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Mediation - Conflict Resolution
Do you find yourself in the middle of an argument and wonder how it got started in the first place? Do you overreact and make a difficult situation worse? Are you trapped in a seemingly irresolvable cycle of conflict? Do you become angry or frustrated dealing with difficult people? This course is an overview of the mediation and alternative dispute resolution field with a focus on your approach to conflict. Learn a process to share your concerns, hear others’ concerns, and reach a win-win agreement in your business, family, and personal relationships. 1 session @ 3 hrs.
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.
PC Basics
PC Basics is your window into the world of computing! For those desiring to learn more about the fundamentals of computers, this is the course for you. PC Basics focuses on understanding various computer terms, learning the functions of numerous hardware components and software applications, navigating and controlling the Windows operating system environment, and conducting searches and safely navigating within an internet browser. You will create a document, presentation, and spreadsheet with MS Office. This is the prerequisite course for many IT courses. 8 hours of instruction.

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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. Certification valid for 2 years. This course fulfills teacher recertification requirements. Book required. Must be on time! Bring lunch! Ideal for Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leaders. 1 session @ 7.5 hrs.
EKG Interpretation
In this course, students study the indications for performing an EKG, interpretation of rate, intervals, and rhythms of EKGs, and how to perform an EKG. Special considerations and pertinent topics in cardiology will also be discussed. This class is a required part of the Medical Assistant certificate program. If you are pursuing the medical certificate, you must be registered as a medical certificate student. For more information on the medical certificate program, call 703-506-2281. This class will also prepare the student to sit for the EKG Technician national credentialing exam. Instructional Methods: This course utilizes classroom lecture, EKG skills practice and demonstration, and written testing. Course Objectives: After completing this class, the student will be able to 1) identify indications for performing electrocardiography 2) measure heart rate and cardiac cycle intervals 3) identify atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, especially those which require immediate medical attention 4) discuss additional cardiology testing including, but not limited to, Holter monitoring and stress testing 5) perform an EKG 6) have confidence in answering the heart rhythm questions asked in the licensing exam.
Pharmacy Technician - Fast Track
Comprehensive course prepares student to enter pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion, or community pharmacies. Includes: terminology, reading prescriptions, and dosage calculations. Now includes 70 hours classroom and 80 hours off site externship (externship requires additional expenses for background check and immunizations). No tuition waivers. 20 sessions @ 3.5 hrs each.

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German Film Classics
World Cinema presents the following award winning film masterpieces: "A Coffee in Berlin", winner of 6 German awards, is a jazz-scored Aslacker's comedy B a poignant center and a love-letter to Berlin and Generation Y. Straight from the headlines of neo-Nazi Germany, "In The Fade", with Diane Kruger, is an edge-of-the seat thriller. Winner of Palme D'Or in 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival, "The White Ribbon" is a chilling study of a small village on the eve of World War I. NPR says that "Young Goethe in Love" is charming in a way that American romantic comedies have all but forgotten. "John Rabe" is an old-fashioned historical epic that centers around the Nanking Massacre. No discounts or waivers. 5 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
Shoebox Solutions – Family Archives From “Shoebox” to DVD!
This is a multimedia hands-on production class where participants will have the opportunity to digitize their own personal family media: photos, videos, artwork, and more. You will digitize items in class with equipment and software provided by the instructor. 3 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each. Digitized media provides easy storage and fun viewing for sharing on your personal computer or over the Internet. Media is transferred to USB or SD cards, external hard drives, or CD-DVD discs. Instructor will supply equipment and discuss high speed copying of pictures from old photo albums and digitizing from other sources such as 8mm movie film, 35mm slides, negatives, video tapes and more – all to digital media. 3 sessions @ 2.5 hrs each.
Genealogy: Planning a Research Trip
Planning research trips, both locally and long distances are critical to successful research. What to do before you go? What to take with you? What to do on the trip? What to do when you return? All contribute to a successful research trip. Facilities covered include libraries, archives, churches, cemeteries, courthouses, funeral homes, and newspaper resources. 1 session @ 2.5 hrs.


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