Fort Morgan, CO. 06/07/17. Over a dozen students from area schools participated in the second annual “Early College Experience” program. The four-day workshop, offered for free at Morgan Community College (MCC), included six sessions—each exploring a different post-secondary concept.
“I’ve liked all the classes so far, especially ‘Blood and Guts,” shared ninth grade student Angela Flecksteiner, referring to the moulage workshop. “But I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s class on physical therapy because that is a career I’m interested in.”
Special thanks to the MCC instructors who designed the various classes for the week-long session. Students experienced the hands-on art of moulage; crafting fake burns, cuts, and bruises under the direction of Health Science Technology faculty member Lynne Collins. The technique of moulage is most often associated with film, but is especially beneficial to help desensitize health care students. Radiologic Technology Instructor Susan Meyer showed how radiology plays a part in forensic medicine, veterinary medicine and sports medicine. Another class, led by Instructor Jeff Coon, offered a look at the human body utilizing MCC’s Anatomage Table to show neuromuscular physiology. Automotive Technology Instructor Ken Harrell provided a tour the automotive shop and explored the tools used in the program. In the Multimedia lab, students were tasked with creating animation shorts with faculty member Jessica Edington. The “Early College Experience” came to a climax at the end of the week with testing bridges built during the week based off of physics concepts taught by Derek Grubb.