Salina Area Technical College https://www.salinatech.edu More Than You Imagine Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:57:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://www.salinatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-Logo-Header-Website-smaller2-32x32.png Salina Area Technical College https://www.salinatech.edu 32 32 Cruising to the Car Show https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/cruising-to-the-car-show/ Sat, 12 Sep 2020 17:46:19 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19530 For the 11th year, the Salina Area Technical College campus was littered with a variety of vehicles. Hundreds of cars, trucks and in between were on display Saturday morning for folks to enjoy at the school’s Vehicle Extravaganza. “Most are local, but some travel from out-of-state for this event,” said SATC marketing and advertising specialist [...]

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For the 11th year, the Salina Area Technical College campus was littered with a variety of vehicles. Hundreds of cars, trucks and in between were on display Saturday morning for folks to enjoy at the school’s Vehicle Extravaganza.

“Most are local, but some travel from out-of-state for this event,” said SATC marketing and advertising specialist Mike Strand. “In addition to vehicles on display – not only cars, but also antique farm equipment, trucks and even custom bicycles.”

Originally started by a former recruiter of Salina Tech, Blane Schloo, the event raises funds for scholarships as well as giving the public a chance to view and appreciate the campus and the opportunities it has to offer, while also enjoying some amazing sights on four and two wheels.

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Salina Tech ranked in the top 10% for Graduation rate https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/salina-tech-ranked-in-top-10-for-graduation-rate/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 15:25:10 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19527   Salina Area Technical College announced it is ranked in the top 10 of two-year colleges nationally based on its graduation rate. The 2020 Almanac of the Chronicle of Higher Education, which was published in August, ranked Salina Tech sixth in the country. Salina Tech’s graduation rate was 67.9%, while the nationwide average for two-year [...]

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Salina Area Technical College announced it is ranked in the top 10 of two-year colleges nationally based on its graduation rate.

The 2020 Almanac of the Chronicle of Higher Education, which was published in August, ranked Salina Tech sixth in the country.

Salina Tech’s graduation rate was 67.9%, while the nationwide average for two-year colleges is 27%.

According to the college, this is the fourth time in as many years that its graduation rate has put it in the top 10 nationwide.

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Salina Tech announces Spring Honor Roll https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/salina-tech-announces-spring-honor-roll/ Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:32:38 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19523 Salina Area Technical College has announced its honor roll for the spring semester of 2020. The honor roll includes two levels. The President’s Honor Roll is for students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes, and had a GPA of 4.0. The Dean’s Honor Roll is for students enrolled in at [...]

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Salina Area Technical College has announced its honor roll for the spring semester of 2020.

The honor roll includes two levels. The President’s Honor Roll is for students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes, and had a GPA of 4.0. The Dean’s Honor Roll is for students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99. Students listed as “Concurrent” are taking college-level General Education classes such English Composition I, College Algebra, General Psychology or Human Anatomy at their high school.

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Airgas and Salina Tech host welding workshop for teachers https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/airgas-and-salina-tech-host-welding-workshop-for-teachers/ Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:21:09 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19520   Educators always want to learn what they can do better in the classroom for their students. Salina Tech and Airgas is making that possible for agriculture and technology teachers by offering a free two-day welding class for those teaching that subject. Educators as far west as Colby to as south as Sublette and as [...]

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Educators always want to learn what they can do better in the classroom for their students.

Salina Tech and Airgas is making that possible for agriculture and technology teachers by offering a free two-day welding class for those teaching that subject. Educators as far west as Colby to as south as Sublette and as far east as Bonner Springs made the trek to Salina.

“I think that’s what the best part about it is we’re able to pull everything from any corner of Kansas, we’re able to get people to come and do this,” Salina Tech lead welding instructor Eric Vannoy said.

This week was the second two-day session for the class with the other being in June. The class began last year with one session of 50 students, but was broken up into two 25 student sessions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Salina Tech inducts 13 into National Technical Honor Society https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/salina-tech-inducts-13-into-national-technical-honor-society/ Sun, 17 May 2020 14:11:17 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19517 Salina Area Technical College has inducted 13 students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. To qualify for membership in the National Technical Honor Society, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be nominated by a faculty member and submit an essay about their community service activities and why they should be [...]

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Salina Area Technical College has inducted 13 students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.

To qualify for membership in the National Technical Honor Society, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be nominated by a faculty member and submit an essay about their community service activities and why they should be inducted.

The students inducted are:

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Conlin Donates Vehicle to Salina Tech https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/salina-tech-holds-a-different-kind-of-signing-day-2/ Wed, 13 May 2020 13:54:55 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19514   Students in the automotive technology program at Salina Area Technical College now have their own hybrid vehicle to work and learn on, thanks to a donation from Conklin Cars. On Monday afternoon, the Salina dealership donated a 2010 Toyota Prius to the college, the first hybrid in the college’s stable of vehicles from which [...]

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Students in the automotive technology program at Salina Area Technical College now have their own hybrid vehicle to work and learn on, thanks to a donation from Conklin Cars.

On Monday afternoon, the Salina dealership donated a 2010 Toyota Prius to the college, the first hybrid in the college’s stable of vehicles from which students learn.

Auto tech instructor Russ Wasson said the program has included classes on hybrid vehicles for several years, but finding some for students to get hands-on experience with, has meant asking around and borrowing them as needed.

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Salina Tech holds a different kind of signing day https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/salina-tech-holds-a-different-kind-of-signing-day/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:43:12 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19511 While it may not get the attention or national coverage from ESPN like high school athletes choosing what college they’ll be playing for, the National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day will change the lives of those who participate all the same. Salina Area Technical College hosted its first signing day, with several dozen incoming [...]

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While it may not get the attention or national coverage from ESPN like high school athletes choosing what college they’ll be playing for, the National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day will change the lives of those who participate all the same.

Salina Area Technical College hosted its first signing day, with several dozen incoming students on hand to sign letters.

The push to celebrate those entering the technical field began right here in Kansas, with the first Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day happening at Topeka’s Washburn Institute of Technology in 2014.

On hand for the event at Salina Tech were staff and administration from the school, as well as family and friends of the students. Greg Nichols, president of Salina Tech, was excited for the opportunity for the students.

“By signing our incoming students to letters of intent, we’re telling them we’ve reserved a place or them, and we want them,” Nichols said. “Industry leaders are excited about this opportunity because it validates the students and their decisions to pursue technical education.”

Turning a passion into a career

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Salina Tech earns Military Friendly Designation https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/cruising-to-the-car-show-2/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:52:31 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19532   For the fifth consecutive year, Salina Area Technical College has been recognized as a Military Friendly® school by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. The Military Friendly® list is created each year based on both public data sources and surveys sent to colleges. The process ranks more [...]

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For the fifth consecutive year, Salina Area Technical College has been recognized as a Military Friendly® school by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.

The Military Friendly® list is created each year based on both public data sources and surveys sent to colleges. The process ranks more than 8,800 colleges and universities nationwide. Factors that go into the rankings include student retention, graduation rates, job placement, loan repayment and default rates for both the entire student population and specifically for student veterans.

Statewide, 16 colleges and universities earned the Military Friendly® designation for 2020.

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Salina Tech students build Habitat Houses https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/lennox-donates-hvac-equipment-to-salina-tech-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:35:49 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19508   Watching his students methodically measure, cut and build, Kevin Watters is satisfied with the knowledge that they’ll be leaving a quality legacy — not only in their future professional lives, but right now, in the Salina community. “I know these kids will be able to drive by these houses with their kids, and their [...]

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Watching his students methodically measure, cut and build, Kevin Watters is satisfied with the knowledge that they’ll be leaving a quality legacy — not only in their future professional lives, but right now, in the Salina community.

“I know these kids will be able to drive by these houses with their kids, and their grandkids,” Watters said. “It’s something that they can drive by, see the kids playing on the front porch and see the smiles on the people who own the house.”

Watters, construction technology department head at Salina Area Technical College, is leading the school’s initiative to build several Habitat for Humanity houses in the 700 block of Choctaw Ave., Salina. The school saw an opportunity to revive their partnership with Habitat for Humanity after the nonprofit began moving to construct homes so close to Salina Tech’s campus.

“We found out last year before Christmas break that Habitat had bought these houses,” Watters said. “Because of the proximity to our school, I got excited, contacted them and told them we were interested.”

The area has seen little use in the last few decades, Watters said.

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Salina Tech to host Signing Day https://www.salinatech.edu/zuncategorized/lennox-donates-hvac-equipment-to-salina-tech-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2/ Sat, 08 Feb 2020 19:43:58 +0000 https://www.salinatech.edu/?p=19503 Salina Area Technical College is joining nearly 100 other technical colleges across the nation Feb. 20 in hosting an event to recognize and celebrate students who are entering the college in the fall of 2020. The event, called National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day, is similar to the signing days colleges have long hosted [...]

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Salina Area Technical College is joining nearly 100 other technical colleges across the nation Feb. 20 in hosting an event to recognize and celebrate students who are entering the college in the fall of 2020.

The event, called National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day, is similar to the signing days colleges have long hosted for incoming student-athletes. The event is designed to honor students who are entering a technical field, and to celebrate the dignity of work. It will start at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 in Building ‘A’ on the Salina Tech campus.

Incoming students are encouraged to bring family and friends to the event. Groups of incoming students will come to the front of the room to be recognized and seated, sign their letters of intent and receive a Salina Tech cap. Each student participating in Signing Day will receive a $250 scholarship redeemable in the fall semester of 2020.

Read more at Salinapost.com

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