School Briefs



Courtesy photo

The Rim Country Rotary-Payson honored the November Student of the Month, Justin Richardson, with a Certificate of Merit and a check for $50 during a recognition ceremony at the club’s Nov. 19 meeting. Justin was chosen as a representative of the Culinary Arts Program at Payson High School. He currently works as a line cook at Gerardo’s Italian Bistro and he plans to attend college in Colorado where he will learn to become a professional chef. Pictured from the left are: Gary Richardson, father; Cheryl Richardson, mother; Devon Wells, culinary arts teacher at Payson High School; Justin Richardson and Rich Stockwell, president of Rim Country Rotary.

GCC has administration of justice classes

GCC will be offering two administration of justice classes for spring semester.

Police Communications – AJS 120, is on Mondays, 6-8:50 p.m.

This course covers methods of communication used in police work, including testifying in court, and radio communication, with special emphasis placed on written communication and police report writing.

Criminal Investigation – AJS 103, is on Thursdays, 6-8:50 p.m.

This course covers the fundamentals of criminal investigations. The theory of criminal investigations, crime scene procedure, case preparation, interviewing and basic investigative techniques are examined.

Personal training class

Personal Training – HPE 107, Wednesdays, 5:30-9:20 p.m. is designed to develop an understanding of the principles of strength and fitness training, including fitness evaluation, exercise prescription, special populations, and nutrition.  This class prepares students to take the national certification exam.

Basic EMT 

EMT-Basic will be offered Tuesdays, 5:30-9:50 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

This nine-credit introductory course is designed to meet all state and national requirements to prepare in testing for the EMT-Basic via the national registry.

Clinical experience in an emergency department and vehicular experience will be included.

Mixed Martial Arts class 

GCC will be offering Mixed Martial Arts with Dan Klimut.

“Dan Klimut has been a martial arts practitioner for nearly two decades and has been instructing since 1994. He has trained in several martial arts as well as having trained in Japan. The training he will offer will be a combination of his primary martial art (Bujinkan Ninjutsu), in which he is a Yondan (4th Degree Black Belt), and real life experience as a police officer.”

You may register now for classes that begin in January, and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

AA degree in art now offered at GCC 

Gila Community College now offers an Associate of Arts Degree in art.

If you want to pursue an A.A. degree in art, sign up now for Art 102, Color and Design.

In addition to the art classes that GCC has offered in the past, the college will begin offering three new art classes this spring semester.

 The new art classes include:

• Paper Crafts is Tuesday from 4 to 5:50 p.m.

• Outsider Art (folk or untaught art) is offered on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:20 p.m.

• Color and Design is offered                                               Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8:50 p.m.

Other art classes offered for spring semester include:

• Ceramics

• Digital Photography

• Drawing

• Graphic Design

• Jewelry

• Mixed Media Techniques

• Oil Painting

• Pastels

• Photoshop


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