Program Website: Barton BASICS
Contact: William Rains, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Description: Barton Community College has been serving Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) and Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) for the past 15 years with educational programming. BASICS has transitioned into a one of the most successful correctional education programs in the nation. We are currently offering 8 career technical certificates, traditional post-secondary coursework, adult basic education, and advisement services for over 200 students a year.
Degrees Offered: Associates of General Studies
Programs Offered: We also offer numerous certificate programs; Adult Education, Carpentry, Welding, Plumbing, Manufacturing Skills, Microsoft Office Specialist, IC3 Certification, NCCER Core Certificate, and numerous post-secondary courses offered via ITV to the facilities.
Unique Features: Technology has been a large part of our growth. Barton is currently providing connected tablets for use in our adult education program, and we are providing online resources for our incarcerated students via our classroom computers.
Correctional Facilities Served: Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Learned Correctional Mental Health Facility
Headquarters: Ellsworth, KS and Larned, KS
College/University Affiliation: Barton Community College
Population Served: Male Population – Minimum and Medium Custody
Year Founded: 2002
Number of Students: 200+
Graduates to Date: Associates degrees are limited. Completion of Certificates is large with over 70% completion
Founders: Barton Community College
Funding: Kansas Department of Corrections contract funds, Improved Reentry Education grant, and community partners via our Foundation.
Program Evaluation: Student Evaluations and program reviews.