Pratt Community College announces their hours for the Summer of 2017.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 22, 2017 and will extend through Friday, July 28, 2017. Operating business hours will be  7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

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New Agriculture Power Technology Instructor at PCC

01 May 2017

In April of 2017, Pratt Community College hired Steven McKennon as Agriculture Power instructor to take over for retiring instructor, Rod Stewart. When both men were asked about the transition and change, they likened it to the passing of the “wrench.”
 
“He’ll (McKennon) do a tremendous job and he’s the right man for the job,” said Stewart.
 
“Rod does so much,” said McKennon. “He’s been here for 18 years. I have a lot of respect for him.”
 
McKennon comes to PCC with a wealth of agricultural industry knowledge and experience. Not only is McKennon a PCC graduate, he also brings 14 years of industry experience to the program. He understands how vital hands-on experience is and is confident in the support from area dealers to provide students with the best possible experience.
 
Most of the program details will stay the same including the traditional eight week class and internship set up as well as the small engine repair class which allows students to work on lawnmowers for the community. With a solid curriculum already, McKennon is looking to take small steps to continue to grow and move the program forward as the industry advances.  
 
“My personal goal is to update the program to fit the demands of the new age of farm equipment,” said McKennon. “Technicians today need to come out of a trade school with the knowledge, skills and ability to properly diagnose the basic electronic systems on equipment as well as understand the theory of hydraulics, theory of basic engine operation and have a grasp of the integrated solutions area that is growing rapidly. The program will provide adequate training in all of these areas at a level that will be sufficient for the workforce.”
 
Having grown up in Nashville, Kan., McKennon is enjoying getting back to his roots. Not only is he excited for the opportunity to come back to Pratt County, he also is looking forward to spending more time with family.
 
“Prospective students can be assured the APT program will be challenging and fun at the same time,” said McKennon. “Any person that has the desire to work with their hands and make a difference in the farming and industrial technical fields needs to be encourage to pursue the Associate’s Degree tied to this program.”
 
If interested in the Agriculture Power Technology program, please visit prattcc.edu/enroll-agpower.