In cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Adult Education Program is designed to help adults increase knowledge and improve skills essential in today’s world in four areas:
1. Basic Skills: Classes enable adults to improve their skills in reading, math, English, science, and social studies. Employability skills, including beginning computer training, are part of the basic skills curriculum. These classes are open to all adults who wish to improve basic skills whether or not they have completed a high school diploma.
2. High School Equivalency Preparation (GED): The Adult Education Program prepares adults for the General Educational Development (GED) test. GED testing is scheduled monthly at KCKCC. All Kansas residents who wish to take the GED test must pass the official GED practice test before they can sign up for the GED test. The official GED practice test is offered twice per month.
3. English as a Second Language (ESL): Classes enable adults with little or no knowledge of English to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.
4. Family Literacy – KCKCC, in conjunction with the Kansas City Kansas School District 500, offers family literacy at two locations where parents attend Adult Education Program classes while their preschool age school child attends preschool. Only parents of children attending specific preschool classes are eligible.
Classes are held at KCKCC and four satellite learning centers and are offered at a variety of times to meet the needs of changing schedules.
To participate in the Adult Education Program, students must be at least 16 years of age and have withdrawn from high school. There is a fee for classes and materials.
Career Certificate programs are defined as short-term courses designed to prepare individuals to work in various employment fields or to receive a certification needed for licensing. Certificate programs currently offered include Dental Assisting, Real Estate Licensure, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Appraisal Pre-Licensure, EKG Technician, and various online certificate offerings. Certificate program offerings are frequently updated. For the latest course information, visit www.kckcc.edu, click on Continuing Education and then Schedule. Or call 913-288-7170.
Community Education classes and workshops are designed for individuals who have special interests and want to participate in a learning activity without the pressure of grades. Options include programs in the areas of vehicle and motorcycle driver safety, wellness, hobbies, music, business, finance, and personal growth.
These programs are open to adults regardless of their educational backgrounds. The only entrance requirement is the payment of fees and being at least 17 years of age, except for youth classes. Additional youth programming is offered each semester and is listed in the Continuing Education Schedule.
Individuals are encouraged to make requests or offer suggestions for program ideas to the Office of Continuing Education and Community Services.
The Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program provides secondary schools with the opportunity to expand their curriculum by scheduling KCKCC courses in conjunction with their regular class offerings. Students have the advantage of taking college-level classes right at the high school.
Courses taught at the high school have identical course content to that of courses offered on campus and are evaluated by an instructional dean at the College before being implemented at the high school. Faculty are evaluated and must meet the same criteria as instructors who teach on campus.
Students interested in participating in the program should contact their high school counselor for additional information and details on the enrollment process.
Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Defined: The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) encourages high school students to take advantage of postsecondary education opportunities by enrolling in college courses while still in high school. The statute commonly is known as concurrent enrollment of high school students in eligible postsecondary institutions. Different types of enrollment can be included under the statute.
Kansas City Kansas Community College Defines Concurrent Enrollment as: Classes taught at a high school at which approved high school teachers teach classes for college credit during the normal school day. (KBOR 8b 1i)
Kansas City Kansas Community College Defines Dual Enrollment as:
Classes in which the high school student travels to the college campus to take courses prior to graduation during the academic year or in summer. (KBOR 8b 1 vii)
Classes in which college faculty travel to the high school to teach classes for college credit to high school students. (KBOR 8b 1 vii)
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the concurrent and/or dual enrollment program.
High school students should first consult with guidance counselors to determine eligibility to enroll in courses at Kansas City Kansas Community College while attending high school.
Each qualifying student will obtain written permission from the principal to enroll at KCKCC by completing a Concurrent Enrollment/Acceptance Form.
To enroll, each student will complete an application for admission and be admitted to KCKCC.
Students must take the entire placement test. The placement test is available in the Academic Resource Center, the Leavenworth Center, and at some high schools.
Students must pay tuition before the semester begins. Tuition for year-long classes will be paid in the fall semester.
As mandated by the state, students may earn no more than 24 total concurrent enrollment college credit hours. In addition, KCKCC mandates that no students may earn more than 30 KCKCC based credit hours total prior to graduation from high school (e.g., a student may enroll in 24 credit hours through concurrent enrollment and also enroll in up to 6 more credit hours through dual enrollment, and /or through typical credit—either face-to-face or online). The college also strongly recommends that high school students should be limited to a credit load equivalency of no more than 12 credit hours per semester.
The College adheres to guidelines established by the Kansas Board of Regents, which may not be listed in this catalog.
Call (913) 288-7664 for information regarding on-campus testing. For more information on the Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program, contact Mary Kobe-Peterson at 913-288-7324 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Continuing education has become a way of life for many professionals who are required to stay current, earn new designations, or maintain licensing in their profession. Continuing Professional Education is committed to providing programs that meet the educational needs and interests of the professional community.
Currently KCKCC is offering continuing education workshops in the following professions: real estate appraisal, law enforcement, occupational therapy, child care, EMT/Paramedics, and paralegal. Continuing professional education offerings are frequently updated. For the latest course information visit www.kckcc.edu, click on Continuing Education, then Schedule, or call 913-288-7170.
KCKCC provides cultural programming in conjunction with Workforce Development. Language assessment, translation, and interpretation are provided as well as language training programs. Other cultural programs include workplace culture, communication in the workplace, and communication accommodation strategies. KCKCC collaborates with many local organizations to promote diversity and intercultural activities. KCKCC also provides scholarships for students who have participated in the BizFest entrepreneurial training program. This program provides scholarships, mentoring, and advising to promote student success. Another function of Cultural Outreach is the My Shelf To Yours (MSTY) program, which sells donated books and provides scholarships and tuition assistance to students. Student volunteers play an active role in management of MSTY.
The Kansas Board of Regents, under whose auspices the General Educational Development Examination is given, has the following requirements:
Persons must be at least 18 years of age.
Persons cannot be currently enrolled in high school.
Persons cannot hold a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
Persons who are 16 or 17 years old may take the GED test if they have officially withdrawn from high school, have had an exit interview, and have a signed disclaimer and exemption form.
For specific information on classes and testing, contact Jackie Batliner at 913-288-7661.
The Prime Time Club is designed to provide citizens of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties, age 50 and older, with a variety of free and low-cost activities consisting of cultural events, special trips, informational seminars, workforce training, and academic and leisure classes. Contact (913) 288-7660 for membership information.
The College’s Workforce Development team actively supports workforce development by providing excellent training and education to support the employed, underemployed, and unemployed. We partner with employers to help them meet their employment needs and provide consulting services and resources to residents and businesses in our service area.
Kansas City Kansas Community College offers high quality training that is designed, administered and delivered by private consultants and College professionals. Flexible training options include customized training, workshops, seminars, and credit class formats that can be held at the worksite, at a KCKCC campus, or at other appropriate locations.
Aside from training and education, KCKCC provides professional services to the business community, such as consulting and translation of business documents. The KCKCC Workforce Development team connects companies with state and federal workforce development and training resources, such as the Kansas Small Business Development Center.
Through the Business Innovation Center, 3619B Flint Hall, the College supports entrepreneurs by providing cubicle and conference spaces, consulting, networking and start-up events, and an 11-week business planning course. Access to many of these resources may be obtained through membership in the Sustaining Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Network. Call 913-288-7659 for more information.
For more information, contact the Workforce Development Department at (913) 288-7659, or visit www.kckcc.edu/academics/academicDivisions/business/workforceDevelopment.