Upcoming Courses offered by Potter County Education Council

Floor Hand
This course will help prepare students for careers working as floor hands in the natural gas industry. This program is a combination of classroom and hands-on training. Topics include: Natural Gas Employability Skills, Natural Gas 101, Rig Components & Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Pressures & Forces, Basic Rigging, Well Production, Basic Well Control, Spill Prevention & Reporting, Fall Protection, Safe Land USA, Basic First Aid/CPR, Defensive Driving, Aerial Work Platform, and Rough Terrain Forklift.

This course is being held Monday through Friday, August 6 through 24, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PCEC’s Port Allegany location. Tuition is free but participants are responsible for pre-admissions clearances, physical, and drug testing and must register with ShaleNET and with their local CareerLink.

Open House Set in Coudersport for Gannon University Associate Degree Programs
The Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA) has partnered with Gannon University to offer two affordable Associate Degrees – Liberal Arts and Business Management – to the residents of North Central and Northwestern Pa. Due to the Potter County Education Council’s close relationship with the ECUA, one of the four sites will be in Coudersport.

An Open House is set for Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office. A representative of Gannon will be on hand to provide more information about the programs being offered. The tuition is extremely inexpensive and no SAT scores are required for admission. No registration is required to attend the Open House. For more information, call (814) 274-4877.

Rural Health Leadership
Rural communities across the country currently face multiple challenges, such as encroachment from nearby urban or suburban communities that sometimes leads to increasing property values and cost of living, as well as decreasing a small town’s identity. Challenges could also involve community stagnation as population and resources move to urban communities.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the process of addressing these rural challenges. You will learn how leaders conceive ideas, assess and then mobilize internal capabilities to implement and evaluate programs that ensure economic viability, maintain rural identity and honor rural roots. Nursing, health educator (CHES) and social worker continuing education credits pending.

This workshop is held in partnership with Pitt-Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice. It is being held Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. The cost is $32 per participant. To register, call (800) 872-1787 or email contined@pitt.edu.

Master Your Camera
Perplexed by nomenclature in the owner’s manual? Learn how to properly use your new or not so new digital camera in this class. From exposing an image to loading it to the computer, we will learn the basics in this two-hour course. We’ll look at 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 your camera and appropriate memory card. Also, please have some familiarity with your particular camera controls.

This class is being held on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Potter County Education Council. Cost is $35 per person. To register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.


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