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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 may incur some small fees (tools, background checks as required, supplies, etc.)

  • Nondestructive Testing
  • 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 2013-2014


Automotive students doing good workautomotive students

High school students Tommy Edwards and Michael Frederick are enrolled in Cowley College’s automotive program, and deserve a nice pat on the back for a job well done. Edwards and Frederick put a new brake system in a Classic 1964 Ford Galaxy owned by Matt Kmiec, an instructor at Arkansas City High School. read more


Automotive program receives new alignment machinealignment machine

With the Steering and Suspension class scheduled to begin April 15, Cowley College’s automotive program is excited to begin learning the fundamentals of their brand new “Hunter Hawk Eye Elite” alignment machine.

Equipped with pronto digital imaging technology, and simple operations, this machine allows shops to be more efficient, resulting in lower costs. Digital cameras measure the wheels position and orientation by using reflective targets which assures pinpoint accuracy. read more


Mulvane CTE Tour Day 2013Tech Day

On November 21, 2013 students from Mulvane, Oxford, and Argonia visited the Cowley College Mulvane Career and Technical Education Center. Joe Clasen, Cowley’s CTE department chair, discussed the programs available at the Cowley College Mulvane CTE Center. The students toured the automotive, welding, and non-destructive testing classrooms and labs. View photo gallery.


ACHS students tour Cowley welding program

welding programwelding programCody Morris, Ag Mechanics Instructor from Ark City High School, and his students, recently toured the Cowley College welding department. Cowley College welding instructor Bob Moffatt performed a pipe weld demonstration for the group.


Programs showcased during Technology DayTechnology Day

Students from Oklahoma had an opportunity to tour respective shop areas and explore opportunities available to them during Technology Day at Cowley College on Tuesday.

Featured programs included Automotive, Machine and Tool Tech, Manufacturing Tech, Non-Destructive Testing, Numerical Control Programming, and Welding.  read more


Boy Scout Merit Badge event held at Career and Technical Education Center

Boy ScoutsEight individuals with Boy Scout Troop 328 took part in a merit badge event Saturday at Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education Center in Arkansas City.

Greg Siepert, American Welding Society Kansas Section chairman, gave a presentation on safety and (GMAW) gas metal arc welding.

Bob Moffatt, Cowley College welding instructor, then gave the youngsters six individual small projects to work on in the welding shop. Moffatt also gave two plasma-cutting demonstrations. read more


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