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IntelliTec College Team Volunteers at Annual Community Event “Rake Up Pueblo” for Fourth Year

Posted: November 24th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s not just about raking leaves; it’s about reaching out to others to help restore pride in neighborhood yards and having fun working as team.

Students, family and friends of IntelliTec College of Pueblo increase their own community awareness and have fun at the same time Raking Up Pueblo

IntelliTec College of Pueblo volunteers spent Saturday, November 22nd Raking Up Pueblo, lending a helping hand to senior citizens and making a difference one yard at a time

Press Release – For Immediate ReleasePueblo, Colorado – Volunteers from IntelliTec College of Pueblo once again teamed up to “Rake Up Pueblo” for this annual event on Saturday, November 22nd. Thirty students and their families along with staff members signed up to spend the day helping elderly residents spiff up their yards by raking and bagging leaves and hauling them away.

Give back to the community and get a real sense of pride

The Senior Resource Development Agency (SRDA) sponsors this community-focused event every year, encouraging teams to register to lend a helping hand.

IntelliTec has participated with its own team since 2011, and this year is no exception. “It’s something I enjoy doing every year. It’s a small amount of effort with a huge payoff, and I love being able to give back to the community,” illustrates Kristy Martinez, Career Services Advisor.

Last year 600 volunteers raked the yards of 120 elderly residents, filling close to 2,000 bags in one weekend. Schools, clubs, church groups, business employee groups and families all helped to make the event a success with a total team effort. Groups have the chance to increase their own community awareness and have fun at the same time.

Pueblo has many elderly residents who are physically and/or financially unable to rake the leaves in their yard. “Rake Up Pueblo” provides these individuals with a free service, and also gives them a sense of pride in their yard’s appearance.

Team up for the best results

 A team can be from five adults to a mixture of six to eight kids and adults, and each is assigned two to three yards, depending on the team size. Volunteers range in age from young adults to the young-at-heart. After 15 years in existence, this intergenerational project continues to bring the community closer together as individuals lend both hands to “Rake Up Pueblo.”

About IntelliTec College of Pueblo

IntelliTec College of Pueblo offers hands-on career training in the automotive, (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Huge Holiday Savings from Grand Junction’s Cosmetology Department

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Get ready for the holidays with a new hairstyle, skin service, hot wax or nail service at the Grand Junction Cosmetology salon.

Gift certificates are also available for purchase so you can treat a special someone in your life.

Chose from 3 special holiday deals:

  • Peppermint Pedicure: $15 – Enjoy peppermint hot chocolate along with your treatment.

  • Hairstyle and Makeup: $20 – Get ready for your special holiday occasion.

  • Manicure, Pedicure and Nail Art: $20 – Have fun with art for the holidays!

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Contact the Cosmetology Department at IntelliTec College in Grand Junction to make your appointment today!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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4 Reasons to Become a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) and How to Qualify to Take the Certification Exam

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


BMET Cert

Become a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician in Colorado and get more out of your career.

Background Info: What does a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) do?

A Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) installs, repairs and maintains medical equipment in healthcare facilities. The need for a skillful and knowledgeable Biomedical Equipment workforce is a central concern of many facilities. With the right education and certification, you can enjoy a rewarding career in the field.

After you’ve chosen a career as a Biomedical Equipment Technician, what’s next? Well, now it’s time to take the steps to ensure a successful career and gain more opportunities for advancement. One of the best ways to garner these results is by obtaining one or more professional certifications along with your associate degree.

In this article, you will learn about:

  • 4 Reasons to get your Professional Biomedical Equipment Technician Certification
  • Becoming a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
  • Qualifying to Take a BMET Professional Certification Exam

4 Reasons to get your Professional BMET Certification

BMET certifications are optional, but they can:

  1. Demonstrate high competency and professionalism in the field of biomedical equipment technology.
  2. Make a candidate highly desirable to employers.
  3. Increase opportunities for future advancement.
  4. Possibly be paid for by your employer to become a certified technician.

Becoming a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)

This professional certification is given by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

According to the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC), this certification is “a formal recognition that individuals have demonstrated excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology.”

Here is some basic information about the BMET certification exam:

  • The ICC Certification for Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CBET) is a 165 question certification exam available to a current or prospective biomedical equipment technician.
  • Students will receive their full certification after two years of experience in the field.
  • Member application fee (full certification or candidate status) $300, Non member application fee (full certification or candidate status) $375, Special Testing Center Fee (for candidates outside the U.S. or Canada $100
  • The application is available on the AAMI website under certification forms and documents.
  • Applications may be submitted before the advertised deadline.
  • The exam content consists of Anatomy and Physiology, Public (employee, patient, visitor) safety in the healthcare facility, Fundamentals of electricity and electronics, Healthcare technology function and operation, Healthcare technology problem solving and Healthcare information technology.
  • Passing applicants receive scores and a certification package within 4 weeks of taking the exam.
  • To maintain certification you must pay the required renewal fees and accumulate at least 15 points of continuing practice activities to be reported every three years in a continuing practice journal.

Qualifying to Take a BMET Professional Certification Exam

To qualify to take the BMET Professional Certification Exam one must have:

  • At least an Associate’s degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology.
  • Two years of experience as a biomedical equipment technician (BMET).
  • Full-time status in your work experience.
  • (As long as an individual has an associate’s degree in hand, upon passing the exam they can be awarded candidate status until they have worked the required two years of full time employment in the field. Then they can apply for full certification without having to retake the test.)

Or you can:

  • Be involved in a U.S. military BMET program in addition to having two years of work experience as a BMET.
  • Earn an Electronics Technology Associate’s degree and work for three years as a full-time BMET.
  • Work four years as a BMET on a full-time basis.

In Summary

There are numerous benefits to obtaining a professional certification in biomedical equipment technology, so why not get it done today? The sooner you become certified, the sooner you can raise your potential to advance your career, earn more money and feel more confident in your industry knowledge and skills. Contact your local technical college and request more information about getting certified.

About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive, biomedical equipment repair, computer networking, medical, personal training and refrigeration-HVAC fields with associate degree (occupational) programs. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 719-373-1690.

Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Equipment Repairers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/medical-equipment-repairers.htm (visited November 05, 2014).

“The Certification for Biomedical Equipment Technicians Exam (CBET).” Testscorehelp.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. http://www.testscorehelp.com/cbet-certified-biomedical-equipment-technician.html.

“How to Become a Certified Biomedical Technician.” Educationportal.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov. 2014. http://education-portal.com/articles/How_to_Become_a_Certified_Biomedical_Technician.html.

“Frequently Asked Questions.” AAMI: ICC/USCC Certification. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. http://www.aami.org/certification/faq.html.

 

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Thank You “Student and Military Tribute Center” Task Force Members

Posted: November 21st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting and Ceremony for the New Student and Military Tribute Center and Veterans’ Hall.

On November 11th, IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Student & Military Tribute Center and Veterans’ Hall.

IntelliTec College would like to extend a sincere thank you to every task force member who made the new Center possible:

Ray Ada
Aki Anding
Bruce Austin
Paul Bauer
Don Chatman
Denise Cook
Randy Flynt
Ruth Flynt
Joan Isaac
Joanie Johnston
Carl Porter
Alan Shelton
John Richardson
Chris Russo
Mike Schranz
Kim Templin
Greg Thorn
Elizabeth Wade
Terry Williams
Tammy Whitted
Elaine Wong
Terry Williams

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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General Public and IntelliTec Alumni Invited to “Trades” Career Fair on Thursday November 20th, 2014 at IntelliTec in Colorado Springs

Posted: November 19th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


Network with local employers who are currently seeking skilled and qualified employees at IntelliTec College's Career Day November 22nd from 2:00-5:00 p.m., 2504 E. Pikes Peak (in the Medical building, north side of Pikes Peak Ave.) IntelliTec students enjoy extended hours before and after the public.

Network with local employers who are currently seeking skilled and qualified employees at IntelliTec College’s Career Day, November 20th from 2:00-5:00 p.m., 2504 E. Pikes Peak (in the Medical building, north side of Pikes Peak Ave.) IntelliTec students enjoy extended hours before and after the public.

26 local employers seek qualified, skilled employees able and willing to work with integrity and commitment in their chosen trade.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs, CO – Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 1st Annual Career Day hosted by IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs. Over 26 local employers will be present and actively seeking skilled automotive technicians, HVAC-R technicians, biomedical equipment technicians, medical assistants, computer network system technicians, and health information technicians. This event is free and open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 2504 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO (IntelliTec’s Medical building on the north side of Pikes Peak Avenue).

Generate contacts with local employers and practice the art of that first impression

 The event is intended to foster relationships between IntelliTec’s industry-driven programs and local employers, and to present networking opportunities to its students and the general public.

“Our goal for the career fair is multi-faceted. We’d like to offer employment options to students while they’re still in school as well as build awareness of the trade-focused training programs IntelliTec offers to help meet the needs of our local employers,” states Joanie Johnston, Career Services Manager at IntelliTec College.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. – Employers Meet and Greet with Program Supervisors
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. – IntelliTec Students & Alumni Only meet with attending businesses
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Event Open to Public
  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. – IntelliTec Students & Alumni Only meet with attending businesses
  • 5:30 p.m. – Career Day Concludes

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Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Colorado Springs Technical College Invites Public to Grand Opening for Its Newest Building – The Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall – on Veterans Day

Posted: November 6th, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


IntelliTec College builds a peaceful environment and provides the counseling services needed to address the personal and emotional needs of all its students, both civilian and military-related.

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Colorado Springs – IntelliTec College is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall on the evening of November 11th, 2014. The Center joins a number of facilities created nationwide on career campuses to meet the new demands of today’s military service students.

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11th - to celebrate the grand opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veteran's Hall-at 2230 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th – to celebrate the grand opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veteran’s Hall – at 2230 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

The public is cordially invited to join IntelliTec College from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11th – to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Student & Tribute Center with Veterans’ Hall – at 2230 East Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO.

Grand Opening Schedule of Events:

  • 6:00 p.m. – Introduction by Michael Schranz, CEO and President of IntelliTec Colleges
    Ribbon Cutting by Steve Kearney, Member Investor Development Executive of Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • 6:05-6:30 p.m. – Refreshments
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Mr. Michael Dakduk, Vice President of Veteran and Military Affairs
  • 7:00 p.m. – Tour of Buildings

    Click here to download and print the invitation

“The Center is designed to offer a sense of belonging where students know someone would stop and listen.”

IntelliTec College recognizes that as student enrollment of military service members and their families increases at career-focused colleges, resources need to evolve. (more…)

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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National Technical Honor Society Members at IntelliTec of Colorado Springs

Posted: November 6th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Hello Colorado Springs Campus NTHS Members!

Hello Colorado Springs Campus NTHS Members!

Say hello to the IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) members.

“NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.” – IntelliTec College NTHS Student Brochure.

What does it mean to be a NTHS member?

  • Members of the NTHS are among the top performing students in the nation.
  • An NTHS member pledges to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and scholastic achievement.
  • They strive for excellence in all aspects of their education.

Keep up the good work NTHS members!

Automotive Technician

  • Johnathan Baca
  • Christopher Bronson 
  • Gary Corral
  • Christopher Frederick
  • Joshua Gier
  • Cassie Herod
  • Kenneth Jennings
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Timothy Johnston
  • Christopher Jones
  • Peter Jones
  • Brian Law
  • Eric Lyons 
  • Steve Madrid
  • Joseph Mares
  • Bruce Lee Nelson
  • Tyler Perkins
  • Aaron Smith 
  • Alexander Smithee
  • William Wenzel
  • Anthony Weyers

Biomedical Equipment Technician

  • Jon Airriess
  • Bennet Erbaugh
  • Ricky Erickson
  • Jose Emesto Feliciano
  • Dioncla Garcia
  • Travis Griffith
  • John Harris
  • James Jacobson
  • Leon Lockett
  • Jacob Loggins
  • Timothy Martinez
  • Adolfo Quezada
  • David Raduns
  • Robert Sanders
  • Devon Sims
  • Corey Stoltenburg
  • Dedryck Taufaasau
  • Scott Tricarico

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec College Automotive Student is Awarded Two Separate $1,000 Scholarships

Posted: November 4th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


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Congratulations to Automotive Technician Student Lucas Ellsworth in Colorado Springs – Winner of Two Scholarships!

Lucas Ellsworth, an Automotive Technician student at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, was recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships.

He received a scholarship from the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools (CACCS) and a scholarship from Woodland Park High School, from which he graduated. 

Mr. Ellsworth began his education at IntelliTec College on August 25th of this year. Join us as we congratulate Mr. Ellsworth on his achievements.

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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4.0 Student Achievement – IntelliTec of Colorado Springs

Posted: November 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats to the Colorado Springs 4.0 students! (Image Credit: www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk)

Congrats to the Colorado Springs 4.0 students! (Image Credit: www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk)

Congratulations to the following IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs students who are currently receiving a 4.0 GPA. Keep up the good work!

Automotive Technician

  • David Baker
  • Anthony Barnes
  • William Bowen
  • Lee Brooks
  • Seth Chandler
  • Todd Erickson
  • Christopher Frederick
  • Johnathon Griffith
  • Christopher Hodges
  • Jonathan Jackson
  • Noah Jensen
  • Thomas Kettner
  • Omead Kyanvash
  • Eric Lyons
  • Reynaldo Medrano
  • Ronald Montano
  • Tyler Perkins
  • Daniel Smith
  • Brandon Stotesberry
  • Thomas Wagnon

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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3.5 Student Achievement – IntelliTec of Colorado Springs

Posted: November 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congratulations Colorado Springs 3.5+ Achievers! (Image Credit: www.cnri.edu)

Congratulations Colorado Springs 3.5+ Achievers! (Image Credit: www.cnri.edu)

Congratulations to the following IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs students who are currently receiving a 3.5 or above GPA.  Keep up the good work!

Automotive Technician

  • John Allen
  • Zach Anderson
  • Dennis Ashby
  • Joshua Barickman
  • Andrew Benefield
  • Jennifer Burrell
  • Cody Casper-Gregg
  • Paul Caywood
  • Xavier Christmas
  • Randy Clark
  • Gary Corral
  • Arron Donahey
  • Lucas Ellsworth
  • Jesus Gaytan
  • Joshua Gier
  • Vincent Giesegh
  • Peter Goddard
  • Charles Hardy
  • Matthew Hendrickson
  • Curtis Hooks
  • Kyle Horning
  • Levertis Jackson
  • April Jamison
  • Brian Janecek
  • Timothy Johnston
  • Ashley Kitchens
  • Jerry Laster
  • Bryan Lund
  • Michael Madden
  • Allen Madrid
  • Steve Madrid
  • Joseph Mares
  • Timothy Martz
  • Joseph Medici
  • Farren Metz
  • Tyler Moore
  • Fidel Morales
  • Kory Murphy
  • Nathan Nelson
  • Troy Nunez
  • Shad Parks
  • Darshan Patel
  • Brandon Radermacher
  • Jacob Rainey
  • Jeremy Ramey-Vicario
  • Alexander Reasor
  • Caden Roberts
  • Scott Roberts
  • Joseph Sampedro
  • Dawson Snipes
  • Raymond Sosa
  • Donald Spaw
  • Michael Stites
  • Larry Syme
  • Joshua Theroux
  • David Webb
  • Robert Weible
  • Marcus Westfall
  • Robert White
  • Matthew Zakupowsky

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Earn Your National Massage Therapist Certification in 4 Steps in Colorado

Posted: November 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


It’s Time to Help Others with the Gift of Massage

Become a massage therapist in a few easy steps.

Enjoy opportunity and career growth with a massage therapist certification.
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Now that you’ve read my blog article, “Do You Have the ‘Magic Touch’ to Start a Career in Massage Therapy?“,  you need to know the next steps: how to translate your passion for massage into a career with your massage therapist certification.

Many clients seek the services of a massage therapist for relaxation and comfort. Others turn to massage therapists for more in-depth work. As a result of training, experience, work ethic and favorable market conditions, licensed or certified massage therapists may find employment in a variety of workplaces.

Follow the next few steps, and in a short time be part of a profession where hands-on training and a compassionate approach lead to a fulfilling career as a massage therapist.

4 Steps to Earning a National Massage Therapist Certification

  1. Learn about the art of massage – Spend time with a massage therapist and ask questions. Better yet, get a massage and see how to manage a typical massage session.
  2. Research licensing requirements –  Make sure that you understand how to meet licensing requirements so you’ll know what kind of training will qualify you to be licensed.
  3. Complete a training program – Complete your hands-on and classroom training to meet professional massage therapy certification requirements.
  4. Become a nationally certified massage therapist – Finally, pass the national massage therapy certification exams to meet the licensure requirements.

Why Earn Your Massage Therapist National Certification?

This is the #1 way to establish your training as a qualified massage therapist. With the credentials to better serve clients you’ll be able to:

  • Represent the highest standard in the field.
  • Communicate a commitment to safe, ethical practice.
  • Provide a competitive edge.
  • Gain visibility and credibility.
  • Increase employment opportunities within/between states.
  • Reassure clients and employers that you are committed to excellence in your professional development and conduct.
  • Be highly promoted and publicized—at the individual and collective levels—by NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork).

2 Steps to Completing Massage Therapist Certification Requirements in Colorado

Completion of a massage therapy program consists of at least 500 hours of course work and clinical, hands-on work at an approved massage therapy school. 

  1. Submit “official” certificate and/or transcripts  to the division directly from your school, or deliver “official” certificate and/or transcripts in a sealed envelope to the Office of Licensing in Denver
  2. Verify passage of one of the following exams: 
    • Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB);
    • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) or National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) offered by the Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); OR
    • Another examination applicable to the practice of massage therapy.

The Power of Touch

Touching and being touched is instinctual. Its many healing benefits are important in our high-tech world because of our basic human need to be nurtured through touch.

The simple act of placing the hands on the body can itself encourage a person to thrive. Many studies have illustrated that without physical touch babies (human or animal) will not thrive and may not even survive.

Touch also has a positive effect on caregivers. For example, mothers who regularly have a great deal of physical closeness with their babies experience postpartum depression to a far lesser degree, and elderly caregivers feel a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression when they touch and are touched.

Summary

Massage therapy helps millions of people cope with physical ailments, sore muscles and emotional distress. If you have a gift for giving a wonderful massage, earning a national massage therapist certification could lead to a great career opportunity and be a way to truly help other people with your skill.

IntelliTec Colleges in Grand Junction and Pueblo offers a Massage Therapist (professional certificate) program designed to be completed in 12 months. Learn the therapeutic benefits of massage in a spa-like environment while practicing hands-on techniques with one-on-one instruction.

Sources

“How to Become a Masseuse or Massage Therapist.” WikiHow. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.

“Starting a Career in Massage Therapy: What You Need to Know.” American Massage Therapy Association —. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.

Experience the Value of Board Certification.National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Oct. 2014.

“Professionals (Applications & Forms).” DORA Division of Professions and Occupations -. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2014.

“What Are the Different Types of Credentials Available to Massage Therapists?” National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2014.

“Therapeutic Benefits of Massage: NetWellness.” Cleveland.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.

Yvette de Ryk

I encourage you take hold of your life and define your own history. Take on challenges you’d otherwise been too afraid to face, and whether you succeed or fail, revel in the fact that you broke out of your box knowing something risky was waiting for you there.” Yvette writes blog posts to support, encourage, empower and challenge students at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. Her experience includes 20 years of career coaching and 10 years of teaching. She is a media specialist, originating and revising web-based content. She still hates boxes. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Did You Know Grand Junction Now Has a New Refrigeration-HVAC Program?

Posted: November 3rd, 2014   |   Author: Yvette de Ryk


IntelliTec College of Grand Junction steps into new territory with the Refrigeration-HVAC Program where smaller class sizes provide personalized instruction. Your hands-on education will prepare you to develop strong computer skills and utilize diagnostic training on IntelliTec’s newer, smarter HVAC-R systems and simulated training equipment. Once you complete a HVAC-R degree at IntelliTec, you’ll be ready to apply diagnostic skills in a growing career with excellent job opportunities.

The HVAC-R Technician Program is designed to be completed in 18 months

Grand Junction now offers a HVAC-R technician training program. The next classes start Nov. 17 – sign up today!
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Grand Junction’s HVAC Training Program Supervisor Shares His Enthusiasm About Career Opportunities

Nate Jones, HVAC-R’s new program supervisor believes this is an exciting time to join the industry. The need for skilled technicians has never been greater, and growth in this trade is on the rise as demands increase for effective and efficient heating and cooling. He encourages even those without mechanical experience to take a look at IntelliTec’s HVAC-R program in Grand Junction.

Refrigeration-HVAC Program Jump Starts Your Career in a Growing and Rewarding Profession

If you’re looking for an industry that is experiencing faster than average career growth, check out IntelliTec’s new Refrigeration-HVAC program. Businesses and residential buildings alike will continue to need routine repairs, creating a continuing market for technicians. Also, the growing number of sophisticated climate-control systems is expected to increase demand for qualified HVACR technicians.

This Associate of Occupational Studies Degree program is designed to be completed in just 18 months. Take advantage of enrollment now; day and evening classes begin November 17, 2014 at both the Grand Junction and Colorado Springs campuses.

Today’s Take-Away:

The HVAC-R industry is growing and advancing quickly. Businesses and homeowners depend on their climate-control or refrigeration systems year round, keeping maintenance and repair work relatively stable. IntelliTec College provides the resources and real world training for people interested in this dynamic field offering a rewarding career. 

Sources

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm#tab-6

http://www.intelliteccollege.com/blog/5386/new-gj-hvac-program-announce/

http://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/hvac-refrigeration-technician.php#progsup1

http://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/hvac-refrigeration-technician.php

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Congrats to Grand Junction Campus MA and DA Students for Passing Your Professional Certification Exams!

Posted: October 31st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congratulations to the IntelliTec College of Grand Junction students who passed these professional certification exams:

Great work!

Registered Medical Assistants

  • Julie Huisjen, RMA
  • Citlaly Luna, RMA
  • Elizabeth Thompson, RMA

Julie Huisjen  Citlaly Luna  Elizabeth Thompson


Registered Medical Assistants and Registered Phlebotomy Technicians

  • Kendra Keeling, RMA, RPT
  • Ronald Harris, RMA, RPT

Kendra Keeling  Ronald Harris


Registered Dental Assistants

  • Audra Snider, RDA
  • Erika Quintana, RDA
Audra Snider  Erika Quintana

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Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Welcome New Students – Colorado Springs Campus

Posted: October 31st, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


The Colorado Springs Campus Welcomes this Term's New Students.

The Colorado Springs Campus Welcomes this Term’s New Students.

IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs welcomed a new set of students on October 6th for the new term. 

Welcome, and we look forward to preparing you for your new career fields!

Automotive Technician

  • Jarrod Alba
  • Curtis Ashcraft
  • Dennis Bostwick
  • Landon Brown
  • Nicholas Burgener
  • Michael Day
  • Joshua Garrett
  • Ronald Gorsuch Jr
  • James Harrington
  • Steven Harris
  • Wesley Heath
  • Nathan Hutchins
  • Tyler Kane
  • Jeffrey (Allen) Marshall
  • Vicente Mercado
  • James Miller
  • Shawn Nichols
  • David Ontiveros
  • Mario Perea
  • Esteban Rodriguez
  • Jason Talbott
  • Alex Trevizo
  • Jesse Vigil
  • Lawrence Williams
  • Harold Wilson
  • Brian Wood

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Congratulations IntelliTec Grads for Becoming Employed Professionals – Grand Junction Campus

Posted: October 28th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congratulations to the following IntelliTec College in Grand Junction graduates for becoming the newest employed professionals in their career fields!

Massage Therapist Program Graduates

  • Jenna Cruz, LMT – Massage Therapist at Ascent Salon and Spa
  • Tiffani Pollock, LMT – Massage Therapist at Salon Pazzo Bello
Jenna Cruz   Tiffani Pollock

 

Automotive Technician Program Graduates

  • Benjamin Sanchez – Parts Technician at Trade Center Auto Salvage/Delta
  • Jesse Waldron – Auto Technician at Grand Junction Subaru
  • Joshua Roybal – Lube Technician at Grand Junction Subaru

Benjamin Sanchez   Jesse Waldron    Joshua Roybal

Dental Assistant Program Graduates

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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IntelliTec Enters Manitou’s Coffin Races – Colorado Springs Campus

Posted: October 28th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


IntelliTec College competing in the 19th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races!

IntelliTec College competing in the 19th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races! (Photo credit: http://gazette.com/gallery/3744/pictures/636164)

IntelliTec College of Colorado Springs and its National Technical Honor Society participated in the the 19th annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races and parade on Saturday, October 25th.

The races began in 1995 as a way to remember Emma Crawford, a beloved member of the community. Each year of team of four runners and an Emma compete in the races. This year a record 50 teams competed. The day began with a parade of coffins, hearses, and costumed participants.

Emma Crawford Died of Tuberculosis and was buried atop red mountain at her dying request. In 1929, after lots of rain and bad weather, her remains were washed down the side of the mountain and into Manitou Springs. Thus bringing about the annual coffin races.

Hopefully you had the chance to join in on the fun and cheer on the IntelliTec team! 

 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Final Activities – Colorado Springs

Posted: October 28th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Last chance to donate for the fundraiser this week at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs

Just a reminder that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and though we are nearing the end of the month, it’s important to remember those that have and are currently struggling with this horrible disease.

IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs has participated in raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness for the past four years. All proceeds will go to the Avor Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and pledge sheets have been given out to the program supervisors in hopes of a campus wide fund raiser. The department with the most money collected will be treated to lunch with our very own campus director Ray Ada! To encourage participation with the students, Admissions will be selling jeans passes for $2, donate to wear jeans to class!” – Kim Templin, Admissions Representative at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.

Update: Last Chance to raise money for Walk-a-thon and Jeans Pass

The Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser & Walk-a-thon is almost at an end. Please turn in donations to program supervisors, Randy Flynt, Adrienne Johnson or Kim Templin by tomorrow morning for the final count. Tomorrow is also the last day to wear jeans, so purchase your $2 pass today from Kim in Admissions and then join in on the Solidarity walk around Prospect Lake in Memorial park tomorrow at 1pm.

Campus director Ray Ada says “The campus departments have really stepped up this year, with the most money collected since we began. Currently, the College has raised $3,000.00 thus far.” Some departments have had bake sales or beef jerkey sales in an effort to donate towards the cause. 

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Join us for Wed Oct 29th Solidarity Walk in Memorial Park – Colorado Springs Campus Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: October 28th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Come out to Prospect Lake in Memorial Park in Colorado Springs on October 29th to walk for Breast Cancer Awareness!

On Wednesday, October 29th from 1-3pm, IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs will be putting on a Solidarity walk around Memorial Park’s Prospect Lake to wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness month.

  • The National Technical Honor Society will have a table set up at the South side of the lake by the parking lot, where participants should meet before the walk.

Staff and students who are interested are encouraged to participate in the walk alongside their peers. Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness and join in for the solidarity walk!

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Student of the Term Achievements – IntelliTec College of Pueblo

Posted: October 27th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Congrats to the Student of the Term Recipients! (Image Credit: ademb.com)

Congrats to the Student of the Term Recipients! (Image Credit: ademb.com)

Congratulations to the IntelliTec College of Pueblo Student of the Term recipients for the 7/14/14 – 8/21/14 school term. Way to go!

  • Nick Maule – Personal Trainer
  • Scott Carsten – Massage Therapy
  • John McNichols – Medical Assisting
  • Misty Griego – Health Information Technician
  • Roberta Smith – Business Office Administration and Accounting
  • Ashley Trujillo – Cosmetology
  • Troy Lujan – Automotive Technician

Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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Become a Biomedical Equipment Technician in Colorado and Love your Career!

Posted: October 24th, 2014   |   Author: Shivaun Martynes


Become a Biomedical Equipment Technician in Colorado Springs.

Train for a Biomedical Equipment Technician career in Colorado.

Are you looking to begin a career in healthcare or to change your career altogether? You probably already know how many healthcare careers there are to choose from, and that can get a bit overwhelming. If you’re looking for a quicker return on your educational investment, consider a career as a Biomedical Equipment Technician.

Shouldn’t you love your job? Biomedical Equipment Technicians enjoy exciting, lucrative and fulfilling careers in one of the most in-demand and satisfying healthcare fields around.

In this in-depth article on the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) career field, you can expect to learn:

  • What is a Biomedical Equipment Technician?
  • Desirable Qualities of a BMET Candidate
  • Career Outlook for Biomedical Equipment Technicians
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician – Career Training and Education Options
  • Wages for Biomedical Equipment Technicians

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Shivaun Martynes

Shivaun is a freelance writer for IntelliTec College. She writes press releases and career-focused articles for the College. IntelliTec College provides career training in Colorado with associate degree (occupational) and professional certificate programs. Campus locations include Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo. IntelliTec College has been training people for new careers in Colorado since 1965. Contact IntelliTec College at: 800-724-9636. Apply Now or Request More Info to get started on your new career today!

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