On August 23, 2017, the final fourteen grant funded students successfully completed Moraine Park Technical College’s Nursing Assistant (CNA) boot camp–a rigorous three-week, 120 hour, 3 credit, learning experience. Students spent their clinical hours training at Samaritan Health Center. Continue reading
The school year is flying by and many around the State of Wisconsin are preparing and studying for water and wastewater operator certification exams. The exams are held in November and May.
As I teach many of the prospective operators in both disciplines, a subject that comes to mind is related to mathematics. Math is used in many career areas, and the same applies to the water and wastewater industries. When preparing for the exam, math will be worth reviewing and understanding. With today’s spreadsheets, hidden formulas, automated recording and other tools utilizing our various technologies, math behind the scenes is sometimes a forgotten skill.
But I will share a couple of stories with you that identifies the need to recall and utilize this skill. The good news is that Moraine Park Technical College’s Water Quality Technology program and water operator certification preparatory courses cover the operator related math and formulas well. Continue reading
Do you need service hours to fulfill a requirement?
How about improving your resume?
Moraine Park Technical College is committed to community engagement and student success. The College supports these commitments through the opportunity for students to participate in service learning and apply their classroom knowledge to an applicable, real world environment.
The Service Learning Award is an Moraine Park recognition program designed to acknowledge students who are committed to serving their community.
Students who complete 50 to 100 hours of service learning during their time at Moraine Park will receive this award. All students who log their hours and share a reflection will receive an Moraine Park Service Learning Silver Award for 50 hours of service or a Gold Award for 100 hours of service.Continue reading
CURLS! Some of us are born with them and some of us are not. There is hope for us not born with them … THE PERMANENT WAVE, also known as a “perm.”
The first attempt at creating curly hair was back in 1872. The beginning inventions involved thermal methods and no chemicals but that proved to degrade the hair. Another attempt was to wrap the hair in a spiral around rods connected to a machine with an electric heating device, then sodium hydroxide was applied and the hair was heated to 212 °F (100 °C) or more for an extended period of time.
The first attempts resulted in hair being burnt off and scalp burns. Continue reading