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Featured Classes
Fundamentals of Managerial Planning
To be effective, supervisors must perform the planning functions--both routine and detailed--as an ongoing part of their jobs. Learn the important reasons for planning; the steps involved in planning and how to create effective objectives; how planning differs at the top, middle and supervisory levels of an organization; and, differentiate the various kinds of stand and single-use plans. 1 session @ 4 hrs.
Creating a Successful Business Plan
Learn the tools that assist in developing a successful plan to run your business effectively and efficiently. A well-defined plan will keep you on task, serve as a source for funds, aid decision-making, and drive your business forward. 3 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
PL/SQL - Introduction
Learn about variables, operators, loops, decisions, cursors, and debugging. Develop stand-alone or stored functions and procedures. Create and use Oracle packages. Some knowledge of programming helpful but not required. Purchase textbook separately, ISBN: 9780071812436. 8 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

Focus on Health and Medical
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.
Clinical Medical Office Procedures--Part 2
More complex skills for medical assistant: administration of medications, venipuncture, EKGs, and basic lab procedures. May take before Part 1. (Same textbook as Part 1) 11 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Start your career ladder in nursing with our entry-level health care position as a certified nurse aide. Duties include basic patient care, vital signs, bathing, and feeding. Placement test must be passed prior to registration - call 703-658-1293 to schedule placement test. Background check application fee of $25 to be paid by student. Documentation of TB status due first day of class. No tuition waivers or refunds. 80 hours classroom and 40 hours offsite clinical during regular class hours. 15 sessions @ 8 hrs each.

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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.
World War II: A Military And Social History
The Discussion Course on WW2 is designed for those interested in learning more about the war from a very broad perspective. The program will explore a major topic each week with participants contributing their individual and group knowledge of the topic area, identifying subjects to explore more deeply and sharing their experiences from family, friends and studies associated with that particular topic area. Weekly topics of dicussion are: Causes of WW2, WW2 in Europe, WW2 in the Pacific, the Home Front (USA), the development of the Atomic Bomb. The last week will be open to class choice of topic for discussion ranging from DDAY to Pearl Harbor. 6 sessions @ 2.5 hours each
WHAT IF? 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.


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