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2013 – 2014

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INFORMATION

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Registration and Financial Aid Information................................................... 9 General Information..................................................................................... 40 Office Hours................................................................................................. 40 Registration Form........................................................................................ 41

JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS Cardiographic Technician............................................................................... 2 Cosmetology Academy.................................................................................. 3 Dental Assisting............................................................................................. 3 Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate............................. 4 Graphic & Web Design Certification.............................................................. 4 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R).................. 5 Medical Assisting........................................................................................... 5 Medical Billing & Coding with Electronic Health Records.............................. 6 Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy............................... 6 Nursing Assistant (STNA) .............................................................................. 7 Pharmacy Technician..................................................................................... 7 Phlebotomy Certification............................................................................... 8 Precision/CNC Machine Technology............................................................... 8 Welding......................................................................................................... 9 Career Search and Preparation.................................................................... 12

CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION Child Care..................................................................................................................12 Medical/Healthcare/Fitness............................................................................. 12-13 Lean...........................................................................................................................13 . 14 Quality/American Society for Quality (ASQ)........................................................ BUSINESS/FINANCE/MARKETING Business....................................................................................................... 14 Accounting/Finance..................................................................................... 15 Marketing.................................................................................................... 15 Hospitality Management and Event Planning.............................................. 15 Business Management & Leadership........................................................... 16 Essential Skills of Estate “Family” Planning................................................ 17 Computers

Introduction to Computers..................................................................................17 Internet/Social Media.........................................................................................18 Computer Applications................................................................................. 18-19 Microsoft Access...................................................................................... 20 Microsoft Excel........................................................................................ 20 Microsoft Word........................................................................................ 20 Financial.................................................................................................. 20 Computer/IT Certifications ...................................................................... 21 Computer Aided Design...................................................................... 21-22 Web Design............................................................................................. 22 Graphic Design................................................................................... 23-24

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY CDL – Truck Driver Training NEW............................................................... 24 Automotive Technology.......................................................................... 24-25

Some of What’s NEW!

page Payroll...........................................................................................................15 Business Management & Leadership Series..................................................16 Web Essentials Series...................................................................................22 Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert Series.........................................23-24 Automotive Technology Series......................................................................24 Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair & Maintenance Course Series............................................................24 OSHA............................................................................................................25 Timber Framing.............................................................................................25 Energy Auditing............................................................................................26 How to Market Your Crafting Business........................................................28 Learn to Quilt................................................................................................29 Comfort Foods Made Healthy.......................................................................30 Beginning Astrology.....................................................................................35 A Holiday in Fabulous Chicago Tour.............................................................38

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The Polaris Career Center Adult Education Department offers comprehensive education and training services that are essential for individuals entering the job market, seeking a new career or looking to update their skills. Our programs and services are continually upgraded and expanded to remain current with today’s changing technology and job market. Our commitment to excellence makes Polaris Career Center a leader in career-technical education. CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Construction Technology.........................................................................25-26 Carpentry/Woodworking...............................................................................26 Flooring.........................................................................................................26 Painting........................................................................................................26 Weekend Warrior Series.............................................................................. 27

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Electrical Wiring/Electricity............................................................................27 Low Pressure Boiler......................................................................................27 Plumbing.......................................................................................................27 Welding........................................................................................................28 Small Engine Repair......................................................................................28

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Entrepreneur.................................................................................................28 Personal Finance and Real Estate Investing..................................................28 Arts, Crafts & Jewelry .............................................................................28-29 Literature/Voice Acting/Telecommunications................................................30 Culinary.........................................................................................................30 Pastry.......................................................................................................31-32 Dance/Exercise.........................................................................................32-33 Wellness/Safety/Senior Needs..................................................................33-34 General Interest.......................................................................................35-36 Photography.................................................................................................36 Home & Garden............................................................................................36 Foreign Language....................................................................................36-37 Music............................................................................................................37 Sports & Leisure............................................................................................37 Tours........................................................................................................37-38 Kids’ Classes.................................................................................................38

MOTORCYCLE...........................................................................................39 GED/BASIC SKILLS CLASSES Adult Basic Literacy Education.............................................................................. 40 POLARIS LOCATION Evenings M Sept. 2, 2013 M T Oct. 22, 2013 Th Nov. 14, 2013 W,Th Nov. 27 - 28, 2013 Th-F M Dec. 23, 2013 M W Jan. 1, 2014 W M Jan. 20, 2014 M M Feb. 17, 2014 M F Th May 15, 2014 M May 26, 2014 M

NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING: Weekdays Weekends Sept. 2, 2013 Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 2013

Nov. 28 - 29, 2013 Dec. 23 2013 Jan. 1, 2014 Jan. 20, 2014 Feb. 17, 2014 Apr. 18, 2014

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2013 Dec. 22, 2013 Dec. 28 & 29, 2013

May 26, 2014

May 24 & 25, 2014

Apr. 19 & 20, 2014

Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury, Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.


Learn how Polaris Career Center can give you the skills you need to succeed. Polaris Career Center offers the following Job Training Programs: Financial Aid Eligible Job Training Programs

(For those who qualify - 600 hours or longer)

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Cosmetology Academy........................................................................ 3 Dental Assisting................................................................................... 3 Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate.................. 4 Graphic & Web Design Certification................................................... 4 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R..................................................................... 5 Medical Assisting................................................................................ 5 Medical Billing & Coding (with electronic health records)................. 6 Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy................... 6 Pharmacy Technician........................................................................... 7 Precision/CNC Machine Technology..................................................... 8 Welding............................................................................................... 9

Job Training Programs/Information

Explore Polaris Career Center JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

Short-Term Training Programs (less than 600 hours) Cardiographic Technician.................................................................... 2 Nursing Assistant (STNA)..................................................................... 7 Phlebotomy Certification.................................................................... 8

JOB TRAINING INFORMATION NIGHTS Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Learn more about our job training programs & career opportunities. Meet our instructors and tour our facility. Get answers to your questions and information on financial aid, interest-free tuition payment plans, Federal Student Loans & Pell Grants.

Call today (440) 891-7600 www.polaris.edu What’s in it for You? During instruction or upon completion of any Job Training Program, you will receive: • Industry Recognized Certifications • A Career Passport – documentation of your capabilities • A Certificate of Completion (with 90% attendance and passing grades) • Job Readiness Assistance – training in job seeking skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques • Job Search Assistance • College Credit in selected courses

For registration and financial aid information, please visit our website www.polaris.edu or see pages 9-11. For additional information on any of our Job Training Programs, call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 or Mary Koeka at (440) 891-7653. Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Adult Education Job Training Programs

Adult Education Job Training Programs The Adult Job Training Programs at Polaris Career Center are designed to prepare you for a meaningful career in today’s leading occupations.

JOB TRAINING PROGRAM INFORMATION NIGHTS

Each program features comprehensive, hands-on training for adults who are just starting a career, who are in job transition, or who want to upgrade their existing skills to remain competitive. Complete a Job Training Program at Polaris Career Center and you’ll master job skills and concepts that will maximize your potential.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Gainful employment information is available at http://www.polaris.edu/adulteducation/programs.

For more information, call (440) 891-7600.

Career Counseling • Have you been laid-off or are planning to return to the workforce?

career decision that is right for you, schedule an Individualized Career Testing session by calling Judy Whalen at 440-891-7747. A discussion of your test results and a step-by-step plan will be provided at a follow-up conference.

• Don’t know where to start, contact Judy Whalen, Career Counselor at 440-891-7747 for a free consultation.

Cost: $89 (If you register for a Job Training program, the cost of this test will be deducted from your tuition.)

• Are you trying to make a career choice or seeking a new career?

If you don’t know your interests, values, and aptitudes for the many careers available, and would like to develop a plan to determine a Follow us on:

For additional information on any of our Job Training Programs, call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 or Mary Koeka at (440) 891-7653.

Cardiographic Technician  (230 Hours)

Schedule/Tuition: The Cardiographic Technician program at Polaris Fall 2013 Career Center is designed to prepare students to Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures September 9, 2013 – January 29, 2014 (approximate ending date) such as electrocardiograms, Holter and telemetry Spring 2014 monitoring, and stress testing. Cardiographic Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM technicians work in hospitals and cardiology offices to assist physicians in the diagnosis and February 10, 2014 - June 25, 2014 (approximate ending date) monitoring of heart disease. Tuition Fee: $2,995 Students will receive 130 hours of classroom Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials, and and lab time. In addition, students will have certification examination fee. the opportunity to gain practical experience Gainful employment information is available at through a 100-hour unpaid externship in a local www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs. clinical setting. Note: Externship hours must be completed during daytime working hours, Monday through Friday. Healthcare providers require immunizations for students participating in externships. The cost of the immunizations will be the student’s responsibility. Students will be required to have a background check. Upon completion, students will be eligible for credentialing as a Cardiographic Technician (CCT) with Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course or concurrent enrollment in a Medical Terminology course. Proof of successful course completion (transcript or certificate of completion) is required.

Medical Terminology/Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology  (48 hrs.) Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the language and medical terminology. Basic information about the structures and functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations.

Schedule/Tuition: Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM August 22, 2013 – December 19, 2013 (No class 11/14, 11/28) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM January 30, 2014 – May 22, 2014 Th (No class 5/15) Class fee $445...........Materials fee $100..........Total $545

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FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify Be a cut above the rest in one of the fastest growing careers today! Do you enjoy working with people?  Do you have an eye for beauty?  Consider the tremendous career opportunities for students of cosmetology. Let the Polaris Career Center Cosmetology Academy prepare you for a challenging career in this exciting, cutting-edge field.  Gain hands-on experience in the Polaris Career Center New Beginnings Salon while obtaining the industry knowledge necessary for your Cosmetology license. Acquire skills commonly used in cosmetology in the following areas: • Dispensary operations • Sanitation • Reception duties • Salon management Emphasis will be placed on the hands-on practice of: • Scalp care and hair treatments • Shaping and cutting hair • Styling hair • Permanent waving • Hair relaxing and coloring • Hair highlighting and toning • Manicuring and pedicuring • Facial treatments • Wig and hairpiece care

Schedule/Tuition: Monday – Thursday , 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM September 9, 2013 – June, 2015 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $11,995 Tuition includes textbooks, tool kit with mannequins, nail kit, smock, supplies, materials, and State Board examination fee. Students registering for the Cosmetology Academy will need to show their high school or GED diploma, state I.D. (Driver’s License), and proof of residency (utility bill, etc.). Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs. Career Options (State license required): • Cosmetologist • Nail technician • Color technician • Salon owner/manager • Perm specialist • Platform artist • Hair cutting specialist • Equipment sales • Esthetician

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Cosmetology Academy  (1500 Hours)

Since the Cosmetology Academy is a 2-year program, qualified students will have access to two years of Pell Grant funding consisting of one 900-hour award and one 600-hour award. Call the Financial Aid Coordinator at (440) 891-7668 for additional information.

Dental Assisting  (900 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify A career as a dental assistant offers many opportunities and the field is growing faster than average occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As valuable members of the dental care team, assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care. In this course you’ll learn all the skills you need for entry-level employment. Skills taught include: • Introduction to dentistry/oral health and nutrition • Infection control • Head and neck anatomy/physiology • Patient care/dental charting/psychology • Restorative materials/advanced chairside

• Laboratory materials • Radiology • Practice management • Computer technology • Dental specialties

Schedule/Tuition: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM September 9, 2013– June 26, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $8,495 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials, and examination fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Dental Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 250-hour, unpaid externship (additional days may be required for the externship). Students will be required to have a routine physical, a criminal background check, and purchase their own uniforms. Immunizations will be required prior to participation in the clinical portion of the program. Students who complete the program will be eligible to take the Certified Ohio Dental Assisting Examination, and earn the credential CODA (Certified Ohio Dental Assistant). Students will also complete the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer initial training course. This initial training course satisfies the requirements of the Ohio State Dental Board and allows the student to earn the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer certification.

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate  (930 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify

Schedule/Tuition: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM September 30, 2013 – July 14, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $6,995 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, Infant/ Child CPR, Communicable Disease, First Aid and Child Abuse Recognition training and certification fees, and CDA application fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

The Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate (CDA) is the most widely recognized credential in early child care education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. At Polaris Career Center, the CDA program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for the nationally recognized CDA credential. The CDA credential is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. CDA students will learn how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children. The CDA student will gain knowledge of how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and an understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Completing the CDA program will assist you in meeting current job requirements and advancing your career and salary. The CDA will also increase your knowledge of early childhood education and understand developmentally appropriate practice. In turn, you will increase your confidence and reinforce your commitment to early childhood education. Students will receive 450 hours of classroom training and have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a 480 hour unpaid required field experience student teaching at an area child care center. Note: field experience hours will vary between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. and will be determined by the child care center offering the student the field experience. Upon completion of the CDA program, the student will be eligible to apply for the CDA credential. A routine physical and a criminal background check are required prior to student participation in the field experience. Immunizations may be required and the cost of these immunizations will be the students’ responsibility. Learn the CDA Observation Method, R-O-R (Review, Observe, & Reflect) and plan for the verification visit.

Graphic & Web Design Certification  (600 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify

Graphic Design – 300 Hours A 300-hour program is designed to prepare the student to perform specific functions in the graphic design/production field. This will be achieved by studying the basics of design, typography, color theory and basic layout; then applying them in the computer disciplines: Adobe InDesign CS6 (page layout); PhotoShop CS6 (photo correction, retouching, etc.) and Illustrator CS6 (creating and modifying vector images). Advanced classes in electronic page layout and print production will round out preparation for jobs in the field. Skills developed include, but are not limited to: Illustrator CS6 PhotoShop CS6 Extended InDesign CS6 • Drawing vector images • Editing and retouching • Principles of page layout photos • Re-drawing bitmap images • Working with text and • Using layers, type and graphics • Using gradients, blends effects and patterns • Color management • Photo Illustration and • Using type and layers • Working with tabs and restoration tables • Saving and exporting • Using images in other images • Preflight and preparation programs for printing

Web Design – 300 Hours A 300-hour course created to prepare the student for the web design field. This will be achieved by studying the basics of: HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Content Management Systems, Social Media Networks, Flash animation and more, then application with Adobe Flash CS6 and Dreamweaver CS6. Design skills used from the Graphic Design section will be required before beginning the Web Design section.

Schedule/Tuition Monday - Thursday - 6:00 PM -10:00 PM September 16, 2013 – July 30, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee $5,995 Tuition includes textbooks and one Adobe Certification examination fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs. *Adobe offers Associate Certification, nationally recognized for the above mentioned Adobe programs. The fee included in the tuition is for one exam. An introduction to the MacIntosh class will be included for those unfamiliar with the MacIntosh OS X v10.7 operating system. Prerequisite: General computer knowledge; keyboarding skills helpful.

Skills developed include, but are not limited to: Dreamweaver CS6 Basics and Advanced Flash CS6 Basics and Advanced • Basics and interface • Creating websites using design and code • Animation and actionscript • Writing HTML and CSS from scratch • Integrating Flash files into HTML and • Using browsers to preview work web applications • Working with content management • Learning the full potential of Flash systems and social media networks

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FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify As the population grows, so does the demand for new residential, commercial, and industrial climate control systems. The highly trained technicians in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) profession maintain the complex HVAC/R systems used in residential, light industrial, and commercial buildings. Trained technicians have job stability and high earning potential. The HVAC/R program at Polaris Career Center will help you access this growing field. This program takes place in a comprehensive classroom and practical learning environment. The course includes: • Introduction to Construction and Maintenance (Core Curriculum) • HVAC/R safety related issues • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) • Heating & air conditioning installation procedures • Understanding schematics • Airside systems • Proper venting • CFC Refrigerant Recovery/ Recycling Certification • ICE Certification

• Duct work • Electrical code & electrical controls • Mechanical maintenance • Air properties & balancing • Heating & air conditioning diagnostic techniques • Refrigeration troubleshooting • Customer service

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM August 26, 2013 – January 29, 2014 (approximate ending date) Evening Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM September 16, 2013 - May 6, 2014 (approximate ending date) Spring 2014 Day Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM February 3, 2014 – June 16, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $7,995 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials and certification examination fees. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

All instructional materials, as well as the CFC Refrigerant Recovery/ Recycling Certification and ICE test fees, are included. All students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification in Core Curriculum. Students are required to purchase safety glasses.

Medical Assisting  (946 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify There is no better time than the present to enter the healthcare field. The Medical Assisting program is a great way to gain access to this exciting profession. The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares you to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures for employment in a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital. The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology • Entry-level clinical skills • Phlebotomy certification • Scheduling appointments • Records management/electronic medical records • Medical law and ethics • Entry-level ICD-9/CPT coding • Health insurance claim forms • AED/adult/child/infant CPR • First aid/medical emergencies • Computer skills • Psychology of human behavior • Employability skills • OSHA/universal precautions • HIPAA/standards and guidelines Medical Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 160-200 hour unpaid externship. Students will be required to have a routine physical, and criminal background check. Some healthcare systems and physician practices may require proof of current immunizations for students participating in externships. Students must also complete the Hepatitis B series prior to participation in their externships. The cost of the physical and immunizations will be the responsibility of the student. The Polaris Career Center Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board. (MAERB). Commission on

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Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)  (600 Hours)

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Day Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM September 16, 2013 – May 14, 2014 (approximate ending date) Spring 2014 Evening Monday - Thursday, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM February 10, 2014 – December 2, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $8,495 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials, CMA and IAPS examination fees. Qualifies for CT2 Career Technical College Credit Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater FL 33756, 727-210-2350. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination and the International Academy of Phlebotomy Sciences (IAPS) certification examination. Advanced Placement Advanced placement will only be allowed as transfer credit from an accredited institution and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This must be arranged prior to enrollment. Credit will not be granted for experiential learning.

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Medical Billing & Coding (with electronic health records)  (900 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM September 16, 2013 – June 24, 2014 (approximate ending date) Spring 2014 Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM February 10, 2014 – December 18, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $8,495 Tuition includes textbooks and examination fees. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

This 900-hour program is designed for those who wish to gain employment in medical billing and health information management in physician practices, outpatient clinics, billing companies as well as a variety of other medical facilities. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic medical records, practice management software, Microsoft Office, medical office administration procedures, medical procedural coding, medical diagnostic coding, hospital billing, and reimbursement procedures. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as medical records technicians, or billing and coding specialists. Students will be required to complete a 180-hour unpaid externship during daytime working hours at the end of the program. Students will be eligible to participate in the National HealthCareer Association Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist exam (CBCS), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam. Students will be required to have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers may require immunizations for students participating in externships. The cost of the physical and immunizations will be the responsibility of the student.

Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy  (600 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify The Polaris Career Center Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy prepares candidates for police and natural resource law enforcement officer positions and other careers that require peace officer training. This 600-hour course is conducted under the auspices of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The instruction will be provided by those who have experience and expertise in the field of law enforcement, natural resources, and parks and recreation. College Credit Students can earn technical credits toward an Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Park Ranger Policing at Cuyahoga Community College. Additional credits can be obtained throughout the state. The Academy Training includes: • Administration • Legal • Human resources • Firearms • Driving • Subject control • First aid • Patrol • Civil disorders • Investigation • Physical conditioning • Aerosol defense spray • Expandable baton

As an all-inclusive Academy, the following are provided for use during the program: • Gun belt • Holster • Handgun • Shotgun • Ammunition • Handcuffs • Duty bag • Gym uniforms • Polo shirt • Textbook/Materials • Expandable baton • Aerosol defense spray • Winter jacket • Winter hat

Schedule/Tuition: Monday – Thursday & Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (M - Th) & 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sat.) September 9, 2013 – April, 2014 (exact completion date determined by enrollment and weather; some Fridays and Sundays may be required) Tuition Fee: $4,995 Tuition includes uniforms, supplies, materials listed above and exam fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs. Applicants must be 21 years old by the completion of the course, have a valid driver’s license and must submit to fingerprinting, a background check and a medical examination. All state and federal guidelines dictating the carrying of a firearm and minimum physical fitness standards set by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission will be followed. Commissioned and open enrollment applicants will be accepted. Natural Resources/Ranger/ Basic Peace Officer Academy (OPOTA) registration procedures: Register with first payment by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Attend mandatory orientation on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. (students will be contacted prior to this date with the location for finger printing). Successfully complete an initial physical fitness assessment (date to be determined prior to the start of the academy) - any student not passing the initial physical fitness assessment will be refunded in full.

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State Tested Nursing Assistants gain employment caring for diverse patient populations including the elderly in long-term care settings, assisted living facilities, home care environments and hospitals. Our program is state-approved and consists of mandatory attendance for classroom/clinical hours. The STNA exam is included in the fee and is offered to our students after successful completion of the program. Medicare approved Home Health Aide Certification and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) certification is also included. The 2-step Mantoux TB test is required before class begins. Immunizations may be required and the cost of the immunizations are the responsibility of the student. Employers may require a background check. Uniform requirements will be discussed on the first day of class. The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: • Personal protective equipment • Use of a gait belt for transfers and ambulation • Toileting residents • Use of a bedpan • Assisting with dressing • Assisting with feeding • Personal care skills, including: mouth care, perineal care, and bathing/hair care • Vital signs: temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure

Pharmacy Technician  (600 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify The Pharmacy Technician program might be your prescription for success! The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for pharmacy career opportunities in retail, hospital, and long-term care settings. Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide medication and other health care products. Pharmacy Technician students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through an unpaid externship. The program prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: • Communication skills • Medical terminology • Customer service • Anatomy and physiology • Computer technology • Pharmacology • OSHA • Pharmacy practice • HIPAA • Pharmacy technology • Inventory control • Pharmaceutical terminology • Billing and reimbursement • Pharmaceutical calculations • Health insurance claim forms • Medication dispensing • Employability skills • Drug storage • Sterile admixtures preparation • Office skills • Extemporaneous compounding • Recordkeeping • Ambulatory pharmacy • Pharmaceutical techniques externship • Pharmacy law and ethics

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM September 9, 2013 – October 8, 2013 October 28, 2013 – November 26, 2013 Spring 2014 Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM February 18, 2014 – March 19, 2014 March 31, 2014 – April 29, 2014 May 5, 2014 – June 4, 2014 Tuition Fee: $995 (No Discounts) Tuition includes textbook, CPR fees and STNA test fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Please call 440-891-7697 for an information packet prior to registration.

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Nursing Assistant (STNA)  (90 Hours)

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM September 16, 2013 – June 30, 2014 (approximate ending date) Spring 2014 Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM February 18, 2014 – December 3, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $5,995 Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Prior to externship participation, students will be required to have a criminal background check, pay for their mandatory drug screening, and maintain 90% classroom attendance. Some healthcare systems, physician practices, and/or pharmacies may require immunizations for students participating in externships. The cost of the immunizations is the student’s responsibility. Students will also be required to purchase their own uniforms.

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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Phlebotomy Certification  (252 Hours)

Schedule/Tuition: Fall 2013 Monday – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM September 11, 2013 – January 30, 2014 (approximate ending date) Spring 2014 Monday – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM February 19, 2014 – June 26, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee $2,995 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials and certification examination fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Students will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, and butterfly needles on adults. Both classroom instruction and clinical experience during a 100-hour externship at a healthcare facility will provide an opportunity for the student to gain the skill and knowledge necessary to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (exam fee included). Note: Clinical hours will be scheduled during the day, and students will be placed in clinical assignments as space is available. Students will be required to purchase their own uniforms and have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers and labs require immunizations and may require blood titres (at the student’s expense) for students participating in externships. Students will be required to complete the three-part Hepatitis B vaccination series (at the student’s expense) prior to starting their clinical hours. Students must have the first of three Hepatitis B vaccinations prior to the first day of class. Drug testing and a flu shot may be required (at student’s expense). Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course or concurrent enrollment in a Medical Terminology course. Proof of successful course completion (transcript or certificate of completion) is required.

Medical Terminology/Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology  (48 hrs.) Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the language and medical terminology. Basic information about the structures and functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations.

Schedule/Tuition: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM August 22, 2013 – December 19, 2013 Th (No class 11/14, 11/28) Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM January 30, 2014 – May 22, 2014 (No class 5/15) Class fee $445...........Materials fee $100..........Total $545

Precision/CNC Machine Technology  (600 Hours)

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify Be prepared to enter the high-pay, high-tech field of precision machining. Journeyman machinists, die makers, mold makers and CNC programmers/operators enjoy stable employment in the dynamic environment of manufacturing. Individuals considering careers in all aspects of manufacturing will benefit. All participants will be given the opportunity to earn Level 1 credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS). This hands-on curriculum includes: • Applied mathematics, blueprint interpretation, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing • Project work on lathes, mills, surface grinders • CNC/CAD/CAM fundamentals • Manufacturing safety and job planning • Hand tools and drilling machines • Inspection instruments and quality control National Institute for Metalworking Skills • Metallurgy and heat treating • Web-based instruction in partnership with Tooling U. This course work has been approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training for existing company sponsored apprenticeship programs.

Popular classes fill up fast!

Schedule/Tuition: Monday - Thursday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM September 16, 2013 – June 30, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $7,995 Tuition includes textbooks, Tooling U, and examination fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

Enroll early and get the class you want.

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILE PROGRAM – for those who qualify Welding holds the world together, from the exhaust pipe on a car to the Space Shuttle. Highly trained technicians in the welding and fabricating field maintain, repair and produce the products used in the manufacturing, structural, and fabrication industries. Qualified welding and metal fabricating technicians are in demand, have job stability, and have high earning potential. Become a trained technician in the welding, fabricating and metallurgical trades and gain access to a growing and demanding field. This program takes place in a comprehensive classroom and state-of-the-art welding lab. It is designed to teach you practical applications and theory related to the welding trade, while preparing you for the American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and exams. The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) credentials may also be achieved. Instructional materials and welding helmets are included. The course includes: • Introduction to Construction and Maintenance (Core Curriculum) • Welding safety • Blueprint fundamentals • Reading welding symbols • Oxy-acetylene cutting, welding, and brazing • Base metal preparations • Weld quality • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or Stick Welding) • SMAW equipment and setup • SMAW electrodes and selection

Schedule/Tuition: Monday – Thursday (some Saturdays may be required), 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM September 16, 2013 – May 22, 2014 (approximate ending date) Tuition Fee: $7,995 Tuition includes textbooks, materials and certification exam fee. Gainful employment information is available at www.polaris.edu/adult-education/programs.

• SMAW groove welds with backing • SMAW open V-groove welds • SMAW open-root pipe welds • SMAW vertical welding • Plasma arc cutting • Basic GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, TIG) • Basic GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding, MIG) • Theory, welding and machine operation • Introduction to pipe welding

Students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification in Core Curriculum and Welding Level 1 and may also be eligible to earn American Welding Society (AWS) certifications.

REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Requirements for Enrollment in a Job Training Program: All students will need to register in-person and bring the following: • a high school diploma or GED certificate • a valid government issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license) • Cosmetology Academy students will also need proof of residency document (utility bill, etc.) A tuition payment is due at the time of registration (for details see Tuition Payment Plan information in the Registration Information section pg. 10) Note: Please be aware that many occupations require background checks and drug testing prior to employment.

Registration for Job Training Programs If you have been awarded financial aid and have confirmed this with Pat Carter, you may register and apply your financial aid to your payment plan. If you have not applied for financial aid or spoken to Pat Carter to confirm your award, please see the following information regarding the financial aid process. For further Job Training Program information, please call: Elaine Byrd, 440-891-7697 or Mary Koeka 440-891-7653 For further registration information please call, Mary Koeka, 440-891-7653.

Department of Education. Students should add the Polaris Career Center “School Code” (016745), which will then enable the financial aid office to have access to view student eligibility. Once the student applies, they should notify Pat Carter that they have submitted an application. It is recommended that the student start the application process prior to registering for a program. The following Federal financial aid options exist to cover all or part of your training tuition:

Pell Grant • The maximum award for 2013-2014 is $5,645 for a 900+ clock hour program and $3,764 for a 600-clock hour program. • Award amounts are based on the student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution), calculated from the previous year’s income information submitted on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Adult Education Job Training Programs/Registration and Financial Aid Information

Welding  (600 Hours)

• Pell Grant awards are applied to the student’s tuition account when enrolling in a full-time job training program meeting 600, 900, 930, 946, and 1500 clock hours. • Students are required to self-pay the balance of the tuition not covered by the Pell Grant or other type of financial aid. A payment plan is available (see page 10).

Financial Aid (for those who qualify)

• All Pell Grant funds are applied directly to tuition. The Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.

A variety of financial aid options may exist to cover all or part of your training tuition. Your financial aid must be confirmed with Pat Carter, Financial Aid Coordinator 440-891-7668, before registration can be initiated. Students are responsible for submitting a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is processed by the U.S.

• To remain eligible for Pell Grant funds, a full-time student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (C average), in addition to a minimum of 90% attendance at all times. Students not in compliance will be responsible for paying the portion of financial aid expected to be received.

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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Registration and Financial Aid Information

Applying for a Pell Grant: Step 1 – Collect items that will help in completing the FAFSA application, for example: tax returns, bank statements, welfare, assets, child support etc. Step 2 – Go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a PIN number. If you are a dependent student, a parent must also apply for a PIN #. You may create your own PIN number and use it the same day to sign your FAFSA. Step 3 – Complete a FAFSA application online: www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The Polaris Career Center school code is: 016745 Step 4 – If you provided an email address on your application, you will receive within 3 – 5 days a SAR (Student Aid Report) from the U.S. Department of Education. If you did not provide an email address, the SAR will arrive by mail within 3 weeks. If you would like to check the status of your FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov. Step 5 – Once you have received your SAR report, contact: Pat Carter, Financial Aid Coordinator, at 440-891-7668 Your financial aid must be confirmed with Pat Carter before registration can be initiated. Due to heavy call volume, it might be necessary to leave the following information in a voice mail message: 1) state and spell your name 2) a return phone number where you can be reached during the day 3) the name of the program you intend to register for, and 4) state that you have completed your FAFSA application. Step 6 - All students who are financial aid recipients are required to register at Polaris Career Center, Adult Education Office, by completing a Tuition Agreement. A valid MasterCard or Visa must be presented at the time of registration and will be kept on file for collateral purposes.

William D. Ford Student Loan • Student loans must be repaid. Repayment starts six months after completing school. • Subsidized Loans are available for students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while you are in school. The maximum amount that can be borrowed is $3,500 (less the processing fee). • Unsubsidized Loans are not based on financial need. Interest is charged beginning with the first disbursement. The maximum amount that can be borrowed is $6,000 (less the processing fee). For further information visit www.direct.ed.gov

Step 8 - Once you have confirmed your Pell Grant and/or student loan amount, you may register at Polaris Career Center in person. All financial aid student recipients are required to register at Polaris Career Center, Adult Education Office, by completing a Tuition Agreement. A valid MasterCard or Visa must be presented at the time of registration and will be kept on file for collateral purposes. Step 9 - Complete “Exit Counseling” before the last loan disbursement. Federal student loan funds will be applied first toward outstanding tuition costs for the current loan disbursement period. Once student accounts are made current with loan funds, remaining loan monies due to students will be mailed within 10 business days in the form of a check to the student’s address of record. The Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Student Loans are each disbursed in two separate payments. One half of each award will be disbursed in the Fall and one half will be disbursed in the Spring, depending on the class start date. Polaris Career Center adheres to the policies and procedures established by the U.S. Department of Education, the Auditor of the State of Ohio, and the Polaris Career Center Treasurer’s Office for all disbursements.

Tuition Payment Plan available – Interest FREE! • An interest-free tuition payment plan is offered by the Adult Education Department for Job Training Programs. Students may visit Polaris Career Center, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM to complete a payment plan and register. Please note – first payment will be due at time of registration. If the times stated above are not convenient for you, please contact, Mary Koeka, Administrative Coordinator 440-891-7653, to make arrangements for registration. The cost of the program will be divided into payments (depending on the length of the class) with an initial payment due at the time of registration. • A valid MasterCard or Visa must be kept on file when the Tuition Payment Plan arrangements are made with the Adult Education Office. • Polaris Career Center offers, at no additional cost, an automatic payment option for payments to be applied on the student’s MasterCard or VISA on payment due dates. • Monthly payments are due the 1st of each month beginning with the month the program begins, except for the following: Nursing Assistant STNA – 2nd payment is due 1 week after class begins. • The number of payments may be adjusted to start on the date of registration – allowing more payments but resulting in lower monthly payments. Discounts (only one discount from the following may be applied) Residents and/or high school graduates from the following communities are given a $100 discount on any of the Job Training Programs except Nursing Assistant (STNA): Berea Fairview Park Olmsted Falls Brook Park Middleburg Heights Olmsted Township Brooklyn North Olmsted Strongsville Polaris Career Center GED graduates are given a $100 tuition discount on any of the Job Training Programs except Nursing Assistant (STNA).

Applying For William D. Ford Federal Student Loans:

Withdrawal/Refunds

Step 1 - Complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA application online; www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Official Withdrawal – Withdrawal from a Job Training Program is considered official on the date notification is received in the adult education office from the student. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until notification is received from the student. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged for all job training program withdrawals. Refunds are prorated and based on the hours the program was held until withdrawal notification date. Books and material fees are non-refundable. If a student paid tuition by check or cash, the refund will be disbursed within 15 business days in the form of a Polaris Career Center check. If the student paid tuition using a credit card, the refund will be credited on the credit card initially charged. Unofficial Withdrawal - Withdrawal from a Job Training Program is considered unofficial when a student does not attend, contact the instructor, or the Adult Education office for 10 consecutive days. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until the 10th day at which time a student will be withdrawn automatically. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged for all job training program withdrawals. Refunds are prorated and based on the hours the program has been held until withdrawal date. Books and material fees are

Step 2 - Visit www.studentloans.gov. Step 3 - Sign in with your FAFSA PIN. Step 4 - Carefully read the information provided regarding the loan process, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, processing fees, interest rates, and repayment. Step 5 - Complete and submit “Entrance Counseling.” Step 6 - Complete and submit the “Master Promissory Note” (MPN). Step 7 - Contact Pat Carter (440-891-7668), Financial Aid Coordinator, 3-5 days after the MPN has been submitted, to confirm loan approval and to certify the amount you want to borrow.

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1098-T Tax Forms 1098-T forms will be provided to students enrolled in 600-hour or longer programs.

MISSION STATEMENT Polaris, a premier educational center, promotes lifelong learning and prepares high school and adult students for meaningful employment and further education through authentic learning experiences.

Transfer of Students from Other Institutions Polaris Career Center does not grant advanced standing to transfer students from other institutions.

Transfer of Students Between Programs Once a program begins, students may not transfer to another program. Students must withdraw from their program and re-register for another, however, the $100 cancellation fee will be applied.

CUSTOMIZED/CORPORATE TRAINING Polaris Career Center’s Customized / Corporate Training Does your Company/ Organization need training for your workforce? Polaris Career Center can help employers develop strategies to make your workforce more effective and productive. We can create a customized training program that matches your organization’s specific needs – for entry-level workers to top-level executives. We work with small and large businesses, publicly and privately held companies, nonprofit organizations, city and county governments, public agencies, manufacturing, and trade organizations. Training can be provided on-site at your workplace or on our campus. Customized training can be arranged for any size group, at a time convenient for your employees and at a reasonable cost. We provide the content, expert trainers, and deliver quality training for your whole team to receive great information, knowledge, and experience at the same time. This will save your employees time away from the office and your organization’s expenses associated with travel.

ONLINE COURSES Online Courses From ed2go Polaris Career Center Adult Education has partnered with the world’s leading provider of online learning, and offers more than 300 courses that can be completed over the Internet. Courses are available in the areas of Accounting, Computer Literacy, Business Administration, Computer Certification Prep, Computer Applications, Database Management, Digital Photography & Video, Graphic Design, Languages, Law, PC Troubleshooting, Start Your Business, the Internet, Web Page Design and more! All courses are facilitated by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, and supplementary links. All ed2go courses can be completed from the convenience of home or office, 24/7. Visit www. ed2go.com/polaris for more information or to register. Requirements: All courses require Internet access, email and Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please review online course syllabus for details. Unless otherwise specified, courses begin every month and are about six weeks in length. Course start dates in 2013: August 16, 2013 – December 16, 2013 Course Tuition only $109 each

The following is a sample of courses we can offer your organization. For additional course offerings, scheduling, and pricing, please contact our Business Coordinator, Nada Koury – 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu. • Construction/Industrial Technology • Health and Fitness - Blueprint Reading • Stress and Time Management - Electrical • Quality / Six Sigma - Low Pressure Boiler • LEAN - Plumbing • Business - Welding • Marketing - Building Services & Maintenance • Management/Leadership - Carpentry • Communications - GDT • Computer Applications - Lift Truck Operations - Microsoft Office - Financial Applications - Computer Aided Design - Desktop Publishing/Graphics/Web Design

Online Career Training Programs Prepare for today’s hottest careers from the comfort of your home or office! The GES Career Training Programs are comprehensive, self-paced and completely online. You can begin these programs at any time and learn when it fits your schedule. Programs are available in the following areas: Healthcare and Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Service Industry, Skilled Trades and Industrial, Sustainable Energy and Going Green. For more information or to register for a GES course visit www.gatlineducation.com/polaris Please note: Once the course is accessed either by requesting materials or viewing lessons, there are no refunds. If you have technical questions prior to enrolling, contact Gatlin Education Services by emailing support@ gatlineducation.com or call 887-221-5151.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

Registration and Financial Aid Information/Customized Corporate Training/Online Courses

non-refundable. If a student paid tuition by check or cash, the refund will be disbursed within 15 business days in the form of a Polaris Career Center check. If the student paid tuition using a credit card, the refund will be credited on the credit card initially charged. Students who officially withdraw or are unofficially withdrawn and have a balance due will be invoiced by Polaris Career Center and given 60 days to pay the balance. Students may contact the Adult Education office if a payment plan is needed. If after 60 days the balance is not paid in full, the debt will be reported to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for collection.

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Online Career Training Programs/Career Search & Preparation/Certification/Continuing Education

Career Search and Preparation Career Counseling

MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE/FITNESS Healthcare Provider CPR for Medical Professionals  (4 hrs.)

• Are you trying to make a career choice or seeking a new career? • Have you been laid-off or are planning to return to the workforce? • Don’t know where to start, contact Judy Whalen, Career Counselor, at 440891-7747 for a free consultation. If you don’t know your interests, values, and aptitudes for the many careers available, and would like to develop a plan to determine a career decision that is right for you, schedule an Individualized Career Testing session by calling Judy Whalen at 440-891-7747. A discussion of your test results and a step-by-step plan will be provided at a follow-up conference. Cost: $89

Sat 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 26, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

FREE Resume Workshop  (2 hrs.)

Bloodborne Pathogens Training  (1.5 hrs.)

In these tough times you need to have a quality resume just to get your foot in the door. Each workshop includes general resume information, resume critique, job seeking skills and advice, and an introduction to job seekers’ resources via the Polaris Career Center website. Bring a copy of your resume to the workshop and join us on the following dates to learn the latest resume trends. Th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mar. 20, 2014

Job Hunting Made Easy  (3 hrs.) Are you seeking a new job or looking to change careers? Get the tools needed for a successful job search in this hands-on course taught by a labor market expert. Learn the Internet resources available to choose your career until ultimately linking you to employers and that job! Topics include career exploration/decision making, job search tools including interviews and resumes, connecting to the hidden job market and more! Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 12, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 24, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

“Finding a Job” Made Easier  (6 hrs.) What do I need to know to find a new career or to just look for a career change? How do I find related occupations to make a career shift? How can I take a tool or technology background and transfer it to a new career? How can I find information to make a good career decision that improves my chances of being successful? Get the tools needed to make objective decisions to find that career in this hands-on course taught by a labor market expert. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 19 & 26, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION CHILD CARE Child Care Provider In-Service & CPR Training Polaris Adult Education offers classes that qualify for the required training hours necessary for staff members employed in licensed child care centers as well as home day care centers. Formal child care educational hours required for Step Up to Quality or obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) are available. ODJFS, ODE and CDA certificates are issued for Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention, Communicable Disease, First Aid, Heartsaver CPR and Child Development and related classes. Call 440-891-7600 for a flyer with complete details or go to www.polaris.edu (click on adult education/course offerings/certificate & continuing education/ child-in-service/course descriptions).

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Handling Medical Emergencies  (3 hrs.) This course will identify common medical emergencies affecting children and adults, help you recognize signs and symptoms, and teach you how to render appropriate emergency care. American Heart completion certificate card included. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 13, 2013 W Class fee $43.............Materials fee $12............Total $55 This course is designed specifically for the workplace health and safety market that must be trained in bloodborne pathogens. The class covers the general OSHA Standard for first-time or renewal bloodborne pathogens training for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure to blood or blood-containing materials. Course completion card included. T 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Dec. 3, 2013 Class fee $40.............Materials fee $5..............Total $45

Electronic Health Records: A Short Course about the Electronic Future of Healthcare  (24 hrs.) This course is an introduction to the history, the future, and the technical language associated with electronic health records. Students will work with software programs to learn such functions as patient scheduling and tracking, building medical records from a patient encounter, documenting office visit information, and creating medical databases and reports. Currently employed healthcare workers can use the course to prepare for their employer’s training for EHR, and others seeking healthcare employment can demonstrate their knowledge of this essential conversion. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Oct. 19 - Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $100..........Total $445 *Payment plan available

Healthcare IT Technician  (30 hrs.) The Healthcare IT Technician course is designed to provide training to assist students in passing the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Exam (HIT-001). This course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement, deploy, and support Health IT systems in the healthcare field. Building upon the understanding of regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology/acronyms, and practice workflow learned in the Electronic Health Records course, the focus of this course will be in the direct support of the IT systems used in a healthcare environment. Specific topics will include: computer hardware and software support, installing peripheral devices, network protocols, network client configuration, wireless configuration, IT security measures, and preventative maintenance practices. Certification exam fees are NOT included in the course fee. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Nov. 16 – Dec. 21, 2013 (no class 11/30) Class fee $495...........Materials fee $0..............Total $495 *Payment plan available Register for both Electronic Health Records and Healthcare IT Technician Courses and Save $100


Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the language and medical terminology. Basic information about the structures and functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 22 - Dec. 19, 2013 (no class 11/14 &11/28) Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jan. 30 - May 22, 2014 (no class 5/15) Class fee $445...........Materials fee $100..........Total $545 *Payment plan available

The Effects of Toxic Personalities: Dealing with Difficult People  (7 hrs.) Difficult people are difficult on purpose…they have learned over time that others will try to manage or even tolerate their bad behavior. The effects of a toxic person can be damaging and long lasting. They can cause physical and mental distress in others, ruin personal and work relationships, and encounter legal and social difficulties that involve other unwilling participants. High conflict individuals often experience personality or mood disorders, anxiety, and uncontrolled anger issues. Does this sound like somebody you know? If so, learn how to create boundaries, identify stress triggers, defend without becoming defensive, use appropriate humor, develop resilience, and disengage with mindfulness and acceptance. The course will cover the basics of depression, anxiety disorders, aggression, trauma, narcissism, and other behavioral issues. Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013 Class fee $125...........Materials fee $0..............Total $125

Herbal Certification  (15 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) Learn about natural health. All ages and experience levels welcome. Treat many common and chronic illnesses without pharmaceutical drugs. Course includes anatomy and physiology of body systems, common illnesses, nutrition, prevention, herbal treatments and vitamins. Students will receive a certificate from the Alternative Healing Institute. This program (OLN-S-3081) has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit of the Ohio League of Nursing for 15 contact hours for LPNs and RNs. This course also counts for ten contact hours for occupational therapy, physical therapy and athletic trainers. Taught by a board certified doctor of naturopathic medicine. T 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sep. 10 - Nov. 19, 2013 (no class 11/5) Class fee $149...........Materials fee $0..............Total $149

Personal Training National Certification  (36 hrs.) Come join this fun course and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states as the 4th hottest field in the U.S. This challenging course is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the 6th week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates in the field. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in course fees. *To start reading immediately, call to order the book, 888-330-9487 (www.witseducation.com). W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

(NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course. T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 17 – Oct. 29, 2013 (no class 10/22) Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2013 Class fee $645...........Materials fee $0..............Total $645 *Payment plan available

Personal Training Orientation - New Online Format Meet one of our veteran teachers on WEB EX. She can paint you a clear picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you. Students will be able to ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor. Simply access the link to join the online meeting. To sign up, go to: https://worldinstructortraining.webex.com Friday, Sep. 6, 2013, 12:00 PM or Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013, 1:00 PM

LEAN

Medical/Healthcare/Fitness/Lean

Medical Terminology/Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology  (48 hrs.)

Five S  (2.5 hrs.) The basic lean techniques of Five S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain), visual control and error proofing have been successfully applied in manufacturing for years but they can also be used in a variety of service industries, including hospitality, health care, and even your own home or office. Learn the foundations of lean and simple tools that will help keep you focused on your customer and maximize your productivity. 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 25, 2013 W Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Lean Concepts: An Introduction  (2.5 hrs.) Lean provides manufacturers and service organizations with a systematic approach to identify and eliminate waste. The course will introduce the underlying principles of lean including the seven types of waste, continuous improvement and reduction of variation, as well as some do’s and don’ts to consider with lean implementation. Come discover how some simple, low cost techniques can cut your costs, improve your quality, involve your employees and focus your entire organization on your customer. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 2, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Lean Concepts: Advanced  (5 hrs.) This class will take a deep dive into the lean principles of the seven types of waste, continuous improvement, standardized work, Five S framework, workplace organization, five why’s, just-in-time and team concept. Learn how these concepts come together to form a systematic approach to improve the quality, cost, morale and customer focus of your business. The class will also include a detailed discussion on how to successfully implement these concepts so that they become a way of doing business and not a discarded “program of the month.” If your prior lean efforts have fallen short or stalled, or if you have been hesitant to implement this key strategy, you can no longer afford to ignore it. M, W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 7 & 9, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $30............Total $175

Popular classes fill up fast! Enroll early and get the class you want.

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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Quality/Business/Finance

QUALITY TRAINING (CERTIFICATION) AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY  (ASQ) Each of the following Refresher courses will prepare students for the corresponding ASQ exams. For exam-specific content (body of knowledge), visit the ASQ website at www.asq.org/certification or www.asqcleveland. com. Call Mark Netzel at (216) 217-6998 for information about refresher courses. Cleveland For course descriptions for the following Section classes, please visit our website: www. polaris.edu/adult-education and click on registration.

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)  (24 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aug. 8 - Sep. 26, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 2014 Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Quality Technician (CQT)  (24 hrs.) T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aug. 13 - Oct. 1, 2013 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jan. 7 - Feb. 25, 2014 Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Quality Inspector (CQI)  (24 hrs.) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Aug. 5 - Sep. 30, 2013 (no class 9/2) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 2014 (no class 1/20 & 2/17) (Schedule includes 2 Saturdays, dates TBA) Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)  (24 hrs.) Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aug. 3 - Sep. 28, 2013 (no class 8/31) Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 2014 Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)  (33 hrs.) T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sep. 17 - Dec. 3, 2013 (no class 10/22) T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 11 - May 20, 2014 Class fee $530...........Materials fee $115..........Total $645 (ASQ Members) Class fee $580...........Materials fee $115..........Total $695 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)  (24 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 3 - Dec. 5, 2013 (no class 11/14 & 11/28) Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM April 3 - May 29, 2014 (no class 5/15) Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)  (24 hrs.) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - Nov. 25, 2013 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM April 7 - June 2, 2014 (no class 5/26) Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

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Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)  (24 hrs.) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - Nov. 25, 2013 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM April 7 - June 2, 2014 (no class 5/26) Class fee $460...........Materials fee $115..........Total $575 (ASQ Members) Class fee $510...........Materials fee $115..........Total $625 (Non ASQ Members)

Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)  (18 hrs.) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 21 - Nov. 25, 2013 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM April 14 - May 19, 2014 Class fee $350...........Materials fee $115..........Total $465 (ASQ Members) Class fee $400...........Materials fee $115..........Total $515 (Non ASQ Members) Certification Test Site: Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Hts., Ohio Application Deadlines: The application deadlines are approximately 1 ½ months before examination dates. Application deadline means that information must be in the office of ASQ, 611 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005, before that date (no exceptions). Exam Date: December 7, 2013 and June 7, 2014 Application Deadlines: October 18, 2013, or April 18, 2014

QUALITY CLASSES (NON-CERTIFICATION) For course descriptions for the following classes, please visit our website: www.polaris.edu/adult-education and click on registration.

AlAG FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)  (4 hrs.) Sat 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Oct. 19, 2013 Class fee $85.............Materials fee $190..........Total $275

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing  (12 hrs.) Sat 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sept. 14 - 28, 2013 Class fee $255...........Materials fee $50............Total $305

Introduction to Gage R & R  (4 hrs.) Sat 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Nov. 16, 2013 Class fee $85.............Materials fee $190..........Total $275

BUSINESS / FINANCE / MARKETING BUSINESS Notary Public: How to Become a Notary Public  (1.5 hrs.) Learn how to become a Notary Public. This attorney-taught seminar will cover: What does a Notary do? Can I get rich notarizing signatures and documents? How do I become a Notary Public? What is a Notary Public’s liability? Additional topics include the Notary application process, the Notary test, and renewing your Notary License. T 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35


MARKETING

Accounting I  (24 hrs.)

“Fire Your Boss” – Make a Living From Home  (6 hrs.)

This course covers the accounting for service operations, analyzing and recording transactions, debits and credits, adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements, completing the accounting cycle, cash management and internal controls, bank reconciliation, petty cash, accounting for receivables, accounting for uncollectible accounts, depreciating and depletion, and accounting for liabilities and payroll. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 17 - Oct. 10, 2013 Class fee $320...........Materials fee $175..........Total $495 *Payment plan available

Find out about real people who are making money with unusual Home Businesses. (YOU CAN TOO!) • Do you need a Business Plan for your startup business? You will learn if you need one and how to go about it. • Do you need Tax ID #, copyrights or a trademark? You will learn seven little used techniques for creating profitable business ideas. • See many website examples of ordinary people making a living on the Internet. • Learn how to write and publish your own book or eBook; Market it on Amazon! (Selling Information). • Can you make money on eBay or Amazon? A lot of people do! • Brainstorm with the class to create ideas.

Accounting II  (18 hrs.) This course is a continuation of Accounting I. Topics include accounting for merchandising operations, inventories and cost of sales, accounting for partnerships, accounting for corporations, reporting the statement of cash flows and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: Accounting I. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15 - Nov. 7, 2013 (no class 10/22 and 10/31) Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295 Register for both Accounting I and II Courses and Save $75

Payroll  (24 hrs.) This course covers: Computing - wages and salaries, social security taxes, income tax withholding, and unemployment taxes, analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions, preparing payroll registers, completing and submitting payroll related forms, depositing taxes, and explaining the need for payroll and personnel records. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 19 - Dec. 17, 2013 (no class 11/28) Class fee $320...........Materials fee $175..........Total $495

Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Program  (62.5 hrs.) Certification for Professional Bookkeepers Increase your earning potential, enhance your standing as a professional and give yourself an edge in the job market by becoming a Certified Bookkeeper. The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) has established a professional certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential. By successfully passing three separate examinations and signing a written code of ethics, bookkeepers with at least two years’ related work experience (accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and other bookkeeping related occupations) earn the right to put “CB” after their name. The experience requirement may be completed before or after the examinations. A CB has the proven skills and knowledge to carry out all key accounting functions through the adjusted trial balance for small- to medium-sized businesses. This program will prepare you for the national Certified Bookkeeper examination. The following topics are covered: adjusting entries (accruals and deferrals), correction of accounting errors (includes the bank reconciliation), book and tax depreciation, payroll—paying wages, withholding, depositing, and reporting taxes using the basic forms (W-2, 941, 940, 8109), recording and costing out merchandise inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention. Prerequisite: Academic background in basic principles of accounting. Textbooks included. Exam fees are not included. Certified Bookkeeper Information Night, Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:00 PM M, W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 9 - Dec. 4, 2013 (no class 11/27) Class fee $745...........Materials fee $250..........Total $995 *Payment plan available

INTERNET MARKETING, WRITING ADS AND SOCIAL MEDIA • Learn the secrets of copywriting pros. Write ads that will attract customers to your site and buy your products or services! • Learn about websites that allow you to create FREE websites. • Explore marketing your product or services using the latest social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. Learn about niche markets and Social Media marketing techniques. This includes the latest Internet marketing apps on Smart Phones and Kindle. Receive a CD with all items covered in this workshop. You will also receive a number of free Internet marketing eBooks on these CDs, written by experts in this field. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Nov. 16, 2013 Class fee $70.............Materials fee $5..............Total $75

Finance/Marketing/Hospitality Management

ACCOUNTING/FINANCE

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND EVENT PLANNING Introduction to Hospitality Management and Event Planning Program  (60 hrs.) The hospitality industry is critical to the world, national, state, and regional economy. The first section of the program, Hospitality Management, provides participants with the essential skills and knowledge necessary for career development in this exciting field. The student will be acquainted with the scope and complexity of the hospitality industry by exploring the national and global relationships of lodging, food, and beverage operations. The course examines career opportunities, organizational structures, history and human resource management. Students will examine trends, integrated technology and its effects on customer and guest service as requirements in the lodging and food service industry. The second section of the program will cover the introductory approach to planning and executing meetings, special events and conferences. The course examines practical advice on every aspect of organizing and managing special events, such as how to choose the best venue; preparing and managing the budget; scheduling; coordinating food and beverages, selecting decor, themes, and entertainment; media; and staffing. The following are topics that will be discussed: • Introduction to Hospitality Industry • Hotel Food and Beverage • Basics of Hospitality Marketing and Revenue Management • Excellence in Guest Service – It’s All About “Our” Guests • Analyzing Performance for Hospitality Supervisors, Managers, and Leaders • Introduction to the Meetings and Events Industry • Meetings & Events Management for the Hospitality Professional • Proposal Writing, Budgeting and Return on Investment • Pre-Event Planning • Contracting and Negotiations • Administration and Deployment • Post Event Planning and Strategic Meeting Management The ideal candidates for this program are Hospitality Associates or Supervisors with the desire to move up within their organization, Hospitality Professionals who are seeking formal training, or individuals new to the hospitality field who may already possess a formal education in another discipline. M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 23 - Nov. 11, 2013 Class fee $895...........Materials fee $100..........Total $995 *Payment plan available

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Business Management & Leadership

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP Business Management & Leadership Series  (80 hrs.) The following (80-hour) course series is recommended for the “business professional” who is interested in building leadership/management skills in the following areas: Leadership/Management, Communication, Writing, Facilitation, Presentation, and Customer Service. Whether you have been promoted to a leadership/management position or need the training to move up into this position, this course series is for you! You will learn from three of our top Business Entrepreneurships who have many years of experience to pass down to you. The following seven (7) courses make up the Business Management & Leadership Series. These seven (7) courses (80 hours) taken separately would normally cost $2,265, however, we have combined these courses to save you $570. Register for all seven (7) courses and pay only $1,695. No on-line registrations available. Below are the course descriptions and the schedule for each course. For additional information or to register, please call Nada Koury, Business Coordinator, (440) 891-7646. 1. Essential Skills of Leadership (6 hrs.) 2. Dynamic Presentations (8 hrs.) 3. Effective Business Writing (24 hrs.) 4. Managing Customer Service (12 hrs.) 5. Project Management Fundamentals (12 hrs.) 6. Essential Skills of Communicating (6 hrs.) 7. Facilitation Skills (12 hrs.) Tuition for 80 Total Course Series Hours (including materials) $1,695 - Save $570 *Payment plan available

Managing Customer Service  (12 hrs.) As a manager, you probably interact with customer service personnel every day. But are you empowering your organization with quality customer service suggestions? In this course, you’ll discover the dynamite methods for bringing out the best In your team, measuring customer service, and learning what you need to do to anticipate the needs of your reps and your customers. As an added bonus, you’ll unlock the power of leading by example and setting new trends for customer service in your growing business. You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? We’ll take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and foster winning traits in each of your reps. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15 - 29, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available

Project Management Fundamentals  (12 hrs.) Leading successful projects enables managers to identify and work with the key variables that impact how projects are defined, planned and implemented. The program also focuses on the interpersonal skills managers must use to win and maintain the commitment, enthusiasm and support of the project team. The course includes the following: Getting Started, Getting Ready, Building an Action Plan, and Executing and Closing. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 31 - Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available

Essential Skills of Leadership  (6 hrs.)

Essential Skills of Communicating  (6 hrs.)

While great benefit plans and good salaries may attract and retain employees, effective first-line managers are what it takes to retain the best employees. First-line managers, and the leadership skills they possess, can determine not only whether an individual stays with an organization, but also how much that individual contributes to the organization’s success. Essential Skills of Leadership builds a foundation that enables team leaders to manage their team toward a shared goal: achieving the organization’s strategic objectives. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 30 & Oct. 2, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $50............Total $195

“Great contributors do not automatically transform into great leaders.” The leadership skill level of first-line managers affects team member retention, overall productivity, even profitability. This relationship between team leader and team member is critical to an organization’s success. A strong relationship built on mutual trust and respect begins with effective communication. For this reason, team leader effectiveness depends on the leader’s ability to communicate. This is true regardless of the type of organization, department, or personality of any member or leader. To manage is to communicate. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 4 & 6, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $100..........Total $245

Dynamic Presentations  (8 hrs.) This course will provide you with the essential information and skills needed for you to excel as a presenter. It will also improve the quality of your presentations through better use of your voice, eyes, gestures, posture, and movement. You will develop a presentation framework that ensures audience members to know the goals and objectives of your presentation. This format will assist you in generating immediate interest in your presentation while also giving you a framework to use your creativity and skills to maintain the audience’s interest. Dynamic Presentations is designed for you to actively participate with your peers in the training workshop. This training program encourages you to improve your knowledge and skill by integrating your work-related situations into the workshop. Oct. 1 - 10, 2013 T, Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Class fee $195...........Materials fee $100..........Total $295 *Payment plan available

Effective Business Writing  (24 hrs.) Do not let a document or memo leave your desk without making sure it is error-free. Poor writing and grammar can sink a career, so avoid potential career embarrassments and re-visit all those complex writing rules so your work is top-notch. Students will learn the following: • How to write clear concise documents for everyday business use • How to write with power • Basic proofreading and editing skills M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - 30, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345 *Payment plan available

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Facilitation Skills  (12 hrs.) Designed for employees who are responsible for facilitating group discussions or meetings. Topics: identify the key behaviors to be an effective facilitator, focus on the structure of the session and not on the content, create goals and expectations with internal client contracts, develop the meeting structure and process to maximize results, determine the level of empowerment prior to facilitating, use questioning and listening skills to keep the process moving, and close meetings with group commitment for future actions. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 11 - 20, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395

Distribution and Logistics Management  (12 hrs.) Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing Inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. This course will show you how to achieve success in logistics through a combination of strategies and tactics. All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered. The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP). T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 3 - 12, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available


The following workshops are taught by an attorney.

“Debt Options” – Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, and Collection Laws  (1.5 hrs.) How to Navigate the Choices Available for a Person Struggling with Debt. Learn some of the legal options available to people struggling with debt. Whether it is job loss, divorce, or health issues, many people face the choice of bankruptcy or foreclosure. However, the law is constantly changing and many myths exist about the current law. This attorney-taught seminar will cover the basics of bankruptcy, foreclosure and collection law. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 12, 2013 T Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

The Truth about Estate Planning (aka Estate Planning Essentials)  (1.5 hrs.) Everyone has an “estate plan” whether they know it or not regardless of whether their assets are generous or modest. It occurs every time you create a joint title on a deed or name a beneficiary on an account. Effective estate planning involves creating a combination of directives, from wills, trusts, and healthcare proxies, to authorizing others to manage affairs during incapacity and at death. The number and type of directives can be complex or simple, depending on your needs, goals, and budget. The key to good estate planning is making sure your plan is complete and understanding how each directive supports or undermines your overall intentions. Plans with gaps or conflicts can require court involvement to dictate what happens to you and your affairs. Attendees will learn about the core directives every person should have to protect themselves. They will get an overview of the various legal directives used in estate planning and the role each plays in an overall estate plan— whether the plan is geared toward protecting minors, avoiding nursing home costs, or saving estate taxes. They will leave with a worksheet that helps them rate their existing plan for effectiveness. Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept 5, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Nuts & Bolts of Trusts  (1.5 hrs.) Trusts can be one of the most useful and cost-effective legal tools to help people maintain control over their assets during good health, illness and at death—without court costs or delays. Unfortunately, most people, including financial advisors, only think of trusts in terms of saving estate taxes. While this is one benefit of trusts, trusts can also provide many more protections such as shielding inheritances for beneficiaries with failed marriages, bad judgment, creditors, or special needs or those with business interests. This workshop gives an overview of how trusts work, the pros and cons and costs, when to consider using trusts and what should be included in the trust provisions. It covers the Trust Protections SpectrumTM and various asset protection options trusts can provide during the trustmaker’s and beneficiaries’ lifetimes. Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sep. 26, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Special People, Special Planning  1.5 hrs.) This workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals every family needs to consider when planning for the future of a person with special needs. Attendees will learn about federal disability programs; guardianships; wills, trusts, and the essential legal directives the family must have as well as the consequences of failing to formally plan; how to keep the plan current; and the reasons for “letters of instruction”. Attendees will understand the types of advisors to consult, what to ask and how to organize information to ensure their plan will take care of the future needs of the loved one’s special needs. Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 10, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Loving Without a License  (1.5 hrs.) Unmarried couples, who share households, co-mingle or jointly own assets can trigger many unintended legal and financial consequences that married couples don’t face. This workshop provides an overview of the things committed unmarried couples need to consider to protect themselves, especially during times of crisis such as disability or death. It covers areas where unmarried couples are vulnerable to unintended state default laws, taxes and loss of control, as well as guidelines for an “unmarried divorce” and division of property in the event that the relationship ends. Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 21, 2013 Class fee $35............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Blended Families: Estate Planning to Protect “Yours, Mine and Ours” Families  (1.5 hrs.) Although families with a mix of “yours, mine, and ours,” such as children or others from prior relationships, are common in our society, their planning needs are unique, especially when a disability or death occurs within the family. Standard ways couples hold title to property or name beneficiaries can cause the “old” and “new” family members to be at odds and can even cause an unintended disinheritance. This workshop outlines the unique challenges and specific strategies of which blended families need to be aware to avoid planning gaps and conflicts. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the core legal directives every family should have to protect the people and things they cherish. Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Dec. 5, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS How to Buy a Computer/Updating Your System  (2 hrs.) A two-hour class on the do’s and don’ts when buying a computer. We will discuss desktops, notebooks, Internet and support. Where to buy a computer? What questions to ask? We will look at the inside of a computer and discuss its inner workings. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 19, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

Computer Troubleshooting  (6 hrs.) Is your computer slow? Learn how to improve your start up and shut down routines. Learn how to use system restore and other Microsoft ideas. Find out how to rebuild your system and make it run like new. T 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Oct. 29 - Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

Windows 7  (10 hrs.) Course topics include: Getting started with Windows 7; working with the desktop and windows; using navigation features; working with folders and files; using Help; working with shortcuts and compressed folders; and using Windows 7 accessories. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of personal computers including use of the mouse.  M, W 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sep. 9 - 18, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 19 & 26, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Business Management & Leadership/Estate Planning/Introduction to Computers

ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF ESTATE “FAMILY” PLANNING

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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Intorduction to Computers/Internet/Social Media/Computer Applications

INTERNET / SOCIAL MEDIA Internet  (3 hrs.) Learn to navigate the Internet using links, browser buttons, addresses and search engines. Manage favorite websites, use tabs, change homepages, understand your browser, and take control of your Internet surfing. 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Sep. 6, 2013 F W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 16, 2013 Sat 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Nov. 23, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Social Networking: Personal and Professional Basics  (3 hrs.) This class will guide you through the basics of social media, showing you how you can use such sites as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google to connect with family and friends and help your career grow. We’ll discuss privacy and safety issues. Participants will set up accounts of their choice. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Facebook for Beginners  (9 hrs.) Want to stay connected to your kids, friends, and family across the country? This hands-on course will focus on your account (you will need an accessible email account). You will learn how to complete your profile, find and connect with friends, share information pages, add applications, and play games as well as upload pictures and videos. Prerequisite: Set up a Facebook account, basic computer and Internet skills. T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 1 - 8, 2013 Class fee $79.............Materials fee $0..............Total $79

How to Make Interactive PDF Forms (Using Adobe Acrobat X Pro)  (2 hrs.) You can do many things with Adobe Acrobat X, and one of the things you can do is create forms that your customers can fill out online before printing! You will learn how to create drop-down boxes, radio buttons, and plain basic text boxes to make your project look professional and easy to use. M 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov. 18, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

I Smell Something Fishy, Part I  (3.5 hrs.) You will learn how to investigate someone for the purpose of retrieving both civil and criminal records, real estate assets, birthdays, some probate information, some owners of businesses, and more. 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 16, 2013 W Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

I Smell Something Fishy, Part II  (3.5 hrs.) W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 23, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS The following classes are presented in a slow-paced and easy-tounderstand format; suitable for all levels of experience.

Computer Basics  (4 hrs.) New computer users will learn ROM, RAM, ‘C’ drive, etc.• Basic wordprocessing (WordPad) • Draw with Paint • Save/open files • Using a flash drive • Basic Windows 7 (managing windows, multitasking, gadgets) and more! 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 13, 2013 F M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 23, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Basic Windows 7  (4 hrs.) Use/modify Taskbar/Start Menu • Basic word-processing (Word 2010) • Multitasking • AERO features • Control Panel • Delete/restore files • System Restore • Recovering from a non-responding program/computer • Sneak peek at Excel 2010 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 20, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 9, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 11, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

What’s New in Microsoft Office 2010?  (4 hrs.) Get up to speed on the latest version of Microsoft Office 2010! In these lessons, you’ll explore all the new features of Office as you work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 25, 2013 W W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Word 2010 I  (4 hrs.) Topics include: highlighting, fonts, margins, page views, text alignment, columns, spell check, copy, paste, format painter, and printing options. Prerequisites: Computer Basics or Windows 7. 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 27, 2013 F M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 21, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 8, 2013 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 9, 2013 M Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Word 2010 II  (4 hrs.) Topics include: envelopes, labels, borders, tables, bulleted and numbered lists; utilize the thesaurus, keyboard shortcuts; insert and edit pictures. Prerequisites: Word 2010 I or equivalent experience. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 4, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 28, 2013 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 15, 2013 F M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 16, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Word 2010 III  (4 hrs.)

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Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu

Topics include: master documents, hyperlinks, advanced tables, tracking changes/comparing documents, inserting charts and objects, document protecting, styles, and mapping a document. Prerequisite: Word 2010 I & II or equivalent experience. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 11, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 4, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 22, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

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Computer Applications

Creating Flyers in Word 2010  (4 hrs.) Topics include: creating/linking text boxes, Word Art and special character formatting, recoloring, cropping, and adding special effects to graphics, aligning and grouping graphics, custom page background colors, screen captures, using SmartArt, using the snipping tool in Windows 7 and much, much more! Prerequisite: Word 2010 I or equivalent experience. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 2, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 18, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Mail Merge  (4 hrs.) Topics include: discussion of the data source, main document, rules that govern a Mail Merge, using Excel as a data source, creating a data source in Word, using conditional data commands, and creating envelopes and labels. Prerequisite: Word 2010 I & Excel 2010 I or equivalent experience. W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 23, 2013 W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Dec. 11, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Excel 2010 I  (4 hrs.) Topics include: formatting, calculations, the fill handle, freezing panes, working with rows and columns, sorting data, and more. Prerequisites: Basic Computing I & II or equivalent experience. M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 30, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 18, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 18, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 6, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Excel 2010 II  (4 hrs.) Learn how to use the Help system; navigate worksheets and workbooks; enter and edit text, values, and formulas; save workbooks in various formats; move and copy data; use absolute and relative references; work with ranges, rows, and columns and more! Prerequisite: Excel 2010 I or equivalent experience. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 7, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 25, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 25, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 13, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Excel 2010 III  (4 hrs.) Outlining and subtotals • Advanced tables and filtering • Hyperlinks • Sharing/merging workbooks • Validating data • Delimited files (export/ import a text document) • Removing duplicate records • Web Query. Prerequisite: Excel 2010 I & II or equivalent experience. M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 14, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 1, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 2, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Excel 2010 Advanced Formulas  (4 hrs.) Pivot tables and Vlookup • IF statement (basic and nested) • COUNT and COUNTA • SUM and SUMIF• IFERROR • Validating data. Prerequisite: Excel 2010 I, II, III or equivalent experience. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 30, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

PowerPoint 2010  (4 hrs.) Learn how to create new presentations that include text, graphics, WordArt, tables, charts, and diagrams; edit and format slide content; apply transition effects; and proof and deliver presentations. Prerequisite: Familiarity with personal computers and Windows. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 20, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Publisher 2010  (4 hrs.) Learn about page setup options, pictures, and linking text frames. Create unique objects in Word using SmartArt graphics and place in your document. Use tables, import a Word document, and work with Master pages. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 4, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu. The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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Computer Applications/Financial/IT Certifications

MICROSOFT ACCESS Microsoft Access 2010 Part I  (8 hrs.) Topics include: database concepts, creating tables, working with tables, sorting and filtering records, validating data, writing basic queries, and creating basic forms and reports. T 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 1 & 8, 2013 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 12 & 19, 2013 T Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Access 2010 Part II  (8 hrs.) Topics include: relational databases, creating and modifying lookup fields, complex queries, advanced form design, advanced report design, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Prerequisite: Access 2010 Part I, or equivalent knowledge. T 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 22 & 29, 2013 T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 10 & 17, 2013 Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30............Total $195 Register for both Microsoft Access 2010 Part I and II courses and Save $25

MICROSOFT EXCEL Microsoft Excel 2010: Basic  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) Create a spreadsheet with basic formulas and functions; copy and paste data and formulas; format data and numbers; insert/delete rows and columns; insert and move page breaks using Page Break Preview; apply Conditional Formatting with graphics and use SmartArt. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 10 - 17, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 9, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Excel 2010: Intermediate  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) Try this class! Learn how to link workbooks and worksheets using 3-D formulas; apply special formatting to text and numbers using Paste Special; apply advanced cell formatting such as merging, splitting, text wrapping, and transposing. Learn how to sort and filter a list; outline and subtotal data; create a Pivot Table and insert Slicers. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2010: Basic or equivalent knowledge. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 24 - Oct. 1, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 16, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Excel 2010: Advanced  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) This starts with Logical and Statistical functions such as nested “IF’s” the OR, AND, or NOT functions, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, and many more including date functions and an ARRAY formula. Use a VLOOKUP, import delimited files, create a Data Table, and work with the Analytical tools. End the day with VBA and advanced Macros. Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2010: Intermediate or equivalent knowledge. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 8 - 15, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 23, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 16, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

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MICROSOFT WORD Microsoft Word 2010: Basic  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) Learn how to setup, create, and format a document using the new Word 2010! Topics include: Create and modify tables, insert graphics, save in compatible file formats, recover a draft of an earlier file, custom tabs, custom bulleted and numbered lists, adjust paragraph and line spacing, headers and footers, find and replace text/formatting. The list just keeps going and going. Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sep. 28, 2013 T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15 - 24, 2013 (no class 10/22) W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Word 2010: Intermediate  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) Topics include: Format with styles and adjust layout in Outline View, section a document, advanced headers and footers, multiple columns of text, advanced table formatting, printing labels and envelopes, use of templates and building blocks, track changes, use text boxes, create a web page. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010: Basic or equivalent knowledge. Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013 Oct. 29 - Nov. 5, 2013 T,Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Word 2010: Advanced  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) This is a must learn for working with long and complex documents. Work with Mail Merge, insert and link Excel spreadsheets, create and run macros, create Forms, work with Master Documents and Subdocuments, create a Table of Contents, captions, indexes, citations, and cross-references. Course includes an introduction to the XML programming language. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010: Intermediate or equivalent knowledge. Oct. 12, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 20, 2013 T,Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 21 - Dec. 3, 2013 (no class 11/28) Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

FINANCIAL QuickBooks Pro for Windows Part I  (15 hrs.) Manage your business better by organizing your finances all in one place. Easily record sales, print checks, pay bills and track inventory and expenses. Customize sales and profitability reports. Eliminate penalties by remitting sales tax when due without manual calculations. No previous accounting experience necessary. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 24 - Oct. 8, 2013 Class fee $275 ..........Materials fee $50............Total $325

QuickBooks Pro for Windows Part II  (15 hrs.) Build on the knowledge gained in QuickBooks Part I to work in a multi-user environment. Automate payroll, import and export lists and data, prepare financial and year-end reports, use online banking. Backup, restore and transfer data files to other computers. Successfully use the Accountant’s Copy. Prerequisite: QuickBooks Pro for Windows Part I. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 31 - Nov. 19, 2013 (no class 11/14) Class fee $275...........Materials fee $0..............Total $275 Register for both QuickBooks Pro For Windows Part I and Part II courses and Save $50

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A+ Certification  (76 hrs.) A testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA), A+ Certification is the building block for nearly all other IT certifications and the premier entry-level program for PC technicians. It covers a broad range of hardware and operating systems’ technology objectives so students are prepared for a successful entry-level computer service technician position as defined by nationwide industry experts. For certification, students must pass two exams: the Core Hardware Exam and the O/S Technologies Exam. This course covers Introduction to PC’s, Safety, PC Components, Miscellaneous Hardware, Windows Operating Systems, Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance, Hardware Installation and Configuration, Diagnostics & Repair, Printers, Printer Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, Local Area Network Overview, Network Connectivity, Wide Area Network Infrastructure, the Internet, Connecting to the Internet, Internet Service. Certification exam fees are NOT included in the course fee. Prerequisites: General user knowledge of Windows operating systems and familiarity with program installation. M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 23 - Nov. 25, 2013 Class fee $1,315........Materials fee $180..........Total $1,495 *Payment plan available

Network+ / CCENT Certification  (64 hrs.) The Network+ / CCENT course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the CompTIA Network+ certification and the Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician Certification. This course will focus on networking fundamentals such as the OSI model, TCP/IP protocol suite, IP subnetting, Ethernet operation, network cabling, wireless fundamentals, basic routing, Ethernet switching, Rip routing, static routing, WAN characteristics, fundamental VLAN configuration, and basic Cisco IOS router and switch configuration. In addition, students will learn basic Windows Server installation and setup required for the Network + exam. Certification exam fees are NOT included in the course fee. T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 17 - Nov. 12, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $1,155........Materials fee $240..........Total $1,395

Healthcare IT Technician  (30 hrs.) The Healthcare IT Technician course is designed to provide training to assist students in passing the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician Exam (HIT-001). This course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to implement, deploy, and support Health IT systems in the healthcare field by building upon the understanding of regulatory requirements, healthcare terminology/acronyms, and practice workflow learned in the Electronic Health Records course. The focus of this course will be in the direct support of the IT systems used in a healthcare environment. Specific topics will include: computer hardware and software support, installing peripheral devices, network protocols, network client configuration, wireless configuration, IT security measures, and preventative maintenance practices. Certification exam fees are NOT included in the course fee. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Nov. 16 - Dec. 21, 2013 (no class 11/30) Class fee $495...........Materials fee $0..............Total $495 *Payment plan available

Electronic Health Records: A Short Course about the Electronic Future of Healthcare  (24 hrs.) This course is an introduction to the history, the future, and the technical language associated with electronic health records. Students will work with software programs to learn such functions as patient scheduling and tracking, building medical records from a patient encounter, documenting office visit information, and creating medical databases and reports. Currently employed healthcare workers can use the course to prepare for their employer’s training for EHR, and others seeking healthcare employment can demonstrate their knowledge of this essential conversion. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Oct. 19 - Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $100..........Total $445

Computer/IT Certifications/Computer Aided Design

COMPUTER / IT CERTIFICATIONS

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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)  (48 hrs.) 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 course. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The course covers topics on VLSM and IPv6 addressing; extending switched networks with VLANs; configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs; the VTP, RSTP, OSPF and EIGRP protocols; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; NAT and DHCP; establishing point-topoint connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections. Certification exam fees are NOT included in the course fee. Prerequisite: Network+ / CCENT T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 19 - Jan. 14, 2014 (no class 11/28, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, and 1/2/14) Class fee $900...........Materials fee $95............Total $995 *Payment plan available Register for all three courses: A+, Network+/CCENT, and (ICND2) Part 2 and Save $150

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AutoCAD – Introduction  (28 hrs.) Part one of a two-part series designed to introduce AutoCAD to the new user. Hands-on exercises are used to teach the basic drawing and editing commands needed to produce 2-D drawings. Other topics include: layers, grips, text and various inquiry commands. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 16 - Oct. 9, 2013 Class fee $525...........Materials fee $70............Total $595 *Payment plan available

AutoCAD – Intermediate  (28 hrs.) This course covers advanced techniques that help the user become more productive. Topics include: dimensioning, hatching, isometric blocks and external references. Lab assignments are used to enhance your understanding of these commands and techniques. Prerequisite: AutoCAD Introduction or equivalent knowledge. Textbook from AutoCAD Introduction is required. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 14 - Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $525...........Materials fee $0..............Total $525 *Payment plan available Register for both AutoCAD Introduction and AutoCAD Intermediate and save $100

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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Computer Aided Design/Web Design

Inventor – Introduction to Solid Modeling  (28 hrs.) Autodesk Inventor software is the innovative 3-D, high-performance mechanical design tool that helps mechanical designers and engineers reduce design time and get better products to market faster. The most advanced 3-D mechanical CAD software in the mid-price range, Autodesk Inventor is known for its unparalleled ease of use and for providing a smooth transition path from 2-D to 3-D design. This course will explore the following features: Sketch, Extrude, Cut, Sweep, Helix, Revolve, Fillets & Rounds, Chamfers, Editing Features, Hole Features, Circular & Rectangular Patterns, Working Drawings, & Title Blocks. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 11 - Dec. 9, 2013 (no class 11/27) Class fee $525...........Materials fee $0..............Total $525 *Payment plan available

Revit – The Architectural Tool of the Future  (24 hrs.) This hands-on course is aimed at teaching you to become capable of producing construction documents. Learn to use the Revit skills required to work in the Architectural Industry. The course is taught by a registered Architect and a Revit Certified Professional. Sat 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sep. 14 - Oct. 19, 2013 Class fee $420...........Materials fee $75............Total $495 *Payment plan available

Revit Advanced – Families and Parameters  (8 hrs.) Learn how to expand on Revit basics to turn your Building Model into a Building Information Model. This two day session will teach the basics of building families. Then add parameters to generate building information. This course is taught by a registered architect and Revit Certified Professional. Sat 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $0..............Total $195 Register for both Revit - The Architectural Tool of the Future and Revit Advanced - Families and Parameters and save $50

SolidWorks Basic  (28 hrs.) SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer aided design) program currently used by over 1.3 million engineers and designers at more than 130,000 companies worldwide. This Basics overview class will assist students, designers, engineers and professionals with 3D drawings. SolidWorks is a subset of Engineering Design and provides a general introduction to the user interface, menus, toolbars and broad concepts and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies, and drawings. The student will formulate the skills to create and modify solid features to model parts, assemblies, and drawings. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Mechanical Design and the Windows Operating System. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 3 - Sep. 26, 2013 Class fee $520...........Materials fee $75............Total $595 *Payment plan available

SolidWorks Intermediate  (28 hrs.) This course is a continuation of the SolidWorks Basics course. The student will learn to formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. The student will also learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables and configurations. Ultimately the student will learn to work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Prerequisite: SolidWorks Basic. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 1 - Oct. 29, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $520...........Materials fee $75............Total $595 *Payment plan available

SolidWorks Advanced  (28 hrs.) SolidWorks Advanced Topics takes your SolidWorks skills to the next level. It is composed of selected lessons and exercises to teach the student: Surface modeling, sheet metal and weldments, model rendering, flow simulation, and introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Case studies are used to illustrate processes, allowing the student to learn the necessary commands to complete advanced design tasks. Prerequisite: SolidWorks Basic and SolidWorks Intermediate. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 5 - Dec. 5, 2013 (no class 11/14 & 11/28) Class fee $520...........Materials fee $75............Total $595 *Payment plan available Register for all three SolidWorks Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Courses and Save $150 ***Students will receive a free software subscription of “SolidWorks Standard”

WEB DESIGN HTML: Basic  (10 hrs.) Topics included are: Basic HTML structure, how to write source code, placing and formatting text, creating headings, horizontal rule lines, display lists, creating links, inserting images, creating tables, introduction to style sheets (CSS). Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and Internet experience. Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sep. 14 & 21, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nov. 2 & 9, 2013 Class fee $210...........Materials fee $35............Total $245

HTML: Advanced  (10 hrs.) Continue your learning of HTML with these advanced topics: Design techniques, IDs, classes, margins/spacing, table formatting, placing forms on your pages, and frames. Prerequisite: HTML: Basic or equivalent knowledge. Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sep. 28 & Oct. 5, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nov. 16 & 23, 2013 Class fee $210...........Materials fee $35............Total $245 Register for both HTML Basic and Advanced Courses and Save $50

Web Essentials Series  (72 hrs.) Creating the look and feel of World Wide Web pages for websites can be fun and rewarding. This involves developing a graphic design that effectively communicates the ideas being promoted by the website. Learn how to develop the initial planning of a website, plan the layout and organization of the site, the types of colors or images to use (photos, illustrations, videos, etc.), and other matters concerning overall design. The following five (5) Web Essentials courses, are intended for those who are looking to create and design professional looking websites. These courses can be taken individually or bundled into a five (5) course series for a huge savings. The courses are taught by a professional Web Designer Below are the five (5) courses in this series and their course descriptions. 1. Social Media and Branding (6 hrs.) 2. Web Design with WordPress (12 hrs.) 3. PhotoShop CS6 Basics for Web (15 hrs.) 4. PhotoShop CS6 Advanced for Web (15 hrs.) 5. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Web (24 hrs.) Register for all five (5) courses - 72 hours for only $1,065 (including materials) save $450. No online registrations. To register for the Web Essentials Series, please contact Nada Koury, Business Coordinator at (440) 891-7646. *Payment plan available

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In today’s market, it is all about how your audience perceives you and your exposure. Branding your business, your product, or even yourself is one of the most important things you can do to be successful. Utilizing social media tools, you will learn how to increase your exposure, discover your target audience and begin your marketing campaign based on your brand. PhotoShop experience is a plus but is not required. T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 3 & 5, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $0..............Total $195

Web Design with WordPress  (12 hrs.) Do you need a website for yourself or business, and the only thing stopping you is the budget? WordPress is used by more than 19.5 million websites, and counting! It is the leading content management system, and is easy to learn and use. WordPress uses royalty-free site templates and plugins that make it quick and fun to set up professional-looking sites. T, Th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Sep. 10 - 19, 2013 Class fee $265...........Materials fee $0..............Total $265

PhotoShop CS6 Basic for Web  (15 hrs.) Learn the fundamentals and basic techniques on both preparing images for the web, and designing web elements T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 10 -29, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

PhotoShop CS6 Advanced for Web  (15 hrs.) Learn how to create a website design mockup using best practices in user interface design. Students will also learn the skills to create web elements and prepare images for the web. Prerequisite: PhotoShop CS6 Basic for Web T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 21 - Dec. 10, 2013 (no class 11/28) Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Web  (24 hrs.)

GRAPHIC DESIGN Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert Series  (108 hrs.) Learn how to create design solutions that have a high visual impact. These designs are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, communications and identity, e.g. giving your design a visual ‘brand’. The following seven Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert courses are intended for those who are looking to create ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet the objectives. Bring your creative flair up-to-date knowledge of industry software and an approach to time. These courses can be taken individually or bundled into a seven course series for a huge savings. The courses are taught by a professional Graphic Designer. Below are the seven courses in this series and their course descriptions. 1. Design and Composition (6 hrs.) 2. PhotoShop CS6 Basics for Graphics (12 hrs.) 3. PhotoShop CS6 Advanced for Graphics (21 hrs.) 4. InDesign CS6 Basic for Graphics (15 hrs.) 5. InDesign CS6 Advanced for Graphics (15 hrs.) 6. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Basic for Graphics (15 hrs.) 7. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced for Graphics (21 hrs.) Register for all seven (7) courses - 108 hours for only $1,495 save $630.

Web Design/Graphic Design

Social Media and Branding  (6 hrs.)

No online registrations. To register for the Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert Series, please contact Nada Koury, Business Coordinator at (440) 891-7646. *Payment plan available

Design and Composition  (6 hrs.)

This course covers the following topics: Dreamweaver’s interface, managing your sites, web page basics (placing text, images, and links), navigation, formatting with cascading style sheets (CSS), creating and using templates, publishing your site online, and more! Recommended prerequisite: HTML: Basic or equivalent knowledge. T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dec. 12 - Jan. 21, 2014 (no class 12/24, 12/26, 12/31,and 1/2/14) Class fee $355...........Materials fee $70............Total $425

Students will learn the basics of design and composition through informative lectures from an expert in the graphic design field, paired with open discussions and collaborations. This course is a prerequisite for any of the following courses in the Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert Series. M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 4 & 9, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $0..............Total $195

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Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of PhotoShop for print media, photo editing, and graphic creation. M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 11 - 25, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

PhotoShop CS6 Basic for Graphics  (15 hrs.)

PhotoShop CS6 Advanced for Graphics  (21 hrs.) Learn advanced photo manipulation, compositing, color correction, print advertising and other marketing material. Students will walk away with an excellent portfolio piece. Prerequisite: PhotoShop CS6 Basic for Graphics M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 30 - Oct. 21, 2013 Class fee $395...........Materials fee $0..............Total $395

InDesign CS6 Basic for Graphics  (15 hrs.) Learn basic page layout tools along with the principals of composition and design. M,W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 23 - Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

InDesign CS6 Advanced for Graphics  (15 hrs.) The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Apply principals and advanced techniques for high volume print design including style sheets, master templates, using spot color, prepress and much more. Prerequisite: InDesign CS6 Basic for Graphics M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 11 - 25, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

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Graphic Design/Truck Driver Training/Automotive Technology

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Basic for Graphics  (15 hrs.) Through hands-on training, students will learn Illustrator’s state-of-the-art tools that are required in any creative field. M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Dec. 2 - 16, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced for Graphics  (21 hrs.) Already using Illustrator and want to brush up on your skills? Learn advanced techniques, tips and tricks, and new features of Illustrator CS6. Prerequisite: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Basic for Graphics M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Jan 6 - 29, 2014 (no class 1/20/14) Class fee $395...........Materials fee $0..............Total $395

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING CDL – Skills Training Program (Class A)  (200 Hours) Polaris Career Center has partnered with Great Lakes Truck Driving School to provide the CDL Truck Driver Program. The classroom instruction for the program will be held at Polaris Career Center, and the driving instruction will be held at Great Lakes Truck Driving School facility located at 27740 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, Ohio 44028. This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor-trailer experience. Training prepares students for the CDL Skills Test. July 22, 2013 – August 20, 2013 Monday – Saturday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuition fee ............ $5,595 Tuition includes all materials, state fees, taxes and drug screening. (Students are responsible for the cost of the CDL temporary permit and CDL license.) Classroom instruction  (76 hours) Classroom instruction introduces students to the trucking industry, its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to strengthen the students’ knowledge in truck driving techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness. Driving Range instruction  (84 hours) Driving Range instruction teaches students how to properly maintain equipment, couple and uncouple tractortrailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, and practice various backing maneuvers to advance the students’ skill level. Road Training  (40 hours) On-road instruction introduces the students to various traffic situations and roadway systems to develop safe driving techniques. Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractortrailer. A total of approximately 400 miles of on-road training is implemented to develop the students’ performance level.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Basic Automotive Technology Course Series This 5-month Automotive Technology Program is designed to train students with the required skills to repair and maintain automotive vehicles. The program includes both classroom theory and handson projects. Through a series of ten (10) courses, (184.5 hours), students will learn the various components of the Automotive Technology field. Students will gain the necessary experience to work on the repair of cars. Topics include: •Tires & Wheels • Brake System •Suspension •Steering •Alignment •Cooling Systems •Electrical Systems •Fuel & Ignition Systems •Emission Control •Overview of Top, Bottom and Front Engine Components The following ten (10) courses make up the Automotive Technology Course Series. These ten (10) courses (184 .5 hours) taken separately would normally cost $2,890, however, we have combined these courses to save you $795. Register for this entire ten (10) course series and pay only $2,095 No on-line registrations available. For additional information, call Nada Koury, Business Coordinator, (440) 891-7646. See below for complete course descriptions Tuition for 184.5 Total Course Series Hours (including materials $100) $2,095 Save $795 *Payment plan available

1. Tires, Wheels & Wheel Bearings  (13.5 hrs.) In this course, students will learn everything about tires and wheel bearings. Find out the proper way to mount and balance tires and how to maintain and care for bearings. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sep. 3 - 10, 2013 Class fee $175...........Materials fee $0..............Total $175

2. Brake System Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Repair  (40.5 hrs.) Students will learn the entire Brake System repair of Brake Hydraulics, Disc & Drum components. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sep. 11 - Oct. 9, 2013 Class fee $595...........Materials fee $0..............Total $595

3. Suspension Fundamentals, Diagnosis and Repair  (13.5 hrs.) In this course, students will learn everything about MacPherson struts, long and short arm suspension, springs and more. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 15 - 23, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $175...........Materials fee $0..............Total $175

4. Steering Fundamentals and Diagnosis  (13.5 hrs.) Power steering, rack and pinion steering gears and much more will be discussed in this course. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 29 - Nov. 5, 2013 Class fee $175...........Materials fee $0..............Total $175

5. Alignment  (9 hrs.) Students will learn the how to and why you need to do an alignment. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Nov. 6 & 12, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $0..............Total $145

6. Cooling and HVAC Fundamentals and Diagnosis  (22.5 hrs.) The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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In this course, students will learn everything about cooling systems and the vehicle HVAC work and how to repair them. Students will also learn how to recover and recycle refrigerant. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Nov. 13 - Dec. 3, 2013 (no class 11/27) Class fee $395...........Materials fee $0..............Total $395


Students will learn about batteries, charging and starting systems. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Dec. 4 - 11, 2013 Class fee $175...........Materials fee $0..............Total $175

8. Emission Control Systems  (4.5 hrs.) You will learn how to test and repair emission control systems. T 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Dec. 17, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

9. Fuel and Ignition Systems  (18 hrs.) In this course, students will understand engine performance and drivability problems on the majority of systems. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Jan. 7 - 15, 2014 Class fee $325...........Materials fee $0..............Total $325

10. Engine Top, Bottom and Front Overview  (36 hrs.) A complete and thorough overview on the engine components will be examined. Top, bottom and front of engines will be discussed. T, W 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Jan. 21 - Feb. 12, 2014 Class fee $545...........Materials fee $0..............Total $545

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair & Maintenance Course Series  (222 hrs.) This 4-month Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance course series is designed to train students with skills required for home construction and renovation work. Training includes both classroom and hands-on projects. Through a series of twelve (12) courses, (222 hours), students learn the many facets of the residential construction process to be prepared in doing renovation, repair, and maintenance in the construction field. The following twelve (12) courses make up the Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance Course Series. These twelve (12) courses (222 hours) taken separately would normally cost $3,450, however, we have combined these courses to save you $955. No on-line registrations available. For additional information, call Nada Koury, Business Coordinator, (440) 891-7646.

1. Carpentry  (36 hrs.) • Framing • Rafters Roofing • Door and Window Installation • Siding • Insulation • Drywall. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 4 - Nov. 20, 2013

2. Blueprint Reading: Construction  (24 hrs.) Detailed and topographical plans • Methods to calculate areas for project materials. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 9 - Oct. 28, 2013

3. Timber Framing  (36 hrs.) This course explores post and beam construction • Mortise and tenon joinery • Basic joints and the principles of both square rule and scribe rule layout and framing assembly • Basic hand tools needed. Sat 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2013

4. OSHA 10  (10 hrs.) This course is for entry level construction workers • Recognize and prevent hazards on construction site •. Discussion of Safety and Health topics, (recommended by OSHA) will be discussed • Students will receive an OSHA 10-hour card upon completion of this class. Cost of card is $5.00, payable to the instructor (not included in tuition). M 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 4 - 18, 2013

5. Residential Electrical Wiring  (33 hrs.) • Single pole and 3-way switching • Outlet installation • Circuit breaker panel installation • Related NEC (National Electric Code) requirements • Safety • Circuits and VOM meter usage. Cost of card is $5.00, payable to the instructor (not included in tuition). T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 10 - Oct. 15, 2013

6. Plumbing I  (30 hrs.) • Proper use of common plumbing hand tools • Calculations • Reading Plumbing drawings • Pipe fittings, fixtures and faucets • DWV and potable water systems. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 17 - Nov. 26, 2013 (no class 10/22 & 11/14)

7. Plumbing II (30 hrs.) • Piping and testing of drains • Wastes and Vents • Reading residential drawing hangers • Supports and structural penetrations. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 3 - Jan. 16, 2014 (no class 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, & 1/2/14))

8. Hardwood Floor Installation  (5 hrs.) • Valuable tips and a demonstration on how to install beautiful professional looking floors. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 21, 2013

Construction Technology

7. Electrical Systems Fundamentals and Diagnosis  (13.5 hrs.)

9. Hardwood Floor Repair and Refinishing  (5 hrs.) • The process and techniques to replace boards, sand, stain, and finish hardwood floors • Types of wood flooring, durability, oil base versus water base finishes • Hand versus machine sanding. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 28, 2013

10. Quick Lock Floor Installation  (5 hrs.) • Installation of “Quick Lock Flooring” • Laminate, vinyl, and natural wood flooring with the underlayment foam pad installed over hard surfaced flooring or subfloors including concrete • No need for staples/nails or messy adhesive, the floating floor installation is easy and fast. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013

11. Weekend Warriors: Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiling and Introduction to Wood and Laminate Flooring  (5 hrs.) • The process to install and repair ceramic tile for walls and floors. Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 12, 2013

12. Paint Like a Pro  (3 hrs.) • The best methods and materials for interior and exterior painting • Color selection, primers and paints • This class covers everything you need to know for a successful paint job. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 5, 2013 Th Register for this 222 Total Course Series Hours (including materials) for only $2,495 Save $955 *Payment plan available

OSHA  (10 hrs.) This course is intended to provide entry level construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health topics which a worker may encounter at a construction site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. Workers must receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Upon successful completion, students will receive an OSHA 10-hour card. Cost of card is $5.00, payable to the instructor (not included in tuition). M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - 21, 2013 M 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 4 - 18, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $0..............Total $195

Blueprint Reading: Construction  (24 hrs.) This course is for anyone who wants to read and interpret construction blueprints. It will cover construction plans and details, topographical plans along with ways to calculate areas and materials. Prerequisite: Basic math skills. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 9 – Oct. 28, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $50............Total $345 *Payment plan available

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Construction Technology/Carpentry/Woodworking/Flooring/Painting

Energy Auditing  (40 hrs.) This course will teach students the fundamental science of assessing a single family home from an energy usage and efficiency perspective. Students will also be prepared for the “Building Analyst 1” national certification exam offered by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). Today homeowners and homebuyers want to know how well or how bad a home is working to keep utility expenses low. The topics covered in this course will give you the knowledge to answer those questions. The course covers such topics as combustion analysis (how efficient is my furnace?), ventilation requirements (why does everyone in our family get sick at once?), assessing window performance (will buying new windows be worth the expense?), and many other topics that relate to energy performance. This course is recommended for Real Estate Agents, HVAC Professionals, Property Managers, Housing Policy Analysts & Advocates, or for anyone who wants to audit the energy in their home. M, W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 7 - Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $645...........Materials fee $50............Total $695

Woodworking: Intermediate  (30 hrs.) Designed to advance the skills of the novice or recreational woodworker, this course guides you through the design and creation of traditional and non-traditional woodworking joinery. You then incorporate these techniques into the construction of a functional wall mounted cabinet suitable for use in your home or shop. Specifics of the project and supplies will be discussed during the first class meeting. Prerequisite: Woodworking: Introduction or basic knowledge of woodworking tools and machinery. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 11 - Dec. 16, 2013 (no class 11/27) Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345 *Payment plan available Register for both Woodworking Introduction and Intermediate Courses and Save $50

FLOORING

*Payment plan available

Hardwood Floor Installation  (5 hrs.)

Building Services & Maintenance  (24 hrs.)

Join this class and receive valuable tips and a demonstration on how to install beautiful professional looking floors in your home. DIY (do-it-yourself) and save money. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 21, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Hands-on training in electrical, plumbing, and maintenance. The following topics will be covered: Electrical: Safety and introduction to basic tools, residential wiring according to the National Electrical Code (NEC), breakers (replacement and rating), three-way switches, ground fall circuit interrupter (GFCI) installation, commercial - 220v. residential single-phase and conduit (bending and installation). Plumbing: Copper soldering, rebuilding and replacing faucets, rebuilding toilets, maintaining and snaking drains, replacing hot water tanks, and manual and electrical pipe treading. Service & Maintenance: Introduction to most hand-held power tools. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 24 - Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $545...........Materials fee $0..............Total $545 *Payment plan available

CARPENTRY / WOODWORKING

Carpentry  (36 hrs.)

Basic carpentry skills and tools will be introduced. You will also learn job safety, project planning, and tool and material selection. Both theory and hands-on training will cover the following areas: Framing, Rafters, Roofing, Door installation, Window installation, Siding, Insulation, and Drywall. Learn the trade from the pro who has been teaching carpentry and construction for over 35 years. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 4 - Nov. 20, 2013 Class fee $445...........Materials fee $0..............Total $445 *Payment plan available

Timber Framing (36 hrs.)  This course explores post and beam construction • Mortise and tenon joinery • Basic joints and the principles of both square rule and scribe rule layout and framing assembly • Basic hand tools needed. Sat 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2013 Class fee $445...........Materials fee $0..............Total $445 *Payment plan available

Woodworking: Introduction  (30 hrs.) The class covers woodworking safety, techniques and machinery. This is your chance to enter the rewarding world of woodworking. This is a creative way to design and craft a beautiful hand-made project to showcase in your home. Your individual project of choice and supplies will be discussed the first night of class. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345

Hardwood Floor Repair and Refinishing  (5 hrs.) Learn from a pro the process and techniques to replace boards, sand, stain, and finish your hardwood floors and bring them back to new condition. Types of wood flooring, durability, oil base versus water base finishes, and hand versus machine sanding will all be discussed. Ask the Pro and get your answers. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sep. 28, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Quick Lock Floor Installation  (5 hrs.) Join this class and learn the professional way to install “Quick Lock Flooring.” Laminate, vinyl, and natural wood flooring with the underlayment foam pad can be installed over most all other hard surfaced flooring or subfloors including concrete without the need for staples/nails or messy adhesive, the floating floor installation is easy and fast. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 16, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

PAINTING Paint Like a Pro  (3 hrs.) An overview of best methods and materials, for interior and exterior painting. From color selection to primers and paints, this class covers everything you need to know for a successful paint job. Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 5, 2013 Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

Decorative and Faux Finishes  (3 hrs.) Turn your walls into works of art! Hands-on instruction of a variety of simple, decorative and faux painting techniques. Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sep. 12, 2013 Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 21, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

*Payment plan available

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

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Weekend Warriors: Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiling and Introduction to Wood and Laminate Flooring  (5 hrs.) Learn how to install and repair ceramic tile for walls and floors. Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 12, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Dec. 14, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Weekend Warriors: Drywall  (5 hrs.) Learn how to install, repair and tape drywall in this hands-on class. Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Sep. 21, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Nov. 23, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Weekend Warriors: Electrical  (5 hrs.) Learn how to change light fixtures, install ceiling fans and replace receptacles/ switches. Electrical safety will also be covered. Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Sep. 28, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

Weekend Warriors: Plumbing  (5 hrs.) Learn how to install faucets, replace and repair toilets, and solder. Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 26, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Dec. 7, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Check out our Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance Course Series, see page 24-25.

ELECTRICAL WIRING / ELECTRICITY Residential Electrical Wiring  (33 hrs.)

Electrical Contractor Exam Prep Course  (60 hrs.) By taking this course electricians will gain the necessary skills to pass the electrical contractor’s exam. The course will provide an overview of Electrical Theory, the NEC, and Electrical Calculations and is based on the Mike Holt’s exam prep series. Electricians will learn subjects and areas of study that they need to focus on in order to pass the contractor’s exam. The course will also cover the requirements for the business section of the electrical contractor’s test. Electricians will practice taking exams under conditions similar to the actual competency exam. Students will need an up-to-date NFPA 70 code book. M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 16 - Nov. 4, 2013 Class fee $595...........Materials fee $200 .........Total $795 *Payment plan available

LOW PRESSURE BOILER Low Pressure Boiler License Preparation  (60 hrs.) This course is intended for operators of boiler systems used in hotels, apartment buildings, schools, and other large institutions. The following topics will be covered: Boiler Operation Principles, Boiler Fittings, Feedwater System, Steam System, Fuel System, Draft System, Boiler Water Treatment, Boiler Operation Procedures, Hot Water Heating Systems, Cooling Systems, and Boiler Operation Safety. Students will prepare for the licensing examinations through NIULPE (National Institute for the Licensing of Power Engineers) exam which will be administered at Polaris at the end of the course. Students that pass the exam will earn the NIULPE 5th class license (student is responsible for application, exam and license fees). Course is taught by a Third Class Steam Engineer. T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 24 - Nov. 19, 2013 (no class 10/22 & 11/14) Class fee $670...........Materials fee $125..........Total $795 *Payment plan available

PLUMBING

Plumbing: Part I  (30 hrs.)

Learn the basics of residential wiring through this hands-on class. Topics include single pole and 3-way switching, outlet installation, circuit breaker panel installation basics, related NEC (National Electric Code) requirements, electrical safety, ground fault circuits, arc fault circuits, new work requirements, old work wiring methods, some basic electrical theory and VOM meter use. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 10 - Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $510...........Materials fee $85............Total $595

This course combines textbook and classroom instruction with entry-level “how-to” techniques to introduce you to the plumbing craft. Topics include use of common hand tools, planning calculations, reading plumbing drawings, common pipe and fitting materials, fixtures and faucets, DWV and potable water systems. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 17 - Nov. 26, 2013 (no class 10/22 & 11/14) Class fee $450...........Materials fee $95............Total $545

*Payment plan available

*Payment plan available

Industrial Electrical Wiring  (36 hrs.)

Plumbing: Part II  (30 hrs.)

Develop the knowledge of industrial electrical wiring through handson practice as well as theory instruction. Students will learn layout and design including troubleshooting and installation, blueprint reading, conduit bending, and panel box installation, update, and repair. Threephase theory will also be covered. Instruction based on current NEC standards. Prerequisite: Residential Electrical Wiring. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 24 - Dec. 10, 2013 (no class 11/14 & 11/28) Class fee $525...........Materials fee $100..........Total $625

*Payment plan available

This hands-on course is a continuation of Plumbing: Part I and covers piping and testing of drains, wastes and vents in a simulated residential setting. Additional topics include reading residential drawings, hangers, supports and structural penetrations. Textbook from Plumbing: Part I will be used in class. Prerequisite: Plumbing: Part I. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 3 - Jan. 16, 2014 (no class 12/24, 12/26, 12/31 & 1/2/14) Class fee $450...........Materials fee $95............Total $545

*Payment plan available

Electricity: DC & AC Basic  (48 hrs.) Topics include basic DC and AC principles with emphasis on series and parallel circuits, electron theory, batteries, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, DC generators, and DC motors. Electrical quantities, units of measurement, and procedures for using Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, resistance and power in circuits are explained. Gain an understanding of AC electricity through the study of basic AC current with emphasis on single and three-phase voltage, inductance, capacitance, reactance, impedance, transformers, AC motors, and delta-wye connections. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 23 - Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $565...........Materials fee $130..........Total $695 *Payment plan available

Popular classes fill up fast! Enroll early and get the class you want.

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu

Weekend Warrior Series/Industrial Technology/Electrical Wiring/Electricity/Low Pressure Boiler/Plumbing

WEEKEND WARRIOR SERIES

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Welding/Small Engine Repair/Personal Enrichment/Entrepreneur/Personal Finance and Real Estate Investing

WELDING Welding: TIG & MIG  (48 hrs.) This course is designed to give you valuable theory and practical application related to TIG and MIG welding of steel and aluminum. In addition you will learn the principles and practices of the plasma arc cutting machine. Prerequisite: Welding: Introduction or equivalent experience. Welding gloves and safety glasses are required. M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sep. 4 - Oct. 14, 2013 Class fee $550...........Materials fee $145..........Total $695 *Payment plan available

Welding: Vertical & Horizontal Welding  (48 hrs.) This course is a continuation in the welding trade. Course topics include open v-groove welding and open-root pipe welding. Prerequisite: Welding Introduction. Welding gloves and safety glasses are required. M, W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 16 - Nov. 25, 2013 Class fee $595...........Materials fee $0..............Total $595 *Payment plan available

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR Small Engine Repair  (33 hrs.) In this hands-on class, you will learn how to service, maintain, repair, and winterize two and four cycle engines as well as outdoor power equipment. This workshop will cover: safety training, use of tools, carburetion, ignition systems, lubrication, tune-ups, blade and chain sharpening, trouble shooting, preventative maintenance and more. M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep. 9 - Oct. 14, 2013 M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 11 - Dec. 18, 2013 (no class 11/27) Class fee $330...........Materials fee $65............Total $395 *Payment plan available

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT ENTREPRENEUR How to Make Money Selling Nothing  (2 hrs.) Learn how to profit from selling other people’s items. Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 10, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

Buying and Selling on eBay Part I  (3.5 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 3, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

Buying and Selling on eBay Part II  (3.5 hrs.) Prerequisite: A previously registered eBay account and basic knowledge of eBay. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

For complete course descriptions, visit www.polaris.edu. How to Sell on Craig’s List  (3.5 hrs.) Did you know that Craig’s List is the #1 free classified website on the Internet? In this hands-on class you will learn to post your item and to get your ads to attract buyers’ attention. You will post items that you want to sell during this class. Please bring any jpeg picture files of items that you wish to sell. T 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dec. 3, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $29............Total $74

From Rags to Riches  (2 hrs.) This class will give you ideas on the many ways you will be able to create your own dream job and supplement your income, or even go full time and plan your business venture. Th 8:10 PM – 10:10 PM Oct. 10, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total fee $58

How I Became a Paid Caregiver, Part I  (3.5 hrs.) You will receive contact numbers on how to get started, as well as learn about the dangers of nursing home agreements, medical equipment, and much more. (Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 2, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $35............Total $64

How I Became a Paid Caregiver, Part II  (3 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 9, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

How to Start a Crafting Business  (3 hrs.) The class will cover name branding, picking the right product, getting your business license, pictures, show registration, marketing, and networking. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 1, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $25............Total $54

How to Market Your Crafting Business  (3 hrs.) Learn helpful marketing tips from a successful entrepreneur and jewelry designer. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 8, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $25............Total $54

PERSONAL FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE INVESTING Are You Ready to Retire?  (2 hrs.) Do you know what you need to have in place in order to be financially prepared to retire? This class will discuss what you need to think about and know in order to retire comfortably. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 2, 2013 W Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

10 Steps to Perfect Credit  (2 hrs.) Optional Fee: $15 payable to instructor at class for a copy of your credit report with all 3 scores. Th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sept. 12, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Investing in Today’s Market (Free Investment Class)  (2 hrs.) In this free course you will learn common investing mistakes, how to avoid them, and investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals. W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 25, 2013

Foundations of Investing  (8 hrs.) This class addresses needs of new and experienced investors, as well as those needing a refresher. During this class participants will learn more about basic investing principles, the key features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds, the importance of asset allocation, and the impact of inflation on your longterm goals. Additional topics include tax-free investing and preparing your estate plan. W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 9 - 30, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Investing in Real Estate in a Changing Market  (9 hrs.) For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 7 - 21, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59


Learn to Quilt  (10 Hrs.) A comprehensive introduction to machine quilting. The class is designed to give the student knowledge of the basic anatomy of a quilt, rotary cutting and machine piercing. Learn a new block and technique each week and complete a wall hanging. Bring your own machine. Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. M 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 7 – 28, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Painting on YUPO (all levels)  (12 hrs.) Step outside your comfort zone painting traditionally with paper or board. PAINT ON Yupo, an acid free, non-absorbent synthetic paper. Please call 440891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. If you want to learn to paint loose, this is it. W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 11- Oct. 16, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Acrylic-Collage Workshop  (5 hrs.) Surprise yourself and have fun with painting. Try different approaches, media and techniques. Learn to look at the world around you with new eyes. We will create a realistic/impressionistic still life or landscape using collage and acrylic. Crayons, pastels, pencils, markers and anything else that makes a mark may also be used along with thin collage materials. Choose to do the same subject in abstract format or compose something from your imagination. There are no rules in this workshop. The instructor will bring samples. You may follow the demonstration given at the start or do your own thing. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Oct. 26, 2013 S Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Drawing (all levels)  (12 hrs.) Bring sketch book, charcoal pencils, different weights of graphite drawing pencils, a ruler, and an eraser to class. Wear old clothes. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Palette Knife Painting (All Levels)  (12 hrs.) (Ford Middle School, Room 907B, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park) Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Fun with Watercolors (All Levels)  (12 hrs.) Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 for a supply list or email efinley@polaris.edu. W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 23 - Dec. 4, 2013 (No class 11/27) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Landscape Painting with Acrylics  (12 hrs.) (Ford Middle School, Room 907B, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park) Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 1 - Nov 5, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

The Joy of Painting – Bob Ross Oils – Part I  (10.5 hrs.) Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 3 - 17, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

The Joy of Painting – Bob Ross Oils – Part II  (10.5 hrs.) Please bring supplies from Part I class. Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Dec. 5 - 19, 2013 Class fee $69............. Materials fee $0.............Total $69 The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Zentangle  (8 hrs.) An easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. No previous art or drawing experience required. M 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 16 - Oct. 7, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $10............Total $59

Tunisian Crochet  12 hrs.) This is not your grandma’s afghan stitch! Tunisian crochet is experiencing a renewed interest. Needle artists are discovering its contemporary use for designs in home and fashion accessories. It is a fusion of crochet and knitting. Stitch variations, pattern interpretation and finishing techniques will be explored. Students will purchase additional supplies as needed. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 8 - Nov. 19, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $60.............Materials fee $7..............Total $67

Arts/Crafts/Jewelry

ARTS / CRAFTS / JEWELRY

For complete course descriptions, visit www.polaris.edu.

Wire-Wrapped Wine Glasses or Serving Pieces  (2.5 hrs.) Wire wrap four wine glasses or five serving pieces using glass beads and wire. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $20............Total $49

Mat & Frame  (8 hrs.) Supply list provided at first class. Mat cutter recommended. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 12 - Oct. 3, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Mat Cutting: Advanced  (6 hrs.) Prerequisite: Mat & Frame. Bring all supplies and equipment used in the Mat & Frame class. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 10 - 24, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

Stamp a Stack of Holiday Cards  (all levels)  (3 hrs.) Come stamp 10 holiday cards with matching envelopes. Beginners through advanced stampers welcome. W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $39............. Materials fee $15...........Total $54

JEWELRY Basic Jewelry Soldering  (4 hrs.) Stanton Jewelers, 29209 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Make a sterling silver jewelry item personally designed and soldered. T & Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 8 & 10, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $20............Total $69

Crocheted and Beaded Necklace & Earrings Set  (3 hrs.) Create a beautiful crocheted necklace and matching earrings using silver or copper wire, turquoise, crystal and/or pearls. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 3, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $28............Total $57

Earrings (all levels) (New)  (2.5 hrs.) Design and create 4 pairs of earrings (all lengths, styles, and materials available). Th 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $20............Total $49

Dichroic Glass Shaped Pendants (2), Bracelet or Earrings Workshop  (3.5 hrs.) Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Sept. 28, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $30............Total $69

Complete course descriptions available at www.polaris.edu. Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Jewelry/Literature/Voice Acting/Telecommunications/Culinary

Wire-Wrapped Pendants  (2.5 hrs.)

Novel Basics I  (10 hrs.)

Make four wire wrapped pendants using assorted colors of wire. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $20............Total $49

Stop dreaming about writing a novel and get started creating that best seller. Topics include deciding on a theme, creating unique and interesting characters, writing realistic dialogue, the correct use of point of view, using imagery to make your story’s setting come to life, and hooking your audience in the first page. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 12- Oct. 10, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Steam Punk Bracelet  (2.5 hrs.) Learn the art of hammering metals to create a one-of-kind wire-wrapped bracelet to be worn with any outfit. You will learn different hammering and wire techniques. Adorn an aluminum cuff bracelet with buttons, gears and/or gemstones. 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 W Class fee $34.............Materials fee $25............Total $59

Mixed Metal Pendant  (2.5 hrs.) Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind pendant using paints and metals. This course will show students how to hammer, punch holes into metal and blend colors of paint onto the metal by joining different metals through wire and attaching other elements. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $34.............Materials fee $25............Total $59

LITERATURE/VOICE ACTING/TELECOMMUNICATIONS Get Smart with your Smart Phone!  (3 hrs.) Do you have a smart phone and not sure what to do? Do you feel your phone is smarter than you? Then this class will fix those phone waning blues! Connect with loved ones, explore cities like Cleveland in 3D views, listen to your favorite music, coordinate your schedule securely in your own calendar, set up your own secure point-of-sale cash register FOR FREE, and much much more! In this class you will be introduced to applications that will help you succeed or simply relax! Apps discussed will be for Android phones and the iPad. Th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Nov 7, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Getting Paid to Talk - An Introduction to Professional Voice Acting  (2.5 hrs.) This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice acting work for television, film, radio, books on tape, documentaries and the Internet. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of a producer from Voicecoaches.com. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

How to Create an E-Book by Converting PDF Forms (Using Adobe Acrobat X Pro)  (2 hrs.) You will learn how easy it is to create a digital book called an ebook. This class will show you how to create those pdf documents from any type of document, picture, or any other format. You will learn how to merge these documents, so that you may have a nice presentable book to sell online in digital format or place on a CD and sell as a hard copy. M 8:10 PM – 10:10 PM Nov. 18, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

Children’s Book Creation Workshop Assistance with Your Book  (9 hrs.) Prerequisite: Children’s Book Creation, Part I, or equivalent This course offers an opportunity to bring in your partially completed children’s book for feedback and additional assistance with completion and selfpublication. Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sept. 28 - Oct. 12, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

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CULINARY Wine Tasting (With a Certified Sommelier)  (2 hrs.) Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Class will be held at Royal Park Fine Wines, 12770 Royalton Road, North Royalton. This class has different wines and appetizers to sample each time it is offered. Sat 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Oct. 5, 2013 Class fee $20.............Materials fee $15............Total $35 For the following Culinary classes, bring an apron and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Buca’s Italian Essentials  (2 hrs.) Recipes for you to taste will include Buca di Beppo’s favorites. Bring a notebook and pen. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Positively Delicious Pierogies  (3 hrs.) Bring a rolling pin and 3 containers or zip lock bags for delicious samples. M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 21, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

Simply Healthy with Puréeing  (4 hrs.) Interested in learning how to save money and prepare healthier and flavorful food? Join a certified, trained instructor in culinary arts as she shows you the needed equipment, shares samples, and gives you time-saving tips on how to puree fruits, vegetables, and meals to add to your food for a healthy diet for yourself, children, and elderly loved ones. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sept. 19 - 26, 2013 Th Class fee $53.............Materials fee $6..............Total $59

Comfort Foods Made Healthy  (3 hrs.) Are you interested in learning how to make your home style favorite foods healthy? A trained, certified chef will show you the needed equipment, provide recipes and samples, and show you how easy it is to add extra fruits or vegetables and nutrients to home style recipes like meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, and brownies. Th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 3, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

Healthier Holiday Favorites  (3 hrs.) Everyone has his/her holiday food traditions, right? Are you wondering how you can make those holiday favorites like mashed potatoes, cheesy potato casserole, green bean casserole, or stuffing healthier? Taste healthy holiday foods. Th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

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Cake Decorating I  (10 hrs.) Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 17 - Oct. 8, 2013 T Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Cake Decorating II  (10 hrs.) Prerequisite: Cake Decorating I. T 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Oct. 29 - Nov. 19, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Basic Fondant Cake Class  (5 hrs.) Prerequisite: Cake Decorating II. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. M & W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 18 - 20, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Wedding Cake Decorating  5 hrs.) Prerequisite: Cake Decorating I & II. (5 hrs.) Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. . Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Jan 11, 2014 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Holiday Cut-Out & Italian Cookie Class  (3.5 hrs.) Let’s have some fun while we bake some delicious Italian cookies! You will learn skills to roll out dough, shape, bake and decorate these delicious cookies. Please bring your apron, favorite cookie cutters, pastry brushes and a few containers to take home your baked goods! Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Dec. 14, 2013 Class fee $42.............Materials fee $7..............Total $49

Holiday Quick Breads & Pumpkin Rolls  (3 hrs.) We will bake delicious quick breads from scratch to start off your holiday baking as well as pumpkin rolls. Please bring your apron, two loaf pans, and some containers to take your delicious baked good home! Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris. edu to request a supply list. Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nov. 9, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $10............Total $49

Luscious Poppyseed and Nut Rolls  (3 hrs.) Please bring a rolling pin and container or large zip lock bag for your bakery. M 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 11, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

Let’s Do the Strudel Stretch  (3.5 hrs.) What dessert is made from a piece of dough that expands like a parachute? Strudel, of course. We are going to make a cherry strudel. Experience the fun of stretching a softball-sized dough to its extreme. You will learn how to make the filling and dough. Enjoy the final product! T 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct 15, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Apple Pastries  (3 hrs.) Let’s have some fun while we bake some delicious recipes with apples! We will be making turnovers, strudels and my delicious family apple cake. You will learn to roll out dough, shape, and bake. Please bring your apron and a few containers to take home your baked goods! All of these pastries freeze well so you can get a head start for the upcoming holidays! Bring cutter for the turnovers. Before the start of the first class, call 440-8917639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 12, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $10............Total $49

Pastry

PASTRY

Ultimate S’more, Homemade Marshmallow and Graham Crackers  (3.5 hrs.) Join the fun of learning the technique for homemade marshmallows. With this recipe you can create endless flavor combinations. Never go back to store bought again. They will be asking for more! Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 3, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns  (3.5 hrs.) Wake up the house to the sweet smell of sweet cinnamon rolls and gooey sticky buns. These are the fresh baked sweet rolls that never last long enough to be leftovers. Enjoy learning the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough that can be used for multiple recipes. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 24, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $9..............Total $52

Whole Grain Goodness and Low-Fat Alternatives  (3.5 hrs.) Learn how to use whole grain and low-fat alternatives in recipes such as pancakes, cookies, quick breads and even pizza dough. Let’s not take the fun out of baking--just the fat. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Sept. 19, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Simply Scones, Beautiful Biscotti and Bountiful Biscuits  (3.5 hrs.) Learn the tips to flaky and tender scones and biscuits. Make Bakehouse classic ginger scones, sweet potato biscuits (a staple at Thomas Jefferson’s house) and Southern-style buttermilk biscuits. This simple and delicious staple will surely become one of your favorites! Before the start of the first class, call 440891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $9..............Total $52

Fall Into This Homemade Apple Pie  (3.5 hrs.) Let’s discover the secrets to an amazing pie by starting with the basics. You will be given the last recipe you will ever need for fabulous pie crust. Let’s learn the techniques that teach you the fool-proof way to ensure a great pie every time. T 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie  (3.5 hrs.) Starting with 2 amazing crusts, we will then create 2 pies using 2 different recipes. You will not want to miss this class. Stop buying them in the store and begin creating them in your kitchen. Before the start of the first class, call 440891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list.

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6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 19, 2013

Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53 The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Pastry/Dance/Exercise

Holiday Cookie Tray  (3.5 hrs.)

Cleveland Cassata Cake  (3.5 hrs.)

Create a unique holiday cookie tray this season, the classics and the unique all piled up for your family to enjoy. We will work through 4 recipes that can be uniquely changed to your liking and you will go home with enough cookies and recipes to enjoy for the holidays. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. T 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dec. 10, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

This cake is a classic in the Cleveland area. Learn how to create this dessert cake that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn to make the cake from scratch, the special filling and then top if off with the topping. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sept. 26, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Holiday Bread Baking Bootcamp  (3.5 hrs.) Make Challah pizza dough and dinner rolls. Get ready for the holidays by creating these bread masterpieces for all to enjoy! This class will teach you about gluten, yeast and flour types to help make your bread creation a success! Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@ polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 21, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $9..............Total $52

Dare to Dream Delightful Desserts  (3.5 hrs.) Enjoy low-fat and vegetarian cinnamon buns, quick breads and even brownies. Discover a creative world of healthy baking. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sept. 12, 2013 Th Class fee $43.............Materials fee $9..............Total $52

Gift Jars and Sweet Sauces to Drizzle Over Seasonal Food  (3.5 hrs.) Homemade caramel sauce, hot fudge goodness and Pat-a-Shoo to knock your shoes off. Fun treats you can use for holiday events and gift giving. Learn to make different types of sauces to enhance flavor by adding new ingredients. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris. edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dec. 5, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Yule Log--a Sweet Holiday Tradition  (3.5 hrs.) Come enjoy an evening learning how to create a white chocolate cream filling and a chocolate drizzle to cover your cake roll. This is an old recipe with a new twist. Don’t know what a Yule log is? Join us in class and make the most fantastic holiday dessert . 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dec. 12, 2013 Th Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

Randi’s Fall Rockin’ Cupcake Class  (3.5 hrs.)

DANCE/EXERCISE EXERCISE BOOTCAMP 101  (9 hrs.) (Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) This program teaches you the secrets for success and how to jump start your metabolism. You will get the best of: Working Out Effectively & Efficiently, Easy to Implement Nutritional Guidance, Motivation, Strength Training, Cardio, FUN & Education to Insure OPTIMAL RESULTS! And You will LOVE it! (All abilities welcome!). Sessions include: Boot Camp Workout, Weekly Motivation, Home Exercise Outline, Fitness Assessments, Measurements, Jump Start Packet, Success & Nutrition Journal, Nutritional Help, and 24-hour support. Bring 3 or 5 lb. hand weights, a mat, and water. W 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Sept. 18 - Oct. 23, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Oct. 30 - Dec 11, 2013 (no class 11/6) Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Salsa Dancing  (6 hrs.) It’s the SALSA, and it’s the most popular form of club dancing around. It is a mix of many Latin and Afro-Carribean dances, but it most closely resembles the Mambo. Join us as we feel the rhythm and learn how to dance the SALSA. Couples only. (Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) Sat 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45 (per person)

Swing Dancing  (6 hrs.) (Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to relax and enjoy yourself. Couples only. Sat 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45 (per person)

Back by popular demand--–a cupcake is a beautiful thing! Learn how to create a beautiful cream-filled cupcake topped with a decadent cooked icing that will have you wanting more. We will make all from scratch and you will enjoy 12-18 of these creations to take home with you. Pair unique flavorings to create the ultimate cupcake. Before the start of the first class, call 440-8917639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $9..............Total $52

(Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) The dances covered will be Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Merengue. Wear comfortable shoes. Couples only. Sat 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45 (per person)

Fun, Fabulous, Fruit Tarts  (3.5 hrs.)

Tap Dancing I (Teens & Adults)  (8 hrs.)

Fun Fruit Tarts just scream summertime. Don’t let the summer slip away without making these tarts. Learn how to change the fruits each season. Prepare a beautiful tart made from a secret sucree recipe with amazing flavored pastry cream. Create a piece of art. Learn how to arrange your fruit so your tarts are perfect for every occasion. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. T 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sept. 10, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $10............Total $53

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Ballroom Dancing  (6 hrs.)

(Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) Wear dress shoes to the first class. Tap shoes will be discussed. T 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59 (per person)

Intermediate Tap Dancing (Teens & Adults)  (8 hrs.) (Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) You will need to have some previous tap dance experience or approval from the instructor to join this class. T 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59


Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Medicare  (2 hrs.)

Grindstone Cafeteria, 191 Race Street, Berea All you need is a bottle of water, comfortable shoes, and the will to have fun. Adults 18 and over. Sat 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sept. 7 - Oct. 12, 2013 Beginning Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sept. 7 - Oct. 12, 2013 Improvers Sat 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2013 Beginning Sat 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, 2013 Improvers Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

You will learn what Part A, B, C, D covers and what it does not cover. You will learn the difference between a Medicare Supplement and a Medicare Advantage Plan. Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea T 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sept. 17, 2013 Strongsville High School, Room 105, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0..............Total $19

Zumba (Ages 14 and Up)  (6 hrs.)

Alternatives in Adult/Senior Living  (2 hrs.)

Grindstone Cafeteria, 191 Race Street, Berea T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 2013 (no class 9/26) T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Oct. 3 - Nov. 7, 2013 (no class 10/24, 10/29, 10/31) T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Nov. 12 - Dec. 12, 2013 (no class 11/26, 11/28) Check on line or call 440-891-7639 for November session Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49 Whitney Elementary School, Gym, 13548 Whitney Road, Strongsville M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Sept. 4 - 30, 2013 M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Oct. 7 - 30, 2013 Check on line or call 440-891-7639 for November session Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Asian Exercise  (4 hrs.) NEW Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park

These movements are considered part of Chinese Medicine. Seasonal curricula is tailored to individual body type and condition. Developed over 4700 years and culled from many different areas of Asia to stimulate our natural healing ability, body, mind and spirit. Enjoy increased energy, flexibility and smooth muscle tone without wear and tear on the joints. M 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Oct. 7 - 28, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

WELLNESS/SAFETY/SENIOR NEEDS Aromatherapy, The Essentials to Become Pain Free  (2 hrs.) Learn the basics of Aromatherapy from a certified Aroma therapist who has been in the field for almost 20 years. We will take the mystique out and make it easy for you to find relief from pain! T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 8, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $5..............Total $34

Aromatherapy, The Essentials for Relaxation and Sleep  (2 hrs.) Learn the basics of Aromatherapy from a certified Aroma therapist, who has been in the field for almost 20 years. We will combine some basic and not so basic essential oils for relaxation and to help with insomnia! T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 29, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $5..............Total $34

Healthcare Options for Seniors  (2 hrs.) Medicare is NOT a comprehensive plan. This course is a detailed foundation to understanding Medicare, its components, and how it affects your healthcare and choices. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Th Class fee $19.............Material fee $0................Total $19

With the many housing and amenity options available today, it is important to take the time to fully understand personal needs and preferences to select the right option for you. Information, resources and planning essentials will be provided by an industry healthcare professional. This 2-hour program is designed for those interested in learning about current options in senior living communities. Discussion includes healthcare/medical facilities, understanding industry terms and acronyms, how to tour a community, what questions to ask, utilization of checklists to compare choices, and private pay community versus endowment. Resource guides, checklists, glossary of terms, and other information will be provided. T 9:30 AM -11:30 AM Oct. 22, 2013 W 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Oct. 23, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Exercise/Wellness/Safety/Senior Needs

Low Impact Line Dancing Exercise (Adults 18 or Over)  (6 hrs.)

Reflexology  (3 hrs.) There are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all of the glands, organs, and the parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way. Reflexology reduces stress and relaxes tension, improves nerve and blood supply, promotes the unblocking of nerve impulses, helps with circulation, and helps nature to achieve balance. Students will experience this modality by working on each other. Sat 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Sept. 28, 2013 Sat 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Nov. 23, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29 (per person)

Simple Meditation  (3 hrs.) Learn simple and easy meditation techniques to relieve stress, improve health, and achieve balance and focus in your life. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 6, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Energy Management  (3 hrs.) Learn how to manage the energy fields in your body to keep your energy levels at a high rate and protect your energy field from other energies. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Introducing the Macrobiotic Diet Seminar  (2 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 111, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) W 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Introduction to Reiki  (2 hrs.) Learn about this ancient technique for wellness and well being. Understand its history, its application and how our local hospitals are using Reiki. You will also have the opportunity to experience and practice Reiki. Th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Sept. 26, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Wellness/Safety/Senior Needs

Body Sculpting™ (All Levels)  (8 hrs.)

I Smell Something Fishy, Part I  (3.5 hrs.)

(Muraski Elementary School, Music Room, 20270 Royalton Rd., Strongsville) Bring a set of 3-5 lb. dumbbells, exercise mat, and stretch band to class. You may bring your own or purchase through flexcity.com. Accommodates all fitness levels. Visit flexcity.com or call 440-729-3463 for more information but not for registration. T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Aug. 29 - Sept. 24, 2013 T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2013 (no class 10/17) T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 29 - Nov. 26, 2013 (no class 11/5) T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec. 3 - Jan. 9, 2014 (no class 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, 1/2) T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jan. 14 - Feb. 11, 2014 (no class 1/21) Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

You will learn how to investigate someone for the purpose of retrieving both civil and criminal records, real estate assets, birthdays, some probate information, some owners of businesses, and more. W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 16, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

Sculpt Wellness  (4.5 hrs.) Watch your body transform with this unique and fun workout, which incorporates both strength and flexibility training! Build strength, enhance balance, tone your core and back and elevate your energy, all through this one class! Please bring a mat, set of hand weights, and water bottle. (Appropriate for any fitness level). T 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Sept. 10 – Oct. 15, 2013 Th 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2013 T 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Oct. 29 – Dec. 3, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Tai Chi Simplified 24 Movement  (15 hrs.) With its roots set firmly in antiquity, Tai Chi Chuan has lasted through the ages as a method of maintaining health and body harmony. The gentle movements strengthen the body inside and out. The mind and body relax while in motion, assisting the chi (life energy) to flow unrestricted throughout the body. T 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Sept. 17 - Nov. 26, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Mind/Body Coaching  (6 hrs.) Mind/Body coaching will introduce participants to the power of the mind to affect your life physically, mentally and spiritually. Th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Oct. 10 - 24, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Couples Massage (Shiatsu)  (6 hrs.) (Berea High School, Library, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Please wear loose comfortable clothing; the massage will be given through your clothing. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 19 - Dec. 3, 2013 Class fee $29 ............Materials fee $0..............Total $29 (per person)

Bhumi’s Yoga  (12 hrs.) (Berea High School, Library, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a mat, towel, or blanket to lie on. Taught by a certified instructor. Classes are co-ed. Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sept. 26 - Nov. 14, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

Yoga  (5 hrs.) (Not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.) Eat lightly, dress for comfort in movement; bring a blanket or sticky mat and a cushion for sitting. Th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sept. 5 - Oct. 3, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Oct. 10 - Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

I Smell Something Fishy, Part II  (3.5 hrs.) W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Oct. 23, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

I See You  (3 hrs.) With today’s modern technology, it’s very easy for others to tap into your phone, watch you in your home, watch you in your place of business, and record everything you do online. Learn steps on how to stop this from happening and how to protect yourself. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide  (3 hrs.) Learn how to find almost anyone through the use of free Internet websites. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?  (3 hrs.) Learn how to access live webcams in real time and view the activity on our streets. We will tune into live police scanners and listen to the crimes as they happen. In addition, this class will take you to on-line sites and show you how to have your personal information removed so that no one will be able to research you. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 5, 2013 T Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar  (5 hrs.) This nationally recognized Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention course promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations. Topics include home, automobile, phone, technology, travel and personal security. Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Oct. 19, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $5..............Total $40

Asian Thought and Modern Understanding  (9 hrs.) The Yin and Yang philosophy of Asia maintains that everything is interconnected. As Einstein’s discoveries revealed more about the nature of the universe, it seemed to echo those sentiments: space and time, matter and energy, form and emptiness are all interconnected. Our primary sources of ancient spiritual texts will be the Tao Teh Ching and the I Ching from Taoism, the Bhagavad-Gita from Hinduism and the various writings and sayings of Buddha. M 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM Oct. 7 - Nov. 11, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Popular classes fill up fast! Enroll early and get the class you want.

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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How to Create a Dynamite Website  (7 hrs.) This class will show you how to create your own website and blog through the use of easy-to-follow templates. No HTML or coding knowledge required. You will also learn how to enhance your website through the use of free online tools and features, how to promote your site, as well. Bring a boxed dinner. 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 12, 2013 T Class fee $69.............Materials fee $29............Total $98

College 101 for Parents  (2.5 hrs.) This class will help you understand some of the time tables necessary and answer your questions on financial aid, scholarships, grants, etc. Learn about the differences between colleges, and how sometimes the most “expensive” colleges become the most affordable. Sat 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM Nov. 23, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

Philosophy of Angels  (2 hrs.) In this course you will learn about Angels, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Ascended Masters, and how to invite their help. You will learn how miracles can be an everyday occurrence. (Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville) W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 2, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Dreams Interpretation as a Guide to Empowering Our Lives  (4 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 2 - Oct. 9, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Dreaming with the Moon  (4 hrs.)

Visit some of the largest collections of free family tree and genealogy websites. About 99% of the students find their ancestors. 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 6, 2013 W Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

In this series, participants will be shown how to use the new moon cycles and phases in their own charts to empower their dreams, set personal intentions for insight and manifestation or to heal and release some of their own person blocks in the dream state. Have difficulty remembering your dreams? No problem tips and alternate techniques will be shared to empower your process and tap into the gifts of the dream time. Please email efinley@polaris.edu with birth date, time and location. W 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Oct. 23 - 30, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $5..............Total $44

How to Keep Your Ancestors Alive  (3.5 hrs.)

Connecting With Your Angels  (2 hrs.)

No one will be able to tell your future relatives the stories and information that you researched. So, why take the chance of losing years of family memories? Family trees are time consuming, costly and difficult to create. Learn how to place your loved ones on a virtual cemetery website where they will be remembered forever. W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Nov. 13, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

Journey to the Spirit World  (3 hrs.)

Looking for My Ancestors  (3.5 hrs.)

UFO Sightings, Aliens, Extra Terrestrials and Paranormal Activity, Part I  (3 hrs.) This class will discuss where Alien creatures came from according to Biblical Scrolls and what are their intended purpose. We will discuss the Disclosure of the U.S. Government agents that have stepped forward and released information regarding the secrecy that has been withheld from the public. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 20, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

An Evening at the Planetarium  (1.5 hrs.) (Middleburg Hts. Jr. High School, Planetarium, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Hts.) Have you ever wondered where those constellations really are? How do you see a bear from the pattern of stars? All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. T 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Oct. 1, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

Astronomy - A Little Beyond the Basics  (2 hrs.) (Middleburg Hts. Jr. High School, Planetarium, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Hts.) No serious math. This course introduces you to topics such as the Solar System, birth and death of stars, supernovas, black holes, dark matter and dark energy. We will finish with a short tour of the current evening sky in the planetarium. T 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Nov. 5, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

General Interest

GENERAL INTEREST

(Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville) Take the time to connect with your Angels. They are waiting for you with OPEN hearts and OPEN arms. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 16, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29 Discover where spirits and demons originated and why these disembodied spirits take an interest in us. Learn what we can do to discourage and stop the torment that some endure. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 29, 2013 T Class fee $39.............Materials fee $20............Total $59

Beginning Astrology  (2 hrs.) We will explore the energy of astrology by learning the basic principles of the twelve sun and moon signs. We will look at a horoscope chart and learn the basics of what it means. Bring your exact time and place of birth, if known. T 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Nov. 5, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Tarot Card Reading Basics  (3 hrs.) During this workshop you will learn the basics of Tarot Card reading, what each card means, and how to read it in a spread. Please bring your Tarot cards. They can be purchased online or at a metaphysical book shop. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

The Celtic Cross and Other Tarot Spreads  (2 hrs.) This class is designed for beginning Tarot readers with basic knowledge of the cards. You will learn the classic spread, the Celtic Cross, and other useful layouts. You will also learn how to design your own spreads. Please bring your Tarot cards. T 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM Oct. 29, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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General Interest/Photography/Home & Garden/Foreign/Sign Language

Improve Your Intuition/Receiving Spiritual Messages  (2 hrs.) This lecture will discuss what intuition is, where it comes from, why, how we can develop and learn to trust our feelings. W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 25, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Ghosts – Yes, They Are Real! Part I – Identifying and Understanding Ghosts  (3 hrs.) This class will explain the difference between ghosts and spirits, why ghosts remain earthbound, the five different types of haunts, and some common misconceptions related to ghosts and the field of the paranormal. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 9, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Ghosts – Yes, They Are Real! Part II – Now What?  (3 hrs.) In this class, the equipment used on investigations will be shown, and the rules and protocol will be explained. Prerequisite: Ghosts Part I. Students must be 18 years of age or older. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 16, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

How to Meet the Love of Your Life through Online Dating  (3 hrs.) Topics covered include: Safety tips, writing your ad for results, spotting potential scams, and basic background checks on potential dating prospects. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 11, 2013 Class fee $40.............Materials fee $29............Total $69

What Women Need to Know About Divorce  (3 hrs.) This class deals with the legal, financial, family, and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 2, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Coupons 101—The Basics of Coupons  (2 hrs.) Start saving 50-80% when you shop. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 7, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $6..............Total $35

PHOTOGRAPHY Digital Photography: Introduction  (21 hrs.) Join this hands-on class and learn how to connect that new digital camera to your computer to download images to your printer or other storage devices, email your digital photographs to friends and family or even create an online photo gallery. If you have a camera, please bring it with the manual to the first class. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 24 - Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $159...........Materials fee $0..............Total $159

Digital Darkroom with PhotoShop Elements  (21 hrs.) A photographer and graphic artist will guide your way as you explore the tools found in PhotoShop Elements. You will even discover how to organize photos and do image restoration on those creased or old film photos in the family albums. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 7- Dec. 5, 2013 (no class 11/14, 11/28) Class fee $249...........Materials fee $0..............Total $249

Complete course descriptions available at www.polaris.edu.

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HOME & GARDEN How to Refinish Your Older Furniture  (4 hrs.) Learn how to refinish furniture that you have or find. We’ll talk about what materials make up furniture, what pieces are great finds, and what can and can’t be done. Learn the steps to make pieces look like new. 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM Nov. 7 & 21, 2013 (no class 11/14) Th Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Interior Design for Your Home or Business  (16 hrs.) Design topics will include but are not limited to: style verses function, form, lighting, color selection, practical and beautiful use of fabrics & furniture, simple remodeling, green design and special needs design. View some of the instructor’s portfolio and client recommendations at www.leslieinteriors.com. Field trips to a lighting store and kitchen and bath store included. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 5 - Oct. 24, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

Floral Design  (6 hrs.) Basic principles and techniques of using dried, fresh and silk flowers and other materials to create interesting and unusual arrangements. Students will take home an arrangement every week. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 17 - Oct. 1, 2013 T Class fee $71.............Materials fee $58............Total $129

Christmas Wreath  (2 hrs.) Create your own beautiful holiday wall or door decoration using fresh greens. Your wreath will last through the holidays. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 10, 2013 Class fee $24.............Materials fee $25............Total $49

Holiday Centerpiece  (2 hrs.) Create a holiday centerpiece using fresh flowers and greens to add beauty to your home! Your centerpieice will last through the holidays. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 17, 2013 Class fee $24.............Materials fee $25............Total $49

Floral Design – Weddings  (8 hrs.) Learn skills to work in a professional floral shop creating wedding bouquets, centerpieces, alter arrangements, corsages and boutonnières. Bring keepsake, inherited jewelry if you wish to incorporate into a bouquet. Prerequisite: Floral Design or previous experience. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 29 - Nov. 19, 2013 Class fee $71.............Materials fee $58............Total $129

FOREIGN/SIGN LANGUAGE Beginning Arabic  (10 hrs.) The Arabic language is one of the most interesting languages to learn. It has become widely popular and is in high demand among certain employers. In this course you will be introduced to the basics of the Arabic language including, basic grammar, pronunciation and forming sentences. Your native Arabic instructor will also give you a glimpse of the fascinating Arabic culture combined with interactive and role-playing exercises to make your learning experience fun and more effective. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 24 - Oct. 29, 2013 (no class 10/22) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Beginning Italian  (10 hrs.) Learn the basics of the language of love in this beginner’s Italian class. You will be taught the basic foundations through phrases, conversational dialogue, music, and role plays by Rosanna Salonia, an Italian-American who has lived in Italy for 8 years. You will also learn interesting tidbits about “la dolce vita” to prepare anyone who wishes to speak survival Italian while traveling in Italy. Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 19 - Oct. 17, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69


(Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Planning a vacation or doing business in Spain or Latin America? Get the most from your international experiences by learning the basics of Spanish. This course covers basic pronunciation, the alphabet, common phrases, basic grammar, and simple conversations. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 10 - Oct. 8, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Intermediate Spanish  (10 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 15 - Nov. 12, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Intermediate German  (10 hrs.) This is a continuation of Beginning German. W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 4 - Oct. 2,, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Beginning French  (10 hrs.) Learn the basics of the romance language – French. Then, plan your vacation to France. This experienced French speaker will introduce you to the culture, pronunciations, grammar, phrases, and role-playing conversations. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 17 - Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Beginning Sign Language  (16 hrs.) Learn how to communicate with the deaf. This will be an introductory course in American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf. You will learn proper finger spelling techniques, proper receptive skills, various modes and language styles, communication topics, and deaf culture. W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $30............Total $129

Intermediate Sign Language  (16 hrs.) Prerequisite: Beginning Sign Language. W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jan. 8 - Feb 26, 2014 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

MUSIC Beginning Guitar  (8 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 151, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Bring a guitar. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 8 - 29, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Intermediate Guitar  (8 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 151, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) This class is a continuation of Beginning Guitar. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 5 - 26, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Popular classes fill up fast!

SPORTS & LEISURE Analyzing Major League Baseball  (6 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Sept. 25 - Oct. 16, 2013 W Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Mental Training for Sports  (2 hrs.) In this class you will be taught skills in visualization, imagery, and self-hypnosis that will give you the mental focus that will give you the competitive edge. Keep nervousness at bay and use your mind to achieve peak performance. Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 12, 2013 Class fee $37.............Materials fee $0..............Total $37

Casino Game Series Learn to Play Blackjack (21)  (1.5 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Oct. 15, 2013 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM Nov. 19, 2013 T Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Learn to Play Craps  (4 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 15, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Learn to Play Texas Hold’em  (2 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov. 19, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

TOURS Shaker Square, Farmer’s Market and Larchmere Shopping District  (8.5 hrs) Visit the farmers’ market vendors and shops at Shaker Square. Enjoy lunch at Yours Truly on the Square. Later we’ll meander over to Larchmere where the shops will welcome us with specials for our tour! Depart: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 8:00 AM, Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 4:30 PM (approximately) Cost: $69 (includes lunch), no refunds or cancellations after July 30. No discounts.

Language/Music/Sports & Leisure/Casino Game Series/Tours

Beginning Spanish  (10 hrs.)

Lake Erie Cruise and Aquarium Adventure  (6 hrs) Join us for a tour of Cleveland’s newest attraction, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and enjoy a luncheon cruise on the Nautica Queen. The Cruise boards at 10:00 AM, sails at 11:00 AM for a 2-hour cruise. Cruises include an unlimited buffet meal, coffee, tea, iced tea and musical entertainment. Following the cruise, join a 1-hour escorted tour of the new Cleveland Aquarium. Guests will gain insight and a sneak peak into special exhibits while learning about care of marine life! Once in the Nautica complex, guests are free to visit the Powerhouse, Shooters, Nautica Entertainment Pavillion and about other businesses in the area. Depart: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:00 AM. Meet at the Nautica Queen, Flats West Bank (directions will be provided) Return: 3:30 PM (approximately) Cost: $59 (includes parking), no refunds or cancellations after August 14. No discounts.

Enroll early and get the class you want.

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Tours/Kids’ Classes

Nifty Thrifty – West  (8 hrs.)

A Holiday in Fabulous Chicago  (2.5 days)

Explore unique items at Cleveland’s Westside Thrift Shops. We will stop at locations featuring clothing, home furnishings and accessories, vintage, charity shops and more. Our destinations will take us to Fairview, Lakewood, Cleveland and Ohio City. Most shops open at 10:00 am. To maximize the number of shops, a quick lunch stop will be included. This tour will be on a school bus. Depart: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:00 AM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 5:00 PM (approximately) Cost: $69, no refunds or cancellations after September 5. No discounts.

Chicago has become a major business and cultural center, dazzling visitors with its architecture, museums and galleries, outdoor sculptures, restaurants, and shopping. Enjoy the wonder of Chicago at Holiday time where people gaze at the fabulous store window displays. Experience Navy Pier-with entertainment and attractions. With bragging rights to five of the nation’s ten tallest buildings, we will visit the Hancock Center, the Observation Skydeck and Watertower Place. Travel on a city tour to the historic Downtown Loop, Wrigley Field, Gold Coast and Millennium Park-a lively gathering spot in the heart of the city to view Cloud Gate or the “Bean”as locals call it-one of Chicago’s most distinguishable architectural shapes designed by British artist Anish Kapoor. Marvel at the Baha’i Temple-still a house of worship and the only one of its kind in North America! Lavish at the sights and scents of the Botanical Garden decorated for the season. You’ll have plenty of free time to shop and browse throughout the city! Price includes deluxe motorcoach, guided tours of the city of Chicago, two-night accommodations including tax, porterage fee, dinner, all admission and excursion fees. * Full Breakfast daily is included in the hotel package. A detailed itinerary will be provided to registrants of this tour as well as city maps and attraction information-so you can plan your own adventures during your leisure time. $100 deposit per person is required at registration. Full payment is due by October 1, 2013. No discounts. No refunds for cancellation after October 15, 2013. Departs: Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:45 AM from Berea High School 165 E. Bagley Rd, Return: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 6:30 PM (approximately) Cost per person: $429.00 double occupancy $599.00 single occupancy $389.00 triple occupancy *Rate does not include gratuities.

Cleveland Food Tour  (9.5 hrs.) Looking for a fun food tour that has an international feel? Look no further. The Polaris food tour is back. Prepare for the holidays by shopping for traditional, natural, and fresh ingredients that will save you money while adding convenience and variety, making your holidays special and less stressful. Some of the locations include Raddell’s Sausage Shop–voted Cleveland’s best Slovenian sausage four years in a row; Gust Gallucci– Cleveland’s largest grocery shop; Peterson Nut Company, Dean’s Supply –a discount kitchen and party supply store. We’ll also stop at the West Side Market, Penzey’s Spices and Farkas Pastry Shop renowned for their Neapolitans. We will lunch at the 7 Roses Polish Delicatessen. This tour is on a school bus. Depart: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:00 AM from Berea High School, 164 E. Bagley Rd., Berea Ohio Return: 5:30 PM (approximately) Cost per person: $79, no refunds or cancellations after October 4. No discounts.

Ghost Hunt at the Mansfield Reformatory  (6.5 hours) Here is your chance to do your own investigation of one of the most haunted buildings in America. The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) in Mansfield is claimed to be one of the top haunts in America. It has been featured on TV’s “101 Things To Do Before You Die” on the Travel Channel. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed! Joining us on this ghost hunt will be an expert on the facility, and an experienced ghost hunter. He will give us a personal tour of the prison, pointing out details, and sharing his personal stories about the facility. After our tour, we will then start our own investigations. You are encouraged to bring any “tools of the trade” that you wish to work with: camera (digital or disposable), video camera, tape recorder (with extra tape and batteries), flashlight (with fresh batteries). We will see if we can photograph anything unusual (things not seen by the naked eye - for example: mists, streaks of light, orbs, faces, or body images). We can see if we can tape record sounds, voices, words that cannot be heard by the human ear. This building contains steep steps and uneven surfaces. Proper footwear is necessary for your safety. No heels or “flip-flop” shoes. Bring a warm jacket/ gloves. If you are sensitive to dust, please bring a scarf or dust mask to wear while walking through the reformatory, It is extremely dirty and dusty. YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER. No refunds for cancellations after October 17, 2013. No discounts. Depart: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 PM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 1:00 AM (approximately) Cost per person: $79

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KIDS’ CLASSES Junior Pony Camp (Ages 2-5)  (1 hr.) (Lilac Thyme Stables, 16449 S. Boone Road, Columbia Station) A fun one-hour session to meet and learn about horses. Sat 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Oct. 19, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Horse Camp (Ages 6-14)  (2 hrs.) (Lilac Thyme Stables, 16449 S. Boone Road, Columbia Station) Includes fun facts about horses, safety, grooming, and a 35-minute lesson on the horse. Helmets are provided. Fri 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Oct. 18, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

In accordance with Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Polaris Joint Vocational School District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, ancestry, economic status, military status, or age in its educational programs, activities, services or employment policies. The Board does not discriminate on the basis of legally acquired genetic information. If you are having a problem or have questions or concerns regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504, contact: Assistant Superintendent Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator 440.891.7643 Room 225

For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

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Motorcycle Safety

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY Polaris Career Center offers Motorcycle Safety Courses for Novice through Experienced Riders. PLEASE NOTE: The tuition for state sponsored classes has been raised to $50. ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR BRC, BRC-2 (ERC) AND BRC-RR ARE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY at http://motorcycle.ohio.gov

Basic Rider Course - Beginning Rider (BRC)  (Approximately 16 hrs.) This class is your first step in learning to ride a motorcycle. It is intended for the true beginner who has never ridden a motorcycle and for the experienced rider looking to refine their skills and obtain a motorcycle endorsement. If successful, you will receive a completion card which you will take to the driver’s license bureau, and after paying the necessary fee, a motorcycle endorsement will be added to your driver’s license. You do not have to take another riding test at the driver’s license bureau. Classes consist of 4 hours of classroom training, followed by approximately 12 hours of actual riding on a controlled course. Courses are offered on a variety of days and times, so make sure you know your class dates and times when registering. For the first class, bring your driver’s license along with either your motorcycle endorsement or a valid temporary riding permit, which you obtain by passing the written test for the permit at the driver’s license bureau. Otherwise, you will not be admitted into the class and your tuition will not be refunded. Also, bring an ink pen, and dress casually. Proper riding attire will be discussed on the first night of class. NOTE: All classes start promptly! You will NOT be admitted once the published class time begins, and your tuition will not be refunded! Please visit http://motorcycle.ohio.gov to register. Class completion time for riding activities varies by class. $50 non-refundable tuition for each Basic Rider, Basic RiderReturning Rider, and Basic Rider 2 - Experienced Rider class. State Sponsored Program - No Discounts.

Basic Rider Course 2 – Experienced Rider (BRC-2)  (5 hrs.) This course is designed for experienced riders who want to improve both their mental and physical riding skills to lower their risks while riding. The course consists of training and practice on your motorcycle on a controlled course under the knowledgeable and helpful eyes of trained instructors. If you ride two-up, your passenger may also enroll in this course. You must bring: your motorcycle license, proof of current insurance, your street legal motorcycle in good operating condition with proof of ownership, and both rider and passenger must wear full protective clothing as defined in the next column. Please visit http://motorcycle.ohio.gov to register. $50 non-refundable tuition for each Basic Rider, Basic RiderReturning Rider, and Basic Rider 2 - Experienced Rider class. State Sponsored Program - No Discounts.

Basic Rider Course – Returning Rider (BRC-RR)  (9 hrs.) The Basic Rider Course-Returning Rider (BRC-RR) is a 9-hour course designed for riders over 18 years of age who have been riding with a temporary permit for longer than a year (over a thousand miles experience) and for experienced riders returning to riding with or without a motorcycle endorsement after several years of not riding. Motorcycles are provided for your use during the course, and if successful, you will receive a completion card which you will take to the driver’s license bureau to receive your endorsement on your license. You do not have to take another riding test at the driver’s license bureau. Please visit our website www.polaris.edu for more information. Please visit http:// motorcycle.ohio.gov to register. Full protective riding gear must be worn as defined below.

Register online: Course schedule and online registration is available on the Motorcycle Ohio website at http://www.motorcycle.ohio.gov Walk-in/Stand-by Process: For walk-in/stand-by policy, go to Motorcycle Ohio website. http://motorcycle.ohio.gov Additional course information is available on the Motorcycle Information line at (440) 891-7664. ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE-RELATED CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH WWW.POLARIS.EDU

Maintain Your Motorcycle  (8 hrs.) Keep your bike safe, reliable, and enjoyable by learning how to maintain your motorcycle. This 8-hour course is a combination of theory and handson instruction using Polaris Career Center’s motorcycles. Bring your owner’s manual to class. Valuable handout materials are provided. This course will save you money! $79 Please visit our website, www.polaris.edu for more information.

Street Rider Course – On Road  (6 hrs.) If you desire individual on-road instruction then this course is for you! This Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course is ideal for riders wanting additional help interacting with traffic on actual streets. This course is limited to four students and is highly personalized based on participant skill and experience. Helmet communication with the instructor is provided. Polaris is the ONLY location in the United States to offer this training! Full protective riding gear must be worn as defined below. $199 NOTE: Full protective clothing is required for ALL riding courses as follows: DOT Approved Helmet, eye protection, long sleeved shirts and long pants without holes, full fingered gloves, and sturdy over the ankle footwear. Please visit our website, www.polaris.edu for more information.

$50 non-refundable tuition for each Basic Rider, Basic RiderReturning Rider, and Basic Rider 2 - Experienced Rider class. State Sponsored Program - No Discounts.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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GED & ESL Classes/General Information

GED & ESL Classes

GENERAL INFORMATION Accreditation

Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)

Polaris Career Center is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and is a member of the University System of Ohio. Polaris Career Center faculty meets the Ohio Department of Education’s requirements for career and technical instructors including experience in business and industry.

GED & Basic Skills Classes If you need to get your GED so you can move ahead, make Polaris ABLE classes your first stop. In our small, friendly classes, you move at your own pace, with teachers who understand the needs of adult learners. You are in charge here! Come to a convenient Orientation, then move right into a class. Orientations are held regularly, from August to April. Visit us on the web or call us for an up-to-the-minute schedule. Free GED/Basic Skills classes meet mornings and evenings at Polaris Career Center. For a current schedule, call us or check our website: http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged For more information on our classes or to register for an Orientation, call 440.891.7647. Visit us on the web at http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged

GED Practice Test and Official GED Test

Canceled Courses The Adult Education Department must cancel courses that do not attain the required minimum enrollment. The Adult Education Department reserves the right to cancel, discontinue, postpone, or combine courses before or at the first class meeting. Attempts are made to contact all students whose courses have been canceled. In the event a class is canceled, a full refund of the registration fee will be given.

Polaris Career Center offers the GED Practice Test monthly to students who qualify. Registration is required. Call 440.891.7647 for information. Polaris Career Center will give the current GED test until the end of 2013. Registration and payment are required. To schedule your test, call 440.891.7697.

Disabled Students

Skills Enrichment Program Learning Lab

Disclaimer

This self-paced computer lab offers students a chance to work in a non-graded setting on review for GED testing, WorkKeys testing, basic English and Math skills, and English language skills. The lab is open and staffed regularly; check our website for a current schedule: http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/ able-ged. No appointment is necessary.

Certain risks may be involved in each course described herein. Polaris Career Center shall not be liable for any losses or injury whatsoever to persons or property arising from enrollment in any course described herein. By registering for a course, the registrant acknowledges the assumption of those risks and releases Polaris Career Center from any liability whatsoever. Specific courses or activities may require registrants to sign a separate waiver of liability and release. Students enrolled in courses offered through the Adult Education Department are subject to Polaris Career Center regulations and policies including those pertaining to student conduct and discipline.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) Visit our small, friendly classes and work with English teachers and volunteers. Make friends as you learn English! Free ESL classes meet mornings and evenings at Polaris Career Center. For a current schedule, check our website: http://www.polaris.edu/adulteducation/able-ged Registration for new students takes place regularly, from August to April. Classes are also offered at other locations in Cuyahoga and Medina Counties. For more information or a brochure describing our ESL classes, call 440.891.7647. Visit us on the web at http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged

Office Hours July 1 – August 9, 2013 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM August 12, 2013 – June 30, 2014 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM Monday – Thursday Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Note: Evening office hours are not available when evening classes are not in session. This occurs during holiday periods and between semesters. To ensure someone will be available to assist you, please call to confirm our office hours during these periods.

2013 Board of Education James Weisbarth, President, Olmsted Falls City School District James Oper, Vice President, Brooklyn City School District Fred Szabo, Berea City School District Mark St. John, Fairview Park City School District Terry Groden, North Olmsted City School District Thomas R. Herbster, North Olmsted City School District Ruth A. Brickley, Strongsville City School District

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Polaris Career Center is totally accessible to disabled students with mobility impairments. To save time contact the Adult Education Office at (440) 8917600 prior to arrival for parking instructions, reasonable accommodations, and/or elevator location information.

Senior Citizens Discount Senior citizens will receive a 10 percent discount on the published tuition fee (discount does not apply to material fees) except where indicated. Note: Senior Citizens include persons over the age of 65 who can produce proof of age and identity.

School Closing Closing of the daytime classes at Polaris Career Center DOES NOT necessarily mean that the evening classes will be cancelled. The decision to cancel evening classes will be made by the Adult Education administration by 3:00 PM. Students should listen to the radio or TV or call the school at 440-891-7600 for further information.

Berea and Strongsville School Closing When the Berea and Strongsville City School District’s classes are cancelled or dismissed due to inclement weather, evening classes will not be held regardless of weather changes. Classes missed will be added at the end of the session.

Withdrawals and Refunds • Full refunds will be issued when a class is canceled by the Adult Education Department, or fees may be applied to another class. • No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. The Motorcycle Basic Rider, Basic Rider-RR Course, and Experienced Rider Course tuition fee is non-refundable. • A $10 cancellation fee will be withheld from all refunds except for Job Training Programs which have a $100 non-refundable fee. • Books and supplies are non-refundable.

District Administration Bob Timmons Superintendent Mike Robinson Treasurer


Registration

REGISTRATION IS EASY! ONLINE:

Real-time, online registration is available anytime. Go to www.polaris.edu/register and enroll!

PHONE:

Register by phone with a Visa or MasterCard. Call (440) 891-7600 during office hours.

FAX:

Fax to (440) 891-7642 with a Visa or MasterCard.

MAIL: Mail your completed registration form and payment to: Polaris Career Center Adult Education, 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Hts., OH 44130 IN PERSON: Bring your completed Registration Form and payment to the Adult Education Office during office hours. DIRECT BILL: Companies/organizations registering employees for classes will be invoiced upon receipt of written documentation. Call Nada Koury at (440) 891-7646 for details. If paying by check, please make check payable to: Polaris Career Center

Adult Education Office Hours July 1 – August 9, 2013 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM August 12, 2013 – June 30, 2014 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM Monday – Thursday Friday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM *NOTE: Evening office hours are not available when evening classes are not in session. This occurs during holiday periods and between semesters. To ensure someone will be available to assist you, please call to confirm our office hours during these periods. For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.

TUITION MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.

REGISTRATION FORM (Please Print Clearly) Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Gender: Male ___ (first name) (last name)

Female ___

Address _________________________________________________City_____________________________ Zip Code ___________ Home Phone (

) _________________________

Work (

) ____________________________ Ext. ________

Email Address: ______________________________________________________ Birthday: _________________________________ May we contact you via e-mail with updates and offers? Yes ___

No ___

Education: HS Diploma ___

Some College ___

GED ___

Career/Tech. School ___

College Graduate ___

Master’s Degree ___

Where did you hear about this class? Catalog ___

Polaris Website ___

Community/Chamber Magazine ___

Polaris Email ___ Yellow Pages ___

Course Title

Employer ___

Referral/Friend ___

Previous Student ___

Mimi’s ___

Sun Newspaper ___

Plain Dealer ___

Starting Date

Westlife Newspaper ___

Fee (tuition Less Resident or Fee with + materials) Senior Discount discount applied

1. __________________________________________

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$_________

$__________

$__________

2. __________________________________________

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$_________

$__________

$__________

3. __________________________________________

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$_________

$__________

$__________

4. __________________________________________

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$_________

$__________

$__________

Total $_________ $__________ $__________

Check or Money Order ____

Visa ____

MasterCard ____

Card Number _______________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date _________________________________ Security Code_________________________ Name on Card _______________________________________________________________________ Signature ___________________________________________________________________________

Call today (440) 891-7600 www.polaris.edu Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Payroll..................................................................................................15 Business Management & Leadership Series.........................................16 Web Essentials Series..........................................................................22 Creative Graphic Essentials and Expert Series............................... 23-24 Automotive Technology Series.............................................................24 Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair & Maintenance Course Series...................................................25 Timber Framing....................................................................................25 OSHA...................................................................................................25 Energy Auditing...................................................................................26 How to Market Your Crafting Business...............................................28 Learn to Quilt.......................................................................................29 Comfort Foods Made Healthy..............................................................30 Beginning Astrology............................................................................35

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Look into One of Our Job Training Programs. See Pages 2 – 9 Look for the “NEW” designation throughout this catalog. Financial Aid Information Page 9-10

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