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Holyoke Community College

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Preparation for the Real Estate Salesperson's Licensing Exam CWD 829.64, CRN 15078


with NormanA Thomas

Calendar Apr 3, 2023 at 6 pm
This 40 hour instructional & prep course will help you gain the knowledge you need to successfully pass the licensing exam and start your career in real estate sales. We will review topics including: Property rights & ownership, ownership types: condominiums, cooperatives, time shares, land use - subdivision, contracts & deeds, financing & mortgages, brokerage, appraisal, Fair Housing Laws and consumer protection issues, Massachusetts License Law. Paticipants must attend all classes in order to meet 40 hours of training required by the state of MA. Books and other materials are purchased separately either in the HCC bookstore or online. We are using the MA Real Estate Principles & Practices book, edition 7.0.

Intermediate Acrylics ARTS 067.51, CRN 16703

Calendar Apr 3, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Continue your exploration in acrylics. In this class, you will learn the importance of underpaintings and different lightning situations. We will explore different techniques to get to your desired style and the importance of warm and cool colors. This class takes you from acrylic sketches to finished paintings.  Most students will finish 1-2 paintings. All levels welcome but class is geared to beginners.  Materials NOT included. Typically $100 in materials. Instructor Melissa Pandina.

Cert. Bookkeeper Exam Prep CRER 081.51, CRN 16561


with Michele Cabral

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Prepare to take the national certification exam to become Certified Bookkeeper and improve your chances of getting hired or promoted. The class covers accounting for payroll, inventory, depreciation, adjusting entries and corrections as well as internal controls and fraud protection. Some general bookkeeping or accounting knowledge is required." Instructor Michele Cabral.

Conversational French 2 LANG 006.51, CRN 15714


with IngridL Vega

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 6 pm
Introduction to the French culture via fun conversations. The goal of the class is to emphasize the ability of each student to discuss topics such as holidays, services and travel using everyday expressions. The class will prepare you with the basic foundation for a safe and fun “sejour” in France or other francophone countries. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the French culture and will be more confident in conversing in French. Suggested prerequisite: a basic knowledge in French grammar. Instructor Ingrid Vega.

Introduction to Pastel ARTS 058.51, CRN 16702

Calendar Apr 4, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Did you love drawing with chalk as a child? Then this class is for you. Pastels are softer and more vibrant than your childhood chalk. Laying at the midpoint between drawing and painting, final pieces can be either emotive and painterly or detailed and realistic. In this class we will look at landscapes, portraits and still lifes as subjects. We will be discussing hard and soft pastels, pastel pencils, paper choices, fixatives and how to blend and use colors and different techniques to get different results. Come to play and get your hands dirty. Materials not included. Materials run $50 - 100. Instructor: Melissa Pandina.

Conversational Polish 2 LANG 044.51, CRN 16235


with Karolina Kopczynski

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm
Build upon key sounds, vocabulary, and phrases, Use everyday expressions: discuss topics such as shopping, holidays and travel and making arrangements while having fun in the process. Instructor: Karolyna Kopczynski.

Meal Prep for Diabetes Lab & "Counting Those Carbs" Lecture FOOD 092.55, CRN 16730

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm
Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Did you know even some of your favorite foods can fit into a healthy routine...especially carbs? Balancing foods across various nutrient groups can help with blood sugar management. Making small adjustments to your daily meal plan does not have to be hard or boring. Oftentimes adding in sources of healthy fats, whole grains and high fiber fruits and vegetables can boost flavor and variety. Join Registered Dietitian, Marissa Chiapperino, to learn tips for preparing diabetes-friendly meals. This 3-part cook-along series will cover basic macronutrient information as well as recipes to make different meals including dessert!

Vegan Cooking FOOD 090.51, CRN 16712

Calendar Apr 7, 2023 at 6 pm
The menu: Pan Seared Scallops with a Creamy Corn Risotto & Confit Tomatoes". A flavorful and rich entree that will satisfy your cravings. However, we are completely Plant-Based. In this course, we will transform King Oyster Mushrooms into delicious "scallops", make a creamy risotto without the use of cream, and compose a dish that is balanced and flavorful. Discover the art of infusing and layering flavors that will satisfy even those who shy away from plant -based cooking.

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