Academic Affairs 10/11/19


Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Instructor Steve Bagg stresses the theory portion of the program so students can understand the laws of thermodynamics, safety management, fundamentals of electricity, and diagnostic techniques. Students spend time in the classroom learning and then move on to the lab to apply what they have learned. An empty classroom means a full lab of students putting their knowledge to the test!
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Accounting Operations
Administrative Office Specialist
This week marks the beginning of October; our Accounting and AOS classes started to show our fall spirit! Classmates started the month off by enhancing their desks with props and decorations for a Halloween theme. The classroom and desks came out looking spook-tacular, showing our students creativity and putting us in the spooky spirit. In addition to decorating our classroom, the students are coming together and decisions are being made about the Fall Festival booth and our class scarecrow.

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While we’ve been deciding on our choices for games and scarecrows, we’ve been finishing our OCP – A’s. Congratulations to Shaleea Roberson and Joslyn Apostolico!

We would also like to congratulate Christopher Swift for completing the program, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.



Patient Care Technician
Students in the Patient Care Technician program learned a variety of new skills over the past couple of weeks. They practiced oxygen therapy, cast/pin care, patient assessment, and skin traction.
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Facials and Nails Specialty
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Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology
This week, some students have been working on their course work and others have been completing their capstone assignments as they approach graduation.

We were once again contacted by one of the program’s advisory committee members, Vicky Pyle, the IT director at AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares. As you know, we had several students volunteer to job shadow earlier this year as the hospital was preparing to open the new tower. This resulted in one of our students getting hired for an IT support position at the hospital. Mrs. Pyle contacted us to see if we had two more students that would be able to assist them in the preparation of the new Emergency department. Two students accepted and will be job shadowing Monday and Tuesday of next week.
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Welding Technology 

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners made an official proclamation for Manufacturing Month. Diane Culpepper accepted the proclamation from Chair Leslie Campione.
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Lake County Manufacturing & Construction Forum 2019, sponsored in part by Lake Technical College, will be held on October 16 from 8-11 am in Tavares.
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Fire Academy, Special Operations program
Advanced firefighting classes offered at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety are well attended by fire fighters from Lake County and from around the region. We are thankful for the training to keep these men and women prepared for any type of accident that might occur.
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Automotive Service Technology
The student pictured is working on the removal and replacement of a brake master cylinder as part of one of the competencies required to complete the automotive brakes course. In the process, he is learning that every vehicle is different and takes a different procedure to get to the component that is in need of replacement. Sometimes the students learn that the removal of other components is necessary in order to get to the part being replaced and that’s exactly what the pictures show him doing.
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Diesel Systems Technician
Lake Technical College is hoping to enter into a partnership with the City of Tavares to build a new “Transportation Training Hub” on the property where the City will be building their new Public Works building. This week, US Congressman Dan Webster discussed the project with Diane Culpepper and James Dillon, Public Works Director and then toured the property where the facility will be built.
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Adult Basic Education (GED prep and ABE)
Mrs. Thomas, Art Seidner and the full-time Adult Education Instructors participated in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) of Florida state conference. This is a conference to learn the updates and best practices of our profession. We certainly came back with many ideas and resources to help our students be more successful.

We celebrated with the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, as they were chosen as ACE of Florida’s Business Partner of the Year. Jennifer McNulty was there to accept the award on behalf of Dr. Alan Holden. United Way helps our students in so many ways.  They help fund an adult education instructor in Lake County Corrections, thereby helping students attain their high school diploma, so they can be more successful and work ready.

Josh Thompson, one of our High School/GED and HVAC graduates, was honored as one of two Success Story students for the state. He was presented with a beautiful award and a gift certificate for all his hard work and success in reaching for and achieving his goals.

Andres Ruzo, a geothermal scientist, conservationist, educator, host, spokesperson, and science communicator was our Keynote speaker.  He is a National Geographic Explorer and brought with him the skin of an Anaconda snake that was over 20 feet long. Check out Pam Netherton who had the opportunity to hold part of it while it was on display!

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