College Brings Trainings To Washington, Kansas Area

(CONCORDIA, KS) – Cloud County Community College (CCCC) will be bringing Agri-Biotechnology Certification Training and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training courses to the Washington, KS, community.

An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Washington County High School for individuals interested in learning more about the opportunity to receive Agri-Biotechnology or CDL training in their own community.

The Feb. 3 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., and CCCC personnel will be on hand to provide more information about the trainings, to look at career options and to discuss how interested individuals can get started. The CCCC Agri-Biotechnology Mobile Laboratory will be on site. Individuals can tour the laboratory and see demonstrations of how the laboratory is used in trainings.

The Agri-Biotechnology A.A.S. degree and Certificate programs at CCCC prepare students for entry-level positions in the emerging biotechnology industry. The program provides a strong scientific background and extensive laboratory experience in methods currently used in research, government, and industry laboratories.

Agri-Biotechnology is a high tech industry that is growing throughout Kansas. CCCC is dedicated to providing the training to students all over the state. Students can learn the skills they need right in their own community through distance learning and the use of a mobile laboratory.

Through CCCC, students may complete CDL Phase I and/or CDL Phase II.
Phase I training will be offered in 4 evening sessions in the Washington area. The sessions will prepare students to take and pass their written CDL examinations at a Kansas DMV for Class A or B with air brakes. There is a cost for the training; High School students can take the course at no cost through Senate Bill 155.

CDL Phase II is currently conducted in Junction City. This training prepares students to take and pass the CDL driving examination to obtain their CDL Class A or B with air brakes. Students will practice on an automatic vehicle and will test with the same vehicle. There is a cost for the Phase II training.

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For more information about the informational meeting at Washington County High School on Feb. 3, contact Teryl Goeckel, Washington County High School, (785) 325-2261 or email: [email protected].

Cloud County Community College (CCCC) is one of 26 public two-year community and technical colleges in Kansas and is coordinated by the Kansas Board of Regents. CCCC’s service area encompasses a 12-county area primarily in north central Kansas with two physical campuses in Concordia and Junction City.