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Cuesta Nursing Program Has 100% Pass Rate For State Nursing Boards 4 Years in a Row

Cuesta Nursing Program Has 100% Pass Rate For State Nursing Boards 4 Years in a Row

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For the fourth year in a row, Cuesta College’s Registered Nursing (RN) graduates scored a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the state board that allows individuals to practice nursing. The Cuesta College RN graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 achieved a 100 percent first-test pass rate, meaning every student who graduated in the corresponding spring semester and took the NCLEX, passed it the first time they sat for the exam.

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the average pass rate for the state of California in 2016/17 was 87 percent.

Twenty-Four Recruits Graduate From Hancock's Law Enforcement Training Academy

Twenty-Four Recruits Graduate From Hancock's Law Enforcement Training Academy

Article originally posted on Allan Hancock College website.

The ceremony was held at the Public Safety Training Complex at the Lompoc Valley Center

DECEMBER 8, 2017--Twenty-four recruits saw their sacrifice, hard work and dedication over the last 21 weeks pay off on Friday as they graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Law Enforcement Academy. The college held the graduation ceremony for Class #113 at its state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.

“There’s no better training place for first responders in California or the entire West Coast than this facility here,” said Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D., Hancock superintendent/president. “When something goes wrong at your house and someone responds in this area, the nurse or firefighter or EMT or police officer who responds is likely an Allan Hancock College graduate who received the best training possible.”

Twenty-Nine Cadets Graduate From Hancock's Fire Academy

Twenty-Nine Cadets Graduate From Hancock's Fire Academy

Article originally posted on Allan Hancock College website.

Several members of Battalion #140 already have jobs lined up at local fire departments

DECEMBER 8, 2017--After more than 620 hours of classroom and field instruction, 29 cadets received their certificates of accomplishment from Allan Hancock College’s Fire Academy on Friday. Battalion #140 participated in a ceremony at the college’s $38 million Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc that was as extraordinary as the facility where they trained. The academy, which is certified by the California State Fire Marshal, meets all requirements for graduates to become entry-level firefighters.

“The academy is the heart of our community college – training brave men and women to enter careers in the public sector,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.

Collaboration Fuels Biomedical Device Manufacturing Program

Collaboration Fuels Biomedical Device Manufacturing Program

Medical device manufacturing is a key part of the economy in Ventura County. It’s an industry that requires knowledge in both biotechnology and manufacturing.

This unique set of skills is difficult to obtain in one program but presented the perfect opportunity for two community colleges in the Ventura County Community College District to collaborate on a certificate that prepares students for careers in this growing industry.

Moorpark College contributes the biotechnology courses, while Ventura College handles the manufacturing side of the curriculum.

Workshop Prepares Teachers to Become Cyber Coaches

Workshop Prepares Teachers to Become Cyber Coaches

 When Allen Stubblefield started the cyber competition team at Fullerton’s Troy High School in 2010, there was little in the way of guidance and he admits that he didn’t know what he was doing.

He now has the largest team in the country and was named CyberPatriot Coach of the Year in 2016. He’s partnering with the California Cyberhub initiative to share what he’s learned to help other teachers at middle schools high schools start their own CyberPatriot teams and for local colleges to support these middle and high school teams.

Digital Media Educators Conference Unites Sectors

Digital Media Educators Conference Unites Sectors

Event Earns Praise from Community College Chancellors, CEOs

Each June, the Digital Media & Business Educators Conference brings together leaders from the business and communications sectors to discuss their increasingly interconnected fields and how to prepare students for careers in digital media.

The conference centers around the notion that mobile devices, virtualization, and an increasing focus on visual media mean that IT, communications, and business professionals need to work together more than ever before. Faculty need to understand those synergies in order to equip their students for success after graduation.

College, aerospace partners assembling future workforce

College, aerospace partners assembling future workforce

By Julie Drake, Antelope Valley Press

6385928PALMDALE - Looking to meet the needs of the local aerospace industry that is estimated to need 2,000 trained airframe mechanics, Antelope Valley College and its aerospace partners developed a rapid training program to get workers ready in eight weeks.

Students in the Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly Rapid Training Program at the Palmdale Regional Airport Terminal earn college credit on their way to a certificate. The entry-level skills they develop in the certificate program prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry. 

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