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HCC cuts ribbon for radiologic lab

Howard Community College opened its radiologic technology laboratory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 18. It was attended by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Howard County government officials, and representatives from CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield and Howard County General Hospital.

The new facility will enable Howard Community College to offer courses for a Radiological Technology Associate of Applied Science degree; the program begins this summer. Students previously had to transfer to Anne Arundel Community College to complete training.

Funding and equipment for the laboratory was provided by federal and local governments, as well as by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Howard County General Hospital and Kernan Hospital.

For information on the Radiologic Technology program: 410-772-4230, or visit

Session planned on grad programs

The Department of Education at Loyola College will sponsor "The Next Generation of Educators," an information session for graduate programs in education, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the college's Columbia Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia.

The session will focus on graduate programs in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction; educational technology; school counseling; and literacy education. Faculty advisers will speak about curricula and admission requirements. The $50 application fee will be waived for those who attend.

Information or to register:

Workshop offered on child, adult CPR

The Howard County Office of Children's Services will offer an Infant/Child and Adult CPR Certification workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the agency's offices, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 380, Ellicott City.

The class is acceptable for certification for a child-care license; certification (by the American Heart Association) is good for two years. Participants will receive a certification card on the day of the class. The cost is $45.

First aid certification will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the same location. The cost is $50. Those who take both classes receive a $10 discount.

Information: 410-313-1940.

Orientation sessions offered at HCC

Howard Community College will hold new-student orientation sessions from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the college's athletics center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

First-time students are expected to attend. Parents are also invited to attend a parent's program during both orientation sessions.

Both sessions include refreshments, information packets and activities, including interactive workshops, campus tours and prizes.

Information: 410-772-4896. To register: 410-772-4430. Or visit

Volunteers needed for committee

The Howard County school system is seeking applications for membership on its Instructional Materials/Criteria Review Committee.

Members must be residents of Howard County.

Five new members are needed for two-year terms. Two student members are also needed for a two-year term.

The committee will be responsible for reviewing selection criteria for instructional materials and revising criteria, when necessary. The committee will also serve as a review committee for materials that are to be re-evaluated. New members will be appointed in September, and begin serving in October.

Application forms are available at, under "Latest News." Applications must be submitted to Elaine Zavaleta, Office of Secondary Language Arts, by Aug. 29.

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