Be Part of Modern Day Engineering and Technology with a Degree from Vaughn College

The field of engineering and technology continues to play a critical role in defining modern day life and society. As technology continues to develop at a rapid rate, the demand for well-trained electrical, mechanical, and mechatronic engineers is greater than ever. Are you seeking a futureproof career in the engineering and technology field? Join a campus of industry professionals as they seek new solutions and are constantly learning and researching the latest trends in the field.

Industry Focused Programs

Vaughn College’s industry-focused bachelor’s, associate, and certificate degree will prepare you for an ever-changing and dynamic career in your chosen field. Based on the industry’s newest standards, our curriculums are taught by industry professionals which will give you access to firsthand knowledge and expertise in each course and career path. Our world-class engineering and technology degrees expose you to both theory and hands-on technical and research studies which will help you adapt to the high demands of the industry’s needs. You will develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for this field. Choose from a wide range of degree options in electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, or degrees in engineering technology such as avionics and general electronics.

Learning Outcomes/Enrollment and Graduation Data

Vaughn’s leading-edge degree in mechatronic engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The College also offers bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Vaughn’s AAS Aeronautical Engineering Technology, AAS Electronic Engineering Technology, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology – Aeronautical, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology – CAD, BS Electronic Engineering – Avionics and BS Electronic Engineering – General programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET ( To find out why accreditation is important, visit ABET for more information.

The engineering and technology student learning outcomes are available here.

The engineering technology program enrollment and graduation data is available here.

The engineering program enrollment and graduation data is available here.

Meet the Department Chair

Dr. Hossein Rahemi, chair of the engineering and technology department, has been recognized in the fields of vibration, fracture mechanics and reliability analysis. His years of industrial experience in structural analysis, vibration elimination and fatigue prevention of engineering structures has made him an asset to our campus and students. Dr. Rahemi conducted funded research with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in nondestructive testing and the evaluation of surface through-crack detention using a capillary diffusion method (CDM). His technique was reviewed with NASA, and CDM was added to the list of potential inspection methods for surface defects for space shuttle ceramic tiles. For years, Dr. Rahmi has been a mentor to Vaughn students who are pursuing a similar path of success. He has helped students in the VEX Robotics World Championship, the Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, and the American Society for Engineering Education Conference reach new heights.

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Q: Can I transfer an associate’s degree in engineering technology to a bachelor of science degree?

Graduates of this program can either continue their studies in the College’s bachelor of science degree program or transfer to engineering programs at other four-year programs at a variety of colleges. For more information, please see the department chairman.

Q: How long does it take to complete the electronic engineering technology programs?

A full-time student can complete the BS program in eight semesters or four years, and the AAS program in four semesters or two years.

Q: What are some of the courses I will take in aeronautical engineering technology (pre-engineering)?
  • Material Science and Composites: This course will cover basic atomic structure, metallurgy, plastic and ceramic materials.
  • Computational Methods in Engineering: This course will cover numerical analysis, finite difference approximations, matrix inversion methods, implicit and explicit procedures.
  • Engineering Graphics: This course emphasizes the interpretation of engineering drawings, combining theory and standard practice.
Q: What kind of systems will I work on during my electronic engineering technology studies?

Aircraft communications and navigation systems, pulse systems including transponders and distance measuring equipment (DME), weather and radar altimeter systems, power and distribution systems, flight control systems including: autopilot and flight directors, flight management systems (FMS), electronic flight instrument systems (EFIS), traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS) and global positioning systems (GPS).

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