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Introduction to Welding

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 15 – November 19, 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $475
  • No experience necessary, ages 18+
  • Held at the Valdez High School, instructed by Josh Miller
  • Register by Sept. 14 at PWSC

This class provides an introduction to SMAW (stick welding), Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and GMAW (Mild Steel MIG Welding). Students will learn about shop safety, equipment operation, and welding procedures. Emphasis is on learning welding technique. Project design and completion is not a required component.

Students must provide their own leather welding gloves, welding helmet, safety glasses, heavy cotton, FR, or leather welding coat, leather footwear, and cotton or leather clothing, full button up front. Some of these items can be purchased through instructor. Recommended are cotton welding hat and steel-toed work boots.

Drama Department Productions and Auditions

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

The PWSCC Drama Department is holding auditions for the Moliere’s classic comedy Tartuffe. They will be held on Sunday, September 20, at 5:00, and Monday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. Both times will be in the Sugarloaf Learning Hall at the college. There are roles for seven men and four women, though casting is flexible. Auditions are open to the community, recommended for ages 16 and up. The play performs November 13 & 14.

The production is directed by Robert Covington, who has been working with the Drama Department since he moved to Valdez five years ago. Since arriving in the community, he has starred in the college productions of A Wind in the Willows, A Little Hotel on the Side, and Bright Ideas, as well as appearing in many other shows. He recently became the Technical and Maintenance Coordinator for the Valdez Civic Center.

Moliere’s Tartuffe (French for The Imposter) was originally staged in 1664, and has remained a staple of the world theatre ever since. It tells the story of Orgon, a wealthy but gullible Parisian patriarch that falls under the influence of a false “man of the cloth” named Tartuffe. The play satirizes religious hypocrisy, and was so daring at the time of its writing that audience members could be excommunicated for seeing it.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Those interested in reading the play prior to auditions can pick up a copy of the play from the Assistant to the President’s office at the college during normal business hours. For more information, call Dawson Moore at 834-1614.

Tsunami Awareness and Coastal Community Resilience

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

Tsunami Awareness Course

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center will be presenting this eight hour training course on the Valdez Campus. The course will provide a basic understanding of tsunamis, hazard assessment, warning and dissemination, and community response strategies to effectively reduce tsunami risk. No advanced knowledge and experience of tsunamis is required. The goal of this course is to enhance participants’ abilities to support their organizational preparedness and response efforts.

Course modules cover science and assessment tools used to build tsunami resilient communities, the tsunami detection and
warning process, and the products and methods used to warn all levels of government and coastal communities. Effective response requires pre-event planning and preparation to ensure that the public knows what to do and where to evacuate to before
destructive waves arrive, and that afterward, knows when it is all clear and safe to return.

  • October 15, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Prince William Sound College Training Room
  • Free to attend, but registration is required. Register at:https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training
  • For more information, contact Sandra Rake at sdrake@pwscc.edu, or 834-1659.

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Coastal Community Resilience Course

The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center will be presenting this eight hour training course on the Valdez Campus. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the concept of resilience as it applies to coastal communities with a focus on resilience as a unifying framework for community-based planning, preparedness, response and recovery. The course will emphasize target capabilities to enhance preparedness and response to natural disasters, including chronic, as well as extreme events affecting coastal communities. It will demonstrate how to integrate risk-based, community-based, and collaborative strategies into plans and programs.

The goal of the course is to enhance the participant’s ability to support preparedness and response efforts by developing and sustaining resilient coastal communities.

  • October 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Prince William Sound College Training Room
  • Free to attend, but registration is required. Register at:https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training
  • For more information, contact Sandra Rake at sdrake@pwscc.edu, or 834-1659.

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Learn how to build a website!

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by J Y No Comments

A new course will be offered this fall: “HTML/CSS” (intro to web development). This is an introductory courses and experience is not required to attend. Our new faculty member Steve Johnson will be teaching this courses. This courses will be available – online – or as a live class on the Valdez Campus.

HTML/CSS

  • 8/24 – 12/12, Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m.; or online
  • 3 Credits
  • Learn how to create web pages for use in a personal, family, or business website. Topics covered include: the additional of styled text and images, tables, layers, positioning, and uploading your work to a web server.