Program Overview

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Airport Management for students interested in administrative positions within airline companies and within airport operations in order to manage and administrate activities within an airport or airstrip setting. Students will study the aspects of general aviation, air carriers and the total aviation industry in order to gain insight and understanding of the responsibilities involved in general aviation operations, airline management, airport administration, and corporate aviation management.

The program allows students to take part in a curriculum which will exemplify their understanding of the ongoing operations of airports. Examples of classes may include aviation foundations, flight safety, crew resource management, and airline operations.

Upon meeting the requirements for graduation, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and professional qualifications for management roles within airlines and airports. Skills individuals might learn include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of aviation principles relating to the regular operations and management of scheduled flights, to demonstrate an understanding of the airline and commercial aerospace industries, to demonstrate an understanding of tower control and trafficking of arriving and departing aircraft, and to demonstrate an understanding of the organizational structure and business finances involved in operations and management of an airport.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    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.

    Vaughn College offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in technology, management, engineering and aviation, and a master’s degree program in airport management. 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.


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