These programs provide students the skills and knowledge needed in various manufacturing procedures and operations, including lathe and mill operations and manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining operations. Programs include classroom and laboratory instruction in safety, proper use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading and sketching, precision measuring and layout, setup, operation, clean-up and basic maintenance of lathes, milling machines and surface grinders with extra emphasis on CNC set up and operation.
Choose from an Associate of Applied Science, typically a 2-year program or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less. A Certificate of Completion option is also available to learn one specialized technique or discipline. Click the links below for course information, costs, average earning, placement rates and additional program information.
|Degree and Certificate Options|
|Associate of Applied Science, Machining Technology||62 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Machining Technology||46 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, CNC Operator||20 Credit Hours|
|Technical Certificate, Manual Machining||22 Credit Hours|
|Certificate of Completion, CATIA Machining Technology||13 Credit Hours|
Admission Requirements & Additional Information
|4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226|
|To get started, new students may contact:Morgan Calvert
Manufacturing / Design
|Current students may contact:Brian Lee
Manufacturing / Design
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440
Students interested in this program may be eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
Program Integrity – Gainful Employment
In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.
Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Wichita State University (WSU) have partnered to make a future in Engineering Technology more accessible to Kansas students. A new Articulation Agreement enables students completing WATC ‘s A.A.S. degree in Machining Technology, Robotics, or Electromechanical Systems to use their WATC credits in pursuit of a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at WSU’s College of Engineering. Concentrations are available in Mechatronics or Engineering Technology Management.