Archive for July, 2014

College Logo - Blair (Square)Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Workforce Development and Continuing Education is excited to announce the expansion of its offerings in Blair County this fall.

Train for an in-demand career and prepare to take the DANB Radiology Health and Safety Examination by enrolling in the Dental Assisting program. The program includes 70 hours of in-class lecture and lab and a 40 hour clinical externship. The course runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-9:00pm, from September 2 to November 6.

A 100-hour Veterinary Assistant course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-9:00pm, from September 9 to December 11. Learn about the care of animals and how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during exams. You’ll be provided the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.

For individuals in occupations where food is handled, the One-Day ServSafe Certification is a 15-hour course, including 7.5 hours of self/home study prior to the seminar, and meets PA licensure guidelines. The course is scheduled for November 3 from 8:30am-4:30pm. A valid textbook and photo ID are needed.

Beginning October 7 from 6:00-8:00pm, a four-week Introduction to Photography course will teach attendees the fundamentals of photography including exposure, composition, and technique. No experience is necessary.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center opened in August 2013 and is conveniently located in the Logan Valley Mall. For further details or to register for one of these courses, please contact Workforce Development and Continuing Education at 814.262.3815.

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Penn Highlands SquarePennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to partner with Snapology, a company devoted to providing children with a fun learning environment, to host a LEGO® Summer Camp.  There will be two separate sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session.  This summer camp will be held at the College’s Richland Campus between August 18th and the 22nd, from 9am to 4pm.

In the morning session, children will get to bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® bricks and be able to travel to the “Nether,” but they will have to watch out for creepers! Participants will get to create their own world, including animals, creepers, and their very own LEGO® Minecraft character. This class is suitable for individuals between the ages of 5 and 15. The morning session will meet Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm.

In the afternoon session, children will learn the basic strategies for building sturdy structures and then apply that knowledge to building a robot for friendly competition.  Be prepared to have tons of fun! This class is suitable for individuals between the ages of 7 and 15. The afternoon session will meet Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 4pm.

Students may enroll in half or full days. The cost is $126 for the full week (all day) or $90 for either morning or afternoon sessions. Discounts are available for multiple registrations and Boy/Girl Scouts. For more information or to register, contact Snapology at 1.844.SNAPCLASS.

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College Logo - Blair (Square)It is that time of year again… to go back to school! Let the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center help you get ready to head back to the classroom. Join us and the Penn Highlands’ Black Bear in the Logan Valley Mall for an evening full of entertainment, giveaways, and so much more.

This event is a part of the Logan Valley Mall’s VIP Shopping Experience, from 5 to 8pm on Friday, August 15th. Everyone is invited to stop by the Blair Center to tour the facility and chat with our experienced team about all of our available academic programs and services.

Questions? Contact the Blair Center at 814.201.2700 for additional details. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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Penn Highlands Ebensburg StackedThere is no better time than the present to start planning for your future! The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Ebensburg Center will be holding a presentation, entitled “Getting Ready for College,” for high school juniors and sophomores and their families on Thursday, July 24th at our Ebensburg facility on Route 22. The presentation will be given twice, from 2 to 3pm and from 5 to 6pm.

The presentation will focus on providing information on how to plan and properly prepare for college. In addition, it will help you understand what to expect and look for when applying for and visiting potential colleges.  Each session of the presentation will be followed-up with a question and answer segment, allowing you to ask our experienced professionals any questions that you might have.

There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served, but remember that seating is limited for each session of this impactful presentation!  Please call 814.471.0010 if you plan to attend so that your spot is reserved.

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