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Computer Science, Information Technologies & Engineering


"An incredible opportunity is waiting for you.  Technology is changing the world by connecting billions of devices and improving how we live, work, play and treat our planet.  No industry is immune.  Are you ready to change your life, and possibly make the world a better place?"

Our students develop invaluable skills by following a structured learning path rich in theory and hands-on hardware experience that is current to today’s standards, aligns with post-secondary institutions, and culminates in meaningful and industry-recognized certifications.  

We partner with Cisco’s Networking Academy, Amazon Future Engineer program, and AutoDesk to enhance student learning.


Up Ward Bound Program

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that helps low income and first-generation community youth achieve college and career success by providing a year-round comprehensive system of support including tutoring, college entrance examination preparation, college and financial aid application assistance, cultural field trips, mentoring, and more. The Upward Bound Program at Vaughn College services students at 3 sites: Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, August Martin High School, and Grover Cleveland High School. 

The program is FREE to eligible students. To meet eligibility for the program, the student must be attending 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at Grover Cleveland High School. The student must be first-generation (lives with parent(s)/guardian(s) that have NOT obtained a bachelor's degree) and/or family income must qualify under federal TRIO guidelines (economically disadvantaged).

Saturday Academy (9:00 am to 1:00 pm): Living Environment, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Spanish, English, U.S. and Global History, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

Summer Academy (July to August): All subjects above plus College English, College Calculus, Flight, Sports, Rocket Building, Hydroponics, Robotics, Career Development

Cultural Field Trips: Cooking Workshop, Drone Flying Workshop, Lunar New Year Event, Pumpkin Picking, College Tours, and more

Applications for Upward Bound can be found in the Grover Cleveland High School guidance office, at the Upward Bound office in Vaughn College, or online at:

For more information, please contact: 

 Nicole Nguyen, M.A.  Assistant Director, Upward Bound

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

86-01 23rd Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 | Office L201 | 718.429.6600 ext. 165

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Computers are the critical component pervasive across all careers, from accountants to zoologists and everything in between.

Computer knowledge and skills are necessary and valued in virtually every job market.

Computers and all forms of digital devices are now embedded in our society, and the need for skilled professionals to program, setup, maintain, network and troubleshoot these devices, will always exist.

With Cisco’s Networking Academy, high school students can develop these invaluable skills. In the program, students follow a structured learning path, rich in theory and hands-on hardware experience that is current to today’s standards, aligns with post secondary institutions and culminates in a meaningful and industry-recognized certification.