Mercyhurst Corry Open Houses

Mercyhurst Corry Open Houses

Located at the Corry Higher Education Council, Mercyhurst Corry empowers people in the Corry region to obtain their college degrees and continue on to bachelor’s programs and great careers.  Whether you’re a first-time college student hoping to get started, an adult looking for a career change or a high school student eager to take advanced classes, Mercyhurst Corry has a place for you.  Enroll full- or part-time with evening class schedules.  Associate degree programs in Business Administration or Liberal Arts available.  Learn more at an upcoming Open House on Wednesday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, May 15 from 4-6 p.m.  For more information, visit mercyhurst.edu/corry or contact Steve Gregg at sgregg@mercyhurst.edu or 814-824-3696.  (Run occasionally through 5/15/19)

Drinking Water Workshop

More than 1-million homes and farms in Pennsylvania get their drinking water from a private well or spring, so safe, secure water supplies are critical to rural living.  This workshop with Susan Boser, extension educator with Penn State Extension, will cover such topics as how to test and protect your well or spring, system inspection and maintenance, and when water treatment might make sense.  Participants may bring a water sample for on-site testing.  This free session will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 24 from 6-8 p.m.  Registration will be required by noon on Monday, Apr. 22.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.   (Run until 4/22/19)

On-lot Sewage Disposal Systems

Wondering how best to maintain your on-lot septic system? Thinking about installing a system and are curious to which type might work best for you?  Presenter Ron Salisbury, environmental protection specialist for the Erie County Department of Health, will address on-lot septic topics such as types of systems, treatment technology, as well as maintenance and preventative measures to protect your drinking water supply.  This free seminar will be held on Thursday, Apr. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.  Registration is required by noon on Tuesday, Apr. 23.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.   (Run until 4/23/19)

Pre-Erie Gives Day Workshop

Erie Gives began in 2011 in honor of The Erie Community Foundation’s 75th Anniversary. Erie Gives 2019 will take place on August 13.   During the 12-hour period of online giving, a portion of the prorated match pool will be added to each donation made to a nonprofit when donations are made through the eriegives.org website.  Join the Nonprofit Partnership team of executive director Adam Bratton and member services manager Ellen Kehl, as they walk you through the Top 10 checklist items for pre-Erie Gives, during Erie Gives, and post-Erie Gives.  Participants will become knowledgeable of the Erie Gives Day process and its 10-point readiness checklist.  This session is fitting for organizations or employees that are new to Erie Gives.  This free workshop will be held on Friday, Apr. 26 from 9-10:30 a.m.  Registration is required by noon Wednesday, Apr. 24.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.   (Run until 4/24/19)

Spring Pruning of Trees & Shrubs

Join instructor Adrienne Ploss for a field experience workshop to examine why, how, and when to prune trees, shrubs, evergreens and vines.  This free course, sponsored by the Corry Tree Committee, will be limited to the first 20 people to sign up.  Bring your pruners and wear appropriate clothing, as this class will take place rain or shine on Saturday, Apr. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Registration is required by noon on Thursday, Apr. 25.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.   (Run until 4/25/19)

GD&T: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

GD&T is an international code for quality control, used by those who design tools and parts to tell machinists and manufacturers the proper dimensions of a given part.  In this course instructor Dana Kruse will introduce GD&T principles as they apply to engineering designs.  Topics will include geometric symbols, feature control frames, datums, positional tolerance, and basic rules.  This 21-hour course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays Apr. 30-May 21 from 5-8 p.m.  The cost is $375.  Textbook is included in the cost of the course.  Partial scholarships available.  Registration and payment is required by noon Tuesday, Apr. 23.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.   (Run until 4/24/19)

Canine Companion: Nutrition Advanced

Learn how to make your relationship with your dog as healthy and loving as it can be.  Take these individual workshops without your dog.  Session #4 – “Nutrition Advanced” will cover proper feeding, what to avoid, and overcoming health issues.  This session will be held Tuesday, Apr. 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The cost is $29.  Registration and payment is required by noon Thursday, Apr. 25.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.  (Run until 4/25/19)

Employee Handbook Essentials Workshop

The Manufacturer and Business Association (MBA) will hold a workshop reviewing employment policies best practices and discuss new workplace trends you may want to consider for today’s changing work environment.  Participants can earn four HRCI/SHRM credits.  The session will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Corry Higher Education Council.  The cost is $135 for MBA members and $165 for non-members.  Registration is required by Thursday, Apr. 25.  Call the MBA at 814-833-3200.   (Run until 4/25/19)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Workshop

The Manufacturer and Business Association (MBA) will present a workshop that will simplify the many complexities of FLSA.  Learn how to deduct pay correctly, calculate overtime, manage travel pay issues and much more.  Participants can earn four HRCI/SHRM credits.  The session will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Corry Higher Education Council.  The cost is $135 for MBA members and $165 for non-members.  Registration is required by Thursday, Apr. 25.  Call the MBA at 814-833-3200.   (Run until 4/25/19)

Is Online Learning for You?

Have you ever considered taking courses online to obtain credits, certification or a degree?  This information session will provide an overview of the online learning environment and what to consider when researching online academic programs.  Participants will learn about readiness and preparedness through self-inventory, to identify strengths and limitations that will aid/hinder success.  The workshop will provide guidance and resources for time management, SMART goal setting and accountability best practices.  Instructor Brody Howard is the executive director of the Corry Higher Education Council and a former faculty member of the online Western Governors University.  This free session will be offered on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is required by noon Monday, Apr. 29.  Call the Hi-Ed at 664-9405.  (Run until 4/29/19)

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