International Students: Aviation Flight

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology provides flight training to students at our U.S. location in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our Aviation Flight training program is comprehensive, giving you the opportunity to learn the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to train to be a safe and qualified pilot. Training to become a pilot at Spartan College will prepare you to earn multiple Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 141 pilot certifications and ratings.
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Students Thrive at Spartan

Spartan College strives to ensure each student has every chance to succeed. Students build a community within Spartan and in the surrounding campus area. Aviation Flight students train to obtain the essential skills, knowledge, and experience to be a safe and qualified, professional pilot.  
Plus, the typical graduates of our FAA part 141 approved Aviation Flight program may be eligible to apply to continue on to take the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management program. On top of that, domestic and international students may apply to work as a Certified Flight Instructor on the Spartan College location. This allows students to continue in their training journey to become a pilot in the same city and on the same campus they’re used to occupying. 



Piper Archer TX
Piper Seminole
Cessna 172R
archer plane 128 KTAs Max Cruise Speed, 522NM Max Range, 1608FT Takeoff Distance, 1400FT Landing Distance


  • Garmin G1000 NXi AVIONICS SUITE
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 PFD
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 MFD
  • Garmin Flight Charts
  • Garmin SafeTaxi
  • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
  • GTX 335R Transponder
  • Aspen Standby EFD 1000
Garmin Flight
seminole plane 162KTAS Max Cruise Speed, 700NM Max Range, 2200FT Takeoff Distance, 1490FT Landing Distance


  • Garmin G1000 NXi AVIONICS SUITE
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 PFD
  • Single 10.4″ GDU 1050 MFD
  • Garmin Flight Charts
  • Garmin SafeTaxi
  • GMA 1360 Digital Audio Panel
  • GTX 335R Transponder
  • Aspen Standby EFD 1000
Garmin Flight
Cessna plane 730 FPM Rate of Climb, 518 NM Max Range, 960FT Takeoff Distance, 575FT Landing Distance


  • KX 155A Bendix/King Nav/Com w/ GS
  • KT 76C Transponder
  • Full Injector, PAC RSA-5AD1
  • 75 Inch McCauley Propeller
  • King GPS-VFR, KLN-89


Program Cost and Length

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Credit Hours

Aviation Flight – Associate of Applied Science

Our Aviation Flight – Associate of Applied Science program cost is detailed in our latest catalog. Sales tax applies to all applicable bookstore purchases. For a comprehensive overview of potential costs and fees, please refer to our catalog supplement. Please note that program costs are subject to change.

Payment Schedule

Admitted international students must make an advanced payment to Spartan College to cover one academic year’s tuition and fees after the visa is approved, but before the student arrives in the USA. Tuition for each subsequent academic year is due prior to the start of each academic year. Failure to make the advance payments will result in not being scheduled for the upcoming term. If you are being sponsored by a third party agency the payment schedule will follow the contract terms.

Students opting to utilize Spartan housing will also be required to make an advanced housing payment to cover the servicing fee and first months rent.

Payment instructions, including the specific amount of the total advance payment required, and how to make payment will be provided by a Student Finance Advisor.

Why Tulsa?

Tulsa, Oklahoma is known for its warm hospitality and down-to-earth residents—two traits that make this city stand out from the rest. From the Gathering Place, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, BOK Center, Turkey Mountain, and River Parks; the city feels close to home — even if you’re not close to home at all.


Those who love the outdoors, especially love Tulsa. With access to hiking, mountain biking, a BMX track, swimming, fishing (or noodling!), boating, and even whitewater rafting, there is something for everyone within minutes of the city.


  • Turkey Mountain: hiking and biking
  • River Parks: hiking, biking, and running
  • Chandler Park: bouldering
  • Redbud Nature Valley: hiking
  • WOKA Whitewater Park: white water rafting, surfing, floating, standup paddle boarding and kayaking
  • Natural Falls State Park: hiking
  • Illinois River: canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, and camping
  • Claremore Mountain Bike Trail
  • Collinsville mountain bike trails
  • Mayes County and Sand Springs BMX tracks
  • USA BMX Headquarters and Olympic Training Center – Tulsa
  • Lakes – Grand, Hudson, Ft. Gibson, Keystone, Tenkiller, Skiatook: boating, swimming, camping, fishing, noodling


If you just love to walk around, take in the sights, and explore new places, Tulsa definitely has more than enough to offer. With expansive parks, underground tunnels and beautiful college campuses, you’ll be sure to find something beautiful or your next adventure.


  • Gathering Place
  • Guthrie Green
  • Center of Universe
  • Downtown Tulsa Underground Tunnels
  • Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve – Bartlesville
  • University of Tulsa
  • Oral Roberts University


If you love sports, Tulsa and the greater area has a lot to offer. With everything from college sports to professional teams, you’re sure to catch a good game!


  • OKC Thunder – NBA
  • Tulsa FC – professional soccer
  • Tulsa Drillers – minor league baseball
  • Tulsa Oilers – American league hockey
  • Horse Shows and Racetrack
  • USA BMX Headquarters and Olympic Training Center
  • University of Tulsa sports


If going to a new festival every other weekend gets you excited, Tulsa has you taken care of. Year round you can attend events such as bike races, shopping excursions, and musical festivals.


  • Tulsa Tough
  • Tulsa Run
  • Route 66 Marathon
  • Dam Jam
  • Affair of the Heart
  • USA BMX Grand Nationals
  • Tulsa Arts District First Friday
  • Oktoberfest
  • Rocklahoma
  • BOK Center
  • Porter Peach Festival
  • Rooster Days
  • Bixby Green Corn Festival
  • Blue Whale Comedy Festival
  • Day of the Dead
  • Mayfest
  • Hop Jam
  • Azalea Festival
  • Kendall Whittier Farmer’s Market
  • Winterfest
  • Philbrook’s Festival
  • Food Truck Wednesdays at Guthrie Green
  • Castle of Muskogee Renaissance Festival


Tulsa also appeals to those who loves the arts and museums with a wide array of art museums and historical centers.


  • Philbrook
  • Gilcrease
  • OKPop
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Black Wall Street Gallery
  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum
  • J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum
  • Tulsa Historical Society
  • Tulsa Garden Center
  • Cherokee Heritage Center

Admissions Criteria

Congratulations on deciding on Aviation Flight and training to earn your Associate of Applied Science.


To get started, let’s make sure you qualify.


  1. Applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school education. See information related to translation and equivalency requirements.
  2. Applicants should have the funds available for tuition and living expenses prior to and while attending Spartan College. U.S. government regulations require that documents be submitted with the application to prove students have adequate financial support.
  1. Applicants should be able to meet all language requirements. Courses are taught in English. See section titled English Language Requirement in Admissions Policies.
  1. International applicants seeking to enter select programs are required to submit proof of a physical exam. Contact Spartan College’s admissions department for a copy of the approved physical form.
  2. Flight applicants who are not U.S. citizens or nationals will be required to complete the registration process and receive authorization from the Transportation Security Administration prior to beginning flight training. Register at https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/.
  3. Students enrolling at Spartan College under contract with an international post-secondary institution or company must follow the requirements of the contract.

This is an overview and additional admissions, program, and disclosure information can be found in the College CatalogCatalog Supplement, and the Tulsa consumer information page.

I-20 (International Students)

pilot and student in plane

Who needs an I-20?

  • Non-U.S. citizens who have never studied in the United States;
  • Non-U.S. citizens who are transferring from a secondary school, college or university in the United States.
  • Non-U.S. citizens who are switching their current visa status to the F-1 visa.
  • Non-U.S. citizens who are returning from a leave of absence from the United States that is greater than 5 months.

When can I expect to receive my I-20?

  • Spartan College will begin issuing I-20s for initial status students no sooner than 120 days before the program start date.

What do I need to submit to Spartan to initiate an I-20?

  • Copy of your passport.
  • Completed supporting financial documentation needs to be included, as explained in the I-20 application.
  • If funding yourself, you must have minimum liquid assets to cover your costs for a 12 month period. (**Sponsors will need to show liquid assets above the minimum. See application for details.)
  • Students planning to bring a spouse and/or children must provide evidence of additional financial support: a minimum of $13,000 for a spouse and $5,000 for each child for the first year.
  • If you are currently studying at another U.S. institution, you must submit copies of any I-20 forms previously issued and a I-20 Transfer Form to be completed by the international student advisor at the school you now attend. Also submit copies of your passport, visa, and I-94.


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It's important for you to submit all of your documents to the Office of Admissions in sufficient time for us to process all the paperwork and send your I-20 form to you. Keep in mind that visa processing can take up to three months!

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Once you receive the I-20 form from Spartan College, and your SEVIS Fee (I-901) is paid, take it along with your I-20 application, and financial evidence to the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your country.

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Upon entering the United States, present your Spartan College I-20 form to a U.S. immigration official along with your F-1 visa (stamped in your passport) and I-94 form (obtained on the plane).

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