Johnson County Community College – Overland Park, also known as JCCC, opened its doors to students in 1969 after Johnson Community Commissioners recognized the need for a community college in the area. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Other individual programs offered by the college are accredited by professional organizations associated with the program.
JCCC – Overland Park has more than 50 associate’s degree and certificate programs in a wide range of subjects, including associate’s degrees in arts, science, applied science, and general studies. Some of the areas of study at the college are health occupations, food and beverage management, entrepreneurship, electrical technology, biotechnology, agriculture, and animation. The college also has more than 100 transfer agreements with universities and colleges in the area. Students can major in a subject at the college and then transfer to a four-year college and complete their degree.
JCCC – Overland Park also provides learning opportunities such as service learning, honors program, international education, and study abroad programs. Online courses in accounting, administration of justice, astronomy, information technology, marketing management, and many other subjects are available.
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Students wishing to apply to JCCC – Overland Park need to have passed their GED test or possess a high school diploma, and be either a high school graduate or at least 18 years of age. Residents of Johnson County are given first preference for admission followed by students from other areas, and then international students. According to federal regulations, certification of English proficiency and educational finances must be provided by non-immigrant status international students before enrollment.
There are a set of different admission procedures which need to be followed by students enrolling in health occupation programs. Students falling in the category of John County Resident Programs, Foster Child Education Assistance, International and Immigrant Student Services, High School and Home School, and Visiting Students, need to follow a special admission procedure. Students have the option to enroll either online or by submitting application forms in person at the college.
JCCC – Overland Park offers various types of financial aid to students. In addition to federal grant and loan programs, JCCC students may receie institutional scholarships, local scholarships, national scholarships, state grants, or veteran’s benefits. Students should submit all documents related to financial aid at the financial aid office before the stipulated due date, which is usually April 15.
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A safe and welcoming campus atmosphere is maintained at JCCC – Overland Park by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. CAB is the JCCC – Overland Park Campus Activity Board that coordinates and organizes a number of programs encouraging student interaction. Special events, concerts, movies, and lectures are held on a regular basis at the college. The college has more than 50 student organizations and special interest clubs including American Society of Interior Designers – Student Chapter, Baha’i Club, Capoiera Club, Floriculture Club, and Model United Nations Club.
JCCC – Overland Park has a library called Billington Library. Various research databases, including online reference databases are available at the library. Students can make use of the digital collections and digital labs at the library. The award-winning student newspaper called the Campus Ledger is published regularly throughout the year. The college has a Student Senate that is representative of the student body.
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JCCC – Overland Park provides fitness facilities at the Barbara Gill Lifetime Fitness Center. The athletics teams of the college actively participate in intercollegiate athletic events. The teams are nicknamed the Cavaliers, and team colors are maroon and gold. The college is nationally affiliated to the National Junior College Athletic Association and students compete in the East Jayhawk Conference as well.
The JCCC – Overland Park Cavaliers have won 10 National championships, over 100 regional titles, more than 130 conference titles, and 60 individual national champion titles.