There is currently a workforce shortage demanding aviation and engineering professionals with the skills you’ll learn at Vaughn College. This means job opportunities are endless and salaries are at an all-time high. Be prepared for your future. It all starts at Vaughn.

Schedule

Open House will start at 9 a.m. (with check-in at 8:15) and will run until 2 p.m. The details of the day’s events are listed below. The order of the events that start at 9:55 a.m. will vary by group.

8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Check-in, Breakfast and Academic and Student Life Fair
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome
Order of events below may vary
9:55 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Getting to Know Your Academic Department

(Select one)

  • Aircraft Operations (Flight/Aeronautical Sciences)
  • Management/Air Traffic Control
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance

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Success Stories

“All airlines are hiring mechanics, so it’s an exciting time to join the industry. During the pandemic, I completed my bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance, which will give me an advantage when I apply for a management position—which is my ultimate goal.”

ERIC SANTOS-SILVA '21
Aviation Maintenance BS, AOS, A&P
Aviation Maintenance Technician, Delta Air Lines

“My advice to aspiring pilots is to trust that you are capable of greatness. With every morsel of progress made, you are that much closer to your goal. Embrace the camaraderie that comes with the tight-knit flying community.”

BILLY MERCADER '09
Aircraft Operations
First Officer, American Airlines

“I landed my job at Collins Aerospace after attending the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers conference through Vaughn’s network. After learning about the company, I realized it was a place where I could grow and diversify my skillset in engineering.”

KIREI WATSON '19
Mechatronic Engineering
Rotational Program Engineer
Collins Aerospace

“I chose airport management so I could learn about one of the most global businesses in the world. My work at Rystad Energy, a global market research firm, has given me the ability to appreciate the strategic drivers behind the cyber, aerospace and technology industries.”

EDISON LUO '15
Airport Management
Vice President and Research Manager
Rystad Energy

“Vaughn gave me the skills and mindset to prepare for a career in the aviation industry. Not only am I living my dream—working in the industry—but I’m providing real-world experience to the future generation of aviation mechanics as an adjunct professor at Vaughn.”

MADHI MACBAHI ’13
Aviation Maintenance BS, AOS, A&P
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Delta Air Lines

“Vaughn College played a huge role in my success and created endless opportunities in my flight career. I am living proof that hard work does pay off.”

XYLENE DECOTEAU '20
Aircraft Operations
First Officer, Mesa Airlines

“As part of my full tuition four-year LaGuardia Redevelopment Opportunity Scholarship, I received a paid summer internship working at the general manager’s office at LaGuardia Airport, helping to keep employees informed about developments at the airport. This internship will open a lot of doors for my future.”

ANTON DEGUZMAN '24
Mechatronic Engineering
LaGuardia Redevelopment
Opportunity Scholarship Recipient

“Throughout my time at Vaughn, I immersed myself in a world of aviation and discovered my true passion. As a first-generation graduate, my college journey was a period of personal growth and breaking barriers for the next to come. I am grateful for the friendships I made, the collaborative spirit of my peers and the support of the entire Vaughn College community. The encouragement and camaraderie have been instrumental in my success.”

SCARLET ZAMBRANO '23
Operations Services Supervisor
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

“After graduating from Vaughn in 2014, I never thought I’d be flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner for United Airlines at just 30 years old–I am living my dream.”

GAGANDEEP MUNDER ’14
Aircraft Operations
First Officer, United Airlines

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS THAT WILL TAKE YOU HIGHER, FASTER

Vaughn students go on to have exciting careers at some of the nation’s top companies in aerospace, engineering, aviation, manufacturing and transportation. Here are but a few of them.

  • AAR CORP.
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES
  • ATLAS AIR‭ ‬WORLDWIDE
  • BOEING
  • CYIENT
  • DELTA AIR LINES
  • ENDEAVOR AIR
  • FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
  • HONEYWELL
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • LUFTHANSA GROUP
  • METRO-NORTH RAILROAD
  • NASA
  • PIPER AIRCRAFT
  • REPUBLIC AIRWAYS
  • SAFEFLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, LLC
  • SKYWEST AIRLINES
  • SPACEX
  • SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
  • TESLA, INC.
  • PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY
  • UNITED AIRLINES
  • WHIRLPOOL

EARNINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

Annual salaries in New York for some of the careers Vaughn will prepare you for.†††

Commercial Pilot
$197K

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Air Traffic Controller
$142K

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Mechatronic Engineer
$119K

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Aircraft Mechanic
$70K

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Drone Pilot
$100K

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Software Developer
$134K

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Airline Manager
$130K

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Supply Chain Manager
$119K

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†††Per Lightcast career data

AT VAUGHN, THE NUMBERS ARE STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR.

MORE THAN 90% OF STUDENTS RECEIVE
FINANCIAL AID
92%
of Vaughn grads–78% in their field–are employed or continue their education within one year.*
RANKED #1 IN UPWARD
MOBILITY
NATIONWIDE
Top 4%
RANKED IN TOP 4%
OF COLLEGES WITH HIGHEST ROI FOR STUDENTS FROM UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES**
US News & World Report Vaughn College best regional college in the north 2024 TOP REGIONAL COLLEGE
IN THE NORTH
TOP COLLEGE FOR
SOCIAL MOBILITY
Student-Faculty Ratio is 14-1 STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 14 STUDENTS
1 FACULTY

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