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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has an outdoor Challenge Course that is designed to help both individuals and groups develop leadership skills, promote teambuilding, resolve conflicts, solve problems and encourage cooperation.
Each program is individualized for the specific needs of a business, youth group or organization that would like to use the facility. The high and low elements are in a safe, controlled, nonthreatening environment to help foster advancement in the lives of individuals and groups.

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Chris Guyer, Food Science and Safety program specialist, talks to students at the from Liberal High School about his new program at the annual Career Day at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, which is co-sponsored by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce. Over 430 high school students had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of college programs. High school students can also start taking courses while they are in highs school.



Seward County Community College/Area Technical School presents a certificate to Josh Mendoza, Liberal NAPA store manager, for participating in the Workforce Education Employer Engagement Initiative. Liberal NAPA is participating at the “champion level" providing input and support for the Diesel program.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School presents a certificate to Julie Parsons office manager at Keating Tractor, for participating in the Workforce Education Employer Engagement Initiative.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School presents a certificate to Matt Friederich, parts Mangaer at Liberal Kenworth, for participating in the Workforce Education Employer Engagement Initiative. Liberal Kenworth is an active advisory board member and is engaged at the “partner level.”

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School presents a certificate to Mike O’Kane, Kansas Small Business Development Center outreach center consultant, for participating in the Workforce Education Employer Engagement Initiative.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is participating in the Workforce Education Employer Engagement Initiative through the Kansas Board of Regents Kansas Department of Commerce. This initiative will help ensure that Kansas businesses have a skilled and highly qualified workforce. Industry leaders, workforce stakeholders and postsecondary education institutions across Kansas support this initiative. Kansas companies can use this system of industry-endorsed credentials to standardize the skills and knowledge workers bring to the labor market.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Certified Nurses Aide class in Meade in March.
Classes will be offered from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., March 3, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14 and 24-25. Clinicals will be from 6 a.m.-3 p.m., March 27-28 and March 31. Classes will be taught by Tonnia Doran at Lone Tree Lodge, Meade.
Students will receive five hours of college credit.
To enroll in the class, call or email Ilse Cambron, 620-417-1315 or ilse.cambron@sccc.edu.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Hobble Academic Building Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of February 3, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introductions to the Board
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B.
Academic Program Review: Agriculture

C. FY2015 Student Housing Rates

D. FY2015 Tuition and Fees

E.
KACCT leadership academy initiative

F.
FY2015 Legislative and Budget Development Information

G. Bids and Quotes:
1.
Campus Computers
2. Firearms Simulator

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn


Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is celebrating February as Career and Technical Education Month. Check out the Medical Assistant program and enroll in a 10-month certificate or a two-year associate in applied degree program. Above, Joanna Rivera of Liberal practices taking blood pressure. For information, call 620-417-1417 or email amy.sager@sccc.edu.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School students Jose Covarrubias and Azucena Juarez were honored recently for their academic accomplishments as two of the top community college scholars in Kansas. The students are pictured with Cynthia Rapp, SCCC/ATS dean of academic affairs, left, and Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, far right.


Nohemy Leyva, a Seward County Community College/Area Technical School student, prepares several foods for chemical analysis. SCCC/ATS introduced its first class this spring as part of the new Food Science and Safety program. Introduction to Food Science and Safety is a part of the program that will begin in the fall. The college is waiting for formal approval from the Kansas Board of Regents.Food Science & Safety prepares students for a wide range of careers in food quality control, processing, product development, safety, microbiology  or sanitation. Students will use biology and chemistry to study food properties, food spoilage and food processing. The college is celebrating February as Career and Technical Education Month. For information, call 620-417-1504 or email chris.guyer@sccc.edu.

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Two students in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School received the Excellence Work Ready Electrical Certification. Larry McLemore, division chair of the Industrial Technology, presented the award to Dustin Fisher of Satanta and Luis F. Perez of Ulysses. To achieve the award, students must pass the work- ready electrical exam that covers components, meter usage, safety, theory, troubleshooting, fundamentals of motors and capacitors, and interpreting electrical diagrams.
This academic year, the SCCC/ATS HVAC program has also achieved recognition from two, third-party accreditation bodies, including the National Center for Construction Education and Research, (NCCER) and the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board. NCCER is now recognizing the HVAC program as an (AETF) Accredited Education and Training Facility. And the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board is recognizing the program as an approved curriculum for Oklahoma Apprenticeship time.
SCCC/ATS is also now offering testing for (NATE) North American Technician Excellence and (ICE) HVAC Industry Competency exams. Both types of tests provide employers and customers with the assurance that HVAC apprentices and seasoned technicians are knowledgeable and up to date with the trade.
For more information, contact HVACR Instructor Chris Hickman at 620-417-1679 or chris.hickman@sccc.edu.

To encourage and support students studying for a technical career, Seaboard Foods has partnered with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School to award $1, 000 academic scholarships, mentorships, interns his and/or summer work experience.  The scholarships are offered each academic year and awarded based on committee selections. Students recognized by Seaboard from SCCC/ATS are Cesar Saquic, Luis Morales, Luis Perez, Carlos Garcia, Valentin Lopez, Norberto Valdez, Luis Santos, Daniel Ortiz, Dakin Baier. Seaboard gives scholarships in Automotive Mechanics Technology; Diesel Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Machine Tool Technology;n Natural Gas Compression Technology; Process Technology; and Welding. SCCC/ATS is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month.
After earning the KJCCC Player of the Week award on Tuesday, Seward freshman Niem Stevenson one-upped himself on Wednesday as he was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week for the February 3-9 period.

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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday, Feb. 3 to hear a wide variety of presentations regarding programs and grants.
The board approved a program review for the Social Science program, the Machine Tool Technology program and the Trucking Driving program with the next full review scheduled for five years.
Gary Damron, Social Science instructor, gave an overview of his programs and the general education classes that make up this area.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will be participating in The ‘National’ College Goal Sunday program. College Goal Sunday provides assistance to families who are applying for financial aid. Volunteers will assist individuals in filling out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Liberal High School Library.

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The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present two seminars Thursday, Feb. 20. “Street Drugs are Now on the Information Highway” will be offered from 8:30-10 a.m. and “What is Chemical Terrorism? Will be offered from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Both will be held in SW229 C/D.

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Kansas will salute the top community college scholars for their academic accomplishments in an award ceremony Thursday, Feb. 13 in Topeka, including two from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas.
Representing SCCC/ATS are Jose Covarrubias and Azucena Juarez.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of January 6, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introductions to Board
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Request for Early Retirement

C. Board Policy Manual Policy 610, Constitution of Seward County Community College Professional Employees Association

D. Program Review:
1.
Machine Tool
2. Social Science
3. Truck Driving

E. Annual Report on Federal STEM Grant

F. Annual Report on Federal Title V Grant

G. Applied Course Fees

H. Fiscal Year 2013 Audit Report

I. Board Meeting Dates:
1.
June Board Meeting
2. July Board Meeting

J.
Bids: Library On-line Catalog

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Thatcher
B. Dean Rapp
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session: Review of Deans’ and President’s Evaluation

XI. Adjourn