Upcoming Courses offered by Potter County Education Council

Blueprint Reading

The Potter County Education Council is offering a Blueprint Reading class at its Port Allegany location.  This class is a must for anyone considering a career in Pipe Welding or any job that involves fabrication work.  During this course, you will be introduced to the essential elements of blueprint reading, basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

This course is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 2012 from

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $210 per participant.  For more information or to register for this course call (814) 545-1333 or check out our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Telecommunications Technologies Certification: Connecting to the Future

The information explosion has caused the telecommunications industry to advance faster than any other field.  Cabling technicians are needed now, and will be far into the future, as fiber optic cable is being laid across America.  Eventually, it will run to every school, hospital, business and private residence.

Earn your industry-recognized C-Tech Telecommunications Technologies Certification by completing 110 hours of specialized training which includes: Telecommunications: Technology Systems; Network Cabling: Copper-Based Systems; and Network Cabling: Fiber Optic-Based Systems.  Complete the course and receive a field toolkit to help you get started.

The Potter County Education Council plans to offer this course at its Port Allegany location once seven participants have registered.  The cost is $3,995.  If you are interested in this class, call (814) 545-1333.

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This free seminar is presented by Clarion University’s Small Business Development Center and provides an overview of the steps necessary to start a business.  Topics include: guidelines on how to finance your business; what to consider before starting a business; license and tax information; how and why to prepare a business plan; regulations governing a business; and other resources designed to help you plan and succeed in your new business.

This seminar is being held Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council.  There is no cost but registration is required.  Register online at web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call toll free (877) 292-1843.