Dr. Dan Peterson

Chief Executive Officer & President, Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology

Spartan Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. Dan Peterson, has been active in higher education for more than 25 years serving as CEO and Chancellor at Daymar College, Group VP at Argosy University, Vice Chancellor at South University, Campus President at Argosy University, Director of Marketing, Assistant Dean and Executive Director at Utah State University, and Associate Campus Director and Director of Enrollment at the University of Phoenix. 

Dan retired from the USAF/Utah Air National Guard in 2008 with 23 years of service.

Dan holds a Ph.D. from Utah State University with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a B.S. in Business Administration from Utah State University.

Hybrid Approach to Certify Aviation Maintenance Technicians

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology became the first to offer an FAA certificated Airframe and Powerplant program delivered partially online. The roots of this program began with the 2008 Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) recommendation for distance learning, culminating in the development of an FAA working group in 2014 that developed guidance material for Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (AMTS) and finally the launch of Spartan’s program in January of 2016. The Hybrid AMT program has revolutionized the delivery of Ab Initio technical training and has opened the door globally to students wanting to obtain FAA certification.