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PCC Adds More Equipment at the South Central Pathways Center

21 September 2020

Pratt Community College’s South-Central Career Pathways Center (SCCPC) has added new equipment for high school students to get hands-on training. In Fall 2019 SCCPC, welcomed their first crop of area high school students from Medicine Lodge, Chaparral and Attica.

Automotive Alumni becomes a Mechanical Designer

27 February 2020

Pratt Community College automotive alumnus, Zach Schridde, is currently a mechanical designer for Kiewit Corporation in Lenexa, Kan. Kiewit Corporation is an employee-owned Fortune 500 contractor. It is one of the largest construction and engineering organizations in North America. Schridde attended PCC from 2014-2016 and during his time here he learned the skills needed that helped him obtain his current job.
 

Automotive Alumni Finds Career in Kansas City

21 February 2020

Pratt Community College Alumnus, Andy Westfall, was born and raised in Newton, Kan. Growing up, he was interested in anything that had a motor. He watched NASCAR on TV and attended as many motorsport events and car shows that he could. These automotive interests carried on into high school and his career field.

"English and writing were not my forte," said Westfall. "But, I could tear something up and put it back together."

PCC automotive provides south-central automotive training center new equipment for high school student training

31 January 2020

Pratt Community College’s South-Central Career Pathways Center (SCCPC) has added new equipment for high school students to get hands-on training. In Fall 2019, the newest addition to the PCC Automotive Program, SCCPC, welcomed their first crop of area high school students from Medicine Lodge, Chaparral and Attica. Twelve students, juniors and seniors, started the program which offered first semester courses of Brakes I and Suspension and Steering I.
 

PCC opens South-Central Career Pathways Center to benefit area high schools

21 August 2019

Enrollment is now open for students interested in taking automotive classes in the new South-Central Career Pathways Center (SCCPC) loacted in Attica, Kan.
The SCCPC facility stemmed from a need for an automotive shop for high school students to utilize in the South-Central Kansas area. The shop saves students time and resources by having a facility in their area.

2018 Winterfest Royalty Court announced

24 January 2018

The first annual Winterfest at Pratt Community College marls a significant year and time in the history of the institution. As PCC celebrates their 80 year anniversary students, staff and community members are also celebrating the spirit and pride of being a part of this institution.

This week PCC celebrates by hosting a multitude of events including a talent show, bon fire pep rally, Beaver wrestling, a formal dance and the first ever Winterfest Royalty King and Queen.

PCC shooting sports goes to national competition

18 April 2017

March 28 through April 2, five students from the Pratt Community College Shooting Sports team traveled to the National Collegiate Clay Target Championship in San Antonio, Texas to compete against 76 teams from all over the nation. PCC Shooting Sports came home with a Division 4 third place win.
 

PCC hosts more than 600 high school students for Academic Olympics

23 February 2016

On Feb 22, about 600 students attended Pratt Community College’s annual Academic Olympics. The students came from 25 high schools around the state and competed in various scholastic, technical and artistic categories.

PCC Auto Department to Hold Car Show

04 February 2015

On February 23, the Pratt Community College Automotive Department will host their annual Car Show. An assortment of cars of all different makes and models will be on display in the automotive shop from 8 a.m. – noon, and there is no charge for admission. The cars are loaned for the event by community members who have ties to the department.

Students and community members are able to vote on which of the vehicles is their favorite and People’s Choice awards will be given out at the close of the event.

Auto alumni visits college

13 November 2014

Loving his experience at Pratt Community College in the automotive department, 2008 graduate Oree Klein comes back to visit whenever he’s in town.

“Anytime I am in town I stop by to see what is going on and see the growth of the program,” he said. “It is fun to talk with the students.”

Klein said his positive experiences in the program are what make him want to come back, along with his respect for the instructors.

“Daryl and Greg have a lot of knowledge and know how to teach it.”

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