We are thrilled that you have taken the time to explore our website, and I personally want to welcome you to Wichita Area Technical College (WATC).  We are in the hopes and dreams business and we’re happy you have chosen WATC to begin your educational journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WATC houses the number one ranked aviation program in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. We are proud to have been selected by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to develop an aviation certificate for nationwide implementation.

In addition, we serve students seeking careers in over 75 programs of study listed on our website,  including advanced manufacturing, dental assisting, surgical tech and other health sciences, automotive, air conditioning and welding, interior design or general education coursework that will transfer to a four year university, generally at half the cost. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the tools but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationWATC is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country including Wichita State University. This allows you a quality education that opens doors of opportunity to further your education.

We wish you much success!






Dr. Anthony (Tony) Kinkel