Register for Spring Semester at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - January 8, 2014 -

[IMPORTANT: FOR QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING  for credit courses, please contact Admissions at 860.255.3555, or email tx-admissions@tunxis.edu.]
Credit Registration for the spring 2014 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place January 21.
Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year degrees and transition into the workforce with such programs as business; computer information systems; early childhood education; engineering; criminal justice; graphic design; human services; liberal arts and sciences; and technology. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those full- and part-time credit students who qualify.
For those who seek the flexibility of learning off-campus, online courses are also available.
Continuing education (non-credit) registration is ongoing, offering career training for professions such as certified nurse aide; registered medical assistant; phlebotomy technician; pharmacy technician; central sterile processing technician; veterinary assistant, patient care technician; EKG technician; and medical billing & coding. Many of these programs are approved for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding through the Connecticut Department of Labor. Professional development and personal interest courses are also available. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register.
Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 

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Tunxis Announces Fall 2013 Dean’s List

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - January 7, 2014 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington has announced the names of those students who have qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Full-time students who are matriculated in a certificate or degree program and successfully complete 12 or more credits with a GPA of 3.4 or higher during the semester are eligible for this academic honor. For more information, the Fall 2013 Dean’s List has a complete list of student names by town.
From health, human services and technology to liberal arts and sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
For more on Tunxis programs, please call 860.255.3500, or visit the website at tunxis.edu/programs.
 
 

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Outstanding Tunxis Students Inducted Into PTK International Honor Society

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 19, 2013 -

The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized December 6 during an induction ceremony.  
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.
The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.
See the list of new members of PTK Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter, listed by towns of residence.

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Entries Sought for Film Competition at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 18, 2013 -

Tunxis Community College invites the community to submit short video/films for a competition culminating in a screening of winning entries at its 4th Annual Short Film Festival in Farmington. The deadline for the competition is March 21. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries, which will be shown at the screening on April 25.
Films of 20 minutes or less may be submitted in the following genres: comedy, drama, documentary, animation/FX, high school student film, sci-fi/horror, and commercial/PSA. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning films. Submissions must be on DVDs, with an entry fee of $10 for students and $20 for all others.
The competition will be judged by members of the student Media Club at Tunxis, which is sponsoring the event. For more details on how to enter, call Patrice Hamilton, the club’s advisor, at 860.255.3753 or email phamilton@tunxis.edu. Entry fees by check should be made payable to Patrice Hamilton.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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Tunxis Continuing Education Enrollments Grow by 12%

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 17, 2013 -

Tunxis Community College enrollments for non-credit workforce development and continuing education courses grew by 12% this fall, especially for allied health programs that have helped reduce the shortage of health care workers in the state.
Some of the largest increases were in programs that provide training for careers as certified nurse aides, EKG technicians, registered medical assistants, central sterile processing technicians, EMTs, and patient care, phlebotomy, and pharmacy technicians.
“Our credit-free allied health programs are very popular because of their high quality and the fact that they lead to employment in a relatively short period of time,” said David England, Ed.D., dean of institutional effectiveness and outreach. “That’s important in these times of high unemployment and underemployment. Area health care facilities have a lot of respect for our programs and are eager to hire our graduates.”
A number of factors in Connecticut will keep demand for health care workers strong, including new long term care options and a large aging population which is expected to grow by 64% from 2006 to 2030, according to the Connecticut Commission on Aging.
Tunxis Workforce Development & Continuing Education, which has the third largest continuing education enrollment among the Connecticut Community Colleges, is currently accepting registrations for its allied health programs. Classes start in January and February for most programs. To request an application packet and register, please call 860.255.3666. More information is also available on the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu/cehealth.
 
 

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Tunxis Student Veterans Get Private Holiday Tour of Governor’s Residence

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 11, 2013 - veterans photo

Veterans from the Tunxis Community College student Veterans Club received a private tour of the Governor’s Residence decorated for the holiday season on December 4, prior to the start of its annual open house.
First Lady Cathy Malloy (center) greeted the group of Tunxis veterans, which included (L to R, front): Amanda Searle, Doreen Melendez, Tunxis Veterans’ mentor Karen DeBari, Peter Spano, Corina Scagliola, (back row) Will Shuff, John Rios, Tunxis Veterans’ Advisor David Welsh, Tracey Melanson, Marc Melanson, and David D’Agostino.
The 1909 Colonial Revival home, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, had four decorated Christmas trees on display with a number of other donated decorations.
Students in the TCC Veterans Club group are among over 245 veterans on campus at Tunxis Community College.
For those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis, call 860.255.3513 or email dwelsh@tunxis.edu. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu for more on associate degree and certificate programs. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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Register for Winter Session at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 9, 2013 -

Tunxis Community College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 30-January 17.
Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 30 until 4:30 p.m., prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace. There are no classes Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.255.3555. See the Winter 2013/Spring 2014 Course Schedule to view courses. New students can enroll by mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Accounting, art appreciation, computer information systems, dental assisting, economics, finance, U.S. history, mathematics, public speaking, and intermediate Spanish are among the course topics.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information on Tunxis programs, call 860.255.3500, or visit the website at tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
 

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Tunxis Delivers Customized Lean Manufacturing Training to TRUMPF

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - December 3, 2013 - Victor Mitchell, Tunxis director of business & industry services (left) and Tunxis Lean instructor Nancy Castonguay (far right) are shown with TRUMPF employees.

Victor Mitchell, Tunxis director of business & industry services (left) and Tunxis Lean instructor Nancy Castonguay (far right) are shown with TRUMPF employees.
Tunxis Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division awarded 16 TRUMPF employees certificates of completion on November 20 for completing “Lean Manufacturing Concepts and Tools Refresher Certification.”
The 40-hour program, which ran for eight weeks at TRUMPF in Farmington, was designed to instill lean thinking in its employees through continuous improvement training. Tunxis customized the course for the company to include TRUMPF examples, simulations and case studies.
“Customizing a course becomes very cost-effective for a company if it needs to train 10 or more employees,” said Victor Mitchell, Tunxis director of business & industry services. “We engage the company in designing the program so that it meets their goals, and deliver the training at the company’s facility on a schedule that fits their needs.”
The TRUMPF course, which was taught by an experienced Lean instructor with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and service industries, consisted of three full and four half-day modules. The course covered a broad range of topics including the Toyota Production Systems, which serves as the model of Lean knowledge. Other topics included Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), pull production, cell and line design, PDCA Root Cause Analysis, the Eight Wastes, setup reduction, Just-in-Time, 5S Workplace Organization, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Improvement, and Kanban Replenishment.
TRUMPF Inc. is the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America, providing sheet metal processing, laser-based production processes, electronic applications and medical technology, according to its website.
For more information on non-credit Lean manufacturing courses and customized training at Tunxis Community College, call 860.314.4700. Visit the college website at tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located in Farmington with a satellite facility in Bristol.
 

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Tunxis Recognizes Student Veterans on Veterans Day

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - November 12, 2013 - Tunxis Early Childhood Center children are shown greeting student veterans at the end of the procession.

Tunxis Early Childhood Center children are shown greeting student veterans at the end of the procession.
Children from the Tunxis Community College Early Childhood Center were joined by others on campus in celebrating Tunxis student veterans with parades in the morning and afternoon on Veterans Day. As one of the parents sang the National Anthem, the children walked across campus carrying flags and photos of veterans to the Veterans’ OASIS where they greeted and thanked student veterans.
Tunxis currently has over 245 veterans on campus, a number that is expected to grow. For more information on how to donate funds for Tunxis veterans, call 860.255.3604. Those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis can call 860.255.3513 or email dwelsh@tunxis.edu.
Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu for more on associate degree and certificate programs and the College’s NAEYC-accredited Early Childhood Center. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

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Open House at Tunxis

Posted by Lamar, Melissa W - October 24, 2013 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will hold an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m. in the Main Administration (100) Building hallway. The event is for new, returning and transfer students.
The Open House will provide information on over 60 degree and certificate programs offered at Tunxis. Those who attend will also be able to talk with faculty and find out about financial aid, admissions, and transfer programs. Campus tours begin at 4 and 5 p.m., starting in the cafeteria.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis associate degrees and certificates provide critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
For more information or to sign up, contact Magaly Correa at 860.255.3737 or mcorrea@tunxis.edu. Tunxis is located at 271 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington. View an online map of the Tunxis campus.
 

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