Community & Continuing Education
Community, Continuing Education
& Workforce Development Classes 2014
CDL PERMIT PREPARATION - February 17 – 21, 2014
It is a federal regulation that a learner’s permit be obtained before learning to operate class A or B (and certain class C) vehicles and before applying for a CDL license. In order to obtain a driver’s permit, you must pass two tests given by the state (MVD); General Knowledge test and Air Brakes test and have a DOT medical card. This class will prepare you to pass the tests. (Espanola)
ARC VIEW GIS BASIC - March 27-28, 2014
Students will learn the basics of map production using the Arc View GIS software. Instructor Gar Clarke has been using, building, and teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology since 1983. Prerequisite: familiarity with Windows. Students may be required to bring their own laptops. (Espanola)
ADOBE CONSTRUCTION BASICS - April 25 & 26, 2014
Learn about Adobe Construction, a building technique that has been around for thousands of years and is the original "green" building method. The Friday lecture with slides will cover all aspects of making adobes and building walls as covered in the New Mexico Earthen Building Materials Construction Code. It will also cover essential items useful to construction that are not in the Code. On Saturday, students will make adobe bricks and learn to learn to lay bricks to build a wall with a corner and window opening. This will take place inside or just outside of the El Rito Adobe Shop.
NATURAL EARTH PLASTERS - May 2 & 3, 2014
Learn about making plasters from the earth at your feet. The lecture and slides will show the possibilities and cover finding the right dirt and preparing the basic mixes. The Saturday session will take place in the El Rito shop or perhaps on the wall of an actual home. We will mix up dirt and plaster a first scratch coat and a second finish coat. (El Rito)
SOLAR HOT WATER - APRIL 5 & 6, 2014
This workshop addresses active and passive solar systems to produce hot water for a home to replace or supplement standard domestic hot water heaters (DHW). It covers flat plate systems that use antifreeze to transfer heat through a heat exchanger to the tank. These systems may be active and use pumps to circulate antifreeze and hot water or they may be passive and rely on convection/thermosyphons to move heat from the collector to the tank. Simple “bread box” water heaters where the sun directly heats a tank of water in a reflective insulated box are also covered. Two systems will be assembled to give students hands-on experience with plumbing techniques and different approaches to harvesting heat from the sun. (El Rito)
CONTINUING EDUCATION/COMMUNITY SERVICES
Learn more about Continuing Education classes in El Rito
For more information:
Contact Cecilia Romero:
EL RITO 575-581-4117
2014 Community &
Accelerate – Career Workshops
- Career Basics
- Career Writing
- Workshop & Career Fair
- Informational Interviewing
- Job Search Strategy
- Collaboration: Workplace Knowledge & Group Skills
- 24 Hour Occasional Site Worker
- 40 Hour Hazwoper
- 24-Hour Operations
- Decontamination Proficiency
- New Mexico Local Technical Assistance Program (NMLTAP)
- Grant Writing Made Easier
- Computer Literacy
- Retablo Making
- Intensive Traditional Santo Carving/Relief Class
- Intro to Rio Grande Weaving
- Beginning Rio Grande Weaving
- Advanced Rio Grande Weaving
- Loom Construction
- Fluidos en Espanol / Fluent in Spanish
- Basic Spanish Colonial Furniture
- Developing Effective Grant Proposals Workshop
- CDL Trainning
- CPR / First AID
- GIS Arcview
- Geology of El Rito
- Folk Guitar
- Songweaving: Songwriting and Performance
- Spanish For The Soul: Learn Spanish Through Poetry & Music
- Your Divine Voice
- Condition Exercise
- ZUMBA Dance Fitness
- Adobe Walls
- Horno Construction
- Adobe for Kids
- Adobe Sculpture
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Career Basics Workshop: How to Find Your Career, Take the Right Classes, and Retain Financial Aid
In this course you will take an online career assessment and learn where to find information on job salaries, availability, and requirements. Students will also learn about degree plans, NNMC’s catalog, transcripts, and how to avoid losing financial aid under strict new federal guidelines. After class, students will sign up for an appointment with the instructor to discuss career options and fall class schedules. Students MUST know their Banner login and password to attend.
Résumé Workshop: How to Write a Résumé that Excites Employers
In this course you will learn how to create a compelling and customized résumé. Students MUST bring a correctly formatted electronic version of their resume (see http://site.nnmc.edu/page/career-services). After class, students will sign up for one-on-one appointments with the instructor to review their résumé as it relates to target employers in their career.
Pitch Workshop: How to Talk About Yourself so Employers Listen
In this course students will write a pitch telling stories about their skills, strengths and accomplishments. They will also learn how to dress for interview and networking success. Students will sign up for appointments with the instructor to practice delivering a pitch without notes.
Career Writing Workshop: Cover Letters, Thank You Notes, & References
In this course students will learn how to write traditional and T-Form cover letters, reference sheets, thank-you notes, and interview follow-up notes. Students MUST bring a job description in their career area to this class. (Look up descriptions at http://www.indeed.com). After class, students will sign up for appointments with the instructor to review their cover letter.
Workshop & Career Fair: Putting What You’ve Learned to the Test
In this course students will learn how to research and target companies of interest at a career fair. They will then attend a mock career fair and receive written feedback on their resume, pitch, dress, and knowledge of a company of interest to them. Students MUST bring copies of their resume, a reference sheet, and dress as if they were attending an interview.
Internship/Fellowship Workshop: How to Get Critical Career Experience
In this course students will begin writing an internship/fellowship proposal. Students MUST prepare for this class by researching how their degree/experience might interest an employer in their field. Students will sign up for appointments with the instructor to review their proposals. Accelerate students will compete for actual paid internships. Other students can use their proposals to interest employers in internships.
Interviewing Workshop: Winning the Job
In this course students will prepare for phone screens, one-on-one, and panel interviews. They will learn about behavioral interviews, STAR stories, and how to answer tough questions. They will also practice in small groups and get expert feedback. Students MUST come dressed for an interview and bring a résumé, reference list, and job description to this class.
Informational Interview Workshop: Interviewing Employers
In this course students will learn how to set up and conduct informational interviews with employees to learn about careers or get advice about how to get a job at that company. Students will draft questions and then turn in a report on an interview they conduct with an employer following the class.
Networking Workshop: 85% of Students Get Hired Through Someone They Know!
In this course, students will learn how to network effectively in person and how to create a LinkedIn Profile to expand their contacts. Students MUST bring an electronic version of their résumé to class.
Job Search Strategy Workshop: Strategies that Work
In this course students will learn how to create a job search activity plan and why just applying online only works about 15% of the time. Students will learn how to target jobs that fit their skill and experience. They’ll also learn how going to parties and using ancient Chinese war strategies can be helpful.
Collaboration Workshop: Workplace Knowledge & Group Skills
Students will role-play collaboration in the workshop, competing with other teams to meet goals. Students will then evaluate their own skills in these exercises as well as others in the group. Students will also play learning games concerning workplace expectations
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