Get your associate degree with the help of WATC and WSU

Shocker Pathway is a partnership between Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Wichita State University (WSU) that provides an affordable, convenient and respected way to earn a two-year Associate of Arts (AA) degree from WSU.

Shocker Pathway students earn their associate degree by beginning their general education studies at WATC and earn up to 50 credits for transfer to WSU. Upon completion of an additional 15 credit hours of general education courses at WSU, students will earn an AA degree from WSU.

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For more information about how to get started with this associate degree, contact:

info@watc.edu 316.677.9400

Students currently attending other institutions are encouraged to inquire at WATC concerning a transfer into the Shocker Pathway at WATC.

Why choose the Shocker Pathway associate degree?

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No ACT Test required

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Dual advising from WATC and WSU

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No cost to send transcript from WATC to WSU

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Many courses offer open-resource textbooks (no cost for books)

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Affordable option for the first two years of college

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All associate degree classes taught in Wichita or online

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The prestige of an Associate of Arts degree from WSU

sp_arrow_blackAn Associate of Arts degree can help to get you the job you deserve.

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For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or Wichita.edu/online

Important Dates
January 19 Spring classes begin
March 22 Second eight week classes begin
June 6 Summer classes begin
July 5 Second four week classes begin

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There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Visit kansasregents.org/transfer_articulation for more information.

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Accreditation

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 select programs 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.