Holiday 2013 Schedule
St. Charles Community College Continuing Education schedule of non-credit classes.
Holiday 2013 Learn for Life SCHEDULE SCHEDULE OF OF NON-CREDIT NON-CREDIT CLASSES CLASSES Celebrate the season! SCC CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION | WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY Fall is a time of change … As the leaves start turning colors, the days get shorter and the nights are cooler, and we start thinking of the changes the new school year will bring. We start asking ourselves what we can change. Should we improve ourselves by taking a class? Learn more about computers? Learn ballroom dancing or how to crochet? We offer a broad range of opportunities in this schedule, so take a look and decide what you want to experience to make that change in your life. If we don’t have what you are looking for please let us know. We are always looking for ideas for new classes. Live with passion – learn for life! Tina Sieker | Associate Dean, Continuing Education REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR CLASS DOESN’T CANCEL! Cancellation Policy: Because St. Charles Community College Continuing Education (noncredit) classes are self-supporting, the decision to run a class is based on the number of people enrolled. The college reserves the right to cancel if sufficient enrollment is not achieved. Registrations need to be received at least one week prior to the start of class to be considered in the determination of whether to cancel the class. An attempt will be made to notify registrants by phone or mail if a class is cancelled. Full refunds will be issued for classes cancelled by the college. Online registration is easy! stchas.edu/LearnForLife When you see this Quick Response (QR) symbol throughout the course schedule, use your smartphone with a QR code reader app to link to videos and more information about SCC Continuing Education. Free application recommendation: i-nigma or Scan This schedule of classes brought to you by the SCC DIVISION OF CORPORATE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Dr. Ron Chesbrough, SCC President • Yvonne Wills, Division Dean Amanda Rose Associate Dean Extended Learning Tina Sieker Associate Dean Continuing Education Maureen Miles Coordinator Class Schedule Kelly Thebeau Layout and Design Class Schedule College Mission SCC serves our community by focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning. TABLE OF CONTENTS LEARN FOR ... GROWTH: FOR THE AGES Academic Enhancement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Homeschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Plus 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 LEARN FOR ... ADVENTURE: SPECIAL EVENTS AND TRIPS Dinner Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Day Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 LEARN FOR ... INSPIRATION: CREATIVITY Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Crafts and Hobbies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 LEARN FOR ... WELL-BEING: RECREATION AND FITNESS Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18 Fitness Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Health and Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rec Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 LEARN FOR ... YOUR MIND: LIFESTYLE Culinary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Home and Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Life Improvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Money. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 History/Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Personal Computing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-30 LEARN FOR ... WORK: PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL Professional Development/Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Small Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Home Inspection Certification Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ed2Go, 360 Training, ProTrain, Center for Legal Studies, American Management Association, Carson Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ADULT EDUCATION, LITERACY, ESL, GED PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 HOW TO ENROLL, REGISTRATION, LOCATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40 LEARN FOR ... DISCOVERY: ONLINE COURSES LEARN FOR LIFE. For the Ages Academic Enhancement Homeschool ACT Cambridge Review Electricity All subjects on the ACT exam are covered. A complete preparation for the ACT exam using materials developed by Cambridge Education Services. Bring a calculator. Textbook required. What exactly is the mysterious force we call electricity? Discover the answer while experimenting in lab activities that include electrical safety, parallel circuits, signaling by electricity, electromagnets and the power of the future. Class includes hands on experiments. Experienced teacher who has taught in the S.E.M.A.A. (Science, Engineering, Math, Aerospace Academy) program which was sponsored by NASA. All theory and lab work included. 9/12-10/24 Th 6-9p 10/21-12/2 M 6-9p $125 $125 College Preparatory Math Course is for students who cannot test into or pass MAT 096, who want to review the core subjects of mathematics or improve their techniques and problem solving skills. Each student works at his own pace, and the number of modules required will depend on each individual’s current level of ability and the time and effort put into the class. Class is broken into four units: number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra and word problems. Class has an optional lab on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. and on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. 8/19-10/16 M 10a-noon W 9a-noon $139 8/20-10/17 T 6-8p Th 5-8p $139 10/21-12/16 W 9a-noon M 10a-noon $139 10/22-12/17 Th 5-8p T 6-8p $139 NEW! Singapore Math for Adults Course will explain what Singapore Math is and how it can assist with math learning. It will also explain the basics of Singapore Math from place values, operations, manipulatives and bar modeling to mental math. While this course is designed primarly for parents of students who are using the Singapore Math curriculum, it is open to anyone who is curious about Singapore Math or who would like to have an enjoyable, low-stress experience with math. 9/10-10/22 T 6:30-8p $69 1 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 9/11-10/2 W 2:30-4:30p $59 Computerized LEGO® Robotic Engineering (Ages 9-14) Take your engineering and robotic skills to a new level using LEGO® Mindstream NXT Robotic Kits and computers. Learn the secret ins and outs of the software, and build robots. Programming language with implementation and functions of the software will be taught, and challenges with your team members will make the class a blast! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is the focus of this very cool class. 10/23-11/13 W 2:30-4:30p $59 NEW! Hola Amigos! Spanish Language for Kids (Ages 6-10) Youth Introductory Theater Workshop I (Ages 8-10) Introductory class for theater students includes definitions of stage and theater areas, basic acting and diction exercises, stage movement and auditioning techniques. Class size is limited. Supply list will be mailed. 9/4-9/25 W 6-7:30p $49 Introductory Theater Workshop I (Ages 11 and Up) Class consists of detailed work in stage direction, stage presence, diction and vocal performance studies and makeup expertise. Minimum age 11 years old or consent of the director. Supply list will be mailed. 9/4-9/25 W 7:30-9p $49 Keyboarding (Middle School) Keyboarding is an essential skill for students to learn as the foundation of successful literacy on computers. Learn proper touch keyboarding techniques and basic word processing. Increased speed and accuracy will be achieved by the end of this class. 11/26-12/17 T 6-8p $49 NEW! Holiday Cakepop Wars (Ages 7-12) Do you love to make cakepops and watch Cupcake Wars on the Food Network? Let your imagination and creativity run wild as you discover how to use icing, flavorings, candies, decorations and more to turn your cake pops into holiday works of art! Make reindeer, Christmas trees, Santa hats and ornaments. Have fun as you have a war and compete against other bakeries in your class. You will bring home plenty of creations. Aprons provided. 12/4 W 6-9p $39 Meet new amigos and have a fiesta each day. Learn basic Spanish through games, music and fun activities. Learn colors, numbers, greetings, weather, animals and how to have a basic conversation. Class will be interactive, and students will be immersed in the Spanish language. $5 textbook required. 9/25-10/16 W 6-7:30p $39 Computerized LEGO® Robotic Engineering (Ages 10-14) Take your engineering and robotic skills to a new level using LEGO® Mindstream NXT Robotic Kits and computers. Learn the secret ins and outs of the software and build robots. Programming language with implementation and functions of the software will be taught and challenges with your team members will make the class a blast! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is the focus of this very cool class. 10/21-11/11 M 6-8p $59 LEGO® Robotic Engineering STEM Camp (Ages 7-12) LEGOS® + Robots + Computers = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fun! You will build LEGO® models featuring working sensors and motors, simple programming techniques, principles of simple and complex machines and gearing using NXT Mindstream Robotic Kits. Projects include: parking your robot with rack pinion steering, puppy, lawn mower, Segway and building solar and amazon cars with alternative energy kits. Students work in teams together to do challenges each day. 10/14-10/18 M-F 9a-4p $225 10/16-10/18 W/Th/F 9a-4p $135 Did you know these facts about Lego® Robotic engineering classes? • Provides science, technology, engineering and math enrichment • Students participate in daily challenges to learn strategies for success similar to being on a Lego league team • Public speaking, problem solving and team building skills along with 100% hands-on fun! STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 2 NEW! Mixed Media Art Camp (Ages 7-12) Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance (Ages 7-10) Create, imagine and explore using various mediums such as: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more! We’ll use diverse materials and techniques and enjoy the creative process. The basic elements of line, shape, value, texture, pattern, space and color will be explored. Be inspired by Michelangelo, Monet, Van Gogh and others, then paint, sculpt and draw, adding imagination and a ton of creativity to make your own personal masterpieces. Ballet, jazz and modern dance technique training with choreography development. Emphasis placed on skill and technique refinement. Previous dance experience not needed. 10/14-10/18 M-F 9a-4p 10/16-10/18 W-F 9a-4p Ballet, jazz and modern dance technique training with choreography development. Emphasis placed on skill and technique refinement. Previous dance experience not needed. $175 $105 NEW! Art & Literacy – Mommy and Me (Ages 3-5) Children’s books will be our inspiration as we read stories from award-winning books and let the images of the amazing illustrations inspire us to create an art project with the story theme. This creative handson art and literacy experience will enhance imaginations while having fun! ADULT MUST REGISTER WITH CHILD. 10/24 11/14 8/23-10/11 F 4:45-5:45p $79 10/18-12/13 F 4:45-5:45p $79 Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance (Ages 11-15) 8/20-10/15 T 5:30-6:30p $79 10/22-12/10 T 5:30-6:30p $79 Th 10-11:30a $29 Th 10-11:30a $29 Plus 50 Learn the Harmonica Have fun learning this unique and versatile instrument. Learn many great folk songs while impressing your family and friends. The 10-hole C diatonic harmonica is used. Harmonica and book provided with class. 9/9-9/23 M 7-8p 11/4-11/18 M 7-8p 3 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $39 $39 M 2014 A Back by popular demand ... Register online at stchas.edu/learnforlife beginning Nov. 25, 2013. Online Youth Courses Creating Web Pages Introduction to Algebra Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the Web. Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems. Web 2.0, Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts In this course, youâ€™ll join the Web 2.0 world as you learn how to create and maintain your own blog, wiki and podcast. Discover Digital Photography Explore the fascinating world of digital photography equipment. Details on any of these courses can be found at: ed2go.com/stchas STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 4 Guided Autobiography Write the story of your life ... two pages at a time. Guided by a trained instructor, you will be led through themes and priming questions that bring back memories of events once known but seemingly filed away and forgotten. Voluntary sharing of excerpts of your stories will assist you and other writers in this uplifting experience. This is not a formal writing class. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council. 9/13-11/1 F 1-3:15p $129 World War II was history’s most catastrophic military event, claiming more than 55 million lives and forever altering the world’s political and social landscape. This five-part series will examine the causes of the war, the reason for its outcomes and how it has shaped the present time. We will study the personalities that drove the conflict and examine not only the military operations of both the Pacific and European theaters, but the effects of the war on people and institutions here and abroad. Enroll in all five classes and save! Individual dates and times below. Financial ABCs of Conservative Retirement Planning Gain a fundamental working knowledge of the principles of conservative retirement planning. Discover varied aspects, such as changes in planning paradigms, history of markets, impact of bear markets, retirement budgeting and aspects of financial decisions using the ABC Planning Model. Increase your awareness of risk in the markets as well as possible asset allocation models to help manage exposure to risk. All workbook materials included. 10/10-10/24 Th 6:30-8:30p $75 11/1-11/15 F 10a-noon $75 NEW! The Understanding of Medicare.gov If you or a loved one are on Medicare or getting ready for Medicare, this hands-on computer workshop using Medicare.gov will help you learn how to save time and money on your medications and how to pick the best Medicare health and/or drug plans. Bring a list of your medications and doctors to enter into the government website. 9/21 10/2 11/1 S 10-11:30a $25 W 6:30-8p $25 F 10-11:30a $25 History of WWII Session 1: Prelude to War This session covers time period 1919-1939. 10/4 Ever wonder how the St. Louis Cardinals became the Cardinals? Or who were the great stars of the St. Louis Browns? Have you been told that Abner Doubleday invented baseball (a myth) or that it once took four strikes to get an out (true!)? Get reacquainted with stalwarts like Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson and Rogers Hornsby, and meet colorful characters such as Michael King Kelly and John Leonard Roosevelt “Pepper” Martin, players who were the idols of fans back then as Miguel Cabrera and Adam Wainwright are today. You will discover how baseball transformed from a pastoral game played by amateur gentlemen into the modern multi-billion dollar business that exists now. Batter up! 9/18-10/2 5 W 6:30-8:30p $49 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 2: War Engulfs Europe This session covers time period 1939-1943. 10/11 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 3: The United States Enters the War This session covers time period 1941-1944. 10/18 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 4: The Social and Economic Aspects of the War This session covers time period 1939-1945. 10/25 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 5: The Last Days of the War and its Aftermath This session covers time period 1945-1948. 11/1 NEW! The World of Baseball $80 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 NEW! Healthier Living at 50 and Beyond Modified Aerobics Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Re-energize yourself during this information-packed class. Learn about appropriate physical activity, foods and nutrition to maintain or lose weight and how to improve your sleep and stress levels all through small changes that can make a big impact. Be prepared to sample a few healthy foods. A gentler approach to the typical fitness class. Choreographed dance moves are set to a variety of music. Hand weights, body bars, balls and bands tone the muscles, while stretching adds to your flexibility. Great class if you’re new to exercise or just getting back to it. 9/10-10/8 T 9-10:30a $75 8/19-10/14 M/W 8-8:50a 10/16-12/11 M/W 8-8:50a $65 $65 Zumba Gold Zumba Gold is a low-impact, easy-to-follow Latin dance with movements and routines designed for active older adults or those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. 9/10-11/7 T/Th 9-9:50a $75 Become a Continuing Education Instructor! Do you have a hobby, talent or skill that you would like to teach others? Bring your ideas to this session. If we feel it has the makings of a successful class, we will help you develop it to be taught through our Continuing Education program. We are always looking for new instructors and great ideas for classes. Come and meet us, and learn the basics of getting started as a Continuing Education instructor! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2013 · FREE – Registration is required. Visit stchas.edu/learnforlife. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 6 Special Events & Trips Dinner Theater These dinner theaters are for adult participants. Tuition includes dinner and ticket. All times are approximate. On Golden Pond Grapes of Wrath Winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family shattered by the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s. They and millions of Americans struggled to survive the national crisis. Steinbeck’s message is that of universal oneness, a concept very alien in today’s culture. One of the play’s characters, Casy, an ex-priest, is quoted: “I been thinkin’ maybe all men got one big soul everybody’s a part of ...” The story is told with music of the Depression’s famous folk artist, Woody Guthrie, vivid and contrasting lighting, and an ensemble dramatizing the movement of hundreds of thousands west to find a better life in California. Dinner will be served before the show in the Student Center Private Dining Room. TO ORDER TICKETS, go to www.stchastickets.com. 10/3 Th 6-10p This play is a classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. The story concerns retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond, Maine. This year, their adult daughter and her fiancé visit, bringing along his 13-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties, joys and fears facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family. Dinner will be served before the show in the College Center rotunda. TO ORDER TICKETS, go to www.stchastickets.com. 11/20 W 6-10p $25 $25 NEW! Online Ticketing E-tickets for the lunch and dinner theaters are now available at stchastickets.com. Purchase and print tickets from the convenience of your home. Bring your ticket to the theater, have it scanned, and sit back and enjoy the show! You can also view the menus for lunch or dinner. 7 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Questions? Call 636-922-8050. Events Day Trips These trips are for adult participants unless otherwise noted. Tuition includes meals, transportation and all admissions. Day trip coach departs from the circle by the Fine Arts and Humanities buildings. All times are approximate. Spirited St. Charles Explore the hauntings of a place very close to home – St. Charles. We will meet at the Mother-In-Law House Restaurant, which is a confirmed site of paranormal activities. Dr. Michael Henry, author of Ghosts of St. Charles, will talk to us about the exploration of paranormal activity. Each participant will receive a signed copy of Henry’s book. After dinner, we will visit the sites in St. Charles reported to be frequented by spirits. This is a walking tour – come dressed for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. Trip includes dinner, book, lecture and tour. Meet at the MotherIn-Law House Restaurant. Last date to cancel 9/25. 10/17 Th 7-11p Tour some of the grand old homes in St. Louis decked out in their holiday finest! Our tour will take us to the Campbell House, DeMenil Mansion and the Eugene Field House. Have a delicious family-style dinner at Favazza’s Restaurant. Last date to cancel is 11/25. Th 4-10p Sept. 7-8, 2013 For more information visit www.bellydancewithnisaa.com. $75 Holiday Home Tour 12/5 Join us for Middle Eastern Dance Workshops with Ahava. Ahava: Dinner and Performance Enjoy a wonderful dinner with Middle Eastern flair followed by a performance by San Francisco Bay area multi-award winner, Ahava, with local dancers. For tickets, visit stchastickets.com. 9/7 S 6:30-9:30p $25 Performance Only $8 $85 Save the date! SCC Cougar Car Show Sept. 14, 2014 THANK YOU SPONSORS Bigger and better – more cars, more food, more fun! Commerce Bank Moe's SPECIAL THANKS Diehl Chiropractic Nocturnal Motorworks Boone Trail Corvette Club Elite Lawn Sprinklers Nutrishop Erin Sommer Firestone Olympia Automotive Kelly Mayer Four Seasons Pool and Spa Personal Designs Patrick King Green Lantern Entertainment/Rob (DJ) Scooter McCougar John Kaiser (American Family Ins) Smoothie King SCC Student Ambassadors Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Sport Clips Brewing Co. Texas Roadhouse Call 636-922-8233 Little Caesars The Pasta House Co. for details. Proceeds from event will go towards scholarships for non-credit math programming. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 8 Creativity Art Calligraphy Introduction to Oil Painting Explore the world of stylish and elegant handwriting. Beginners will experiment with basic italic scriptconsidered the easiest to learn. Transform your next party invitation! Supply list will be mailed. Art lovers and beginners welcome! Internationally known artist Ron Hauser will guide you in traditional and contemporary methods as you apply your first brush strokes to canvas to create your masterpiece. Using oil media you will explore basic design, color, form and space on a canvas. Bring a favorite photo or magazine picture to work from. Supply list will be mailed. 9/9-11/4 M 6:30-8:30p $75 Open Artists Studio Are you a current or former Continuing Education art student? Our studio is open for you! Use this time to complete your current art project at your own pace in this self-guided class. Collaborate with other artists while enhancing your artistic ability. Prerequisite: Must be a current or former Continuing Education art student. 9/4-10/9 W 6-9p 10/16-11/20 W 6-9p $36 $36 Introduction to Ceramics Come ready to get your hands dirty and express your creative side in a fun and relaxed environment! Conquer basic construction skills, including pinch pots, coil building, slab construction, throwing on a potterâ€™s wheel and a variety of methods for glazing and firing your next project. $35 supply fee payable with tuition. 9/7-11/9 9/5-10/10 Th 6-9p 11/7-12/19 Th 6-9p $149 $149 Art and Wine Extravaganza! Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun, friends and fine art where you can drink wine and be instructed by an artist step-by-step recreating a beautiful painting! Itâ€™s easy, and anyone can do it. We provide the canvas and materials to create your masterpiece, you bring your favorite wine, beer or nonalcoholic beverage. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council. 10/11 F 6-10p $45 S 12:30-3:30p $165 Advanced Ceramics Get thrown into the next level of ceramics! Master the art of wheel-thrown pottery. Building on the techniques learned in the introductory class, create three large-scale projects using a combination of creative techniques. $35 supply fee payable with tuition. Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics or instructor permission. 9/7-11/9 S 12:30-3:30p $165 Class painting for Art and Wine Extra vaganza Drawing From Life Unlock your creative potential by developing your power of perception. Learn to draw from life, memory and imagination. Reinforce your drawing skills, and strengthen the basics for painting. Taught by an experienced, award-winning artist. See how your drawings can come to life! 11/5-11/26 T 7-9p 9 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $69 Introduction to Drawing Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing, and become the artist youâ€™ve always wanted to be! Perspective, design, lighting, volumes, space and basic principles of drawing will be taught. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council in WingHaven. 11/6-12/4 W 6-8p $55 Crafts/Hobbies Get Hooked on Crocheting Learn the basics of crocheting and how to complete a fabric. Students will complete a simple project of their choice and learn techniques to correct simple errors and how to read a pattern. 9/24-10/22 T 7-9p $55 NEW! Painting With Soft Pastels Achieve beautiful paintings created by layering pastels and give depth and luminosity in your artwork. Use of value and distinction textures for interest and colors for harmony. Pastels are simple to use and allow for brilliant color as well as subtle tones. 9/10-10/15 T 7-9p $99 NEW! Intermediate Watercolor Are you ready to move to the next level of watercolor painting? Learn more advanced techniques, elements and principles of design as each class progresses to another level. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of watercolors. 10/14-11/18 M 6:30-8:30p $99 Why Knot Bead? Grab a friend and have a fun night creating jewelry. Bead knotting is a technique that is often used in stringing fine gemstones such as pearls. If you can tie a knot and love beads, this is the class for you! You will design and make two beautiful, one of a kind braclets. $8 supply fee payable with tuition. 12/10 T 6:30-8:30p $37 Bead Jewelry Design Designing your own jewelry has never been so easy! Create beautiful, unique designs and make two bracelets, a pair of earrings and a creation of your choice. Have fun and sign up with a friend. $6 supply fee payable with tuition. 10/9-10/16 W 6:30-8:30p $45 Beyond Bead Jewelry Design y Watercolor by Shirle r cto tru ins , Nachtrieb Take your bead jewelry design to the next level. Join us as you learn more techniques on how to multi strand and make three beautiful pieces all designed by you! Designing jewelry is not only fun, but a creative, affordable outlet allowing you to be the jewelry designer and match your pieces to your unique style. $5 supply fee payable with tuition. 10/30-11/6 W 6:30-8:30p $45 Donâ€™t miss it! 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 College Center Gym Fine handmade items by local artists just in time for your holiday shopping. Booths selling handmade items, demos on how to make your own items, food and more! FREE admission Vendors: Email events@povertybarn. net for information on booths. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 10 St. Charles County Arts Council SCC is proud to announce its partnership with the St. Charles County Arts Council to provide high quality arts and cultural classes and experiences to the community. Classes, workshops and events will be held at the Arts Council Lillian Yahn Gallery in WingHaven located next to the library. For complete descriptions and to register, go to stchas.edu/learnforlife. Art & Literacy – Mommy and Me (Ages 3-5) 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 24– $29 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 – $29 Guided Autobiography 1-3:15 p.m. Sept. 13-Nov. 1 – $129 A Girls Beaded Night Out 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 – $35; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 – $35 Art & Wine Extravaganza 6-10 p.m. Oct. 11 – $45 Introduction to Drawing 6-8 p.m. Nov. 6-Dec. 4 – $55 Take a Picture Of ... 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 7 – $69 Upcoming exhibitions in the Lillian Yahn Gallery: September – “Zack Smithey Art” A solo exhibit by local local artist, Zack Smithey. October – “Heroes” Art inspired by everyday heroes. November – “WaxCentric Group” A showcase of 2D and 3D works by various artists using wax medium. December – “Holiday Showcase” Mixed media art exhibit and holiday boutique. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fundamental Wood Carving NEW! Crocheting for the Holidays Looking for a new hobby? Step-by-step processes designed for the very beginner. Learn basic knife cuts and how to recognize wood grain while carving a cowboy boot and a shore bird. Explore finishing techniques and other carving styles. $10 supply fee payable with tuition. Supplylist will be mailed. This class will offer easy holiday patterns for those with basic crochet skills. Impress your friends and family with hand-crafted ornaments and gifts. 12/3-12/17 T 6-9p $59 11/5-11/26 T 6:30-8:30p $59 I’m Hooked ... Now What? Go beyond the basics of crocheting by learning how to double-, triple-, and shell stitch. Grasp the concepts of reading a simple pattern to create those cute little hats, the popular granny square pattern or toys. The list of what you can create is limitless. 10/29-11/19 T 6-9p $69 NEW! A Girls Beaded Night Out NEW! Photo Arts Grab your girlfriends, family or co-workers and join the fun as you create fabulous wire and beaded jewelry with stamped metal pieces that will be one of a kind designed by you! Bring your favorite wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, and we will supply everything else. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council. $5 supply fee payable with tuition. Imagine, inspire and create! Personalized art for your home is not only beautiful but will fit your unique personality and style. Learn how to turn a photo image into a work of art on canvas and make a personalized shadow box with your photos and personalized items. Join us in this fun and creative class for yourself or make a holiday gift for that special person on your list! All materials provided. 10/18 12/5 12/11-12/18 W 6-8p 11 F 6:30-8:30p $35 Th 6:30-8:30p $35 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $59 SCC Music Preparatory Academy Music Piano I Develop basic skills and techniques in piano playing, applicable to various types of music. No previous keyboard experience necessary. 8/19-12/9 M 6-7:50p $190 SCC Singers Don’t just sing in the shower – come sing with us! In this performance class, participants work on music of various styles and genres culminating in a public performance at the end of the semester. 8/20-12/10 T 7-8:50p $95 At St. Charles Community College, you’ll receive the highest quality in music education. Our instructors hold master’s or doctoral degrees, have extensive teaching experience and are active performers locally, nationally and internationally. Individual lessons are offered days, evenings and Saturdays in voice, piano, guitar and all orchestral instruments at all levels, from beginners through advanced. Students may receive one 30-minute lesson each week; or for more advanced students, 60-minute lessons are also available. Lesson day and time is scheduled on an individual basis at the convenience of the student and teacher. Private lessons offered in eight-week sessions for students, middle-school age to adults. Minimum 24-hour notice required for emergency lesson cancellations. Jazz Band Instrumental (Music) Private Lessons A performance course where students study through rehearsals, culminating in a public performance. Enrollment in Concert Band is helpful. Must provide your own instrument. This is a private instrumental lesson. Half-hour lessons will be offered in an 8-week session with an optional recital. Eligible persons are middle school to adult. Lesson times are arranged between instructor and student. 8/21-12/11 W 7-9:50p $95 By appointment $179 Concert Band For woodwind, brass or percussion instruments, students study music techniques through rehearsals, culminating in a public performance. Must provide your own instrument. 8/19-12/9 M 7-9:50p $95 Orchestra Ensemble For string, wind or brass instruments. Group playing and rehearsal, technical and performance skills culminating in a concert at the end of the session. 8/22-12/12 Th 7-9p $95 Piano Private Lessons By appointment $179 Voice Private Lesson By appointment $179 NEW! Payment plan available for Suzuki lessons. Call 636-922-8233 for details. Suzuki Violin Lessons This method is based on the concept that children can be taught to play an instrument in much the same way they learn to speak. 30-minute private lessons plus weekly group sessions. Lesson times are arranged between instructor and student. 8/12-12/2 By appointment $440 (30-minutes); $550 (45-minutes); $660 (1-hour) Suzuki Cello Lessons This method is based on the concept that children can be taught to play an instrument in much the same way they learn to speak. 30-minute private lessons plus weekly group sessions. Lesson times are arranged between instructor and student. 8/12-12/2 By appointment $440 (30-minutes); $550 (45-minutes); $660 (1-hour) STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 12 Suzuki Viola Lessons Click and Learn Photography Classes This method is based on the concept that children can be taught to play an instrument in much the same way they learn to speak. 30-minute private lessons plus weekly group sessions. Lesson times are arranged between instructor and student. Transition from camera owner to photographer! Find out how to make your digital SLR or advanced point-and-shoot camera work for you. Discover what draws your eye to certain photos and learn how to capture that shot! Classes meet in three sessions and will include a hands-on photo shoot at a separate location and classroom time working with Photoshop Elements so you can learn how to improve your shots. Don’t miss this unique photography experience! 8/12-12/2 By appointment $440 (30-minutes); $550 (45-minutes); $660 (1-hour) An Introduction to Voiceovers Have you ever wanted to be the voice everyone hears on commercials and documentaries? This fun and interactive class covers details of the industry, the importance of marketing, and of a demo tape. Receive a professional voice evaluation. Taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All. Minimum age requirement is 18 years old. 9/11 W 6-8p $39 Instant Guitar for Busy Adults and Teens Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply can’t find the time? In just a few hours you can learn the basic chords to start playing along with your favorite tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar. Workbook and practice DVD included. 10/8 T 6:30-9:30p $59 Principles of Professional Songwriting NEW! Click and Learn – Cottleville Architecture, city streets, nature and people photo opportunities in Cottleville at Legacy Park. Class meets on Tuesday, 9/10 6:30-9:30 p.m., field trip photo shoot meets on Saturday, 9/14 8:30-11:30 a.m. Last class meets in the Technology Building, Room 210 and on Saturday, 9/21 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 9/10-9/21 T 6:30-9:30p S 8:30a-12:30p $75 NEW! Click and Learn – Busch Wildlife Plants, trees, animals and people photo opportunities at Busch Wildlife in Defiance. First class meets on Tuesday, 10/8 6:30-9:30 p.m., field trip photo shoot meets Saturday 10/12, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Last class meets in the Technology Building, Room 210 on Saturday, 10/19 1-3 p.m. 10/8-10/19 T 6:30-9:30p S 1-3p $69 Have you ever wanted to write your own songs? Delve into what makes songs a hit, study popular songs and music theory while learning the craft and art of songwriting. Workbook included. 10/15 T 6:30-9:30p $59 Photography Beginner’s Digital Camera Photography What’s the right digital camera for me? How do I use the one I own? Master the settings, get those pictures off your camera and onto your computer and share with family and friends. 9/9-9/16 11/12-11/19 M 9a-noon $69 T 6:30-9:30p $69 NEW! Pro Tips and Tricks to Get Those Great Shots Take your skills to the next level. Really improve those family photos, put some WOW into your vacation pictures, and shoot your children’s athletic games with confidence. Unlock the features of your own camera, adopting habits of successful photographers, training your eye to see photographically and avoiding the mistakes we’ve all made. Taught by an award-winning photographer. 10/1-10/15 T 7-9p 13 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $89 NEW! Art of Photography NEW! Beyond Photoshop – Retouching Photos Learn how to take the pictures you always wanted to take! This class teaches composition and simple camera settings (f-stop, shutter speed and ISO). Included are hands-on practice of new skills and review of images in the classroom. DSLR or point-and-shoot camera with manual controls required. Great for photographers! Learn to edit photos, create composite images and general layering techniques. Learn how to clear up blemishes, whiten teeth, correct color and how to shave off a few pounds. Discover ways to remove dust and creases off of old photos. Grasp masking techniques used to put your subjects in a new background. 10/22-11/5 T 7-9p $89 10/9-10/30 W 7-9p $75 NEW! Travel Photography Discover the tricks and techniques photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home. Learn which photography equipment to bring on your travels and where to capture the best photo shots. Taught by an experienced world photographer. 9/19 Th 7-9p $39 NEW! Holiday Photography Capture the memories! One evening of preparation with your camera will have you ready to get the shots you want to capture those special moments. Be creative, have fun, and share those pictures with others. Get that camera out early, and keep clicking until the lights go out! NEW! Effective Use of Lenses 10/28 11/7 Get the most out of your lenses! Master such concepts as focal length and aperture, as these relate to depth of field, perspective distortion and others, in order to unleash the creative possibilities your lenses will permit. Most useful to persons owning cameras that allow manual settings of focus point, aperture and focal length. Taught by an experienced photographer. 10/24-10/31 Th 7-9p $59 NEW! Basics of Digital Infrared Photography A beautiful, dramatic black-and-white photograph is, perhaps, the finest expression of photographic art. Digital infrared photography elevates that drama and expression to a whole new level. Create a stunning landscape with a rich black sky and striking white foliage accents, or an other-worldly color palette of green skies and pink trees. Let your imagination soar as you create awe-inspiring pictures. 11/14 Th 7-9p $39 NEW! Take a Picture Of ... This photo adventure is all about having fun with your camera. Whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or DSLR, this course will challenge you to get out with your camera and see ordinary things in new ways. Each week you will be given a photo assignment to help jumpstart your creativity. Learn basic camera functions, developing a photographer’s eye, looking for light and how to create an online gallery to share your photos. 9/16-10/7 M 6:30-8:30p $69 M 10a-noon $29 Th 6:30-8:30p $29 Writing Writing and Publishing Your First Book or Seventh Learn how to complete your manuscript in just six weeks including the four basic elements any good book must have. Discover how to sell your work to a publisher, self-publish, use POD or vanity press, and ePublish. Marketing tips included! $16 supply fee payable with tuition. 10/9 W 6-10p $39 Gallery Shows It’s About Time: Past, Present and Future Aug. 26- Sept. 20, 2013 | Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 Photography Invitational and Brian D. Smith: Works From a Sabbatical Sept. 30- Nov. 8, 2013 | Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 SCC Fall Student Art Exhibition Nov. 18- Dec. 1, 2013 More: stchas.edu/events/arts-on-campus STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 14 Ballroom III/East Coast Swing I Dance A lifetime investment in fun and wellness, dance is a great way to get exercise without working out! Students are instructed to enroll with a partner. For full dance descriptions visit stchas.edu/learnforlife. Prerequisite for mini-sessions: Must have taken previous 8-week session. 9/11-10/30 W 5:50-6:50p $48 11/6-12/4 W 5:50-6:50p $24 Ballroom III – Samba I 9/10-10/29 T 8-9p 11/5-11/26 T 8-9p $48 $24 Ballroom IV – Vieneese Waltz ADVANCED STUDENTS ONLY. Students are instructed to enroll with a partner. 9/15-11/3 Su 4:10-5:10p $48 11/10-12/1 Su 4:10-5:10p $24 Imperial Swing Basic I 9/10-10/29 9/12-10/31 9/15-11/3 11/5-11/26 11/7-12/5 11/10-12/1 Social Dance instructors Stan Mayer and Linda Landwehr Ballroom I (Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, East Coast Swing) 9/9-10/28 9/11-10/30 9/15-11/3 11/4-11/25 11/6-12/4 11/10-12/1 M W Su M W Su 6:55-7:55p $48 6:55-7:55p $48 12:55-1:55p $48 6:55-7:55p $24 6:55-7:55p $24 12:55-1:55p $24 Ballroom II (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, East Coast Swing) 9/9-10/28 9/11-10/30 11/4-11/25 11/6-12/4 M 5:50-6:50p $48 W 9:05-10:05p $48 M 5:50-6:50p $24 W 9-10:05p $24 9/9-10/28 M 8-9p 11/4-11/25 M 8-9p Imperial Swing Basic II 9/10-10/29 T 9:05-10:05p $48 9/12-10/31 Th 8-9p $48 11/5-11/26 T 9:05-10:05p $24 11/7-12/5 Th 8-9p $24 Imperial Swing Basic III (Lindy) 9/12-10/31 11/7-12/5 $48 $24 Th 9:05-10:05p $48 Th 9:05-10:05p $24 West Coast Swing I and II 9/11-10/30 W 8-9p 11/6-12/4 W 8-9p $48 $24 Line Dance (variety) 9/9-10/28 11/4-11/25 Ballroom III/Tango II T 6:55-7:55p $48 Th 6:55-7:55p $48 Su 2-3p $48 T 6:55-7:55p $24 Th 6:55-7:55p $24 Su 2-3p $24 M 9:05-10:05p $48 M 9:05-10:05p $24 Jitterbug Swing I and II 9/15-11/3 Su 3:05-4:05p $48 11/10-12/1 Su 3:05-4:05p $24 15 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Belly Dance – Level 3 Provides in-depth instruction with emphasis on the importance of musical interpretation and showmanship in creating a Middle Eastern dance performance. Admission by instructor permission only. 9/14-12/14 S 3:30-4:30p $79 Turbo Tahitian Join us for the newest form of cardio dance. Class will expose you to the movements of Tahitian dance while mixing it up with cardio to increase muscle and burn fat. Belly Dance instructor Nisaa, Heather D. Ward 9/28-11/16 S 10:15-11:15a $56 Introduction to Hula Belly Dance – Level 1 An introduction to the history and technique of Middle Eastern dance, acquaints the student with fundamental movements of belly dance as it’s practiced today in the United States. Wear comfortable clothes; shoes are optional. Bring a scarf to tie around your hips. 9/14-12/14 S 10:30-11:30a $79 Belly Dance Level 1A – Drills and Practice Not ready for Level 2 belly dance? Gain additional practice in Level 1 belly dance technique. Geared toward students who have completed the Level 1 curriculum but do not wish to move to Level 2 or need additional practice. 9/14-12/14 S 11:45a-12:45p $79 For beginners, learn basic hula steps combined with contemporary Hawaiian music. Increase muscle tone in legs, arms, and buttocks. A terrific workout for your body and spirit. 9/28-11/16 S 9-10a $56 Modern Square Dance and Some Contra It’s fun for all! Motivate to the music with a little Modern Square Dance and a touch of Contra dance. All beginners welcome. An excellent way to promote good health, good times and good friendships through a social skill that can be used by any generation. 8/18-10/6 Su 2-4p 10/20-11/24 Su 2-4p 12/8-1/26 Su 2-4p $35 $35 $35 Belly Dance – Level 2 Builds on the basic techniques, with focus on more complex dance combinations, as well as on musical interpretation. Dance props, including zills and veils, will be introduced. Prerequisite: Belly Dance - Level 1, and instructor permission. Middle Eastern Dance Workshops 9/14-12/14 S 1-2p Join us on Sept. 7-8, 2013, for Middle Eastern Dance workshops featuring Ahava. $79 Belly Dance Level 2A – Drills and Practice Provides additional practice in Level 2 belly dance technique. Geared toward students who have completed the Level 2 curriculum but do not wish to move to Level 3 or need additional practice before moving on. 9/14-12/14 S Visit www.bellydancewithnisaa.com for more information. See page 7 for information on Middle Eastern Dance performance and dinner. 2:15-3:15p $79 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 16 Recreation & Fitness Fitness Boot Camp Physical Fitness Targets the total body by toning and strengthening the major muscles of the upper and lower body while challenging the cardiovascular system through fastpaced cardiovascular exercises. Class incorporates a combination of physical activities to produce an overall fitness improvement in the student. 8/20-10/15 T/Th 1-1:50p 10/17-12/12 T/Th 1-1:50p $95 $95 8/19-10/14 M/W 10-10:50a $95 10/16-12/11 M/W 10-10:50a $95 Walking Fitness Cardio Core Strength A blend of cardio, yoga, pilates and strength training using a stability ball. This class is done using the Swiss ball. 8/19-10/14 M/W 6-6:50p $95 8/19-10/14 M/W 1-1:50p $95 10/16-12/11 M/W 6-6:50p $95 10/16-12/11 M/W Noon-12:50p $95 Learn how to use an ordinary mode of exercise to increase your fitness level and implement weight loss. Required walking handbook available at SCC Bookstore. 8/19-10/14 M/W Noon-12:50p $95 8/20-10/15 T/Th 5-5:50p $95 Beginning Cardio Kickboxing Muscle Conditioning Stationary muscle strengthening moves to define and sculpt muscles. Uses body ball, body bars, mat work, hand weights and resistance bands. 8/19-10/14 M/W 3-3:50p 10/16-12/11 M/W 3-3:50p $95 $95 The latest for muscle conditioning and cardiovascular endurance. Time interval drills training using martial arts and boxing moves. 8/19-10/14 M/W 7-7:50p $95 8/20-10/15 T/Th Noon-12:50p $95 10/16-12/11 M/W 7-7:50p $95 Modified Aerobics Step and Muscle Conditioning Using the step platform, challenge the cardiovascular system and then turn to bands and weights to tone the muscles. 8/19-10/14 M/W 4:30-5:20p $95 8/20-10/15 T/Th 11-11:50a $95 10/16-12/11 M/W 4:30-5:20p $95 A gentler approach to the typical fitness class. Choreographed dance moves are set to a variety of music. Hand weights, body bars, balls and bands tone the muscles, while stretching adds to your flexibility. Great class if youâ€™re new to exercise or just getting back to it. 8/19-10/14 M/W 8-8:50a 10/16-12/11 M/W 8-8:50a $65 $65 Stretch and Strengthen Class is based on yoga, Pilates and dance for conditioning the total body. Emphasis is on core training and proper breathing. Incorporates the use of balls, mats, body bars and hand weights. 8/19-10/14 M/W 9-9:50a 10/16-12/11 M/W 9-9:50a $95 $95 NEW! Yogalates The ultimate in mind body fitness. Yogalates is the perfect fusion of the benefits of yoga with the core strengthening benefits of Pilates. Both practices involve attaining specific postures, emphasize correct breathing and meditative mindfulness. Designed to strengthen both your mind and body. 9/10 -11/7 17 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 T/Th 10-10:50a $95 Classical Pilates â€“ Contrology Sticky exercise mats (available in the SCC Bookstore) are required in ALL pilates and yoga classes. Beginning Yoga Hatha Yoga is the practice of meditation, stretching and breathing. Posture allows you to gain flexibility, tone muscles and enjoy the flow of breath within your body. Create a more fluid body, open mind and release tension from your muscles. Sticky exercise mats (available in the SCC Bookstore) are required in all Pilates and yoga classes. 8/20-10/8 T 7-8:15p $69 10/22-12/3 T 7-8:15p $69 Basic Strengthening Yoga Learn the basics and understand how breathing and postures are linked together when used in action. Teaches proper alignment and lengthens the spine. This gentle approach eases you into fitness and flexibility. Special instruction will be given to those focusing on a stronger back. Sticky exercise mats (available in SCC Bookstore) are required for all yoga classes. 8/17-10/12 S 9-10:15a $69 10/26-12/14 S 9-10:15a $69 Classical Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, strength and skill that would be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, work and play. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games and run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. 8/26-10/21 8/27-10/22 10/23-12/18 10/24-12/19 M/W 1-1:50p T/Th 5:30-6:20p M/W 1-1:50p T/Th 5:30-6:20p $95 $95 $95 $95 Self-Defense Class teaches unarmed response to dangerous situations using the fundamentals of defense. Equal time is given to mental preparedness and emotional coping with acts of violence. 8/20-10/15 T/Th 1-1:50p 10/16-12/11 M/W 3-3:50p 10/17-12/12 T/Th 1-1:50p $95 $95 $95 Fitness Dance Tap Dance I Beginning dance course which covers the basic steps of tap technique. Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performance skills through a series of tap combinations. Tap shoes are required. Tap shoes are required. 8/20-10/15 10/17-12/12 T/Th Noon-12:50p $95 T/Th Noon-12:50p $95 Jazz Dance I Beyond Beginning/Intermediate Yoga A more in-depth study of yoga; refining techniques and postures, enhancing core strength, integrating meditation and breath work into a vinyasa flow. Prerequisite: One beginning yoga session. 8/22-10/3 Th 6:30-7:45p $69 10/17-12/5 Th 6:30-7:45p $69 Participate in movement experiences designed to increase range of motion, strength, endurance, agility, coordination, stability, line and spatial awareness using the basic elements of jazz dance. The dance elements of time, force, space, dynamics, expression and more will be incorporated. Jazz shoes are required. 8/20-10/15 T/Th 2-2:50p 10/17-12/12 T/Th 2-2:50p $95 $95 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 18 Dance Aerobics NEW! Knife Defense Class Combines dance and aerobic steps set to contemporary music. Whether you’re a beginner or an old pro, this effective workout is for you. Easy to learn and simple to apply, you’ll quickly grasp real-world self-defense focused techniques that will enable you to defend yourself against an edged weapon from different angles of attack: swings, arcs and stabs. See how your defense sets up your offense and practice using leverage and timing to your advantage! 8/19-10/14 M/W 1-1:50p 10/16-12/11 M/W 1-1:50p $95 $95 Zumba The latest craze in exercise, learn fun Latin dance steps to create an exhilarating aerobic workout. Based on interval training – a very effective way of working out your whole body while having fun! 8/19-10/14 M/W 10-10:50a 8/19-10/14 M/W 4:30-5:20p 10/16-12/11 M/W 4:30-5:20p 10/16-12/11 M/W 10-10:50a $95 $95 $95 $95 12/7-12/7 S 1:30-5p $39 NEW! Take Charge of Your Metabolism! While our metabolism tends to decrease over time, you can impact yours significantly through your choices of daily physical activity, lifestyle and food intake. Learn many simple tips that will help you to increase your daily calorie burn, lose weight and improve your overall health. Zumba Gold 9/10 Zumba Gold is a low-impact, easy-to-follow Latin dance with movements and routines designed for active older adults or those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. NEW! Lose Weight the Healthy Way 9/10-11/7 T/Th 9-9:50a $75 Health and Wellness NEW! Female Self-Defense Course Feel safer knowing you can win a confrontation against a bigger, stronger, faster attacker! Learn strategy, blocking, offense, kicks and ground fighting. Practice using everyday items as self-defense tools and grasp simple breaking holds and throw techniques. Embrace your inner tigress and empower yourself with knowledge. Do it for your family. Do it for you. 9/10-10/1 T 7-8:30p $59 10/30-11/20 W 6-7:30p $59 T 6-7:30p $25 Diets don’t work! The only way to manage weight successfully is to make small changes that become a part of your lifestyle. In this approach, we will not create lists of restrictions of good and bad foods. Instead, we will learn how to stay full, satisfied and energized in a way that can be maintained over time. Cooking demos and food sampling will be included. 10/23-11/20 W 6-7:30p $75 NEW! Beat the Holiday Bulge! Making it through the holidays without gaining a few pounds can be a real challenge, but with a few basic tips you can enjoy the season and stay fit and feeling great. Learn how to successfully navigate buffets, parties and family gatherings, how to incorporate the right physical activities and exercise into a busy schedule and how to prepare delicious, light, easy recipes that you and your family will enjoy. 12/3-12/10 T 6-7:30p $39 Simple Steps to a Healthier You Have you declared that this is the year to start a healthier lifestyle? Discover simple steps on how you can eat well, stay full and satisfied, increase your activity, and improve your sleep and stress levels, all through small changes that can make a big impact! Be prepared to sample new foods. Wellness can be flexible, fun and free of denial and deprivation. 9/12-10/10 Th 6-7:30p 19 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $75 Recreation Certification Amateur Radio General Class License Upgrade This is the second of three U.S. Amateur Radio licenses. You must already hold a Technician Class license or have recently passed the Technician license exam. Upgrading to a General license only requires passing a written examination. The Morse Code requirement has been dropped. Textbook required. Textbook can be purchased online The ARRL General Class License Manual, 7th edition, www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRLGeneral-Class-License-Manual/, or Gateway Electronics 9/18-11/20 W 7-9p The ARRL Introduction to Amateur Emergency Communications (EC-001) Learn the skills and procedures required for basic disaster communications. Training is a vital step for upgrading skills to a level that follows the FEMA guidelines. Final class date includes testing. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Must hold a valid Amateur Radio license. Textbook can be purchased online The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communications Course â€“ 4th edition, ISBN: 978-0-87259-730-3. http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRL-Introductionto-Emergency-Communication-Course/. 9/17-11/19 T 7-9p $10 $10 Amateur Radio Technician License Course & Exam Ham radio provides the broadest and most powerful wireless communications capability available. An entry level ham radio license class that will give you the ability to communicate with other hams around the world using a variety of modes. Certification exam given at the end of class. Textbook required Ham Radio License Manual Revised 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-0-87259-097-7) Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc., ($29.95) 9/18-11/20 W 7-9p $10 Become a Personal Trainer ... Personal Trainer Certification There is a shortage of personal trainers in the workforce. Come join this fun field and be a part of what ABCnews.com states is the fourth hottest job in the United States. Course is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical training and a 30-hour internship. Topics include biomechancis, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. The National Exam is held on the ninth week. CPR/AED needed to receive certification. Textbook required. Call to order and start reading immediately 888-330-9487 (www.witseducation. com) 9/24-11/21 T/Th 7-9p Find out how. It's free! $675 Personal Trainer Certification INFORMATIONAL MEETING Have you ever considered becoming a personal trainer? Have all of your questions answered during this exciting informational session. 9/10 T 7-8p STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 20 Sports Beginning Tennis I for Adults Did you know playing tennis increases flexibility, coordination and balance? What a great way to beat the winter blahs! Learn how to play tennis from the pros at West James Tennis Club. Covers the basics of playing tennis: forehand, backhand, serve and scoring of a game are all covered. Held at West James Courts in St. Charles. Bring a tennis racquet, and wear athletic shoes. 9/10-10/15 T 7:30-8:30p $95 Beginning Tennis II for Adults NEW! Women’s Football Playing tennis is a great way to improve your health. Designed for the student who has taken a beginning class or who could benefit from additional lessons, the pros at West James Tennis Club will show you how you can improve your game. Forehand, backhand, serving, volleying, lobs, overhead and doubles strategies will be covered. Held at West James Courts. Bring a tennis racquet and athletic shoes. Do your eyes glaze over when family and friends talk about this favorite American pastime? Don’t know a touchdown from a field goal or midfield from the end zone? Starting with the basic rules, discover every detail of America’s game. We will cover rules, players, strategies, penalties and much more. Come join the fun in this participatory class. 10/12 S 1-4p $35 10/22-11/26 T 7:30-8:30p $95 Walk to End Alzheimer’s 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 28, 2013 SCC Campus Red Parking Lot For more information, visit www.alz.org. 21 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Form a walk team and walk for someone you love. Lifestyle Culinary Food is one of life’s great pleasures. Mastering the principles of great cooking can help you make dishes that deliver deliciousness without the calories and fat. Come explore with us – your taste buds will be happy. Participant will receive a DVD with each class with recipes and cooking tips. Enroll in all three classes and save! Individual dates and times below $119 The Art of Cooking Do you want to prepare dishes like your favorite food network stars? Learn how you can become a kitchenista! Learn healthy cooking tips and techniques, as you enjoy wine pairing while preparing fabulous meals for family and friends. Learn how to grill mouth-watering shrimp, bake warm crusty French baguettes and ciabatta French toast with marmalade drizzle. Learn all about creating delicious vinaigrettes and how to choose and store fresh herbs while using them to enhance your menu! Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 9/10 T 6-8:30p $45 Save the Best for Last, Desserts! Just in time for the holidays. Mercedes will show you how to create the unforgettable desserts you will be serving year after year. These beautiful and scrumptious dessert varieties when brought together create an edible work of art. Learn how the art of baking will not only be pleasing to your palette, but also to your eye. Create a Tuxedo Cream Dessert, Banana Chiffon Cake, Butterscotch Chocolate Cake, Mini Rum Cakes, Sugarplum Cakes and Chocolate Raspberry Truffles. 11/5 T 6-8:30p $45 Tapas: A Taste of Spain Grab a friend or your partner and enjoy a delightful trip to sunny Spain in this hands-on cooking class that will be perfect for your next family get together! Enjoy a delicious wine pairing while creating Canape’s with Piquillo Pepper and Anchovy Revuelto, Chiringuito Seafood Paella, Moorish Kebabobs and Sizzling Garlic Shrimp. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 12/3 T 6-8:30p $45 NEW! Hands-On Sushi! NEW! Tango and Tuscany! A Couples Night Out There is more to making sushi than sticky rice and good fish. Kin will demo various maki techniques, how to properly make rice and season and cutting techniques. Learn about different sauces and way to identify and prepare safe sushi grade fish. Students will prepare California rolls, vegetable rolls, Lucky Sushi rolls made with sesame seeds, cucumber, avocado, crab and cream cheese and shrimp rolls. Class meets at Lucky Sushi House Restaurant in St. Peters. Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The romance of Tuscany, Italy is the inspiration for an exciting, unique perfect night out! The evening begins with a onehour tango dance lesson with Stan and Linda, our dance instructors from SCC, then walk down to the kitchen and learn hands-on Tuscany cooking from our cooking instructor, Mercedes Bilow. You will create pappardelle with creamy chicken sauce, a savory, delicious bruschetta, Tuscan tossed salad, all while enjoying a nice wine pairing. 10/13 Su 6-8p $59 10/8 T 5:45-9:30p $55 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 22 Home and Garden Home Organizing Makeover Are you overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your home? Do you want to get organized but don’t know where to start? Do you struggle making decisions, and are you unsure what to do with the stuff you don’t want to keep? Accomplish your goals by learning tips and tricks to manage and organize many years worth of stuff! 11/5 T 6-8p $25 9/9-9/16 M 6-9p $59 Life Improvement Developing Your Psychic Abilities I Savvy Shoppers Uncover shopping deals to save money on everything from entertainment, vacations, prescriptions, food, clothing and services. Discover ways to save big money and become a more effective and efficient consumer. Spend money wisely. 9/28 NEW! Basic Electrical Looking to do some easy updates? Discover the proper way to install new or replace outdated and worn light switches, power outlets, lamps and lighting fixtures. Learn how to fish wire and do it safely with this hands-on class. Are you psychic? Awaken the power within you! Whether developing your natural skills for more awareness or pursuing a new career, this course will heighten your senses and expand your awareness. 11/5-12/10 T 6-8p $89 S 10a-noon $25 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Focus and Balance NEW! Prepare Your Home for an Emergency Would you and your family be prepared if a disaster struck? Learn important preparedness strategies that are common to all disasters. The most critical is to have a plan, including disaster supply kit, where to seek shelter, community warning systems, information on your child’s school plans and how you plan to communicate. 9/11 Feeling overwhelmed with your life? Discover ways to cultivate personal insight using your thoughts and emotions through meditation techniques. Realize a better sense of self, improved relationships, better task performance and greater happiness. 50 percent discount for previous students. Call 636-922-8233 for details. 10/1-10/22 T 6-7:30p $69 W 6:30-8:30p $25 Developing Your Psychic Abilities III NEW! Sustainable Home Design Have you been contemplating living more eco-friendly? Does the thought of living off-the-grid make your heart race? Learn the technology that reduces your carbon footprint and saves money. Find out more about earthships, straw bale structures, cob, cord-wood and other building systems, heating, cooling, electrical generation and water and sewer systems as well as how to implement these technologies into your life. 10/7-11/25 M 6-8p $95 NEW! Basic Plumbing Tired of that old leaky faucet? Dreaming of a DIY update? Learn how to properly install or replace drain and supply lines for sinks in the bathroom or kitchen, including new fixtures. Step-by-step, handson how to repair a toilet supply valve, and learn the difference between PVC, CPVC, ABS, Copper and Pex. 9/23-9/30 M 6-9p 23 $59 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Working with past, present and future events, gain further skills in advanced recognition, retrocognition and remote-viewing. Awaken further the power within you! Prerequisite: Psychic Development I & II. 9/24-10/29 T 6-8p $89 Life Planning: Create a Road Map for Your Life Think for a moment about where your life is heading ... is it where you want it to be? If you think there has to be more than this, or feel you’re too stressed, distracted, and hyper-extended to even think that far ahead, this course is for you. A certified life coach will help you create a personal life plan that will give you the tools to free up your mind and your time, minimize distractions, prioritize goals and get the important things done in life. 10/22-11/12 T 6:30-8:30p $75 Stock Market and You Money Strategies for Estate Planning Wills, Revocable Wills, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, TOD and POD, the dangers of joint tenancy, life insurance, gifts to minors, avoiding probate, estate taxes, family business concerns and more. Taught by local attorney Jim Borchers. 10/21-10/28 M 6:30-9p Why do rising interest rates or a falling dollar impact your investments? What about unemployment or new housing starts? Class will help you understand these items and how to integrate with your portfolio. What makes it go up and down and how does it affect your life and your retirement? 10/2-10/16 W 7-9:30p $45 $35 NEW! Understanding Income Tax Retirement Planning Today Learn financial education and life planning to build wealth, align your money with your values and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Course includes 235-page book. Couples may attend together for single registration fee. 9/25-10/2 10/1-10/8 W 6:30-9:30p $59 T 6:30-9:30p $59 11/7-11/21 Th 6:30-8:30p $49 NEW! Women and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances Stock Market for Beginners A workshop for people who know nothing about the stock market. Review the basics of stock terminology and the world of the stock market. 9/18-9/25 W 7-9:30p $35 How and When to Sell a Stock Rules and guidelines the professionals use to earn consistent returns. This is a semi-advanced class that will benefit all levels of investment knowledge. 12/4 Are income taxes a little confusing? Gain strategies to maximize your refund by identifying hidden deductions. Learn about the complex tax laws, with emphasis on self-employed and the child tax credits. Discuss the pros and cons of self-preparing your taxes versus paying a tax professional. Women have financial needs that are unique to their situation in life whether it is buying a home, saving for education, going through an unexpected divorce, death of a spouse or planning for retirement. It is important to understand your overall financial position and how to proceed to make good financial decisions for yourself and your loved ones. This course provides the ability to contrast and implement a plan, to focus on your goals and understand what it takes to reach them. 10/7 M 6:30-8:30p $25 W 7-9:30p $19 Financial ABCâ€™s of Conservative Retirement Planning Stock Analysis â€“ Chart Reading Learn about innovative market analysis, trend changes and sector rotation through simple fundamental and technical knowledge and recognition. 11/13-11/20 W 7-9:30p $35 Investment Portfolio Construction Learn how to buy and sell stocks, mutual funds and options. Discover the what and when for buying and selling, how to avoid that next big crash and how to get back in early enough. 10/30-11/6 W 7-9:30p $35 Gain a fundamental working knowledge of the principles of conservative retirement planning. Discover varied aspects, such as changes in planning paradigms, history of markets, impact of bear markets, retirement budgeting and aspects of financial decisions using the ABC Planning Model. Increase your awareness of risk in the markets as well as possible asset allocation models to help manage exposure to risk. All workbook materials included. 10/10-10/24 Th 6:30-8:30p $75 11/1-11/15 F 10a-noon $75 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 24 History/Special Interest Basic Genealogy To know nothing of the past is to understand little of the present and to have no concept of the future. Join us as we answer the question, How do I begin? Use ancestor charts and family group sheets, vital and census records, record data and cite sources correctly, and organize your family data. Ideas for interviewing relatives will be presented. Includes book, disc and other materials. Couples share book and materials. Workshop held in SSB 1207. First four classes meet at SCC, remaining are off-site. 10/15-11/19 T 7-9p World War II was history’s most catastrophic military event, claiming more than 55 million lives and forever altering the world’s political and social landscape. This five-part series will examine the causes of the war, the reason for its outcomes and how it has shaped the present time. We will study the personalities that drove the conflict and examine not only the military operations of both the Pacific and European theaters, but the effects of the war on people and institutions here and abroad. Enroll in all five classes and save! Individual dates and times below. History of WWII Session 1: Prelude to War This session covers time period 1919-1939. 10/4 Family History Workshop Day: More German Resources – There Are Never Enough Join Baerbel Johnson, international research consultant from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, to explore the German records and resources on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com. The German collections of these two Web sties are continually growing. This presentation provides comparison of available materials and suggests strategies for using them effectively. Workshop meets at SCC in the SSB Auditorium. Geneaology classes presented by St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS). To register for either class, call 636-946-9828. 11/2 S 8:30a-4p $80 F 10:30-12:30a $19 History of WWII Session 2: War Engulfs Europe This session covers time period 1939-1943. 10/11 F 10:30-12:30a $19 History of WWII Session 3: The United States Enters the War This session covers time period 1941-1944. 10/18 F 10:30-12:30a $19 History of WWII Session 4: The Social and Economic Aspects of the War This session covers time period 1939-1945. NEW! Building an Intercultural Community Looking to be a part of a diverse environment? Discover how certain stereotypes can manipulate the pyramid of hate and negatively affect our ability to work with diverse populations. Several motivational modules will be presented that can counteract this phenomenon. 9/17-10/22 T 6-8:30p $95 NEW! The World of Baseball Ever wonder how the St. Louis Cardinals became the Cardinals? Or who were the great stars of the St. Louis Browns? Get reacquainted with stalwarts like Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson and Rogers Hornsby, and meet colorful characters such as Michael King Kelly and John L. R. “Pepper” Martin, players who were the idols of fans back then. Discover how baseball transformed from a pastoral game into the modern multi-billion dollar business that exists now. 9/18-10/2 25 W 6:30-8:30p $49 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 10/25 F 10:30-12:30a $19 History of WWII Session 5: The Last Days of the War and its Aftermath This session covers time period 1945-1948. 11/1 F 10:30-12:30a $19 Language All foreign language classes have an initial separate book fee of $25. Book is used in all levels of the same language. More: stchas.edu/LearnALanguage Spanish I Introduction to the Spanish language for beginners with little or no knowledge of Spanish. A pleasant approach through basic reading skills, short everyday life dialogues, simple vocabulary building and grammar-learning exercises. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE. 9/16-11/18 M 6:30-8p $105 Spanish II This continuation of Spanish I expands reading, vocabulary and grammar skills. Prerequisite: Spanish I or instructor permission. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE, IF NEEDED. 9/19-11/21 Th 6:30-8p $105 Beginning French Ideal for the professional traveler, this introduction to the French language will study the culture, geography and daily life through simple vocabulary and grammar-learning exercises. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE. Portuguese for All Portuguese is the most spoken language in South America, not Spanish. It is the official language in many countries including the European Union. Its usage is expected to grow dramatically in the next two decades. Interested beginners will learn the basics of the Portuguese language including vocabulary, basic grammar, introductions, greetings and daily conversations. A pleasant approach to a language that will surprise you! BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE BOOK FEE. 9/18-11/20 W 5:30-7:30p $139 Italian for All – Level I Introduction to the Italian language, geography, culture, daily life and more. Ideal for travelers, professionals, art lovers or others interested in their Italian roots. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE. 9/19-11/21 Th 8-9:30p $105 Italian for All – Level II This continuation of Italian I expands reading, vocabulary and grammar skills. Prerequisite: Italian for All – Level I. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE, IF NEEDED. 9/19-11/21 Th 5-6:30p $105 Basic Sign Communication 9/16-11/18 M 8-9:30p $105 Learn the manual alphabet and basic signs and participate in activities that increase recognition of signs learned. Textbook required. Children under age 15 must enroll with a parent/guardian. French II 8/22-9/26 Th 6-8:30p 11/11-12/16 M 6-8:30p This is a continuation of French I. It expands reading, vocabulary and grammar skills. Prerequisite: Beginning French. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR BOOK FEE, IF NEEDED. 9/16-11/18 M 5-6:30p $105 Introduction to Chinese Chinese is spoken by approximately one-fifth of the world’s population! Discover the varieties of spoken and written Chinese as well as the culture of one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Learn about Chinese characters and how to say, read and write key words and phrases used in daily social and family life. BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE BOOK FEE. $79 $79 Conversational Sign I A continuation of Basic Sign Communication, students will expand vocabulary and participate in activities to help enhance expressive and receptive skills necessary for basic conversation. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Sign Communication or instructor’s permission. 8/19-10/28 M 6-8:30p $109 10/2-12/4 W 6-8:30p $109 9/17-11/19 T 5:30-7:30p $139 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 26 Personal Computing Computer students are encouraged to bring a USB jump drive to class to save work for reference at home. Our computer guarantee: If you need a refresher or additional classroom time, you may repeat the identical class at no charge for up to one year. Limited seats are available. Standard refund policy applies – you must have attended the class to use the guarantee. Because of the limited number of guarantee “refresher” seats available, you cannot reschedule a refresher class. If you register to repeat a class and do not attend, you forfeit your right to further refresher classes. Please check your schedule carefully before scheduling refresher classes. Beginner’s Guide to Computers Don’t be left behind in the digital age. Become acquainted and comfortable with your computer. Get started with the alphabetic keyboard, how to use the mouse, navigate the Internet, basic email accounts, basic word processing and become familiar with today’s most popular software. 9/9-9/30 M 9a-noon $79 10/7-10/28 M 6:30-9:30p $79 Typing Beyond Hunt and Peck Designed for individuals who want to improve their keyboarding skills beyond the hunt-and-peck method. Advance to the next level with keyboardoperating techniques, speed and accuracy, numeric keyboarding skills and formatting basic documents. 10/14-11/4 M 9-11a $69 11/14-12/12 Th 6:30-8:30p $69 NEW! Microsoft Windows 8 Recently upgraded to Windows 8 but having some difficulty navigating the new interface? Learn the basics so you can make the most of this powerful operating system that is intended to give you an efficient way to manage all the apps, programs, files and folders you use regularly. Explore how to move around and customize the new Start screen, Charms bar and desktop. Bring your questions to class! 9/9 27 M 6:30-9:30p $39 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator is the program of choice for many graphic artists. Learn to optimize your workspace, draw and manipulate artwork, create professional logos with type effects and color. Produce extraordinary graphics for your jobs in print, video and for the Web. Textbook required. 10/16-11/6 W 6:30-9:30p $95 Adobe InDesign Create sophisticated page layouts for print publishing. Get innovative with the work area, tools and palettes. Learn to set up a document, work with color, text, graphics, images and prepare for printing. Jump start your design career! Textbook required. 11/13-12/11 W 6:30-9:30p $95 Adobe Photoshop – Part 1 Make your digital images come alive! Learn about layout, panels, tools, filters, adjustments, edging, brushes, masking and formats. Textbook optional. 8/28-9/18 W 6:30-9:30p $95 NEW! Timeline Animation Using Adobe Flash Create an animated ad for the Web using Flash animation. Step-by-step walk through of the interface, how to create a new document, and how to use motion presets, timeline, layers, keyframes, classic animation techniques, sound, libraries and much more to make your projects come alive! Learn to create for work or fun. Try out some funny cartoon shorts. 11/6-12/4 W 7-9p $75 Photoshop Elements – The First Step Take the first steps and make your photos come alive! Correct and enhance photographs, organize a growing collection of digital photos and share your work online and in print. Discover the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. 10/15-11/5 T 6:30-9:30p $89 NEW! Beyond Photoshop â€“ Retouching Photos Great for photographers! Learn to edit photos, create composite images and general layering techniques. Learn how to clear up blemishes, whiten teeth, correct color and shave off a few pounds. Discover ways to remove dust and creases off of old photos. Grasp masking techniques used to put your subjects in a new background. 10/9-10/30 W 7-9p $75 Microsoft Outlook 2010 Microsoft Excel Series Microsoft Excel 2010 Module III Microsoft Excel is the most widely used spreadsheet application used by employers today. Confidently navigate the programâ€™s environment and discover how to use this powerful tool. From designing your spreadsheet to advanced formulas, we have a handson module for you! Enroll in a class from each module and save. Individual dates and times below. Learn to efficiently manage a workbook, perform calculations using functions and formulas, how to sort your data and data ranges. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. Tuition $149 Take advantage of Outlook and organize your busy life! Learn the most efficient ways to communicate, schedule meetings, organize mail, set up calendars, journal, create and use task lists and manage contacts. 9/4-9/25 9/24 10/16 10/23 11/18 W 6:30-9:30p $89 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2010 Module I Microsoft Excel 2010 Module IV For the very beginner. Learn the fundamentals, creating and saving information, navigating a worksheet, entering information and editing. Working with tables and creating PivotTables Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 9/10 10/2 10/9 11/4 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 10/1 10/23 10/30 11/25 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2010 Module V Microsoft Excel 2010 Module II Master formatting a worksheet, using document themes and creating and working with charts and gridlines. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 9/17 10/9 10/16 11/11 T W W M 6:30-9:30p $39 9a-noon $39 6:30-9:30p $39 6:30-9:30p $39 Effortlessly analyze data creating scenarios, work with the web, external data and make the most of macros. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 10/8 10/30 11/6 12/2 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Publisher 2010 Microsoft Excel in a Day 2010 Create brochures, letterhead, invitations, postcards, greeting cards, newsletters and simple Web pages using Publisher. Short on time? Get it done in a day! Track, organize and analyze data. Topics include shortcuts, creating, saving, editing, copying, moving, basic formulas and formatting. 10/17-10/24 Th 6:30-9:30p $69 9/20 Microsoft Access 2010 Create, edit and manage a database. Customize tables and fields, add and delete records, and perform simple queries. 10/10-11/14 Th 6:30-9:30p $125 F 9a-4p $75 Microsoft Excel in a Day Advanced 2010 Get the most out of your Excel spreadsheets by using functions and formulas, working with lists, automating tasks with macros, sharing worksheets with other programs, pivot tables and what-if analysis. Prerequisite: Excel in a Day 9/27 F 9a-4p $75 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 28 Microsoft Word Series Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processing application on the market. This powerful program will allow you to create professionallooking content quickly. Develop simple documents by changing fonts, underlining, centering, indenting, cutting and pasting and using more advanced features: headers, footers, tables, templates, mail merge, macros, table of contents, footnotes and much more. Enroll in a class from each module and save! Individual dates and times below. Microsoft Word 2010 Module III Tuition: $149 Perform a mail merge, create outlines, long documents and references. Properly use document collaboration tools and collaborate with other programs. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. Microsoft Word 2010 Module I For the very beginner. Learn the fundamentals, understand the ribbon, create and save documents, and work with text. 9/5 10/8 11/6 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 Microsoft Word 2010 Module II Conquer formatting characters, paragraphs, lines, spacing, margins and pages. Learn to apply themes and styles for that professional look. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 9/12 10/15 11/13 Add a creative piece to your flyers with shapes and pictures, WordArt, SmartArt and charts. Discover how easy it is to work with tables. Prerequisite: Module I or previous experience. 9/19 10/22 11/20 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 Microsoft Word 2010 Module IV 9/26 10/29 12/4 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 Microsoft Word 2010 Module V Work with templates, forms, Web pages and more advanced features. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 10/3 11/5 12/11 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 QuickBooks â€“ Part 2 Use Microsoft PowerPoint to entertain, inform, sell or motivate. Make your next presentation on your own. Prerequisite: Windows experience and keyboarding ability. Learn to avoid some common mistakes. Course includes customizing reports, personalizing your settings, importing and exporting from QuickBooks, use of classes and other features. Prerequisite: Quickbooks Fundamentals. 9/16-10/7 M 6:30-9:30p $89 11/9-11/16 S 9a-noon $69 QuickBooks Fundamentals Accurately manage your financial data. Conquer invoicing, receiving payments, making purchases, entering bills, paying bills, banking, paying employees, viewing reports, backing up files and printing. Prior knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping is helpful. Textbook required. 10/19-11/2 S 8:30a-12:30p $95 NEW! Facebook Basics Feeling left out because all your friends and family are sharing on Facebook without you? Learn step by step how to set up your account, refine your security settings, and start posting photos and sharing what you are doing. Discover ways to be secure in this digital world so only those you want to see have access. Create your own Facebook group. 10/4-10/11 F 9-11a 29 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 $49 NEW! iPad Basics NEW! Increase Your Website Visibility Not using your new device to its fullest potential? Learn some of the best apps to keep up to date with your calendars and contacts, organize your folders for easy access, and easy note-taking skills. Find out where that PDF you downloaded went to, easy ways to print and how to share files. Bring iPad to class. It’s time to start using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase your website’s visibility to search engines and attract the right kind of traffic to your site. Discover how to read a results page and find your ranking and see how rankings affect both large and small businesses. Find out how to implement basic optimization strategies, like conducting keyword search, building inbound links and optimizing your pages and content. Prerequisite: Previous Web design/HTML helpful. 9/19-9/26 Th 6:30-9:30p $49 Computer Tutoring 9/18-10/2 W 7-9p $75 Receive one-on-one computer tutoring from a qualified Continuing Education instructor. Tutoring session is three hours. Lesson time is arranged between instructor and student. By appointment $149 Microsoft Office Certificate To remain competitive in today’s workforce, employees must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of many key software applications. This certificate will assist you with upgrading your current skills and learning new ones. Prerequisites: • • Knowledge of computers Beginning Computer Keyboarding or the ability to type 20 words per minute. To earn the certificate, student must complete the following required courses: • • • • • • Microsoft Word (all 5 modules) Microsoft Excel (all 5 modules) Microsoft Access Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Outlook Classes are taught by practicing professionals who emphasize real-world skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace. Top reasons adults enroll in the Microsoft Office Certificate Program: • • • • Acquire new technical skills Update and enhance job skills Retrain for a new career Increase earning potential All classes are WIA fund approved. Culminating project and final exam: $169 (Required to receive certificate) STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 30 Professional & Occupational Professional Development/ Certification APICS CPIM 2: Master Planning of Resources Paralegal Certificate Course Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans, identify and assess internal and external demand, and learn forecasting requirements. Course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. For beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Learn how to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents and assist in case preparation for courtroom litigation. Payment plan available! Textbooks required. Last date to cancel is 9/30. 10/17-12/19 Th 5:30-8:30p $495 for APICS Members $645 for non-APICS members $640 for APICS members funded through WIA $790 for non-APICS members funded through WIA 10/7-11/16 $1,189 APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series Seven workshops in this series covering the following topics: Introduction, Lean Culture, Value Stream Mapping, Stability and Process Improvements, Just-inTime, Measuring and Sustaining. Must be taken as one unit. A certificate will be furnished upon completion. 10/5-11/16 S 8a-noon $625 APICS: Principles of Distribution and Logistics Program will provide fundamental knowledge of operations management and understanding of the core concepts necessary to effectively manage an organization’s supply chain. Topics to include: operations management foundations, intro to distribution and logistics, distribution channel design, inventory management, distribution requirement, planning (DRP), warehouse management, packaging and material handling, transportation management and transportation operations. 10/30-12/18 W 5:30-8:30p $345 M/W 6:30-9:30p; S 9a-5:30p NEW! Certified Bookkeeper Become a Certified Bookkeeper (CB), the highest national standard in bookkeeping. Learn the skills you need to advance your Bookkeeping career to the next level by preparing to take the national examination. Whether you are a freelancer or a bookkeeper, working for a company this certification will help you gain national recognition and a complete well rounded knowledge in bookkeeping. This certification can greatly affect your pay, promotion, and job opportunities. All materials including exam costs are included. Prerequisite: Some bookkeeping experience necessary. You will master the skills and knowledge required for certification: • Adjusting entries (accruals and deferrals) • Correction of accounting errors (including the bank reconciliation) • Book and tax depreciation • Basic Payroll • Recording and costing out merchandise inventory • Internal controls and fraud prevention Food Protection Manager Certification Prepares students for the Food Safety Certification exam. Addresses food safety practices, prevention of food-borne illness and personal hygiene guidelines. Food Safety Manager Certification exam given at end of class. Must register seven days prior to class. ServSafe book and materials included. 9/10 11/12 31 T 8a-4p T 8a-4p $135 $135 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 The Certified Bookkeeper Program, created by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB), prepares experienced bookkeepers to pass the national Certified Bookkeeper examination. 9/9-11/25 M 6-10p $995 NEW! Increase Your Website Visibility Small Business How to Start and Manage Your Own Business Topics include: how to write a business plan, what you need to know about accounting records, legal issues for your new business, insuring your business, fundamentals of marketing your website, the St. Charles County Economic Development Center and finding a lender. 9/12-10/17 Th 6-9p $89 It’s time to start using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase your website’s visibility to search engines and attract the right kind of traffic to your site. Discover how to read a results page and find your ranking and see how rankings affect both large and small businesses. Find out how to implement basic optimization strategies, like conducting keyword search, building inbound links and optimizing your pages and content. Prerequisite: Previous Web design/HTML helpful. 9/18-10/2 W 7-9p $75 Accounting Review for QuickBooks Having trouble understanding the basic concepts in accounting? This quick review will get you on your way in no time. Learn basic bookkeeping entries. Main focus will be transaction analysis and preparing entries. 10/5-10/12 S 9a-noon $49 NEW! Ins and Outs of Leasing Commercial Space From landlords to tenants, this course guides the business owner through the fundamentals of selecting, inspecting and evaluating a rental space. The course provides a guide to understanding the types of leases, the business terms of a lease and offers strategies for successfully negotiating a favorable lease. 10/24 Th 7-9p NEW! Financial Strategies for Business Owners Learn what you can do to reach your business’ financial goals while protecting all you’ve worked so hard to build. Understand protecting your business from the potentially devastating effects of estate taxes, strategies for retaining key people that benefit both your business and your top employees, and trusts and the role they can play in your business. 10/8 T 6:30-8:30p $25 $25 Career Program Open House Save the Date! 7-8 p.m. Aug. 22 FREE Information Session Certified Bookeeper ��� Home Inspection • MS Office Certificate • Paralegal Looking to change your career or get started on one? Find out information on: • • • • Career opportunities Skills required Job requirements Programs for today’s world • Career exploration • What to expect in these professions • Is online learning right for you? Registration required. Seats limited – register online at stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 32 Home Inspection Certificate Program SCC is pleased to partner with Carson Dunlop and Associates to offer this high-quality and convenient program, which is endorsed by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). See stchas.edu/homeinspection for detailed course descriptions and payment plan information. According to Carson Dunlop, who hires home inspectors and provides ASHI-endorsed training for home inspectors: • Approximately 5-6 million homes are sold each year in the United States. • More than 70 percent of resale homes are inspected. • Requires 50 percent technical knowledge and 50 percent communication skills with a broad knowledge across several disciplines. • While Missouri does not presently license home inspectors, those individuals with a certification that ensures they have the skills needed across the various disciplines needed will have the best opportunities in the field. • Self-employed home inspectors can conduct 300-500 home inspections a year. At an average fee of $350 per home inspection, it is possible to earn more than $100,000 a year. Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-2011 indicates: The 10 courses will be delivered through a blended approach of printed material and online sessions. Each of the 10 courses requires a minimum of 42 hours of study, and you can work from the comfort of your own home or office. Exercises and practical quizzes allow you to check your level of understanding with feedback. With the mixed-course format you can stay connected with your instructor and other learners and share ideas with other participants in your online community. Courses can be taken in any order. $395 per course. Courses include: • Home Inspection – Air Conditioning/Heating • Home Inspection – Plumbing • Home Inspection – Exterior • Home Inspection – Electrical • Home Inspection – Structure • Home Inspection – Heating I • Home Inspection – Heating II • Home Inspection – Insulation and Interior • Home Inspection – Roofing • Home Inspection – Communication and Professional Practice 33 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 • Employment is expected to grow 17 percent between now and 2018. • Approximately 44 percent of home inspectors are employed by local governments, typically municipal or county building departments. • Many home inspectors are self-employed. • Opportunities will be best for those with construction-related work experience, training in engineering, architecture, construction technology, or related fields and for individuals with certification as a home inspector. • Median annual wages were $50,180 in May 2008, with the top 10 percent earning more than $78,070. Online Courses Take classes that fit YOUR schedule! Anytime, anywhere. For questions or assistance, email email@example.com, or call 636-922-8233. American Management Association® General Courses A wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors. Topics include accounting and finance, business, computer applications, design and composition, health care and medical, language and arts, law and legal, personal development, teaching and education, technology, writing and publishing GRE and GMAT prep. Once a course is accessed either by requesting materials or viewing lessons, there are no refunds. American Management Association Certificate Programs Accounting, Communications, Customer Service, Finance for Managers, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Manufacturing/ Quality, Marketing, Negotiation Skills, Personal Development, Project Management, Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Supervision, Team Building and Time Management. Register: www.flexclassroom.com/stchas Register: www.ed2go.com/stchas Green, Renewable Energy and Trade Skills Training Career Training Certificate Programs Health Care and Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Service Industry, Skilled Trades and Industrial, Sustainable Energy and Going Green. Once a course is accessed either by requesting materials or viewing lessons, there are no refunds. Register: www.gatlineducation.com/stchas SCC Workforce Development in partnership with ProTrain Online is your solution for green, renewable-energy and trade-skills training! These online courses will help you learn the skills you need to excel in the jobs for the new economy. Business/Management/Leadership, Career and Services, Green Renewable Energy and Industrial/Skilled Trades. http://stchas.theknowledgebase.org To register, call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233. .com Licensing, Career Training, Compliance Certified Financial Planning CE, Firm Element, Insurance CE, Insurance Pre-License/Exam Prep, Securities and Futures Prep, DOT Training and OSHA. Register: stchas.360training.com Paralegal Certificate Online Course The Paralegal Certificate Course© is the cornerstone of The Center for Legal Studies programs and paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country. www.legalstudies.com/courses/paralegal.html To register, call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233. Home Inspection Certificate A home inspection is a documented, professional opinion of a home, based on a visual evaluation and operational testing of the home’s systems and components to determine their current condition. This 10-course online certificate program provides students with the technical skills and expertise needed to succeed in the home inspection field. Students learn how to conduct visual examinations and deliver written reports on the physical and operational condition of homes or housing units. To register, call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 34 Skills for the 21st Century Customer Service Certificate Extraordinary Customer Service Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. $245 total (a savings of $45). 3.2 CEUs Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You’ll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success. Individual Courses below Keys to Customer Service Class runs Oct. 7-Nov. 1 $145 Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. Translate your good service intentions into a workable plan, and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. Class runs Sept. 3-27 $145. Mobile Marketing Certificate The way consumers are interacting with brands and connecting to the world is changing because of mobiles. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications and mobile coupons. Increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. $595 total (a savings of $90) 4.8 CEUs Individual Courses below Mobile Marketing More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphones have done so in response to mobile marketing messages. Analysts forecast these sales will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2016. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business (NonTechnical Course) Cell phone apps are the latest way smart businesses are reaching their customers. Discover step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Class runs Oct. 7-Nov. 1 $245 Advanced Mobile Marketing Get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the Web, build a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort and how to measure its success. Class runs Nov. 4-29 $245 Class runs Sept. 3-27 $195 Additional classes and certificates offered in the following areas: Business and Career Skills • Business Communication • Courses for K-12 Teachers • LEED Green Workplace • Management and Leadership • New Media Marketing • Social Media for Business • Training and Education. Listen to audio from instructors who designed the classes, including plenty of multimedia to hold your attention. Every question answered by qualified instructor. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer. Most courses are offered four times a year. Classes start the first Monday of the month and run for four weeks. For more information visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/stchas or call 636-922-8233. 35 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Young Peopleâ€™s Theatre Season Schedule Fall Production Oct. 18-20, 2013 Tickets on sale Sept. 6. Winter Production Dec. 20-22, 2013 Tickets on sale Sept. 6. Spring Production March 21-23, 2014 March 28-30, 2014 Tickets on sale Feb. 7. Fall and winter production audition dates: Fall: Aug. 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. Theater, Fine Arts Building Winter: Aug. 18 Noon Theater, Fine Arts Building Spring production audition dates: Jan. 4, 2014 8:30 a.m. Theater, Fine Arts Building For more information about auditions, visit stchas.edu/ypt. Tickets Tickets available at stchastickets.com. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 36 Workforce Development The mission of the SCC Workforce Development Department is to deliver customized training to the current workforce, re-direct the ready workforce to gainful employment and assist the development of the next generation of workers using programs and events to strengthen their understanding of the world of work. Business and Industry Program: Developing the Current Workforce The Business and Industry Program of St. Charles Community College has been a leading force in the St. Charles County business community since 1992. The Business and Industry Program works with large and small employers to identify job skills and training needs for thousands of workers and employers; targeting primarily St. Charles, Pike, Lincoln, Montgomery and Callaway counties. Our training features: • Experienced facilitators in a wide range of disciplines. • On- and off-site training options. • Flexible scheduling. • A focus on adult learning. • Cutting-edge technology and resources. Liaison to State Training Funds The SCC Workforce Development Department is recognized by the state of Missouri as a Local Education Agency (LEA) for the application and administration of state funds for company training programs, new jobs training and similar grant funding programs. If your company meets state guidelines, you may be eligible to receive funding assistance to support employee training. Workforce Development can assist you in applying for state funds. For additional information, call 636-922-8474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Missouri Career Center Partnership The Missouri Career Center Partnership is a federally funded program that provides professional job search assistance to job seekers in St. Charles County. The program is part of the Workforce Investment Act serving individuals who have been displaced from their jobs and are unlikely to find employment in their previous occupation. This service is provided through the St. Charles County Department of Workforce Development at the Missouri Career Center. Contact the Missouri Career Center at 636-255-6060. Services Provided: • Job Search Assistance: Including résumé preparation, identification of transferable skills, informational and job interviewing skills and marketing yourself to employers. Various workshops and networking opportunities are provided. • Individual Career Consultation: An individual plan of action is developed to determine job search goals and career direction. • Career Resource Center: For use by customers during their job search. Phones, copier, fax machine, IBM computers, laser printers and employer directories are available. Internet access is also available. • Job Placement Assistance: Including current labor market information and access to available job listings from area employers. • Training Opportunities: Available for eligible customers who require upgrade training or retraining into a different career. Contact our office to see if you qualify. • Résumé Development and Critique: Gives the job seeker an excellent opportunity to enhance his or her résumé to its fullest extent. • Career Assessments: Various standardized formal assessments are used to allow job seekers to match their skills and temperaments to other occupations. This is a must for the job seeker wishing to enter into a new industry. School-Business Programs: Investing in the Future Workforce Today’s youths are tomorrow’s workforce. School-Business Programs has established a coalition of educators and business leaders who work together to make a difference in the lives of young people. Programs focus on career development, career exploration and career readiness. For more information, call 636-922-8474. 37 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Adult Education and Literacy Adult Education and Literacy (AEL/GED/ESL) St. Charles Community College coordinates a four-county effort (St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln and Pike) to teach basic reading, math and writing skills, to prepare people to take the GED Tests and to assist non-native speakers in gaining English proficiency. Free day and evening classes are available. Students must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in secondary school. For more information about class times, locations or the services below, call SCC at 636-922-8411 or visit www.stchas.edu/ael. GED Preparation Instruction is available for students to improve basic skills, learn new skills and to prepare for and pass all five of the GED tests. English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes provide reading, writing, listening and speaking activities at English proficiency levels for people wishing to improve their English language skills. Citizenship Preparation Fast-Track Classes A 15-hour Fast-Track class is available for students who want an overview of the GED Tests before taking the exam. GED Testing The paper/pencil and the computer-based GED Tests are given at SCC. The pencil/paper test is given once monthly. Test applications are available at all AEL class sites or online at www.GED.mo.gov. Examinees are required to complete and submit the demographics form prior to their test date. The testing application must be approved before completing the demographics form. (See GED Demographics Form, below.) For paper/pencil testing dates, call 636-922-8629. To register for the computer-based tests, go to www.GEDcomputer.com. Each of the five content area tests cost $28 ($140 total). Content area tests may be taken and paid for individually. Applications, demographics, scheduling and payment must be completed online. Tests may be scheduled as early as the following day, and the test results are immediate on all except Language Arts-Writing section. Classes help students prepare for the citizenship interview. Students must have a resident card for four years or more (two years if spouse is a citizen) and at least intermediate-level English skills. GED Demographics Form and GED Test Registration TOEFL Preparation Volunteer tutors are needed to work with adult literacy students and in the GED and ESL classrooms. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. They work with individuals or small groups of students under the direction of the classroom teacher. Training is provided. No previous experience is required. Call 636-922-8504 or email email@example.com for more information. Classes help students prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students whose first language is not English must pass this test for admission to college. Celebrating Adult Education and Literacy in St. Charles County! AEL STUDENT RECOGNITION CEREMONY 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. facebook.com/sccael @SCC_AEL For information about completing the GED demographics form and registering for the GED Tests, call 636-922-8629 or 636-922-8411. Volunteer Opportunities GED SCHOLARSHIPS You might qualify for a GED scholarship! Call 636-922-8269. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AEL/GED/ESL, CALL 636-922-8411 OR VISIT STCHAS.EDU/AEL. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 38 Registration Payment must be received when you enroll. Online – 24 hours a day – 7 days a week www.stchas.edu/learnforlife Announcements will be made on KMOX Radio (1120 AM), KSDK TV (Channel 5), KMOV TV (Channel 4), and KTVI TV (Channel 2). In the case of evening classes held at middle schools and high schools in the area, the SCC classes will not meet if it has been announced that the schools themselves are closed. Accommodations/Support: By Phone – Call 636-922-8233 at least one week before the first class meeting during the hours listed below. Telephone registration: Visa, Discover and MasterCard only accepted as payment. By Mail – Send the registration form, with your check or money order to: SCC Division of Corporate & Community Development 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, HUM 103 Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 In Person – Register in HUM 103. Registration hours: • 8a-7p Monday-Thursday; • 8:30a-4p Fridays. Refund Policy: If you drop a class, you will receive a 100 percent refund if the class is dropped one business day before the first meeting. No refund will be given if the class is dropped the day of class or later. Events which may require more advanced notice to cancel include, but are not limited to, certain business and industry classes, conferences, trips, day trips and other special events. For these exceptions, refer to the LAST DAY TO CANCEL information listed in the course description. If you have a situation that warrants an override of the above policy, an explanation of the circumstances should be made in writing to the Division of Corporate and Community Development. The appropriate associate dean will review the situation to determine if a refund can be granted and will notify you accordingly. Refunds should be received within 30 days. Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies, the SCC president may cancel classes and close the campus for a partial or full day. The college will update the SCC website (stchas. edu) and main number 636-922-8000, send a text message through the Emergency Alert System, and contact selected radio and television stations, when the timing of conditions allow, by 5 a.m. for day classes and no later than 4 p.m. for evening classes (if bad weather develops during the day). The college will typically update the college website and main number prior to contacting the selected radio and television stations. It is recommended to use the college’s website or main number in order to receive information in a more timely manner. 39 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. How to Read a Course Description Create Your Own Photo Book If you’ve ever dreamed of publishing your photos in a book, this course is for you. Learn how to create photo albums, calendars, cards and more. Impress your friends and family with special holiday gifts! 5/9-5/23 W 6:30-9:30p $79 $5 Course title Course dates Time class meets Supply fee Course description Day(s) class meets Tuition cost Campus-Closed Dates Sept. 2 – Labor Day Nov. 27-29 – Thanksgiving Break Dec. 24-Jan. 1 – Winter Break The Continuing Education Office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 and Dec. 16-23. Calendar of Events Sept. 7-8 – Middle Eastern Dance Performance Oct. 18-20 – YPT Show: The Legend of Sleeping Beauty Dec. 14 – The Handmade Marketplace Craft Show Dec. 20-22 – YPT Show: White Christmas View more at stchas.edu/calendar. SEND YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND CHECK TO: St. Charles Community College, Corporate & Community Development â€“ HUM 103 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 To pay by credit card, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233. Fees should be included in your payment if indicated in the course description. Name____________________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________ City/State________________ ZIP____________ Date of Birth: Mo.______ /Day_____/Year____ Home Phone ( )_____________________ Email Address_____________________________ Work Phone ( )_____________________ Emergency Contact ( DAY/DATE )___________________ TITLE TUITION Money Management $49.00 ------Sample ------ Sat., March 6 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE $ _________ CLASS LOCATIONS Classes are located on the SCC campus unless otherwise noted. Class location information is listed below. NOTE: For on-campus classes, students should go to the Humanities Building, Room 103, during office hours or call 636-922-8233 for specific room assignments. After hours and on Saturdays, go to the ADM Welcome Center/Information Desk. Locations found in this schedule St. Charles Community College 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 636-922-8000 St. Charles County Arts Council 7443 Village Center Drive O'Fallon, MO 63368 636-561-0028 The Mother-In-Law House Restaurant 500 S. Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301 636-946-9444 West James Courts 1330 Harvestowne Industrial Court St. Charles, MO 63304 636-441-0006 Lucky Sushi House Restaurant 222 Mid Rivers Ctr St. Peters, MO 63376 636-278-1885 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational-programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information. The College is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries may be directed to: Vice-President for Human Resources, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376-2865. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 40 ECRWSS Residential Customer Please recycle 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 Upcoming Events Middle Eastern Dance Performance 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 – Tickets @ stchastickets.com Audition for YPT Fall and Winter Shows Fall: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 – Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Winter: Noon Aug. 18 – Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Fall Production: Oct. 18-20 – Winter Production: Dec. 20-22 Alzheimer’s Walk Sept. 28 – Red Parking Lot stchas.edu/learnforlife | facebook.com/WeRConEd 41 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE| |636-922-8233 636-922-8233