09 Feb 2015

FAQs (TUL)

Tulsa Campus

Q. What programs does Spartan College offer?

A. Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology offers a wide range of programs ranging from diploma to Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  We offer  Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing diploma programs, Associate of Applied Science Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology, Quality Control Management as well as Aviation Flight Diploma and Associate Degree. Spartan also offers a Bachelor of Science Aviation Management Technology degree.

Q. What kind of training facilities do you have?

A. At Spartan College, we’re proud to have more than 247,000 square feet of training facilities on three campuses and located at two Tulsa-area airports.  We also own and train on over 19 airplanes at the North campus including a complete 727 airplane and boast a fleet of over 40 airplanes at our flight campus as well as a Redbird and MD-142 Frasca – advanced flight training devices.

Q. Do you assist graduates from your school in job placement?

A. While we cannot guarantee placement, Spartan offers ongoing career services to our aviation school graduates. Career services include resume creating, on-campus recruiting visits and interview skills training. The Career Center also holds two on-campus career fairs each year.  We are proud of the placement rate of our graduates. (Placement rates vary by program. Please see our Placement Statistics by program on our Consumer Information page)

Q. When should I apply for acceptance to your programs?

A. Applications for acceptance are reviewed and processed weekly. Once a student determines interest in applying for acceptance to a program, they should apply immediately. Applicants must complete an interview process with an Enrollment Manager prior to submitting their application to the college. Final acceptance to a program is determined by the Admissions Department after reviewing the submitted application and all supporting documentation.

Q. Does Spartan offer any scholarships for those interested in a school?

A. Spartan, offers scholarships to assist students in attending a college as well as assists students in finding access to scholarships offered elsewhere. We award more than $300,000 in scholarships for our students annually. Contact Spartan today for complete details on scholarships available to qualified students.

Q. Does your school offer housing assistance?

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

To assist aviation flight students and students attending with families, Spartan utilizes the resources of an apartment referral service to assist and provide student housing options for our aviation school’s students.

 

Flight Campus

Q. How long is the flight program?

There are two flight training programs which FAA Part 141 approved. Aviation flight diploma is twelve months in length and the Associate of Applied Science Aviation Flight program is 17 months. The program consists of Private, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor Certificates and Instrument and Multi-engine ratings. The associate degree also includes the Certified Flight Instructor Instrument rating. In addition to the single engine aircraft training, this program includes multiengine and complex aircraft time.

Q. How old do I have to be to enroll in the program?

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.

Q. What type of learning program is Spartan using?

Spartan’s educational process has completely changed the way flight training is delivered to the students. A blended learning approach, which incorporates the concept of “Flipped Classroom” 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. The student will learn and develop the knowledge and skills needed for each flight lesson and will fully understand and master the flight maneuver before flying the airplane.

Q. What type of training devices will be used in the program?

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 and 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 to master the 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 uses a number of training devices to compliment the actual flying of the airplane. Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPT) and Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD), such as the Frasca and Redbird simulators, helping 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.

Q. What type of airplanes will I fly?

Spartan maintains a fleet of over 40 airplanes of Cessna 152, 172, 172RG (retractable gear), and Piper Seminole twin-engine aircraft for flight training, as well as a Redbird and MD-142 Frasca – advanced flight training devices. These aircraft have a reputation for being the safest and most dependable airplanes for training.

You will fly almost every day. 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 raining course.

Q. What can I expect as a typical day of learning?

Student will arrive at school Monday through Friday with a predetermined schedule outlining the ground and flight training to be accomplished that day. Students will normally begin each day with assigned reading materials, practicing with ground training devices and meeting with a Senior Ground Instructor to ensure understanding of the material. Once the students acquire proficiency with the ground material and training devices they will then fly the airplane to demonstrate mastery of the lesson. The student will take a test each week to check their understanding of the materials and to identify any areas of weakness that may need additional training by their instructor.

Q: Where do I test for my FAA Certificates?

Spartan has one of the largest testing centers in the United States. All written testing and most FAA check rides may be completed on campus.

Q: Who maintains the Spartan aircraft in a safe and airworthy condition?

All Spartan aircraft 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 aircraft. Spartan owns and maintains our own fleet of aircraft.

Q: Would I qualify for Restricted ATP Certification?

Spartan College is now an authorized institution by the FAA for our graduates to obtain Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) with reduced aeronautical experience. Graduates from our Associate's or Bachelor’s programs from flight can get this license with only 1,250 hours of flight time (Associate's) or 1000 hours (Bachelor’s) instead of the 1,500 hours required if graduates are from non-authorized institution.