Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has been providing aviation training in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1928. From the beginning, Spartan College has worked to provide current and innovative training programs to prepare our graduates for the aviation industry. Spartan College operates three locations with more than 247,000 square feet of training facilities, classrooms and administrative space.

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Programs Offered


Aviation Flight (Commercial Pilot) (Associate of Applied Science)

This program is designed to prepare students, both technically and professionally, for entry-level aviation positions. The ground school courses equip the students with the academic knowledge to perform flight duties and prepare for their required FAA examinations. The Aviation Flight program prepares students for their respective FAA flight tests in accordance with the FAA Practical Test Standards. Our tablet-based curriculum can help our students to move through their training more efficiently and with more opportunity to practice as they learn.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology (Diploma and Associate of Applied Science)

Aviation maintenance technicians keep aircraft in safe flying condition by servicing, repairing, and overhauling aircraft and components following stringent regulations set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aircraft manufacturer. All aircraft are required to undergo thorough inspections and repairs on a regular basis. These services are provided by trained A&P technicians and approved by certified technicians. Technicians in this field work on aircraft components and systems including airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, environmental systems, and more.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology (Diploma and Associate of Applied Science) – Hybrid

We also offer a partially online aviation maintenance technology training option that is meant to be manageable even if you are working or you are finishing up active duty in the military. The Aviation Maintenance Technology hybrid option allows you to live at home (or home country) for the first part of the program while taking courses online (providing you with a flexible schedule), then relocating to Tulsa for the second portion which is hands-on. Check our authorization list to ensure you live in a state that has approved our distance education option.

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Aviation Electronics Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

As global airways grow more congested, pilots must now rely more than ever on the integrity of aircraft navigation and communication systems to keep air travel safe. Advances in the electronics of traditional aircraft, expansion of airline fleets, and the emergence of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), requires trained technicians with expertise in manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and installation of new and existing systems. Aviation electronics technicians play a key role in the development and deployment of satellites, helicopters, and aircraft of all types and sizes.

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Technology Management (Bachelor of Science Degree)

The Technology Management program is offered either through hybrid delivery (online/on-ground courses) or Distance Education (100% online). The two bachelor programs are separately approved; however, the courses and format are identical. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (Hybrid or Distance Education Version) is to build and strengthen business and management acumen within technological industries. Students combine their prior technical training with education in communication, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking, as well as business management to help prepare them for challenges in the field. Check our authorization list to ensure you live in a state that has approved our online option.

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Avocational Private Pilot (FAA Part 61)

The private pilot course is designed for students wishing to learn the skills and information to take the FAA exam for private pilot certification (license). The private pilot license allows you to act as pilot in command of most single engine aircraft carrying passengers for pleasure (not for reimbursement) in fair weather conditions. Fair weather conditions are also known as the Visual Flight Rule (VFR) which means there are no clouds or other weather disturbances. While the FAA only requires 40 flight hours to sit for the exam, mastering the skills needed often takes additional time so our program requires 65 hours.

*The Avocational Private Pilot (FAA Part 61) is outside the ACCSC scope of accreditation.

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About Our Tulsa Campus


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Where Are We Located?

Spartan College – Tulsa Main Campus 8820 East Pine Street Tulsa, OK 74115 Front Desk 918-836-6886 Admissions 918-831-8688

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The Tulsa Main Campus contains Spartan College’s electronics program. This is where aviation electronics students learn component-level troubleshooting skills through a 50% hands-on curriculum working with industry-relevant equipment and training aids. The campus houses the general education courses needed to complete a Spartan College associate degree program, as well as bachelor level courses. Spartan College’s Tulsa Main Campus also has aviation electronics labs including a training lab for the building and programming instruction of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), a welding shop for aviation maintenance students, and ultrasonic and eddy current labs for the Nondestructive Testing Technology program, a student resource center (library), offices for student services, career services, admissions, financial aid, student records, student accounts, and administration.

Tulsa North Facility: 7304 East Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115

Our aviation trade school contains specialty classrooms, training labs, and industry-relevant equipment. Including a welding shop, twelve fixed wing and one rotor aircraft, 16 turbine jet engines, 26 reciprocating aircraft engines, a Boeing 727 and more. On-ground students have labs and classroom time where they’ll learn how to maintain the airframe and powerplant components of airplanes.

Flight Facility: 123 West Cessna Drive, Tulsa OK 74132

Spartan’s Flight Facility is located approximately 20 miles southwest of the Tulsa Main Campus at the Tulsa Riverside airport which is a tower-controlled airport including dual runways, crosswind and instrument landing approach capabilities. The Spartan Flight location maintains a fleet of approximately 30+ aircraft including Cessna 172s, Piper Archers, Piper Seminoles, a Frasca flight simulator and a full motion Redbird Advance Aviation Training Device.

The facility has eight classrooms for ground school instruction, flight dispatch, a book and equipment store, a student resource center (library), financial aid, student records and career services offices. The facility also hosts a LaserGrade testing center allowing students computer testing for same-day results for their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written examinations.

Real-time weather information systems are provided in flight operations. All flight instruction is performed with one instructor to one student.

At Spartan College’s Tulsa locations, our faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students. We know this relies on more than just the academic coursework in a student’s program of choice; this is why we provide such a wide variety of support services such as:

Student Housing: Finding a place to call home while in school often involves certain factors such as location and cost. To help make your housing search easier, we provide a Shared Housing Program. This option provides the affordability of dormitory-style living with the independence and privacy of apartment living. Each unit is furnished and includes a washer/dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, and furniture. There are four private bedrooms and two full bathrooms per unit. This student housing option is available for students who wish to stay closer to the campus. Our apartment-style residence hall is located directly behind the main campus. 

Student Resource Center (Library): Our staff provide students with a variety of learning resources. Our Tulsa Campus resource center is located on our main campus and supports all curricula. The Flight Facility resource center supports our flight program only. Both locations are filled with resources and materials to help students in their studies as well as computers with Internet access.

At Spartan College’s Tulsa locations, our faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students. If you’re looking to train in aviation related fields in a city that exudes energy and growth, consider beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma. Along with Midwestern hospitality, Tulsa offers residents a great combination of small town charm and big city culture. There are dozens of reasons to choose Spartan College, but below are just a few: 

  • Cost of Living – Tulsa residents enjoy a cost of living at 10.8% below the national average.
  • Dining & Entertainment – Tulsa offers a variety of entertainment and a huge selection of dining options, from the Blue Dome District, where music seeps out of every crevice, to Brookside, Utica Square and Riverside Parks offering many options for entertainment activities.
  • Art Museums – In addition to being the art deco mecca of the Midwest, Tulsa has two first-rate art museums: the Gilcrease and the Philbrook. 
  • Oklahoma Aquarium – Whether you’re catching a concert or experiencing what it’s like to walk among sharks, the Oklahoma Aquarium is filled with fun things to do.
  • Parks & Recreation – Tulsa residents enjoy 144 parks and river trails in which to bike, jog or just take in the beautiful scenery. The city also has more than 20 swimming pools and almost 200 sports fields.
  • Shopping & Spas – Residents throughout the Midwest flock to Tulsa to shop at its upscale Utica Square and Woodland Hills Mall. Tulsa also offers visitors many spas, antique shops and consignment stores.
  • Sports & Theater – Catch a concert or sporting event at the award-winning BOK Center, or enjoy a more intimate show at the historic Brady Theater. Tulsa attracts the biggest names in music, and it is home to five professional sports teams.
  • Weather – In addition to loads of things to do and see, Tulsa offers optimal weather to enjoy it all. On average, December and January temps don’t fall below 46 degrees.
  • Zoo & Planetarium – Of course, your tour of Tulsa must include the nationally treasured Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. The Tulsa Zoo, and its inhabitants, is also a must-see for the young and old alike.

For students that are relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma for their training, there is one student housing and one referral option available.

Spartan Residence Hall

The Spartan Residence Hall is located directly behind Spartan’s main campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This location is about 18 miles and a 25-minute drive to the flight facility. The residence hall is available for students who are attending college without families. The Spartan Residence Hall is apartment style living providing private bedrooms and shared common areas.

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Student Housing Benefits

  • Affordable housing for single students
  • Utilities included in rent means no signing up for water, gas or electric or paying large deposits
  • Furnished apartments
  • The perfect balance between dormitory and independent living

Student housing availability is limited and is filled on a first come first secured basis. For married students and students with family we offer an apartment referral service.

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Collegiate Housing Services

Spartan College has also partnered with Collegiate Housing Services to assist in finding the best housing to fit your needs while attending school.

  • Shared Living Areas
  • Shared or Private Bedrooms
  • Customized Individual Leases
  • Roommate Coordination
  • Student & Military Friendly Credit Terms
For class hours, holidays, breaks, and more details, please refer to the Catalog Supplements.
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Campus President

Kari Pahno

Title: Campus President  & Vice President, Student Experience

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 918-836-6886

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

Accreditation & Approval


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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Tulsa, OK is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and is authorized to offer degrees with programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Flight, Aviation Electronics Technology, Quality Control Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management.


Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 247-4212


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Home State Licensing


Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is licensed to operate by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools (OBPVS).
Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
3700 North Classen Blvd., Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-2864
(405) 528-3370

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14 CFR Part 147 – Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
The campus holds an Air Agency Certificate to offer Part 147 training.
Air Agency Certificate #CB9T054R
14 CFR Part 141 – Pilot Schools
The campus holds an Air Agency Certificate to offer Part 141 training.
Air Agency Certificate #DF2S766K


Additional Approvals

U. S. Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid Program

The institution participates in federal and state financial aid programs, and all consumer information that is required to be disclosed to students pursuant to federal and state financial aid programs is provided in the appendix of this catalog, on the website under “Consumer Information”, and via email distribution as required.

Department of Veterans' Affairs for Veterans benefits

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

A Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that administers the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), authorizes the College to issue Form I-20 for the F-1 and M-1 student visas. These visas allow international students to participate in training programs for academic (F-1) or vocational (M-1) courses of study.

Out-of-State State Authorization

Please see the Appendix (Out-of-State State Authorization) for complete information.
The following state(s) require additional disclosure in this section, in addition to the Appendix:
Tennessee: Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, and fiscal responsibility.



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What programs does Spartan College offer in Tulsa?

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers a range of programs ranging from Diploma to Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees. We offer Diploma and Associate programs for Aviation Maintenance Technology both on-ground and hybrid options; Associate program for Aviation Electronics Technology; Associate program for Aviation Flight; and a Bachelor of Science program for Technology Management. Review our programs above for more details.  

What kind of training facilities do you have?

Spartan College’s Tulsa locations have more than 247,000 square feet of training facilities at three locations near two Tulsa-area airports. We also own and train on over 19 airplanes at the North facility including a complete 727 airplane and boast a fleet of over 40+ airplanes at our flight location as well as a Redbird simulator and MD-142 Frasca advanced flight training device.

When should I apply to your programs?

Once a student determines interest in applying to a program, they should apply immediately. Entry into all programs requires a personal interview conducted by a Spartan admissions representative. Once the interview is completed, the representative will assist you through the enrollment process. Final acceptance to a program is determined by the Admissions Department after reviewing the submitted application and all supporting documentation.

Does Spartan College offer any scholarships for those interested in the school?

Spartan College offers scholarships to those who qualify to assist students in attending the college as well as assists students in finding access to scholarships offered elsewhere. Contact Spartan today for complete details on scholarships available to qualified students.

How old do I have to be to enroll in a technical/mechanical program?

AMT: While there is no age requirement to start the program, the FAA requires someone testing for certification to be at least 18 years of age.

NDT/QC: Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to starting the Radiation Safety and Radiography course.

Does Spartan College offer housing assistance?

Spartan College offers apartment style living directly south of the main campus. The Spartan Residence Hall is available for students who wish to stay closer to campus. Click here to visit the housing page under Student Services for more details.

To assist aviation students attending with families, Spartan College utilizes the resources of an apartment referral service to assist and provide student housing options.

You probably have a lot of questions about college. If you don’t find the answers you need on these pages, just call 918-831-8688 to speak with an admissions representative.

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