SCC Learn for Life Winter 2014
St. Charles Community College - Continuing Education schedule of non-credit classes.
Learn for Life Winter 2014 Let your adventure begin SCC CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION | WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY “If you asked me for my New Year’s resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” Cyril Cusack | actor A new year lies before us, and all things seem possible! I invite you to make a new kind of resolution this year – one that challenges you to explore your inner spirit and maybe even puts a new spin on who you are. What an amazing gift to give ourselves . . . to spend a year exploring who we are – what we love. And what a doable resolution – one that can be done in small ways throughout the year. Explore the dancer, the artist, the musician in your heart; get fit, get organized, get on track financially; learn to write, to cook, to sew, to speak a new language – whether it be Italian or Twitter! Or learn to speak without language through a photography or sign language class. We can help you make 2014 a year filled with self-exploration, self-fulfillment, and maybe even a little adventure! Make some time in 2014 to explore your spirit! 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 Tina Sieker Associate Dean Continuing Education Corey Felter Layout and Design Class Schedule Amanda Rose Associate Dean Extended Learning Maureen Miles Coordinator 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Homeschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Spring Break Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Plus 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 LEARN FOR ... ADVENTURE: SPECIAL EVENTS AND TRIPS Dinner Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Day Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 LEARN FOR ... INSPIRATION: CREATIVITY Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 Crafts and Hobbies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18 Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20 LEARN FOR ... WELL-BEING: RECREATION AND FITNESS Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 Fitness Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Health and Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Rec Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 LEARN FOR ... YOUR MIND: LIFESTYLE Culinary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Home and Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 History/Special Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Life Improvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Money. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Personal Computing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-32 LEARN FOR ... WORK: PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL Career Builers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Professional Development/Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Small Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Home Inspection Certification Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-38 LEARN FOR ... DISCOVERY: ONLINE COURSES Ed2Go, U Got Class, ProTrain, Center for Legal Studies, American Management Association, Carson Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ADULT EDUCATION, LITERACY, ESL, HSE TESTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 HOW TO ENROLL, REGISTRATION, LOCATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-44 LEARN FOR LIFE. The 2014 A Ca r e m Sum rogram mp P Needs Instructors and Camp Assistants! Do you love to teach? Have an idea for a great camp? We are open to any creative, educational ideas you have in the areas of science, math, language arts, computer science, visual/performing arts and fine arts. We offer great pay and use of our fitness center (must take an orientation class. We also are looking for camp assistants to work with instructors and students assisting in the classroom and supervising during lunch breaks. Must be 16 years old. Currently, we are looking for teachers for the following camps: Beginning LEGO® Robotic Engineering (Ages 7-8) Science Camps – CSI, Rockets, Grossology (Ages 7-12) Science Camps (Ages 5-6) Musical Theater (Ages 10-16) Drama Camp (Ages 8-12) Murder Mystery (Ages 10-16) Theatre Camps (Ages 5-6) Computer Game Design (Middle School) Web Design (Middle School) Digital Photography (Ages 10-12) Art Camps (All ages) Entrepreneurial camps, career exploration, sports and technology camps (All ages) We will also offer a Manufacturing Camp and a Health Career Camp this summer. We are looking for instructors with direct experience in these areas. Deadline for summer camp proposals is Jan. 17, 2014. For more information contact Amy Fitzwilliam at 636-922-8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org 4 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 DON’T DELAY!!! For the Ages Academic Enhancement ACT Cambridge Review 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. 1/14-2/4 T/Th 6-9p 2/17-3/31 M 6-9p $125 $125 Homeschool Enrichment NEW! Handwriting Instruction for Teachers and Parents Is your child frustrated and struggling with basic handwriting skills? Or are you a teacher or elementary education student who would like to learn how to teach children handwriting? The comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multi-sensory techniques and research based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. Learn how a fun handson approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation can help your students achieve results. Class developed by Jan Z. Olsen and Emily F. Knapton of Handwriting Without Tears. Taught by a level one handwriting specialist. Registration deadline is 3/17. 4/10-5/1 Th 6:30-8:30p $99 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. 1/21-5/15 T 6-8p Th 5-8p $278 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. 3/19-4/9 W 2:30-4:30p $59 1/22-5/19 W 9a-noon M 10a-noon $278 Singapore Math for Adults Discover what Singapore Math is and how it can assist with math learning. Learn the basics of Singapore Math from place values, operations, manipulatives and bar modeling to mental math. While this course is designed primarily 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. Class meets 2/4, 2/18, 3/4 and 3/25. 2/4-3/25 T 6:30-8p $69 NEW! ZAP! Electricity I 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 activities centered around direct power circuitry. All theory and lab work included. 1/15-2/5 W 2:30-4:30p $59 Ask us about applying any remaining financial aid funds to this class. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 5 NEW! ZAP! Electricity II Become an electricity whiz! Investigate alternating current (AC) electricity. Discuss Ohm’s law, circuit breakers, fuses, gages of wiring and demonstrate safety precautions of electric currents. Hands-on experiments include construction and testing a variety of AC circuits. Prerequisite: Must have some electricity knowledge or have taken Electricity I. 2/12-3/5 W 2:30-4:30p $59 NEW! The World of Art (Ages 7-12) It’s an art world and you can be a part of it by creating cool art projects! Try your hand at pencil and charcoal drawings, create multimedia paintings, dabble in wearable art and design one-of-a-kind sculptures. Bring home lots of projects, and immerse yourself in the fabulous world of art. 3/10-3/14 M-F 9a-4p $179 NEW! It’s a Dance Party! Spring Break Camps Lunch Supervision (Ages 7-12) All students attending both morning and afternoon camps must register for this supervised lunch hour. No student may be on campus unsupervised between camps. This is NOT a drop-in program. You must register your child in advance. 3/10-3/14 M-F Noon-1p $15 Do you love to dance? Have fun learning the latest hip hop and jazz combination while moving to popular music. Our experience dance instructor will choreograph a cool dance routine that you can show off to your family on the last day of camp. Express yourself through music and dance! Ages 7-9 3/10-3/14 M-F 9a-noon $95 $95 Middle School 3/10-3/14 M-F 1-4p Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 7-9) Love to be in the kitchen? Growing gourmets will have the opportunity to cook and have fun! Immerse yourself with cooking techniques, tools of the trade, basic etiquette, nutrition, safety and even a little kitchen math. Students will make gourmet sandwiches, homemade pizzas, cupcakes, pasta and more. Each day will be a different theme. Students will cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Includes CD of recipes. Aprons provided. 3/10-3/14 M-F 1-4p $105 OGREFEST! It’s an Ogrefest celebration – a Shrektacular way to spend an hour. Join the Ogrefest and see your favorite Shrek characters up close and personal as they serve dessert and sing a few of their favorite songs. A perfect treat for families with kids of all ages! This is not the full-scale Shrek production. That will take place on March 21-23 and March 28-30. $15 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 Tickets on sale at www.stchastickets.com 6 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 NEW! Project Runway and Fashion Design (Ages 12 & Up) 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 • Incluedes public speaking, problem solving and team building skills along with 100% hands-on fun! The ideal camp for all fashionistas where you are the star. Start with making your own fashion inspiration board and find out what the daily challenges will be. Learn proper sewing techniques to work with a pattern to create your own skirt and top. At the end of the week, show off your glamorous creations on the catwalk. Florence Dewan, creative director of the Missouri Fashion Week and former chair and professor of Lindenwood Fashion Department, will inspire you to be a top designer. Students will need to purchase one yard of solid or printed fabric for the skirt and top. 3/10-3/14 M 9a-4p $209 LEGO® Robotics Engineering STEM Camp (Ages 9-12) 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 and pinion steering, puppy, lawn mower and building solar and amazon cars with alternative energy kits. Projects can vary depending on ability level. Students work in teams together to do challenges each day. 3/10-3/14 M-F 9a-4p $225 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. 1/15-2/5 W 6-7:30p $49 Digital Photography Camp (Ages 11-14) Have fun using your digital camera to create eye-popping photos and begin building your own personal portfolio. Open up a whole new world that screams never bored! Start by learning photography basics, then add some tricks and tips. We’ll finish your photographs like a professional using Photoshop Elements. Create illustrations and sketches from the photos we take during our photo walks/scavenger hunts. Our photo finish will include slideshows of the camper’s finished photo creations. 3/10-3/14 M-F 9a-noon $145 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. 1/15-2/5 W 7:30-9p $49 Introductory Theater Workshop II (Ages 9 and Up) Advanced workshop for students who have completed the introductory/beginning workshop. Students will prepare and present a monologue. Includes additional acting techniques, elements of creating characters and voice projection. Fun exercises in pantomime and improvisation will be introduced. Prerequisite: Introductory Theater Workshop Part 1. 4/9-4/30 W 6-7:30p $49 7 REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR CLASS DOESN’T CANCEL! Classes with insufficient registration usually cancel one week before start date. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Playreading (Ages 12 and Up) Designed for serious young acting students, course concentrates on development of specific scenes with an emphasis on characterization and attention to detailed voice and body language study. The actor will learn the essentials of developing a scene in reference to the other actors, as well as how to understand the context that the playwright intended. Prerequisite: Introductory Theater Workshop II or teacher consent. 4/9-4/30 W 7:30-9p $49 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. Prerequisite: Must have LEGO® Robotic experience. 1/27-2/17 M 6-8p $59 Character Development I (Ages 12 and Up) Course will concentrate further on the different methods for developing character on stage. Students will analyze and rehearse scenes and learn the techniques necessary for building realistic characters. Prerequisite: Two years of Playreading. 5/7-5/28 W 6-7:30p $49 NEW! After School Multi-Mixed Media Art (Ages 6-10) Do you love art and can’t get enough of your art classes at school? Join us for an art explosion! Explore different mediums, develop new skills and get creative. We will use sculpture, weaving, painting, drawing, collage and more. On the last day we will have an art show in the gallery. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council in WingHaven. 2/12-3/5 W 5:30-7p $59 Hola Amigos! Spanish Language for Kids (Ages 6-10) 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 is interactive, and students will be immersed in the Spanish language. $5 textbook required. 4/9-4/30 W 6-7:30p $39 NEW! Basketball Skills Clinic – Girls Hands-on skill development of basketball core disciplines: shooting with emphasis on proper technique reinforced through repetition, dribbling with proper technique taught with emphasis on the weak hand reinforced through repetition, rebounding with proper technique and positioning reinforced through repetition, team offense and defense, individual offense and defense. 5th/6th Grade 2/11-4/22 T 6-7:20p $109 7th/8th Grade 2/11-4/22 T 7:30-9p $109 Spring Cake Pop Wars (Ages 7-12) Do you love to make cake pops and watch Cupcake Wars on the Food Network? Let your imagination and creativity run wild as you learn to use icing, flavorings, candies, decorations and more to turn your cake pops into works of art! Have a war and compete against other teams in your class. Bring home your creations for your family to enjoy. Aprons provided. 3/5 W 6-9p $39 NEW! Basketball Skills Clinic – Boys Hands-on skill development of basketball core disciplines: shooting with emphasis on proper technique reinforced through repetition, dribbling with proper technique taught with emphasis on the weak hand reinforced through repetition, rebounding with proper technique and positioning reinforced through repetition, team offense and defense, individual offense and defense. 5th/6th Grade 2/13-4/24 Th 6-7:20p 7th/8th Grade 2/13-4/24 Th 7:30-9p $109 $109 NEW! Young Meteorologist (Ages 10 & Up) Do you wonder how storms form? What makes up a hurricane? Discover the answer to these questions and learn all about the ever-changing, fascinating world of weather! Learn to read and analyze weather charts, how to set up and make your own weather station, analyze surface weather maps and watch the release of a weather balloon. Acquire the knowledge of the present, past and future states of the atmosphere. Step into a meteorologist’s job, make a weather forecast and present your own TV weather cast! 4/2-4/23 8 W 6-8p $59 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 r e m Sum mps a C M 2014 A Back by popular demand ... Register online at stchas.edu/learnforlife beginning March 3, 2014. Online Youth Courses Computers Beginning Keyboarding With FasType Microsoft Office courses. Science Forensic Science for Writers Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II Computers â€“ Web Savvy Creating Web Pages Designing Web Pages Web Graphics Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts Test Preparation Test Preparation Online (Ages 13-17) SAT/ACT Preparation Part 1 and Part 2 Details on any of these courses can be found at: ed2go.com/stchas Math Everyday Math Intro to Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II Math Refresher ReadyMATH STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 9 Plus 50 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 in WingHaven. 3/17-5/5 M 6-8:15p $129 Understanding Medicare Options A comprehensive class that will help students understand their Medicare options and choices based on their needs. Covers Medicare Part A (hospitalization), Medicare Part B (Medicare services), Part C-Advantage Plans, Part D-Prescription Plans and Medicare Supplements. 1/17 4/4 F 10-11:30a $10 F 10-11:30a $10 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, manage 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. 4/30-5/7 W 9-11a $49 NEW! Creating a Personal Chapbook Do you have pieces of short stories or poems that you have often thought about assembling into a more permanent style? Are those stories still in your head and having a difficult time making it onto paper? A chapbook is a small book of personal items including poems, stories and often family folklore. Come prepared to embark on this exciting journey in creative writing with you in the driver’s seat as you create your own legacy. Photographs, postcards and other items may be included in this book. 2/4-3/11 T 9:30-11:30a $95 You Fought for It: Benefits From the Department of Veteran Affairs Would you like to receive up to $24,650 per year tax free? Veterans and spouses are eligible for benefits to assist with costs of in-home caregivers, assisted and skilled living facilities. An expert will share how to enroll in Veterans Healthcare and prescription drug programs including information on Medicaid. 2/21 F 10a-12p $10 NEW! Creating an Ancestral Journal Now that you’ve collected genealogical information about your family, what do you do with it? Learn how to immortalize your ancestors by putting their life stories on the pages of a journal. Journals may include items such as maps, photographs, letters and other types of collectibles provided by you. 4/1-5/6 T 9:30-11:30a $95 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? 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, 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. Discover how baseball transformed from a pastoral game played by amateur gentlemen into the modern multi-billion dollar business that exists now. Batter up! 1/27-2/10 M 6:30-8:30p 3/28-4/11 F 10:30a-12:30p $49 $49 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. 3/27-4/10 Th 6:30-9p $75 5/6-5/20 T 6:30-9p $75 10 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 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 also the effects of the war on people and institutions here and abroad. Enroll in all five classes and save! Individual dates and times below. $80 NEW! Playing the Game: A Study of Sherlock Holmes Are you intrigued with the popularity of Sherlock Holmes in movies, books and TV shows? Come explore an in-depth look into the adventures of this famous fictional character. Discover and discuss how he is perceived now vs. early days. Compare the original stories and how today’s media portray his character. No advanced knowledge needed. Access to original works suggested. 1/22-3/12 W 6:30-8:30p $95 History of WWII Session 1: Prelude to War This session covers time period 1919-1939. 2/7 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 NEW! Sharing Housing Do you want to explore the prospects of shared housing? Find out if this lifestyle could be just what you have been looking for. This is a way for home seekers in need of affordable housing to pair with home providers who own their own home and could benefit from extra income. Come learn a step-by-step process that has helped others find their ideal shared living situation. 2/5-2/19 4/2-4/16 W 6:30-8:30p $49 W 6:30-8:30p $49 History of WWII Session 2: War Engulfs Europe This session covers time period 1939-1943. 2/14 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 3: The United States Enters the War This session covers time period 1941-1944. 2/21 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 Healthier Living at 50 and Beyond 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. 1/28-2/25 T 9-10:30a $75 History of WWII Session 4: The Social and Economic Aspects of the War This session covers time period 1939-1945. 2/28 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. 3/7 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 Modified Aerobics A gentler approach to the typical fitness class. 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 using basic aerobic moves. 1/22-3/17 3/24-5/14 M/W 8-8:50a 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. 1/21-3/13 3/25-5/15 T/Th 9-9:50a T/Th 9-9:50a $75 $75 11 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Special Events & Trips Day Trips Dinner Theater These dinner theaters are for adult participants. Tuition includes dinner and ticket. All times are approximate. 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. The Best of the Wurst Travel with us to the Wurst Haus in Hermann, Mo. to enjoy beer, wine and sausage tasting. Learn the German tradition of sausage-making from Wurstmeister Mike Sloan. After making our sausage we will enjoy a special German dinner featuring the sausage weâ€™ve made along with sauerkraut, German potato salad, red cabbage, pretzel buns and dessert. Be sure to bring a cooler to take some of your sausage home. Last date to cancel 1/24. 2/7 F 8a-3p $109 The Elephant Man 3/6 Th 6p $25 Next Yearâ€™s Man of Steel 4/24 Th 6p $25 Show Choir Dinner 5/15 Th 6:30p $25 Visit stchastickets.com for synopsis and registration. 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. Questions? Call 636-922-8050. St. Charles County Great Strides Walk To Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation St. Charles Community College May 3, 2014 For more information, call 314-733-1241 or email@example.com. 12 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Form a walk team and walk for someone you love. Creativity Spring Flower Winter Trees Art Calligraphy Explore the world of stylish and elegant handwriting. Beginners will experiment with basic italic script considered the easiest to learn. Transform your next party invitation! Supply list will be mailed. 1/13-3/10 M 6:30-8:30p $75 Starry Night NEW! Art & Wine – Winter Trees Advanced Calligraphy Enrich your knowledge beyond basic italic script with numbers and ampersands. Our first project will be addressing an envelope in calligraphy. Master this timeless skill in time for your next special occasion. If time allows, the students will choose their next project from making personalized place cards to lettering or a saying. Supply list available online. 3/24-4/28 M 6:30-8:30p $59 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! It’s easy, and anyone can do it. We provide the canvas and materials to create your masterpiece, you bring your favorite wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class meets at St. Charles County Arts Council in WingHaven. 1/24 F 6-10p $45 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. 2/5-3/12 W 6-9p 4/16-5/21 W 6-9p $36 $36 NEW! Art & Wine – Van Gogh’s Starry Night 2/28 F 6-10p $45 NEW! Art & Wine – Spring Flower 3/28 F 6-10p $45 NEW! Painting With Acrylics Discover the vibrant, beautiful techniques of acrylic painting to create your own paintings. Learn the aesthetics of light, color theory, values, composition and perspective. Explore some of the mediums for glazing using several layers of transparent washes to trap the light for great depth and luminosity to artwork. Texture will be emphasized, realistic abstract and non-representational art will be explored. The perfect class for a beginner or a more seasoned artist! 1/7-1/28 T 6:30-8:30p $69 Introduction to Oil Painting 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 available online. 1/16-2/20 Th 6-9p 3/6-4/10 Th 6-9p $149 $149 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 13 NEW! Painting Murals Mural painting is a beautiful, fun way of painting to turn any given piece into a work of art! Begin with a small project and advance to a grander scale. Discover how to use a variety of tools and how to prep any surface to get ready to paint. Learn everything you need to know about not only creating large-scale artwork, but also all of the ins and outs of running a business. 2/4-2/25 T 6:30-8:30p $89 NEW! Garden Stepping Stones Create a stepping stone that will impress your neighbors and friends. We will provide the molds and several choices to bling up your stone, but of course you are always welcome to bring a couple of items of your own. Register with a friend and bring your own wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class held at St. Charles County Arts Council in WingHaven. 5/9 F 6-8p $45 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! Supply list available online. 1/8-1/29 W 6:30-8:30p $69 Crafts/Hobbies Get to Know Your Sewing Machine Discover the basics of your machine, how to care for it, choosing needles and thread, using the presser foot and other important tips. Prepares you for all types of sewing. Participants must bring their own sewing machine. Hands-on class includes practice time so you will learn how to sew in one night. 2/12 4/30 W 6-9:30p $35 W 6-9:30p $35 Wine Glass Painting Want to stand out at your next party? Discover how to embellish your wine glass! Let us teach you the techniques of painting on glass and selecting a design and colors. What a perfect opportunity to get away with a friend or your sweetheart for a creative night out! Bring your favorite wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. Our glasses and paint, your wine, one fun time! Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class held at the St. Charles County Arts Council. 2/21 F 6-8p $39 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. 1/21-2/18 T 7-9p $55 NEW! Beer Glass Painting Stand out at your Super Bowl party! Learn the techniques of painting on glass, selecting a design and colors. What a perfect opportunity to get away with a friend or sweetheart for a creative night out. Bring your favorite beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Our beer glasses, our paint, your wine or beer, one fun time! Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Class held at St. Charles Arts Council in WingHaven. 1/17 14 F 6-8p $39 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Iâ€™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. 3/4-3/25 T 7-9p $49 St. Charles County Arts Council SCC is proud to partner with the St. Charles County Arts Council to provide highâ€“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. After School Multi-Mixed Media Art (Ages 6-10) 5:30-7p Feb. 12-March 5 $59 Guided Autobiography 6-8:15p March 17-May 5 $129 Art & Wine Winter Trees 6-10p Jan. 24 $45 Van Goghâ€™s Starry Night 6-10p Feb. 28 $45 Spring Flower 6-10p March 28 $45 Wine Glass Painting 6-8p Feb. 21 $39 Beer Glass Painting 6-8p Jan .17 $39 Garden Stepping Stones 6-8p May 9 $45 NEW! T-Shirt Memory Quilt Do you have lots of T-shirts from your kids sporting activities or school? Or do you have lots of baby clothes (cotton) or T-shirts from a loved one? Make a T-shirt quilt out of all those shirts. What a perfect gift for your college-bound teen or family member. Quilt will be a twin size perfect for a dorm room. Sewing machines provided. Supply list available online. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of sewing. 2/5-2/26 W 6-8:30p $69 Cardmaking can transform a simple card into unique pieces of art. Learn a lot of techniques, and let us help you get a head start on your holiday cardmaking. Enroll in all four classes and save! Individual dates and times below $110 Introduction to Card Stamping Techniques Feed your creative appetite! In this beginning class, you will learn about paper quality, types of inks, types of stamps and other tools. Create three cards using basic stamping, stampoff, double stamping techniques and paper tearing. Supply list available online. 1/23 Th 7-9p $30 NEW! One-of-a-Kind Purse Make your own unique, fully lined purse with back pockets, a zip closure and finished to approximately 7x9. Embellish your purse with buttons, ribbons and more. Sew easy! Everyone will want to know where you can get one. Sewing machines provided. $10 supply fee for pattern. 2/26 W 6-9:30p $39 Coloring Techniques for Stamped Images Step it up a notch! Learn how to paint your cards with stamping inks, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, pastel chalks and markers. Discover how to shade, blend and layer colors to create beautiful cards that are rich with color. 2/6 Th 7-9p $30 Paper Embossing Techniques Put a new twist on your cards and learn how to create powder-embossed images with a Versamark stamp pad, embossing powder and a heat gun. Create textured backgrounds using embossing folders, and add hand-embossed designs with a stylus and brass template and Fiskars Shapeboss tools. 2/20 Th 7-9p $30 Intermediate Wood Carving Hone your woodcarving skills. Work with basic palm gouges with special attention given to carving facial features. Carve a wood spirit utilizing all the skills learned. $12 supply fee payable with tuition. 1/14-2/4 T 6:30-8:30p $59 Punches and Die Cuts Explore the circuit die cut machine and the cuttle bag to die cut paper shapes using Nestabilites and Framlits dies. Use punches to create flowers, decorative borders and corners to create one-of-a-kind cards. 3/6 Th 7-9pm $30 15 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Music Piano I Develop basic skills and techniques in piano playing, applicable to various types of music. No previous keyboard experience necessary. 1/27-5/19 M 6-7:50p $190 SCC Music Preparatory Academy 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 are 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. 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. 1/21-5/13 T 7-8:50p $95 Jazz Big Band A performance course where students study through rehearsals, culminating in a public performance. Enrollment in Concert Band is helpful. Must provide your own instrument. Instruments in the ensemble are trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, guitar, vibes, bass and drums. 1/22-5/14 W 7-9:50p $95 Instrumental (Music) Private Lessons 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. 1/27-3/17 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. 1/27-5/19 M 7-9:50p $95 Piano Private Lessons 1/27-3/17 By appointment $179 Voice Private Lessons 1/27-3/17 By appointment $179 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. 1/23-5/15 Th 7-9p $95 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. 3/20 Th 6-8p $39 Suzuki Music Education The Suzuki method is based on the concept that children can be taught to play an instrument in much the same way they learn to speak. Sixteen lessons plus a weekly group lesson. Lesson times are arranged between instructor and student. Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano available. 1/6 – 5/5 By Appointment $440 (30 minutes) $550 (45 minutes) $660 (1 hour) 16 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 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. 2/8 4/29 S T 9:30a-12:30p $59 6:30-9:30p $59 Click and Learn – Cottleville Architecture, city streets, nature and people photo opportunities in Cottleville at Legacy Park. Class meets on Thursday, 4/3 6:30-9:30 p.m., field trip photo shoot meets on Saturday, 4/5 8:30-11:30 a.m. Last class meets in the Technology Building, Room 210 and on Thursday, 4/10 from 6:30-8:30 pm. 4/3 4/5 4/10 Th 6:30-9:30p S 8:30a-12:30p Th 6:30a-8:30p $69 Principles of Professional Songwriting 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. 2/15 5/6 S 9:30a-12:30p $59 T 6:30-9:30p $59 Click and Learn – Busch Wildlife Plants, trees, animals and people photo opportunities at Busch Wildlife in Defiance. First class meets on Tuesday, 5/1 6:30-9:30 p.m., field trip photo shoot meets Saturday 5/23, 8:30-12:30 a.m. Last class meets in the Technology Building, Room 210 on Saturday, 5/8 6:30-9:30p 5/1 5/3 5/8 Th 6:30-9:30p S 8:30-11:30a Th 6:30-9:30p $69 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. 2/3-2/17 M 7-8p 3/10-3/24 M 7-8p $39 $39 Art of Photography 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. Must have some digital camera knowledge. 1/21-2/4 T 7-9p $89 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. 2/17-2/24 M 6:30-9:30p $69 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 shots. Taught by an experienced world photographer. 2/11 T 7-9p $39 Click and Learn Photography Classes 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! 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 jump-start 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. Class meets every other week. 4/2-4/30 W 6:30-8:30p $49 17 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Photography Club Do you have a passion for photography? Learn about a new photography topic each month and then share your photos. Enroll in all five classes and save! Individual dates and times below $115 Adobe Photoshop – Part 1 Make your digital images come alive! Learn about layout, panels, tools, filters, adjustments, edging, brushes, masking and formats. Textbook optional. 2/5-2/26 W 6:30-9:30p $95 NEW! Ready, Get Set, Shoot! Learn gear basics, organizing your photo collection and planning out a year of photo shoots. 1/8 W 7-9p $25 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. 2/10-2/24 M 6:30-9:30p $75 NEW! Post-Processing Software Programs Learn the difference between paid stand-alone programs/subscriptions vs. free programs. Which should you choose and why? You will also discover simple post-processing workflow options for use with any photo. 2/5 W Wed 7-9p $25 Photo Fun With Photoshop Elements, The Next Step Create a minimum of six photo projects in this class! Learn how to make a collage and a photo greeting card, word framing, turn your photograph into a sketch, go from color to black/white with selected color added back in, create an out-of-bounds photo and many more fun projects and techniques. Be creative and turn your photos into works of art that can be framed or used as greeting cards, posters and much more. 4/1-4/15 T 6:30-9:30p $75 NEW! On the Move Photography Learn how to travel with your photography gear, photography etiquette and trip documentation through photography. 3/5 W 7-9p $25 NEW! Macro Photography Learn lenses and techniques to use with macro photography. 4/2 W 7-9p $25 Writing Introduction to Fiction Writing Characters ... conflict ... plot. Whether you have a manuscript sitting on the shelf or your thoughts haven’t made it to paper, transform those words into the greatest story ever told. Become the master by learning the basic elements of good fiction writing, and get started. You will complete a story sketch, a story beginning, a plot chart and a polished draft of your short story or beginning of your novel. 2/12-3/19 W 6-9p $129 NEW! Seasonal Photography Don’t let the weather affect your ability to shoot. Learn how to adapt for the conditions through planning and timing. 5/7 W 7-9p $25 Design Your Own Class! Do you enjoy parties with your girlfriends and/or family? Relax in the comfort of your own home with a glass of wine while we bring art classes designed by you right to your door! Great for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, girls night out, or just a fun night out. Class ideas include wine and art step-by-step painting classes, jewelry making, wine and beer glass painting, acrylic and watercolor painting, cake pop and cupcake making too! Call 636-922-8233 for more information. 18 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 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. Imperial Swing Basic I 1/12-3/2 1/14-3/4 1/16-3/6 4/6-6/1 4/8-5/27 4/10-5/29 S 2-3p $48 T 6:55-7:55p $48 Th 6:55-7:55p $48 Su 2-3p $50 Tue 6:55-7:55p $50 Th 6:55-7:55p $50 Ballroom I (Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, East Coast Swing) 1/12-3/2 1/13-3/10 1/15-3/5 4/6-6/1 4/7-6/2 4/9-5/28 Su 12:55-1:55p $48 M 6:55-7:55p $48 W 6:55-7:55p $48 Su 2:55-1:55p $50 M 6:55-7:55p $50 W 6:55-7:55p $50 Imperial Swing Basic II 1/14-3/4 1/16-3/6 4/8-5/27 4/10-5/29 T 9:05-10:05p $48 Th 8-9p $48 T 9:05-10:05p $50 Th 8-9p $50 Ballroom II (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, East Coast Swing) 1/13-3/10 1/15-3/5 4/7-6/2 4/9-5/28 M W M W 5:50-6:50p $48 9:05-10:05p $48 5:50-6:50p $50 9:05-10:05p $50 Ballroom III – Cha Cha I 1/15-3/5 W 5:50-6:50p $48 Ballroom III/Waltz I 1/13-3/10 M 8-9p $48 1/16-3/6 4/10-5/29 Social Dance instructors Stan Mayer and Linda Landwehr Imperial Swing Basic III (Lindy) Th 9:05-10:05p $48 Th 9:05-10:05p $50 Ballroom III – Foxtrot I 4/9-5/28 W 5:50-6:50p $50 Ballroom III – Rumba I 4/7-6/2 M 8-9p $50 West Coast Swing I and II 1/15-3/5 4/9-5/28 W 8-9p W 8-9p $48 $50 Ballroom III – Mambo I 1/14-3/4 T 8-9p $48 Line Dance (variety) 1/13-3/10 4/7-6/2 M 9:05-10:05p $48 M 9:05-10:05p $50 Ballroom III – Hustle I 4/8-5/27 T 8-9p $50 Jitterbug Swing I and II 1/12-3/2 4/6-6/1 Su 3:05-4:05p $48 Su 3:05-4:05p $50 Ballroom IV – Amalgamation of Dance ADVANCED STUDENTS ONLY. Students need to enroll with a partner. 1/12-3/2 4/6-6/1 Su 4:10-5:10p $48 Su 4:10-5:10p $50 For more information about our instructors visit www.stchas.edu/dance STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 19 Belly Dance – Level 1 This 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. 2/4-4/22 T 6-7p $85 2/4-4/22 T 7:15-8:15p $85 Belly Dance Spring Recital Preparation – Level 3 Designed for students who are enrolled in the regular Level 3 class during the spring session and who plan on performing in the spring recital. Focus is on learning and refining choreography. Participants will receive guidance on performing skills and costuming. Required for those who wish to perform in the spring recital. 3/29-5/10 S 4:15-5:15p $40 Belly Dance – Level 2 Builds on the basic techniques, with focus on more complex dance combinations and on musical interpretation. Dance props, including zills and veils, will be introduced. Prerequisite: Belly Dance – Level 1, and instructor permission. 2/8-5/10 S 12-1p $85 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. 1/18-3/8 3/22-5/10 S S 10:15-11:15a $56 10:15-11:15a $49 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 who want additional practice before moving on. 2/8-5/10 S 2-3p $85 Introduction to Hula For beginners ages 5 to adult, 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. 1/18-3/8 S 9-10a 3/22-5/10 S 9-10a $56 $49 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. 2/8-5/10 S 3:15-4:15p $85 Belly Dance Spring Recital Preparation – Level 2 Designed for students who are enrolled in the regular Level 2 class during the spring session and who plan on performing in the spring recital. Focus is on learning and refining choreography. Participants will receive guidance on performing skills and costuming. Required for those who wish to perform in the spring recital. 3/29-5/10 S 1-2p $40 Belly Dance instructor Nisaa, Heather D. Ward 20 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Recreation & Fitness Fitness Boot Camp 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. 1/21-3/13 3/25-5/15 T/Th 1-1:50p T/Th 1-1:50p $95 $95 Physical Fitness Class incorporates a combination of physical activities to produce an overall fitness improvement in the student. 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 M/W 10-10:50a $95 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. 1/22-3/12 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 3/24-5/14 M/W 12-12:50p M/W 6-6:50p M/W 12-12:50p M/W 6-6:50p $95 $95 $95 $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. 3/2-5/14 M/W Noon-12:50p $95 Beginning Cardio Kickboxing The latest for muscle conditioning and cardiovascular endurance. Time interval drills training using martial arts and boxing moves. 1/13-3/10 1/21-3/13 3/17-5/7 3/25-5/15 M/W 7-7:50p $95 T/Th Noon-12:50p $95 M/W 7-7:50p $95 T/Th Noon-12:50p $95 Muscle Conditioning Stationary muscle strengthening moves to define and sculpt muscles. Uses body ball, body bars, mat work, hand weights and resistance bands. 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 M/W 3-3:50p M/W 3-3:50p $95 $95 Step and Muscle Conditioning Using the step platform, challenge the cardiovascular system and then turn to bands and weights to tone the muscles. 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 M/W 4:30-5:20p $95 M/W 4:30-5:20p $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. 1/23-3/13 1/27-3/10 3/24-5/12 3/27-5/15 Th M M Th 12-1:40p 3-4:40p 3-4:40p 12-1:40p $95 $95 $95 $95 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. 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 M/W 9-9:50a M/W 9-9:50a $95 $95 Beginning Tae Kwon Do Basic instruction in a group setting by a master of this ancient form of discipline and self-defense. 1/21-3/11 T 12-1:40p $95 3/25-5/13 T 12-1:40p $95 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 21 Basic Strengthening Yoga Sticky exercise mats (available in the SCC Bookstore) are required in ALL pilates and yoga classes. Basic Pilates-Contrology While considering individual levels, skills for coordination of body strength and mental awareness are taught to develop the inner balance needed by all in this classical mat class.â€? Sticky exercise mats (available in the SCC Bookstore) are required in all Pilates and yoga classes. 1/6-3/3 1/7-2/27 3/11-5/1 3/17-5/7 M/W 1-1:50p T/Th 5:30-6:20p T/Th 5:30-6:20p M/W 1-1:50p $95 $95 $95 $95 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. 1/18-3/8 S 9-10:15a $75 3/22-5/10 S 9-10:15a $65 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. 1/23-3/13 3/27-5/15 Th 6:30-7:45p $75 Th 6:30-7:45p $75 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. 1/21-3/11 T 7-8:15p $75 3/25-5/13 T 7-8:15p $75 NEW! Ballet Conditioning Ballet conditioning is a class based on the practice of ballet barre exercise sequences. Muscle strength, endurance and balance are challenged and developed. No previous ballet knowledge is needed. 1/22-3/12 3/24-5/14 M/W 11-11:50a M/W 11-11:50a $95 $95 Fitness Dance Modern Dance Modern dance brings out the inner you! Emphasis is on basic components of time, force and movement through the space. Come dance with innovation and expression. 1/22-3/12 M/W 1-1:50p $95 Jazz Dance I 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. 3/24-5/14 M/W 1-1:50p $95 22 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Health and Wellness Key Elements of Elder Care Know more about taking care of your loved one. Geared towards family and friends of an elderly person, including spouses/significant others, parent-child, elder-other relative, friends, even long-distance caregivers. You will get essential information that caregivers or care partners need to know as you care for an older adult. Learn how to prepare for changes in personal relationships when taking on caregiving roles. Improve your understanding of resources and the longterm care services and supports available. Come away with a developed confidence in techniques in assisting others with variety of needs. 1.6 CEU’s 2/3-28 One month online course, $149 Lose Weight the Healthy Way 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. 1/23-2/27 Th 6-7:30p $75 NEW! Healthier Food Choices – Stay Full and Satisfied Studies show that a majority of Americans find doing their taxes less confusing than making healthy and delicious food choices. Learn the basics of making healthier choices at the grocery store, at a party and while eating out. Learn some easy and scrumptious recipes and techniques, and sample some delicious foods. 3/27-4/10 Th 6-7:30p $45 Female Self-Defense Course Feel safer knowing you can win a confrontation against a bigger, stronger, faster attacker! Learn strategy, blocking, offense, kicks and groundfighting. Practice using everyday items as self-defense tools and grasp simple breaking holds and throw techniques. Empower yourself with knowledge. Do it for your family. Do it for you. Open to ages 12 and up. 3/4-3/25 T 6-7:30p $59 Crime Prevention: Don’t Be the Next Victim Awareness skills are the most important force option that you have available for self-protection. This course is designed to teach techniques on how to stay aware of your surroundings at all times. No weapons or fighting techniques are used in this class, only the knowledge of how to stay safe. 3/11 T 7:30-9p $49 NEW! Improve Your Blood Pressure Without Medication Your food selection and lifestyle play an important role in managing your blood pressure. Making the right choices about your activities and eating may enable you to avoid or reduce your need for medication. Learn the basics of how to make these lifestyle changes work for you. 1/29-1/29 W 6-7:30p $25 4/23-4/23 W 6-7:30p $25 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. Mar. 25, 2014 · FREE – Registration is required. Visit stchas.edu/learnforlife. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 23 Recreation Certification Amateur Radio Extra Class License Course Instruction will lead you through all of the knowledge you need to pass the exam: rules, specific operating skills and more advanced electronics theory. As an Extra Class license, you will have full privileges on all frequencies authorized by the FCC for Amateur Radio. Prerequisite: Must already hold a General Class license. Textbook can be purchased online ARRL Extra Class License Manual 10th Edition (ISBN: 978-0-87259-517-0), Ward Silvers $24.95 3/26-5/28 W 7-10p $10 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 tennis racquet and wear athletic shoes. 1/28-3/4 T 7:30-8:30p $95 Beginning Tennis II for Adults Playing tennis is a great way to improve your health, and it is so versatile you can play anywhere. 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 tennis racquet and athletic shoes. 3/11-4/15 T 7:30-8:30p $95 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 (witseducation.com) 3/11-5/8 T/Th 7-9p $675 Find out how. It's free! 24 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Personal Trainer Certification INFORMATIONAL MEETING Have you ever considered becoming a personal trainer? Have all of your questions answered during this exciting informational session. 2/25 T 7-8p 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. Participant will receive a DVD with each class with recipes and cooking tips. All classes are hands-on. Enroll in all four classes and save! Individual dates and times below $170 Home and Garden NEW! Basement Organizing Made Easy It’s the dreaded basement! Do you often try to put blinders on when you walk through your basement? Do you just keep piling items until your basement feels out of control and you can’t find anything? Master the skills to help you make it easier to organize your basement. The perfect winter project! 1/27 M 6-8p $25 NEW! “Ooh, la la! French Feast” Treat your sweetie to a lovely herbed goat cheese and tomato tart. Create a light and savory cheese souffle. Prepare a delicious cheese and bacon potato cake. Indulge in a delectable spiced apple tartlet. Pair French wines with your French food. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 2/11 T 6-8:30p $45 NEW! Natural Disaster and Emergency Planning What would you do if a natural disaster impacted your home or family? Do you have a plan in place? Discover what your family will need to have on hand and how to build a solid plan so if a natural disaster hits, you will be prepared. 2/10 M 6-8p $25 NEW! Opa! Celebration Escape to the beautiful island of Greece where you will learn to make spanakopita, a spinach pie with feta cheese, a classic Greek favorite and kotopita, a chicken filled phyllo pie. End your evening by preparing phoenikia, which are spicy cookies. Master the art of Greek cuisine with some wine pairings. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 3/4 T 6-8:30p $45 NEW! Master Your Household Schedules in No Time! Are you often tired of running from one place to another with no time to keep up on your daily tasks? Would you like to have more time for you and your family? Break down the barriers to help you learn what type of planner is best for you and your family. Learn how to incorporate everyone’s schedules into one system and help you achieve better time and household management skills. 4/14 M 6-8p $25 NEW! Art of Cooking II Go from kitchenista to top chef! Learn advanced healthy cooking tips and techniques. Enjoy wine pairings while preparing Black Eyed Pea stew with sausage, Italian wedding soup and delicious crepes. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 4/15 T 6-8:30p $45 SAVE THE DATE! NEW! Cooking for One Make cooking for one enjoyable. Stockpile some basic ingredients, and you’ll have a few weeks’ worth of delectable meals. Grab some French bread and create a refreshing bruschetta while enjoying wine pairings. Learn to create sweet potato corn chowder that is flavorful and filling. End your meal with a classis strawberry shortcake. Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. 5/13 T 6-8:30p $45 Join the National Association of Professional Need conquering Organizers (NAPO)help for a full day of organizing the clutter? workshops! Saturday, April 26, 2014 Let the National Association of $77 Professional Organizers Late Registration (April 16-25) $87 help you! Early Bird registration (Jan 1- Apr 15) At the Door $97 This half day workshop will get STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE 636-922-8233 you on the| path to a more organized 25 History/Special Interest 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 also the effects of the war on people and institutions here and abroad. Enroll in all five classes and save! Individual dates and times below. $80 History of WWII Session 1: Prelude to War This session covers time period 1919-1939. 2/7 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 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? 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, 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! 1/27-2/10 M 6:30-8:30p 3/28-4/11 F 10:30a-12:30p $49 $49 History of WWII Session 2: War Engulfs Europe This session covers time period 1939-1943. 2/14 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 History of WWII Session 3: The United States Enters the War This session covers time period 1941-1944. 2/21 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. 2/28 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 REGISTER EARLY SO YOUR CLASS DOESN’T CANCEL! Classes with insufficient registration usually cancel one week before start date. History of WWII Session 5: The Last Days of the War and its Aftermath This session covers time period 1945-1948. 3/7 F 10:30a-12:30p $19 26 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 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 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. 2/5-4/9 W 5:30-7:30p $139 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. 2/3-4/7 M 6:30-8p $105 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. 2/6-4/10 Th 8-9:30p $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. 2/6-4/10 Th 6:30-8p $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. 2/6-4/10 Th 5-6:30p $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. 2/3-4/7 M 8-9:30p $105 Basic Sign Communication 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. 1/27-3/3 3/27-5/1 M 6-8:30p $79 Th 6-8:30p $79 French II 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. 2/3-4/7 M 5-6:30p $105 Introduction to Chinese Chinese is spoken by approximately one-fifth of the worldâ€™s population! Discover the varieties of spoken and written Chinese as well as the culture of one of the worldâ€™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. 2/4-4/8 T 5:30-7:30p $139 Hola Amigos! Spanish Language for Kids (Ages 6-10) 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 is interactive, and students will be immersed in the Spanish language. $5 textbook required. 4/9-4/30 W 6-7:30p $39 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 27 Life Improvement 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? 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. 1/21-2/11 3/25-4/15 T 6:30-8:30p $75 T 6:30-8:30p $75 Stock Market Series Enroll in a series of four basic stock market classes and save! Taught by Wally Obremski, certified financial planner. Individual dates and times below $125 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. 1/15-1/22 W 7-9:30p $35 NEW! Invest in Becoming a More Successful Couple Are you in a committed relationship and want to learn how to make the most of your partnership? Based on the acclaimed studies of couples interacting in true-to-life situations, led by noted psychologist John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, this intense, spirited, often entertaining, hands-on course offers the opportunity to greatly enrich the relationship with your loved one. You will not be required to share personal information in this class.Tuition is per couple and includes book and workbooks. 2/1-2/15 S 8a-12p $325 3/21-4/4 F 6-10p $325 Stock Market and You 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? 1/29-2/12 W 7-9:30p $45 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. 2/19-2/26 W 7-9:30p $35 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. 4/3-4/10 Th 6:30-9p $35 Stock Analysis â€“ Chart Reading Learn about innovative market analysis, trend changes, and sector rotation through simple fundamental and technical knowledge and recognition. 3/12-3/19 W 7-9:30p $35 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. 3/19-3/26 W 6:30-9:30p $59 Womenâ€™s Financial Education Gain control of your life by taking control of your finances. Get organized, and learn about credit and debt management, making a will, insurance, saving for retirement and investing for retirement. Taught in partnership with the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension. Bring a 1.5-inch D ring or 2-inch round ring binder with pockets and clear overlay. 3/6-4/3 Th 6:30-9p $49 28 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Personal Computing Computer students are encouraged to bring a USB jump drive to class to save work for reference at home. 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. 2/6-2/27 Th 6:30-9:30p $79 3/10-3/31 M 9a-noon $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 keyboard-operating techniques, speed and accuracy, numeric keyboarding skills and formatting basic documents. 4/25-5/16 F 9-11a $69 Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator is the program of choice for many graphic artists. Learn to optimize your workspace, draw and manipulate artwork and create professional logos with type effects and color. Learn to add special effects such as 3D to your artwork. Produce extraordinary graphics for your jobs in print, video and for the Web. Textbook optional. 1/23-2/13 Th 7-9:30p $95 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. Adobe InDesign Create sophisticated, professional-quality page layouts for print publishing. Get innovative with the work area, tools and palettes. Learn to set up a docuMicrosoft Windows 8 ment, letterhead, business cards or brochures; work Recently upgraded to Windows 8 but having some dif- with color, text, graphics and images; and prepare for ficulty navigating the new interface? Learn the basics printing. Create PDF files that play movies and more. so you can make the most of this powerful operating Jump start your design career! Textbook optional. system that is intended to give you an efficient way to 2/20-3/13 Th 7-9:30p $95 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. Adobe Dreamweaver Bring your questions and portable device to class! Take the first steps into creating Web pages that include text, forms, images, links for internal searches, 1/23-1/30 Th 6:30-9:30p $49 3/19-3/26 W 9a-noon $49 email and external pages. Learn how the Adobe Suite works together with altering graphics. Discuss effec tive layout methods and learn where and when to Google + use tables. We’ll take glimpses under the hood at the Google+ has surpassed Twitter to become the second code as this program is both code-based and visual. largest social network next to Facebook. Discover the Textbook optional. best ways to use this popular and emerging social me- 4/3-5/8 Th 7-9:30p $125 dia platform to raise your online profile and connect with current and potential new contacts. You’ll learn the advantages of using Google+, how it can help your Adobe Photoshop – Part 1 organization to engage existing users and grow your Make your digital images come alive! Learn about base, and techniques for using the platform to create layout, panels, tools, filters, adjustments, edging, relationships and expand your reach and knowledge brushes, masking and formats. Textbook optional. in particular subject matter areas. 1.6 CEUs 2/5-2/26 W 6:30-9:30p $95 4/7-5/2 One month online course, $195 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 29 Photoshop Elements â€“ 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. 2/10-2/24 M 6:30-9:30p $75 Microsoft Excel in a Day Advanced 2013 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. Class moves at a fast pace. 4/30 W 9a-4p $75 Photo Fun With Photoshop Elements, The Next Step Create a minimum of six photo projects in this class! Learn how to make a collage and a photo greeting card, word framing, turn your photograph into a sketch, go from color to black/white with selected color added back in, create an out-of-bounds photo and many more fun projects and techniques. Be creative and turn your photos into works of art that can be framed or used as greeting cards, posters and much more. 4/1-4/15 T 6:30-9:30p $75 NEW! MS Excel 2013 with a SLOWER Pace! This class is specifically designed for the beginner who needs a little more time in the classroom. Learn the fundamentals including creating and saving information, navigating a worksheet, entering information and editing. Use document themes, and create and work with charts and gridlines. Learn to perform basic calculations using functions and formulas and how to sort your data. 3/17-4/7 M 6:30-9:30p $89 Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Microsoft Publisher 2013 Create brochures, letterhead, invitations, postcards, greeting cards, newsletters and simple Web pages using Publisher. 4/17-4/24 Th 6:30-9:30p $69 Use Microsoft PowerPoint to entertain, inform, sell or motivate. Make your next presentation on your own. Prerequisite: Windows experience and keyboarding ability. 3/5-3/26 W 6:30-9:30p $89 Microsoft Access 2013 Create, edit and manage a database. Customize tables and fields, add and delete records, and perform simple queries. 2/18-3/18 T 6:30-9:30p $125 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. 1/25-2/8 S 8:30a-12:30p $95 Microsoft Outlook 2013 Take advantage of Outlook and organize your busy life! Learn the most efficient ways to communicate, schedule meetings, organize email, set up calendars, journal, create and use task lists and manage contacts. 3/13-4/3 Th 6:30-9:30p $89 QuickBooks â€“ Part 2 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. 2/22-3/1 S 9a-noon $69 Microsoft Excel in a Day 2013 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. Class moves at a fast pace. 4/23 W 9a-4p $75 30 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Facebook Basics Feeling left out because all your friends and family are sharing on Facebook without you? Learn step-bystep how to set up your account, manage 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. 4/30-5/7 W 9-11a $49 NEW! Build Your Own 3D Printer Calling all techies! Does the thought of 3D printing catch your attention? Learn about 3D printing through the process of building your own 3D printer from start to finish, troubleshoot issues and obtain community support. Once it is completed, you will spend some time on calibration and design. Learn how to design your own 3D objects and print them. Take your printer home at the end of the course. Must register by 1/25 so supplies can be purchased. All supplies and components provided. 2/8-3/8 S 8:30a-12:30p $950 iPad Basics 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 learn easy note-taking skills. Find out where that PDF you downloaded went to, easy ways to print, and how to share files. Stay up to date with the latest in social media. Bring device to class. 1/27-2/3 M 6:30-9:30p $49 Computer Tutoring 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. 1/27 By appointment $149 Microsoft Excel Series 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. Tuition $149 Microsoft Excel 2013 Module III 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. 2/5 2/17 3/20 4/22 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2013 Module I For the very beginner. Learn the fundamentals, including creating and saving information, navigating a worksheet, entering information and editing. 1/22 2/3 3/6 4/8 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2013 Module IV Working with tables and creating PivotTables Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 2/12 2/24 3/27 4/29 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2013 Module II Master formatting a worksheet, using document themes and creating and working with charts and gridlines. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 1/29 2/10 3/13 4/15 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Excel 2013 Module V Effortlessly analyze data creating scenarios, work with the Web and external data and make the most of macros. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 2/19 3/3 4/3 5/6 W 6:30-9:30p $39 M 9a-noon $39 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 T 6:30-9:30p $39 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 31 Microsoft Word Series Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processing application on the market. This powerful program will allow you to create professional-looking 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. Tuition: $149 Microsoft Word 2013 Module III 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. 2/6 4/2 4/14 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Word 2013 Module IV 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. 2/13 4/9 4/21 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Word 2013 Module I For the very beginner. Learn the fundamentals, understand the ribbon, create and save documents, and work with text. 1/23 3/19 3/31 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Word 2013 Module V Work with templates, forms, Web pages and more advanced features. Prerequisite: Module I or prior experience. 2/20 4/16 4/28 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 Microsoft Word 2013 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. 1/30 3/26 4/7 Th 6:30-9:30p $39 W 9a-noon $39 M 6:30-9:30p $39 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. Classes are taught by practicing professionals who emphasize real-world skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace. To earn the certificate, the student must complete the following required courses: Top reasons adults enroll in the Microsoft Office Certificate Program: • • • • • • Microsoft Word (all 5 modules) Microsoft Excel (all 5 modules) Microsoft Access Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Outlook • • • • 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) 32 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Professional & Occupational Career Builders NEW! TESOL: Worldwide Career Adventures Eighteen or eight, degree or no degree, worldwide adventure awaits you. Hundreds of overseas jobs go unfilled â€“ you can fill one! Unemployed? Bored? Just looking? New career or career change? Discover exciting opportunities to teach English as a second language with no experience necessary and you can choose from many jobs in locations around the world. Must be a native English speaker. 1/27-2/10 4/22-5/6 M 6:30-8:30p $59 T 6:30-8:30p $59 APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Focuses on these main areas: prioritizing and sequencing work; executing work plans; implementing controls, and reporting activity results; and evaluating and providing feedback on performance. Explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. WIA includes $145 testing fee. APICS members must call 636.922.8233 to register and receive member rate. 4/8-5/27 T 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 Professional Development/ Certification APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series Seven workshops in this series cover the following topics: Introduction, Lean Culture, Value Stream Mapping, Stability and Process Improvements, Justin-Time, Measuring and Sustaining. These must be taken as one unit. A certificate will be furnished upon completion. 1/18-3/1 S 8a-12p $625 APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning This course focuses on material and capacity scheduling and planning. It includes a detailed explanation of material requirements planning (MRP), a technique suitable for use in job shops. The course also introduces another material planning technique, material-dominating scheduling, which is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments. WIA includes testing fee. APICS members must call 636-922-8233 to register and receive the member rate. 1/7-3/4 T 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 APICS CPIM 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management MEMBER Introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates. Provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. Explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. WIA includes $145 testing fee. APICS members must call 636.922.8233 to register and receive member rate. 3/13-5/22 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 Principles of Inventory Management Provides an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques. Topics presented are: inventory management fundamentals, ordering techniques, replenishment policies, purchasing management, JIT/Lean, inventory performance measurement, also basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution and retail environment. The questions of what to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management. 1/22-2/12 W 5:30-8:30p $535 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 33 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. 1/13 3/17 5/12 M 8a-4p M 8a-4p M 8a-4p $135 $135 $135 Home Inspection Certificate Employment in the home inspection field is expected to grow 17 percent between now and 2018. Get the knowledge you need to take advantage of this growing profession. The Home Inspection Certificate requires completion of 10 courses covering all aspects of home inspection. It is 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. $395 per course 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 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 The Certified Bookkeeper Program, created by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB), prepares experienced bookkeepers to pass the national Certified Bookkeeper examination. Registration closes 1/23. 1/30-4/17 Th 6-10p $995 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. 2/6-3/13 Th 6-9p $89 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. 5/6 T 6:30-8:30p $25 34 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 About Online Learning Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun. Participate when you want You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week. The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience. How the Course Works It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a Web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect. What you will do For each unit, you will: • Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration. • Have the option of accessing the online readings • Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day, since it is a week long course. Discussion The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course. It’s easy. It’s fun. RUN. LIVE. LEARN. Saturday, April 26, 2014 Entered to win a $1,000 scholarship to SCC For more information, visit stchas.edu/run. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 35 10k • 5k • 1-Mile Fun Run • Wellness Expo ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Social Media Frenzy Social media continues to become a major component in developing an overall marketing strategy. It is easy to use and very popular, but using it effectively can be a challenge for many businesses. Enroll in all nine classes and save! Individual dates and times below $175 NEW! Twitter and Pinterest for Business Discover the power of Twitter and how to use lists and hashtags to grow subscribers and followers. Learn how to search and monitor Twitter, how to use it to promote business blogs and how to advertise with it. Learn how to set up a Pinterest business page and why it is so important for your website. 2/25 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Social Media Overview Which social media channels should a business use? This session will provide an overview of who uses popular social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. Come learn about how to integrate social media into your website, print, email and other marketing, how, when and where to post and to create a social media strategy. 1/28 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Google+ and YouTube for Business Learn how to set up a Google+ business page and how to integrate it with your website. Discover how to use Google+ for business and hangouts. You will also learn how to set up a YouTube channel along with important concepts for video for business, how to optimize video for search and how to share and promote your YouTube videos. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 3/4 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Facebook Marketing for Business This course will be an in-depth review of Facebook Business Pages and its features. Learn how to use custom Facebook applications, Facebook ads and promotions, what, when and how to post status updates, how to use photos in Facebook, integrating Facebook into your website and how to develop a Facebook marketing strategy. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 2/4 T 7-9p $29 NEW! LinkedIn Professional and Business Profiles Learn how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and how to set up a LinkedIn Company page. Discover the importance of using LinkedIn groups. Discover how to effectively search for people and companies on LinkedIn, how to advertise on it and how to use it to promote business blogs. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 3/11 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Email Marketing Learn how to create effective subject lines, compelling copy, the importantce of the opt-in process, using email templates and integrating social media and email. Discover how to drive results with your email and how it fits into lead nurturing and sales. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 2/11 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Social Media for Restaurants and Retailers Do you want to increase your business? Learn all about Facebook custom apps, ads, offers and promotions, Foursquare for business, Yelp, using Twitter for restaurants and retailers and using Pinterest for restaurants and retailers. Class also covers the importance of user reviews. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 3/25 T 7-9p $29 NEW! Blogging for Business Blogging is one of the most important ways to improve your businessâ€™s online visibility. What is a blog and why is it so important? Learn how to blog effectively for business, ways to create topics to blog about and how to format a blog post. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 2/18 T 7-9p $29 Social Media Monitoring and Social Customer Relationship Management Discover how to monitor your Web presence and social media, how to use HootSuite and Nimble for social media management and monitoring, how to integrate your social media and scheduling posts, following social stream, contact management and deal/opportunity tracking. Recommended to have an account set up prior to class. 4/1 T 7-9p $29 36 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Certificate in 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. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization’s success. Take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. $245 total for both courses and certificate Certificate in Workplace Communication Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Get comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies. Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want. Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. $595 for all three courses and certificate Conflict Management A recent study conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) revealed that the average manager spends more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. This study also identified that out of 25 management skills, conflict management was the only one positively correlated to higher earnings and promotion. Discover a workable conflict management model, discuss case studies in conflict management, and then take away successful conflict management strategies to apply in your workplace. 1.6 CEUs 2/3-28 4/7-5/2 Class taught online Class taught online $245 $245 Keys to Customer Service 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. Through this course, you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. Help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. 1.6 CEUs 2/3-28 4/7-5/2 Class taught online Class taught online $145 $145 Extraordinary Customer Service Negotiation: Get What You Want Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life. Knowing strategies to clarify what you want and how to prioritize needs will ensure you get more of what’s essential. Having the skills to help others get what they want will improve relationships and increase your odds of success in the future. Work with a pro to learn how to plan, implement and win in the bargaining process. Save time, grow your business network and gain confidence when dealing with even the shrewdest of deal-makers. Invest in these skills now and reap a lifetime of rewards. 1.6 CEUs 3/3-28 5/5-30 Class taught online Class taught online $195 $19 Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result, more repeat business will improve your bottom line. 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. 1.6 CEUs 3/3-28 5/5-30 Class taught online Class taught online $145 $145 Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance Understanding yourself and others will increase your overall effectivenesss. Learn how to improve your communication with others, convey your ideas effectively and improve your ability to understand what is important to those who don’t share your same style. Course fee includes your own DiSC Behavioral Personality Profile assessment and review. 1.6 CEUs 4/7-5/2 Class taught online $295 37 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Register for these online classes at www.stchas.edu/ugotclass Entrepreneurship Certificate Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans. Take home a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. Save and take all three one-month online courses $495 total for all three courses and certificate Entrepreneurial Marketing To succeed in todayâ€™s marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts. 1.6 CEUs 4/7-5/2 6/2-27 Class taught Online $195 Class taught Online $195 Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. 1.6 CEUs 2/3-28 4/7-5/2 Class taught Online $195 Class taught Online $195 Non-Profit Administration Certificate Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits and program evaluation for nonprofits with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration. Save and take both courses for $595 The Business Plan Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the business plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Focusing on the most critical components of the business plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management and financial vantage point. 1.6 CEUs 3/3-28 5/2-30 Class taught Online $195 Class taught Online $195 Revenue Generation for Nonprofits Build revenue streams for your non-profit organization. They are essential not only to keep your doors open but also to expand your services. Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ones. Know how to effectively set prices or fees. Understand the 20% that generates 80% of your revenue. These are basic concepts that will yield greater results. 3.2 CEUs 2/3 â€“ 3/18 Two month online course $495 Program Evaluation for Nonprofits Enhance your understanding of program evaluation within the nonprofit context. Find out how to improve your evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis and data use. Special attention will be paid to the real-world challenges that organizations may face when conducting evaluation, including staff time, costs and reporting evaluation results to funders. By the close of the course, you will have a complete program logic model and evaluation plan ready for implementation. 1.6 CEUs 4/7-5/2 One-month online course $245 38 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Online Courses Take classes that fit YOUR schedule! Anytime, anywhere. For questions or assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Register: ed2go.com/stchas 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: flexclassroom.com/stchas Career Training Certificate Programs Healthcare 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: gatlineducation.com/stchas Green, Renewable Energy and Trade Skills Training 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. stchas.theknowledgebase.org To register, call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233. Skills for the 21st Century Get skills for the 21st century. Boost your productivity and your organization’s bottom line. Business and Career Skills – Business Communication – Courses for K12 Teachers – Management and Leadership – New Media Marketing – Social Media for Business – Training and Education. Classes start the first Monday of the month and run for four weeks. Register: www.stchas.edu/ugotclass 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. 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. legalstudies.com/courses/paralegal.html To register, call SCC Continuing Education at 636-922-8233. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 39 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. 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. 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 email@example.com. 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. 40 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 Adult Education and Literacy Adult Education and Literacy (AEL/ESL/HSE) 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 High School Equivalency tests (HSE) 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 stchas.edu/ael. Pronunciation Classes In this class students will learn how to pay closer attention to the unique, challenging sounds of the English language. Students will actively improve their rhythm and intonation, practice aloud as a group and individually with an instructor. Students will enhance listening and communication skills through practicing better pronunciation. High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing On Jan. 1, 2014, the high school equivalency test recognized for the State of Missouri will be the HiSET which is offered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is available only on computer but can be taken at various sites across Missouri, including St. Charles Community College. Paper and pencil high school equivalency tests are no longer offered for community test takers. Registration for the HiSET is done entirely on the computer. Registration information, cost information and test scheduling can be found at www. hiset.org. Students who register for all five equivalency tests will pay $95. These five tests must be scheduled within the span of one year. Students that wish to register and pay for tests separately will pay $32 for the first test and $22 each for the remaining four test sections (total of $120). All payments must be made by electronic check, debit or credit card. Please refer to the HiSET website for more detailed information (www.hiset.org). The SCC Adult Education and Literacy program can be reached at 636-922-8411. High School Equivalency Instruction is available for students to improve basic skills, learn new skills and to prepare for and pass all five of the High School Equivalency 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 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. TOEFL Preparation 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. Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer tutors are needed to work with adult literacy students and in the HSE and ESL classrooms. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must have a clear background check. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 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 You might qualify for a HSE scholarship! Call 636-922-8269. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AEL/ESL/HSE, CALL 636-922-8411 OR VISIT STCHAS.EDU/AEL. STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 41 HSE SCHOLARSHIPS Registration Payment must be received when you enroll. Online – 24 hours a day – 7 days a week stchas.edu/learnforlife 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. 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: St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email email@example.com with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. 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. 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. 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 Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day April 18 – Spring Holiday May 26 – Memorial Day Calendar of Events March 5 – Summer camp registration begins May 17 - Middle Eastern Dance Performance March 21-23, 28-30 – Shrek: The Musical April 26 - RUN. LIVE. LEARN. - 1-Mile Fun Run, 5k and 10k April 26 - National Association of Professional Organizers View more at stchas.edu/calendar. Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of 42 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 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 ( Work Phone ( DAY/DATE ------Sample ------ )_____________________ )_____________________ Email Address_____________________________ Emergency Contact ( )___________________ TUITION $49.00 TITLE Money Management 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 West James Courts 1330 Harvestowne Industrial Court St. Charles, MO 63304 636-441-0006 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. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE | 636-922-8233 43 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 ECRWSS Residential Customer Upcoming Events Shrek the Musical â€“ SPRING PRODUCTION March 21-23, 28-30 Tickets available starting 2/7/14 @Stchastickets.com National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Expo April 26 Middle Eastern Dance Performance May 17 Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, Free stchas.edu/learnforlife | facebook.com/WeRConEd 44 STCHAS.EDU/LEARNFORLIFE| |636-922-8233 636-922-8233 Please recycle