A number of area high schools have signed articulation agreements with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. This allows students who begin at SCCC/ATS as a college freshman to get college credit for courses taken in high school. From left is Bud Smithson, director of the Area Technical School; Kathy Pate, Hugoton; Merl Seger and Lorena Melius, Stanton County; Cynthia Rapp, SCCC/ATS dean of instruction; Bill Losey, Southwest Plains Education Service Center; Michael Schatz, Ashland; and Duane Greene, Rolla. Not pictured is Jenna Johnson, Meade, and Vicki Jacobs, Cimarron. Depending on what the student can take at his or her high school, credit is available for the Manufacturing cluster, including Machine Tool Technology, Welding Technology, Drafting and Design Technology; the Construction cluster; the transportation cluster, including Automotive Business Management, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body Collision Repair and Diesel Technology; Business Administrative Technology, Business and health occupations. The college has articulation agreements with Liberal and Ulysses.