The Great Bend campus serves as the main campus for Barton. We are located high atop a hill on 160 acres three miles northeast of Great Bend across the road from Bissells Point. The campus includes eight buildings in the main section of campus with four phases of student housing, the Cougar fields, and the Midwest Utility Pipeline Training Center located on the outskirts.
Learning facilities include numerous science labs as well as specially equipped labs for specific programs. Barton's attention to technology can be found in its ITV rooms, 35 SMART (hightech) classrooms, numerous computer labs, and technical program labs. A 40-foot dome theater with 66 seats, the Planetarium is equipped to recreate the night sky in amazing detail and offers programs free of charge as a public service.
Fort Riley Campus
Fort Riley, home of "The Big Red One," is known for its excellent training, abundant recreational opportunities, rich history, and tremendous relations with surrounding communities. Barton Community College's proud association with Fort Riley and the U.S. Army began in 1984 with a single training contract and has continued to grow in support of the Army, its soldiers, their families, and the Junction City community.
The Barton Community College Fort Riley campus provides education and training, as well as selected specialized education and training to the entire state. In addition, Bartonline, Barton's premier site for online courses, is administered from the Fort Riley campus.
The Fort Riley campus administration building is located in Building 217 on the main post of Fort Riley. This main office and two of the computer labs are across from the Fort Riley Museum and the Custer House. The campus also provides instructional services for Troop School, BSEP and LSEC which are located on Custer Hill.
Courses also are offered at a nearby outreach site located at Grandview Plaza. The Grandview Plaza outreach site is home to the Hazardous Materials Handling and Emergency Management programs, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic programs.