Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Fort Scott Community College works with business, industry, and government agencies to improve the economic vitality of the region, help small businesses start and grow successfully, assure the availability of a trained workforce, and assist community members in learning new skills, finding employment, or advancing in their chosen field.  Our program flexibility allows us to partner with employers to provide training through multiple approaches on flexible time schedules  at a reasonable cost. Instruction can be provided by a partner employee or FSCC staff.

Workforce Training:  

Specific, short-term skill training—in many cases targeting industry recognized certifications—supporting many occupations required in multiple industries across the region.

Leadership Development: 

Organizational training with subject matter experts in a variety of leadership- and management-related subjects to support training goals, encourage employee advancement, and improve the organization’s bottom line.

Customized Training:  

Training solutions tailored to the identified training needs of individual businesses/industries. Instruction can be provided on site, on campus, or online, as appropriate. 

Online Specialty Training: 

FSCC can provide a variety of specialty training via a web-based instructional system that allows students to work at their own pace in an environment of their choice.

Community Enrichment: 

Classes related to hobby-related skills, including other lifestyle skills of interest to the community. For example, the College can provide a venue for classes from beekeeping to gardening.

Paola (MCC) Classes

For a full description of the classes and to register, please click the links below. Location: 501 Hospital Dr. Suite 300 Paola, Ks. 

Class Start Date End Date Time Location Fee Instructor Instructor Email
Basic MIG Welding November 5th November 19th 6:00pm-8:00pm Fort Scott Community College-Paola, Ks. $55.00 Kabria Davies
MIG Christmas Project December 3rd December 10th 6:00pm-8:00pm Fort Scott Community College-Paola, Ks. $65.00 Kabria Davies

To register for classes, please click HERE.

To view course descriptions, please click HERE.

Fort Scott Classes

For a full description of the classes and to register, please click the links below. Location 2108 S. Horton St. Fort Scott, Ks.

Class Start Date Time Location Fee Instructor Instructor Email
Christmas Canvas Painting-FULL  November 19th 6:00pm-9:00pm Fort Scott Community College $25.00 Susie Arvidson

To register for classes, please click HERE.

To make a payment for the Continuing Education classes, you may pay by check or cash the night of the class or credit card by phone at 620.223.2700 ext. 3000 for the Fort Scott location, 913.294.4178 for the Paola location, and 620.231.3819 got the Pittsburg location during regular business hours. Make checks payable to FSCC, information line "Continuing Education".

Have an idea for a class?

Submit a proposal for a business, industry or community enrichment class click here.

To discuss your specific training needs or to obtain additional information concerning training opportunities, including the opportunity to share your expertise with the community, please contact Susie Arvidson at or 620-223-2700 ext. 3441. 

**Course Proposal must be submitted by December 1 for a spring class, April 1 for a summer class or May 1 for a fall class.