WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Area Technical College is offering assistance to the Heritage College students who have been affected by the college closing. Unlike many other technical colleges, WATC is a nonprofit, public college who is accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions and the Kansas Board of Regents. This is the same type of accreditation that community colleges and well-known Kansas universities hold.
WATC will hold two information sessions specifically to assist Heritage College students Nov. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WATC’s Southside Educational Center located at 4501 E. 47th St. South.
Student Services staff members will be available to answer questions and guide students on the admissions and enrollment process, help determine program options and provide information about financial aid and transferring courses using credit for prior learning. WATC will also waive its credit for prior learning cost for these students until the first day of the college’s spring 2017 semester.
“At WATC we have been providing affordable, technical training to the Wichita community for over 50 years and that isn’t going to stop anytime soon,” said Andy McFayden, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach. “Our goal with these information sessions is to allow these students to feel confident in continuing their education and provide an opportunity to get trained and ultimately, get the career they want and have been working toward.”
More information can be found on WATC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/watcwichita.