Jul 24, 2014

Successful SEaM Camp

Thirty-eight "campers" participated in the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp (Seam) held July 7-11 for students in grades 6-12. The camp provided an opportunity for hands-on experiences with electronics, motor controllers, mechanical drafting, manufacturing machining, and robotic automated systems. 

Students designed “Battlebots” for the three competitions on the last day of the camp. Campers maneuvered through an Obstacle Course, played Bot Hockey, and competed in a Demolition Derby. During the week students also had the opportunity to visit a local manufacturing business.
The week of entertainment and educational experiences was sponsored by the Center of Excellence of Bemidji State University and Central Lakes College Staples campus.

Photo: Parker Strommer, student from Chaska, MN.

Jul 22, 2014

CLC Community Band to Perform Concert -- Departs for Europe

The Central Lakes College Community Band will depart on July 31 on a ten-day tour of England and Scotland. The tour will include four days in London, two in York and three days in Edinburgh with performances in venues from city parks, amphitheaters to the great hall of the Edinburgh Castle. The band will perform cooperatively with the London Metropolitan Brass Band in their first concert in London. 

Jul 11, 2014

NEW CLC Program Offering - Phlebotomy Certificate

The Phlebotomy Technician Certificate (17 credit) is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the rapidly growing, high-demand field of health care support. Instruction is already in place during the fall semester of the Medical Assistant Program. This certificate would enable students to complete the academic requirements for a phlebotomy technician in one semester and complete the internship requirements following instruction. 

Jul 1, 2014

Media Programs Offered at Brainerd Campus

Central Lakes College will now feature media programs at the Brainerd campus beginning Fall semester.

Photography, Videography, and Graphic Design have been relocated from the Staples to the Brainerd campus. These programs represent the latest technologies used in the industry with curriculum that matches employable skills and industry standards. 

Jun 27, 2014

75 Outstanding Alumni Recognized at Special Ceremony

Central Lakes College honored 75 outstanding alumni at a special recognition ceremony on Saturday, June 21 at the Brainerd campus. 

As Central Lakes College celebrates its 75th anniversary, officials recognized and honored 75 outstanding alumni throughout the college’s history. The honorary award was established to recognize alumni who are noteworthy for their significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in community activities. 

Attendees for the event included alumni, friends, families and CLC staff and faculty. More than 240 people were present as the alumni received awards and recognition for their achievement. 

Jun 24, 2014

CLC Tuition Remains Frozen

Tuition at Central Lakes College will remain frozen in the 2014-15 academic year. “The benefits of freezing undergraduate tuition for the second year in a row continue to make MnSCU colleges and universities the lowest cost, highest value higher education option in the state of Minnesota,” said Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU chancellor. 

Jun 9, 2014

Local Manufacturer Collaborates with CLC

Each year Pequot Tool and Manufacturing (PTM) provides Central Lakes College with a guest presenter to address Machine Tool Technology students. 

PTM recently sent Tim Walker, Employee Development Coordinator who is an industry certified expert in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to the Staples campus of CLC. Relying on his twenty plus years of GD&T instruction, experience in manufacturing and design, and a bit of humor, he engages the class over a four-day period. 

Central Lakes College instructors Ronn Redemske and Keith Hillstrom participate in the class and integrate these principles into their program work assignments.