Education Notes

Education Notes

December 21, 2003

County public schools offer ability to apply for jobs on Web site

Anne Arundel County public schools' redesigned Human Resources Web page offers the ability to apply for positions online. People can apply for teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, principal, assistant principal, personnel worker, school psychologist and speech-language pathologist positions.

The online application capability will expand to include classified, substitute teacher, certified and professional support positions. Applications for all school system positions are available in download formats.

In addition to offering the online application capability, the site now includes expanded health care information for employees.

Sign-up for spring classes under way at AACC

Sign-up for spring classes is under way at Anne Arundel Community College.

Participants can take classes in eight-, 13- or 15-week sessions. Class schedules listing more than 750 courses are available on the Arnold campus and at off-campus registration sites or via the AACC Web site, www.aacc.edu.

The 15-week and first eight-week sessions start Jan. 21, and the 13-week classes begin Feb. 2. A second eight-week session runs from March 15 to May 11.

Registration is also under way for spring credit online, telecourse or interactive courses, the 15-week and 13-week sessions of the Weekend College and the winter two-week term, which is aimed at highly motivated students, that begins Jan. 5.

New students can choose between two sessions of a mandatory orientation, 9 a.m. to noon or 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, at Pascal Center for the Performing Arts on the Arnold Campus.

Current and returning students can register using the Internet or the STARS touch-tone phone system from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, even when the college is closed.

New students or those without access to the Internet can sign up by mail or in person at the Arnold Campus, AACC at Arundel Mills or Glen Burnie Town Center.

Information: 410-777-2246.

AACC to offer classes in human services in spring

Anne Arundel Community College will offer credit courses in human services in the spring.

New this year is "Special Topics: Counseling Victims and Perpetrators of Violence," a 15-week course offered from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 21 to May 13 on the Arnold campus. Participants will examine the reasons for and the extent of violence, then study and engage in counseling techniques used in treating victims and people who commit violent acts.

"Physiological Aspects of Chemical Dependence" focuses on how drug use and chemical dependence affect systems of the body. The online course lasts 15 weeks, from Jan. 21 to May 13, and is offered once a year. Participants will learn approaches to use with people with chemical dependencies and those with various social or behavioral problems in a group setting.

"Group Dynamics," a 15-week course approved by the Office of Education and Training for Addictions Services, focuses on group structure, roles and interaction. The course is offered from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays on the Arnold campus and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Mondays at AACC at Arundel Mills. The course is also appropriate for addiction counselors.

AACC's human services program offers a 30-credit certificate that enables employees and volunteers associated with helping agencies to gain knowledge and upgrade skills, and a 61-credit associate of applied arts degree in human services with options in addictions counseling and law and social practice. Information: 410-777-7310.

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