Workforce Training

There are several industrial training programs available to companies in Dodge City and Ford County. These programs help provide ongoing skills training for existing workers and job preparation training for new workers.

Kansas Industrial Training

Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) program is a comprehensive and flexible work force training program designed to respond to the specific needs of new and expanding firms creating new jobs. Priority is given to Kansas basic industries-firms involved in manufacturing, regional or national service, interstate distribution, agriculture, mining, research and development, interstate transportation and some tourism activities. KIT funds can be used for instructor salaries, travel expenses, curriculum planning and development, textbooks and materials, and other training related costs. The program is administered on a first come first served basis. Employers must make a healthcare plan available. Grants average $300 to $500 for each new job.

Kansas Industrial Retraining

Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) program is a job retention tool which assists employees of restructuring industries who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge. Eligible training expenses are identical to that of the KIT program. KIR guidelines require a dollar for dollar match. The program is administered on a competitive basis in 6 rounds each year. Average award is $300 to $500.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit (WOTC/W2W)

These programs are federal income tax credits that encourage employers to hire certain job seekers and reduce employer federal tax liability. The WOTC/W2W program was designed to help people move from welfare to work and gain on-the-job experience. WOTC/W2W joins other education and training initiatives and targeted tax credits that are helping American workers prepare for good jobs; ease the transition from job to job; and create high performance workplaces. For more information, call 785-296-7435.

Dodge City Community College

The Dodge City Community College offers two-year degrees and technical certificate programs. Current Majors in technology-related fields, including:

  • Agri-Business
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Food Chain Security
  • Agronomy
  • Automobile Mechanics Tech
  • Building Construction Tech
  • Business Technology
  • Computer Non-Degree Seeking
  • Computer Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Power Technician
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Medical Tech
  • Engineering
  • Equine Studies
  • Farm & Ranch Management
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Flight Instructor
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Tech-Welding
  • Mass Comm/Broadcasting
  • Mass Comm/Print
  • Nursing (ADN)
  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Nursing (Pre)
  • Nursing Non-Degree Seeking
  • Para Nursing Program
  • Secondary Education
  • Technical Non-Degree Seeking
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pre)
  • Welding
  • Wildlife Biology

The college also offers on-site training programs for local industries. These programs include work-related training, as well as life skills courses. For more information, visit or call 800 FOR-DCCC (800-367-3222) or 620-225-1321.