Monday, December 3, 2012
Prince George's Community College students have until Jan. 21 to complete registration.
Good news for local students looking past upcoming finals to the next semester—Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) registration for spring 2013 opened today. Students can register for PGCC classes at one of three camps locations: the student services wing of Bladen Hall on the Largo campus, PGCC at University Town Center in Hyattsville and Laurel College Center. Returning students can also register online here or by calling the information center at 301-322-0900. When registering, students will also be able to receive academic advising and financial aid counseling, according to a press release issued by PGCC. “The registration process can be overwhelming for someone new to a college environment,” Jennifer Price, interim dean of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Art professors showcase ceramics, drawings, paintings and sculptures at Prince George's Community College.
More than 75 works of art will be on display in the Marlboro Gallery on Prince George's Community College's Largo campus through Nov. 8. The art was created by 28 PGCC art faculty for the 54th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition and includes ceramics, computer graphics, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures. “Prince George’s Community College faculty is dedicated to the art-making process as well as teaching,” said Thomas Berault, director of Marlboro Gallery. “Each professor looks forward to this annual opportunity to share their passion for art with students, staff and the community." The public is invited to a reception Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the art will be on sale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Event is part of President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
For the second consecutive year, President Barack Obama has launched the “Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge” to advance service and engagement at campuses across the nation. On Sept. 11, 2012, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) will participate in the initiative through the “9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.” The day-long event will seek to bring together different cultures, religions and peoples to benefit and strengthen the community. In a press release issued by PGCC, Andristine Robinson, the school’s director of institutional directives stated “As we provide opportunities for the college to work collectively to respond to issues of domestic poverty and homelessness, we will also engage the community …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited the Westphalia Training Center at Prince George's Community College in Upper Marlboro Tuesday and spoke about job training.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Prince George's Community College's Westphalia Training Center Tuesday. The center allows for residents to reach their goal of obtaining licensure and certification credentials required for in-demand jobs. Nearly 500 students were trained in its first year of operation. Operated by the college’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education area, the Westphalia Training Center features large classrooms, a computer lab and trade-related occupational training labs. The facility provides hands-on training in critical construction trade areas including residential, industrial and commercial construction; building maintenance engineer training; carpentry; electricity; residential wiring; heating, ventilation, …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A sign language class was a part of the Prince George's Community College's summer youth program.
Eleven Prince George's County school-age children spent July learning sign language as a part of The Summer Youth Program at Prince George’s Community College. “Prince George’s Community College has developed an interactive program tailored to a child’s interest and educational needs,” says Denise Barino-Samuels, program coordinator, community education programs. “Instructors are professional members of their respective industries and the instructional strategy aligns with the Maryland State Curriculum,” she added. Students could also participate in classes in math, budgeting, culinary arts, babysitting, jewelry design, athletics, health care and language arts programs High school students could also register for culinary arts, SAT …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A new healthcare facility at Prince George's Community College was created to account for growth in the industry's job opportunities.
Prince George’s Community College has created a facility where students can have access to new technology and training for high-demand health care occupations. According to the college, beginning Aug. 27, the new Center for Health Studies will offer 26 state-of-the-art simulation labs to give students real-world clinical experiences. There also will be space for new programs like medical assistant, physician’s assistant and surgical technology. “The college partnered with state and county governments to create the Center for Health Studies in response to a growing demand for trained healthcare providers,” Angela Anderson, dean of health sciences, said in a statement. “Opening the new center allows the college to expand and enhance …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
New students can register for classes at three locations from Aug. 13-25.
Break out those backpacks, because registration for the 2012 fall semester of Prince George’s Community College begins August 13. Students will be able to able to apply, register, and pay for courses in the same day at three locations: the student services wing of Bladen Hall at the Largo campus, PGCC at the University Town Center in Hyattsville, and Laurel College Center. “The college utilizes a streamlined registration process that leverages the latest technology and a well-trained staff to ensure students are on the correct path to reach their educational goals,” Tracy Harris, dean of enrollment service, said in a statement. Registration runs from August 13 through 25 and will take place from 8:30 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Prince George's Community College plans to offer an introductory training course in solar energy that will prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field.
Prince George’s Community College is offering a course that will allow students interested in solar energy to pursue career opportunities in the subject. According to the college, passing the entry-level solar course, Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics, will allow students to apply for jobs as assistants where solar panels are being fitted by certified installers. “Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing instruction in renewable energy,” Ricky Godbolt, program director of the Construction and Energy Institute, said in a statement. Godbolt added that the college applied and became accredited to administer the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam. The class will cover basic …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Prince George's students may enroll in four-week program in July to learn interactive skills ranging from math to jewelry design.
Students in grades 2 through 11 have an opportunity this summer to participate in youth courses at Prince George’s Community College. The program is designed to engage students and involve them in interactive classes, including math, budgeting, culinary arts, babysitting, jewelry design, athletics, health care and language arts, according to the college. Similar courses have been offered in the past, but this year high school students have the opportunity to register for SAT preparatory and college study-skills courses, in addition to cheerleading sessions and co-ed basketball camp. “Prince George’s Community College has developed an interactive program tailored to a child’s interest and educational needs,” Program Coordinator Denise …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The brother of Sugar Ray Leonard will read excerpts of his book on his personal experiences with drug addiction and his path to sobriety.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Submitted by Prince George's Community College. Prince George’s Community College Literally Speaking featured author series presents a book reading by author and Bowie resident Roger Leonard, June 22, 6:30 p.m., Rennie Forum on the Largo campus. Leonard will lecture and read excerpts from his book, In the Shadow of a Champ: Pathway to Sobriety. The older brother of Sugar Ray Leonard, he chronicles his personal experiences with drug addiction, rehabilitation and sobriety. The event is free and open to the public.