NDT & QC Testimonal | Marissa Hubyers | 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.

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Aviation Maintenace Review | Kymberly Logan | Spartan College

Spartan College graduate Kymberly Logan grew up on a farm in a small Kanas town. Her farm had a runaway in her backyard, and she’s been flying in airplanes since she was six months old. From that moment on, she had a love for all things aviation.

In 2004, while visiting Spartan College with her grandmother, Kymberly took the steps to pursue a career in aviation. With her grandmother’s blessing that she could do anything she put her mind to, Kymberly chose Spartan, and graduated.

Today, Kymberly is currently working as an Aircraft Mechanic at Elite Aircraft Service in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Every day when she comes to work she is challenged by her job and feels empowered by her career than began at Spartan.

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Spartan College | Instuctor Spotlight | Alan Rapp

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.

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Aviation Maintenance Graduate | Joseph James Kamara

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Joseph Kamara, started working for Delta Airlines as a ramp agent. As a ramp agent Joseph was not only able to see the aircraft, he also supervised others to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. Josephs love for aviation only grew; soon he wanted to find a school where he could expand on what he had already learned and decided that Spartan College would do just that.

Joesph graduated Spartan in November 2016 and is on his way to obtaining an Airframe and Powerplant certification. As a proud father, he continues to set a great example for his children and believes that no matter how old you are, you can always improve your life.

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Aviation Maintenace Technology Review | Dennis Manzano | Spartan College

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology graduate Dennis Manzano, loved to work on cars and get his hands dirty. One day a friend of his told him about Spartan College and how he could work on airplanes the same way he works on cars. Even though Dennis doesn’t like to fly planes personally, his love of fixing things enabled him to flourish while at Spartan College.

These days Dennis has a career as an Aircraft Structural Mechanic for Northrop Grumman. Hear what Dennis has to say about his experience at Spartan in his testimonial.

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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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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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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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