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.
Aviation maintenance technicians keep aircrafts 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 aircrafts are required to undergo thorough inspections and repairs on a regular basis. These services are provided by technicians certified by the FAA. Technicians in this field work on aircraft components and systems including airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, hydraulic systems, propellers, rigging, warning systems, warning systems, environmental systems, and more.
We also offer a partially online aviation maintenance technology training option that is meant to be manageable even if you are working full-time 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 online option.
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), has resulted in an increased demand for 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.
What is NDT? Nondestructive testing technology is the examination of an object or material without affecting its future usefulness. Nondestructive tests are performed to identify internal or external imperfections; to determine structure, composition, or properties; or to measure geometric characteristics – without affecting the form, fit, or function of the test object. In a world where public safety and quality products are essential, demand is growing for trained Nondestructive Testing Technicians. Spartan’s program prepares graduates to analyze, research, and investigate quality control metrics within many organizations ensuring the quality of a product or work being performed.
The associate courses in quality control management provide additional technical training in the specialty with topics such as ISO 9000 and Total Quality Tools and Techniques. The general education courses focus on interpersonal skills such as oral and written communication, customer service and diversity in the workplace.
The Technology Management program is offered either through hybrid delivery (online/on-ground courses) or Technology Management 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.
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 Certification Course is outside the ACCSC scope of accreditation.
The Tulsa Main Campus contains Spartan College’s core 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.
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.
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 40+ 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:
For students that are relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma for their training, there is one student housing and one referral option available.
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.
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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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.
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.
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!
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 also appeals to those who loves the arts and museums with a wide array of art museums and historical centers.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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