Students at PCC Earn OSHA 10 Safety Certifications
February 04, 2021

Students in the Automotive Technology and Welding programs at Pratt Community College just earned OSHA-10 Training Certificates.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) courses are designed to educate workers with workplace safety and health hazards common to the workplace.

Training courses to earn this certificate include Electrical Safety, Materials Handling, Personal Protective Equipment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Machine Guarding and Emergency Action Plans.

Instructor Daryl Lucas leads both programs, providing OSHA training for Automotive Technology and…

Diesel Tech Recruiter Speaks with Ag Power Students at PCC
January 29, 2021

Job placement is the goal of many of the students in the Agriculture Power Technology program at Pratt Community College.

The Ag Power program trains certified Diesel Technicians with a highly successful job placement rate. After eight weeks in the classroom, students spend eight weeks in a paid internship at a dealership.

Students at PCC spent class time hearing from Ron Gans from Landmark Implement. Diesel Technicians are a vital part of the Parts and Services department at his dealership.

He gave honest insight about what they can expect on the job, and what he’s…

Virtual Welding Simulator at PCC for Test Drive
January 27, 2021

Students and Faculty at PCC were able to test drive a virtual reality Welding simulator on campus for a week.

There is an interest in potentially adding this technology to enhance the new Welding program at PCC that started up again for the Spring 2021 semester.

Area high school instructors and administration will also test and evaluate the Lincoln Electric VRtech virtual reality trainer, as well as Instructor Daryl Lucas' welding advisory committee.

Students create a virtual weld using the wand and the VR headset, and view the quality of their weld on the monitor…

Former Coach Shares Powerful Message on Depression and Anxiety at PCC
January 25, 2021

Mark Potter coached more than 800 games during his 30 year career as a head men’s basketball coach. He now spends time traveling to area schools talking to students, but he doesn’t talk about plays and strategies that win games.

Not directly, anyway.

He's passionate about another topic, just below the surface, that has just as much to do with winning games and supporting the team: mental health.

Potter described himself as the face of severe depression and anxiety, even at the height of his coaching career.

Mental illness is not an easy topic to open up about,…

Late Start Due to Weather Jan 25, 2021
January 24, 2021

Pratt Community College will delay 2 hours on Monday, January 25 due to inclement weather. 8am and 9am classes are cancelled. Classes and offices will open at 10:00am. 

A Message from Athletic Director Tim Swartzendruber
January 15, 2021

The KJCCC developed guidelines and protocols for athletics this spring. I am highlighting items I felt might be of interest. .

• Each school will do daily COVID screenings
• Schools will send weekly updates of COVID results to Commissioner
• There will be mandatory game day screening which includes screening for the school before they depart for a contest and when they arrive at their destination. This screening must take place within six hours of the contest.
• Athletic Trainers or Administration will do game day screenings for both their school and visiting…

Spring 2021 Campus Return Guidelines for all Students, Faculty and Staff
January 12, 2021

Safety is a top priority at Pratt Community College. The actions of all students, faculty and staff have a big impact on what everything looks like when classes and activities resume in January.

The Return to Campus Task Force at Pratt Community College just released an Addendum to PCC’s COVID-19 guidelines, expectations and procedures to ensure the safest possible return for the Spring 2021 semester.

This updated information includes policies and precautions as well as new COVID-19 screening and testing protocols, and first competition dates for all Spring Athletics.…