Bachelor of Science

Aviation Maintenance

125 Credits
  • Balanced combination of theoretical study and practical hands-on experience to prepare you for supervisory positions in the aviation maintenance field
  • Strong emphasis on modern modification techniques, manufacturing processes and computer applications
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Futureproof Aviation Maintenance Program

Vaughn’s aviation maintenance degree provides students with the education and skills required to enter the airline industry, corporate aviation divisions and the general aviation community. Our balanced combination of theoretical studies and practical hands-on laboratory experience, exposes students to modern modification techniques, manufacturing practices and computer applications.

Graduates of the aviation maintenance bachelor’s degree program possess a keen ability to communicate and perform high level critical and analytical skills, enabling them to become managers or other mid-level professionals sought by today’s rapidly changing aviation industry. We have seen many Vaughn graduates obtain supervisory positions in the aviation maintenance field.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
89% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The aviation maintenance curriculum at Vaughn College was built with a strong foundation of the basic aviation principles, complemented by career preparation, hands-on lab work, and industry experience. Is this a career possibility you’re interested in? Upon graduation, you will be prepared for full-time employment having already been exposed to the technology and methodology leading aviation maintenance in various industries and positions.

You will complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 147-approved curriculum from Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute, the airframe and powerplant (A&P) certificate (for which you will be awarded 30 credits) or provide evidence of eligible military certificates. You will also take 34 credits of advanced maintenance technology coursework, which includes electrics and avionics technology. You will gain a solid foundation of aviation maintenance―and aviation as a whole―with 61 credits in the arts and sciences.

SAMPLE CLASSES
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems for Maintenance
  • Advanced Gas Turbine Engines
  • Avionics Circuit I
  • Avionics Line Maintenance
  • Maintenance Resource Management
  • Rotocraft Design Technology

CAREERS

Graduates of the aviation maintenance degree programs acquire the skills needed to obtain entry-to-mid-level positions in aviation maintenance and related fields. Because our curriculum allows students to pursue certifications, many pursue advanced opportunities in the field.

Many Vaughn graduates have had successful aviation careers as maintenance line managers, specialized shop managers and maintenance quality auditors with the education, skills and experience they gain on Vaughn’s campus and in internship positions obtained during their degree work.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
More than 164 companies have recruited on campus last year

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • Boeing Company
  • Cosgrove Aircraft
  • Endeavor Air
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

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

SEE MORE DEGREES IN
AVIATION

†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 304 graduates in 2019. 168 reported an outcome for a 55% response rate. The 2019 graduate class includes September 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 graduates.