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Featured Classes
SharePoint 2013--Introduction
Want to gain a better understanding of SharePoint 2013? Want to know how SharePoint is used in organizations? Want to know how to use it in your organization? This course is designed with the beginner in mind. Learn how to navigate, create lists and tasks, manage libraries, announcements, calendars, and more. Find out how SharePoint 2013 helps you and your organization increase the efficiency of business processes. 10 sessions @ 2 hrs each.
Basic Budgeting
Become more financially astute. Prepare a simple budget and review debt and financial management techniques. Create and use a personal/household budget. Wisely manage credit and debit cards, mortgage and auto payments, and personal debt. Fund a savings plan. Share and learn about financial roadblocks. Take charge of your financial situation today! 3 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Concepts of Programming
Learn basic concepts and problem solving techniques used in most programming languages. Topics covered include: operators, boolean logic, memory and variables, control flow, data structures and objects. Students will learn how to write simple algorithms in pseudocode, a high level non-technical language. Lead-in course for Java 1. Must know basic math and computer skills. 6 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
 


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Pharmacy Technician Program
Comprehensive course prepares student to enter pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion, or community pharmacies. Includes: terminology, reading prescriptions, and dosage calculations. No tuition waivers. 20 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Patient Care Technician
Prepare for certification as a Patient Care Technician! Learn medical terminology, patient care concepts, and basic nursing skills. In addition, practice vital signs, lab specimen collection, EKG placement, and basic phlebotomy. This 120 hr. course prepares you for entry into a technician position providing direct patient care in a hospital. CNA licensure is highly recommended prior to taking this course. Additional $149 due at end of class for national certification exam which is given at last class. Textbook included in tuition. 80 hour clinical rotation after successful completion of class. No waivers. Meets T/Th 7-9:30 pm plus 9 Saturdays 9 am-4:30 pm.
Mental Health First Aid
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS START DATE You may know to call 911 and perform CPR in an emergency situation, but do you know what to do for someone in a mental health crisis? You are more likely to encounter this situation than someone having a heart attack! Taught by certified instructors. Learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems and gain skills to provide initial help with a 5-step action plan until appropriate help arrives. Certification card valid for 3 years. Textbook included in tuition. 2 sessions @ 5 hrs each.


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Share Your Story! Writing Your Memoirs
Whether you hope to capture your life’s meaningful moments for family, publication, or personal satisfaction, this class will help you get started. We will talk about how to compose your storytelling and offer some insights into what makes for memorable reading. We will discuss the difference between writing a memoir and writing an autobiography. Classes are highly interactive, with some time spent reading and critiquing each other’s work. Sharing of written work is optional. We will also touch on publication options and some of the rules you need to know and understand regarding publication of your written works. 4 sessions @ 2 hrs each.
What Might Have Been! A Historical Perspective
Calling all history buffs and would-be writers. This fun class combines elements of history with discussions and creative writing. Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if Lincoln wasn't assassinated as the Civil War ended? If President Truman elected not to drop the atomic bombs on Japan? Or what would have occurred if Attila had actually married into the Roman Imperial Family? If so, this is the course for you. Students will be assigned a particular event in world history. After learning what actually happened, students will then prepare a paper and presentation based on the ramifications if something else had transpired. Their alternate scenario will be shared with the class and a lively discussion will follow. Students will learn how decisions from the past impact their lifetimes and the world in which we live, as well as use their imaginations in understanding cause and effect. Please note: The format of this class will include research, writing and discussion. Writing assignments will take place in class as we as possible at-home assignments. 4 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Classical Music Appreciation 101
Enhance your joy of classical music through knowledge. Have you ever heard that familiar tune whose name escaped you? You recognize it as classical music, but aren't sure who wrote it or the story behind it. In this 2 session course we will explore Classical composers; Session 1 we will focus the music of Haydn & Mozart. For session 2, we’ll be focusing on composers Schubert & Beethoven. This is a class to learn about the composers and the circumstances surrounding the music's creation, as well as what to listen for. Students will learn why this music has remained popular for hundreds of years. 2 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.


 

 
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