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ARKANSAS CITY

WICHITA

WINFIELD

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School in Arkansas City offers a blend of arts, sciences and technology with expanding programs and services in response to specific needs of business and industry and the varied needs of the community.

Cowley College also operates a Workforce Development Center at Strother Field, located at 4th and Tupper with partners of Kansas Department of Human Resources (Job Service Career Center), Job Corps, Senior Work Experience (SWEP), City of Wichita Career Development Office, MidCap, Cowley College Adult Basic Education and EMPAC services are available.

Cowley College Business and Industry Institute (at the same location) also offers skill testing, drug screening, background and reference checking.  We can provide Job Profiling and Testing through Saville & Holdsworth LTD, Workkeys, and CASAS basic skills testing. Customized training is available for up to 60. A new high-speed Internet computer lab is available to Business and Industry for training.  A large conference room is available. This Center is truly a "One Stop" Service Center.

Nondestructive testing, the examination of an object or material without affecting its future usefulness, offered at CCCC, is unique to the state and one of three such programs in the region.

Industrial Training and Supervision Management is a joint venture of the college and business and industry with "on-the-job" training programs at Strother Field. Customized training programs are set up to meet the specific needs of an individual industry. Employees workers are taught in a way applicable to business and industry.

An Associate Degree is offered in Aircraft Repair with FAA certified Power Plant and Air Frame programs.

CCCC has the first Fiber Optic in the state in which a community college has been linked to a fiber optic system. The fiber optic classroom and laboratory will make it possible for students in other school districts to access teachers and classes at Cowley. Business and industry will be able to use the center to access conferences and seminars nationally.

Public Schools

The value the citizens of Cowley County place on education is readily apparent in their schools. The two largest school districts are USD 465 in Winfield and USD 470 in Arkansas City. As examples of this emphasis; the Winfield district is well known for its program rich curriculum and the Arkansas City Schools are in the midst of a comprehensive program of facility upgrades.

All area schools offer broad curriculum choices to meet the needs of all their students. Arkansas City and Winfield are among five area schools working with Cowley College in the School to Work initiative. This program helps all students become aware of the full spectrum of career choices throughout their education.

Other Colleges/Universities

Southwestern College        Winfield, Ks.   8 mi.
Wichita State University Wichita, Ks. 53 mi.
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, Ks. 53 mi.
Kansas Newman College Wichita, Ks. 53 mi.
Friends University Wichita, Ks. 53 mi.
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Ok. 70 mi.

Strother Field Industrial Park
Shawn M. McGrew, Manager
P.O. Box 747, Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 442-4470 or (620) 221-9280    Fax: (620) 221-7782
e-mail: manager@strotherfield.com

    April 18, 2000       Y. Wood, Winfield, Kansas / cvb@horizon.hit.net
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