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Familiarize yourself with history at JCCC. Discover how past events have shaped our world.

Explore the war that changed the country—and the world

Dive into the captivating saga of powerful nations fighting battles on a scale never seen before. Beginning the second week of the Spring 2024 semester, chronicle the cultures that clashed and the fears that emerged in this distinctive study of World War II.

HIST 292 Special Topics: WW2-The Pacific War
Mon. Wed. Friday | Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Open to all credit students, including student veterans and students studying Japanese history and culture.

Questions? Contact Professor Erik Glowark at

History has a way of orienting us in our present moment by providing context and reason. It’s pivotal for all of us to reflect on the past—both positive and negative—and shape a better future for ourselves and others. 

What will I learn in JCCC's History program?

When you study history at Johnson County Community College, you'll feel like you are reading a best-selling novel or watching a megahit movie based on true events. One of the fascinating things about history is the patterns you may find as you study different time periods. You’ll get caught up in actual events that have changed the world.

As a history student, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Earn college credit by attending faculty-led study abroad trips to places like England, Greece, Germany, Italy and more. 
  • Explore lecture topics and gain historical knowledge through museum trips.

The history courses at JCCC also allow you to connect with knowledgeable professors with doctoral degrees who are experts in their field. These professors are authors and practicing historians who have presented guest lectures across the county, state and country. 


If you’re planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree, later on, it only makes sense to pay lower tuition for required and elective history courses. Our history program provides a solid foundation for you before you decide to transfer to a four-year school. Fortunately, if you’re planning on transferring, it’s likely your JCCC history credits will transfer, too. Contact your academic counselor to learn more about transferring credits. 

At JCCC, you can also explore history internships and networking opportunities, such as with groups that range from the National Trucking Society to local museums and historical societies. You can work 10 hours a week for up to 3 college credits to supplement your coursework.

Clubs and Organizations

JCCC offers clubs and organizations to complement our history program. Current, we offer the following: 

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A degree in history opens up a range of job positions for our students. If you have a career path in mind, we have some recommendations for what coursework you can take to further your historical knowledge.

Here are a few you might check out if you are considering a career in:

Education, government, journalism, law, political science

HIST 140 - U.S. History to 1877
Study the great democratic experiment. This class is a comprehensive study of isolated colonies under one government, the progression of immigration and the definition of freedom.

Archaeology, art history, foreign language, international relations, library science

HIST 151 - World History
Get the story on Eastern and Western civilizations and their clash with indigenous societies. Look at how today's globalization has evolved into an interdependent world society.

Agribusiness, agriculture, conservation, education

HIST 120 - Local and Kansas History
Follow Kansas’ transformation from the domain of the bison-hunting Plains Indian to a society based in a market-agricultural economy. Take part in sculpting the Konza Prairie during a controlled burn.

Stress that is related to the cost of going to school can largely affect how you perform in your courses. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to succeed and perform at the best of their ability. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer for History students:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources at JCCC

Several resources are available to you as a JCCC student, including tutoring and smaller, more personalized classes. 

The Financial Aid office is here to provide assistance if you are worried about the cost of going to school. Talk to a financial aid counselor to learn more about how you can use scholarships and student loans to reduce your tuition cost every semester. 

Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great tools for finding a career you love post-graduation. 

If you are looking to further your studies at another college program, you can transfer your credits to another university. JCCC is here to help make the transition as easy and stress-free as possible.