On The Calendar – Dec 2018

Cocoa and Cookies with Santa
Dec. 15: Area children are invited to have cocoa and cookies with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 175 Franklin St., North Adams. The event will include cookies and cocoa, cookie decorating, and a photo with Santa. RSVPs are not required, but may be made to Jessica at (413) 441-7392 by Dec. 14. The event is free.
North Adams Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center provides personalized short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled-nursing care, restorative care, and respite care, all in a home-like setting. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care.
Asnuntuck Wintersession
Dec. 27 to Jan. 13: Registration is now open for Wintersession at Asnuntuck Community College.
Students may apply or register online 24 hours a day at www.asnuntuck.edu, or in person at the Registrar’s office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Academic advisors are available for walk-ins on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other times are by appointment only. E-mail as-advising@asnuntuck.edu for additional information. 
Students can earn three credits in three weeks at Wintersession, which is available to current students, new students, and students home on break from their four-year school. Online classes are available in art, biology, business, computer science, early childhood education, human services, psychology, and sociology.
Intersession Classes at HCC
Jan. 3-16: Registration is now open for Intersession 2019 at Holyoke Community College (HCC), where new and returning students can earn a semester’s worth of credits for a single class in just 10 days. Intersession students can earn up to four credits by taking a single class.
This academic year, during Intersession 2019, HCC is offering 30 different courses in 21 different academic areas, both online and on campus. They include anthropology, business administration, communication, criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, general studies, geography, health (fitness and nutrition), law, management, marketing, mathematics, nutrition, philosophy, psychology, social science, sociology, and sustainability.
“We have quite a wide variety of options, from a one-credit weight-room workout course all the way up to four-credit lab-science courses in robotics, environmental geology, and sustainability, as well as more general-education-type courses such as math and sociology,” said Monica Perez, vice president of Academic Affairs. “Intersession is a great opportunity for students to pick up extra credits in a very short period of time, and many are also available online, so you don’t even have to get up from your cozy, warm couch.”
For more information about Intersession at HCC or to see a full listing of course offerings, visit www.hcc.edu/intersession.
EMT Training at HCC
Jan. 31 to May 23: Registration is now open for the next Emergency Medical Technician training program at Holyoke Community College (HCC). 
The spring 2019 HCC EMT Basic Course (EMT-B) consists of 13 weeks (170-plus hours) of in-class lectures and additional online study, training, field trips, and workshops designed to prepare students for the state certification exam. The training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Health Education on Jarvis Avenue, the state-of-the-art home of HCC’s Nursing and Radiologic Technology programs. 
The course is taught by local EMT Mike Marafuga and covers all aspects of emergency care, including patient handling, extrication, and communication, and makes extensive use of the center’s medical simulation labs.

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