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.
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 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 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 well-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 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.
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 flight training 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.
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 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 program, a student resource center (library), offices for student services, career services, admissions, financial aid, student records, student accounts, and administration.
The Tulsa North location contains specialty classrooms, training labs, and industry-relevant equipment for aviation maintenance and nondestructive testing programs. The Tulsa North facility includes 24 fixed wing and two rotary aircraft, 21 turbine jet engines, 26 reciprocating aircraft engines, an aviation electronics communication shop, aviation electronics radar shop, a Boeing 727 and a Boeing 727-100 training cockpit, and nondestructive testing equipment including magnetic particle, liquid dye penetrant, and radiography.
Spartan’s Flight Facility is located approximately 20 miles southwest of the Tulsa Main Campus at the Richard L. Jones 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 45+ aircraft including Cessna 152s, 172s, 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. Ground school classes operate with instructor ratios of Ground 20:1 and Flight 8:1 with 1:1 during flights.
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:
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
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.
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.
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 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; Diploma and Associate programs for Aviation Electronics Technology; Diploma program for Nondestructive Testing Technology; Associate program for Quality Control Management; Associate program for Aviation Flight; and a Bachelor of Science program for Technology Management. Review our programs above for more details.
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 45+ airplanes at our flight location as well as a Redbird simulator and MD-142 Frasca advanced flight training device.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The flight training program is FAA Part 141 approved. Our Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight program is 17 months. The program consists of Private Pilot Single Engine, Instrument, Commercial Pilot Multi-engine and Single-engine, Certified Flight Instructor, and Certified Flight Instructor Instrument. In addition to the single engine aircraft training, this program includes multi engine and complex aircraft time.
You must be 17 years of age to enroll in any program at Spartan. You must be 18 years of age before being issued the Commercial Pilot Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Spartan College’s educational process consists of a blended learning approach, which incorporates the concept of “Flipped Classroom.” This approach incorporates a variety of learning sources outside the classroom and replaces large portions of the traditional classroom lecture. More of the learning process is the responsibility of the students, working with the instructor, and supplemented by various media training devices. Students will learn and develop the knowledge and skills needed for each lesson.
Part of the total integration concept will require the use of an iPad with a special tailored flight program consisting of lessons, tutorials and tests. Each lesson is designed to teach a subject to a level of proficiency. Tests are administered to validate knowledge that is acquired throughout the program.
The ground portion of the program is monitored and taught by a Senior Flight Instructor who teaches the students various subjects through videos, websites, FAA documents, iPad and tutorial classroom sessions. After mastering the ground lesson, you will apply the material learned to the maneuvering or flight portion of the program. Spartan College uses a number of training devices to compliment the actual flying of the airplane. Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPT) and Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD), help the student master the maneuvers on the ground and then apply the concepts learned with a flight in the aircraft. Generally, an airplane flight is a two hour block of instruction including a pre-flight briefing, a check of aircraft and equipment, the flight, and a post-flight briefing with the instructor.
Spartan College maintains a fleet of over 45 airplanes of Cessna 152, 172, Piper Archer, and Piper Seminole twin-engine aircraft for flight training, as well as Redbird and Frasca advanced aviation training devices, and a Frasca flight training device.
You will fly multiple times per week. A great deal of the flying depends on the rate of learning a student can achieve. Flying most every day is a proven method of achieving greater retention and proficiency in the flight training course.
All written testing and most FAA check rides may be completed on campus.
All Spartan College aircrafts are maintained under FAA Part 91 and are required to be inspected every 100 hours of flight. Only licensed Airframe and Powerplant mechanics are allowed to maintain and service our Aviation Flight program aircrafts. Spartan College owns a majority of and maintains our own fleet of aircraft.
Spartan College is now an authorized institution by the FAA for our graduates to obtain a restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (rATP) with reduced aeronautical experience. Graduates from our Associate Degree Aviation Flight program can prepare for this license with only 1,250 hours of flight time, instead of the 1,500 hours required if graduates attend a non-authorized institution.