Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

Education Beat

November 27, 2005

Health care ethics lecture Wednesday

The Body by Carroll Academic Community will sponsor a free lecture, "Ethics in Health Care," from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room L287 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Arthur Reynolds will discuss health care provider and patient autonomy in medical decisions, including end-of-life choices. His background includes teaching, legal, health care management and military experiences.

He is an instructor at the University of Maryland, University College and College Park.

Information: 410-386-8198.

Donations needed for holiday drive

A food and supply drive for the holiday season will be held through Dec. 8. Participants can drop off items in designated boxes at Carroll Community College.

Nonperishable items such as canned goods, pasta, and cereal are needed, as well as personal items such as toothpaste, soap and deodorant.

Boxes are located throughout the campus at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.

Donations will be given to Carroll Food Sunday to be distributed to those in need.

The drive is sponsored by the campus student organization, Diversity Works, which actively supports community relief efforts.

Information: 410-386-8329.

CCC schedules aid workshop Dec. 8

Carroll Community College will hold a free financial aid workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Scott Center Theater at 1601 Washington Road.

The overview of financial aid programs includes information about how to apply and meet individual student and family needs, while meeting strict deadlines.

Information on applying online also will be given.

For fiscal 2006, annual tuition and fees for a full-time, in-county student is $3,234 at Carroll.

Many federal, state and institutional scholarships are available to qualified students to assist with the cost of a college education.

To register for the workshop, call 410-386-8435, or e-mail openhouse@carrollcc. edu.

GED practice tests, exams available

Carroll County public schools offers monthly general educational development, or GED, tests and practice sessions for the exam to those who want to earn a high school diploma.

The two-day GED test consists of five sections: math, science, social studies, reading and writing.

To take the test, you must be 16 or older, have been a state resident for at least 90 days, have been withdrawn from school for at least 90 days and pay a test fee. Advance registration is required.

The practice test is recommended before taking the actual exam. Practice tests take six hours to complete and are graded onsite.

The next practice tests will be given from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 and 10 at Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 224 N. Center St., Room 101, Westminster.

The next test will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 3 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road.

Information: 410-751-3680, ext. 228.

Calendar

Carroll County public schools -- offer the External Diploma Program, a self-paced alternative to the GED test. Information sessions on the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 55 N. Court St., Suite G27, Westminster. Registration is requested. 410-751-3680.

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