** The downtown Fort Scott Cosmetology location has moved! They are now on the main FSCC campus; their phone number is 620-223-2700 ext. 5220.


7/7/2014FSCC expands occupational programs in Bourbon County


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FSCC expands occupational programs in Bourbon County

Fort Scott, Kansas – Starting August 18, Fort Scott Community College will be offering Senate Bill 155 (SB155) approved courses in five content areas on its Bourbon County campuses. The areas include Allied Health, Carpentry, Machining, Manicuring and Welding.

Senate Bill 155 was implemented by the Kansas Legislature to provide funding for college tuition to Kansas high school students earning college credit and industry credentials in technical education courses.

Fort Scott Community College has been in contact with Fort Scott High School, Uniontown High School, Pleasanton High School and Jayhawk-Linn High School on the development of SB155 programs in Bourbon County. All four schools are planning to send students to the campus in Fort Scott for these programs.

Dr. Clayton Tatro has also been in regular contact with community leaders regarding both workforce development opportunities and facilitating Senate Bill 155 options for students.

Tatro said, “Considerable conversation has led to the decision that FSCC should save tax payer dollars by using existing facilities on the main campus and our East Campus.”

Certain fees may apply depending on the course taken. Students must be a Kansas resident attending a Kansas high school and have the principal’s approval to enroll.

Students interested in technical education courses through Fort Scott Community College should speak with their school counselor or call FSCC’s occupational recruiter, Judy Meister, at (620) 223-2700, extension 5247.

Other prospective students interested in technical education may also contact Judy Meister.

7/8/2014Cosmetology classes begin at Fort Scott Community College


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Cosmetology classes begin at Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas – Students are flocking to the cosmetology programs offered at Fort Scott Community College. This summer saw an enrollment increase to just fewer than 30 – with about half using the facilities in Pittsburg and half using the facilities in Fort Scott.

Margo Davis, Director of Cosmetology, praised the new group as “really eager, fun and excited.”

Students beginning their coursework in Fort Scott this month will also be the first students to utilize the newly remodeled cosmetology space on the main campus. The new “School of Cosmetology” building previously housed agriculture classes and the truck driving school.

The Cosmetology Program requires 1,500 hours of instruction and work over the course of nine to twelve months. The completion of the program qualifies students to take the state licensure exam.

Students may elect to continue their education by adding a general education component to earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. This option has the advantage of building additional skills important to successful employment, management and business ownership.

Career opportunities include salon manager, stylist, color technician, manicurist, demonstrator, beauty consultant, make-up artist and wig specialist.

Students interested in cosmetology will have another chance to begin coursework in January. Interested students should contact FSCC at 1-800-874-3722 or visit forscott.edu.

7/8/2014Jason Hogue to serve as Director of Public Relations at FSCC


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Jason Hogue to serve as Director of Public Relations at FSCC

Fort Scott, Kansas - Fort Scott Community College has named Jason Hogue to be the Director of Public Relations.

Dr. Clayton Tatro praised Hogue’s start at FSCC. “Jason has come to the college and hit the ground running. I appreciate his energy, enthusiasm and expertise.”

“I fully expect that he will be able to take FSCC’s media communications to a whole new level. We are excited to showcase all of the unique and exceptional success at the College. Jason’s background, experience and skill set will greatly benefit those efforts.”

Hogue writes, “Based on my work with other colleges, I knew that most community colleges have wonderful stories and interesting voices that are never heard. However, the vast number of good things happening on FSCC’s campus has still managed to surprise me. I look forward to helping our community hear about each of them.”

Hogue comes to Fort Scott from Monett, Missouri where he taught public relations and speech courses for Crowder College and Drury University. He also taught at Kansas City Kansas Community College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

In conjunction to teaching, Hogue has assisted in media and constituent relations with the Missouri Department of Social Services, the Missouri Office of the Governor, the Missouri Republican Party and other civic and public organizations.

Hogue earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Missouri State University and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

7/9/2014Adult Basic Education enrollment open for July classes.


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Adult Basic Education enrollment open for July classes.

Fort Scott, Kansas – Students interested in earning a General Educational Development (GED) diploma or improving their basic skills are invited to enroll in Adult Basic Education classes on the main campus of Fort Scott Community College.

The next class orientation begins July 15 and will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week. Sessions are offered at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day and will run three hours.

After completing orientation, class will be held Monday through Thursday until the student has completed their goals. Instructors for the eight-week course are Aubrey Duft and Jamie Collier. Students that complete this GED program qualify for a scholarship to cover their first 3 hours at FSCC.

Students 16 or 17 years of age must provide documentation that they have unenrolled from high school. A valid ID or driver’s license must be provided by all students.

The cost for the class is $25; which covers the practice test fee, COMPASS college entrance exam, WorkKeys Employment Skills Test and other services. Please be prepared to pay the $25 before class begins. The GED test fee is $120 and due when a student registers for the test.

Another orientation is scheduled to begin September 16.

For more information contact the Eastern Kansas Adult Education Center at 620-223-2700 at extension 4400 or 4270.

7/24/2014FSCC Children's Theatre Production of Into the Woods, Jr.


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FSCC Children's Theatre Production of Into the Woods, Jr.

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College’s Theatre Department is pleased to announce that this year's children’s theatre summer camp will culminate in two productions of “Into the Woods, Jr.” Shows are scheduled for Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26.

The shows will be held at the Danny and Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be $5 at the door. Curtain was originally set for 8 p.m., but a pre-show has been added to the schedule at 7:30 p.m.

“Into the Woods, Jr.” intertwines several Brothers Grimm fairy tales into a new story involving a childless baker, his wife and their quest to begin a family. Characters are drawn from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” “Cinderella” and other stories.

More than fifty students auditioned for FSCC's children's theatre summer camp. Every student was offered a role in the production.

Theatre connoisseurs may wish to know that Act II of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” is not included in the "Jr." version.


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