Nick served in the Marine Corps. for fourteen years before enrolling and graduating from Spartan College in Denver. Today, Nick currently a hiring manager for the Maintenance Base Manager and Great Lakes Airlines.
When Nick is looking to make new hires, he prefers to hire Spartan College graduates because they know more than other graduates from other Aviation Maintenace Schools.Giving future A&P graduates from advice on what to do after graduation, is to not wait too long to take your A&P maintenance exams.
Growing up in the Denver area, Alex always loved cars and things that went fast. As he grew up, his love for aviation grew as well. So when the time came, he signed up for Redstone College (Now Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology) and graduated from the Airframe and Powerplant program with a job at Northrup Grumman.
Alex is excited knowing that the projects that he works on are making a difference in STEM. Currently, Alex works at Ball Aerospace as a Production Supervisor.
For more information on programs taught at our Denver campus visit: http://www.spartan.edu/programs-offered-co
Spartan College graduate Robert Hampton spent four years in the Marine Corps Infantry, later moving over to combat life-saving before becoming a civilian EMS.
Robert, a North Dakota native, then moved to Oklahoma to continue practicing EMS. While in Oklahoma, Robert learned about Spartan College and decided that the Aviation Electronics Technology training was for him, and in 2016 graduation Spartan College with his diploma.
Currently, Robert works for TriMedx repairing health professional electronic equipment that all doctors use to help save lives.
Spartan College graduate Ethon Eisbrenner, joined the Marine Corps two weeks after graduating from high school. After serving his country, Ethon began looking into the aviation industry to begin the next chapter of his life.
With his grandparents in Colorado and a fondness for the state, Ethon found what he was looking for at Spartan College to begin his aviation career training. Ethon went on to complete the A&P program and decided to follow the pulse of the industry earned his diploma in avionics, with the goal of becoming a master technician.
Today , Ethon is currently an Avionics Tech/A&P at Mountain Aviation in Colorado. Learn more about the Spartan College, Denver programs by visiting: http://www.spartan.edu/programs-offered-co
Spartan College graduate Frank Hayes currently works as a Chiller Plant Operator at Haynes Mechanical and finds it to be a rewarding career. Before that, Frank had ten years of military service and forty years as an aviation mechanic.
Frank loved the hands on approach he received at Spartan. Getting his hands dirty every day in the lab was one of his favorite things about taking the HVAC program at Spartan.
Find out what else Frank has to say about his Spartan College education in the video below.
AMT graduate Nathan Lober, shared with us his Spartan College story last year. Taking a lifelong dedication to aviation, Nathan is being rewarded by the campus for all his hard work by being named the 2016 maintenance technician of the year!
In the video below, hear what Nathan had to say about his accomplishment, and what it means to him to be a vital part of the Spartan College community.
Spartan College graduate Isaac Poteet took an aviation course while still in college and fell in love with aviation. After graduating high school, he chose to come to Spartan to pursue his dreams. Isaac now works for Flight Safety International in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Isaac recommends Spartan because Spartan prepared him to work in the field. Hear what else he has to say in his testimonial here:
Developing an interest in aviation at a young age from attending airshows, Spartan College graduate and now an instructor, Jacob Martinez, took his own path to where he is today. Graduating the Spartan A&P program in 2004, Jacob has been able to work all over the country. Today, Jacob is still involved with Spartan College serving the A&P Program Chair, monitoring students and instructors.
In the testimonial below Jacob shares with us how rewarding it is to see his students succeed. He also added that it is very rewarding to see prior graduates come back and recruit additional aircraft mechanics because of their belief in the program and the education they received at Spartan College.
Spartan College graduate, Marissa Huybers, always knew she wanted to have a career that would allow her to work with her hands. While taking auto shop in high school, she learned all about Spartan College from a friend. Enrolling at Spartan, and earning her degree from our NDT & QC program, she now works for Baker and Hughes as a Quality Control Inspector.
In the video below learn more about Marissa’s Spartan Journey.
Spartan College instructor Alan Rapp, grew up in the air force and has been around airplanes his entire life. Because of his upbringing being around airplanes, Alan acquired his private pilot’s license.
To be closer to his family, Alan started working for Southwest Airlines loading bags. While working at Southwest, he developed an interest in becoming a line mechanic. Earning his A&P certification, he moved up to a line mechanic at Southwest. When he’s not at Southwest, Alan dedicates his time to teaching Spartan students as a way to give back to a career that’s given so much to him.