Johnson College Introduces Compressed Natural Gas Training

The first Johnson College Compressed Natural Gas class completed training on August 7, 2014. The class from left to right includes Michael Novak, Johnson College Director of Industry; James Jack, Corey Young, Rick Blackham, Ryan Smith, Corey Zafzura, Steve Hine, Shane Garcia, and John Hart all employees of Kenworth of Pennsylvania; and Jeffrey Roughgarden, Johnson College Continuing Education Manager.

Johnson College has begun teaching its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) curriculum under its Center for Professional Development.  This training prepares students for the future by teaching them the functions, theory, equipment, and safety of CNG fuel systems.  The CNG education program is designed for individual mechanics and businesses, including those who work in truck and automotive centers. This customized education track will prepare students and industry to be able to perform fuel system conversions, inspections and certifications of the systems. Mike Novak, the new Director of Industry at Johnson College, explains, “we can educate a student on CNG fuel systems and also on liquid natural gas (LNG), electric, hybrids, dual-fuel, bi-fuel, biofuels, and even fuel system conversions.” Johnson College is the only college in the region that can provide this training through the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

Johnson College Raises $5.1 million Through Capital Campaign

HSTC_IMG_9074Johnson College has completed its $4.5 million Capital Campaign that began in 2010. The college exceeded its goal by raising $5.1 million comprehensively over five years. The goal of the Capital Campaign was to fund the construction of a new Health Science and Technology Center.  This new campus facility provides 12,600 square feet of new space, two therapy labs, one general science lab, and one 40-seat classroom that every student attending the College will have at least one class in.

The Health Science Technology center provides space for Johnson College’s newest program, the Physical Therapist Assistant program. The first class of Physical Therapist Assistants will graduate in December 2015.

The college celebrated its Capital Campaign donors and this achievement with an event in the Health Sciences Technology Center on June 5, 2014.