The Region


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The National Center for Aviation Training is located in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Sedgwick County is located in South Central Kansas along the Arkansas River. It encompasses an area of 1,008 square miles and is comprised of one major metropolis, Wichita, and 20 smaller cities.

There are approximately 500,000 residents in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Health Care
Sedgwick County is the health care capitol of Kansas with more than 20 acute-care and specialty hospitals, many of which emphasize in cardiology, spinal research and practice, physical therapy, oncology, neonatal care and more. The area also has more than 50 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Sedgwick County Health Department works to provide medical treatment to residents.The department focuses heavily on health access, tobacco issues, community wellness, healthy pregnancies and babies and overall community health protection.

Higher Education
Many universities, colleges and technical schools are located in the area, including Friends University, Newman University, University of Phoenix, Wichita State University, Heritage College, Vatterott College, ITT Technical Institute, Kansas Braille Transcript Institute, and Wichita Area Technical College, which coordinates the training programs and classes at NCAT.

Culture, Entertainment and Recreation
The area is home to a wide range of culture, entertainment and recreation options, including All-Star Adventures, Exploration Place, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Lake Afton Park, Old Cowtown Museum, Old Town, Sedgwick County Park, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Art Museum, Ulrich Museum of Art and INTRUST Bank Arena in downtown Wichita.

Other attractions include museums, parks, trails, theaters, art centers, festivals, air shows, shopping, restaurants, hotels, convention centers, stadiums and more!

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