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  • Surgical Assistant

    COD Offers First Surgical Assistant Program in State

    College of DuPage is the first college or university in the state of Illinois to offer the Surgical Assistant Certificate that will provide students with the experience and knowledge to advance within the surgical technologist field. Click on the headline to read more.

  • Boiler

    Instructors Build One-of-a-Kind Hydronic Boiler

    During winter break, HVACR Instructors Bob Clark and Chris Lexow each donated more than 300 hours of their own time to construct a state-of-the-art hydronic boiler trainer in the HVACR lab in the Technical Education Center. Hydronics is the use of water as the heat-transfer medium in heating and cooling systems such as steam and hot-water radiator systems. Click on the headline for more information.

  • ACT-SO 2015

    Local ACT-SO Winners Advance to Nationals

    Eleven students were awarded gold medals in 14 categories at this year's DuPage ACT-SO Awards. The students will move on to compete at nationals in Philadelphia in July. Altogether, 34 students representing 24 area high schools placed in the local competition held recently at College of DuPage in the areas of Science, Business, Humanities, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Click on the headline for more information.

  • Paint It Black

    COD, Willowbrook Students Celebrate 'Paint It Black'

    COD Photography student Kylie Kropp shoots a spontaneous personality portrait of model Lizzie Larkin during the College’s 2015 “Paint It Black" session in the McAninch Arts Center Lobby. This bi-annual event is part of the Photography 1101 class taught by Terry Vitacco. It included Advanced Photo Students from Willowbrook High School as part of the dual credit program. Click on the headline for more photos.

  • welding

    COD Offers American Welding Society Certificate

    College of DuPage is offering a new American Welding Society Certificate that will provide students with the required skills to earn AWS credentials. The 17 credit-hour certificate prepares students for entry-level positions as welders and fabricators. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 6 percent increase in overall metalworking positions during the next 10 years. Click on the headline for more information.

  • Yoko Sekino-Bové

    Ceramic Artist Demonstrates Technique at COD

    Pittsburg-based ceramic artist Yoko Sekino-Bové demonstrates some of her techniques to students and community members during a recent workshop at College of DuPage. Sekino-Bové spent time demonstrating various hand building and wheel throwing techniques before serving as keynote speaker at the College's annual Adade Wheeler Woman of Distinction Award Ceremony. Click on the headline for more images.

  • Stephanie Torres

    COD Student to Serve on ICCB Board

    College of DuPage student Stephanie Torres was recently selected to serve as student representative for the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Torres, who is currently President of the COD Student Leadership Council, will begin her year-long term of service for the ICCB in June. Click on the headline to read more.

  • Amanda Morris

    Hospitality Grad Creates Event Planning Company

    Amanda Morris is using her hospitality training to build a creative public relations agency and event planning-lifestyle company. In 2008, Morris reconnected with Ximena Beltran, a friend working in public relations. Beltran enjoys social media and digital strategy, while Morris enjoys event planning. The two joined forces and founded their own company, C1 Revolution. Click on the headline to read more.

  • weather

    New Study Predicts Increase in Severe Weather

    Victor Gensini, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, is the lead author on new research that links climate change to an increase in severe weather activity. Researchers found that if humans continue to emit carbon into the atmosphere, more severe weather can be expected, specifically by the end of the 21st century, and severe weather seasons are likely to be more variable. Click on the headline to read more. 

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