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A Thing Called Race

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2/15/2018

In Celebration of Black History Month:

A Thing Called Race
A presentation not about racism, but rather a reflection on a Thing Called Race.

Come join this presentation which will examine some primary assumptions and concepts about race.

Dr. Dawson is the author of La Conversation Fracture: Concepts of Race in America; Pastor, President, and CEO of Dawson Journeys Ministry; President of the African American Clergy Coalition of Mid-Missouri; and a columnist for the Columbia Missourian.

MACC - Moberly
February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Blue Room

MACC - Columbia
February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Room 141

This presentation will also be available via ZOOM Conferencing at the following locations:

MACC - Hannibal
February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Conference Room

MACC - Mexico
February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Room 155

MACC - Kirksville
February 22, 6:30 p.m.
Room 111

 

 

 

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Career & Tech Spotlights Melissa Pearce

 

Career & Technical Education Month Spotlights Melissa Pearce

CTE Month logo 2017 fullcolor TP small2/12/2018

As MACC continues to celebrate National Career & Technical Education, we are proud to present another student spotlight.

This week’s Student Spotlight for February 12-18th is Melissa Pearce. Melissa is a non-traditional student returning to the classroom in order to pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration with the focus on Accounting.  As businesses continue to streamline, demand for professionals with a Business Administration Degree and an understanding of core business concepts is expected to increase. If you have an interest in the field of business, the Business Administration degree is your first step where you’ll receive a solid foundation of principles for today’s demanding business world.  In this degree, students learn to communicate more effectively in the business environment; integrate skills from a number of disciplines including accounting, marketing, economics, business law, and management; utilize practical, modern applications of computers; and exercise critical thinking methods to identify and solve problems.  Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

The median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $68,150 in May 2016. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,140, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $120,910.

In May 2016, the median annual wages for accountants and auditors in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Finance and insurance     $72,950
Management of companies and enterprises           70,790
Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services     68,130
Government       65,820

 Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2016, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.

melissa PearceName: Melissa Pearce

Program you are enrolled in at MACC: Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (Accounting)

What did you want to be when you were a child? I wanted to become a receptionist. I wanted this because I liked the idea of helping people.

What called you to the Career & Technical Education Degree Program you are enrolled in? I liked the CTE Program that MACC has because it offers a fitting selection of career options to work towards. I was able to narrow it down to a degree in Business Administration, which could also be focused even more by choosing to emphasize in either accounting, management, or marketing. I chose to focus on accounting. It will be a great platform which I can either start a job upon completion or go even further with my education. I like having both options.

What is your greatest memory/achievement in this CTE Program? I am very proud to have been named on the President’s list at MACC.

What has been the greatest challenge in this CTE Program? Time management can be a challenge when taking online courses. I had to learn to utilize every moment to get my course work completed on time and to the best of my ability.   

What advice would you give others about this CTE Program? The best advice I could give to others would be to learn to prioritize and work ahead as much as possible.

Who in this CTE Program or Related Industry (Community/Business) do you look up to as a role model/explain? I appreciate all the faculty at MACC. I have always been able to contact my instructors when I felt I needed help with anything. Their leadership is something I value and look up to.

Favorite class taken in the CTE Program you are enrolled in/explain: My favorite class that I have completed while working towards my degree has been ACC101/ACC102 (Accounting I & II) with Instructor Rockett. I have always liked to find ways to keep things planned out and organized. These classes gave me the opportunity to see that on a business level. I also enjoyed PHI152 (Intro to Ethics) with Instructor Wilburn because I found it very interesting to learn about the different ethical theories and how they can be applied in varying situations.

What would be your professional/personal motto (or quote)? “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” (Henry Ford)

I like this quote because it demonstrates the importance of believing in yourself. Sometimes our mindset is our greatest obstacle.

What is the biggest overall lesson you have learned during your educational journey? The biggest lesson I have learned is that a person is never too old to go back to school, it just requires dedication.

If you think you may be interested in one of our business administration degree programs, check out our website to see what you need to do to get started!  Enrollment begins April 2nd for summer and fall classes.  https://www.macc.edu/business-administration 

 

 

 

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Career & Tech Spotlights Jessica Benson

Career & Technical Education Month Spotlights Jessica Benson

CTE Month logo 2017 fullcolor TP small2/5/2018

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. As MACC celebrates, we begin our Student Spotlight for February 5-11th:  Jessica Benson, Practical Nursing Certificate Program.

Jessica is a non-traditional student returning to the classroom in order to pursue a nursing degree.  Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. 

The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (such as registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and dental hygienists) was $63,420 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $37,040.

jessica BensonName: Jessica Benson

Program you are enrolled in at MACC: PN

What did you want to be when you were a child? Rich and Famous

What called you to the Career & Technical Education Degree Program you are enrolled in? I have worked in EMS for 4 years and nursing seemed like the next logical step. I would like to be able to travel and help less fortunate communities. A nursing license will give me more opportunities to be able to do that.

What is your greatest memory/achievement in this CTE Program? So far, my greatest accomplishment has been making through finals week. My oldest daughter had a very severe MVA the same week and by the grace of God I am still here.

What has been the greatest challenge in this CTE Program? Balancing home life and school life and I miss my job. I work for a great place and with amazingly intelligent and kind people.

What advice would you give others about this CTE Program? Every weekend make a schedule for the next week. Set out time to cook, do house work, go shopping, gym time doctor appointments, time for homework. And stick to it. Make it a top priority in your life.

Who in this CTE Program or Related Industry (Community/Business) do you look up to as a role model/explain? Betty Baker and Linda Maloney are both nurses that I have privileged to work closely with. They are kind, smart, caring women. Both of them are strong and independent in their own individual ways and id like to become more like these two ladies.

Favorite class taken in the CTE Program you are enrolled in/explain: I liked the personal vocational concepts class the most. It was an unexpected class that taught me things about myself. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in every day life and meeting new people that we easily lose ourselves. Its nice to be able to find yourself and “meet” the current version of you that maybe you didn’t even realize you had become.

What would be your professional/personal motto (or quote)? When life is at its hardest and it seems like no one else is there for you be your own cheerleader and get over the hurdles!!!

What is the biggest overall lesson you have learned during your educational journey?I have to put more into this than I did in high school. Learning isn’t as easy in my 30’s as it was in my teens! Time management is vital to success, at least for me.

If you think you may be interested in one of our health occupation degree programs, check out our website to see what you need to do to get started!  The next application deadline is set for the RN program (Associate Degree Nursing) due March 15th.  The next Practical Nursing  program application deadline is due June 1st

https://www.macc.edu/health-programs

 

 

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LARC Peer Tutor Training Receives Re-Certification

 

LARC Peer Tutor Training Receives Re-Certification

2/9/2018

tutor bThe LARC peer tutor training program has received re-certification from the College Reading and Learning Association. Every five years the peer tutor training program is submitted to the CRLA to assess the Level 1 training program. All LARC tutors meet CRLA certification by completing a minimum of ten hours of interactive, live, and real-time training. In addition, all tutors are required to log a minimum of 25 actual tutors hours before achieving certification. The College Reading and Learning Association reviews past certification documents to ensure tutor training programs continue to improve and grow.

All MACC students have access to FREE tutoring both in person and virtually. With 37 peer tutors staffed across all LARC locations, tutors can assist with a variety of MACC courses. Tutor schedules are posted on the LARC webpage, and virtual tutoring sessions are available by appointment. For more information or to schedule a virtual session, please contact Jill Gosseen, LARC Coordinator at 660-263-4100 ext 11310 or by emailing  or .  

 

 

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MACC Proudly Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month – February, 2018!

 

MACC Proudly Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

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Students, faculty and staff at MACC will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college- and career- ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Programs that are offered through MACC include:

  • Allied Health Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomy and Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • CTE Programs:
    • Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Business Administration, Business Office Administration, Computer Information Technology (Networking & Programming), Early Childhood, Engineering Design & Development (Machine Tool and Architectural & Mechanical Design), and Engineering Systems (Mechatronics & Maintenance).
    • Certificate Programs in Architectural & Mechanical Design, Accounting, Business Office Administration, Computer Information Technology (Networking & Programming), Early Childhood Education, Maintenance, Mechatronics, and Marketing/Management.
    • Certificates of Specialization in Architectural & Mechanical Design and Early Learning Assistant.
    • Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Fire Academy Training Center
    • Emergency Medical Technician Training Center
    • Heavy Highway Construction Training Center
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center
  • Non-Degree Programs such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medication Technician, Certified Production Technician, and Insulin Administration
  • Other on demand/short term courses such as Web Applications, MS Excel, etc.

 

What Is CTE infographic“This year we plan to engage students in the CTE programs. The students understand the relevance CTE courses offer them,” said Sonda Stuart, director of the Career & Technical Education Data & Student Success. “CTE programs are investing in students and providing them with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders.”

Students can attend public community and technical colleges for a fraction of the cost of tuition at other institutions: $3,520, on average, in 2016-2017.

According to research in Texas, Colorado and Virginia, graduates with technical or applied science associate degrees out-earn bachelor's degree holders by $2,000 to $11,000.

27 percent of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor’s degree recipient.

Career & Technical Education addresses the needs of high-growth industries and helps close the skills gap. Half of all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) jobs call for workers with less than a bachelor's degree. Health care occupations are projected to grow 18 percent by 2026, adding more than 2 million new jobs. Three million workers will be needed for the nation's infrastructure in the next decade, including designing, building and operating transportation, housing, utilities and telecommunications. Almost half of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2024, and demand for solar and wind energy technicians will double. More than 80 percent of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand.

CTE students on the postsecondary level are also a broad and varied group, but they are more likely than other students to be older, married and working part- or full-time. They are also more likely to come from a family background of less educational attainment. CTE is offered at all levels of postsecondary education, including two-year and four-year colleges. In 2005, more than 5,700 postsecondary institutions--90 percent of all Title IV eligible schools--offered career education. In addition, about 3,200 postsecondary institutions awarded certificates that take at least one year but less than two years and more than 2,500 institutions awarded associate degrees and less-than-one- year certificates.

MACC provides dynamic and accessible educational opportunities that empower our students and enrich our communities. For more information about MACC Career & Technical Programs call 660.263.4100 ext 11238.

 

 

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