After high school Joel Brashear joined the US Air Force following in his grandfather’s footsteps. He later transitioned from active duty to school life and moved across the country 900 miles to attend Spartan. At Spartan Joel was the president of Spartan’s AMT Society and competed in the annual Aerospace Maintenance competition. In 2016, Joel received the James Rardon Aviation Maintenance Technician Student of the Year Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an Aviation Maintenance Technician student.
Growing up next to an airport in Louisiana, Spartan College flight school instructor had a dream to fly. Working in a bank after college, Timothy decided it was time to go out and pursue the career path of his dreams.
Starting at Spartan, he saw his own instructor move on through the training to become a pilot. His advice to those who want to become a pilot is to keep your nose in the books. Becoming a pilot isn’t just about flying, a lot goes into it. Hear what else Timothy has to say in is testimonal below.
Former Marine Core mechanic Ramiro Obledo had a dream. His dream was to work on a large aircraft. Once completing his military service, Ramiro chose Spartan College because of the fast-paced, hands on approach that Spartan College provides its students.
Today, Ramiro has a career with SpaceX working as a Clean Line Technician. In the testimonial above, hear what Ramiro has to say about his experience and why he chose Spartan College.
Spartan College Graduate Patrick Dinsmore, originally wanted to go to aviation school for Air Traffic Control, but settled on Aviation Maintenance after looking at schools and found Spartan’s high rankings and class time is split half with class time and shop time.
Taking advantage of the Spartan community, Patrick was able to make many friends and connections while earning his degree. Today, Patrick now works with AAR and he recommends Spartan College because they prepare you right for the transition from school to career. Hear what he has to say in his testimonial below:
Aviation Electronics Graduate Pricilla Caballero came into Spartan College with almost no knowledge of flying, but knew she wanted to become a pilot first before anything. After getting transferred into the Avionics program, she found a program that was good for her.
Ken Conn grew up with an uncle who was a pilot. His exposure to the world of aviation at young age sparked his interest in wanting to work in aviation. Graduating from Spartan College in 1987, Ken has gone on to have a nearly 30 year career in aviation that has taken him all around the United States.
Watch Ken’s Spartan College review below and hear all about Ken’s aviation career and his experience at Spartan College that helped propel his almost 3 decade career.
Spartan College Instructor Jeff Disher is the lead Radiography Instructor and Radiation Safety Officer at the school. With over fifteen years of experience ranging in over three different fields, Jeff was looking to give back to the industry that has given him so much.
When Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology math instructor John Ponder, came to Spartan with a passion for not only aviation, but for teaching as well. With 17 years of being a high school math teacher, John wanted to spread his wings bridge the gap of his two passions.
When the opportunity at Spartan College came up for John, he took it with the idea that he could not only teach, but teach something that his students will use every day in their aviation career paths.
With a fascination dating back to his early childhood Brian wanted to fly. With having two parents in the Air Force and spending his formative years in Germany, when it came time for school Brian ended up in Oklahoma with a surrogate family who also was in the Air Force.
With help of his surrogate father who was a flight instructor himself, Brian would go up to the Base on the weekends and asked himself “Why can’t I fly?” Following the path to becoming a pilot in the military, Brian found himself at Spartan in 2013 as an active duty member. Today Brian is in the reserves and is now the campus president.