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Biology students exploring a stream

Biology students partner with Friends of the Kaw

JCCC students gain real-world experience testing Kansas water quality through a service-learning initiative.

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Photo of the exterior main entrance at the Olathe Health Education Center

OHEC – Resourceful, Responsive and Rewarding

Olathe Health Education Center focuses on the next generation of healthcare providers

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Outdoor sculpture featuring pill bottles

Fine Arts Student Artists Reach for Success

Sculpture students win Center for Sustainability honors. Their compelling pieces generate awareness about renewable energy and prescription drug abuse.

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Students in a yoga class in the GYM

Health and wellness services

It’s not all about hitting the books. Many factors contribute to your successful college experience, including health and wellness. JCCC can help you excel – mentally, physically and academically.

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Three members of the Veterans Club

Services for veterans rank high at JCCC

Our military-friendly campus has services for veterans that range from providing a free cup of coffee to finding funding for secondary degrees.

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Two young boys having fun with arts and crafts

Discover JCCC’s summer youth programs

With summer in full swing, JCCC offers a variety of youth programs aimed at engaging, educating and entertaining. From art classes to sports camps and clinics, there are many opportunities for your children to cultivate new skills, make lasting...

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High school IT students working in a computer lab

Computer classes prepare potential JCCC students

High schoolers get a ‘byte’ of the college experience

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Cody Davidson posing in cap and gown with his wife and five children

Capping off a rewarding JCCC experience

Recent nursing graduate reaps benefits of pushing hard, staying focused

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Taking a summer class?

Check your Canvas inbox daily

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Left to right: Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor of Metropolitan Community College; Dr. Greg Mosier, President of Kansas City Kansas Community College; Dr. Joe Sopcich, President of Johnson County Community College; Dr. David Cook, Vice Chancellor of KU Edwards Campus

Degree in 3 - fast-track for high school students

JCCC joins nine schools in an accelerated education path for KC students

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Heather Barboza poses with a day care client by the business's sign. The client is hugging heather.

Kansas SBDC provides exceptional business advice for child care center

JCCC's Kansas Small Business Development Center lends a helping hand to Emma’s Place to meet a special need in the community

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Practical nursing students work on a patient simulator at JCCC’s Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC)

JCCC practical nurses care for patients across the metro

Big demand for nurses means plenty of perks for grads

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Jean Claude Cavalier holding up his index finger. Words on the image are Congrats Cavaliers!

Honor (Roll) Among Students

You aspire to achieve your best, and your grades reflect that. Making the Dean’s Honor Roll or the President’s Honor Roll matters in more ways than you might realize. Will you be among the top 3 percent of students to make the roll?

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Victoria Mossman

Job shadow casts new light on drafting career

Drafting students get firsthand experience at local companies who host job shadowing opportunities.

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Katie Sadler posing near the living wall pointing out different plants

It’s alive: Get to know Galileo’s Pavilion

With living walls and a water reclamation system, Galileo’s Pavilion takes “green building” to a whole new level.

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Jin Joo Hwang and Takhmina Mussayeva pose among stacks of books in the library

English for Academic Purposes helps build confidence

Classes give English for Academic Purpose students a chance to soar

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JCCC police officer walking and talking with a group of students

JCCC named 7th safest college in the U.S.

Teams of professionals and trained volunteers work around the clock to keep the JCCC campus safe and secure

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Students in the electronics lab working on a hydraulic and pneumatic console

Demand grows for automation engineer technologists

Numerous job opportunities for program’s first graduating class

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The 2018 Hare and Bell Academic Writing Contest winners are (from left to right) Savannah Price, Talita Shirky and Brandon Bender.

Hare and Bell contest recognizes great academic writing

Winners encourage others to ‘take a chance,’ write more

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Grace Palcic wearing a graduation cap and holding tassels from two different schools

Student doubles up on diplomas

College Now saves time and money; start your college journey in high school

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A cosmetology student styling a client's hair

Serving the community

JCCC provides experience-based education to its students, allowing them to gain real-world training while delivering a variety of services to the community.

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Student relaxing while studying in a hammock set up in the COM courtyard.

Plan now, summer classes fill quickly

Choose on-campus or online classes this summer at JCCC. Classes run only Monday to Thursday, so you can enjoy three-day weekends.

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Photo from above of students studying at an octagonal computer table.

Use Billington Library to help during finals

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Graphic of a pathway with the words AccuCampus goals- track, engage and retain

Pathways + AccuCampus = Student Success

Your personal high-tech assistant is coming soon

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Coach Kent Shelley posing with a framed JCCC baseball jersey with the number 1,000 on it.

JCCC Baseball 1000th win

JCCC head coach Kent Shelley reaches sports career milestone

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Three JCCC students conversing at a reverse career fair.

Graduate with Confidence

JCCC’s Career Development Center is poised to lend advice and share resources to help students throughout their educational journeys.

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Jarar Bangash posing on the concrete circular stairs in the GEB building

Job shadowing opens doors

Engineering student Jarar Bangash found answers with Argus Consulting

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All adult members of the Schmidt family posing in the Shull Foyer of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

One family, many connections to JCCC

Everyone (except the toddler) has been a JCCC student

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Scene from the play 'Gruesome Playground Injuries'

Theatre students win at regionals

Time to ‘play’ at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

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Sustainable agriculture participant harvesting on the JCCC Open Petal farm

Open Petal Farm: JCCC’s hidden gem

Open Petal Farm serves as a learning lab for JCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture students so they can learn the ins and outs of growing local, fresh produce.

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Close-up of fashion show poster showing a woman wearing sunglasses with a city skyline reflected in the lenses

JCCC fashion students showcase ‘City Style’ April 20

Spring student fashion show features sustainable clothing

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Nils Beverlin

Sustainability initiatives support student scholarships

On-campus sustainability initiatives fund thousands of dollars in scholarships each year

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Back view of people taking the citizenship oath with their right hands raised. One person is holding a U.S. flag in his raised hand.

Hundreds become US citizens at JCCC

Naturalization ceremony celebrates journey to become American

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The JCCC Corporate Challenge volleyball team

You can join the Corporate Challenge

JCCC faculty and staff are participating in the 2018 Kansas City Corporate Challenge for the fourth year.

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JCCC faculty Jill Patton and student Munisa Khuramova pose amid a group of dressmaker dummies.

Fashion student and faculty showcase high style at KC Fashion Week

Fall designs by two of JCCC’s own take center stage

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Andrew Hartnett poses with the family who hosted him in China

Study in China

Apply for a scholarship and study abroad

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Chefs presenting a cooking demonstration in the Wysong Family Culinary Theatre

Food is the performer at the Wysong Family Culinary Theatre

Flexible and unique space ideal for student learning and special events

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Janelle Domoney surrounded by kitchen tools

Chef apprentice embraces a new future

Hard work and determination propel student’s success

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Students in the International Club posing by flags of various countries

‘Discover the World’ right here on campus

International students present on their homelands

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Tutor helping a student in the Writing Center

JCCC - Your student resource destination

From resource centers to tutors, JCCC has countless tools to help students achieve success.

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Front of a cell phone showing a picture of Nayzia Thomas studying in her hospital bed

A labor of love: Student completes finals from hospital bed

Not even childbirth keeps Nayzia Thomas from finishing her finals

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Aerial view of students working at an octagonal computer station in the library

Not your ordinary library: Check out the benefits

Be successful; use the library

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Lisa Elsener wearing Special Olympics medals

JCCC employee receives Courage Award

Lisa Elsener receives Lockton Courage Award

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Dr.  Joe Sopcich and Beth Gulley with a group of faculty and administrators from Sukkur IBA University

Partnering with Pakistan: JCCC President Shares Community College Best Practices

Dr. Sopcich delivers the keynote address at a conference in Pakistan on the concept of community colleges.

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Pat Morrison posing by the staircase on the first floor of the Regnier Center

A Heart and Home for International Students

Pat Morrison helps with housing, culture shock

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Jessica Tipton sitting in an upholstered chair in the Billington Library

Librarians are ‘in the know’

Learning something new every day is part of the job

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Sustainability efforts inspire student involvement

Students discover their passion by working with the Student Sustainability Committee

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Angela Walker poses for a photo sitting in a chair

Angela says, 'Apply for scholarships!'

A recent JCCC grad left debt-free. You can, too.

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Respiratory care students learn using a manikin

Respiratory therapy: An exciting and rewarding career. Interested? Apply by March 15

High demand and good pay await JCCC grads

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Culinary students prepare food in a kitchen

Local high school chef team wins JCCC competition

Midwest students compete for culinary scholarships and awards

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A man uses a computer in the JCCC library

Love your library

More than just a quiet place

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Beth Gully

Professor builds memories from year in China

Sister school offers cultural exchange for teachers and students

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Action shot of Morgan Hill on the soccer field

Student-Athlete Shares ABCs of College Success

‘JCCC Is One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made’

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A professor demonstrates using a stethoscope on a simulation dummy

Nursing students get ‘real’ in Healthcare Simulation Center

HSC celebrates 10 years preparing registered nurse students for real-life emergencies

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Maya Abuhijleh holds up her cell phone showing a picture of

Mother and daughter land same JCCC job – 25 years apart

Two generations plan fun events for students

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An artistically arranged plate of food

JCCC Culinary Team to Compete for National Spot

Students on the road to culinary Olympic gold

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Isaac Jambor standing in front of a backdrop of the NASA logo

Student has a blast leading NASA team

Project manager Isaac Jambor blends science with people skills

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Photo looking into the Food Court located on COM 1.5

Easy ways to trim your waistline and save your budget

Healthy eating doesn't have to cost a fortune

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2017 Gala raises over $600K for student scholarships

Student gives account of how funds transformed her future

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Katee McLean poses in her restaurant

Culinary grad’s hot new restaurant inspired by Swedish roots

Restaurateur credits JCCC for solid business foundation

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Anna Page confers with honors student

Q and A: All about Honors

Honors Director Anna Page tells what they do, how to join

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