Special Interest Courses
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Introduction to Conversational Spanish 1 & 2
As the official language of Spain and 19 Latin American nations, Spanish is spoken as a first language by about 330 million persons and as a second language by perhaps another 50 million. It is the native language of over 17 million people in the United States. This class will be an interactive, entertaining, and low stress environment where students will be introduced to the Spanish language and begin building a foundation which includes basic conversational skills, introductory grammar and cultural insights.
Spanish for Healthcare
This course is designed to give the Healthcare worker the ability to communicate with patients and clients in order to gain the information necessary to provide services.
Spanish for Construction
This course is designed to give the construction professionals the ability to communicate with Hispanic employees on topics including: plumbing, electrical, tools, measurements, framing, drywall, and painting. Safety vocabulary is also included.
Flower Arranging - Learn By Doing (One night weekly )
This class will offer basic techniques and skill for arranging silk flowers and fresh flowers. The handling and care of fresh flowers will be discussed, along with learning your focal pointing your arrangements and color contrast.
Wedding Floral Design (One night weekly)
This advanced floral design course will build upon your skills of basic floral design and teach you how to create a "wedding to remember". Each week you will receive step-by-step instructions on the "hot to" of centerpieces, bouquets, corsages, roses and much, much more. Each week you will also take home your finished product to enjoy at home and share with your friends. $120.00 will be collected on the first night of class to cover the cost of materials.
PREREQUISITE: Basic Floral Design or previous work experience in the floral industry.
Introduction to Digital Photography (One night weekly)
The digital SLR has energized the photographic industry in a way that hasn't been seen since the 1980's. This class will introduce you to the almost limitless possibilities of this exciting technology and help digital SLR owners who want to get more from their camera. We will review basic photographic concepts, which apply to any camera Then we will proceed to the digital realm and discuss what makes digital so digital. Continuing on, we will explore editing and outputting our images. This class is intended for the DSLR owner, but advanced non-interchangeable lens cameras will be considered on a case-by -case basis.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the options and features in adding creativity to their own digital photographs. Some of the topics covered include; common photo fixes, photo organization, editing and enhancing photos, customizing your photos with layouts, themes, and designs.
This course is for inexperienced enthusiasts who want to learn the fundamentals of cake decorating. The course includes: the demonstration of basic tools including hints for baking cakes and making and preparing icing for a cake. Instruction will include: how to level, tort, fill and frost a cake. Students will learn how to pipe a variety of top, side and bottom borders as well as create a floral spray with roses, buds and drop flowers. The instructor will provide a variety of useful tips, ideas and experiences; however, practice at home will be crucial to successfully mastering the art of cake decorating.
This class will feature meal preparation, helpful hits, and selection and use of proper kitchen utensils. Each class will follow the instructor’s menu during the step-by-step preparation. Menus will include a variety ingredients to enhance both texture and flavor.
with Herbs, Oils and Vinegars- This class is designed to educate the student on the use of herbs, oils and vinegars in the art of cooking. Herb selection, both fresh and dried will be demonstrated. Oil favor, cooking temp. and variety will be discussed. Vinegars selection and flavor in salads, sauces and main dish will be discussed. The class will conclude by drawing in all three topics into a delicious dinner menu plan.
with Chef Victoria - Learn the secrets and tips to preparing great seasonal meals and treats. Emphasis on flavor and the techniques of layering flavors using spices and herbs to bring out the best in every meal.
European Culinary Tour - Each week will “visit” a country and discuss its food history, points of interest, cuisine, and make a meal typical of that country. Come and enjoy the flavors of Europe!
Cooking for the Holidays - This class will feature helpful holiday tips and meals for the up-coming holiday season.
Small Engine Maintenance
This course is designed to give the student and understanding of how small engines work and how to keep them in good running condition. Topics include; general maintenance, troubleshooting, basic repair and proper storage, gas and oils.
Auto Shop I Engines & Engine Performance
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of how automotive engines operate and the skills necessary to diagnosis, troubleshoot, inspect and repair the engine to gain the maximum performance available. This is a 132 hour course which will be followed by Auto Shop II dealing with the various system found on modern automobiles and trucks.
This is a course designed for those who want to express their creative side with a welding torch! Be creative with metal ! Lawn art, wall hangings, functional or fun! Prerequisite: Welding I or equivalent knowledge.
This course is designed to give the student basic theory and knowledge of the use of shape, size, color and location in planning designs for living spaces within the home.
Holiday - Interior design with the holidays in mine is the focus of this trimesters class.
American Sign Language
This course is designed as an introduction to ASL. Students will learn the fundamentals of signing, including: proper hand and finger movements, sentence structures as well as learning about the culture of Deaf people in the United States.
This course is for beginning to intermediate writers. It will provide students with information about the writing process, from conception to publication and beyond. The 13-week workshop begins with tools for block busting and choosing an avenue; continues through an overview of the basic elements of writing, including quick and easy grammar, punctuation, and basic editing skills; and culminates with a reading during the final session. Resources provided will include tools for honing aptitude levels. Class sessions will include equal parts discussion, lecture, writing practice, weekly assignments, and one-on-one consultation, all intended to help participants take works in progress to completion. Students will learn how to develop three-dimensional characters, whether real or imaginary; how to use poetic license to improve any genre; how to write believable dialogue; how to conduct and make the best use of a productive interview; and how to develop a supportive network. With newly acquired tricks of the trade, students will be able to approach the page with a fresh point of view and a keen perspective.