Summer Nursing Assistant Program Offered
PHCC is accepting students for a six-week accelerated Nursing Assistant —Technical Certificate program this summer. The program begins on June 19 at PHCC’s East Campus in Dade City. From June 19 to July 18, classes are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and from July 22 to July 26 the clinical session is Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Students in the program receive practical hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and patient simulators while learning the latest in health care trends. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the state exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and will qualify for employment in hospitals, assisted-living facilities, doctor’s offices, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities.
Professions in the health care field are among the fastest growing occupations in the nation. Employment as a CNA or nursing aide is a great stepping stone to other advanced health careers.
For more information and to register, call 1-877-TRY-PHCC or register online through WISE.
Native Plants and Shade Gardening
Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College will host representatives from The Pasco County Master Gardeners’ Speaker’s Bureau to provide gardening workshops on the East Campus, in Dade City. PHCC’s Encore Academy provides educational opportunities to adults over the age of 50.
Native Plants – Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in room C128. The beauty of native plants, the optimal planting location, how to sustain them and other benefits to Florida and your garden environment will be discussed.
Shade Gardening – Wednesday, May 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in room C128. Florida-friendly plants can add interest and color that will brighten a dark and dull garden. Learn the benefits of shade gardening and which shade-loving plants work best.
There are no fees for this seminar; however, registration through Encore Academy is required. To register, please call 352-797-5167.
Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show
Beginning May 9, in the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, PHCC faculty and staff will showcase their creative works. A variety of artistic mediums will be represented, including photography, clay, charcoal, textiles, pencil drawings, acrylics, sculpture and publications. The art gallery exhibit will run through July 26, 2013.
Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies ─ Live Feed
Join us in person or via webcast as we honor our PHCC graduates on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held in the West Campus Physical Fitness Center. The registered nurse pinning ceremony will be held in the West Campus Performing Arts Center. All campuses will close on May 1st at 4:30 p.m. The College Store at the West Campus will remain open until 5 p.m.
The morning commencement ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. and honors graduates who have earned Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees, Certificates, Applied Technology or GED diplomas. The afternoon commencement ceremony starts at 4 p.m. and honors those earning their Associate in Arts degree. The registered nurse pinning ceremony starts at 1 p.m.
Overflow seating will be available in the Conference Center, located in the R building. All graduation events are being streamed live, with feeds beginning 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start times. Event access: http://phcc.edu/news/webcast-live
New Summer Youth Academic Camps
Summer Youth Academic Camps are now being offered at PHCC for students entering grades 7-9. Choose from two career themes: Business and Technology or Health.
Our camp participants will enjoy a summer of fun-filled learning while they develop new friendships and future education and career goals!
See our camp page for dates, times, costs and to register. Hurry....each camp is limited to 12 participants.
Photography Contest Finalists
PHCC students, Desirae Saunders-Spenner and Joshua Milford, were recently named college finalists in the Photographer’s Forum magazine 33rd Annual College & High School Photography Contest.
“Students develop their own personal direction in photography as they learn new skills when using camera hardware and software, and post production techniques using computers,” said David Kastner, PHCC photography instructor. “As seen with Desirae and Joshua, tangible skills combined with lectures, assignments and critiques enhance the creative potential existing within each student.
”Over 16,700 photographs were received from students in the U.S., Canada and around the world in the contest sponsored by Nikon, USA.
Attached to this article is Saunders-Spenners' photo of a baby owl. To view Milford’s night sky image and other student photography and artwork, visit the newest student art exhibit, Ideas • Imagination • Process • Expression at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery located on West Campus. The exhibit runs through May 1.
PHCC Students Nominated to Academic Team
Congratulations to five PHCC students nominated to the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team. The 2013 team includes 122 students representing Florida’s state, community and junior colleges, and one independent college. The All-Florida Academic Team recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievement, leadership and service to their community.
Jessica Roubert, of Port Richey, was named to the first team. Second Team members include Jennifer Creamer-White, of Lakeland, Terrencia Iles, Jessica Johnston, of Wesley Chapel, and Bryana Perkins of Spring Hill.
The students were honored at an awards ceremony at Daytona State College on April 9. Sponsors of the All-USA Academic Team competition include USA Today and the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society.
PHCC will celebrate its bi-annual Celebration of Poetry on Friday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in room B104, at the North Campus in Brooksville. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mike poetry reading.
Professor Emeritus Richard Downing, Ph.D., and Professor of Language Arts Kay McKamy, Ph.D., are coordinating the event. PHCC faculty, staff and students, some of whom are published, will read samples of their work. PHCC’s North Campus Student Government Association will provide refreshments and door prizes.
Those interested in reading one or two poems may sign up at the door. For more information, call Kay McKamy at 352-797-5109.
Ace the Interview
In this highly competitive job market, standing out from the competition is crucial. PHCC’s Career and Testing Services is hosting workshops to help you cultivate your job interview skills.
Discussion topics include how to research the company you are applying to, dress appropriately for the interview, be prepared for common questions and set yourself apart from other job applicants. Also, learn what your body language is saying to the interviewer and how your listening skills can benefit you.
Attend a PHCC Interview Tips workshop and walk into your next interview with style and confidence!
Workshops are open to the public and are no cost. For more information, contact Nicole Miller, Career and Testing Specialist, 352-797-5174 or by email. Please call to confirm dates and times prior to attendance.
Campus Safety through Mental Health Education
Seamus Allman with BayCare Life Management will be presenting Campus Safety through Mental Health Education, at each campus.Topics include: identifying at-risk behaviors, appropriate responses, follow-up to emergency and crisis situations, and more.
The free events are sponsored by Student Activities and BayCare. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Student Activities at 727-816-3219.