Continuing Education

Salina Area Technical College offers continuing education programs for persons interested in the evening, short-term, or specialized classes.  Depending on the course, it may be offered for continuing education credit and/or for college credit.

To take a course for continuing education credit, complete the online Continuing Education application use this (link) for admission as they are scheduled. A course taken as continuing education credit are not for college credit and cannot be used toward a certificate or degree for a SATC technical program.

For current or recent students of SATC who want college credit for courses, please contact your advisor.

Upcoming Courses

Nitrous Oxide:

This is a 16-hour course on the introduction, historical perspective, physiological and pharmacological aspects of inhalation anesthesia, side effects and adverse reactions.  Including definitions and stages of anesthesia, indications, and contraindications.  Hands on experience with armamentarium used in administration, techniques of the administration. Theory of pain control, emergencies, and complications of administering nitrous oxide to dental patients will be discussed. The successful completion of this course grants a Kansas Dental Board Certificate for Nitrous Oxide Administration.

Date: To Be Determined

All lecture portions will be online.  You will be required to attend an on-campus session for nitrous administration on TBD from 8 am to 3 pm.  Please reach out to Ryan Weber (; 785-309-3127) to be added to the waitlist for this course or if you have any additional questions.

Cost: $226

Supragingival Scaling Class

This is a 90-hour course approved by the Kansas Dental Board, designed for experienced dental assistants to expand their skills in preventive dentistry with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in supragingival scaling and polishing. Includes review of dental anatomy and terminology, radiography and infection control, as well as didactic instruction in nutrition, periodontal disease, dental caries, oral hygiene instruction, topical fluoride, principles of instrumentation communication skills and risk management. This is a hybrid class that will require 12 hours of online learning per week, along with clinical learning 18 hours per week. Class will begin May 15th (Monday) and complete on June 2nd (Friday). Students will be required to be on campus for clinic/lab on Wed, Thurs and Friday each week to complete the required 90 hours for certification.

Prerequisites: Graduate of an accredited dental assistant program OR CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) OR three years employment as a dental assistant within the last three years OR departmental consent.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • TBD

Enrollment Fees:  

Description Fees
Supplies 60.00
Tuition 760.00
Institutional Fees 120.00

 The following instruments are required (but students can provide their own):  

Description Fees
McCall 23.88
Posterior Sickle 22.88
Jacquette 22.88
Barnhart 23.88
Shephard Hook 15.09
Mirror/Handle 15.00
SteriCage 10.29
Periodontal Probe 11.24
11/12 Explorer 11.80
Typodont 190.00
TOTAL 346.94


The following fees for books are (but students can provide their own): 

Description Current Fees for new book Current fees for rental books
Books 257.00 60.00


Phlebotomy Technician is designed to teach the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including collection of blood specimens and venipuncture required to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. The course includes theory and hands-on instruction. The program will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, Legal Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies, Phlebotomy Procedures, and Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials. This program is designed for learners who want to advance their career or are interested in starting a new career in the medical field to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. This is a comprehensive 60-hour course. 

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from SATC and will be eligible to sit for certification testing through National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Upcoming Course Date – Spring 2024

Cost – TBD

If you are interested in taking the course, please contact Ryan Weber at or 785-309-3127 for more information or to be added to the waitlist.

Hazardous Materials Endorsement Training (Online):

Students will study basic introductory hazardous materials requirements, vehicle inspections, and safe operating practices. Students will develop the knowledge necessary to successfully handle and document cargo, loading, securing, and unloading cargo and address environmental issues concerning hazardous materials while also mastering trip planning, ‘hours of service’ requirements, accident procedures, and diagnosing malfunctions and reporting them. Students seeking an H endorsement must complete this curriculum in order to take the State-administered knowledge test for the H endorsement.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • The course starts each Monday as needed. The class is one week in length and ends on Friday.

Price: $75. The course must be paid in full by the start of class.

If you are interested in taking the course for continuing education credit, complete the Continuing Education application using this link.

For more information please contact David John, at