Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Students Compete in Portfolio Competition

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The room was filled with nervous tension on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, as students in Johnson College’s Architectural Drafting and Design Technology (ADT) Program watched as their work was judged in the College’s 10th Annual Portfolio Competition.

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Each year, senior ADT students prepare portfolios of hand-drafted, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Revit work samples.

Senior Lisa Toole said, “Everyone is so nervous, you can feel it in the room. We can’t wait to see not just our results, but we are nervous for each other.”

Industry professionals from various companies are invited to evaluate the students’ portfolios as judges.

The 2014 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners include:

Seniors:

  1. Patrick McCaffery, Simpson
  2. Ethan Davis,  Factoryville
  3. Lisa Toole,  Scranton

Freshman:

  1. Katelyn Pierce, White Haven
  2. Julio Cooley, Darby
  3. Robert Jones, Scranton

Plus there an honorable mention for Freshman Anthony Tallarico of Throop.

Johnson College Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Students squared off in their 10th Annual Portfolio Competition.  (from left to right) Freshman class winners were 1st  Katelyn Pierce, White Haven; 2nd Julio Cooley, Darby, 3rd Robert Jones, Scranton and an Honorable mention for Anthony Tallarico of Throop. Senior Class winners were 1st Patrick McCaffery, Simpson; 2nd Ethan Davis,  Factoryville; and 3rd Lisa Toole,  Scranton.
Johnson College Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Students squared off in their 10th Annual Portfolio Competition. (from left to right) Freshman class winners were 1st Katelyn Pierce, White Haven; 2nd Julio Cooley, Darby, 3rd Robert Jones, Scranton and an Honorable mention for Anthony Tallarico of Throop. Senior Class winners were 1st Patrick McCaffery, Simpson; 2nd Ethan Davis, Factoryville; and 3rd Lisa Toole, Scranton.

This year’s judges included a few previous alumni of Johnson College’s ADT program including alumni Matt Rozelle ‘98, Project Manager-Signature Building Systems in Moosic; Brian Causer ‘08, Senior Design Tech at Picatinny in Arsennal, N.J.; Don Baron ‘92, Architectural Designer at Willow Design in Scranton; and Valerie Widaman ’06 from KBA Associates in Jermyn. Bill Jones, Registered Architect at The Palumbo Group in Scranton and Frank Summa, Civil Designer for GPI Inc. in Moosic were also judges.

John DeAngelis, Department Chair of Johnson College’s Architectural Drafting and Design Technology (ADT) Program stands with judges from the College’s 10th Annual Portfolio Competition including Don Baron ‘92, Architectural Designer at Willow Design in Scranton; Bill Jones, Registered Architect at The Palumbo Group in Scranton; Matt Rozelle ‘98, Project Manager-Signature Building Systems in Moosic; Brian Causer ‘08, Senior Design Tech at Picatinny in Arsennal, N.J.; Valerie Widaman ’06 from KBA Associates in Jermyn; and Frank Summa, Civil Designer for GPI Inc. in Moosic.
John DeAngelis, Department Chair of Johnson College’s Architectural Drafting and Design Technology (ADT) Program stands with judges from the College’s 10th Annual Portfolio Competition including Don Baron ‘92, Architectural Designer at Willow Design in Scranton; Bill Jones, Registered Architect at The Palumbo Group in Scranton; Matt Rozelle ‘98, Project Manager-Signature Building Systems in Moosic; Brian Causer ‘08, Senior Design Tech at Picatinny in Arsennal, N.J.; Valerie Widaman ’06 from KBA Associates in Jermyn; and Frank Summa, Civil Designer for GPI Inc. in Moosic.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Here are some of their design projects…
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Johnson College Offers Online CT and MRI Certification Course Nationwide

Joan Bonczek, Program Director for Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology program.
Joan Bonczek, Program Director for Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology program.

Johnson College is now offering CT and MRI Board Eligible Certification courses online nationwide.

For more than 11 years Johnson College has offered a 2-year associate degree program in Radiologic Technology.  Radiologic Technologists are the medical professionals who perform diagnostic medical imaging examinations, including X-rays. Now Johnson College provides the opportunity for any Radiographer, both locally and nationwide, the ability to take the next step in their career to increase their marketability and earning potential.

“This program allows current registered technologists to become CT or MRI technologists upon completion of the 9 month program,” says Joan Bonczek, Program Director for Johnson College’s Radiologic Technology program. “It’s a two pronged process. You have to complete the sequential online modules, along with completing the required clinician competency portion at a hospital or outpatient clinic where you are located.” Once these two steps are complete, students are then prepared to take their board certification tests.

Carolyn Roth, CEO of Imaging Education Associates, has created each instructional video along with the related ASRT approved course testing.

Carolyn Roth, CEO of Imaging Education Associates, teaches CT and MRI Certification Courses online for Johnson College.
Carolyn Roth, CEO of Imaging Education Associates, teaches CT and MRI Certification Courses online for Johnson College.

Students who have already taken the course have enjoyed the way the program is structured, “The online modules are excellent and aligned well with my clinicals, and I was well prepared for the CT Boards which I passed with flying colors,” says Edna Bradley of Thornhurst. “The classes were so convenient, being able to watch and learn at my own pace was ideal,” adds Corrie Geyer from Bear Creek. She says having Johnson College faculty support the program makes a big difference, “any issues or concerns that I had with the online program were immediately resolved as soon as I asked.” Corrie says, “Now I have not only a new job but a new career!”

Register online at http://www.johnson.edu/MRI-CT/ and to download the program requirements as well.

Johnson College to Host the First Ever “Scranton Mini Maker Faire”

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Makers, Crafters, and Performers to attend the inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10 am to 7 pm.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

“This event is something positive for the entire region,” says Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s Senior VP of College Advancement. “We want to bring the community together to be inspired by celebrating technology, arts, crafts, engineering, and science.”

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community. “This is one more way Johnson College is connecting with its community in a fuller way,” adds Katie Leonard. “Opening our campus will help give Makers a place to showcase their works.”

In 2013 more than 200 Mini Maker Faires were hosted around the globe and this year Make Magazine, which created the original faire, plans to host even more. One of two flagship events, The World Maker Faire in New York City is sponsored by Disney and is held over three days.

Follow the development of the Scranton Mini Maker Faire on Twitter, on the website http://www.scrantonmakerfaire.com, Tweet @ScranMakerFaire and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ScrantonMakerFaire/).

The Scranton Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

ABOUT JOHNSON COLLEGE: Johnson College delivers industry-focused learning in a caring environment designed to develop graduates prepared to enter into and advance in their careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering associate degrees in 13 programs.  An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, Johnson is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional business and industry to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce.

ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:  MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

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