A group of students from Central Plains High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College (CCCC).
The college offers these cadaver visits as a way to get high school students more interested in studying biology and other sciences in their post-secondary education. The students get a chance to meet and interact with college faculty and current CCCC students.
“I believe the visiting students have an opportunity to explore some of the possible experiences they could receive at Cloud, such as being involved in studying the human body utilizing cadavers. Very few institutions nationwide offer opportunities like these for freshmen and sophomores at the undergraduate level,” Tyrone Hughbanks, CCCC instructor of biology, said.
Cloud County Community College is one of only two community colleges in Kansas to have a cadaver lab and offer a Human Body Dissection course and utilize the cadavers in the Human Anatomy course. Each year 250 – 300 high school students tour the cadaver lab and listen to the presentation from Professor Hughbanks. Tours can be set up through the department’s secretary or by contacting Hughbanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.