Cloud County Community College

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Cloud County Community College
Cloud County Community College.jpg
Cloud County Campus, 2007
Motto Going Anywhere Starts Here!
Established 1965 (Concordia)
1997 (Junction City)
Type Community College
President Danette Toone
Undergraduates 4,540[1]
Postgraduates none
Location Concordia and
Junction City
, KS, USA
Campus Rural
Athletics 11 Varsity Teams
Colors          Gold and black
Nickname Thunderbirds (men)
Lady Thunderbirds (women)
Website www.cloud.edu
Cloud County Community College logo.png

Cloud County Community College is a two-year public community college with campuses in Concordia, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas, United States.

Concordia campus[edit]

Cloud County Community College was founded in Concordia in 1965 and began classes in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School. The college moved to its present site in 1968. The architecture of the main campus is that of "pods" which are designed to evoke the rolling hills of the area. The athletics team is known as the Thunderbirds (men) and Lady Thunderbirds (women). CCCC was the junior college national champion in 1980 in women's basketball. Housing is provided by 13 campus apartments located in "T-Bird Village" across a street from the main campus building. CCCC is home to the first Wind Energy Technology program in Kansas and uses both wind and geo-thermal energy to operate portions of the campus electrical system.

Geary County campus[edit]

Geary County Campus Sign, 2011

The Geary County Campus (GCC) is located in Junction City. Hosting primarily a non-traditional and diverse student population, the campus offers several career and transfer programs. Since the college is near Fort Riley, it serves military veterans, active duty military members, and their families. With a variety of day, evening, and weekend course offerings, students taking classes have the privilege of flexible class scheduling. Along with its service to Fort Riley, home of the Big Red One, this commuter campus serves almost 600 students from the surrounding area and provides transferable courses to regional institutions such as Kansas State University and Manhattan Area Technical College. The unique nature of this branch campus enables it to operate under the oversight of a Campus Dean, seventeen full-time faculty and staff and almost forty adjunct faculty, many of whom also teach for Kansas State University and other educational entities in the area. The GCC has an active Phi Theta Kappa honor society, TRiO services, adult basic education, and a chapter of Student Senate. Cloud County Community College is a Service Member Opportunity College (SOC).

Degree programs[edit]

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in General Studies

Athletics[edit]

The athletic program at Cloud County Community College fields 11 varsity teams and competes in the Western Division of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[2]

KVCO[edit]

Main article: KVCO

The college maintains KVCO Radio Station (FM 88.3) and plays an alternative music format.[3] The station is considered a "full service" FM station by the Federal Communications Commission.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cloud County Community College enrollment figures
  2. ^ Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference member schools
  3. ^ On The Radio KVCO, Concordia, Kansas
  4. ^ Federal Communications Commission KVCO
  5. ^ Kansas Legislators Past & Present

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°33′16″N 97°39′50″W / 39.55444°N 97.66389°W / 39.55444; -97.66389