CLEARFIELD – Following Monday night’s Clearfield County Career & Technology Center Joint Operating Committee meeting, Lois Richards, executive director of the career and technology center, said that the Lock Haven University – Clearfield campus would no longer be offering its two ethanol production courses.
Richards said the CCCTC would begin offering all four of the ethanol program’s required courses in March, however. She said at that time, the center would be starting the second round of courses.
She said they would provide two courses – introduction to ethanol and chemistry in the ethanol industry. Afterward, she said the center would offer occupational safety and health administration and mathematics in the ethanol industry.
According to a previous GantDaily report, the program currently enrolls about 25 students. Richards said then that she believed they’d see greater enrollment numbers next time.
“We have 75 students signed up (for the start of the second round) and have a wait list for the course,” she said after Monday night’s meeting.
She said that she was uncertain about how many students were on the waitlist. She said that the center would look at and consider offering a second class due to the enrollment increase.
Richards also said that the center would be looking to offer a schedule that’d cut each term in half. She said they’d try to get the students in the center twice a week for each of the two courses. She said it would cut the course length from six to three weeks.
The second ethanol program cycle is set for a March 9 start date.