Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. The mission of WATC is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy. WATC will be the leading provider of higher education, specializing in the delivery of career technical education, utilizing state of-the-art facilities with highly qualified faculty, and offering a competitive advantage that drives economic development in the region. Wichita Area Technical College is a public institution that offers more than 100 programs of study in Healthcare, Aviation, Manufacturing, Design, Business, Police Science and Transferable General Education. Degree and certificate options include Associate of Applied Science, Technical Certificate and Certificate of Completion. WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and governed by the Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority Board (SCTETA). WATC operates three different campuses throughout the metropolitan area of Wichita. Its main campus is the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT). WATC provides quality vocational training and hands-on experience. Students who graduate from WATC have gained professional skills that will benefit them for life. Wichita Area Technical College offers research in the following disciplines Aviation, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Design and General education.