According to the National Sleep Foundation, it is estimated that more than 18 million adults in America have sleep apnea. It’s also estimated that between 10-20% of habitually snoring children experience obstructive sleep apnea. These are astounding statistics in a society full of sleep deprived individuals. These individuals seek help at Sleep Centers throughout the country. Did you know we have about 10 sleep centers within an hour of Fond du Lac?
For those seeking a new career in healthcare, becoming a Sleep Technician might be a good option for you. Do you enjoy working nights? If you really don’t mind working 3rd shift, like to work with people and computers, this career could be for you! Most Sleep Technicians work overnight conducting sleep studies, reviewing the results and creating summary reports to guide the patients care.
The A-STEP Introduction to Sleep program at MPTC was developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In collaboration with St. Agnes Hospital, the program is offered locally in Fond du Lac for those interested in pursuing a career as a Sleep Technician. This 80-hour accredited course is a great introduction to Sleep Medicine and allows students a faster pathway to a great career. While there are additional requirements after the 80-hour training, they are generally completed while the Sleep Tech is working in the field as either an Intern or entry level Sleep Technician.
To learn more about A-STEP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-920-924-6408.
What do making Cheese, creating Artisan Breads, and delicious Italian Pastas and Sauces all have in common? These fun one-day personal enrichment classes are all taught by our talented Susan Horvath, Culinary Instructor, at Moraine Park.
Each year during the month of November, the Economic and Workforce Development Department hosts a Saturday Sampler event on the Fond du Lac Campus. This free event is a fun way for our community members to get a sneak peek into the varied offerings and opportunities available at Moraine Park.
This year, the courses highlighted were Android Smart Phone and Tablets, Cake & Cupcakes Décor Galore!, Community Ed 101, and Wellness Way to Approach Inflammation.
Android Smart Phone and Tablets was taught by William Schroeder, MPTC Instructional Technology Clerk and Adjunct Faculty member. William provided an excellent overview on Android features, the newest apps, and how to operate the device more effectively.
For those attending Cake & Cupcakes, Susan Horvath, MPTC Adjunct Faculty member, shared shopping tips and tricks of the trade for decorating with frosting. They also got to leave with their cupcake creation!
Community 101 showcased a few of the opportunities available to community members inside the walls of our beautiful campus. This included a glimpse of Park Terrace, where students serve meals they have created and cooked, and Techniques Salon and Spa, our student-run salon offering a variety of services at reasonable prices. In addition, Greta Juknialis, MPTC Learning Resource Center Clerk, gave participants a glimpse into the wide variety of services, books, videos, and equipment available in the library.
Our newest MPTC Adjunct Faculty member, Dr. Jeremy Schingen, presented Wellness Way to Approach Inflammation. Dr. Schingen provided a very informative presentation on how to reduce inflammation in the body and what should be done to become a healthier you.
Do you want to learn more about Moraine Park’s Continuing Education offerings? Take a look at the numerous offering available, here and watch your mailbox for the Spring 2018 Continuing Education schedule coming after the holiday! For more information on all that Moraine Park Technical College has to offer the community throughout the year, check out our website at: https://www.morainepark.edu/
Written by: Brenda Ten Haken
Here’s a look at some of the fun participants had!
When was the last time you took an Excel course? If you are like most of us you have probably googled a command or two or watched a YouTube video on a specific function when needed. You get the work done, but the experience was uninspiring.
Over the course of a few weeks, you’re lucky if two or three of the new commands or functions you learned make it into your daily routine. Sound familiar?