Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia is currently enrolling new students for classes beginning in January. The college has 11 programs that accept new students at mid-year, with nine of those programs accepting high school students. High school juniors and seniors have the option of enrolling in online, hybrid or face-to-face courses, with the potential of earning dual credit through their high school. Through Kansas Senate Bill 155, all technical education courses are provided to students free of tuition charges; students are only responsible for student fees, textbooks and supplies.
Programs accepting new students include automotive technology, business administrative technology, computer program development and design, emergency services technology, graphic arts technology, hospitality and culinary arts, interactive multimedia design, network technology, practical nursing and power plant technology. Three programs offer their entire curriculum online: Business administrative technology, interactive multimedia design and power plant technology. Most programs at FHTC offer a one-year technical certificate or a two-year associate of applied science degree option.
The spring semester, which begins Jan. 11, also marks the time to begin completing scholarship applications.