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Featured Classes
Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam. You will be fully engaged in a comprehensive overview of network security including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational and organizational security, disaster recovery, business continuity, and computer forensics. CT01770 Windows 7: MCTS Prep or an equivalent amount of experience a must to succeed in this class. Exam is not offered as part of the course. Purchase textbook separately. 11 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
MS Word - Intermediate
This course will help you go beyond the basics of word processing to enhance your Microsoft Office Word documents with sophisticated components such as tables, charts, customized formats, and graphics. It will also help you create your own Microsoft Word efficiency tools to produce attractive and effective documents with less time and effort than you have ever needed before. Prerequisite: Word Basics or a working knowledge of the topics covered in that class. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
MS Excel Shortcuts and Tricks
Take your MS Excel knowledge to a new level. This course is a beginner's introduction to MS Excel shortcuts and tricks that will enable you to manipulate spreadsheets with speed. Learn the basics of developing Macros and the advantages of formulas such as VLookup, Advance Filter, and many more. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

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Exercise and Sports Nutrition
Power up your exercise routine by giving your body what it needs to reap the maximum benefit from your hard work. Getting the right nutrition through a balanced diet effects your performance. Come calculate anthropometrics and plan a meal. 1 session @ 2 hrs.
Emergency Medical Technician--Basic
Follows national standard curriculum. Successful completion of course leads to exam for both Virginia and National Registry. Includes BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification and 10 hours off site in hospital or ambulance (required). Saturday classes meet 8:30 am-4:30 pm. (Text: Emergency Care provided.) Minimum age 16 with pre-admission approval. No tuition waivers. 24 evening sessions @ 3 hrs each plus 11 Saturdays.
Introduction to Health Care Careers
Interested in a career in health care? Join us to discuss exciting career opportunities in the rapidly expanding health care field. Learn how to research current job trends, salaries, and educational requirements. Bring a friend, family member or colleague. One free guest allowed per paid registrant! (Guests must register in advance.) 1 session @ 3 hrs.

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Williamsburg Christmas Workshop
Learn to make authentic Williamsburg style Christmas decorations. Complete a mixed greens wreath and a table centerpiece using seasonally appropriate evergreens, fruit, flowers, dried materials, nuts, berries, etc. Bring small garden clippers, wire cutters, scissors, and a brown bag lunch to class. 1 session @ 4 hrs.
Buche De Noel - French Christmas Cake
In this class you will learn to make the only traditional French Christmas Dessert "Buche de Noël" (Yule log). While decorating this dessert and listening to French holiday music, it will feel like you are in France preparing for the holidays. You will be able to bring home your very own hand made "Buche de Noël". Section 40 will be taught in ENGLISH Section 41 will be taught in FRENCH 1 session@3hrs
A Window into Latin American Art
This four-session class will introduce the art lover or person interested in Latin America to the work of 12 major artists from six different countries. You may have heard of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and perhaps Oswaldo Guayasamin, but in this class you will also meet the art of Antonio Berni, Rosemery Mamani, Eduardo Kingman, Beatrice Milhazes, and others. Learn about Mexican muralism, imaginary realism, and the indigenous movement. Discover some of the most surprising art you have never seen or heard of from our own hemisphere. 4 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.


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