Graduates earn 357 degrees, certificates from Northwest Kansas Technical College


About 22.7 percent of the 357 degrees and certificates handed out by Northwest Kansas Technical College in 2017-18 were to students in mechanic and repair technologies/technicians programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Goodland conferred 48 certificates and 33 associate's degrees in mechanic and repair technologies/technicians programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in general administrative assistant and secretarial science. Data shows the school gave out 34 certificates in general administrative assistant and secretarial science, followed by 27 certificates in agroecology and sustainable agriculture and 27 certificates in truck and bus driver/commercial vehicle operator and instructor.

The college enrolled 896 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
19
22
41
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
9
22
31
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
3
2
5
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
2
2
4
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
33
48
81
22.7
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
14
34
48
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
14
34
48
13.4
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
13
13
Medical/Clinical Assistant
3
8
11
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
8
8
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
7
-
7
Medication Aide
-
6
6
Health Professions and Related Programs total
10
35
45
12.6
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
4
27
31
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
4
27
31
8.7
Electrician
6
11
17
Carpentry/Carpenter
3
10
13
Construction Trades total
9
21
30
8.4
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
-
27
27
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
27
27
7.6
Forensic Science and Technology
9
15
24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
9
15
24
6.7
Welding Technology/Welder
7
17
24
Precision Production total
7
17
24
6.7
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
8
4
12
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
8
4
12
3.4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
12
-
12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
12
-
12
3.4
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
3
7
10
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
3
7
10
2.8
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
6
4
10
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
6
4
10
2.8
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
2
1
3
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
-
-
-
Personal and Culinary Services total
2
1
3
0.8

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