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Introduction to Coaching
If you seek to inspire and motivate others, then coaching may be the skill set for you. This continuously emerging field draws on numerous communication approaches and techniques you can use to support others in achieving their short and long-term goals by developing a positive approach to all areas of their lives. In this experiential introductory session, we'll discuss the basics of how coaching works and discover what coaching is--and isn't--distinguishing coaching from mentoring, consulting, therapy, training and athletic development and the essential components of all coaching interventions. 1 session @ 4 hrs.
Virginia Principles of Real Estate
Virginia real estate is a diverse market, with coastal homes, rural farmlands, and the bustling suburbs of Washington, DC. Professionals seeking a Virginia real estate license, must complete this DPOR approved 60 hour course in order to sit for state and national exams administered by PSI. No discounts or refunds. DMV LICENSE NUMBER AND DATE OF BIRTH IS REQUIRED in order to sit for state and national exams. 20 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
MS Excel - Intermediate
Improve your Microsoft Excel 2013 worksheet capabilities by calculating data with advanced formulas and specialized functions. Create and edit macros, analyze data with text, create tables and charts, sort and filter data, create PivotTables and PivotCharts, analyze data using slicers, insert graphic objects into worksheets and customize and enhance the Excel environment by managing themes and creating templates. 5 sessions @ 3 hrs each.

Focus on Health and Medical
Veterinary Parasitology, Hematology, and Wet Lab
Learn about blood cells and common parasites of our dogs and cats. Covers associated lab tests to detect these diseases. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each, plus one session @ 2 hrs.
Medical Terminology With Anatomy--Part 2
Continue building medical vocabulary. (Same textbook as Part 1.) 10 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Heartsaver CPR & AED - Adult, Child, Infant
Handle medical emergencies! Successful completion leads to adult, child, infant CPR certification with the American Heart Association and includes choking and AED training. Must be on time. Certification valid for two years. Book required. Ideal for Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders! 1 session @ 5 hrs.

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Recording and Producing Music at Home
Are you a musician who has dreamed of recording your music to share and publish? Modern home-recording equipment is accessible and affordable, meaning that the only thing between you and your musical goals is the knowledge of what goes into making a great track! This class will provide instruction and hands-on experience writing, recording, and producing your own original music. Topics covered will include songwriting/composing, recording and mixing techniques, and equipment overviews. Students will need a laptop to run audio software on. 8 sessions @ 2 hrs each.
Beyond Streetcar: The Films of Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley in India, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947) died at the age of 53 of tuberculosis in 1967. Perhaps the most talented and beautiful actress that has ever graced both stage and screen, Vivien Leigh’s haunting performances will be featured in the following films: "Waterloo Bridge", her favorite film, in which she co-starred with Robert Taylor in a war time romance of star-crossed lovers; "Fire Over England" with Laurence Olivier, exploring the clash between Spain and England during the reign of Elizabeth I; "Anna Karenina", in which she portrays the tragic heroine of Tolstoy’s novel; "A Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando", for which she earned her second Academy Award for Best Actress; "The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone", based on Tennessee Williams’ only novel, stars Vivien with Warren Beatty and Lotte Lenya; "The Sidewalks of London", in which she plays a talented dancer and pickpocket, with Charles Laughton and Rex Harrison; and "That Hamilton Woman", with Laurence Olivier, in which she plays Lord Nelson’s mistress. Segments of "Gone With The Wind" will be shown and discussed throughout the course. No discounts or waivers. 5 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
Charcuterie Sausage Craftsmanship
Charcuterie describes and refers to the broad range of cured meats, but is typically associated with specialty gourmet meats that are prepared using artisan processes. The term Charcuterie often refers to the craftsmanship of making sausages or meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheeses, and spreads. From savory sausages to sausages infused with dried nuts and fruits. This class will teach the basics to understand first, from identifying some of the most popular types of charcuterie, to what makes a really impressive completed charcuterie presentation board. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs each.


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