Education Notes


May 27, 2007

Schools, offices closing for holiday

Harford County public schools and offices will be closed tomorrow for Memorial Day.

Information: 410-588-5203.

1,000th apprentice completes program

The Harford County Electrical Contractors Association Apprenticeship Program recently graduated its 1,000th student, Robert A. Conrad Jr.

The association, in partnership with Harford Community College, was formed to train electricians in Harford County.

Students log at least 576 classroom hours and 8,000 on-the-job training hours to complete the program, then receive their Maryland journeyperson certificate.

Participants train in residential, commercial and industrial electricity, and in blueprint reading and electrical code.

Applications for fall classes must be received by Thursday.

Information: 410-879-5824.

College to offer boating course

Cecil Community College will offer a Maryland Basic Boating Course, suitable for ages 10 and older.

Three-day classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 5-7, June 12-14, June 19-21 and June 26-28.

Tuition is $40, and the course fee is $15.

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

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

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

College advice to be offered Friday

Cecil Community College will hold a free College Information and Career Advising Session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 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.

Theater to hold fundraiser June 23

The Phoenix Festival Theater will hold a black-tie-optional gala fundraiser, Singing With the Stars, at 7 p.m. June 23 in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Theater.

The show will feature some of the most talented performers from the theater. Actors and singers will present memorable songs from past PFT shows.

A cocktail reception with hot hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a champagne toast will be held after the show. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodation should call 410-836-4402 in advance.

Tickets are $50. Proceeds will benefit the HCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund.

Information: 410-836-4211.

Innovation group honors 2 professors

The League for Innovation in the Community College presented two Harford Community College professors with a 2007 Innovation of the Year Award for the Archaeology of Maryland Project.

Rhonda Deeg, coordinator for building preservation and restoration, and Sharon Stowers, professor of sociology, received the honor.

The award recognizes faculty and staff members who have designed and implemented a significant innovation and demonstrated criteria that include quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, replication, creativity and timeliness.

The Archaeology of Maryland was a cross-disciplinary project that brought together two HCC programs, archaeology and building preservation and restoration, along with community partners.

The project includes free public lectures, class field experiences, January in-service for Harford County public school teachers, a curriculum guide and an archaeology summer camp.

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