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Baker College of Cadillac Summer Offerings Include John Deere GPS systems, Intuit QuickBooks, Manufacturing, EducationJune 12, 2014
Non-credit community classes for working professionals
CADILLAC, Mich. – Baker College of Cadillac is enrolling students for non-credit community classes designed for working professionals seeking convenient skills training in agriculture, accounting, education and advanced manufacturing.
Designed to accommodate hectic schedules, the summer program offers nine classes, ranging from two to 18 sessions each, on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays at 4-8 p.m. Classes run throughout July and August at locations in Cadillac and near Lake City.
“Our goal is to offer working professionals the opportunity to advance their skills through hands-on courses that are quick, convenient and relevant to today’s standards,” said Mark Lagerway, dean of technology and business for Baker College of Cadillac. “Technology is used every day in the field, in the classroom and on the factory floor. Learning how to use it effectively is the best way to stay competitive in the 21st century economy.”
Classes include training in agricultural tooling, welding and John Deere GPS systems, and in Intuit QuickBooks for small business accounting. There are four courses for educators: STAR Quality Rating System; All about Assessment; Tables, and Laptops, and Apps, Oh My!; and Effective Teaching & Learning. The advanced manufacturing classes are 3-D Printer Technologies, Program Logic Controllers and Welding Field Operations.
Course information follows:
- Agriculture Tools and GPS is a three-session class in July that is a hands-on introduction to agriculture tooling and welding, and an overview of John Deere GPS systems.
- QuickBooks is a four-session class in July that covers the basics of Intuit’s accounting software program for small business.
- Several two-session education courses are offered in July. They may qualify for state continuing education clock hours (SCECH).
- STAR Quality Rating System is designed to improve program quality assessment (PQA) scores for preschool and childcare providers.
- All about Assessment will provide information about the purpose and various forms of assessment, including the new online assessment requirements, and how it can improve teaching and learning.
- Tablets, and Laptops, and Apps, Oh My! examines technology use in and outside the classroom, and how to improve learning by allowing students to BYOD (bring your own device).
- Effective Teaching & Learning focuses on creating an environment that encourages effective educational leadership in an age of increased accountability.
- Advanced manufacturing courses run throughout July and August.
- 3-D Printer Technologies is a four-session class for basic prototyping and production training, using the college’s new color uPrint SE 3-D printer.
- Program Logic Controllers is a five-session introductory class that covers basic industrial controls and concepts.
- Welding Field Operations is a 9-week class that provides training for several welding processes. Credit is available for students who wish to continue in a Baker College welding program.
The Cadillac classes are offered at the main campus of Baker College of Cadillac or at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center. The classes near Lake Center are at the Baker Center for Transportation and Technology.
For more information about the summer community classes, contact Cheri Sprik in Baker College admissions at 231.876.3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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