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Interested in preparing for a career as a Nursing Assistant in 2015?

Interested in preparing for a career as a Nursing Assistant in 2015?  

Get work experience in the field during the course! You may qualify to start working while in the course (get paid to learn)! The course is a prerequisite for most L.P.N. and R.N. courses as well.

Home Health Aid: Provides routine individualized healthcare for the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: A certified nursing assistant is responsible for a variety of duties within the medical facility. Encouraging residents with mobility and exercise, making beds, assisting patients with eating, assist with grooming and hygiene tasks, and providing emotional and support for participation in activities. He or she will also check patients' vital signs, including blood pressure and temperature.

This Lake Superior College 4-credit course begins will be offered starting Feb 10th.

Tues/Thursday evening classes starting Feb. 10th thru April 14th. Clinical 15th to 17th and then Test Out soon after.

Classes will be held at the North Shore Campus and at the North Shore Care Center. The instructor is Mark Abrahamson. Fee: Roughly $800 plus books. Don’t let finances stop you from inquiring about this course. We need 3 more students for this course to run.

To find out more call 218-387-3411 or contact us at

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/08/2015 02:44pm

Book and literature group on South Africa begins Tonight 6 – 8 p.m.!

Book and literature group on South Africa begins

As preparation for her sabbatical journey to South Africa in August 2015, Reverend Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church is hosting an eight-part literature/discussion series on South Africa at Cook County Higher Education from 6 – 8 p.m. each evening.

It is Reverend Ashcroft’s hope to develop a sister church relationship with a congregation she visits in South Africa. This study group is intended to prepare Spirit of the Wilderness—and any community members who would like to be involved—for that relationship.

Ashcroft has taught a course called Literature of South Africa at several colleges and she is revisiting some of her favorite facets of the course, such as books by outstanding novelists Alan Paton, Andre Brink Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee as well as playwright Athol Fugard. Participants will see two film versions of Fugard’s plays, one set under apartheid and one in post-apartheid South Africa.

The first evening on January 8 will offer a background to the literature and film of South Africa. Participants will watch Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys.

On January 15, attendees will discuss Alan Paton’s novel Cry the Beloved Country.

The study group continues on January 29, February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5 and March 12.

Participants do not need to commit to all of the sessions to take part. Reverend Ashcroft encourages all to join the study group “during the deep winter.” 

For more information about the study group, contact Mary Ellen Ashcroft at (218) 387-1536. 

Cook County Higher Education-300 west 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604

CONTACT: Mary Ellen Ashcroft
PHONE: (218) 387-1536.
DATE: 01/08/2015 02:03pm

Kings and Queens who have ruled England from 1485 to the present. War of the Roses - Elizabeth II

King and Queens Series starting January 12th, 2015

Join us as we learn about the Kings and Queens who have ruled England from 1485 to the present. War of the Roses - Elizabeth II

Class will be held Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm

We will begin with the Tudor Dynasty and learn what happens when religion and gender enter royal politics, often with lethal results.  The bumbling and bungling Stuarts are next, bringing England its last Civil War, its last murdered King, and its only Glorious Revolution.  Relative stability descends as the Hanoverians assume the throne; we'll learn how Parliament asserts its dominance and a "Constitutional Monarchy" evolves, ultimately allowing the English Monarchy to survive when other European monarchies fail.   We will spend extra time on the four longest reigns in English History--Elizabeth I and II, George III, Victoria-- to determine how these Kings and Queens left their marks on the monarchy, their nation, and the world.

We will meet once a week for ten weeks beginning January 12, 2015 and runs until March 16, 2015.  (The class calendar contains 11 weeks to allow for a flexible snow day if needed.)  No homework is assigned, though students are encouraged to share their knowledge and passion in the subject with their fellow-learners.

Interested in attending? Please register for the course online at 10 sessions for 1 person ($175) or a couple ($300)

Or drop off a check at 300 west 3rd Street or put one in the mail to Po Box 57 Grand Marais, MN 55604

Questions? Call 218-387-3411 or email

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/06/2015 02:05pm

Business Networking Luncheon: Storytelling -Better Story, Better Business by Rose Arrowsmit

January Networking Luncheon

Better Story, Better Business by Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

A Cook County Chamber of Commerce & Cook County Higher Education Event

• Connect with your customers.
• Refine your brand.
• Gain a loyal following.
• Make it easy for others to promote you.
• ...All by telling your story.

Storytelling and business might seem worlds apart; one conjures up kids at a campfire, the other banks and boardrooms. But business is built on communication, and storytelling is communication at its most effective, memorable and shareable.

If you want to forge long term business relationships (with clients or employees) that pay off in repeat sales, social media shares, and well-received innovations, you need to know your business's best stories, and how to tell them well. (It's fun-- and it's easier than you think).

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux has been a professional storyteller since 2001. She has taught workshops nationally and performed internationally.

Come learn, come share best practices, and network with other businesses and nonprofits in Cook County!

Thursday, January 22nd at 11:30-1pm

Lunch Catered: Devils Track Landing-Sandwich, Sides, Treat and a Warm Drink
Cost: $10
RSVP: 218-387-3411 or or

Cook County Higher Education

300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/06/2015 11:52am

CCHS Seniors' Night of the Notable and the Notorious January 12

The public is cordially invited to the 2015 “Night of the Notable and the Notorious” on Monday, January 12, at 7 p.m. in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. As the culminating event of their College Writing class, students will face questioning about their research results in an open forum affectionately known as “The Night of the Notorious.” For the event, students argue from the viewpoints of well-known spokespersons in their fields of research. Staying in character becomes especially challenging for students whose own views might not match those of their characters. As always, lively audience participation makes this a popular community event. Donations help to support the students’ spring theater trip.


This year’s College Writing class has chosen the following research questions:

  • Should surrogacy be legal?--Britta Andress
  • Should raw milk be sold for human consumption?--Ashley Berglund
  • Why are some veterans not getting the medical care they need?--Richie Furlong
  • Why is youth homelessness increasing in Minnesota?--Danielle Hansen
  • How can poverty in Cook County be better prevented?--Emma Olfson
  • How much should public opinion shape community theater?--Brenna Hay
  • Should sulfide mining be permitted in the BWCA?--Carrie Palmer
  • Should the wolf hunt be continued?--Ava McMillan
  • What can be done to preserve the moose population in Minnesota?--Jami Sjogren
  • What ethical guidelines should govern neural implants?--Andrew Thompson
  • Should psychedelic drugs be used in psychotherapy?--Aubry Lewis
  • Is ADHD over-diagnosed in children?--Lauren Thompson
  • Should cell phones be allowed in schools?--Libby Zafft
  • Why are dance companies struggling?--Elizabeth O’Phelan and Morgan Mixdorf

DATE: 01/06/2015 09:37am

Basic Welding Course Feb 6th, 7th, 8th

Basic Welding Course

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.



                             Friday, Feb 6th                                           9am-5pm 

                             Saturday, Feb 7th                                       9am-5pm 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/05/2015 12:15pm