October 8, 2014
Palo Alto College News
Mental Health Nursing Technician Program Launched
The Corporate and Community Education Division is launching a Mental Health Nursing Technician certificate program this October. This non-credit certificate training program addresses the shortage of skilled front line Mental Health workers that serve patients with mental health challenges. Certified Nurse Aides, licensed, and registered healthcare workers will be eligible to enroll. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of mental illnesses and their symptoms, appropriate medications, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and emergency care while showing respectful communication, cultural compassionate care, and creative approaches to challenging behaviors.
Logistics Students Invited to National Competition
For the third year, students in the Logistics program at Palo Alto College have been invited to compete in a national logistics case study competition at the 34th Annual Operation Stimulus Conference in Denver in January 2015. Palo Alto College is one of only 16 schools throughout the country received an invitation to this competition. A sampling of the schools competing with Palo Alto College in 2014 includes Penn State, Syracuse, Michigan State, University of Arkansas, Texas Tech, University of North Texas and two schools from Canada competed.
Oil and Gas Students Visit Refineries
Students in the Oil and Gas Technology program visited the Calumet San Antonio Refining facility, located at 7811 S. Presa Street, on Sept 17. The refinery currently produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, specialty solvents, reformates, naphtha, and vacuum gas oil. Calumet served a major sponsor at Palo Alto College’s annual schoalrship fundraiser, Celebracion.
Public Relations Presents at Regional Conference
The Public Relations team presented a case study about using social media to promote events at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 4 Conference on Monday, Sept. 29, in Oklahoma City. The presentation revolved around strategies and tactics for successful social media campaigns for PACfest, which won a gold Paragon Award at the NCMPR National Conference in March 2013. NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations at community and technical colleges, representing more than 650 colleges across the U.S.
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