NCAT is a hub for students and industry professionals seeking aviation and manufacturing
training options. The facility consolidates and optimizes two of the area’s most unique
resources: the research capabilities and expertise of Wichita State University’s National
Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and the number one ranked aviation and advanced
manufacturing programs of WSU Tech.
With both of these entities under one (very large) roof, we have created a fast track
to incorporating NIAR’s cutting edge research equipment, technology and methods into
WSU Tech’s technical training programs and courses – a partnership like no other in
At NCAT, NIAR shares resources with WSU Tech in its Advanced Coatings; Additive Manufacturing;
CAD/CAM; Composites and Advanced Materials; Emerging Technology; and Robotics and
Automation laboratories. WSU Tech has access to NIAR research/testing facilities and
equipment for training – and often researchers double as course instructors.