Welcome to Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). We are happy you have chosen WATC to begin your educational journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WATC houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four year universities, at a much reduced tuition rate. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers.

WATC is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country. This allows you to receive a quality education that opens doors of opportunity to further your education and begin your career.

Again welcome and congratulations on selecting WATC to further your education.
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Sheree Utash
Interim President