Shannon Faris

Shannon Faris

Year Graduated: 2019

Program: Aviation Maintenance Technology

Degree Earned: Associate

Name of Employer: Ball Aerospace

Location of Employer: Westminster, Co

Job Title: RF Technician


Why did you select Spartan College and your program of study?

It was recommended to me by a family member who was a current employee of Ball Aerospace


How did Spartan College successfully prepare you for your career?

They helped me in knowledge to take to my career and helped me mold my ability to grasp concepts quickly.


Please describe your career path and how you got to where you are today (Including degrees earned).

My current career wish is to continue in the field of Aerospace, specifically with Ball. Previous to my time at Spartan I had odd dead end jobs that amounted to nothing. With the degree that I earned from Spartan, I have seen many opportunities that were previously unavailable to me open up.


Would you like to tell us more about your career highlights?



Are you a veteran?



How has your education made a difference in your life?

My education has given me the know how to apply to my current career. I came on board well prepared to perform the duties expected of me.


What advice do you have for current students?

Absorb all the information you can, learn from your instructors personal field experience as well as the knowledge gathered from the course materials.


Please select how likely you are to recommend a Spartan education to others on a scale of 1 to 5.

5 (Very Likely)


Please describe the ways that Spartan College faculty and staff impacted you.

Several of the members of staff really helped me believe in myself and helped me strive to achieve my degree so that I could reach for my passion.


How long have you worked with your current employer?

Since 11/4/2019


How did Spartan Prepare you for your day to day responsibilities? What tools and equipment do you use?

I primarily use torque tooling, your basic tools such as sockets, wrenches and screw drivers. There are times where I am asked to think on my feet to find a solution for an issue that comes up in a project that I am working on; some of the tasks at Spartan trained me to navigate such predicaments with calmness and ease.


What have been some of the high points of your career?

I have had the luck to work on cutting edge technology that is going to be used in Space and Military applications. Everyday is a new experience and the end product that we are aiming for is actually going to make a difference in the world. I have become certified to be able to work/repair Space flight hardware.

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