Archive for July, 2015

Penn Highlands SquareContinuing Education at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be offering a new Dental Assistant training program beginning this fall. The Dental Assistant program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills needed for an entry-level position as a dental assistant.

Dental Assistant will cover the areas of dental theory and terminology, four-handed chair side procedures, exposing and processing dental radiographs (x-rays), infection control standards, preparing dental materials, and effective patient communication. In addition to the classroom lectures and labs, students will be afforded the opportunity to take part in hands-on training through an 80-hour clinical externship at a local dental clinic

Students that successfully complete the program will also be prepared to sit for the Radiology Health and Safety examination.

The Dental Assistant program begins on September 14th, and will conclude on November 23rd. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at our Richland Campus, from 5pm to 9pm.  The program tuition is $1,199.

For payment options and registration information, please contact Continuing Education at 814.262.3815 or

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MR - 20150709 - Glenn BarbisPennsylvania Highlands Community College student Glenn Barbis, of Johnstown, will be attending an intensive 10-day radio conference at Bloomsburg University in Columbia County, PA. Glenn Barbis is a second-year Media Production student who heard about the Confer Radio Talent Institute through Forever Media, Inc. Forever Media is assisting with tuition and meals for a deserving student to attend the Institute. The College’s Media Production Club at the College is also assisting with Glenn’s room at the conference.

The Institute, being held from July 10 through July 16, includes between thirty and  forty radio professionals, all touching on aspects of the radio industry including on-air, sales, sports, news, production, management, marketing, programming, etc. Students participating in the institute often have a substantially higher rate of post-graduate placement in beginning their careers. To date, 7 out of 10 participants are working in radio or a related field.

Forever Media of Johnstown operates stations Froggy 95, 96 Key, Hot 92, Cool 101.7, Rocky 99, and others throughout the region. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College offers quality, affordable academic programming to residents of the Southern Alleghenies and beyond.

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Jessica BarronPennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced that Jessica Barron, Adjunct Faculty in Computer Technology and Communications, has earned an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Leadership from Duquesne University.  Ms. Barron’s dissertation, “Comparison of a Video Game Based Learning Environment and a Traditional Learning Environment,” was successfully defended this past spring on May 26, 2015.

Ms. Barron, a resident of Boswell, PA, has been an adjunct with the College since August of 2012.  In addition to her teaching, she has presented at regional and national conferences, and has led training workshops through the College’s Workforce Education department.

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