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Featured Classes
Security+
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 an equivalent amount of experience a must to succeed in this class. Exam is not offered as part of the course. Purchase textbook separately. 11 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
Keyboarding
Continue your journey in PC basics by learning proper keyboarding techniques. No more pecking for keys! This class will improve your keyboarding speed while learning from an online software app and other classroom practices. 9 sessions @ 2 hrs each.
Digital Art: Photoshop Basics
Students will be introduced to the interface, main tools, and layering options that Photoshop offers. We will go over each of the main tools individually, as well as examples on ways that the tools can be used. Tool shortcuts, navigating the Photoshop workspace, and correct use of the layering system will also be emphasized. Purchase textbook separately. 6 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
 


Focus on Health and Medical
Exercise and Sports Nutrition
Power up your exercise routine by giving your body what it needs to reap the maximum benefit from your hard work. Getting the right nutrition through a balanced diet effects your performance. Come calculate anthropometrics and plan a meal. 1 session @ 2 hrs.
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.
Introduction to Health Care Careers
Interested in a career in health care? Join us to discuss exciting career opportunities in the rapidly expanding health care field. Learn how to research current job trends, salaries, and educational requirements. Bring a friend, family member or colleague. One free guest allowed per paid registrant! (Guests must register in advance.) 1 session @ 3 hrs.


Explore for Yourself
Interior Design
Introduction to key principles of interior design that you can apply to enhance your living space. Make your home reflect your personal style and interests. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
Soup and Stew for a Snowy Day
In this 2 session class we will prepare some easy and fun comfort food to keep the house warm and toasty as the icicles form. Easy to prepare, these dishes ae practically guaranteed to cure even the worst case of cabin fever. Please Note: This class is for beginner & novice Chefs. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
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.


 

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