Students in the Medical Assistant cohort

Bringing opportunities to your neighborhood

Terra State is constantly exploring ways to improve how we can deliver high-quality educational opportunities to our surrounding communities. In the past five years, we have seen an increase in the number of students taking advantage of our numerous online and hybrid courses. This is especially true of students who live outside of Fremont, but what about those who live in surrounding areas and...
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Breaking the mold – A closer look at non-traditional gender roles in the workplace

By Jill Fick, Public Relations Specialist Male-dominated and female-dominated jobs have always been part of the landscape in American workplaces, but those barriers are beginning to fall. And Terra State is helping to open non-traditional careers to both men and women. Here are four Terra State stories that make that point: Agnes Martino admittedly has always been a tinkerer. So...

Keeping It Real

By Associate Professor Jeff Hamilton and Assistant Professor Mike Holewinski Books are marvelous things that can take us on geographical journeys as well as excursions forward and backward in time.  E-readers do the same with some added convenience, while movies and videos boost the imagination with animation and sound.  Video games have taken the entertainment experience to a whole new...
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Internships at Terra State

By Haley Abraugh, Work Experience Specialist at Terra State Community College Terra State Community College’s internship program, Internships at Terra State, has been in existence for approximately 10 years. Prior to 2013, it averaged one to two internships per academic year, which were primarily nuclear power technology students at First Energy’s Davis-Besse location in Oak Harbor,...
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Turn the beat around – Love to hear percussion

Terra State Music Department adds new percussion program By Adjunct Instructor Mike Czeczele For several years, the Terra State Music Department contemplated the addition of a studio for teaching drums and percussion but conditions were never quite right to implement it.  Last fall that changed and the Terra State Percussion Studio became a reality. A two-year program was designed to...
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Let us train you!

By Andy Carroll, Dean of STEM and Workforce Development Terra State Community College has a rich history of training workers for careers in manufacturing.  An aspect of this that many people may not be aware of is how closely we work with our industry partners.  Terra State’s Apprenticeship Coordinator, Amy Below, administers more than 60 apprenticeship pathways serving 40 plus...
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Developing relationships abroad and creating opportunities at home

By Julianna Borders, Coordinator of Global Partnerships For most of our history, Terra State Community College has welcomed a few international students to study at the college each semester. In 2016-2017, we will be building our international student population and thus expose local students to global cultures. In August 2015, Terra State became a member of the University of...
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Entrepreneurship – The lifeblood of our economy

By  Associate Professor Phil Weiker If you ask most people where new jobs come from they would undoubtedly think of major corporations. The fact of the matter is that most new jobs in the United States are created by small business and entrepreneurs. The nation, actually the entire world, has been recovering from a very significant economic meltdown since 2008.  According to the Small...
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Terra State celebrates our nursing graduates

By Jill Fick, Public Relations Specialist Members of the 14th class to finish the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Terra State Community College received their nursing pins during a ceremony May 7 at the college. The nursing pin itself likely dates back to the Crusaders and their use of the Maltese Cross, according to the Museum of Nursing History. It was Florence Nightingale and her...
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Roots of Fremont Ross High School teacher are all local!

By Jill Fick, Public Relations Specialist at Terra State Community College Like many teens, Shawn Hineline was unsure of a career path when he graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1993. So he opted to attend Terra Technical College, as it was known then. It was close to home and less expensive than experimenting at a four-year university. “This was before Bowling Green State...

The Case for College: Even if a college education is expensive, the pay-off is worth it!

FEATURE The Case for College Even if a college education is expensive, the pay-off is worth it! The cost of college is rising College costs have increased sharply in the last decade. Since 2004, tuition and fees have risen by more than a quarter. Factor in room and board at four-year schools, and the price tag of a degree is dizzying. Tuition, fees, room & board, adjusted for inflation 2003-04...