CERTIFICATE

Aviation Maintenance (Airframe and Powerplant)

  • Learn to install, build, diagnose and maintain multimillion-dollar equipment and systems
  • This certificate can be completed in as little as 16 months

Prepare for a Position in Aircraft Maintenance

The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate will give you the ability to install, build, diagnose and maintain multimillion-dollar equipment and systems that power today’s transportation, energy and defense manufacturers in America. This FAA certificate is extremely valuable. In fact, most aircraft maintenance positions require it. That’s why our federally approved program is offered at our Aviation Training Institute (ATI) and included in all maintenance-based bachelor and associate degree programs at Vaughn. This certificate takes the same amount of time as a student enrolled in the ATI and can be completed in as little as 16 months.

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.*
83% 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.*
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North)

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

Airframe and powerplant certification is an integral part of the maintenance-based degree and certificate programs. All airframe and powerplant courses required for certification are offered through the Aviation Training Institute (ATI).

SAMPLE CLASSES
  • Aircraft Landing Gear Systems
  • Aircraft Materials and Processes
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics I
  • Introduction to Aircraft Graphics
  • Introduction to Aircraft Physics

CAREERS

Vaughn College has one of the highest rankings for graduate employment rate, and the graduates of the Aviation Training Institute (ATI) program are no exceptions. With the education, hands-on experience and skills students have gained on campus, they have found rewarding careers after graduation. Our career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals.

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • A&P Aircraft Maintenance
  • AAR Corp
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  • Arkwin Industries
  • Bombardier
  • British Airways
  • Butler Aerospace & Defense
  • Con Edison
  • Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing
  • CPI Aerostructures
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc
  • Endeavor Air
  • Envoy Air
  • Executive Fliteways
  • Executive Jet Management
  • ExpressJet Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Jettpro Line Maintenance
  • Mach 5 Aviation
  • Maridian Private jet Airline
  • Marotta Controls Inc.
  • Million Air
  • Mountain Air Cargo
  • MTA Metro-North Railroad
  • Northeast Aero Compressor
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Piedmon Air
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Qatar Airways
  • Republic Airways
  • Roush Performance Products, Inc.
  • Sheltair Aviation
  • Shuttle America
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Swissport
  • Talon Air
  • Thales Group
  • United Airlines
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Navy

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)
  • 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
* Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduate class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.