Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Department

Highlighting National Campus Safety Awareness Month – Campus Safety Day held at Broward College

In 2008, the U.S. Congress established September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM.) To observe NCSAM, and as part of the efforts to bring the community and public safety organizations together, each year Broward College hosts Campus Safety Day (CSD.)

Led by the Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness team, the event brings more than thirty organizations to campus for a career and informational fair about the different institutions that serve the Broward County community. Among the institutions present this year are the Florida Highway Patrol, the FBI, the Davie Police Department, Florida Atlantic University Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Broward Health.

“It’s very important for us to connect with the community we serve,” says Lieutenant Yanko Reyes, public affairs officer of the Florida Highway Patrol. “The only way for us to know how to properly help people and make sure that we are doing our job correctly is to talk to them and understand their problems. Events like this, Campus Safety Day, are the perfect opportunity to create that connection and build a strong relationship between law enforcement and community.”

“This is also an opportunity for the Campus Safety team here at the College to have strong student and staff engagement,” adds Campus Safety Lieutenant John Labandera.

Campus Safety at Broward College

Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness DepartmentNational Campus Safety Awareness Month is meant to create the path towards a public and transparent discussion about the safety issues that affect College campuses. At Broward College, the Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness (SSEP) department works year-round to create the safest environment possible for students, faculty, staff, and everyone who visits any of Broward College location.  As a result, Campus Safety Day was designed as an opportunity to encourage engagement and to discuss the procedures and guidelines that the College abides by as it relates to campus safety.

“We want to let everyone know what the resources are that we offer to our college community and inform them about some of the innovative safety features that we have on our campuses,” says Labandera.

Among those features are the RAVE Guardian app, available to students, faculty, and staff to connect them directly, and in real-time with campus safety officers. The app provides tools such as a call directory, a campus safety call button, and a safety timer which serves as a virtual escort for someone walking alone on campus.

The SSEP also develop and provide emergency plans that include hurricane and active shooter preparedness guides.

The last Campus Safety Day will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Campus.

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Broward College offers many resources to guarantee a safe environment at all of our campuses and centers. Learn more at SSEP.


Denise Lewis

After Broward UP™ Training, Single Mother Doing Her Part to Rebuild Native Bahamas

Since leaving the Bahamas for the United States 25 years ago, Denise Lewis has known nothing but hard luck. The 50-year-old single mother of four, who was only beginning to rebound from a divorce that led to foreclosure on her home, was hit with the latest bad bounce. The company she worked with for the past 16 years abruptly announced it had filed for bankruptcy and her job as clerk and shipping liaison was in jeopardy. As she headed home from work to tell her kids, Lewis did her best to put a good face.

“I was scared, but I didn’t want my kids to see me frantic,” said Lewis, already pushed to her limits, juggling the full-time job by day at Sunex International with classes in Marketing Management at Broward College by night. “I didn’t want to look the same way when we lost the house. When I’m scared and jittery, my kids can see it on my face.”

Denise LewisInstead of panicking, Lewis reached out to a case manager at the Urban League, who connected her to Broward UP™. The community-centric approach launched by Broward College last year aims to break down barriers to education and improve social mobility and economic development. Broward UP supports communities in zip codes across the county where unemployment is high and postsecondary education attainment levels are low.

For the remainder of the summer, while the courts evaluated her company’s bankruptcy petition, Lewis left work in Deerfield Beach, stopped to pick up her kids, drop them off at their home in Pompano Beach, then rushed to the Broward UP evening classes at Urban League facilities in Fort Lauderdale. Her drive to improve her life culminated with certification in Supply Chain Management

“Even though half of the staff had already lost their jobs,” said Lewis. “I was no longer as concerned because I had certified skills that were marketable.”

Certified and Marketable

With an updated resume in hand, Lewis interviewed with Atlass Hardware Corporation, the company that was purchasing the holdings of her former employer. The new owners asked about her certification.

“I was able to tell them how supply chain management relates to my current responsibilities, and they saw that I was also taking courses in marketing management,” said Lewis. “They liked my ambition.”

Lewis liked the new job offer more. Not only would she be rehired as an export billing and compliance administrator, Atlass agreed to boost her salary by $10,000.

“I was like ‘wow,” said Lewis. “Celebration is not the word. Right now, money is tight. I do my budget every two weeks, and there’s never enough. The extra income will offset a lot.”

Hurricane Relief

The money is nice, but these days, Lewis considers the work she does just as valuable. Most of the customers she assists live in the Bahamas. She is responsible for ensuring the islands get the hardware they need to rebuild from the devasting damage left by Hurricane Dorian.

“I’m in touch with my hometown every day,” said Lewis, who is eager to assist her native country in any capacity she can. “My mom and dad are safe, but there are family members in Abaco we haven’t heard from yet.”

As many as 10,000 Bahamians remain homeless. Lewis hopes the generators, the flashlights, and the batteries she coordinates for shipment provide some relief. She remembers the time, not too long ago, when she herself was homeless, living off handouts from local ministries. Things are different now, she believes. She is rebuilding her credit — the poor decisions behind her, stable employment ahead of her.

“People don’t always bounce back,” said Lewis, who boasts of one son in the Air Force, the other starting a business. “Life is definitely getting better.”

If you are dedicated to promoting opportunity and pushing residents of Broward County to achieve their highest potential, Broward UP™ is a countywide movement for you to get behind. Here’s how you can partner.


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations at Broward College

It’s all about being proud of where you come from and celebrating the history of your ancestors. Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) celebrates and observes the culture, contributions, and impact the Hispanic and Latino heritage have had on the United States. The Hispanic population is the second-largest group in the U.S. with 58.9 million or 18 percent of the 327.2 million people who reside here.

To recognize their contributions to the nation, in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week and 20 years later, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended the celebration to a month-long period that starts on September 15.

Celebrate Your Roots

Hispanic Heritage MonthBroward County is known for its diversity, and Broward College is no different. Students represent more than 100 countries, and Hispanics currently make up 39 percent of the entire student population. To celebrate and honor the culture and contributions of these students, the College hosts several events for the Hispanic community to come together.

These events will feature food, art, and music. We picked a few taking places across our main campuses.

  • Student Life at the Hugh Adams Central Campus will kick-off the celebrations with a cooking class on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in building 19, room 106.
  • North Campus will host a Hispanic-themed club rush on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Breezeway of building 46. At the same time, a Hispanic Heritage open mic will take place in room 126.
  • The Judson A. Samuels South Campus will host art-driven events, beginning with a discussion on the LGBTQ Experience in the Latinx Community on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 9:00 a.m. in building 68, room 191.
  • And, later that day, a Bilingual Conversation (Poetry & Religion) will take place at 6 p.m. in the same place.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 19, a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with live music will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Breezeway in building 68.

Regardless of your cultural background, join the celebration, and be part of the mind-opening experience of attending college in one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.

Broward College takes pride in the diversity of its student body. If you’re looking to connect with people of all backgrounds, you can join organizations such as the International Student Association or Hispanic Union Club. You can visit Student Life for more information.


A. Hugh Adams Central Campus

Discover Central Campus – Places Every Student Should Know

To our college freshmen: Welcome to Broward College! We are thrilled you have chosen to begin your college career with us, and we want to make sure you have the best time while you’re here.

As you settle into your college life and get to know your way around, we are here to offer you some tips on places you should know on our A. Hugh Adams Central Campus located in Davie. With over 20 buildings covering an area of 146 acres shared with Florida Atlantic University, we have some cool spots to study or hang out.

Quiet Places

Central Campus LibraryAn obvious starting point is the library. The modern four-story building recently underwent renovations on its first floor adding a computer lab and a hangout area. Study group rooms are also available on all floors to students at no cost. Simply show your student ID at the front desk. Also, inside the library, you will find the Academic Success Center (ASC) on the second floor, a large space with computers and study tables.

On the southwest side of campus, right across from the parking garage, is building 6, also known as the Fine Arts building. It’s a beautiful, modern two-story building that has a high ceiling lobby. The second floor has a balcony that overlooks the lobby and is furnished with tables and chairs where students can study. If you prefer the advantage of the beautiful scenery and fantastic all-year-round Florida weather, then you would probably love to sit at the tables in the open space in front of building 5.

Hang Out with Friends

Even if you’ve been a Seahawk for just a couple of weeks, you probably already know everyone’s favorite hangout spot on campus: the patio of building 19, where Student Life and Student Services are located. Most Student Life activities take place under the roof-covered space and sometimes you’ll see some of your peers going at it over the ping pong table.

Fine Arts buildingInside building 19, the cafeteria is another favorite spot among your peers. The spacious, contemporary eating area is often a meeting point for friends, and some students even reunite to play videogames.

Another popular location is the Dunkin Donuts inside the library to the far right of the first floor. Outside the library, you have two hangout spots next to each other. The first is right in front of the entrance, where there are some tables and seating area in front of building 15. The other one is a covered patio in building 8, on the left side of the library.

Focused on Healthy Living?

You can get your workout in while you’re on campus. Building 11 has a fitness center, and students use the facility for free. You only need to bring your student ID and a towel, and you’re all set. If you’d prefer outdoor exercise, you can sign up for one of the intramural sports teams. On Central Campus, you can join the soccer or volleyball team through the Student Life department.

Broward College serves more than 63,000 students annually and currently has 11 locations across Broward county. Don’t miss out on having a full college experience. Broward College offers many academic, health, and economic resources to guarantee students’ success.


9/11 display at IPS

Remembering 9/11 – Broward College holds events honoring victims

It’s been 18 years since the terrorist attacks where 2,977 people lost their lives. Each year, the nation comes together to remember the victims of September 11, 2001, more commonly referred to as 9/11. As part of the national sentiment and intention of never forget, events are held across the country to honor those who lost their lives, their families, and educate the younger generation about this tragic event that changed the world.

At Broward College, several departments including Student Life and the Institute of Public Safety (IPS), host events on campus to bring the community together in remembrance and this year is no different.

9/11: Where were you?

9/11 DisplayIPS will host a viewing of 9/11: where were you? A documentary from the National Geographic commemorative collection on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. There are two viewings at 8 a.m. and another at 11 a.m.

The event is organized by Benjamin Botero, a faculty member of IPS and winner of two faculty innovation grants funded by the Aspen Institute for his projects Gamification in the Classroom and Teaching and Learning with Images and Artifacts. With the funds received for the latest project, Botero acquired several items and artifacts related to 9/11 to create a permanent display in remembrance of the attacks.

“We should never forget as a country the impact and devastating effects of such horrible attack upon the United States,” says Botero. “It is imperative that we honor all law enforcement officers, firemen, first responders, and civilians involved, both victims and survivors, to show the world that Americans are resilient.”

Student Life Events

A 9/11 remembrance luncheon was hosted by Student Life North Campus on Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m. The Judson A. Samuels South Campus also held an event at 12 p.m. remembering the attacks and the victims.


Gabriel De Moura

Student Trustee Hopes to Revamp Student Organizations on Campus

If you were to take a look at Gabriel De Moura’s calendar, you would feel overwhelmed. Gabriel is always on the go and making the most out of his time as a Broward College student: he’s enrolled full-time in the Professional Pilot program and serves as the student body president in the Student Government Association (SGA) at South Campus.

On top of that, he serves as the first student trustee in the Board of Trustees meetings for the 2019-20 academic year – a role that will rotate between the student president of each main campus. His participation follows a measure approved by the board in April to have a student government campus president sit on the dais of its meetings and workshops. “It is a huge responsibility for me to represent my peers in front of the board and I’m honored I have this opportunity. It was an eye-opening moment to be able to voice our concerns and create a conversation between students and decision-makers,” says Gabriel.

The Peculiar Child

Gabriel De MouraThe 21-year-old was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but had a challenging childhood. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and moved around quite a lot, to different cities, houses, and neighborhoods.

“Moving around as much as I did, it was difficult to make friends. Besides, I had peculiar interests… while all kids my age were listening to Brazilian pop songs, I was pretty much into American culture from very early on,” says Gabriel. “Playing videogames was my main hobby and it made me want to learn English, so I could understand what I was playing.”

Gabriel has grown up to appreciate the lessons learned during his childhood. Moving around taught him to be open to meet new people, to welcome adventure and new experiences.

Seizing Second Chances

During elementary and middle school, Gabriel was very active in extracurricular activities. He would enter all types of competitions, from junior Olympics to astronomy and physics tournaments. But it all changed in high school, when his motivation wavered after he learned that his dream of joining the Brazilian Air Force was a no-go – he was told he needed to wear glasses, which instantly disqualified him to join. He found a way to follow his dream on a slightly different way: he will become a commercial pilot and would like to work for Emirates Airlines.

Thanks to his mother’s resolution, Gabriel was able to attend his senior year of high school at an American school in Michigan, which lifted his spirits. He was back to his younger self, participating on the football and wrestling teams.

“My mother’s determination was critical in getting me where I am right now. Finishing up my high school in Michigan gave me the push I needed to get back on track and make something of myself,” says Gabriel.

It’s All About Opportunity

With a laser-like focus, Gabriel knows exactly what his goals are. He is adamant that his time as student trustee will be well-spent. His main objective: to overhaul student activities. If anyone can testify to their significance in a students’ life, it is Gabriel.

“Broward College is very supportive of student-run clubs and organizations. However, I feel there are some things that can still be improved,” says Gabriel. “My main concern is the professional connections that students are exposed to. I see they are lacking and I feel that’s a wasted opportunity.”

Gabriel is a strong believer that the focus of the student organizations on campus should shift towards providing more professional connections between the students and future employers and colleagues. And he hopes these connections can be sponsored by the College. “I know that Broward College is committed to student success and if my peers show their interest in taking such opportunities, I know the College will step up and make it happen,” he says.

An excellent way to build up your resume is to take part in the student-run clubs and organizations while you attend college. Student Life at Broward College is an exciting world. Learn about the different clubs and organizations you can join today. 

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Be safe during hurricane season

As Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at Florida, Prepare for the Unexpected

Don’t procrastinate. While it’s still too soon to tell if Hurricane Dorian will impact South Florida, now is the time, if you don’t have a plan, to put one together.

South Florida remains in the cone of “uncertainty,” but conditions related to Hurricane Dorian can change at any time. Dorian is currently forecast to become a strong Category 3 hurricane by the time the storm reaches the East Coast of Florida early Tuesday morning.

Stay Informed

Broward College is in constant communication with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service, Broward County Emergency Operations Center and other agencies to receive the latest projections and information on Hurricane Dorian. In the event of a closure, the College will provide updates through emails, BC Alert, the College’s emergency management messaging system, social media and the homepage at www.broward.edu. Information will be updated daily until the All Clear is given.

You should have a hurricane preparation plan in place for family and pets, even though no imminent threat exists at this time. Visit Broward.org/Hurricane for information about preparing for a possible threat and be aware of new alerts and instructions about the developing storm.

Be safe during hurricane season

Preparation checklist:

  • Emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, should be in good working order
  • Sufficient emergency supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, should be on hand for each person in the home to last at least three days
  • Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home
  • Make sure homeowners, or renter’s insuranceis up-to-date
  • Secure yard and construction debris
  • Take tree trimmings to a local trash & recycling center
  • Determine if you reside in an evacuation zone

GUIDE TO HURRICANE SAFETY

A hurricane’s deadliest aspect is storm surge, which is an abnormal rise in sea level. Strong winds can drive coastal water inland with enough power to take lives and wipe out coastal communities. Residents who live in a surge planning zone should determine where they will stay, how they will get there, and what supplies they will take if ordered to evacuate. Broward County surge planning zone maps are available here.

Because the exact path of the storm is difficult to predict, expect the unexpected. Your safety is our priority.

Be safe!

To guarantee the well-being of all students, faculty, and staff, the Broward College Hurricane Action Safety Guide lists all the information you will need for this storm season. 


AHCD career pathway students

A Pathway That Builds on Soft Skills – Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design

The current workforce is centered around soft skills. A recent study published by LinkedIn Learning showed that soft skills top the wishlist of employers, who require candidates that excel at critical thinking, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving.

Broward College is aware of the demand and has been responsive by incorporating this training into the academic curriculum of most programs as well as providing extracurricular training through workshops and other activities.

There is one Career Pathway designed specifically to teach students these valuable set of skills. The Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design (AHCD) pathway offers areas of study, which include  New Media Communication, Architecture, Music Technology, Film Production, and Philosophy.

“This pathway focuses a lot on humanity, culture, and creativity and as such, its core is soft skills. Students that pursue a career in AHCD rely heavily on critical thinking, problem-solving, and excellent verbal and non-verbal communication,” says Jamonica Rolle, dean of Communications.

Shaping the Future Generation

AHCD career pathway studentsWhen you pursue a degree in any of the areas of AHCD, you are required to work on your communication skills, which students tend to underestimate.

“Regardless of the profession you plan to go into; you must be a good communicator. In the world we live in, it’s all about selling yourself and good communication skills play a huge role in this,” explains Jamonica. Knowing how to present yourself and exposing your abilities is particularly important when you are interviewing for a job. Employers are looking for that candidate that will stand out from the rest, and it’s all about personality.

“I think this pathway is particularly important because it develops students into critical thinkers and they get to develop and polish their communication skills and their out-of-the-box thinking capabilities, which will be crucial in the next 10 to 15 years,” she says.

What You Can Become

AHCD is a broad pathway, and it embodies a diverse group of majors. Broward College offers a curated set of the most popular professions in South Florida, and any of the fifteen areas of study can be the first step towards a successful and rewarding career. These programs are divided into five areas: Dance, Theatre, Music, Graphic Design, and Visual Arts

Graduates of the pathway have many options, including the possibility of doing freelance work or building their own business. Among the career opportunities are photographer, graphic designer, creative director, writer, artist, music producer, journalist, and architect.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level wages for many of these jobs start at $40,000 and can go over $100,000 as you work your way up the ladder.

Let your creativity run wild, explore the roots of your culture, or become an influential communicator. Learn more about career opportunities in Arts, Humanities, Communication, and Design. Broward College awaits you!


Arantxa Villegas

After Fleeing Crisis, Broward College Student’s Path is Written in Stars

At the other end of the phone, a muffled voice told him they knew where and when she would get off the school bus. Pedro Villegas feared for his daughter’s safety as he watched the violent protests escalate outside his home, each day plunging Venezuela deeper into political and economic chaos. The threatening call only confirmed what he already knew: it was time to get out of the country.

“It was terrifying,” said Arantxa Villegas, as she shared her story from the safety of the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute at Broward College, some four years removed from when she, her father and mother fled Venezuela to seek political asylum in Florida. “We were being targeted, and we weren’t safe. There wasn’t any choice except to move. We didn’t have a future.”

Although she is miles from the teargas, shootings, and crime experienced in her country, Arantxa is still a little nervous as she moves ahead. That nervous memory is now being replaced by excitement. Thanks to a scholarship from the Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation, the 18-year-old can pursue her dream of becoming an astronaut. The $10,000 annual scholarship is part of a larger $2.98 million gift in support of aviation and avionics education at the Emil Buehler Aviation Institute on South Campus.

Immigrating to the United States has been hard on Arantxa and her family. Her father was a prominent dentist and her mother an established accountant back in Valencia, the third-largest city in Venezuela.

“My parents threw away their careers because they want a future for me,” said Arantxa, who, because she knew basic English, bore the responsibility of helping her parents assimilate. “They didn’t want me to be in Venezuela and in danger all the time. They  just wanted me alive.”

Wants to Be an Astronaut

Arantxa VillegasArantxa struggled to put that misery aside and focus instead on her dream, which stemmed from a family vacation, back when times were better, to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“I saw a man dressed up as an astronaut and I was like, ‘Oh, wow, I would look good in that,’” said Arantxa. “But, I was told girls don’t become astronauts, especially in Venezuela; that my dream will stay as a dream and never come true.”

Now, nothing will be further from the truth. Upon arriving in the United States, Arantxa and her parents, who do not speak English, first settled in Orlando, where they lived out of a small room, a far cry from the lifestyle they once enjoyed in their native land. A few months later, they moved to Miramar.

Starting Over

At Everglades High School, Arantxa was introduced to drones, further elevating her interest in STEM and a career in aviation. Following graduation, she took classes at Seahawk Summer Academy, where she learned what Broward College had to offer, which included enrollment in the Robert Elmore Honors College and the aerospace program and the Taylor-Bryant Avionics Scholarship.

“Now I have hope,” said Arantxa, who, in addition to her classes, works as an assistant manager at Little Caesar’s, her father as an Uber driver, and mother as an administrative assistant to help the family make ends meet.

South Florida’s aviation sector continues to generate high-value jobs. Learn how enrollment in Broward College aviation degree and certification programs can lead to high-wage, high-demand positions in this vital industry.


Film program students

Lights, Camera, and Action! Film Program is Rapidly Growing Popularity

It’s only been four years since Broward College launched its Associate of Science degree in Film Production Technology, but the demand is so high that starting this fall, students now have the opportunity to enroll in one of three sessions of Film Production I, the foundation course needed to pursue the degree program. “It’s been really rewarding to see the program grow so fast,” says Pezhman Jatala, program manager. “Although we started small back in 2015, offering just one session for the introductory film production course, we were pleasantly surprised to see the three sessions we put up for this fall fill up so quickly.”

When you go into the Film Production Technology Program, you’ll be getting an all-around experience, from audio and video editing to cinematography and screenwriting. “I love this program and the faculty. It is a full experience,” says Charbel Zepeda, who is currently completing his last semester.

A State-of-the-Art Curriculum

With an outstanding selection of experienced faculty, the range of courses covers pre-production, production, and post-production. “The curriculum is designed to teach everything from equipment management to editing, and anything in between,” explains Jatala, who adds that courses are constantly updated to guarantee students learn the precise skills they need.

Students are quick to admit that faculty members play a huge role in their learning experience, and make their journey through the program much easier. “As an aspiring screenwriter, my favorite class was obviously screenwriting,” says Alexa Delgado, who is enrolled in her third semester as a Film major. “But what made the class so exciting for me was professor Fink Morris, who is truly fantastic. He is as tough as nobody else, but it’s the best experience you can have. He tells you things as it is and gives you the feedback you need to make your story the strongest one you’ll read. He made my writing so much better.”

It’s All About Experience

Film program studentsBut it’s not just about academics. As in most industries today, in the field of film production,  experience, and a strong resume are crucial. Even to get your foot in the door, you are expected to have some experience. Because of this, Jatala and his team are creating opportunities for students on campus.“My goal is to provide students with opportunities within the field while they are still at school, and so I work to build relationships with employers who can provide either internships or paid positions for our students. We also hire some of the students to work in the equipment room, also known as the cage, which allows them to network and get more familiar with the equipment they use on set,” he says.

Additional work opportunities for film students include recording videos and assisting in audiovisual projects for departments within the college.

Building Highly-Skilled Graduates

To build their experience and familiarize themselves with work in the film industry, Jatala strongly encourages students to be proactive, build connections, and participate in as many sets they possibly can. For the past three years, students have competed, with supervision and guidance from the program faculty, in the 48-Hour Film Project, a festival where participants must create a short film following certain criteria. After the screening of the films, there is an award ceremony.

Broward College students have won several accolades during their participation, including Best Writing, Best Use of Character, Best Actress, and the Audience Award.

“Working in the 48-hour film contest was a tiring but huge learning experience. I was part of the screenwriting team, and it was very hard and stressful, but it taught me so much about working in film, on set, under tight deadlines. It was definitely a great contest to participate in,” said Alexa.

“When I see my students succeed at anything they do, it fills me with joy because it’s exactly what makes this the best job in the world for me,” says Jatala. “It makes me extremely proud, and I hope they continue on to great things when they graduate.”

Additional plans for the program include developing a bachelor’s degree and creating new connections for more job opportunities for current and former film students.

“If there’s anything I can wish for is that the College will expand this program to turn it into a bachelor’s degree. I would be the first student to sign up, and I know that many of my classmates would love to continue their education here as well,” says Charbel.

A degree in Film Production provides you with the tools and skills you need for creating multimedia content for many different purposes. Explore the range of career options in this and other programs of Visual & Performing Arts here.