Although fall enrollment is under way, there still is time to enroll in exciting classes at Cowley College.

Cowley CollegeThe first day of classes begins Aug. 16, but Cowley College is offering enrollment day events in July to help students to enroll for the fall semester.

Cowley’s main campus in Arkansas City recently conducted an enrollment day event on July 12 and will hold another enrollment day event on July 26.

The school’s Mulvane Center also will hold an enrollment day on July 26.

Both of the events that day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to enroll for fall classes, call Lori Broyles at (620) 441-5303.

Among the more than 95 programs of study, Cowley offers numerous courses during the fall semester, many of which can be completed entirely online.

Listed below are a few of the exciting courses Cowley College has to offer.


In all of Cowley’s accounting programs, not only will individuals learn about accounting theory, techniques and practices; but they also will be exposed to the basics of business.

Accounting is known as the “language of business” because the terms and concepts generally are used in all fields of business.

The accountant is the key figure in the reporting, analysis and evaluation of relevant financial information to various users.

The impact and importance accounting information has to other business and related fields provide many career opportunities for accountants.

Child Care and Development

The child care and development program at Cowley College consists of an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in child care and development (early childhood education), as well as a child care certificate.

The AAS degree is recommended for those who prefer to work with children from birth through age 8 in a child care and development setting, such as in-home child care or a child care facility.

The AAS degree also is recommended for those who are seeking an upper-level position within child care, such as director of a center.

The child care certificate offers advanced course work for those seeking employment within a child care center or as a licensed in-home child care provider.

Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program at Cowley College prepares students for a successful career in law enforcement and corrections.

There is a nationwide trend toward requiring that all criminal justice professionals have at least a two-year degree, and Cowley’s associate degree in criminal justice fulfills that promise.

Classes are offered at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City and also at the school’s Wichita Downtown Center.

Students who have declared a major in criminal justice and meet qualification guidelines are eligible to be a Student Patrol officer.

Students participating in the Student Patrol program are doing so both as a requirement and out of a desire to help the community by learning more about their chosen profession.

The primary focus of Student Patrol is education through experience.

Career opportunities exist in many areas, including local police departments and organizations, county and state police departments, corrections, environmental protection services, juvenile facilities, crime laboratories, courts and judicial offices, and community-based corrections (probation and parole).

Fire Science

The new fire science program will prepare students to enter the workforce as an entry-level firefighter.

Graphic Design

The graphic design program combines the art, science, business and technology of visual communications into a comprehensive two-year degree.

The focus is on the basics of good design through problem definition, analysis, idea exploration, idea development, refinement and production.

Quality art production only can result from a solid immersion in the principles of design.

All courses build on the fundamentals of design and excellence in craft.

Students may seek an associate of arts degree or an associate of applied science degree in graphic design. Students also may seek an associate of general studies degree in web design.

Health and Physical Education

Whether it is teaching young people how to get in shape and remain physically fit for the rest of their lives or working in the recreational field — planning, organizing, and directing activities to help people to enjoy the free time they have — recreation and physical education are fields with expanding opportunities.

These are designed as transfer programs.

Students can complete the first two years at Cowley, then transfer to a four-year college or university to finish a bachelor’s degree.

General education courses taken at Cowley will transfer to most state universities in Kansas and other states.

Medical Transcription

The medical transcription certificate will prepare the student to enter the workforce as an entry-level medical transcriptionist.

A well-qualified transcriptionist will gain proficiencies in written and oral communications, medical terminology, medical transcription, business English, and medical office procedures.

Students also will acquire skills in proofreading, document formatting and records management, as well as anatomy and physiology designed for the allied health care worker.

Professionalism and flexibility also are stressed in the program because employers are looking for employees who exhibit those characteristics.

Milling Technician

The milling technician program will prepare candidates to work in flour mills as an associate working in many of the areas of modern mills.

These classes will be taught by professionals from the International Association of Operative Millers while college faculty teach the ancillary courses required in the industry.

Nondestructive Testing

Cowley College’s quality control nondestructive testing technician program offers a short training time for a job that is in high demand.

Individuals will develop the knowledge and skills needed to perform sophisticated testing techniques that are required in many industries.

Upon completion of this program, individuals will be prepared to develop, maintain and enforce quality control programs.

It prepares students to set up and calibrate equipment; to interpret and evaluate results based upon nondestructive testing methods with respect to applicable codes, standards and specifications; to be a nondestructive inspection technician; and for ASNT certification examination.


Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior.

Students interested in psychology as a four-year major should be aware that these course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school.

Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school and an academic advisor for requirements appropriate to their first two years of study.

College catalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges are available through Cowley College Career Services.

Social Work

The profession of social work is devoted to helping people to function optimally in their environment by providing direct and indirect services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Time and talents of social workers also are devoted to studying and helping to solve social problems in American society.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.