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JCCC Updates

By Emma Swinney A U.S. Department of Education study on student parents found 80% of prospective students said access to childcare was a very important factor in pursuing higher education, and 46% said it was their top priority. JCCC is...
By Tyler Cundith, Director of Sports Information Optimism abounds at the Johnson County Community College spring sports season begins. Both the baseball and softball teams are ranked in national polls, and both were picked as the preseason favorites to win their...
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, representatives and leaders from JCCC, the city of Edgerton and JE Dunn Construction gathered to break ground on JCCC’s new Commercial Driver's License (CDL) driving range in Edgerton, Kansas. “This groundbreaking is a key milestone in...
Less than 25% of the people working in the automotive industry are women. Yet, opportunities for women to build careers in this vital industry have never been greater. JCCC and regional automotive partners are working to get that message...
In 2020, Congress passed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Simplification Act to streamline the application process for college students seeking federal aid for college tuition. The updated process launched in late December 2023. All current and prospective college...
By The Midwest Trust Center Staff  For families looking to get out and about this year, the Midwest Trust Center Arts Education (MTCAE)  program at Johnson County Community College welcomes learners of all ages to take part in one of their many...
Recently, two Johnson County Community College students — Ithzel Perez and Shinilja Kuttipuravan —completed 10-week fall-semester internships with the Healthcare Information Technology Services (HITS) Department at KU Medical Center. The experience supplemented their studies at JCCC; both women are...
By John Addessi, Business Advisor, Kansas SBDC at JCCC  Ten thousand Baby Boomers are retiring every DAY in a trend dubbed the “Silver Tsunami”— and it’s a trend that is anticipated to continue through 2029. Baby Boomers own 40% of...
By Heather Carlile Carter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interior Design  Johnson County Community College (JCCC) measures the impact of academic research by its ability to move beyond the confines of textbooks and classrooms and into the lives of individuals. One way...
By Joy Ginsburg, Executive Director, JCCC Foundation  On November 11, 2023, the Overland Park Convention Center was transformed into a space that informed guests about the unique programs, experiences and opportunities students have when they enroll at Johnson County Community...
The variety of students we serve at JCCC is impressive, as are their experiences. We recently recapped 2023 in a “wrapped” social post, and many of the data points prove how JCCC lives out its mission to inspire learning...
In September 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted so many industries, the JCCC Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) Division applied for and received funding from Johnson County to provide short-term workforce skills training to Johnson County adults and...