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Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155)

Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155) Learning Opportunities for Career Technical Education

Thanks to the Excel in CTE Initiative (SB155), Kansas high school students take specific career technical courses tuition-free.  Courses on the Excel in CTE list are available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at no cost except textbook and materials fees (if applicable).

The Exel in CTE list is set by the Kansas Board of Regents and is subject to change with little or no notice. Barton Community College does not decide which classes are tuition free. 

Each Kansas college has a different list of approved classes, so please pay attention to what is covered at each separate college when enrolling.

Barton Community College's Excel in CTE (SB155) Courses

Online offerings for Spring 2022 sessions

Online offerings for Fall 2021 sessions

Great Bend Campus offerings for Fall 2021

Emergency Medical Technician Courses:  Great Bend AND Grandview Plaza Campuses

Complete list of Excel in CTE offerings, all locations

As of Spring 2021, the following classes are no longer paid for by Excel in CTE:

  • BUSI 1603:  Introduction to Finance
  • BUSI 1803:  Principles of Management
  • BUSI 1805:  Marketing
  • OSHA 1930:  Practicum in Occupational Safety & Health

Please note, Introduction to Criminal Justice is NOT on the approved lists of courses for Excel in CTE funding.