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Gordon State College

Community Education




6 Computer Basics Workshops

5 Adult Swim Lessons

6 Adobe Photoshop

5 Digital Photography

6 Microsoft Publisher

5 AKC Canine Good Citizen

6 Microsoft Excel

5 Adult Fitness Swimming

JUNIOR HIGHLANDERS 5 Children’s Group Ukulele Class 5 K-12 Tutoring 5 Private Violin Lessons

LIFE & LEISURE 4 Beekeeping Fundamentals 4 Basic Spanish 4 Medical Terminology Program

5 Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip 5 Puppy Pre-School

ONLINE LEARNING 6 Supervision and Management Series 6 Grant Writing Suite 6 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6 Activity Director Certification


4 Learn to Draw with Marlin Adams

7 Information

4 Pottery with Bob Detamore

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4 Acrylic Paint Night 4 Cooking with Jenny Dawn


LIFE & LEISURE continued

is a lifelong journey.

Take a few steps with GSC Community Education by learning a new skill, explore new interests and stimulate your mind. Our instructors are professionals chosen for their knowledge and experience in their fields. Registration is convenient and continuous with new classes starting throughout the year on weeknights and weekends. For specific information on our course offerings, click on the registration tab on our website at We welcome your input and questions about our program, so please feel free to contact us anytime at 678-359-5123 or What path will you choose? Your Community Education Team, Debbie Christian and Jessica Eanes

Welcome to Community Education at Gordon State College


Did You Know?

Gordon State College has a Challenge Course available to the community. What is the advantage of our Challenge Course? • Provides opportunity to enhance leadership and team-building skills • Great way to bring together or strengthen any group • Includes high and low elements designed to endow users with powerful learning experiences • Experience a variety of physical, mental, social and intellectual challenges to create a unique adventure • Lead by professional and certified facilitators • Available to schools, summer camps, church groups, civic and corporate teams Call 678-359-5126 for more details. 3

Life and Leisure

Gordon State College

LIFE & LEISURE These courses cover everything from swimming to speaking Spanish and arts to beekeeping. Life and Leisure courses are all about making your life better by adding a little enrichment.

Learn to Draw with Marlin Adams Dates: Tuesdays, October 17 - December 5 Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Marlin Adams Location: Fine Arts 208 Early-Bird: $112 on or before October Course Fee: $129

Pottery with Bob Detamore Monday Evening Sessions: Date: Mondays Session 1: September 11 - October 30 Session 2: November 6 - January 22 No class on 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 1/15 Tuesday Evening Session: (best for beginners) Date: Tuesdays Session 1: September 12 - October 31 Session 2: November 7 - January 16 No class on 12/19, 12/23, 1/2 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird: $114 per session (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $125 per session

Beekeeping Fundamentals Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, October 16 - 21 Times: Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon Instructor: Brutz English Location: Russell Hall 208 Course Fee $32

Basic Spanish

Date: Mondays, October 16 - December 4 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Darren Broome Location: Academic Building 202 Early Bird: $109 on or before September 4 Course Fee: $125

Acrylic Paint Night Dates: Thursday October 5 (Petro the Bull or Welcome Pumpkin) November 2 (Cozy Winter House) December 7 (Charlie Brown Tree) Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: ‘Stache Studio Instructor Location: Fine Arts 206 Early-Bird: $35 per class (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $45 per class

Cooking with Jenny Dawn Medical Terminology Program

Date: Tuesdays & Thursday, October 24 - November 9 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Location: Instructional Complex 207 Course Fee: $499 (textbook included)


Fall 2017

Dates: Thursday September 14 (Southern Gourmet on the Healthy Side) October 12 (Fall Harvest Goodness to Your Table) November 30 (Festive Gifts and Treats from Your Kitchen) Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Jenny Dawn Early-Bird: $49 per class (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $60 per class

Adult Swim Lessons

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Session 1: September 25 - October 6 Session 2: October 16 - 27 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Instructor: Laura Huggins

Fitness Swimming for Adults

Dates: Monthly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Times: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Instructor: Laura Huggins Location: Aquatic Center Pool Course Fee: $50 per month

Location: Aquatic Center Pool Early-Bird: $49 per session (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $60 per session

Digital Photography

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip

AKC Canine Good Citizen

Puppy Pre-School

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays Level One: October 17 - 26 Level Two: November 7 - 16 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Steven Nolan Location: Fine Arts 204 Early-Bird: $36 per session (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $45 per session

Dates: Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Mary Leslie Wilson Location: Behind Smith Hall Course Fee: $59

Date: Saturday, October 21 Times: Departing Gordon’s campus at 8:00 a.m. and returning to campus at approximately 4:00 p.m. Trip Fee: $34

Life and Leisure - Junior Highlanders

Community Education

Dates: Thursdays, September 21 - October 26 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Pat Puerifoy & Dolly Goodpuppy Society Location: Behind Smith Hall Course Fee: $49

Fall Classes for Junior Highlanders Children’s Group Ukulele Class Dates: Thursdays, September 28 - November 16 Ages 6 - 8: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Ages 9 - 12: 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Instructor: Ann Stansell Location: Fine Arts 110 Course Fee: $125

K-12 Tutoring: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science Dates: Monthly Thursdays and/or Fridays Tutoring Fee: $15 per hour session Tutor: Shelia Kern Location: Community Education Building Time slots are limited, so call today to arrange tutoring for your child. Call 678-359-5123 or email us at

Private Violin Lessons (Ages 4 to adult)

Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays 30-minute time slots from: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Mary Stephenson Location: Community Education Building Course Fee: $94 per month Contact the Department of Community Education for available times and sources for instrument rental or purchase to be obtained before the first lesson.

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Computer Applications - Online Learning

Gordon State College

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS The age of computers is now, and training is the key to keep up with society. Courses range from basic computer tutoring to software development.

Computer Basics Workshop

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays Level One: October 9 - 12 Level Two: October 16 - 19 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 108 Early-Bird: $60 per session (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $69 per session

Adobe Photoshop Date: Saturday, December 2 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 103 Early-Bird: $59 on or before November 28 Course Fee: $70

Microsoft Publisher Please note: If you wish to bring your own laptop, please feel free to do so, or you may use the ones provided in the classroom. The program software will need to be installed on your computer prior to the start of the course. Students will need to understand basic computer skills for these courses. • Adobe Photoshop • Microsoft Publisher • Microsoft Excel

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, November 6 - 16 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 108 Early-Bird: $119 on or before November 24 Course Fee: $135

Microsoft Excel Dates: Saturdays Level One: October 7 & 14 Level Two: November 11 & 18 Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Michael Lill Location: Instructional Complex 103 Early-Bird: $124 per session (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $140 per session

Online learning ... wherever, whenever! Supervision and Management Series

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Grant Writing Suite

Activity Director Certification

Online: Course Start Dates (each course last for six weeks) September 13 • October 18 November 8 • December 13 Instructor: Patricia Addesso Series Fee: $174

Online: Course Start Dates (each course last for six weeks) September 13 • October 18 November 8 • December 13 Instructors: Dr. Beverly Browning & Linda Vallejo Suite Fee: $261


Fall 2017

Online: Course Start Dates (each course last for six weeks) September 13 • October 18 November 8 • December 13 Instructor: Holly Trimble Course Fee: $95

Online: Start Date: Open Enrollment Instructor: Cindy Gray Fee: $695

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commed and click on the “Registration” tab located on the left of the webpage.

decision to close Gordon State College due to inclement weather is carefully weighed before it is made. If the college is closed because of inclement weather, every effort will be made to provide make-up sessions at the discretion of the college. Please make sure the office of Community Education has your current contact information.

Register in Person - Our office is located on Spencer Street in Barnesville, GA. (Physical address: 404 Spencer Street, Barnesville, GA 30204)

Phone Registration - To register for courses by phone, please contact the Community Education office, 678-359-5123, during office hours listed below.

Registering by Mail or Fax - Registration forms may be faxed to our office 678-359-5191. Mail your completed Community Education registration form with payment information to: Gordon State College Community Education 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204

Refunds - To receive a refund for a course, students must withdraw prior to the first scheduled class meeting. Please call 678-359-5123 to drop a course. There will be no refunds, once a course has begun.

Student Accommodations - Students with special needs must notify the Community Education office a minimum of two business days before the course start date so appropriate accommodations can be arranged.

Holidays - The campus will be closed on September 4 (Labor Day), November 23 - 24 (Thanksgiving), and December 18 - January 1 (winter break). No Community Education courses will meet on these days.

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Parking Permits - Community Education students need parking decals for their vehicles. Parking permits will be given to students from the Community Education office, once registration is complete.


Contact us with any questions you may have via email: or by calling: 678-359-5123. Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

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For more information regarding our Professional Development Programs, please contact Debbie Christian at 678-359-5126,or e-mail:

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We work with for-profit and non-profit organizations, and classes can be held either at your location or on the beautiful Gordon State campus.

We are able to customize what fits best with the scheduling needs of your employees, whether it is consecutive days, spread out over time, or in the evenings.

A cost-effective and convenient way to provide training to your workforce.

Customized Professional Development

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