Lennox donates HVAC equipment to Salina Tech

By |2019-05-02T14:47:05+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: HVAC, Zuncategorized|

Lennox, a national provider of home heating and cooling systems, has donated a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit to Salina Area Technical College. The donation will allow students to learn about a state-of-the-art technology that is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. The equipment is worth about $20,000. VRF systems [...]

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By |2019-04-01T15:01:04+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Zuncategorized|

Sean Morton has served with the Salina Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Lieutenant and Captain since 1991. He is currently Deputy Chief of the Department. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Kansas Wesleyan University, and an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Cloud County Community College. He is [...]

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High schoolers participate in Manufacturing Day

By |2018-11-08T19:08:31+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Automotive, CAD, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Chrisxavier Cease, a junior at Abilene High School, gets hands-on experience using a welding simulator Wednesday at Great Plains Manufacturing's inaugural Manufacturing Day. [ALLEIGH WEEMS / SALINA JOURNAL] Ellsworth High School junior Ashley Woods has a history of working with machinery. From growing up helping her father with the family ATV to taking small gas [...]

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By |2019-04-01T15:28:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Zuncategorized|

Rebecca Claus joined Salina Tech in 2017 as the college’s first Director of Nursing. She earned her nursing diploma from the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing in Salina. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in science from Kansas Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing from Fort Hays [...]

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By |2019-04-01T16:04:00+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Zuncategorized|

Christi Watters joined Salina Tech in 2014 as an Allied Health Instructor, teaching Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide and Medical Terminology classes.   In 2018, she joined the Practical Nursing faculty. She earned her Associates of Nursing degree from Pratt Community College in 2005. She later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Fort Hays State [...]

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By |2019-04-02T14:14:46+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Zuncategorized|

David Sanders became an Electrical Technology instructor at Salina Tech in 2016. In 2005, he moved to Hillsboro from Washington state to work in his father-in-law’s electrical contracting business and “learned to do electrical work by doing it in the field.” He became a licensed journeyman electrician in 2009, and in 2015 taught in the electrical [...]

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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. [...]

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Board of Regents approves RN program

By |2018-09-24T15:15:30+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The Kansas Board of Regents gave its formal approval Thursday morning to Salina Area Technical College’s plan to start an Associate of Registered Nursing program in the fall of 2019. This approval comes after last week’s approval of the program by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The college started a Practical Nursing program in August [...]

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Kobach lauds Salina Tech

By |2018-10-05T15:32:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Collision, Diesel, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Richard Fairchild (left), auto collision repair instructor at Salina Area Technical College, talks with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during a tour of the school Tuesday morning. [TOM DORSEY / SALINA JOURNAL] “Salina Tech is a great school and has just the right programs that the job market demands,” Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]

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Traditional or Technical?

By |2018-09-11T12:54:08+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Welding, Zuncategorized|

Choosing between a traditional four-year college and a technical school doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. Sometimes one educational path can lead to the other, said Greg Nichols, president of Salina Area Technical College. Dimitri Delmar, a senior at Salina South High School, grinds a block of metal during welding class at Salina Area [...]

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