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Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita Area Technical College, located in Wichita, Kansas, began its operations in 1965. It currently operates six campuses in different parts of Wichita.

WATC offers associate of applied science degree, diploma and certificate programs in different programs of study. These range from health sciences to aviation. It operates the Aviation Tech Center, where students can learn avionics, hydraulics and fuel system technology.

WATC is the managing partner of Sedgwick County's National Center for Aviation Training at Jabara Airport, providing a world-class education facility related to aviation and manufacturing.

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Contacting Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita Area Technical College
301 South Grove
Wichita , KS 67211-2099
General Phone: (316) 677-9400
http://www.watc.edu

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Wichita Area Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine334licensed practical nurse, health aide
Production Trades314machinist, sheet metal tech, welding, woodworking courses
Engineering Technician225mechanical engineering tech, CAD and design
Transportation90truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology63dental assistant, medical assistant, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Mechanics and Repair42HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance
Construction Trades5carpentry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4dietitian assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Wichita Area Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of less than 1 academic year8276
Associate's degree206
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years23012

Wichita Area Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wichita Area Technical College had a total enrollment of 924 students (910 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 12%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 6%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 12%
20-21 13%
22-24 14%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Kansas100%

Wichita Area Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 80 %

Wichita Area Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Wichita, Kansas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kansas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wichita Area Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Wichita Area Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 549800)

Wichita Area Technical College Faculty

Wichita Area Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year29$49,76733$32,826
All faculty totalcalendar year29$49,76733$32,826

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year3$13,2763$13,599
All faculty totalacademic year3$13,2763$13,599

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wichita Area Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Health Aide
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietitian Assistant

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder
Woodworking, Other

Transportation
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Wichita Area Technical College Highlights

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What Sets Wichita Area Technical College Apart:

CategoryTrophy 
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Wichita Area Technical College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Wichita Area Technical College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Wichita Area Technical College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Wichita Area Technical College Male % of student body
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Wichita Area Technical College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Wichita Area Technical College % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Wichita Area Technical College Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Wichita Area Technical College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Wichita Area Technical College % of degrees in engineering technician

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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