Keep Up with Technology at MHCC’s
Community Skills Center
Posted August 20, 2012
Katherine Kaiser enhances her knowledge
of computers at the Community Skills
Center located at the Maywood Park
When Amanda Jenson decided to take a non-credit computer class at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), she was nervous because she had been out of school for 10 years. However, things smoothed out and she became comfortable as a “re-start” student after seeking help from the Community Skills Center located at the college’s Maywood Park Campus.
MHCC’s Community Skills Center offers a variety of ways for community members to gain new workplace skills or sharpen their current skills. The most popular topics are self-paced, non-credit computer courses where students can learn the basics of Windows, email and the Internet. These include keyboarding and the Microsoft business programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
“The Center is a valuable educational resource for our community. We are open seven days a week and in the evenings,” says Kimberly Murray, Community Skills Center coordinator. “People can register anytime during the year and take up to 10 weeks to complete their work. We provide the technology, instructional assistance and a friendly environment in which to learn.”
$89 Buys a 10-Week All-Access Pass
Beginning fall term, Jenson and other students will have even more compelling reasons to visit the Community Skills Center. For $89, students may use a 10-week pass to access more than 1,400 online training videos designed to teach workplace and computer skills. The pass also provides access to Wi-Fi, workbooks, library services and instructional assistance.
Maywood Park Offers a Range of Services
The Community Skills Center isn’t the only great opportunity at the Maywood Park Campus -- students can register for classes that are taught at any MHCC site, take a wide range of non-credit courses and even buy their textbooks. A student café located on the second floor makes the day a bit more relaxing.
Currently enrolled MHCC students are welcome to utilize the lab to study, take distance learning online exams and access printers, copiers and the Internet.
Convenient Hours to Serve Students
The Community Skills Center is open Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Sunday noon - 4 p.m.
For more information, or to register for classes, please call 503-491-6122 or visit the Maywood Park Campus, 10100 N.E. Prescott, Portland, Ore., 97220.
By Amber Patton