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Outreach & Workforce Development

The Outreach and Workforce Development Department of Neosho County Community College provides a variety of training programs customized to meet your needs. 

Health Occupations
Neosho County Community College offers multiple training paths for individuals interested in entering the healthcare field. Choose the program that is right for you; our patient care track offers courses and programs designed to offer training in direct patient care and our non-patient care track provides the training needed if you prefer a behind-the-scenes healthcare occupation.

     Allied Health
     Entry level healthcare training. Get the training you need to gain employment                  immediately; Certified Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Emergency Medical                        Technician courses available. CPR certification is available for lay people and                  Basic Life Support is available for healthcare professionals. CMA Update                        continuing education is also available. Several classes are offered online.

     Healthcare Coding
The Healthcare Coding Certificate program of study prepares individuals for                    employment in coding positions including; physician offices, hospitals, outpatient            surgery facilities, health departments and other areas where diagnosis and                    procedures are coded utilizing ICD-10 and CPT for reimbursement and reporting              purposes.  The courses in this program are offered online with the exception of                Anatomy & Physiology.

     Completion of this Healthcare Coding Certificate program will prepare students to sit        for the Certified Physician Coding (CPC) and/or the Outpatient Hospital/Facility              (CPC-H) examinations offered through AAPC and the American Health Information          Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified          Coding Specialist (CCS) examinations.

     Healthcare Documentation & Medical Transcription
This certificate program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a medical            transcriptionist. Learn the basic knowledge and skills required to transcribe                    medical dictation with accuracy and clarity, meet timelines, and apply the                      principals of professional and ethical conduct.

     Health Information Technology
     Are you looking for one of the most in demand careers in the nation? Our 2 year              associate degree in Health Information Technology may be just what you’re                    looking for. Online courses are available for non-traditional students who are                    interested in maintaining their present employment while advancing their                        education. 

     Medical Assistant
     Earn your certificate in one year. You’ll learn front and back office procedures                  while completing an externship in a local facility. Online classes are available with          live lab required.

     Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
     The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is a two-year program.

     The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) works under the direction of an                    Occupational Therapist to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental,            physical, emotional or developmental impairments with the ultimate goal to improve        the client’s quality of life and ability to perform daily activities.

     The Phlebotomy certificate program prepares students to be proficient in their                profession and to demonstrate successful competence in the outcomes as                    established by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education                    Programs in their Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational                Programs that mandate phlebotomy training. 

     Upon successful completion of this program the student will have the skills to                pass the RPT (Registered Phlebotomy Technician) examination administered        by      American Medical Technologists (AMT) and to obtain an entry-level                                position in the laboratory technician profession.

     Surgical Technology
     The NCCC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on                Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the            recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council in Surgical Technology        and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). This allows NCCC Surgical Technology          graduates to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical          Assisting (NBSTSA) Certification Exam.

Business & Industry Training
Neosho County Community College offers customized training programs that offer convenient on-site training, classes customized to meet your company’s individual needs, quality training at affordable prices, programs available in business and technology and guaranteed results.

Adult Basic Education and GED Training 

GED stands for General Educational Development. The GED Test is a national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. More than 95% of employers in the U.S. consider GED graduates the same as traditional high school graduates in regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.

Is a GED for you? 
It is if you want a fast, friendly and effective method of attaining your Kansas State High School Diploma with small class size and quick entry and exit. You will be on your way to meeting your goals with the help of NCCC’s Adult Education program. You will receive a Kansas State High School Diploma upon successful completion of the GED exams. Call for information today! 800-7269-6222 ext. 283


This exciting new program offered by Neosho County Community College consists of three levels of training that culminate in an Associate of Applied Science degree.

The three levels of training include:  Level I, Level II, and Associates of Applied Science Degree

Construction Technology

The Construction Technology program allows students the opportunity to complete certificates at two levels and to transfer these certificates toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.  The Level I Construction Technology certificate is for students who intend to seek entry-level employment after completing a one-year program of study. The level II certificate is for students interested in advancing their skill level beyond Level I. 

The curriculum utilizes National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system.  This National Registry system assures portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates, and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the program.  
Career areas can include carpenter, electrician, brick and block mason, plumber, drywall installer, construction laborer, construction supervisor and more.    

Energy Management

Energy Management program teaches students to analyze energy production and consumption, and to recommend appropriate improvements to increase efficiencies in residential and light commercial construction.  Neosho County Community College offers numerous pathways for students to obtain energy management certificates and the associate of applied science degree.

The Energy Auditing Pathway prepares students to be listed as a Qualified Energy Auditor for the Efficiency Kansas Loan Program operated by the Kansas Corporation Commission of the State Energy Office.  NCCC is one of only three providers of this training in Kansas.  This Pathway prepares students to take four   Building Performance Institute, Inc. certification examinations.  These are:  Building Analyst, Manufactured Housing, Building Envelop, and HVAC.

The Solar Pathway teaches competencies developed by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.  These skills prepare students to sit for two examinations from NABCEP, these are:  Entry Level Photovoltaic and Solar Heating.

The Geothermal Pathway teaches skills necessary to install geothermal systems in residential settings.


The Welding program allows students the opportunity to complete certificates at two levels and to transfer these certificates toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.  The Level I Welding certificate is for students who intend to seek entry-level employment after completing a one-year program of study. The Level II certificate is for students interested in advancing their skill level beyond Level I.

The curriculum utilizes the American Welding Society’s “Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards” (SENSE) which is a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system.  The SENSE system defines skill levels as Entry Welder and Advanced Welder which correspond with NCCC’s Level I and Level II certificates. 

Career areas in welding include welding, cutting, soldering, and brazing in the construction, manufacturing and utilities industries.  Specific job titles include welding technician, supervisors, inspectors, instructors, and shop owners.  The job outlook for welders in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries is increasing.  Median earnings are $15.10/hour.

OSHA-10 Training

Community Programs

     Concealed Carry

     Defensive Driving


    Please visit to see the updated list of the courses that are             available through the NCCC Outreach and Workforce Development Department. These     courses are 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back! Courses are available     for enrollment any time. Course descriptions, syllabus, and instructor biographies are     available upon request. What are the benefits of taking an on-line course?

  • Flexible class time--you pick the schedule
  • No class minimum--as few as one or as many as 100+ can enroll
  • Self-paced instruction
  • Comfort and convenience

     ES1: Chanute Leadership Chanute

     Kids College

    Each summer children ages 7 to 12 fill the NCCC campus for the four-day Kids’             College event.  These youngsters become college students each day for four hours,       experiencing a wide variety of classes and meeting new people.  “Weather Alert”,           “Water Bottle Physics”, “Introduction to Spanish” and “Space, the Final Frontier” are       just a few of the many course offerings available for these students.   Courses focus       on learning that encompasses hands-on activities, videos, field trips and group               encounters.  During the course of the day students will attend two different classes         and enjoy a snack break consisting of healthy foods prepared by our own cafeteria         service.  These future Panthers get to know the instructors, staff members and their       peers in this week-long activity that is enjoyed by everyone!

     Lifetime Learning
     Senior citizens are one of our most valuable assets. Neosho County Community            College encourages students to learn throughout their lifetime, that’s why the                  Outreach and Workforce Development department offers classes specifically geared        towards our senior population. The Lifetime Learning department sponsors the NCCC      volunteer ambassadors and offers classes from basic computer to senior fitness.            Plus, tuition requirements are waived for Neosho County residents 62 years old or          older.

     Motorcycle Training


Concurrent Education
Neosho County Community College provides college education to high school students through its concurrent education offerings. High school students at outreach locations can take advantage of our Fast Track and Jump Start programs.

The principal goal of outreach and workforce development is to provide opportunities whereby the patrons of the college service area may enrich their lives through educational experience. Classes are designed to meet the needs of local citizens, business and industry, other community institutions, organizations and groups.

Grant Programs


STARS is a federally funded TRIO Student Support Services Title IV project designed to assist eligible students in successfully reaching their goal of graduating from college.

Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded TRIO program. Through early intervention and with the services provided, ETS encourages students to remain in school, graduate from high school, and pursue post-secondary education (college or vocational/technical school). 

ETS serves students in middle school and high school, and also students with a desire to return to school. All services are FREE and provided by trained professional staff.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a program that provides supportive academic instruction and tutoring in literature, composition, mathematics, foreign language, and science throughout the academic year as well as the summer.  Upward Bound fosters increased knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the program offers special workshops and seminars regarding careers, college admission, standardized testing, scholarships and financial aid.  Upward Bound also provides activities that encourage parental involvement, personal responsibility, and positive self-esteem.


Outreach and Workforce Development Department Personnel