Dick Schwanke
Harford Community College

email: dschwank@harford.edu

Office: Edgewood Hall, Room 212

Telephone: 443-412-2410  or  443-412-2000 extension 2410


                                Dick Schwanke's Course Listings by Topic

    Click on highlighted courses for lecture notes, additional data, technical drawings and/or pictures

 

Environmental Science:  

    Hazardous Materials / Waste Management ENV210 - Next course possible for Spring 2017?

        Course is a total of 80 contact hours with a mixture of "lecture" and "hands-on" exercises

        May be taken for credit (four semester hours), or as a non-credit Continuing Education course

        Contact the Dean of the STEM Division for the latest schedule.

 

Mathematics credit courses for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Division:

   Statistics MATH216 - single section for Fall Semester 2016, beginning 30 August (Sullivan III, 5th edition as textbook)

   Statistics MATH216 - single section for Spring Semester 2016, beginning 26 February (Sullivan III, 4th edition as textbook)

        Course is offered every semester, with typically 12 to 18 sections (see mathematics credit course listing)

         Jump directly to schedule page with links to lecture notes and sample problems forFall 2016

 

    Finite Mathematics MATH111 - one section for Fall Semester 2016, beginning 30 August (Sullivan, 11th edition as textbook)

   Finite Mathematics MATH111 - one section for Fall Semester 2015, beginning 1 September (Sullivan, 11th edition as textbook)

        Course is offered at HCC every semester, with typically one section (see mathematics credit course listing)

        Jump directly to schedule page with links to lecture notes and sample problems for Fall 2016

 

Data Analysis:

        Next course is 29 October and 5 November 2016, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Darlington Hall, Room 129

        Course is offered when requested through the Continuing Education Division - Business & Industry Training

       Additional data analysis information may be found at Statistics MATH216 using the 3rd edition textbook

 

Math Refresher for Acquisition, including Basic Statistics, Regression Analysis, & Using Excel

   Math Refresher - 40 hour / 10 week course for Army Contracting Center

        Course is offered when requested through the Continuing Education Division - Business & Industry Training

        Additional math refresher information may be found at Finite Mathematics MATH111 using the 11th edition textbook

 

Model Railroading:

    About different Harford Community College Classes

    Open House - held yearly at the beginning of September - confirmed for Saturday, 10 September 2016

    Basic 8 week course - offered every Fall Semester - begins 14 September 2016

    Modular Construction - offered in November - December each year and sometimes in the Spring

            Next course begins 9 November 2016

    Building Your Grandchild's First Layout - offered every Spring Semester, in Wednesday mornings, for five weeks,

    Model Railroad: Evaluating Its Worth - one evening collection of speakers, next course in Spring 2017?

    Registration for non-credit courses: "title=railroad"

 

Model Railroading, Advanced:

  Model Railroading: Preparing for Public Display on 12 September 2015, APG Federal Credit Union Arena

Wednesday evenings and Saturday Mornings, 5 - 29 August 2015

  Module Repair and Upgrade - offered many semesters

  Building Your Grandchild's Second Layout - a seven week continuation of the First Layout course,

            next offering may be in May 2016?

   Enhancing Your Model Railroad - next anticipated offering in Summer Semester in 2016

   Building a Modular Railroad - 8 week version is now underway, Saturday mornings, Tuesday evenings July-Sept 2016,

        See some modular railroad shapes and dimensions

        See some previous Harford modular layout designs

   Registration for non-credit courses: "title=railroad"

 

Model Railroading, Modular Model Railroading in Harford County

   Fact sheet about the Harford County Modular Railroad at Harford Community College

   Pictorial listing of modules used at the September 2015 Open House

   Pictorial listing of modules used at the September 2011 Open House

   Workshop on "Intro to DCC" presented at Great Scale Model Train Show, October 2014

and also the Greenberg Show in Timonium Maryland, August 2014

    Workshop Updated "Intro to DCC" presented at Great Scale Model Train Show, October 2015

 

Bicycling:   

    The Art and Science of Bicycle Fitting - offered everyother year in the Spring

    Bicycle Maintenance & Repair I - offered twice per year in Fall and Spring semesters

            Next course will be in Fall 2017

    Bicycle Maintenance & Repair II - offered twice per year in Fall and Spring semesters

            Next course scheduled for Spring 2017

            View a current 2016 catalog (external link) or showing many of the tools used in Bicycle Mechanics II

    Bicycle Suspension Systems - not offered recently, perhaps Spring 2017?

    The Dying Art of Bicycle Wheel Building - typically offered every three or four semesters

            Next course may be some Saturday in the Fall of 2017

    Bicycle Touring - offered upon demand in Spring or Summer semesters

    Cycling Merit Badge - offered for small groups upon demand (individual Scout families, by Patrols, or by Troop)

    Registration for non-credit courses: "title=bicycle"

 

Environment / Safety / Health: 

    Global Harmonization System and OSHA's "new" Safety Data Sheets

    OSHA "10 hour" course - last offered Summer 2016, call 443-412-2163 for dates of Fall 2016 sessions

      From the 10 hour course, the "Focus Four" Objectives

          Electrical Hazard Recognition 

          Fall Hazard Recognition

          Struck-by Hazard Recognition

          Caught in or by Hazard Recognition 

    Environmental Managers Series   

    Collateral Duty Safety Officer

    HazWOpER 8 hour refresher

    HazWOpER 24 hour initial

    HazWOpER 40 hour initial - is one half of the ENV210 course coming in Summer 2015?

    Registration for non-credit courses: "title=environment"

    ARL Safety Stand-down Day - Electrical Safety and Compressed Gas Safety

 

Dick Schwanke's Other Projects

    Harford County Local Emergency Planning Committee (external website)

            Frequently Asked Questions (external website)

            Facility Requirements (external website)

            Harford County's HazMat Law as amended 6 January 2009

 

    Senior Science Society (external website)

            Senior Science Society Charter: (with 14 November 2011 amendments, in PDF file format)

            Senior Science Society Foundation Charter: (9 November 2011, in PDF file format)

            Newsletter, Vol I, Issue #3

            Newsletter, Vol II, Issue #4

            Newsletter, Vol III, Issue #1

            Activities Report for 2011-12 (in PDF file format)

            Activities Report for 2012-13 (in PDF file format)

            Activities Report for 2013-14 (in PDF file format)

    Senior Science Society Foundation  (external website)

 

    Gains in Education in Math and Science (GEMS) program: outline of three year cycle of experiments

 

    Harford Leadership Academy Alumni - 18 March 2015 event - BRAC and APG 2005-2015: Ten Years On

 

    Environment / Safety / Health SME for SURVICE Engineering (external website)         

 

    Lecturer for Baldini Resource Associates, Inc (external website)

            Hazardous Materials: Use and Control Short Course (external website) call Baldini for schedule

            Guns, Projectiles and Sabot Design Short Course (external website) completed September 2010

            Environmental and Chemical Hazards Short Course (external website) call Baldini for schedule

 

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Environmental Management System

            APG's Environmental Management Systems awareness training

 

    Harford County Council Task Force on MTBE

            Resolution No. 27-08, Creating the Task Force, 3 June 2008 (external website)

            Task Force Members by Council District Appointment:   Michael Elder - At large,

                Glenn Dudderar - District A,   David Klunk - District B,   Dick Schwanke - District C,

                David Jones - District D,   Deborah Wrobel - District E,   Roman Ratych - District F

            Final Task Force Memo (PDF format for public record as of 31 January 2009)

            Supplemental Report and Data:  (PDF format for public record as of 31 January 2009)

 

    DS's Bio / CV - not necessarily coming soon.

 

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