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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT (BS)

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The aviation maintenance management bachelor of science program has been designed to broaden the perspective of the aviation professional. It provides the education and training necessary to prepare students to assume leadership and management roles in aviation maintenance. This option builds upon a solid technical background with courses that will prepare the graduate for advancement in the aviation industry.

This program offers training in maintenance, avionics and operations of aircraft systems, blending theoretical and practical approaches. Emphasis is also placed on training in accounting, marketing, business communications, industry and labor relations, economics and finance.

Graduates will have completed the necessary coursework to assume leadership roles managing maintenance systems for the manufacturing and repair of aircraft and their components. They also will have acquired the foundation to further their studies at the graduate level.

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The degree consists of four components: 1) the satisfactory completion of all courses required for certification through Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute or possession of the airframe and powerplant certificate or equivalent international certification or military experience for which students are awarded 30 college credits; 2) 43 credits of advanced maintenance and technology coursework, including advanced aircraft systems and avionics technology; 3) a solid foundation in arts and science with 30 credits; and 4) students will complete 18 credits in management coursework.

See our Online Catalog for the full curriculum.

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  • A Sampling of Classes:
  • Business Communications
  • Financial Management
  • Maintenance Resource Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Accounting

Graduates will have completed the necessary coursework to assume leadership and management roles in the aviation maintenance field. They also will have acquired the foundation to further their studies at the graduate level. Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge, skills and techniques of an enhanced aviation maintenance program to analyze and solve issues specifically in the maintenance environment.

Career possibilities afforded to students in the program include logistics manager, maintenance scheduling manager and maintenance production manager.

Potential internships and employers for graduates include: Flight Safety International, JetBlue, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Jet Aviation.

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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