• PCC basketball starts on Wed. Nov 1. Women tip-off at 6 pm. Men tip-off at 8 pm.

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.

PCC campus hosted Hotline School

22 September 2016

Pratt Community College hosted the Kansas Electric Cooperative (KEC) Hotline School from Sept. 13 through 15. This event is available each year and allows linemen from across the state to receive additional training.
 
“Working with others and passing on their knowledge is very important to all the linemen that attended and to the students who observed.” said Dave Campbell, PCC EPT instructor.
 

PCC receives new equipment for EPT program

12 September 2016

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.

PCC acquires high-tech drones for WOO and EPT

25 August 2016

Two programs at Pratt Community College are utilizing technology trends inside of the classroom. Wildlife Outfitting and Operations (WOO) and Electrical Power Technology (EPT) are using drones to train students new ways to incorporate technology into their two different industries.
 
PCC purchased four 4 DJI Inspire 1 drones to use between the two programs. Both are using technology in different ways than before.
 

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.
 

Electrical Powerline Students Receive Scholarships

05 May 2015

In a presentation ceremony on May 4, two Pratt Community College students in the Electrical Powerline Technology program were recognized for their hard work with scholarships from ITC Great Plains.
 
Jesus Villegas of Great Bend and Dereck Hahn of Garden City were each awarded $1,000 towards their college expenses by the energy company, which recognizes the importance of investing in the next generation of skilled workers.
 

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