PCC receives new equipment for EPT program
Pratt Community College received a new truck for its Electrical Power Lineman Program. During the summer they found a 1999 Freightliner Fl70 4x4 with an Altec TA41M bucket unit that will be used to assist students in gaining the skills needed for the workforce. Dave Campbell, Electrical Power Technology (EPT) instructor, purchased this truck through a company in Tennessee because of its great condition and lower mileage.
“I am always very happy to be able to get new equipment,” said Campbell. With the purchase of this truck the Pratt Campus now has two bucket trucks to help teach the 47 EPT students currently on campus.
“Everyone needs power.” said Campbell. “This program is incredibly important to every community.”
The EPT Program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree or students can receive training for one year and earn their Certificate. PCC’s EPT program has locations in Pratt, Wichita, and Coffeyville and is one of only three programs in Kansas. Students in the EPT program gain hands-on experience on each campus as well as possible job placement during the summer.
“I was excited to hear about this program through a friend who went through it [at PCC],” said Tate Herron, a second year student, “It is satisfying work that I take extreme pride in.”
Click here to learn more about the ETP Program.