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Criminal justice courses set

Gila Community College and Eastern Arizona College have teamed to offer several online criminal justice courses for the 2005-06 school year.

Beginning Sept. 20, GCC will offer Introduction to Administration of Justice (AJS101, section No. 1913). The three-credit course will run through Dec. 13 and examines the organization and jurisdiction of local, state and federal law enforcement; court and correctional systems; its history and philosophy; career opportunities; terminology; and constitutional limitations of the system.

Three more online criminal justice courses are scheduled for the spring 2006 semester:

  • The Correction Function, section No. 1870, AJS 130,
  • Crime and Delinquency, section No. 1871, AJS 225,
  • The Police Function, section No. 1872, AJS 266.

To register for these, or any other GCC classes, call (928) 425-8481, or register online at www.gilaccc.org. If you have questions about the criminal justice courses being offered, please call Steve Johnson at (800) 678-3808, ext. 8385.

Robotic baby

Life Connections is part of the family and consumer sciences curriculum at Payson High School. It covers job-seeking skills, sewing, foods and nutrition, and parenting.

After the Christmas break, students can earn extra credit by checking out a robotic baby for a few days.

The robotic baby is controlled by a computer chip that tracks the interaction of student with it to assess whether its needs for love, food and hygiene are being met.

Students need parental permission to take the babies home.

"A lot of times, because we have more than one baby, a boyfriend and girlfriend will take it home together. That is quite an experience for them," Devon Wells, the family and consumer science teacher at PHS, said.

Wells said the Life Connections program could use another robotic baby. They cost about $500.

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