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Community Learning Center class graduates


July 29, 2009

Students from the Community Learning Center at the Downtown Phoenix campus graduated from the center in July after mastering a variety of new skills.

Courses in basic computer skills, Web design, staring a business and basic English for a daily life were taught to the 73 graduates during the past six months at the center. Classes that are taught at the center are offered online through the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (el Tec) in Mexico. 

Telemundo reporter Laura Maldonado was master of ceremonies for the event that also included Mexican Consul Carlos Flores Vizcarra and other representatives from the community.

Classes offered through el Tec cover topics such as statistics, math, business, science and health. Classes are taught in Spanish and indigenous languages. 

“Students who graduated from El Tec benefited from some of the more than 80 course offerings that are available for free to the community,” says Rosa Molinar, Executive Coordinator for the Community Learning Center. A few classes such as a basic computer skills course carry a small fee.

More than 1,200 people utilize the courses offered through El Tec by taking classes at University Center, Washington Elementary School, The Salvation Army, Tolleson School District, or at home on their personal computer.

ASU students also earn credit hours through different internships programs such as the School of Social Work, the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), and the College of Education in Tempe. Interns help the participants with subjects such as basic computer skills, learning English and HTML Web design, and health.