Updates from Johnson County Community College: Spotlight on the Industrial Technology Program
At Johnson County Community College, we are constantly developing and expanding our offerings to stay on the cutting edge of technology, especially in the area of industrial technology.
JCCC is home to seven industrial technology programs. According to Richard Fort, Acting Dean of the Industrial Technology Division, “Graduates of these programs are in high demand for well-paying, fairly clean jobs. And the need for skilled workers will only increase not only in Kansas City, but nationally as well. “
Building a better future
With a shortage of jobs on the horizon, we recognize the need to modernize our facilities to better meet the needs of today’s employers. That is why we are building a new vocational and technical training center that will house our automotive technology, automation engineering technology, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology, and electrical technology programs. The center will also have space for our continuing education division to provide hands-on workforce development training. This state-of-the-art facility will include 14 laboratories and underline JCCC’s commitment to technology and innovation.
Fort says, “This facility will greatly benefit the students. This will allow us to reduce the trainer / student ratio to two students per trainer, creating a more solid learning environment. It will also give us the opportunity to implement improved technology. The new labs will be fitted with television screens around the room so that each student can clearly see the demonstrations.
The installation is scheduled to open in summer 2019. In the meantime, we invite you to keep yourself informed of the progress of the work.
Discover our programs
Want a closer look at our industrial technology programs? Here’s what you need to know:
- Automation Engineer Technology: As manufacturing becomes more automated and complex, employers are looking for critical thinkers and problem solvers. We prepare you to develop, install and maintain automated systems used in an industrial environment.
- Construction management: Construction managers stay on schedule and on budget for projects. Our construction management students learn to manage, coordinate and supervise projects from start to finish.
- Electrical Technology: We train electricians to install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses and industrial environments. The program emphasizes practical instruction integrated with the study of the National Electrical Code.
- Electronic Technology: Students learn to work on all forms of electronic systems, including manufacturing lines, washing machines, 747s, and more.
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology: We offer the only PAHRA-accredited HVAC program in Kansas. The HVAC Technology Certificate Program equips you with the basic professional skills needed to service and maintain residential heating and air conditioning equipment.
- Plumbing: This future program will train students to identify and repair the basic components of a plumbing system. Topics will include welding and brazing, plumbing repair, and sizing of water distribution lines. Students will also learn the International Plumbing Code and the International Combustible Gas Code.
- Metal fabrication / welding technology: Metal fabrication / welding teaches welding skills in the fields of armored metal arc welding, gas arc welding, core arc welding of flux, gas and tungsten arc welding, oxy-fuel welding, flame cutting and plasma arc cutting. Students will also receive training in safety, basic blueprint reading and metallurgy.
For those who wish to pursue a career in industrial technology, Fort lends these words: “There are great opportunities in the trades for students who are very intelligent and who have the ability to work with their hands. You can climb the ladder in these fields to management and have a strong career.
For more information on our industrial technology programs, contact a member of our admissions team.