engineers, to the Robotics, Drone and Gaming clubs, this campus has a way for you to find a new interest or pursue a passion.

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