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Green Energy Program to Weatherize Historic Weatherford Hotel
Dual Enrollment Program Praised by the State of Arizona
I-Best Grant Makes Caregiver Graduation Possible
Transition Fair a Success
Spring Fair Connects Students to Community Resources
CCC Staff Celebrate the Holiday's Marti Gras Style
Meet Kristina Wyse
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MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

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January 2012   

Green Energy Program to Weatherize Historic Weatherford Hotel
Workers receive green energy skills training and retrofit Weatherford Hotel 

January 31 through February 2, Coconino Community College (CCC) will train 15 residential and commercial contractors in weatherization, which will allow them to shift into the ever-growing green energy field.

 

The three-day course is designed to quickly update the skills of local incumbent workers, so their job training is current with new energy qualifications. On February 2, during the final day of instruction, workers will conduct the hands-on portion of course by retrofitting the first-floor bar and the basement of the historic Weatherford Hotel located at 23 N. Leroux in Flagstaff.

 

The course will prepare workers from local small businesses such as InterMountain Plumbing, Mechanical and Solar and Regroup Performance Contracting for the Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification exam. Many utility companies throughout the state now require contractors to have BPI certification to perform home energy audits, which are in high demand nationally by residents looking to retrofit their living spaces and cut their energy use.

 

"As the green movement continues to take hold locally and nationally, the need for certified energy auditors and weatherization contractors grows. Renewable energy jobs are one of the fastest growing employment fields in the nation," said Alex Wright, Community & Corporate Learning Coordinator at Coconino Community College. "This program will help long-term contractors and utility workersgain the certification needed to transition into the green energy sector, rather than become obsolete."

 

Students will receive a total of 24 hours of instruction, which includes an introduction to energy, an introduction to green building, safety with power tools and retrofitting techniques to properly air-seal and insulate a home. The course will train students to identify and install home retrofits that will optimize energy efficiency and protect structures from sunlight, precipitation, wind and other elements.

 

The course is part of an Energy Efficient Training Series established in partnership with the Coconino County and Mohave/ La Paz workforce investment boards, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's State Energy Sector Partnership Grant.
 

Dual Enrollment Program Praised By The State of Arizona
Maria Gotcher Education and Training Teacher,
Tuba City High School


The Education and Training Rigorous Program of Study at Tuba City High School was recently awarded the 2011 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award from the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. The award recognizes and showcases outstanding college access programs that prepare, encourage, transition or retain students into postsecondary education.

"Maria Gotcher is our dual enrollment teacher in Tuba City, and her dedication to the students is truly what makes this program work," said Kathy Nesbit, Tech Prep/Perkins/ High School Transitions Coordinator at Coconino Community College.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education officials believe the success or failure of the Rigorous Program of Study (RPOS) Grant, which funded the award winning project, will determine the future of career and technical education.

"This makes Maria's efforts all the more meaningful when you look at the big picture," Nesbit added. 

Tuba City High School is located on the Navajo Nation Reservation in northeastern Arizona and serves students from the Navajo and Hopi tribes. The Education and Training Rigorous Program of Study at the high school includes two pathways, the Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3) and the Education Professions (K-12).

Each pathway is based on education industry standards and includes an onsite work-based learning lab designed to provide students the opportunity to practice the concepts they are learning in the classroom through hands-on work experience. Participation in the program allows students to meet most of the requirements needed for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential during the Early Childhood Education pathway and qualify to work as a para-professional in the Education Professions pathway.

Students who complete the high school program also earn up to six (6) college credits through the dual enrollment program offered by Coconino Community College. Students can then transition to the community college with the credits earned toward completion of the CDA credential and their Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or the Associates in Elementary Education which is articulated directly to the Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education degree.
 
  I-Best Grant Makes Caregiver Graduation Possible
Caregiver graduation
The graduating class poses for a picture
after finishing their final exams.

The first cohort of Direct Care Worker/Caregiving students has successfully completed training at Coconino Community College. A celebration ceremony was held at the 4th Street Campus and Technology Center on January 5 to recognize their accomplishments. The students, Danielle Canyon, Amanda Lopez and Robin Riggs, participated in the first cohort of students that were trained by the College. Training for some students was made possible by the Arizona I-Best grant.

Arizona I-BEST builds on the popular I-BEST national model by requiring all program designs to involve Adult Education and Post-Secondary training providers and the Public Workforce Development System in each local area. With the Public Workforce Development System involvement, the AZ I-BEST program serves both the participant and the workforce development needs of local employers.

Some students participating in this first cohort worked on both General Education Diplomas and technical training as Direct Care Workers and Caregivers. The training students received during the past several weeks will provide them the opportunity to gain employment in managed health care facilities and home health care.

This project was made possible through collaborative efforts from Coconino Community College's Community & Corporate Learning Division, Arts & Sciences Division, Career & Technical Education Division, Adult Education, Nursing Department, Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona, and Coconino County Career Center.

The next class will begin January 30.  To learn more about future classes call Pat Nelson at (928) 526-7654.
 
Transition Fair a Success


 

On January 5th the Northern Arizona Youth Transition Information Fair was held to educate disabled and special-needs students in middle school and high school about the higher education, training employment and community resources available to them.

 

The event was a collaboration between the community, Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona School to Work Transition Committee, Flagstaff Unified School District, Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona and various corporate learning divisions. More than 100 Flagstaff Unified School District disabled students from all over Northern Arizona attended.
 
"This was an amazing event where students with disabilities in our community were able to learn about and connect with local resources available to help them pursue their future goals," said said Kim Khatibi, Education Program Specialist/Exceptional Student Services, The Arizona Department of Education. "The afternoon was filled with speakers and informational sessions centered on helping student meet their post-secondary goals. It was awesome to be in a room full of people, who all care about improving the outcomes for student with disabilities!"

There were more than 30 community organizations and employers available to speak to students. Sessions were provided by Arizona Department of Education, Tooh Dineh Industries, New Horizons, WL Gore, Quality Connections, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, CCC, NAU, Safeway, NARBHA, YMCA and Coconino County Public Fiduciary.
Spring Fair Connects Students to Community Resources
  Student Resrouce Fair
Many students took the chance to learn more about college and community resources at this year's spring resource fair which took place January 18. Thank you to the entire Student Service's Team for putting on such a great fair!
CCC Staff Celebrate the
Holiday's Marti Gras Style
holiday party
Director of Student Services Veronica Hipolito and Registrar Kimmi Grulke get festive at the holiday party with Marti Gras masks.
 

Coconino Community College's annual employee holiday party was another huge success! The party took place December 17, 2011 and was creatively themed after Marti Gras! A big thank you to the planning committee for all of your hard work! 

 

HR Corner  

              Meet Kristina Wyse
Development Coordinator,
Office of Institutional Advancement

 

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