College News


March 30, 2021

Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 6.

March 29, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska

Those seeking a credential as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) have the chance to enroll in a course at no charge thanks to a generous anonymous donor and a collaboration between Barton Community College, Ellsworth County Medical Center (ECMC) and Good Samaritan Retirement Center. 

The two 2021 CNA classes are set for June 7-23 and July 6-22. The classes are 90 hours in length and held over two weeks. Presentations will be held at ECMC and clinical experiences at the Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Ellsworth. 

March 24, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska

The Barton Performing Arts Department would like to invite high school seniors with an interest in dance, instrumental music, theatre and vocal music to apply and audition for 2021-2022 Performance Awards, Major Scholarships and performance ensembles via virtual auditions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10. Students can register at and registration for future dates will be opened closer to each respective date.

Potential students will have an opportunity to gear up for the fall semester during Barton’s popular “Enrollment Day” sessions, which start on April 20 and will continue throughout the summer. Students can call (620) 792-9286 or visit to sign up or for more information. Registration opens on April 1. Students can apply for admission before coming to campus by visiting

March 18, 2021
Story by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Community College Foundation aims to enhance the Barton student experience with its 11th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin. The money raised is used for mini-grants for Barton faculty members to purchase items for their classrooms to enhance student learning experiences. The foundation has awarded about $100,000 in mini-grants to date.

March 16, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photo submitted

Barton Community College will present a Vocal Masterclass featuring Wichita State University Professor Alan Held at 10 a.m. March 26 via zoom. The event is free and open to the public.  

March 12, 2021
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 14.  There are 150 spots available and those interested can sign up at through April 5. Safety measures will be followed and masks will be required.