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Featured Classes
VA Principles of Real Estate
For those seeking a Virginia real estate license. This course meets the Virginia Real Estate Board requirements before you can take the state exam. No discounts or refunds. 20 sessions @ 3 hrs each. Students should purchase the two books separately: ISBN: 978-1-4277-4612-2 and ISBN: 978-1-4277-4825-6.
A+: Troubleshooting Your Computer
Master installation, configuration, diagnosis, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. Assemble and re-assemble Pentium-based computers. Also useful to home PC users strongly motivated to learn maintenance, troubleshooting, virus protection, and disaster recovery in depth. No discounts/waivers. Purchase textbook separately. 11 sessions covering 40 hrs.
Agile Software Project Management with Scrum
With many software development projects consistently over budget and behind schedule, government and private industry are relying on agile methodologies to fix problems. Software developers, team leads, project managers, functional experts need a software solution. Discover what it means to be agile and how the Scrum methodology will expose flaws in your existing process and motivate your team to deliver working software faster. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

Focus on Health and Medical
Mental Health First Aid
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. REGISTRATION DEADLINE - TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS START DATE. 2 sessions @ 4.5 hrs each.
Administrative Medical Office Procedures
Comprehensive course teaches front office skills including: appointments, records, health insurance, scheduling, and HIPAA. Stay current with new office practices in an evolving medical industry! Practice on medical office software programs commonly used in medical offices. 14 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.

Explore for Yourself
A Midsummer’s Garden
Bring a folding chair, a hot cup of coffee, and maybe your favorite hat and enjoy a display of perfect midsummer flowers that will complete your garden picture and a demonstration in the Plum Garden on how to keep the show going. Topics will include the fine art of coaxing your herbs, flowers and veggies through summer’s searing heat, what to do when disaster strikes and brilliant quick fixes. 1 session @ 3 hours.
Everyday Indian Family Meal - Vegetarian
Learn a quick, easy, and delicious full course Indian vegetarian meal which includes vegetable, curry, rice, salad, and dessert. Have fun in the kitchen while you cook and learn about authentic Indian spices and fresh ingredients that can be blended to prepare traditional Indian cuisine. Please note: This is a vegetarian class. 1 session @ 3 hrs.
Mastering the Life of Retirement
With a plan in hand, get the most out of your retirement years and discover how to make your dreams come true. In this hands-on, engaging workshop, you will develop your own individual concept and plan so that you are better prepared to pursue those dreams and master the life of retirement. Please note that this class is not geared towards financial planning, but rather a life skills and enrichment class. 1 session @ 3 hrs.


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