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Business English Essentials II
As we advance from speaking in words and phrases, we progress to clauses and sentences. In Level II, we emphasize this communications growth by discussing and practicing the use of clauses (independent, dependent, noun, adjective, and adverb) to form sentences and by creating simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. We also learn the rules and apply them in the following grammatical areas: subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, and pronoun case. 5 sessions @ 3 hrs. each.
MS Excel - Advanced
Learn to use Microsoft Excel at an advanced level! Create and edit macros. Apply conditional formatting and add data validation criteria. Learn to protect files, share a workbook and audit worksheets. Analyze data by applying trendlines, sparklines, and performing a What-If Analysis and a Statistical Analysis with the Analysis Toolpak. Consolidate workbook data and link and edit cells in different workbooks. Export Excel data to and import data from other applications. Publish a worksheet to and import data from the Web and create a Web Query. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
MS Outlook - Intermediate
Optimize your use of this powerful e-mail management tool. Learn how to customize messaging and manage address books and distribution lists. Take full advantage of task and note tools. You will know how to organize and search your e-mail to retrieve that important message you sent or received. Work with others by sharing calendars and contacts. Same book as MS Outlook--Basics course. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

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Mental Health First Aid
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS START DATE (11/24/15) 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.
Nutrition in Home Care
Caring for a loved one at home? 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.
Veterinary Assistant Program--Part III
Gain exposure to surgical protocol, instruments, pharmacology, and anesthesia. We will discuss topics veterinary medical personnel must face, such as ethics and euthanasia. Prerequisites are not required. 8 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.

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Origami Basics
Add style to your gift giving with this Japanese craft. Create unique designs by folding paper into extraordinary shapes that benefit the occasion. Bring scissors. 2 sessions @ 2 hrs each.
Baking with Fruits & Chocolate: A Holiday Special
Holidays are a perfect time to pay homage to age old culinary traditions. So what better time for some naughty and nice desserts; classic fruit studded delights from hand pies, puddings, cakes & tarts! We’ll be baking up a storm with fresh and bejeweled dried fruits and an array of nuts ~ walnuts, cashews, almonds, and pistachios. And of course, luscious chocolate desserts that make a delightful holiday season just a tad sweeter! 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
At Home, In Home--Aging in Place
“Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.” Robert Mace In this class we explore the ideas behind “Universal Design”; concepts that are inherently user-friendly to older people and people with disabilities. As our life expectancy increases, it is imperative that we better our understanding of how to make our existing environment safer and more functional. For those considering downsizing, what are the “must haves” that need to be incorporated into that new home? Students are encouraged to share with the class their own projects, thoughts, ideas and concerns about aging in place. The instructor, Rebecca Hubler, is a certified Aging in Place Specialist as well as a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.


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