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Hocking College Becomes Ohio Peace Officer Regional Training (OPOTA) Site for Southeast Ohio.

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College applied in December 2021, to become a Regional Training Center to deliver Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Certified Advanced Training and 2022 Continual Professional Training (CPU). Dwight Holcomb, Executive Director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, had sent out an announcement on November 11, 2021, requesting applications. Applicants needed to have experience educating students, have specific facility requirements, qualified instructors and provide high-quality training to law enforcement officers. On January 28, 2022, the college was selected as the successful candidate for the Southeast Regional Training Center for Southeast Ohio. 

Your Love of the Outdoors can Create a Rewarding Career

by Melinda Casilli

If you love the outdoors and want an exciting career that's different every day and rewarding, we have the perfect program. 

Travis Fullerton: Strengthening the Fitness Management Program

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College welcomes Travis Fullerton as the new Program Manager of the Fitness Management program. Fullerton grew up in Kingston, Ohio, and was involved in football, wrestling, strength, conditioning, and biology while attending Logan Elm High School in Circleville, Ohio.

A Career that Takes You Places

by Melinda Casilli

How would you like to have multiple job offers after 5 weeks of training, and possibly receive grant money to help pay for it? 

Career & University Center: Helping Students Reach Their Career Goals

by Melinda Casilli

Terry Koons, Manager for the Career and University Center at Hocking College, is helping current students and recent graduates reach their professional career goals. 

The Growing Cannabis Industry Creates Opportunities for Hocking College Cannabis Program

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College prides itself on offering programs that are in demand and growing. The legal cannabis industry is one such industry anticipated to grow to 38.2 billion by 2028 in the US, according to businesswire.com. And according to mjbizdaily.com, Ohio's Medical Cannabis industry is projected to reach over $500 million in sales this year. Those numbers create an opportunity for Hocking students to have career options in Ohio. 

Hocking College Hosted the National Dog Groomers Association of America

by Melinda Casilli

April is National Canine Fitness Month, National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and National Heartworm Awareness Month. The Animal Assisted Therapy Program and the Canine Certificate Program at Hocking College are celebrating the entire month with classes, workshops, and certifications that help keep everyone's four-legged friends happy and healthy!

Students Celebrate “Global Massage Makes Me Happy” Event

by Melinda Casilli

March 20, 2022, was "Global Massage Makes Me Happy Day." The Hocking College Massage Therapy Program is an Ambassador School for this event. To celebrate, the college dedicated the week of March 20 through March 26 to educate people in the community about the health benefits of massage and the career options available for massage therapists.

Congratulations Dr. Tamara Moyer, New ACEN Peer Evaluator!

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Dr. Tamara Moyer has been accepted as a Peer Evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This opportunity will allow her to contribute to the quality of nursing education and observe practices in other nursing programs that will benefit the Hocking College Nursing Program

Diploma in Practical Nursing Offered at Hocking College

by Melinda Casilli

If you want a rewarding career in a growing, in-demand field that allows you to make a difference daily, then the Practical Nursing Program at Hocking College is for you. 

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