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CONTENTS 2 Education Your Way 6 Discover. Connect. Enjoy. 11 Kansas Institute of Underground Technology 14 Digital Marketing 15 Alumni Throwback 1996 16 Redefining Higher Hire Education 21 NCK Tech Foundation 23 Health Programs Associate Degree Nursing Pharmacy Technician Practical Nursing 24 Business Programs Business Management Business Technology Culinary Arts Digital Marketing FEATURES 4 8 10 12 18 Path to Success Finding a Lifelong Career: Veteran Returns Home to Tend to Family Business Building Quality Education for a Lifetime It’s Never Too Late: Non-Traditional Student Works His Way to His Dream Job Technically Speaking: Industry Leaders Address the Value of Technical Education 26 Construction Programs Carpentry/Cabinetmaking Electrical Technology Heavy Equipment Operation Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Welding 28 Technology Development Programs Automated Controls Technology Information Technology Telecommunications and Network Technology 30 Transportation Technology Programs Agricultural Equipment Technology Automotive Collision Technology Automotive Technology Diesel Technology 36 Financial Aid Tools & Tech is published by North Central Kansas Technical College, P.O. Box 507, Beloit, KS 67420 and produced by 502 Media Group, 121 S. 4th, Suite 209, Manhattan, KS 66502. To find the magazine online go to www.ncktc.edu/magazine. To offer a comment or request additional copies, call 800-658-4655. 37 Mission, Vision, Values www.ncktc.edu | 1