Left to right: Medical Office Assisting students Christen Suchanek, Jerry Fricot and Taeler Davis work in a lab for their Medical Terminology 1 class. Originally slated for closure, the Medical Office Assisting program has been given a one year extension.
Photo: August Frank
Left to right: Medical Office Assisting students Christen Suchanek, Jerry Fricot and Taeler Davis work in a lab for their Medical Terminology 1 class. Originally slated for closure, the Medical Office Assisting program has been given a one year extension.Photo: August Frank

Left to right: Medical Office Assisting students Christen Suchanek, Jerry Fricot and Taeler Davis work in a lab for their Medical Terminology 1 class. Originally slated for closure, the Medical Office Assisting program has been given a one year extension.
Photo: August Frank

At the April 8 Board of Education meeting three programs were presented for elimination or suspension and redesign. Auto Collision and Refinishing, Electronics Technology faced potential closure. The Medical Office Assisting program faced temporary suspension.
Given that students are in the midst of preparing to enter the MOA program, and have invested time and money, suspension plans were subsequently postponed. At the May 13 board meeting the administration proposed closure of the Auto Collision and Refinishing and Electronics Technology programs.
Faculty, students and local employers addressed the board pleading continuance of both programs. After board members, administrators and faculty discussed the matter, the board voted and the programs were cut.

Junior Electronic Technology major Bryce Huffman works on a lab in his Semiconductor Devices 2 class.Photo: August Frank

Junior Electronic Technology major Bryce Huffman works on a lab in his Semiconductor Devices 2 class.
Photo: August Frank
Medical Assistant students Christen Suchanek (left) draws blood from Taeler Davis (right) in their Medical Terminology class.Photo: August Frank

Medical Assistant students Christen Suchanek (left) draws blood from Taeler Davis (right) in their Medical Terminology class.
Photo: August Frank
A row of cars for the Automotive Collision and Refinishing program. The cars will soon go unused due to the Board of Education’s decision to eliminate the program.Photo: Justin Cox

A row of cars for the Automotive Collision and Refinishing program. The cars will soon go unused due to the Board of Education’s decision to eliminate the program.
Photo: Justin Cox
Tina Erickson solders a circuit board in the Electronics Lab in Building 15.Photo: August Frank

Tina Erickson solders a circuit board in the Electronics Lab in Building 15.
Photo: August Frank
Medical Office Assistant student Joslyn Moser works on a lab in her Medical Terminology class.Photo: August Frank

Medical Office Assistant student Joslyn Moser works on a lab in her Medical Terminology class.
Photo: August Frank
Like the blank piece of paper in front of it, this piece of machinery in the Electronics lab in Building 15 will sit unused due to the decision to cut the Electronics Technology program.Photo: August Frank

Like the blank piece of paper in front of it, this piece of machinery in the Electronics lab in Building 15 will sit unused due to the decision to cut the Electronics Technology program.
Photo: August Frank
The Auto Collision and Refinishing lab in Building 12 will no longer house students working on dents, scratches and the re-painting of cars due to the program being eliminated.Photo: August Frank

The Auto Collision and Refinishing lab in Building 12 will no longer house students working on dents, scratches and the re-painting of cars due to the program being eliminated.
Photo: August Frank