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HR Management in the 21st Century
Study the future directions of human resource management in the 21st century as workforce elements change and businesses integrate societal, economic, and technological changes into their modes of operation over the decades. This course addresses how managers and employees can adapt to and take advantage of these developments. Bring laptop to class. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.
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.
Introduction to Programming Using Python
Learn the basics of programming using Python computer language. Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language. Learn the semantics of the Python language and basic concepts required for developing computer programs. Define problem to be solved, use flowcharts to represent an algorithm, work flow or process, learn syntax of the Python language, using variables, statements, strings and data structures. By the end of the course you will be able to write complete non-graphical programs. OS independent. Good foundation for learning C++ and Java. 8 sessions @ 2 hrs each.

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Zoonotic Diseases, Ethics, Medical Asepsis
Introduction to zoonotic diseases. Plus gain exposure to surgical protocol, instruments, pharmacology, and anesthesia. We will discuss topics veterinary medical personnel must face, such as ethics and euthanasia. No prerequisites. 6 sessions @ 3 hrs; one session @ 2 hrs.
First Aid
Act appropriately in emergencies for adults and children. Learn critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Includes overview of CPR. American Heart Association Certification card valid for 2 years. Must be on time. Book required. Ideal for Boy Scout and Girl Scout Leaders. 1 session @ 3.5 hrs.
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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Putting the GO in your goals!
Need a quick way to put focused action on what is important to you? This class provides the foundation for learning how to get where you want to go in life. You will learn how to create goals that work for you and a special process to get you there. Worksheets provided to keep you on track.1 session @ 3 hrs each.
A Chef's Life - Are You Ready for Life in the Kitchen?
In the last 15 to 20 years there has been an explosion in the number of individuals who desire to work in the food industry environment. Culinary schools are recording record numbers of new students and it seems that restaurants are constantly popping up all over America. While a culinary position sounds exciting, there are some things one must consider prior to making the jump into this field. Session one will discuss what it is like to work in a commercial kitchen. We will test your knowledge and see how you see yourself in this environment. In the second session we will go over the tools of the trade, culinary terminology, sample tasting of various spice and herbs, and finally everyone will have a chance to cook something in the kitchen. Upon completion of this class, you will have a better understanding of what it is like to work in a professional kitchen and whether your skills, mindset, abilities, and expectations are suited for this endeavor. 2 sessions @ 3 hrs.
Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters
Knit one, purl two; yes, it's that easy to begin crafting your own creations. As we take you from yarn selection and pattern reading to casting on, you'll be knitting, purling, doing increases and decreases, changing gauge, and then binding off so you will be ready to knit basic items using a pattern. Social knitting and the use of on-line support sites will be addressed. 4 sessions @ 3 hrs each.


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