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Computer training workshops at HCC

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

Workshops include:

*Starting Over: Women will identify strengths and map out strategies to achieve personal and professional goals.

*Computer Training for Re-entry Women: Women will learn how to use new computer skills.

*Excel for Re-entry Women: Women learn how to create and use spreadsheets.

*Resume Writing Workshop: This online course shows how to create resumes.

*12 Steps to a Successful Job Search: This online course teaches how to conduct job searches.

The second course in the series begins from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow in Edgewood Hall, Room 215.

Information: 443-360-9108 or 410-836-4376.

State boating certification offered

Harford Community College is offering the Maryland Basic Boating Certification from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 in Joppa Hall, Room 108 on the Bel Air campus.

Students will study types of vessels, navigational aids, marine weather, regulations, emergency actions and maneuvering in the water. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certification card.

This course meets the Maryland Boating Safety Education Act requirement for persons born after July 1, 1972 to operate a registered pleasure vessel on Maryland waters. The cost is $40.

Information: 410-836-4176.

Conservation camp held for students

The Maryland Summer Center for Conservation Research at Harford Glen Environmental Educational Center in Bel Air is being held through Friday for students to conduct primary research on the habitat restoration in Harford County.

During the two-week session, students use the Investigating and Evaluation Environmental Issues and Actions model to develop research questions, create data instruments and research topics involving aquatic biology, wildlife management, forestry and soil conservation, and use geospatial technologies such as GIS and GPS.

The program is for gifted and talented students entering grades five to eight who work with local experts from the Soil Conservation District, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, to develop and implement an action plan focused on habitat restoration.

Community college tuition stays same

The Harford Community College Board of Trustees has voted to keep the tuition rate for in-county students at $77 per credit hour for 2009.

There also is a consolidated service fee of 10 percent of tuition charges to support services such as parking, new student assessment and orientation, schedule changes and student activities.

Harford Community College offers a quality education at a reasonable cost, in part due to considerable financial support from the state and county governments.

Two receive awards for arts excellence

Richard Hans Thompson and Erin Michelle Wilcox, both graduates of Harford Community College, have each received a $1,300 President Chiesi Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

Thompson plays the guitar and sitar, studied music and performed in the college's jazz band. He will attend Temple University this fall.

Wilcox, a pianist, performed in the college's vocal jazz ensemble. She will attend Towson University in the fall.

The award honors the college's sixth president, Claudia E. Chiesi, who served from 1995 to 2004. It is given to a student or students who have demonstrated excellence and have received formal training in music, dance or theater.

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