National Aviation Consortium

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The National Aviation Consortium (NAC) is a $14.9 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to develop industry-standard aviation manufacturing training curricula. WSU Tech was chosen to facilitate and lead the project which includes four other colleges from across the country. Through the partnership of the NAC colleges and the Manufacturing Institute, six aviation-endorsed certifications will be developed. Wichita-area leaders in aviation support this project, including Spirit Aerosystems, Beechcraft, and Cessna. NAC is working with these and other leaders in aviation manufacturing to create the right skills for local workers. Qualified workers are essential to keeping up in the international market.

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NAC Programs
Assembly Mechanic Electrical Assembly
Composite Technology Quality Assurance
Tooling CNC/Machining Technology

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Students come to us from all walks of life. No matter their circumstances or background, we help improve their lives by building skills required for high-wage, high-demand jobs. For students just starting out, we provide direction. For the single parent in a dead-end job, we deliver options. And for the seasoned manager, we build new skills. All find what they need to elevate themselves and their careers.

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The National Center for Aviation Training

Managed by WSU Tech , the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT) is the world’s premier facility for the development of a skilled aviation manufacturing workforce. Additionally, a portion of the space is utilized by Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). Located in Wichita, KS, the Air Capital of the World, NCAT was built by Sedgwick County in 2010 and boasts 220,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art training labs and classrooms.


To become at student at WSU Tech, submit an application for admission.

Complete placement tests.

File for Financial Aid or other Paying for College options.

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For information or questions about the NAC grant:

Dana Simon, WSU Tech-NAC Project Coordinator
316.677.1605 |
James Hall, WSU Tech Dean of Aviation
316.677.1852 |
To Enroll in Tooling or Machining:
Brian Lee, WSU Tech Academic Advisor
316.677.1810 |
To Enroll in other NAC Programs:
Rebekah Prichard, WSU Tech Academic Advisor
316.677.1027 |

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