| Total Grad Surveys || 7 |
| Females || 0 |
| Males || 7 |
| Avg years at University || 2.0 |
I have attended spartan for the past 2 years to complete my AAS and I have experienced a multitude of things here. let me start off by saying the instructors are some of the most experienced people in the industry and are here for the students. some people are always saying the campus is old, run down, and the money is going other places, the tech campus is located at the airport and is one of the oldest hangars there, sheet metal/composite shops and classrooms along with 15 aircraft:cessna 150's, 172's, 182's, 2 twins,a cassna 210 prototype, and a sabre liner, along with some massive engines fill the west hangar, the east hangar has over 40 engines, 200 carbs, 25 JT12 jet engines, 3 P&W 985 radials, and the NDT shops and class rooms, test cells was the the most fun in my opinion, everything from the little 4-banger O-200 to the thunderous Turbocharged, injected, TIO-541, not to mention a running R-985 and the PT-6 to blow you into the fence. and a JT-12 for turbine run-up burning 500 gallons an hour!|
I would come back for that experience.
You will meet some of the dumbest people on the face of the earth, but they will start to disappear within the first 3 months, the hours are tough, tulsan's cant drive to save their lives, and the rewards are limitless
to finish my experience, i have had 4 job offers in one week some from Bell helicopters for the V-22 project as an inspector, and Duncan aviation, and from Chesapeake energy, along with Erickson Sky Crane in oregon.
spartan blows the door off the hinges, you just have to walk through it.... that simple.
| Jun 13 2011 || Other |
| DON'T GO HERE LIES,LIES,LIES I WAS A AVIONICS STUDENT HERE AND ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT WAS BROKE OUT OF DATE HAND-ME-DOWN JUNK. I ASKED A INSTRUCTOR HOW ARE WE GOING TO LEARN IF WE DON'T HAVE COM/NAV RADIOS,ANTENNA,SERVOS,SYNCROS,(1) GARMIN G1000 FOR 20 STUDENTS IN MY CLASS(FOR THE PRICE OF THAT UNIT THE COULD HAVE PURCHASED 15-20 COMPUTERS WITH G1000 SIM INSTALLED)HE REPLIED "DOCTOR "P"(THE DEAN) WE JUST WANTED THESE THINGS TO PLAY WITH" $3000 A CLASS I'M NOT HERE TO PLAY! I FEEL LIKE I WAS RIPPED-OFF! WHY DID I STAY YOU ASK? YOU DON'T REALIZE ALL OF THIS UNTILL ITS TO LATE,THEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH TIME AND MONEY INVESTED YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO QUIT.OH! AND THE HANGER ON NORTH CAMPUS LOOKS LIKE IT CAME STRAIGHT OUT OF A 1940'S MOVIE, THE PLANES WERE JUNK(AND I MEAN JUNK) THEY WEREN'T FIT FOR SALVAGE(THE A&P STUDENTS RIP THEM APART AND LEAVE THEM THAT WAY)I GUESS THATS WHY THEY ARE CALLED KNUCKLE DRAGERS. THE A&P INSTUCTOR DIDN'T EVEN WANT US OVER THERE(WE ARE GOING TO SCHOOL TO WORK ON AIRCRAFT,RIGHT)$35,000 FOR AVIONICS DEGREE! MAN I GOT RIPPED (IF WE HAD ALL THE EQUIPMENT,NICE AIRCRAFT,IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WORTH IT!)PLUS THEY TELL YOU THE GOOD MONEY YOU WILL MAKE(CAREER SERVICES "LINDA" WILL FIND YOU A JOB FOR $13.00HR AFTER YOU GRADUATE) "THATS GOOD MONEY" SHE SAID. I ABOUT FELL OVER WHEN SHE SAID THIS!$35,000 FOR $13.00HR DON'T TAKE MY WORD, ASK THE STUDENTS ON THE TOUR YOU GET.REALY ASK |
| Feb 21 2011 || Unknown |
| I have been attending this school for over a year, I have talked to people all over the country and the military, this school is one of the best for A&P training. I started out with 28 students in my class, I am one of 4 remaining, the school will let anyone in, but not anyone graduate. By far the most helpful and resourceful person at the school is Mr. Worthington, he can answer any question and help you with anything. I would advise talking to him if you take a campus tour on why this school is the best. |
my advice: be focused on what you want and you will succeed
| Sep 19 2010 || Aerospace Engineering |
This school is one of the biggest rip-offs I have ever seen! I just recently left Spartan and I have to say, it is the best decision I have ever made. I started in April of 2009 and I was originally told that the program was 30 months, and being I already had a degree, I would more than likely be done in 18-20 months and that there was a program for people like me who already had a degree, but just needed the license and ratings. Well, once I got to Spartan, I was informed that I would have to get an associate?s degree to even be considered a "graduate from Spartan," which is not what the recruiter told me when I signed up. I was informed of that when I had to sign a new contract because they decided to up my tuition after I moved across the country. |
The recruiters are just like the heads of this school, they will tell you anything to get more money out of you. I really wish I had talked to some current students before I started at Spartan. Don?t get me wrong, I have made some great friends here, but I did not get what I was promised, at all.
The classes here are a joke. The teachers will tell you exactly what is on the tests the day before the test is given. So, if you can write down what they say, you are golden on the test days. Which at first may sound good, but then when you think about flying 300 people somewhere and you may not know what you should, because Spartan is only concerned with passing you so they can keep their accreditation by you completing their program; and if you're like me and had a degree before starting Spartan, they still want you to pay 1000.00 dollars a class, for classes you have already taken to get an associate degree on top of the bachelors degree you already have.
I started Spartan with 2 degrees and I was informed that I would have to take more "Gen-Eds" so I could complete the program and get an associate?s degree. When I asked how that would help (having 2 and a half degrees), they had no answer.
So, in short, THIS SCHOOL IS ONLY OUT FOR AS MUCH MONEY AS THEY CAN GET OUT OF YOU/YOUR PARENTS. IF YOU ARE A PARENT READING THIS, PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND DO NOT SEND YOU CHILD HERE.
Also, the other posts about the apartment building they call a "dorm" is one of the scariest places I have ever seen. It is located in North Tulsa, which is where almost all the crime is and it's not safe to go there after dark. I did not live there, but had friends who did and they were actually scared to go there at night and even during the day...
I hope this post helps and I honestly hope you take it to heart and send you child to an actual college/flight school.
| Sep 06 2010 || Unknown |
| Upon arriving on the campus my first thought was "what a dump". The staff was friendly and helpful and all the good things any con artist would say to get you to buy there product. So i enrolled. The very first class I already knew this was a bad school. The instructor made various comments on his distaste for stundents. However, considering I had driven 1400 miles to go to this "college", i stayed. As time went on, the few good instructors quit or were forcefully fired, due to the ever tightening rules of the institute and leadership. One of the instructors was quite "hands-on" with the females students...one of whom was the mother of my child. When i brought this to the attention of the administrators, they blew it off. Later that same instructor was discharged for "bribery". Meanwhile, the entire time I was working small time jobs like at part stores or walmart, i always worked with a spartan graduate or student. Why would someone with a BS in aviation managment work at walmart...because their education is in general BS. Anyway, I swore in class and was suspended, meanwhile swearing is common in class, i guess i just got the instructor on a bad day(still hypocritical). Previous to that i was put on non-academic probation for riding my skateboard to school...dont ask how that works. I've kept up with some of the student after I left and of the 4 that I kept u with, only one has a job in the field of aviation.|
I myself have spent countless hrs trying to get a job in aviation to no avail and no thanks to the uterly useless career center at the school. Basically this is not a college in my books. I learned nothing a Jr college couldnt teach me and at a much better price. Speaking of which their financial aid folks are so very useless and horrible at there job. DO NOT GO TO SPARTAN. DO NOT LET THEM TALK YOU INTO THEIR LIES. Thanks.
| May 19 2010 || Aerospace Engineering |
| Spartan is a great school. They make you work and think. Some students don't like that because Spartan holds the accountable. I have looked at other reviews on this site and just have to laugh. Those people did not the fact that they were really being prepared for life and the real world. Spartan gave ma a career, helped me find a job and made me a better person. If you come here and work hard you will find the school to be a bargin. I took my education serious. I am doing very well for myself and i owe it to Spartan Thanks!! |
| Nov 05 2009 || Aerospace Engineering |
| Overall the University is good in teaching you the BASIC skills needed to complete training as a mechanic. The degree plan is not very good, very elementary and the credits are not accepted anywhere else aside from Tulsa Community College, but only a few credits. All math courses are algebra based so no point in transfering to other universities especially out of state. The associate's program was a complete waste of time, they make it sound real good but is not. In the work field you really cannot do anything with an Associate's Degree, basically says you did half the degree and quit. Alot of money was spent through the mechanic training as well as the degree plan which could have been spent easily at a local community college. Both training and education is over-priced for what you get out of the university. Unless you plan on living in Oklahoma your entire life, do your mechanic training and get your degree else where. |
| Oct 13 2006 || Other |
| I graduated in sep 1985. I went for the AMT Aviation Maintenance with helicopter option. During the time at Spartan I had no problems. Tulsa area was ok. Since graduation I have a full time job. First as a A&P Mechanic and the last 5 years as a QC inspector. |
| Oct 11 2006 || Unknown |