Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus

Introduction

Experience the Wildcat Way

At Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus, we turn belief into action. When you dig deeper than theory and classroom learning, you produce capable, forward-thinking leaders ready to solve global problems. You will learn by doing, whether through hands-on projects, research, internships or competitions.

Faculty members are more than their diplomas on the wall; they’re experts in the field, and they are passionate about translating their know-how to the next generation of doers. Kansas State Polytechnic offers an education, but more so, an experience. At Kansas State Polytechnic, we don't just believe in making the world a better place through aviation, engineering, technology and service — we actually do it.

Our move to a polytechnic campus solidifies our promise to provide a small campus atmosphere with a professional learning environment built on theory, cutting–edge research and industry application. As a student, you will bring concepts and theories to life by combining active classroom learning and project-based work. Kansas State Polytechnic provides a small campus atmosphere with a professional learning environment built on theory, research and industry application in the classroom.

Family Values

K-Staters consider themselves family, and that belief shines through contributions as diverse as our members. Researchers invent solutions to problems that could save a life halfway across the world, and students band together on a Saturday morning for community service. Thousands of Wildcat fans pack our stadiums shouting in unison, and our leadership guides us in ways befitting the obligations of a land-grant university.

In fact, these obligations could be considered our family values, and the many ways we achieve them are the Wildcat Way. We invite you to come along for the ride because there's always room for one more in the K-State family.

Who we are and what we offer:

Kansas State University is a research, land-grant institution, founded in 1863. Ranked among the top 75 public universities in the United States, K-State is on its way to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025!

Students can choose from 15 undergraduate programs and a Professional Master of Technology, making the university an equally diverse community of traditional and nontraditional students. Kansas State Polytechnic is proud to be one of four campuses in the Kansas State University system.

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Bachelor

Airport Management

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

This degree track is the leader in airport studies within the United States. It offers nearly a dozen airport courses, built upon a strong business management foundation acquired in the first two years and the only program offering all academic courses on an active airfield with first-in-the-nation unique Embedded Industry Field Labs. [+]

About Airport Management

This degree track is the leader in airport studies within the United States. It offers nearly a dozen airport courses, built upon a strong business management foundation acquired in the first two years and the only program offering all academic courses on an active airfield with first-in-the-nation unique Embedded Industry Field Labs. Coursework includes the study of airport environmental issues, airport law, airport funding, airport planning, airport management, airport operations, airport international issues, airport safety and security, airport design, and an internship experience. Students also have an opportunity to graduate with the Certified Manager designation from the American Association of Airport Executives.... [-]


Aviation Maintenance Management

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

The bachelor degree of science is designed for the maintenance technician with a future goal of a management position. This would include shop foreman, lead technician, and other supervisory positions. The additional courses will give the student background for leadership roles in the aviation maintenance area. Courses in people skills and communications, both verbal and written, are enhanced. Additional math skills, as well as computer skills, will be developed. [+]

Kansas State Polytechnic's maintenance management program produces students who will become aerospace industry leaders in the field of aviation in areas such as advanced aviation sustainment systems, aftermarket and business sales, safety and quality. The program uses a practical learning environment and a laboratory setting to focus on the application of aviation science and technology by understanding how to service, support, inspect, maintain and operate all different types of aircraft and propulsion systems. Academic curriculum Aviation Maintenance Management Bachelor Degree

The bachelor degree of science is designed for the maintenance technician with a future goal of a management position. This would include shop foreman, lead technician, and other supervisory positions. The additional courses will give the student background for leadership roles in the aviation maintenance area. Courses in people skills and communications, both verbal and written, are enhanced. Additional math skills, as well as computer skills, will be developed. There are two additional specialty areas in the maintenance field that are covered: the non-destructive testing of aviation parts and aircraft, and also the use of advanced composites in larger transport category aircraft. This degree would be a strong asset to the maintenance technician looking for employment in the airline industry.... [-]


Computer Systems Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

The bachelor’s degree option in computer systems technology builds a foundation of computer science principles and yet allows the student to apply those concepts to a variety of current and emerging technologies. Graduates will be able to design, develop and administrate a commercial-quality software system that includes database interaction, cybersecurity, and a multi-user interface. [+]

Overview

Computers have made more of an impact on our society than any other invention of the past century. Beyond smartphones, computer systems continue to find more and more uses in homes, businesses, and industry through the development of smart devices that are connected to the Internet. Be the person who tackles and solves 21st-century problems by interconnecting these devices and developing the software that controls them. Kansas State Polytechnic’s computer systems technology and Web development technology programs teach you how.

Professional options

Computer systems technologists are found in organizations of every size and industrial classification. Software developers are employed by companies of all sizes to support the manufacturing, engineering, research and development of new systems. Kansas State Polytechnic has graduates doing this at large corporations, such as Cerner Corporation and Garmin International Inc., as well as many smaller firms.... [-]


Digital Media Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Students in the digital media technology program option become effective users of digital media technology for communicating with a global audience. Subjects studied include video, audio, photography, computer graphics, and animation. Add in a healthy dose of computer technologies such as Web development, computer programming, mobile application development and networking technologies, and it makes a unique blend of skills for launching an exciting and lucrative career. [+]

Overview

Students in the digital media technology program option become effective users of digital media technology for communicating with a global audience. Subjects studied include video, audio, photography, computer graphics, and animation. Add in a healthy dose of computer technologies such as Web development, computer programming, mobile application development and networking technologies, and it makes a unique blend of skills for launching an exciting and lucrative career.

Professional options

Opportunities in digital media technology are continually growing. Jobs that currently use digital media technology include technical writer, Web page designer, computer graphics designer, librarian, news reporter, art director, motion graphics designer, electronic sound effects producer, computer game developer, photographer, educational technologist, and videographer. Many people in these fields are self-employed consultants and entrepreneurs, while others work for a wide range of businesses and industries.... [-]


Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Electronic and computer engineering technology emphasizes the theory and application of electronic circuits, instrumentation and computing systems. Kansas State Polytechnic's program has a distinct foundation based on basic circuit theory, semiconductor applications, digital systems, microprocessor programming, and interfacing. It also provides numerous laboratory experiences focused on applied engineering - this means that students not only learn how to design a system but also how to build it. [+]

Electronic and computer engineering technology emphasizes the theory and application of electronic circuits, instrumentation and computing systems. Kansas State Polytechnic's program has a distinct foundation based on basic circuit theory, semiconductor applications, digital systems, microprocessor programming, and interfacing. It also provides numerous laboratory experiences focused on applied engineering - this means that students not only learn how to design a system but also how to build it.

Our electronic and computer engineering technology graduates have successful careers working closely with electrical engineers, computer scientists and other professionals in the design, development, marketing, and maintenance of electronic products and systems.... [-]


Human Development and Family Science

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

The human development and family science bachelor's degree program at Kansas State University provides undergraduate students a strong foundation of coursework and experiences that will lead to an abundance of opportunities to work with people of all ages in a large variety of settings. Courses in the program focus on the development of the individual in a family context throughout the life cycle. Students will select an area of concentration or they may select the internship option with approval by supervising faculty. [+]

Our mission is to enhance the development of individuals and families across the lifespan through teaching, research, and community engagement at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The human development and family science bachelor's degree program at Kansas State University provides undergraduate students a strong foundation of coursework and experiences that will lead to an abundance of opportunities to work with people of all ages in a large variety of settings. Courses in the program focus on the development of the individual in a family context throughout the life cycle. Students will select an area of concentration or they may select the internship option with approval by supervising faculty.... [-]


Mechanical Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic's mechanical engineering technology program is built on a strong foundation of science, mathematics and practical courses. The mechanical engineering technology concepts students learn are directly applied to product design and manufacturing used in all types of industry. Courses in technical graphics with computer-aided drafting (CAD), manufacturing processes, materials, material strength and testing, computer numerical control, automated manufacturing systems, machine design, quality control, and economics provide students with a broad range of expertise for a burgeoning career. [+]

Overview

Kansas State Polytechnic's mechanical engineering technology program is built on a strong foundation of science, mathematics and practical courses. The mechanical engineering technology concepts students learn are directly applied to product design and manufacturing used in all types of industry. Courses in technical graphics with computer-aided drafting (CAD), manufacturing processes, materials, material strength and testing, computer numerical control, automated manufacturing systems, machine design, quality control, and economics provide students with a broad range of expertise for a burgeoning career.

Graduates of the mechanical engineering technology program can work within engineering teams in applied design, project management, product development, testing, manufacturing, plant operations, maintenance, or technical sales.... [-]


Professional Pilot

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic’s professional pilot degree option has elite staff and equipment to ensure students receive top-of-the-line education and training. [+]

Thrilling flights. Panoramic views. Adventurous opportunities. The life of a professional pilot is full of exhilarating moments, but just like the properties of motion, you can’t arrive at one point without starting from another. Kansas State Polytechnic's award-winning professional pilot degree option is the perfect place to begin your aviation journey. Our flight operations curriculum does more than train pilots – students receive training above and beyond the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) minimum requirements, creating professionals that are confident to fly in all conditions, troubleshoot and solve problems, make ethical decisions and exceed the expectations of the aviation industry. With the degree option’s longstanding history at the university, K-State Polytechnic has turned people passionate about aviation into the best pilots in the skies.... [-]


Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

The robotics and automation engineering technology bachelor’s degree provides students the technical knowledge and analytical skills needed to design, build, and control the movements and actions of robots and automation systems. This program provides experiential learning in the fundamental areas of machine design and analysis and digital and analog circuits, along with specialized training in robotics and automation topics such as automated control systems, manufacturing, robotic programming algorithms, and various sensor systems including machine vision. [+]

The robotics and automation engineering technology bachelor’s degree provides students the technical knowledge and analytical skills needed to design, build, and control the movements and actions of robots and automation systems. This program provides experiential learning in the fundamental areas of machine design and analysis and digital and analog circuits, along with specialized training in robotics and automation topics such as automated control systems, manufacturing, robotic programming algorithms, and various sensor systems including machine vision.

The robotics and automation engineering technology degree option responds to the increasing need for professionals in the growing fields of robotics and automation. The curriculum provides students with a solid background in the three cornerstone disciplines of the field: mechanical engineering technology, electronic and computer engineering technology and computer systems technology. Students are challenged to apply course principles in hands-on, industry-relevant projects throughout the program.... [-]


Social Work

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic's undergraduate social work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education. The undergraduate major is recognized as the beginning-level professional degree. [+]

Kansas State Polytechnic’s social work program is designed for individuals determined to become professionals to help others navigate relationships; solve personal, family and community challenges; and learn to shape social and environmental forces affecting daily life.

Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice, and a natural love of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for people regardless of socioeconomic status, race, age or gender in hospitals, at home, or at work.

Kansas State Polytechnic's social work program offers an intimate class size and inter-professional collaborative training with a final semester field practicum. Students will emerge prepared to practice in the most diverse environments, from urban to small communities and rural areas. The program is nationally accredited by the Commission of accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.... [-]


Technology Education

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Teach the next generation of technology trailblazers when you earn a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a technology education endorsement at Kansas State Polytechnic. [+]

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Teach the next generation of technology trailblazers when you earn a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a technology education endorsement at Kansas State Polytechnic.

In collaboration with K-State’s College of Education, this technology education degree option is designed to serve individuals interested in instructing technology at the high school level. Currently, there is a nationwide initiative to prepare more people to become STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, educators, and this degree helps you make a contribution to that need.

Enrolled students study a combination of technology content focused on mechanical, electronic and computer systems curriculum. Many of the courses – which cover topics such as basic electronics, computing principles, hardware and software fundamentals, machine design and manufacturing methods – include lab time and project-based assignments, so students have a better understanding of the material and can use hands-on demonstrations in their own classrooms.... [-]


Technology Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic's technology management program takes your degree to the next level by connecting your area of interest with business and management principles. Students select a concentration of study in a program offered at K-State Polytechnic or on the Manhattan campus or can transfer in credits already earned to pair with this bachelor’s degree. K-State Polytechnic also keeps your education accessible by providing classes on campus, online or a combination of both. [+]

About

Kansas State Polytechnic's technology management program takes your degree to the next level by connecting your area of interest with business and management principles. Students select a concentration of study in a program offered at K-State Polytechnic or on the Manhattan campus or can transfer in credits already earned to pair with this bachelor’s degree. K-State Polytechnic also keeps your education accessible by providing classes on campus, online or a combination of both.

The technology management program enhances a student’s education by combining a marketable skill already learned at the university-level with proficiencies in management, leadership, analytics, communications, and commerce. With this competitive edge, technology management graduates find success in careers throughout many business sectors including entrepreneurship, marketing, management, product development, project management, public relations and sales.... [-]


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design and Integration

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

With a renowned unmanned aircraft systems program first established in field and flight operations and an engineering technology department that dates back to the campus's inception, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has created an area of study that utilizes both of these strengths as well as meets the industry's growing demands. [+]

Overview

With a renowned unmanned aircraft systems program first established in field and flight operations and an engineering technology department that dates back to the campus's inception, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has created an area of study that utilizes both of these strengths as well as meets the industry's growing demands. The engineering technology with a UAS option degree gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the fascinating technologies of unmanned systems, or commonly known as drones while focusing specifically on their design and implementation – no flight ratings are required.

Through coursework tailored to combine computer science, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering with unmanned systems, students in this program will explore the intricacies of UAS subsystems and components, such as software design, computer networking, firmware and hardware, sensors and actuators, and camera systems and other payloads. Students will be expected to execute critical problem-solving and research skills while engaging in classes about electronic circuits, communication systems, control systems, machine design, manufacturing technology, materials technology and fundamentals of UAS operations.... [-]


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight and Operations

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic is one of the first and still one of the few universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems. With this revolutionary new field, Kansas State Polytechnic understands the importance of providing its students with research opportunities, cutting-edge technology and equipment and an exclusive education. [+]

Kansas State Polytechnic is one of the first and still one of the few universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in unmanned aircraft systems. With this revolutionary new field, Kansas State Polytechnic understands the importance of providing its students with research opportunities, cutting-edge technology and equipment and an exclusive education. That’s why it was among the first institutions in the U.S. to allow students to participate in actual missions. For Department of Defense related projects, the program also has access to restricted airspace at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range and has the authorization to fly unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System.

Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS program uses a hands-on approach to learning, giving students the necessary skills to safely operate and manage a diverse fleet of unmanned aircraft both proprietary and commercially available. Unmanned aircraft systems are multifaceted machines with many working parts and a variety of flying factors, it’s essential that our students’ curriculum is deeply rooted in multiple core areas. Along with UAS education, the program also includes manned aviation, avionics, aircraft maintenance and engineering technology.... [-]


Web Development Technology

Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Salina

Kansas State Polytechnic's web development program equips students with web design and development expertise essential for today’s growing and changing technologies. Students will be immersed in a variety of courses covering user interfaces, navigation, mobile web pages, e-commerce tools, dynamic web pages, and Internet theory. [+]

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Kansas State Polytechnic's web development program equips students with web design and development expertise essential for today’s growing and changing technologies. Students will be immersed in a variety of courses covering user interfaces, navigation, mobile web pages, e-commerce tools, dynamic web pages, and Internet theory. You will also master client-side programming, server-side programming, video and audio streaming and database applications. There is even focus on project management techniques along with modern programming languages.

Computers have made more of an impact on our society than any other invention of the past century. Beyond smartphones, computer systems continue to find more and more uses in homes, businesses and industry through the development of smart devices that are connected to the Internet. Be the person who tackles and solves 21st-century problems by interconnecting these devices and developing the software that controls them. Kansas State Polytechnic’s computer systems technology and Web development technology programs teach you how.... [-]


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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight and Operations

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight and Operations

Computer Systems Technology

Contact

Address Salina, Kansas, USA
Website http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/