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Small Group Fitness Training - The "Start-Up" Program HLTH 070.51, CRN 16739

Calendar Jan 30, 2023 at 5:45 pm
This "Start - Up" class is designed to help individuals who need assistance in designing a safe, effective exercise program and those with the desire proper use of equipment. In this six week class, participants will learn the fundamentals of fitness programming while exercising in semi-privet environment. Topic include discussion and practice warm-ups, cardiovascular exercise, progressions. Students should dress for movement (sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, t-shirts) and hand carry clean sneakers to the gym.

Conversational French 1 LANG 005.51, CRN 15713


with IngridL Vega

Calendar Feb 2, 2023 at 6 pm
Introduction to the French culture via fun conversations. The goal of the class is to cover different topics such as introducing yourself, talking about your family, making arrangement for a trip… The first building blocks needed for achieving proficiency in the French language will be emphasized. We'll also review culture, customs and French influence around the world. Gain more confidence in conversing in French. Instructor Ingrid Vega.

Conversational Polish 1 LANG 007.51, CRN 16234


with Karolina Kopczynski

Calendar Feb 2, 2023 at 6 pm
An introduction covering the first building blocks needed for achieving proficiency in speaking and understanding Polish including a review of Polish culture, customs, history, and Polish influences throughout the world. You’ll finish the workshop having had some degree of success in conversing in Polish. Instructor: Karolyna Kopczynski.

ServSafe Prep. & Exam CWD 026.64, CRN 15074

Calendar Feb 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Obtaining and maintaining your ServSafe Food Handling and Sanitation certification means you have the tools and knowledge you need to ensure your workplace meets industry standards for cleanliness along with proper safety requirements for food handling & preparation. Participants will receive a ServSafe Certificate and license directly from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Price includes class hours and exam. Textbook (ServSafe Manager Book 7th Ed, English) not included but may be purchased from popular booksellers.
Introduction to Bookkeeping CRER 087.51, CRN 16704
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Introduction to Bookkeeping CRER 087.51, CRN 16704

Transitioning into bookkeeping because of a career change or new responsibilities at work? A combination of hands-on introduction and discussions will give you the basic tools to succeed as a bookkeeper. Topics include responsibilities/liabilities of a bookkeeper, best business practices, internal control practices, typical financial reports, obligations to the IRS, closing fiscal year books and data security. Instructor Michele Cabral. No class on March 15

Memory, Dementia & Alzheimer's LIFE 012.51, CRN 15710

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 1 pm
Gain an understanding of memory, dementia and Alzheimer’s from many different angles, through discussion, case studies, and film clips: The different types, the warning signs, treatment and caregiving, role of mental stimulation, dealing with mild-impairment, and the difference between dementia and normal aging. Become a more relaxed relative, friend, spouse and child as you encounter these diseases in friends and loved ones. Instructor Beth Cardillo, M.Ed. LSW, has worked with senior living communities for over 15 years and implemented the first Dementia Friendly Community in the nation.

Beginning Digital Photography ARTS 010.51, CRN 15031


with Domingo Diaz

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Whether you're a complete beginner who wants to learn how to use your new camera, or an experienced photographer making the switch to digital media, this short course will quickly make you an expert in this amazing new technology. The course covers camera operation, tips for taking the best pictures, how to email, share, post, and organize your photos, and how to make prints, posters, professional albums, greeting cards, calendars, and movies. You'll also learn digital fundamentals and how to use and apply Photoshop editing techniques. Instructor: Dino Diaz

PICKLEBALL Beginner CRN 16783.51

Calendar Feb 11, 2023 at 8 am

Overview of rules, court layout, equipment, strategy, and game play.Skills covered:

•Follow the pathway of the ball;

•Learn the strokes: forehand, backhand, and overhead;

•Serve & return the ball; Engage in volleys.

Location: Bartley Athletic Center, HCC

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