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Apply Now for Foothill STEM Internships
Application Deadline is Oct. 3
October 03, 2014

Foothill College offers currently enrolled students the opportunity to participate in a student research internship program at local universities and companies. Entirely volunteer-based (no pay provided), the program is open to any student who is enrolled in a Foothill science, technology, engineering or math course. U.S. citizenship is not required for participation (if you are not a U.S. citizen, you will not be matched with an internship dealing with national security issues). To be considered, you must submit a complete application packet by Oct. 3; late applications will not be considered.

Participating in Foothill's STEM Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for you to conduct leading-edge research in various STEM fields, as well as gain real-world experience working with city officials and scientists in the private sector. Review the program's eligibility and application requirements. Restrictions apply, and you must meet certain minimum requirements that are detailed on the program's website.

For more information, call or e-mail Foothill College Apprenticeship & Internship Programs Administrative Assistant Phuong Tran at tranphuong@foothill.edu or (650) 949-7208.


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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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Parking Information for Week One
Arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to locate parking
September 20, 2014 - September 24, 2014

To ease parking congestion during the first week of the quarter, arrive early for your classes and give yourself plenty of time to locate parking. Parking and traffic regulations are enforced 24/7 by the Foothill-De Anza Police Department.

  • Arrive on campus 30–40 minutes before your class starts to find a parking spot. Reminder: Your instructor is not obligated to hold your seat if you do not attend the first class meeting—even if you're stuck in traffic or looking for a parking spot; 
  • If you arrive at 9:30 a.m., go directly to Lot 1H. The Lot 1H entrance is clearly marked and is on the right as you enter campus, just past the entrance to Lot 1;
  • Don't circle the campus road in search of parking during peak times. By 9:30 a.m., park in Lot 1H. All other lots will be filled;
  • A valid parking permit that is properly displayed is required at all times, no exceptions; 
  • Park in marked stalls only;
  • Students may park in student parking lots only;
  • Parking regulations are enforced at all times. Failure to properly display a valid parking permit will result in a citation. Failure to park in marked spaces in student lots will also result in a citation;
  • A parking permit is not required at the Foothill Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto only;
  • The speed limit is 5 miles per hour in all campus parking lots; 20 miles per hour on the campus loop road. Speed limits are strictly enforced and citations are issued; and
  • Parking lot numbers relate to campus building numbers. For example: Your class meets in Bldg. 4000? Park in or near Lot 4. Your counseling appointment is in Bldg. 8300? Park in or near Lot 8.

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Bldg. 3500 Closed; Library Services Remain Available
Library services offered throughout renovation process
multiple on-campus locations
July 07, 2014 - July 30, 2015

The 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 remodel. For a list of indoor and outdoor alternate study areas on campus, access www.foothill.edu/news/seating_areas.phpYou 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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