Spring 2017 Community Education Schedule

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ACT Prep Workshop

AGE 16+  This class prepares students to read and comprehend the material on the ACT evaluation in the time allowed as successfully as possible.  Students will use simulated exams to learn about the different types of questions and the best strategies for successfully answering them. This workshop includes computer assisted drills for developing reading techniques and speed, and discussions on test taking strategies and reasoning skills. Students will be provided with a one-half hour lunch break.  NOTE: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER is required to enroll in class. Additional Book Fee $20.40 Instructor: J. Suydam

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

3649    $176    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    1/21-2/4

3650    $176    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    2/25-3/11

3651    $176    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    4/22-5/6

 

 

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MS Word Basics

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft Word. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3653    $104    BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    2/18-3/11

MS Excel Basics

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft Excel. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. No class on 4/15. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3654    $104    BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    3/25-4/22

Introduction to Microsoft Office- Excel

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft Excel. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. No class on 2/13. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3600    $156    SWGCC   4-7pm   M(4)    1/30-2/27

Introduction to Microsoft Office- Word

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft Word. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3601    $156    SWGCC   4-7pm   W(4)    2/1-2/22

Introduction to Microsoft Office- PowerPoint

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft PowerPoint. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3602    $156    SWGCC   4-7pm   M(4)    3/20-4/10

Introduction to Microsoft Office- Access

This class is for students who have little or no experience working with Microsoft Access. Students should be familiar with computer keyboard. Instructor: T. Abell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3603    $156   SWGCC   4-7pm   W(4)    3/22-4/12

Internet Safety for Parents

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3631    $26     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    4/8 

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Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class

(Must have valid FOID card)

Two-day, 16-hour course – Instructors are current or retired police officers and have been approved by the Illinois State Police. Everyone must attend all hours of class; there are no exceptions. Additional registration fee to the state of Illinois; $150 for 5 years.

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                    Day     Date

3785          $185   BC     8am-5pm       S/Su   3/25-3/26

3786          $185   SWGCC  8am-5pm       S/Su   4/22-4/23

1824          $185   BC     8am-5pm       S/Su   5/20-5/21

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course

(This class does not include IL permit requirements. MO residents must obtain an MO permit before taking this class.)

AGES 21+ - The Utah CFP permit training class takes 4 hours. Firing of a firearm is not required to obtain the Non-Residential Utah concealed firearm permit. The permit is valid for 5 years and training is not required for renewal. Allegiant Traing Group provides all the training materials, notary, and for your added convenience, they provide the following services: fingerprint cards and photo services. This is required to submit your non-resident application. Utah concealed firearm permit is recognized by 34 states for Illinois residents: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS,  KY, LA,MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, NH,  OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Additional registration fee to the state of Utah $51. Instructor: E. Wilkerson

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                      Day    Date

3597    $100    BC      8am-12pm       S(1)    1/21

3598    $100    BC      8am-12pm       S(1)    5/6

 

Back to Top Creative Arts

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Bob Ross Oil Painting

Beginners or experienced painters learn the painting techniques of wet-on-wet from a certified Bob Ross instructor. Supply fee-$30. Instructor: L. Stevens

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day            Date

Mountain Scene

3710    $65     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    1/28

Flowers in a Hanging Pot

3749    $65     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    2/18

Painting Impressionist Landscapes

Enjoy painting impressionistic landscapes with this no-stress method of painting, while learning the techniques of the impressionists. No previous art experience required. Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian in attendance during class. Supply list will be sent. Instructor: T. Hohn

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Spring Storm

3726    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    1/21

Summer Farm

3728    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    2/18

Autumn Fire

3732    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    3/25

Winter's Silence

3734    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    4/22

Fearless Watercolor Landscapes

Enjoy painting watercolor landscapes with this no-stress, no-drawing method of painting. No previous art experience required. Students under 18 must have a parent or guafdian in attendance.Supply Fee: $10. Instructor: T. Hohn

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Island Lighthouse/By the River

3723    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    2/4

Spring Scene/Summer Beach

3724    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    3/4

Dover Cliffs/Mountain Lake

3725    $60     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    4/1

NEW! Exploring Old Mediums in a New Way (Pastels & Watercolor)

Explore new ways of applying water color, watercolor pencils & oil and chalk pastels. There are always new techniques to discover. No class on 3/18 & 4/15. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3748    $150    BC      1-3:30pm       S(6)    3/4-4/22

Suminagashi – Japanese Paper Marbling

Learn how to make beautiful marbled paper simply using the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi. Take home beautiful cards and marbled paper as well as a kit to make hundreds more works of art. Supply Fee: $25 Instructor: M. Harms

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3669    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/4

3668    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    4/8

Tie-dye with Cold Water Dyes

Learn different tips and tricks to tie-dye like a pro. All materials and one set of cotton pillowcases included in supply fee. Please bring additional cotton items to dye as time and supplies allow Supply fee: $12. Instructor: M. Harms

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3666    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    3/11

3667    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    4/1

Painting a Stained Glass Window

Learn how to design and paint a window to look like a real stained glass window using liquid lead and glass paint. No art classes required. Beginners welcome. Even if you have no known artistic skills, you can create a beautiful stained glass window to hang in your home or give as a gift. Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: M. Moehle

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day     Date

3617    $30     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    4/29

Beginner Creative Card Making

Learn to use a variety of techniques and tools to create custom greeting cards that are easy to make and fun to give. Students will purchase a basic card making kit and create a minimum of 3 handmade cards. Techniques to be covered include dry and heat embossing, water coloring with distress inks, die cutting, and stamping No class on 2/18. Supply Fee: $20. Instructor: K. Richey

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3599    $60     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    2/11-2/25

Beginners Glass Bead Making

Create your own glass beads to make a bracelet, pendant, decorative elements, jewelry, or anything creative. Materials and glass are all included free with the class. You will be instructed by a Master Bead Artist.  Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3655    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    1/28

3656    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    2/11

3657    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    3/4

3658    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    4/8

3659    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    5/6

Beginning Lead Stained Glass

Students will learn to create patterns, cut shapes, and form images form glass. Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you create a finished hanging panel. Supply fee approximately-$199 Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3660    $75     AGS     7-9pm   T(5)    1/24-2/21

3661    $75     AGS     7-9pm   W(5)    1/25-2/22

Advanced Stained Glass Foil

Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you crate using the famous Tiffany Style method. A finished stained glass piece different than a panel. You will bring your supplies from the beginning class plus approx $65. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3662    $75     AGS     7-9pm   T(5)    3/21-4/18

3663    $75     AGS     7-9pm   W(5)    3/22-4/19

Hand Embroidery

Design and hand embroider a pair of pillowcases. Learn many different ways to transfer designs as well as what works best. We’ll learn several stitches as well as some history and embroidery from around the world. Supply fee: $30 Instructor: M. Harms

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3664    $60     BC      6:30-8:30pm    Th(3)   2/16-3/2

3665    $60     BC      6:30-8:30pm    T(3)    3/21-4/4

Upholstery Lab

Bring a simple chair to class every week and learn basic upholstery skills to give it a new look. In addition, discussions on fibers, fabrics and tools are included. An additional course is offered if students need extra sessions to finish their project. Instructor: G. Lay

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3644    $180   BC      6-9pm   M(6)    3/27-5/1

Upholstered Cushions

Assemble a professional looking cushion for chairs and couches. Selection of foam, matching patterns, cutting, and sewing a boxed cushion with welting and zipper will be presented. Instructor: G. Lay

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3645    $90     BC      6-9pm   W(3)    4/19-5/3

Beginners Home Decorating Sewing Lab

Create a few home decorating projects in this make it and take course. Choose from any or all of the following: Table runner, decorator quality pillows, and easy quilt top, quilted pot holders. Supply list will be sent. Instructor: G. Lay

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3648    $90     BC      6-9pm   W(3)    3/29-4/12

New! Dressmaking for Beginners

Introduction to sewing will guide the students through working with the tools and equipment. Temporary and permanent stitches and seams, creating the most common seams, fibers and fabrics. Construction: pressing, interfacing, gatherings, darts, pleats, binding, hems, miters, collars, bands, waistbands, closings, sleeves, cuffs, pockets and fastenings. Working with patterns, basic principles of fitting and understanding and using a pattern. Working with individual patterns and working on a garment. Supply list will be sent. Instructor: I. Embry.

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3720    $120    BC      6-9pm   Th(4)   1/26-2/16

NEW! Advanced Dressmaking

Introduction to sewing will guide students through working with tools and equipment. Figure sizes, pattern envelope. How to select the most becoming design and fabric for your figure. Fiber to fabric, working with special fabrics, Construction: pressing, darts, pleats, binding, hems, collars, bands, waistbands, closings, sleeves, cuffs, pockets and fastenings. Working with patterns, basic principles of fitting, using and altering patterns. Working with individual patterns and working on a garment. Supply list will be sent. No class on 3/16. Instructor: I. Embry.

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3721    $120    BC      6-9pm   Th(4)   3/2-3/30 

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Beginner Line Dancing

This course is designed for the person that has never danced before. The line dance terminology as well as the steps will be taught. Dances will include a mixture of country and non-country music. No class on 2/13. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3623    $54     BC      7-8:30pm       M(6)    1/23-3/6

3624    $63     BC      7-8:30pm       M(7)    3/20-5/1

Intermediate Line Dancing

This course is a continuation of the beginner class. Dances with multiple turns and varying steps will be taught. Prerequisite recommended Beginner Line Dancing. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3629    $63    PSOP    7-8:30pm       W(7)    1/25-3/8

3630  $63       PSOP   7-8:30pm    W(7)  3/22-5/3  

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Chinese Cooking

14+ Chinese cooking is really more about striking a balance in flavors, color, and textures than using specific ingredients. A good Chinese cook can often come up with a dish that has the characteristic taste and flavors of Chinese cuisine using whatever ingredients are on hand. Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine cooking to add a special flair to your next home cooked meal or dinner party. Supply fee: $6. Instructor: H. Fields

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Pork and Beef Dumplings

3705    $20     BC      9-11am  S(1)    1/21

Wonton Soup

3706    $20     BC      9-11am  S(1)    2/11

Egg Rolls

3707    $20     BC      9-11am  S(1)    3/25

Steamed Meatballs & Sweet Rice

3750    $20     BC      9-11am  S(1)    4/22

Fried Shrimp Balls

3709    $20     BC      9-11am  S(1)    5/6

Middle Eastern Cuisine

Middle Eastern cuisine is the cuisine of the various countries and peoples of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity. It includes Arab cuisine, Persian Cuisine, Israeli cuisine, Kurdish cuisine, Armenian cuisine, Georgian cuisine, Azerbaijani cuisine, and Turkish cuisine. Some commonly used ingredients include olives, olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint, and parsley. Some popular dishes include kebabs and dolma. Supply fee- $7. Instructor: I. Yousif

Class # Fee Loc         Time          Day  Date 

Shawarma & Taboli (Sandwich wrap & Salad)

3995  $20   BC          12:30-2:30  S(1)  4/29

Baklawa/Baklava (Dessert)

3996  $20   BC          12:30-2:30  S(1)  5/6

Beginning Cake Decorating

AGE 14+. Learn to level, fill, and ice and smooth a cake with buttercream icing. Learn 4 cake borders, how to write on a cake, make leaves, roses & sweet pea flowers, and set up a floral spray on a decorated cake. Supply fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3622    $60     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    1/21-1/28

3621    $60     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    3/25-4/1

Advanced Cake Decorating

AGE 14+. Learn how to use royal icing to make the following flowers: Rose, Rose Bud, Apple Blossom, Primrose & Lilly Cup flowers, hard icing picture fill-ins and the art of basket weaving on cakes with buttercream icing. Supply fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3626    $60     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    2/4-2/11

3625    $60     SWGCC   12pm-3pm       S(2)    4/1-4/8

Fondant Cake Designing

Students will learn how to cover a cake with fondant, fondant flowers, molding, shaping fondant, and painting a variety of cake designs. Supply Fee $5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3628    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/25

3627    $30     SWGCC   12-3pm          S(1)    4/22

NEW! Wedding Cake Creation & Design

Learn how to ice, support, decorate, transport stacked cakes for any specialty theme from sweet and simple to bold and bright. Supply fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3633    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    3/4

3634    $30     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    4/22

 

Back to Top Foreign Language & Travel

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Preparing for your Trip to Italy

This class is designed for individuals who are preparing for an upcoming trip to Italy. The class introduces you to useful phrases and practical traveling tips. Instructor: B. Klein

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3632    $20     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/21

A Walk Through Italy

A virtual tour through some of Italy's best cultural sites and natural wonders. This class is especially relevant for those planning a trip to Italy. Instructor: B. Klein

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3642    $20     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/28

Beginning Italian

This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the Italian language. The class introduces you to basic Italian grammar and conversation. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, Italian survival phrases including common Italian phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. Instructor: B. Klein

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3643    $120    BC      10am-12pm      S(6)    2/4-3/11

Conversational German for Beginners

A conversational approach to German for beginning and intermediate students.  Individualized and group instruction. Students work at their own rate and may take multiple sessions. Supply fee-$5. Instructor: D. Braswell

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3703    $120    BC      7-9pm   Th(6)   1/26-3/2

3704    $120    BC      7-9pm   Th (6)  3/30-5/4

Conversational French

Ages 14+ This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the French language. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, grammar, French survival phrases including common French phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. No class on 4/15.  Instructor: I. Yousif

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3992    $120    BC      9-11am  S(6)    3/25-5/6

 

Back to Top Home & Garden

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NEW! Intro to Urban Homesteading

Have you ever longed for a simpler life in the country? You might be pleasantly surprised at all the down-home self-sufficient skills you can practice right in your own back yard and kitchen! We will cover many homesteading skill-sets that you can use in an urban setting. Chickens, urban gardening, canning, dehydrating the harvest, DIY cleaning solutions and homestead thrift will be some of the subjects covered. Come and be encouraged. Instructor: A. May

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3993    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    3/4

3994    $30     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    4/1

Selecting Perfect Garden Plants

Do you really know and understand the conditions of your garden? Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that people make and how to select the perfect plant for the perfect space. We’ll discuss the importance of proper sunlight, moisture, drainage, soil pH and the plants that thrive in certain conditions. Instructor: S. Owens

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3613    $30     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    4/22

Plant Propagation

Learn of the different methods of plant propagation in this hands-on class. We will discuss the various methods of creating new plants from a variety of sources.  Instructor will demonstrate propagation methods such as air layering, division, cuttings and seed germination. Each student will have a chance to propagate their own plant to take home with them. Supply Fee: $3.00 Instructor: S. Owens

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3612    $30     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    4/8

Composting with Worms

Interested in vermicomposting?  Learn how to compost with worms.  We’ll discuss the details of vermicomposting, bin designs, common questions and more.  Each participant will construct their own small worm-bin to take home with them.  Worms Included! Supply Fee: $6.50 Instructor: S. Owens

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3611    $30     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    3/25

Home Buying/Financing for Beginners

We will begin with the requirements and sources of home financing including assistance with down payment and closing costs. We will also cover the process of searching for homes, negotiations, home inspections and closing the transaction. Instructor: L. Riess

Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

3671    $30     BC      9:30am-12:30pm S(1)    1/21

3672    $30     BC      9:30am-12:30pm S(1)    4/8

Simple Steps to Sell Your Home

This class addresses preparing your home, setting a realistic price and negotiating a sale once you have an interested buyer. We will also address seller's costs and the many steps from contract through to closing. Instructor: L. Riess

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3673    $30     BC      9:30am-12:30pm S(1)    2/4

3674    $30     BC      9:30am-12:30pm S(1)    4/29

 

Back to Top Health & Wellness

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Essential Oils 101 (Optional book: $25)

Have you heard the buzz about essential oils? We will teach you how to recognize quality, how to use them effectively and you will experience the top 10 most used oils! Come for education and your very own oils experience. Instructor: J. Santos

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4022  $15   BC    9-10:30a.m.          S(1)  3/4

4023  $15   BC    9-10:30a.m.          S(1)  3/25

4024  $15   BC    9-10:30a.m.          S(1)  4/22

 

Back to Top Home Improvement & Repair

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Basic Framing

Basic framing, including walls, roofs, and floor systems, with a focus on wall framing. No experience necessary, hands-on instruction included! Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: B. Reany

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3755    $40     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    3/4

Basic Electrical Repairs

Basic electrical repairs, including basic circuits, power distribution, and basic devices like switches and receptacles. GFCI also covered! Come and get a basic understanding of your home's electrical system. Hands-on instruction included! Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: B. Reany

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3756    $40     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    3/11

Plumbing Repairs

Learn about drain waste vent systems, potable water, and plumbing fixture installation! Hands-on training sweating copper. No experience necessary! Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: B. Reany

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3757    $40     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/1

Drywall Installation and Repair

Learn how to hang drywall and do repairs. Different types of drywall instruction covered, including regular, moisture-resistant, and fire-resistant drywall. Hands-on instruction included! Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: B. Reany

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3758    $40     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/8

Ceramic Tile

Learn wall and floor prep for ceramic tile and natural stone, and get hands-on experience cutting and installing tile. Supply Fee: $15 Instructor: B. Reany

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3759    $40     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/22 

Back to Top Personal Enrichment

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NEW! Gearing UP4 Grants

A hands-on grant writing class that will provide the beginner and experienced grant writer the structural and literacy tools needed to write strong successful proposals that will facilitate the securing of funds for an organization.  This course will strengthen the student’s ability to identify suitable funding sources, manufacture competitive grant proposals and evaluate their own work from the standpoint of a federal grant reviewer. No class on 4/15. Instructor: M. Green

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3722    $80     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    4/1-4/29

Sign Language

American Sign Language is a beautiful language with the grammar, structure, nuances all its own. Whether you wish to communicate with a friend or coworker who is deaf, you want to teach basic sign language to your children, or you've simply always wanted to learn a new language, this class can get you on the right foot to learning the basics of communicating in American Sign Language. While American Sign Language is used by a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons, this class will focus on American Sign Language used by people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. You will also be exposed to some aspects of Deaf culture while taking this course. No class on 3/13. Instructor: J. Webb

Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3711    $120    LHPL    6-8pm   M(6)    2/27-4/10

3670    $120    SWGCC   2-4pm   S(6)    2/4-3/11

Online Genealogy (Family History)

Learn how to trace your family history using the internet and historical documents- how to collect oral history, learn how to organize, store and preserve your family documents, pictures and treasures in acid free paper and containers. Understand your heritage and homeland of your ancestors, from traditions to language tips. Instructor: M. Moehle

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3615    $52     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    2/25-3/4

Creative Writing Workshops

If you've always wanted to write, but weren't sure where to start, this class is for you! You'll learn to create new work each day and schedule your life in a way conducive to the writing lifestyle. Instructor:  M. Sautman

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3605    $100    SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(5)    1/28-2/25

A History of Heavy Metal

History gets heavy- from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot, this course follows the birth of one of music's most controversial genres to the modern day as we puzzle the philosophical inquiry- what does it mean to be metal? Instructor:  M. Sautman

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3606    $75     SWGCC   1-2:30pm       S(5)    1/28-2/25

Intro to Mythology

This survey course seeks to define the nature of myth, the archetypal figures of myth, and provides an overview of myths from Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, India, Nigeria, and the Middle East. Instructor:  M. Sautman

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3604    $75     SWGCC   8am-9:30am     S(5)    1/28-2/25

Intro to Mountain Dulcimer

Learn to play this easy three string American folk instrument.  Basic strumming, fingering, and harmony techniques will be learned and applied to a repertoire of songs.  Do not have to read music!  Dulcimer rentals - call Barbara Ernst at 618-624-8100 by March 18th to secure a rental dulcimer.  Supply fee-$7. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3619    $60     BC      9am-3pm         S(1)    4/1

Mountain Dulcimer II

Introduction to Mountain Dulcimer is a prerequisite to this continuing three-week beginner’s course. You will learn fingering techniques; chords; adding harmony and fills; use of a capo; how to change strings and care of the dulcimer. No class on 4/15. Supply fee-$38. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3620    $90     BC      12:30pm-3:30pm S(3)    4/8-4/29

 

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    Optimize the Madness: Small Business Seminar

      Designed specifically for the small business owner struggling to keep up in the digital world, Optimize the Madness makes the seemingly impossible a practical reality. Taking a bold, fearless and completely in-house approach to modern Website Design, Social Media, Content Marketing and Brand Management, this workshop highlights the free tools currently available, focuses on real-life maintainable tactics and showcases the best small-business strategies used throughout the country today. You’ll also learn how to craft engaging social media posts, take likable, linkable and shareable photos, strategize new marketing content, manage your own brand online and more. If you’ve outsourced your website, if you’re boosting social media posts, if you’re paying someone else to market your brand…you owe it to yourself and your business to take this workshop. Optimize the Madness makes sense of the absurd and brings clarity to the clutter. Instructor: R. Deutschmann

        Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

          3716    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    Th(1)   2/2

            3718    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    Th(1)   4/6

              3637    $30     SWGCC   10am-1PM       S(1)    2/4

                3638    $30     SWGCC   1:30-4:30pm    S(1)    4/1

                  Build/Rebuild Your Credit Score

                    In this class we will cover the facts and myths about credit scoring and reporting as well as provide tools for rebuilding a good credit history after tough times. (We will talk about credit after collections, foreclosures, bankruptcy and divorce). Instructor: L. Riess

                      Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                        3675    $20     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    3/4

                          Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

                            Ways for those who are nearing retirement to maximize social security benefit amounts for themselves and their spouse. Instructor: C. Richards

                              Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day            Date

                                3700    $15     BC      9am-10:30pm    S(1)    1/21

                                  3701    $15     BC      9am-10:30am    S(1)    3/25

                                    Get to Know VA Home Buying Benefits.

                                      Get to know the benefits and requirements for using your VA loan entitlement to acquire and finance your home. Topics include eligibility, costs, and fees and debunk the myths that keep qualified veterans from enjoying this valuable benefit. Instructor: L. Riess

                                        Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                          3676    $25     BC      9:30am-12pm    S(1)    4/22

                                            Investment Basics

                                              This course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the various types of investment vehicles available today. Investment vehicles covered will be: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's options, or annuities. Instructor: R. Martini

                                                Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                  3678    $20     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    2/25

                                                    Investing: Leading to Retirement

                                                      Learn the complexities of retirement planning including generating income, how & when to take Social Security Benefits, and what to do with retirement plan balances. Instructor: R. Martini

                                                        Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day            Date

                                                          3679    $20     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    3/25

                                                            Medicare’s Mysteries: What You Need to Know

                                                              Medicare is complicated. Most people are overwhelmed with the options and find it difficult to get clear, simple answers. This class is designed for people approaching or already on Medicare. It will help you find your path through this complicated issue. This two session class will review parts A, B, C, and D, how Medicare operates and where you fit into the equation. Come find out about the biggest gaps in Medicare today and learn strategies to protect yourself. There are dozens of people willing to talk to you about retirement income, but few people willing to talk about retirement outgo. Get your questions answered and finally demystify Medicare.

                                                                Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                  4001    $60     BC      6-8:45pm       W(2)    3/1-3/8

                                                                    4002    $60     BC      6-8:45pm       W(2)    4/19-4/26


                                                                     

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                                                                    How To Register

                                                                    Golf Lessons/Golf Clinic

                                                                    AGE 14+. Solid golf fundamentals on Woods, Irons and short shots. For beginners to intermediate students. Learn from a PGA Professional. Bring your clubs if you have them, otherwise the instructor will provide them. Supply fee: $5/$7 for bucket(s) of golf balls. Instructor:B. Carranza

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

                                                                    3618    $120    SWGCC   9-11am  S(6)    4/22-5/27

                                                                    NEW! Amazing Smartphone Photography

                                                                    Learn to get the best possible photos from your Smartphone in this wildly entertaining and totally hands-on photography workshop. Learn which apps and accessories are best, discover the secrets to blur-free smartphone images and learn how to create dramatic, unforgettable portraits both indoors and out. Bring your fully-charged smartphone and be ready for the shooting adventure of your life. Instructor: R. Deutschmann

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

                                                                    3719    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    W(1)    2/22

                                                                    3640    $30     SWGCC   1:30-4:30pm    S(1)    2/4

                                                                    Portrait Photography for Everyone

                                                                    Learn to take amazing portraits with your camera in this completely hands-on photography workshop. Discover the human biases that drive our fascination with portrait photography and then learn to capitalize on them. This class is perfect for anyone with any camera (DSLR, point-n-shoot, smartphone) who wants to take the best portraits of their lives. Group challenges and individual exercises abound as do lessons on the manual approach, using your built-in flash, adding light with an external flash (or other light source) smartphone portraiture and more await. Instructor: R. Deutschmann

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                    3752    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    Th(1)   3/02

                                                                    3751    $30     SWGCC   10am-1pm       S(1)    3/4


                                                                    Going Manual with your DSLR Camera

                                                                    Learn the basics of manual control in this fun, extremely hands-on shooting adventure. In this workshop you’ll discover the secrets to blur-free images, perfect exposure and extraordinary color, all without the need for any post-processing! Led by an award-winning photographer and veteran Marine Combat Correspondent, this class will give you the confidence, practice and knowhow to take the pictures you’ve been dreaming about. Bring your DSLR camera, it’s manual and fresh batteries. Instructor: R. Deutschmann

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                    3715    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    T(1)    1/31

                                                                    3717    $30     LHPL    6:30-9:30pm    Th(1)   3/23

                                                                    3646    $30     SWGCC   2:30-5:30pm    S(1)    2/11

                                                                    3647    $30     SWGCC   10am-1PM       S(1)    4/1

                                                                    Applying Wood Finishes Series

                                                                    Learn how to apply clear coat, glaze, and decorative finishes to wood products over a series of three classes. This class is hands-on and you will apply finishes to a handmade wooden jewelry box, and take it home with you at the end of the series! Instructor: Staff

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc            Time    Day     Date

                                                                    3712    $60     CAB_GALLRY     6-8pm   M(3)    2/20-3/6

                                                                    3713    $60     CAB_GALLRY     6-8pm   M(3)    3/27-4/10 

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                                                                    How To Register

                                                                    Cartooning

                                                                    AGES 7-12. Design your own comic character or comic strip. Learn character design, composition and techniques used in comic strips. Instructor: M. Moehle

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                    3614    $40     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    1/28-2/4

                                                                    Snacks 'n Splatters

                                                                    AGE 7-12 • Our instructor will offer a variety of pictures for kids to choose from, and then will draw their picture onto their canvas, and they just have fun painting it! Kids can bring their own snacks and a drink, and will have fun and leave with their very own piece of art. Bring an apron if you want to stay tidy! Supply Fee: $10 Instructor: M. Moehle

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

                                                                    3616    $30     SWGCC   12-3pm  S(1)    4/8

                                                                    Kid’s Cupcake Decorating

                                                                    Ages 7-12. Learn how to decorate fun fancy cupcakes that are great party favorites using fillings, icings and candies. Supply fee $5.00. Instructor: B. Parks.

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                    3635    $20     BC      12:30-2:30pm   S (1)   2/25

                                                                    3636    $20     SWGCC   9:30-11:30am   S (1)   4/8

                                                                     

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                                                                    How To Register

                                                                    People's Law School - Free Workshops

                                                                    (learn more about our legal system)

                                                                    Topics and dates coming soon!

                                                                    For questions, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618.

                                                                    Back to Top General Studies Classes

                                                                    How To Register

                                                                    Woodworking & Furniture Refinishing

                                                                    3513 HDHS137 7 – 9:50pm W 1/18 – 4/19

                                                                    2 credit hours ($228 + $20 lab fee = $248)

                                                                    Conversational Spanish I

                                                                    3514 WESTB125 6 – 7:50pm  T  1/17-5/16

                                                                    2 credit hours ($228 + no lab fee = $228)

                                                                    Foundry/Sandcasting  

                                                                    3515   FRBGN10   7 – 9:50pm  Th   1/19 – 5/11

                                                                    2 credit hours ($228 + $32 lab fee = $260)

                                                                     

                                                                    Paraprofessonal

                                                                    Paraprofessional Test Prep Class

                                                                    This class will help you prepare for the Paraprofessional Test to become a teacher’s aid. No class on 4/15. Instructor: L. Larue

                                                                    Class # Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

                                                                    3697    $90     BC      9am-12pm       S(3)    1/28-2/11

                                                                    3698    $90     BC      9am-12pm       S(3)    4/1-4/22

                                                                    WorkKeys Paraprofessional Test

                                                                    BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/18   

                                                                    BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    4/29