New Health Care Sim Lab

What’s New at Washburn Tech

As Washburn Tech transforms the lives of students, our campus is transforming to meet the needs of our students and the workforce. In 2015, renovations were made to one-third of the buildings on campus. A few of the changes are listed below:

  • Southeast wing of Building A was turned into the Regional Simulation Center, a simulated hospital for health care training; the facility was made possible, in part, by a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Classrooms and labs in the northeast wing of Building A were renovated and now house our Health Care programs
  • Classrooms and labs in the west wing of Building A were renovated and now house our Business programs
  • Advanced Systems Technology program moved back to the main campus from its home at Forbes Field and is now housed in Building D
  • Other classrooms were renovated in Building D include Welding, Machine/Tool and Building Technology

Thanks to pubic and private partnerships, several programs offer state-of-the-art learning labs and classrooms. 

  • Locomotive Diesel Technology in partnership with National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) and BNSF Railway
  • Midwest Training Center for Climate and Energy Control Technologies in partnership with Trane, Snap-on Tools and NC3
  • Heavy Diesel Construction Technology in partnership with Case Construction and The Victor L. Phillips Company
  • Auto Collision Technology and Auto Service Technology
  • M-Tech training lab

National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Washburn Tech held its fourth annual National Letter of Intent Signing Day on February 16, 2017, for students who have committed to attending Washburn Tech in the fall. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast joined other leaders and Washburn Tech business partners in congratulating the new recruits, who are both high school and post-secondary students. Several other institutions around the country followed Washburn Tech's lead and held similar events.

It's Been Awhile...

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If you haven't seen Washburn Tech lately, check out this video. Our students talk about the Washburn Tech experience, which continues a tradition of excellence with new and exciting educational opportunities that are preparing today's workforce.