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Pioneer Career Center


1901 Spruce Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048


Pioneer Career Center Videos 


Marcia Irvine, Director

Kimberly Taylor, Site Coordinator II

Shelly Thompson, Administrative Assistant

Elaine Mellott, Administrative Assistant

Past Newsletters

August 16, 2021
August 23, 2021
August 30, 2021
September 6, 2021
September 13, 2021

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kansas City Kansas Community College has been a staple in the Leavenworth area community since 1987 where their first satellite office was in downtown Leavenworth on Cherokee Street. In 2015, the college moved to the KCKCC Pioneer Career Center at 1901 Spruce Street in Leavenworth, KS.

Pioneer Career Center Programs

Students prepare for careers in plumbing, electrical, mason work, and carpentry.  Eligible for CERT A after two semesters. Apprenticeship opportunities with more than 10 skilled craft unions.

More about our Construction Technology program. See our Construction Technology program in action.

Students will master the fundamental skills of food service in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, catering, etc. Opportunity to receive practical experience in food service preparation for public meetings and banquets. 

More about our Culinary Arts program. | See our Culinary Arts program in action.

Program to develop basic electrical skills, technical knowledge, and related occupational information to prepare for initial employment in the electrical trade. 

More about the Electrical Technology program. See our Electrical Technology program in action

The CNA course will teach basic nursing care skills and concepts needed for the student to function as a nurse’s aide. This course is authorized by the state of Kansas and upon completion, allows the student to sit for the nurse aide certification examination. 

More about our Health Professions programs. See our CNA program in action.

Training is comprised of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.  Silver brazing, electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and sheet metal techniques are also practiced.  Program approved for EPA and R-401A refrigerant certification. 

More about our Heating and Refrigeration ProgramSee our HVAC program in action

Provides insights to jobs related to criminal justice such as US Customs, private investigation, or working with a private police force.  Instruction will prepare students for applications, exams, interviews, and background checks respective to this profession. 

See our Criminal Justice program in action.

This program is designed to promote quality early childhood education for all young children, birth through age eight, and to improve professional practice in the early childhood community.


More about Early Childhood Education and Development Program

Personal Enrichment Classes-GED

The KCKCC PCC conducts GED classes in August, October, January and March. Contact the Pioneer Career Center at 913-288-7750 for more information on enrollment dates for each session.  Click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to enroll in PCC Personal Enrichment--GED classes.

 Personal Enrichment Classes-GED

Continuing Education-Community Education Classes

The KCKCC PCC offers Culinary Arts community education classes each semester.  Classes are taught by KCKCC Culinary Arts instructors.  Click the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see PCC Culinary Arts/Cooking classes.   

Continuing Education Classes at PCC

Community Events and Student Activities

The center hosts many free events to the community and students. Some of the community events include a Halloween Bash, Breakfast with Santa and Easter Egg Hunt. Students enjoy events such as Back-to-School Bash, Grocery BINGO, health initiatives, finals week breakfast, pizza with the president and bake sales. There are also community initiatives like United Way and Adopt-A-Family during the holiday season.

PCC Conference Room

The KCKCC PCC has a conference room open and free to the community for meetings, conferences and events. 

Diagram of Conference Room

PCC Conference Room 1 PCC Conference Room 2 PCC Conference Room 3 PCC Conference Room 4
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