As the largest technical college (of 7) and 5th largest community college (of 27) in Kansas, Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (WSU Tech), formerly Wichita Area Technical College, strives to change the lives of our community members by offering open-access to general education and career and technical training to fill high-wage, high-demand jobs in our local area. WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech 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.
WSU Tech operates four campuses across Wichita, two of which (NCAT and City Center) focus on training for aviation, manufacturing, skilled trades, and technical education. The National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) campus opened in 2010, and was primarily funded and built by Sedgwick County to meet aviation manufacturing workforce demand. WSU Tech serves as the managing partner for the Center, partnering with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), to provide industry-driven training courses. This world-class training facility, comprised of over 200,000 square feet, provides students the opportunity to receive hands-on, real-world training in the areas of general aviation manufacturing and aircraft and power plant mechanics.
WSU Tech offers Aviation and Manufacturing programs in the following areas: Aerospace Coatings and Paint; Aerospace Manufacturing; Aviation Maintenance (FAA Airframe and Powerplant); Electronics/ Avionics; Composites; Nondestructive Testing; Maintenance and Reliability Testing; Industrial Machine Maintenance; Machining Technology; and, Robotics. WSU Tech also incorporates workplace skills development training into all programs.