Continuing Education 2012 Fall Catalog

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Continuing Education Welcome Our classes are designed to fit your lifestyle and inspire you to be your best self. Join us as you learn something new, connect with instructors, network with others, and widen your circle of friends. Don’t miss out on all of the new, exciting offerings available this session. Learn more. Do more. BE more! Think CE. – Columbus State University’s Continuing Education!

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Inside... Visual & Performing Arts

Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6

Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Personal Enrichment

Crafts & Hobbies . . . . . . . . . 6-8

Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . 8; 13

Home & Garden . . . . . . . . 14-15

Floral Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16

Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Computing & Software . . 17-19

C.A.L.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Academic Success

Test Prep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Learn English . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Youth Programs

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Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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PHOTO G R A P H Y

D i g i ta l P h o t o g r a p h y CP C e r t i f i c at e The Digital Photography Certificate Program provides a structured photographic curriculum. In order to earn this certificate, three core classes and six electives (minimum of 72 hours) must be completed. Students who wish to gain practical, hands-on knowledge in the field will be able to develop new skills and build on existing skills in a relatively short time. Our program allows students, whether hobbyists, dedicated amatuers or aspiring professional, to focus on the right techniques for their own personal success. A certificate may be General or awarded with a specialty in Portrait/Wedding, Digital Imaging, or Fine Art.

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FREE orientation will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing a certificate in Digital Photography. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Aug 23

Th 7:30-8pm

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Photography Fundamentals I Photography Fundamentals II Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals

All Photography Courses are eligible for the general certificate. (Online classes are not applicable.) Contact Kenny Gray at 706.507.8366 for information on specialty certificates.

“I enjoyed learning to use my Digital SLR camera because the class fit into my busy schedule. I learned a lot in a short amount of time and look forward to putting this new knowledge to work! ~ Carla Franklin

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Join your host, Kenny Gray, for an evening of fast-paced, informative fun. It’s all new for 2012 and it’s FREE. The program features: Outstanding student work from the past year, Digital Photography Certificate Awards, Adobe Photoshop demos, curriculum overview, Q/A session, and much more! Get discount vouchers for upcoming classes, and if you sit in our lucky seat, win a valuable door prize. Reservation required. Aug 23

Th 6:30-7:30pm EBTC FREE

Photography Fundamentals I Instructor: Gary Poole or Patrick Albright Photography has its own language and understanding terms like F-Stop, focal length, depth of field, shutter speed and ISO is essential for all serious photographers. This class will give you more creative control over your camera and drastically improve the quality of your photography. Bring your SLR camera and manual to the first class. This class is required for anyone wishing to participate in the Photography Certificate program. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday. Sep 4-25 Tu 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Sep 15 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Photography Fundamentals II

Elective Classes

Master Your Camera

FREE WORKSHOP

Sep 20-Oct 11 Th 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Sep 29 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Core Classes

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Photography

Instructor: Gary Poole This class will expand on topics taught in Photography Fundamentals I and introduce new topics, including white balance techniques, creating in-camera pictures styles, shooting and processing RAW files, intro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and more. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday. This class is required for anyone wishing to participate in the Digital Photography Certificate Program. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Oct 2-23 Tu 7-9pm (Class will also meet Sat, Oct 13 9am-4pm) RAPC $199

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Fundamentals Instructor: Bill Adams In this class, learn about workspace preferences and set-up, the bridge, image size, cropping, layers, selections, image adjustments, basic retouching and | F A L L 2012 |

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much more. Students should know how to navigate files and folders on a computer. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Sep 5-Oct 10 W

6-9pm

EBTC $299

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Intermediate Instructor: Kenny Gray This class expands on the fundamentals, with more advanced selection, masking, retouching and layer techniques. Also learn to use Adobe Camera Raw, the type tool, history panel, history brush and much more, while working on your own image files. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals. Oct 17-Nov 21 W 6-9pm

EBTC $299

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals Instructor: Shawn Fowler Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an essential workflow companion to Adobe Photoshop CS5 for serious, prolific digital photographers. Now you can quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images like never before, leaving you more time to shoot (or play in CS5!). Oct 9-30

Tu 6-9pm

EBTC $199

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Intermediate Instructor: Shawn Fowler This class expands on the fundamentals and teaches new techniques as you work on your own photographs. Learn RAW file editing techniques, portrait enhancements, exporting to Facebook and Flickr, and techniques for showcasing your work in slideshows, print layouts and HTML or Flash web galleries. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Fundamentals. Nov 13-Dec 4 Tu 6-9pm

EBTC $199

Studio Photography I Instructor: Joe Dallas Learn to use studio flash units, flash meters, light modifiers and backgrounds. You will also have the opportunity to photograph live models in the Rankin Arts Photography Center’s working studio. After completing this course successfully, you will be eligible to rent and use the Rankin Photography Studio on your own. Minimum equipment required is an SLR camera (film or digital). Oct 9-30

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Studio Photography III Instructor: Joe Dallas Use the techniques learned in Studio I and II to take your studio skills to the next level. In the Rankin Arts Photography Center’s studio and the instructor’s private studio, use multiple lighting scenarios to photograph live models, fashion and food. This class will be fast moving and handson. Prerequisites: Studio Photography I and II, private lessons or instructor approval. Sep 4-25

Tu 6:30-9pm

RAPC $179

Portfolio Workshop Instructor: Donald Tipton A well-designed portfolio makes a statement about you as a photographer, your skill level, and reveals your visual vocabulary. You will review the various types of portfolios and the diverse functions they serve. You will practice the process of critical editing by reviewing and discussing each student’s best work. Each class will include lecture, discussion and media presentation. Sep 5-Oct 10

W 7-9pm

RAPC $179

Creative Compositions: Classroom and Hands-On Instructor: Richard Dennard Even after you are comfortable with your equipment and shooting techniques, you still need the experience necessary to recognize and create good photos. Our Master Photographer will illustrate in the first class session various strategies for good composition with plenty of example shots, and then discuss reasons to break the rules. After a week of implementing what you learn, return to the classroom to (anonymously) share your photos with the class for a critique. Finally, spend a Saturday in the field shooting under the guidance of your instructor. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. (No class 10/13). Oct 8-20 M 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $149

sure to first take Photography Fundamentals I, since basic photographic concepts will not be taught. There will be a one hour break for lunch during the Saturday class. Oct 11-13 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135

to macro and micro photography. You will learn to choose the best equipment and accessories, and get hands-on experience. Class includes a one hour break for lunch, with the instructor or on your own. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I.

The Art of Photography: Exploring Your Subject

Traditional Wedding Photography

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox Creative photographers who wish to exhibit their work in galleries must learn to create cohesive bodies of work. In this eight week class, led by an accomplished fine-art photographer, you will begin the search for your own unique expression in photography, and assemble a small group of images that revolve around a particular subject, theme or concept. (No class 11/22). Oct 18-Dec 13 Th 7-9pm

RAPC $199

The Art of Photography: Exploring Light Instructor: Donald Tipton Understanding light is one of the photographer’s most passionate pursuits. In this eight week class students will seek a deeper understanding of light and discover a new visual vocabulary. The class will analyze the use of light by great master photographers and come to terms with the subtleties and control of light. Each class will include lecture, discussion and media presentation.

Creative Flash Photography: Classroom and Hands-On

Oct 24-Dec 12 W 7-9pm

Instructor: Patrick Albright Digital flash photography can be frustrating even for experienced photographers. Learn strategies for getting more consistent exposures, and techniques for using your on and off-camera flash as a main, fill and bounce light source. Be

Macro Photography: The Close-Up

RAPC $199

Instructor: Fred Prieto This fun Saturday class features a live macro shoot by the instructor, reviewed later in the classroom, demonstrating different approaches

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Sat 10am-4pm

RAPC $79

Instructor: Richard Dennard Join a Master Photographer for this workshop covering all aspects of wedding photography. You will be exposed to business best practices, marketing, pricing and contracts, and tips for actually shooting on-site the day of the wedding. Spend four weeknights in the classroom and a full day on location at a local church. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I and II. NOTE: Class will meet at a local church for wedding portraits on Saturday, Dec. 15 (Class will NOT meet on other Saturdays during class period). Nov 19-Dec 15 M 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $225

Shooting HDSLR Video Instructor: Patrick Albright Get the most out of your camera. If you own a DSLR capable of capturing HD video, you can capture motion instead of moments. Explore techniques for shooting video, stabilizing the shot, and lighting/white balance. We will discuss shutter speed/frame rates and its affect on video, recording sound effectively, accessories for your camera, and much more. Video editing will be covered in a future course. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Nov 15-17 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135

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Perspectives in Pencil Instructor: Joe Belt Developed during the Renaissance, perspective was as groundbreaking back then as the Internet is today. Learn how to create the illusion of depth, volume, and threedimensional space in your drawing using one point and two point perspective, overlapping forms, diminishing sizes, and other techniques. Materials required. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Intermediate Drawing, Composition in Pencil or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. (No class 11/21).

Private Photography Lessons We custom design private lessons for individuals or small groups in the following topics: Digital Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Studio Photography, Location Portraiture, Event Photography, Wedding Photography, Digital Printing, Black and White Fine Art and more. Lessons are a great way to get even more out of our offered photography classes. Contact Becky Overby at 706.507.8071 to schedule days and times. Special: Buy four 1-hour lessons and get one free!

ART

Nov 7-Dec 5 W 6-9pm

Drawing Fundamentals

Life Drawing in Pencil

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Learning to see in terms of line, shape and value is the essential skill required to translate our three dimensional world to any two dimensional surface. Regardless of the medium you ultimately wish to explore, drawing well will provide the foundation. Learn how to see spatial relationships, and the effective use of light and shadow on a subject. Materials provided.

Instructor: Joe Belt Explore different aspects of drawing the human figure: anatomy, portraiture, movement and more. This drawing class will cover the etiquette of drawing live models, both nude and clothed, as well as exploring drapery and gesture drawing. Materials required. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Intermediate Drawing, Perspectives in Pencil or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Sep 4-25

Photography Studio Rental Before you invest in a home studio, consider taking advantage of the prestige and history of the uptown Rankin Arts Photography Center. The 350 square-foot space features 11-foot ceilings, a closet filled with accessories, props and clothing and a radio/CD player and is fully equipped with White Lighting studio flash units and accessories (soft boxes, barn doors, booms, stands, etc.), a Quantum Radio Slave Receiver and Transmitter, a flash meter and a variety of backdrops. Your clients will love meeting you in the beautiful Rankin lobby and being escorted to the 2nd floor studio! Reservations required. Contact Kenny Gray at 706.507.8366. $30/hour with reservation.

Tu 6-9pm

EBTC $125

Nov 27-Dec 6 Tu/Th 6-8pm

Intermediate Drawing Instructor: Joe Belt Take your drawing skills to the next level. Examine composition in greater depth and use landscapes as your inspiration to play with perspective, movement, and vanishing points. Transform your figure drawings and learn to capture the essence of humanity in each stroke of your pencil. Anyone can learn how to draw, and anyone who can draw can learn how to draw better with this intense course of study. Materials required. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. Oct 3-31

W 6-9pm

EBTC $159

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Drawing Crash Course! Instructor: Brenda Stevens Artists do not possess magical powers; they develop a range of skills and then practice those skills until they become second nature. However, an artist does have a special way of seeing. They see light against dark, repeated patterns, shared edges of positive and negative shapes—the relationships of one thing to another. This four hour workshop, for beginners, promises to sharpen your powers of observation while improving your eye-to-hand coordination. You will explore stroke, shape, shading and viewpoint, and learn what it means to construct a drawing. Relax, it’s only paper. Materials provided. Class will break 1 hour for lunch. Dec 1

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Watercolor Crash Course!

Intermediate Watercolor

Instructor: Brenda Stevens This one-day workshop is for beginners and no drawing or painting skills are required. You will get right to work mixing colors and learning a few of the basic painting techniques on an original drawing created just for this class. While not a substitute for traditional methods of art instruction, your instructor will lead you step-by-step through the painting process so that you can experience the exciting medium of watercolor in a recreational way that encourages further study. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating a small painting to take home in just four hours. Materials provided. Class will break 1 hour for lunch. Subject will be Callaway Gardens Chapel.

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Learn to mix the three primary colors to make any color you want, and how this practice will help you to mix clean colors, instead of muddy ones. Discover how to achieve the value changes that will strengthen all your compositions, and how to preserve the white of your paper for highlights. Practice wet in wet techniques to paint skies and foliage. Explore glazing, a technique that can be used to paint shadows, and dry brushing for textures such as wood and grass. Materials required. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals and Beginning Watercolor. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply list.

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Oct 11-Nov 1 Th 6-9pm

Sat 10am-3pm

EBTC $59

DANCE

EBTC $125

Beginning Watercolor

Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Make a color wheel and learn how to mix an infinite palette of colors from the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Use black paint to make Ansel Adams’s ten point value scale and begin to understand the sculpting effect of light and shadow. Learn simple techniques for creating the soft edges of clouds and foliage, and the hard, dry edges of buildings, tall grasses, and hairy animals. Materials provided.

Instructor: Brenda Stevens This weekend workshop will guide you in creating a beautiful fall leaf painting. Bring in several interesting leaves of your own choosing, and mix gorgeous fall colors to recreate them in watercolor. Practice the techniques of mingling, wet in wet, and even some glazing to enhance your skills in this medium which is perfect for nature! This class is for the advanced beginner. Materials required. Prerequisites: Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Watercolor, or instructor approval.Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Sep 13-Oct 4 Th 6-8pm

EBTC $99

Landscapes in Watercolor

Nov 10-11

Instructor: Brenda Stevens Learn to paint everything that touches land, such as mountain ranges, skies, forests, lakes and a variety of buildings. Discover how to create textures, soft backgrounds and convincing reflections. You will also be introduced to key composition considerations like selecting a viewpoint, how to emphasize the focal point, and how to set the mood with color. Begin to incorporate these basic principles of good design into your work. Materials required. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals, Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor, or instructor approval. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Oct 9-Nov 6 Tu 6-9pm

Latin Dancing with Pedro Instructor: Pedro Rodriguez Soak up the passion, spirit and rhythm of Latin dancing in this introductory class. Move your body to lively Latin rhythms as you learn how to Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha. You’ll learn a new dance every week and add grace, confidence and cultural enrichment to your life. Individuals and couples are welcome. Discount for couples! Register together and pay only $125 per couple. Sep 10-Oct 8 M 6:30-7:30pm Oct 22-Nov 19 M 6:30-7:30pm

EBTC $69 EBTC $69

Swing Dance: With or Without a Partner Instructor: Kenny Livingston Lose yourself in the exciting sounds of big band while you laugh, try something new and enjoy yourself while meeting new people. You will learn how to dance with just about any partner! This free-spirited, relaxed style of dance is great exercise and a fun way to make new friends. Register together and pay only $125 per couple. Sep 11-Oct 9

Tu 6:15-7:15pm

EBTC $69

Oct 23-Nov 20 Tu 6:15-7:15pm

EBTC $69

Sat-Sun 1-4pm EBTC $79

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Digital Arts Certificate

The Digital Arts Online Training Program will help you develop technical skills and creative artistry in digital photography, imaging, and illustration. This program covers Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and more. Call 877.221.5151 for financing options. Online Courses: Certification and Test Preparation $5,595

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT | Ballroom 101

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Instructor: Lee Briggs Learning some basic, fundamental moves can have you dancing the night away in just a few hours. Many of the dances are interrelated, and with only slight adaptations you will learn how to take steps you have learned in one dance and apply them to other, new dances. We will cover the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing, Cha Cha and even a little East Coast Swing. Whether it is a military ball, a vacation cruise, an invitation to a wedding, or a class reunion, you will be dancing and having the time of your life. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. (11/29 and 12/6 classes will be 7:30 -9 pm. No class 11/22). Sep 13-Oct 11 Th 7:30-8:30pm Nov 8-Dec 6 Th 7:30-8:30pm

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Ballroom, Beyond the Basics Instructor: Lee Briggs The intermediate level will offer dancers the needed variety and versatility to enjoy social dancing at its best. With over 30 years of experience and thousands of satisfied students, your instructor will present the elements of leading and following in a comfortable and natural way. Take your dancing skills to the next level through continued study of ballroom dance. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. Prerequisite: Ballroom 101 or instructor approval. Sep 11-Oct 9 Tu 7:30-8:30pm Nov 6-Dec 4 Tu 7:30-8:30pm

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Sewing Certificate

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In order to earn a Sewing Certificate, eight sewing core classes and four electives (minimum of 115 hours) are required. Upon completion of the certificate, one should have the necessary sewing skills to enter a design school. Keep up with all your sewing news at instructor Sue Simoncini’s sewing blog (ColumbusState.edu/CE), where you can find class descriptions, supply lists, current projects and a warm community of support.

FREE Information Session – This FREE

information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Sewing Certificate. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum. Aug 23

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Core Classes Ready, Set, Sew Sew Much More Sewing Like a Pro (Must complete 2 sessions) Sewing Like a Pro Plus Alterations & Patterns Knit Niche Fashion Design

Electives All sewing courses are eligible for this certificate program.

Ready, Set, Sew Instructor: Sue Simoncini There is just sew much you can create by learning to sew! For those with little to no experience with a needle, discover the fundamentals of sewing: how to operate your sewing machine, stock and organize your work space, and select the right fabrics, patterns and techniques for beginning construction. Complete two beautiful projects on your own using valuable tips and tricks.

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Sep 11-Oct 2 Tu 6:30-9:30pm

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Sep 20-Oct 4 Th 9am-1pm Oct 10-31 W 10am-1pm

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Sew Much More Instructor: Sue Simoncini Build on the foundation set in Ready, Set, Sew and discover the many things your sewing machine can do for you. Develop your skills in pattern-altering, layout and terminology, and more advanced techniques such as darts, zippers, facings, seam finishes and hems to create your own beautiful handmade garment. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. (No class 11/21). Oct 9-30

Tu 6:30-9:30pm

Oct 11-25 Th 9am-1pm Nov 7-Dec 5 W 10am-1pm

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Sewing Like A Pro Instructor: Sue Simoncini For skilled sewers who want expert guidance while trying new projects, choose your own level and pace while developing a more individualized approach to design. Express yourself creatively and become more efficient in advanced sewing skills and techniques. This course is for the intermediate to advanced sewer or one who has completed Ready, Set, Sew and Sew Much More. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. (No class 11/20). Sep 12-26 W 9am-1pm Nov 6-Dec 4 Tu 6:30-9:30pm

EBTC $125 EBTC $125

Sewing Like a Pro Plus Instructor: Sue Simoncini You asked for MORE. Here it is! This class is just like Sewing Like A Pro–only MORE. There is MORE class time to allow for bigger projects and MORE dedicated sewing time for you. See Sewing Like a Pro for details of the class. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. (No class 11/20). Oct 30-Dec 11 Tu 10am-1pm

EBTC $159

HEY KIDS: For sewing fun this fall, check out Saturday Sewing for Kids on pg 19.

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Crafts & Hobbies

Knit Niche Instructor: Sue Simoncini Expand your skill and versatility as a sewer by learning to create beautiful knit garments. It’s actually quite easy once you know the tricks and techniques! You can make attractive and unique knit tops, dresses, swimwear and much more after completing this class. Prerequisites: Ready, Set, Sew and Sew Much More. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Sep 20-27

Th 6:30-9:30pm

EBTC $79

Sew Creative: Finishing Touches Instructor: Sue Simoncini Improve the finishing skills that will make your garments have a more professional, tailored look. Discover all kinds of secrets such as the best hems to use for every type of garment, including hemming by hand; a variety of ways to finish your edges to give a truly perfect look inside and out; how to make machine and hand buttonholes; how to cover your own buttons; how to add decorative embellishments; and much more! Intermediate sewing skill level required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies. php for supply list. Oct 2-16

Tu 10am-1pm

EBTC $99

Alterations & Pattern Making Instructor: Sue Simoncini Why be limited to the same off-the-rack styles everyone else is wearing, when you can design your own clothes with the perfect style and fit? In this advanced sewing class, discover how to alter store-bought clothing to suit your fashion tastes better. Or make your own reuseable patterns using your unique measurements to create outfits that fit like a glove. Prerequisites: Ready, Set, Sew; Sew Much More; and Sewing Like a Pro. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Oct 4-25

Th 6-10pm

EBTC $159

Sew Creative: Heirloom Sewing by Machine Instructor: Sue Simoncini Heirloom sewing is usually associated with fine French hand-sewing. But now you can achieve that same vintage look with your sewing machine in a fraction of the time. Learn French seam construction, attaching laces, beautiful hemming techniques, twin-needle techniques, and so much more. You will create a sampler pillow in fine linen as you explore this sewing art form. Intermediate sewing skill level required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for supply list. Nov 1-15

“Sue is a wonderful teacher. She is so experienced, helpful, and shares little tips that help us to understand better and make sewing easier! ~ Kimberly Taghon

Th 10am-1pm

EBTC $99

Sew Creative: Appliqué for the Holidays Instructor: Sue Simoncini While exploring the art of Appliqué, you will craft appliqué samples that can be made into decorative items for the winter holidays. Learn techniques such as fused, shadow, padded, and reverse appliqué, and even cutwork, the beautiful thread-art that adorns expensive tablecloths. Then you can transform your clothing, purses, gift items and more into lovely one-of-akind works of art. Intermediate sewing skill level required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for supply list. Nov 1-15

Th 6:30-9:30pm

EBTC $99

Fabricology Field Trip Instructor: Sue Simoncini Meet fellow sewing enthusiasts and share your ideas as you hit several hidden gems in Atlanta’s Fabric District, the best fabric stores in the Southeast! Your instructor will guide you through the maze of fabric bolts, patterns and accessories to help you choose just the right items for your next sewing project. We’ll be traveling in a CSU van, so space is VERY limited - sign up early! Meet in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center parking lot. Bring money for lunch, snacks, and fabric. Nov 3

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Serging Away Instructor: Sue Simoncini Sergers can be intimidating. Tame the beast by learning simple techniques of threading and other ways to get the most out of this common sewing tool. Bring your serger and manual to

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class and get ready to make your projects look like they came straight from the designer’s racks. Materials required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Nov 29

Th 9am-1pm

EBTC $49

What Best to Wear Instructor: Sue Simoncini Does your wardrobe do nothing for you? It doesn’t matter if you are a CEO or a stay-athome mom, we should feel good when dressed well. Take a quiz to determine your inner style, then create your unique fashion fingerprint by discovering what styles are most figure-flattering for you, what colors you should wear to bring out your inner glow, and much more. You’ll also learn how to edit and organize your wardrobe to make your closet more welcoming. This class should be taken before Fashion Design. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. Nov 29-Dec 6 Th 6:30-9:30pm

EBTC $79

Introduction to Reupholstery Instructor: Sue Simoncini Give that tired piece of furniture a makeover— it’s easier than you think! Learn the beginning steps to reupholstery by bringing a small project, such as dining room chairs or an ottoman, to class. You’ll strip down your piece, measure and cut new fabric, make and apply piping and practice other skills. Classroom space is limited, so please keep your projects to a small size, subject to instructor approval. Bring a bag lunch, please. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Nov 30-Dec 1 F 6-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm EBTC $99

Home Decor: Pillow Talk Instructor: Sue Simoncini Discover the world of pillows—the perfect accent accessory. Learn how to make pillows that will make any room look like a decorator’s dream. You will learn how to make several different types of pillows, how to add piping, embellishments, zippers, and much more. Your decorating possibilities are endless. Basic sewing skills necessary. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Dec 6-13

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Crafts & Hobbies, Health & Fitness

Knitting I

Crochet II

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox If you’ve never even touched a knitting needle before, this is the class for you. We will learn the absolute basics: casting on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, a simple decrease, binding off, and weaving in the ends. By the end of the course you will understand how to read a simple pattern and have a saucy little neck stole that you can show off to all of your friends! Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox This course is all about the granny square! It is intended for those who have already taken Crochet I and feel comfortable with the basics. You will learn how to crochet a simple granny square, how to change color, and how to sew squares together to create either a scarf, table runner or small throw. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

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Project Knit: Fingerless Mittens Instructor: Joyce Hethcox Learn to knit a stylish pair of fingerless gloves just in time for chilly temps and holiday gifting! Students should be comfortable with knitting, purling and fairly comfortable knitting in the round. If you can knit a hat, you’ll be in great shape for this class! Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Joyce Hethcox This class is intended for the complete novice. We will cover the basics of crochet: making a chain, doing single, double crochet and shell crochet stitches, finishing off, and weaving in the ends. By the end of the course, you will have completed a cute skinny scarf just in time for fall! Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for supply list. Sep 20-Oct 11 Th 6:30-8:30pm

EBTC $89

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Take Stained Glass: Copper Foil Techniques and Stained Glass: Leaded Techniques for just $169.

Stained Glass: Copper Foil Techniques Instructor: Ken Barrett Stunning, multi-colored Tiffany-style creations have been a symbol of high style and impeccable taste throughout the last century. Now you can use the unique copper foil technique of stained glass art to create a modern masterpiece. This is a basic hands-on course in which you will select a pattern and complete a two-dimensional stained glass project of your choice to take home. Materials provided. Students should dress in old, warm, comfortable clothes and solid shoes as there is glass on the floor. Bring a lunch. Oct 27-Nov 3 Sat 9am-3pm

FREE Personal Trainer Certificate Information Session Get comprehensive information on one of the hottest job fields without even leaving your home. Fortune magazine and ABC news report the fitness and personal training industry as thriving, with the national average pay at $34 an hour. Meet a veteran instructor in this online teleconference hosted via WebEx, who will paint a clearer picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you as a personal trainer. You will be able to participate and ask questions in a live chat with the instructor. WebEx log-in information will be emailed to you prior to the webinar. Oct 6

Sat 1-2pm ONLINE FREE

Personal Trainer Certification

CP

In partnership with W.I.T.S. Get paid to pump iron! Put your passion for fitness to work and become a certified personal trainer. This extended-length, comprehensive course includes topics such as biomechanics and physiology while utilizing a show-tell-do approach to the practical training at a local gym facility. The national certification will be issued after the successful completion of the written & practical skills exams, proof of CPR/AED certification and a 30 hour internship. Textbook required. Class will break 1 hour for lunch. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists. php for book lists. Oct 13-Nov 17

Sat 9am-4pm EBTC $649

BGS $89

Turbo Kick Stained Glass: Leaded Techniques

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Instructor: Joyce Hethcox For those who have the basics down and are ready for something more adventurous, this course will introduce you to knitting in the round using circular needles to create a simple hat. We will learn to join work in the round, create color stripes, decrease, and create a simple embellishment like a tassel. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

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Knitting II

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Instructor: Ken Barrett Expand your knowledge of stained glass art with a different technique. This class will introduce you to a new stage in your craft— leaded projects. You will learn the differences in handling a copper foil versus a lead project and how to adjust your design plan accordingly. Let our resident expert inspire you to create works worthy of the heavens. Materials provided. Students should dress in old, warm, comfortable clothes and solid shoes as there is glass on the floor. Bring a lunch. Dec 1-8

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Instructor: Kat Cannella Turbo Kick© mixes kickboxing and simple dance moves with high-energy music that makes you WANT to move it! The unique movement patterns, combinations and techniques work together to give you the ultimate full-body cardiovascular workout that will melt fat and reshape your body. Each class consists of a warm-up, higher paced intervals with easy to follow combinations, kickboxing specific strength/endurance training, and a mind/body cool-down designed to maximize your efforts. Be sure to bring a bottle of water and a towel to class. (No class 11/22). SAVE: Take both sections of Turbo Kick for just $99. Sep 6-Oct 11 Th 6-7pm

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The CSU Dance Conservatory welcomes all dancers ages 2 through adult at any time during the year. Classes begin August 13 and run through May 3, 2013. See schedule details and tuition online at www.ColumbusState.edu/Ballet or call 706.507.8367. Classes are held at the Rankin Arts Center located at 1004 Broadway in Uptown Columbus.

New Student Open House Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10am–Noon Request your copy of the 2012-13 CSU Dance Conservatory class brochure. Call 706.507.8070.

Travel with CSU Continuing Education! New York, New York! May 22 - May 26, 2013 Travel with us to New York City to see Broadway! Three shows are included, as well as a tour of Radio City Music Hall, NBC TV Studios, Rockefeller Center, and more. Visit columbusstate. edu/ce/NewYork or call 706.507.8070 for more information. Reserve your place today! Deposit required by October 1, 2012.


A Love Affair with

Photography and Art Since Kenny Gray received his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Starflash at the age of ten, he has been infatuated with photography. His passion matured while in the Army accompanying his roommate into the base’s darkroom to develop photos from a Pentax 35mm. Kenny contributes immensely to Continuing Education as the Program Coordinator for photography and the Digital Photography Certificate Program. He is responsible for developing the curriculum, hiring instructors, and teaching photography classes. He is also the Director of the Rankin Arts Photography Center (RAPC), managing the new photography gallery. Kenny has been in the photography business for over thirty years with a specialization in advertising, corporate photography and portraiture. He inherited his love for creative business from his father, who was also an entrepreneur. Starting a business, however, can be fairly intimidating. Challenges include balancing skill level with cost of services, development of business knowledge, and expansion of customer base. After much introspection, Kenny eventually followed his passion, taking the leap into the photography business. The decision has opened many doors and allowed him to live his passion, overcoming several challenges along the way. Since many people are unaware of the benefits and struggles of running a business, Kenny recommends the class, Turning Pro: The Real Business of Photography. In this class, Continuing Education instructor Joe Dallas explains the rewards and pitfalls of maintaining a photography business. In 2006, Kenny accepted the position as photography Program Coordinator at Continuing Education, expanding his influence in the Columbus visual arts scene. Over the past several years, Columbus

Horses and Train by Brenda Stevens

Instructors Kenny Gray & Brenda Stevens has experienced a significant growth in interest toward creative photography. Last year, the exhibit Columbus Photographers 2011, opened in the new 800 sq. ft. gallery at the RAPC. The first exhibit was very successful, resulting in a larger than anticipated crowd for the opening. Kenny is very excited to host the second incarnation of this exhibit for 2012. The opening for Columbus Photographers 2012 is scheduled for Friday, September 7 and runs through Monday, September 24. Kenny comments, “My job with CSU opens doors that might be closed otherwise. CSU has positively transformed Uptown Columbus and the CSU Rankin Arts Photography Center is a part of this transformation.” Together with local photographers, Kenny organized the Columbus photography group, Photopia, in 2010. The group meets the first

Transcendental I by Kenny Gray


long after the brush stops moving. Her teaching specialties include drawing and watercolor. Although they have different art styles, Brenda and Kenny appreciate and respect the other’s unique forms of expression. They allow each other to work independently with separate workspaces at home, sometimes asking for critique or feedback. When working together, Brenda often takes the lead on décor projects, detail-oriented work, and time management. Kenny, however, tends to focus on the big picture. They mutually derive inspiration from people and places significant in their lives, making their visual art more personal and meaningful. Kenny reflects, “Brenda and I encourage each other and both understand that our art feeds our souls and makes us who we are.” Kenny and Brenda are both passionate about sharing their knowledge in the classroom. They enjoy students that are open to guidance and work hard to develop technical skills. For Brenda and Kenny, the most enjoyable teaching moments are when a talented student discovers something essential to their development as an artist.

Sarling Park by Kenny Gray Monday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the RAPC, allowing local photographers to meet others with similar interests. Photopia is divided into three subgroups, focusing on member interests, experience, and goals. These subgroups are Photo Enthusiast, Professional and Fine Art. The group offers an excellent opportunity to socialize and network with photographers in the Columbus area.

According to Kenny, the only way to improve your artistic skills is through knowledge, which comes through experience with artistic methods of expression. An artist must practice in their medium without giving up, honing their skills through repetition. “Learn your tools and techniques first. Practice with abandon until the skills become second nature. Experience the joy of creating art from your imagination and your heart.” --By Telena Collins

In the technological age of mass media and social networking, the visual arts have become an important way of communicating and participating in a world that is increasingly interconnected. The most popular sites online are driven by social participation and usergenerated content. People can participate with organizations and news outlets by sharing content on sites like Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and Flickr. Mass media and social networking have revolutionized photography as a business and an art form. Kenny describes the Internet as a “24/7 interactive gallery,” providing a venue for sharing photos that document everything from family outings to fine art to government atrocities. Kenny understands the importance of photography and other art in social media. He often uses Facebook to publicize exhibits, the Rankin Arts Photography Center and other Photography events in Columbus. The RAPC website (rankinartsphotography.com) features a regularly updated blog highlighting news, events, student accomplishments, and information relating to the Columbus art scene. “In the 21st century, photography more than ever is the medium and the message,” says Kenny. Kenny’s wife, Brenda Stevens, also teaches art at Continuing Education, contributing her knowledge and expertise to the Visual Arts Certificate. The couple met in 1993 while Brenda was directing a wedding that Kenny was photographing in Pine Mountain. They both bring an enormous amount of creativity and experience into the Visual Arts curriculum at CSU. Brenda’s passion for drawing began as a child. Her preferred medium is watercolor, which she fell in love with twenty years ago. She describes watercolor as a “living” medium, because the paint continues to move

Sunflowers by Brenda Stevens


Travel with CSU Continuing Education! Gibbs Gardens October 27, 2012 Join us on this day trip to Gibbs Gardens. Newly opened in March 2012, Gibbs Gardens is distinguished by 220-acres of gardens set in a mature forest in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Explore the 16 masterful gardens, 24 ponds, 32 bridge crossings, and 19 waterfalls amidst classic European and Japanese architectural accents. Thousands of trees covering 292 acres provide spectacular fall color. Gibbs Gardens includes the largest Japanese Garden in the nation. Leave the driving to the CSU fleet and enjoy the day in this gorgeous retreat. Registration required. Lunch is available for purchase at the Arbor Cafe on site. Photographers, gardeners, and everyone ready to experience the beauty Georgia will enjoy the specatular sights of Gibbs Gardens. The group will depart from the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center at 8am. Call 706.507.8070 for more information. Only $99

Do you have a knack for capturing the moment quite perfectly through your camera’s lens?

Then YOU

could be featured in an upcoming Continuing Education catalog!

Photography Student Testimonial “Have you ever wondered about paths not taken in your life? Well, I wanted to be photographer many years ago, but instead I took a different life path. Almost 40 years after law school and a career as a lawyer, I found Rankin Arts Photography Center at Columbus State University last Fall. With the help of CSU’s exceptional corps of instructors, I have rediscovered the creative art of photography. The classes have been remarkable, and both my instructors and fellow students have been great. I can tell you that the instructors at the Rankin Arts Photography Center have provided me with world class instruction. In less than a year, I’ve gone from being just a bit intimidated by digital cameras to confident in my technique and creativity. The classes are designed to help a student reach as far as they want - from simply understanding their digital camera in order to take better shots of their grandchildren to truly professional, marketable fine art photography. And it’s not just book learning, either. My classes have included a variety field work from Uptown Columbus to raptors at Callaway to alligators and egrets at Lake Eufaula. After eight classes, I’m still signing up for more. See you in class this Fall. Bring your camera.” -- Dave Roberts

Watch for more details about the “Bringing CE to Life” Photography Contest in the Winter 2013 catalog.

The winning photo ma y even be highlighted as a catal og cover!


Health & Fitness

| PERSONAL ENRICHMENT vitality and stamina, improve flexibility and balance, reduce stress and pain, develop concentration and enhance overall wellness for all ages. Please remember to wear loose-fitting clothing and and flexible-soled shoes or socks. SAVE: Take both sections of T’ai Chi for Health and Wellness for just $139. Sep 11-Oct 16 Tu 6-7:30pm

EBTC $79

Oct 30-Dec 4 Tu 6-7:30pm

EBTC $79

Zumba

Nutritional Fitness Consultant

Fit Yoga

This course combines two courses, Nutritional Consultant and Fitness & Nutrition, in a well-balanced combination of nutrition and physical fitness training to help you take the first step toward a new career in nutrition and fitness. Nutritional Consultant training provides students with an understanding of how food nutrition contributes to the prevention of illness and the promotion of optimal health, to include indepth diet and lifestyle evaluations and how to advise individuals on food plans customized for taste, temperament, and health goals. Proper health management is important to a growing number of consumers who are interested in enhancing their lives through increased physical fitness and better nutrition practices.

Instructor: Rebecca Spataro-Kearns Don’t think you can do yoga? Yes, you can! Yoga is an excellent form of exercise that improves strength, flexibility and increases cardiovascular fitness. You will practice various poses to learn correct alignment, appropriate modifications, benefits of poses and how to link poses together to create flow. This class is geared for all levels of fitness. Be ready to learn, grow, move and laugh! Don’t forget to bring your mat. (No class 11/21). SAVE: Take two sections of Fit Yoga for just $179 or three for $249. Call 706.507.8070.

Online Courses: Healthcare

$2,495

Barre Toning Instructor: Janie Sutcliffe Ever wondered how ballerinas build such strong, lean muscles? Target your seat, legs, and core in a smooth, seamless workout inspired by ballet’s barre training. This lowimpact, highly effective workout for people of all ages is designed to lengthen and strengthen your muscles to help you achieve a leaner, more graceful body. (No class 11/24). SAVE: Take both sections of Barre Toning for just $99. Sep 8-Oct 13 Sat 10-11am

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Oct 27-Dec 8 Sat 10-11am

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Oct 8-31

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Nov 5-Dec 3

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Pilates: Essentials Instructor: Aylin Harris Pilates is known for its low-impact movements, lengthening of muscles, and stress-busting breathing techniques. Develop your core abdominal strength, decrease lower back pain, and improve overall flexibility while using your own body weight as resistance. You will tone, tighten, and define muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t forget to bring your mat. SAVE: Take both sections of Pilates Essentials for just $139. Sep 11-Oct 4 Tu/Th 6-7pm

EBTC $79

Oct 23-Nov 15 Tu/Th 6-7pm

EBTC $79

T’ai Chi for Health and Wellness Instructor: Jose Torres Feel healthier and more energetic with the ancient art of T’ai Chi. Practice slow-moving exercises that tone and relax the body, increase

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Instructor: Kristi Faison Zumba is a dynamic fitness routine that fuses hot Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow dance moves in a high-energy session that will blow you away. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll hardly believe it’s exercise. Ditch the workout and join the party! (No class 11/21) SAVE: Take 2 sections of Zumba or Zumba Gold for just $99. Call 706.507.8070. Sep 12-Oct 17 W 6-7pm

EBTC $59

Oct 31-Dec 12 W 6-7pm

EBTC $59

Zumba Gold Instructor: Laura Coleman Love the vibe of Zumba, but can’t quite keep up the intensity? Zumba Gold is designed to meet the specific anatomical, physiological, and psychological needs of active older adults or unconditioned beginners. You can even join the party in a chair! Don’t let a physical limitation keep you from looking and feeling your best. (No class 11/22) SAVE: Take 2 sections of Zumba or Zumba Gold for just $99. Call 706.507.8070. Sep 13-Oct 18 Th 6-7pm

EBTC $59

Nov 1-Dec 13 Th 6-7pm

EBTC $59

CPR & AED Training Instructor: Chad Day Be prepared in case the unthinkable happens to yourself, a loved one or even a stranger. This basic life-saving course will teach you to correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults, children and infants. After demonstrating proficiency in the skills learned in class, you will leave this course as an everyday hero, certified by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). Sep 22

Sat 9am-12pm

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Nov 10

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Home & Garden

Classy Cakes: Edible Purse and Shoe

HOME & G A R D E N

C a k e D e c o r at i n g C e r t i f i c at e

CP

In order to earn a Certificate in Cake Decorating, you must complete three core courses and three elective classes (36 hours). Upon completion of the courses, students will be comfortable creating various types of beautiful cakes using a broad array of edible media, and will be prepared to make store-bought looking cakes.

FREE Information Session – This FREE

information session will tell you everything you need to know about pursuing the Cake Decorating Certificate and is a requirement in earning the certificate. You will learn more about each of the classes in the curriculum and how to apply for the certificate once you have completed your coursework. Recommended as your first step in pursuing a certificate, but may be completed at any point in the curriculum.

Instructor: Karla Tompson Looking for a unique gift or party favor for someone in your life with a closet full of shoes and handbags? Turn any shoe or purse into edible art. Bring in pictures or the actual items: we will sculpt them and use fondant and gumpaste to capture all the special details. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Frosting and Fondant Fancy. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Oct 8-15

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Classy Cakes: Rice Cereal Tricks and Treats

Core Classes

Instructor: Karla Tompson Want to make extra special treats for your kids this Halloween? Show them the love with homemade rice cereal treats! Create and decorate shapes like pumpkins, candy corn and mummies. Learn how to make fun, themed lollipops as well. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. No prerequisite required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

Classy Cakes: Fundamentals of Frosting Classy Cakes: Flowers Galore Classy Cakes: Fondant Fancy

Classy Cakes: Flowers Galore

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Electives All Classy Cakes courses are eligible for this certificate program.

Classy Cakes: Fundamentals of Frosting Instructor: Karla Tompson The most exquisite cake for your next special occasion is one you make yourself! Learn stepby-step techniques to make any cake look upscale and attractive, starting with the basics of covering a cake. Tap your inner culinary artist and have fun while dazzling your friends and family with your new skills. Some athome baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply lists. Sep 10-Oct 1 M

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Instructor: Karla Tompson Daisies and pansies and primroses, oh my! Take your decorating skills up a notch by recreating these and other beautiful flowers in sugar and icing. At the end of this class, take home a gorgeous basket cake covered with the flowers and butterflies that you have hand-crafted. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Frosting. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Nov 5-26

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Frosting if you’ve taken it, but no prerequisite is required. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Dec 3-10

Dec 8

Sat 10am-1pm

EBTC $39

Cold Season Crops: Cut Your Grocery Bill by Growing Year Round Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Vegetable gardening can bring all the rewards of gardening to your dinner table AND your wallet. With some smart planning, you can grow in Georgia almost yearround! From starting seeds to tending tendrils, maximize the results in your garden and share delicious, home-grown vegetables with your family and friends. Take home some starter seeds with this quick and easy prep class. Sep 22

Instructor: Karla Tompson Nothing says home like the smell of freshly made holiday cookies. Learn to decorate the most life-like snowmen, trees and candy canes that are almost, but not quite, too pretty to eat! Bring your tools from Fundamentals of |

EBTC $59

Instructor: Karla Tompson You’re never too old to decorate a gingerbread house! Bring your favorite little one and construct a delicious-looking house together. You’ll add extra pizzazz with some special tricks demonstrated by your instructor and then bring the joy of the holidays home to share with your family and friends. Materials required. No prerequisite required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list.

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Classy Cakes: Gingerbread House

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Home & Garden, Floral Design, Lifestyle

Container Gardening: Making Magic in Small Spaces

L I F E S T YLE

Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Even the smallest patio or porch can boast a crop of vegetables or a garden of flowers when planted in containers. Create colorful container gardens — from hanging baskets to planters to window boxes — for every nook of your landscape. Discover what grows best and what to avoid when choosing containers and seeds.

Positive Pageant Prep

Oct 6

Sat 10am-12pm

EBTC

$29

Elegant Gardens Made Easy Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Let your garden blossom into its full potential. Learn to plant color for maximum effect and how to integrate the walkways, fences, and other architectural details of your home into your garden design. You’ll be amazed how a few strategic decisions will result in a garden that looks professionally designed, at a fraction of the cost! Oct 20

Sat 10am-12pm

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FLORA L D E S I G N

CP Professional Floral Design Certificate Information Session This FREE information session will give you more details about what to expect in the new Professional Floral Design program. You will learn about the topics to be covered and have an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Aug 23

Th 6-6:30pm

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Introduction to Professional Floral Design

CP

Instructor: Mayumi Hashiyama Turn a passion for pretty into a new business venture, or advance further in your career development as a floral designer. This class introduces basic principles of design and encourages your creativity as you create lovely, memorable arrangements for weddings and other special events with fresh flowers. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on under the guidance of a professional florist, learning the insand-outs of the floral business. Sep 13-Oct 18 Th 6-8pm

EBTC $149

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Instructor: Sommer Bundy Interested in getting your daughter involved in the world of pageants but horrified by the divas on Toddlers and Tiaras? This class, led by a professional pageant chair, will teach you and your daughter to get the most out of pageants and enhance her poise, self-esteem, and public speaking skills. Learn how pageant participation can help her enhance her future by providing scholarship and other opportunities. The class will culminate in a noncompetitive pageant prep showcase. Sep 8-29

Sat 10am-12pm

EBTC

$99

Basic Self Defense for Women and Girls Instructor: Debbie Baxter-Robison You don’t have to be Superwoman to effectively defend yourself against attack. This course, for women of all ages regardless of physical condition, will teach you to be aware of your surroundings at all times and how to safely escape from various situations such as purse-snatching, car-jacking, or even being kidnapped. After successfully demonstrating the skills learned, a graduation ceremony will be held on the seventh week. Just a few hours of training with simple, everyday movements can help ensure that you will always be a survivor, not a victim. (No class 11/21) SAVE: Enroll with a friend and save $20 off each registration! Transactions must be processed at same time to receive discounts. Call 706.507.8070 to register. Sep 12-Oct 24 W 6-7:30pm

EBTC $149

Oct 31-Dec 12 W 6-7:30pm

EBTC $149

Intermediate Self Defense for Women and Girls Instructor: Debbie Baxter-Robison For students who have successfully completed the Basic Self Defense course and wish to further their training. The intermediate level offers a more in-depth exploration of techniques previously studied, including a better understanding of distance, timing and non-physical attacks. Enhance your defensive tactics in situations involving weapons, as well

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as non-weapon attacks. Learn how to throw and how not to be thrown, and ways to fall without getting hurt. Remember, the best offense is a good defense. Prerequisite: Basic Self Defense for Women & Girls or instructor approval. (No class 11/21). Sep 12-Oct 24 W 7:30-8:30pm

EBTC $129

Oct 31-Dec 12 W 7:30-8:30pm

EBTC $129

Advanced Self Defense for Women and Girls Instructor: Debbie Baxter-Robison The Advanced level incorporates the skills learned in Basic and Intermediate Self-Defense with the ancient martial art of Bujinkan Ninjutsu. This class gives you the opportunity for an in-depth exploration of your personal strength and ability to keep yourself and those around you safe. Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Self-Defense for Women & Girls or instructor approval. (No class 11/21). Sep 12-Oct 24 W 8:30-9:30pm

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Lifestyle, Humanities

Mind, Body, Spirit

Secrets of Couponing to Save Big

Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Alternative and complementary therapies have become more mainstream in recent years, paving the way for integration with more traditional methods. Technological advances have provided researchers ways to empirically prove how the mind and spirit can affect our physical health. Learn about the body’s subtle energy systems and how the various therapies work with these systems to restore a state of balance. Resources for selfhelp and information on local practitioners are provided.

Instructor: Brandi Dailey Learn how to save incredible amounts of money on your grocery and sundry bills when it counts the most given our current economic time. You will learn how to use coupons combined with sales to save up to 100% (that’s right, free!) on the items and foods you buy the most. This class will teach you all that you need to know to find coupons, keep them organized, and stay up-to-date on when and where the sales are. Expect to spend approximately $10 for your own coupon book materials after class starts.

Oct 2-9

Tu 6-8pm

EBTC $49

Oct 20-27 Sat 10am-12pm EBTC $19

Smart Women Retire Rich Instructor: Rachel Wilcox Take the fear out of your finances and make your money work for you! Learn basic strategies to help plan for your immediate and long-term future. This class will help you assess your financial situation and develop a personalized plan to achieve your financial and retirement goals. Remember ladies: work smarter, not harder! Oct 17-24

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EBTC $49

Online Travel Tricks for Vacationing on a Budget Instructor: John Wright Planning a get-away? There are plenty of tricks you can utilize to find and book the best destinations at the best prices. Let our savvy traveler show you how to make the most of your vacation time and money. We’ll guide you through organizing a multi-stop itinerary, finding off-the-beaten-path activities at your chosen destinations, and other ideas to make your trip truly memorable. You’ll also learn how to check for and accommodate travel warnings and miscellaneous documentation requirements. Oct 18

Th 6-8pm

EBTC $19

H U M A NITIES

Fiction Writing Workshop Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb This writer’s workshop highlights key components to making any story compelling. Spend the first week starting a writing journal and exploring exercises that will get your creative juices flowing. Then dive in to topics such as plot, story structure, character development and setting that will help you bring your ideas to life. Share your stories with your classmates, and learn how to use feedback to improve the quality of your work. Sep 13-Oct 4 Th 6:30-8:30pm

EBTC $79

Instructor: Anne Thibault Dive into the fundamentals of acting in a fun, pressure-free environment. Using games, voice and breathing techniques, and scene study, this class will introduce you to the vocabulary and skills of the theater from an actor’s perspective. Discover how to use your imagination to bring the playwright’s words to life. We will also practice techniques to overcome stage fright and learn how to shine onstage. Tu 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Heather Roper Do you talk with your hands? You will after completing this fun introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Practice signing in a conversational way, explore deaf history and culture, and learn about resources available to the hearing-impaired. Build a connection with a new friend without ever using your voice. Textbook recommended, not required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_ lists.php for book lists. Oct 18-Nov 8 Th 6-8pm

Anyone Can Act

Oct 2-23

Talking Hands

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Who Wrote the Bible? I: The Old Testament Instructor: Ian Bond The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over a period of 1,000 years by multiple authors and editors. Drawing on the latest scholarship and research, take a lively and learned journey to discover who wrote the Old Testament: when, where, how, and why. Appreciate the common literary foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and gain insights into the spiritual bedrock of billions of human beings. Textbook required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. Oct 8-18

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Who Wrote the Bible? II: The New Testament Instructor: Ian Bond Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known. Yet it is also among the most widely disputed and least clearly understood books in history. In this informative and inspiring study, you will draw upon the latest scholarship and research to objectively discuss who wrote the New Testament: when, where, how, and why. Textbook required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. Oct 29-Nov 8 M/Th 6:30-8:30pm

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Executive Presence: How to Be a Powerful and Authentic Speaker Instructor: Anne Thibault Effective communication is key to succeeding in business. This highly interactive class will give you insight into the secrets of professional actors that can help you improve your presentation and communication skills in the boardroom, in front of an audience, or one-on-one. When you speak, people will listen. Oct 29-Nov 5 M 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $59

Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches. Online Classes: Teaching and Education

$109

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C O M P UTING & SOFTWARE

Speed Spanish Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. Online Classes: Humanities

$109

BUSIN E S S

You’re on the Air...How to Get Started in Voice-Overs! In Partnership with Such A Voice With notable talent like George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, and Morgan Freeman lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, the voice-over industry is hot! Learn how you can turn voice-overs into a thriving full- or parttime business. Practice voice-over technique and learn about the business as a whole. Discover the numerous opportunities, the income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. Step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! Oct 29

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Computer Basics Instructor: John Wright This introductory course to personal computing will orient you to a Windows-based operating system, the Internet, and to word-processing and e-mail applications. You’ll learn basic computer concepts and terminology while exploring the mechanics of accessing and inputting information, as well as file storage, retrieval, securing and sharing. Sep 4-6

Tu/Th 6-8pm

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Oct 22-24

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Discover Microsoft Word 2010 Instructor: John Wright Microsoft Word is the foundation of the Microsoft Office suite, and the 2010 version incorporates many revisions to the software. Learn how to navigate the toolbars and customize them with your favorite functions. Make the most of features like templates to create polished-looking documents with ease. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windows-based software. Sep 18-20

Tu-Th 6-8:30pm EBTC $89

Focus on Microsoft Word: Fliers, Ads, and Promotions Instructor: John Wright There are many built-in templates in Microsoft Word to help you create promotional material in a jiffy. Explore the tools included in the software and practice designing common projects such as fliers, newsletters and other ads. You’ll save marketing dollars by brushing up on your design skills and giving your promotions a more personalized touch. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windowsbased software. Sep 25-27

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Discover Microsoft Excel 2010

Discover Microsoft Access 2010

Secrets of a Personal Computer

Instructor: John Wright Manage your data accurately with one of the most powerful and versatile software programs ever written. Familiarize yourself with the 2010 version and learn to create spreadsheets and workbooks that do the number-crunching for you. You’ll wonder how you ever kept track of it all without Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windowsbased software.

Instructor: John Wright Microsoft Access can open doors for you and your business in terms of record keeping and relationship management. Learn how to create a basic database in Access to store important information about your clients and customers. You will also discover how to create forms that allow you search your database easily and quickly, and how to incorporate this information into other documents. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers and Windowsbased software.

Instructor: John Wright Ever wanted to take a tour inside your personal computer? This short course will take the fear out of troubleshooting simple hardware problems, like replacing a hard drive, which only take a few minutes to do but can get very costly if you can’t fix it yourself. You’ll learn how the internal components of your computer work together and how to make small repairs.

Oct 2-11

Tu/Th 6-8pm

EBTC $89

Nov 6-15

Focus on Microsoft Excel: Formulas Instructor: John Wright Formulas turn the workhorse of the Microsoft Office suite, Excel, into a powerhouse. Find out how to harness the power of formulas to make processing large quantities of data a snap. Learn to manipulate data quickly so you can pull you the information you need to make competent business decisions, and say goodbye to the old way of doing it all by hand. Prerequisite: Discover Excel 2010 or previous Excel experience. Oct 30-Nov 1

Tu/Th 6-8pm

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PC Maintenance: Preventing and Removing Viruses/Spyware Instructor: John Wright Have you ever had to pay someone to remove a virus and salvage the data from your computer? Don’t waste another dime when there are ways to do it yourself for free. This class will introduce you to some free tools you can use to remove a virus and/or spyware from your computer, how to prevent malware from infecting your computer again in the future, and what to do when you just can’t remove the virus completely. In many cases, you’ll never need to call in the geek brigade again. Sep 5

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Create Your Own Website With Google Sites Instructor: John Wright You won’t believe how easy it is to set up a website for your business on your own, with little to no cost. Using Google Sites and templates will enable you to provide a basic web presence for your business (or personal) ventures with minimal effort, and we’ll show you how to start and maintain the website. Small business owners can’t afford to miss this valuable how-to course. Basic understanding of computers, word processing, and internet navigation required before enrolling. Sep 26-Oct 17 W 6-8pm

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Picasa for the Beginner Instructor: John Wright Learn the basics of managing your digital photo collection and how to easily improve snapshots which may have come out less than perfect. You will learn how to obtain and install the FREE Picasa photo-editing software. We’ll teach you how to gather the images you have collected on your camera and move them to your computer, or scan them in from old photographs. Removing red-eye flaws, basic retouching, and trimming away unwanted areas will be discussed. Oct 23

Tu 6-8pm

EBTC $29

Safe Surfing: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family on the Internet Instructor: John Wright Are you Cyber-Smart? You can safely shop and work on the internet while protecting your personal information from hackers and thieves. This class will cover how to protect your children from sites that are not so familyfriendly. Topics include adjusting browser settings, comparing internet service providers and what they may offer, file-sharing software, downloading files, chat rooms, instant messaging, and privacy issues. We’ll also discuss types of filtering software and monitoring software, which can limit content and track where your family surfs. Nov 14

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UNIX/Linux For Newbies Instructor: John Wright Sure you’ve heard of Microsoft, but what about UNIX/Linux? Did you know that your cell phone, home thermostat, many websites, and even the Mars Lander are all running on a UNIX/Linux operating system? UNIX/Linux is well known for its stability and security from viruses, and you will gain an in-depth understanding of this OS and its variations. Explore how to create and manage files and how to write shell scripts for basic command utilities. This class is for the intermediatelevel computing student; basic understanding of computing and operating systems required before enrolling. Some familiarity with UNIX commands recommended but not required. Nov 27-Dec 6

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GMAT Preparation

SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1

Discover powerful test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on the GMAT.

Your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This course will prepare you for both tests and provide you with the means to achieve your best potential score!

Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

GED Preparation Want to pass the GED? This course will help you develop the skills you’ll need to succeed.

Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

CHILDREN

SAT Prep: Math & Verbal

Saturday Sewing for Kids: Christmas Sewing Project (Ages 8-14)

Instructor: Bliss Lucas & Melanie Harmon It is no secret that the SAT has the potential to shape your college career. Our experts are familiar with the SAT test material and can help guide you toward your personal best. Prepare for the SAT by reviewing general test-taking strategies and approaches. You will cover material from verbal, math, and essay portions of the test. Textbook required. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. Sep 4-27

Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Oct 9-Nov 1 Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Instructor: Sue Simoncini What better time of the year to let your child explore their creative talents than at Christmas, when they can share their handiwork with friends and family? Any home will look even prettier this holiday with a special gift sewn by your child. All materials are provided. Bring a bag lunch. Students should have a beginning knowledge of sewing on the machine. Dec 8

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TEST P R E PA R AT I O N

GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical) Discover powerful strategies for success in the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE revised General Test. Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

GRE Preparation-Part 2 (Quantitative) Learn a variety of useful techniques for tackling the quantitative reasoning sections of the computerized GRE revised General Test. Online Classes: Certification and Test Prep $109

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English Language Institute

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SAT Prep: Math & Verbal Instructor: Bliss Lucas & Melanie Harmon It is no secret that the SAT has the potential to shape your college career. Our experts are familiar with the SAT test material and can help guide you toward your personal best. Prepare for the SAT by reviewing general testtaking strategies and approaches. You will cover material from verbal, math, and essay portions of the test. Textbook required. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists. php for book lists. Sep 4-27

Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Oct 9-Nov 1 Tu/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $149

Writing A Successful College Admissions Essay Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb College admissions offices are becoming increasingly selective as as more and more applicants apply for a limited number of spaces. Improve your chances of being admitted to the college or university of your choice by writing a stellar personal essay as part of your college application. Discuss strategies for constructing a personal profile and translating yourself into a specific, engaging essay. By the end of the class, you will have written a draft of your personal statement, a major step in preparing for the application process. Oct 13-27

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C.A.L.L. - Columbus Academy for Lifelong Learning An Institute for Learning in Retirement, the Columbus Academy of Lifelong Learning offers interesting classes, field trips, learning lunches, and more. This is your opportunity to make new friends, improve your memory, and study in the company of your peers with no homework, tests, or papers to write. Two memberships are available - annual or quarterly. Membership entitles you to participate in CALL classes at no charge, attend all CALL functions, and to vote at the business meetings. For more information, visit our website:

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I M P O R TA N T I N F O R M AT I O N WHEN TO REGISTER Register EARLY! Registration is now available and should be completed early to guarantee a space in the class. Late registration will be accepted if the class is not full. FEES Course fees are stated at the end of each course description and payment is due at the time of registration. Laws exempting senior citizens from college tuition costs do not apply to these self-supported courses. No cash is available after 4:30 p.m. If you register after 4:30 p.m., please have the exact amount or pay by check, credit card, or company billing (purchase order number and contact person required). Make checks payable to Columbus State University. PAYMENT PLAN POLICY Continuing Education offers payment plans for select Professional Development courses. Eligible courses are taught in-house with a tuition fee of $300 or more. Online courses or courses offered via third-party educational partners do not qualify for this payment plan option. However, some of these programs may be eligible for financial assistanceoffered through the educational partner. The Continuing Education payment plan offers the option of paying tuition in three installments. 50% of the tuition is due at the time of registration. The remaining 50% is divided into two equal installments: the first is due on or before the first day of class; the last installment is due by the mid-point of the class. In order to utilize the Continuing Education payment plan option, you must register for the desired course(s) in person and complete a Payment Plan Agreement. For more information or to inquire about the eligibility of specific classes, please call 706.507.8073. REFUND POLICY As Continuing Education (CE) is a self-supporting branch of Columbus State University, we rely on student registration fees to cover all costs. If you must withdraw from a class, please notify us by 5:00 PM at least three business days before the course begins. A full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be issued. You may also choose to accept a CE credit voucher for the full course amount, in lieu of a refund, and processing fee will be waived. If you withdraw after the 3-day period, but before the class begins, you will receive a 50% refund or credit voucher. No refunds can be given after a class begins.

In the event of class cancellation or changes of times and dates, we will attempt to notify you at least two business days before the course begins. If you cannot attend the course due to these changes, you will receive a CE credit voucher, which is valid for 18 months from the date of issue. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Columbus State University will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to reschedule such classes. In the event of inclement weather, tune into your local radio or television station for information about closings. PERMANENT RECORDS The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measurement of noncredit course work. One CEU (1.0) may be awarded for each ten hours of participation in an approved program. We keep a permanent record of participation in selected programs, issue a certificate to acknowledge successful completion of the program, and provide official transcripts to you or your employer. All requests for transcripts must be in writing. FUNDING OPTIONS Many of our certificate courses are approved for VA education benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For information or to inquire about a specific course, call 706.507.8070. Military spouses may also use MyCAA funds for certain courses. For more information regarding MyCAA, go online to https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/ or call 800.342.9647. Get directions to the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center


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