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Wichita Area Technical College
Wichita Area Technical College

Join the WATC team in making a difference in people’s lives!

When you join the WATC team, you’ll have more than just a job. Employment at WATC leads to a fulfilling career changing the lives of others.

Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) is not just a leader in higher education, we also give people the skills to go to work. If you want to be a part of the vision of WATC, working in a world class state-of-the-art facility, delivering the standard of career technical education, then we want you!

We are located in the beautiful heartland of the Great Plains. With our low cost of living and family oriented amenities, Wichita is a great place to live. WATC also offers wonderful perks and benefits for our employees.

History
Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) 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 career experiences.

Mission
The mission of WATC is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.

Vision
WATC will be the leading provider of higher education, specializing in the delivery of career technical education, utilizing state of-the-are facilities with highly qualified faculty, and offering a competitive advantage that drives economic development in the region.

Values
To achieve our vision and fulfill our missions, Wichita Area Technical College has embraced the following values:

  • Accountability: WATC values the resources entrusted to it and will use them responsibly to support the college’s mission.
  • Quality: WATC values an environment of professionalism and excellence for students, faculty, and staff to learn and work.
  • Innovation: WATC values cutting-edge technology and delivery methods to encourage lifelong learning within a rapidly changing society.
  • Customer Service: WATC values its customers as it strives to exceed their expectations, while responding to the needs of its various constituents.
  • Equity/Diversity: WATC values the diverse nature of its students, faculty and staff and seeks to treat each person with the utmost respect.
  • Global Professional Standards: WATC values and practices behaviors that promote responsible, successful, and ethical students, employees and citizens.

Governance and Structure:

Kansas Board of Regents

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) is comprised of nine members who are appointed by the governor of Kansas and confirmed by the Kansas Senate. KBOR governs six state universities and supervises and coordinates 19 community colleges, six technical colleges and a municipal university. KBOR primarily deals with educational policies, programs, services, providers and other systems in an effort to improve and maintain the high quality of education in Kansas. KBOR also coordinates vital programs, such as adult literacy, qualified admissions, concurrent enrollment for high school students, financial assistance for education and many others. KBOR, in conjunction with the Kansas Post-secondary Technical Education Authority, approves technical programs offered by WATC.

Governing Board

Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority (SCTETA) is the governing board for WATC. The board consists of 11 appointed, voting members who establish and publish policies, regulations and procedures pertaining to WATC.

Industry Advocate Teams

Program advisory committees, representatives from business and industry, provide a very important link between WATC and the community. These teams validate learning outcomes deemed essential by business and industry for successful entry or advancement in specific occupations. These teams also monitor the curriculum, recommend instructional equipment and help keep the programs current with emerging technologies.

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is part of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. NCA is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Through its Commissions, it accredits and thereby grants membership to educational institutions in the North Central region.

Wichita Area Technical College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association as of October 2008.

Employee Benefit Programs

WATC is committed to fostering and creating a highly trained workforce. In order to recruit and retain the necessary talent to be the premier provider of technical education in the region, WATC makes a priority of offering competitive wages and excellent benefits to its employees. The benefit plan includes medical, dental, pharmacy and life insurance, retirement income through KPERS, along with pay for holidays, vacations and illness. In additional, employees may choose to participate in additional voluntary benefits.

Conditions of Employment

Terms, conditions, and benefits of employment are subject to change. Selected candidates must satisfy other employment prerequisites, in addition to having required qualifications and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Thorough background checks of references, criminal history, employment and education are conducted on all candidates. Unsatisfactory result of any process will result in the withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle of the Wichita Area Technical College. Consideration for employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, disability, genetic bias, military status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal law

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Doris Queen, PHR
HR Coordinator
Wichita Area Technical College
4004 N. Webb Road
Building 100
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 677-1751
(316) 677-9486 (fax)
dqueen@watc.edu