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WATC programs of study

This is a list of programs at Wichita Area Technical College in Wichita, KS.

Programs of Study

Listed below are our programs of study with the availability of these degree options for each: Associate of Applied Science (AAS): Typically a 2-Year Program Technical Certificate (TC): Typically a 1-Year Program Certificate of Completion (COC): Usually completed in less than 1 semester Aviation AAS TC COC

Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technology

The Aerospace Coatings & Paint Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to produce an aerospace technician with multiple skill sets and a well-rounded understanding of the aerospace industry. This program provides a broad based understanding of coating and paint processes within the aerospace industry.

Aerospace Manufacturing Technology

This Aerospace Manufacturing Technology programs include sequences of courses designed to produce an aerospace technician with multiple skill sets and a well-rounded understanding of the aerospace industry. Students can master the high-demand skills of Mechanical Assembly, Composite Fabrication or Basic Avionics.

Aviation Maintenance Technology (A&P)

Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Features This 18-month aircraft maintenance program meets the requirements for students to take the exam for the Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. This certificate authorizes the holder to approve aircraft that has undergone inspection or maintenance "for return to service."

Avionics Technology

Program Features The Avionics Technology associate of applied science (AAS) program prepares students to work in the field of avionics technology. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition. The program emphasizes a combination of aircraft and avionics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Composite Technology

Program Features This program prepares students to be successful in today's highly competitive world of aviation composite technologies. Supported by a solid background in composite theory, students will apply their knowledge in a state of the art composite laboratory at the National Center for Aviation Training.

Nondestructive Testing

Program Features The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) program is a cooperative effort between the WATC and National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR).

Short Term Health Programs (CMA/CNA/HHA)

Programs include Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide and Home Health Aide. WATC's Short Term Health Programs (CMA/CNA/HHA) can be completed in just 4 weeks. Certified Medication Aide (CMA) The Certified Medication Aide course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for safe medication administration in long-term facilities.

Dental Assistant

Program Features The Dental Assistant program provides the educational environment and experiences to prepare for employment as a dental assistant. The program graduate has the knowledge and skills necessary to assist during the delivery of dental care, perform supportive treatment procedures and basic business office tasks.

Nursing & Healthcare Administration

Prepare for a career in Nursing & Healthcare Administration with WATC's Practical Nurse, IV Therapy, CNA, CMA and HHA programs. IV Therapy This 3 credit hour course prepares LPNs to perform activities as defined in KAR 60-16-102(b).

IV Therapy

PNA 101 IV Therapy for LPNs Course Description This 3 credit hour course prepares LPNs to perform activities as defined in KAR 60-16-102(b). Presents knowledge, skills and competencies in the administration of intravenous fluid therapy, which will quality LPNs to perform this procedure safely.

Medical Assistant

Program Features The goal of WATC's Medical Assistant program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavioral) learning domains. The Medical Assistant program provides the education and experience necessary to function in doctor's offices and clinics under the supervision of a physician.

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Nursing

Nursing

Become a Nurse Becoming a nurse generally takes 2-5 years of nursing school. If you want to become a Registered Nurse (RN), you can start your nursing education and career at WATC by becoming a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and then a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Nursing & Healthcare Administration

Prepare for a career in Nursing & Healthcare Administration with WATC's Practical Nurse, IV Therapy, CNA, CMA and HHA programs. IV Therapy This 3 credit hour course prepares LPNs to perform activities as defined in KAR 60-16-102(b).

Surgical Technology

Program Features The Surgical Technology program prepares students to function in the operating room environment by combining classroom and simulated laboratory instruction with actual surgical clinical experiences. Successful completion of the program allows graduates to take the national certification examination to become a certified surgical technologist (CST).

Auto Collision Repair

Program Features This program allows students to gain skills and knowledge in the repair, assembly and refinishing of automotive vehicles. Program includes classroom and lab instruction in safety, nonstructural damage repair, structural damage repair, steering, suspension and alignment, electrical systems, painting, refinishing and estimating.

Automotive Service Technology

Program Features The Automotive Service Technology program allows students to gain skills and knowledge to accurately diagnose, repair and service various automotive vehicles. Program includes classroom and lab instruction in safety, electrical and electronic systems, suspension and steering, engine performance, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning, engine repair and brakes.

Carpentry, Technical Certificate

Program Description The carpentry program prepares students in the basic skills necessary for all occupations in construction. Students begin their study in nine modules, which include: safety; math; materials; hand and power tools; construction drawings; basic rigging; communication; and employability skills. Students then advance to courses which provide hands-on application of technical knowledge and skills.

Climate & Energy Control Technologies

Program Features The Climate & Energy Control Technologies program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the air conditioning industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Industrial Automation and Machine Maintenance

Program Features Formerly known as Electromechanical Systems, the Industrial Automation and Machine Maintenance program provides the solid foundational knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the mechanical and automated manufacturing environment. Graduates will learn to analyze, troubleshoot, and align mechanical and automated industrial machinery.

Machining Technology

These programs provide students the skills and knowledge needed in various manufacturing procedures and operations, including lathe and mill operations and manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining operations.

Robotics

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.

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Welding

Welding

Program Features The Welding program allows students to gain knowledge and skills in cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and provides some exposure to oxy-acetylene cutting and welding.

Administrative Office Technology (online)

Program Description The Administrative Office Technology (online) associate of applied science (AAS) degree program prepares students for a variety of positions in current business, administrative and professional fields. Degree holders prove competence in all aspects of a modern office environment as well as critical thinking skills necessary to prove agility in today's fast paced business world.

Business Administration

Program Description The Business Administration program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for entry-level employment or advancement within a variety of career fields in the public and private sectors.