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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Technology and Aviation (Polytechnic Campus)

Alysia Starkey, Interim CEO and Dean
R. Kurt Barnhart, Associate Dean of Research and Engagement

K-State Polytechnic Campus
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401–8196
Fax: 785-826-2627

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Accreditation and Certification

The bachelor’s degree in engineering technology – electronic and computer engineering technology option and mechanical engineering technology option are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The aircraft maintenance program is certified as an “Aviation Maintenance Technician School No. BZ9T052R” by the Federal Aviation Administration. The professional pilot program is certified as an approved “Pilot School Number KKCS017” by the Federal Aviation Administration. The baccalaureate degree program in professional pilot is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, 3410 Skyway Drive, Auburn, AL 36830, 334-844-2431.

Kansas State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440. Credit earned at K-State is transferable to other institutions.

Prerequisite courses

Before attempting a course originating in the College of Technology and Aviation, a grade of C or better must be earned in the prerequisite courses.

Minors and Secondary Majors

Students at K-State Polytechnic are eligible for any of the minors and secondary major offered by Kansas State University. Students completing all requirements for a minor and/or secondary major will receive official recognition on their academic records.

The Polytechnic campus offers all courses required in the Business Minor  .

The Polytechnic Campus offers a minor in aviation safety and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which is available to students seeking or having earned a Kansas State bachelor or graduate degree. The aviation safety minor includes coursework that emphasizes procedures and practices essential to the safety culture expected in the aviation industry. The UAS minor provides a solid grounding in topics that include the current regulatory environment, platform design and field operations with an emphasis on the acquisition of information and processing of data obtained through low altitude remote sensing and surveillance.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Students at K-State Polytechnic Campus may participate in Air Force ROTC or Army ROTC to become officers in the U.S. Air Force or U.S. Army.

Air Force ROTC program
e-mail: afrotc@k-state.edu

Army ROTC program
e-mail: armyrotc@k-state.edu


Academic and Student Services

Academic Advising

Kansas State University is committed to providing effective advising services to students as an essential component of their educational experience. Academic Advisors assist students with academic planning, course sequencing, review of curriculum requirements, academic policies/procedures, and major exploration.

Each student at K-State Polytechnic is assigned an academic advisor. Students are responsible for initiating advising contact and preparing for advising sessions. Advisors can help connect students with campus resources in support of their academic and career goals.

K-State Polytechnic Library

The library, located in the Technology Center, meets standards set for college libraries by the American Library Association and Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The library contains more than 20,000 volumes and provides access to nearly 90 online databases, as well as a collection of up-to-date technical information and reference materials (paper and electronic) covering technological subjects. The library also has computer workstations containing all software found in the college’s computer labs.

Professional Education and Outreach

The Professional Education and Outreach department provides student services to support online and distance students in reaching academic success at K-State Polytechnic. The department utilizes online and distance learning technology to deliver affordable and accessible education option to meet student needs. The department’s faculty services assist instructors who develop and teach online and distance courses.

Student Life

Student Life promotes the educational experience by enhancing the opportunities, safety, and growth of the campus community. Student Life provides and supports campus services, programs, and activities in an effort to strengthen the quality of life within a supportive atmosphere. Student Life also encourages and motivates lifelong healthy choices through the college experience. Student Life encompasses the following areas: Residence Life, Recreational Services, Counseling Services, Student Governing Association, Programming Board, and student clubs/organizations.

Student Support Services

K-State Polytechnic also has a Student Support Services program located in the College Center. Student Support Services is a part of TRiO, a federally funded program to help fulfill the potential of students regardless of gender, race, income level, marital status, or disabilities. SSS provides personal, academic, and professional assistance to eligible participants. SSS services include: counseling/mentoring, tutoring, advocacy, referral services, financial literacy and study skills workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. Student Support Services also has two computer lab locations on campus and assists in the facilitation of the K-State Salina Writing Center.

Writing Center

The K-State Polytechnic Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring services for students across disciplines, free of charge.  Trained peer tutors are available to consult over writing assignments, proposals, and professional resumes. Tutors can discuss all stages of the writing process from topic development to final editing. The Writing Center’s primary objective is to help students develop their college-level writing abilities. Students are encouraged to sign up for appointments in advance to guarantee that a tutor will be available at their convenience. For additional information, visit the web site or stop by Technology Center 102.

University Honors Program

Please click on the following link to learn more about the University Honors Program  .