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Michael Nelson and Jackson Byrd at the J C C C Bookstore

It’s CLEAR—These Students Are on the Job

Michael Nelson and Jackson Byrd are just two students developing life-changing job skills with on-campus internships through JCCC’s College Learning Experiences, Activities and Resources (CLEAR) Vocational Training Program.

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John Littleton, program director for Continuing Education, gave tours of the new space.

JCCC Community Gathers to Celebrate New Facility

Recently, the JCCC community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of state-of-the-art facility.

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Sofia Quintana Baez holding a photograph of her mother

Student Follows in Her Mother’s Scientific ‘Food’steps

On the menu: The perfect pairing of food and science for this student and her alumna mother through the Chef Apprenticeship and Pastry/Bakery programs.

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Two students examine solar panels outside CTEC

The Sierra Club Thinks We’re Cool

JCCC has been named one of the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools in North America

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Professor Cherie Leiker works with students in the Business Office Technology program

Video Promotes Admin Assistant Training Advantage

Businesses need proficient office admins on the job. JCCC’s Business Office Technology program delivers.

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Man in a dark hoodie trying to hack into a laptop

Cybersecurity Designation Gives Students Competitive Edge

IT students can graduate with the cyber defense skills employers are looking for.

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Christopher Elbow Chocolate’s Director of Production, Ethan Taylor, shows off customized JCCC 50th Anniversary chocolates.

50 Years of JCCC? Sweet!

These mouthwatering 50th Anniversary treats come from Christopher Elbow Chocolates—and the tastefully creative mind of one of JCCC’s own.

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Diedrick Otiankouya, vice president, and Isaiah Reasby, president of the Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club

A Half-Ton of Blue Jeans Goes Green

Castoff denim clothing gets a second life as insulation thanks to the Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club (Enactus)

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New student welcome desk at JCCC

Introducing: The New and Improved Student Center

Several upgrades and improvements have been made to the JCCC Student Center, making it a one-stop shop for students and visitors.

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Students listening to a lecture among the solar panels outside the CTEC building.

We’re a Top 10 Community College for Sustainability!

JCCC’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact has been recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

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A young boy shows off his artwork at the Hiersteiner Child Development Center

Child Care Scholarship Makes Education Possible

A partnership between the JCCC Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education covers care costs at Hiersteiner Child Development Center for students with youngsters.

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Girls gathered around a computer in one of JCCC's computer labs

Coding with Girl Power

JCCC’s Girls Who Code bring their bold ideas to life.

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Steven Taylor poses against the propeller of a single-engine airplane

Aviation Program Prepares New Pilot for a Smooth Landing

Private Pilot Ground School launched the ideal departure into the wild blue yonder for one Johnson County resident.

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Photographer and JCCC graduate Laura Cobb stands in front of a window

Nelson-Atkins Museum Acquires Photos from JCCC Graduate

Laura Cobb’s black-and-white photos of Indian Creek, which she took using techniques learned in JCCC Photography classes, showcase her keen eye for the detail and beauty in landscapes.

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Dressed in identical green protective jackets and steel-toed boots, seven male welding students and their male instructor stand in a line behind three female students.

International Welding Graduates Bond

Unlocking the English language and learning how to weld at the same time sounds like an unlikely fusion. However, three women and seven men from all corners of the world – Algeria, Somalia, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia...

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Two female students walking in front of the COM building during Cav Craze

JCCC Named Safest College in Kansas

ADT recognizes the College’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure campus.

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L to R - Leroy Cox, Dean, Business & Technology; Mary Berg. Assoc. Professor, Hospitality management; Jena Halvorson, JCCC student; Hannah Broockerd, student; Kathryn Wilson, JCCC student; Michael Milster, Director, Hospitality Management

Two Chef Apprenticeship Students Awarded $3,000 Scholarships

Jena Halvorson and Kathryn Wilson honored by the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier

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Katherine Copley holding trays of confections she created

Scholarship Prepares Honors Student to Take on the Workforce

New Century Workforce Pathway Scholarship helped Katherine Copley find success as a chocolatier

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Darrien Savage three-quarter profile head shot

BAM! KAPOW! Ecology-minded alumni flies high

By day, he is Darrien Savage, JCCC alum and wildlife biologist for Stantec, a worldwide environmental consulting company. But at night, he becomes a silent protector and watchful guardian of bat habitats. He is … “the batman!”

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Members of the JCCC debate team pose with their national trophies.

Debate Team Makes History

Students wrap up their most successful season to date, earning multiple awards at national tournaments.

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Collection of three photos showing a student in a computer class, a student in the Healthcare Simulation Center, and an instructor and student working at a table

Are you a National American University student? JCCC can help.

We’re sorry to hear about the educational obstacles you’re facing, and want to help you achieve your goals without losing momentum.

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Neil Rudisill poses among plants inside his greenhouse

Small-scale Farming: A Growing Industry

JCCC Sustainable Agriculture grad creates a successful urban microfarm

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A list of Twitter messages about JCCC. The content of the tweets is included in the text of the story

From JCCC to In-demand Careers

Alumni take to Twitter to share success stories

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People surround a large sculpture of Charlie Parker's head near 18th and Vine streets.

Making Community Connections Through Art

A unique Honors Forum class introduced students to Kansas City’s art history and current arts scene

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Potential employers gathered around a student, laughing and talking

Students Take Charge at CSIT Reverse Career Fair

Nontraditional event format facilitates career conversations

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JCCC Board members and administrators cut the ribbon dedicating the Fine Arts and Design building

Celebrating the Fine Arts & Design Studios

Campus community commemorates new facility with dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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JCCC's Model U N team in New York City

Model UN Team Honored at National Conference

Model UN Team Honored at National Conference

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Hare and Bell winners from left to right - Hyojin Angela Lim, Kayla Cossins, Avery Gott

Hare & Bell Winners Gain Recognition, Rewards

Three students take home cash prizes for exceptional work entered in the Writing Center-sponsored Hare & Bell Writing Contest.

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Jaime Coffey stands near stairs

From Small Town to Big Bucks Via JCCC

Jaime Coffey’s time at JCCC was the perfect launching pad to attain an MBA and build her successful career in finance.

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L to R - Carlos Barra, Warren Freeman, David Fessenden, Brendan Whisenant

Life as a CDL Driver

JCCC prepares many students for life on the open road

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Seiko Weber

Mock Interview Helped This Student Shine

This neurodiagnostic technology student nailed her first American job interview, thanks to some guidance from the team at JCCC’s Career Development Center.

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Three photos of Jonathan Rabanal at various places in Japan

Get scholarships!

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The Oral Health on Wheels van with an image of a sunflower on the side and the words JCCC service learning oral health on wheels

Dental Hygiene Hits the Road

Oral Health on Wheels, a mobile service-learning classroom bringing dental health care to people in need

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Police academy recruits during riot training

Police Academy graduates 125th class

More than 2,000 officers have completed law enforcement training at JCCC since 1972

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Architect's rendering of the new Career and Technical Education building

Say hello to 2019

As we look toward a new year, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the last 365 days.

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Members of the PAVE program posing on the chiller hill near the COM building

PAVE program garners local attention

KCPT’s Veterans Coming Home campaign spotlights JCCC

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Pastor Sylvia Romero and her former preschool student, Jean Cantero

From cradle to grades: JCCC recruiter comes full circle

Association with JCCC began in preschool and is still going strong today.

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Jason Soltys standing near the courtyard by the OCB building

So long internship, hello career!

Four weeks as a summer intern led to a job offer for this Web Development and Digital Media student, and he hasn't even graduated yet.

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Graphic Design student Roxanne Wright works on her artwork for the TSC.

Technical Support Center showcases student artwork

Graphic Design student puts her classroom learning to work at an on-campus job.

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A graphic of a turkey decorated with the words thankful, family, friends, good, gathering, home, joy health, faith and love.

An attitude of gratitude

Students share what they’re thankful for this holiday season.

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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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College Now professor Jeff Witters with students studying environmental science

In high school? Sign up for College Now!

Use your time wisely and enroll in college classes sooner rather than later!

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Kelcey Reed stands next to her father, Chris, who is seated at a table with an open book and a globe.

Johnson County Adult Education father/daughter duo graduate high school together

Chris and Kelcey Reed walked together through addiction recovery, then again when they crossed the stage at JCCC to receive their GED® certificates.

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Michelline Smith (seventh from the right) enjoys a day of working outdoors in NARS’ simulated rail yard.

National Academy of Railroad Sciences student offered life-changing career before graduation

Friendly and dedicated JCCC employees put grad on fast track to a better life

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Alt text: Eleven people straddle a metal bar on the ground in Greenwich, England. The bar represents the location of the prime meridian, the imaginary line of zero longitude around the earth from the North to South Poles.

Making the world their classroom: JCCC students study abroad

Students studied in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Japan and China – where will your education take you?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Angelica Sandoval posing with her sculpture which includes 90 L E D lightbulbs

Museum Recognizes Fine Arts Professor

Kemper names Sandoval a ‘Woman to Watch’

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Hugh Libby holding a model airplane as if to toss it.

Libby donates $2 million to new tech center

Entrepreneur hopes gift will help start students on their own paths to success.

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One student applying sensors to the arm of another student as they work in the motion capture studio

Mo-Cap Studio: Animation done digitally

JCCC’s Motion Capture Studio uses professional-level technology

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A healthcare worker slides a medical record into a row of files

Health Information Systems lands in-demand partnership

The largest health IT organization in the world welcomes JCCC as an Educational Partner.

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At a recent convention in Orlando, CoSIDA president Andy Seeley (left) presented the organization’s 25-year award to Tyler Cundith, Johnson County Community College sports information director. Contributed photo.

Honoring excellence

JCCC Sports Info Director gets big win at convention

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Two JCCC students posing with a car wrapped with the JCCC logo

Car wrap gets a good rap

Blue Valley students get real-world marketing, design experience at JCCC

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Cata Wedman posing outside on campus

8 great reasons to love JCCC

Student Cata Wedman shares her list

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Kendra Wendte

In her own words: Kendra Wendte

‘JCCC is a college to get excited about’

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Alison Smith standing in front of a line of semis

Women of the Road

Female truckers steer into nontraditional career

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