Summer 2020

Learn New Techniques To Prepare Students For College Coursework

Central Community College (CCC) provides skill-based workshops for high school educators in the 25-county service area to learn techniques and procedures taught at the college level. These professional development workshops will provide useful information, activities, and training to help educators prepare students for future success.


These workshops have limited space. Be sure to register early.


Most of these workshops have a small fee. 


Who will receive the stipend?

  • High school teachers in our CCC 25-county service area who teach within the same discipline of the workshop
  • High school counselors in the CCC 25-county service area
  • High school Early College contact person from CCC 25-county service area

A stipend will be given to those who qualify and attend each day. 

All high school teachers and staff are welcome to register for these workshops.

For More Information Contact:

Joanie Guerrero
Jamey Peterson-Jones

  Payment Questions:

Workshop Descriptions

Autobody Introduction/Exploration (Hastings) - June 16-18 (CLOSED)


Cost: $76.50

Date: June 16-18
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Hastings Campus
Building: Furnas
Room: 138
Instructor:  Fred Kuta, Michael Hoskins
Cap: 8
Stipend: $600

We will cover information about Auto Body Technology and the opportunities for students that can lead to a fulfilling career in the field.

This workshop will include several hands-on activities. We will explore how to fill a dent, apply primer and color. We will cover the newest technology available and provide activities and lessons to take back to the classroom. 

Welding - Gas Metal Arc, Shielded Metal Arc, Oxy-Acetylene (Columbus) - June 16-18 (CLOSED)


Cost: $61.50

Date: June 16-18
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
 980 (Welding Classroom)
Instructor:  Bryce Standley, Landon Hunt
Cap: 8
Stipend: $450

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding, Shielded metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Welding and include lab time for each. For each process, we will cover basic theory and set up the machines. We will also weld basic joints in different positions.

You will need to wear jeans or work pants and boots. Protective welding clothing will be provided if you do not want to bring your own.

Mechatronics with Instrumentation & Controls - Integrating Instrumentation and Process Control into the STEM Classroom (Columbus) - July 14-16

To register for this workshop select "Register for Mechatronics Workshop" at the bottom of this page. For all other workshops, use the "HS Professional Development Workshops" link.

Cost: Free

Date: July 14-16
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (working lunch)
Location: Columbus Campus
Building: North Education Center
Room: 911
Instructor:  Daniel Davidchik
Cap: 16
Stipend: $110 each day

Join us for a fun and creative three-day professional development opportunity. Learn about Process Instrumentation and Control, a CCC Mechatronics pathway, and get hands-on with demonstrations and lessons you can take back to your classroom.


  • Build you own instrumentation trainer ($600 approximate value) to keep and use in your classroom.
  • Network with other teachers to write lessons relating to Process Instrumentation and Control.
  • Interact with a panel of industry leaders and current Mechatronics students.
  • Opportunity to work with visiting Mechatronics instructor Doug Laven, South Central College, MN.

To register for HS Professional Development Workshops (Closed)

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