Get Ahead Program

Experience the ultimate college experience while still in high school!! If you live within driving distance of the Barton County Campus, the GAP program offers a chance for you to enroll in coursework right in the midst of the college environment. GAP classes are primarily offered in the afternoons. Course choices include general education and career focused class offerings. Classes traditionally meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 1:30-3:00p.m.

GAP Schedule

Are you a high school student looking for the ultimate first college experience? If so then the Get Ahead Program (GAP) may be your solution. 

GAP courses are offered on the Barton County Campus in the afternoon.  The Get Ahead Program offers general education classes as well as classes in specific vocational and/or career pathways.  Most classes meet either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, from 1:30-3:00 pm.  High school students who elect this college experience will find themselves in classes with traditional and non-traditional college students.  Courses are taught by members of the Barton's full-time faculty.

If the student has General Psychology included on his or her schedule at Great Bend High School, he or she is expected to enroll in the GAP offering of the course.   

Steps to enroll in a GAP class are as follows:

  1. Determine the course(s) you are interested in taking.

  2. Consult with your high school counselor to determine if GAP classes will work with your high school schedule.

  3. Complete the enrollment process by calling Enrollment Services at 620-792-9252 to enroll by phone. 
    OR 
    Deliver or mail your enrollment form and payment to Barton's Enrollment Services Department as soon as possible. GAP classes have enrollment limits - enrollment is not guaranteed!

  4. Determine your method of payment.

    • $107 per credit hour - Barton County Resident
    • $114 per credit hour - Non Barton County Resident
  5. Purchase textbooks for the course(s) BEFORE the class starts.

CLASS TITLE/CRN DAYS

TIME

INSTRUCTOR CLASSROOM COST

General Psychology

CRN: 10155

Tues./Thurs. 1:30 - 2:45 Allen, Randy F-145 $321 Barton Co. Resident

Graphic Design

CRN: 10862

Mon./Wed. 1:30 - 3:00 Arthur, Scott T-171 Tuition paid for current high school students by Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155)

Public Speaking

CRN: 10131

Tues./Thurs. 1:30 - 2:45 Solie, Peter F-164 $321 Barton Co. Resident

Criminal Investigation

CRN: 10161

Mon./Wed. 2:30 - 3:45 Stevens, Melissa T-107 Tuition paid for current high school students by Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155)

Welding Safety/OSHA 10

CRN: 10401

Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs.,

Aug. 14 - Aug. 30

1:30 - 3:00 Morris, Wade T-177 Tuition paid for current high school students by Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155)

Blueprint Reading - Welding

CRN: 10402

Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs.,

Sept. 2 - Dec. 6

1:30 - 3:00 Morris, Wade T-177 Tuition paid for current high school students by Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155)