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Featured Classes
Buy or Sell a Home Using VA Loans
Whether you are active military or a veteran, a first time buyer or a seasoned purchaser who wants to sell, this seminar will provide valuable information: loan qualifications and limits, down payments, closing costs, mortgage insurance, multiple usages of eligibility, assumptions, protection and representation for the buyer, funding fees, special guidelines for appraisal and property safety, and how best to select or market your home with VA financing. The process and the advantages available to those who are or have served this country are impressive; you cannot afford to miss this offering. 1 session @ 2.5 hrs each.
Tax Strategies for the One-Person Business and Small Corporations
One-person businesses and small corporations frequently pay too much in taxes and do not know it! Explore the tax laws, unknown to you and/or your tax return preparer, which favor the smallest of businesses, such as sole proprietorships, LLCs, S Corporations, and C Corporations. Save your money. Taught by a CPA with a masters degree in taxation. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
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 CT01479 Windows Server 2008 for Administrators, 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. No discounts/waivers. 11 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Learn critical skills needed to respond to and manage medical emergencies. Includes adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use. American Heart Association certification card issued at end of class. Certification valid for 2 years. Must be on time! 1 session @ 7 hrs.
Nutrition in Home Care
Caring for a loved one at home? Or just interested in improving your own nutrition? Study importance of food pyramids, calories, and nutrients for aging persons, and persons with Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, and Parkinson's. Learn proper portions and balanced meals. Covers basic safe food handling. Designed for home health care aides, companions, personal care assistants, and family members. Pay $7 to teacher in class for 50-page handout. 2 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Clinical Medical Office Procedures--Part 1
Practice medical office skills: vital signs, sterile technique, position/draping patients, and simple treatments. 12 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.

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How to Plan A Wedding on A Realistic Budget
You truly can have the wedding of your dreams. This course will provide real life solutions and creative ideas to plan a wedding without going bankrupt. Learn how to save up to 30% on nationally advertised bridal gowns, veils, and bridesmaids dresses. Cost cutting tips on invitations, photography, flowers, and cakes. The best bargains on honeymoons, attendant gifts, and even gown preservation. Instructor Jean Welsh is a wedding coordinator and has been in the bridal business for 25 years. You will find her knowledge and expertise invaluable. SPECIAL! We're offering an accompanying BFF/Mother of the Bride Discount at 20% off the TUITION ONLY so sign up quick. Contact our ACE Registration at 703-658-1201 to avail of this promotion. 1 session @ 3 hrs.
Are you thinking about being a fiction writer? This is a workshop to study newly published works of fiction by first-time authors. A variety of books showcasing these talented and brave writers will be on hand. We will review, dissect, and find inspiration from their stories. 4 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Floral Design: Springtime Table Centerpiece
Create a springtime design for your table. Combine seasonal flowers and foliage to delight your dinner guests. 1 session @ 3 hrs.


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