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A career in healthcare is possible with HPOG 2.0

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that over the next decade healthcare occupations will grow faster than any other field. As the need for these professionals grows, experts predict there will be more jobs available than there are qualified individuals to fill them. More than ever, we need ...

Wanted: Millennials

There’s no doubt that millennials have a bad rap when it comes to communication and face-to-face socialization. I’ll admit, there have been times when I am walking down the hallway on our campus and I have to swerve out of the way of a texting millennial, but I’ve also seen quite the ...

The future of our community

One of the jobs of a college president is to spend time thinking about the future of the college, including what could happen long after he/she has left the institution. What are the factors that will affect the college? How can the president prepare the institution to handle those factors? Can ...

Individual studies at FM

Ever wonder what it takes to become a phlebotomist? Community health worker? Dental assistant? RV maintenance technician? Automotive services employee? How about an advanced manufacturing technician? The Individual Studies program at FM has the ability to help you fast track your career into ...

Education will open doors

Jim Gisondi was born and raised in Gloversville and graduated from Gloversville High in 1963; the same year Fulton-Montgomery Community College was established. “I saw the possibility of staying home and saving money to continue my education, eventually transferring to a four-year ...

Why literature matters

One of the classes that virtually everyone who receives an FM degree takes is English II. The purpose of English II is to read, analyze, discuss, and write about literature. Often, students ask those of us who teach the course why they are “being forced” to take it. They wonder why ...

Colleges teach leadership

By Dr. Dustin Swanger As I have written before, from the inception of the university model, higher education has tried to prepare students for work, to be good citizens, and to be leaders. Leadership is a very important aspect of college life and sorely needed in the United States today. ...

It’s time to make those big decisions

I remember my junior year at SUNY Oswego and interning in the Career Center.  There were shelves of career search books and tests we could take to help us score our interests and strengths.  Looking back, I wish I had visited that space when I was a freshman, rather than become a Political ...

TEDxFMCC

JOHNSTOWN — For the second year in a row, speakers took to the stage at Fulton-Montgomery Community College to discuss ideas that could help revitalize communities. This year’s TEDx event, held Wednesday, was titled “Recycling the Past, Repurposing Energies and Repositioning for the ...

Take part in second annual TEDxFMCC

Locals in upstate New York have names for their hometown cities; names that can’t be found on a map. Whether it’s Schenectady as the Electric City; Troy as the Collar City; Gloversville as the Glove City; or, Amsterdam, as the Rug City, the names behind the city reveal the foundational ...

An explanation of OER: Teaching, learning and research resources

Fulton-Montgomery Community College has been working with Open Educational Resources (OER) since 2015. As defined by the Hewlett Foundation: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license ...

Preparing our future STEM leaders

In its inaugural year, the Future Women of STEM Conference was held at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. On May 23, over 150 middle school girls from 12 local school districts participated in their choice of three (of 12) hands-on workshops designed to inspire and encourage these young ...

The Allen House at FM: A new building; a new concept

JOHNSTOWN — As you drive along Route 67 in front of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s campus, you can’t help but notice construction of the college’s newest building, The Allen House — named after Mrs. Frances Allen, who donated generously from her estate. As the first new ...

Travel and explore — Belize 2018

Do you have the desire to pack your bags and travel to a new country, meet new people and explore different cultures? If yes, then FM may have the answer for you! During the spring 2018 semester, fine arts Professor Joel Chapin, in conjunction with Mark Swain and the FM Biz Hub, are offering ...

Honoring our veterans — this week and always

I recently spent some time with our FM Student Veteran Club members. I admitted to them that I honestly didn’t know the history or the meaning behind Veterans Day (other than I knew we honor and celebrate our Veterans around this time of year). I did some research and spoke with our Veteran ...

FM has the benefits of a four-year institution

For many students and families, the decision on where to attend college is huge.  There are many factors to take into consideration such as academic programs, tuition and fees, housing options, location, etc.  Attending a four-year institution may be what the student wants because they ...

Spoken-word poet to be at FM Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Montgomery Community College will be hosting to spoken word poet, musician and alumni of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 during two special event on Thursday. Wali “Flo” Shah will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the FMCC Theater. Shah will be also speaking at the FMCC ...

Cancer awareness and perserverance

When I awoke in the recovery room, my oncology surgeon told me things went well and that she had reassured my very large family contingent that I was okay.  I immediately told her she had no idea how large my family really was; as an employee at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, my family ...

Advance in your career or get started on one

With the expanding role and responsibilities of an Administrative Assistant in today’s modern office environment, have you ever thought about working in a busy medical office or in a bustling business setting? Fulton-Montgomery Community College has the programs and courses needed to start ...