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AVIATION MAINTENANCE (BS)

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The aviation maintenance bachelor of science degree provides students with the entry- and mid-level technical skills required by the airline industry, corporate aviation divisions and the general aviation community. These include 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.

Graduates of this program will possess a keen ability to communicate and high level critical and analytical skills enabling them to become one of the managers or other mid-level professionals sought by today’s rapidly changing aviation industry.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in this field are on track for supervisory positions in the aviation maintenance field.

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In addition to the completion of a Federal Aviation Administration Part 147-approved curriculum from Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute, or possession of the airframe and power plant certificate for which students are awarded 30 college credits, or who have a military certificate of eligibility, students will also take 34 credits of advanced maintenance technology coursework, including electives and avionics technology; and a solid foundation of 61 credits in arts and sciences.

See our Online Catalog for the full curriculum.

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  • A Sampling of Classes:
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems for Maintenance
  • Advanced Gas Turbine Engines
  • Avionics Circuit I
  • Avionics Line Maintenance
  • Maintenance Resource Management
  • Rotocraft Design Technology

Graduates will acquire the skills to obtain entry- to mid-level positions in aviation maintenance and related fields and have advancement opportunities. They will be able apply the knowledge, skills and techniques of an enhanced aviation maintenance program to analyze and solve issues, specifically in the maintenance environment.

Career possibilities for graduates of the program include maintenance line manager, specialized shop manager, and maintenance quality auditor.

Potential internships and employers for graduates include: Air France KLM, Delta Air Lines, FedEx Express, SkyWest Airlines, Atlas Air, Jet Aircraft Maintenance, Lockheed Martin.

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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