Institution Name:  Wichita Area Technical College

Points of Contact:  Sheree Utash, VP, Academic Affairs
                                  Shane Hilt, Academic Coordinator, Academic Affairs

E-mail Address: 
Brief Description of Institution: Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is the largest two year technical college in Kansas and has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WATC continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment. Together, these elements help create a hands-on learning environment that promotes participation and prepares students for further education and/or career experiences. The college's primary academic focus is in the areas of Aviation, Manufacutring, Healthcare, Design with technical certificates and degrees and General Education transferable coursework.


Manufacturing Programs:

Program Course Name  Certification(s) Delivered Credit/Non-Credit 
Welding Technology SMAW AWS 1F, 2F, 1G Credit
Welding Technology SMAW II AWS 2G Credit
Welding Technology SMAW D1.1 Qualification AWS D1.1 Credit
GMAW D.1.1 Qualification
Machining Technology Blueprint Reading NIMS Level I Job Planning, Benchmark & Layout Credit
Machining Blueprint
Bench Work
Machining Technology Machining I NIMS Level I:
  • Manual Milling Skills
  • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
  • Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills
Machining II
Machining Technology CNC Mills NIMS Level I:
  • CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
  • CNC Milling Operations
Machining Technology CNC Lathes

NIMS Level I:

  • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
  • CNC Turning  Operations
Machining Technology CNC Operations NIMS Level I:
  • CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
  • CNC Turning  Operations  and CNC Milling Programming Set Up & Operations
  • CNC Milling Operations
Machining Technology Quality Control & Inspection NIMS Level I Measurement, Materials & Safety Credit
Machine Tool Processes

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