Neosho County Community College
About Neosho County Community College
Neosho County Community College is located in Kansas in the city of Chanute. Chanute is a city in Neosho County. The Chanute area has many tourist attractions known for their historical significance and small-town charm. The Chanute Art Gallery houses a permanent core collection of over 500 works of art and special collections including the Luigi Kasimir Etchings, European and Oriental art, The Kansas Prairie Printmakers, and works of art from local and area artists. The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum offers exhibits and programs that highlight the achievements of Martin and Osa Johnson, pioneering documentary filmmakers, photographers, authors, and explorers. Visitors to the museum relive the Johnson's adventures in Africa, Borneo and the South Seas in the early to mid-1900s. Additional exhibits feature the cultures and art of Africa. For those seeking amenities more often available in larger cities, Chanute is within a two-hour drive from several major metropolitan areas including Kansas City, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Neosho County Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. The college began as Chanute Junior College, established in 1936 so that graduates of Chanute High School and other area high schools could attend college close to home. In 1961, State legislation provided the means for the college to become a countywide community junior college, and in 1965, Chanute Junior College became Neosho County Community Junior College. State legislation in 1980 allowed the college to reflect the fact that the transfer program was only one aspect of the total operation of the college, and the word junior was omitted from the college name. In 1979, the Kansas State Board of Education assigned service areas to various colleges. In addition to Neosho County, NCCC was assigned Franklin County and most of Anderson County. In 1991, the college opened a branch campus in Ottawa. Today, the college offers classes and other services on the Chanute campus, the Ottawa campus, and outreach sites in all three counties.
The art department at NCCC offers two major areas of study in the visual arts. The fine arts area is an introduction to actual work in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and special projects. It is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the practical and cultural values of appreciation in art and to serve as an introductory study for those students who plan to major in art, design, architecture or related fields. The computer graphics area serves as an introduction to computer-assisted graphic design and desktop publishing. Both areas offer students opportunities for creative development and career orientation. All students are required to take certain general education courses including English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral sciences. Art program core courses include design, drawing, painting, sculpture, computer graphics, printmaking, and art appreciation. Elective courses include graphic design, photography, and creative art in digital video.
NCCC offers a variety of institutional and Foundation scholarships for full-time and part-time students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic ability, participation in activities, athletic skill, and various other criteria. To be considered for a scholarship, students must complete an admissions form, the scholarship application form, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Available scholarships include academic scholarships, Board of Trustees scholarships, President's Scholarships, educational opportunity scholarships, NCCC Foundation academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, service scholarships, activity scholarships, and staff and dependant scholarships.