SCE’s Adult College and Career Transitions (ACCT) Program will host walking tours of the District’s credit colleges, Cypress College and Fullerton College, in early November. The tours will introduce academic programs and support services, as well as the unique benefits and personality of each college. Tour details:
Fullerton College Tour: Thursday, November 1, 2012. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Meet at the SCE Wilshire Center High School Lab (Building 100; Room 118) at 9:30 a.m. Fullerton College, one of the oldest community colleges in California, offers many academic options. Ranked third in the state in the number of transfers to the California State University (CSU) system, many Fullerton College students transfer to CSU Fullerton. But did you know that Fullerton College also offers high-quality career certificates and assoiciate degrees so that you can start a professional career sooner? A wide variety of options are available, offering well-paying careers in the fields of Computer Animation/Multimedia; Justice, Law Enforcement, CSI; Technology and Engineering; Paralegal; and many more!
Cypress College Tour: Thursday, November 8, 2012. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Meet at the SCE Cypress Center High School Lab (Room SCE/TE2-205 ) at 9:30 a.m. College is the key to a better future. Students learn cutting edge skills that lead to a good career with a livable wage. At Cypress College, the friendly, supportive staff will help you to reach your goals. Cypress College offers over 100 career certificates, dozens of degrees, and university-transfer majors. Education options include Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Aviation; Business and Computer Information Systems; Health Care, Psychology Technician, and Health Information Technology; Homeland Transportation Security; and more!
RSVPs are not required but please be on time. For more information about the college tours, contact ACCT Coordinator Linda Langgle at 714.808.4677.
The SCE Wilshire Players theater troop will perform “Encounters” this Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at The Gallery Theater in Anaheim; performances begin at 8 p.m. “Encounters” features one acts and monologues by students in the SCE English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The group, opening its 16th season this weekend, is directed by instrucor Dr. Foroud Beigi.
“The Wilshire Players theater group allows English-language learners an opportunity to practicie their language acquisition while exploring classic litterature and plays as well as learning new skills such as stage performance,” says Beigi.
Included in this weekend’s show are “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee, “Who’s On First?” by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, “The Tape” by Jose Rivera, and “Synthetic Pink” by Sam Shepard. Both performances are free to the public; call 714.630.9870 for reservations.
The Gallery Theater is located at 3152 East La Palma Avenue, Suite G, in Anaheim. For more information about the Wilshire Players or the performances, contact the ESL Program at 714.808.4638.
The North Orange County Community College District’s Office of Human Resources and the School of Continuing Education are pleased to partner with the American Red Cross in hosting a fall blood drive on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Anaheim Campus. All community members are invited to sign-up to give blood at any time from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in rooms AN/105-107.
In addition to contributing to the great need of giving blood, participants will receive several incentives including two complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and two FREE tickets to explore the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE! ($10 total processing fee). Participants will also receive a $5 coupon for El Torito and may also enter a regional drawing for a $500 shopping spree.
You must bring a photo ID to donate; blood donor eligibility requirements and other information, is available at www.redcrossblood.org. Please sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code “NOCCCD".
All community members are invited to register, or re-register, by Monday, October 22 in order to vote in the Tuesday, November 6 election. Critical choices will be made at this election including our local and national leaders, issues affecting education funding, the state budget process and more. Every vote counts; complete voter registration by the deadline of Monday, October 22.
Registering to vote has never been easier. For the first time, Californians can reigister to vote online: voter registration. All directions on how to fill out hte voter registration form as well as important notices and frequently asked questions are included in the web link. This form is also available in Spanish. Register, or re-register, to vote if you are a new first-time voter, you have changed your name, you have moved and changed your address, you want to change your political party.
You are eligible to vote in California if you are a United States citizen, a resident of California, 18 years of age or older on Election Day, not currently serving any part of a felony sentence (see the Secretary of State’s website for more information), and not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
The website www.smartvoter.org, developed by the League of Women Voters, provides nonpartisan and trustowrty information about measures and candidates to make informed choices. You can also find your polling place and view your own personalized ballot on the website to prepare for election day.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make your voice heard. Register before the deadline of Monday, Ocotober 22 and then vote on Tuesday, November 6.
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you work, live or travel in California. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and be prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, our campus, or our surrounding community.
Why is a “drop, cover and hold on” drill important? As with anything, to act quickly you must practice. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. More than nine million participants are expected to participate in the Great ShakeOut this year. SCE staff, faculty, and students are expected to participate if they are on any of the three campuses during the drill. The goal is for everyone to practice the “drop, cover and hold on” exercise and then, when instructed, evacuate the campus buildings to the designated safe zones.
We look forward to a successful drill on Thursday, October 18; visit www.shakeout.org for further information. Featured on the website is a page, “Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety,” that includes checklists and resource sheets on securing household items, creating an earthquake kit, assessing your home for structural integrity, and developing a family emergency plan.