Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies
May 2014
In this month's newsletter:
  • Come explore with us!
  • Featured courses
  • Dedicated to your success
  • Upcoming events
  • This month's highlights
  • Online courses
Come explore with us!
We dropped off the summer calendars at the school district offices yesterday so your kids should be bringing them home soon!! Camps are now also online. The links to view each catalogue are below. You can register on our website at or by calling (403)529-3844. We have quite a few new camps this year for kids and a new section for teens ages 13+. If you are interested in music & dance, we have teamed up with the Conservatory to offer programs for ages 3-adult!
Make sure to follow our new summer camp twitter account @mhcsummer_cs to hear about the exciting things happening this summer!
Featured courses

(Click on the course name for more details)


Medicine Hat:    

Introduction to Jazz (May 7th)

Get ready for the Medicine Hat Jazz Fest in June with this fun and lively introduction to the history, sounds, and key figures in jazz.


Basics of Mac Computers (May 7th)

If you are new to Apple Computers, or if you are a PC user who has just switched to the Mac, this course will help you develop skills that will allow you to tap into the full power of your Mac. Combine and save with Intro to Mac Applications!


Campfire Guitar (May 10th)

Learn some songs to enjoy around the campfire with guitar tutorials. Play these guitar tunes as fancy or simple as you like.


Introduction to your iPad (May 10th)

Do you want to take advantage of the world of apps for your iPad but don't know how? You will learn how to configure your iPad so it works for you


Alberta Transportation 101 (May 13th)

This course will go through the National Safety Code Standards and related legislation governing the truck driving industry that all transport carriers are expected to comply with.


Hours of Service (May 15th)

Properly understanding and following the hours of service regulations is an essential part of being a professional truck driver. Ensure that you and your company are up to speed with the current Hours of Service legislation.


Beginner Woodworking (May 15th)

Thinking about a new hobby and would like to try woodworking? Learn how to use the basic power tools for woodworking by constructing one of three approved projects. Projects include a small decorative/jewelry box, router bit storage rack or a serving tray.


B-Pressure Welding (May 20th)

This course consists of preparing a Journeyman Welder for challenging the B-Pressure Qualification Test.


Using your iPad - for Recreation, Travel or Business (May 24th)

Take one or all three of these short courses to get the most from your iPad. Each 3 hour session focuses on a different way to use your iPad. From finding the best apps to a discussion of handy accessories, you're sure to walk away with lots of new ideas.


Decorate with Trip Moulding (May 27th)

Moulding adds value and architectural detail to any home. Learn the basics of trim carpentry, this class will focus on how to cut and install baseboards and window mouldings.



Simply Accounting - Level 1 (May 20th)

A hands-on, business simulation in which students will create and post a complete set of books using Simply Accounting. Prerequisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping, or understanding of double entry bookkeeping and recording debits and credits.


What Every Babysitter Should Know (May 24th)

Participants will learn basic skills which will prepare them to deal with emergency situations plus general principles in caring for infants and young children.


Motorcycle Riding Instruction (May 30th)

Offered in cooperation with Alberta Safety Council, provides on bike practical instruction suitable for any inexperienced or previous riders. Advanced skills are taught by trained, experienced instructors. Minimum age: 16 years.


Dedicated to your success

Angie Anton - OHS Instructor


Angie teaches a variety of courses for our OHS Certificate Program including Incident Investigation, Behaviour Based Safety, Health and Safety Law and Safety

Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control.  She has been teaching with us since 2008 and her goal is to share her knowledge with students and along the way, through discussions and story sharing, also learn a little something from them as well. What she finds most rewarding about teaching is that moment when you can see that a student has learned a concept; "the moment the light bulb goes on" so to speak. They share with you that they never knew or understood the concept before and now they understand it to a point where they would be comfortable taking it back to their place or work and actually implementing it.


Fun Facts:


What might someone be surprised to know about you?

When I was a student attending the Medicine Hat College in the University Transfer Education program I was supposed to stand in front of the classroom and read out a passage from a book to my classmates and I was so scared and nervous I didn't do it - I took a 0% on that assignment because I was too terrified to get up in front of a group of people - WOW the times sure have changed since then!!!


What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading (two of my most recent good reads included I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy), camping and walking my dogs out in Echo Dale down the paths along the river and through the park.


What is your favorite day of the week?

Yes it is cliché, but I would have to say Friday.  It marks the end of a week and the beginning of one or two days where I can relax, do a little reading and enjoy my time out in the park with the dogs without having my "To Do" list hanging over my head.


Who is one person in history you would like to meet?

Mahatma Gandhi because of his courage, strength and unwavering pursuit of civil rights and freedom around the world.  He is also attributed with saying (even though this is highly debated - I don't care because it is indicative of Gandhi's spirit - even if he didn't actually say the words) - "Be the Change You Wish To See in the World"  this quote resonates with me and it is how I try to live my life.


If your life was turned into a movie, what actor would play you?

Meg Ryan, she is beautiful and has an effervescent personality - just the way I see myself LOL!!! 


Where would you like to travel to/dream vacation?

To the Mediterranean - Turkey, Greece the Amalfi Coast = beautiful beaches, vineyards, island hopping, vineyards, citrus and olive groves, vineyards, almond trees and vineyards... get the picture?




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New Dates!
Google Drive (May 31st)
Google is known for its search capabilities; however, it is capable of so much more! In this course we will cover Google Drive which allows you to read, edit, share, and collaborate your documents no matter where you are.
Upcoming Events    

 Upcoming Public Legal Education Seminars:


Employment Standards

Friday, May 2nd

10:30AM - 12:30PM

Medicine Hat Public Library


All sessions are FREE of charge, but advance registration is required by calling 403.529.3844.
Did You Know?
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.

If you spell out consecutive numbers, you have to go up to one thousand until you would find the letter "a"

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
This Month's Highlights
      Nicole was sharing information on our summer camps to attendees at the Trades & Technology Expo.
An example of a possible Beginner Woodworking project.
 Gilda is back! She has once again made her nest in the middle of our parking lot.
Online Courses 

Introduction to Lightroom 5

Learn how to use the tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 to organize and edit your images, fine-tune lighting and color, and develop an efficient image processing workflow.


Teaching High School Students

Master the latest teaching strategies to help you reach high school students, including differentiated instruction and classroom management.



All of our Ed2Go online courses are $139 + GST and offer multiple enrollment dates!



Connecting Life and Learning

Call 403-529-3844 or click here to register today. 

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