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 SWTC Agreement Signed
(Pictured above: Spartan College President, Lamar Haynes and SWTC Superintendent, Dale Latham celebrate after signing the articulation agreement that benefits SWTC Electronics Technology students. Also pictured is SWTC Electronics Instructor, Brian Chaney, SWTC Chief Operating Officer, Rodger Kerr and Spartan Vice President of Education, Bennie Thurman.)

On Wednesday Southwest Technology Center (SWTC) and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology entered into an articulation agreement to benefit students enrolled in the Electronics Technology program at SWTC.

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, located in Tulsa, provides a supportive educational environment for students to actively participate in learning and to provide quality career-oriented higher education programs to a diverse student population with interests in the Aviation field.

Graduates of the Electronics Technology program at SWTC will earn approximately 28 college credit hours of advanced standing into Spartan's Aviation Electronics Technology degree plan.

Spartan’s NEW Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) program prepares students for an exciting career as an Electronics Systems Technician. Students can complete an AET training diploma program in less than 14 months and an associate of applied science degree in less than 17 months.

As aircraft technology advances both with the electronic systems of traditional aircraft and the emerging technology related to the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV-i.e. Drones), so does the need for certified technicians with expertise in the manufacturing, operation and maintenance of these systems. The FAA’s recent approval of many commercial applications for UAVs opens up new frontiers that are evolving and expanding the demand for electronic technicians. Spartan College’s AET program is one of the first electronics trade schools to specialize in this area by taking an electronics focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) which will include building, programming, and flying a UAV in autonomous flight.

SWTC Superintendent, Dale Latham said, "We are very excited to offer this new opportunity to our Electronics graduates. Anytime we can partner with higher education entities to increase the skill set and earning potential of our graduates it is a win-win for everyone involved. We are excited about our new relationship with Spartan and the opportunities is brings to our students."

For more information about the Electronics Technology program at SWTC or to enroll, contact Ericka Wiginton, SWTC Director of Student Services, at 580-477-2250 or

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