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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES
Crittenden County Ed Tech Center
Industrial Drive - Marion, Kentucky

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES

The Ed Tech Center invites you to learn something new! Check out our classes being offered in January through May, 2005.

Registration and Enrollment: Please fill out the registration form at the end of this section. All classes are open to anyone and all classes have limited enrollment. Space in a class is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis when a paid registration is received. Payment must be made with registration. When we receive your payment, you are registered and confirmed for that course. Confirmations will not be sent; if you wish to confirm your enrollment in a class, please contact Dulcie Hardin at 270-965-9294 or email at ccedtech@bellsouth.net. If you decide to register for a class after the cut-off date, please call to see if the class is still available.

Cancellation: We cannot guarantee all activities listed in this schedule will be available when you register. We reserve the right to cancel activities if there is insufficient enrollment (generally, below the minimum of 5-6 students). If cancelled, you may select another activity or receive a refund. In the event of bad weather, call the EdTech center to see if classes will be cancelled/ postponed. When in doubt, call 270-965-9294.

Location: All classes will be held at the Ed Tech Center located at 200 Industrial Drive in Marion.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued if one withdraws three business days prior to the first class or if the class does not meet the required enrollment. Failure to attend course(s) does not guarantee a refund. Full refunds are issued for all courses cancelled by the Ed Tech Center. A $20 fee will be assessed on all returned checks.

 

05-CE-01-01 DEFEATING COMPUTER VIRUSES AND SPYWARE
Protect your computer and your personal information from these destructive and intrusive elements. Software will be provided. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 3. Instructor: Brian Wilkes
1 Monday, January 10
6:30 ­ 8:00 PM
$9

05-CE-01-02 POWERPOINT
Learn how to use the Powerpoint software to create presentations with special features. You will learn how to create presentation slides, add special pictures and formats, add effects and present a final product. Class size is limited. Registration closes Jan. 17. Instructor: Blair Winders, Crittenden County High School.
2 Monday nights, January 24 and 31
6:30-8:30 p.m.
$19

05-CE-01-03 WINDOWS XP XP
Learn to use Windows XP, the most versatile, user-friendly version yet. Realize how to get the most out of your computer. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 17. Instructor: Brian Wilkes.
5 Mondays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21
6:30 ­ 8:00
$35

05-CE-01-04 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Come learn how to use a digital camera and how to take quality pictures that can be shared with others. Once you learn how to transfer your pictures onto the computer and edit them, you will have the option to print them out. Types of photo printers will be discussed, as well as different types of photo paper. Bring your own digital camera or use cameras provided for you. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 18. Instructors: Members of the Crittenden County High School Student Technology Leadership Program.
2 nights, Tuesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 27
6:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
$25

05-CE-02-05 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including tips and techniques of: cell formatting, formulas, buttons and multiple sheets. Participants need to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Class size is limited. Registration closes February 7. Instructor: Blair Winders, Crittenden County High School.
3 Monday nights, Feb. 14, 28 and Mar 7
6:30 ­ 8:30 p.m.
$35

05-CE-03-06 INTRODUCTION TO WORD
Learn how to use Microsoft Word to begin a new document, use buttons, cut and paste, check spelling and change formatting. You will also learn how to save to a disk and to print. Participants need to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Class size is limited. Registration closes March 7. Instructor: Blair Winders, Crittenden County High School.
2 Monday nights, March 14 and 21
6:30 ­ 8:30 p.m.
$19

05-CE-03-07 BASIC COMPUTER USAGE
Learn the very basics of computer usage. Participants are not expected to know anything about computers prior to attending these classes. Offered by the West Kentucky Education Cooperative, the class focuses on workforce development skills. Participants need to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Class size is limited. Registration closes March 7. Instructor: Dana Baker.
1 Monday, March 14
9:00 ­ 4:00
Free

05-CE-04-08 BUYING AND SELLING ON THE INTERNET
Have you ever wanted to know how to buy and/or sell on eBay? Join in this class as you will examine the ins and outs of selling over the internet and if you want to get your own account set up you will need to bring a credit card (information will not be seen by anyone else in the class). Class size is limited. Registration closes March 28. Instructor: Blair Winders, Crittenden County High School.
1 Monday night, April 4
6:30 ­ 8:30
$9

05-CE-04-09 INTERMEDIATE EXCEL
This class is for anyone who has worked in Microsoft Excel but would like to learn additional features beyond formatting. You will learn additional formulas, program options, charts, page setup, print options, cell freeze/split, sorting, and other topics. Participants need to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Class size is limited. Registration closes April 4. Instructor: Blair Winders, Crittenden County High School.
3 Monday nights, April 11, 18, 25
6:30 ­ 8:30 p.m.
$35

05-BI-01-10 NEW OVERTIME REQUIREMENTS
A representative from the Kentucky Department of Labor, Office of Workplace Standards will be presenting the new regulations on the new overtime requirements and exemptions. The two hour presentation will allow time for questions. Class size is limited. Call in January for additional information (270-965-9294).
Date to be announced; probably third week of January
1:00 ­ 3:00
Free

05-BI-02-11 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?
Designed to help people change the way they look at change, this program, based on the #1 bestselling book by Spencer Johnson, M.D., will show an effective way to experience more success with less stress in times of change - and have fun in the process whether it is change in the workplace or their personal lives. Class size is limited. Registration closes Feb. 2. Instructor: Dana Baker, Workplace Instructor, West Kentucky Education Cooperative.
1 Wednesday, February 9
9:00 ­ 11:00
Free

05-BI-03-12 WHALE DONE!
This program is designed to teach you how to improve your relationships at work in order to become more productive and to achieve better results. Based on the Ken Blanchard best seller, the Whale Done approach can have a dramatic positive impact on your relationships with others. It is contagious and will help your entire organization increase productivity, improve employee morale, and achieve better results. Class size is limited. Registration closes March 2. Instructor: Dana Baker, Workplace Training Instructor, West Kentucky Education Cooperative.
1 Wednesday, March 9
9:00 ­ 11:00
Free

05-BI-04-13 FISH
Using the Fish! philosophy, this workshop is designed to boost morale and improve results by helping participants learn to love the work they do, even if they can't always do the work they love! Based on the book, Fish! by Stephen C. Lundin, PhD, Harry Paul, and John Christensen.
Class size is limited. Registration closes March 30. Instructor: Dana Baker, Workplace Instructor, West Kentucky Education Cooperative.
1 Wednesday, April 6
9:00 ­ 11:00
Free

05-BI-04-14 PEER TODAY, BOSS TOMORROW
Designed to help participants make a successful transition from "coworker" to "supervisor" or "manager"­this program introduces four strategies that teach new supervisors how to navigate changing relationships and prepare for difficult situationsClass size is limited. Registration closes April 13. Instructor: Dana Baker, Workplace Instructor, West Kentucky Education Cooperative.
1 Wednesday, April 20
9:00 ­ 11:00
Free

05-CE-01-15 CHEROKEE LANGUAGE 1
One of Kentucky's Native American languages, and still one of the most widely spoken today, Cherokee is a beautiful part of our history and culture. The instructor is Brian Wilkes, director of Standing Bear Foundation, who will guide you through a conversational curriculum as well as songs. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 4.
5 Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8
6:30 ­ 8:00
$25

05-CE-01- LEARN BASIC SPANISH!
In addition to the more than 29 million people in the U.S. who speak Spanish in their homes, millions more in Europe and Latin America also speak this fun and beautiful language! I f you plan on traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, or even to California or Texas, this introductory Spanish course is for you. Our focus will be on vocabulary and practical communication--what's really important in making yourself understood. Amy Iddings, who is fluent in Spanish and recently spent 7 months living in South America, will guide you at a comfortable pace through pronunciation and the basic Spanish structure. Get ready to 'habla espanol'! Class size is limited. Registration closes January 4.
8 Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 11, ending March 1
5:00 ­ 6:30
$69

05-CE-01-17 BASIC SPANISH
You've got a basic feel for the Spanish language. Now you need vocabulary, verbs, and practice to build your confidence. Join us for a second course of basic conversational Spanish. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 4. Instructor: Amy Iddings.
8 Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 11, ending March 1
6:30 - 8:30
$82

05-CE-01-18 BEGINNING GUITAR, AND GUITAR II
Bring your own guitar and learn how to play! Thom Hawthorne will show you the different parts of the guitar, how to tune it, appropriate care of the instrument, and how to play several tunes. The first half-hour will be for beginners and the last half-hour will be for those who know a little about guitar. When registering, please designate whether Beginner or Guitar II. Class size is limited. Dates have not been set yet; if interested call the EdTech Center by January 10. Instructor: Thom Hawthorne.
6:30 ­ 7:00 Beginning Guitar
7:00 ­ 7:30 Guitar II
$TBA

05-CE-01-19 MAKE A SPRING WREATH
Join in this class and your final product will be a spring wreath for your home or office. Instruction will include the basics of wreath design and floral selection. All materials will be provided for you to take home your own wreath. Class size is limited. Registration closes January 20.
1 Thursday night, January 27
6:00 ­ 8:30
$9 + cost of materials

05-CE-02-20 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING
Have you ever wondered if you were the next Picasso? Join this class to learn the very basics of painting: differences in types of paints, types of brushes, brush strokes, etc. At the end of the two night class, you will have completed your first painting. The cost of the class will include two canvas boards, a set of brushes, and enough paint to work with in class. Come by the EdTech Center to one of Brandon's paintings. Class size is limited. Registration closes Feb. 3. Instructor: Brandon Copeland, artist.
2 Thursday nights, Feb. 10 and 17
6:30 ­ 8:00
$30

05-CE-02-21 ELECTRONIC SCRAPBOOKING
Come learn how to create electronic scrapbook pages. Find out how scanning everyday photos and digital photos come together to form an electronic book of memories that can be shared with others. Bring photos to scan, cd with digital photos, and your own bag lunch. Fee includes all supplies and a copy of the software used in the class. Class size is limited. Registration closes February 17. Instructor: Members of the Crittenden County High School Student Technology Leadership Program.
1 Saturday, February 26
9:00 ­ 3:00
$44

05-CE-03-22 BEGINNING CAKE DECORATING
Learn the basic tips for decorating a cake. You will learn how to ice a cake smoothly, how to perform different trims, and how to write and draw on cakes. Participants will need to bring some type of spreader for icing the cake and also a round or oblong cake pan. You will receive your own decorating kit to take with you after the classes are over. Class size is limited. Registration closes Feb. 22. Instructor: Lori Holeman, Conrad's Deli
4 Tuesday nights, March 1, 8, 15, 22
6:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
$49

05-CE-03-23 CHEROKEE LANGUAGE 2
More of Kentucky's Native American language, with an increased emphasis on vocabulary, sentence structure, and conversation. The instructor is Brian Wilkes, director of Standing Bear Foundation, who will guide you through a conversational curriculum as well as songs. Class size is limited. Registration closes Feb. 22.
5 Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30 ­ 8:00
$25

05-CE-03-24 THE NEW DO'S AND DON'TS OF DECORATING
AND FURNISHING YOUR HOME
Does your home need some updating? Join a degreed interior designer as she leads you through the basic fundamentals of design (i.e., color, texture, proportion, light, and balance), furniture arrangement, and new decorating ideas. Participants should bring pictures of a room to receive individualized suggestions. (Special note: Volunteer House needed! Someone who is taking the class who would like to volunteer the use of their home as a demonstration house, please indicate when registering. Shane will work with the homeowner on basic design improvements. Homeowner would need to budget $200-$500 for this project.) Class size is limited. Registration closes February 24. Instructor: Shane Waters.
2 Thursdays, March 3 and 10
6:30-8:30
$15

05-CE-03-25 DA VINCI'S REAL CODE
Leonardo da Vinci was the reigning genius of the Age of Genius. What made him so smart? Thanks to his extensive diaries, we know his mental exercise regimen. Learn his techniques for increasing your powers of perception, reflection, association and critical thinking. Class size is limited. Registration closes Feb. 28. Instructor: Brian Wilkes, Standing Bear Foundation
2 Mondays, March 7 and 14
7:00 ­ 8:30
$11

05-CE-04-26 "SMOKE SIGNALS" and CONTEMPORARY
NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES
As the Native American community in western Kentucky begins to re-assert its identity, many stereotypes obscure the real issues. Brian Wilkes of the Standing Bear Foundation, who has dealt with these issues as a diversity advisor to industry, schools and police agencies, will lead a discussion following a screening of the film "Smoke Signals," the first major release written, produced, and directed by Native Americans. Class size is limited. Registration closes March 28. Instructor: Brian Wilkes, Standing Bear Foundation
1 Monday, April 4
6:30 ­ 9:00
$9

05-CE-04-27 HOW TO GROOM YOUR DOG
Join Glenda Oliver from Classy Canines in Princeton as she shows you the basics of grooming your dog. This one-night class will demonstrate the do's and don't's of making man's best friend look his or her best. Class size is limited and a shampooed, volunteer dog is needed for the demonstration. Registration closes April 4.
1 Monday, April 11
6:00 ­ 8:00
$9

05-CE-04-28 COIN APPRAISAL FAIR
Have you ever wondered what those old coins that Granddad left you are worth? Bring your U.S. coins to this "appraisal" fair. Get a forty-year collector's "opinion". Led by Gareth Hardin, President/CEO Farmers Bank
1 Monday night, April 25
5:00 ­ 6:00 p.m.
Free

 

NOTE: If you have a request for any type of class, call Dulcie Hardin at 270-965-9294.


REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________ Email: ______________________

Course No.(s) Title Fee

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

 

Make checks payable to: Ed Tech Center

Mail to: Crittenden County Economic Development Corp
Dulcie Hardin, Education Director
P. O. Box 381
Marion, KY. 42064


REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________ Email: ______________________

Course No.(s) Title Fee

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

 

Make checks payable to: Ed Tech Center

Mail to: Crittenden County Economic Development Corp
Dulcie Hardin, Education Director
P. O. Box 381
Marion, KY. 42064


 

REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Phone: ______________________ Email: ______________________

 

 

Course No.(s) Title Fee

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

 

Make checks payable to: Ed Tech Center

Mail to: Crittenden County Economic Development Corp
Dulcie Hardin, Education Director
P. O. Box 381
Marion, KY. 42064
270-965-9294
ccedtech@bellsouth.net