I actually gave you a pop quiz yesterday.  Some of you received a 100% on the quiz which was worth 50 pts (instead of 100).  Don’t know what I’m referring too?  Read the last paragraph (not the quote) from my Wednesday blog entry.

I have a meeting at 1 pm today.  Please check with Mrs. Long if you need help while I am at the meeting.

Congratulations to Emily Shafer for being named Rotary Student of the Month!

Cooperative Alliance (College Credit) Opportunities

Through a Cooperative Alliance Agreement with Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) high school and adult students may earn college credit for courses taken at Northwest Technology Center and apply that credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.  The credit earned through Digital Design would apply towards the Information Technology: Web Development Option or Interactive Media Option of Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree available through NOC.  If you wish to transfer that credit from NOC to another college or university, it is up to that college or university to determine if they will accept and give credit for those hours earned through NOC.

Individuals enrolling in a Cooperative Alliance will save on:

  • college expenses
  • avoid course duplication from high school to college
  • shorten the time needed to earn a college degree
  • earn college credit for approved Northwest Tech courses
  • transition easily from high school to college and on into a career

Students wanting to enroll in the cooperative alliance and receive college credit need to meet the following requirements:

High School Students

  • Only high school Juniors or Seniors (not Sophomores) who meet one of the following criteria will be able to enroll for Cooperative Agreement Credit:
    • Score 19 on ACT
    • Score 15 on PLAN
    • Have a high school GPA of at least a 2.5
  • A parent or guardian must sign a statement of understanding.
  • High school students must submit a high school transcript at time of enrollment.
  • High school students must submit a copy of ACT Plan or ACT test scores (if HS GPA is below a 2.5) at time of enrollment
  • High school students will now get a college transcript immediately after they complete the semester and their grades are turned in to the college.
  • High school students will receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, etc.).
  • Students must pay $8 per credit hour.
  • High school students must submit an enrollment form signed by instructor which specifies the courses students are eligible to enroll in

Adult Students

  • Adult students must submit an enrollment form signed by instructor which specifies the courses students are eligible to enroll in
  • Adult students must pay $8 per credit hour
  • Adult students must sign Adult Statement of Understanding
  • Adult students must submit an “official” transcript from any colleges they have previously attended

Below is a list of some courses which you may possibly be able to enroll in as well as the required Brainbench certifications:

  • Fundamentals of Technology – Brainbench Computer Fundamentals and Computer Literacy
  • Multimedia and Image Management Techniques – Brainbench Adobe Photoshop (and preferably Adobe Illustrator)
  • Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design – Brainbench Adobe InDesign
  • Digital Editing and Production Photography – Brainbench Adobe Photoshop
  • Fundamentals of Web Design – Brainbench HTML, CSS, and/or XHTML
  • Design Tools & Electronic Marketing – Brainbench Web Design Concepts and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Advanced Design Techniques – Brainbench Web Design for Accessibility and Adobe Dreamweaver or CSS

If you are interested in receiving college credit through the cooperative alliance, please send me an email by Wednesday, February 6, so I can discuss with you individually the options available for you.  Deadline for paperwork and fees ($8 per credit hour which totals $24 per individual course) are due by Friday, February 15, 2013, for those eligible.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education assists in the administration of the Frances Koop Parsons/AT&T Pioneers Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship program was established through the AT&T Pioneers to assist Oklahoma students in obtaining their education goals. The recipients of this scholarship will receive a $500 cash award to be used at an eligible Oklahoma career technology center, two-year college, or four-year university. This scholarship is open to first-time freshmen with at least a 3.0 high school GPA whose family income does not exceed $50,000. Please email me if you want a copy of the scholarship application.  The application deadline is March 29, 2013.

Quote:  There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. ~ Diana Trilling