Aviation Training Institute Program Overview

Vaughn College is also well known for its Aviation Training Institute (ATI) program, which is led by the Vice President of Training Domenic Proscia. Over the last 19 years, he has been responsible for providing academic and administrative leadership and support in all aviation programs at Vaughn College. His strategic objective is to provide a transformational teaching and learning environment, and to create a unique Vaughn academic experience that engages faculty and students.

Proscia has created a level of aviation maintenance training at Vaughn that allows students to cross-train with other disciplines such as engineering, not typically accessible to students at other colleges. The curriculum was designed to prepare students for high paying and in demand careers with the tools, modern technology, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed to be successful in a variety of maintenance careers. Graduates go on to work in the utility, transportation and aviation arenas at companies such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Con Edison, the Long Island Rail Road and major airlines such as Atlas Air (cargo), American Airlines, Delta Air Lines among others.

Why Vaughn for Aviation Maintenance

  • Our instructors are currently employed in the aviation industry
  • We provide connections to top employers like Cessna and JetBlue
  • State-of-the-art training facilities
  • High FAA exam pass rates
  • Affordable tuition

Fast Facts

of Vaughn grads—78% in their field—are employed or continue their education within one year.*
US News & World Report Vaughn College best regional college in the north 2024

Delta Air Lines Partners with Vaughn

Vaughn College is partnered with several nearby world-class airports and airlines to create an unsurpassed environment for learning, gaining experience and making valuable industry connections.

Because of our years of success in helping graduates gain prestigious positions at airports and airlines of all sizes, Delta Air Lines now partners with Vaughn to enhance the College’s aviation maintenance training program. Students in the ATI are exposed to the essential elements, methods, technology and research that leads the field today. Our graduates often land their dream jobs in their field of interest rather quickly.


*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 364 graduates in 2022. 222 reported an outcome for an 61% response rate. The 2022 graduating class includes September 2021, December 2021 and May 2022 graduates.