Clemente Castillo

Clemente Castillo - Spartan CollegeGraduated in 2014 with a Aviation Electronics degree
Born in Mexico

Clemente Castillo always had an interest in how things worked both inside and out. When he was younger, he enjoyed taking things apart and building them back together. He was always inspired by his father to do something great and something he would love. Aviation and airplanes were always something that he was fascinated with.

Clemente decided he needed a good background in aviation in order to be great in his field. Spartan College seemed like the right fit for him. He mostly enjoyed that he was able to learn one subject at a time instead of feeling overwhelmed with multiple subjects together.

Clemente is currently working for Unicorp as a technician. Watch Clemente’s full testimonial below.

Curtis Hubbard

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Graduate
From Ureka, Nevada

Before coming to Spartan, Curtis worked as an oil lab technician for a Caterpillar dealership in Nevada. When Curtis first moved to Tulsa to attend Spartan College he thought it was a tough transition because he was 1700 miles from home. However, he feels the people at Spartan were a great help with the transition.

Curtis feels all of the instructors were very helpful. Curtis was hired before graduation with Duncan Aviation in Nebraska.

Brandon Shirley

Receiving his Non-Destructive Testing Degree from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology was a great choice for Brandon Shirley. He was able to receive a job offer right after graduation. He currently works in San Antonio in the aerospace industry.

Brandon decided to study non-destructive testing because he has a strong interest in science and physics. He believes the benefit is that he received a lot of hands on work. The theories were very helpful, but working with the equipment was what helped him in his job.

Nathan Forrest

Aviation Maintenance Degree
Nathan Forrest

Nathan Forrest was going to be a welder. However, when he was at his tech school he saw a demonstration of Spartan and was quickly convinced that he belonged in the aviation industry.

Going to Spartan was an easy and painless transition for him. Nathan believes Spartan helped him transition to the new environment. He believes the instructors have helped him tremendously. Going forward, Nathan plans to receive his A&P license. Watch his full testimonial below.

William Dewar

A military veteran, William Dewar, acknowledges the presence and reputation Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has in the aviation industry. Recognizing how well known Spartan College is, he decided to attend Spartan to receive his aviation maintenance degree. William is now the Training Manager for AR Corporations. Watch his testimonial below.

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Oddeyo, Femi

Below is a video testimonial from an alumni that received his Associates in Aviation Maintenance Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology Management. After receiving two degrees from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, Femi was hired as a Avionics System Specialist at Lufthansa Technik Component Services.


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Childress, Brock

Lockheed Martin Logo - Spartan graduateMy education at Spartan gave me a real kick start in my career path. After graduating I worked for Lockheed in California on the L-1011 project. When hard times fell upon Lockheed I was still able to move to the communications industry with my certificates. Later I moved on to the computer industry. Even though my technical degree was in aviation, interviewers were impressed with my credentials. My education at Spartan paid off many times and provided me with a very good living. I now enjoy a great retirement.

What I enjoyed the most about Spartan was being able to study what I really needed without having to take courses that didn’t associate with my career path. I loved the hands-on approach, which gave me confidence in the aviation field.

Piacentini, Glenn

Before Spartan I was a dairy farmer. Since graduating from Spartan, I have been a flight instructor in Twin Falls Idaho. I was also a Chief Flight Instructor, charger and corporate pilot on a Cc414 and BE 400. I also flew out if Evansville, IN as a charger and corporate pilot and flight school manager. I currently am employed at FlightSafety in Wichita as an instructor and TCE on the BE400.

Spartan College gave me a good foundation. I enjoyed spending time with my classmates.

Campbell, Stephen

Spartan formulated my ability to use my hands in coordination with my mind to the development and refining of designs and manufacturing processes. The foundation I received from Spartan provided me the basis for achieving my career success in life.

What I enjoyed the most at Spartan was the discussions among a number of good friends. I had a fun time blended with education.  I was working full-time nights at Spartan’s overhaul facility while attending school full-time during the day. When I completed my education I moved on to the US Army in Vietnam. Spartan College’s education allowed me to work Cobra gunships which kept me out of the shooting war on the ground.

Meyers, Joe

Spartan College set a great foundation to expand from. I learned the fundamentals I needed in order to grow as a technician and colleague. The hands on technical experience and the field knowledge the instructors possessed from their own time in the industry.

I was the NDE Technical Leader for Scot Forge. I became the company’s Responsible Level III and created the existing Nadcap NDE system for Scot Forge. I have written a couple of published articles on NDT and am currently a member of ASNT and ASTM.

2004 graduate of the Nondestructive Testing program.