GCCC Briefs

1/11/2013

GED, ESL class schedules changed

GED, ESL class schedules changed

Enrollment and orientation dates for GED and English as a Second Language classes at the Garden City Community College Adult Learning have changed for next week.

Originally scheduled Monday through Wednesday, the registration will now take place 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Attendance is necessary for the full morning or afternoon period all three days.

Registration for GED classes will take place at the ALC, on the lower level of the GCCC Student and Community Services Center at 801 Campus Drive. Meanwhile, ESL registration will take place at the GCCC Access and Opportunity Center, 724 Campus Drive.

No services will be offered at either location Monday, according to Diane Garvey, coordinator for adult secondary and adult basic education. A $35 non-refundable materials fee would be required at enrollment. Garvey may be reached at 275-3284.

GCCC to offer OSHA training sessions

Southwest Kansans who need training to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards or National Fire Protection Association requirements can count on a series of non-credit courses offered soon by the Garden City Community College Business and Community Education Department.

The learning opportunities include:

* The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach course, meeting from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 and from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 31, at a cost of $99 per person.

* The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach course, meeting from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 and from 8 a.m. to noon March 14, also at a cost of $99 per person.

* The H2S Confined Spaces, Air Monitoring and Respiratory Protection course, from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 27, with a $59 fee.

* An electricity-related course entitled Safe Workplace Practices, meeting NFPA 70E Code DPEC111, and taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16, with a $299 fee that provides each user with a copy of the NFPA 70E code book.

Registration and information are available on the top floor of the GCCC Student and Community Services Center, by calling 276-9647 or at www.gcccks.edu/business and community. Registration is necessary at least one week before classes start, and each will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Information is also available at biz@gcccks.edu.

The OSHA construction course includes training on recognition, avoidance and abatement of workplace hazards, plus details on worker rights, employer responsibilities, complaint procedures, safety tips and other key information. The general industry class covers safety and health issues and concerns, emphasizing hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, plus additional topics.

The H2S course is aimed at reducing the potential for accidents involving asphyxiating and flammable gases, as well as familiarizing participants with hazard recognition and protection, detection methods, rescue techniques, protective equipment, air monitoring and related subjects. The electricity-related class will teach identification and classification of hazards, lockout-tagout procedures, grounding and safe work practices, techniques and procedures, in addition to added skills.

GCCC to offer knitting courses

Individuals who want to learn a new pastime that combines productivity and relaxation can take advantage of one or two new two-night, non-credit classes offered by the Garden City Community College Business and Community Education Department.

The courses include:

* Knitting: A Calm and Productive Hobby, meeting 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 21, with a fee of $45 per person.

* Knitting Socks, taking place 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 21, available for $35 per person.

The initial class will teach knitting basics and help each participant launch projects of his or her own. Each class member will receive a beginning supply kit of needles and yarn. The course focused on socks will guide class members through the process, and requires a basic knowledge of knitting, with participants supplying their own materials.

Registration and information are available on the top floor of the GCCC Student and Community Services Center, by calling 276-9647 or at www.gcccks.edu/business and community. Registration is necessary at least one week before classes start, and each will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Information is also available at biz@gcccks.edu.

Computer classes for seniors set

Older southwest Kansans and others who want to learn the ins and outs of computers, the Internet and email can count on three upcoming short-term, non-credit courses offered by the Garden City Community College Business and Community Education Department.

Titled Welcome to the World of Computers: The Silver Series, the courses include:

* Computer Basics, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 31

* All About the Web, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 7

* Discover Email, from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 and 21.

Taught in a supportive learning environment, the courses are available at a cost of $49 each per person, or together in the full series for a combined total of $135.

Registration and information are available on the top floor of the GCCC Student and Community Services Center, by calling 276-9647 or at www.gcccks.edu/business and community. Registration is necessary at least one week before classes start and each will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Information is also available at biz@gcccks.edu.

Led by Instructor Nicole More, the Computer Basics class will introduce computer concepts and usage, including use of the keyboard, mouse, cursor, desktop and taskbars, as well as basic word processing, browsing and file management.

All About the Web will cover how to navigate and use the Internet, employ Google and additional search engines and master basic web-related functions, as well as Internet shopping, banking, research and access to news. The email class will give an overview to electronic mail for those who want to stay in touch with children, grandchildren and others. It will start with the basics of sending, receiving and replying to email messages, and advance to use of attachments, including pictures. Moore also will show how to avoid spam, flag messages and handle other email functions.

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