Recent news from Jim Schwarzbauer, LSC’s Carl Perkins Post-Secondary Grant Coordinator, on renewal of Career Advantage Now II (CAN II) grant and the new Instate—Outstate Exchange (IOE) funding from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education recently awarded Lake Superior College two grant requests totaling nearly $50,000 through their Concurrent Enrollment Program Grant. The Career Advantage Now II (CAN II) course is a continuation of the same grant awarded last year. LSC’s Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course, a four-credit, 100-hour class, and the on-line Medical Terminology, a one-credit competency course, will be taught in a two-hour block at Esko High School during second semester. In addition to Esko students, Proctor High School students are enrolled in the class. These students, through concurrent enrollment, will receive their CNA/Home Health Aide Certifications and Medical Terminology Competency. Students from Esko and Proctor will be on our campus for their required lab training. Esko and Proctor students will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of these courses.
The Instate—Outstate Exchange (IOE) courses will be LSC’s introduction to Allied Health, Communication for Health Professionals and Medical Terminology through three on-line classes that allow Robbinsdale Cooper High School students an opportunity to earn five college credits that transfer to all Minnesota State Colleges. Classes will be taught by Duffy Dyer who will travel to Robbinsdale Cooper High School on six different occasions during the semester for face-to-face discussions with students. The assessment methods and content is the same as equivalent sections taught on our campus. Robbinsdale Cooper High School students will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of these three courses. In addition, a field trip to LSC will occur in April or May with our faculty providing four hours of various simulations and tours of our facility. Robbinsdale Cooper High School graduates will experience Duluth and Lake Superior College and earn fundamental coursework needed for careers in Allied Health and Nursing.