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Software Training

The Software Training Center (STC) of Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., is prepared to help the most up-to-date education in Microsoft Office 2007 specifically Word 2007, Excel 2007, Access 2007, PowerPoint 2007 and Publisher 2007.

The STC offers one-credit courses in each of the Office 2007 software as well as Internet and Windows XP (and soon to come Windows Vista) courses.

Courses begin April 1.

For more information, visit www.mhcc.edu call Katrinia McNeal at 503-491-7515 or e-mail Katrinia.McNeal@mhcc.

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Lifeguard Courses

Mt. Hood Aquatic Center will offer Lifeguard Training courses during spring break. Courses offered include: Lifeguard Training full course (includes CPR/AED PR and First Aid) Lifeguard Challenge, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review and Lifeguarding Instructor course.

Classes will be held Monday through Sunday, March 24-30. Candidates must be at least 15 years old and able to pass the course prerequisites.

Due to pool maintenance there will be no children's activities during spring break.

The Adult Lap Swim will be open to the public during spring break from 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.; and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information call Donna Ryan, program coordinator, at 503-491-7246 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To register, call the Mt. Hood Aquatic Center at 503-491-7243 or register online at www.mhcc.edu/aquatics

Learn Japanese

Spend part of your summer learning the Japanese language and experiencing the culture in a three-week intense academic exchange program in Kyoto, Japan.

Participating students will study at Ryukoku University and earn a total of five credits for a Japanese language course and an international study elective. In addition to studying the language, the program sponsors field trips to different attractions in the country and students experience life in Japan's seventh largest city.

The program runs from June 30 to July 21. The cost is $2,650 and covers tuition for five transfer credits, 30 hours of classroom instruction, round-trip airfare, lodging in a hotel or dorm, transportation to Ryukoku University and five field trips. For more information, contact Yoko Sato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Study in Mexico

Mt. Hood is offering a two-week study abroad session for spring term 2008 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, from June 28 to July 12. The college's Study Abroad program allows students to earn college credit toward a degree or certificate by attending classes at a specialized college in another country.

Students will learn Spanish and stay with a native family in this colonial mountain town, a Mexican heritage city that is a magnet for artists and writers. In two weeks, students will earn one term's worth of college Spanish.

The $1,870 fee includes airfare, room and board, tuition, placement fees, and tuition/books. For more information, call Paul Elkhart at 503-491-7497 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .