Jul 12, 2020  
2018 - 2019 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Cowley


Regardless of where you live and what your educational goals are, you can find the perfect location to help you meet your educational and personal enrichment goals.

Main Campus

The Cowley College campus is conveniently located near the heart of downtown Arkansas City, Kansas. The 21 building, 13-acre campus is a beautifully landscaped blend of modern and traditional facilities.

The campus features a performing arts center, state-of-the-art science labs, modern academic halls, six dormitories, dining hall, bookstore, library, wellness center, and more. A Sports Complex includes a training center, baseball field, and a track and field complex. For more information, go to www.cowley.edu/campuslife.

A Career and Technical Education Center is located on the campus that offers Non- Destructive Testing, Automotive, Welding, Machine & Tool, and Manufacturing Technology programs. For more information, go to www.cowley.edu/careertech.

The Adult Education Center, located on the main campus, assists the learner in developing and improving academic skills, workplace skills, and preparation for the GED final exam. Adult Education Program classes are offered at no cost to the student.

For more information about the Ark City Campus, go to www.cowley.edu/campus/arkcity.html. Call 620.441.5303 or email admissions@cowley.edu to arrange a campus visit.

Cowley College Online

Cowley College Online, a branch of Cowley College, is organized to uniquely respond to the needs of online students. Students can earn online degrees and certificates that are transferable and fully accredited. Many students take online courses in addition to their classroom courses to supplement, enhance, or accelerate their work toward a degree or certification. Students are required to complete the Blackboard Orientation course before having access to online and hybrid courses in the Blackboard Learning Management System. Additional information about the online college can be found at www.cowley.edu/online/index

Academic Centers

Allied Health Center

The Allied Health Center in Winfield KS offers the Emergency Medical Services Program and the Allied Health Program.

The EMS, Emergency Medical Services, programs include Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic (MICT), and Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP).

The Allied Health programs include CNA/CMA, pre-nursing, phlebotomy, long term adult care, medical transcription, and pre-athletic training.

The Allied Health Center is located at 1406 East 8th Avenue, Winfield KS, 67156. For more information about the Allied Health Center, go to www.cowley.edu/allied.

Call 620.221.3392 to request a tour.

Mulvane Center

The Mulvane Center in Mulvane KS offers a wide range of classes, including General Education Courses, Allied Health EMT, Non- Destructive Testing, and more.

The Mulvane Center is located at 430 E. Main St., Mulvane KS. For more information about the Mulvane Center, go to www.cowley.edu/mulvane.

Call 316.777.3050 to request a tour.

The Mulvane Career and Technical Education Centers

The Mulvane Career and Technical Education Centers are located in Mulvane KS.

These centers focus on certificates and associate degrees in Automotive Technology and Welding Technology located at 201 Industrial Drive, Mulvane KS. 

For more information about the Career & Tech Ed Centers, go to www.cowley.edu/mulvanecte. Call 620.441.5279 to request a tour.

Sumner County Campus

Historically, area students had to move to Arkansas City for the campus experience or take classes in satellite locations in Mulvane or Winfield. The need for a college campus in Sumner County has long been noted and now it’s coming to fruition. Limited course offerings are available beginning Fall of 2018 with more to follow.

Located at 2205 Shurtz-Juden Loop, Wellington, KS 67152. For additional information contact 620.441.6555

Wichita Downtown Center

The Wichita Downtown Center offers hybrid courses that offer the best of both worlds with a learning environment that is 1/3 face-to-face and 2/3 online.

The Wichita Downtown Center is located at 532 S Market, Wichita KS 67202.

For more about the Wichita Downtown Center, go to http://www.cowley.edu/downtown.

Call 316.683.6013.

Outreach Centers

In addition to the Arkansas City campus, Cowley offers courses and support services at the Allied Health Center in Winfield, Mulvane, Wellington, and Wichita as well as offers classes at area high schools and online.

ITV Classrooms

The college has Interactive Television (ITV) classrooms linking the Arkansas City and Mulvane locations, as well as other area high school outreach locations. Cowley College is an active member of the South Central Kansas Distance Learning Network in partnership with area school districts.

Admissions Centers

Admissions help the student with applying, paperwork, financial aid, degree planning, and enrollment. In addition to having Admissions Representatives at the Ark City Campus and the Mulvane Center, Cowley College has an Admissions Center in Wichita KS.

Students need to work with their advisor and Admissions to ensure proper transfer of college credits they earn at Cowley College to private and public four-year colleges and universities,

To contact an Admissions Representative, go to www.cowley.edu/current/admissions_center.html for current phone, email, and location information.

Ark City Campus

The Admissions Center on the main campus is in Room 203 of Galle-Johnson Hall at 125 South 2nd Street, Arkansas City KS. Stop by the center or go to www.cowley.edu/current/admissions_center.html for contact information.

Mulvane Center

The Admissions Center at the Mulvane Center is located at 430 E. Main St., Mulvane KS. Stop by the center or go to www.cowley.edu/current/admissions_center.html for contact information.

Wichita Downtown Center

The Wichita Downtown Center is located at 532 South Market Street, Wichita KS. The Wichita Downtown Center also includes a bookstore. Go to www.cowley.edu/current/admissions_center.html for more information.

Community and Continuing Education

Cowley College offers a variety of credit and non-credit educational opportunities that allow you to expand your knowledge, improve your skills, and enrich your life.

Opportunities include Senior Citizen workshops through the Adult Education programs, Golden Tiger program, recertification courses through the Allied Health program, training programs through the Business & Industry Training Center, motorcycle safety courses, and Non-Credit Online Continuing Education. Go to www.cowley.edu/academics/contined for more information.

Adult Education Programs (ABE, ASE, GED, College Prep., and ESL)

Cowley College encourages individuals who have not completed their high school education to take advantage of the Adult Education Program on the Cowley Campus in Arkansas City. Students are able to take the official GED Test at the Pearson Vue Certified Testing Center conveniently located in the adult education department. The Adult Education program also offers basic skills instruction to aid with college preparation, entrance, and transition. Students in this program can earn a Kansas WorkReady credential, as well as technology badges. English as a Second Language classes are offered in the evenings for English language learners who wish to improve or retain employment, transition to college, or increase social skills. Students who enroll in these classes pay a $25 materials fee. For more information, go to www.cowley.edu/academics/abe.

Cowley College Golden Tigers

The Cowley College Golden Tigers program, offered to community members who are 50 years of age or older, provides educational opportunities that promote social, spiritual, artistic, and physical enrichment to its members. Short-term classes, hands-on workshops, exercise sessions, and enlightening day trips are offered throughout the year. The Cowley College Golden Tigers educational program is an affiliate of the Elderhostel Institute Network.

The Cowley College Golden Tigers office is located on the main campus in Arkansas City. Go to www.cowley.edu/academics/goldentigers for more information.

Customized Business & Industry Training

Business & Industry Training, a branch of Cowley College, is committed to providing working partnerships for every business and industry we serve from manufacturing, to professional business services, to retail and beyond. Training modules are tailored to meet your special needs to improve skills, increase productivity, promote safety, and encourage the application of new technologies in the workplace. For more information, email bitraining@cowley.edu.

Speakers Bureau

We have assembled a list of presenters with expertise in a wide range of topics that would be delighted to speak to school groups, businesses, civic organizations, or other interested parties.

Go to www.cowley.edu/speakers/ for more information.

College Overview & Notices

Mission Statement

Cowley College is committed to providing opportunities for learning excellence, personal achievement, and community engagement.

Vision Statement

Champion the relevance of two-year colleges in higher education through holistic learning and workforce development opportunities.

Core Values

Cowley College is dedicated to the continual pursuit of excellence by embracing our Core Values, the fundamental principles that guide our actions.


  • We emphasize the importance of human relationships, diversity, and a sense of community.
  • We provide student-centered instruction.
  • We provide a safe learning environment where joy, humor, and teamwork are embraced.
  • We encourage open communication and the sharing of ideas.


  • Our students will receive a quality education.
  • The College will provide students the opportunity to take an active role in their success.
  • All employees are responsible and committed to excellence.
  • We are accountable to the community to educate students and to sustain and improve society.


  • We regard honesty, trust, and respect as essential principles in our academic, personal, and professional standards.


  • We provide a positive atmosphere that fosters personal and professional growth.
  • We empower students and employees to be innovative and visionary.
  • We are an ethical leader in the field of education.

Identification Information

Cowley College
125 South Second, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

Legal Names / Academic Terms
1980-present: Cowley County Community College & Area Vocational-Technical School 1966-1980: Cowley County Community Junior College
1922-1966: Arkansas City Junior College
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Disclaimer Statement

The information in this catalog is accurate as of the date of publication. For most current information, refer to the online catalog at www.cowley.edu.

Cowley County Community College has made every effort to determine that statements in this catalog are accurate at the time of publication. However, the College reserves the right to change, modify, or alter without notice all fees, charges, tuition, expenses, and costs of any kind, policy and procedure changes, and the College reserves the right to add or delete, without notice, any course offering or information contained in this catalog.

Since the information contained herein is subject to change, this College Catalog is not considered to be a contract between the college and student.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category.

The college will provide all qualified individuals reasonable accommodations in the work and educational environment and ensure equal access to all College programs, activities and facilities.

The College does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor outlined above or prohibited under applicable law.

This prohibition against discrimination applies to College employees, students, contractors, or agents of the College and to anyone participating in a College-sponsored event or activity. Inquiries concerning the college’s compliance with its non-discrimination policies may be referred to the Executive Director for Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources at 125 S Second St, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or by calling 620.442.0430.

Title IX Compliance

Students, their parents, and employees of Cowley College are hereby notified that the college does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational activities and employment practices. Any person having inquiries concerning Cowley College compliance with Title IX is directed to contact the Executive Director for Student Affairs, Cowley County Community College, 125 South Second Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005, 620. 442.0430, who has been designated by the college to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with Title IX.


The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Schools must have written permission from the student in order to release any information from a student’s record.

A student has the right to file a complaint if the college fails to comply with the requirements of this law. A copy of the college’s policy may be obtained from the Registrar’s office. If Cowley College closes, access to academic and financial records will be kept on file with the Kansas Board of Regents. The college will assist current students in researching and locating an institution that meets their academic progress need.

Accreditation and Recognition

Cowley County Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR).

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information, email Cowley College at accreditation@cowley.edu.

In addition, individual programs are accredited by associated professional organizations.

The Automotive Service Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians

Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary students and is an educational member with the Automotive Service Association (ASA).

Cosmetology is accredited by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

The Cowley College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

The College is a member in good standing of the Kansas Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Junior Colleges and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.