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Education Center offers college classes in Pagosa Springs

In collaboration with the College of Eastern Utah, the Archuleta County Education Center, a new member of the Four Corners Technology Consortium, will offer post-secondary classes to the residents of Archuleta County beginning Jan. 10, 2011.

With the installation of the Tandberg Video-Teleconferencing system, post-secondary classes and state and national certifications are now a reality in a live interactive format. As a member of the consortium, the Ed Center serves as a remote campus for the College of Eastern Utah, a community college offering two-year programs, as well as Utah State University, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. As an extra benefit, Archuleta County students will be charged the Utah in-state tuition generating a great savings to Colorado residents.

Two of the offerings, Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, will lead to the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification.

The ACEC Teleconference Course Schedule to begin January 2011 is as follows:

• Introduction to Psychology.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

8- 8:50 a.m.

Three credits.

$250.

This course covers major areas of scientific psychology, including biological foundation, sensations, perception, learning, motivation, human development, social psychology, and abnormal psychology.

• Medical Terminology.

Monday/Wednesday.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Three credits.

$250.

This course provides the student with the building blocks of basic medical language. Such understanding will facilitate learning of scientific and medical principles encountered during more advanced career preparation. The relationship of word parts to their anatomical counterparts will be studied. Rules for combining word parts into complete medical terms will be addressed. Accurate pronunciation and spelling of word parts and complete terms will be emphasized throughout the course.

• Anatomy and Physiology.

Monday/Wednesday.

1-2:15 p.m.

Three credits.

$250.

This general education course focuses on the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body. It fills the biology general education requirement. It is a prerequisite for students in the medical coding program. (It does not fulfill the prerequisites for nursing, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or other allied health pre-professional programs.)

• Survey of Accounting.

Tuesday/Thursday.

10-11:15 a.m.

Three credits.

$250.

This course is designed for the business student who would like to develop a foundational understanding of accounting procedures in preparation for other accounting courses, or for the individual who has bookkeeping or business ownership interests and would like a practical overview of basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures. It is also intended for the non-business student or the secretarial major who needs only one semester of basic accounting. Topics cover the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses and an introduction to payroll accounting and financial statement preparation analysis.

• Computer Literacy.

Tuesday/Thursday.

1-2:15 p.m.

Three credits.

$250.

This course uses the Microsoft Office program to teach students basic word processing, data processing, spreadsheet, graphics, Internet, Windows and E-mail skills in a business setting.

The requirement to enroll is a high school diploma or GED, evidence of which must be presented to the Ed Center at the time of registration. The Ed Center will provide potential students with a registration packet, administer the Acuplacer Test, provide assistance for financial aid, and provide counseling for degree programs.

All classes will be held at the Archuleta County Education Center located at the corner of 4th and Lewis streets.

For information or appointments, contact the Ed Center at 264-2835, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Friday, 8 a.m.-noon. During Christmas break, Dec. 20-30, office hours will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with the office closed on Dec. 24.