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High School Professional Development Workshops – Summer 2017

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  • These workshops are open to high school educators within the Central Community College (CCC) district area. They help educators develop skills taught at the college level that can be articulated between the high school and CCC to assist with training future CCC students.

    How to register and workshop descriptions

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  • Date: May 30 - June 1
    Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Campus: Hastings
    Building and Room: Hamilton, AMDT Lab Area 
    Cost:
     $59

    This workshop will give high school educators a chance to learn various skills on using a variety of equipment. We will cover: Measurement, Manual Lathe and Mill, Surface Grinding, Basic CNC on both Lathe and Mill, which include machine setup, tool offsets, programming and operation.

    We will answer questions about problems experienced while using the equipment or about any CCC’s program of study.

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    Date: May 30-31
    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Campus: Columbus
    Building and Room: NECE, 941 & 942 
    Cost:
     $54

    Microsoft Certification practice and proctoring for either 2013 or 2016 Office Suite products.

    This two-day workshop is for those who are a little familiar with Microsoft software who need sufficient amount of time to train before they test for their certification(s).

    Individuals will participate in the Microsoft Office Software Exam Prep Sessions, which will include test simulation software, question and answer sessions with BTEC instructors, prepping and testing, and the opportunity to sit for the MOS certification(s). They can test on all five software’s at the specialist or expert level. Discussion will also take place regarding how students will benefit with these certifications as they continue to the workforce or furthering their higher education goals.

    NOTE: To utilize our vouchers for the IT Initiatives the participants will need to have a CCC ID.

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    Date: May 31 - June 1
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Campus: Grand Island
    Building and Room: 525 
    Cost:
     $44

    Introduction to the concepts of precision agriculture, the tools of precision agriculture and how they work together. GIS, GPS, remote sensing, water management, VRT (variable rate technologies) and their role in managing and monitoring crops. A special section on drones will also be included. Be sure to bring your classroom drone, if you have one, for a roundtable discussion. Several activities will be show-cased for high school classroom replication and lesson plan building.

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    Date: May 31 - June 1
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Campus: Grand Island
    Building and Room: 311 
    Cost:
     $54

    Whether you are discussing the death penalty in a class, advising a student on how to pursue a career in the Law & Public Safety sector, or you find yourself acting as a counselor for a student who has been involved in delinquent behavior—having a working knowledge of today’s legal system could definitely prove beneficial in the field of education. Fact or Fiction, Dispelling the CSI and Law and Order Mystique is a workshop designed to give participants a working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

    Participants will spend time in the classroom each morning learning about the criminal justice system and then apply what they learn on field trips to local CJ agencies & facilities in Grand Island. This will allow participants to experience all aspects of the legal system from both the professional and the accused points of view. Tours include: Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, Hall County Department of Corrections (Jail Tour), Grand Island Police Dept., Hall County Sheriff Office, Emergency Communication Center (911) and Hall County Court.

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    Date: June 1
    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Campus: Columbus
    Building and Room: NECE, 941 & 942 
    Cost:
     $34

    Microsoft Certification practice and proctoring for either 2013 or 2016 Office Suite products.

    This one-day workshop is designed for proficient users in Microsoft software, which will help build their speed and proficiency. This workshop is for those who need little prep time before they test for their certification(s).

    Individuals will participate in the Microsoft Office Software Exam Prep Sessions, which will include test simulation software, question and answer sessions with BTEC instructors, prepping and testing, and the opportunity to sit for the MOS certification(s). They can test on all five software’s at the specialist or expert level. Discussion will also take place regarding how students will benefit with these certifications as they continue to the workforce or furthering their higher education goals.

    NOTE: To utilize our vouchers for the IT Initiatives the participants will need to have a CCC ID.

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    Date: June 13 - 14
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Campus: Columbus
    Building and Room: North Ed Center, 920 
    Cost:
     $51.50

    Individuals will have the opportunity to work on basic electrical circuits, typically part of Concepts of Electronics. They will also be exposed to Pneumatics and Electrical Pneumatics. Teachers and Administrators will be able to understand how they might be able to offer dual credit courses related to Mechatronics in their schools.

    Workshops will feature career awareness topics such as, the skills and aptitudes required to enter Mechatronics/Instrumentation and Controls careers, job responsibilities, industries that hire Instrumentation and Controls/Mechatronics graduates, average wages, and career growth opportunities. Participants will tour a business or two and experience what an Instrumentation and Controls/ Mechatronics technician does on a day-to-day basis. This will give faculty the opportunity to connect to industry representatives who can then support them in their classrooms as guest speakers and other career awareness activities. This experience not only increases the faculty participant’s ability to better prepare students, but has the potential to increase the number of high school students entering Instrumentation and Controls/Mechatronics programs, as faculty members are often key mentors for high school students.

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    Date: June 13 - 15
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Campus: Hastings
    Building and Room: Hamilton, 212 Drafting Lab 
    Cost:
     $59

    Review of 1st year Central Community College Drafting & Design courses including the new core curriculum.

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