Cloud County Community College
Cloud County Community College (Geary County Campus).png
Cloud County Campus (2011)
MottoGoing Anywhere Starts Here!
TypeCommunity College
Established1965 (Concordia)
1997 (Junction City)
PresidentAmber Knoettgen[1]
Colors    Black & gold
Cloud County Community College logo.png

Cloud County Community College is a public community college with campuses in Concordia, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas in United States.

Concordia campus

Cloud County Community College was founded in Concordia in 1965 and began classes in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School. The college moved to its present site in 1968. The architecture of the main campus is that of "pods" which are designed to evoke the rolling hills of the area. The athletic teams are known as the Thunderbirds (men) and Lady Thunderbirds (women). CCCC was the 2001 NJCAA national champion in women's basketball, 2010 Men's Soccer, 2019 Men's Outdoor Track and Field, and 2019 Men's Cross Country. Housing is provided by 13 campus apartments located in "T-Bird Village" across the street from the main campus building, "Thunder Heights" located just west of the main building, and "Hillside Apartments", which is located a mile away from the main campus. CCCC is home to the first Wind Energy Technology program in Kansas and uses both wind and geo-thermal energy to operate portions of the campus electrical system.

Geary County campus

The Geary County Campus (GCC) is located in Junction City. Hosting primarily a non-traditional and diverse student population, the campus offers several career and transfer programs. Since the college is near Fort Riley, it serves military veterans, active duty military members, and their families. With a variety of day, evening, and weekend course offerings, students taking classes have the privilege of flexible class scheduling. Along with its service to Fort Riley, home of the Big Red One, this commuter campus serves over 300 students from the surrounding area and provides transferable courses to regional institutions such as Kansas State University and Manhattan Area Technical College. The unique nature of this branch campus enables it to operate under the oversight of a Campus Director, seventeen full-time faculty and staff and over forty adjunct faculty, many of whom also teach for Kansas State University and other educational entities in the area. The GCC has an active Phi Theta Kappa honor society, TRiO services, adult basic education, student veterans club, anatomy & physiology club, fine arts club, and a chapter of Student Senate. Cloud County Community College is a Service Member Opportunity College (SOC).



Main article: Cloud County Thunderbirds

The athletic program at Cloud County Community College fields 11 varsity teams and competes in the Western Division of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.[3]


Main article: KVCO

The college maintains KVCO Radio Station (FM 88.3) and plays an alternative music format.[4] The station is considered a "full service" FM station by the Federal Communications Commission.[5]


Cumulus is the completely digital yearbook for Cloud County Community College. It is the product of two classes and multiple volunteers.[6]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Knoettgen named president of Cloud County Community College". Cloud County Community College (Press release). Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ Cloud County Community College Archived 2006-09-12 at the Wayback Machine enrollment figures
  3. ^ Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Archived June 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine member schools
  4. ^ On The Radio KVCO, Concordia, Kansas
  5. ^ Federal Communications Commission KVCO
  6. ^ "Cumulus". Archived from the original on 2015-03-09.
  7. ^ Kansas Legislators Past & Present Archived August 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 39°33′16″N 97°39′50″W / 39.55444°N 97.66389°W / 39.55444; -97.66389