Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology was founded in 1928 by W.B. Skelly after starting the Spartan Aircraft Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He knew there would be a need to train pilots and aircraft mechanics, and he was right.
Since then, Spartan has trained well over 100,000 pilots and technicians, expanded its program offerings and added a new campus. The Los Angeles area campus was acquired in 2014 and was called Crimson Technical College (previously known as Northrop Rice). This campus changed its name to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology mid-2015.
The Tulsa area has two campuses, a Technology Campus located near Tulsa International Airport, which offers diploma and degrees in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Electronics Technology, Nondestructive Testing, Quality Control as well as a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology Management. The Flight Campus is located on the Richard L. Jones Airport in south Tulsa and offers diploma and associate programs in Aviation Flight (professional pilot). These campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and are licensed by OBPVS.
Spartan’s Los Angeles Area Campus is located near LAX and is entirely focused on Airframe & Powerplant training with a diploma and an associate of occupational studies, both focused on preparing students to obtain their A & P Certification recognized by the FAA. This campus and their new branch campus at the Flabob Airport in Riverside, California are both accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and are licensed by BPPE.