Apply Now for ACTC Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program at Ashland Community and Technical College is now accepting applications for the Fall Semester 2016 class, and March 1 is the application deadline.
“Practical Nursing is a good program for people from ages 18 to 50 plus who want a healthcare career that requires just three semesters of college,” said Terri Ratliff ACTC assistant professor and program coordinator.
The diploma program combines classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. The program provides the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). An LPN monitors, evaluates and responds to patient needs under the direction of a Registered Nurse or physician.
Under the guidance of faculty, students gain experience in the care of clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, health care facilities, long-term care facilities, child care centers and physician’s offices.
The program is granted monitoring approval by the Kentucky Board of Nursing, and graduates are eligible to take the National Council of Licensing Practical Nursing examination. Once licensed, they can find employment as LPNs in hospitals, nursing homes or convalescent care centers, physicians’ and dentists’ offices and in various other health care agencies.
Graduates may also choose to continue their education. “For many students, practical nursing is a stepping stone to other health careers,” Ratliff said. “With a practical nursing diploma, they have a good foundation for future education in the nursing field.”
Practical Nursing is a selective admission program, and prospective students need to complete an application for the program. Applicants must also submit an ACTC application, scores from the ACT or COMPASS test, and transcripts from other colleges attended.
Applications are available online at: ashland.kctcs.edu under Academics, Programs of Study, Licensed Practical Nursing. Applications can be turned in at the Admissions Office at the College Drive Campus and the Student Services Offices at the Technology Drive Campus.
For more information, contact Ratliff at 606-326-2465, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talent Needed for Apollo Night
Amateur performers who dance, sing, play an instrument, read poetry, or perform a comic or dramatic routine are needed for A Night at the Apollo. There is no entry fee, and the registration deadline is February 12.
A Night at the Apollo is a Black History Month celebration of amateur night at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre. Held this year on Saturday, Feb. 20 in the ACTC Theatre on the College Drive Campus, the free show is open to solo and group performers from the Tri-State area.
Prizes for the top three adult acts are $200, $100 and $50. Prizes for young performers, up to age 12, are $75, $50 and $25. To register, call Al Baker at ACTC, 606.326-2422, or email: email@example.com.
Basic Computer Skills
If you are new to Windows or need to sharpen your computer skills, this class will help you get up to speed with today’s technology. Held Mondays, Feb. 22 to March 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the class includes hardware definitions, simple applications such as word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel), navigating Windows and exploring the Internet.
Those completing the class will have the knowledge and confidence to use computers for personal or work related tasks. Written materials will be provided by instructor Jim Fox, ACTC’s Information Technology Coordinator. A flash or USB drive is recommended for saving class exercises but is not required.
The class will meet at the College Drive Campus, and the fee is $89. Register online at: www.ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 606.326.2072.
Electrical License Exam Prep
Get ready for the Kentucky Electrical Journeyman License Exam with a Saturday class at ACTC.
The course is designed for people who have the hours and experience necessary to take the test but who need a refresher course before taking the exam. Test-takers need to have six years of work experience or four years of work experience plus at least 576 hours of classroom training from an approved training agency program.
The class is a mixture of lecture and hands-on exercises, and students can take a practice exam. Instructor Lennis Adkins is a KY Licensed Master Electrician with more than 40 years of electrical experience.
The class meets six Saturdays, Feb. 13 to March 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Roberts Drive Campus. The $279 fee includes a workbook, but participants should bring their latest edition of the International Building Code. Register online at: www.ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions, email email@example.com or call 606.326.2072.
When finished with the class, students can sign up to take the exam at ACTC’s Workforce Assessment Center by registering with www.pearsonvue.com/icc.
ACTC Closed February 15
ACTC will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, for President’s Day. Normal class and office hours will resume February 16.