ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
This week the Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) and Pathway Plus Program (P3 IET) students ventured into reading charts and tables describing the upcoming new refrigerants and its toxicity, flammability, and impacts on global warming. Instructors Mr. Bagg and Ms. Avelli discussed the switch from 410 to R22, to upcoming R32 refrigerants. Incorporation of the environmental and legislative actions behind the switching of refrigerants as well as impacts on economics was discussed. Using articles from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), students performed mathematical assessments involving mean, median, mode, range, ratio, and analysis of graphing trends and how this affects the HVAC tech and industry as a whole.
Safety in the lab and industry was also stressed this week. Using the ACCA article, “How to Ensure Safety for Your Employees,” students analyzed the text to determine author’s position/persuasion and evidence stated. This was then linked to the HVAC classroom and lab where P3 students had to identify areas of needed safety, and write a grammatically correct paragraph to explain.
Visitors from the aviary world came to the alleyway when 2 Sandhill crane babies got separated from their parents. We had additional help as Mr. Bagg corralled the youngsters towards their mom and dad. Ultimately, all 4 flew into the air and out of harm’s way. Phew – what a busy week!
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist
Last week the Accounting Operations and Administrative Office Specialist students expanded their knowledge on credit. Through multiple presentations, they learned about the different aspects that comprised their credit score, how each affects their overall rating, and how to improve their score. In addition, the students generated a personal strategy to increase their rating and remove derogatory marks.
Furthermore, to continue with the week’s credit theme, Julia Felix, an Accounting Operations student, gave an outstanding presentation on First Time Homebuyers/renters and the financial and credit requirements that accompany those financial obligations. The presentation included the pros and cons of purchasing/renting and the steps to accurately plan for a successful move.
This week the Pharmacy Technician students learned the importance of recordkeeping in the pharmacy by setting up filing systems for their mock prescriptions, with a focus on understanding the separation of controlled substance prescriptions from other legend drugs. As we continue in community pharmacy practices, students are analyzing quality related events that have happened in the pharmacy practice and how to avoid medication errors. Additionally, the students learned how to properly reconstitute oral liquid medications and transcribe information neatly and accurately. These students are rocking it!
Last week the full-time Eustis campus Practical Nursing students graduated from their yearlong program! This class began during the pandemic and persevered to become stellar nurses. We are so proud of this group of students – congratulations!
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality and Baking & Pastry Arts
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality student Destinee Daniels (pictured in red jacket) participated in the Boar’s Head Sandwich Showdown which took place on Sept. 17, 2021 in Downtown Leesburg. She made a Cajun turkey sandwich with sautéed onions and peppers and a remoulade sauce. She won 3rd place and we couldn’t be more proud of her! This was her first Culinary competition! You rock Destinee!!
Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology
This week the Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology students learned about laptops. They learned about the components, troubleshooting hardware issues as well as connectivity issues, and finally being able to repair them. Students took a laptop apart so they could see how everything connects and then put them back together while making sure they worked. They did awesome!
LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY
Correctional Officer (BRTP)
Last week the Correctional Officer students worked on their firearms skills at the range. They are working hard to perfect their skills and are doing a fantastic job!
Florida Law Enforcement Academy
The Florida Law Enforcement Academy students are learning about crimes against persons and the elements of crimes and of course physical training is a constant training element and these students work hard.
CNC Production Specialist (Manufacturing)
Last week the very first LTC student to take both of his National Institute for Metalworking Skills Certifications PASSED! Way to go Blaine!!
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
Automotive Collision Technology Technician
On September 17th automotive collision instructors Andre Gardin and David Beliveau, were invited to Regal Marine Industries in Orlando. Regal Marine is one of our newest business partners. Our advisory committee member David Beede, started as a body tech/painter in the collision industry, so he knows what a value our students are to the marine industry. LTC students learn the essentials of the marine industry, while teaching them collision repair procedures such as: taping, buffing, body filler, welding, plastic repair, structural repair, and refinishing. You can see from our pictures these skills are transferable and used in the marine industry. Exciting opportunities for our graduates!
Automotive Service Technology
This week the Automotive Service Technology students worked on a four wheel alignment and removal and replacement of an intake manifold. The students pictured are getting hands-on time in order to complete and mark off their competencies in various courses. They are moving right along!
Adult Basic Education/GED® Prep/ESOL
Last week the Adult Education team attended the 31st Annual Ace of Florida Conference where one of our very own GED graduates was awarded the Student of Excellence Award. Only 2 students statewide are selected for this honor. We are so proud of you, John!!