Students at Shawnee Heights High School who have reached junior status have the opportunity to attend Washburn Institute of Technology (Link to   Washburn Tech is tuition free to Shawnee Heights students and provides students the opportunity to study a large variety of technology related fields (refer to the chart below).  Shawnee Heights students who complete an approved course of study at Washburn Tech can also apply those credits toward an Associate Degree at Washburn University depending on the Washburn Tech program.  These degrees can be completed with a substantial savings to the student in time and money.  Talk to your Shawnee Heights counselor for details.  Students attend Washburn Tech each morning from approximately 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and return to Shawnee Heights for the remainder of the day.  Transportation will be arranged by SHHS.

Students wishing to enroll at Washburn Tech must complete the following:

  • Be a junior or senior at Shawnee Heights
  • Submit an application (get information from your counselor)
  • Meet with a Washburn Tech representative on the designated time at Shawnee Heights
  • Successfully pass the ACT Work Keys test, which is given at Shawnee Heights
  • If accepted, submit a $20.00 enrollment fee and pay for required books, supplies and tools
  • On the Shawnee Heights enrollment sheet and in PowerSchool, enroll in: Washburn Tech h13920 and h13925 (Juniors) Junior English (T.S.) h0033 (Seniors) Senior English (T.S.) h0041A 

Washburn Tech Program Offerings

Technology Field

Programs of Study

Business Technology   

Legal Office Professional; Medical Office Specialist; Business, Bookkeeping and Accounting

Electronics Technology

Computer Repair and Networking

Health Occupations

Emergency Medical Technical Technician
Healthcare Tech
Intro to Human Anatomy
     Medical Math/Terminology
     Nursing Aide (CNA) and Home Health Aide
Nursing Aide
Practical Nursing (Adult Only)*
Surgical Technology (Adult Only)*

Graphics Technology

Graphics Technology

Design Technology

Technical Drafting

Human Resource Technology

Early Childhood Professional, Culinary Arts

Mechanical Technology

Auto Service Technician; Auto Collision Repair; Diesel Technology

Building and Industrial Trades

Cabinet/Millwork, Building Technology Short Course Electrical Technology, Climate and Energy Control, Advanced Systems Technology
Building Technology (Adult Only)*
Heavy Commercial Construction (Adult Only)*

Metal Technology

Machine Tool, Welding

*Adult only classes are listed for your information for later use.