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Life & Leisure

You love to learn – so do we! We have classes at Delta that you can take, just because you want to learn more about something new. Go ahead, take a class for fun!

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Explore classes

Want to try something new, enrich your quality of life, enhance your personal growth or get to know your neighbors in the Great Lakes Bay Region? You can with our in-person Life and Leisure courses.

1-2-3 Dinner!

This hands-on educational class is great for working parents and business professionals. Taught by a certified Chef, you’ll learn how to prep meals ahead of time in one pot, crock-pot or the new trendy insta-pot. You’ll get to prep three healthy, balanced meals and taste them before taking them home to cook or freeze for later. This class is perfect for people with busy lifestyles that want to provide healthy home cooking for their family but just don’t have the time. Insta-pot demonstration and recipes will be included.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 27
Time: Tuesday; 6 – 9pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CFF-1202

The Art of Pasta Making

Learn how to make homemade pasta from scratch. This is a hands-on cooking class where you’ll make the dough, roll it out, and form it. Pastas include basic egg pasta, flavored pasta, dessert pasta, different shapes and non- traditional sauces. Don’t worry, Chef Andrea  will also cover a variety of familiar sauces such as tomato, alfredo and more! Once you have learned how to make it, you’ll learn the most effective cooking methods to allow you to sit back and taste your creations.

Schedule & Cost

Date: March 27
Time: Tuesday; 6 – 9pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CFF-1200

Backyard Beekeeping Basics 

This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the necessary components to starting and maintaining backyard honeybee hives. You’ll learn about benefits and purposes of beekeeping and products of the hive. Basic honeybee biology and habits will be discussed including insight on their various roles and behaviors with a review of common threats to the hive. You’ll learn how to obtain and set up a Langstroth hive, including an overview of all the necessary hardware, tools, equipment and safety gear. Resources will be provided on where to obtain equipment and honeybees as well as where to obtain further information and learning.

Schedule & Cost
Option 1

Dates: February 16 & 23
Time:
Fridays; 4 – 6pm
Cost: 
$69
Course Number: 
CVL-1140

Option 2

Dates: May 14 & 21
Time: Mondays; 3 – 5pm
Cost: $69
Course Number: CVL-1140

Backyard Poultry: Butchering & Meat Production

The appeal of pastured poultry and on-  farm processing is growing! Enterprising urban farmers will learn the basics of  raising chickens for meat production including coop design and construction, appropriate feed selection, planning grain consumption and the importance of fresh pasture access.  You’ll quickly gain the confidence to butcher your own chickens once you understand the intricacies of ethical culling, parting and bagging, use of the proper equipment and efficient methods for transport to a processer.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 7
Time: Wednesday; 5 – 7pm
Cost: $59
Course Number: CVL-1113

Backyard Poultry: Raising, Caring, Egg Production

Interest in locally raised poultry is flourishing while  homesteaders  and  small-scale  farms are working to meet this demand. Raising chickens is easy, inexpensive and rewarding. Learn the basics of flock management from breed selection, brooding, coop  construction, equipment considerations, to rearing chicks for egg production. Gain the know-how to collect, handle and store eggs for safety, nutrition and sale. Keep your enterprise profitable with tips for rationing and stretching feeds, providing pasture access, and trouble-shooting flock issues.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 8
Time: Thursday; 5 - 7pm
Cost: $59
Course Number: CVL-1112

Couponing 101 with Priscilla

 The couponing class will give you the basic skills to get started. Learn the correct language or lingo of couponing and have a better understanding of how to use the coupons at the store. You’ll also learn how to use coupons from a smart phone or a computer. The class will teach you how to save money whether it is a little or a lot. The class is hands on and interactive. The instructor comes with over ten years of experience and has saved over $15,000 in one year at one store. If you are ready to start saving this class is a must. 

Schedule & Cost

Option 1: February 10
Option 2: April 14

Time: Saturdays; 1-3pm 
Cost: $59
Course Number: CFH-1303

Dementia Care Certificate Series

Learn fundamental care principles and practices to assist those living with dementia. To earn a Dementia Care Certificate, this money-saving series consists of the five required classes and two elective classes. Classes are interactive and provide practical skills, which can be applied in the workplace or home setting immediately. Classes are designed for personal caregivers and professionals who frequently interact with people with dementia including nurses, CNAs, social workers, home health aides, assisted living staff and caregivers.

Save with the series!

Learn fundamental care principles and practices to assist those living with dementia. This money-saving series includes the 5 required and 2 elective courses taken in the same semester. $299 The series of classes is approved for 16 CE. Daytime classes have an hour break for lunch (not included in CE total).

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Overall Dates: November 4 – December 9
Times: Saturdays; see individual courses for date/time
Cost: $299
Course Number: CHG-2130

Winter

Overall Dates: March 2 – 30
Times: Fridays; see individual courses for date/time
Cost: $299
Course Number: CHG-2130


Fundamentals of Dementia Care

Get the information professionals need to understand the basics of dementia. Distinguish the common forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Develop strategies to improve communication and understand the root cause of challenging behavior. The class will conclude with a question and answer opportunity with a person living with dementia and/or his/her care partner. This class is required to complete the certificate. Approved for 4 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: November 4
Time: Saturday; 10am – 3pm (includes one hour for lunch)
Cost: $89
Course Number: CHG-2131

Winter

Overall Dates: March 2
Times: Friday; 10am - 3pm
Cost: $89
Course Number: CHG-2131


Making Meaningful Connections

Explore the social needs of people living with dementia. As a professional who interacts with persons who have dementia, learn tools and creative techniques for fostering meaningful interactions and connections at all stages of the illness. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is required to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: November 11
Time: Saturday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2132

Winter

Date: March 9
Time: Friday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2132


Understanding Safe & Unsafe Wandering

Wandering is one of the greatest challenges faced by professionals working with persons living with dementia. Discover important information regarding what role wandering plays in dementia care. Learn strategies to promote safe wandering and how to respond to wandering incidents using the REACT method. This class is required to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: November 11
Time: Saturday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2133

Winter

Date: March 9
Time: Friday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2133


Combating Caregiver Stress

Increase your awareness of potential effects of stress on physical and mental health in order to preserve your well-being. Learn to recognize the signs of caregiver stress, reduce and manage this stress when it appears and prevent a decline in the quality of compassionate care. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is required to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: November 18
Time: Saturday; 10am – 12pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2134

Winter

Date: March 16
Time: Friday; 10am – 12pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2134


Care at the End of Life

Gain insight into the final stage of life, how to prepare for it, how to recognize it and how to provide support to those experiencing it as well as their caregivers. Learn how to apply person-centered strategies to minimize distress, maximize well-being and ensure meaningful communication with the person, family and care team. Class participants will role play using the Delta College Simulation Lab. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is required to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: November 18
Time: Saturday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $75
Course Number: CHG-2135

Winter

Date: March 16
Time: Friday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $75
Course Number: CHG-2135


Alzheimer's Disease & Intimacy

Gain a full understanding of issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy that affect persons with dementia. Topics include: ethical considerations, influence of dementia on sexual behavior, age and disease-related changes in sexual function and caregiver biases and beliefs. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is an elective to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: December 2
Time: Saturday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2136

Winter

Date: March 23
Time: Friday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2136


Making the Most of Mealtime

Understand the importance of proper nutrition for persons living with dementia, while learning approaches for handling challenging mealtime situations. Gain person-centered skills that will help professionals encourage independence and make mealtime a more pleasant experience. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is an elective to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: December 2
Time: Saturday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2137

Winter

Date: March 23
Time: Friday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2137


When the Diagnosis is FTD: Frontotemporal Dementia

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is not the only form of dementia? Through research and clinical testing, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) has been identified as a degenerative brain disorder that creates undeniable personality changes and deteriorates language and motor skills along with cognitive functions. Learn more about the “other” dementia known as FTD, its specific markers and gain greater insight through actual video testimonies into the challenges families and affected individuals face daily. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is an elective to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: December 9
Time: Saturday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2138

Winter

Date: March 30
Time: Friday; 10am – Noon
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2138


Driving & Dementia

Driving is deeply connected to our independence, our enjoyment of life and our identity as productive, responsible members of society. As dementia progresses, driving can become impaired and tough conversations and decisions must happen. Learn the common warning signs of driving impairment, a professional’s obligations to the patient and the community, how to help patients transition from driver to passenger and common family dynamic issues. Recommendation: take Fundamentals of Dementia Care first. This class is an elective to complete the certificate. Approved for 2 CE.

Schedule & Cost
Fall

Date: December 9
Time: Saturday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2139

Winter

Date: March 30
Time: Friday; 1 – 3pm
Cost: $45
Course Number: CHG-2139

Farm to Table Travel Experience

Leave the classroom behind and travel from farm to table! This is your invitation to experience the operation of small farm production through conversations with farmers and interactions regarding soil, crops, weeding, harvesting, herbs and flowers, free- ranging  chickens,  fresh  eggs  and  preparing for the market. This urban farming travel experience explores the link between the farm and our food by including lunch at a fresh, locally-grown, seasonal, full-service, kitchen. You’ll enjoy a first-hand experience with environmentally-friendly farming practices and sustainable, local food production. Once you experience farm to table, it will be hard to go back to anything else! Depart from Delta College Main Campus

Schedule & Cost

Date: May 24
Time: Thursday; 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CVL-1110

Fiesta of Flavor

Add some spice to your life!  You’ll learn how to make homemade tortillas, taco seasonings and salsas; ask your Chef questions about worldly flavors and other recipes; enjoy tasting the food you make and take home recipes and homemade seasonings! Explore mixing seasonings such as BBQ rubs, flavored salt and oil and other seasoning mixes. All students will take home a seasoning shaker and oil  bottle.

Schedule & Cost

Date: May 29
Time: Tuesday; 6 – 9pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CFF-1205

Functional Strength & Fall Prevention 

Train your body for the activities performed in daily life. Age is the common factor behind a large majority of falls. Balance problems can result from a variety of causes including, but not limited to, leg muscle weakness, vision problems, low blood pressure, neurological conditions, orthopedic  conditions,  stroke, head injuries and inner ear disorders.  This introductory course offers balance training and fall prevention techniques that will empower you to protect yourself from the risk of falls regardless of age or ability. We’ll take a closer look at the common myths associated with fitness and aging, identify the muscles that are responsible for most falls and improve your posture.

Schedule & Cost

Date: March 22 - April 12
Time: Thursdays; 4 – 6pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CDS-1191

Greenhouse & Season Extension Structures

Whether you’re a hobby gardener or a small farmer, a greenhouse will allow you the ability   to extend or intermingle the growing seasons. Season extension structures can protect your plants from excessive wind and rain and provide frost protection. No matter the size or type of structure you choose, whether building your  own  or  purchasing  a  prefabricated  assembly, this course will help you to decide among the varied styles and functions that are  available. Cost considerations, inherent risks and  structure  maintenance  and  management  will be presented. Together we’ll study soil  choices, crops suitable to each structure and growing for your market selling.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 13
Time: Tuesday; 5:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CVL-1111

Homebrew 101: Intro to Homebrewing

 Would you like to learn how to make your own craft brews and understand common beer terms and differences between popular beer styles? If so, this class is just what you need. You’ll be taught the basic homebrew process during a full demonstration of brewing a batch of beer. This class will cover the most important ingredients in beer as well as a brief history of homebrewing. Homebrewing is a fun hobby that provides the freedom to brew any  flavor of beer imaginable. You’ll take home a copy of the AHA’s Introduction to Homebrew booklet, a recipe sheet of the beer brewed and ingredient samples. You will also receive special discount opportunities on various equipment and take- home ingredient kits! Learn from Matt & Nicole, seasoned  brewers,  and  owners  of  Michigan Brew Supply!

Schedule & Cost

Option 1: February 7
Option 2: April 11

Time: Wednesday; 6:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CFF-1059

Homebrew 201: Intro to All Grain Homebrewing

With the basics of the brewing process under your belt, you’ll be guided through the more complicated steps of brewing beer from scratch. This class is for those who have pursued extract brewing and would like to take their hobby to the next level! Homebrewing is a fun  hobby that provides the freedom to brew any style of beer imaginable. Brewing from all grain opens up  your  options and  gives you  full control over all aspects of crafting your favorite beer. You’ll learn about the different methods of all grain brewing and the equipment required for each. We’ll cover water calculations, mashing processes and sparging processes. A copy of the recipe used in class, as well as a step-by- step instruction sheet, will be made  available for you to take home. You’ll also receive access to  our  recipe  creation  tool,  special  discounts on equipment and participation opportunities for shop demonstrations including Big Brew for National Homebrew Day & National Learn to Homebrew Day!

Schedule & Cost

Option 1: March 7
Option 2: May 9

Time: Wednesday; 6:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CFF-1060

Intensive Grazing

In this class you’ll explore the benefits of managing livestock through rotational  grazing. Learn how proper grazing can increase land fertility while maximizing output  and sequestering carbon. Animal selection and the varied methods of mobile shelters and fencing will also be presented.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 15
Time: Thursday; 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost: $59
Course Number: CVL-1116

Kickboxing: Self Defense for Women

A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness, verbal skills and physical training. Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques that enable someone to escape, resist and survive violent attacks. There are no guarantees when it comes to self-protection. However, self-defense training can increase your choices and your preparedness. This basic course will offer enough concepts and easy-to-remember physical techniques to help you develop self- protection strategies that you can continue to build upon. No experience is required for this course. Please bring your own boxing gloves or MMA gloves and wraps.

Schedule & Cost
Winter Options

Option 1: February 17 – 24
Option 2: March 24 - 31
Option 3: April 21 - 28

Time:
Saturdays; 9am – 1pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDS-1192

Meal Planning

 In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of planning meals, with an emphasis on nutrition, efficiency, budget and environmental sustainability.  Topics  include  basic  nutrition and food groups, how to overcome common barriers to healthy eating, grocery store navigation, reading food labels, and recipe alterations. This class will review various tips  and tricks on how to move away from highly- processed, “convenience” foods and discuss methods to using “whole foods” and making “from scratch” cooking more simplified and manageable. 

Schedule & Cost
Winter Options

Option 1: March 23
Option 2: April 13

Time: Fridays; 4 – 6pm
Cost: $59
Course Number: CFF-1201

Motorcycle Safety

Thank you for a great 2017 motorcycle season! Motorcycle Safety will return in May 2018.

Complete details will be posted on this page or you can call our dedicated Motorcycle line at 989-686-9461 after the New Year to learn about 2018 scheduling and registration dates. Classes run May through August.

On the Farm: Raising Chickens for Eggs & Meat 

Join us on site at a local small farm operation  for hands-on practical experience in raising chickens for eggs and meat! Raising chickens is easy, inexpensive and rewarding for everyone— healthy  meats,  tasty  eggs  and  valuable compost. Our instructor, Jordan Goss, invites  you to his farm where you’ll be led through the morning routine of a pasture raised poultry producer. You’ll have the opportunity to see, hold and feed chickens. Our instructor will demonstrate how poultry is raised from 1-day- old chicks to becoming tasty egg layers and delicious meat birds. This class will cover only holistic methods of poultry raising and will NOT include how to use antibiotics, GMOs, chemicals or similar practices. Location: Course meets on-site at Goss Farms in Kawkawlin, MI.

Schedule & Cost

Date: May 17
Time: Thursday; 8:30 - 10:30am
Cost: $59
Course Number: CVL-1119

Organic vs. Non-Organic Food

Is organic better? Does organic food taste different? What does all natural mean? If you have ever wondered about any of these topics this class is for you!  Sample different organic and non-organic foods, learn the difference between labels and leave this class being able  to make educated choices on what to buy at the grocery store.  

Schedule & Cost

Date: April 24
Time: Tuesday; 6 – 8pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFF-1203

Pallet Art Making

In this class, you’ll learn to make a beautiful custom-made wood sign. Choose from three different designs. The instructor will walk you through the steps to complete your sign which you’ll take home at the end of class. This easy to follow class teaches you how to use custom vinyl stencils and paint colors of your choice  to create a high quality sign that will look beautiful in your home or can be given as a gift. All supplies are included. 

Schedule & Cost
Winter Options

Option 1: February 7
Option 2: March 20

Time: Tuesday, Wednesday; 6 – 9pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CFC-1998

 Parti-tizers

Do you love to entertain? In this class you’ll learn some quick multi-purpose  appetizers and snack recipes from sliders and roll-ups to spinach dip with homemade chips and more. Learn how to wow your guests with little  effort.

Schedule & Cost

Date: January 30
Time: Tuesday; 6 – 9pm
Cost: $129
Course Number: CFF-1204

Photography

Photography I

Taught by a professional and free-lance photographer, this four session class will cover: rules of composition, proper use of natural light as well as flash, ISO, exposure compensation, basics of the camera meter and correct ways to use your auto focus. You’ll participate in fun, weekly photo assignments, class critiques and discussions. All assignments will be shot in the program mode.

In order to participate in this class you must provide your own digital camera and manual.

Schedule & Cost
Winter Option 1

Dates: January 30 – February 20
Times: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Winter Option 2

Dates: January 31 – February 21
Times: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Winter Option 3

Dates: February 27 – March 27 (skip 3/6)
Times: Tuesdays; 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1010
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City


Photography II

Expand your creativity with this 4 session, advanced class that will take you off of program mode and into the manual modes of your digital camera. You’ll learn metering, aperture and shutter priority, night photography, black and white photography and many composition techniques. You’ll have fun, weekly assignments and group critiques.

In order to participate in this class you must provide your own digital camera and manual.

Prerequisite: Photography I, CFC-1010

Schedule & Cost 
Fall Option

Dates: November 8- December 6 (skip 11/23)
Times: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Winter Option 1

Dates: February 28 - March 28
Times: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

Winter Option 2

Dates: April 3 - 24
Times: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CFC-1011
Location: Delta College Planetarium, Bay City

SAT Test Preparation

Help your student be prepared when test day arrives. Students can improve their first-time test scores or re-test scores by including the SAT preparation course into their college game plan. This one day course is tailored to your student’s individual needs. Students will learn test taking strategies and drills to help them learn the proper methods to approach the Critical Reading, Writing, Math and Essay portions of the SAT test.

Schedule & Cost
Fall Options

Dates: November 18
Times: Saturday, 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDB-1030

Winter Options

Dates: Choose 1 date:  January 20, February 3, March 3 or April 28
Times: Saturday, 10am – 3:30pm
Cost: $99
Course Number: CDB-1030

Soil & Health Amendments

Healthy farming  starts  with  healthy  soil. High producing soil is the foundation for nutrient-rich plants. Urban farmers will gain an understanding of essential soil structure including determining texture, water  holding capacity, pest deterrents and simple at-home testing. We’ll explore a variety of easy and economical methods to amend poor soil to improve its physical properties with the goal of providing a better root environment.

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 6
Times: Tuesday; 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CVL-1101

Taking Your Goods to Market

Do you end up growing too much for just your family? Are you interested in turning a small profit from your produce? Differentiate your farm and garden products from those of your competitors. This course will help you develop a plan for getting to the market, understand the economics of selling your products and offer expert tips for presentation and logistics. You’ll learn several ways to sell your extra produce locally and leave class with a clear plan of action. Take your goods to market and profit!

Schedule & Cost

Date: February 28
Times: Wednesday; 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $79
Course Number: CVL-1106

Online Learning

Online, anytime with YOU in mind! Whether you want to build your résumé or take a class for fun, our online courses will fit your schedule. With over 400 classes from which to choose, were sure you'll find a perfect fit with our online career training and instructor-led professional and personal development courses!

Beginning Writer's Workshop

This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece. Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice so you'll spend more time writing than reading.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

If you're thinking of starting a blog or just beginning one, this course is for you. Perhaps you'd like to try out podcasting, too. In this course, you'll learn how to create, manage and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools that you already have on your computer—no paid software or equipment is needed.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Certificate in Mindfulness

In this program, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life. The program explores a variety of widely-recognized healing interventions that incorporate mindfulness, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. You'll see how the work of neuroscientists is helping us understand the ways mindfulness training can change and improve brain health and discover how mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety and improves health and sleep and supports increased physical activity. You'll also explore the impact of mindfulness on business and career.

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Digital Scrapbooking

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Starting with simple projects, you'll quickly learn how to build pages, use artistic journaling and produce sophisticated illusions. Photoshop Elements lets you build your own clip art, create frames and develop multi-layer pages with an endless array of layouts and designs. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Discover Sign Language

You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names. Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner 

You'll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques and the basic principal of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume and space. You'll even discover how best to get in touch with your right brain. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Genealogy Basics 

Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past.  

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Grammar Refresher 

In this course, you’ll explore the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction and the details of phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes and much more! An instructor will guide you every step of the way as you learn grammar through hands-on, practical exercises. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Music Made Easy 

If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. Each lesson will build on previous lessons while also introducing new musical concepts. By the time you complete this comprehensive and full-featured course, you'll be able to read, write and even play simple musical pieces on a keyboard. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Photoshop for the Digital Photographer 

In this course, you'll master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. As the high-end program in Adobe's collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CC gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you'll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Prepare for the GED® Test  

This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take—and pass—the GED® test!

Course Format: Instructor-led

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Start Your Own Edible Garden 

Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. Whether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest. 

Course Format: Instructor-led

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"This class was very relevant. It was offered at a convenient time of day and seemed more detailed than other photography classes in the area."

Jennifer David
Photography I Student