Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

By |2018-11-08T18:52:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Auto Collision, Automotive, CAD, CDL, Construction, Dental Assistant, Diesel, Electrical, GenEd, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Police Science, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the enrollment data, Salina Tech had a total of 435 Full Time Equivalent students, compared with 342 at this time in 2017. [...]

Salina Tech hosts spring open house

By |2018-08-01T15:41:11+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Collision, CDL, Construction, Diesel, Zuncategorized|

Driving a big rig down a stretch of highway was fun for Tripp Goossen until he ran into a wall and shattered his windshield. Tripp Goossen, 16, of Beverly, uses a truck driving simulator Tuesday afternoon during an open house at Salina Area Technical College. [TOM DORSEY / SALINA JOURNAL] Luckily, the 16-year-old Beverly teenager [...]

Great Plains Trucking Donates Semi and Trailer to Salina Tech

By |2018-03-05T20:37:15+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: CDL, Zuncategorized|

When Salina Area Technical College started its Commercial Truck Driving program in 2015, it was with the support many local trucking companies, including Great Plains Trucking, which donated the use of a semi and trailer for a year. The company renewed that annual donation in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, the company has instead made the [...]

New CDL instructor has military experience

By |2017-12-22T14:24:50+00:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: CDL, Military, Veterans, Zuncategorized|

Salina Area Technical College has hired David John, of Chapman, as an instructor for its commercial truck driving program. John has served in the U.S. Army since 1998 in various transportation and logistical jobs -- most recently as truck master for the 24th Composite Truck Co. at Fort Riley, where he organized and supervised driver training, truck [...]

Salina Tech opens doors for visitors

By |2017-12-22T14:25:23+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: CDL, Community, Zuncategorized|

Dallas Hand, 16, of Abilene, tries out the truck driving simulator as his dad, Trevor Hand, watches during a visit Tuseday morning to Salina Area Technical College. [Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal] “You get disoriented,” Thummel said after completing a trip on the Salina Area Technical College truck-driving simulator, one of the highlights of Salina [...]

Truck, Trailer Donated to Salina Tech

By |2017-12-22T14:26:24+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: CDL, Zuncategorized|

Doug Bradley Trucking, Inc. of Salina has donated a 2013 International Prostar truck, along with a 53-foot refrigerated trailer, to Salina Area Technical College. The truck arrived on campus Tuesday morning, with Jamie Bradley, Vice President of Bradley Trucking, behind the wheel, and students and instructors from both the Commercial Truck Driving and Diesel Technology departments [...]

Salina Tech graduates earn GED, CDL

By |2017-12-22T14:34:08+00:00October 22nd, 2016|Categories: AOK, CDL, Community, Zuncategorized|

Before a couple of months ago, Antoine Brathwaite never had driven a vehicle with a stick shift. Friday morning, however, he was one of seven graduating from the A-OK program at Salina Area Technical College with both a GED and a commercial truck-driving license. “I didn’t even know how to turn on the ignition,” Brathwaite said. [...]

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