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The departments of Arts and Sciences and Business and Information Technologies will be offering a learning community combining ENG 0990 (Preparation for College Writing II) and OIS 1200 (Computer Basics) for Winter Quarter 2010. This combination of classes ran as a learning community last winter quarter and was a wonderful learning opportunity for students. 

Along with learning the course content of each class, students developed strong relationships with fellow students and with the instructors.  Students met college personnel from other departments, and they had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Bryson.  These students gained an insight into MTC that other students were unable to gain.

If you know of any student who needs these two classes, please encourage them to join the learning community.  The combined classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM until noon.  They are designated on the winter schedule with the letters LC in the section number.

ACT score is key to college funding and access ACT intensive prep workshop available for central/north central Ohio area students.

To help students achieve higher ACT scores, the I CAN Center of Excellence, a regional non-profit college access organization, is conducting a six hour workshop on Saturday, December 1, February 2, April 6, and June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (1 hour for lunch) on the campus of The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, in Morrill Hall, Room 160.

The workshop will help better prepare high school juniors and seniors who are preparing to take their college entrance exam. As students achieve higher ACT scores, they can expect to receive higher financial aid packages from colleges where they apply and also improve their opportunities for being accepted by their first-choice colleges. Total cost to attend the six hour workshop is $75 in advance or $85 at the door.

Instructing the ACT programs for the I CAN Center of Excellence is Michael Short. Short is a Master Tutor in a number of subjects including the ACT and SAT. He scores in the 99th percentile on these tests. He is currently employed at the University of Louisville as a college coach for a new college access program, GO College--Louisville. He has worked in higher education since graduating from Campbellsville University in 1980. Short was employed by The Ohio State University at Marion between 2001 and 2011. During his tenure at Ohio State Marion, he was instrumental in expanding Marion’s local college access network I CAN Go to College into the current regional college access program the I CAN Center of Excellence.

Applications for the workshop are available through high school guidance counselors or online at Those who have yet to register should send the registration fee along with their name, address, phone number and e-mail address to:

The I CAN Center of Excellence, 1465 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302, or call 740-725-6174 for more information. The I CAN Center of Excellence is a regional college access network that serves, Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot Counties.


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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302


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