Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences and Information Technology Update, November, 2022

Computing Sciences and Information Technology Division – CSIT

Community and Regional Event
On November 18-19, the CSIT division hosted CodeDay, organized by Game faculty Alexa Summers and student Ashraf Musleh. CodeDay is a 24-hour computer programming event designed for students of all ages ranging from middle school to college-age. Workshops were hosted by JCCC volunteers in Construct 3, Unity Engine, and Unreal Engine to teach those with no programming experience. A total of 58 students spent the full 24-hours coding and put together presentations for parents on Sunday morning. Awards were given out by judges to the top-rated creations.

Medical Information & Revenue Management (MIRM)

Special Events
MIRM 148: Medical Coding Internship students participated in the CSIT Reverse Career Fair on Friday, November 11, 2022. Students met with local employers, including Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Netsmart Technologies, United Health Group, and WellSky. Students had the opportunity to practice their interview skills, including sharing their “elevator pitch,” resume, and LinkedIn profiles. Students concluded the event with new industry connections, much-appreciated advice for the future, and invitations to share their information with company recruiters!

Web Development and Digital Media – WEB

Community Outreach
Johnson County Community College hosted the Olathe 8th Grade Career Expo Event on Nov. 2nd. 8th grade students were given the opportunity to interview individuals representing various industries at the event. The CSIT division had a booth where Whitney Bandel joined other faculty from the division in answering industry questions and providing pamphlets and information about the various programs offered at JCCC.

Whitney Bandel represented the Web Development department at the JCCC CSIT Reverse Career Fair on Nov. 11th. She provided mentorship to students by reviewing resumes, cover letters, and portfolios and answering industry related questions.

Olathe North high school students visited the JCCC campus on Nov. 16th. Web Development chair Whitney Bandel joined CIS chair Suzanne Smith, IT-Networking chair Andrew Lutz, and Game faculty Alexa Summers in giving presentations on their respective disciplines. Students were given a tour of the campus facilities.

Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences and Information Technology Division – CSIT Update – October, 2022

Health Information Systems (HCIS)

HCIS students and employer partners, WellSky and Children’s Mercy, are participating in the CSIT Reverse Career Fair November 11, 2022.  The event is hosted by the JCCC Career Development Center.

Health Information Systems students participated in the virtual HIMSS Workforce Skills and Career Growth Open House.

Medical Information & Revenue Management (MIRM)

Conference Presentations and Accepted Publications

Amanda Kraus participated in the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 30-31, 2022, in Austin, TX. Together with Lori Brooks, HCIS, Nan Abbot, HCIS, Jonathan Smith, program mentor, and Amanda Cavner, program mentee, the team presented Building an Academic Division & Professional Organization Mentorship Program: Program Model, Easy Implementation and Sustainability Steps. The presentation focused on the importance of partnering with a local professional organization, how to create a lasting program framework, and program maintenance/sustainability.

Local Recognition

Amanda Kraus has been elected to serve as the Membership Chair for the Greater Kansas City Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) chapter, 2022-2024. This organization works to improve the future of healthcare through connection, collaboration, and learning. Members represent healthcare facilities throughout the Greater Kansas City area, and include providers, vendors, facility IT, educators, and students, to name a few.

Special Events

Medical Coding Internship students participated in a StrengthsFinder workshop with Mary Brady from the Career Development Center on Monday, September 19, 2022. Students examined their “Top 5 Strengths” and learned how each strength coincides with a leadership theme. This class excels in Execution and Relationship Building – getting things done … nicely!

Faculty from MIRM and HCIS conducted a Health IT Bootcamp on Friday, September 23, 2022. This event brought students from Blue Valley, Louisburg, Paola, Shawnee Mission Northwest, and Spring Hill high schools to campus to explore the electronic health record (EHR) from both a patient- and provider-perspective, as well as learn about healthcare reimbursement.

Web Development and Digital Media – (WEB)

Student Employment

Alumni Patrick Hangauer has recently been employed as a Drupal Developer at Forum One.

Community Outreach

Whitney Bandel represented the Web Development department at the JCCC Virtual Networking Fair. She provided mentorship to students as they practiced their elevator speeches and answered industry related questions.


Overland Park Regional Medical Center – Physician Services Tech Analyst II – Kansas City Metro

Physician Services Tech Analyst II – Kansas City Metro

Open Position

There is an opening for a Technical Analyst II position on the Physician Services Tech Team. This position focuses on implementing and supporting division desktop equipment, responds to end user desktop incidents and requests reported to the Service Desk and provides hands-on support for moderate to complex technical issues.

We are looking for a candidate that exhibits strong technical skills, an eagerness to learn and contribute to an exceptional team. Applicants should also have the drive and communication skills to provide an exceptional customer service experience for not only providers, but also with provider office personnel, practice and market leadership, hospital leaders and others.

The MidAmerica division supports 133 PSG ambulatory practices and over 650 providers.  This is a fantastic opportunity to step into a high-visibility role responsible for coordinating with multiple departments across both division and corporate teams in the growing PSG space!

If you like variety in your day, want to join an AMAZING team and meet the below requirements, we look forward to your application!

Required Experience: 

  • Prior experience managing project work efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build strong relationships across a broad range of personality types

Preferred Experience (not required):

  • 3 or more years’ experience in desktop support
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational proficiency
  • A motivated, self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team
  • A well-developed technical knowledge base, including network management

 Apply Today

If you are interested in this opportunity or know someone who would be a good candidate, please use the link below:

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Croft Trailer Supply – Web and Content Management Internship

Croft Trailer Supply New Employment Description: Web and Content Management


Croft Trailer Supply is seeking a web and content management intern. Croft Trailer Supply has been in business for over 80 years, with four service centers in the Kansas City Metro and a distribution center which ships trailer and towing components worldwide. The company sells thousands of trailer parts, new and pre-owned trailers, provides maintenance and repairs on trailers, and installs hitches on vehicles. Interns would have the chance to work on advertising, promotional items, social media campaigns, and brand integrations for several product lines of trailers. In addition to honing HTML, CSS, and JS development, interns would gain experience in product database management, headless content development, and ecommerce-specific web development best practices and techniques.

Compensation: $14 an hour, with the availability to work up to 20 hours per week.

Location: Must be able to work on-sight in the office in KCMO.


  • Study design briefs and determine requirements
  • Conceptualize content and code architectures based on requirements
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas
  • Develop on an existing codebase using industry standard software
  • Work with other designers and developers to produce final products
  • Test graphics, content, and code across various platforms with a focus on clean HTML, CSS (SCSS), JS (including some React applications), and headless API development
  • Assist with projects and product deliverables under guidance from lead developers and engineers


  • Must be actively enrolled in a web development, interactive design or other applicable program at an accredited college, university, or trade school
  • A portfolio of previous development work
  • Base level knowledge of industry-standard development and web administration tools
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a cross-departmental team that works closely together

Croft Headquarters: 1 (800) 426-8159 | 4320 Clary Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64130 |

Croft is an EEO/AA Employer


Johnson County Community College – Student Support Technician

In the words of past Student Support Technicians:

  • “Working as a part-time Student Support Technician is something that I would recommend to every student regardless of major.”
  • “If I could do it all over again, I would.”

Send students here to apply now!

AgencyQ – Entry level bootcamp for Sitecore

Date: 6/2/2022

Company Name: AgencyQ

Title of job: Entry level bootcamp for Sitecore

Bootcamp starts June 13. You would need to be interviewed and relocated by then.

Part time or Full Time: Full time

You will be required to relocate to the DC area. We are located in Bethesda, MD. When hired on full-time, you will also be required to work from the DC area.

Duties: Intense Sitecore training for 8 weeks with an offer for full time employment upon completion

Qualifications Needed: No professional experience needed but a passion for web development is a must. This will be an intense learning bootcamp. It will not be an 8-5. You will need to work on your own after classes. We have very supportive associates to help you along the way. It will take a lot of dedication, but this is a wonderful opportunity for someone willing to work at learning.

You must be a US citizen or hold a green card.

You must be able to pass a background check.

You must have the initial COVID-19 vaccinations.

How to Apply: Please send resume to

Salary: 60K annual during the bootcamp; 70K after completion

Company website:


Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences & Information Technology Division Update for May, 2022

Medical Information & Revenue Management (MIRM)

MIRM 148: Medical Coding Internship students participated in the CSIT Reverse Career Fair on Friday, April 22, 2022. Students met with employers and/or JCCC instructors and had the opportunity to practice their interview skills, including sharing of their “elevator pitch,” resume, and LinkedIn profiles. Students concluded the event with much-appreciated advice – and a few with requests to apply for positions!


MIRM faculty participated in the KCKPS CTE Spring Advisory Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. CTE initiatives and pathway highlights from the 2021-2022 academic year were shared, including presentations by KCKPS students!


MIRM faculty participated in the JCCC STEM Retreat on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Amanda Kraus (MIRM department chair) and Lori Brooks (HCIS department chair) presented a poster presentation re: the Health IT Career Mentorship Program. This program began as a Carl Perkins grant in 2019, connecting new HCIS and MIRM students with local industry professionals. It continues as a semester-long program, creating individualized opportunities for students – and setting them up to appreciate the benefits of career mentorship and professional networking throughout their educational and professional career.


Seven (7) MIRM students completed the Medical Coding Certificate program in May 2022. These students include: Jeanan Brown, Jessica Davis, Jaleh Esfandiary, Chelsea Long, Katherine Mendonsa, Amelie Scheller, Hasina Shahadara. Congratulations!


Information Technology-Networking and Cybersecurity

Faculty member Andrew Lutz will be presenting at the CAE Symposium in June on Establishing New K-12 Pathways. The department recently developed a pathway with Blue Valley Schools. The pathway provides students the opportunity to complete the JCCC Cybersecurity Certificate program tuition-free alongside their high school education. Successful students will receive both their diploma and Cybersecurity Certificate upon graduation from high school.


The department has partnered with Microsoft to join the Microsoft Learn for Educators Program (MSLE). MSLE provides academic institutions access to official curriculum and teaching tools. Through our Imagine Academy status and MSLE, we are offering our students official Microsoft curriculum and labs this Fall 2022 semester at no cost.

JCCC Technical Support Center – Student Support Technicians (SST)

JCCC Technical Support Center – Student Support Technicians (SST)

Positions: 4 Student Support Technicians (SST)

The TSC recently posted 4 new job openings for Student Support Technicians (SSTs). We require the applicants to be JCCC students enrolled in at least 3 hours (summer or fall semester).

The posting is currently open and runs through May 6th.

Technical expertise is not required; we will train the right people!

Some of the many benefits include:

  • 3 free credit hours each semester
  • Customer service and troubleshooting experience for their resumes
  • A schedule that works around their classes

Students may apply here:

Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences & Information Technology Division

Computing Sciences and Information Technology (CSIT) Division

Computer Science (CIS)

CSIT Hosted Code Day which is a 24-hour, international computer programming event. This event was initiated by JCCC student Ashraf Musleh and supported by CSIT faculty Trisch Price, Alexa Summers and Rachel Singh. Twenty students aged 13 through 25 participated and worked in teams of one to six. Some teams working on creating games others worked on web-based projects. Small workshop sessions were held during the event to teach programming fundamentals. The weekend was sponsored by T-Mobile who provided food and inflatable beds for those who wanted some sleep.

Health Information Systems (HCIS)

Congratulations to Healthcare Information Systems Adjunct Professor Suzie Foley RN, BSN, CEN on her recent success in qualifying as a Certified Emergency Nurse.  Suzie has been an Emergency Department nurse on the front lines of the healthcare defense team during the COVID crisis.  Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Is issued by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.

Information Technology-Networking and Cybersecurity


The Cybersecurity Competition in the IT 239-Ethical Hacking course has concluded, and we have two winners which both selected the CompTIA PenTest+ voucher as their prize. We are supporting students in their effort to attain certification.


Faculty member Andrew Lutz is working on a Carl Perkins grant which aims to help a group of 6 students become CompTIA A+ certified. Passing two exams is required for certification. 5 of the 6 students reported passing the first certification exam. Students will be attempting the second exam within the next month.



Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences and Information Technology Division – Update March, 2022

Health Information Systems (HCIS)

Medical Information and Revenue Management (MIRM)


HCIS and MIRM faculty members Amanda Kraus, Lori Brooks and Nan Abbot were selected to present at NISOD’s 2022 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in May 2022.  The title of their presentation is ‘Building Academic Division & Professional Organization Mentorship Program: Program Model, Easy Implementation and Sustainability Steps’.


Cindy Lingerfelt, HCIS Associate Professor, attended the 2022 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) National Conference in Orlando, FL.


Health IT executive and JCCC HCIS Adjunct Professor Heidi Waldschmidt has a new leadership position with Tivity Health.  Since 2016, Heidi has shared her healthcare IT expertise with JCCC HCIS students. The HCIS program immerses students in a variety of industry relevant topics including the recent addition of our Healthcare Data Analytics course.


JCCC HCIS alumna and HCIS student mentor Somya Sriram passed the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam sponsored by HIMSS. This credential demonstrates Somya’s professional knowledge in healthcare information and management systems to potential and current employers.


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