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MIT Technology Review Features Foothill College
Article discusses Foothill's role in knowledge economy, income inequality
October 21, 2014

Foothill College and President Judy C. Miner, Ed.D., are featured in the current edition of MIT Technology Review in author David Rotman's "Technology and Inequality" article. Read Rotman's article here.


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Ballot Box Now On Campus
Registered Santa Clara County Voters Can Drop Off Their Ballots at Foothill
Breezeway adjacent to Room 1901 near flag pole
October 08, 2014 - November 04, 2014 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays only

It's easier than ever to cast your vote*—just bring your completed ballot to the Foothill campus and deposit it in the official vote-by-mail ballot box that's located in the breezeway adjacent to Room 1901. The ballot box will remain on campus through Nov. 4. Oct. 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. The ballot box is locked at all times and opened only by county elections officials. The box is delivered to the on-campus site each weekday morning and then removed and stored in a secure location overnight and weekends.

If you're a Santa Clara County voter, you can track the status of your vote-by-mail ballot online at the Registrar of Voters website. The on-campus official ballot box is just one of the activities in the get-out-the-vote campaign headed up by the Associated Students of Foothill College and the college's Students Affairs & Activities Offices.

For more information, call or e-mail Foothill College Student Affairs & Activities Dean Patricia Hyland at (650) 949-7389 or HylandPat@foothill.edu

*Only ballots for voters registered in Santa Clara County can be accepted at the on-campus ballot box. Do not deposit ballots from other counties; they will be declared invalid, not counted and destroyed. 


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Free Flu Shots While Supplies Last
Get vaccinated, cover your cough, wash your hands, and if you do get sick, stay home and rest.
Health Services Office (Room 2126)
September 29, 2014 - December 12, 2014 M-F, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m. (while supplies last)

Foothill College offers the seasonal flu vaccine to currently enrolled Foothill students at no charge while supplies last. To receive the vaccine, you must present photo identification and proof of current, valid enrollment in a Foothill course; there are no exceptions. The vaccine is available for $10 to Foothill College faculty, staff and retirees with valid ID. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. 

An appointment is not necessary. Vaccinations are administered in the Health Services Office (Room 2126) weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed the fourth Monday of each month at 3 p.m. For more information, call (650) 949-7243.


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Winter Quarter Registration Opens Nov. 20
Register Early for Best Course Selection; Classes Start Jan. 5
Register for courses and pay fees by accessing your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
November 20, 2014 - October 04, 2015

Foothill College Winter Quarter 2015 classes begin the week of Jan. 5 and continue through March 27 unless otherwise noted in the searchable class schedule that will be published in November. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time you register. Review more important registration dates and deadlines.

Pay to Stay; You'll Be Dropped for Non-Payment of Fees: Payment is due when you register for classes, and when you add subsequent classes. You will be dropped for nonpayment unless you have either a Quarterly Payment Plan in place or your fees are paid in full. When you are dropped for nonpayment, your seat will be given to another student. To pay fees or sign up for the college's payment installment plan, access your  MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Deadlines are enforced.

You're Responsible for Dropping Your Classes: If you choose not to attend your class(es), you are responsible for initiating the official drop process. Failure to officially drop classes will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financial responsible as well as failing grades on your college transcript.

Find the Information You Want Fast: Use the Foothill College website, including the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gatewaysearchable class schedule and course catalog. These online resources link to specific webpages for additional information about Foothill programs, support services, courses and more. The college no longer prints a class schedule. For the most accurate, current course listings always access the searchable class schedule. You can view or download a PDF version to print pages at www.foothill.edu.


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Free Refurbished Computers for Students
Apply Now to Be Considered for a Free Refurbished Computer
October 08, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Current Foothill students who can demonstrate financial need may be eligible to receive a free, refurbished computer for personal use. In most cases, the refurbished computers are desktop PCs with a minimum Pentium IV processor. All computers have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, Windows 7 operating system, and open-source office software suite.

Made possible by generous campus and community donations, Foothill-De Anza's refurbished computers program provides refurbished computers to students who meet the program's requirements.  If you are a Foothill student who is in need of a computer to advance your educational goals, e-mail the Foothill Financial Aid Office at fhfinancialaidoffice@foothill.edu and request the refurbished computer application questionnaire. Enrollment status will be verified.


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Indoor & Outdoor Study Areas Available
Since the library is undergoing renovation, use this list to locate alternate study areas
September 22, 2014 - December 12, 2014

While the library building is closed for renovation, numerous indoor and outdoor alternate study areas are available on campus. Review this link for study areas that best meet your needs: www.foothill.edu/news/seating_areas.phpThe Foothill College Library (Bldg. 3600) is closed for a one-year renovation. Library services continue to be offered throughout the renovation process. The library has reopened with full services in its temporary location in Bldg. 3600. Learn more about the remodelYou can also continue accessing the college’s online library at www.foothill.edu/library/.

All services located in the Learning Resources Center complex (Bldgs. 3500 and 3600) have been relocated on campus:
• ETS now in Bldg. 5800,
• Foothill Global Access now in Room 5960B,
• Library now in Bldg. 3600 as of July 14,
• Media Center now in Room 5941,
• Pass the Torch Program now in Room 5912,
• Teaching & Learning Center now in Room 5911 and
• Library Technical Services now in Room 5960A.

The Library and Media Center hours during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters are Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call:
• (650) 949-7086, Library Hours
• (650) 949-7608, Library Reference Desk
• (650) 949-7611, Library Circulation
• (650) 949-7445, Media Center
• (650) 949-7250, LRC Division Office


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Sign Up for Free On-Campus Emergency Alert Service
ENS capable of rapidly sending voice, e-mail and text messages
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section.
January 01, 2014

Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.

Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.

To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.

Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information. 


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Foothill Now Offers CEUs to Health Care Professionals
American Heart Association CPR Certification to Comprehensive Renewal Training
Classes Meet at Foothill Middlefield Campus
September 02, 2014

This fall, Silicon Valley health care professionals can head back to local classrooms to complete required continuing education units thanks to an innovative partnership between the Center for Training & Solutions at Foothill College and Medics For Life, Inc. The new continuing education courses, which range from basic first aid certification to highly specialized life-support skills and diagnostic training, debut at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto in October.

"There is a huge void in the Bay Area for certification training and continuing education for health care providers," said Medics For Life CEO Tracy Villanueva. "Doctors, nurses, technicians, EMTs and public service professionals who rely on continuing education units to maintain licensure compliance and leading-edge skill sets now have a local, reputable, approved training center for all of their professional training needs."

Foothill’s continuing education classes will be offered weekdays, weeknights and weekends, as well as through blended courses that combine online and in-person instruction. The classes are competitively priced and will range from $5–$125 for basic and recertification classes to $90–$380 for advanced, multiday certification and skills courses. Organizers of the contract education program are also available to deliver on-site continuing education training at an employer’s facilities.

Designed for health care professionals, as well as employees from the public and private sectors who must learn new skills, complete initial certifications and renew certifications, the program features instruction from Foothill College faculty and Medics For Life trainers in a variety of vital subjects, including:
• Advanced Airway Management
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
• Basic/12 Lead EKG Interpretation
• Basic Life Support
• EKG Rhythm Recognition
• Emergency Cardiac Care
• First Aid, CPR & AED for Infants, Children & Adults
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support
• Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
• Trauma First Responder
• and many other subjects

"First responders and other interested professionals now have the unique opportunity to maintain their certifications as they earn continuing education units locally and affordably," said Foothill College EMS Education Center Program Director Dave Huseman. "Foothill’s program is designed to have an immediate impact on the career and professional development of every participant through the more than 25 classes that we’ll be offering throughout the year."

To present these high-demand continuing education courses, the Center for Training & Solutions at Foothill College and Foothill EMS Education Center have contracted with Prunedale-based Medics For Life, an authorized provider of American Heart Association training. A member of the National Association of EMS Educators, Medics For Life is an American Safety & Health Institute approved training center and a continuing education provider approved by California’s Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider #27-0028) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA Provider #CEP 15192).

To register for Foothill’s continuing education courses and review state-mandated certifications and renewals, access www.foothill.medicsforlife.com.

About Foothill College—Founded in 1957 with the hallmark of educational opportunity for all, Foothill College is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative community colleges in the U.S. Students enroll at Foothill College for a single class, certificates and associate degrees or to complete general education requirements for transfer to four-year universities such as the University of California, California State University and private education systems. For students who want retraining or career advancement, Foothill offers in-demand professional and technical training programs that lead to specialty career certificates. Foothill College faculty and staff challenge and inspire all students, and support and nurture them in an environment that is personal and serene. Each 12-week quarter, Foothill College offers more than 1,000 course sections and enrolls approximately 15,000 day, evening and online students at its main campus in Los Altos Hills and Middlefield Campus at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. A public California Community College, Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. Since 1981, Foothill has provided training, certification, professional development, internships and job placement with community partners, including some of the world’s leading technology companies, Fortune 100s and government agencies. Learn more at www.foothill.edu/trainingcenter.

About Medics For Life, Inc.Launched in 1990, Medics For Life is a state-of-the-art, fully accredited training center that consistently delivers high-quality, evidence-based emergency medical training. Fully staffed with highly capable, intelligent, passionate and experienced providers/instructors, the company ensures that students receive a more engaging, hands-on education that prepares them to better serve their patients immediately and throughout their careers. Specializing in experiential immersion learning and high-fidelity simulation, Medics For Life offers a complete line of courses to suit the needs of lay rescuers and health care professionals alike. All courses are offered at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto or can be delivered onsite to businesses and institutions for customized training of qualified staff. Medics For Life is an authorized provider of American Heart Association training, American Safety & Health Institute Approved Training Center, member of National Association of EMS Educators, and a continuing education provider with Board of Registered Nursing and Emergency Medical Services Authority approval. Learn more at www.medicsforlife.com.


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