Education Notes


SUMMER In Harford County

July 24, 2005

Harford Community College offering summer programs for children and teenagers

Harford Community College is offering a variety of summer camps and programs for children and teens.

A teen boat-building class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-5 at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Using precut parts, glue, nails and paint, participants will build double-paddle canoes. A fee of $390 is due at orientation. Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-679-8920, ext. 376.

Olympic Games Camps for boys and girls in grades one through nine are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-12. Campers will work on athletic skills and practice Olympic events to prepare for the "HCC Olympic Games," to be held the last day of camp.

A Body Works Science Camp, for children ages 4 to 6, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15-19 in Room 006 of the Science Annex. The camp will answer questions about anatomy and physiology.

Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, ext. 376.

CCC free information session to focus on allied health field training options

Cecil Community College will offer a free information session about training options for careers in the allied health field from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 at Elkton Station, Room 327, 107 Railroad Ave.

The college offers full- and part-time training programs for medical assistants, medial coders and billers, hospital unit clerks, certified nursing assistant and phlebotomists.

Information sessions also will be held at the same location Oct. 5 and Dec. 7, and at the college's North East campus Sept. 14, Nov. 2 and Jan. 11.

The college will hold a college information and career advising session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Elkton Station.

The free workshop is open to the public. Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will be on hand to talk about training programs, workplace-readiness classes, lifelong learning and financial aid.

Sessions are also scheduled for Sept. 6, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6 at the same time and place.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 641.

Trinity Lutheran School accepting pupils up through the eighth grade

Enrollment is open at Trinity Lutheran School in Joppa for children entering nursery school through eighth grade.

Information or to schedule a tour: 410-679- 4000, ext. 185.


Learn to ride:

Cecil Community College is offering a "Basic Rider Course II" for experienced motorcycle riders Aug. 22. The one-day course, approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, will enable riders to get a Class "M" motorcycle license endorsement on a driver's license. Topics to be covered are preparing to ride, road management and advanced riding techniques. Riders must be able to use the clutch and throttle to get started, stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area, execute gradual and tight turns, up- and downshift smoothly and reach a speed of at least 25 mph. They also must provide their own gear, including eye protection, a jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear. The course is taught on program motorcycles. A Basic Rider I course is offered through the summer. 410-287-1078.

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