Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Financial Aid Officer Joy Broyles has announced that the Emergency Medical Services –Intermediate Level program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for financial aid. “This is exciting news”, stated DSLCC President Dr. John Rainone. “Individuals who are interested in this program may now seek financial assistance and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards are of tremendous help for our students and their families.” Applications for 2014-2015 are being accepted now; for more information about the program contact EMS Program Head Jeanette Mann at (540) 863-2832 or email email@example.com. This program was established at the College through the generosity of The Alleghany Foundation. Shown are current EMS-Intermediate students Morgan Murray and Cliff Persinger, both of Covington, and Thomas Andrews of Hot Springs practicing loading a patient into the “simbulance”, a simulated ambulance used for the EMS program.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled a second National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Instructor Certification Course for various industrial craft areas on Saturday, March 22, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in Room 380, Scott Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. The instructor will be Earl Dodrill, director of the NCCER Initiative for the area.
This one-day course includes an introduction to NCCER training and adult learning, using NCCER standardized curricula and teaching strategies, says Dodrill. “The workshop format will help the instructor understand the NCCER process, program administration, and the documentation associated with it,” he adds. “ Each participant will provide a 10 minute presentation on selected materials from the NCCER ICTP text.” The NCCER Instructor Certification Test will be given within an individual’s craft, verified by experience and practice.
Applicants must provide documentation of experience and practice by resume, earned training certificates in selected field, and/or other documentation prior to the class date.
Adds Dodrill: “We are seeking part time instructors for Millwright, Pipefitting, Carpentry, and related fields. This class may be a good place to gain a better perspective on what is required to teach and gain an industry recognized certification within a craft area.”
Enrollment is limited to ten participants. There is no tuition fee, but participants are asked to register through the DSLCC non-credit program by calling (540) 863-2863 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis; the course number is MANF 1108-M2K. For more information about the class, contact Dodrill at (540) 863-2902 or email email@example.com.
Several departments at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will partner to offer “Super FAFSA Thursdays”, on February 20 on the DSLCC Clifton Forge Campus and on February 27 at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista. These events are offered to help students and parents apply for financial aid to assist with the cost of attending college. Each Super Thursday will be held from 3 until 7 pm.
“Staff members from Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services and the Financial Aid Office will be on hand to assist all students with the financial process in filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)”, said Christie Hardbarger, director of Talent Search. “As part of its mission to serve the community, DSLCC will offer this service to all students, regardless of their college destination. Students who are already college students and need help with a FAFSA renewal will also be eligible to receive assistance.”
Rachael Thompson, executive director of the DSLCC Educational Foundation, announced that any student who attends “Super Thursday” to fill out a FAFSA form and who also completes (or has completed) a DSLCC admissions application is eligible for a drawing which will award two scholarships in the amount of $100.
College personnel from other areas will be on hand to help students fill out college applications or answer questions about programs of study at DSLCC. “Students will have the opportunity to find out about the various occupational, technical and allied health programs, the transfer programs, and articulation and guaranteed admissions agreements that are in place with DSLCC and many other colleges and universities around the state,” added Matt McGraw, Director of student Services. “This is a great opportunity to ask questions and receive individual assistance with completing these college forms.”
Students and families are welcome to attend either session — Thursday, February 20, in McCarthy Hall on the DSLCC Main Campus or Thursday, February 27 at the RRC, located at 35 Vista Links Drive, Buena Vista.
Students and/or parents may make an appointment for either event by calling the Talent Search office at (540) 863-2874, or they may simply “walk in” the day of the event. Parents desiring to complete the FAFSA should bring completed tax forms and W-2 statements for the parents and student.