Program Features

The Robotics program is a cooperative effort between WATC, the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University, and the Midwest Robotics Initiative Council. This program prepares students for entry into the highly technical field of industrial robotics. The associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to produce a technician who has mastered the skills necessary to design, assemble, install, program, troubleshoot and maintain robotic and automated equipment and has the depth and breadth of knowledge which comes from general education courses.  Learning will take place in a fully equipped robotics laboratory with advanced students having opportunities to apply cutting edge robotics research to laboratory projects. Topics include robotic electronic and mechanical systems, computer systems and robotics applications in areas such as composites, welding, advanced coatings and material handling.
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.
Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science 60 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate 51 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Advanced Robotics 36 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate, Basic Robotics Technology 16 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
New students may contact:

Marcus Hernandez
Admissions Counselor,
Academic Advisor


Current students may contact:

Brian Lee
Academic Coach


Marcus_Hernandez Lee_B
316.677.1032 (NCAT)
316.677.1810 (NCAT)

Course Descriptions


WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

Students interested in this program are 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.