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WITCC class offerings announced

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Western Iowa Tech Community College has announced that it will introduce an online version of its degree program in emergency and disaster management in May.

The degree is designed for those seeking careers in emergency management and related occupations, people currently employed in law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, fire services, emergency communications and other public safety fields or those who wish to gain knowledge and skills in the organization of emergency situations.

Classes offered from May 17 through Aug. 3 are Special Populations in a Disaster, Emergency and Disaster Response and Recovery, and Incident Management Systems and Emergency Operations Centers.

Classes offered from Aug. 27 through Dec. 14 are Principles of Emergency Management, Developing Emergency Management Skills, and Emergency Planning.

These classes comprise 18 of the 69 credits necessary to complete the degree program. Individuals who do not wish to complete the entire program may enroll in any individual class offering.

The college will also continue to offer traditional classroom-based emergency and disaster management classes at its Sioux City campus.

For more information, contact Denise Brink, emergency and disaster management instructor, 800-352-4649, ext. 1673, or Steve Ebsen, division chair of public services, 800-352-4649, ext. 1232, or visit the WITCC Web site at www.witcc.edu.

The Corporate College of Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will offer a one-day course on reinforced concrete design April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the college's Sioux City campus.

The course is designed for people working in the construction industry who wish to improve their design skills and/or build safer and more efficient reinforced concrete structures.

WITCC is a registered provider with the continuing education system (CES) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Upon completion of the course all attendees will be awarded a certificate of completion and credit will be reported to CES records for AIA members.

The class will examine building code requirements for reinforced concrete as specified by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

Specific concrete elements of design such as frames, beams, columns, shear walls, slabs-on-grade, and joints will be addressed. Design of concrete structures and the use and specification of reinforcing steel will be the primary topic of this class.

The instructor is Dr. Richard W. Furlong, professor emeritus of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Furlong has published research on many topics in concrete design including composite steel-concrete columns and design aids for reinforced concrete columns and footings. Much of his research has been incorporated into design standards for steel and concrete structures. He has given presentations on reinforced concrete design at more than 200 seminars nationwide.

The fee is $109, which includes lunch. To obtain further information and to register for the course, contact Carmen Wilson, WITCC Corporate College coordinator, at 712-274-8733 or 800-352-4649, ext. 3237, or e-mail carmen_wilson@witcc.edu.

The class is offered in conjunction with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute.

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