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Wichita Area Technical College Reviews

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  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sure, haven't had any problems.

    Greek Life

    None of the above.

    Clubs and Activities

    None of the above.

    Great for these types of students

    Adults returning to school to quickly raise their earning potential.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None of the above

    Bang for the buck

    You are trained in your chosen field at a very low price.

    What to do for fun

    They don't have a campus per se. Have fun with your friends after class?

    Food and Dining

    Yeah, well... there isn't much other than the ending machines.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Simple, don't be scared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep copies of everything. Don't be scared, they assume you know nothing about the subjects you're studying.

    In three sentences

    Very career oriented. The business office and financial aid are very unorganized. Simple classes.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are security guards at every entrance. I find it to be a very safe place.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek program offered at WATC.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    WATC is a great place to get your General Education classes out of the way. It is also a great place for people that are wanting to go back to school and get their degree quickly and at a very low cost compared to state universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not any strange traditions that I am aware of. Although Spirit Aerosystems Inc., does have a training facility within one of the campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    The low tuition makes learning affordable!

    What to do for fun

    There are not many fun activities provided. Due to the absence of extra-curricular activities, teachers offer assign assignments that require visiting different places.

    Food and Dining

    There is not a dining hall, but there is a convenience shop where you can get snacks before and after class.

    Dorm Life

    WATC does not offer dorms to students.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the class all depends on the class you are taking. Some classes are tougher than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    WATC is a great place for technical related degrees. General Education classes are also wonderful here. Class sizes are small, giving you the chance to fully understand the topics you are learning.

    In three sentences

    WATC is a great learning environment. The low teacher-student ratio makes learning fun and easy. Although the staff is wonderful, there is not much a close student community.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security team at WATC is professional and swift. They help the students in all the ways that they can. And the police department is only a button push away.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally do not belong to any clubs at WATC as of right now, but there are a variety offered. WATC also holds many different activities through-out the school year for all students and their families to attend at a low price.

    Great for these types of students

    Those looking to go full-time and still be able to work full-time, students who want a an extremely flexible schedule, and those who would rather not take the SAT or ACT are ideal candidates for this school. WATC also has one of the lowest prices per credit hour with over twenty transferable courses, so student's who are trying to save cash (and who isn't?!) should definitely apply at WATC!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    WATC is teamed up with Cowley County Community College so you can take classes from both school's at one campus. And, with two campuses, it makes it twice as easy to turn your dreams into reality!

    Bang for the buck

    All of the instructors and adviser's at WATC are more than helpful. They truly do care about us students on a personal level and want to see all of us succeed in our adult life. Anyone can come to WATC, young or old, you are not limited. Most classes only meet once a week, however, which can be a problem for those who aren't into doing homework every week (I completely relate to this!). But, there are classes who meet twice a week so they have less homework (my favorite!). You currently have the option of enrolling on-line or at the campus, and the technical support staff stays on top of everything so you never miss a beat! WATC also offers Federal Work Study in many different departments at both campuses, and you can take classes at both campuses and at other school's to earn your degree at your own personalized pace. Over-all, WATC is a great college to further your education!!

    What to do for fun

    WATC has several clubs for students to sign up for, the newest being the WATC gun club. Social events are held through-out the school year, and different, local businesses collaborate with WATC to hold even more events and make the events supreme.

    Food and Dining

    Both Campuses have a small cafe inside the school along with food in the book stores, and of course the college kid favorite- Vending machine's!

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at WATC.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at WATC range from Essential Basic Skills to a skilled trade (like aviation). Most of the courses are offered on-campus and distance learning. The class sizes are smaller, which really gives you an opportunity to get the one-on-one time with your teach that every student needs! And, all week tutoring is offered to all students at both campuses.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone looking to continue their education at WATC, I have three words for you- GO FOR IT! Even if you have no idea what you would like your career to be you should enroll in the General Education program and try out some simple classes (almost all of them are transferable!). That is what I am doing right now and I absolutely love it!! And make-sure that you take full advantage of the Academic Success Center, it is such an enormous help!!

    In three sentences

    Wichita Area Technical College (or, WATC) totally changed my perception of college. Before attending I thought I had no chance of making it as a functional adult and was considering a career at McDonald's (No offense, Mickey-D's workers!). The staff at WATC changed my opinion of myself,and a scale of 1-10, I would rate them a 20!!

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Online or in class, you will be challanged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask ?s.

    In three sentences

    Excellent enrollment process. Very helpful everywhere I needed it. If in need just ask.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never not felt safe here.

    Great for these types of students

    Small college, less people, more opportunities to talk to your professor.

    Bang for the buck

    For what I payed for my classes I defiantly received a quality education.

    Food and Dining

    Just a little place were you can by some snacks. Not really a dining area.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not like huge lecture halls because you can never get your question answered WATC is a great school to go to. Almost all of there classes are 20people or less, so it's really easy to ask your teacher questions.

    In three sentences

    WATC is a real student friendly college with small classes which entitle more student to teacher time. All of the staff there are very friendly and ready to listen. I only took two classes this summer and I loved my teachers. They were very educated in there area of practice and were always happy to teach us.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are cameras and a couple security guys...

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable for the education you receive I think!

    What to do for fun

    The only thing to do is go to school and study and focus on school, and I don't think that's so much fun, unless your a school fanatic...which I don't think many of us are! :-)

    Food and Dining

    There's no dinning, but if its a must: the bookstore sells chips and sodas?

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms so there is no dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The grading is pretty fair and straight forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    A major tip is don't feel scared to go back to school, anyone can do it if you want to achieve it. The thought of going can be a bit stressful, but once you get enrolled with one of the supervisors and you start classes you get to know the place and enjoy it. Another tip if you do online courses, do not slack off because its going to bite you back reflecting especially on your grades and GPA, and if your on Financial Aid that's not a good thing!!

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 5 since the teachers I have and had are very helpful and are very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone wanting to improve they're life with a further education. Its cheap, and in my opinion a great bargain for all you learn here.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are not any clubs that I am aware of.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at WATC.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college to attend. The teachers do everything possible to help you learn, and they try to make it enjoyable. I have enjoyed most everything I have done in the AMT program at this school.