Started in 1982, DEPCO (Dependable Education Products Company)
was introduced as a manufacturers' representative organization, which
represented manufacturers of vocational education products. Seeing that
there were gaps in the technology education market, DEPCO introduced
its own curriculum in 1991 blending careers and technology. Through the
years, DEPCO has introduced new curriculum centered around science;
business, marketing, and information technology (IT); careers and
technology; family and consumer sciences (FACS); manufacturing; and
DEPCO is located in Southeast Kansas. Our address is 689 S. Hwy. 69, Pittsburg, KS 66762. We can be reached by phone at 1-800-767-1062.
DEPCO is passionate about education and that enthusiasm is projected
through the development of exclusive products. The company's mission
is to enhance the learning environment by offering curriculum that
takes the intimidation and confusion out of learning for both students
and instructors. DEPCO maintains an innovative, student-driven focus
utilizing an interactive approach to learning activities. Learning retention
is maximized through the use of hands-on activities, rather than relying
solely on textbook exclusive memorization.
DEPCO's success is directly related to the success of the instructors
utilizing our curriculum. Our unparalleled training, service, support,
and flexible learning environments ensure that instructors have all the
resources required to help students reach their maximum potential.
Product and Services
DEPCO develops and markets educational curriculum for K-12 and the post-secondary market. Product topics include science;
business, marketing, and IT; careers and technology;
family and consumer sciences; and industrial automation and preengineering.
The educational market has demanded these products and
DEPCO responded by creating some of the most robust curriculum on the
Once the curriculum and the components were developed, DEPCO
detected a need for modular furniture for the classroom. Nothing on the
market was able to properly hold the DEPCO curriculum and components.
Additionally, modular-style learning units are the tools for instructors
who desire efficient, structured classroom learning activities for their
students. Therefore, in 1992, DEPCO constructed a manufacturing facility
to produce modular units. With the addition of this facility, DEPCO is able
to meet the needs of school districts and control the product quality of the
modular furniture. The addition of the modular furniture allowed DEPCO
to offer a complete package to school districts.
A core component of DEPCO curriculum is the Student Workbook. This
workbook is exclusively developed by DEPCO and is not available from any
other source. The curriculum has been carefully designed with both the
student and the instructor in mind. Each workbook is based on a 5, 10,
15, or 20 day activity rotation. The curriculum is produced to meet the
SCANS, as well as individual state's competency requirements.
Accurate and timely answers to questions are priceless to the teacher and to
the success of any technology program. DEPCO is committed to providing the best
technical support, bar none. The full time staff of experienced technicians is
only a phone call away, available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST each business day
on a toll-free support line.
DEPCO has assembled a repertoire of educational professionals that inspire the
unique organization that makes DEPCO unique in its field. The accumulated
knowledge and expertise of the staff has proved to be an invaluable resource to
school systems throughout the country. The warm, friendly help rendered by the
staff to teachers and administrators is a trademark of this professionalism.
Training and In-service
Centrally located in the nation, Pittsburg, KS has been ideal for the
in-service training offered by DEPCO. The impressive training facility
exemplifies the model in technology classrooms. Whether it is Technology
In-service, FACS, AgriScience, Mastercam, or Autodesk Product workshops, the
same degree of commitment to professionalism is given.
DEPCO understands the need for school districts to be economical. That's only
good business, and as a business, DEPCO maintains that same responsibility, but
never at the expense of quality. That would tamper with the future of the
nation and the leaders of tomorrow's industry. The principle of value is summed
up in this statement, "Never sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the