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Hoffman brings valuable real world experience to EPT program

01 August 2018

The Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program will have a new face this upcoming fall as Pratt Community College introduces new faculty member, Jeff Hoffman.

Hoffman was recruited by program head, Dave Campbell, due to his valuable real world experience with the City of Pratt for the past ten years.

“Becoming a teacher is not something I actively pursued,” said Hoffman. “Dave contacted me and said this was an opportunity I should consider. The more I thought about it, I decided it would be a good move.”

EPT students awarded scholarships from ITC Great Plains

04 May 2018

On May 1, ITC Great Plains, LLC awarded scholarships to two students currently in the Electrical Power Technology program at Pratt Community College. Students Willie Wilkerson and Brayden Bittel were recognized for their hard work in the program and received the scholarships in front of their peers and instructors.

Kim Goodnight, Regional Manager for Community Affairs at ITC Great Plains, presented the scholarships to the students. This is the sixth year the company has provided scholarships to the EPT students at PCC.

PCC EPT students and alumni help restore power after hurricanes

02 October 2017

The Pratt Community College EPT program is well represented in the hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Texas. Along with numerous alumni currently stationed throughout the southern portion of the United States, PCC had nine sophomores in Florida helping with the restoration. These students are currently working for several different companies and will graduate in the spring.

EPT Hotline School occurs on PCC Campus

13 September 2017

Several linemen from various rural electric cooperatives and municipalities around the state of Kansas are in Pratt for the annual Kansas Electric Cooperative (KEC) Hotline School hosted by Pratt Community College. The event allows linemen from across the state to receive hands-on training and refresher courses while simulating situations where they must work on electrical lines that are hot.

New EPT pole field sparks interest in Wichita

31 August 2017

“A power linemen can earn $99,343 annually after five years in the field,” states Pratt Community College President Michael Calvert.

The statement shocked the crowd attending the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Westar Energy training site, located at the Wichita Area Technical College Grove campus on Tuesday. The training site was a collaboration between Westar Energy, Pratt Community College, Wichita Area Technical College, and USD 259 in an effort to fulfill the need of skilled power linemen across the area.

EPT program offering online path for working students

07 July 2017

The Electrical Power Technology (EPT) program at Pratt Community College will begin offering their program online starting Fall 2017.

EPT Students are awarded with scholarships from Kansas Utility company

13 May 2016

Two students from the Electric Power Technology (EPT) program at Pratt Community College were awarded scholarships from ITC Great Plains, LLC on May 4.
EPT students Jacob Mader and Barret Freund were surrounded by PCC staff and fellow students in the program to accept the scholarship that will help them to complete their degree.

Divilbiss achieves goals at PCC

12 August 2011

Getting as good of an education as possible and getting into the workforce as quickly as possible were Casey Divilbiss's two goals out of high school.

After visiting Pratt Community College's Electrical Power Technology Program, he decided both goals could be accomplished at PCC. In order to achieve, Divilbiss, of Great Bend, started taking courses in high school and after one year at PCC he joined the workforce and started taking online courses.

"I really liked being able to do that," he said. "I was able to work and turn some of those hours in for my online courses."

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