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Salina Area Technical College offers an extensive list of continuing education programs for persons interested in evening, short-term, or specialized classes.  Courses will be listed on the online application for admission as they are scheduled.  Make sure you mark "Non-Degree Seeking/Continuing Education" when completing the online application for admission. For more information, please contact Amanda Foust at 785-309-3100.


CDL 280 - Commercial Driver's License Prep (Not currently scheduled) - This class will prepare students for the CDL written test and pre-trip inspection. Driving practice is available and drive test can be administered by appointment only, through the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles, located at 2910 Arnold Avenue, Salina, KS. 

CED 286 - Forklift Training & Certification (Not currently scheduled) - This class consists of a combination of lecture and practical demonstrations and exercises and must include an evaluation of operator performance in the workplace.  Truck-related and workplace-related topics are included, along with the requirements of the OSHA standard.





DEN 270 Supragingival Scaling for Dental Assistants

The Course

The Supragingival Scaling course at Salina Tech is approved by the Kansas Dental Board, designed for certified dental assistants and/or experienced dental assistants to expand their skills in preventative dentistry with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in supragingival scaling and polishing.  The course includes review of infection control, radiology, tooth morphology, as well as didactic instruction in nutrition, periodontal disease, dental caries, oral hygiene instruction, topical fluoride, principles of instrumentation and risk management.

Requirements for Admission

Graduate of an accredited dental assistant program and CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) or three years employment as a dental assistant within the last five years (verification required) or departmental consent. Must have current accepted CPR with hands-on training. $1,800.

May 11, 2017 - June 30, 2017

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Thursdays & Fridays

To Apply, click here and select "Non-Degree Seeking/Continuous Education"



DEN 248 Nitrous Oxide Administration

The Course

The Nitrous Oxide course at Salina Tech is designed to prepare dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other auxiliary dental professionals the proper administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen.  Through didactic and clinical instruction, this 2-day 1-credit hour course at Salina Tech covers the concepts behind nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation, as well as, safe and effective techniques for monitoring the administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen. 

Course objectives  

  • History, philosophy and psychology of nitrous oxide sedation
  • Medical Assessment of the patient prior to administration
  • Safe and effective techniques for administration
  • Post-operative care of the patient
  • Legal and ethical considerations

Requirements for Admission

  • Proof of current employment in a dental office
  • Proof of current CPR/First Aid card

Spring 2017 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fridays & Saturdays


 To Apply, click here and select "Non-Degree Seeking/Continuous Education" 

 Lead Safe Work Practices

Not Currently Scheduled

EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead-Based Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) aims to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repair, and painting activities.  These activities can create hazardous lead dust when surfaces with lead paint are disturbed.  The rule requires workers to be certified and trained in the use of lead-safe work practices, and requires renovation, repair, and painting firms to be EPA-certified.

Lead Safe Work Practices

Salina Tech is offering two courses for contractors and their employees who may be exposed to lead-based paint hazards.  KDHE requires renovations, repairs and painting projects covered by the RRP rule to be performed by a Certified Renovator.  However, all employees who may be exposed must be trained in the use of lead-safe work practices.  The 8-hour Full Certification (CED 101) is for contractors and their employees who have never been previously certified.  The 4-hour refresher (CED 102) s for contractors and their employees who have been certified previously and wish to renew their certification.

Environmental Technology

The water quality treatment field is projected to lose upwards of one-third of its Kansas workforce to retirements in the next three to five years. These changes could translate into a well paying career for you. If you’re looking for a career direction or a new challenge, consider a career in Environmental Technology.

Forecasts suggest up to 30 percent of workers in this field will retire in the next five years. There are more than 4,500 state-certified water quality workers in Kansas. Opportunities available in water production, distribution, wastewater treatment and conversation. Entry-level positions typically include operators and maintenance type positions moving up to assistant superintendent and superintendent positions. Wages can vary, depending on location and size of the community in question.

Typical entry-level salaries can vary between $9-$11 per hour to $50,000-$65,000 or more for management positions. Workers employed by cities can received comprehensive medical, retirement and disability benefits. High school graduates can enter this field 
with an associate’s degree, and there are additional certification requirements by the state. The employer usually will pay for the certification and continuing education courses.

Clean water is essential for everyday life. Environmental technicians and water treatment plant and system operators treat water so that it is safe to drink as well as remove harmful pollutants from domestic and industrial liquid waste so that it is safe to return to the earth.

Industrial facilities that send their wastes to municipal treatment plants must meet certain minimum standards to ensure that the wastes have been adequately pretreated and will not damage municipal treatment facilities. Plant operators must be familiar with the guidelines established by Federal regulations and how they affect their plant.

In addition, operators must be aware of any guidelines imposed by the State or locality in which the plant operates. Employment is concentrated in local government and private water, sewage, and other systems utilities.

Classes Include:

ENV 102 Safety Orientation (OSHA-10) - This course provides students with an understanding of current safety regulations, established safety practices, hazard recognition, and the impact of behavior and environment on injury prevention.

ENV 290 Trench and Excavation -  This 8 hour course is designed for day to day trench and excavation work and covers OSHA 1926.651 Subpart (P); OSHA 1926.51 Subpart (P); and OSHA 1926.652 Subpart (P).  Classroom study and hands-on-training in a mobile trench simulator will be provided.  Competent person trainees may include: Safety Personnel, Engineers, Labor Workers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Supervisors, and Crew Foreman.  

ENV 291 Confined Space - Taught by Certified Professional Instructors, this training has been recognized by OSHA and is required training for: Entry Personnel, Authorized Attendants and Entry Supervisors.  This 8 hour course combines classroom and hands-on training and covers OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910.146, including: definition of a confined space and permit required confined spaces, duties of the entry personnel, authorized attendants and entry supervisors.  Atmosphere testing, ventilation, personal protective clothing, fall protection and lockout/tagout will also be covered.



Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning

Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in residential and commercial buildings.

Refrigeration makes it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technicians install, maintain, and repair such systems. Salina Tech HVAC students work on a variety of new and old furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, reach-in and walk-in coolers, ice machines and sheet metal equipment.

Diagnosing problems, controlling computerized systems, repairing and charging units, and building duct work are among some of the areas covered in the shop and at customer work sites. Over 14 years of knowledge and experience from our instructor readies graduates in nine months to work in residential or commercial settings earning competitive wages.

Classes Include:

HVA 281 Refrigerant Gasses Recovery - This combination Workshop and certification test will permit participants to meet the requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act and EPA regulations.  Topics covered include: ozone depletion, health impacts, Clean Air Act, recovery and recycling equipment procedures, refrigerant handling safety and new refrigerants. The Certification Test will be graded by a National Organization (VGI Training) and the results will be mailed directly to each student with a certificate of completion and a wallet card specifiying the level of certification achieved.

HVAC 281 Fundamentals 1 - This course includes a comprehensive introduction to refrigeration and air conditioning.  Topics covered include basic and major system components, including hermetic, semi-hermetic, and open compressors, as well as condensors, evaporator and refrigerant-metering devices.  it also covers fundamental concepts of electricity and magnetism as they pertain to resistor conductors, power supplies, circuit protection devices and transformers.

HVACED 100 Gas Furnaces Operation & Troubleshooting - This course is Part 3 of the HVAC Certificate Program that is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the air conditioning and heating industry.  It introduces the student to the concepts of heat and the principles of heat flow.  Lessons include heat loss from structures, a review air systems, duct sizing and layout, air filtration, humidification, a fundamental approach to control systems, customer relations, and a review of safety and codes.  it explores the concepts of heating with gas.  Also included in this unit of study are lessons related to combustion chemistry, heating fuels, burners and accessories, burner types and components (including natural gas and LP gas burning equipment), start-up and combustion efficiency testing, gas burner controls, ignition systems for infrared heaters, gas heating equipment maintenance, troubleshooting and condensing furnances.  The HVAC Gas Furnaces course provides essential information that every service technician must possess to become effective.  An emphasis is placed on understanding the sequence of operation of the equipment being serviced.  Four different ignition systems are covered in depth (HSI, DSI, HSP, and spark-to-pilot), with diagnostic procedures on each.  (Pre-requisites: HVAC Fundamentals 1 & 2)

HVACED 101 Heat Pumps: Operation & Maintenance 

HVACED 102 Wiring Diagrams & Troubleshooting - Topics included in this class are: Identification of series and parallel circuits; explanation of voltage, current, and resistance in series and parallel circuits; identifying electrical components in wiring diagrams; interpreting information on schematic and ladder wiring diagrams; how fuses, circuit breakers and GFCI's protect electric circuits; and troubleshooting electrical components.


Welding Technology

Classes focus on skills needed for employment once students have completed the class but often we have students enroll in classes to develop welding skills they can use around the farm or the shop.  Classes offered provide students entry level skills needed to be employed in the welding industry.  Evening classes allow students to continue working while training for a new career or learning skills to use in their shop.  Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) classes are offered on a rotating basis or as demand warrants.

Classes Include:

WEL 281 MIG Welding for Employment - This hands-on course will cover the knowledge and skills necessary to safely use gas metal arc welding processes and equipment in an industrial welding shop.  Topics presented include: general safety, welding theory and quality control.  Skills gained in this course can be used to seek employment as an entry-level production welder in fabrication and manufacturing industries.

WEL 282 Welding Specialization - This course covers welding processes used in industry, including arc, oxyacetylene, MIG, soldering, brazing fabrication, and spot weld testing.  Students will receive instruction and practice on proper equipment set up, the development of technical and manipulative skills, and performance of correct safety precautions and techniques.






Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Vice President of Student Services, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.