The Outreach and Workforce Development Department of Neosho County Community College provides a variety of training programs customized to meet your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NCCC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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
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.
The HVAC program offers a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology. The first two semesters cover the electrical and heating side of HVAC. Later semesters cover the refrigeration and airflow side of the HVAC trade.
The program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. NCCER is a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system. Students completing the first two semesters will cover NCCER Core and Level 1. The remaining semesters cover NCCER Levels 2, 3, & 4.
Careers include service, installation, and sales of HVAC equipment for residential and commercial applications. Students may enter the industry in facility maintenance, manufacturing and utilities industries. Job titles include service technician, installation technician, supervisors, inspectors, independent contractors and small business owners. The job outlook for HVAC technicians in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries is increasing. Median earnings are $18.75/hour.
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.
Please visit www.ed2go.com/nccc 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
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!
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.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was established in 1971, and is now one of the largest volunteer organizations in the nation. RSVP engages nearly 500,000 people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities around the country and more than 150 in our four counties.
The RSVP office is located in the Rowland building on the Chanute campus, and is part of the Department of Outreach and Workforce Development. The four county region includes Neosho, Allen, Woodson, and Bourbon counties. Senior volunteers serve in thrift shops, food pantries, schools, blood drives, and other agencies in our area. RSVP is under Senior Corps, the Corporation of Nation and Community Service.
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.
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.
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 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.