By facilitating a seamless transition from an Associate’s Degree to a Bachelor’s Degree, this program creates an efficient and low-cost method for upskilling workers.


This project will result in the creation of short-term, for-credit, modularized certificates. The resulting certificates will be stackable into an associate (AAS) degree, conferred through WSU Tech, and transferrable into bachelor’s degree programs through Wichita State University. This project will blend curriculum across three degreed programs – Robotics Technology, Maintenance and Reliability, and Industrial Automation Machine Maintenance – to offer local employers with options to upskill their employees.


Creation of a stackable program for upskilling workers.

Technical Approach

Stackable credentials resulting in an associate degree with the possibility of transferring into a bachelor’s degree


Wichita State University (Principal Investigator), Black Anvil Group, Spirit AeroSystems, WSU Tech, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas