Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private specialized aviation and engineering college located on a 6 acre urban campus in Flushing New York, witch is located in the New York City borough of Queens, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport. The school was founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1932, and was originally known as the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics. In 1940, the location was moved to New York City. Vaughn received its current name, which honors founder George A. Vaughn Jr., in 2004.
Close to 1,700 students are enrolled in Vaughn College’s associate and bachelor degree programs in technology, management, engineering and aviation, and a master’s degree program in airport management. The most popular academic majors at Vaughn College include mechanical engineering technology, aviation maintenance management, electronic engineering technology, general management and aviation maintenance. The average student to faculty ratio is 8:1, and approximately 60 percent of Vaughn’s classes consist of fewer than 20 students. Students have the option of receiving an aviation degree or certificate online through Vaughn’s distance learning program. Flexible, accelerated curriculums are scheduled to allow students to work around their busy schedules. Students can study at their own pace, and have 24/7 access to course assignments and materials.
Vaughn’s academic programs educate students in the areas of mechanical engineering technology, electron engineering technology, airline management, general management, airport management, aviation maintenance management, aircraft operations, flight dispatch and air traffic control and aeronautical engineering technology. Vaughn offers a program in mechatronic engineering that provides students with the skills that are needed to succeed in computer, automotive, aerospace and communication industries. Vaughn is a confirmed training partner of the Federal Aviation Administration, which gives students and graduates of the associate and bachelor programs in electronic engineering technology, avionics, an inside advantage in securing internships, and possible employment with the FAA. Vaughn is one of only 36 schools in the country that are approved for the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative, which allows Vaughn to make recommendations to the FAA to hire students as air traffic controllers. Vaughn alumni have obtained jobs in government, transportation, and defense sectors, airport management, manufacturing, electronics, engineering and fiber-optics communication and computer software companies. Students develop communication, analytical and technical skills that allow them to become essential members of corporate teams and to be lifelong learners in the high-tech world.
Vaughn students have opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom including internships, clubs and activities. Vaughn has an active alumni network, and its close proximity to New York City provides multiple opportunities for internships and employment after graduation.
Vaughn has a Teaching and Learning Center that houses academic resources that include the student advisement center, and the academic resource center. The Teaching and Learning Center also offers peer tutoring, study space, a writing lab where students can develop their writing skills with assistance from student tutors, faculty and professional authors, and a language lab that allows students to learn or practice a foreign language, and reinforce correct English pronunciations, which is a necessary requirement for air traffic controllers.
Vaughn is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Specific programs at Vaughn have been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
The cost of attending Vaughn is $18,400 per year. Financial aid is available for eligible students.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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