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Ag Power Freshman signs work contract upon graduation

21 October 2019

Pratt Community College Freshmen Mitchell Becker, Agriculture Power Technology student, has signed a three year contract with Prairieland Partners upon completion of the program.

Becker grew up in Conway Springs, Kan. and says he has always had a knack for mechanics. He heard about the program from multiple sources including his friends and his brother, and decided to join the PCC program.

 “I enjoy the hands on learning and being able to physically work on equipment,” said Becker “It’s more than just reading out of a book, we get to be involved and have real life experience.” 

Becker enjoys being able to work in the Ag Power shop with a variety of experiences. Over the duration of the program he has worked on large diesel engines, hydraulic and power-train, and air conditioning units just to name a few.

“There is quite a bit of hands on learning,” said Becker. “I really like it and it is valuable in this profession.”

Becker interned inside the Prairieland Partners Shop in Winfield the summer before his freshman year at PCC. He was able to obtain this internship through a mutual connection. The Ag Power program currently has students interning at Prairieland Partners, Carrico, Kan Equip, Kincheloes, and Morgan Diesel. Many students are given an opportunity to continue working with their internship partner upon graduation.

The APT Program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree that prepares students for a career as an agricultural technician. With this degree, graduates have the option of continuing their education to earn a Bachelor's degree, or go directly into the workforce. For more information about Ag Power visit prattcc.edu/agpower to schedule a tour of campus and the Ag Power facility visit prattcc.edu/tour.

The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment. PCC is proud to be a part of the community in Pratt, Kansas. With more than 80 years of history, PCC remains humbled to serve our community and students who come to build a foundation for their future. PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. For more information visit prattcc.edu or call us at 620-672-5641.