Academic Departments

Speakers Bureau

We have assembled a list of presenters with expertise in a wide range of topics that would be delighted to speak to school groups, businesses, civic organizations or other interested parties.

Because Cowley College is committed to learning excellence and personal enrichment in an open access environment, we are eager to share a selection of educational and informative programs to enlighten and inspire your group at no charge.

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We invite you to peruse the list of available topics and let us know how we may be of service to your group.

Career & Technical Education

Contact us at (620) 441-5279 or via email at

Nondestructive Testing Methods

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  • Eddy Current Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Visual Inspection
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • CNC Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Laser Welding

Machine Tool Technology

  • CNC Programming
  • CNC Machine Operations
  • Conventional Milling
  • Conventional Lathe Work
  • Precision Measurements

Automotive Service Technology

  • Electrical & Electronic Systems
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Engine Performance
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Automatic Transmission & Transaxle
  • Engine Repair
  • Brakes
  • Heating & Air Conditioning


  • Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Digital Electronics
  • Electromagnetic Devices
  • Fluid Power
  • Pneumatics
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Electricity/Electronics
  • Industrial Safety & Lean Manufacturing
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Microprocessor Instrumentation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Quality Control & Cost Management
  • Manufacturing Processes & Systems


  • OSHA Safety Topics
  • How Vocational Education Has Changed

Allied Health Group

Contact us at 620-229-5981 or via email at

  • Healthcare Careers
  • Healthcare in the Future
  • Health in the Future
  • Home Safety
  • Basic First Aid
  • When to Call 911
  • What is EMS?
  • A History of EMS
  • Allied Health Department Course Offerings and Scholarships
  • Dementia Overview and Care
  • Nursing Overview
  • CPR Science Updates
  • Babysitting Safety
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Education Evaluation and Assessment
    Conflict Resolution
  • Health Insurance Billing and Information
  • Medical Transcription Overview
  • Medical Office Overview
  • Long Term Care Administrator Overview
  • Pre-Athletic Training Overview
  • Specific Disease Process Presentations

Natural Science

Contact us at 620-441-5297 or via email at

  • Lab Safety
  • Lab Equipment
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Astronomy Topics
  • Math Topics:
    - “Learn how to create interactive, animated graphics for Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, or Calculus Using EXCEL”
    - “3D Graphics for the classroom using FREE Software (winplot/wingeo)”
  • Pre-professional course requirements
  • Organismal Classification
  • Environmental Issues
  • Why is Science Important? Why do I need to know about it?
  • Why is Math Important? Why do I need to know about it?

Social Science

Contact us at 620-441-5313 or via email at

  • Current Economic Topics
  • Presidential Trivia
  • Health & Wellness
  • Development Issues
    -from birth to death
  • Mental Illness Issues:
    - Mental Illness Diagnosis
    - Therapies
  • Pre-professional course requirements
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • World Religions
  • Topics in Philosophy
  • Current World events & issues


Contact us at 620-441-5252 or via email at

  • Themes in Spanish: in the classroom, around the house, at the doctor’s office, etc.
  • Writing an Effective Short Essay
  • Advantages of Bilingualism/Multiculturalism in American Society
  • The 3 Ego States and How They Affect an Individual’s Everyday Communication
  • Playing with Language: Activities for Middle School
  • Telling Your Story
  • Designing an Informational and Eye Catching Newsletter
  • Digital Photography: getting to know your camera
  • The World of 3-D Art
  • Freedom of Speech: Why it was the FIRST amendment
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Audition/Interview Skills
  • Neutral Mask and Movement
  • Stage Combat
  • Theatrical Stage Make-up

Business, Computer, & Information Technology

Contact us at 620-441-5283 or via email at

  • Personal Finance
  • Identity Theft and Fraud
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Business Correspondence
  • Resume Building
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Preparing for the personal interview
  • Customer Service
  • Stress, anger, and time management
  • Employee motivation
  • Team building
  • Effective Business Presentations
  • Dealing with Difficult People