Continuing Education Classes -Education, Nonprofit and Language

AquariologyDevelop a High Performance LifeEffective Teacher Training
Culinary FrenchFrench Level INon-Profit Management & Grant Writing EssentialsSign Language Level I
Sign Language Level IISpanish Level ISpanish Level II

 

Develop a High Performance Life
The most productive and successful people possess habits and mindsets that support their goals and dreams. They know personal development is essential if they want to achieve their purpose and potential. This course will help you develop action plans for both mental and physical fitness and acquire positive habits that build a sustainable high performance life and career.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $30

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Effective Teacher Training
This class is great for anyone interested in being a substitute teacher or anyone that would like to learn more about lesson planning and teaching methods. Topics include instructional preparation and presentation, student interaction, time management, learning expectations, evaluation and curriculum principles and planning. Prerequisite: None   Textbook: First Days of School.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $35
Start Date
01-13-2020    Mondays    5:30 – 8:30 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 221
03-23-2020   Mondays    5:30 – 8:30 pm, 8 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 221

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Culinary French
This course is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language who need to learn French for the culinary arts. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: none

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French Beginners Level I
This course is intended for students with no or minimal previous experience with the French language who need to learn French for the workplace or everyday situations. The course emphasizes communicative proficiency, with special attention to the development of oral and listening skills, and cultural insights. Classroom activities are varied and interactive and are focused on acquiring all four language competencies (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) simultaneously – always in the context of a cultural narrative.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: TBA
Start Date
02-13-2020     T/Th     6 – 9 pm, 19 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. TBA

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Non-Profit Management & Grant Writing Essentials
This course is designed to prepare students in becoming leaders in the community by growing and managing a non-profit sector and community based organizations.  Key learning outcomes include grant writing and leveraging funds, organizational structure and working with diverse communities.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: n/a
Start Date
02-04-2020      Tuesdays      6 – 9 pm, 14 sessions, Location TBA

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Sign Language Level I
In this class for beginners, you will learn each of the 26 letters in the English alphabet that are represented with a unique sign in American Sign Language (ASL). You will also learn about laws affecting the deaf community and receive an introduction to the profession of interpreting and other career options for signers. Learn how to introduce yourself, form questions and exchange information, describe your surroundings, and tell about your family and about the community where you live.  Textbook:  Signing Naturally Units 1 – 6.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $125
Start Date
02-18-2020     T/Th      6 – 8 pm, 24 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 214

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Sign Language Level II
Students learn advanced vocabulary and grammar in this intermediate-level workbook for serious ASL students. More dialogues, ASL performances (storytelling, poetry and Deaf Culture legends) keep students signing naturally. Prerequisite: Sign Language Level I or similar skills.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $85

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Spanish Level I
Gain the ability to communicate and use the most common structures of the language. Become familiar with greetings and basic commands used in daily situations. Little or no Spanish language abilities required. Includes culture component.  Textbook: Spanish for Gringos.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $22
Start Date
03-10-2020      T/Th         6 – 9 pm, 16 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. TBA

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Spanish, Level II
Expands on the basics taken in the Beginning Spanish course or brush-up on skills learned in college or high school.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $20

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