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16 June 4 - 17, 2011

Workforce Development CGCC helps local workers

To assist area residents in updating existing job skills and learning new ones, a variety of classes and programs throughout the year are available at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Center for Workforce Development, located at CGCC’s Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes.

New programs and classes being offered throughout the summer include “Healthcare Business Management,” where students learn the essential management functions of planning, organizing and decision making, as well as human resource skills, including staffi ng, recruiting and retraining. Students will gain an understanding of the process of budgeting and uses of the budget while controlling resources, and establish knowledge and comfort level with staff adaptation, motivation and confl ict management. This class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 through June 23. The cost of this course is $39.

The “Dialysis Technician Program” provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Technicians also work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. In addition, Dialysis Technicians assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure and must be ready to take necessary emergency measures including administering oxygen or performing Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. This program does not include a national or state certifi cation as part of its overall objectives. Additionally, there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. This course will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 through Aug. 16. The cost is $915.

“Business Launch” is a two-hour workshop designed to help you evaluate your business idea, covering the basic information needed to start a business, how to do a feasibility study to determine if the idea can fl y and tips for business success. This course will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tue., June 14 for $19. For those with a great voice, “Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money With Your Voice” will explore numerous aspects of voiceover work for television, fi lm, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in the area. Students will have the opportunity to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors and record a commercial script under the direction of a producer. Space is limited, and registration closes one week prior to class. This course will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mon., Aug. 8 at a cost of $39.

Learn solar installation; grants available

A new Photovoltaic Solar Installation class was added to the Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Center for Workforce Development. It runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays June 6 through 29 at the CGCC Sun Lakes Center at Alma School and Riggs roads.

The 64-hour course provides an overview of the basic PV system design and application to bridge the understanding of electrical load and the PV technology with an emphasis on utility-connected residential PV systems. Topics for this course include basic electrical principles; introduction to photovoltaic systems; solar radiation; site survey and preplanning; balance of system, cells, module, array, system sizing, array mounting, utility requirements, net metering, renewable energy tax incentives, safety, tools; National Electric Code. System topics include load analysis, balance of system, charge controllers, batteries, parallel and series wiring, operation and maintenance. Chandler-Gilbert Community College is a registered NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam Provider. State Energy Sector Partnership grants are available from Federal green energy training grants to provide funds to help career seekers obtain national certifi cations and training in energy effi ciency and renewable energy industries. To be considered, send an email with your career interests, resume and documentation of your training and certifi cation research to the Workforce Connection at

More career classes at CGCC Sun Lakes

Other courses and programs offered this summer at CGCC’s Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes include:

“BPI Building Analyst & Envelope Shell Professional” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 13 through 16. “LEED AP+ Building Design & Construction Exam Prep Course” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed. and Thu., July 20 through 21. “Electronic Health Record Management Program” from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays, Aug. 1 through Nov. 21. “Medical Administrative Technologist Program” from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 29 through Dec. 21. The CGCC Sun Lakes Center is located at 25105 S. Alma School Rd. on the northeast corner at Riggs in Chandler. For more information or to register for classes, call 480-857-5500 or visit for details.

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