24 Oct 2013

Spartan Testimonials

Aviation Maintenance

Bobby George

Aviation Maintenance Flight Engineer

Could not have had career without Spartan. I relocated to Tulsa from New Mexico to attend Spartan. My first job after graduating was as a Flight Engineer with Pan American World Airways. I’m now retired from Pan American World Airways as a B-747 Captain.

Charlie Holley

Aviation Maintenance

I enjoyed my time at Spartan and still stay in contact with roommates who went through the Spartan training. I can tell you for a fact one can always tell a Spartan trained A&P. They are the best mechanics and employees.

Dana Reutzel

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan training prepared me to obtain A and P certification. My first job after graduation was in general aviation. I’m now an instructor/developer for B747-400.

Frank Daehne

Aviation Maintenance

A&P certificate provided me a job at Delta Airlines for 26 years as a mechanic and then on to lead AMT in line maintenance. I relocated to Oklahoma from Texas to attend Spartan.

Harold McLamb

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan prepared me with the ability to be an excellent aviation technician by training me in approved methods of aviation maintenance. I moved from Colorado to attend Spartan and my first job after graduating was an Advanced Composite Technician. I’m now a Field Technician II.

Jesus Contreras

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan was a life changing decision I will never forget. I moved from California where I was working at a screen door manufacturer not having ends met, to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was with Turbomeca Engine Corporation.

Lee Taylor

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan training prepared me for the job I have today as a Director of Maintenance. I moved from Wisconsin to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was as an A&P Technician.

Nick Scarpinato, Jr.

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan provided well rounded training that allowed me to compete for jobs in general aviation as well as air carriers. The Spartan name opened doors. I moved from California to attend Spartan in Oklahoma. My first job after graduation was as an aircraft mechanic with Mississippi Valley Airlines. I’m now a Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration at the Flight Standards District Office.

Oddur Gardarsson

Aviation Maintenance Flight Engineer

I relocated from Iceland to attend Spartan. I am very happy with my decision to attend Spartan for AMT course. It has furthered my career enormously. My first job after graduating was as a mechanic for an Air Charter. I am now a Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Patrick Delahoussaye

Aviation Maintenance

My first job after graduating was with Paul Fournet Air Service in Lafayette, LA. Spartan training helped advance my career tremendously. I relocated from Louisiana to Oklahoma to attend Spartan.

Patrick Grant

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan training helped advance my career by providing me the knowledge to perform the work. My first job after graduating was with Raytheon Aircraft as an Experimental Flight Test Mechanic.

Patrick Voeller

Director of Aircraft Maintenance

My first job after graduation was a line technician and now I’m a General Manager / Director of Aircraft Maintenance. I relocated from Hawaii to Tulsa to attend Spartan. The A&P licensed earned at Spartan was the starting point for my career.

Robert Sommers

Aviation Maintenance

Spartan training helped me obtain airframe and powerplant certification. Before Spartan, I had not so much as changed the oil in a car. I moved from Chicago, Illinois to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was as an A&P in general aviation. Most recently I was a mechanic/avionics installer / inspector at a repair station.

Roger Wiedrick

Aviation Maintenance

I moved from Kansas to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was with Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. Spartan training helped advance my career from PHI to American Airlines and Boeing. I obtained my start as a Technical writer for Learjet and have worked for Eclipse Aviation and Dassault in this capacity.

Terry Fraser

Aviation Maintenance and Flight

I came to Tulsa from Georgetown, Illinois. Spartan training provided me my ratings to qualify for work and live my childhood dream. I retired from US Airways 5.5 years ago after a 37 year career. My last position was international captain flying an Airbus A330.

Avionics

 

David Jacobs

Instrument Technician

I’m a Spartan Graduate year 2003, from the Instrument A.S. Degree Program. Since I graduated From Spartan College, I have the opportunity to serve at FlightSafety International right here in our great state of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow. I Started in 2007 to Present Working in the Instrument Engineering/ Group as an Instrument Simulator Technician. I enjoy my position at FlightSafety International. My duties are to Test/Calibrate Troubleshoot, assemble, and re-wire instruments that we produce for almost every type of Aircraft today, including Military, Private, and Commercial. My first job right after I graduated from Spartan College I started in 2003 with a company called Varga Enterprises “The Aircraft Specialist” back home in Chandler Arizona. I worked there from 2003-2005. Came back to Tulsa, Oklahoma for my wife was home sick. Thank you David Jacobs • Instrument Technician FlightSafety International • Simulation • 700 North 9th Street • Broken Arrow, OK 74012

James Roy

Avionics

Spartan gave me the training and credentials for my current position as an avionics manager. I relocated from South Dakota to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduating was as an avionics tech at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter. I’m now the Avionics Manager at Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopter.

Joshua Bohm

Avionics

Spartan education and training and the name on the resume helped advance my career. My first job after graduating was AWOS Technician. I’m now a Field Service Engineer. I relocated to Tulsa from Minnesota to attend Spartan.

Scott Bratt

Avionics

Spartan training gave me the skills and training to move into higher paying skilled jobs. My first job after graduating was as an Instrument Technician with Flight Safety International. I am now an Instrumentation and Controls Technician at an oil refinery.

Flight

 

Warren Sherrow

Flight

I moved from Delaware to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was with Ram Aviation. Spartan training helped advance my career through achieving my ratings. I’m now an Airline Captain.

William Kullman

Flight

I moved from California to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job was as a flight instructor/charter pilot with Skyways Inc. in Troutdale, Oregon. I’m now a retired airline captain, (Northwest Airlines, B707, 727, 747, DC10). My Spartan training including 5 ratings gave me an edge over other applicants. There were a lot of Spartan graduates working for Northwest Airlines and I met plenty of them because I wore my Spartan grad pin as a tie tack for 30 years. Most I knew where mechanics but many were flight graduates.

Flight Engineer

 

Bobby George

Aviation Maintenance Flight Engineer

Could not have had career without Spartan. I relocated to Tulsa from New Mexico to attend Spartan. My first job after graduating was as a Flight Engineer with Pan American World Airways. I’m now retired from Pan American World Airways as a B-747 Captain.

Oddur Gardarsson

Aviation Maintenance Flight Engineer

I relocated from Iceland to attend Spartan. I am very happy with my decision to attend Spartan for AMT course. It has furthered my career enormously. My first job after graduating was as a mechanic for an Air Charter. I am now a Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Quality Control / Nondestructive Testing

Carey Nichols

Nondestructive Testing

Spartan gave me the theory and hands-on experience in the classroom which put me ahead of other people who either haven’t had the training upon entering my career field or they’ve had less training. With the Spartan name, I’ve been able to command higher starting wages. I moved from Missouri to attend Spartan and my first job after graduating was as a Fluorescent Penetrate tech at a Tulsa plating company. I’m now a Site Manager, C.W.I. multi-certified technician.

Jim Gibbons

Nondestructive Testing / Quality Control

I relocated from Illinois to Oklahoma to attend Spartan. My first job after graduation was as an NDT Technician with Northrop Aircraft Corporation. Since then, I’ve worked on The Space Shuttle, B1B, F-18, B-2. The first three retractable roof stadiums, Oakland/S.F. Bay bridge, Benicia-Martinez Bridge, New Carquinez Bridge (Louis Zampa), numerous nuclear generating stations and numerous high rise structures as a NDT tech/AWS CWI/ICC Special Inspector. All of which happened from my Spartan NDT training. I’m now the Chief Inspector Aviation Department – City of Phoenix, AZ.

Josh Stasen

Quality and Inspection Supervisor

I was fresh out of high school when I was introduced to the Spartan recruitment video. After watching the video I was very interested in the NDT and Quality Control programs. After taking a tour of the campuses and a tour of Tulsa I enrolled into Spartan and moved from Southern Maryland. Once I completed the information packed fast paced NDT and AAS programs, I applied and was quickly hired by Cameron. Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil & gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows. Utilizing what I learned through the NDT and Quality Control programs. I quickly advanced in my career path. I am currently the Quality and Inspection Supervisor at Cameron’s aftermarket repair facilities located in Moore and Oklahoma City. Thank you, Josh Stasen Quality and Inspection Supervisor Drilling Systems Cameron 2101 S. Broadway Moore, OK 73160 Moore Office: 405.703.8604 33rd St. Office: 405.813.3130 Cel 405.312.7215 Fax 405.378.2932 Joshua.Stasen@c-a-m.c

Military


Brian Reed, Grad 2011
Quality Assurance Inspector

I first learned of Spartan College shortly after leaving the Air Force where I served as an aircraft mechanic for six years working on the U-2. I thought Spartan would be a good way for me to expand my knowledge base and further my career in Aviation Maintenance. I couldn’t have been happier with the caliber of classroom instruction and how much we did in the shop. Like I said, I come from an aircraft background and I loved the variety of training we get from Spartan. I believe the training I received helped to make me a better and more well rounded mechanic. Before I even finished my schooling I received an offer for employment from Bell Helicopter where I am currently a quality assurance inspector for their H-1 program. I love my new career and I have Spartan College and their wonderful instructors to thank.
Thank you very much!


Gregory Hernandez

Right after my graduation from Spartan back in 2009 I landed a job with AAR CORP in Oklahoma City and not even three months into it I got call back in to service again with the U.S Army Reserves. After a long ten-month deployment to Afghanistan I was happy to know that my job was held by AAR and currently I’m working for the company in Oklahoma City.

I’m working on gaining more experience as an A&P Mechanic. At the same time thanks to my training at Spartan and the people and friends I met I obtained my Private Pilot License and currently I’m working on getting my instrument rating with the help of my friend, also a graduate from Spartan, Erwin Winkler. My ultimate goal is to become a Commercial Pilot and to work for the Airlines.

Because of the great memories with the faculty and the friends I met at Spartan I’m looking forward to maybe enroll once again at Spartan College after I complete my commercial and CFI rating to go for the Bachelor’s Degree.