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The following organizations offer education services for adults in the Junction City / Ft. Riley / Geary County Area:

Barton Community College
100 Continental Avenue
Grandview Plaza, KS 66441
785-238-8550

Central Kansas Educational Opportunity Center
1012A West Sixth Street
Junction City, KS 66441
785-238-5200

Cloud County Community College Adult Education Program
2221 Campus Drive
Concordia, KS 66901
800-729-5101 ext. 335

Cloud County Community College, Geary County Campus
631 Caroline Avenue
Junction City, KS 66441
785-238-8010, ext. 710

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
230 West Seventh Street
Junction City, KS 66441
785-238-4311

Geary County Virtual Learning Center
920 West Sixth Street
Junction City, KS 66441
620-238-9584
linda.prior@greenbush.org

Junction City Workforce Center
1012A West Sixth Street
Junction City, KS 66441
785-762-8870

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Adult Learning Resources and Services at a Glance



Summer 2017 Course Schedules


Adult Basic Education & GED


CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADULT EDUCATION (AE-GED) PROGRAM

The AE-GED Program offers an open door to new possibilities: teacher directed instructional services for students interested in obtaining a Kansas State High School Diploma (GED), preparing for entry into college, technical school or military service, improving reading/writing/English or math skills, advancing workplace or technology skills, entering the workforce, and/or retaining or improving employment. WorkKeys Assessments, Work Ready Credentials, and GED Official Practice Testing are also available.

Ages/Grades: Persons 16 years of age or older who need to prepare for the GED test, prepare for post secondary education or technical training, prepare to enter the military, improve daily living skills, or improve workplace/career opportunities. 
Agency Hours:  Daytime and evening classes available, Monday through Thursday
Location:  631 Caroline Avenue, Cloud County Community College-Geary County Campus
Fees: Classes are free, but there is a $55 materials and software seat fee.
Dates: Orientations will be held August 15 and 16 and October 17 and 18
Registration Deadlines: Call 800-729-5101, ext. 335 to reserve your place
Service Provider:  Cloud County Community College
Contact Person: Debbie Kearn, 800-729-5101, ext. 335 (includes voicemail) or by e-mail at dkearn@cloud.edu


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College Readiness


BARTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASIC SKILLS EDUCATION PROGRAMS

These college classes are for military service members and are designed to enhance basic math, reading, and writing skills. They are available to military family members on a space available basis. Classes meet Monday through Friday for three weeks in length with each class meeting for three hour sessions. Courses can be designed to meet unit requirements. For more information, contact the Fort Riley Education Center and speak to an Army Education Counselor or call Barton's Fort Riley office at 785-784-6606..


CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Geary County Campus of Cloud County Community College offers college-readiness classes in each semester to those wishing to enhance their skills before beginning a college curriculum. The fee for each class is based on residency and number of credit hours. Please call the Geary County Campus at 785-238-8010 ext. 711 for tuition and registration information. Class days and times vary with each semester. See the current course schedule in this publication for this semester's offerings.

English as a Second Language Classes: for details regarding tuition, fees, and schedules, please contact Amanda Rankin at 785-238-8010 ext. 721 or stop by the Geary County Campus office for further information.

Reading Comprehension
This class is designed to help students improve reading comprehension skills including critical thinking for main ideas and detail, inferences, summarizing, and patterns of organization. This is a 3 credit hour class.

Transitional English
This class will help students prepare for their college composition courses. The content includes instruction in the writing process from free writing and brainstorming to revision and editing with the development of sentence structure, correctness, and variety. This is a 3 credit hour class.

Composition Workshop
This class is designed to be taken with English Composition I for students who need individualized instruction in the clear and correct usage of English grammar, extended practice with writing form and purpose and the successful writing habits.

Pre-Algebra
This class provides comprehensive coverage of basic computational skills and their applications while introducing integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions and percents. This is a 3 credit hour class.

Elementary Algebra
This class is designed for students with little or no high school algebra. Topics covered include number systems, solution and application of linear equations, factoring and radicals. Prerequisite: Pre-algebra with a C or better or appropriate ACT/COMPASS scores. This is a 3 credit hour class.

Intermediate Algebra
This course is designed for students who have only one year of high school algebra or who are not otherwise ready for College Algebra. Among the topics covered will be number systems, linear equations and inequalities, lines, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents, rational expressions, and quadratic equations. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra with a C or better and appropriate ASSET/Compass scores, Elementary Algebra with a C or better, or permission of department. This is a 3 credit class.


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Continuing Education


BARTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - COLLEGE PROGRAM

College Program classes consist of both traditional and hybrid classes and are open to civilian and military students. College program classes have five cycles per year and each cycle is eight weeks in length. Courses are offered at various times Monday through Saturday. Traditional classes meet twice a week for three hours each class period with assignments completed online or in the classroom. Hybrid classes meet for three hours each week in class and another three hours completed online, in addition to other course assignments. Weekend classes are hybrid and meet Saturday from 0900 to 1200 hours or 1300 to 1600 hours each weekend for eight weeks. For the evening and weekend classes, books may be provided. Students are encouraged to contact the Fort Riley Barton office at 785-784-6606 for details. Cost for college courses is $108 per credit hour, TA eligible.

BARTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE – LSEC LEADER SKILLS ENHANCEMENT COURSE

LSEC is designed to assist in the training of Noncommissioned Officers and soldiers demonstrating leadership potential in the advanced skills needed to perform at higher-level leadership and staff positions. It is an on-duty program and attendance in all classes is mandatory. Students not attending all classes risk the possibility of failing the course for non-attendance. LSEC program is open to the Total Army Family: Active duty military, reserve and National Guard, retirees, military family members, and DOD civilians and their family members. LSEC class schedules have seven cycles per year, each cycle is six weeks in length. Traditional type classes meet Monday to Friday for 1 ½ hours each class. Class with assignments completed on line or in the classroom. Tuition and books are provided at no cost to the student. Students are able to complete an Associate degree and transfer credits to major universities.

BARTON OSHA

Barton Community College is now an OSHA Education Center and a member of the Midwest OSHA Education Centers Consortium, MOEC. We not only offer OSHA numbered courses but also provide high-quality professional safety and occupational health training tailored to your organization's needs. The summer session will include: Fall Arrest Systems, Electrical Standards, Hazardous Materials, Machinery and Machine Guard Standards, and more.

Population Served:  Adults
Agency Hours:  Summer cycle will run June–July and most classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Barton OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Fees:  Vary per class
Service Provider:  Grandview Plaza Campus,   Barton Community College
Contact Person:  Email greenb@bartonccc.edu or call 785-238-8550 for more class and registration information. 


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CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE TRAINING

Our Commercial Driver's License Training is divided into two segments. The first segment teaches you everything you need to know to take the written CDL exam and Pre-Trip Inspection. The second segment involves behind-the-wheel practice driving where you refine your skills at turning, backing, parallel parking, backing into a loading dock and on-the-road driving. You will use the same truck or combination vehicle for your driving exam. Call 785-238-8010, ext. 721 for more information and to enroll in the next training session.

Population Served:  Adults
Agency Hours:  Classes offered monthly.  Days and times vary, nights and weekends only.
Location:  Cloud County Community College—Geary County Campus
Fees:  Fees start at $114 and include Segment I.  Segment II-Behind-the-Wheel Driving is additional depending upon license type.
Service Provider:  Cloud County Community College—Geary County Campus 
Contact Person:  Email Maleah Cherico at mcherico@cloud.edu or call 785-238-8010, ext. 721 for more class and registration information. 


CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Cloud County Community College is committed to extending educational opportunities into the communities in our service area. The Community Education Department includes general education courses, online classes, personal enrichment workshops and Allied Health Nurse Continuing Education classes, along with Certified Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Social Services Designee, Activity Director, Nursing Home In-Services, Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Medical Technician—Intermediate.

Outreach courses are offered at 35 locations over a 12 county area. These locations serve more than 2,000 students among the day, evening, and concurrent high schools.

Agency Hours, Location, and Fees:  Vary depending upon the class.


CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MSF BASIC RIDER COURSES

Those who choose to take a rider education course greatly reduce the likelihood and severity of being involved in a motorcycle accident. What you do before you start a trip goes a long way toward determining whether or not you'll get where you want to go safely—wearing the right gear, becoming familiar with the motorcycle, checking the motorcycle equipment, knowing the traffic laws, and being a responsible rider. This course covers all of the preparation work and provides on-the-bike instructional driving. The training is Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved. Upon completion, participants will receive their MSF Safety Certificate as well as their Kansas DE-99. Classes are held in Junction City and we provide the motorcycles!

Ages/Grades:  Adults
Day(s):  Thursday or Friday evening plus all day on Saturday and Sunday
Place:  Geary County Campus—Cloud County Community College
Cost:  $230
Date(s):  Multiple classes held monthly.  Call 238-8010, ext. 721 for details.
Registration deadline:  Ongoing
Service Provider:  Geary County Campus—Cloud County Community College


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LEARNING IS FOR EVERYONE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Learning Is for Everyone (LIFE) community education program is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the people of Geary County, Ft. Riley and the surrounding area. It is based on the premise that the quality of life in any community is dependent upon the opportunity for the personal development of its individual citizens. LIFE provides a means for people to share their knowledge, exchange ideas and pursue their interests through lifelong learning.

Agency Hours, Location, and Fees:  Vary depending upon the class.  See the program directory on the LIFE page for current information


LEARNING AND TRAINING WITH LYNDA.COM

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library cardholders have free access to Lynda.com so they can watch video tutorials to learn business, technology, construction and creative skills at their own pace.  Thousands of training videos are available from the site on hundreds of topics; from 3D drawing and printing to logo design and from mobile apps to word processing.  Trying to master Excel or Quickbooks? Working on your knowledge base for JavaScript or HTML? Lynda.com can take you there, 24/7, from any computer that connects to the internet. This can range from a single class to a multi-course learning path such as those for becoming a manager, small business owner, IT security specialist, video editor, photographer or web designer. Simply click here or launch from our home page and use your full library card number and login password to sign in, watch, and learn.

Population Served:  High school age and adults
Fees:  None
Service Provider:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Contact Person:  Cheryl Jorgensen, 785-238-4311 or cherylj@jclib.org


ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH MANGO LANGUAGES

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is your gateway to Mango Languages, a language-learning database that combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. It includes instruction for seventy-two different languages, from American Sign and Egyptian Arabic to Vietnamese and Yiddish. Instruction for English as a Second Language is also available from twenty-one different first languages. The courses are available in two intensities, Mango Conversations and Mango Premier. To learn more about them, just visit Mango here or visit the JCLIB Home Page and click on the Mango Languages link.  Those who would like a one-on-one guided tour with a member of the Reference staff can call 238-4311 or send an email to reference@jclib.org to make an appointment. 


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Diploma Completion


ADULT HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION PROGRAM

The Geary County Learning Center has changed to the Geary County Virtual Learning Center. This means that adults wishing to complete their high school diploma can complete their coursework on their own schedule, at their own pace, and at their own home with support from the learning center when needed. Experienced online teachers will help students finish what they started. Call Linda Prior at 620-238-9584 or email her at Linda.Prior@greenbush.org for more information or to get started. There are no fees and no excuses. Get started today.

Agency Hours: Summer office hours by appointment
Location: Geary County Virtual Learning Center (Larry Dixon Center, 920 West 6th Street) Fees: None
Dates: Open enrollment
Registration deadline: None
Service Provider: Geary County Virutal Learning Center Contact Person: Linda Prior, 620-238-9584 or Linda.Prior@greenbush.org


CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADULT EDUCATION (AE-GED) PROGRAM

The AE-GED Program offers an open door to new possibilities: teacher directed instructional services for students interested in obtaining a Kansas State High School Diploma (GED), preparing for entry into college, technical school or military service, improving reading/writing/English or math skills, advancing workplace or technology skills, entering the workforce, and/or retaining or improving employment. WorkKeys Assessments, Work Ready Credentials, and GED Official Practice Testing are also available.

Population Served: Persons 16 years of age or older who need to prepare for the GED test, prepare for post-secondary education or training, prepare to enter the military, improve daily living skills, or improve workplace/career opportunities.
Agency Hours: Daytime and evening classes available, Monday through Thursday
Location:  631 Caroline Avenue, Cloud County Community College—Geary County Campus
Fees: Classes are free, but there is a $55 materials and software seat fee.
Dates: August 14 for the first class and October 16 for the second. Call 800-729-5101, ext. 335 to reserve your place
Registration Deadlines: Call 800-729-5101, ext. 335 to reserve your place
Service Provider: Cloud County Community College Contact Person: Debbie Kearn, 800-729-5101, ext. 335 (includes voicemail), or by email at dkearn@cloud.edu.


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Distance Education


BARTONline

BARTonline.org provides students the opportunity to complete an Associate Degree online. Courses taken at other colleges and universities plus your military and work experience can be applied toward degree completion requirements at Barton Community College.  A minimum of 15 credit hours are required from Barton for degree completion.

Fees:  $150 per credit hour except for MLTC courses. The only other expense is the cost of textbooks and/or materials, which varies by the course.
Dates and Registration Deadline:  See web site at BARTonline.org for registration information.
Service Provider:  Barton Community College


CLOUD ONLINE

The aim of CLOUD OnLine is to assist you in achieving your educational, career and personal goals. Online OPEN-ENROLLMENT classes are available year round and offer you a flexible and convenient means of working toward a degree or upgrading workplace skills while meeting your family and work commitments.  Our accredited online degree program offers For-Credit coursework leading to Associates degrees. General education courses applicable to all associates degrees are available in addition to curriculum components leading to completion of the Criminal Justice, Childcare and General Business Associate of Applied Science degrees. Coursework leading to the Microsoft Office User Specialist certification is also available.  For more information, visit Cloud County's website at cloud.edu.

Contact Person:  Outreach Advisor, 785-238-8010


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PROCTORING FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION—DOROTHY BRAMLAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Many distance education programs require that students make arrangements with a local proctor that will supervise them as they take their exams. This proctor is necessary to ensure the academic integrity and security of those tests. The Reference Staff at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library provides a proctoring service to students residing in the Junction City/Fort Riley area for both paper and online testing. Proctoring guidelines and a student identification form can be found on the JCLIB Home Page. (Students must schedule a proctoring session at least 24 hours in advance). Call today at 785-238-4311, and ask for the reference desk to set up this service.

Population Served: Students enrolled in a distance education program
Agency Hours:  By appointment during regular library hours, Monday through Saturday
Location:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Fees:  None
Dates:  Ongoing
Contact Person:  Cheryl Jorgensen, 238-4311


PROCTORING DISTANCE EDUCATION EXAMS—GEARY COUNTY VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER

The Geary County Virtual Learning Center is ready to proctor exams for long distance education students and help them meet the requirement of their program.

Agency Hours Summer office hours by appointment at the Geary County Virtual Learning Center (Larry Dixon Center, 920 West 6th Street)
Contact Person:  Call Linda Prior at 620-238-9584 or email Linda.Prior@greenbush.org for more information about this service.

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Job Readiness


CENTRAL KANSAS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER

100% Funded by the Department of Education/TRIO Program
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is located in the Junction City Workforce Center. We offer free services providing assistance with career planning, financial literacy, education choices, financial aid and admissions to technical schools, colleges and universities. Visit our web site at bartonccc.edu/community/CKEOC for additional information.

Population Served:  Persons interested in post-secondary education who have not yet completed a bachelor's degree
Agency Hours:  Call (785) 238-5200 to schedule an appointment
Location:  1012A West Sixth Street, Junction City & 1025 Main, Great Bend
Service Providers:  Department of Education and Barton Community College/Great Bend CKEOC


CERTIFIED MEDICATION AID, ONLINE-HYBRID
The 75-hour, 5-credit hour, Certified Medication Aid class follows the Kansas Department of Health and Environment curriculum, with time divided evenly between classroom and clinical hours.   Students will have the opportunity to partake in hands-on learning with residents in local long-term care communities.  Students will learn a variety of skills including: Drug Classifications, Administering Medications, Monitoring Medication Therapies, Ethics, Communication, and Appropriate Documentation.  Practice exams are given, and the Kansas C.M.A state board exam is scheduled shortly after the end of the class.  Classes last approximately one month, are generally held on a monthly basis in an online-hybrid format.  Classroom bookwork is completed online, and clinical hours take place on local health-care sites and may vary per month.  Class size is limited to 10 students per instructor.  For more information, please call 785-238-8010 x 721 or email Maleah Cherico at mcherico@cloud.edu.


CERTIFIED NURSE AID, ONLINE-HYBRID

The 90-hour, 5-credit hour, Certified Nurse Aid class follows the Kansas Department of Health and Environment curriculum, with time divided evenly between classroom and clinical hours. Students will have the opportunity to partake in hands-on learning with residents in local long-term care communities. Students will learn a variety of skills including: Infection Prevention & Control; Vital Signs; Nutrition and Fluids; Mobility; Communication; Safety; and Dementia and Problem Behaviors. Practice exams are given, and the Kansas C.N.A state board exam is scheduled shortly after the end of the class. Classes last approximately one month, are generally held on a monthly basis in an online-hybrid format. Classroom bookwork is completed online, and clinical hours take place on local health-care sites and may vary per month. Class size is limited to 10 students per instructor. For more information, please call 785-238-8010, ext. 721 or email Maleah Cherico at mcherico@cloud.edu.


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CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN TRAINING

Join Cloud's next EMT Class!  The Emergency Medical Technician course is required for persons involved in providing emergency care.  It includes care of patient prior to transport, control of the accident scene, preparation for transport, transport and care of the patient en route to a hospital emergency department, communications, reporting, record keeping, and vehicle care.  It will provide the participant with the preparation necessary for testing for certification and practice as an EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN in the State of Kansas.  Grant or scholarship assistance may be available.  An installment payment plan is available.  Please email Maleah Cherico atmcherico@cloud.edu or call 785-238-8010, ext 721 for details.

Population Served:  Adults
Agency Hours:  Classes begin in August and January
Location:  Cloud County Community College-Geary County Campus
Fees:  $1,333 with text (approximate)
Sponsored by:  Cloud County Community College-Geary County Campus


JUNCTION CITY WORKFORCE CENTER

The Workforce Center provides employment and job training services, as well as help to job hunters on searching for job listings, filling out applications, and creating resumes.

Population Served: Geary, Clay, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Washington Counties and surrounding areas
Agency Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Location: 1012A West Sixth Street, Suite A, Junction City
Fees: None
Service Provider: Participating partners include Educational Opportunity Center, Flint Hills Job Corps, Heartland Works, Kansas Department of Commerce, Social and Rehabilitation Services and Vocational Rehabilitation
Contact Person:  Call 785-762-8870 or visit the websites kansasworks.com or workforcecenters.com/junctioncity/ for additional information.


ONLINE LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library cardholders have free access to lynda.comso they can watch video tutorials to learn business, technology, construction and creative skills at their own pace. Thousands of training videos are available from the site on hundreds of topics; from 3D drawing and printing to logo design and from mobile apps to word processing. Trying to master Excel or Quickbooks? Working on your knowledge base for JavaScript or HTML? Lynda.com can take you there, 24/7, from any computer that connects to the internet. This can range from a single class to a multi-course learning path such as those for becoming a manager, small business owner, IT security specialist, video editor, photographer or web designer. Simply click here or launch from our home page and use your full library card number and login password to sign in, watch, and learn.

Population Served:  High school age and adults
Fees:  None
Service Provider:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Contact Person:  Cheryl Jorgensen, 785-238-4311 or cherylj@jclib.org


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Test Practice & Preparation


LEARNINGEXPRESS LIBRARY

The LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Test takers will get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of their results. Included in the practice test database are standardized tests for college entrance, graduate school entrance, civil service, vocational career certification, nursing, TOEFL, GED, teacher certification, advanced placement and real estate licensing. The site also includes basic skills improvement and job & career assistance. Accounts are fast and easy to set up and provide free and unlimited access to all of the Learn-A-Test resources from any computer that connects to the Internet.

Fees:  None
Program dates:  Ongoing
Registration deadline:  None.  Go to the DBPL Home Page and click on the LearningExpress Library link, then login or register for a new account. New users only require a valid email address and a password to register. Patrons temporarily outside of Kansas or using mobile devices that register as out-of-state may need to enter in their Kansas Library eCard login information before registering. Patrons should visit the library with photo ID and proof of Kansas residency to sign up for their Kansas Library eCard.
Service provider:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library  


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Tutoring


ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING

Trying to improve your reading or math skills? Need help in a tough course? Want to learn or improve your English? Need a little extra help with any or all of these? The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library offers a service that matches students with a volunteer tutor who will work with them on a one-on-one basis to help them meet their learning goals. The pair will meet at selected locations (typically the library) on a schedule that best meets both of their needs and availability. Depending upon the student's goal, this could be a one-time meeting or an ongoing activity. Regardless, it is an opportunity for students to ask the questions they want to ask and learn the things they want to learn in a safe and friendly environment.

Population Served:  Students and adults
Agency Hours: By appointment Location: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library and other locations as arranged
Fees:  None
Registration Deadline:  Ongoing
Contact Person:  Blaine Hamilton, 785-238-4311 or blaineh@jclib.org


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