Moraine Park's Electricity students compete in SkillsUSA

by admin15. July 2007 19:00

Nick Matter of Oostburg, a student in Moraine Park Technical College’s Electricity program, participated in the SkillsUSA Championship on June 28 in Kansas City, Mo., part of the 43rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference June 26-29.

 Nick Matter installs wires during the SkillsUSA electricity competition.

Matter, who placed 14th, joined more than 4,500 career and technical education students who competed in 87 trade, technical and leadership fields. Moraine Park Electricity Instructor Paul Schumacher accompanied Matter to the nationals. The SkillsUSA Championship is the showcase for the best career and technical students in the nation. The philosophy of the event is to reward students for excellence, involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and keep training relevant to employers' needs. 

 

Matter was one of three students from the Electricity program at Moraine Park’s West Bend campus who competed at the annual SkillsUSA State Conference in Madison April 24-25. Also participating in the residential wiring competition were Mike Berger of Hartford and Dan Diette of Fond du Lac. The team took first place for the third consecutive year, with Matter going on to the nationals.

 

“The SkillsUSA competition is a good opportunity for students to showcase their talents and meet other electricity students from different colleges,” said Schumacher. “The competition also demonstrates the electricity program’s commitment of success to the students.”

 

Moraine Park’s Electricity technical diploma focuses on a hands-on learning approach and prepares students to enter the State Electricity Apprenticeship program through the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. To learn more, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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New Industrial Maintenance Technician program begins this fall

by admin15. July 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College’s new Industrial Maintenance Technician program gets under way with the start of the fall semester on Aug. 27.     

 

The two-year technical diploma is geared toward several technology-driven fields including manufacturing, food and beverage processing, and building maintenance.

 

Through this program, students develop a variety of technical skills in electrical/electronics, fluid power, mechanical systems, computers and computer-controlled interface units. Programmable logic controllers, motors and drives, servo hydraulic systems and closed-loop positioning are studied. Hands-on course work gives students a comprehensive understanding of how these technical skill areas are linked together to create automated systems.

 

“Skills involving the installation, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of industrial machinery have been in demand,” said James Eden, Moraine Park executive dean of manufacturing, trades and apprenticeship.

 

For more information about the Industrial Maintenance Technician program, call Cindy Wolf at 262-335-5896. Enroll today by calling 1-800-472-4554.

 

For more information about Moraine Park, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Moraine Park to hold New Student Orientation

by admin10. July 2007 19:00

First-time students who start classes at Moraine Park Technical College this fall are invited to attend New Student Orientation, a special “kickoff” session. 

 

New students can meet each other, connect with Moraine Park staff, get helpful strategies and learn more about resources to make their first semester the easiest transition possible. Moraine Park staff will explain funding, student records, finding a part-time job while attending school, tutoring services and other resources. Students can get their student IDs, purchase books and locate their classrooms. There will also be sessions for parents and spouses. 

 

New Student Orientation will be held at the Beaver Dam campus on Monday, July 23, and Thursday, Aug. 9; at the Fond du Lac campus on Tuesday, July 24, and Tuesday, Aug. 7; and at the West Bend campus on Thursday, July 26, and Monday, Aug. 6. Students may choose the date and session time (1-4 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m.) that works best for them.

 

New students who haven’t already registered for orientation should immediately call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 5854, to enroll in a session.

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Moraine Park holds annual PC Adventure Camp

by admin9. July 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College held its third annual PC Adventure Camp June 12 at the Fond du Lac campus.

 

PC Adventure is a free, one-day camp filled with activities for students entering 9th through 12th grades. Sixteen students from area high schools attended this year’s camp.

 

“The camp gives high school students a glimpse into the college environment and what Moraine Park has to offer in terms of post-secondary education resources,” said Bill Green, diversity relations associate at Moraine Park. 

 

Moraine Park’s Diversity Relations, Technology & Instructional Operations and Tech Prep collaborated on
the camp. Students were given a campus tour in the morning. During lunch they asked questions and listened to current Moraine Park students, including members of the Multicultural Club, talk about their experiences at the College. Participants also created a short video on what their education means to them.

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Office Software Suite certificate offered for working adults

by admin9. July 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College is offering working adults the opportunity to earn an Office Software Suite certificate while taking class just one night per week.

 

Windows, Word and Excel will be offered this fall, with PowerPoint and Access offered during the spring semester. Each will be taught in a student-driven traditional format via Internet Video Conference on the Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses.

 

The fall courses will be offered as follows on Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.:

·        Microsoft Windows: 103-189-010, Aug. 30-Sept. 20. Cost: $100.65 plus books.

·        Microsoft Word: 103-160-012, Sept. 27-Nov. 1. Cost: $197.30 plus books.

·        Microsoft Excel: 103-180-013, Nov. 8-Dec. 20. Cost: $197.30 plus books.

 

“An Office Software Suite certificate can help working adults who are seeking a new position, provide them with more job security or be used to advance their careers,” said Stephanie Murre Wolf, Moraine Park Office Technology and Computer Applications Instructor. “It is a very marketable certificate that employers appreciate.”

 

The classes will be held in Room O-106.1 on the Fond du Lac campus and Room L-110 on the West Bend campus.

 

For more information, contact Jay Edgren at 920-924-6372. To register, call 1-800-472-4554.

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Moraine Park vice president completes Kellogg program

by admin8. July 2007 19:00

Dr. Sharon Nevins Holmes, vice president of marketing and college advancement at Moraine Park Technical College, completed the Kellogg Executive Scholars Program in Nonprofit Management.

 

She was awarded a Certificate of Professional Achievement after successfully completing four selected executive programs with the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., part of Northwestern University. Dr. Holmes participated in “Fundraising and Marketing II,” “Leading Successful Schools,” “Leveraging Your Resources Through Partnering” and “Performance Counts.” She also enrolled in “Leading High-Impact Teams.”

 

The Executive Scholars program provides a practical, flexible and academically rigorous way to achieve specific professional goals. Kellogg develops programs around some of the business world’s most challenging issues. Participants learn in an environment that is founded on intellectual rigor with team leadership, partnership and innovation as its guiding principles. They also network with and learn from leading faculty and business executives from around the world.

 

Moraine Park Technical College, with campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend and regional sites in Ripon and Hartford, is one of 16 colleges comprising the Wisconsin Technical College System. To find out more, visit www.morainepark.edu.

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Info Session held at Moraine Park campuses July 17

by admin8. July 2007 19:00

If you’re thinking about going back to college, Moraine Park Technical College is offering an opportunity to get started. Individuals who are interested in learning about programs and services or signing up for fall classes are invited to stop in Tuesday, July 17, anytime between 2:30 and 6 p.m. for an Information Session at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses.

 

The event also provides an opportunity to talk with Moraine Park staff about specific opportunities available at the College. Assistance will be given with the admissions process as well as choosing and registering for fall classes. 

 

No advance registration is required. For more information, call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3201, or e-mail anaber@morainepark.edu.

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Girls + Math + Science conference seeking workshop presenters

by admin26. June 2007 19:00

Presenters in the areas of math, science and healthy lifestyle/nutrition are being sought for the Girls+Math+Science=Opportunities (GMSO) event for middle school aged girls to be held on Nov. 3 at the Moraine Park Technical College campus in Fond du Lac.

 

The conference goals are to increase the awareness of careers in math and science, highlight how interests and abilities match the skills needed in these fields, and present women in math and science fields as role models.

 

The GMSO committee is seeking area educators and professionals to present 60-minute hands-on sessions, one to three times during the day-long conference. The sessions can be the same, as each will have a different group of girls in attendance.

 

Proposals from professionals in the areas of manufacturing, architecture, banking and accounting are especially encouraged.

 

Now in its third year, the 2007 GMSO conference is again expected to attract over 200 middle school girls from surrounding communities. The 2006 program had 216 participants and of those responding to a survey, 91% indicated they would recommend this conference to a friend.

           

Founding sponsors for the GMSO program are Agnesian HealthCare, Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Fond du Lac.

 

Proposals should be submitted by July 13. Presenters will be compensated and will have access to a budget for needed supplies.

 

For more information or to request proposal guidelines, contact Leanne Doyle, UW-Fond du Lac continuing education director at (920) 929-3622 or leanne.doyle@uwc.edu.

 

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Girls math and science conference seeking workshop presenters

by admin26. June 2007 19:00

Presenters in the areas of math, science and healthy lifestyle/nutrition are being sought for the Girls+Math+Science=Opportunities (GMSO) event for middle school aged girls to be held on Nov. 3 at the Moraine Park Technical College campus in Fond du Lac.

 

The conference goals are to increase the awareness of careers in math and science, highlight how interests and abilities match the skills needed in these fields, and present women in math and science fields as role models.

 

The GMSO committee is seeking area educators and professionals to present 60-minute hands-on sessions, one to three times during the day-long conference. The sessions can be the same, as each will have a different group of girls in attendance.

 

Proposals from professionals in the areas of manufacturing, architecture, banking and accounting are especially encouraged.

 

Now in its third year, the 2007 GMSO conference is again expected to attract over 200 middle school girls from surrounding communities. The 2006 program had 216 participants and of those responding to a survey, 91% indicated they would recommend this conference to a friend.

           

Founding sponsors for the GMSO program are Agnesian HealthCare, Moraine Park Technical College and UW-Fond du Lac.

 

Proposals should be submitted by July 13. Presenters will be compensated and will have access to a budget for needed supplies.

 

For more information or to request proposal guidelines, contact Leanne Doyle, UW-Fond du Lac continuing education director at (920) 929-3622 or leanne.doyle@uwc.edu.

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New paramedic associate degree offered at Moraine Park

by admin25. June 2007 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will debut a new Paramedic Technician associate degree program this fall, to be offered in West Bend.

 

According to Catherine Winters, RDH, MS, Moraine Park dean of health sciences and public services, the College has received several letters of support for this program because of the statewide need for paramedics. Those with advanced training can perform more difficult and demanding pre-hospital medical procedures, providing the vital attention needed to care for and transport the sick or injured.

 

Program courses will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, with the clinical component taking place at several hospitals within the Moraine Park District. Ambulance ride-alongs will be included in the training.

 

Individuals who are interested in enrolling in the Paramedic Technician program are required to have a current Emergency Medical Technician – Basic license and must also enroll full-time in the core Paramedic Technician courses, which begin every August. In addition to the Paramedic Technician associate degree, Moraine Park offers an EMT – Paramedic technical diploma.

 

The core courses for the associate degree and the diploma are the same, according to Winters; the difference is that the associate degree includes coursework in general education. “An individual may want to complete the associate degree as many full-time fire departments require training as a paramedic and a firefighter, and also an associate degree or 60 hours of college credits,” she said. “Previously in order to achieve this goal many people have completed an associate degree in fire protection technician and a diploma or an associate degree in paramedic. Students now have the option to obtain an associate degree in paramedic and complete the certification courses in fire services at Moraine Park. They may also choose the associate degree in paramedic for career advancement opportunities in management and public services.”

 

To learn more about Moraine Park’s Paramedic Technician program, contact a Moraine Park outreach specialist at 1-800-472-4554.               

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