Fall 2014 Community Education Schedule

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ACT Prep Workshop

AGE 16-19.  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

3819    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    8/23-9/6

3820    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    9/20-10/4 

3821    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    10/18-11/1

3922    $162    RBC     8:30am-3pm     S(3)    10/4-10/18

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How to Make Money Selling on eBay

Learn how to sell on eBay. You will learn how to list items, tips for describing your items, taking quality photos, driving buyers to your items, packaging and shipping and following up your sale. Please be registered on eBay and PayPal before attending the class. Instructor: P. Lindauer 

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

4004    $54     BC      9am-12pm      S(2)    11/15-11//22

 

Facebook Fundamentals

Learn how to use Facebook to find and reconnect with friends, post status updates and share photos and videos. Special emphasis on safety and security measures for privacy protection. Working knowledge of the PC is necessary. Instructor: B. Ayran  & M. Shores

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

3862    $72     SWGCC   1pm-4pm S(2)    9/6-9/13

3926    $48     RBC     1pm-3pm S(2)    11/1-11/8

 

WordPress for Beginners

NEW!! Learn how to create your own website using WordPress! In this introductory class you will learn how to set up and manage your own website. You will also learn to work with themes and widgets! Working knowledge of the Windows operating system and a web-based e-mail address such as Yahoo or Gmail is necessary. Instructor: B. Ayran 

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

3861    $72     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    9/6-9/13

 

Introduction to Computers

Designed for beginners! This hands-on introduction to personal computers is perfect for students with no computer experience. We will discuss hardware and software components and learn to use the keyboard, mouse and write a sample letter. Instructor: J. Musgrove 

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

3831    $72     BC      12pm-2pm       S(3)    9/6-9/20

3832  $72   BC    12pm-2pm    S(3)  9/6-9/20   

 

Windows 7 Basics Workshop

This hands-on workshop will help you master basic elements of the Windows 7 operating system. Learn to work with the desktop and files; create folders, open and use programs and much more. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers Workshop or equivalent experience. Instructor: J. Musgrove 

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

3833    $72     BC      9am-11am       S(3)    10/11-10/25

 

Intro to MS Word

This course introduces the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Word: copy/paste, fonts, bulleted lists, graphics, columns, centering, and margins. Instructor: J. Scott 

Class #  Fee   Loc          Time           Day        Date

3882    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    9/20-10/11

 

MS Excel

This course introduces the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Excel: Creating Formulas, Functions, Inserting text, numbers, dates,    freezing rows/columns, cut, copy, paste, columns, and adding color. Instructor: J. Scott

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3881    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    8/23-9/13

 

MS Word Level 1

Create letters, reports, and use email merge for special mailings. Topics include creating, saving, and editing documents; moving, copying, and replacing text; changing fonts; setting tabs, adding page numbers, columns, bullets, and borders and shading. Instructor: S. Pope

 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3942    $90     SWGCC   9am-11:30am    S(3)    10/18-11/1 

3943    $90     SWGCC   9am-11:30am    S(3)    11/8-11/22

 

MS PowerPoint Level 1

Learn to create slideshow presentations with design templates, Clip Art, animation, and sound. Additional topics include inserting charts, transition effects, and using Smart Art diagrams. Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3944    $126    SWGCC   12:30pm-4pm    S(3)    11/8-11/22

 

Maximize Job Opportunities Online

Learn how to use internet job sites like LinkedIn, and make an e-portfolio. Find out tips for researching your competition. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the computer. Bring a flash drive with resume file for maximum use of class Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3937    $48     RBC     9am-11am       S(2)    11/1-11/8

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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. Materials fee-$30. Instructor: L. Stevens

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

Sunflowers

3978    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    8/23

Waterfall

3979    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    9/20

Seascape      

3980    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    10/18

Christmas With Ornaments

3981    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    11/22  

 

Beginning Watercolor

For beginners or those wishing to brush up on their skills. Learn how to do great watercolors using simple techniques. Paper, paints and brushes provided.  Covers color mixing and application plus beginning watercolor techniques. No experience needed. Materials fee-$20. Instructor: T.Hohn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3906    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    10/18 

3907    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    12/6

 

Watercolor Christmas Cards

Learn how to do your own Christmas cards in watercolor! Card blanks, prang watercolor sets and brushes provided. I'll teach you how, and then you can teach your friends and children how for Christmas! Materials fee-$35. Instructor: T. Hohn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3908    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    11/15

 

Painting on Wine Glasses and Plates

Learn new techniques for painting on wine glasses and plates. Find out how easy and fun it is to paint on wine glasses or plates. Class designed for beginning students as well as advanced. Materials fee-$12.

Instructor: S. Vaughn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3811    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    9/27

3812    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    10/25

3813    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    11/8

 

Experiment with Watercolor, Pastels, & Colored Pencils

AGE 14+. Find the drawing medium that best suits your style by experimenting with such mediums as watercolor (paints & pencils), pastel (both oil & chalk), colored pencils, etc. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3814    $108    BC      1pm-4pm S(4)    9/6-9/27

 

Beginning Drawing

AGE 14+. Learn the first steps in drawing which includes learning to see values (or shading), learning to draw textures, set up a composition and using proper lighting. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3815    $72     BC      1pm-3pm S(4)    11/1-11/22

 

NEW!! Scrapbook Card Class

You will create 3 easel cards- Birthday,Get Well, Friends or Sympathy. Learn to use embossing machinery, embellishments and personal pictures to create one-of-a-kind cards for friends and family. Finished examples will be present for inspiration! Students are asked to bring along scissors and glue sticks, double-sided tape, or other adhesives. All other materials supplied by instructor. Materials Fee: $5 Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3954    $27     SWGCC   11am-12:30pm   S(2)    9/20-9/27

3955    $27     SWGCC   11am-12:30pm   S(2)    11/15-11/22

 

Beginners Glass Bead Making

Create your very own glass beads or decorative elements for jewelry. Fan pulls and 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

3840    $75     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    9/13

3841    $75     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    10/11 

3842    $75     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    11/8

 

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. Materials fee approximately-$190. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3835    $75     BC      7pm-9pm T(5)    8/19-9/16

3837    $75     BC      7pm-9pm W(5)    8/20-9/17

 

Advanced Stained Glass Foil

Students will learn to create patterns, cut shapes, and form images from glass. Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you create a famous Tiffany Style finished glass piece.Materials fee-approximately $35. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3838    $75     BC      7pm-9pm T(5)    10/7-11/4

3839    $75     BC      7pm-9pm W(5)    10/8-11/5

 

Basic Bead Stringing

Come and learn everything you need to get started making jewelry, you will create a bracelet and a pair of earrings in our class! I'll discuss basic stringing materials, tools needed in jewelry-making and different types of clasps and earring findings. Designing jewelry is a creative process that can take you on a journey to a new hobby or career path. No experience needed! All supplies and materials provided by instructor. Materials fee: $15 Instructor: Staff 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3951    $18     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    9/6

3952    $18     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    9/27

3953    $18     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    11/1

 

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

3845    $162    BC      6pm-9pm Th(6)   10/2-11/6

 

NEW!!Upholstered Cushion

Assemble a professional looking cushion for chairs and couches. Seleciton 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

3880    $45     BC      9am-2pm S(1)    11/8

 

Beginning Sewing

Learn to make decorative throw pillows. Students will make two pillows the same or different designs. Instructor: S. Barbeau 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3929    $18     RBC     6:30pm-8:30pm  Th(1)   11/6

3930    $18     RBC     6:30pm-8:30pm  T(1)    11/18 

 

Sewing II

Learn to make decorative table runners and napkins. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

 3931    $18     RBC     6:30pm-8:30pm  Th(1)   11/13

 

We Can Sew

AGE 7+. Adult and child learn to sew items for child and baby doll. Students will make two of the same type of item with the same or different designs. Instructor: S.Barbeau

Pillows for Me and Baby

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3927    $18     RBC     9:30am-11:30am S(1)    11/8

Tote Bags for Me and Baby

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3928    $18     RBC     1pm-3pm S(1)    11/8

 

Back to Top Dancing Like the Stars

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Both members of the couple MUST register at the same time. Students will learn several combinations in each dance. The dances are suited for weddings or a night on the dance floor. Instructor: W. Thomas

Waltz & American Foxtrot

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3914    $96    BSOB    6-7pm   F(8)    9/12-10/31

 

Jitterbug & Swing

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3915    $96    BSOB    7-8pm   F(8)    9/12-10/31

 

Cha Cha & Salsa

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3916    $96    BSOB    8-9pm   F(8)    9/12-10/31

 

Beginner Line Dancing

The class is designed for those that have never danced before. The line dance step terminology as well as technique will be taught. Students will learn dances choreographed for rhythms known as straight count, waltz and cha cha. No partner is required. No class on 9/1.  Instructor: K. Amburn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3910    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     M(7)    8/25-10/13 

3911    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     M(7)    10/20-12/1

 

Intermediate Line Dancing

This class is a continuation of Beginner Line Dance. The focus will be on syncopated steps and various turns. Beginner Line Dancing class is recommended prior to taking this class. Instructor: K. Amburn 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3912    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     W(7)    8/27-10/8 

3913    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     W(7)    10/15-12/3

 

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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. Materials fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3898    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    9/6-9/13

3864    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    10/18-10/25

3900    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    9/8-9/15

 

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. Materials fee-$3.No class on 10/4. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3899    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    9/27-10/11

3865    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    11/1-11/8

3901    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    9/22-9/29

 

Fondant & Gum Icing for Cake Decorating

AGE 14+. Learn how to use fondant to ice a cake and the art of using fondant and gum paste to make flowers and decorations that can be used on cookies, cakes, party trays and many other things. Materials fee-$5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3917    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    12/6 

3866    $27     SWGCC   1pm-4pm         S(1)    11/8

3919    $27     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(1)    10/6

 

NEW!! Japanese Cooking Sushi Rolls

AGE 14+. Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of cooked rice combined with other ingredients, usually raw fish or other seafood,. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is vinegared rice (also referred as shari or sumeshi.Materials fee $7 Instructor: H. Fields

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3895    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    12/6

 

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.Materials Fee $5 to $7 Instructor: H. Fields

Sesame Chicken

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3892    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    9/6

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3893    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    10/4

Hot and Sour Soup

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3894    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    11/1

 

Ethnic Cooking

Learn how to cook foods from Eastern and Central Europe: cabbage rolls, desserts, soups and stews and many more, learn what type of spices to use and ethnic food manners. We will discuss food from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Albania, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia. Bring family recipes to share. Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

 3878   $36     SWGCC   1pm-3pm S(2)    10/11-10/18

 

 

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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

3886    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    9/20

 

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

3887    $18     BC      10-12pm         S(1)    9/27

                                                                                                                                                                      

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

3888    $108    BC      10am-12pm      S(6)    10/4-11/8

 

History of Italian Cuisine

While most of us recognize pizza and pasta as Italian cuisine, the rich history of Italy has resulted in their cuisine being more than dough and tomato sauce. Italian cuisine has been influenced by many cultures to evolve to the foods known around the world today.Instructor: B. Klein

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3889    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    11/15

 

Conversational French

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. Instructor: I. Yousif

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3896    $144   BC      9am-11am       S(8)    9/6-10/25

 

Conversational Arabic

This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the Arabic language. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, grammar, Arabic survival phrases including common Arabic phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. Instructor: I. Yousif

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3897    $144    BC      11:30am-1:30pm S(8)    9/6-10/25

 

Conversational German

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. No class on 9/18. Instructor: D. Braswell

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

$126    BC      6-8pm   Th(7)   9/4-10/23

 

Conversational Russian I

AGES 16+. This course introduces students to the Russian language. It uses authentic materials, video, songs, and various hands-on activities. Instructor: N. Pruitt

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3949    $108    BC      6pm-8pm M(6)    9/8-10/13

3950    $108    BC      6pm-8   M(6)    10/27-12/1

 

Beginner Conversational Signing

Learn signing through demonstration and participation. This class is for individuals with no background in Sign Language. Topics include the manual alphabet, ASL fingerspelling and Numbers, basic word signs and beginning sentences. Instructor: I. Casey 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3909    $72     BC      9am-11am       S(4)    10/11-11/1

 

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Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi

Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi is designed to improve posture, deeper breathing, and relax muscular tension through powerful yet graceful movements, and meditation in motion! Join now! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3902    $54    BC      3pm-4pm S(6)    8/30-10/4

3904    $54    BC      3pm-4pm S(6)    10/18-11/22

 

NEW!! Intro to Healing with Tuning Forks

A way to see if this altrenative healing modality is for you before purchasing a set of Tuning Forks. Learn the different ways they are used, and how to use them properly. Tuning Forks are used for chakra balancing, reflexology, DNA Repair, and Alpha-Beta, to help the body naturally repair itself. No prior knowledge required, this is a great class for a massage therapist. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3939    $14     SWGCC   10am-11:30am   S(1)    9/27

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NEW!! Basics of Interior Design

The class will focus on the "Basic Deigns" fundamentals, creating room plans, color theory, application, furniture buying tips, techniques, the how to's of adding the final touches to a room to achieve/reflect the style, and the personality of the person who lives there. Instructor: A. Strode

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3905    $72     BC      6:30pm-8:30pm  W(4)    9/3-9/24

 

Preparing to Buy Your Next Home

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

3824    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    9/13

3825    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    11/15

 

Preparing 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

3828    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    10/18 

3829    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    12/6

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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! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date    

3870    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    9/6

 

Exterior Maintenance I

Students learn the basics of vinyl siding, roof drainage, condensation, and site drainage. Covers installation, accessories, and repair of siding, and you can learn how to drain water away from your house properly! Hands-on instruction included! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date   

3871    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    9/13

 

Exterior Maintenance II

Discussion of sealant types and how they are used. Proper sealant installation, expansion, and contraction of materials. Minor roof repairs, including shingle replacement, felts, ice, and dam. No experience necessary, hands-on instruction included! Instructor: Staff

 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date     

3872    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    9/27

 

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! Instructor: Staff 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date   

3873    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    10/4

 

Plumbing Repairs

Learn about drain waste vent systems, potable water, and plumbing fixture installation! Hands-on training sweating copper. No experience necessary! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date   

3874    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    10/18-10/18

 

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! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date   

3875    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    11/1

 

Ceramic Tile & Interior Finishes

Learn wall and floor prep for ceramic tile and natural stone, and get hands-on experience cutting and installing tile. Brief instruction on interior painting included! Instructor: Staff 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date   

3876    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    11/8 

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Power Office Organization

Set up home, business, or computer work space into an efficient data handling center. Additional emphasis on filing, papers, and management. Materials fee: $5. Instructor: J. Krusac 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3884    $36     BC      9am-11am       S(1)    9/27

 

New!! To Keep or Not to Keep

That is the question when organizing your home, office, family, or schedule. Learn how to choose, with confidence, which items/objects have priority and what to do with those that don't. Materials fee: $5 Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3883    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    9/6

 

Professional Organizer Career

AGE 16+. What defines this industry and how to become an organizer. Learn about the varied career areas of this field and how to pursue certification, safety, risks, and more. Materials fee-optional $5 for flash drive. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3885    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    10/18

   

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 Sept. 18, 2014 to secure a rental dulcimer.  Materials fee-$6. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3809    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    9/27

 

Mountain Dulcimer II

Introduction to Mountain Dulcimer is a prerequisite to this continuing three-week beginners course. You will learn fingering techniques; chords; adding harmony and fills; use of a capo; how to change strings and care of the dulcimer. Materials fee-$38. No class on 10/11 or 10/25. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3810    $81     BC      12:30pm-3:30pm S(3)    10/4-11/1

 

Genealogy (Family History)

Learn how to trace your family history using the internet, 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

3877    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    10/11-10/18

 

Publish Your Manuscript Workshop

Publish Your Manuscript Workshop was developed to address questions concerning how to get started in the publishing process. Items discussed will be: What are the motivations of publishing, types of publishing, the publishing process, and what happens after publications occurs. Everyone attending will leave inspired with practical knowledge about the publishing process as well as links to actual publishers. Instructor: E.DeRousse

Class# Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3925      $45   RBC     9:30am-12pm    S(2)    11/1-11/8

 

New!! Beginner's 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                  and schedule your life in a way conducive to the writing lifestyle. Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3940    $126    SWGCC   12:30pm-4pm    S(4)    9/6-9/27

3941    $126    SWGCC   12:30pm-4pm    S(4)    10/11-11/1

 

New!! Poetry for Beginners

Explore the elements that shape a poem. Investigate craft, meaning, and the role of sound- as well as the process of writing, revising, and staying inspired! Closet poets and inexperienced novices welcome! Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3945    $90     SWGCC   9am-11:30am    S(4)    9/20-10/11

 

Get to Know VA Loan Benefits

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

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3827    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    9/27

 

Credit Reports Mythbuster

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

3830    $18     BC      9:30am-11:30am S(1)    11/1

 

Investment Basics

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

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3844    $18     BC      8:30am-10:30am S(1)    11/15

 

Starting a Business from Scratch

AGES 16+ Ever wanted to start your own business? You can start your own business with a little knowledge. Come learn where to find the resources you'll need, how to write a business plan, the best places to look for funding, and how to effectively advertise your new business for little or no money! Class is taught by someone who started a business three years ago that is still running. Learn how to find and market to repeat customers, and what organizations are available to you! Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3826    $45     SWGCC   9am-11:30am    S(2)    9/6-9/13

 

NEW!! Financial Planning Workshops

Age 25+ General financial planning information for the novice or experienced investor. Each week of class covers a specific area of financial planning- Foundations of Investing, Retirement by Design, Ready or Not? Prepare for the Unexpected, and Preparing Your Estate Plan (with an attorney guest speaker). Instructor: V. Coleman 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3903    $36     SWGCC   10am-11am      S(4)    9/27-10/18

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Hunter Safety Certification Course 

AGE 7+. This is a mandatory course for all Illinois hunters born after January 1, 1980. All ages are encouraged to attend. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult who also must register in the class. STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASS. WALK-INS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED. Topics include firearm safety, types of firearms and ammunition, wildlife management, hunter responsibilities, survival and first aid, water safety, game care and identification. Students must attend both class sessions for successful completion of this course; a Hunter Safety Certification Card will be awarded (reciprocity possible). Bring an ink pen to class. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date 

3923    Free    RBC     6pm-9:50pm     Th(1)   10/16   

                                     8:30am-3pm     S(1)    10/18

 

Intro to Digital Photography (Bring a digital camera)

Introduces the student to all the basics of buying and using a digital camera.  Camera types and features, taking better photos, photo software and printing photos are all covered.  Question and answer session included. For more in depth course, look into Digital Photography II starting in March. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3891    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    11/1

 

Digital Photography II

Bring a digital camera

An in-depth study of digital cameras and photography.  Camera features and their use; composition and aesthetics of photography; photo software and printing are all covered.  Students will take and show photos. One class will be spent taking photos around campus. Plenty of question and answer sessions and one-on-one help will be available. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3890    $150   BC      9am-12pm       S(5)    8/23-9/20

 

Digital Photography Basics Workshop

Bring a digital camera & flash drive

Hands-on workshop. Students will take pictures; learn how to download photos from the camera and experiment with basic photo editing software and internet photo sharing websites. Bring your digital camera and a flash drive with you to class. Instructor: R. Barthol

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date 

3933    $60     RBC     10am-12:30pm   S(2)    11/1-11/8

 

Beginning Golf Workshop

Fundamentals of golf - swing, posture, ball position, grip, stance, alignment, golf strategy. Fee $5-$10 per session for Golf balls Instructor: T. Moore

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3779    $144    JBGT    6:30pm-8:30pm  T(8)    9/2-10/21 

3781    $144    JBGT    6:30pm-8:30pm  Th(8)   9/4-10/23

 

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. Materials Fee: $5.00/$7.00 for bucket(s) of golf balls. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date 

3868    $108    LGSC    9am-11am       S(6)    9/6-10/11

 

   

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Beginning Drawing for Children 

AGES 8-12. Learn the first steps in drawing which includes learning to see values (or shading), learning to draw textures, set up a composition and using proper lighting. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3816    $72     BC      1pm-3pm S(4)    10/4-10/25

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

3879    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    11/8-11/15

 

Gingerbread Creations

AGE 7+. Assemble a gingerbread house and make gingerbread boys and girls for ornaments. Materials fee-$10. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3938    $27     BC      12pm-3pm       S(1)    11/15

3867    $27     SWGCC   1pm-4pm         S(1)    11/1 

3932    $27     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(1)    11/3

 

Cookie Decorating for Kids

Age 7+ Learn how to decorate cookies that make excellent gifts. Learn cookie decorating tips, assembly and storage ideas. Great cookie recipes provided. Materials Fee $5 Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3918    $18     BC      9am-11am       S(1)    11/15

3863    $18     SWGCC   1pm-3pm S(1)    10/18 

3920    $18     RBC     6:30pm-8:30pm  M(1)    10/20

 

Recycled Wind Chime

AGE 7+. Kids will make an eye and ear-pleasing wind chime with just their imagination and recycled materials. Materials fee-$4. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3921    $18     RBC     12:30pm-2:30pm S(1)    10/4

 

LEGO Building Techniques & Storage

AGES 10+ Come learn awesome ways to build with your lego bricks, and suggestions on how to store your LEGO collection! Instructor will have a limited amount of sets available for purchase if you do not have your own already! Optional Materials Fee: $16 for LEGO set. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3834    $54     SWGCC   1pm-4pm S(2)    9/6-9/13

3836    $54     SWGCC   1pm-4pm S(2)    10/18-10/25

 

Clowning Around

AGES 8-12 Students will be introduced to clowning by Lollipop and friends, where they will learn about makeup, costumes, types of clowns, and will be encouraged to develop a clown character of their own! We will have fun with balloons, face painting, walk-around clowning, some illusions, and performances. Materials Fee: $3.00 Instructor: M. Hand

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3869    $18     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    9/13

 

Winter Bird Feeders 

AGE 7+. Have fun and help our feathered friends make it through the cold winter months. Kids will make two unique natural bird feeders in this hands-on class. Materials fee-$4. Instructor: Staff 

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date 

3934    $18     RBC     10am-12pm      S(1)    10/4

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Free Workshops

(learn more about our legal system)

Lecture: 7-8:30pm • Q&A 8:30-9pm

The Courts and How They Work - March 26 (BC) & March 27 (ESLCCC)

Workers' Compensation - April 2

Wills and Probate - April 9

Family Law - April 16

Back to Top General Studies Classes

How To Register

 

Woodworking & Furniture Refinishing

1002       HDHS137               7pm-9:50pm        W            8/21/-11/13

Two credit hours ($222 + $20 Lab Fee = $242)

 

Conversational Spanish I

1003       WESTB125             6pm-7:50pm        T              8/9-12/9

Two credit hours ($222 + no Lab Fee = $222) 

GSVR 66 Foundry/Sandcasting

1004       FRBGN10             7pm-9:50pm     Th           8/21-12/11 

Two credit hours ($222 + $32 Lab Fee = $254)

 

Auto Mechanics

1005       COLL148               7pm 9:50              T              8/19-11/4

Two credit hours ($222 + $32 Lab Fee = $254)

 

Small Gas Engines 

1006       COLL152                6pm-8:50pm        T              8/19-12/9

Two credit hours ($222 + 22Lab Fee = $244)