Education Notes

Education Notes

November 02, 2003

AACC to honor health workers Nov. 2 through Nov. 8

Anne Arundel Community College will celebrate National Allied Health Professions Week from today through Nov. 8 by paying tribute to area health care professionals in more than 80 allied health professions.

Most jobs require fewer than four years of post-high school education. AACC holds free orientations each month to educate the public about allied health opportunities. Orientations on the emergency medical technician program will be given at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Florestano Building, Room 402. The physician assistant program orientation will be given at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Florestano Building, Room 311.

AACC offers emergency medical technician, geriatric nursing assistant, gerontology, human services, LPN to RN upward mobility, medical assisting, medical coding, medical transcription, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, radiologic technology, registered nursing, RN first assistant and therapeutic massage programs.

Information: 410-777-7310.

Central Elementary pupils going to Junior Achievement

Fifth-graders from Central Elementary School in Edgewater will travel to the Junior Achievement Center in Owings Mills tomorrow to participate in Exchange City, an interactive instruction program.

The pupils will learn about basic economic concepts and develop skills they will need to become productive citizens. Once they understand wants and needs, supply and demand and other concepts, they elect officials, propose and adopt laws and apply for jobs in the 14 enterprises that constitute the Exchange City economy.

Participation costs $30 a child and includes curriculum guides, student manuals, training, and staff and supplies for the Exchange City facility visit.

Information: 443-394-7211.

College is honoring veterans on campus

Anne Arundel Community College has declared Nov. 10 to 15 Veterans Appreciation Week, with college store and dining hall discounts for AACC students, faculty and staff members who are veterans, retired military or active-duty personnel.

Veterans can go to the Student Financial Services office in Student Services Center Room 160 to obtain a coupon for a 15 percent discount on one item at the college store and a coupon for a free snack from a "Veterans' Choice" goodie basket in the dining hall.

The college store discount is available at only the Arnold campus and cannot be combined with other discounts or used to buy textbooks, scientific calculators or software. The college store has relocated to a larger site, in Student Union Room 160.

Information: 410-777-2203.

Center offering workshop on special education

Partners for Success Resource Center will offer a workshop, "Understanding Special Education," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the center, at Oakwood Elementary School, Portable B, 330 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie.

This introductory course is designed to help families and educators understand the special education process. This workshop addresses issues concerning children in kindergarten through grade 12.

Partners for Success Resource Center is a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The purpose of the center is to provide the skills and knowledge that will enable families of children and youth, ages 3 to 21, with disabilities and professionals to function as equal partners in the educational decision-making process and to assist families in accessing services for children.

Information: 410-222-3805.

AACC having open house for Rad-Tech week

Anne Arundel Community College will celebrate Rad-Tech Week with an informal open house from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Florestano Building lobby.

The open house on the Arnold campus is part of the college's celebration of National Radiologic Technology Week today through Nov. 8. Tour the college's laboratories and view technical multi-imaging exhibits. Learn about the program, prerequisites, admission requirements and career opportunities. Meet faculty and students.

AACC's program is in its 12th year and prepares participants to become radiographers. Participants can continue their education to specialize in sonography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, mammography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy.

Maryland law requires anyone working with X-rays and imaging equipment to be a graduate of an accredited program and to pass the national certification examination. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology accredits AACC's program. For the past five years, 100 percent of AACC's graduates have passed the National certification examination. 410-777-7310.

Annapolis High to present Wilder's `Matchmaker'

The Pantheatre Players of Annapolis High School will present Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker from Nov. 6 through Nov. 9 in the school auditorium. The school is on Riva Road, just past Annapolis Swim Center.

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