Deanna Cannon, a second generation Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology graduate. Deanna recently graduated from the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) program. She is now doing ultrasonic testing for Sabre Industries. Deanna recommends Spartan College’s Non-Destrutive Testing program for the short program length that allowed her to get started in the industry quicker. For more information on our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) program, please visit our Non-Destructive Testing Program page.
Currently serving in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, Jesse decided that he wanted a change in his life. After a friend mentioned Spartan College, Jesse became interested in the Nondestructive Testing program. Jesse interviewed with Shawcor right before he graduated and was hired on the spot.
Jesse recommends Spartan to anyone that likes to learn and work with their hands. He states it’s paid off in leaps and bounds.
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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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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.
I was fresh out of high school when I was introduced to the Spartan recruitment video. I watched the video and I saw that the field of QC/NDT was rapidly growing and I felt that this would be a good career path for me.
I packed up my things from southern Maryland and made the journey out to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The general education courses were standard college courses at the expedited rate. We covered a full semester’s content in a few weeks. It was difficult at times, but with a goal in mind I knew my hard work and dedication were going to pay off.
Once the general education classes were completed, I went to the north campus for the hands-on classes. This was the first time I was introduced to non-destructive testing and metallurgy. Once again, the courses here are short and crammed full of information. After graduating from the Quality Control program, I was hired by Cameron.
Cameron is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil and gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows.
Utilizing my base knowledge I acquired from Spartan, I quickly advanced in my career path. I currently am the Lead Inspector of Cameron’s newest and largest aftermarket facility located in Moore, Oklahoma. I have started taking advantage of the Spartan career center for most of my hiring needs. I know that if a future employee has received Spartan training in the NDT/QC field that they have a firm baseline of knowledge that gives them a large advantage over anyone else.