The Riverside, CA campus of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a branch campus of the Spartan College campus located in Inglewood, CA. The branch is located on the historic Flabob Airport in Riverside, California. This campus offers the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program (AMT) using tablet technology. Spartan College offers a combination of lecture and hands-on delivery methods to prepare graduates to test for their Airframe and Powerplant certification. The Riverside (Inland Empire) campus is conveniently located just over a mile South of the 60 Freeway and approximately 2 ½ miles West of the 215/91/60 interchange in downtown Riverside. The accessibility of our location to students is a great advantage to the Inland Empire area.

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Programs Offered


Aviation Maintenance Technology (Diploma)

Aviation maintenance technicians keep aircraft in safe flying condition by servicing, repairing, and overhauling aircraft components following stringent regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). All aircraft are required to undergo thorough inspections and repairs on a regular basis. These services are provided by trained A&P technicians and approved by certified technicians. Technicians in this field work on aircraft components and systems including airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, and environmental systems.
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About Our Riverside (Inland Empire) Campus


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Where Are We Located?

4130 Mennes Avenue
Riverside, CA 92509
[For GPS add Hangar 8]
Front Desk 951-228-9922
Admissions 951-228-9918

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Facilities and Equipment
Administration and Faculty
Professional Affiliations

The branch campus is located on the historic Flabob Airport and comprises six (6) classrooms, one (1) breakroom/resource center, and 36,000 square feet of laboratory hangar space. The College features an array of industry relevant training aids to include, but not limited to:

  • Reciprocating and turbine powerplants
  • Variety of carburetors, magnetos, turbochargers
  • Propellers
  • Sheet metal shop containing brakes, shears, press and pneumatic drill and riveting equipment
  • Shops used for the study of wood, fabric, fiberglass, Plexiglas and composites
  • Aircraft electricity lab
  • Additional equipment used to study aircraft navigation, flight and communication instruments

Our instructors, all who have industry experience, can help you focus on key skills that are commonly used. For a full list of the faculty and administration present at our Inland Empire area Campus, click here to view our supplement.

Spartan College staff and faculty maintain affiliations with many professional organizations to keep their services, processes, and industry knowledge up to date. Some of these organizations include the following: Delta Airlines, Qantas Airlines, Boeing, SkyWest Airlines.
It is no secret that the greater Los Angeles area covers a vast amount of space and traffic can make seemingly short distances take a long time to drive. As a student, you can explore the many attractions the region has to offer – from hiking wilderness trails, to winter sports, hot air ballooning, zip-lining, to NASCAR – Inland Empire has all this and much more.

The history of the Flabob Airport has been to provide education through aviation. We are thrilled to be their partner in this pursuit. Founded in 1925, Flabob Airport is Riverside’s first civil airport and the seventh oldest surviving airport in California.  Flabob has long been home to “Education through Aviation” and remains a time-honored paradise for homebuilders, antiquers, and everyone devoted to sport and family aviation.

For class hours, holidays, breaks, and more details, please refer to the Catalog Supplements here.

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Campus President & Chief Administrator

Chris Becker

Title: Campus President & Chief Administrator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 951-228-9919

Accreditation & Approval


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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The Riverside, CA campus of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a branch campus of the Spartan College campus located in Inglewood, CA. 

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081
(770) 396-3790 fax


Home State Licensing

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private institution that is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE), and that approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the CEC and 5, CCR.
The Bureau does not endorse programs and approval does not mean the institution exceeds minimum state standards. Any questions a student may have can be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589
(916) 263-1897 fax

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Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 147 – Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
The campus holds an Air Agency Certificate to offer Part 147 training.
Air Agency Certificates: Main Campus #NR0T084K, Branch Campus #7BIT627K


Additional Approvals

U. S. Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid Program

The institution participates in federal and state financial aid programs, and all consumer information that is required to be disclosed to students pursuant to federal and state financial aid programs is provided in the appendix of this catalog, on the website under “Consumer Information”, and via email distribution as required.

Department of Veterans' Affairs for Veterans benefits

Department of Veterans' Affairs for Veterans benefits.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that administers the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), authorizes the College to issue Form I-20 for the F-1 student visas. Visas allow international students to participate in training programs for academic (F-1) or vocational (M-1) courses of study.

Out-of-State State Authorization

Please see the Appendix in the Catalog for complete information.



Riverside (Inland Empire) Campus

What programs does Spartan College offer in Riverside (Inland Empire)?

We offer a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT)

What kind of training facilities do you have?

Our Riverside campus has classrooms for lecture/presentation based curriculum delivery and hangars for hands-on lab based training and instruction.

When should I apply to your programs?

Enrolling in our AMT diploma program is based upon the needs of the student, however we recommend that you talk to us as soon as you are ready so we can provide you with more information. Admissions representatives are available to assist with additional questions relating to enrolling and starting class.

Does Spartan College offer any scholarships for those interested in the school?

Spartan College has internal scholarship and grant opportunities to assist in paying for college for those who qualify. Contact the campus Student Services Department or Student Finance Department for details and the application process.

In addition, other scholarships in several areas of study are offered through outside organizations. A Spartan scholarship is a bona fide financial grant-in-aid to a qualified student that is issued for recognized and acceptable purposes that include specified criteria that a student must meet in order to be eligible for and receive the scholarship. Scholarships can also be research at https://finaid.org/scholarships/.

How old do I have to be to enroll in a technical/mechanical program?

While there is no age requirement to start the program, the FAA requires someone testing for (Part 147) certification to be at least 18 years of age.

You probably have a lot of questions about college. If you don’t find the answers you need on these pages, just call 951-228-9918 to speak with an admissions representative.

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