8th Grade Students Take Classes At Crowder College C-Tech Day Ca - KOAM TV 7

8th Grade Students Take Classes At Crowder College C-Tech Day Camp


This week more than five hundred eighth grade students will take classes at the Crowder College. C-tech program.  Its helping young  students make decisions about careers and college.

Eighth grader Sarah Chapman from Neosho Junior High learned how to dress for the operating room, how important sterilizing equipment is, and using those to operate removing a heart in a giant game of operation. But some surgery was even more realistic. Chapman said, Ive learned how to dissect a deer heart which was pretty interesting, I learned how to move a patient off a bed immediately in time of fire,  how to do a syringe and CPR." 

She wants to be either a forensic anthropologist or an FBI profiler and the Crowder College day camp will help give her clues if they
re a good fit.
Chapman said, "It shows you what
s really going to happen in that profession.  When you see it on TV, it doesnt really show you whats going on. So this is really helping you."

Westview school counselor Nicole Whitehead added,  "It gets them thinking, to have a plan.  It gets college and high school in their minds. And it also helps them to understand what they like, what they
re interested in and what potentially they want to do when they grow up."

And knowing what they might want to major in when they  go to college can help them make better choices when it comes to high school classes.

Chapman said, "If you want to go into the health field, then you really need to take science and put your best  effort into it so you know all about the human bones and stuff like that."

Whitehead said, "I do believe they take high school more seriously."

 And Brittany Winchester from Westview said, "Well, I know that you can take early college classes in high school so that gets us ready for when we get into high school,  and potentially come here."

 Classes they can begin taking at Crowder as juniors and seniors. And those high school students  are now teaching the sessions to the eighth graders.

Victoria Shick remembered day camp and said,  "That
s why Im taking the  class now. It was because of 8th grade orientation camp.  Shes taking classes to be a certified EMT and  home health aid. Then as a senior will take phlebotomy and get other certifications before graduating high school. "

At diesel technology, students actually helped put  new tires on a big rig.
Instructor Clarence Brewer said, "These guys come in here because they like trucks. It gives them a head start. It gives them an idea of what they want to do in the future and over two thirds  of my incoming class this year, came  to our eighth grade day camp a few years ago."

 More than three hundred and sixty high school juniors and seniors are taking classes now at Crowder.
          The camp also covered early childhood, welding, criminal justice, computers, alternative energy, building trades and collision repair.


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