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August 30, 2007

Cowley expands Aviation program to Wichita's west side


Cowley expands Aviation program to Wichita's west sideWith classes at Cowley College’s Aviation Tech Center in east Wichita filling up, the school decided to venture into a cooperation agreement with the Wichita Area Technical College to set up an airframe and powerplant program on Wichita’s west side.

Cowley and WATC received a certificate Wednesday at the facility, located at 2021 Eisenhower, acknowledging the cooperation agreement.

The facility is the same size as the east facility, which is 27,500 square feet. There are currently 84 students enrolled in the program.

Cowley will teach classes at the facility, which is owned by the WATC. Along with offering a sheet metal class, the program will also offer individuals an opportunity to earn a manufacturing skills certificate.

The goal of the program is to provide the amount of A&P workers needed for the industry. Classes begin next Tuesday at the new facility. To enroll for classes or find out more information about Cowley’s Aviation program, contact 316-677-1570.

Pictured are, from left, Cowley College President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee, Dr. Pete Gustaf, President of the Wichita Area Technical College and the CEO of Kansas Technical Training Initiative, and Rick Stevens, Federal Aviation Administration Principal Maintenance Instructor.