High School Students
Career and Technical Education Act – Senate Bill 155
The Governor of Kansas approved juniors and seniors to access college credit classes that prepare students to work in high-demand career fields at NO CHARGE for tuition through the Career and Technical Education Act – Senate Bill 155 (CTE). This opportunity will assist students in acquiring work ready skills while building a college transcript and contribute to a skilled workforce for Kansas employers.
Without paying a penny in tuition, students are eligible to take qualified career and technical college credit courses offered by Wichita Area Technical College! Browse the list of FREE TUITION Eligible Courses.
FREE TUITION programs are offered to high school juniors and seniors in the following areas:
|Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)||Medical Assisting||Interior Design|
|Criminal Justice||Auto Service||Business|
|Heating & Air Conditioning||Electromechanical Systems||and many more!|
Dual-Concurrent General Education
Students can earn college credit and high school credit taking courses on a WATC campus, at their high school or online. WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org), making credits easily transferable to other colleges.
WATC offers the following general education courses. While the tuition for general education classes is not covered by Senate Bill 155, many are guaranteed to transfer to other colleges and universities.
|ESSENTIAL BASIC SKILLS||SOCIAL SCIENCE|
High School Dual-Concurrent Credit Partners*
*Other high schools and individual students or parents are welcome to contact Annie Amstutz (316.677.1897 or email@example.com) for additional information.
1. Submit an Application for Admission
2a. Check the Testing Center locations and hours to come take a short reading assessment
2b. Ask your counselor to send a copy of your SAT or ACT scores to Annie Amstutz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Discuss with your counselor which courses you want to take and WATC will work with your high school administrators to get you enrolled.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for more information, please contact:
Annie Amstutz, Director of Educational Partnerships