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Wamego Center Starts New Technical Programs

published August 19, 2022Wamego Center Starts New Technical Programs

Highland Community College will have new technical programs for enrollment. Early Childhood (available this fall) and Computer Support Specialist (available in the future) are two technical programs for students to take part-time while in high school or full-time after high school graduation to earn a certificate or degree.

Nicole Bartel, Wamego Center Director, said, “We are thrilled to expand our offerings for our students and community in Wamego! There is a huge need for Early Childhood and Computer Support professionals within our community and this is one step we can take towards filling that need. It’s also an exciting opportunity for high school students to expand their resumes and build practical skills outside of the classroom. They can start getting college credits out of the way while they are still in high school and be ready for the workforce when they graduate.”

The nine-month (when attending full-time) Early Childhood program provides academic study and hands-on experience that encourage a reflective approach to early childhood responsibilities. The program provides a good foundation in developing appropriate curriculum, creating classroom environments that meet children’s developmental needs, and working effectively with parents and families. Through hands-on experience, internships, and classroom work, students prepare for a career working with young children.

The Computer Support Specialist program trains students in networking, repair, server setup and configuration, and workstation setup and configuration. This 18-month (when attending full-time) technical certificate and/or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree includes extensive course work and hands-on experience. Because of the competitive workforce, training includes the opportunity to become CompTIA A+, Network +, Security +, as well as CISCO CCNA certified giving students the edge for successful employment. This program will be offered at Wamego when a qualified instructor is hired.

Learn more about these programs and how to get started at highlandcc.edu/tech.

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