Do you love working with children? Join Seward County Community College/Area Technical School this summer as an instructor for Kids College.

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If you are looking at becoming a licensed practical nurse, you don’t have to look too far to find a quality program close to home. According to the website, the LPN program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has been ranked number one in the state of the 24 state-approved LPN programs in Kansas based on NCLEX-PN first time pass rates.

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The Business & Industry Office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will off an OSHA Construction Outreach Training course from 1-5 p.m., April 3-4, SW221, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
Throughout the 10-hour course, students learn fall protection, personal protective equipment, electrical safety-construction, materials handling, storage use, and disposal from Instructor Sherry Diller. The cost is $90.
For information, call 620-417-1173 or email

Although it may be a nontraditional farm animal, the llama was a hit at the annual Farm Education Days sponsored by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School and Seward County Farm Bureau. Over 1, 100 kindergarteners attend the Farm Education Days each year at the college.

Seward County Farm Bureau vice-president, Carolyn Quillen, presents a check for $500 to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation president, Duane Bozarth, during Farm Education Day.  The donation will be added to the Seward County Farm Bureau endowed scholarship fund for students participating in the SCCC/ATS agriculture programs.  Pictured are Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president ; Duane Bozarth; Carolyn Quillen; Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development; Teddi Winslow, SCCC/ATS agriculture instructor; and  SCCC/ATS agriculture students.

The Mathematics Resource Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School celebrated Pi Day, the unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi (π) on March 14 in the month/day date format because the digits in this date correspond with the first three digits of π (3.14). The celebration also recognized Einstein’s birthday.  Students celebrated with pizza, pies and cookies all adorned with the Pi symbol.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will host a spring Job Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 1 in the tech school cafeteria, 2215 N. Kanas.
Over 20 employers are registered to share information and to discuss career opportunities with SCCC/ATS students, graduates and community members.
For information, call Veronica Thor at 620-417-1105.

Members of these Saints Baseball Team, above, are just a few of many students in activities and athletics at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School who are participating in the annual phonathon to raise money for scholarships through the SCCC/ATS Foundation. Students will be calling alumni and friends from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, March 31-April 3, April 7-10. During that time, individuals may call 620-417-2500 to leave a donation or call the Foundation office at any time, 620-417-1131. Individuals may donate securely online at to a special program or to the general scholarship fund. Please say YES to a gift that will help continue the SCCC/ATS tradition of excellence.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in SU214 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring a Kansas driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or

The Cosmetology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is hosting a free Chella brow makeover and will introduce the public to the new Honeybee Garden Natural makeup collection.
The event is from 2-8 p.m, Thursday, March 27 in the Cosmetology that is located north of main campus, 1801 N. Kansas.
For an appointment, call 620-417-1361 or come check out our new products.

Members of the Liberal High School class of 1957 donated $4, 600 to the Class of ’57 Memorial Scholarship fund established with the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation. From left are Dale Sprague; Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Lila Thayer; Faylene Cambern; and Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS Director of Development.

Family entertainment may be hard to come by, but Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Theatre Department is making it easy with their production of “Into the Woods,” a Tony award-winning production with a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, Friday April 11 & Saturday, April 12 at the Showcase Theatre in the Shank Humanities Building.

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The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is sponsoring its Children’s Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 29 in the art room of the Shank Humanities Building for children in grades 1-6.
The cost is $15 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.
Due to limited space, pre-register your child by Friday, Nov. 15 by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or The fee is due on Saturday when children arrive.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday, March 3, to hear an overview of the Agriculture program, establish tuition, fees, and student housing costs, and approve purchases.
Trustee John Engel provided the Board with a review of the SCCC/ATS Foundation Annual Board of Governors meeting. He indicated that over $660,000 in scholarships were awarded through the Foundation in 2013, and that the net worth of Foundation has increased. Officers of the Foundation board will be Duane Bozarth, chair; Stephanie Ormiston, vice-chair; and Al Shank, treasurer.

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The Kansas Adult Education Association named Amandria Hartnett as the 2014 Outstanding ABE/GED adult learner. She is a student at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School’s Colvin Adult Learning Center, which offers Adult Basic Education courses and testing for the Kansas State High School Equivalency Diploma. She received the award at the KAEA Conference/Business meeting in Wichita recently. Criteria for this selection is based upon overcoming difficult circumstances, supporting others in the program, displaying leadership qualities and showing improvement in one’s life or the life of others.