Fort Scott Community College

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Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott Community College seal.png
Motto College As It Should Be
Established 1919
Type Public
President Clayton Tatro
Undergraduates 2,000
Location Fort Scott, Kansas, USA [1]
37°48′55″N 94°42′51″W / 37.815291°N 94.714070°W / 37.815291; -94.714070Coordinates: 37°48′55″N 94°42′51″W / 37.815291°N 94.714070°W / 37.815291; -94.714070
Athletics 8 athletics teams fast-pitch softball, men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, Cheer and Dance, football, and rodeo
Colors Maroon and Gray          
Nickname Greyhounds
Website www.FortScott.edu
Fort Scott Greyhounds logo.png

Fort Scott Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning based in Fort Scott, Kansas, with satellite buildings in other cities in Crawford County, including Pittsburg and Frontenac, along with sites in Paola and at Fort Scott High School. It is the oldest community college in Kansas, founded in 1919.

History[edit]

Fort Scott is the oldest community college in Kansas, founded in 1919. (Highland Community College is older, but was not founded as a junior college.)

Campuses[edit]

The main campus is in Fort Scott on Horton Street, but there are satellite locations in other cities in Crawford County, including Pittsburg and Frontenac, along with sites in Paola and at Fort Scott High School.[2]

Fort Scott Community College has had a full service outreach center in Paola for more than a decade. Students at the Miami County Campus can take day, evening, weekend, or online classes. In addition, the Miami County Campus also offers counseling services, remedial classes, and workshops. In the newly renovated facility, a community room is also available for public use.[3]

Academic profile[edit]

The college has 2000 students.[4] The Pittsburg campus offers classes in Administrative Assistant, Bank Teller, Business Computer Certificate, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Harley-Davidson Technician, John Deere Ag Technician, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration, Industrial Management, Manicurist, and Medical Office Assistant.[5] The FSCC sites in Frontenac have courses covering Harley Davidson and John Deere training.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Main article: Fort Scott Greyhounds

Fort Scott Community College's mascot is Gizmo the Greyhound. The school colors are maroon and gray.

FSCC sponsors football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball programs which compete in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, which is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. There are also men's and women's rodeo teams, which compete in the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Track and cross-country were dropped by the school prior to the 2010-11 academic year due to a lack of participation. Fort Scott's football team won the 1970 NJCAA National Championship and was national-runner up in 1971, 1972 and 2009.

Notable people[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Category:Fort Scott Community College alumni.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GNIS for Fort Scott Community College; USGS; July 1, 1984.
  2. ^ FSCC Site
  3. ^ FSCC Site
  4. ^ FSCC Site
  5. ^ FSCC Site
  6. ^ FSCC Site
  7. ^ "Greyhounds In the Pros". Fort Scott Community College. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 

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