Nursing program earns major grant

By |2019-02-11T19:04:01+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded Salina Area Technical College a $210,000 grant to help with the start-up costs of the college’s planned Associate Degree in Nursing program. The grant was through the Department’s Jobs and Innovative Industry Skills Training (JIIST) program. The planned Associate Degree in Nursing program will be the second nursing program [...]

Lennox donates HVAC equipment to Salina Tech

By |2018-11-30T16:51:20+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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Forbes names Salina Tech No. 8 trade school in U.S.

By |2018-09-10T13:58:26+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Zuncategorized|

After investigating more than 700 two-year colleges across the country, Forbes has ranked Salina Area Technical College eighth in the nation. This is the second year Forbes Assistant Editor Carter Coudriet has compiled the magazine’s list of top trade schools, and he used a model similar to the one he’s used in the past for ranking [...]

Salina Tech Competes at SkillsUSA

By |2018-09-10T13:59:20+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Diesel, HVAC, Machine Tool, SkillsUSA, Zuncategorized|

A May graduate of Salina Area Technical College and Salina South High School placed fourth in the nation in his competition at the SkillsUSA national event in Louisville, Kentucky. Savio Nguyen placed fourth in the high school division of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning competition at the national event. He qualified for nationals by placing [...]

Salina Tech summer camp preparing students for the future

By |2018-09-10T13:57:02+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Community, Construction, Diesel, Electrical, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Rising Salina South High School freshman Colton Jensen has aspirations of becoming a welder. “It’s what I love to do and if I could pick any career it would be in welding, for sure,” he said. Kirk Heimer, 12, of Assaria, works on a project in the diesel and hydraulics class during the Salina Area [...]

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