Spartan College enters articulation agreement
Red River Technology Center students to earn credit hours in avionics program
(TULSA, Okla.) –Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announced today it has entered into an articulation agreement with Red River Technology Center based in Duncan, Okla.
The agreement means students in the RRTC Electronics Technology program earn credits in Spartan College’s avionics program. These course credits ensure a smooth transition to Spartan College and can supplement the student’s degree requirements by as much as 24 weeks of courses, or six months.
“The curriculum at Red River is a good match to our general course requirements,” said Ryan Goertzen, Spartan College president. “An articulation agreement means our partnership with Red River gives its students a viable path to a career in avionics.” RRTC Superintendent Dennis Loafman described the agreement as a positive step for both the Electronics Technology program and its students.
“We are excited about this partnership (with Spartan) and the opportunities it will offer our students,” he
said. “This agreement makes the transition from certificate to degree faster and more affordable for students
who want to continue their education and training at Spartan after finishing their program at Red River.”
As a historical training asset in the aviation industry, Spartan College monitors changes in the market and regularly makes opportunistic adjustments to ensure it is providing the trained workforce needed to meet employer demand.
“Market growth in the avionics industry is attributed to the growing demand in retrofitting commercial and private planes with the current technology,” said Goertzen. “This is in addition to maintaining the technology now found throughout the latest models, including the extensive entertainment and communication components found in almost every plane.”
“We hope this is the first of similar articulation agreements between area high schools and Spartan College,” said Goertzen. “Spartan prepares students to apply the knowledge gained in their degree programs to real-world applications, and knowledge about electronics opens up career paths for students in many other industries.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: courtesy photo available
(l-r seated) Signing the articulation agreement were RRTC Superintendent Dennis Loafman and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology President Ryan Goertzen.
(l-r back row) Also present for the signing were RRTC Principal Brook Holding, RRTC Electronics Technology Instructor Bill Leyrer, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Director of South Campus Education Rich Crawford, and Joe Zalanowski, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Enrollment Manager for Oklahoma.