NCK TECH Auto Instructor Receives ETL Certification

Richard Cox, Automotive Instructor for NCK Tech – Hays recently completed the requirements to become a certified ETL (Evaluation Team Leader). The evaluation team leader is in charge of a team that evaluates automotive programs and recommends them for accreditation. Final training was held at the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Education Foundation in Frisco, TX

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NCK TECH 212 Award

Each semester NCK TECH awards an employee who has gone beyond expectations in their job responsibilities. The premise of the 212 Award is that water is hot at 211 degrees, but that one degree more causes water to boil. Thus, the 212 Award recognizes those who go that extra degree to make a difference in

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Continuing Accreditation for NCK Tech Pharmacy Technician Program

NCK TECH Pharmacy Technician Program on the Hays Campus has received continuing accreditation for the remainder of its current six-year cycle (2022) or until the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission recommends further action. “The Commission arrived at its decision based on a thorough review of the progress report submitted by NCK TECH,” according to the notification

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NCK TECH Offers QuickBooks Training

A two-day QuickBooks Training offered through NCK TECH will be held July 20 and 27th. The course will be 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on both days and located on the Hays Campus at 2205 Wheatland Ave. Instruction topics include Accounting & Financial Statements, Sales Transactions, Expense Transactions, Reports and more. Training cost is $299 and the

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Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK TECH announces the Dean’s Honor Roll for Spring 2019. The Dean’s Honor Roll requires a 3.50-4.0 GPA. FirstName LastName City State Campus Major Benjamin Brock Hunter KS Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology William Hornung Kit Carson CO Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology Kale Mongeau LaCrosse KS Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology Clint Stapel Phillipsburg KS Beloit Agriculture

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Honorable Mention Honor Roll

NCK TECH announces the Honorable Honor Roll for Spring 2019. The Honorable Mention Honor Roll requires a 3.0-3.49 GPA. FirstName LastName City State Campus Major Jace Adams Beloit KS Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology Andrew Blazek Cuba KS Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology Diedrick Bolte Randall KS Beloit Agriculture Equipment Technology Joseph Cochran Russell KS Beloit Agriculture

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HLC Accreditation Seeking Comments

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency, The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). As part of the process HLC requires institutions undergoing a comprehensive evaluation to publish basic information about the visit and invite the public

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College and High School Graduation All in One Weekend

Graduating college before graduating high school is most unusual, but that is exactly what took place this past weekend for seventeen-year-old Dezerae Kinderknecht. On Saturday, Dezerae received a certificate from NCK Tech in the Pharmacy Technician program.  Sunday she walked across the stage with fellow Hays High graduates to receive her high school diploma. “It

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NCK Tech Automotive Student Selected for Mercedes-Benz Training

Growing up in small town Kansas, Veronqua Schaben never really thought her future would take her halfway around the world, back again and then enter elite automotive training.  Schaben graduated from Ness City High School in 2010 and like many high school seniors started a traditional college career. From a social work major at the

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NCK Tech – Hays Campus Commencement and Nursing Pinning

Commencement for NCK Tech – Hays Campus will be held Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m.  The ceremony will take place at the Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University.  Preceding the commencement, Nursing Pinning will take place at 9:30 a.m. The doors will open for Pinning at 8:30 a.m.

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Beloit Campus Commencement and Nursing Pinning

Commencement for NCK Tech – Beloit Campus will be held Friday May 10 at 7:00 p.m.  The ceremony will take place in the gymnasium of Beloit Junior-Senior High School. Preceding the commencement, Nursing Pinning will take place at 4:45 p.m. There are no tickets required for either event; however, seats are available on a first

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NCK Tech Allied Health Graduation

The Allied Health program at NCK Tech – Hays Campus will hold its graduation ceremony Tuesday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Ascension-Via Christi Village, 2225 Canterbury Drive, Hays, located in the Heritage Room. The Allied Health program consists of area high school students who attend NCK Tech part-time and

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PHAC Student Receives Head of the Class Award

Since 2005, Malco Products recognizes students in the technical and industry career education. During this time, the “Head of the Class” recognition program has reached out to over 45,000 students. Each school term, Malco Products recognizes an outstanding student graduating from career education in heating, ventilation/air conditioning, building construction and auto body repair. This semester,

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NCK TECH Offers Career Success Scholarship

Working to fill industry needs, NCK Tech is offering a scholarship program to help meet these demands. Currently there is space available in a limited number of programs on both the Beloit and Hays Campus. The Career Success Scholarship is established to encourage students to apply early and ensure a spot in these programs, meanwhile

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NCK TECH Nursing Community Health Fair

Nursing students from NCK Tech will be hosting their annual Community Health Fair, Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair will take place in the National Guard Armory located at 200 Main St. in Hays. Included in the event are free blood pressure checks, finger stick blood sugar checks, educational booths

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NCK TECH Beloit Nursing Program Receives Recommendation

The Education Committee of the Kansas State Board of Nursing has re-approved the Beloit PN Program (practical nursing) for a period of five years.  The Kansas State Board of Nursing concurred with the decision of the Education Committee. The program went through an intense site visit earlier this fall. Typically, a site visit is a

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NCK TECH Pharmacy Program Recognized as Education/Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician program at NCK Tech, Hays Campus has been added to the list of PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for pharmacy technician students pursuing their PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential.  Any individual wanting national certification must graduate from an ASHP accredited program such as NCK Tech’s Pharmacy Technician program. NCK Tech’s Pharmacy program is

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NCK TECH Welding Competition Showcases Local Welders

NCK Tech held its 13th annual GMAW welding competition on the Beloit campus. Participants for the college division included students from both NCK Tech Beloit and Hays campus, Salina Area Technical College, Central Community College of Hastings, NE and Hutchinson Community College. The competition allows students to demonstrate their skills in blueprint reading, fabricate various

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NCK TECH Holds Job Fair for Students

The Dreiling Business Occupations Center at NCK Tech, Hays Campus was near over-flowing with approximately 200 students and thirty-five vendors for the annual NCK Tech Job Fair.  Students had the opportunity to visit with businesses locally and the western third of the state. Boot Hill Casino and Resort were looking for employees in their summer

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NCK TECH Automotive Instructor Honored at Vision Conference

Richard Cox, Automotive Instructor and Department Chair of NCK Tech, Hays Campus Automotive Program recently was awarded the prestigious Educator of the Year Award from VISION. The conference, held in Kansas City, draws over 3500 attendees from forty-four states, Canada and countries as far away as Zimbabwe. VISION High Tech Training conference meets annually and

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NCK TECH Seeks Nominations for Honorary Veterans Degree

Dear Veteran, Family Member or Friend: Let me begin by saying thank you to all veterans for their service to our great nation. NCK Tech is proud to have several U.S. military veterans currently enrolled as students, as well as many veteran alumni who are now serving our country through the workforce. NCK Tech remains

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NCK TECH Business Professionals of America Bring Home Awards

NCK TECH Business Professionals of America (BPA) competed at the State Leadership Conference in Wichita, Feb. 21-22. The organization, comprised of students from the Information Technology program (IT), consistently placed in the top ten. Back row: Seth Topel, Ryne McCreight, Andrew Schwarts, Jonah Hardacre, Darrick Doeschot Front row: Conner Mong, Taylor Wilson, Ethan Rinaldo, Beau

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NCK TECH Selected as a Top Automotive School

According to Trade School Future, NCK TECH achieved the ranking of #2 in the nation for its Automotive Program.  Daniel Kolbo of Trade School Future announced the ranking after a “deep dive into hundreds of the top trade schools in the nation to select our top ten based off of the projected value gained by

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NCK TECH Offers CDL Course

A two-day CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Course offered through NCK TECH will be held Feb. 18-19. The course will be eight hours per day and located on the Hays Campus at 2205 Wheatland Ave. Instruction will take place on obtaining a CDL learners permit. Upon successful completion, drive–time may be scheduled to complete the training.

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Dean’s Honor Roll Honorable Mention

NCK TECH announces the Honorable Mention Honor Roll for Fall 2018. The Honor Roll requires a 3.0-3.49 GPA. First Name Last Name City State Campus Major Trenton Adee Neodesha KS Beloit Diesel Technology Owen Anderson Moline KS Beloit Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Tina Ariano Kirton Hays KS Hays Practical Nursing Jordan Arias Hays KS Hays Practical Nursing Nikolas

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NCK Tech 212 Award

Each semester NCK TECH awards an employee who has gone beyond expectations in their job responsibilities. The premise of the 212 Award is that water is hot at 211 degrees, but that one degree more causes water to boil. Thus, the 212 Award recognizes those who go that extra degree to make a difference in

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Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK TECH announces the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2018. The Dean’s Honor Roll requires a 3.5-4.0 GPA. First Name Last Name City State Campus Major Nathan Adams Hays KS Hays Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning Camilo Arrieta-Marquez Hays KS Hays Automotive Technology Kadon Augustine Glen Elder KS Beloit Business Management Alexander Aylor Wakefield KS

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NCK TECH RECOGNITION AWARDS

NCK TECH, with campus locations in Beloit and Hays recently presented Recognition Awards to employees for years of service to the college. 5 years of service: Curtiss Anderson, Beloit (Welding) A.J. Baxa, Beloit (Maintenance Director) Leah Bergmann, Beloit (Financial Aid Director) Linda Goss, Beloit (Accounts Payable/Payroll) Jackie Haskell, Hays (Administrative Assistant) Philip Kuhn, Hays (Culinary)

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Hays High JAG-K Program Explores Careers at NCK TECH

NCK TECH Hays Campus recently hosted thirty students from the JAG-K program at Hays High School. According to Johnny Matlock, Career Specialist at Hays High, the program “partners with public schools to offer an elective class that provides academic and other positive support to ensure students earn their diploma.” The students toured a variety of

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NCK TECH Takes First Place in Veteran’s Day Parade

The theme of USO shows depicting the WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars rolled down Mill St. in Beloit for the annual Veterans Day Parade. The students of NCK TECH, along with Activities Director, Marvin McConaghy were awarded first place for their rendition of the famous USO shows. The float included their version of the Doughnut

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NCK TECH Offers ServSafe Food Handler Certification Course

In conjunction with NCK TECH’s Community Outreach initiative, which offers more short-term courses for community enrichment, a ServSafe Food Handler certification prep course will be offered on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The four-hour course will be held in Classroom D in the Business and Operations Center Building located on the NCK TECH Campus at 2205

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NCK TECH Showcases Programs

High school students from area schools attended NCK TECH Showcase Day held on Tuesday, October 30 on the Hays Campus. The purpose of Showcase Day is to allow prospective students to participate in hands-on activities that actually take place in the classroom and lab. Students chose three areas of interest that allowed them to participate

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Electrical Instructor is Named KCWE Outstanding New Teacher

Matt Friess, Electrical instructor with NCK TECH – Beloit Campus has been selected to receive the 2018 Kansas Council for Workforce Education Outstanding New Teacher Award (KCWE).  The award is designed to recognize a faculty member who has less than five years’ teaching experience and demonstrates outstanding teaching ability in the areas of career and

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NCK TECH Offers Nutrition Assistant Training

NCK TECH Hays Campus will be offering a Nutrition Assistant Training class on November 9, 16 and 30th.  The class held from 1-5 p.m. will take place in the Health Science Building on the NCK TECH campus at 2205 Wheatland. This state-approved course is designed for dining services, housekeepers, homemakers, administration, office staff, social workers

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NCK TECH Participates in Apply Kansas Initiative

One of the first steps in going to college is to apply. However, this step may be intimidating for prospective students. NCK TECH is participating in the Apply Kansas Initiative to help students through this process. The Kansas Board of Regents and KACRAO (Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) in partnership with the

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NCK TECH Pharmacy Technician Program ranked #33 in the Nation

The team at pharmacytechnicianguide.com has ranked the Pharmacy Technician Program at NCK TECH as one of the 50 Best Schools offering a Pharmacy Technician Program across the country. Out of 496 schools, NCK TECH’s program ranked #33. The criteria for assessing the program includes: average tuition cost, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, loan default rate, percentage

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NCK TECH Offers CNA/CMA Refresher/Update Courses

The CNA Refresher course will be held October 19 and 26th.  This two-day course is for CNAs whose Kansas certification status has become inactive.  The class will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Students must attend both days to receive credit. The CMA update course, also scheduled for October 19 and 26th will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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New Faces Join NCK TECH

Several individuals have been joined the staff at NCK TECH – Hays Campus. At the beginning of the school year in August, Nicole Legleiter has been hired as a permanent part-time administrative assistant. Legleiter graduated from TMP-M and received a certificate from the Business Management program at NCK TECH. Her background is in office management.

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NCK TECH Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

NCK TECH – Beloit Campus students receiving scholarships from the NCK TECH Foundation were honored with a reception October 10th.   Recipients, in many cases, had the opportunity to meet the scholarship contributors. Beloit Campus recipients and their benefactors included: Kansas 8-Man Football Scholarship Denton Schurr, Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Austin Newell Memorial Scholarship Garrett Lang, Diesel Technology Jody

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NCK TECH Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

NCK TECH – Hays Campus students receiving scholarships from the NCK TECH Foundation and other benefactors were honored with a reception October 3rd.   Recipients, in many cases, had the opportunity to meet the scholarship contributors. Hays Campus recipients and their benefactors included: Bob and Patricia Schmidt Nursing Scholarship Sarah Carroll Reaghan Davis Brandi Fritts Brandy

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Stop the Bleed – Save a Life

Kim Nutting, RN, nursing instructor for the ADN nursing program at NCK TECH – Hays Campus knows the importance of bleeding control and the potential lifesaving ability.  Nutting is not only an RN but is in her 42nd year as an EMT.  The program focuses on training individuals to step in and provide immediate frontline

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NCK-Tech named #2 in the Top 25 Two-Year Trade Schools

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK TECH), with campus locations in Hays and Beloit, has been listed in the Top 25 Two-Year Trade Schools in the nation by Forbes.com.  The college received the #2 ranking based on Forbes methodology of the following: post-graduate success, affordability, and completion success and student experience. According to Forbes.com, this

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Spring 2018 Dean’s Honor Roll

NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Spring 2018 semester.  To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA and to qualify for Honorable Mention students must achieve a GPA between 3.0-3.49. The students, hometowns and their program of study are as follows: DEAN’S

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NCK Tech Students Take Gold at Skills USA Competition

Hutchinson, KS – NCK Tech students from both the Hays and Beloit campuses came together to compete in the Skills USA National competition that concluded on Friday, April 27, 2018. The college walked away with two golds, one silver, and five bronze awards. “We are proud of the successful history our school has had at

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NCK Tech, FHSU join forces to offer seamless transition for students

Fort Hays State University and North Central Kansas Technical College entered into a memorandum of understanding on March 27, 2018 creating a seamless transfer for students who want to continue their education beyond NCK Tech and obtain a bachelor’s degree from FHSU.  Six main career paths were articulated Tuesday: organizational leadership, technology leadership, nursing, health

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Church Awarded $1,000 Scholarship

  Jakob Church, an Automotive Technology student on our Hays campus, was the recent award recipient of the Autoshop Solutions $1000 scholarship award. The scholarship was awarded and sponsored by Autoshop Solutions Inc. based out of Apex, NC. Founder and owner Danny Sanchez and chief business development officer, Margaret Palango of Autoshop Solutions were present

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NCK Tech Students Win Big at Business Professionals of America

The North Central Kansas Technical College – Information Technology (IT) Program and the Digital Marketing Program returned home from competing at the State Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America held in Wichita on February 22-24, 2018. Business Professionals of America helps prepare students for careers in business, computer, and office occupations.  Technical Colleges and

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Business Technology and Business Management Feature

When students come through the Business Management and Business Technology programs at North Central Kansas Technical College, the ultimate goal is to receive an associate’s degree. The end result, which is an Associate’s of Applied Science and General Business, must be completed working through the curriculum instructors Jennifer Younger and Jill Moeder have helped put

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#NCKTechsigningday

Attn: Future NCK Tech students! We are so excited that you have chosen NCK Tech to help you continue your education and set your future into motion! To celebrate the occasion we have mailed all accepted students a letter along with information to help you take the next step. In addition to this information, we also included a signing

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NCK Tech Gives Back to Community

It is a tradition every year at North Central Kansas Technical College to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day at little differently. In the spirit of Dr. King,  the staff and faculty of the college pull together along side many local groups and charities to help improve and give back to the communities in which they live.

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Digital Marketing Feature

NCK Tech Digital Marketing We are in a digital age where social media has taken over how we communicate. Businesses compete for social media ad space and use advanced analytics to target consumers. The demand for jobs in the digital marketing world are on the rise and in high demand. Enter the Digital Marketing program

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NCK Tech Recognized as #6 Community College in America

NCK Tech was recently named one of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by Thebestschools.org. The college received this honor because of their high scores on the following outcomes: sustained achievement, learning, deployment, equitability, and cost-to-value. North Central Kansas Technical College is adding this award to many others they have received over the last few

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DEAN’S HONOR ROLL FALL 2017 SEMESTER

NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Fall 2017 semester.  To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. The students, hometowns and their program of study are as follows: First Name Last Name City Major Davis Aaron Hill City Automotive Technology Windholz Alex

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NCK Tech Ranked Among Top 150 Community Colleges

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     NCK Tech was recently named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by The Aspen Institute of College Excellence. They were selected for this award due to their high, improving, and equitable rates of student success. This is the fourth consecutive time the college has been given this award and they were selected

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NCK Tech Ranked #10 Best Community College in America

NCK Tech has spent quite a bit of time in the national spotlight this fall. They received a #1 in the nation in job placement award given by Zippia.com and was ranked #3 in the nation in graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education. And recently NICHE.com, a website that helps users discover the

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NCK Tech Named #3 in the Nation for Graduation Rates

NCK Tech Named #3 in the Nation for Graduation Rates This fall NCK Tech was named third best in the nation for graduation rates among 2-year colleges. According to The Chronicle of Higher Learning, the most respected public ation in the education industry, NCK Tech ranked among the best of the best when it comes

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NCK Tech Named #1 in the Nation

NCK Tech Named #1 in the Nation  What is the one thing college graduates look for upon graduation? A job! That is exactly what NCK Tech successfully facilitates for 93% of their graduates.  Zippia.com, a web-based company that helps recent graduates start their career, took notice recognizing NCK Tech as #1 in the nation in

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NCK Tech Names Recent Scholarship Recipients

NCK Tech Names Recent Scholarship Recipients Over $75,000 in scholarship awards were handed out at the annual Scholarship Awards Reception in September. At this event, 55 students received monetary awards that would help them further their education. Scholarship winners are: Adams Construction Scholarship Trevis Keller Austin Newell Memorial Scholarship Garrett Lang Charles N. Tuley Scholarship

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Scholarship Award

September 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Burks, President eburks@ncktc.edu/785-534-0585 STATEMENT OF A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD HAYS, KS: Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, and now the founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program.  Over $900,000 has been amassed for this program

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NCK Tech Honors 313 Graduating Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Angel Prescott Dean of Student Services, North Central Kansas Technical College (NCKTC) P: 785-738-2276/800-685-4655; aprescott@ncktc.edu   NCK TECH HONORS 313 GRADUATING STUDENTS   On Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, NCK Tech graduated 313 students from its academic programs. Students completing a one-year program were awarded Certificate degrees, while students

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Dean’s Honor Roll Spring 2017 Semester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Angel Prescott Dean of Student Services, North Central Kansas Technical College (NCKTC) P: 785-738-2276/800-685-4655; aprescott@ncktc.edu   DEAN’S HONOR ROLL SPRING 2017 SEMESTER   NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Spring 2017 semester.  To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 –

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Fall Semester 2016 Deans Honor Roll

NCK Tech is pleased to announce the Dean’s Honor Roll list for the Fall 2016 semester.  To qualify for the honor roll, students must achieve a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA. The students, hometowns and their program of study are as follows:   Last Name First Name City Major Allen Ryan Stockton Plumbing Heating and Air

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Business Professionals of America State Results

The North Central Kansas Technical College – Information Technology (IT) Department and the Digital Marketing Department returned home from competing at the State Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America that was held in Wichita on February 16-18, 2017. Business Professionals of America helps prepare students for careers in business, computer, and office occupations.  Technical

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NCK Enhances Campus Safety

App Turns Phones into a Personal Security Device Beloit and Hays, KS, January 9, 2017.  As part of its ongoing commitment to campus safety, NCK Tech announces its launch of Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free app, students and faculty can enhance

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NCK Ranked 7th in the Nation!

In September, North Central Kansas Technical College was recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as being among the top 2% in graduation rates in the nation. The college ranked 7th out of 895 two-year publicly funded technical and community colleges from around the United States. Each year in their annual almanac, the Chronicle examines

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Jennifer Brown awarded KCWE Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 18, 2016 Beloit, KS: The Kansas Council for Workforce Education has announced that Jennifer Brown, Instructional Coordinator for North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK TECH), Beloit and Hays has been awarded the KCWE Leadership Award for Exemplary Service.  The Leadership Award winner is recognized for outstanding service to KCWE. Tom Grady,

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NCK Tech Automotive Technology Program Receives National Accreditation

August 24, 2016, (Hays Kansas)-  Sandy Gottschalk, Hays Campus Dean is proud to announce that the automotive training program at NCK Tech in Hays has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NCK Tech’s automotive program has been accredited in the following areas: Master Automotive Service Technician (MAST) To achieve this coveted

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NCK Tech ADN Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

August 24, 2016, (Hays Kansas)-  Sandy Gottschalk MSN RN, Hays Campus Dean is proud to announce that the Associate Degree Nursing Program at NCK Tech in Hays has received continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN is the accrediting organization for all types of nursing education.  A self-study was prepared

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NCK TECH PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM RECEIVED ACCREDITATION

  NCK TECH PHARMACY TECHNICIAN  PROGRAM RECEIVED ACCREDITATION   July 22, 2016, (Hays Kansas)-  The Pharmacy Technician program at NCK Tech in Hays has received accreditation by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacies (ASHP) and The American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  The mission of the ASHP and ACPE is to ensure and advance

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NCK TECH SWEEPS SKILLSUSA STATE COMPETITION IN WELDING, ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY AND DIESEL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY

  NCK Tech participated in the annual State SkillsUSA competitions in 6 categories: Telecommunications Cabling, Diesel Equipment Technologies, Welding, Welding Fabrication, Electronic Technology and Electric Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance. SkillsUSA serves students and instructors looking to teach or learn a skilled trade in Technical Education. Since its inception in 1965 it has over 11

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NCK Tech Students Certified as Microsoft Office Specialists

Immediate Release NCK Tech – nrainey@ncktc.edu – North Central Kansas Technical College Mail With an increased demand for credentials beyond a High School Diploma, funds have been appropriated from the Kansas Legislature for secondary students and grants from Kansas Board of Regents for post-secondary students to earn a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. The Microsoft

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Long Journey to degree for NCK Tech grad repost Hays Daily News May 18, 2016

Long journey to degree for NCK Tech grad | News | hdnews.net <meta http-equiv=’REFRESH’ content=’0;url=https://ssm.hgbc.com/e-pass/hays70/nojavascript.jsp?page=undefined’> Long journey to degree for NCK Tech grad By MIKE KESSINGER mkessinger@dailynews.net May 18, 2016 (0) The thought of attending college never really crossed Danny Lohmeyer’s mind by the time he graduated from high school in 2005. It just wasn’t

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NCK TECH NURSING STUDENTS HONORED DURING PINNING CEREMONIES

May 14, 2016 (Hays, KS) and May 12, 2016 (Beloit, KS) NCK Tech honored a total of  85  nursing graduates who received their nursing pin (photo below) Friday at The First United Methodist Church in Beloit and at 1:30 pm and at 1:30 pm in the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center located in Hays .

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Hansen Awards Grant to NCK Tech for Non-traditional Scholarships

BELOIT — North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, KS, to promote technical education to non-traditional students in its 26-county service area.  This grant will fund scholarships for adult learners seeking to improve their career opportunities with additional education through NCK Tech. The Dane

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NCK Tech Honors our Allied Health Program Graduates of 2016

May 6, 16 (Hays Kansas) NCK Tech is proud to announce the 2016 Allied Health graduating class. This year’s class is all attending Hays High while attending NCK Tech and are a tight net group.  We generally have a mix of schools. Allied health meets at the Hays campus from 8am – 11am, five days

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NCK TECH SWEEPS SKILLSUSA COMPETITION IN 3 CATEGORIES

For Immediate Release Local Students in your area – nrainey@ncktc.edu – North Central Kansas Technical College Mail NCK Tech participated in the annual SkillsUSA competitions in 6 categories: Telecommunications Cabling, Diesel Equipment Technologies, Welding, Welding Fabrication, Electronic Technology and Electric Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance. SkillsUSA serves students and instructors looking to teach or learn

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NCK Tech Hosts Elecrto Rally

  NCK TECH HOSTED THE TOUCHSTONE ENERGY ELECTRO RALLY APRIL 14, 16 April 14, 2016 Beloit Kansas, The Beloit campus went even more hi-tech hosting the latest in student ingenuity. NCK Tech hosted 15 schools and organizations in this futuristic race. The Touchstone Energy rally consisted of three classes: Standard Class, Solar and Open. The

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NCK Tech Nominated for the prestigious Aspen Award for 2017

  The Aspen Institute announced that NCK Tech has been nominated for the Aspen Award for Community College Excellence.  150 colleges in total were nominated for the 2017 prize. The Aspen Institute was founded in 1949, focuses on three areas of review: Student success in persistence, completion and transfer, consistent improvement in outcomes over time,

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News From Nursing !

Bob and Pat Schmidt Scholarship  Reception was held March 24, 2016 at NCK Tech Hays Mr. Schmidt was in attendance to congratulate and get to know our 2016 Nursing Scholarship recipients . The Schmidt Family have graciously provided scholarships to nursing students for many years. . Recipients with Mr. Schmidt. — with Amanda Rudman, Caitlin Wessel, Kendra

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Robert and Patricia Schmidt Scholarship Recipients Recognized

NCK Tech will be hosting a Scholarship Reception for recipients of the Robert and Pat Schmidt Scholarships.  The location will be the Business Occupations Center Lobby on the Hays campus at 3pm. This event will recognize the generosity of The Schmidt Family to the NCK Tech Endowment and Foundation scholarship fund and honor those students

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Information Technology Students Compete in State Competition

The North Central Kansas Technical College – Information Technology (IT) Department returned home from competing at the State Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America that was held in Wichita on February 18-20, 2016. Business Professionals of America helps prepare students for careers in business, computer, and office occupations. Technical Colleges and Community Colleges participate in the post-secondary

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NCK Tech Business Management Project: CASA Toy Drive

NCK TECH BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP PROJECT; PRESENTS CASA WITH TOYS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Hays, Kansas) December 7, 2015– The Hays campus of NCK Tech is would like to announce the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Toy Drive Donation Distribution. Students will pack up the toys to take to CASA offices:    TOMORROW 12-8-15 AT

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NCKTC BRINGS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY TO BELOIT CAMPUS

NCKTC BRINGS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY TO BELOIT CAMPUS (Beloit, Kansas) December 7,  2015 – The Beloit campus of NCK Tech will begin offering Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) and Biology in the spring of 2016.  As part of our dedication to excellence a larger base of general education courses is available. The addition of

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#GivingTuesday December 1, 2015

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. #GivingTuesday donation areas: Bequests Scholarship Charitable Gift Annuity Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)

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NCKTC OFFERS EVENING WELDING COURSE

NCKTC OFFERS EVENING WELDING COURSE (Beloit, Kansas) October 28, 2015 – The Beloit campus of NCK Tech is excited to offer an Introduction to Welding course beginning November 17, 2015 concluding December 5, 2015. This class will meeting Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. No classes will take

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NCK Tech Students Shine at National Competition

PRESS RELEASE Date:  August, 2015 For Immediate Release NCK Tech Students Shine at National Competition Photo Caption: NCK Tech Welding students, Vance Appleby, Caleb Jarchow, and Nathan Kuhn receiving their gold medals. The 2015 SkillsUSA National Championships took place June 22-26 in Louisville, KY.  NCK Tech had five students and two advisors participate in the

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NCK Tech Awards Microsoft Certifications to Prepare Students for Careers

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) is pleased to recognize those students who have achieved Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications, an industry-recognized, standards-based credential for validating Microsoft Office skills. The MOS certification is recognized globally by academia and business as the premier credential for individuals seeking to validate their

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NCK Tech Students Compete in National BPA

The North Central Kansas Technical College Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization, with students from the Information Technology (IT) Department, Telecommunications and Networking Technology (Telecom) Department, and the Business Management (BM) Department on the Beloit campus, recently competed in the National Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Anaheim, CA on May 5

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Spring/Summer 2015

Welcome to the Spring/Summer Edition of Tech Talk! The 2014-2015 academic year has concluded and we are pleased to welcome the new graduates to the Alumni Association.  We welcome your articles and news, please forward to Mari Tucker, Marketing and Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu .     50th Anniversary NCK Tech has been celebrating our 50th

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NCK Tech Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s been a year of celebrating and remembering for the Beloit and Hays communities, as North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) marks the 50th Anniversary of the college. The “Golden Opportunities” event in Hays on Saturday, March 28th, offered an additional reason for former NCK Tech Director, Dr. Robert (Bob) Severance, to celebrate. During

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NCK Tech Nursing Program Achieves Superior Pass Rates

Sandy Gottschalk MSN RN, Dean of North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) Hays Campus, recently received notice from the National Council of State Boards in Nursing regarding the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for the 2014 testing year.  The nursing programs on both the Beloit and Hays campuses exceeded the national pass

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NCK Tech Earns Recognition for Marketing Excellence

NCK Tech is proud to offer students hands-on opportunities that open doors to successful futures. Now, the good news is reaching even more students, thanks to a collaboration with a Manhattan, Kansas advertising firm. 502 Media Group created a magazine targeting prospective students, highlighting outstanding current students, exciting campus experiences and tips for navigating college

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NCK Tech Staff Honored with 212 Award

At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. One degree makes all the difference. To recognize NCK Tech staff who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go the extra degree, the college is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 recipient of the 212° Award! Recipients of this award are employees who

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Winter 2015

  Welcome to the Winter Edition of Tech Talk! We are adding new Alumni Association members each week and, if you are not already a registered member, we invite you to join the Association today. We also welcome your articles and news, please forward to Mari Tucker, Marketing and Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu.   50th Anniversary

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NCK Tech Automotive Program Receives National Accreditation

The automotive training program at North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) in Beloit has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). NCK Tech’s automotive program has been accredited in Master Automobile Service Technology for secondary and post-secondary education. This designation includes the following eight areas: ASE A1 –

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NCK Tech Achieves CISCO Academy Status

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech), Beloit campus, is one of only seven colleges in Kansas to achieve Cisco Academy status through the Cisco Networking Academy program. Established in 1997, Networking Academy is Cisco’s largest and longest-running Corporate Social Responsibility program. Networking Academy uses a public-private partnership model to create the “world’s largest classroom.”

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NCK Tech Nursing Programs Achieve Superior NCLEX Pass Rates

The North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) nursing program recently received notice from the National Council of State Boards in Nursing regarding the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for the 2014 testing year.  The nursing programs on both the Beloit and Hays campuses exceeded the national pass rate for first time test

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Fall 2014

Welcome to the Fall Edition of Tech Talk! The 2014-2015 academic year is underway and it will be our 50th year of education! If you are not currently a registered member of the Association, we invite you to visit our website: www.ncktc.edu/alumni and join the Association. There’s no fee to join and registration is easy!!

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NCK Tech Celebrates 50 Years of Service

It was billed as a night of golden opportunities. Saturday’s dinner and auction commemorating the 50th anniversary of North Central Kansas Technical College was exactly that, in more ways than one. The 250-some people who attended the anniversary kickoff event on the Beloit campus helped earn $28,000 for the school’s educational fund, bidding on items

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NCK Tech Faculty Honored at Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference

The Skills USA competitions are focused on student talents and achievements, but the organization also recognizes the significant contributions of career technical education faculty. This year, during the 50th Annual Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held on June 23-27, 2014 in Kansas City, MO, 46 technical programs in Kansas earned a section membership award for supporting the goals

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Summer 2014

We’ve just completed the 2013-2014 academic year and added the graduating class to our Alumni Association! 2014 Commencement NCK Tech conferred certificates and degrees to 326 students during the May, 2014 Commencement ceremonies. Graduation exercises were held on the Beloit campus on Friday, May 16th and on the Hays campus on Saturday, May 17th. Brian Jones, a 1982

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Kansas State Board of Nursing Award to NCK Tech

The Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) has awarded a Certificate of Excellence to North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) in recognition of the Nursing program National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for the 2013 testing year. KSBN confers the award to the state nursing programs which exceed the national pass rate for first time test takers.

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March Madness

March Madness

March Madness has arrived at NCK Tech! No, it’s not the Big 12 Tourney or Wichita State’s exceptional season or even the three local Beloit high school teams. Our madness is all about the NCK Tech Intramural Basketball Championship game on March 13th. The Championship game pitted Team D against Team B. Team D players

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NCK Tech Students Compete in Welding Contest

Welding Contestants

North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK Tech) hosted the 10th annual Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) competition on Thursday, March 6, 2014 on the Beloit campus. Students from NCK Tech, Beloit and Hays campuses, Salina Area Technical College, Central Community College of Hastings, NE, Manhattan Area Technical College and Hutchinson Community College participated in the event. During

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NCK Tech Staff Recognized with 212° Award

At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. One degree makes all the difference. To recognize NCK Tech staff who demonstrate superior dedication and the willingness to go the extra degree, the college is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 recipient of the 212° Award! Recipients of this award are employees who

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

Welcome! Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NCK Tech Alumni Association newsletter! The newsletter will be published on a quarterly basis and will be an excellent way to stay connected to the college and to fellow alumnus. We welcome your articles and news, please forward to Mari Tucker, Marketing and Foundation Director, mtucker@ncktc.edu .

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