Traffic Control Flagger Training

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a one day, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) approved, safety training course covering the requirements for flaggers and approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones. Students who successfully complete the course receive an ODOT credential for flaggers, valid for three years. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive certification. Class fees cover all materials. Please bring snacks to eat during breaks if needed, as there is no lunch break provided during this training. Pre-registration and payment is required. Location: Sitkum Hall, Room 1                                                                                     
Cost: $95 each class
Dates: December 6, 2014                                                                                   
Time: 8:30am to 2:30pm
 
For more information please call Community Education at 541-888-7328.

 

  

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's geology lecture series continues on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm with “Shoreline Erosion and Flood Hazards on the Oregon Coast Due to Earth’s Changing Climate” by Dr. Jonathan Allan (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries-DOGAMI).  This free lecture is at the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC campus and is open to all members of the community.  Dr. Allan earned his BS, MS & PhD degrees from University of Canterbury, New Zealand.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University where he worked with Paul Komar.  He is currently employed as a coastal geomorphologist in the Newport field office of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).  He has presented at a number of international meetings with a focus on coastal issues and has been published in a variety of scientific journals including Shore and Beach, Journal of Coastal Research, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Eos: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union and DOGAMI publications.  Several local groups including Washed Ashore, Surfriders, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coos Watershed and Oregon Shores/Coast Watch will be in the lobby starting at 6:00 pm and after the talk.
 
All of the talks in the series are free and start at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the SWOCC Campus in Coos Bay. For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the college website.  Continuing sponsors of the lecture series include Oregon Resources Corporation, the SWOCC Foundation and the College.  Additional talks scheduled in the series this year include: Dr. Patrick Fulton (UC Santa Cruz) on January 17, 2015 (special time: 2:00 pm) with the 10th annual Cascadia Anniversary earthquake talk; Dave Jewitt (UCLA) on March 7, 2015 with “Death from Space”; Dr. Joel Pederson (Utah State University) on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on "New Approaches for Dating Rock Art, Addressing a Hot Archaeological Debate with Cool Geology" and Dr. David Montgomery (UW) on May 16, 2015 with “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”.  For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.

 

Southwestern offers Traffic Control Flagger Training

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a one day, Oregon Department of Transportation approved, safety training course covering the requirements for flaggers. All approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones will be covered. Students who successfully complete the course receive an ODOT credential for flaggers, valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive certification. Class fees cover all materials. Please bring snacks to eat during breaks if needed, as there is no lunch break provided during this training. Pre-registration and payment is required. Location: Southwestern's Coos Campus
1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay
Sitkum Hall, Room 13                                                                                 
Cost: $95
Date: November 1                                                                                  
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
 
For more information contact the Community Education & Workforce Development office, Dellwood Hall, Room 16, 541-888-7328.

Ready, Set, Start Your Business Workshop in November

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering people a chance to explore their dreams of starting a business. The Southwestern SBDC is offering a workshop titled “Ready Set Start Your Business” each week in November 2014.
 
The 2-hour workshop provides information on important steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, business structure, financing, business planning, business resources and more.  Handouts are informational and provide all the contact information needed to register a business and get started.
 
The workshop is designed to answer general questions. If, after completing the workshop, you are interested in pursuing your new business idea, the Southwestern SBDC can set you up with a business advisor to discuss specific questions you may have that pertain directly to your venture.
 
The "Ready Set Start Your Business" workshop is scheduled on a variety of days and times throughout the month. Participants can choose from any one of the following dates:
 
Thursday, November 6th, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm                                                  
Thursday, November 13th, 6:00pm-8:00pm                                                              
Monday, November 17th, 9:00 am-11:00 am
Tuesday, November 25th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
 
A fee of $20 per person covers materials. Preregistration is required.  The workshop will be held in North Bend at The Business Center (2455 Maple Leaf). To register go to www.BizCenter.org.  Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-756-6866 or email Mary Loiselle at mloiselle@socc.edu for more information.

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