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Community Education GORDON STATE COLLEGE Spring - Summer 2018

Ocean of Possibilities REGISTER TODAY and embark on YOUR next journey! Scan the code to visit our webpage! www.gordonstate.edu/commed 678-359-5123


CONTENTS We are now offering courses at the Gordon State College McDonough Center! 401 E. Tomlinson Street McDonough, GA 30253 McDONOUGH CENTER 4 SAT/ACT Test Prep - Math 4 SAT/ACT Test Prep - English 4 Acrylic Paint Night 4 Tennis Camp 4 Medical Terminology

10 Computer Basics Workshop 10 Microsoft Publisher 10 Technology in My Hands 10 Microsoft Excel

Business & Workforce 11 Numbers & Operations 11 Worthwhile Mathematic Tasks 11 American Heart Association CPR

Online Enrichment & Career Training

5 Summer STEAM Camp

12 Microsoft Word 2016 Series

5 Private Violin Lessons

12 Medical Math

5 American Heart Association CPR

12 Write Your Own Story

LIFE & LEISURE 6 AKC Good Citizen 6 AKC Rally Sport, Novice Level

13 Veterinary Office Manager 13 Activity Director

JUNIOR HIGHLANDERS

6 Double Bucket Gardening

16 Swim Lessons

6 Cooking With Jenny

16 Mommy & Me Swim Lessons

6 Identity Theft Prevention

16 My Buddy & Me Pottery

7 Adult Swim Lessons

17 SAT/ACT Test Prep - English

7 Adult Fitness Swimming

17 SAT/ACT Test Prep - Math

7 Scuba Diving

17 Private Violin Lessons

7 Bloomin’ Georgia Trip

17 Fernbank Museum Trip

7 Fernbank Museum Trip

18 Basketball Camp

Arts & Crafts

18 Soccer Camp

8 Pottery 101

19 Highlander Softball Camp

8 Clay for Couples

19 Tennis Camp

8 My Buddy & Me Pottery

20 Science Explorer Camp

8 Pottery With Bob Detamore

20 Summer STEAM Camp

8 Clay Sculpture With Marlin Adams

21 Performing Art & Dance Camp

9 Weekend Photography Warriors

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Computer Training & Applications

REGISTRATION

9 Adobe Photoshop

14 Adult Registration

9 Private Violin Lessons

22 Registration Information

9 Music Theory & Basic Ear Training

23 Junior Highlander Registration


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Dear Friends, Would you like to explore new interests or skills, meet new people, renew old friendships, make memories with family, and make the most of the next few months? Read on! Here at Gordon State College Community Education, our goal is provide lifelong learning opportunities with high quality courses and programs to enrich the lives of our community. In addition to our diverse course offerings, Gordon State is a popular choice for schools, governmental units, non-profit agencies, and professional organizations seeking accommodation for their meeting or training event. Customized training is also available upon request. Community Education reflects a spirit of collaboration, flexibility, and creativity. As always, we welcome your input and suggestions for future programs and activities, so stop by for a visit to keep us informed on the community needs. Together we can embark the ever-changing ocean of possibilities. In partnership for lifelong learning and education, Debbie Christian and Jessica Eanes

Learning...

is a lifelong journey.

301 Spencer Street Barnesville, GA 30204

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McDonough Center

Gordon State College

Now offering courses at the Gordon State College McDonough Center!

American Heart Association CPR The American Heart Association’s BLS (Basic Life Support) course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of

401 E. Tomlinson Street McDonough, GA 30253

foreign-body airway obstruction. It satisfies the requirements of students enrolled in the Gordon State College Nursing program and is also available to healthcare workers who provide service to patients in a wide variety of settings. McDONOUGH Date: Friday, June 29 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Annette Jackson Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird: $50 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $60

Private Violin Lessons (Ages 4 to adult)

Now starting a waiting list for Private Violin Lessons, on Thursdays, in McDonough!

Medical Terminology - McDonough This 20-hour medical terminology program is a comprehensive guide to identifying, analyzing, and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. In addition, this program will provide instruction in the organization of the human body and the associated systems, major drug classifications, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, medical

abbreviations

and

symbols

and

common medical terms. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical terminology enabling a student to better comprehend medical terms. McDONOUGH Dates: Tuesdays & Thursday, May 8 - 24 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Location: McDonough Center Course Fee: $499 (textbooks included)

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Community Education

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will notify you once we have enough interested participants. If you are interested in violin lessons held at Gordon State College’s McDonough campus, please call 678-359-5123 or email communityeducation@gordonstate.edu to join an interest list. The violin has been a longtime favorite for so many people and is considered one of the most beautiful musical instruments in the world. We are honored to have Mary Stephenson impart such fine instruction. These weekly 30-minute lessons are tailored to the age and skill level of each student. Lessons are taught in either Suzuki or traditional method. Student recitals are usually scheduled twice a year. Dates: Once a week, monthly 30-minute time slots from: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Mary Stephenson Location: McDonough Center Course Fee: $94 per month


SAT/ACT Test Prep English

Summer STEAM Camp

This workshop covers eight hours of Language

(Grades 6-8, Boys and Girls)

Arts. The purpose of the course is to review and

Our new Summer-STEAM camp offers a

prepare students to take or improve their scores

fun, adrenaline-filled learning experience in

on the Language Arts college admission tests,

science, technology, engineering and math,

such as ACCUPLACER/ACT/SAT.

plus art and adventure. We are looking

This workshop will focus on: Understanding Sentence Skills Reading Comprehension Writing the Essay Defining Vocabulary review Test-taking tips and strategies Reviewing and practice of sections

for students who enjoy discovering new

McDONOUGH Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Mondays and Thursdays, April 9 - 19 - Mondays and Thursdays , October 15 - 25 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Sheilagh Adams Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

with other professionals will actively educate

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SAT/ACT Test Prep Math This eight-hour math workshop is designed to prepare students to take or improve their scores on college admission tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and ACCUPLACER. Students will actively engage in solving math problems with the instructor. Materials and websites will be distributed for extended practice beyond the workshop. This workshop is will focus on: Fractions, decimals, & percents operations Applications & problem solving Algebraic operations Solutions of equations & inequalities Operations with integers & rational numbers Operations with algebraic expressions Coordinate geometry

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McDONOUGH Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Mondays and Thursdays, April 9 - 19 - Mondays and Thursdays, October 15 - 25 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Joan Prisk Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

things, solving problems, being creative, and learning how things work through hands-on

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experiments. Our camp leaders (Drs. Andy Osborne, Ric Calhoun, and Mrs. Valerie Calhoun), along these middle school campers to get them ready for the next school year. Campers are to bring a sack lunch each day, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring swim wear and towel for swimming in the Gordon State College Pool on Thursday. Stay tuned for more information by following us on Facebook or sign-up for our email notification list through communityeducation@gordonstate.edu. McDONOUGH Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28 - Swimming will be on Thursday, June 28 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Professors Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird Fee: $168 (expires June 11) Fee: $184

Tennis Camp

(Ages 10 - 18, Boys and Girls)

This camp is designed to provide clear and concise instruction for the beginning and

intermediate

tennis

player

with

an

emphasis on proper technique. The course will cover the fundamentals of the volley, the forehand, the backhand, the overhead and the serve; students will also be introduction to the fundamentals of movement and scorekeeping. Good sportsmanship and proper tennis etiquette will also be emphasized. McDONOUGH Dates: Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Larry Graham Location: Richard Craig Park Tennis Courts Early-Bird: $100 (expires June 11) Camp Fee: $125

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Life and Leisure

Gordon State College Double Bucket Gardening Do you love the taste of fresh vegetables but don’t have the land to plant them? Get the scientist’s approach, with Dr. Richard Schmude, who will demonstrate and explain the benefits of double bucket gardening to improve the yield of your vegetables, so you can enjoy the freshness from right outside your

Life and Leisure courses are all about making your life better by adding a little enrichment.

AKC Canine Good Citizen (Puppies 6 months and up)

The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen program is a certification program

back door. Supplies are included to build your own container, and you are welcome to bring your own drill with a 2 inch bit. Dates: Saturday, March 31 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Instructor: Richard Schmude Location: Community Education House Lawn Course Fee: $36

designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. It stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test are eligible for a certificate from the American Kennel Club (certificate is an additional fee). Dates: Tuesdays, March 20 - April 24 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Mary Leslie Wilson Location: Community Education House Lawn Course Fee: $59

AKC Dog Sport Rally, Novice (Puppies 6 months and up)

AKC Rally is a dog sport which serves as a stepping stone between the CGC course and obedience. The goal again is to have fun with your dog and strengthen the bond between dog and handler, encouraging teamwork. In rally, signs are placed to the right of the team giving specific actions, which will be learned in class. Unlimited communication is encouraged between the dog and handler, unlike formal obedience. Any breed or mix breed is welcome to participate. The dog doesn’t have to be AKC registered. Dates: Tuesdays, May 1 - 22 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Instructor: Mary Leslie Wilson Location: Community Education House Lawn Early Bird Fee: $54 (expires April 17) Course Fee: $65

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Cooking with Jenny Dawn

Jenny Dawn is the chef and owner of Humble Pie Catering, and is the owner of The Rumble Seat Inn Bed & Breakfast. She has studied abroad at numerous international locations in France, Russia and Italy, and more specially, at Le Cordon Bleu French Cooking Schools in Ottawa, Canada and London England. Multiple Cooking Topics Offered: - Thursday, March 22 (Crock-Pot Cookin’) - Thursday, April 12 (Rumble Seat Inn Brunch) - Thursday, May 24 (Fun Foods of Summer) Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Jenny Dawn Early-Bird Fee: $49 (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $60

Identity Theft Prevention

Marketplace scams affect 1 in 5 individuals each year at an estimated loss to individuals and families of $50 billion, yet many consumers believe they are invulnerable. This is four times greater than the risk of a violent crime, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft combined. Come and listen to our speaker to learn how to protect yourself! Questions and answers to follow. Date: Thursday, April 26 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Location: Nursing Allied Health Sciences 114 Instructor: Crystal McPherson, Manager of Community Relations, BBB Course Fee: $0 (FREE, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER)


Adult Swim Lessons

Bloomin’ Georgia Field Trip

Tired of sitting on the side of the pool? Get

The southern charm of Georgia is often

ready for summer and learn how to swim.

associated

Gordon’s very own American Red Cross

nestled within beloved gardens that beckon

Certified Swim Instructor, Laura Huggins, is

for relaxation and leisure exploring. Join us

offering her services to teach adults how to

as we begin a new series of touring various

swim.

Beginning lessons focus on floating,

gardens and homes of our beautiful State.

safety in and around the pool, and beginning

Since this is a walking tour, participants

swimming techniques.

should wear comfortable walking shoes and

Dates: Mondays/ Wednesdays/ Friday, May 14 - 25 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am Instructor: Laura Huggins Location: Aquatic Center Pool Early-Bird Fee: $49 (expires April 30) Fee: $60

weather-appropriate clothing. Fee includes bus

with

stately

historical

homes

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transportation from Gordon State College and a guided tour of the selected location. Hills & Dales Estate: Located in LaGrange, Georgia, this stunning home and garden is one of the finest historic homes in America today.

Adult Fitness Swimming

Celebrating its 100th year, this Italian style villa

Swimming offers optimum health benefits with

on the 35-acre estate, originally built for the

a minimum of stress on your body. Regular

Fuller E. Callaway Family, is now available and

swimming builds endurance, muscle strength

enjoyed by the public community.

and cardiovascular fitness; so take advantage

Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Field Trip Fee: $26

of this opportunity to improve your swimming technique and get in shape. Set your own pace or seek assistance from our qualified instructor. Participants must know how to swim.

Fernbank Museum Field Trip

Dates: Monthly, Mondays/ Wednesdays/ Fridays Times: 8:00 - 10:00 am Instructors: Laura Huggins Location: Aquatic Center Pool Course Fee: $50 per month

dinosaurs and one of the largest old-growth urban forest in the country. This trip includes a comfortable round-trip ride from Gordon screen theater, and the new outdoor nature

(Open Water Certification)

Leave your worries behind and experience the sheer beauty and serenity of underwater nature. This dive course, taught by PADI certified instructors, will start you onto exciting new adventures. This 3-step Open Water Certification includes pool

Join us as we visit some of the world’s largest

State’s campus to the museum, the giant

Scuba Diving

classroom,

Dinosaurs, WildWoods, and Science, Oh, My!

training

and

SCUBA

skills, and certification dives to one of the

adventures of the WildWood and Fernbank Forest. All you need to bring is a sack lunch, bottled water, comfortable shoes, and a sense of adventure! Date: Thursday, June 23 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adult Fee (ages 13 and older): $38 Child Fee (ages 3 - 12): $ 28

renowned springs of Florida. Moreover, the cost includes your personal dive equipment, rental

equipment,

dive

site

fees,

and

certification card. Students are responsible for transportation, food, and lodging. Orientation: Wed, July 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Classroom: Mon/Wed, August 13 & 15, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pool Training: Sat, Aug 18 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trip to Blue Grotto and Devils Den: August 25-26 Course Fee: $650

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Arts and Crafts

Gordon State College My Buddy & Me Pottery

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some quality time together with a special child in your life. This class is designed to allow adults and children (ages six and up) to work side-by-side in a fun and educational atmosphere. All skill levels are welcome. The cost per adult/child includes instruction and materials. $20 for an additional child.

Discover your own hidden talents and add enjoyment to your life by taking some art classes.

Pottery 101

What is wheel throwing? What is handbuilding? Do you want to know the basics of making clay art? If so, this class is for you! We will have fewer students, ensuring plenty of individual instruction time, so prepare to get your hands wet, and muddy, during these four weeks of instruction. Cost includes instruction and materials. Multiple Class Dates Offered: - Tuesdays, April 3 - 24 - Tuesdays, May 1 - 22 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird Fee: $84 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $95

Clay for Couples Workshop

Looking for a couple of unique evening activities to share with your spouse, partner, coworker, or best friend? Then look no further than this workshop, designed for couples to learn how to throw on the wheel or hand-build in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Cost includes material and instruction. Multiple Class Dates Offered: - Thursdays, June 14 - 28 (no class Jun 21) - Thursdays, August 16 - 31 (no class Aug. 23) Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird Fee: $79 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $90

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Multiple Class Dates Offered: - Mondays, June 11- 25, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, June 16 - 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird Fee: $79 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $90

Pottery with Bob Detamore

Students will study important techniques of throwing pottery forms on the wheel, centering the ball, pulling cylinders, and handbuilding. More advanced students will work on more complex projects. The course includes clay, glazes, use of wheel, and firing in the kiln. Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Mondays, April 2 - May 21 - Mondays, June 11 - July 30 - Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird Fee: $114 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $125

Clay Sculpture

Sculpture with Marlin is back! For any artist who has the ambition to sculpt portrait or figurative work. Work from life or reference material. Learn the basics of simple terracotta sculpture, hollowing, firing, and applying a patina color. The course includes clay, armatures, and kiln firing. Dates: Thursdays, March 29 - May 17 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Marlin Adams Location: Fine Arts 215 Course Fee: $124


Weekend Photography Warriors

Private Violin Lessons

is an ideal place to practice your newly learned

The violin has been a longtime favorite for so

The beautiful campus of Gordon State College photography skills. This class is a blend of classroom instruction and exploring the campus with your camera in hand. Wear your walking shoes and bring your water bottle, snacks and lunch to discover new ways to bring your photos to life. Recommended for intermediate photography skills. This class meets all three days: - Friday, May 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, May 6, 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Instructor: Steven Nolan Location: Russell 108 Early-Bird: $86 (expires Apr. 20) Course Fee: $99

Adobe Photoshop

(Ages 4 to adult)

many people and is considered one of the most beautiful musical instruments in the world. We are honored to have Mary Stephenson impart such fine instruction. These weekly

Arts and Crafts

Spring - Summer 2018

30-minute lessons are tailored to the age and skill level of each student. Lessons are taught in either Suzuki or traditional method. Student recitals are usually scheduled twice a year. If you are interested in violin lessons held at Gordon State College’s McDonough campus, please call 678-359-5123 or email communityeducation@gordonstate.edu to join an interest list. Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays 30-minute time slots from: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Mary Stephenson Location: Community Education House Course Fee: $94 per month

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create professional-looking images for both print and the web. This hands-on class will teach you the techniques to “fix” the imperfections of your original photo, create collages, or your own photo greeting cards and announcements. Basic computer skills are required for this course.

Music Theory and Ear Training

This online course in basic music theory, taught by Gordon’s own music professor, Dr. Neil Boumpani, can serve high school students that are planning to major in music in college, or aspiring songwriters who need to understand how to properly write down their music. It can

Multiple Session Dates Offered:

also help those trying to produce their own

- Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Monday - Wednesday, June 11 - 13, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 103 Early-Bird: $69 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

music by giving them the understanding of the basics of music. The ear-training component will help the student develop his or her most important assets - the ears. We offer this online course to fit everyone’s busy schedules and allow each student to work on his or her own time schedule with an interactive component on Tuesday evenings. ONLINE Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 - July 17 Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Neil Boumpani Location: Online Course Fee: $59 Gordon Student: $29

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Computer Training and Applications

Gordon State College Technology in My Hands

Are you frustrated by the ever-growing complexity of mobile phones and tablets? This workshop will help you develop a basic understanding of mobile phone and tablet usage, as well as an opportunity to ask individual questions, and get expert help

The age of computers is now, and training is the key to keep up with society.

Computer Basics Workshop

Are you feeling that computer technology has passed you by? Maybe you’ve tried a standard computer course but felt it didn’t cover what you needed to learn. This class is for beginning computer users who have the desire to become more confident with the computer. The instructor will demonstrate tasks to be done by students, and will be available for personal assistance. This class will also include creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, and internet searching. Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Monday - Thursday, May 21 - 24, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 108 Early-Bird: $79 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $90

with common tasks like downloading and using apps, setting up e-mail accounts, or managing your calendar. Learn to connect to the most popular platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Skype, and connect with friends and family! Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Monday, April 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, June 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 103 Early-Bird: $29 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $40

Microsoft Excel Level One - will provide a solid introduction for those new to spreadsheets, and for self-taught users wanting to enhance their skills with Excel and gain an overview of how to generate formulas, use functions, and customization options. Basic PC and Windows skills are necessary

but

no

previous

spreadsheet

experience required.

Microsoft Publisher

gain the skill sets necessary for calculating

how to use the basic functions of Microsoft

data using functions and formulas, sorting and

Publisher. These skills will increase your

filtering data, using PivotTables for analyzing

knowledge of basic graphic design in a way that is much less complicated than those pricey editions. With your new abilities, you will be able to create eye-catching and unique designs and have fun designing postcards, fliers, and so much more! Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Wednesday & Thursday, August 1 - 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Walter Bibbs Location: Instructional Complex 103 Early-Bird: $96 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $115

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Level Two - is meant for those who desire to

In this course, the instructor will teach you

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data, and customizing workbooks. Multiple Experience Levels Offered: - Level One Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Level Two Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Michael Lill Location: Instructional Complex 102 Early-Bird: $72 (expires two weeks prior to class) Course Fee: $85


Numbers and Operations

American Heart Association CPR

(Elementary Teachers)

This mini-course will explore the mathematics content and appropriate related pedagogy of number and operations at the P-5 elementary level. Topics will include pre-number, early number, meaning of the four operations as well as computational strategies, alternative algorithms, mental math, and estimation for whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12 Time: 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Instructor: Geoff Clement Location: Smith Hall 206 Course Fee: $68

fun,

creative,

and

Life Support) course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It satisfies the requirements of students enrolled in the Gordon State College Nursing program and is also available to healthcare workers who provide service to patients in a wide variety of settings.

Worthwhile Mathematical Tasks Exploring

The American Heart Association’s BLS (Basic

meaningful

tasks for P-5 teachers over data analysis and probability! This workshop is appropriate for primary, elementary, and middle school teachers. Methods and materials appropriate for each concept will be explored and align with NCTM principles and standards and GSE/ Common Core standards.

McDONOUGH Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Friday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Annette Jackson Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird: $50 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $60 BARNESVILLE Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Friday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Annette Jackson Location: Nursing Allied Health Sciences 114 Early-Bird: $50 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $60

Business and Workforce Development

Spring - Summer 2018

Multiple Class Topics Offered: - Early Algebra Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Geometry & Measurement Monday - Thursday, July 16 -19, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Instructor: Geoff Clement Location: Smith Hall 206 Course Fee: $68

Did You Know? Gordon State College has a Challenge Course available to the community. What is the advantage of our Challenge Course? Call 678-359-5123 for information! For More Information: 678-359-5123 • www.gordonstate.edu/commed

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Online Enrichment and Professional Development

Online Learning. . .

Gordon State College

Microsoft Word 2016 Series - Online Introduction

Intermediate

combined

Microsoft’s newest release of Microsoft Word. This discounted bundle teaches you everything you need to know about the 2016 release. Online: www.ed2go.com/gsc Multiple Start Dates Offered: - April 11 - May 16 - June 13 Time: Self-Paced Instructor: Wallace Wang Location: Online Course Fee: $225

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Medical Math - Online Master medical calculations in an engaging environment! In these fun and practical lessons, you will gain the medical math skills you need for anything from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas. Whatever medical

Our online courses are instructor facilitated. This means that a large component of the course is interacting with an expert instructor and other students via a discussion area. Our instructors create warm and supportive communities of learners in our lively and intelligent discussion areas. All courses run for six weeks with a two-week grace period at the end. Courses are highly interactive and project-oriented. They include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. To see a complete list of the classes currently offered through ed2go and to learn more about how these online courses work, visit www.ed2go.com/gsc.

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and

into one course. Learn the ins and outs of

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field you are in, the hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily. Online: www.ed2go.com/gsc Multiple Session Dates Offered: - April 11 - May 16 - June 13 Time: Self-Paced Instructor: Ben Sellers Location: Online Course Fee: $115

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Write Your Life Story - Online

Have you thought about writing your story, sharing life-altering events? Does your family really know about their heritage? If you have ever thought about writing your life story, now is the time. You will have the satisfaction of telling history your way. You may even find a lucrative market for your story, just like the authors of the bestselling Rocket Boys and Angela’s Ashes. Online: www.ed2go.com/gsc Multiple Session Dates Offered: - April 11 - May 16 - June 13 Time: Self-Paced Instructor: Eva Shaw Location: Online Course Fee: $100

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Bring the classroom to you. Our courses are highly engaging and relevant with interactive and supportive instructors. You may choose from over 300 Instructor-Led courses designed to enhance your enrichment needs or you may need to better equip your career by choosing our Career Training Programs.

Veterinary Office Manager - Online

Activity Director - Online

This Veterinary Assistant Online Certificate

This course will provide opportunities to

Program will teach you the essential skills for

work in Long Term Care facilities, assisting

managing the business aspects of a veterinary

residents with activities and social needs. After

practice and becoming a veterinary assistant.

completing the course, you will be able to work

Learn the necessary skills to become a

as an Activity Director in a Long Term Care

pivotal member of a veterinary practice.

setting.

Microsoft Word and Excel certifications provide foundational skills that jump off a resume. You will also learn QuickBooks so you can understand accounts payable and receivable, and payroll. This program will set you on the path to success as a Veterinary Office Manager, and could lead to the following careers:

• Veterinary Office Manager • Veterinary Practice Manager • Veterinary Hospital Manager

Online: www.careertraining.ed2go.com/gordon Dates: Open Enrollment Time: Self-Paced Location: Online Course Fee: $3,995 (includes course materials)

After completing this course, you will be prepared to work in the following environments:

• Long Term Care • Assisted Living • Adult Day Program • Retirement Community • Community Center

Online Career Training and Certifications

Spring - Summer 2018

Online: www.careertraining.ed2go.com/gordon Dates: Open Enrollment Time: Self-Paced Location: Online Course Fee: $695

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Junior Highlanders -Summer Activities

Gordon State College Junior Highlander Swim Lessons

Mommy & Me Swim Lessons

safety in and around the pool, and beginning

An introduction to water is an important step for

Beginning swim lessons focus on floating, swimming techniques. A parent or guardian

must be present for children, but will not be in

your baby or toddler’s journey to a lifelong love of swimming. The more children get in the water

the water.

and enjoy their experience, the easier it is for

Instructor: Laura Huggins Location: Aquatic Center Pool

mom, dad, or an adult guardian in a calm and

them to learn to swim. Children will attend with quiet atmosphere. The instructor will share tips

Session I

and techniques on how to develop comfort and

Mondays - Thursdays, June 4 - 14 Early-Bird: $64 (expires May 21) Regular Fee: $75 Age

Times

3-4

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.

5-6

10:15 - 10:55 a.m.

7 - 10

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

11 & Up

11:45 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.

confidence in the water for your little one. Swim diapers are required. Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, May 14 - 25 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Laura Huggins Location: Aquatic Center Pool Early-Bird Fee: $49 (expires Apr. 30) Fee: $60

My Buddy & Me Pottery

Session II

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some

Mondays - Thursdays, June 18 - 28 Early-Bird Deadline: $64 (expires June 4) Regular Fee: $75 Age

Times

3-4

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.

5-6

10:15 - 10:55 a.m.

7 - 10

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

11 & Up

11:45 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.

Session III Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 19 Early-Bird Deadline: $64 (expires June 26) Regular Fee: $75 Age

Times

3-4

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.

5-6

10:15 - 10:55 a.m.

7 - 10

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

11 & Up

11:45 a.m.- 12:25 p.m.

The Gordon State College Aquatic Center may close during thunderstorms and other severe weather situations. Please call 678-359-5123 or 678-359-5101 to verify the status of the class. No refunds will be given for swim class cancellations due to inclement weather, but credit to another class will be granted.

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(Ages 6 months to 4 years)

Community Education

quality time together with a special child in your life. This class is designed to allow adults and children (ages six and up) to work side-by-side in a fun and educational atmosphere. All skill levels are welcome. The cost per adult/child includes instruction and materials. $20 for an additional child. Multiple Class Dates Offered: - Mondays, June 11- 25, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Saturday, June 16 - 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Bob Detamore Location: Fine Arts 215 Early-Bird Fee: $79 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $90


SAT/ACT Test Prep English This workshop covers eight hours of Language Arts. The purpose of the course is to review and prepare students to take or improve their scores on the Language Arts college admission tests, such as ACCUPLACER/ACT/SAT. This workshop will focus on: Understanding Sentence Skills Reading Comprehension Writing the Essay Defining Vocabulary review Test-taking tips and strategies Reviewing and practice of sections

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McDONOUGH Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Mondays and Thursdays, April 9 - 19 - Mondays and Thursdays , October 15 - 25 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Sheilagh Adams Location: McDonough Site Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75 BARNESVILLE Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Saturdays, May 5 & 19 - Saturdays, November 10 & 17 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Joan Prisk Location: Instructional Complex 207 Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

Private Violin Lessons (Ages 4 to adult)

The violin has been a longtime favorite for so many people and is considered one of the most beautiful musical instruments in the world. We are honored to have Mary Stephenson impart such fine instruction. These weekly 30-minute lessons are tailored to the age and skill level of each student. Lessons are taught in either Suzuki or traditional method. Student recitals are usually scheduled twice a year. If you are interested in violin lessons held at Gordon State College’s McDonough campus, please call 678-359-5123 or email communityeducation@gordonstate.edu to join an interest list. Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays 30-minute time slots from: 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Mary Stephenson Location: Community Education House Course Fee: $94 per month

SAT/ACT Test Prep Math

This eight-hour math workshop is designed to prepare students to take or improve their scores on college admission tests, such as the SAT, ACT, and ACCUPLACER. Students will actively engage in solving math problems with the instructor. Materials and websites will be distributed for extended practice beyond the workshop. This workshop is will focus on: Fractions, decimals, & percents operations Applications & problem solving Algebraic operations Solutions of equations & inequalities Operations with integers & rational numbers Operations with algebraic expressions Coordinate geometry

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McDONOUGH Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Mondays and Thursdays, April 9 - 19 - Mondays and Thursdays, October 15 - 25 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Instructor: Joan Prisk Location: McDonough Campus Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

Junior Highlanders - Summer Activities

Spring - Summer 2018

BARNESVILLE Multiple Session Dates Offered: - Saturdays, May 5 & 19 - Saturdays, November 10 & 17 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Joan Prisk Location: Instructional Complex 205 Early-Bird: $64 (expires two weeks prior to session) Course Fee: $75

Fernbank Museum Field Trip

Dinosaurs, WildWoods, and Science, Oh, My! Join us as we visit some of the world’s largest dinosaurs and one of the largest old-growth urban forest in the country. This trip includes a comfortable round-trip ride from Gordon State’s campus to the museum, the giant screen theater, and the new outdoor nature adventures of the WildWood and Fernbank Forest. All you need to bring is a sack lunch, bottled water, comfortable shoes, and a sense of adventure! Date: Thursday, June 23 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adult Fee (ages 13 and up): $38 Child Fee (ages 3 - 12): $ 28

For More Information: 678-359-5123 • www.gordonstate.edu/commed

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Junior Highlanders - Summer Camps

Gordon State College Basketball Camp

(Ages 7 - 14, Boys and Girls)

This camp is design to develop individual skill levels in the area of dribbling, passing, shooting, physical conditioning, and defense. The camp also addresses character education, which includes but not limited to social and emotional learning, moral reasoning, cognitive development, life skills, health education, violence & anti-bullying prevention, critical thinking,

ethical

reasoning,

and

conflict

resolution. Coach Bruce Capers, a Former Harlem Globetrotter and current Gordon Assistant Professor and Head Men’s Basketball Coach facilitates basketball and enrichment camps all over the world annually. Full Day Option Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 4 - 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Basketball Coaches Location: Alumni Memorial Hall Early-Bird Fee: $185 on or before May 22 Camp Fee: $200

Soccer Camp

(Ages 6 & Up, Boys and Girls)

Our popular soccer camp, led by Scott Henderson, is designed to provide a positive learning environment for both boys and girls. The camp is game-oriented and dedicated to developing players to meet their full potential, while

providing

individual

attention

beginner to advanced, all players benefit with this four-day camp offered two different weeks with both weeks for ages six and up. Week I: Full Day Option Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 11 - 14 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Early-Bird Fee: $189 (expires May 29) Camp Fee: $224 Week II: Full Day Option Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 18 - 21 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Early-Bird Fee: $189 (expires June 4) Camp Fee: $224

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Community Education

and

development. Grouped by skill level, from


Highlander Softball Skills Camp (Ages 8 - 18, Girls Only)

The Gordon State College softball program is very excited to announce the return of the Highlander Softball Skills Camp. The camp is designed to cover all aspects of the game of fast pitch softball including hitting, pitching, fielding,

base

running,

catching,

infield,

outfield, as well as actual game training. In addition to learning individual position play from some of the best coaches and players in the country, the Highlander Skills Camp will also include live scrimmage games.

Tennis Camp

(Ages 10 - 18, Boys and Girls)

This camp is designed to provide clear and concise instruction for the beginning and

intermediate

tennis

player

with

an

emphasis on proper technique. The course

This is not a typical camp as our goal is to

will cover the fundamentals of the volley, the

ensure that all participating campers enhance

forehand, the backhand, the overhead and

and improve “their game,” both physically, and

the serve; students will also be introduction

mentally to help achieve our camp motto of

to the fundamentals of movement and score-

“The three days that made a difference in my

keeping. Good sportsmanship and proper

game.”

tennis etiquette will also be emphasized.

Day Camp: Monday - Wednesday, June 25 - 27 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Softball Coaches Location: GSC Softball Field Camp Fee: $300

McDONOUGH Dates: Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Larry Graham Location: Richard Craig Park Tennis Courts Early-Bird: $100 (expires June 4) Course Fee: $125

Overnight Camp: (Ages 10 and up only) Sunday - Wednesday, June 24 - 27 Check-in on Sunday: 6:00 p.m. Check-out on Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Softball Coaches Location: Resident Halls & Softball Field Camp Fee: $385

Junior Highlanders - Summer Camps

Spring - Summer 2018

BARNESVILLE Dates: Monday - Friday, June 25 - 29 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor: Larry Graham Location: GSC Tennis Courts Early-Bird: $100 (expires June 11) Course Fee: $125

For More Information: 678-359-5123 • www.gordonstate.edu/commed

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Junior Highlanders - Summer Camps

Gordon State College Science Explorer Camp (Grades Pre-K - 5, Boys and Girls)

Each

week

environment

will with

provide exciting

a

structured interactive

experiences based on the specific age group. Campers will have hands-on experiments and projects to learn about the natural world and better understand how it works. We will incorporate a schedule that will keep campers’ minds and bodies active with indoor and outdoor fun. During each camp, we will embark on an adventurous field trip. Campers are to bring a sack lunch each day, and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and bring swim wear and towel for swimming in our aquatic center pool. Grades Pre-K - 1st Dates: Monday - Friday, June 4 - 8 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Yvonne Stroud Early-Bird Fee: $149 on or before May 22 Fee: $160 Grades 2nd - 3rd Dates: Monday - Friday, June 11 - 15 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Yvonne Stroud Early-Bird Fee: $149 on or before May 29 Fee: $160 Grades 4th - 5th Dates: Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Lynn Rumfelt Early-Bird Fee: $149 on or before June 4 Fee: $160

Summer STEAM Camp (Grades 6 - 8, Boys and Girls)

Our new Summer-STEAM camp offers a fun, adrenaline-filled learning experience in science, technology, engineering and math, plus art and adventure. We are looking for students who enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, being creative, and learning how things work through hands-on experiments. Our camp leaders (Drs. Andy Osborne, Ric Calhoun, and Mrs. Valerie Calhoun), along with other professionals will actively educate these middle school campers to get them ready for the next school year. Campers are to bring a sack lunch each day, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring swim wear and towel for swimming in the Gordon State College Pool on Thursday. Stay tuned for more information by following us on Facebook or sign-up for our email notification list through communityeducation@gordonstate.edu. McDONOUGH Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28 - Swimming will be on Thursday, June 28 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Professors Location: McDonough Center Early-Bird Fee: $168 (expires June 11) Fee: $184 BARNESVILLE Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Professors Location: Instructional Complex Early-Bird Fee: $168 (expires June 25) Fee: $184

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Community Education


Performing Art and Dance Camp

Music Theory and Ear Training

Throughout the years, our annual art camp

by Gordon’s own music professor, Dr. Neil

has provided exciting hands-on activities that

Boumpani, can serve high school students that

allow each camper to meet creative challenges

are planning to major in music in college, or

and exercise their imagination with various art

aspiring songwriters who need to understand

projects. This year is no exception as we once

how to properly write down their music. It can

again partner with Ozier Dance Studio for an

also help those trying to produce their own

exciting week of musical theatre and visual art

music by giving them the understanding of the

elements. Lunch is included in the camp fee.

basics of music. The ear-training component

(Grades K-5, Boys and Girls)

Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: GSC Professors and Kim Ozier Early-Bird Fee: $185 (expires July 2) Fee: $200

This online course in basic music theory, taught

will help the student develop his or her most important assets - the ears. We offer this online course to fit everyone’s busy schedules and allow each student to work on his or her own time schedule with an interactive component on Tuesday evenings. ONLINE Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 - July 17 Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Neil Boumpani Location: Online Course Fee: $59 Gordon Student: $29

Junior Highlanders - Summer Camps

Spring - Summer 2018

Online registration is available for Junior Highlander camps and activities! If you are interested in payment plans for the camps and activities, please see page 22 for more information, or call our office at 678-359-5123 (swim lessons are not included).

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Registration Information for Community Education Courses and Junior Highlander Activities 22

All courses and activities are scheduled for the main campus site, in Barnesville, unless noted otherwise. Web Registrations - Go to www.gordonstate.edu/commed and click on the “Registration” tab located on the left of the web-page.

Register in Person - Our office is located on Spencer Street in Barnesville, GA. (Physical address: 301 Spencer Street, Barnesville, GA 30204)

Phone Registration - To register for courses by phone, please contact the Community Education office during our summer operating hours (listed below) at: 678-359-5123.

Registering by Mail or Fax - Registration forms may be faxed to our office 770-358-5009. Mail

your completed Community Education registration form with payment information to: Gordon State College Community Education, 419 College Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204.

Emergency Closing - Inclement Weather - The 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.

- 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. Student Accommodations

Holidays - The campus will be closed on May 30 (Memorial Day) and July 4 (Independence Day). No Community Education camps or courses will meet on these days.

- 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. Refunds

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 completed.

All Junior Highlander Registrations (Includes all registration information above)

Fees include a $50 non-refundable fee (except for swim lessons). Walk-up registrations for camps will result in an additional $25 charge. All registrations will receive a handbook via email or postal mail. The forms in the handbook will need to be completed by the parent and/or guardian, and returned to the Community Education office prior to the start of the camp(s) registered. If the required forms have not been completed and returned, the child will not be allowed to participant in the camp(s).

- There will be no refunds once the selected camp has started. If you should need to withdraw your child from the program, please notify the Community Education office at least one week prior to the start of the camp; you will be given a refund for the camp registration minus the required non-refundable deposit. If a camp is canceled by the Community Education office due to low enrollment or other reasons, you will receive a full refund, including the non-refundable deposit. Refunds for Junior Highlander Camps

- Payment plans are available for all camps (swim lessons not included in payment plan program). Please contact the Community Education office for more details and/or to set up a payment plan for your child’s Junior Highlander Camp registration(s). Payment Plan(s) for Junior Highlander Camps

Questions?

Contact us with any questions you may have via email: communityeducation@gordonstate.edu or by calling: 678-359-5123.

Office Hours

Mondays - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch)


See page 22 for all detailed registration information

Last Name:

Main Contact of Participant’s Information (must be at least 18 years old) First Name:

No

Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

City:

Email:

Zip: Yes

Street Address: State: Would you like to join our email mailing list?

Last Name:

Payer Information (if different than contact listed above)

Ball Size (Soccer Camp)

City:

State:

Course/Camp(s) Selected

Zip:

Fee(s)

Email:

First Name: Phone Number:

Shirt Size (Kids Only)

Billing Address: Birth Date (if under 18) (mm/dd/yyyy)

Fee(s) Total:

Expiration Date:

Credit/Debit Card Number:

Cardholder’s Signature:

Security Code: Cardholder’s Name (please print):

Participant’s Name (First, Last)

Junior Highlander Course/Camp Registration Spring - Summer 2018

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Gordon State College Community Education 2018 Spring & Summer Catalog  

The Community Education department at Gordon State College offers a variety of personal enrichment and professional development courses.

Gordon State College Community Education 2018 Spring & Summer Catalog  

The Community Education department at Gordon State College offers a variety of personal enrichment and professional development courses.