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Welcome to the Cowley College Sumner Campus

Cowley College is coming to Sumner County in a BIG way! Historically, area students had to move to Arkansas City for the campus experience or take classes in satellite locations in Mulvane or Winfield. The need for a college campus in Sumner County has long been noted and now it's coming to fruition.

Programs in the planning stages for the Sumner Campus

Here are programs planned for August 2018 for the Sumner Campus, based on area needs.

Available in August 2018

Agricultural Studies

Prepares you for careers working as a machine technician in flour mills.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $51,272

Prepares you for careers in crop and animal production and the processing, distribution, and marketing of various food stuffs. Careers focused on crop agriculture include work in crop consulting firms, or for seed and chemical suppliers and applicators. Careers focused on animal agriculture include herd management, feed sales, and genetic or nutrition consulting.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $39, 017

Computer Science & Information Technology

Provides student with initial introduction and preliminary training but does not prepare as entry level information technology worker. Emphasis on app development on Android, iOS, and ARcGIS platforms or as a web developer.

This certificate is primarily intended for students with personal interest (hobby) or for those exploring the area.

Prepares student as entry level information technology worker. Emphasis on app development on Android, iOS, and ARcGIS platforms or as a web developer. Completers will be prepared to obtain ArcGIS Desktop Entry certification and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Web Applications certification.

**Information Security Analysts — $49,905 (entry), $74,182 (average), $86,321 (experienced). Note: not based on two-year degree. Computer Network Support Specialist — $39,764 (entry), $57,908 (average), $66,980 (experienced).

Combines computer development, security, and basic hardware knowledge. Focus on current industry trends in information technology. Provides foundation for entry into workforce and preparation for further work in pursing certifications in Comptia, Oracle, Microsoft, and ESRI.

**Information Security Analysts — $49,905 (entry) $74,182 (average) $86,321 (experienced) Note: not based on two-year degree. Computer Network Support Specialist — $39,764 (entry) $57,908 (average) $66,980 (experienced).

Prepares you for a career as an entry level worker in game development. Basic database skills including SQL.

TheGlobeAndMail.com states that starting salaries often fall somewhere around $35,000, but after successfully working on three or four projects – site quotes source saying it takes about two years – it can reach as high as $60,000. After five or six projects, the salary can reach $85,000.

Prepares you for a career as an entry level worker as a network administrator with concentration in security. Also prepares students to obtain Security+, Network+ and CySA+ certifications.

Glassdoor.com indicates: Low-$34,000 Average-$45,059 High-$61,000.

Prepares you for a career as an entry level worker as an information technology worker with a core foundation in programming, hardware, networking, and basic security. Also prepares students to obtain Oracle Database SQL certified Associate certification, Comptia A+, Linux+, Security+, Network+, and Cloud+.

**Computer Network Support Specialist — $39,764 (entry), $57,908 (average), $66,980 (experienced).

Manufacturing

Prepares you for careers as a welding technician in: structural, pipeline, fabrication. shipbuilding, automotive, aerospace, power plant, and refinery industries.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $33,800

Prepares you for careers in: CNC operation and programming, machining, tool and die, machine setter, and operator-mold maker.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $45,760

Prepares you for careers in: automated systems, robotics, manufacturing, machine maintenance, treatment plants.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $54,452

Prepares you for careers as an NDT testing technician in: aircraft and aerospace - power generation and utilities, chemical and petrochemical, bridge and building fabrication / erection, independent testing laboratories, electronics and microelectronics, defense and military, general manufacturing companies, infrastructure construction and maintenance, automotive, rail, marine, computer manufacturers.

*KDOL median wage reported as: $55,560

Architectural Renderings

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Sumner Campus rendering of bird's eye view of Short Center

Sumner Campus rendering of North Entrance of Short Center

Sumner Campus rendering of South Entrance of Short Center

Sumner Campus rendering of North Entrance of Tech Center

Sumner Campus rendering of North Approach to the Tech Center

Sumner Campus rendering of interior of the Tech Center

Sumner Campus rendering of manufaturing equipment in the Tech Center

To view a full listing of course availability, visit cowley.edu/schedules and select Sumner Campus (Wellington) in the Campus drop down menu.

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Cowley College offers more than 80 different certificates and degrees attracting students from across the globe because of the College's premier online course offerings, multiple campus locations, quality residential living, as well as nationally acclaimed athletic programs and state-of-the-art training facilities. And now, Cowley College is bringing their education programs to Sumner County in a campus setting. 

Groundbreaking began in October 2017. The half-cent sales tax increase to fund the campus development began April 1, 2017. The tax will expire in ten years and will generate the $12 million dollars needed to construct a campus setting with an emphasis on vocational learning. All money generated from the sales tax will be used only on the Sumner County campus. Sumner County sales tax dollars raised will go towards facilities, equipment, and operations for Cowley College locations in Sumner County.

This campus will improve the quality of life for Sumner County residents and ensure job opportunities and economic advancement. 

*Kansas Department of Labor, Industry and Occupational Outlook.
**Wichita Area Wages (Kansas Wage Report 2017)