Anson Technical College - Yearbook (Polkton, NC)

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CELEBRATE GENERAL WILLIAM A. SMITH General Smith, a native of Ansonville and a Civil War Veteran, was dedicated to the welfare of the youth of his community. Evidence of this concern is reflected in the trust fund established by him for support of voca- tional training of future generations in the Ansonville area. LEONIDAS LAFAYETTE POLK L.L. Polk, native Ansonian and founder of Polkton, is synonynnous with education in North Carolina. Be- cause of his daring aspiration, he was instrumental in the founding of North Carolina State University, Mer- edith College, and his agricultural interests led to the publication of The Progressive Farmer magazine. The Anson Technical College L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton memorializes this brilliant and distinguished patriarch. COMMUNITY SERVICES Anson Technical College is dedicated to providing a broad range of educational and training programs. It offers everyone an opportunity to further their edu- cation, to improve their individual efficiency, to enrich their cultural lives, and to help them become more effective members of their community. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to participate in the interesting variety of courses and programs offered by the Community Services Division. 4 LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER The Learning Resource Center is located in spacious and well lighted quarters at both campuses of the school, in the Nelme building in Ansonville and in a new building in Polkton, The center offers three basic areas of service to the administration, faculty, and students. These are (1) library services, (2) audiovisual services (3) the learning laboratory. The hours are 8:00 a.m. -9.00 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Friday. I J COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING BUSINESS The primary objective of tlie Electronic Data Processing-Business curriculum is to prepare individuals for gainful employment as computer programmers. The objective is fulfilled through study and application in areas such as computer and systems theories and concepts, data processing techniques, business operations, logic, flow charting, programming procedures and languages and types, uses and operation of equipment. Entry-level jobs as computer programmer and computer programmer trainee are available. With experience and additional education, the individual may enter jobs such as data processing manager, computer programmer manager, systems analyst and systems manager. PHOTOGRAPHY The primary goal of the Photography program at Anson Technical College is to prepare the student for a career in the multi-faceted photographic industry. The photography program is broken down into five separate and unique areas of concentration. Each individual may choose to study the area of photography which is of most interest to him Jhese areas include the fields of: Commercial Photography, Architectural Photography Portrait Photography, Photojournalism, and Fashion Photography. y h y. Because photography is in the mainstream of the modern technological age, there are several existing opportunities for qualified personnel. Graduates of the Photography program will be well prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of the photographic industry. COMMERCIAL ART The field of Commercial Art covers many facets of employment in the Visual Arts Industry. Anson Technical College ' s unique program is designed to provide in-depth training in the various branches of Commercial Art, while allowing students to gain refined training in their chosen area of concentration. The Commercial Art student wishing to acquire the broadest possible knowledge of the program should take the Commercial Art and Design option. The Advertising Arts program should give the graduate a good background in all the basics of commercial art, as well as a sound understanding of the various forms of the media, and the effects of these forms on the public. The Graphic Illustration option offers a more concentrated overview of modern printing technology, along with the refinement of skills required for producing graphic artwork for each of the specialized areas of the printing industry. NURSING PROGRAM The Practical Nurse Education Program prepares a person for an occupation of challenge, excitement, and reward. The practical nurse participates in various areas of health care — each providing new and different experiences. She is prepared for unlimited opportunities — hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private duty nursing, etc. In all of these areas, the Licensed Practical Nurse functions under direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed physician. During the one-year period of training, students take courses in basic nursing and related subjects at the College. They also receive a wide range of guided nursing experience in the hospital setting provided by affiliation with Union Memorial Hospital, Monroe, N.C., Anson County Hospital, Wadesboro, N.C. as well as Winchester Day Center, Monroe, N.C., Anson and Union County Health Department, Pediatrician ' s office in Monroe, N.C, and The Trainable Mentally Handicapped Class at Marshville Elementary School. Graduates of accredited programs of Practical Nurse Education are eligible to take the licensing examination given by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. This examination is given twice each year, usually in April and October. A passing score entitles the individual to receive a license and to use the legal title of " Licensed Practical Nurse. " There will always be people in need, therefore, practical nurses will be needed! 9 CONSTRUCTION TRADES COMMERCIAL CARPENTRY Carpentry is one of the basic trades in the construction field. Carpenters construct, erect, install and repair structures of wood, plywood and wallboard, using hand and power tools. The work must conform to local building codes for both residential and commercial structures. This curriculum in carpentry is designed to train the individual to enter the trade with a background in both shop skills and related information. He must have a knowledge of mathemat- ics, blueprint reading, methods of construction and thorough knowledge of building materials. BRICK MASONRY This curriculum is designed to give the students knowledge of the fundamentals of masonry. Emphasis in the shop is placed on fundamental skills using the trowel, level line jointers, and masonry saw. Shop projects include building corners, fireplaces, chimneys, all types of bonds, and ornamen- tal work. 10 WELDING SPECIALIST A welder can command a well paid job in a large number of industries. His work is crucial in making new structures, new parts and manu- facturing; he is needed to maintain and repair existing equipment. Automotive, aircraft, household appliances, bridges, buildings, stor- age tanks and heavy road building equipment are only a few of the crafts demanding the welder ' s skil Great as welding opportunities are now, they are confidently expected to increase in the next ten years because of the greater use of metal and metal products. New techniques require more welding for structures that were once riv- eted and are now being welded, and some machine parts that used to be cast are now being welded instead. AUTO-DIESEL MECHANICS This curriculum provides a training program for developing the basic knowledge and skills needed to inspect, diagnose repair or adjust automotive vehicles. Manual skills are developed in practical shop works. Thorough understanding of the operating principles involved in the modern automobile comes in class assignments, discussion, and shop practices. Complexity in automotive vehicles increases each year because of scientific discovery and new engineering. These changes are reflected not only in passenger vehicles, but also in trucks, buses and a variety of powered equipment. This curriculum provides a basis for the student to compare and adapt to new techniques for servicing and repair as vehicles are changed year by year. n ADULT BASIC EDUCATION HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT The Adult Basic Education program of Anson Technical College is designed to provide for the fundamental educational needs of adults 18 years of age or older. Instruction is given in speaking, reading and writing the English language; arithme- tic; science; and social studies. Each class allows the individual to achieve his goals at his own pace. The classes offer quality education to be used to enrich personal lives, enhance employment potential, and make citizens more valuable members of the communi- ty. Many students qualify to earn high school diplomas through community classes. The Human Resources Development Program which is part of the Community Services Division is designed to give individualized assistance in upgrading one ' s educational level and in preparing one to become a more promising candidate in the community and the world of work. This program is available for the unemployed people who have the desire to advance and become gainfully employed. 12 CONTINUING EDUCATION The Continuing Education program is a flexible one. Classes are offered for people who wish to earn a high school diplonna; for those wishing to learn new skills, or upgrade themselves: and for those with special and general interest Ihus, courses range from adult literacy training through high school diploma preparation and college preparatory Classes. Supervisory training is also provided in cooperation with local industry and business. Persons desiring classes in any particular field that Anson Technical College has not offered should contact the Community Services Division They will be happy to work with you in any way. Classes are scheduled at various times on campus and at locations throughout Anson County and surrounding areas Classes are organized on a basis of need, interest, and availability of suitable instructors and facilities. A full program is Offered with classes usually meeting once or twice a week — from two to three hours — each session Enrollment may be completed at the first class. Anyone enrolling after a class has been organized does so at the first class attended A Unit ' s of attendance is awarded upon 75 percent attendance in the class for courses awarding Continuing Education A registration fee is the only instructional cost, although there are costs for books, supplies, materials tools or instructional equipment used in some of the courses. Accident insurance is available for all students and may be required for certain courses. ' 13 CELEBRATE THE FUTURE AT ATC HERO CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 COMMUNITY SERVICES 4 1 LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER 5 1 STUDENT LIFE 18 1 STUDENT ACTIVITIES 25 1 ACADEMICS 31 1 ALUMNI 49 1 GRADUATION 50 1 INDEX ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 52 1 17 OUTSIDE WORLDS Tracy Price at her job with Carolina Jewelry Company. Tony Belk at his job at Anson Technical College. Joey Estridge, far left, working with the Ansonville Volunteer Fire Department. 19 STUDENT ASSOCIATION Pictured here with Dr. Edwin Chapman at the 1982 Student Association Election Ball are Cindy Maness, Miss Anson Tech 1982 (center), Patricia Little, first runner-up, (left) and Dana Love, second runner-up (far right). STUDENT ASSOCIATION The purpose of this organization is to promote in each student a personal sense of pride and responsibility in the college and to accept his democratic responsibility as an American citizen. The Student Association acts as an intermediary between the student repre- senting the student to the college faculty and administration. It also cooperates with the administration in the coordination and the supervision of student activi- ties. Members of the Student Association are elected annually by the students. 25 TRACY PRICE MISS A.T.C. 1984 30 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION In North Carolina the opportunities in business are increasing. With the increasing population and industrial development in this state, business has become more competitive and automat- ed. Better opportunities in business will be filled by students with specialized education beyond the high school level. The Business Administration Curriculum is designed to prepare the student for employment in one of many occupations common to business. Training is aimed at preparing the student in many phases of administrative work that might be encountered in the average business. The graduate of the Business Administration Curriculum may enter a variety of career opportunities from beginning sales person or office clerk to manager trainee. The duties and responsibilities of this graduate vary in different firms. These encompassments might include: making up and filing reports, tabulating and posting data, sending our bills, checking calcula- tions, adjusting complaints, operating various office machines, and assisting managers in supervising. Positions are available in business such as advertising, banking, credit, finance, retailing, wholesaling, hotel, tourist and travel industry, insurance, transportation, and commu- nications. ACCOUNTING Accounting is a process of measur- ing and reporting various functions of business and governmental organiza- tions. These measurements are in terms of dollars and material, labor, time, index numbers, and other valid units of measurements. Accounting gives meaning to these measurements, and is justly described as the " lan- guage of business. " The duties and responsibilities of an accountant vary somewhat in different firms. Some of the things an accoun- tant might do are record transactions, render periodic reports, maintain cost records, make special reports, com- plete tax returns, audit the books, and advise management in areas of finan- cial affairs. 32 Qualified secretaries are now in great demand in our expanding business world. The purpose of this curriculum is to outline a program that will provide secretarial training required in the business world and to enable persons to become proficient soon after accepting employment in the business office. The Executive Secretary curriculum is designed to offer the students the necessary secretarial skills in typing, dictation, transcription, and terminology for employment in the business world. The special training in secretarial subjects is supplemented by related courses in mathematics, accounting, business law, and personality develop- ment. MARKETING AND RETAILING Marketing and Retailing is a two-year course of study designed to prepare individuals for positions related to sales, advertising, and retailing. Opportunities for employment are increasing in the Piedmont area. Individuals will be needed to fill the additional jobs in many marketing related fields. Career opportunities continue to increase in retail, wholesale, and industrial selling. In addition, many trained people are needed to fill marketing positions in the banking, finance, insurance, transportation, communication, advertising, and tourist-related fields. Students who desire to enter the business world will find this program of 36 great value toward a successful career. HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING HEATING, VENTILATING AND AIR CONDITIONING This curriculum is designed to give the students practical knowledge that will enable them to become capable servicemen in the industry. The principal objective has been to outline the required technical and related instruction to enable them to understand the basic principles involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of equipment. Job opportunities exist with companies that specialize in air conditioning, sheet metal, and commercial refrigeration installation and service. The service man is employable in areas of sales, maintenance, installation, and in growing fields of truck and trailer refrigeration. INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE AND MACHINIST PROGRAMS The Industrial Maintenance Tech- nology curriculum is designed spe- cifically to educate persons to main- tain, repair and replace sophisticat- ed production equipment such as automated and numerically con- trolled machines used by industry. Training in theory and practical sl ills will provide the knowledge needed to inspect, diagnose, repair and install industrial, electrical and mechanical equipment. The curriculum is structured to pr ovide employable skills early in the program in areas such as weld- ing, machine shop, hydraulics and pneumatics metallurgy and electric- ity. Students who demonstrate lead- ership qualities, aptitude and inter- est in the field may continue the sec- ond year of the program to study maintenance management, rigging, material handling, quality control and supervision. The machinist curriculum is de- signed to give individuals the oppor- tunity to acquire the basic skills and related technological information necessary to gain employment as a machinist. The machinist is a skilled metalworker who shapes metal by suing machine tools and hand tools. The machinist must be able to set up and operate the machine tools found in the machine shop. The ma- chinist is able to select the proper tools and materials required of each job to insure the piece is cut and finished to the specifications of the job. The machinist uses precision measuring instruments to insure his work is accurate. The machinist must also know the characteristics of metals, so that an- nealing and hardening of tools and metal parts can be accomplished in the process of turning a block of metal into an intricate precise part. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION The rapid expansion of the national econonny and the in- creasing development of new electrical products is providing a growing need for qualified people to install and maintain electrical equipment. Between 5,000 and 10,000 additional tradesmen are required each year. It is expected that the total requirements for electri- cal tradesmen will increase tremendously during the next decade. This curriculum will provide training in the basic knowl- edge, fundamentals, and practices involved in the elec- trical trades. A large portion of the program is devoted to lab- oratory and shop instruction which is designed to give the student practical knowledge and application experience in the fundamentals taught in class. NURSE ' S ASSISTANT The nurse ' s assistant program provides training for people wishing to work in the health field. This course upgrades the skills of those presently employed as nonprofessionals in health care. Training opportunities for men in health care are expanded by their participation in this program. The nurse assistant program is one quarter (11 weeks) in length and is offered as frequently as a sufficient number of students are available. Duties required of nurse assistants will vary from one hospital to another; however the subjects taught in this curriculum are common to all hospitals, child care nurseries, nursing homes, and home nursing. The student must satisfactorily complete 330 hours of instruction consisting of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. At the end of eleven weeks, the student is ready for employment in hospital, rest homes, and in private patient care positions. The graduate receives a certificate and may use the title of " Certified Nurse Assistant. " 41 HUMAN SERVICES The Human Service Associate Program is designed to prepare people to work with various human services. The Human Service Associate will be prepared to assist the professional in carrying out the many duties required in our highly complex system of human services. Studies include Psychology, Health, Nutrition, Communications, Clerical skills and various courses in the Social Sciences which will give the Associate an understanding of the problems and operations of human services agencies. Each student will be required to work under supervision, in a human service agency as a part of their curriculum. Employment opportunities include social services, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, correctional institutions and others. TEACHER ASSOCIATE As public education responds to the demands for accountability in teaching, the role of the teacher aide has come under closer scrutiny. The aide is now expected to be a paraprofessional. The Teacher Associate curriculum is designed to develop competency skills to enter this paraprofessional role as well as to up- grade the skills to those already employed in this occupation. Students in the Teacher Associate Program will broaden their general education base as well as develop an understanding of the biological, physiological, and sociological growth of children. Speciality courses in the curriculum will enable them to better assist the professional teacher in the classroom. 42 GENERAL EDUCATION The General Education program is designed for people who wish to broaden their base of knowledge. A better understand- ing of the world will enable them to more effectively pursue personal goals whether they are in the world of business, education or as a member of society at large. Students may pursue the Associate Degree in General Education by completing a minimum of 48 quarter credit hours in courses selected from the General Education offerings and an additional 48 hours from either General Education offerings or any other Associate Degree program offered by Anson Technical College. Programs of study should be determined with the student ' s Faculty Advisor. Anson Tech works co-operatively with other institutions of higher education and up to 96 quarter hours of the General Education program may be accepted towards the Baccalaureate degree. Students desiring to pursue a four year degree should declare their intentions and determine their program of studies with their Faculty Advisor during the first quarter. 43 FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST ADULT BASIC EDUCATION i!lVn ' ' K? f " " " ' " " " " ' Virginia Mitchell, Elizabeth Kersey, Alumni Association Presi- dent, Debbie Goodwin and Betty Huntley i u rrebi Left to right are Elizabeth Kersey, Denise Freeman and Charlene Martin Each Anson Tech student com- pleting a progrann or graduating is invited to join the Alumni Associ- ation. The aim of the Alumni Associ- ation is to keep former students in- volved in ATC ' s future activities and growth. Alumni may take advantage of placement services and other post-graduate benefits that are of- fered. 49 Ninety-eight students received degrees and diplonnas during Anson Teclinical College ' s commence- ment exercises August 29, 1983. Former North Carolina Gov. Bob Scott, now president of the North Carolina Community College Sys- tem, delivered the commencement address. A number of Anson Tech stu- dents were recognized for outstand- ing academic achievements. Awards were presented to several students for being named to " Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges " , and honor certificates were presented for academic excel- lence. CONVOCATION FALL QUARTER The inauguration of Dr. Edwin Robert Chapnnan as President of Anson Teclinical College and the dedication of the Learning Re- source Center in honor of W. Cliff Martin was held on the Leonidas L. Polk Campus on Septennber 18, 1983. Honorable participants in the program included former North Carolina Governor Bob Scott, now president of the N.C. Community College System; former Lieutenant-Governor H. Patrick Taylor, Jr., now college attorney; Chancellor Harold Robinson representing the N.C. University Sys- tem; H.B. Monroe, ATC President Emeritus; Thomas H. Whitley, Joe Estridge, J.B. Watson, Jr., Linn D. Garibaldi, representing the Board of Trustees; James A. Keyzer, Dean of Instruction at Anson Tech; Frencis Faulkner, Vice-Chairman of the Anson County Com- missioners, and Reverends George Chapman and George B. Holmes. A portrait of W. Cliff Martin was presented by his children and hangs in a place of honor in the Learning Resource Center. INDEX AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Adult Basic Education 12,48 Accounting - f-% 32 Alumni Association 49 Auto-Diesel Mechanics 11, 40 Business Administration 31 Carpentry 10 Classes 22, 23 Commercial Art 8, 35 Community Services 4 Computer Science 6, 34 Continuing Education 13 Convocation 51 Electrical Installation 39 Electronic Data Processing 6, 34 Food Services 44 General Education Curriculum 43 General William A. Smith 2 Hero 16 Human Resources Development 12, 47 Human Services 42 Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning 37 Industrial Maintenance 38 Learning Resource Center 5 Leonidas Lafayette Polk 3 Machinist Program 38 Marketing and Retailing 36 Masonry 10 Nursing 9, 41 Photography 7 Registration 20 Secretarial Science 33 Staff 45 Student Activities 25, 30 Student Association 24 Table of Contents 17 Teacher Associate 43 The Community 14, 15 Welding Specialist 11, 40 The following persons have provided valuable service, cooperation, assistance and support in the varied components involved in the publication of this book: Yearbook Staff — Susan Newsome.Susan Hyatt, Rosemary Hayman, Elmer Williams, Helen Martin, Haynes Dunlap, Ann Thomas, Dottie Cycotte, Judi Smith, Michael Gainey Yearbook Staff Advisors — Michael C. Odom and Algie Gatewood Photography — Special appreciation to Haynes Dunlap, Coordinator, and students John Ballard, Tony Belk, James Bryant, Gloria Caldwell, Wanda Clontz, Jack Helm, Ruth Jones, Joyce Keels, Roosevelt Lee, Michael Little, Michael Massey, Bill Nichols, James Poplin, Steve Simpson, Billie Thomas Layout — Special thanks to Jack Helm, Photography Major, for invaluable assistance in meeting publication deadline. Copy — Debbie Goodwin, Secretary Student Services Yearbook Company Representative — Thanks to Randy Monk, of the Josten American Yearbook Company, for professional advice and final production. i ' JC6TEN5


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