SkyWest Aviation Technician Career Pathway

at Spartan College

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SkyWest Aviation Technician Career Pathway

Career-Oriented Aviation Maintenance Technician Training

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Complete your training in Aviation Maintenance Technology at Spartan College while earning your Associate Degree or Diploma and preparing for your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) FAA certification.¹ In addition to a customized SkyWest experience, you may qualify for several exclusive SkyWest benefits as you complete credit hour benchmarks toward graduation – and Spartan scholarships, if you qualify.

The SkyWest Aviation Technician Career Pathway engages participating students throughout their education experience. This opportunity allows you to train for the professional maintenance team at the largest U.S. regional airline.² Participating students can enjoy their SkyWest experience throughout their educational journey at Spartan College.

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If you’re interested in learning more, fill out the form below and one of our admissions representatives will contact you!
Maintenance Bases / Line Stations
Avg. Daily Departures 
Aircraft in SkyWest's Fleet

Your benefits look like:


  • Up to $15,000 total SkyWest tuition reimbursement awarded at three (3) specific milestones; (i) private pilot, (ii) instrument rating and (iii) commercial pilot.
  • Early engagement with SkyWest Airlines and exposure to their company culture.
  • Tour of SkyWest facilities* – flight and lodgings included.
  • Priority access to SkyWest mentors and representatives at events, including orientation and job fairs.
  • CFI interview with Spartan College.
  • Final interview with SkyWest Airlines.
  • Increased seniority within SkyWest's ground school class.
  • Opportunity to network with SkyWest professionals who help prepare students and instructors for airline careers.
  • Two-year commitment to SkyWest starting with your Initial Operating Experience (IOE) date.

*Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

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SkyWest Aviation Technician Career Pathway Benefits²:

A&P test fee reimbursement and set amount of moving expenses, plus mileage, upon hire.
As a participating student, start building seniority toward health insurance, profit sharing programs, travel, and more.
Mentorship from mechanic advisors, exclusive operational experiences, job observing, and special training through SkyWest Airlines.
Final interview with SkyWest upon satisfactory Spartan program completion.
Three-year commitment to SkyWest post probation.

The SkyWest Technician Journey

Curious about how to get there?  We’ve done the legwork for you, so you can head to the hangar.
Step 1
Enroll at Spartan College

Speak to an admissions representative, who can provide additional information on Spartan’s acceptance criteria and enrollment process.

Step 2
Apply To The SkyWest Aviation Technican Career Pathway

Connect with a SkyWest representative about the details and benefits of participating in the SkyWest Aviation Technician Pathway while training at Spartan College.

Step 3
Complete Your Training

Gain hands-on training using relevant mechanical components with experienced FAA Part 147 professionals in less than 2 years.

Step 4
Test for your Airframe & Powerplant Certificate¹

After you’ve graduated, the SkyWest Aviation Technician Career Pathway requires that you obtain your A&P Certification with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).¹

Step 5
Priority Interview with SkyWest²

Graduates are given a priority interview with SkyWest Airlines. The Aviation Technician Career Pathway also gives you access to interview preparation, mentoring, and networking through SkyWest.

Step 1
Apply and Interview for the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College

Meet the admissions criteria for the pathway program along with Spartan’s academic requirements.

Step 2
Enroll in SkyWest's Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College and Receive a Guaranteed Final Interview With SkyWest

Speak to one of our Admissions Representatives, who can provide additional information and help you through the application process.

Step 3
Academic Delivery in Flight School at Spartan College

In as few as 17 months, you can complete our FAA Part 141 approved program and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) at an ACCSC accredited college earning your Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Single Engine, Commercial Pilot Multi-Engine, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) certifications.*

Step 4
Graduate and Apply to become a CFI at Spartan College

After graduation, recieve a guaranteed interview to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) at our flight school and help train more SkyWest cadets to become pilots.

Step 5
Fly Toward Your Reduced ATP Hours**

When you graduate with your AAS in Aviation Flight you become qualified to reduce your Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) hours to 1,250, which you can accumulate as a CFI.

Step 6
Final Interview with SkyWest Airlines

As you approach your 1,250 hours, be among the first to interview with SkyWest Airlines. Being a part of the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program at Spartan College gives you access to interview prep, mentoring, and networking.

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Now Become an Active Spartan Alumni

Congratulations! You’ve graduated from Spartan College – now’s the time to submit your Spartan Story to inspire future maintenance professionals. Stay connected with us via social media and come back to guest speak at our Open Houses. You’re also invited to mentor a Spartan student and refer any of your friends to our programs.


SkyWest Airlines Helps Spartans Soar

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“SkyWest is the premier regional airline in the world. We are proud of our professional team of technicians who ensure that our fleet of more than 500 jet aircraft fly safely and reliably each day throughout North America,” said Wade Steel, SkyWest Chief Commercial Officer.

As a participating student, you’re supported along your journey to SkyWest with their cultural pillars of Teamwork, Safety, Stability, and Professionalism. Oh, and did we mention that Forbes named them on their America’s Best Employers List for 2021 and 2022? Which makes their Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Award and top 50 Best Places to Work in 2021 award unsurprising.
*Video Provided by SkyWest
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Campus Locations
Years of Training Experience
Techs and Pilots Trained
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The Spartan College Difference

Tulsa Area Campus 
Denver Area Campus
Los Angeles Area Campus
Inland Empire Area Campus
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The Tulsa locations operate with over 247,000 sq. ft. of training facilities, classrooms, and administrative space located on two Tulsa area airports.
  • Boeing 727 Cockpit Section
  • Aero Commander Aircraft
  • C303 Crusader
  • Cessna C-150s
  • Sabreliner for Static Training
  • 13 Operational Aircraft
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*Tulsa's campus offers student housing

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Located in Broomfield, only 30 minutes northwest of downtown Denver, our 52,000 sq ft site sits adjacent to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.
  • Nearly 40,000 sq. ft. of classroom and lab space
  • Over 80 powerplants including two Rolls Royce RB 211-22B turbine engines
  • Operational GE Walter 601D turboprop 658 shp
  • Cessna 172s, Cessna 152, Lear Jet Model 24D, Falcon 2, and a Beech C-35 Bonanza
  • ADSB test system.
  • IFR6000 test equipment
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The LA Area Campus is conveniently located on Aviation Boulevard only about a mile from LAX airport which is also near a large number of aerospace focused companies that employ some of our graduates.

  • 100,000 sq. ft. of training facilities
  • Aero Commander aircraft
  • JT8D-17A turbine engine
  • T-39 and T-38 aircraft
  • Cessna 150 and 172s
  • Piper PA-34 Seneca aircraft
  • Bell 264 helicopter
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Inland Empire Area campus is located on the historic Flabob Airport in Riverside, California. Founded in 1925, Flabob Airport is Riverside’s first civil airport. Spartan's newest hangar is located at the seventh oldest active airport in California.

  • Cessna 172 RG aircraft
  • Cessna 310 aircraft
  • Turbine powerplants
  • Propellers, magnetos and carburetors
  • NIDA electrical troubleshooting trainers
  • Sheet metal and riveting equipment
The Riverside, CA campus of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a branch campus of the Spartan College campus located in Inglewood, CA.


¹ Certification Disclosures - Tulsa - Broomfield - Inglewood - Riverside

² The SkyWest Technician Career Pathway (“Pathway”) is intended to provide SkyWest with a pipeline of prospective technicians. The Pathway is available to interested Spartan College students who are enrolled in a Spartan technician program (“Program”). Pathway terms and availability may be subject to change. Spartan students in the Pathway may be eligible for Education Assistance from SkyWest subject to meeting specific benchmarks within the Program and after graduation. Any Education Assistance is paid by SkyWest directly to the student and requires a contract between SkyWest and the student. Spartan College is not a party to any contract between SkyWest and the student. Employment with SkyWest is not guaranteed. Students in the Pathway may also be eligible for a Spartan College scholarship. See the College Catalog for additional details.

³ COVID-19 restrictions may apply.

⁴ No college can guarantee employment.

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