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Spring/Summer 2013 Kayak on the Chatthoocee in our Whitewater Kayaking classes (pg 11).
Photograph Wildlife with our Wildlife Excursion, Shell Island, Florida (pg 6).
Stay Fit All Summer in our
Sizzling Summer Boot Camp (pg 8).
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What Students Love About Continuing Education “The classes at CSU Continuing Education have been remarkable. Both my instructors and fellow students have been great. 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.”
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Register online and be automatically entered into a drawing to receive $25 off of your next Continuing Education class. New winners will be announced during the third week of classes each semester.
Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Ballet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Crafts & Hobbies . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
Project Management . . . . . . . 13
Floral Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Computing & Software . . 13-14
Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Learn English . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS | V i s u a l A r t s C e r t i f i c at e CP
In order to earn a Visual Arts Certificate in Drawing, one must complete four core classes and at least two drawing electives (min. 76 contact hours). To earn a Visual Arts Certificate in Watercolor, one must complete six core classes and at least one watercolor elective (min. 79 contact hours). Upon completion of the Visual Arts Certificate in your choice of media, one should have learned the necessary skills for a solid foundation in art, enabling you to create original works from start to finish.
Core Drawing Classes
Life Drawing Drawing Portraits Drawing Media Exploration Media Spotlight (various) Drawing Crash Course
Core Watercolor Classes Drawing Fundamentals Intermediate Drawing Beginning Watercolor Intermediate Watercolor Level 1: Techniques Intermediate Watercolor Level 2: Landscapes Composition for the Painter
Portraits in Watercolor Autumn Leaves in Watercolor Paint Your House in Watercolor Watercolor Crash Course Mother Nature in Watercolor
Watercolor Crash Course Instructor: Brenda Stevens This one-day workshop for beginners requires no drawing or painting skills. Get right to work, mixing colors and learning a few basic painting techniques on an original drawing. Your instructor will lead you step-by-step through the painting process so that you can practice watercolor in a recreational way that encourages further study. Create a small painting to take home. Materials provided. Subject will be the American Goldfinch and Zinnias. EBTC $59
Drawing Crash Course
Instructor: Brenda Stevens Advanced beginners who know how to mix colors and want to learn simple techniques for painting seascapes, trees, sunsets, stormy and clear skies, puffy white clouds, watery reflections and other natural elements will benefit greatly from this class. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations to teach you exactly what to do. These techniques will be incorporated into your paintings for years to come. Materials provided. Prerequisites: Drawing Fundamentals and Beginning Watercolor or instructor approval.
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 Adamsâ€™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.
Mother Nature in Watercolor
Drawing Fundamentals Intermediate Drawing Composition in Pencil Perspective in Pencil
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 and the relationship 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. Materials provided. Aug 3
Fundamentals, Intermediate Drawing and Perspectives in Pencil, or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. May 8-29
6:30-8:30pm EBTC $99
Subject Spotlight: Floral Drawing Instructor: Joe Belt Flowers are one of the subjects that appear over and over again in artwork. Explore how to capture botanical detail and characteristics in this subject spotlight. Create stunning floral drawings using various media including pencil, pen and ink and colored pencil. Materials required. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. (No class May 27) May 20-Jun 10 M/Th 6:30-8:30pm EBTC $125
Composition in Pencil Instructor: Joe Belt Continue your study of pencil drawing with this composition course. Learn principles of design while honing your mastery of focal and view points. Crop your drawings so that they reflect just the right image and feel. Materials required. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals & Intermediate Drawing, or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. Jun 11-27 Tu/Th
6:30-8:30pm EBTC $125
Sat 12:30-4:30pm EBTC $59
Life Drawing in Pencil 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
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Media Spotlight: Colored Pencils Instructor: Joe Belt Color adds another dimension to your drawing projects. Explore how colored pencils can give your work more pizzazz with this media spotlight. Build upon the foundation of elementary drawing principles to create works of art with more depth and emotion, and learn how to get the most out of this versatile, easy-to-workwith medium. Materials required. Prerequisite: Drawing Fundamentals or instructor approval. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply lists. Jul 8-24
6:30-8:30pm EBTC $125
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 the 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. Apr 22-May 20 M
6:30-7:30pm EBTC $69
Jun 3-Jul 1
6:30-7:30pm EBTC $69
Ballroom 101 Instructor: Lee Briggs Learning a few basic fundamental moves can have you dancing in correct form 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 dances. Whether it is a military ball, a vacation cruise, an invitation to a wedding or a class reunion, you will be well-prepared. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. (No class May 30) Apr 18-May 16 Th 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125 May 23-Jun 27 Th 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125
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Ballroom, Beyond the Basics Instructor: Lee Briggs Take your dancing skills to the next level through continued study of ballroom dance. This intermediate level of ballroom dance will offer dancers the needed variety and versatility to enjoy social dancing at its best. With more than 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. Couples only. Registration fee covers both participants. Be sure to enter your partner’s name during registration. Prerequisite: Ballroom 101 or instructor approval. (No class May 28) Apr 16-May 14 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125 May 21-Jun 25 Tu 7:30-8:30pm EBTC $125
Swing Dance Instructor: Kenny Livingston & Kerry Frost Lose yourself in the exciting sounds of big band while you laugh, try something new and meet 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. Discount for couples! Register together and pay only $125 per couple. Apr 17-May 15 W
7:15-8:15pm EBTC $69
Excellent Ballroom Class “Lee and Paulette were excellent! If a student needed help, they would show you what you were doing incorrectly and then dance with you individually to get you on track. Their tell, demonstrate, show and practice method of learning is fantastic.” ~ Bill Hamilton
MyCAA CP D i g i ta l P h o t o g r a p h y 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 professionals, 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.
FREE Information Session–This
FREE information session 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. Apr 3
W 5:30-6:30pm RAPC Free
Core Classes Photography Fundamentals I Photography Fundamentals II Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals
Elective Classes 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.
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Basic Digital Photography
Photography Fundamentals II
Instructor: Bill Adams In this two-part class, you will first spend a Thursday evening in the classroom as your instructor guides you through the essential features of your digital camera and shows how to correct the most common beginner mistakes. Topics will include composition, creative autofocus, exposure modes and more. On Saturday, explore Historic Uptown Columbus and apply the photography skills and techniques learned in the classroom. After lunch, you will return to the Photography Center to view your new images and receive constructive suggestions. Please bring your camera, manual, media card and wear comfortable clothing both days. Note: This class does not qualify for credit in the Digital Photography Certificate. Students may use DSLR or compact cameras.
Instructor: Gary Poole or Richard Dennard This class expands on topics taught in Photography Fundamentals I and introduces new topics, including white balance techniques, flash photography, shooting and processing RAW files, intro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and much more. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday.
Apr 18-20 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135 Jun 20-22 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135
Photography Fundamentals I Instructor: Patrick Albright or Kenny Gray Photography has its own language and until you know the vocabulary, learning can be intimidating. Understanding terms like F-Stop, focal length, depth of field, shutter speed and ISO is essential for all serious photographers, and our experienced professionals will explain them all and more. You will have four classroom sessions and an all-day hands-on photo shoot/ image review with the instructor. This class will give you more creative control over your camera and drastically improve the quality of your photography. Bring your SLR camera and lenses 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. Apr 9-30 Tu 7-9pm RAPC $199 (Class will also meet on Sat, Apr 27, 9am-4pm) Apr 18-May 9 Th 7-9pm RAPC $199 (Class will also meet on Sat, May 4, 9am-4pm) Apr 24-May 15 W 7-9pm RAPC $199 (Class will also meet on Sat, May 11, 9am-4pm)
Join us for Photopia A photography group at the CSU Rankin Arts Photography Center More information web: photopiagroup.wordpress.com email: email@example.com
May 7-Jun 1 Tu 6-8pm RAPC $199 (Class will also meet on Sat, Jun 1, 9am-4pm) May 16-Jun 8 Th 6-8pm RAPC $199 (Class will also meet on Sat, Jun 8, 9am-4pm)
Adobe Photoshop CS5: Fundamentals Instructor: Bill Adams Learn about workspace preferences and set-up, the bridge, image size, cropping, adjustment layers, selections, retouching and much more in this limited-enrollment class. Students must know how to navigate files and folders on a computer. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. (No classes Jul 3) Apr 10-May 15 W 6-9pm
Jun 12-Jul 24
W 9am-12pm EBTC
Jun 12-Jul 24
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals Instructor: Shawn Fowler Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is powerful workflow solution for serious, prolific digital photographers. Upon course completion, you will be able to import, process, edit, organize and showcase your images like never before. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Apr 9-30
Jun 11-Jul 2
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Intermediate Instructor: Shawn Fowler This class expands on the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 and teaches new techniques as you work on your own photographs. Learn RAW file editing techniques, portrait enhancements, exporting to Facebook | S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2013 |
and Flickr and techniques for showcasing your work in slideshows, print layouts and HTML or Flash web galleries. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Fundamentals. May 7-28 Tu 6-9pm
Studio Photography I Instructor: Joe Dallas Learn to use flash units, flash meters, light modifiers and backgrounds in a studio setting. You will have the opportunity to photograph live models in the Rankin Art Photography Centerâ€™s working studio. After completing this course successfully, you will be eligible to rent and use the Rankin Photography Studio on your own. Note: Minimum equipment is an SLR camera (film or digital). Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Apr 9-30 Tu 7-9pm
Studio Photography II Instructor: Joe Dallas In this lively, hands-on workshop, students will learn multi-light techniques during weekly sessions with live models. This follow-up to Studio Photography I features professional tips for posing and working with babies, children, adults and families. Note: Minimum equipment is an SLR camera (film or digital). Prerequisite: Studio Photography I. May 7-28 Tu 6:30-9pm
Live Shoot: Engagement Session Instructor: Joe Dallas Sometimes the best way to learn professional techniques is to watch a top pro in action. Our instructor and his wife own one of Columbusâ€™ most successful studios. and are nationally-known destination wedding specialists. Spend a Saturday morning with them as they shoot an engagement session in Uptown Columbus, then meet back at the Photography Center after lunch to see the results of the shoot and participate in a Q/A session covering lighting, posing and much more. Prerequisites: Photography Fundamentals I and Creative Flash Photography. Students will not need their cameras as this is an observational class. Apr 6
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Creative Compositions: Classroom and Hands-On Instructor: Richard Dennard When you have learned your equipment and key techniques, you still need the experience necessary to recognize and create good photos. In the first class, our Master Photographer will showcase featured photographs to illustrate various strategies for good composition and then discuss reasons to break the rules. After a week of using what you learn, you will return to the classroom for review and a gentle critique by the instructor. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Apr 8-15 M 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135
The Art of Photography: Exploring Light Instructor: Donald Tipton Understanding light is one of a photographer’s most passionate pursuits. In this six-week class students will pursue 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. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I and II. Apr 17-May 22 W 6-8pm
Introduction to Sports Photography Instructor: Robin Trimarchi Our award-winning instructor takes a break from photographing SEC sports to lead this hands-on class. Spend a Monday evening in the classroom, where she will show her work and discuss equipment and strategies for capturing the best action shots. On Saturday, practice your new skills with the instuctor at a local youth sports venue. Then bring your work back to the classroom on Monday to share with the class. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I, or instructor approval. Apr 22-29 M 6:30-9pm; Sat 10am-1pm RAPC $135
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Shooting HDSLR Video
Instructor: John Helms Our instructor is a photojournalist who served as Chief U.S. Photographer for Operations in Iraq also photographing in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. He shares the philosophy that family is the ideal subject for documentary photography. In this class you will learn the best gear, lighting and techniques for capturing family photographs that tell stories. Prerequisites: Photography Fundamentals I and II, or instructor approval.
Instructor: Patrick Albright Get the most out of your camera. If you own a DSLR capable of recording 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 effect on video, recording sound effectively, accessories for your camera and much more. Video editing is not covered in this course. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I.
Apr 30-May 21 Tu 7-9pm (Class will also meet on Sat, May 18, 9am-4pm) RAPC $179
May 16-18 Th 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135
Wildlife and Outdoor Photography
Creative Flash Photography: Classroom and Hands-On
Instructor: Donald Tipton Our resident expert wildlife and landscape photographer leads this exciting class at various venues in the area. Meet on four consecutive Saturday mornings for instruction and image review, then accompany the instructor into the field to photograph our area’s natural scenic beauty and wildlife, from tree beetles to ospreys. Optional lunch with the instructor each week after class. Prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Note: First class meets at RAPC. (No class May 25)
Instructor: John Helms Digital flash photography can be frustrating for even experienced photographers. Learn strategies for getting more consistent exposures as well as techniques for using your on and offcamera flash as a main, fill and bounce light source. Prerequiste: Photography Fundamentals I. Class will break one hour for lunch on Saturday.
May 4-Jun 1
Sat 9am-11:30am RAPC $135
Live Shoot: Studio Kids Instructor: Kenny Gray Do not miss this opportunity to observe our instructor in action as he photographs three sessions with three different children in the RAPC studio. Then take a break for lunch and meet back in a classroom to see the results, get insights into his workflow, retouching and imaging strategies, and participate in an informal Q/A session. Students will not need their cameras as this is an observational class. May 4
Sat 9:30am-3:30pm RAPC $69
May 30-Jun 1 Th 6-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135
Instructor: Richard Dennard Join a Master Photographer for this two-part workshop. On Thursday evening, you will get an illustrated overview of location portrait strategies and photography techniques. On Saturday morning, travel to a scenic spot for a portrait session with a live model. After a break for lunch, meet at another location for more posing and photography. Everyone will have an opportunity to pose and photograph the model. Bring your camera, flash, memory card and comfortable clothing. Prerequisites: Photography Fundamentals I. May 30-Jun 1 Th 7-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm RAPC $135
Macro Photography: The Close-Up Instructor: Fred Prieto This Saturday class features a live macro shoot by the instructor, to be reviewed later in the classroom. You will learn different applications for macro and micro photography as well as to choose the best equipment and accessories. Recommended prerequisite: Photography Fundamentals I. Class will break one hour for lunch. Jun 8
Master Your Camera “Donald Tipton is prepared, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile for his Wildlife and Outdoor Photography students. He is a master photographer, and I learned a lot; all in all, a very enjoyable experience!” ~ Dave Roberts
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Photography, Crafts & Hobbies
C R A F T S & HOBBIES
Wildlife Excursion: Shell Island, Florida Instructor: Donald Tipton Our instructor has traveled the world photographing nature and wildlife professionally. Join him for this exciting weekend exploring and photographing the barrier islands, back bay and gulf waters near Panama City Beach, Florida. Travel to select locations by pontoon boat (provided), car or on foot, shooting on-site. Bring your laptop, tripod and an island attitude. Tuition covers instruction only. Students are responsible for their own transportation, food and lodging. An itinerary will be emailed one week prior to departure. Jun 7-9
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 (sewingwithsue. blogspot.com), where you can find class descriptions, supply lists, current projects and a warm community of support.
Core Classes Ready, Set, Sew Sew Much More Sewing Like a Pro (Must complete two sessions) Sewing Like a Pro Plus Alterations & Patterns Knit Niche Fashion Design
Electives All sewing courses are eligible as electives for this certificate program.
Photography Studio Rental
Ready, Set, Sew
Before you invest in a home studio, consider taking advantage of the uptown Rankin Arts Photography Center. The 350 square-foot space features 11-foot ceilings and a closet filled with accessories, props and clothing to enhance your shoot. The RAPC studio is fully equipped with white lighting studio flash units and accessories, a Quantum Radio Slave Receiver and Transmitter, a flash meter and a variety of backdrops available for your use. Reservations required. Contact Kenny Gray at 706.507.8366. $30/hour with reservation.
Instructor: Sue Simoncini There is just so 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.
Take Ready, Set, Sew; Sew Much More; and Sewing Like a Pro for just $299. Call 706.507.8070.
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. Apr 23-May 14 Tu 6:30-9:30pm EBTC $125 Jun 22-29 Sat 10am-5pm EBTC $125
Sewing Like A Pro Instructor: Sue Simoncini This class is 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. Apr 24-May 8
Apr 25-May 9 Th 9am-1pm
Serging Away Instructor: Sue Simoncini Sergers can be intimidating. Learn simple techniques of threading and other ways to get the most out of this common sewing tool. Bring your serger and manual to 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. Apr 23
Recycled Refashions Private Photography Lessons
Anyone Can Sew
Private lessons are a great way for individuals to learn techniques beyond the courses that are offered through the Rankin Photography Arts Center. We custom-design private lessons in a variety of topics to meet your individual needs. Contact Becky Overby at 706.507.8071 to schedule days and times.
“Sue is good at answering questions and is very knowledgable. She is also really great at working wth groups of people at different experience levels; more advanced students don’t get bored and beginners are well able to keep up.” ~ Alana Miller
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Instructor: Sue Simoncini Revamp your wardrobe without spending a dime! Rework worn-out jeans or recycle vintage items from the thrift store to make something truly oneof-a-kind. Intermediate sewing skills are necessary. For the first project, gently used jeans will be available for purchase in class at a discount price, or bring your own. Bring your own sewing supplies. Apr 30-May 14 Tu 10am-1pm
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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.
Instructor: Michelle Bullock 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.
Instructor: Anna Earley If you’ve never 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.
Adventures in Fabric Basket Weaving Instructor: Sue Simoncini Create your very own unique fabric basket by using a simple technique of wrapping and coiling your leftover scraps around clothsline then sewing them together. This class is for all skill levels and is a relaxing change from your usual sewing projects. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Class will break one hour for lunch. May 4
Summer Sit and Stitch Instructor: Sue Simoncini For beginners through advanced sewers, you will choose your own projects, work at your own pace, and at your own skill level. Join your sewing friends and enjoy a relaxed summer atmosphere of sewing as your instructor guides you every step of the way through your summer sewing journey. Bring a bag lunch. Jun 15
Apr 22-May 13 M 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 24-May 15 W 6:30-8:30pm
Project Knit: Hat with Cables Instructor: Anna Earley Learn to knit a stylish hat with cables! Students will learn to knit cables, increase or decrease stitches and gain additional experience working in the round. Students should be comfortable with knitting, purling and have a basic understanding of knitting in the round. Visit http://continuinged. columbusstate.edu/supplies.php for supply list. Jun 5-26
Take both Stained Glass: Copperfoil and Leaded Techniques for $225. Call 706.507.8070.
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. Jun 1-8
Stained Glass: Leaded Techniques 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. Jul 13-20
HEALTH & FITNESS
Pilates: Essentials Instructor: Chad Etchison 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 two sections of Pilates for just $139. Apr 16-May 9
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Health & Fitness, Home & Garden
Power Flow Yoga
Pilates: Intermediate Mat Instructor: Chad Etchison Build on the essential mat pilates exercises you’ve learned in this intermediate level pilates class. You’ll learn new, more advanced exercises while continuing to strengthen and stretch with control. Don’t forget to bring your mat. Apr 18-Jun 6 Th 7-8pm
Zumba Gold Toning Instructor: Laura Coleman Zumba Gold Toning is designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of active older adults or unconditioned beginners, but also incorporates safe and effective strength training. Using light weights helps build muscle strength, increase bone density and improve mobility, posture and coordination. Get ready to shake your Toning Sticks to the rhythm and party on! Don’t forget to bring your own Zumba Toning Sticks or purchase them in class. SAVE: Take two sections of Zumba Gold Toning for just $99. (No class Jul 4) Apr 18-May 23 Th 6-7pm
Jun 6-July 18
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 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. SAVE: Take two sections of Zumba Gold for just $99. (No class May 27) Apr 22-Jun 3
Jun 10-Jul 15
Instructor: April Laxton Learn a relaxing and invigorating power yoga sequence from the ground up. You will start with the basics of breath work, physical poses, safety, and build each week for a full sequence that heats up your whole body. Practiced regularly, yoga will gently build strength and relieve the stresses of daily life. Please dress comfortably; bring water, towel and a yoga mat. No previous yoga experience necessary. SAVE: Take two sections of Power Flow Yoga for just $179. Apr 30-May 23 Tu/Th 9:15am-10:45am EBTC $99 Jun 4-27
Tu/Th 9:15am-10:45am EBTC $99
Yin Yoga Instructor: April Laxton Find balance in a mostly fast, hard world with a slow, quiet Yin Yoga practice. Stimulate the often neglected deep connective tissues, ligaments, bones and joints by holding poses for several minutes. You will leave feeling relaxed and restored in this yoga class focused on deep stretching. Don’t forget to bring your mat. SAVE: Take two sections of Yin Yoga for just $99. May 3-24
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 low-impact, highly effective workout is designed for people of all ages to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, helping you achieve a leaner, more graceful body. SAVE: Take two sections of Barre Toning for just $99. May 7-Jun 11
Jul 9-Aug 13
cool down to work and tone all the muscle groups. To spice things up we’ll be meeting at various locations, sometimes outdoors and others inside. Don’t forget to bring water and be ready to sweat! Meeting location for first class will be emailed. Jun 10-28
Jul 15-Aug 2
HOME & GARDEN
Clever Companion Planting Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Make your veggie garden a happy garden by learning the basics of companion planting. Identify which flowers pair best with the most common garden veggies to deter pests and attract insect-eating bugs. Discover how to mix your veggie plants to provide shade for cool growing crops and create nutrient rich soil. In addition, learn about which plants don’t grow well together. You will have the best garden yet! Apr 20
Can It! Preserve Your Garden Veggies Instructor: Shirley Whitehead Ever wished you could eat a garden fresh tomato in the middle of winter? Learn the basics of canning so that you can enjoy your veggie garden year-round. You’ll discover the key steps and materials involved in canning, how to store the canned produce and tips and tricks for canning non-veggie crops. You’ll be glad to have stored crops after the growing season! May 18
Sizzling Summer Boot Camp Instructor: Ann Hennig Join us to stay fit all summer! This class will incorporate strength and cardiovascular exercises to get you into shape and help you stay there. Each day our instructor will take you through a warm-up, aerobic exercises and a
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Home & Garden, Humanities
C a k e D e c o r at i n g C e r t i f i c at e
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.
Core Classes Classy Cakes: Fundamentals of Frosting Classy Cakes: Flowers Galore Classy Cakes: Fondant Fancy
All Classy Cakes courses are eligible as electives 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 step-by-step techniques to make an upscale and attractive cake, starting with the basics of frosting. Tap your inner culinary artist and have fun while dazzling your friends and family with your new skills. Some at-home baking and prep work will be required. Materials required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ supplies.php for supply list. Apr 22-May 13 M 6-8pm
Organic Beauty By You Instructor: Amanda Hamrick There are many ways to tweak common beauty treatments so that you can take care of yourself naturally and organically, without harsh chemicals and additives. Learn about techniques such as dry brushing and detoxification baths that will help you look and feel your best. Mother Nature is an amazing beauty resource, if you just know what to do! May 13-20
Healthy Homemade Household Cleaners
How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer
Instructor: Amanda Hamrick Are you tired of spending your hard earned dollars to buy harsh chemicals to use for cleaning your home? In this class you will learn about ingredients to avoid that are found in many common brand name cleaners and how to make your own healthy alternatives for just pennies on the dollar. Each night you will take home a sample of a cleaning product made in class along with recipes for you to continue making your own cleaners in the future.
Instructor: Terah Shelton Are you looking for an exciting way to generate extra income? Do you dream of working from home? Learn basic freelancing skills from an experienced freelance writer. Discover how to generate salable story ideas, where to find paying markets, and how to effectively write compelling query letters. By the end of this class, you’ll be ready to launch your freelance writing career. Laptops welcome. (No class Jul 3)
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 use feedback to improve the quality of your work. Apr 18-May 9 Th 6:30-8:30pm
Jun 19-Jul 17 W 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Ben Holden Become First Amendment savvy in this discussion-based class on U.S. First Amendment law. You will learn basic legal vocabulary terms in order to facilitate discussion and will obtain a basic understanding of the U.S. Supreme Court. Discover the meaning behind fighting words, incitement to violence, censorship, desecration of sacred symbols and governmental imposition of restrictions on citizens’ right to free speech. Textbook required. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. May 28-Jun 6 Tu/Th 6-8pm
Fiction Writing: Description and Setting in Short Stories Instructor: Melissa Hanscomb When writing fiction, you enter a silent contract with the reader in which they suspend their disbelief, following you wherever you take them. However, you’ll need to paint a world rich in details to seal the deal. Learn how to create in-depth, detail-rich settings for your short stories, making use of the five senses method and other perception exercises. Build confidence in your writing skills with in-class exercises, take-home writing assignments, peer review and critique. May 16-Jun 6 Th 6:30-8:30pm
Fightin’ Words, Flag Burning and Censorship: How the First Amendment Really Operates
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Courts and Media (Including Your Right to Attend Any Trial) Instructor: Ben Holden Obtain a basic understanding of the U.S. Supreme Court’s operations and U.S. First Amendment laws as you examine how media and the courts are intertwined. You will learn about the press and public access to courtrooms, cameras in courtrooms, limits on judges’ Facebook activity, the rights of video game makers and the impact of social media on the courts due to excessive publicity. Textbook required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_ lists.php for book lists. Jul 2-9
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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT |
Karate for Adults
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.
Instructor: Michael Ta Develop self-confidence, self-discipline, self-control and self-defense by participating in a traditional Japanese martial arts system. This class will be presented in a stress-free environment and is an excellent way to get in both physical and mental shape. You will learn punching, blocking, kicking, striking, throwing, joint techniques, hold downs, weapons and more. All levels are welcome to this class designed to foster intellectual, spiritual and physical growth. SAVE: Take two sections of Karate for Adults for just $175. Take all three sections for only $249.
Online Courses: Humanities
LIFEST Y L E
Introduction to Sound Healing Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Music has the power to alter our mood and emotions, but did you know it can literally heal (or harm) your body? In addition to music, other sounds and vibrations ranging from the human voice to tuning forks and Tibetan singing bowls also have a profound effect on our well-being. Learn about leading edge research from pioneers such as Dr. Masaru Emoto as well as application of these modalities in the today’s medical environment. Experience various sound healing techniques first hand–yoga mat or blanket recommended. Apr 23-30
Apr 30-May 23 Tu/Th 6:15-8:15pm EBTC $99 Jun 4-27
Tu/Th 6:15-8:15pm EBTC $99
Jul 9-Aug 1
Tu/Th 6:15-8:15pm 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 an 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 pursesnatching, car-jacking or even being kidnapped. Just a few hours of training with simple, everyday movements can help ensure that you will always be a survivor, not a victim. May 4
Advanced Self Defense for Women and Girls Instructor: Debbie Baxter-Robison The advanced level of Self Defense for Women and Girls incorporates the skills learned in Basic 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 the ability to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Prerequisite: Basic Self-Defense for Women and Girls or instructor approval. May 4
CSU Dance Conservatory Summer Ballet Classes Maintain your beautiful ballet form. Study ballet this summer! Take advantage of one or two 3-week class sessions: • Session 1: June 17–July 5 • Session 2: July 15–Aug 1 All new students ages 8 and up will be evaluated for placement. Four and five year olds register for Creative Movement. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children register for Pre-Ballet. New students are required to pay a $10 summer registration fee. A special class for boys ages 10-14 is available. Many sportsmen learn ballet to gain balance, flexibility, strength, precision of movement, good concentration and confidence. Ballet has been used to train football and baseball players, fencers, ice skaters and martial arts fighters. All CSU Dance Conservatory classes are held at the historic Rankin Arts Center, 1004 Broadway in Uptown Columbus. Register before April 15 and receive a 5% discount. Register for both ballet sessions and receive a 5% discount. Discounts may be combined.
View a class schedule and tuition online. Call 706.507.8070 and register today!
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Lifestyle, Security, Business
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The Power of Thoughts & Words
SAVE MORE! Take both Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Roll Techniques for just $125! Call 706.507.8070.
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking Instructor: The Outside World Experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking knowing that you have a solid foundation in safety and technique. Gain an understanding of kayak sizes and purposes, as well as paddle technique that can affect your boat control and stability. Familiarize yourself with the unique equipment while learning the wet exit and different paddling strokes. Be sure to wear your swim suit and to bring a towel. Optional equipment includes nose plugs, helmet, personal flotation device and paddle. (Helmets, PFDs and paddles are available for use and can be obtained from The Outside World.) May 18 Jun 15 Jun 21
Sat 11am-12:30pm Sat 11am-12:30pm F 3-4:30pm
TOW $69 TOW $69 TOW $69
Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Ever wonder why people say, “Be careful what you wish for?” Learn how your thoughts and words shape your day from the moment you wake up. Explore recent findings from the scientific community that explain what the spiritual masters and gurus have been telling us for centuries. Once you grasp the power of what your thoughts and words can achieve, you’ll begin to choose them deliberately. Bringing a journal is recommended. Jul 16-23
Columbus Academy for Lifelong Learning The Columbus Academy for Lifelong Learning (C.A.L.L.) offers interesting classes, field trips, learning lunches, and more. Make new friends, improve your memory, and study in the company of your peers with no homework, tests, or papers to write. Annual and quarterly memberships are available. For more information, visit our website: www.ColumbusCall.org
S E C U R ITY
Whitewater Kayaking Roll Techniques Instructor: The Outside World Even experienced whitewater paddlers can use extra practice with roll technique, while newcomers to the sport will love taking their skills to the next level. After a brief review of paddling technique, discover the most important facet of whitewater kayaking: the C to C roll. Work on bracing techniques while strengthening hip and knee control, all under the supervision of experienced, enthusiastic instructors from The Outside World. Don’t forget to wear your swim suit and to bring a towel. Optional equipment includes nose plugs, helmet, personal flotation device and paddle. (Helmets, PFDs and paddles will be available for use and can be obtained at The Outside World.) Prerequisite: Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking or instructor approval. May 18
Jun 15 Jul 13
Sat 1:30-3pm Sat 1:30-3pm
TOW $69 TOW $69
Unarmed Security Officer Certificate
Instructor: Richard Horton Private security is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Become familiar with the most important aspects of an unarmed security officer’s duties and master the skills needed to enter this rewarding field. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to actively identify, meet and evaluate security objectives in multiple environments. Taught by a board-certified instructor with many years of federal law enforcement experience, this course meets the requirements of the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies (GBPDSA) for initial security guard training. Class will break one hour for lunch. May 4-18
Managing Telework C e r t i f i c at e
Discover the keys to making telecommuting a success for you and your organization. Then learn the essentials of supervision critical for both telecommuters and management. Take home the core management practices to supervise telecommuters for a win-win for both employees and your organization. This certificate will allow teleworkers to position themselves for success and will help supervisors to understand the critical differences in managing teleworkers.
SAVE MORE! Take both courses in the Managing Telework certificate for just $395. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.
Supervising Telecommuters In partnership with UGotClass In some cases, managers can supervise employees from a distance more easily than employees working in an office. But, you have to supervise telecommuters differently than office workers. Telecommuters boost your organization’s profitability, productivity, financial stability, competitiveness and efficiency, and you can recruit the best talent regardless of where they live. Through this course, you will tour a model virtual office and take away core management practices for how to best supervise telecommuters in a ways that is a win-win for both employees and management. May 6-31 ONLINE $245 Jul 1-26 ONLINE $245
Keys to Telecommuting Success In partnership with UGotClass Telecommuting is becoming the “mainstay of corporate America,” according to a recent MSNBC story. Telecommuters are 25 percent more productive than people who work in an office, meaning your company is more profitable. Come discover the keys to making telecommuting a success for you and your organization. Visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ColumbusState for more information. Jun 3-28 ONLINE $195
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |
You’re on the Air...How to Get Started in Voice-Overs!
C e r t i f i c at e i n Customer Service
Instructor: 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! Discover the basics of the voice-over business, the numerous opportunities, the income potential, the allimportant demo and how to have it produced. Step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results!
It is essential for all organizations to offer excellent customer service. Good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. This certificate will allow you to improve your customer service skills, enhance your skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else.
A to Z Grant Writing Get the tools you need to become an effective grant writer! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign and how to put together a complete proposal package. Online Courses: Business and Industry
Child Day Care Management Whether you want to start a home day care business, already work at a day care center, or are looking to learn more about a career as a child care worker, our child day care management distance learning course can provide you with the information to take the first step toward earning an attractive child care worker salary. Online Courses: Business and Industry
Keys to Customer Service In partnership with UGotClass 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 learn the keys too becoming a skilled service provider and you can improve your organization and enhance your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan. Jun 3-28 ONLINE $145
Learn anytime, anywhere, from industry experts.
Extraordinary Customer Service In partnership with UGotClass You can 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. Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement by becoming an exceptional service provider. The payoff is enormous. May 6-31 ONLINE $145 Jul 1-26 ONLINE $145
Start Your Own Business Certificate
Do you have an idea to start your own online or home business? Let us help you get started. Our in-depth course can provide you with a comprehensive introduction to help you take that exciting first step toward becoming an entrepreneur. Online Courses: Business and Industry
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. W 6:30-8:30pm
It’s a whole new way to learn online.
Take both courses in the Certificate in Customer Service for just $245. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.
Executive Presence: How to Be a Powerful and Authentic Speaker
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Professional Bookkeeper Certificate with QuickBooks
Professional Bookkeeper (PB) Program trains individuals in full bookkeeper and accounting services. Upon completion, qualified students receive the PB designation, assuring potential employers and clients that graduates are qualified to take care of small business owners’ bookkeeping needs. Also included is the Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide (PBG) to QuickBooks, designed to help you master the features and shortcuts of the software so you can work much more efficiently. DVDs and manuals included. Online Courses: Business and Industry
Business, Project Mgmt, Floral Design, Computing
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Spanish for the Workplace
PROFESSIONAL FLORAL DESIGN
Spanish for the Workplace is a selfpaced, online occupational Spanish course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking co-workers and clients. The course is designed for beginning Spanish learners who simply want to communicate in basic Spanish as well as the opportunity to learn approximately 700 commonly used Spanish words and phrases in the workplace. Online Courses: Business and Industry
PROJE C T MANAG E M E N T
In order to earn a certificate in Project Management, four core courses and two elective classes (72 hours) must be completed. Upon completion of the courses, students will be prepared to pursue the Project Management credentials from the Project Management Institute. These courses can also be used to earn Professional Development Units to fulfill Continuing Certification Requirements. Visit continuinged. columbusstate.edu/book_lists.php for book lists. For a full description of this certificate including core classes and electives, visit continuinged.columbusstate. edu/Project-Mgmt.php.
SAVE MORE! Take all 6 courses in the Project Management certificate for just $1249. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.
Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Designed for both aspiring and seasoned project managers, this course will introduce you to the core competency areas as defined by the Project Management Institute. Explore the fundamental project management tools utilized to make the most of your resources on a given project and learn to work your team members more efficiently and effectively. Textbook required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/ book_lists.php for book lists. May 13-22 M/W 6-9pm
Introduction to Professional Floral Design
Managing Project Portfolios and Corporate Project Offices: The Longview Instructor: Alison Mills-Long Whether you are a team of one managing multiple projects for your company or a team of many, consistency is critical to the success of your projects and credibility of the discipline. Learn essential procedures and documentation that form the basis of establishing project management methodology, as well as how to navigate through your corporate environment to ensure buy-in from everyone involved. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate. edu/supplies.php for book lists. Jun 10-19
Apr 16-May 21 Tu 6-8pm
Intermediate Professional Floral Design Instructor: Mayumi Hashiyama Expand your skill and versatility as a floral designer and learn new tricks and techniques to make your fresh flower arrangements truly the centerpiece of any special event. Under the guidance of a successful professional florist, you will continue your study of the floral design business and what it takes to make it, artistically as well as professionally. Materials provided. Prerequisite: Introduction to Floral Design.
Untangling IT Project Managment and the SDLC
Jul 9-Aug 20 Tu 6-8pm
Instructor: Michelle Bullock Did you know that there is a unique lifecycle for IT Project management? Learn how IT Projects have a Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) in addition to a Project Management Lifecycle and discover the most used methodologies in IT Project Management (waterfall, agile and SCRUM). At the end of this class, you will understand how IT Project Management differs from other project management areas and have the skills necessary to successfully manage IT Projects. Prerequisite: Project Management Fundamentals: The Buck Starts Here. Textbook required. Visit http:// continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_lists. php for book lists.
COMPUTING & SOFTWARE
Jul 8-17 M/W
Instructor: Mayumi Hashiyama Turn a passion for design into a new business venture, or advance further in your career development as a floral designer. This class introduces basic principles of floral design and encourages your creativity as you create lovely, memorable arrangements for weddings and other special events using fresh flowers. You will have the opportunity to work handson under the guidance of a professional florist, learning the ins-and-outs of the floral business. Materials provided.
Computer Basics Instructor: Beverly Thomas This introductory course to personal computing will orient you to a Windows-based operating system, the Internet, word processing and email applications. Youâ€™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. Apr 22-24
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Computing & Software, Health Care
Picasa for the Beginner
Top Ten Apple Apps: Travel Edition
Instructor: Beverly Thomas Learn the basics of managing your digital photo collection and improving less than perfect snapshots. 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 from old photographs. Removing red eye flaws, basic retouching and cropping will be discussed.
Instructor: Drew Jones Ever been on a trip and wondered what the story behind a particular building was or where all the locals eat? Wonder no more because there’s an app for that! Join us in this class to discuss apps to help you discover interesting places to sightsee, history about the location you’re visiting, restaurant recommendations and more. Don’t forget to bring your Apple device to class.
Apr 30-May 2 Tu/Th 6-8pm
Discover Microsoft Word 2010 Instructor: Beverly Thomas 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. May 7-16
Instructor: Drew Jones Manage your data accurately with one of the most powerful and versatile software programs 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 Windows-based software. Jun 11-20
Focus on Microsoft Excel: Formulas Instructor: Drew Jones Formulas turn the workhorse of the Microsoft 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 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. Jun 25-27
Top Ten Apple Apps to Organize Your Daily Life Instructor: Drew Jones There are hundreds of thousands of applications available for your iPhone or iPad, so how do you know which ones are worth downloading and which ones aren’t? Let our iGuru introduce you to ten apps you never knew you needed to help organize your life. These widely varied apps can be useful to you in many contexts: budgeting, photography, travel and more. Be sure to bring your mobile Apple device to class. Jun 12
Discover Microsoft Excel 2010
Secrets of a Personal Computer Instructor: Beverly Thomas 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 be 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. Jul 10
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Learn proven, step-by-step strategies to achieve the highest possible position with the major search engines. Online Courses: Computing and Software $109
Computer Skills for the Workplace
Creating Web Pages
Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you’ll need to succeed in today’s job market.
Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, create and post your very own site on the Web.
Online Courses: Computing and Software $109
Online Courses: Computing and Software $109
Online Classes with Continuing Education Learn Anytime, Anywhere. Attend class in the comfort of your home or office!
ColumbusState.edu/CE It’s easy! Click “Courses” and browse the online course category that you are interested in.
Register Online and be entered in a drawing to WIN $25 off of a future class.
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Columbus State University, Continuing Education offers hundreds of online courses for your personal and professional growth. Just log into your online classroom when you are ready. Call 706.507.8070 now to learn more.
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Basic Medical Coding $
HEALT H C A R E
Medical Coding & B i l l i n g C e r t i f i c at e
In order to earn a Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing, five core classes and an optional 80-hour internship (158 hours; 238 w/internship) must be completed. Go beyond the classroom with handson training and real world experience. Upon completion of the courses, students will be prepared to pursue credentials from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
SAVE MORE! Take all 5 courses in the Medical Coding & Billing Certificate for just $1395. Call 706.507.8070 to enroll.
Core Classes Medical Terminology (online) Human Anatomy & Physiology (online) Basic Medical Coding Intermediate Medical Coding Medical Billing & Reimbursement Internship (80 hrs, optional)
Prepare for a career in the health services industry by obtaining a full understanding of medical terminology. Online Courses: Health Care
Human Anatomy and Physiology Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body. Online Courses: Health Care
Apr 23-Jun 6 Tu/Th 6-8:30pm
Intermediate Medical Coding $
Instructor: Mayra Solomon Continue your growth in the field of medical coding. The intermediate level includes more experience with ICD-9/10 and CPT coding, as well as progression into HCPCS coding. Feel confident in your mastery of key diagnostic and procedural manuals and your ability to code effectively and efficiently. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside class is required. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Basic Medical Coding. Textbooks required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_ lists.php for book lists. (No class Jul 3) Jun 17-Aug 5
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Instructor: Gladys James Prepare for a challenging career in the health care industry as a Medical Coder and Biller. Explore how to utilize the diagnostic and procedural manuals as reference guides, and practice coding and processing documents with real-world case studies. Examine how efficient, accurate coding can affect the timeliness of fee reimbursement, or whether a claim gets paid. In any setting, at hospital or in a physicianâ€™s office, you will be prepared to code competently and confidently. Access to a computer and a valid email account outside of class is required. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology. Textbooks required. Visit http://continuinged.columbusstate.edu/book_ lists.php for book lists.
Take both Basic Life Support Certification and First Aid Certification for just $79! Call 706.507.8070.
Basic Life Support Certification (CPR & AED) Instructor: Carmen Evans Be prepared in case the unthinkable happens to you, 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 Heart Association (AHA). This course meets all requirements for healthcare providers, childcare specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields. Jun 1
First Aid Certification Instructor: Carmen Evans Expand upon your skill set and earn First Aid certification as well as CPR/AED certification. This additional time in the classroom will enable you to administer basic, life-saving techniques in the case of injury or medical emergency. This American Heart Association course meets all requirements for healthcare providers, childcare specialists, educators, personal trainers and those working in service related fields.
ICD-9 to ICD-10 Update for Medical Coders
Instructor: Mayra Solomon The transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets is a significant shift in not only the codes themselves, but in the fundamental structure and concepts behind the codes. This update course will explain the new system, identify key differences and raise awareness about the complexities of converting to the ICD-10 codes. Staying current in your field of expertise is a great way to demonstrate to employers how valuable you are to the team.
Nursing Assistant Certificate CP
If youâ€™ve ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, this in-depth curriculum will help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a nursing assistant. Unlike other online nursing classes, our program lets you study at home at a time and place that is most comfortable to you. Online Courses: Health Care
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Health Care, Education, English Language
Administrative Veterinary Assistant
Students with Asbergers
Our veterinary assistant classes can prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences. Developed by veterinary professionals, our veterinary assistant training will teach you the procedures and skills necessary to bring health and comfort to animals and their owners. Learn how to channel your love of animals to help you make a difference in their lives.
In partnership with UGotClass Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger’s students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue. Jun 3-28 ONLINE $145
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Home Health Aide Certificate CP
Spanish for Health Care Spanish for Health Care is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for nurses, doctors, health care administrators, front desk workers, and anyone working with Spanish-speaking patients. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course also covers job titles, admissions and initial intake, insurance terms, body parts and organs, medical history, patient examination, discharge instructions, common injuries and accidents. Online Courses: Health Care
A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA) and provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. Online Courses: Health Care
Online Learning and Teaching for K-12 Teachers In partnership with UGotClass Specifically for K-12 teachers, this course will show you why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs, and find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. Jun 3-28 ONLINE $145May
Become a Physical Therapy Aide Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team. Learn about the human body, specific disorders and the way physical therapists treat these disorders.
Learn English! MyCAA
English Language Institute
Accredited English as a Second Language Program • We offer a 4-level ESL program • TOEFL preparation • Day and evening classes
www.ColumbusState.edu/ELI Tel: +1 706.507.8338
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E D U C ATION
Gender in the Classroom In partnership with UGotClass Discover how girls and boys learn differently by exploring the top 10 tips for helping girls learn more, and top ten tips for helping boys learn more. This course will cover research data not available anywhere else to help you best cater your teaching style to each of your students. Jun 3-28 ONLINE $145
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In partnership with Stand And Stretch, the FREE “Sit And Learn” webinar series brings you valuable content on how to find success in online marketing. From E-mail to Facebook, including eCommerce and Twitter, discover all the best strategies and useful techniques that you can implement for your business.
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Continuing Education Columbus State University 4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907-5645
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. 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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