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National Aviation Consortium

The National Aviation Consortium (NAC) is a $14.9 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to develop industry-standard aviation manufacturing training curricula. Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) was chosen to facilitate and lead the project which includes four other colleges from across the country. Through the partnership of the NAC colleges and the Manufacturing Institute, six aviation-endorsed certifications will be developed. Wichita-area leaders in aviation support this project, including Spirit Aerosystems, Beechcraft, and Cessna. NAC is working with these and other leaders in aviation manufacturing to create the right skills for local workers. Qualified workers are essential to keeping up in the international market.

To learn more about this national project, go to www.naccareers.com

NAC Programs

Assembly Mechanic Electrical Assembly
Composite Technology Quality Assurance
Tooling CNC/Machining Technology

Why WATC?

We deliver a high-tech, high-wage, high-demand career pipeline for students. We partner with employers to equip people with relevant skills for jobs today and tomorrow. We measure success not by the number of students who come to us, but by those who leave equipped to land a job.

Students come to us from all walks of life. No matter their circumstances or background, we help improve their lives by building skills required for high-wage, high-demand jobs. For students just starting out, we provide direction. For the single parent in a dead-end job, we deliver options. And for the seasoned manager, we build new skills. All find what they need to elevate themselves and their careers.

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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

The National Center for Aviation Training

Managed by Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) is the world’s premier facility for the development of a skilled aviation manufacturing workforce. Additionally, a portion of the space is utilized by Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). Located in Wichita, KS, the Air Capital of the World, NCAT was built by Sedgwick County in 2010 and boasts 220,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art training labs and classrooms.

 

 

GET STARTED

To become at student at WATC, submit an application for admission.

Complete placement tests.

File for Financial Aid or other Paying for College options.

Contact an academic coach to enroll.

CONTACT

For information or questions about the NAC grant:

Dana Simon, WATC-NAC Project Coordinator
316.677.1605 | dsimon1@watc.edu
Kent Irick, WATC Dean of Aviation
316.677.1337 | kirick@watc.edu
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To Enroll in Tooling or Machining:
Brian Lee, WATC Academic Coach
316.677.1810 | blee3@watc.edu
To Enroll in other NAC Programs:
Rebekah Prichard, WATC Academic Coach
316.677.1027 | rprichard1@watc.edu