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Basic Conversational Spanish 1 LANG 008.51, CRN 35810

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
An introduction to basic Spanish language. Covering words, phrases, asking questions and providing answers. The first building blocks needed for achieving proficiency will be emphasized. Finish the workshop having some confidence in speaking Spanish. Instructor Karolina Kopczynski.

Medical Interpreter CERT 017.51, CRN 36228

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 60 weeks
Medical interpreters are in great demand both in person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours. Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting). Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion from the college and may elect to apply for national certification. Certification fees are not included. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance. No class November 24.

The Ukelele

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6:30 pm

The ukulele is enjoying a world-wide renaissance in popularity. It is inexpensive, durable, very portable and easier to play than almost any instrument. Even if you have never played an instrument before, you will be playing complete songs by the end of the first class. No music reading required. Basic ukuleles can be purchased for $50 - $100. Instructor Don Rovero.

Getting More Out Of Your Ukulele EXPR 044-51 36237

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Learn a selection of simple 4-8 chord songs and find new, exciting ways to play them. We will discover how to inject variety and contrast into what we play. We will practice several new techniques, both for the left and the right hand. Discover how to play songs more simply and musically. Learn how to put contrasts into your playing, and explore ways of performing with others where everyone plays something different. Instructor Don Rovero.

Introduction to Quickbooks 2015 TECH 010.51, CRN 35481
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Introduction to Quickbooks 2015 TECH 010.51, CRN 35481

Includes step-by-step instructions in getting the software up and running. We’ll cover invoicing for services, accounts receivable management, entering and paying bills, accounts payable management, writing checks, managing petty cash and checking accounts, reconciling bank statements. Prerequisite: PC (preferably Windows) and mouse experience and some basic bookkeeping and/or accounting experience assumed. Instructor: Sara Gross.

Frame Drum - Beyond the Basics EXPR 058.51, CRN 36324

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
The frame drum is a tool to connect you to your own inner rhythm, along with the rhythms the world itself shares. Come practice some techniques in boosting your own energy, health and creativity. We will practice weaving voice with the drum and add in the hand held position of playing the drum. Bring your own frame drum or purchase one through HCC for $30. Prerequisite: Intro to Frame Drumming. Instructor Melissa Vanek.

Publish Your Book Guaranteed EXPR 022.51, CRN 36320

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
What's the point of being a writer if nobody ever gets to read what you've written? Get a publishing professional's inside perspective on how to publish your manuscript and get it onto bookstore shelves, ebook form, and in audiobook. You'll learn everything you need to know, from designing your book and getting it reviewed, to online marketing, and to arranging your own promotional signing tours. Instructor David Ewen.

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals LANG 043.51, CRN 36108

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks
Designed for healthcare professionals, case workers, and staff, to develop your fluency, pronunciation and oral comprehension in the local dialect of Spanish. Intended for individuals with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Contextualized for medical and health related settings. Basic grammatical structures will be used to communicate needs, desires, preferences, and basic personal information such as health issues, medical concerns and pain management. Customs and cultural insights will also be presented. Instructor Karolina Kopczynski.

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