Tunxis Community College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 30-January 17.
Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 30 until 4:30 p.m., prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace. There are no classes Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555. See the Winter 2013/Spring 2014 Course Schedule to view courses. New students can enroll by mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Accounting, art appreciation, computer information systems, dental assisting, economics, finance, U.S. history, mathematics, public speaking, and intermediate Spanish are among the course topics.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information on Tunxis programs, call 860.255.3500, or visit the website at tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
Tunxis Community College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 30-January 17.
Victor Mitchell, Tunxis director of business & industry services (left) and Tunxis Lean instructor Nancy Castonguay (far right) are shown with TRUMPF employees.
Tunxis Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division awarded 16 TRUMPF employees certificates of completion on November 20 for completing “Lean Manufacturing Concepts and Tools Refresher Certification.”
The 40-hour program, which ran for eight weeks at TRUMPF in Farmington, was designed to instill lean thinking in its employees through continuous improvement training. Tunxis customized the course for the company to include TRUMPF examples, simulations and case studies.
“Customizing a course becomes very cost-effective for a company if it needs to train 10 or more employees,” said Victor Mitchell, Tunxis director of business & industry services. “We engage the company in designing the program so that it meets their goals, and deliver the training at the company’s facility on a schedule that fits their needs.”
The TRUMPF course, which was taught by an experienced Lean instructor with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and service industries, consisted of three full and four half-day modules. The course covered a broad range of topics including the Toyota Production Systems, which serves as the model of Lean knowledge. Other topics included Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), pull production, cell and line design, PDCA Root Cause Analysis, the Eight Wastes, setup reduction, Just-in-Time, 5S Workplace Organization, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Improvement, and Kanban Replenishment.
TRUMPF Inc. is the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America, providing sheet metal processing, laser-based production processes, electronic applications and medical technology, according to its website.
For more information on non-credit Lean manufacturing courses and customized training at Tunxis Community College, call 860.314.4700. Visit the college website at tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located in Farmington with a satellite facility in Bristol.
Tunxis Early Childhood Center children are shown greeting student veterans at the end of the procession.
Children from the Tunxis Community College Early Childhood Center were joined by others on campus in celebrating Tunxis student veterans with parades in the morning and afternoon on Veterans Day. As one of the parents sang the National Anthem, the children walked across campus carrying flags and photos of veterans to the Veterans’ OASIS where they greeted and thanked student veterans.
Tunxis currently has over 245 veterans on campus, a number that is expected to grow. For more information on how to donate funds for Tunxis veterans, call 860.255.3604. Those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis can call 860.255.3513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu for more on associate degree and certificate programs and the College’s NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Center. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
Tunxis Community College in Farmington will hold an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m. in the Main Administration (100) Building hallway. The event is for new, returning and transfer students.
The Open House will provide information on over 60 degree and certificate programs offered at Tunxis. Those who attend will also be able to talk with faculty and find out about financial aid, admissions, and transfer programs. Campus tours begin at 4 and 5 p.m., starting in the cafeteria.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis associate degrees and certificates provide critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
For more information or to sign up, contact Magaly Correa at 860.255.3737 or email@example.com. Tunxis is located at 271 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington. View an online map of the Tunxis campus.
Tunxis Community College recently received over ,000 for its student veterans with the help of a ,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and ,500 donation from a Farmington VFW fundraiser.
The funds will be used to support the operation of the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS student veterans’ center, and provide supplemental counseling, emergency funds, and social activities for the student veterans.
“We are grateful for all of the support our veterans receive, and hope this will assist many in their transition from active duty to college,” said Karen DeBari, Tunxis Veteran’s Club advisor. All funding for the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS comes from donations.
Founded in 2009, the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS is part of a larger initiative started in 2008 by the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs to form OASIS Centers at all of Connecticut’s public colleges and universities where returning veteran students can connect, study, encourage each other and share their experiences as they transition back into civilian life and pursue their degrees. OASIS stands for Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service members.
Tunxis currently has over 245 veterans on campus, a number that is expected to grow.
For more information on how to donate funds to the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS, call 860.255.3604. Those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis can call 860.255.3513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu for more on associate degree and certificate programs. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
Mark Bertolini, courtesy of Aetna, Inc.
Mark Bertolini, Chairman, CEO and president of Aetna, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Conference of Tunxis Community College Foundation on October 31, from 8:30-10 a.m. at Farmington Club in Farmington. A tax-deductible donation is requested.
Bertolini will speak on “Reinventing Health Care,” as he shares his vision for the future of his industry in a post-Affordable Care Act world. He believes that all players in health care have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reorder our system to better fit the needs of consumers. Please join us for this presentation on why Bertolini thinks our health care system must change – and how Aetna plans to lead this transformation. Proceeds from the fundraising breakfast will support student scholarships and special projects at Tunxis Community College.
Bertolini is recognized as an accessible, forward-thinking and solutions-oriented leader and is actively engaged in the national dialogue on health care reform, meeting regularly with state and federal policymakers to advocate for measures that increase access, lower costs and improve quality of health care.
Bertolini first joined Aetna in 2003 as head of Aetna’s Specialty Products. In 2007, he was named president, responsible for all of Aetna’s businesses and operations across the company’s range of health care products and services. He assumed the role of CEO in 2010 and chairman in 2011. The Fortune 100 diversified health care benefits company currently serves an estimated 44 million people, with more than .54 billion in 2012 revenue. Prior to Aetna, Bertolini held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as president and chief executive officer.
Bertolini’s previous work and personal experiences with the health care system are foundational to his dedication to improving the patient experience and addressing challenges facing the U.S. health care system. He held various jobs in high school and college, including caregiver roles in health care delivery. He is also a spinal cord injury survivor and is partially disabled as the result of a severe skiing accident in 2004. In 2007, he donated a kidney to his son.
Among his civic activities, Bertolini serves on the board of directors of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, FIDELCO, and was the first elected straight ally board member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. He has been honored for his leadership by many universities and organizations. Bertolini holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from Wayne State University.
Companies and small businesses are encouraged to become event sponsors. Ads can also be purchased for the program book. Individual admission is and includes a hot breakfast. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 21. Reservations can be made online at www.tunxisfoundation.org. For more information, please call 860.255.3604; or email email@example.com.
Located in Farmington, Tunxis Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting the students, programs and projects of Tunxis for over 40 years. It is managed by a board of directors composed of business and community leaders. Visit Tunxis on the Internet at www.tunxisfoundation.org and www.tunxis.edu.
Tunxis Community College in Farmington has been ranked third in Connecticut in a 2013 Safety Rankings list by StateUniversity.com, and is the top ranked Connecticut public college on the list.
To compile the list, StateUniversity.com utilized Clery and FBI data from over 1,400 colleges and universities to assign the safety ratings, according to its website. The assigned ratings are based on criteria such as weapon occurrences, drugs, burglary, vehicle theft, arson, larceny, robbery, assault and other crimes.
“We take campus safety seriously and continuously work at creating a safe learning environment,” said Chuck Cleary, Tunxis dean of administration.
For the past three years Tunxis has held SWAT team drills with the Connecticut State Police and the North Central Municipal Emergency Services Team. The College’s Crisis Management and Behavioral Intervention Teams meet on a regular basis, and an emergency text message system is used to alert students of important notifications including weather-related delays and closings. Tunxis will also host its second annual Campus Health & Safety week starting October 7, one of several initiatives to promote ongoing safety awareness.
See the safety ranking for Connecticut from StateUniversity.com.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information, please call 860.255.3500, or visit Tunxis online at www.tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
Tunxis Community College will offer the following non-credit professional development courses in September for working professionals who must fulfill continuing education requirements. For more information on these and other courses, contact Tunxis Workforce Development & Continuing Education’s Business & Industry Services at 860.314.4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All fall continuing education courses can be viewed online at tunxis.edu/cesched.
• APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR P2 and J2 PLUMBERS: Fri., Sept. 13; Sat., Sept. 21, or Mon., Sept. 30., 8 a.m.-1:15 p.m. This one-day course fulfills requirements for maintaining a plumbers license and is approved by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Gray water recoveries, NFPA 58, rainwater harvesting, combustion air, state regulations, OSHA and other topics are covered. The class, which costs , is held at Tunxis@Bristol, 430 Main Street in Bristol.
• MINDFULNESS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: Sat., Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This workshop teaches health care professionals how to practice mindfulness so that they can be more focused providers in a rapidly changing, emotional and often stressful environment. Mindfulness can improve effectiveness, overall organizational productivity, and help health care professionals connect with their patients while increasing positive emotions and self-compassion. Mindful meditation, present moment awareness, stress management, mindful communication, body scan, and handling strong emotions are among the topics that will be covered.
Instructor Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D., teaches mindfulness practices to medical students, allied health professionals, and physicians at Yale University, University of Connecticut Medical Center, and The Ohio State University. She trained in the highly successful Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed and taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. The course costs , and participants will receive 4 CEUs.
For more information on these and other programs at Tunxis, visit the website at tunxis.edu.
In photo L to R with Tunxis President Cathryn L. Addy, Ph.D. and director of facilities John Lodovico (both in center) are: John Cavacas, CT DAS Division of Construction Services; Peter Simmons, CT DAS Division of Construction Services; Warren Breece, W.J. Mountford Co.; and Kevin Kerchaert, AIA, Techton Architects Inc.
Tunxis Community College, joined by state and local officials, and others from the Board of Regents for Higher Education, celebrated the opening of a new, .6 million classroom building extension at an open house on August 22.
“If it takes a small village to raise a child, it takes the equivalent of a small city to build a building in Connecticut,” said Tunxis President Cathryn Addy, Ph.D., of the second of a multi-phase construction project. “It’s been an exciting journey,” she said, noting several key people including the architects Craig Saunders and Kevin Kerchaert from Techton, Peter Simmons and John Cavacas from CT DAS Department of Construction Services, Warren Breece of W.J. Mountford Construction Co., the general contractor, and Tunxis director of facilities John Lodovico, whom she thanked for his knowledge and attention to detail in shepherding the project from concept to design and construction. “We’re two-thirds of the way through. There is a Phase III,” she added.
The three-floor 600 Classroom Building extension adds 56,000 square feet of space designed to enhance learning and support new teaching approaches. The extension consists of 20 classrooms, including 15 general purpose classrooms, two computer labs, a writing lab, math lab, and early childhood education program classroom. In the future, the unfinished third floor will become college offices and meeting space.
Tunxis Community College originally opened its doors in Farmington in October 1970 with 494 students. Today the College serves close to 12,000 credit and non-credit students each year and provides an array of educational services and degree programs including courses in fine arts, business, early childhood education, liberal arts & sciences, marketing, dental hygiene and assisting, computer information systems, criminal justice, human services, engineering, and technology.
Tunxis English as a Second Language Program Provides Non-Native Speakers Path to a Degree—With Translation in Español and Poliski
El Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera de Tunxis Da Gente que no Son Angloparlantes una Manera de Obtener un Título
El Programa de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera de Tunxis Community College ayuda hablantes no nativos de inglés mejorar su comunicación y entendimiento de Inglés mientras preparan a continuar su estudios universitarios.
El programa, que puede ser terminado en un año (depende de nivel), ayuda alumnos adquiere habilidades de hablar, escuchar, escribir y leer en inglés. Créditos de ESL pueden ser aplicados hacia un título de Tunxis o hacia títulos de otras universidades.
Tunxis ofrece clases matutinas y nocturnas, y tutoría gratis. Ayuda financiara es disponible para quienes califiquen.
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Ubicado en Farmington, Tunxis ofrece más de 60 títulos y certificados, dando la habilidad de pensar críticamente y resolver problemas que preparan alumnos para transferir a un buen trabajo o a una universidad que dé un bachillerato. Visite el sitio de web: tunxis.edu.
Progam Nauki Jezyka Angielskiego w Tunxis Pierwszym Krokiem do Zdobycia Dyplomu.
Program nauki jezyka angielskiego (ESL) w Tunxis Community College pomoże ci poprawić swoje umiejętności komunikacyjne i rozumienie języka angielskiego oraz przygotuje cie do kontynuacji nauki w collegu.
Program ten można ukonczyc w ciagu roku, w zaleznosci od umieszczenia w programie. Zdobyj umiejętności w zakresie czytania, pisania, rozumienia ze słuchu i mówienia. Kredyty mogą być wykorzystane do uzyskania dyplomu w Tunxis lub w innym univerystecie.
Małe klasy prowadzone w dzień i wieczorem przez dedykowanych nauczycieli. Dla kwalifikujacych sie pomoc finansowa lub splaty w ratach.
Rejestracja na semestr jesienny 2013 jest w toku. Aby uzyskać wiecej informacji prosimy o kontakt z Biurem Rekrutacji: 860.255.3555.
Tunxis znajuje sie w mieście Farmington i oferuje ponad 60 programow i certifikatow oraz zapewnia nauke krytycznego myślenia i umiejętności rozwiązywania problemów, te zas przygotowują studentów do dalszej nauki w univerytetach 4-letnich I daja mozliwosc zatrudnieia na rynku pracy. Odwiedź stronę internetową Tunxis: tunxis.edu.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Tunxis Community College helps non-native speakers improve their communication skills and understanding of the English language while preparing to continue their college studies.
The program, which can be finished in as soon as a year depending on placement, helps students acquire skills in reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. ESL course credits can be applied to an associate’s degree at Tunxis or to degrees at other colleges and universities.
Tunxis offers day and evening classes, and free ESL tutoring. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
Fall 2013 semester registration is under way. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555.
Located in Farmington, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.