Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Fri, 02/06/2015 (All day) - Sat, 02/21/2015 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Basic Welding Course: This course, with instructor Don Hammer, provides the student with basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly use gas and electric welding equipment, incluiding a sculptural component.  The class will be offered Friday to Sunday, February 6-8, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Cook County High School Industrial Tech Room.
Combined Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course
: Higher Ed, in conjunction with Lake Superior College, will offer a combined nursing assistant and home health aide course beginning February 10. This course is a prerequisite for most LPN and RN programs. Home health aides provide routine individualized healthcare for the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Certified nursing assistants are responsible for a variety of duties within the medical facility, including assisting patients with mobility and exercise, eating, grooming, and hygiene;and checking vital signs. Classes will be held at the North Shore Campus and at the North Shore Care Center. The instructor is Mark Abrahamson. Financial aid is available, including both loans and scholarships. 

Computer Basics: Participants in this workshop, with instructor Don Bremer, will get a general introduction to computer function and terminology. Students will learn to navigate programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint; to find, open, and save files; and to explore the internet. Anyone without a laptop who wants to take the course may be able to borrow one from Higher Ed. The workshop will be offered Saturday, February 21, from 1 to 4 pm. 

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,