Education Notes


May 07, 2006

CCC to hold free information session

Cecil Community College will hold a free College Information and Career Advising Session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

Advisers from the college's credit and noncredit programs will talk to prospective students about training programs, workplace readiness classes, lifelong learning resources and financial aid.

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

Corrections courses to begin in July

Cecil Community College is partnering with the Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission to offer a 12-week Maryland Corrections Preparatory Academy beginning July 11.

An information night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 226 in the Arts and Sciences Building on the college's North East campus, One Seahawk Drive.

The academy will include Introduction to Corrections, a three-credit college course that covers such topics as inmate discipline, situational analysis, role-playing, job shadowing and a resume/interview workshop.

After successful completion of the program, participants are eligible to apply for jobs at local corrections facilities that include full benefits and in some cases, bonuses.

All applicants must be at least 18 when the training concludes, but 17-year-old high school seniors may apply. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license, residency as a U.S. citizen or a resident alien, a clear criminal background, and they must pass physical and drug screenings.

No prior corrections experience is necessary.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 211.

Arts month features 125 CCC students

Cecil Community College is celebrating arts month in Cecil County with two exhibitions of work by approximately 125 CCC students in North East, through June 25; and Elkton, through June 15.

The annual visual arts show in the Community Cultural Center Gallery on the North East campus, will focus on two-dimensional art created in classes of figure drawing, beginning and advanced drawing, painting, design and elementary arts.

The second exhibit in Elkton Station Gallery, at 107 Railroad Ave., will consist of 3-D work designed in classes in wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery, sculpture, Egyptian paste ceramics and polymer clay jewelry.

Cecil's art students also will hold their yearly pottery sale, which helps fund travel to conferences and workshops.

"May is Arts Month in Cecil County" continues with the Cecil County Arts Council Chesapeake City Town Hall Gallery display of paintings and photography by William Turner and David Hodge, a visionary art exhibit by the artists of Upper Bay Counseling at the Elkton Arts Center and the free open studio tour to be held Saturday.

Information: 410-287-1023.

Ceremony to honor GED recipients

The Literacy Education Department of Harford Community College will hold a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 24 in the Chesapeake Center to honor students who passed their GED examination during the past year.

The General Education Development exam provides a high school diploma upon successfully passing the test.

A reception will be held after the ceremony.

Invitations have been sent to GED graduates whose scores have been sent to the college.

Anyone who took their GED and passed, but who has not received an invitation, is welcome to the ceremony. Invitations should be requested by Friday.

Information: 410-836-4115.

Boating classes set for this month, June

Cecil Community College will offer the Maryland Basic Boating Course in May and June.

The three-day classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30 to June 1, June 13-15 and June 27-29.

Tuition is $35 and the course fee is $15.

The course is approved by the Department of Natural Resources and provides certification to those who successfully complete it.

All people born after July 1, 1972, are required to have certification before operating numbered and documented vessels in Maryland waters.

Information: 410-392-3366; registration, 410-287-1078.

Library on wheels rolls into 5th year

The Rolling Reader, Harford County Public Library's "Library on Wheels," has been visiting after-school programs in Harford County for five years.

The Rolling Reader is a state-of-the-art, 25-foot mobile outreach vehicle that visits after-school programs, including the YMCA, YWCA, PAL, and Boys & Girls Clubs in Harford County promoting the joy of reading for pleasure to children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The vehicle is equipped with books, audio books and homework help resources for school-aged children, and two computer stations and printers. A librarian and assistant staff the Rolling Reader.

Information: 410-612-1600.

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