Food Processing Technology 101: FPT 101 is a course about the science of food, YUM. In this course students will study the chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of food. Not only will they study food, but the technology involved in producing food. Mass food production has seen its share of criticism over the years, but now it’s up to our generation to make sure food is produced in a way that’s healthy for us, and still delicious. YUM! Students participating in this course will also go on field trips to food processing businesses! How awesome is that? For the Fall 2015 semester, GCC offers the FPT 101 course two times, Mondays from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or Thursday, 4 – 7:30 p.m. The once a week class is great to take if you’re interested in food processing technology or if you just like food and science! And, there is a FPT101 Scholarship this fall available too. YUM!
Beginning Scuba Diving: PED 111-51 is GCC’s Scuba Diving Course, that’s right, I said Scuba Diving! This class is awesome for anyone at GCC to take. Here students will learn how to be safe indeep water, use scuba equipment to breathe underwater, and work with a buddy to ensure safety. As someone who has taken PED 111-51, I can say that it was incredibly fun to experience breathing while swimming underwater. So unique! GCC provides all of the scuba diving equipment needed. My professor even provided prescription goggles for me! The only thing students must purchase is an inexpensive kit that includes the textbook, compact dive computer, dive record booklet, and forms students need. If your major requires you to have some PED credits, you can get 3 from this class. That’s great because most GCC PED classes offer just 1 credit. Students have the opportunity to become certified scuba divers upon completion of the course, which opens up career opportunities like underwater photography, videography, and more (Hello National Geographic!).
These courses often go unnoticed by GCC students, so don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of something unusual, fun, exciting, different and useful!