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Community Education Building (CEB)
7250 State Ave. Kansas City, KS 66112
913-288-7660
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For general information regarding the Continuing or Community Education courses, please call 913-288-7660.

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Janel Sanders,  Community Education Coordinator
jsanders@kckcc.edu
913-288-7438

Amy Inlow, Adult and Continuing Education Administrative Assistant
ainlow@kckcc.edu
913-288-7376

 

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KCKCC offers a wide range of programs that include specialized career and technical education, professional and corporate development, community and youth activities, and more. Our variety of specialized programs ensures there is something for everyone.

Community Education Non-Credit Programs

Community Education classes and workshops are designed for individuals with special interests. Options include programs in a wide variety to meet your interests. These programs are open to people ages 17 and older (unless otherwise specified). Class offerings are updated regularly, and individuals are encouraged to make requests or suggestions for program ideas.

KCKCC Community Education Course Enrollment

Course Requests

Suggest a Community Education course if you are interested to take a program not currently offered at KCKCC or request to teach a Community Education class by completing the form below.

KCKCC Community Education Course Request

For more information and to review all course offerings or to register for selected courses visit KCKCC Community Education Program website, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

Community Education Non-Credit Programs

KCKCC's Driver's Education course is designed to give students the fundamentals for driving responsibly, safely, and defensively. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successfully completing the nine (9) hour classroom session followed by six (6) behind-the-wheel lessons scheduled with the Driver Trainer following the classroom instruction. Completing a Driver’s Education course may qualify drivers for insurance discounts.

KCKCC Driver's Education Program 

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Non-Kansas Residents: Please check with your local DMV on license qualifications.

For more information visit our Driver’s Education webpage, email ainmlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) courses are taught by certified MSF Rider Coaches at KCKCC. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (RETS). Our courses are designed to address a variety of riders who have a variety of needs, preferences, and experience levels.

KCKCC Motorcycle Rider Education Program 

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Basic Rider Courses (BRC)

KCKCC Basic Rider Courses (BRC) are offered weekly from March to mid-November for two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycles. These classes teach the basic skills necessary to operate a motorcycle safely. Classes are 20 hours in length and successful completion is rewarded with a course completion card to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or license. Note these classes are held rain or shine.  A valid driver’s license or learner's permit is required to take these classes.

Non-Kansas Residents: Please check with your local DMV on endorsement qualifications.

Advance MSF Rider Courses (BRC2 and ARC) and Rider Coach Preparation (RCP)

Higher-level classes are also given periodically to improve skill levels from novices to experienced riders. Students must possess a motorcycle license or endorsement. Your personal motorcycle is used for all advanced Rider Education courses (BRC2 and ARC). The motorcycle must be registered and insured. A cursory safety check will be performed on the motorcycle by the Rider Coach.

If you are a licensed and experienced rider interested in becoming a Rider Coach, KCKCC offers a Rider Coach Preparation (RCP) Course each season. Successful completion of our training will earn the students a nationwide MSF Rider Coach certification and registration with the State of Kansas Department of Education and an employment opportunity with Kansas City Kansas Community College.

For more information go to our Motorcycle Course Info webpage, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

GED classes, offered in Spanish, prepare adults for all subjects on the GED test: math, reading, social studies, and science. These classes also strengthen writing skills and help students prepare to transition to college or careers after earning their GED. 

KCKCC GED in Spanish Program 

For more information go to our GED in Spanish webpage, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

KCKCC Jazz Choir is a Continuing Education is open to any singer high school age and older who desires to sing in the vocal jazz idiom within a larger ensemble. Repertoire will include jazz standards and popular music arrangements with jazz harmony. The choir will perform music both acapella and with the rhythm section. Community Jazz Choir performs at KCKCC Choral concerts once or twice a semester.

KCKCC Community Jazz Choir

For more information go to our KCKCC Community Education website, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

KCKCC Continuing Education 

Medical Billing and Coding

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details the proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.

 

Pharmacy Technician

The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2024. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2024 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.

This comprehensive course will prepare learners to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs, and much, much more.  This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

 

Phlebotomy Technician

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain a patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024.

This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for the collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist.

 

For more information go to our KCKCC Community Education website, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

KCKCC online Community Education 

Meet the Publisher / Agent - Get Your Manuscript Critiqued - Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher?  Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice?  Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children's book.  (Optional:  You can then send your manuscript for a professional critique (for a critique fee of $50 for up to 25 double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter, and a list of publishers/agents who are interested in your type of work.)  Informative handouts for future use are included in the class fee.  The instructor, LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author, and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.  The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. 

 

Introduction to Medical Terminology - Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Medical Terminology is the first step to any career in the medical field or simply to understand your family's medical visits.  No prior experience is necessary.  This highly specialized language involves word building with root words, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.  You will leave with a solid foundation of medical language, as well as basic medical billing and coding terminology.  After submitting and passing the open-book exam included in the workbook you receive in class, you will earn a Certificate of Completion.  This comprehensive course is taught by longtime educator LeeAnne Krusemark, and Credentialed Medical Professional Vanessa Grinnell, RRT.  The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.  

 

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published - Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk.  You will discover how to: become a "published" writer overnight; submit manuscripts the correct way; find the right publisher for your work; write irresistible query letters; determine when and how to get an agent; 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer.  If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must!  Informative handouts for future use are included in the class fee.  Instructor, LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author, and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.  The login information will be emailed the day before class. 

 

Save Money with Extreme Couponing - Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing.  Coupons are NOT just for groceries.  The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year.  This comprehensive workshop will teach you:  where to find all different types of coupons, even for high-ticket items; how to find the best coupon apps and websites; how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings.  This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands.  Informative handouts for future use are included in the class fee.  The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. 

 

Introduction to Screen Writing for Television or Movies - Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen.  You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format.  You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script, and a Shooting Script and when to do each.  You will also get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers.  Informative handouts for future use are included in the class fee.  The instructor, LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author, and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.  The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class. 

 

Be a Better Writer: 10 Easy Tips to Improve your Writing NOW - Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

We write every day: emails, social media posts, work projects, and even non-fiction or creative writing.  Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable, and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher.  In this hands-on session, there will be writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real-time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest, and you will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks, which is included in the class fee.  The instructor, LeeAnne Krusemark is a former journalist, current author, and editor, and a nationwide Professor of Publishing at higher learning institutions, including Harvard Adult Education.  The webinar login information will be emailed the day before class.  

 

For more information go to our KCKCC Community Education website, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

Tactical Medical - Wednesday, December 14 @ 8:00 am

The Tactical Medical for First Responders program is designed to define a Medical Threat Assessment, to include a medical plan for a tactical operation. Students will learn how to apply techniques to control life-threatening bleeding during Care under Fire in a (HOT ZONE). Additionally, they will perform techniques to treat life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries during Tactical Field Care in a (WARM ZONE). During the program, students will demonstrate lifting, moving, and extricating victims from a tactical or hostile environment during Tactical Evacuation Care.

KCKCC Tactical Medical Registration

 

Spanish for Law Enforcement

Communicate more effectively with the Spanish speakers around you, and add a valuable skill to your resume. This course will help you master basic Spanish and gain more power handling situations that involve Spanish-speaking victims, witnesses, or criminals.

KCKCC Spanish for Law Enforcement Registration

 

For more information go to our KCKCC Community Education website, email ainlow@kckcc.edu or call 913-288-7660.

Registration

Classes are available to register in advance. Full payment will be due at the time of registrationYou may register one of three ways:

  1. Register online with credit card at the KCKCC Community Education Registration website.
  2. Call the Community Education (CEB) office at 913-288-7660 to pay with credit card.
  3. Register in person at KCKCC’s Community Education Building (CEB) to pay with credit card, check, or exact cash.

All course transfers and cancellations must be made five (5) business days prior to the originally scheduled course start date. 

For registration assistance call 913-288-7660 or visit the Community Education (CEB) office on KCKCC Main Campus during business hours.

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