Upcoming Courses Offered by Potter County Education Council

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.

Photography Workshop with Curt Weinhold
Perplexed by nomenclature in the owner’s manual? Learn how to properly use your new or not so new digital camera at this class. From exposing an image to loading it to the computer, we will learn the basics in this two-hour course.

Lens choices, memory cards and that oftentimes confusing menu system built into your camera – Curt explains how to set up your camera for several conditions, such as action (kids or sports), landscapes and close-ups. Please bring a camera and appropriate memory card. We ask that you have some familiarity with your particular camera controls.

This class is being held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coudersport office of PCEC. Cost is $35 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Machinist Fundamentals
The Potter County Education Council is offering a Machinist Fundamentals class at its Port Allegany location. Machinists are highly skilled employees that use drawings, precision measuring tools, drilling machines, grinders, lathes, milling machines, and other specialized machines to shape and finish metal and nonmetal parts. During this course, you will learn the fundamentals of shop safety; understanding drawings; taking precision measurements; doing layout work; using drilling machines, grinders, sawing and cutoff machines, lathes, and milling machines.

This course is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 9 – March 13, 2012 from
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $380 per participant. For more information or to register for this course, call (814) 545-1333 or check out our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

School Community Relations from ESU live in Coudersport
This 3-graduate credit course, offered through the Professional and Secondary Education department of East Stroudsburg University, presents public relations as a comprehensive concept of interpretation for the public schools. Tenets, means, agents, and agencies to produce increased social understanding and appreciation of the educational function among school personnel and the general public are discussed.

This course is being held at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council on Fridays 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 2, 3, 30, 31, May 4, and May 5, 2012. Registration deadline is February 8, 2012. For more information or to register, call (570) 422-2859 or email Jennifer Serowick at jserowick@esu.edu.

Medical Administrative Assistant Program in Coudersport
This 50-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Medical administrative assistant, medical secretary and medical records clerk are all positions in great demand. The program covers important background information on medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service and legal aspects. The program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administration position in the health care field.

This course is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 13 – May 1, 2012, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coudersport office of PCEC. Cost is $999 per person and includes all program materials. To register, call 800-872-1787 or email contined@pitt.edu

Winter Nature Photography Workshop at Sinnemahoning
Winter photography is challenging but rewarding when we understand the correct methods. In this 5-hour workshop at the new Sinnemahoning State Park Visitor Center, we learn to expose and compose for wall hanging photographs. We spend an hour indoors for some understandable “tech talk,” followed by a nearby fieldtrip to interesting locations. After returning inside, discussion and critique follows for the remainder of the class.

What to bring – Essential: Proper clothing for winter, including gloves and boots. Plan ahead for variable weather; Lunch and water bottle for a half-hour lunch break; Camera with memory card. Please be familiar with your camera and settings. Optional: Tripod, polarizing filter.

This course is being held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sinnemahoning State Park Visitor Center. The cost is $70 per person. To register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.