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Explore a Wide Range of Technical Programs

Explore a Wide Range of Technical Programs

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares individuals for a wide array of challenging careers in a demanding economy and specialized labor market.  It provides foundational skills, both technical and academic, that lead to lucrative employment, as well as further educational opportunities. 

Cowley College’s CTE department is in two locations—Ark City campus (Walker Technology building) and Mulvane Technology Centers.


Free Tuition for High School Students
cteviewbookHigh school students can take tuition-free CTE classes at Cowley College! The Kansas Board of Regents will pay for the tuition so that students can gain the training needed to enter a profession, and in many cases, earn an industry-recognized credential. Students will need to purchase textbooks and will incur some fees (tools, department fee, background checks as required, supplies, etc.)

  • Nondestructive Testing (not applicable to online accelerated NDT)
  • Manufacturing Technology  (Mechatronics)
  • Welding Technology
  • Automotive  Technology
  • Machine & Tool Technology


Cowley College offering educational opportunities for dislocated workers
Cowley College is investing in our community’s future by providing training to those who need to expand their employment skills.

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Applied Technologies
Automotive Technology
Machine Tool Technology
Nondestructive Testing
Welding Technology

Mission Statement
The Career and Technology Department at Cowley College is committed to providing students with necessary skills and values that give them the vision allowing them to grow and adapt to an ever-changing world.

Vision Statement
Our vision is to promote career & technical education opportunities to students within our service area to enhance skill levels, promote educational opportunities, and prepare students for future career prospects.

Contact Information
If you would like more information about any of our programs, please contact one of our locations:

Arkansas City Main Campus
Walker Technology Building
209 South 4th Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620.441.5279
Fax: 620.441.5357

Mulvane Technology Center/North (Welding)
242 Industrial Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110
Phone: 316.777.4259

Mulvane Technology Center/South (Automotive)
201 Industrial Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110
Phone: 316.777.4314

News and Announcements 2014-2015

Secondary students attend Skills USA national competitions
Skills USATwo Cowley College secondary students recently attended and competed at the Skills USA national competitions held in Louisville, Kentucky. Both students are enrolled in the Manufacturing Technology (Mechatronics) program taught by Instructor Daniel Higdon.
Cory Shaw, a Winfield High School Junior, and Tim Nickel, an Arkansas City High School Junior, were paired up to compete at the state level Skills USA competitions held in Hutchinson, KS last April. Shaw and Nickel earned first place at the state level which qualified them to attend the national level where they had a tremendous experience and gained a ton of knowledge about the Skills USA program. read more


Automotive program staying busy with class offerings
auto program Students in the Automotive Service Technology program at Cowley College are gaining valuable insight learning how to work on vehicle’s heating and air conditioning systems and finishing year-long projects through the middle of June.

The Automotive Service Technology program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to accurately diagnose, repair and service vehicles in today’s rapidly advancing automotive industry.  read more


Dayne McNuttbox
Cowley College student Dayne McNutt recently made five smaller boxes to fit inside one large box in the school’s machine shop. The large box was machined on all six sides to create it. This is a school-record for the most boxes without breaking as the previous record was four and it was done with aluminum, while this one was made of pine.


Cowley College and SCEDC sponsor a Business and Industry tour

Business and Industry tourSumner County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC) and Cowley College sponsored a Business and Industry tour for students from Sumner County schools on March 12. 

The students and teachers toured GKN Aerospace and Countryside Motors in Wellington and then headed to Mulvane to tour the Cowley College Automotive and Welding program facilities. Students from Wellington USD 353 and Argonia USD 359 participated in the day. 

The purpose of the tour was to familiarize the students with employment and education opportunities available within Sumner County.  read more


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