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DC3 and PCC partnership powers EPT Program

15 August 2019

Following the April meeting of the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees in which the trustees voted unanimously to eliminate the college’s Electrical Power Technology program, negotiations began between DC3 and Pratt Community College.

Dodge City Community College administration initiated discussions with officials from PCC administration and EPT faculty regarding assisting current DC3 EPT students to complete their remaining requirements for their certification or associate of applied science degree.

Hoffman earns Dennis Lesh Teacher of the Year Award after first year teaching

29 May 2019

Each year, Pratt Community College awards a faculty member the Dennis Lesh Foundation Teacher Recognition Award at commencement. The prestigious award is based on nominations from students, faculty and staff.

Jeff Hoffman, a first year Electrical Power Technology instructor, won the award this year after receiving nominations from 20 of his students, as well as EPT department head, Dave Campbell.

ITC Great Plains awards EPT students with scholarships

03 May 2019

Chantz Brungardt and Keaton Augustine, two students currently in the Electrical Power Technology program at Pratt Community College, were awarded with scholarships by ITC Great Plains, LLC on May 1. The students were recognized for their hard work in the program and received the scholarships in front of their peers and instructors.

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

EPT hosts three-day hotline training at Pratt campus

14 September 2018

Linemen from various rural electric cooperatives and municipalities around the state of Kansas came to the Pratt Community College EPT pole facility on-campus for the annual Kansas Electric Cooperative (KEC) Hotline School. 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.

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.

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