National Center for Aviation Training

Aviation Training / May 23, 2019

The National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) was primarily funded and built by Sedgwick County to meet aviation manufacturing workforce demand. Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) serves as the managing partner for the Center, partnering with Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), to provide industry-driven training courses. This world-class training facility provides students the opportunity to receive hands-on, real-world training in the areas of general aviation manufacturing and aircraft and power plant mechanics. NCAT consists of three buildings: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (80, 948 sq. ft.), the Aviation Service Center (96, 243 sq. ft.) and an Assessment and Administration Center (30, 435 sq. ft.) for admissions, student services and employment placement. To meet the critical shortage of skilled aviation workers, program development includes:

  • Aerostructures
  • Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technology
  • Aerospace Fiber Optics and Data Cable Installation
  • Aerospace Quality Control
  • Applied Science of Aviation Interiors
  • Applied Science of Aviation Manufacturing
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Avionics Technology
  • Composites Technology