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Students receive scholarship for enrolling in electrician program

26 July 2011

To help promote the newest program on Pratt's campus, Pratt and Coffeyville community colleges have decided to offer a scholarship for the first 10 students to enroll.

The scholarship, which covers tuition, will be offered to the first 10 students who sign up for the electrician program on Pratt's campus.

The Electrical Technology Program will start in August and will prepare individuals for a career in a variety of areas including residential, commercial, industrial wiring and plant maintenance. In order to receive the scholarship, students must take a minimum of two electrician classes per semester and must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

The classes are offered in block scheduling or as individual courses to help better accommodate student's schedules. When enrolling in the program students will have the option to receive an associate's degree or certification in the program. No matter which option a student chooses they will be required to take part in a three month internship.

"It seems like with electrical people learn better with hands-on so we offer both hands-on and book work," said Tom Kuhn, Electrical Technology Program Instructor said. "This helps them to retain the knowledge that they have learned and also lets them know if it is really what they want to go into."

Once a student completes the program they will be an apprentice for four years, after which time they can take an exam to become a journeyman and after passing that test, they can take another at anytime to become a master. When an individual starts the program at PCC they will be required to purchase some equipment, which they will need to complete the course and will need when they join the workforce.