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  • WATC Basketball Challenge coming to Charles Koch Arena Jan 8-10, 2015

    12/17/14 : For release: December 17, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is hosting 36 boys and girls teams from 18 high schools for a match-play basketball challenge. The WATC Basketball Challenge will take place January 8-10, 2015 at Charles Koch [More...]

  • Jet AirWerks and Jet AirParts establish aviation scholarship at WATC

    12/16/14 : For release: December 12, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Keith Humphrey, owner-operator and President/CEO of Jet AirWerks and Jet AirParts, has announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund with Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). The scholarship will award $1,000 per [More...]

  • WATC hosts Q&A session with best-selling author of soon-to-be Hollywood hit, Andy Weir

    11/03/14 : For release: November 3, 1014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Avionics Department and the Library of Wichita Area Technical College will co-host a Skype discussion with best-selling author Andy Weir on November 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. The Skype session will be held in the Auditorium [More...]

  • Free construction training opportunity leads to college credit, job opportunities

    11/03/14 : To enroll contact: Mary Mann, Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas 316.771.6626 | mmann@workforce-ks.com For release: November 4, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), in cooperation with local construction companies, is launching a [More...]

  • Wichita Area Technical College and SpaceTEC Partners Inc. form partnership for certifying aviation manufacturing technicians

    11/03/14 : For release: November 3, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Twenty-one students from Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) at the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) recently earned their CertTEC® Aviation Structures Technician certifications. WATC is the managing [More...]

  • Kansas manufacturers have a trusted resource for supply chain challenges

    10/29/14 : Comprehensive program hosted by MAMTC helps manufacturers create a competitive advantage For release: October 29, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Mid America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) in partnership with Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will host a [More...]

  • WATC repeats as one of Wichita's Best Places to Work

    10/22/14 : For release: October 22, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Wichita Business Journal announced its annual list of Wichita’s Best Places to Work, and WATC is among an elite group to earn special recognition.  In the category of companies with 100+ employees, WATC was [More...]

  • WATC receives $1.5 million grant as part of $12 million TAACCT installment

    10/07/14 : For release: Oct. 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is one of four Kansas institutions awarded a portion of a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support job-driven training efforts across Kansas.  The KanTRAIN grant [More...]

  • October is United Way month at WATC

    09/30/14 : For release: September 30, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has kicked-off its annual activities to raise awareness and funds for the United Way. October has been designated as United Way month and this year it has a farm animal theme. [More...]

  • High school students help WATC repeat as fastest-growing college in Kansas

    09/25/14 : For release: September 26, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- In the Fall 2014 System Wide Headcount report from the Kansas Board of Regents, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) outpaced all other Kansas colleges and universities by posting a 14.79%  increase in fall headcount [More...]

  • Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand training program launches at WATC

    09/15/14 : For release: September 15, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with Spirit Aerosystems and the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, implemented another Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) training project that launched [More...]

  • WATC, Friends University sign articulation agreement

    09/09/14 : For release: September 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Friends University have partnered to allow students a seamless transfer of credits from WATC to Friends University. “We are pleased to partner with WATC on this agreement, [More...]

  • WATC to welcome Flying Classroom, special guests

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- WATC is partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Division of Aviation and the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education to welcome 400 Wichita area high school students for a unique chance [More...]

  • WATC to host second annual National Manufacturing Day October 3, 2014

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will host  National Manufacturing Day events on October 3, 2014 at its main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training. Designed to help the next generation of skilled [More...]

  • WATC Surgical Technology program receives national recognition

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving at least a 90% pass-rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist [More...]

  • WATC earns 10-year reaccreditation

    08/14/14 : For release: July 8, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association with its next Reaffirmation of Accreditation not scheduled to occur again until 2024. “HLC [More...]

  • WATC and Grantham University Sign Articulation Agreement

    07/29/14 : The agreement allows students who have completed a two-year degree at WATC to transfer credits and pursue corresponding four-year degrees at Grantham University. For release: July 29, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is pleased to [More...]

  • WATC students place nationally at SkillsUSA

    07/01/14 : For release: July 1, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Three Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) students brought home big honors from the 2014 SkillsUSA national competition Saturday, June 28 in Kansas City. Michael Mans took silver in the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) [More...]

  • 06/25/14 : Ribbon Cutting for the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas Community leaders and a large crowd of attendees explored the brand new Workforce Center offices at a special open house on June 25, 2014. On behalf of WATC, congratulations to our Workforce friends on the [More...]

  • WATC maintains affordable gen ed tuition rate while others seek increases

    06/18/14 : For release: June 18, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- While state university students may see as high as a 5-7% tuition increase, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has kept its tuition low. With one of the most affordable tuition rates in Kansas, WATC's general education [More...]

  • Gov. Brownback presented more than $230k to KS school districts at WATC ceremony.

    06/18/14 : For release: Tuesday, May 17, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. --  In a special ceremony held at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), Gov. Sam Brownback presented south-central school districts with checks in recognition for increasing participation in the state’s technical [More...]

  • Another successful SkillsUSA competition for WATC students

    04/25/14 : For release: April 25, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) hosted its 35th year of the SkillsUSA state competition April 23rd and 24th at its main campus, the National Center of Aviation Training (NCAT) and its original Grove Campus. More than [More...]

  • Laid off mother of five finds hope at WATC

    04/25/14 : For release: April 25, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Stacy Sebastian has escaped several layoffs in her fifteen years at Cessna, until now.  She says it was a good run, but she's tired of the ups and downs of aviation. "It's just been a roller coaster," Sebastian says.  [More...]

  • New agreement allows WATC graduates to complete business degree at Newman University

    04/21/14 : WATC becomes first technical college to sign a 2+2 transfer agreement with Newman University; scholarships available for WATC students to complete general business degree For release: April 21, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Officials from Newman University and Wichita Area [More...]

  • WATC Instructors Take the Cake

    04/10/14 : National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-10, 2014 and around the country thousands of communities are taking time to honor local educators and acknowledge the crucial role our nation’s teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality [More...]

  • Spring 2014 Career Fairs

    04/09/14 : For release: April 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is committed to the future and success of their students. Each semester, WATC hosts career fairs to give their students a chance to meet with employers and gain interview experience, [More...]

  • IT Essentials

    03/27/14 : IT Essentials prepares students to enter the rapidly advancing field of advanced computing technologies. The coursework provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to complete CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Certifications in Computer [More...]

  • On Time Registration

    03/27/14 : Learning starts Day One at WATC Effective Fall Semester 2014,Wichita Area Technical College will institute On Time Registration. Students must be enrolled in a class and in attendance on the first day of class. Late Start classes will be offered. Why Register [More...]

  • WATC to host 800+ Boy Scouts and leaders in Merit Badge College

    03/18/14 : For release: March 18, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Over six hundred Boy Scouts, ages 11 to 18, and 200 leaders will take over Wichita Area Technical College’s (WATC) three campuses: National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), the Southside Center and the Grove Campus on [More...]

  • WATC solicits proposals for grant writer services

    03/17/14 : WATC seeks a qualified and experienced grant writer to assist the College’s Grants Office in applying for the USDOL Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program grant. Wichita, Kan. - Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is [More...]

  • Local Colleges Partner for Regional Technology Conference

    02/11/14 : For release: February 11, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -– Faculty of any two- or four-year college (community, technical or university), instructional technology designers, directors of online programs, academic faculty, and all those interested in technology education are [More...]

  • Visit our Bookstore Online

    02/11/14 : Save time by purchasing your books online. While your there don't forget to grab your WATC merchandise and apparel. [More...]

  • WATC solicits proposals for quality improvement for the $14.9 million National Aviation Consortium grant

    02/11/14 : WATC seeks a qualified contractor to assist with quality assurance of USDOL grant requirements, developing a strategic quality improvement and sustainability plan to ensure compliance. Wichita, Kan. –   In September 2012, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) received [More...]

  • WATC effort for Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation to culminate with Feb. 24-26 site visit and evaluation

    01/31/14 : After an intensive two-year self-study process, WATC prepares to welcome members of the Higher Learning Commission’s expert review team For release: January 31, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) begins a three-day reaccreditation site [More...]

  • Congressional staffers visit the National Center for Aviation Training

    01/21/14 : Friday, January 17, more than a dozen congressional staffers flew to Wichita to see how federal dollars affect local job training. Their visit included a tour of Wichita Area Technical College's (WATC) main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) and the [More...]

  • WATC Basketball Challenge coming to Charles Koch Arena Jan 8-10, 2015

    12/17/14 : For release: December 17, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is hosting 36 boys and girls teams from 18 high schools for a match-play basketball challenge. The WATC Basketball Challenge will take place January 8-10, 2015 at Charles Koch [More...]

  • Jet AirWerks and Jet AirParts establish aviation scholarship at WATC

    12/16/14 : For release: December 12, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Keith Humphrey, owner-operator and President/CEO of Jet AirWerks and Jet AirParts, has announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund with Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). The scholarship will award $1,000 per [More...]

  • WATC hosts Q&A session with best-selling author of soon-to-be Hollywood hit, Andy Weir

    11/03/14 : For release: November 3, 1014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Avionics Department and the Library of Wichita Area Technical College will co-host a Skype discussion with best-selling author Andy Weir on November 13, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. The Skype session will be held in the Auditorium [More...]

  • Free construction training opportunity leads to college credit, job opportunities

    11/03/14 : To enroll contact: Mary Mann, Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas 316.771.6626 | mmann@workforce-ks.com For release: November 4, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), in cooperation with local construction companies, is launching a [More...]

  • Wichita Area Technical College and SpaceTEC Partners Inc. form partnership for certifying aviation manufacturing technicians

    11/03/14 : For release: November 3, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Twenty-one students from Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) at the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) recently earned their CertTEC® Aviation Structures Technician certifications. WATC is the managing [More...]

  • Kansas manufacturers have a trusted resource for supply chain challenges

    10/29/14 : Comprehensive program hosted by MAMTC helps manufacturers create a competitive advantage For release: October 29, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Mid America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) in partnership with Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will host a [More...]

  • WATC repeats as one of Wichita's Best Places to Work

    10/22/14 : For release: October 22, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Wichita Business Journal announced its annual list of Wichita’s Best Places to Work, and WATC is among an elite group to earn special recognition.  In the category of companies with 100+ employees, WATC was [More...]

  • WATC receives $1.5 million grant as part of $12 million TAACCT installment

    10/07/14 : For release: Oct. 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is one of four Kansas institutions awarded a portion of a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support job-driven training efforts across Kansas.  The KanTRAIN grant [More...]

  • October is United Way month at WATC

    09/30/14 : For release: September 30, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has kicked-off its annual activities to raise awareness and funds for the United Way. October has been designated as United Way month and this year it has a farm animal theme. [More...]

  • High school students help WATC repeat as fastest-growing college in Kansas

    09/25/14 : For release: September 26, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- In the Fall 2014 System Wide Headcount report from the Kansas Board of Regents, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) outpaced all other Kansas colleges and universities by posting a 14.79%  increase in fall headcount [More...]

  • Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand training program launches at WATC

    09/15/14 : For release: September 15, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with Spirit Aerosystems and the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, implemented another Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) training project that launched [More...]

  • WATC, Friends University sign articulation agreement

    09/09/14 : For release: September 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Friends University have partnered to allow students a seamless transfer of credits from WATC to Friends University. “We are pleased to partner with WATC on this agreement, [More...]

  • WATC to welcome Flying Classroom, special guests

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- WATC is partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Division of Aviation and the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education to welcome 400 Wichita area high school students for a unique chance [More...]

  • WATC to host second annual National Manufacturing Day October 3, 2014

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) will host  National Manufacturing Day events on October 3, 2014 at its main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training. Designed to help the next generation of skilled [More...]

  • WATC Surgical Technology program receives national recognition

    08/20/14 : For release: August 20, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving at least a 90% pass-rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist [More...]

  • WATC earns 10-year reaccreditation

    08/14/14 : For release: July 8, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association with its next Reaffirmation of Accreditation not scheduled to occur again until 2024. “HLC [More...]

  • WATC and Grantham University Sign Articulation Agreement

    07/29/14 : The agreement allows students who have completed a two-year degree at WATC to transfer credits and pursue corresponding four-year degrees at Grantham University. For release: July 29, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is pleased to [More...]

  • WATC students place nationally at SkillsUSA

    07/01/14 : For release: July 1, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Three Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) students brought home big honors from the 2014 SkillsUSA national competition Saturday, June 28 in Kansas City. Michael Mans took silver in the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) [More...]

  • 06/25/14 : Ribbon Cutting for the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas Community leaders and a large crowd of attendees explored the brand new Workforce Center offices at a special open house on June 25, 2014. On behalf of WATC, congratulations to our Workforce friends on the [More...]

  • WATC maintains affordable gen ed tuition rate while others seek increases

    06/18/14 : For release: June 18, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- While state university students may see as high as a 5-7% tuition increase, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has kept its tuition low. With one of the most affordable tuition rates in Kansas, WATC's general education [More...]

  • Gov. Brownback presented more than $230k to KS school districts at WATC ceremony.

    06/18/14 : For release: Tuesday, May 17, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. --  In a special ceremony held at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), Gov. Sam Brownback presented south-central school districts with checks in recognition for increasing participation in the state’s technical [More...]

  • Another successful SkillsUSA competition for WATC students

    04/25/14 : For release: April 25, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) hosted its 35th year of the SkillsUSA state competition April 23rd and 24th at its main campus, the National Center of Aviation Training (NCAT) and its original Grove Campus. More than [More...]

  • Laid off mother of five finds hope at WATC

    04/25/14 : For release: April 25, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Stacy Sebastian has escaped several layoffs in her fifteen years at Cessna, until now.  She says it was a good run, but she's tired of the ups and downs of aviation. "It's just been a roller coaster," Sebastian says.  [More...]

  • New agreement allows WATC graduates to complete business degree at Newman University

    04/21/14 : WATC becomes first technical college to sign a 2+2 transfer agreement with Newman University; scholarships available for WATC students to complete general business degree For release: April 21, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Officials from Newman University and Wichita Area [More...]

  • WATC Instructors Take the Cake

    04/10/14 : National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-10, 2014 and around the country thousands of communities are taking time to honor local educators and acknowledge the crucial role our nation’s teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality [More...]

  • Spring 2014 Career Fairs

    04/09/14 : For release: April 9, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is committed to the future and success of their students. Each semester, WATC hosts career fairs to give their students a chance to meet with employers and gain interview experience, [More...]

  • IT Essentials

    03/27/14 : IT Essentials prepares students to enter the rapidly advancing field of advanced computing technologies. The coursework provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to complete CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) Certifications in Computer [More...]

  • On Time Registration

    03/27/14 : Learning starts Day One at WATC Effective Fall Semester 2014,Wichita Area Technical College will institute On Time Registration. Students must be enrolled in a class and in attendance on the first day of class. Late Start classes will be offered. Why Register [More...]

  • WATC to host 800+ Boy Scouts and leaders in Merit Badge College

    03/18/14 : For release: March 18, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Over six hundred Boy Scouts, ages 11 to 18, and 200 leaders will take over Wichita Area Technical College’s (WATC) three campuses: National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), the Southside Center and the Grove Campus on [More...]

  • WATC solicits proposals for grant writer services

    03/17/14 : WATC seeks a qualified and experienced grant writer to assist the College’s Grants Office in applying for the USDOL Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program grant. Wichita, Kan. - Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is [More...]

  • Local Colleges Partner for Regional Technology Conference

    02/11/14 : For release: February 11, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -– Faculty of any two- or four-year college (community, technical or university), instructional technology designers, directors of online programs, academic faculty, and all those interested in technology education are [More...]

  • Visit our Bookstore Online

    02/11/14 : Save time by purchasing your books online. While your there don't forget to grab your WATC merchandise and apparel. [More...]

  • WATC solicits proposals for quality improvement for the $14.9 million National Aviation Consortium grant

    02/11/14 : WATC seeks a qualified contractor to assist with quality assurance of USDOL grant requirements, developing a strategic quality improvement and sustainability plan to ensure compliance. Wichita, Kan. –   In September 2012, Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) received [More...]

  • WATC effort for Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation to culminate with Feb. 24-26 site visit and evaluation

    01/31/14 : After an intensive two-year self-study process, WATC prepares to welcome members of the Higher Learning Commission’s expert review team For release: January 31, 2014 WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) begins a three-day reaccreditation site [More...]

  • Congressional staffers visit the National Center for Aviation Training

    01/21/14 : Friday, January 17, more than a dozen congressional staffers flew to Wichita to see how federal dollars affect local job training. Their visit included a tour of Wichita Area Technical College's (WATC) main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) and the [More...]