Monday, April 4, 2011

Pennco Tech: Diesel Truck Technology And Its Importance

There are so many benefits to diesel truck technology. One of the most important would be how we obtain our food, which comes from the farm. Diesel powers most of all harvesters, farm tractors, combines and other equipment to help ranchers and farmers to feed livestock, plow, fertilize, plant, haul and irrigate the crops and animals that give us our food supply. Diesel machinery works to keep our ranches and farms producing and our food prices low, which allows America to help feed the world.

Diesel power helps us get to work. It is used in many modes of transportation, including buses and ferries. Many people rely on these modes of transportation.

Most school buses are powered by a diesel engine. The power from diesel makes sure that kids are economically, safely and reliably taken to school and home every day. Many buses are using the newest clean air technology such as closed crankcase ventilation filters to reduce exhaust emissions, and diesel particulate filters. There is now also new ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and retrofit programs that install emissions control devices. This makes school buses cleaner than ever.

Diesel is the power behind the majority of recycling and solid waste collection., so it helps keep the world greener.

Diesel also powers most of the heavy construction equipment that builds our bridges, schools and homes. No other power source has the durability, reliability, and fuel-efficiency for doing intense work such as digging foundations, lifting steel beams, mixing and pouring concrete, demolishing old buildings, and drilling trenches and wells.

We wouldn't have our highways without diesel. Construction equipment using diesel was what built those highway systems, and continues to do so today. This equipment helps keep our bridges and roads safe and clear during bad weather and natural disasters.

If you want to help support an important part of America, learn more about the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Pennco Tech!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pennco Tech: Plumbing & Heating Technology Field Overview

Surely you can appreciate the fine work done by pipe fitters, plumbing technicians, or even your more advanced plumbers. Our homes, schools, or businesses would not be whole without their handiwork. The Plumbing & Heating Technology field is responsible for producing workers with expertise in order to complete such tasks.

This occupational track is inviting as it will provide a wealth of information, both hands-on as well as with detailed facts, codes and procedure. This Plumbing & Heating Technology Program is comprised of classes in the following areas: refrigeration, heating systems, and of course plumbing. Most plumbing classes instruct in the various areas working with pipes, waterways, routing water to structures, installation, and last but not least unclogging!

Certainly consider the Plumbing & Heating Technology field as a career choice. The related jobs produce products and services that are a must have for individuals. How ever so often do we take for granted fresh running water, indoor bathrooms, or hot water at the sink? Without these we could almost empathize with a third world country!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pennco Tech: Tips for Getting the Most from Study Time

Many adult learners are returning to school long after they graduated high school. Many have forgotten how to learn, and must obtain that basic skill. Studying new material can be challenging, especially a subject that is new to you. How you approach learning the assigned material can maximize retention.

Read the summary first. This will give you an idea of the main focus of the entire chapter. When you then sit down to read the text you will find you have a greater understanding of what is being taught. Many professors also post notes or study guides on their websites, utilize these prior to reading as well.

Learn new vocabulary second. Textbooks generally have new terms and important vocabulary highlighted. Use the glossary at the back of the book to gain an understanding of these terms prior to reading the chapters. This will help you to more fully understand the context in which new terms are being used. Even if you think you know what a keyword means, read the glossary anyway. Specific subjects may have a more detailed or different definition with regards to the area of study.

Review topic sentences and conclusions. This method reinforces the points the author is trying to make in each section. This repetitive type of reading will further cement the main points in your mind,

Understand your learning style. Are you a visual, auditory or tactile/kinesthetic learner? If you are visual, pay careful attention to graphs and examples given in text. If you are an auditory thinker, read the text aloud or enlist the help of a friend to read to you. Have discussions about the material, and record any verbal instruction for playback. If you are a kinesthetic learner, rewrite notes, write down main ideas and vocabulary words. Draw pictures or graphs that demonstrate the material.

Be creative. Don't try to memorize the text as written. Search for examples within the material, and think of new scenarios on your own. Paying attention to cause and effect will help facilitate this type of thinking, allow you to see patterns, and encourage problem-solving skills.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pennco Tech: Test Preparation Tactics

Preparing for a career education test does not have to be intimidating. There are learning techniques that can be utilized to make the process easier.

A positive attitude is essential when preparing for and taking a test. If you remain positive in attitude you will experience less anxiety during the test and have a greater chance of remembering the right answer. Doubting yourself can interfer with the learning process. Keep positive throughout the process. It will help.

Another key point in test preparation is "just do it". Basically, do not pronosticate. Use the time available as soon as the learning materials are available to you begin to review the materials and study. Continue to do so over the next few days or until the time of the test. Even if your life is very busy and you can only review the learning material for a short time each day, please utilize this time. It will make a difference.

Organizing the information that you are studying is helpful. Sequences the information or listing the information will help you remember it. Writing down the information also will help you remember it. Highlighting is a great way to keep points fresh in your mind. When reading the information that you have organized, read it out loud. This helps with memorizing the information.

Imaging skills are important when preparing for a test. Imagining involves the right side of the brain. To visualize what you are learning is a whole learning technique. Imaging and visualizing has a high rate of success.

In summary, stay positive, do not pronasticate, organize and list information, review, and be able to convert the written words into a visual image as you study. If you do all of these, you will have a greater chance of succeeding.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What does a pharmacy technician do?

If you have great people skills, have an interest in healthcare and enjoy keeping busy throughout the day, a career as a pharmacy technician could be the right fit for you! 

With our country’s increasing elderly population and advances in medicine, pharmacies are seeking more and more qualified pharmacy technicians to improve efficiency and accuracy in today’s pharmacy settings. 

But what exactly is a typical day like for a pharmacy technician? Well, for one thing, it’s never boring! 

Pharmacy technicians are responsible for a wide range of tasks, including labeling bottles, counting tablets, receiving prescription requests, maintaining patient files, preparing insurance claim forms, explaining medications and operating cash registers.  Pharmacy technicians work closely alongside a licensed pharmacist throughout the day. 

If you’re thinking about going into this field, you need to possess strong communication and customer service skills to interact with patients, coworkers and healthcare professionals on a daily basis. 

Employment opportunities are excellent for pharmacy technicians right now.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition predicts that employment for pharmacy technicians will increase by 25 percent through 2018.  

About 75 percent of pharmacy technicians work in retail settings such as chain pharmacies, like Walgreens or CVS, or privately-owned pharmacies.  Sixteen percent of pharmacy technicians work in hospital settings.

So, put your people skills to good use! Become a pharmacy technician with help from Pennco Tech!

Monday, February 28, 2011

MyCAA Program Overview

MyCAA program
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program provides financial assistance to eligible military spouses for education and training up to $4,000.  However, military spouses who are military members themselves are not eligible.  

Other facts about the program:

·         There is an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000
·         MyCAA includes employment counseling services
·         Books, supplies and equipment are NOT covered by the program

If you’re a member of the military or a spouse, we encourage you to further your education with Pennco Tech and inquire about the financial assistance available to you.  Thank you for service you have provided to our country

Monday, February 14, 2011

How the Post-9/11 GI Bill can help you

Pennco Tech is proud to be a military-friendly school, offering educational assistance to military members, veterans and/or spouses of veterans. The school is happy to help those who’ve served our country to further their education and reach their career dreams.

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and MyCAA programs, completing your education can be even easier.  However, many members of our military don’t realize all the financial benefits available to them. 

The financial aid department at Pennco Tech can help answer any of your questions about financial aid and military benefits. We encourage you to contact them!  This information may help you find out if you may be eligible: 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill
The new Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect on August 1, 2009 and provides education benefits for service members who’ve served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. The benefits are allocated based on the number of days served on active duty. 

You may be able to receive benefits for any approved program offered by a school in the U.S. that is authorized to grant Associate degrees or higher.  The new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits may include the following:

·         Up to 100 percent tuition and fee coverage
·         Monthly housing stipend
·         Up to $1,000 for books and supplies
·         One-time relocation allowance
·         Option to transfer benefits to family members

Check back soon to learn more about the MyCAA program.