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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is Dodge City Community College?

The Dodge City Community College campus is spread out over 145 acres of rolling prairie with its own lake, Lake Charles. The DCCC campus has 20 buildings on campus and various off campus facilities including Cavalier field and out campus radio station. Take a virtual campus visit. As far as student population, DCCC has approximately 2,000 students a semester.

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What is a Conquistador?

The Conquistadors were the warriors who led the Spanish exploration of the New World during the 16th Century. One Conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, crossed the Arkansas River near the 100th Meridian on June 29, 1541. This site is very close to the location of present day Dodge City. When the first class of Dodge City Community College met on September 10, 1935, one student from Colorado was familiar with the history of Coronado and suggested that the Conquistador be adopted as the college mascot. Dodge City Community College has been the home of the "Conqs" ever since

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What is the average class size?

The average class size is 14 students to 1 professor.

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What types of degrees do you offer?

At DCCC, you can earn various two-year associate degrees depending on your major. We offer Associate in Science, Arts and General Studies degrees. We also offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in various technical areas, plus several one-year certificate programs.

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What types of technical programs do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of programs. Here is a list of some of those programs: Ag Production/Farm & Ranch Management, Agribusiness, Agriculture Food Chain Security, Agronomy, Automobile Mechanics Technology, Building Construction Technology, Business Technology, Communications, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice/Police Science, Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer, Early Childhood Education, Electronic & Power Transmission, Electrical Transmission System Technician, Equine Studies, Fire Science Protection Technology, Flight Instructor, Food & Beverage Management, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Hospitality Operations, Information Technology, Licensed Practical  Nurse, Registered Nurse, and Welding Technology.

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What types of transfer programs do you offer?

We offer over 30 different transfer majors, and if your major is not listed, it’s still likely DCCC can provide the basic lower division courses you will need to start your college education. Here is a list of some of our programs: Agriculture, Agriculture Food chain Security, Auto Mechanics Technology, Building Construction, Business, Business Technology, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice/Police Science, Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repair, Early Childhood Education, Education, English and Composition, Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, Equine Science, Farm and Ranch Management, Fine and Performing Arts, Fire Science/EMS, Flight Instructor, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Language, Manufacturing Technology, Mathematics, Mass Communications, Nursing Paraprofessionals, Nursing: LPN & RN, Physical Education, Pre- Professionals (Pre-Architecture, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Law, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Vet), Science, Social Science, and Sports Administration.

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Is there student housing on campus?

Approximately 300 students live on campus each year Traditional Residence Halls:  this where most freshmen choose to live because of the close proximity to the campus as well as the opportunity to meet there fellow residents.  Shelden hall is an all male hall. It contains two coin operated laundry facilities, a computer lab as well as a lobby with an ice machine, big screen TV, DVD player and plenty of seating.  It is also home to the Residence Life and Campus Security offices.  Coleman-Webb is an all-female hall.  It contains a coin operated laundry facility as well as a lobby with an ice machine, big screen TV, DVD player and plenty of seating.

Apartment Style Residence Halls:  this is where most sophomores choose to live because it gives a sense of the freedom of an apartment but still holds on to the community feel of a tradition hall. Russell-Revitte and Gleckler-Zollars: Each common area is equipped with a full sized refrigerator and runs on central heating and air.  Both hall are all-male unless Coleman-Webb is over occupancy.  There is a coin-operated laundry facility located in Gleckler-Zollars.  Sites-Franklin: is a co-ed hall. It contains a kitchen, a full sized refrigerator as well as central heating and air along with a common living area. For more information check out the housing website.

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What types of scholarships are available?

We administer one of the largest institutional scholarship/grant programs in the state. Scholarships and grants are available in all technical majors offered at DCCC, in academic achievement levels, in numerous talent areas. View additional scholarship info.

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What type of financial aid is available?

Our student financial aid office most Title IV federal financial aid programs. We offer the following financial assistance to eligible students: Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Scholarships, Federal Work Study, Institutional Work Study, and Federal Stafford Loan. We have an electronic office; therefore students have the benefit of quicker response from the federal processing center. View financial aid info.

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What types of extracurricular activities and organizations are there on campus?

Dodge City Community College invites you to get involved in campus activities and clubs. As a student you’ll find that campus involvement gives you an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. View student organizations.

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What type of athletic teams does DCCC have?

Dodge City Community College supports one of the most extensive intercollegiate athletic programs of any community college in Kansas. The Conqs and Lady Conqs compete at the NJCAA Division I level and are members of the Kansas Jayhawk league. Not only do our teams compete on the field but also they excel off the field as well having earned numerous Academic All-American and academic team certificates. Here is list of our athletic programs: baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s cross country, cheerleading, dance, football, men and women’s golf, rodeo,softball, men and women’s soccer, men and women’s track and volleyball. For more info on athletics, Check out the athletic website.

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