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CLEAR students who attend expansion classes learn life skills necessary for independent living while building strong friendships along the way.

Each class meets for one hour per week for 14 weeks each semester. Students attending weekday classes are learning independent living skills and are responsible for getting to their classrooms on their own. While on campus, students are encouraged to participate in other JCCC activities before or after class.

All students must meet attendance criteria. Students new to the program must call the CLEAR office to set up an appointment for an enrollment interview. For an interview, call the CLEAR office at 913-469-3247.

Students may attend classes in one of two ways, independently or through their 18-21 post high program. Those attending independently will receive enrollment sent directly to them each semester. For those attending with a post high, high school transition staff will assist students in registering for CLEAR expansion classes and may also provide information about academic achievement classes, lifetime fitness programs and other campus activities. CLEAR expansion class enrollment is processed through the CLEAR office. Registration for all other credit or non-credit classes is done through the regular JCCC enrollment process. 

New for Spring 2021: Electronic enrollment. Students who wish to pay their semester fees using a card or e-check should complete the electronic enrollment form. Only students who would like to pay using cash or a money order should use the paper enrollment method.

Class Descriptions — On Campus (PDF) 

Class Descriptions — Online (PDF)

Spring 2021 Session Dates and Calendar

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2-May 6, 2021

Important Spring 2021 Dates

  • Dec. 23, 2020 — Registration ends
  • Feb. 2 — First day of Expansion classes
  • March 9 and 11 — No classes (Spring Break)
  • May 6 — Last day of Expansion classes

  1. Students who wish to pay by credit/debit card or check should use the new electronic registration process. Students who wish to pay by cash or who cannot access our web form should see the paper form registration instructions instead.
  2. Registrations will be accepted electronically from 12/1/20-12/23/20. Late enrollments will be accepted as space is available.  Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. 
  3. Students may choose to participate in classes either online via Zoom, in-person or a hybrid of both. Both methods of course delivery can be enrolled in using the same electronic form. Enclosed you will find a listing of protocols that will be in place for face to face classes.   Course links for online courses will be sent to students via their official JCCC e-mail only.  Instructions for setting up your e-mail account will be sent with student schedules if this is your first semester.
  4. Due to social distancing requirements, in-person class sizes will be limited. As such, students may initially ONLY enroll in 4 class periods total. If you are interested in more than 4 classes, please call the CLEAR office on 1/5/21 and remaining available space will be released on a first come, first served basis. 
  5. Please see the enclosed information form for the Certificate Tracks program information. If you previously selected a track, you will automatically continue in that program without reselecting a track.
  6. New this semester: a flat semester registration fee of $20 will be charged to each student rather than a per course fee. Fee payment will be required at the time of submission when using the electronic form.
  7. Students must be 18-26 years old and Kansas residents. Students are eligible to enroll in and complete the semester in which they turn 27, so long as they are still 26 at the time of enrollment.
  8. Applications for the Vocational Training Program were made available in October and only students who applied and were accepted may enroll in the Vocational Training courses. VTP has a separate course fee and registration process. Please contact Jordyn Bogdan if you are a VTP participant for information.  
  9. In the event that face to face classes must be canceled or altered due to virus concerns, those courses will be switched to an online format.
  10. New students must schedule an interview with the CLEAR program Manager, Courtney Barden, by calling 913-469-3247 or e-mailing at clear@jccc.edu. Students must interview and be accepted before their classes begin but may submit enrollment before their interview occurs.

Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)

  1. Only students who wish to pay in cash or who cannot access our new web form should use the paper registration forms. All others paying by card or check should see the electronic registration instructions.
  2. Registrations will be accepted in the CLEAR office from 12/1/20-12/23/20. Late enrollments will be accepted as space is available. Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Paper registrations can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the contact information below.
  3. Students may choose to participate in classes either online via Zoom, in-person or a hybrid of both. Enclosed you will find a listing of protocols that will be in place for face to face classes. Course links for online courses will be sent to students via their official JCCC e-mail only. Instructions for setting up your e-mail account will be sent with student schedules.
  4. Due to social distancing requirements, in-person class sizes will be limited. As such, students may initially ONLY enroll in 4 class periods total. If you are interested in more than 4 classes, please call the CLEAR office on 1/5/21 and remaining available space will be released on a first come, first served basis.
  5. Please rank all classes in your chosen time period by marking them with a 1, 2 or 3 in the blanks. This assists us in choosing the right class for you if your first and second choices are full at the time of your enrollment.
  6. Please see the enclosed information form for the Certificate Tracks program information. If you previously selected a track, you will automatically continue in that program without reselecting a track.
  7. New this semester: a flat semester registration fee of $20 will be charged to each student rather than a per course fee. Fees then can be sent with the registration form by mail or paid on the first day of classes. Please note that students will not be officially enrolled until fees are received.
  8. Students must be 18-26 years old and Kansas residents. Students are eligible to enroll in and complete the semester in which they turn 27, so long as they are still 26 at the time of enrollment.
  9. Applications for the Vocational Training Program were made available in October and only students who applied and were accepted may enroll in the Vocational Training courses. VTP has a separate course fee. Please contact Jordyn Bogdan if you are a VTP participant for information.
  10. In the event that face to face classes must be cancelled or altered due to virus concerns, those courses will be switched to an online format.
  11. New students must schedule an interview with the CLEAR program Manager, Courtney Barden, by calling 913-469-3247 or emailing at clear@jccc.edu. Students must interview and be accepted before their classes begin, but may submit enrollment before their interview occurs.

Registration form for Face to Face classes (PDF) 

Registration form for online classes (PDF)

 

Class Schedule — on-campus classes

Tuesdays, Feb. 2-May 4 (no class March 9)

9-9:50 a.m.

  • Personal Finance
  • A Brand Called Me
  • Intro to Sign Language

10-10:50 a.m.

  • Virtual Field Trips

  • The Human Body
  • Exercise at Home

11-11:50 a.m.

  • Goal Setting For Health
  • Leisure Activities

12-12:50 p.m.

  • Child Development
  • Broadcast News

1-1:50 p.m.

  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Poetry

2-2:50 p.m.

  • Healthy Relationships

Thursdays, Feb. 4-May 6 (no class March 11)

9-9:50 a.m.

  • Goal Setting For Health
  • Getting and Keeping a Job

10-10:50 a.m.

  • Practical Problem Solving
  • On My Own

11-11:50 a.m.

  • Savvy Shopping
  • Olympic Games

12-12:50 p.m.

  • Heroes in History

1-1:50 p.m.

  • A Brand Called Me

2-2:50 p.m.

  • Transition Skills

Class Schedule — online classes

Tuesdays, Feb. 2-May 4 (no class March 9)

9-9:50 a.m.

  • History of Civil Rights Movements In the US
  • Music of the Movies

10-10:50 a.m.

  • The Hidden Social Skills Curriculum
  • Choral Music

11-11:50 a.m.

  • US Constitution
  • Childhood Literature

1-1:50 p.m.

  • The Amazing Brain

2-2:50 p.m.*

  • Skills for Real Life

* Please note the time of this class, as it is different from previous semesters.

Thursdays, Feb. 4-May 6 (no class March 11)

9-9:50 a.m.

  • Around the World With Martial Arts
  • Music Reading
  • On Broadway

10-10:50 a.m.

  • Skills for Real Life
  • Beatlemania
  • Harry Potter

11-11:50 a.m.

  • Spice it Up!
  • Women in Music

12-12:50 p.m.

  • Kitchen Basics

1-1:50 p.m.

  • Intro to College Academics
  • Music of the Movies