Commencement is Friday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m, in front of Building 3. This means, as graduates of the class of 2015, you have a short time to make sure all is in place to receive your diploma.
With June 12th rapidly approaching, please make sure you have purchased your cap and gown. You can pick these items up at the KCC Bookstore for $29.95 for the set. Just drop by to try one on and get yours ordered today. The Bookstore is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Remember, the color this year is Burgundy.
KCC will host a commencement walk-through that Friday, June 12th at 1:30 p.m. Please meet in the Commons.
Congratulations, your big day is just around the corner!
KCC receives approval for a new RN program targeting local students to meet the region’s rural nursing shortages. The new program begins summer term. Apply TODAY!
On April 16th, the Oregon State Board of Nursing approved the Associates of Applied Science Nursing degree and program at Klamath Community College. The KCC Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing (AAS-N) will provide students with the academic and clinical preparation necessary to take the national licensure examination leading to practice as a registered nurse.
The KCC’s AAS-N program priority is that graduates will serve our local medical community by providing highly skilled Registered Nurses (RN) at a time when RN nurses are in short supply and in high demand. The need for increased RN recruitment is everywhere, but especially so in rural areas. Because demand is so high, Klamath and Lake County rural hospitals have a difficult time attracting and retaining qualified nursing personnel. They frequently rely on traveling nurses to fill positions. So the KCC AAS-N provides the opportunity to grow our own RNs from our local kids.
For our local students the AAS-N offers the opportunity to become an RN within two years. In the AAS-N students receive many hours of clinical study and hands on practice time. Since KCC already offers a highly successful LPN program, we have the updated, modern SIM labs where all students can practice patient care until they reach proficiency. This approach to teaching has proved successful in the LPN program where 3 out 4 of the last classes of graduates had 100% pass rates. Students in the AAS-N program will also develop skills particular to the needs of rural communities. The benefits to students and the community is this program puts highly skilled RN’s into rural hospitals and clinics after two years. Another distinct benefit is that with the high demand for rural RNs there is also a high wage that comes with these jobs for local kids.
As Dr. Gutierrez emphasized, “This program would not have happened without a strong partnership with the Lake Health District and the hard work of its CEO Charlie Tveit. These kinds of partnerships between KCC and businesses helps us to afford these programs that provide access for local students so we can fill rural nursing positions.” Charlie Tveit, CEO of Lake Health District, expressed that the Health District has experienced very positive retention of homegrown nurses. “We have found that these types of programs being available for our region are a good investment, providing opportunities for employing and retaining quality staff for the hospital, long-term care unit, home health and hospice,” he said. Overall, The KCC RN program will increase KCC’s ability to enhance the growth and development of individuals, businesses, and our greater community.
This program also addresses KCC’s strategic plan goal to increase the number of academic disciplines in (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics/ STEM) by 25%. KCC is continuing to develop local STEM opportunities which will result in students securing high demand and high wage jobs by offering a new AAS Computer Engineering Technology and AAS Digital Media and Design degrees which will start next fall.
KCC will be accepting applications to the AAS-N program ASAP. Please call our Nursing Director: Lori James 541-880-2223 or visit our website www.klamathcc.edu for more information. The KCC RN program begins this summer on June 22nd.
Register Now - DIGITAL MEDIA & DESIGN PROGRAM: We expect classes to fill up fast!
This is your opportunity to take part in building an innovative new program. We have developed a strong forward thinking Digital Media and Design Program and are developing an amazing learning and production environment with the infrastructure and expertise needed to get you producing now. This is a responsive program designed to keep students learning; what’s happening right now, two years from now, and beyond.
· 2D & 3D Graphic Design with Photoshop & Illustrator
· Video game Development with Unity 5 & Vuforia
· Mobile App. Development with MIT’s App. Inventor
· Video Shooting and Post-Production
*w/ Lab support for: Autodesk 3Ds Max, Meshlab, Metaio Creator, Skanect, Reconstruct me, Vuforia AR-VR plugins, Blender, Poser, Sonar X3, Audition, Melodyne, Android Studio, Premiere, Camtasia, Photoshop, Illustrator , Unity, Dreamweaver and many more.
Our new Digital Media classes are designed to teach you fundamental media technology skills while you work in real world projects creating content such as; 4K video production, DSLR video & still photography, 2D & 3D graphics, animation, whiteboard, audio production, augmented reality (AR), digital drawing and the video post-editing skills required to refine and blend them all together.
We welcome your input and involvement. This is an amazing opportunity to build your resume and help your community, your school, and yourself at the same time. The infrastructure of the program affords us the opportunity to produce high quality emerging media assets for a multitude of community oriented initiatives. This creates a myriad opportunities for you to learn and produce the most advanced media production techniques and gives you a leg up to be the first in line and strongly compete for media jobs.
Digital Media is changing and requires a broad set of skills. Success depends on a healthy portfolio and your certifications. This program is designed to deliver all three; plus, you can choose to earn an AAS Degree. Financial Aid Eligible!
This is your classroom! Register NOW!
Summer Term Classes:
CIS 135 01H - Mobile Web App Development - STOUTAMORE, JAMES
Klamath Community College, Building 6, Room H229, 4.00 cr.
MMT 260 01H - Video Production I - MEDINA, RIC
Klamath Community College, Building 6, Room H229, 4.00 cr.
MMT 240 01H - Digital Photography & Photoshop – MARTINEZ, SPAYNE
Klamath Community College, Building 6, Room H228, 4.00 cr.
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For more information, please contact Program Lead and Instructor: Doug Kirby
Digital Media & Design
SMS/Cell: 541-819-0284 | Office Phone: 541-880-2380
Email Doug directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org