7/7/2014FSCC expands occupational programs in Bourbon County
FSCC expands occupational programs in Bourbon County
Scott, Kansas –
Starting August 18, Fort Scott Community College will be offering Senate Bill
155 (SB155) approved courses in five content areas on its Bourbon County
campuses. The areas include Allied Health, Carpentry, Machining, Manicuring and
Senate Bill 155 was
implemented by the Kansas Legislature to provide funding for college tuition to
Kansas high school students earning college credit and industry credentials in
technical education courses.
Community College has been in contact with Fort Scott High School, Uniontown
High School, Pleasanton High School and Jayhawk-Linn High School on the
development of SB155 programs in Bourbon County. All four schools are planning
to send students to the campus in Fort Scott for these programs.
Tatro has also been in regular contact with community leaders regarding both
workforce development opportunities and facilitating Senate Bill 155 options
“Considerable conversation has led to the decision that FSCC should save tax
payer dollars by using existing facilities on the main campus and our East
Certain fees may
apply depending on the course taken. Students must be a Kansas resident attending
a Kansas high school and have the principal’s approval to enroll.
in technical education courses through Fort Scott Community College should speak
with their school counselor or call FSCC’s occupational recruiter, Judy
Meister, at (620) 223-2700, extension 5247.
students interested in technical education may also contact Judy Meister.
7/8/2014Cosmetology classes begin at Fort Scott Community College
Cosmetology classes begin at Fort Scott Community College
Scott, Kansas –
Students are flocking to the cosmetology programs offered at Fort Scott
Community College. This summer saw an
enrollment increase to just fewer than 30 – with about half using the
facilities in Pittsburg and half using the facilities in Fort Scott.
Director of Cosmetology, praised the new group as “really eager, fun and
beginning their coursework in Fort Scott this month will also be the first
students to utilize the newly remodeled cosmetology space on the main
campus. The new “School of Cosmetology”
building previously housed agriculture classes and the truck driving school.
Program requires 1,500 hours of instruction and work over the course of nine to
twelve months. The completion of the
program qualifies students to take the state licensure exam.
Students may elect to continue their
education by adding a general education component to earn a two-year Associate
of Applied Science Degree. This option has the advantage of building additional
skills important to successful employment, management and business ownership.
opportunities include salon manager, stylist, color technician, manicurist,
demonstrator, beauty consultant, make-up artist and wig specialist.
interested in cosmetology will have another chance to begin coursework in
January. Interested students should
contact FSCC at 1-800-874-3722 or visit forscott.edu.
7/8/2014Jason Hogue to serve as Director of Public Relations at FSCC
Jason Hogue to serve as Director of Public Relations at FSCC
Scott, Kansas -
Fort Scott Community College has named Jason Hogue to be the Director of Public
Clayton Tatro praised Hogue’s start at FSCC.
“Jason has come to the college and hit the ground running. I appreciate his energy, enthusiasm and
fully expect that he will be able to take FSCC’s media communications to a
whole new level. We are excited to showcase all of the unique and
exceptional success at the College. Jason’s background, experience and
skill set will greatly benefit those efforts.”
Hogue writes, “Based
on my work with other colleges, I knew that most community colleges have
wonderful stories and interesting voices that are never heard. However, the
vast number of good things happening on FSCC’s campus has still managed to
surprise me. I look forward to helping
our community hear about each of them.”
Hogue comes to
Fort Scott from Monett, Missouri where he taught public relations and speech
courses for Crowder College and Drury University. He also taught at Kansas City
Kansas Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
to teaching, Hogue has assisted in media and constituent relations with the
Missouri Department of Social Services, the Missouri Office of the Governor,
the Missouri Republican Party and other civic and public organizations.
Hogue earned a
bachelor’s degree in communications from Missouri State University and a master’s
degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
7/9/2014Adult Basic Education enrollment open for July classes.
Adult Basic Education enrollment open for July classes.
Fort Scott, Kansas – Students interested in earning a General
Educational Development (GED) diploma or improving their basic skills are
invited to enroll in Adult Basic Education classes on the main campus of Fort
Scott Community College.
The next class orientation begins July 15
and will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week. Sessions are offered
at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day and will run three hours.
After completing orientation, class will
be held Monday through Thursday until the student has completed their goals.
Instructors for the eight-week course are Aubrey Duft and Jamie Collier.
Students 16 or 17 years of age must provide documentation that they have unenrolled from high school. A valid ID or driver’s
license must be provided by all students.
The cost for the class is $25; which
covers the practice test fee, COMPASS college entrance exam, WorkKeys
Employment Skills Test and other services. Please be prepared to pay the
$25 before class begins. The GED test fee is $120 and due when a student registers for
Another orientation is scheduled to begin
more information contact the Eastern Kansas Adult Education Center at
620-223-2700 at extension 4400 or 4270.