Friday Update 10/19/12

New Classes Available – Let Your Students Know!
Artistic Welding – 10/23-11/13, $318
Microsoft Excel – 10/30-11/27, $75

Academic Affairs

Business, Management & Administration
Many of our Accounting Operations students have completed the beginning phase of our program and are moving into actual “accounting” programs. Here they are learning accounting concepts. Then, they combine this knowledge with procedures learned in Office 2010 Excel and Word applications to record and report accounting transactions. They are using spreadsheets to ensure that entries are being entered correctly.

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In the above picture, Ms. Paige Lewis proudly displays her certificate for completing her Information Technology Specialist requirements.

Each week, in our Administrative Office Specialist class, a different student takes a turn being our Office Manager. In this position he/she will be in charge of answering the phone, transferring calls, taking messages, etc. Starting next week members of the class will have an opportunity to learn how our main phone switchboard functions and will add to their experiences by “controlling the board”.

Health Science
The Day LPN class spent last week practicing their advanced skills!

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The Evening LPN Class has flipped the class for the Digestive Unit. Here are some students drawing the intestines from appendix down on “blackboard – Mrs. Weaver”. Mrs. Tindall also served as a “backboard” for the students to learn on. The class on Appendicitis was taught by Charles LaCroix and Andrean Battey. These students are so creative!

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Law, Public Safety & Security
On October 23, the PT Challenge will once again be held between the Fire and Law students. Mark this day on your calendar – it is a fun event for everyone. This year, for the first time, one of the Fire Fighter teams will be an all-female team!

Corrections recruits are in their firearm’s block of training this week. They are learning the fundamentals of shooting and the importance of working as a team.

Law Enforcement recruits are in their Patrol 1 block of training this week and progressing well.

Transportation & Logistics
The new Executive Director for the Collision Repair Education Foundation will be visiting Lake Tech this week to better understand collision education.

The Southeastern Representative for Matrix Paint visited the Auto Collision and Repair program last week.

Staff Development

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The Perkins Professional Development Institute (PDI) is once again offering postsecondary training opportunities for Administrators and Teacher/Instructors. The training format for both programs is self-paced, non-facilitated, asynchronous training and is OFFERED FREE to administrators, teachers, or districts. Registration is ongoing through March 1, 2013.

Go to for applications and information on training objectives and outcomes. If you have any questions contact Maraci Hahn at 352-854-2322 ext. 1283 or at Industry Certification Mini-grants – Visit the PDI website to watch a short informative video on what’s new this year and to learn about self-study options to prepare for exams.

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Out In the Community

Lake Tech participated in the school district’s “Education Innovations” which was held at Leesburg High School on October 16.

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New Classes:
Forklift Operator – The last Friday of every month — $125
Class “D” Security Guard – Contact Lt. Chris DeLibro at 352.742.6463 for schedule — $199

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