Columbus Area Career Connection open house set

C4 Columbus Area Career Connection will conduct an open house to introduce its programs and courses to potential students and their families from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the C4 facilities at Columbus North High School.

C4 provides career and technical education to students in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson and Decatur counties and Edinburgh.

Classes encompass a variety of fields, including nursing, cosmetology, welding, precision machining, criminal justice, engineering, graphic arts, electronics and education, among many others. Emphasis is placed on hands-on learning, which prepares students for higher education and the workforce. College credits can be earned in many of the classes.

Current C4 students will lead tours, taking visitors to classrooms and labs, such as culinary arts, auto technology, early childhood education, engineering and automation and robotics. Some classes, such as criminal justice, dentistry and cosmetology, will showcase classes that are taught at Columbus East High School and McDowell Education Center. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given away.

Students who will be in high school next school year, freshmen through seniors, may come to the open house to meet teachers and experience hands-on activities.

Visitors should enter Door 12 closest to 25th Street. If Bartholomew Consolidated Schools have a two-hour delay that day, the open house will go on as scheduled. If school is canceled that day, the snow date is Feb. 1.

Information: visit bcsc.k12.in.us/c4 or call 812-376-4240