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34 Medals Earned at 2017 Skills USA Kansas State Competition

Each year, WATC  student representatives compete in Kansas SkillsUSA competitions with the hopes to making it to the national competition.  The main event took place in Hutchinson on Monday April 17 and  Tuesday April 18 with an award ceremony on Wednesday April 19.  There were 4 early competitions in Wichita on Saturday April 8 and [...]

WATC Community Open House April 25th

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will be hosting a community Open House Tuesday, April 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at their Southside Center at 4501 E. 47th St. S and City Center at 301 S. Grove. Attendees will be able to explore programs in healthcare, manufacturing, design, business, automotive, transferrable [...]

Another record setting enrollment at WATC

Wichita, Kan. – After seeing the highest enrollment in the history of the college in fall 2016, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has surpassed those numbers and is on track for another record setting enrollment for the spring 2017 semester. As of Feb. 17, 2017, census date, WATC is up 21.4 percent in credit [...]

WATC to Open New Location in Old Town

Wichita, Kan. - Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will be expanding by opening its fourth Wichita location in the former Airbus Americas Engineering site at 213 N. Mead in Old Town. This space will be shared with Wichita State University’s (WSU) Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Jan. [...]

New Training Opportunities for Aviation Maintenance Students

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) took ownership of its first business jet, the Cessna Citation CJ1. The Citation was purchased through a special agreement with Textron Financial Corporation facilitated by Ian Minaert, Director of Asset Sales, and Cody Denton, Manager of Aircraft Sales. The plane made her last flight [...]

Fidelity Bank Foundation awards $25,000 to WATC students

  WICHITA, Kan. – The Fidelity Bank Foundation will present the Wichita Area Technical College Foundation (WATC Foundation) with a $25,000 grant to support students with scholarships to further their education. The check presentation is Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Gateway building at WATC’s main campus, the National Center for [...]


Wichita, Kan. - Enrollment growth at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is on a record-setting pace. WATC has achieved its highest fall enrollment in the history of the college with a head count of 3,592 students. This is an increase of 8.2 percent over last year’s fall enrollment and once again, makes WATC the largest [...]

Delta Dental of Kansas awards $50,000 grant to WATC

WICHITA, KAN - Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been awarded a $50,000 Community Dental Health Grant from Delta Dental of Kansas. This grant will fund the purchase of new equipment and student scholarships for WATC’s dental assistant program. Rachael Wiebe, program director of the dental assistant program at WATC, stated “I am so grateful [...]

WIBA awards $15,000 grant to WATC students

WICHITA, Kan. – On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. the Wichita Independent Business Association (WIBA) presented the Wichita Area Technical College Foundation (WATC Foundation) with a $15,000 grant to support students with scholarships to further their education. These scholarships will be split among students in the IT (Information Technology) and Wichita Promise [...]

WATC students earn 23 medals at SkillsUSA Kansas

Each year WATC has representatives from many of our programs compete in SkillsUSA. We are proud to announce that at the 2016 Kansas state competition WATC walked away with 12 gold medals, from 11 WATC students, 8 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.  From these results 11 WATC students will be sent to the SkillsUSA [...]

Industry leaders continue to show support of WATC

Wichita, Kan - April 11, 2016, Nick Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO of Snap-on Incorporated, and other Snap-on representatives made a surprise visit to Wichita Area Technical College’s (WATC) main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT). Snap-on has been a long time partner of WATC by providing equipment and tools for students, funding for [...]

WATC Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting

WICHITA, Kan. – WATC hosted a community Open House Thursday, April 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at their Southside Center (4501 E. 47th St. S.) and Grove campus (301 S. Grove). There were over 350 people in attendance at the two campuses.  This was the first opportunity for those in attendance to apply for [...]

WATC announces new scholarship program called Wichita Promise

Wichita Area Technical College develops new program titled Wichita Promise that will pay tuition and fees and provide a guaranteed job interview to those who train in select high-demand career fields. WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) announces Wichita Promise, a scholarship program that will pay tuition and fees for specific, high-wage, high-demand [...]

WATC hosts 5th annual iTRAC conference

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) hosted the fifth annual iTRAC conference Friday, March 4, 2016. iTRAC (Innovative Technology to Recharge and Connect) took place at WATC’s main campus, the state-of-the-art National Center for Aviation Training at 4004 N Webb Road in Wichita, Kansas. 178 higher education faculty and staff from Kansas and surrounding states [...]

WATC’s second-annual CTE signing day

$100,000 in scholarships for the fall 2016 semester offered to high school students who want to pursue technical education at WATC WICHITA, Kan. – More than $100,000 awaited graduating high school students intending to pursue career and technical education (CTE) at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). The scholarships were awarded at WATC’s second-annual CTE Signing Day Feb. [...]

Bridgestone makes generous donation to Auto Service program

WATC Automotive Service program receives generous donation from Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund WICHITA, Kansas —Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund donates $1000 to Wichita Area Technical College’s (WATC) Automotive Service Technology program for four years. Ken Powers, Area Manager of Bridgestone Retail Operations presented the award to Scott Lucas, Chief Instructional Officer of Career and Technical Education, [...]

WATC graduates to complete criminal justice degree at WSU

WATC and WSU sign a 2+2 agreement in hopes to provide the community with better applicants for local law enforcement agencies. WICHITA, Kan. – Officials from Wichita State University (WSU) and Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) signed an agreement Dec. 17, 2015 that allows students who complete an associate of applied science degree in police [...]

Machining School

Are you looking for machining schools in KS? Students who take machining classes learn the skills and knowledge needed in various manufacturing procedures and operations. If you have searched for machining schools near me, you do not need to look much further. The WATC machining program has the ability to prepare you for a career [...]

Help choosing a career path

When you a looking for help choosing a career path, where do you go? Asking a friend or family member for help when choosing a career path is one way. Another option is to speak with a career counselor. At WATC we have a Career Services department that can help assist students in determining what [...]


Robotics in Wichita, KS continues to grow. As advancements in the field develop and industries such as manufacturing and aviation depend on robots to do things that humans can not, there is a higher demand for a skilled workforce in robotics. Earning a degree in robotics or robotics engineering can lead to rewarding and in demand [...]

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