Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

June 01, 2008

Students dismissed at 1 p.m. tomorrow

Harford County elementary school students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. tomorrow for teacher planning time.

Information: 410-588-5203.

Board of trustees at HCC to meet

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. June 10 in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

The public may address the board at a specified time. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations prior to the meeting.

To request disability-related assistance, call 410-836-4402, or 410-836-4199 TTY or e-mail trustees@harford.edu three business days in advance.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Boating course at Cecil College

Cecil College will offer a basic boating course, suitable for ages 10 and older.

The three-day class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 10-12 and June 24-26.

Tuition is $40 and the course fee is $15. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult registered for the course.

The course is approved by the state 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 prior to operating numbered and documented vessels in Maryland waters.

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

Free college and career advising

Cecil College will hold a free college information and career advising session from noon to 1 p.m. June 10 at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

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

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

Joppa Hall earns green certification

Harford Community College's renovation of Joppa Hall has earned 34 points for silver certification through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.

The LEED green building rating system was developed and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington-based, nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders.

As a result of the LEED principles used in the renovation, Joppa Hall has reduced its energy consumption by 30 percent.

Category standards include sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

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