Event Earns Praise from Community College Chancellors, CEOs
Each June, the Digital Media & Business Educators Conference brings together leaders from the business and communications sectors to discuss their increasingly interconnected fields and how to prepare students for careers in digital media.
The conference centers around the notion that mobile devices, virtualization, and an increasing focus on visual media mean that IT, communications, and business professionals need to work together more than ever before. Faculty need to understand those synergies in order to equip their students for success after graduation.
By Julie Drake, Antelope Valley Press
PALMDALE - Looking to meet the needs of the local aerospace industry that is estimated to need 2,000 trained airframe mechanics, Antelope Valley College and its aerospace partners developed a rapid training program to get workers ready in eight weeks.
Students in the Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly Rapid Training Program at the Palmdale Regional Airport Terminal earn college credit on their way to a certificate. The entry-level skills they develop in the certificate program prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.
The healthcare field is all about options, but not all of the relevant career pathways are necessarily on the minds of high school students. A new event piloted this year aims to change that by providing incoming 10th grade students with access to explore a variety of health-related careers through hands-on activities and learning.
The first Scrubs Camp was held July 25 at the Career Education Center in Camarillo. The daylong camp was organized by John Bone Cordova, Deputy Health Sector Navigator and Irene Ornelas, Health Industry Liasion at Ventura County Office Education, VC Innovates.
A group of students from the California Cadet Corps had a new alternative at summer camp this year — something far different than mountaineering, marksmanship and other activities offered.
NETLAB+ was the backbone of the cyber track at the California Cadet Corps Summer Encampment, which was held June 23-30 at Camp San Luis Obispo. This was the first time community colleges were involved with the cyber track, and making it happen involved a partnership between the South Central Coast Region and the Bay Area Region.
About 15 high school students participated in the cyber track, which was modeled after the CyberPatriot program created by the U.S. Air Force. Chris Akelian, an Engineering and Technology Instructor at Cuesta College, lead the training.
For a healthcare employer in Ventura County, meeting with colleges used to be a little like the movie “Groundhog Day.”
Each institution had its own advisory meeting that largely consisted of the same discussions and topics. John Bone Cordova saw an opportunity to change that, and took it.
Raspberry Pi Fuels Innovation Across Disciplines
Efrain Hernandez is the go-to person in his family whenever anyone needs help with technology, but he never thought he would pursue it as a career. Now the recent Ventura College graduate is heading on to complete his bachelor’s degree and hopefully secure a position in the Computer Science field.
Hernandez combined his interest in Computer Science with his love of vintage video games into a unique project for professor Elliot Gertner’s Computer Architecture Class. He created a bar-top arcade game that contains hundreds of video games from Pac Man to Street Fighter.
993 students earn 1,411 associate degrees
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By: Dave Alley, KCOY
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Pomp and circumstance was the theme of the day at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria.
On Friday, in front of hundreds of family members, friends, faculty and staff, a record-breaking number of students received associate degrees during the school's 96th commencement.
Under a cool, cloudy sky, the two-hour ceremony was held in The Commons area in the middle of campus.