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FISPE Grant - Building a Better Workforce
Building a Better Workforce through Contextualized Learning
 

Our Progress in Establishing Workplace Communities of Learning

The following Learning Communities and stand alone contextualized courses have been offered at some time during the last several semesters. The intent is to create balanced programs that provide students with the full range of general education knowledge and specific workplace skill sets that are necessary to be successful in their chosen field:

Fall 2012

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English 1A for students interested in Multimedia (Graphic Arts, RTV, Photo, Journalism): This section of  English 1A will be offered for fall 2012 and is designed for students interested in Multimedia.  Professor Paula Sheil will include lectures, exercises and assignments that are taken directly from real workplace applications.  Professor Sheil has worked with Multimedia course instructors here at Delta and with professionals in the industry to create a course that is career focused.
Instructors:
Paula Sheil , English Instructor, at 954-5434 or psheil@deltacollege.edu
Fall 2012

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Math 80 for Health Science majors: A new section of Math 80 (Algebra) will be offered in Fall 2012 for students planning for a career in the health sciences. Instructor Chris Williams will include lectures and assignments on math topics that relate directly to health care settings. Learn Algebra while you develop essential skills for health careers.
Instructor:
Chris Williams, Mathematics Instructor, at 954-5421 or cwilliams@deltacollege.edu

Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011

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Moving Forward in Early Childhood Education: Are you interested in teaching or working with young children? Being able to communicate effectively with children, their parents, your coworkers, and your supervisors is essential for the best opportunities in this career area. Enroll in this innovative learning community to streamline your pathway. You will complete two courses in the major as well as Preparatory English using content directly from the child development courses and the workplace. By doing some work in the classroom and some work outside of the classroom (hybrid courses), you will complete 11 units while being on campus just two days a week. Instructors:
Angela Beyer, Early Childhood Education Instructor, at 954-5565 or abeyer@deltacollege.edu
Linda Nugent, English Instructor, at 954-5565 or lnugent@deltacollege.edu


Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
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English 70 for the Vocational Trades :This course is designed for the student needing skill development in writing basic English prose. Emphasis is placed on writing clearly and correctly for a given purpose and audience. This section is designed for students considering careers in the vocational trades including automotive, electrical, machine shop, welding, HVAC, diesel and mill cabinet.
Instructor:
Dr. J. Patrick Wall, English Instructor, at 954-5438 or pwall@deltacollege.edu


Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011

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English 70 for the Vocational Trades :This course is designed for the student needing skill development in writing basic English prose. Emphasis is placed on writing clearly and correctly for a given purpose and audience. This section is designed for students considering careers in the vocational trades including automotive, electrical, machine shop, welding, HVAC, diesel and mill cabinet.
Instructor:
Dr. J. Patrick Wall, English Instructor, at 954-5438 or pwall@deltacollege.edu

Spring 2012
Spring 2011

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Math 78 Prealgebra for the Vocational Trades:This course is designed for the student needing to bridge the gap between arithmetic and algebra. Instruction is provided in the computational and problem-solving skills necessary for academic, vocational, and/or professional programs. This section is designed for students considering careers in the vocational trades including automotive, electrical, machine shop, welding, HVAC, diesel and mill cabinet.
Instructors:
Dr. Suzanne Lindborg, Mathematics Instructor, at 954-5364 or slindborg@deltacollege.edu (Spring 2012)
Kindra Beale, Mathematics Instructor, at 954-5525 or kbeale@deltacollege.edu (Spring 2011)


Fall 2011
Spring 2011

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Moving Forward in Early Childhood Education: Are you interested in teaching or working with young children? Being able to communicate effectively with children, their parents, your coworkers, and your supervisors is essential for the best opportunities in this career area. Enroll in this innovative learning community to streamline your pathway. You will complete two courses in the major as well as Preparatory English using content directly from the child development courses and the workplace. By doing some work in the classroom and some work outside of the classroom (hybrid courses), you will complete 11 units while being on campus just two days a week. Instructors:
Angela Beyer, Early Childhood Education Instructor, at 954-5565 or abeyer@deltacollege.edu
Linda Nugent, English Instructor, at 954-5565 or lnugent@deltacollege.edu

Fall 2011

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Math 76 Review of Arithmetic for the Vocational Trades: This course is designed as a review of basic arithmetic. The course includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, and systems of measurement. This section is designed for students considering careers in the vocational trades including automotive, electrical, machine shop, welding, HVAC, diesel and mill cabinet.
Instructors:
Dr. Suzanne Lindborg, Mathematics Instructor, at 954-5364 or slindborg@deltacollege.edu
Spring 2011

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Justice in Action: Passionate about law enforcement? Fascinated by the legal system? Curious about corrections? This learning community is designed for students seeking careers in criminal justice. Emphasizing law enforcement, prosecution, judicial, and corrections, each class will require students to analyze and write on the major issues and concepts within the criminal justice system.
Instructors:
Jeff Hislop, Administration of Justice and Corrections Academy, at 954-5678 or jhislop@deltacollege.edu
Dr. Jennifer Holden, English Instructor, at 954-6064 or gholden@deltacollege.edu
Spring 2011

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Early Literacy - Critical Reading for Early Childhood Educators: Interested in enhancing your career opportunities in early childhood education? In this learning community, you will read about the practices and environments that foster early literacy. Make a difference in a child’s future success in school and life. Meet the increased demands associated with early literacy education.
Instructors:
Dr. Vivian Harper, Early Childhood Education Instructor, at 954-5596 or vharper@deltacollege.edu
Vickey Aubrey, Reading Instructor, at 954-5274 or vaubrey@deltacollege.edu

Fall 2010

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A Career in Welding: A welder must not only be able to produce high-quality welds. Today's welders must also understand their craft inside and out. This entails both hands-on mechanical skill and enough reading, writing, math, and computer skills to enter an apprenticeship program or launch a career. Had enough of dead-end jobs? Become a professional! Instructors:
Alex Taddei, Welding Instructor, at 954-5239 or ataddei@deltacollege.edu
Dr. J. Patrick Wall, English Instructor, at 954-5438 or pwall@deltacollege.edu

Fall 2010

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Hazardous Equations from 0-600 Volts: How important is math to an electrician? Miscalculating voltage can lead to loss of life or employment. Learn the math skills you will need in the electrical field. This learning community will not only spark your interest in math but also keep you safe on the job.
Instructors:
Mary Jo Zimmerman, Electrical Instructor, at 954-5197 or mzimmerman@deltacollege.edu
Kindra Beale, Mathematics Instructor, at 954-5525 or kbeale@deltacollege.edu

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