Kansas Excel in CTE

Free tuition for qualifying Career and Technical Education classes


Take the FastTrack!

The State of Kansas will pay your tuition for qualifying Career and Technical Education classes, so you can take the FastTrack toward earning a degree, certificate, industry-recognized credentials, or work-ready skills. Cowley College's career technical programs prepare individuals for a wide array of challenging careers in specialized labor markets.

This tuition-free incentive program encourages high school students to gain the training needed to enter a profession and, in many cases, earn an industry-recognized credential prior to graduating from high school.

Qualified juniors and seniors in public, private, and homeschool high schools are eligible for free tuition through the Excel in CTE Initiative for Kansas Residents. Cowley College pays your incidental fees; however, you will need to purchase textbooks and may incur some small program fees.

Free Tuition

Courses Covered

View the listing of over 100 Cowley College Courses covered by Kansas Excel in CTE Initiative.

Steps to earn FREE TUITION

  1. Meet with your high school counselor or a Cowley representative to discuss your options.
    1. If you would like to see our state-of-the-art facilities, schedule a campus/center tour.
  2. Choose a program or class to meet your educational goals.
    1. Check times, locations and online availability at Course Schedules
  3. Apply online at www.cowley.edu/apply.
  4. Complete any required program applications & assessments.
  5. Enroll at one of Cowley College’s locations:
    1. Cowley main campus in Arkansas City
    2. Mulvane Center in Mulvane
    3. Sumner Campus in Wellington
    4. Allied Health Center in Winfield
    5. Wichita Center in Wichita
Career & Technical Education Degrees & Certificates
Programs designed for students with flexible school days.

Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions and online courses available!

  • Nondestructive Testing* - Arkansas City & Mulvane
    (not applicable to online accelerated NDT)
  • Machine & Tool Technology - Arkansas City
  • Automotive Technology - Arkansas City & Mulvane
  • Manufacturing Technology (Mechatronics)  - Arkansas City
  • Welding - Arkansas City & Mulvane

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)*  - Mulvane & Winfield
  • CNA/CMA  - Mulvane & Winfield (hybrid) (age restrictions)
  • Medical Coding
  • Child Care & Development

Other Programs

Coursework in these programs of study may also qualify for FREE TUITION.
Many of these are offered through Cowley College Online.

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Graphic Design
  • Health & Human Services
  • Mass Communications
  • and DOZENS more!

*Age restrictions may apply.

Contact us

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