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PCC opens South-Central Career Pathways Center to benefit area high schools

21 August 2019

Enrollment is now open for students interested in taking automotive classes in the new South-Central Career Pathways Center (SCCPC) loacted in Attica, Kan.
The SCCPC facility stemmed from a need for an automotive shop for high school students to utilize in the South-Central Kansas area. The shop saves students time and resources by having a facility in their area.

The High Schools partnering with PCC for this initiative are currently USD 254 (Medicine Lodge), USD 361 (Chaparral) and USD 511 (Attica).
Current high school students qualify for tuition paid for by the state through the Excel in CTE (Senate Bill 155) program. You can find out more about the initiative at prattcc.edu/SB155.

Classes offered for the Fall 2019 semester include Steering & Suspension I and Brakes I. Future semesters will offer Steering & Suspension II, Brakes II, Engine Performance I and II, and Electrical I and II. PCC’s new automotive instructor, Daniel Meng, will teach all classes. Students will enroll in one class in the morning or in the afternoon, high school schedule permitting.

The shop has ASE Education Foundation national accreditation and prepares each student to obtain their ASE certifications.  
Students can call 620-450-2217 to enroll in fall semester courses.

The Automotive Technology department at Pratt Community College works on an “experience the learning” concept. Automotive technology students work in a shop environment with state of the art equipment they will find in the auto industry. Students have the opportunity to earn an occupational certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. All these experiences prepare students to test to become ASE certified prior to graduation, enhancing the students’ earning potential and career opportunities. For more information contact Greg Bacon at gregb@prattcc.edu.