Flint Hills Technical College, also known as FHTC, is an institution of higher education that offers associate s degrees in a variety of fields. Founded in 1963, the college provides more than 15 programs of study and a variety of short-term training and continuing education courses. The college curriculum includes classes in a variety of areas, such as automotive technology, computer programming, emergency medical technician, graphic arts, practical nursing, welding, and dental assistance and hygiene. Flint Hills Technical College also offers general education instructions in communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Additionally, it provides support services related to admissions, assessment, financial aid assistance and counseling for students. The college is certified by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Flint Hills Technical College is located in Emporia, Kan.