Frequently Asked Questions
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.
- 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.
A full-time student can complete the AAS program in four semesters or two years.
- Students work on HP Z computer stations equipped with recent generation I7 Processors. These computers, located in the computer graphics and additive manufacturing labs, are fully equipped with software programs such as:
- 3ds Max, Maya, ZBrush, Adobe Creative Suite, and Blender all highly regarded as industry leading 3D modeling and animation tools.
- Unreal Engine 4 as a tool for interactive 3D video game level creation.
- Artec EVA, Spider 3D scanners, and Artec Studio Software for real time 3D scanning of people and objects for animations and 3D models.
- CATIA and SolidWorks CAD software used to develop parts for additive manufacturing and video game hard surface models.
- Access to our Additive Manufacturing Lab where students can 3D print their creations on our wide range of printers from 3D Systems, MakerBot, Form Labs, Stratasys, Ultimaker, and Creality.
- Introduction to 3ds Max: Create artistically rendered 3D scenes for video games and animation using 3ds Max.
- Animation for Video Games: Create interactive 3D game levels with modern 3D video game engines and assets created with 3ds Max, Maya, and ZBrush.
- Advanced Maya Modeling and Animation: Develop CGI models such as vehicles and character using advanced modeling techniques. After modeling students will rig and animate their creations with the same skillset used in films and video games.
- ZBrush Digital Sculpting: Students will learn to develop environment, hard surface, and character models suitable for animation, video games, and additive manufacturing.
- 2-D Computer Graphics Photoshop: Develop 2D graphic images used for graphic design projects in print media, video, and animation.
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.
The newly renovated FAA-Authorized Prometric Test Center at the College provides students with all the written exams for the FCC General Radio Telephone License.
On the leading edge of industry today, mechatronic engineering is an innovative field that uniquely combines the elements of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering to design “smart” technology, such as the Mars Rover. Students in this field take courses in basic engineering sciences and application (mechanical, electronic, computer and controls theory) and are also required to take courses in automation, robotics and CATIA. Exposure to the design process exists throughout the curriculum in various engineering courses. To complete this program, students are required to take three credit hours of a senior project related to mechatronic components development.
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).
About 99 percent of Vaughn graduates are employed or continue their educations within one year of graduation.* 83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field of choice or continue their education within one year.* Some are employed at well-known companies such as Lockheed Martin, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Rockwell Collins, United Technologies, Consolidated Edison and JetBlue Airways. *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.