Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Aviation Maintenance for students who are interested in learning about entry-level responsibilities in caring for and repairing airplanes and aircraft systems. Students will learn about the principles of aviation and the different systems that are utilized in order to keep the plane in functioning and flying order. Through the program, students will prepare for maintenance responsibilities by studying common malfunctions and problems in aircraft maintenance.
The program allows students to take part in a curriculum which will enhance their understanding of aviation theory and aircraft maintenance and management. Examples of classes include general aeronautics and applications, aircraft electrical systems theory, and statistics with aviation applications.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and professional qualifications for entry-level responsibilities in aircraft maintenance and will be prepared for future studies in aircraft maintenance. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of aviation principles and the principles of aeronautic design needed for maintenance, to demonstrate critical thinking and communications skills necessary for roles in maintenance and management of aircraft, to demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and overhaul aviation electrical and hydraulic systems, and to demonstrate the ability to service and repair airframes, engines, and propellers on commercial and private propeller-based and jet-based aircraft.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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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