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Career and Technical Education Center

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. 

Automotive Technology
Cowley’s automotive program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on laboratories in electrical and electronic systems, suspension and steering, engine performance, manual transmissions and transaxles, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmissions, and brakes. 
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Machine Tool Technology
In the Machine Shop at Cowley, you are trained on machine tools that are the standard of the industry.  You will find lathes, milling machines, precision-grinding equipment, and many other machine tools, all of which are of state-of-the-art design. 
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Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and software engineering. The purpose of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of [abstract machines] from an engineering perspective and serves the purposes of controlling advanced hybrid systems.
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Nondestructive Testing
Cowley’s Nondestructive Testing program provides tremendous opportunities in safety & quality inspection.  The NDT program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree that is currently in high demand.  NDT students develop the knowledge and skills required to perform sophisticated testing techniques such as eddy current, x-ray, liquid dye penetrant, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic testing that are currently required in many different industry fields.
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Welding Technology
Our Welding program provides tremendous opportunities in new welding development like exotic metal types, laser welding, and working with automated plasma cutters.
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Cowley College
Walker Technology Building
209 South 4th Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005


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