Coffeyville Community College
|Coffeyville Community College|
|Location||Coffeyville, Kansas, USA|
|Athletics||24 Varsity Teams|
|Colors||Red and white|
Coffeyville Community College is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Coffeyville Community College offers football, basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, track and field, golf, volleyball, rodeo, and soccer.
Coffeyville Community College had its beginning in 1921 when enabling legislation in the Kansas Legislature created the school. Then on February 12, 1923, the Board of Education voted a resolution to present a proposal to the voters to establish a junior college in Coffeyville. On April 3, the proposal passed in every precinct with a vote of 2,322 to 656. September 1923 twenty-five students with six instructors enrolled tuition free at the new Coffeyville Junior College, the seventh in Kansas, in three rooms of the Washington High School at 10th and Willow. The library had 3,500 volumes and the curriculum included 26 courses in seven departments. May 24, 1925, thirteen girls and one boy comprised the first graduation class.
In the spring of 1931, the college of 160 students was the first Kansas junior college to have its own building with 11 lecture rooms, a library and auditorium. The high school students moved into a new building, leaving the junior college students with their own building.
Coffeyville gained national recognition in 1938 and 1939 by winning its first national championship in debate. Karl Wilson, who for more than forty years had contributed to the success of the College, was debate coach. He became Dean of the College in 1942 and served until 1967.
Dr. Clifford Long, former Commissioner of the Kansas Jayhawk Junior College Conference and retired Director of Extension Services at Pittsburg State University, led the Ravens to their first athletic National Championship by winning the NJCAA Championship Bowl Game in 1956. With National Championships in track and cross country in 1960 and basketball in 1962, C.C.J.C. became known as “The Home of Champions.” In 1983, the Ravens won their second National Championship in football, finishing with an 11–1 record. They followed this up by winning another National Crown in 1990 with a perfect 11–0 record.
The present classroom building opened in 1958 with more than 500 students. In 1965, Coffeyville and Caney voters voted to join the Kansas system of junior colleges as a southern Montgomery County District and then became Coffeyville Community Junior College with an enrollment of 764 students. V.A. Klotz was the first president of C.C.J.C.
In 1967, the late Dr. Russell Graham became president with the goal of expanding the campus and receiving North Central Accreditation. In October 1967, the voters approved the $1,800,000 bond issue for construction of a downtown college complex. It was completed in 1969 with a College Union, Learning Resource Center, Occupational Building, and Fine Arts Auditorium. March 22, 1972, C.C.J.C. received a ten-year North Central Accreditation. In July 1980, the Kansas Legislature officially dropped the “Junior” from the names of community colleges in Kansas. Thus, the school’s name was shortened to Coffeyville Community College. In 1982, CCC received a five-year North Central Accreditation.
Dr. Dan Kinney became the third president of the College in 1985. Under his direction, the dorms were increased in size to house 305 students, Nellis Hall gymnasium was built, and the Student Union was increased in size. Enrollment was also increased to almost 2000 students.
Dr. Jim Stringer was an interim president after Dr. Kinney left in August 1994 until the new president was hired in February 1995.
Dr. Ronald Thomas became the fourth president of the College in February 1995. He helped dedicate the new addition of Nellis Hall and the upgrading of the new football complex.
Dr. Jim Stringer again was interim president from August 1999 until June 2000. Dr. Howard “Sam” Bass became the fifth president of the College in June 2000. March 2001, Dr. Bass announced the joining of Coffeyville Community College and the Southeast Kansas Area Technical School. The new name of the College is now Coffeyville Community College / Area Technical School.
Dr. Jim Stringer again was interim president for January 2004 until June 2004. Dr. Don A. Woodburn became the sixth president of the College in August 2004. He helped in obtaining a ten-year North Central Accreditation and was instrumental in the development of a new women’s residence hall in 2006. 
Linda Moley was named Interim President in September 2010 and was named President in July 2011.
Coffeyville Community College has sent forty-eight players to the NFL over the years.
There are several associate degrees offered as well as certificates of completion for vocational programs.
- 24 Academic Programs
- 15 Technical Programs
- 11 Certificate Programs
- 3 course Certificates
Associate Degree Programs
The College issues a Certificate of Completion for selected programs, which require less than 64 hours of credit. Those who qualify for the Certificate of Completion are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremonies. Certificates are currently available for the following programs:
Certificate of Completion
- Auto Collision Repair Technology
- Automotive Service Technology
- Business and Computer Technology
- Construction Technology
- Dietary Manager
- Electrical Technology
- Information Systems Technology
- Precision Machining Technology
- Welding Technology
Secondary Program Certificate
Coffeyville Community College offers a Certificate of Completion for secondary vocational programs that require 1300 clock hours of training for completion. This certificate is available to high school students who complete the designated vocational program. Students completing a secondary program are not eligible to participate in collegiate graduation ceremonies. A certificate is available for the following program:
- Vocational Agriculture – Secondary Program
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Akin Ayodele, NFL Linebacker, Free Agent
- Gary Busey, actor
- James Carpenter, NFL offensive guard, Seattle Seahawks
- Buster Douglas, world heavyweight boxing champion
- Maurice "Lil Mo" Douglass, former defensive back, Chicago Bears
- Reggie Evans, NBA player Brooklyn Nets
- Mel Gray, former return specialist, Detroit Lions
- Brandon Jacobs, NFL running back, New York Giants
- Ryan Lilja, Former NFL offensive lineman, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs
- Reggie Nelson, NFL safety, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Quinton Patton, NFL Wide Receiver, San Francisco 49ers
- Chris Penn, former wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
- Mike Rozier, 1983 Heisman Trophy winner
- Devin Smith, professional basketball player, Maccabi Tel Aviv
- Paul Soliai, NFL Defensive Tackle, Miami Dolphins
- Ron Springs, Football player
- Siran Stacy, former professional football player, Philadelphia Eagles
- Devin Thomas, NFL wide receiver, Washington Redskins
- Keith Traylor, former defensive lineman, Kansas City Chiefs
- Jeff Wright, NFL defensive tackle, Buffalo Bills