Bob Fiala | A&P and NDT Graduate

Bob Fiala, graduate, from both the Spartan College A&P program and NDT program, found his passion in non-destructive testing. From Spartan Bob was able to progress from a technician to an ASNT Level III then to an MT, PT, RT, VT, and UT examiner for the United States Navy.

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Instuctor Spotlight | Jerry Martin Jr. | Spartan College

With a decade of service in the United States Navy, Spartan College instructor Jerry Martin Jr. was working on his car in his garage when he came across a commercial for Crimson. Now the rest is history.

In his inspiring testimonial, Mr. Martin tell us about his Spartan College experience and his journey that brought him to his career in aviation.

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Joel Brashear | Aviation Maintenance Technology Graduate

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 College, 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.

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Timothy Owen | Spartan College Flight Instructor

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 testimonial below.

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Ken Gidlow | Aviation Maintenance Review | Spartan College

With a career in transporting beginning at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, graduate Ken Gidlow went on to procure his FAA license as an Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic.

In his career, Ken has gone on to work on B727 and DC-10 aircraft and has worked as a Reliability Engineer stationed at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Today, Ken coordinates FAA Licensing with the NASA Commercial Resupply Services contracts for SpaceX, Orbital-ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station.

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Ramiro Obledo | Aviation Maintenance Graduate

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.

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Patrick Dinsmore | Aviation Maintenance Technology Graduate

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:

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Pricilla Caballero | Aviation Electronics Graduate

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.

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Ken Conn | Aviation Maintenance Technology Graduate

Ken Conn grew up with an uncle who was a pilot. His exposure to the world of aviation as a young child, 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.

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Jeff Disher | Instructor Review

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.

Today Jeff is teaching in the Spartan College Non-Destructive Program and is grateful for his experience as a Spartan instructor because he gets to play a role in his students’ lives.

Watch Jeff’s testimonial below and hear about the journey he’s taken to end up at Spartan and what teaching at Spartan means to him.

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