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Ed Center summer registration underway

Archuleta County Education Center experienced great success with the post-secondary classes that were offered for the spring semester 2011. Due to that success and a commitment to the residents of Archuleta County, registration for the summer session is now open.

The Ed Center, a member of the Four Corners Technology Consortium, serves as a remote campus for the College of Eastern Utah, a 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 are charged the Utah in-state tuition, generating a great savings to Colorado residents.

The college classes are held in a live interactive format using the Tandberg Video-Teleconferencing system. The students sit in a classroom at the Ed Center and actually participate and communicate with the teachers and students in the classes at the other campuses. When several of the students were asked if the classes offered by the Ed Center had in any way enriched their lives, we received the following comments:

“This college class has made me realize what I want to do with my life. Before, I had no idea where I was going, but I’m heading somewhere now.” — Aleisha Young.

“Taking college classes at the Education Center has not only given me a higher education, but it has given me the strength to move forward to achieve my life goals. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Jill House.

“I truly enjoyed taking the college classes here at the Education Center. What a great opportunity for Pagosa people. I took some of the medical classes to help me if I decide to go forward with a medical career. The teachers from College of Eastern Utah were great, my new classmates/friends were fun, and the facilitators were awesome. I would definitely take more classes at the Education Center. It was a great experience.” — Joleen Lujan.

The Ed Center is proud to announce the following Summer Teleconference Course Schedule beginning May 9, 2011:

• Introduction to Psychology

June 27-August 12

Monday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

3 credits

$250

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

• Medical Terminology

June 27-Aug. 12

Monday/Tuesday

5:10-7 p.m.

2 credits

$175

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.

• Human Development Across the Lifespan

June 27-Aug. 12

Monday-Thursday

8:30-9:50 a.m.

3 credits

$250

This general education course is required for all pre-elementary education and nursing students. It will introduce students to stages of development from prenatal and infancy through childhood, adult and old age. Major developmental theories will be considered, as will the domains for development such as physical, cognitive, psycho-social, and moral and behavioral aspects of each.

• Principles of Environmental Science

May 9-Aug. 12

Tuesday/Thursday

2:30-3:50 p.m.

3 credits

$250

This general education course introduces students to ecological principles and relationships that underlie environmental science and natural resource conservation. It also examines the environment as the context for human activities and explores the effects of humans on ecosystems.

• Computer Literacy

May 9-June 24

Monday-Thursday

8:30-9:50 a.m.

3 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.

• Introduction to Criminal Justice

May 9-June 24

Monday/Wednesday

5:10-7:50 p.m.

3 credits

$250

Students will be introduced to the history, processes and functions of the American Criminal Justice System and its primary components, namely law enforcement, courts and corrections. The students will generally understand the history, process and functions of the police, courts and corrections as they relate to the operation of our criminal justice system and key constitutional provisions.

• Public Communication-Oral Communication Intensive

May 9-Aug. 12

Wednesday

6-8:45 p.m.

3 credits

$250

This course is designed to provide students with skill and techniques to help them become more effective communicators. Students will learn various research and organizational techniques relating to oral presentations, and they will also learn to give and receive constructive criticism relating to oral presentations.

The requirement to enroll in the above classes 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, provide assistance for financial aid, provide counseling for degree programs and administer the Acuplacer Test, if applicable.

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.

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