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Career and Technical Education Act – Senate Bill 155

The Governor of Kansas approved juniors and seniors to access college credit classes that prepare students to work in high-demand career fields at NO CHARGE for tuition through the Career and Technical Education Act – Senate Bill 155 (CTE). This opportunity will assist students in acquiring work ready skills while building a college transcript and contribute to a skilled workforce for Kansas employers.

Without paying a penny in tuition, students are eligible to take qualified career and technical college credit courses offered by Wichita Area Technical College! Browse the list of FREE TUITION Eligible Courses.

FREE TUITION programs are offered to high school juniors and seniors in the following areas:

Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) Medical Assisting Interior Design
Welding Machining Aviation
Criminal Justice Auto Service Business
Heating & Air Conditioning Electromechanical Systems and many more!




Dual-Concurrent General Education

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationStudents can earn college credit and high school credit taking courses on a WATC campus, at their high school or online. WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org), making credits easily transferable to other colleges.

WATC offers the following general education courses. While the tuition for general education classes is not covered by Senate Bill 155, many are guaranteed to transfer to other colleges and universities.

Select your area of interest below for course descriptions.

High School Dual-Concurrent Credit Partners*

Maize USD 266
Goddard USD 265
Derby USD 260
Wichita USD 259 (Click here for offered CTE courses)
Valley Center USD 262
Haysville USD 261

*Other high schools and individual students or parents are welcome to contact Annie Amstutz (316.677.1897 or aamstutz@watc.edu) for additional information.

Get Started!

1. Submit an Application for Admission

2a. Check the Testing Center locations and hours to come take a short reading assessment


2b. Ask your counselor to send a copy of your SAT or ACT scores to Annie Amstutz (aamstutz@watc.edu)

3. Discuss with your counselor which courses you want to take and WATC will work with your high school administrators to get you enrolled.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for more information, please contact:

Annie Amstutz, Director of Educational Partnerships




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