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Joseph Varrientos

Lead Faculty, Avionics Technology CONTACT 316.677.1875 jvarrientos@watc.edu National Center for Aviation Training | 4004 N. Webb | Wichita, KS 67226 DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University RELEVANT CAREER AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 22 years professional experience including engineering in hardware design of communication systems and laser-based RADAR navigation sensors, academic administration, and instruction in electronics and avionics

Associate of Applied Science in Wichita

  Getting an associate of applied science degree in Wichita is probably easier and more affordable than you might think. WATC offers over 100 programs of study to choose from and is one of the most cost-effective options when choosing a college to attend. Associate of Applied Science The job market is more competitive than ever [...]

Learn how to become a Medical Assistant in Wichita

Medical Assistant A career as a Medical Assistant (MA) offers many opportunities.  As a multi-skilled professional, an MA is a valuable asset to a physician and an integral part of the healthcare team. As a Medical Assistant, you may have dual roles, performing both clerical work and working directly with patients. This is a fast-growing [...]

Have a GED and college dreams?

Going to college with a GED Is a GED enough to get me into college? You may be asking yourself that question if you are one of the over 400,000* people per year who complete and pass the GED test. If you have not yet completed your GED, there are options to get you started [...]

Best Online College Courses

Here's a quick and easy guide to choosing the best online college courses and finding the best online college courses for high school students. Choosing an online college Online colleges in Kansas are an excellent option for pursuing your degree. Most schools by now are offering courses online. So how can you decide which is the [...]

Two Year College vs Four Year College

Choosing between a two year college and a four year college can be tricky. Why would someone choose a two year college vs. a four year college? It all depends on your educational and professional goals. Let's look at some advantages of both. Two Year College A two year college can provide you a great option [...]

Affordable College- Transferable General Education

While many people seek affordable alternatives for college, they don't always think of a technical college as a viable option for beginning their college coursework. Although we do not have "community college" in our name, Wichita Area Technical College offers many of the same benefits a community college offers: Transferable courses in English, math, humanities, social sciences and sciences Affordable tuition (comparable [...]

Business College

Choosing the right business college can be difficult. It seems that every college and university has different business college majors with it's own set of business college classes. So how do you choose? It is important to do research, visit several colleges and ensure that the business college courses align with your desired career. Business [...]

WATC announced Airbus donation and new Workforce AID project

Airbus unveiled its donation of an A320 elevator valued at nearly $500,000 Kansas Department of Commerce invested $182,960 as part of a new Workforce AID partnership to train 70 employees for Spirit AeroSystems WICHITA, Kan. – Two of WATC’s major partners demonstrated their strong support for technical training in Wichita. Airbus and the Kansas Department of [...]

Associate of Arts

Earning an Associate of Arts degree is an affordable way to prepare for a great job that pays well. Now WATC offers a convenient way to take online classes in Wichita and start or complete your two-year degree just as you would at any of Kansas’ best community colleges. AA Degree Options When choosing a [...]

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits to Wichita State University Students can start at WATC and transfer credits to Wichita State University. We offer the Shocker Pathway as a new, seamless options to transition students from their associate of arts degree to a Bachelors degree. Transfer to Wichita State WATC is part of the Kansas Board of Regents that [...]

Community College

When you think of WATC, you probably don't think of a community college. However, WATC offers a lot of the same coursework as just about any typical community college in Kansas. Two-year college in Wichita WATC is a two-year college that offers technical training and schooling in many different areas of study. We also offer the [...]

Best Aviation Maintenance Technology Schools

The AMT program at WATC works hand-in-hand with local aviation industry experts to prepare Aviation Maintenance Technicians for a high demand AMT career. The AMT degree offered teaches students both Airframe and Powerplant skills. Upon completion of the AMT program and pass the exam administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), students will become certified [...]

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Programs

Airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics are in high demand. Having the right education and training in this area of expertise can lead to a successful career in many different industries. Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Career An A&P career would consist of repairing and performing scheduled maintenance on aircraft as well as doing inspections required by [...]

Choosing The Right Nursing School

Choose the best nursing school for your career. Nursing Degrees WATC wants to help you get to work in the healthcare field as soon as possible, so we offer nursing degree programs that build on each other. What is a CNA? Cost and Length of time The CNA, or Certified Nurse Aide is a short-term [...]

SCTETA board names interim president, appoints consultant

For release: July 10, 2015 Wichita, Kans. -- The Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority (SCTETA), which serves as the governing board of WATC, announced today it has appointed Sheree Utash, WATC’s vice president of academic affairs, to the position of interim president. Utash has been a vice president at WATC since 2008. She [...]

Advanced Computer Classes for Office Professionals

WATC is proud to announce a partnership with Certiport and Microsoft IT Academy to offer certification testing for Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Access 2013 at our Southside Campus in Lab D-101. To help participants prepare for these exams, WATC is now offering Advanced Computer Classes for Office Professionals for each of these [...]

Educators, industry invited to statewide STEM conference at NCAT

For release: May 14, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. -- Educators and industry professionals from the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math are invited to attend the Kansas STEM Call-to-Action Forum being held June 2-3, 2015 at WATC's main campus, the National Center for Aviation and Training (NCAT), at 4004 N. Webb Road. The conference is [...]

WATC students repeat as gold medal winners in SkillsUSA State Competition

For release May 4, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. -- For the 36th consecutive year, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) students participated in the SkillsUSA state competition. This year's events were held April 22-24 at WATC's main campus, the National Center of Aviation Training (NCAT), and its downtown City Center. Participants included more than 1,000 students in high school or community college [...]

Wichita Area Technical College
4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, Kansas, 67226
Phone: 316-677-9400
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