All higher education in Kansas is coordinated under the direction of the Kansas Board of Regents,  The Kansas Technical Education Authority, under the direction of the Kansas Board of Regents, oversees all technical education in Kansas.

Salina Tech is locally governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees establishes and publishes policies. The Board usually meets on the fourth Monday of the month at Salina Tech. Minutes are available on the Salina Tech website at Additional information is available in Administration. 

Accreditation and Affiliations



Salina Area Technical College is accredited with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604. They can also be reached at or 800.621.7440.

 Program accreditations include:

  • The Dental Assistant program is accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
  • The Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Repair, and Diesel Technology programs are all accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Initial Accreditation Self Study

Criterion One: Mission

Criterion Two: Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

Criterion Three: Teaching and Learning: Quality Resources and Support

Criterion Four: Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

Criterion Five: Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

Peer Review's Initial Accreditation Report

Executive summary on page 56 and 57

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 Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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