November 2010 - Posts
Are you taking math, chemistry, or physics courses at GateWay? The TI-83 graphing calculator is a powerful tool used in select courses. What good is this tool if you don't know how to use it? GateWay's Learning Center is offering a free workshop Wednesday, December 8 from 1:00 - 2:00pm in Room MA 1240.
This workshop is aimed at teaching you how to how to put this calculator to use. You will learn how to use all the functions important to any class you are currently taking or may take. An extensive question and answer segment will take place at the workshop in which your questions about operating the TI-83 will be answered.
If you have the TI-83 Graphing Calculator, please bring it with you as no calculators will be supplied. The TI-83 Graphing Calculator is available in the campus bookstore for $115.99. For those attending the workshop, a 10% discount will be offered. Coupons are available in the Learning Center.
For more information, contact (602) 286-8800.
PHOENIX, Arizona - GateWay Community College (GWCC) welcomes the Phoenix Symphony's Woodwind Quintet on Wednesday, December 1 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the Center for Health Careers Education Auditorium, Room 1106.
This concert is one of many events in the GateWay to the Arts series, an ongoing effort of GateWay's Liberal Arts program to bring cultural events to its students, staff and community members. The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona's only full-time orchestra and performs to more than 80,000 students and children a year as part of their efforts to introduce classic music and art to the community.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Mills at (602) 286-8487. GateWay is located at 108 N. 40th Street in Phoenix at 40th Street and Washington. GateWay is Stop #17 on the METRO Light Rail at 38th St. and Washington and is accessible by the Valley Metro Bus system through Route 1 (Washington) and 3 (Van Buren).
Did you know you have an official college email? When you become a student of any one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges you are automatically issued a student email account, powered through Google and ending in @maricopa.edu. The email is designed to provide official college communication and access to several tools that will allow you to perform school work more conveniently.
Examples of essential information include material related to enrollment, financial aid, tuition, emergencies and academic matters, such as receipt of your student refund, if qualified. Student e-mail is easily accessed through my.maricopa.edu by clicking on the student email tab. For your convenience, you may forward this email address to your own personal email so you don't miss an important message. To do this, follow the steps below:
Forwarding Your Maricopa Student Email
1. Sign in to your Gmail at google.maricopa.edu or going to my.maricopa.edu and click on the Student Email tab
2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page
3. Open the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
4. Enter the email address to which you would like your messages forwarded
5. Select the action you would like your messages to take from the drop-down menu
6. Click Save Changes
To see if you qualify for the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP), follow the steps below:
1. Logon to the Student Center at my.maricopa.edu and verify address
2. Check your Maricopa Gmail (google.maricopa.edu) account for an invitation from Citi to enroll
3. Click on the link to go to the Citi enrollment website
4. Make your selection-choose either prepaid card, direct deposit or paper check
If you need assistance, call (602) 286.8200 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
GateWay Community College (GWCC) has been named an approved site for Assisted Living Training by the Department of Health Services. Classes begin this month.
The designation couldn't have come at a better time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the personal and home care aides job classification is going to increase by 50% or more by the year 2016. In today's economy, where even healthcare jobs are becoming more scarce, those are promising numbers.
"People want to remain in their homes as long as possible, so the need for in-home caregivers is only going to grow," says Michelle Toft, who is currently the Home and Community Services Director for Quest Alliance. She will teach the module on Developmental Disabilities in upcoming classes at GateWay.
"(The DD module) not only helps students learn to care for people, but also opens up their understanding of how to live and work with people who have special needs," says Toft. "It helps them realize that we're caring for people and not just a special need."
Graduates of the Assisted Living Training program are qualified to work as caregivers in assisted living facilities or residential care homes. Students who have already graduated from GateWay's in-home, non-medical caregiving training program (or a comparable caregiver course) are able to take a 3-day bridge course to obtain the Assisted Living component.
"The Assisted Living Program completes the next step in the expanding vision of the Caregiver Career Development Program at GateWay," says Jan Davie, Director of the Center for Workforce Transition and the Career Center at GWCC. "This valuable training will provide another level of skills expertise for caregiving students who prefer to work in a residential setting instead of a private home."
Davie also notes that the training program "will greatly increase GateWay's leadership role in the healthcare industry as new working partnerships are developed with local assisted living employers to cultivate many job opportunities for all our professional caregiving students at GateWay Community College."
In fact, employers are invited to attend caregiving classes to provide information on job openings and valuable leads for future employment.
The Direct Care Worker to Assisted Living Caregiver Bridge Course will be held from 8:30am to 5:00pm from November 22-24. Cost is $120.
The Assisted Living Training Program will be held 8:30am to 5:00pm from December 13-17. Cost is $255.
Call Nanette Jones, Coordinator of the Caregiving Career Development Program, for more information and additional class dates at (602) 286-8158.
GateWay is located at 108 N. 40th Street in Phoenix at 40th Street and Washington. GateWay is Stop #17 on the METRO Light Rail at 38th St. and Washington and is accessible by the Valley Metro Bus system through Route 1 (Washington) and 3 (Van Buren).
Business Majors can now complete Math Analysis/Business and Business Statistics courses this Spring semester with new 8-week courses. The Associate in Business (ABus) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to Arizona's public universities into majors that articulate with the Associate in Business General Requirements (ABus - GR) pathway. The degree transfers as a block without loss of credit to Arizona's public universities and other institutions with district-wide articulation agreements. Students planning to attend ASU will be required to take MAT 217.
MAT 217: Math Analysis/Business
Class #: 53966
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm - 8:45pm.
Dates: January 19, 2011 - March 9, 2011
Instructor: Jim Baugh
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MAT 212 or MAT 213
GBS 221: Business Statistics
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00p.m. - 8:45p.m.
Dates: March 21, 2011 - May 11, 2011
Instructor: Jim Baugh
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in GBS 220 or MAT 217
Students can register online through my.maricopa.edu, by calling (602) 286-8100 or in person on campus.
In celebration of International Education Week (November 15 - 19), GateWay Community College presents Africa is Not a Country: an International Student Perspective on Monday, November 15 from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Center for Health Careers Education Auditorium on campus.
Africa is Not a Country will feature a panel of seven international education students studying at GateWay. From various African countries including Northern and Southern Sudan, Nigeria, Angola, Eritrea and Cameroon, the students will answer questions about their cultures and experiences both in the United States and their homelands.
"We hope to enlighten students about our international students and broaden their perspective of diverse cultures to gain an appreciation of differences," Don Hall, GateWay CC faculty and host of the Africa is Not a Country panel. "Students will have the opportunity hear of the struggles international students may face when finding a sense of place in a new land without losing their own sense of identity."
The event is free and open to the public. Africa is Not a Country is co-sponsored by Cultural Diversity Committee, International Education Committee and the Alpha Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
For more information, contact Don Hall at (602) 286-8730.
The Veterans Club at GateWay Community College is holding a celebration in honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 10 at 11:30am to 1:30pm on the lawn in front of the flag pole featuring a ceremonial change of command by the Air Force Honor Guard at 12:30pm.
Representatives from the Air Force Honor Guard, US Army, Army Reserves, National Guard, Navy, Marines, and the Purple Heart and POW organizations will be on hand to provide literature and to talk with interested students.
A Faces of Our Veterans display will be available for viewing, which was organized by GateWay CC faculty Steve Clayden in an effort to honor all of the living Veterans that either attend or are employed by GateWay CC.
Participants can also see the National Guard and Marine Hummers which will be on display, test their skills on a rock climbing wall, enjoy food, and t-shirt giveaways. The event is free and open to the public.