President's Message

  • A portrait photo of Alysia Johnston, the president of Fort Scott Community College.

Welcome to Fort Scott Community College and!


We are celebrating our centennial this year and are honored to have served Bourbon County and the area community with affordable and quality academic and technical programs for the last 100 years.


Fort Scott Community College is an institution of higher learning with a long history of culture and diversity that provides a­­­ffordable academic, technical, and occupational programs. We are dedicated to meeting student needs while fostering a mutually supportive relationship between the college and its communities. 


If you are a recent high school graduate, returning to prepare for the workforce, or enrolled as a high school student, you will find exceptional programs and courses which focus on student learning. We offer general education courses which are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions.  A student who completes these courses at FSCC can be certain that he or she can transfer that course to any other public institution in Kansas as an equivalent course. Many of these classes are offered as hybrid and online classes through Blackboard and provide student flexibility.  


FSCC takes pride in putting students to work and offers unique career and technical programs designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce or as transfer programs. Occupational programs include Harley-Davidson Motorcycle TechnologyJohn Deere Ag Technology ProgramEnvironmental Water TechnologiesConstruction TradesMasonryWeldingFarm and Ranch ManagementCosmetologyNursing, Allied Health, Criminal Justice, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.


Choosing a college with small classes, great faculty support, and a lively college atmosphere is a great way to begin or continue your college education. I invite you to comparison shop – because I know FSCC provides the credentials, degrees, programs, and activities you need to succeed at a very affordable cost.  Our technical programs are sometimes as much as 80% less expensive than private programs while providing the same credentials, in a caring and student centered atmosphere.  General education classes are about 60% less than four-year public universities. FSCC has worked hard to hold down costs while continuing to provide a quality educational experience.


I encourage you to visit our campuses. Whether you are a prospective student, community member, business partner, or alumni, I hope you find everything you need when you visit our campuses or website. We are always working to strengthen our relationship with the community, our businesses, and our alumni; so please let us know if there is more we can do to meet your needs.    




Alysia Johnston