Students getting two days off

Harford County public schools will be closed for students tomorrow and Tuesday for teacher in-service days.


Information: 410-588-5203.

Computer training for women offered


Harford Community College is offering its "Computer Training for Re-entry Women" series to help women who are re-entering the work force and need to gain or improve computer skills or want to advance or change their careers.

Workshops include Starting Over; Computer Training for Re-entry Women; Next Step; Excel for Re-entry Women; Resume Writing Workshop; and 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search.

Information: 410-638-2576 or 410-836-4376.

College trustees to meet Wednesday

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will hold a work session at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chesapeake Center boardroom.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Event to focus on middle schools

Advent Lutheran Elementary School will hold a Middle School Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at 2230 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill.


Local schools that offer a middle school program for grades six to eight will have representatives available to talk to parents and answer questions.

Participating schools will include Harford Friends School, Harford Day School, Highlands School, Harford Lutheran School, St. Paul's of Kingsville, St. Joan of Arc and Trinity Lutheran School.

Information: 410-457-5099.

Travel agent course offered

Cecil Community College is offering a Prepare to be a Travel Agent course from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 6 to March 8 at Hill Travel in North East.

This entry-level course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the travel industry. Topics will include reservations, computer training and skills necessary to sell all types of travel.


Tuition is $165m and the course fee is $70.

Students who complete the class can enroll in Automation for the Travel Agent, a second-level course beginning March 13.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 632.

Beginners class in welding offered

Cecil Community College is offering a Shielded Metal Arc Welding I class, for beginners in welding, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 6 to Feb. 20 at the Cecil County School of Technology in North East.

Students will learn how to select the correct electrodes, set up equipment and strike an arc on a variety of base metals. In addition to the theory of stick welding, students will practice striking an arc and welding joint designs in multiple positions.


Students must provide a welding helmet, jacket, gloves and glasses. Tuition is $265, and the course fee is $140.

CCC also offers the advanced courses Shielded Metal Arc Welding II, MIG & TIG Welding, and Oxyacetylene Welding/Plasma Cutting.

Information: 410-287-6060, ext. 632.

Cecil college tops fundraising goal

Cecil Community College wrapped up its $3 million Opportunity Campaign Dec. 31, exceeding its goal by nearly $200,000.

The college's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which started in the spring of 2003, raised $3,184,254 from 462 gifts, ranging from $5 to $1.1 million, by individuals, foundations, corporations, faculty and staff members, and alumni.


The goal was to raise $1 million apiece for three programs in the Cecil Community College Strategic Plan 2005-2010: student assistance, information technology and work force development.

The money is being deposited in an endowment fund, which generates interest and is managed by the volunteer directors of the CCC Foundation. A portion of the interest will be used each year to support operations, while the principal remains invested to ensure that the fund continues to generate operational dollars.

In addition to monetary donations, Cecil was given property, land improvements, stock and future contributions from irrevocable estate and planned gifts.