Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (Formerly known as the College of Aeronautics, previously the Academy of Aeronautics and originally founded as the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics) is a private specialized Aviation and Engineering college located adjacent to LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York, United States. It was founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1932, and moved to New York City in 1940. The college's most recent name change, to honor a founder, was on September 1, 2004.
It provides Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree and Master's degrees in Engineering, Technology, Aviation, and Management. The Aviation Training Institute at Vaughn offers the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant maintenance certificate. Vaughn is the only college in New York to offer the engineering program Mechatronics, developed at MIT. Mechatronics is a combination of several engineering types including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.
The institution is also designated by the FAA as a Collegiate Training Institute and offers a non-degree air traffic control program for those wishing to pursue a career in this field. The associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Avionics, the associate in applied science (AAS) degree in Aeronautical Engineering Technology and the bachelor of science (BS) degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, as well as the Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). It is believed that Vaughn College has strong relations with aerospace industries like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
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