PCC Honors Two Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Scholars
March 15, 2021

PCC held a ceremony on campus to honor two Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Scholars, Cydney Larson and Alexia Torres. 

  The students were selected by PCC faculty to represent the PCC’s PTK chapter at the state level.    PTK Advisor Jason Ratcliffe notes that students are selected based on outstanding academic achievement as well as accomplishments and services rendered outside the classroom.    They were awarded a scholarship and recognized for outstanding achievement.   Larson and Torres were among 50 All-Kansas Scholars from two-year institutions around the state.    Under normal…
PCC Earns SENSE Certification from American Welding Society
March 10, 2021

Pratt Community College was just certified by the American Welding Society to offer SENSE Training for the Welding program.

Students earn official AWS credentials, and their names are listed in the SENSE Training Database for verification upon program completion.

SENSE stands for Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education.

Level I SENSE training modules for Entry Level Welders include:

Safety and Health of Welders Drawing & Welding Symbol Interpretation Thermal Cutting Processes: OFC, PAC, CAC-A, Mechanized OFC Welding Processes: SMAW,…
2021 Academic Olympics Held Virtually at PCC
March 03, 2021

The 2021 Academic Olympics were hosted virtually due to the pandemic.

Despite the pandemic, Pratt Community College still believed it important to showcase and recognize students’ talents, even though we could not be together physically.

Several new contests were added this year, including ceramics, mixed media, graphic design and vocal music (solo and duet). Although new contests were added, there were also several that could not be offered.

Students placing within the top three places in each category were awarded a certificate for their achievement, as well as…

Boy Scouts Earn Programming Merit Badges at PCC
March 03, 2021

11 Boy Scouts earned their Programming Merit Badges through the Information Networking Technology department at Pratt Community College over the weekend.

To meet the requirements for the Programming Merit Badge on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, the scouts were required to code in three languages. They coded in Arduino, Python and Visual Basic. They also studied the history of programming, career options and education pathways.

The Scouts from BSA Troop 201 spent a little over four hours earning their merit badges at PCC. BSA Troop 201 includes members from Pratt, St.…

PCC's Encore Presents Annual Valentine's Show
February 26, 2021

PCC’s Encore vocal group performed two socially distanced shows for family members on Sunday, February 12, 2021.

The Annual Valentine’s Show was originally scheduled for the weekend prior, but was postponed due to frigid temps and projected weather.

Instead of the traditional dinner and show, two much smaller audiences were treated to music and laughs at The Front Porch in Pratt.

Encore is the ambassador performance group at Pratt Community College, and in a non-COVID year would travel and perform all over the community and state. Encore has been sticking closer to…

Phi Theta Kappa Exceeds Goals for Annual Blood Drive
February 16, 2021

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held its annual Blood Drive in partnership with the Red Cross February 3, 2021 at the Pratt Community Center.

PTK's goal was to collect 29 units of blood. A total of 36 units were collected, and 37 of the 38 possible time slots were filled.

A lot of extra helping hands came out to support the PTK Blood Drive from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the PCC Women's Soccer team and PCC's Men's Basketball team.

Phi Theta Kappa sponsor Jason Ratcliffe was pleased with the turnout for volunteers and blood donation in an unpredictable year.

No Classes and Campus Closed Tuesday February 16, 2021
February 15, 2021

Due to extreme temperatures and a need to conserve natural gas and electricity resources, classes at Pratt Community College are cancelled and campus offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.