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INFORMATION

The Polaris Career Center Adult Education Department

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Financial Aid.................................................................................................. 5 General Information..................................................................................... 28 Office Hours................................................................................................. 29 Registration Form........................................................................................ 29

JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

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

CUSTOMIZED/CORPORATE TRAINING.............................................. 5 ONLINE COURSES.................................................................................... 6 CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION Child Care.................................................................................................................... 6 Healthcare & Fitness..............................................................................................6-7 Lean............................................................................................................................. 7 Quality/American Society for Quality (ASQ)/Lean................................................ 8 BUSINESS/FINANCE/MARKETING Business......................................................................................................... 8 Finance.......................................................................................................... 8 Marketing...................................................................................................... 9 Hospitality Management and Event Planning................................................ 9 Business Management & Leadership............................................................. 9 Essential Skills of Estate “Family” Planning................................................ 10 COMPUTERS Introduction to Computers .......................................................................... 10 Internet / Social Media ............................................................................... 10 Computer Applications................................................................................ 11 Microsoft Access.......................................................................................... 12 Microsoft Excel............................................................................................ 12 Microsoft Word............................................................................................ 12 Financial...................................................................................................... 12 Computer/IT Certifications .......................................................................... 13 Computer Aided Design.......................................................................... 13-14 Desktop Publishing/Graphics....................................................................... 14 Web Design............................................................................................. 14-15

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PAGE CDL - Skills Training Program........................................................................ 2 Healthcare Provider CPR…............................................................................ 6 Effective Business Writing…......................................................................... 9 Introduction to Hospitality Management and Event Planning....................... 9 “Debt Options” - Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, and Collection Laws................ 10 Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance............ 15 How to Make Money Selling Nothing.......................................................... 17 A Wrinkle in Time - The Science of Time..................................................... 24 Birth and Death of a Star............................................................................. 24 Flowers in the Landscape............................................................................ 25 Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?............................................... 23 Asian Exercises & Self-Defense.................................................................... 23 Gluten-Free Baking...................................................................................... 21 Exercise Boot Camp 101.............................................................................. 21 Sign Language............................................................................................. 26 Consignment Shops Tour............................................................................. 26

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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..............................................................................15 Carpentry/Woodworking............................................................................. 16 Flooring.........................................................................................................16 Painting........................................................................................................16 Weekend Warrior Series...............................................................................16 INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Electrical Wiring/Electricity.......................................................................16-17 Low Pressure Boiler......................................................................................17 Plumbing.......................................................................................................17 Welding........................................................................................................17 Small Engine Repair......................................................................................17 PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Entrepreneur............................................................................................17-18 Personal Finance and Real Estate Investing..................................................18 Arts / Crafts / Jewelry .............................................................................18-19 Literature / Voice Acting..........................................................................19-20 Culinary.........................................................................................................20 Chef Anthony’s Cooking Classes..................................................................20 Pastry.......................................................................................................20-21 Dance / Exercise.......................................................................................21-22 Wellness & Safety....................................................................................22-23 General Interest............................................................................................24 Photography................................................................................................ 25 Home & Garden........................................................................................... 25 Gardening.................................................................................................... 25 Foreign / Sign Language......................................................................... 25-26 Music........................................................................................................... 26 Sports & Leisure........................................................................................... 26 Casino Game Series..................................................................................... 26 Tours....................................................................................................... 26-27 Kids’ Classes................................................................................................ 27

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY......................................................................28-29 GED/BASIC SKILLS CLASSES Adult Basic Literacy Education.............................................................................. 29

Kentuck Knob Tour...................................................................................... 27 Museums of Cleveland Tour........................................................................ 26 Organic Farm Tour....................................................................................... 27

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POLARIS LOCATION NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING: Evenings Weekdays Weekends Jan. 21, 2013 M Jan. 21, 2013 Feb. 18, 2013 M Feb. 18, 2013 F Mar. 29, 2013 Mar. 30 & 31, 2013 May 23, 2013 May 27, 2013 M May 27, 2013 May 25 & 26, 2013

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.

Job Training Programs Include the Following: • CDL – Skills Training Program • Certified Cardiographic Technician • Cosmetology Academy • Dental Assisting • Early Child Care/Child Development Associate (CDA) • Graphic & Web Design Certification • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) • Medical Assisting • Medical Billing & Coding with Electronic Health Records • Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy • Nursing Assistant (STNA) • Pharmacy Technician • Phlebotomy Certification • Precision/CNC Machine Technology • Welding

Job Training Programs/Information

Explore Polaris Career Center JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS

You’re Invited! JOB TRAINING INFORMATION NIGHTS Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 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 Programs, 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 page 5.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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.

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

Career Counseling Not sure which program is right for you? Call our career counselor, Judy Whalen at (440) 891-7747.

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

Certified Cardiographic Technician (230 Hours) The Certified Cardiographic Technician program at Polaris Career Center is designed to prepare students to perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures such as electrocardiograms, Holter and telemetry monitoring, and stress testing. Students will receive 130 hours of classroom and lab time. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 100-hour unpaid externship in a local clinical setting. Note: Externship hours must be completed during daytime working hours, Monday through Friday. Healthcare providers require immunizations for students participating in externships. Students will be required to have a background check. Upon completion, students will be eligible for credentialing as a Certified 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.

Schedule/Tuition Spring 2013

February 11, 2013 – June 12, 2013 (approximate ending date) Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Tuition fee..................$2,995 Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials and certification examination fee.

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 and entry-level employment as a tractor-trailer driver. 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

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techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness. Driving Range instruction (84 hours), Driving Range instruction teaches students how to properly maintain equipment, couple and uncouple tractor-trailer 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 tractor-trailer. A total of approximately 400 miles of on-road training is implemented to develop the students’ performance level.

Schedule/Tuition March 4, 2013 – April 2, 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.)

Cosmetology Academy (1500 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

Starting Fall 2013

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 and 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 and wig and hairpiece care. Career Options (State license required): Cosmetologist, color technician, perm specialist, hair-cutting specialist, esthetician, nail technician, salon owner/manager, platform artist, equipment sales.

Since the Cosmetology Academy is a 2-year program, qualified students will have access to 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.


Starting Fall 2013

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, and dental specialties. 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. Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Ohio Dental Assistants certification exam.

Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate (930 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

Starting Fall 2013

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. 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. 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. Routine physical, immunizations, and a criminal background check are required prior to student participation in the field experience.

Graphic & Web Design Certification (600 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

Starting Fall 2013

This 600-hour program is designed to prepare you for employment and/or freelance work in the graphic design and web design fields. Topics include the basics of design, typography, color theory and basic layout; and then, application in the computer software programs: 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 be included. Learn web design through courses in HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Content Management Systems, Social Media Networks, Flash animation and more, and then application with Adobe Flash CS6 and Dreamweaver CS6. An introduction to the MacIntosh class will be included for those unfamiliar with the MacIntosh OS X operating system. Prerequisite: General computer knowledge; keyboarding skills helpful. For the 120 hour course in Adobe Creative Suite CS6, see page 14.

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) (600 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM The highly trained technicians in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) profession maintain the complex HVAC/R systems used in commercial buildings and industry today. 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 and balancing; heating and air conditioning diagnostic techniques; refrigeration troubleshooting, and customer service. 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.

Schedule/Tuition February 4, 2013 – June 19, 2013 (approximate ending date) Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Tuition fee..................$7,495 (Financial Aid Eligible Program) Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials and certification examination fees.

Adult Education Job Training Programs

Dental Assisting (900 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

Medical Assisting (946 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM 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, and HIPAA/standards and guidelines. Medical Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 160-200 hour nonpaid externship. Students will be required to have a routine physical, and a 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 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 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 Science (IAPS) certification examination. 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. Qualifies for CT2 Career Technical College Credit

Schedule/Tuition February 11, 2013 – November 28, 2013 (approximate ending date)

Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tuition fee..................$7,995 (Financial Aid Eligible Program) Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, materials, CMA and IAPS examination fees.

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Medical Billing & Coding with Electronic Health Records (900 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM 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 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) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams. Students will be required to have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers may require immunizations for students participating in externships.

Schedule/Tuition February 11, 2013 – December 19, 2013 (approximate ending date) Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM Tuition fee.................$7,995 (Financial Aid Eligible Program) Tuition includes textbooks and examination fees.

Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy (600 Hours) Starting Fall 2013 FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM 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 Academy Training includes administration, legal, human resources, firearms, driving, subject control, first aid, patrol, civil disorders, investigation, physical conditioning, aerosol defense spray, and 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, and winter hat. Qualifies for CT2 Career Technical College Credit. 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.

Nursing Assistant (STNA) (90 Hours) 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. 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/feeding, personal care skills, including mouth care, perineal care, and bathing/hair care, as well as vital signs– temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. Please call 440-891-7697 for an information packet prior to registration.

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Schedule/Tuition M – Th 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM February 19 - March 20, 2013 M – Th 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM May 28 - June 27, 2013 Tuition fee.................$995 (No Discounts) Tuition includes textbook, CPR fees and STNA test fee.

Pharmacy Technician (600 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM The Pharmacy Technician program might be your prescription for success! This program prepares students for jobs in retail pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes. Pharmacy Technician students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through an externship. The program prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy practice and technology, pharmaceutical terminology and calculations, medication dispensing, drug storage, office skills, record keeping, pharmaceutical techniques, pharmacy law and ethics, communication skills, customer service, computer technology, OSHA, HIPAA, inventory control, billing and reimbursement, health insurance claim forms, employability skills, sterile admixtures preparation, extemporaneous compounding, and ambulatory pharmacy externship. 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. Students will also be required to purchase their own uniforms.

Schedule/Tuition February 19, 2013 – November 27, 2013 (approximate ending date) Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tuition fee.....................$5,995 (Financial Aid Eligible Program) Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.

Phlebotomy Certification (252 Hours) 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 may be required (at the 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.

Schedule/Tuition February 20, 2013 – June 26, 2013 (approximate ending date) Monday - Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Tuition fee..................$2,995 Tuition includes textbooks supplies, materials and certification examination fee.


Starting Fall 2013

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 Metal Working 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; 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 companysponsored apprenticeship programs. National Institute for Metal Working Skills

Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at www.polaris.edu REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Requirements for Enrollment in a Job Training Program: • High school diploma or GED • Tuition payment due at the time of registration – visit our website for more information: www.polaris.edu Note: Please be aware that many occupations require background checks and drug testing prior to employment.

Financial Aid (440) 891-7668 Visit our website www.polaris.edu/adult-education/financial-aid for complete information. The following financial aid options exist to cover all or part of your training tuition: Pell Grant, William D. Ford Student Loan, and Interest-Free Tuition Payment Plan. All financial aid recipients will be required to come to Polaris Career Center, Adult Education Office, to register and complete 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. Your financial aid must be confirmed with Pat Carter, Financial Aid Coordinator (440-891-7668) before registration can be initiated. Registration Information (440-891-7600) Registration may be completed via phone, in person, or on-line if payment is made in full with a VISA or MasterCard. 1098-T Tax Forms 1098-T forms will be provided to students enrolled in 600-hour or longer programs. 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.

Welding (600 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

Starting Fall 2013

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. The course includes Introduction to Construction and Maintenance (Core Curriculum); welding safety; blueprint fundamentals; reading welding symbols; oxyacetylene 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; 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, and introduction to pipe welding. All instructional materials and welding helmets are included. 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.

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. 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. • Health and Fitness • Stress and Time Management • Quality / Six Sigma • LEAN • Business • Marketing • Management/Leadership • Communications • Computer Applications - Microsoft Office - Financial Applications - Computer Aided Design - Desktop Publishing/Graphics/ Web Design

• Construction/Industrial Technology - Blueprint Reading - Electrical - Low Pressure Boiler - Plumbing - Welding - Building Services & Maintenance - Carpentry - GDT - Lift Truck Operations

Adult Education Job Training Programs/Registration and Financial Aid/Customized/Corporate Training

Precision/CNC Machine Technology (600 Hours) FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM

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

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Online Courses/Career Search and Preparation/Certification/Continuing Ed.

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 projectoriented 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: January 16, 2013 – July 16, 2013 Course Tuition only $109 each

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.

Career Search and Preparation Career Counseling • 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 440-891-7747 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

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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FREE Resume Workshops  (2 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. Join us on the following dates to learn the latest resume trends. W 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Feb. 6, 2013 Th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mar. 21, 2013 T 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Apr. 23, 2013 M 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM June 3, 2013

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 Feb. 21, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 2, 2013 Class fee $15.............Materials fee $0..............Total $15

“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 Feb. 28 & Mar. 7, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 9 & 16, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

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 to 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 care-in-service/course descriptions).

HEALTHCARE & FITNESS Healthcare Provider CPR for Medical Professionals  (4 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Jan. 17, 2013 Th 6:00 PM –10:00 PM Apr. 25, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

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. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 21, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM June 27, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $12............Total $55


Personal Training National Certification  (36 hrs.)

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 bloodcontaining materials. Course completion card included. T 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Mar. 12, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM May 2, 2013 Class fee $40.............Materials fee $5..............Total $45

Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. The National Exam is held on the last session. Fifteen hours of “hands-on” practical training prepares you to actually work with clients one-on-one. Also, fifteen hours of lectures include, but are not limited to, anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, etc. Proof of CPR/AED and an additional 30-hour internship will prepare you to work successfully in the fitness field. No Discounts. T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Feb. 26 – Apr. 4, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 13 – May 18, 2013 Class fee $595...........Materials fee $100..........Total $695 *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 Mar. 2 - 23, 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 Apr. 6 – May 4, 2013 Class fee $475...........Materials fee $0..............Total $475 *Payment plan available Register for both Electronic Health Records and Healthcare IT Technician Courses and Save $50

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. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 7 - May 30, 2013 (no class 5/23) T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 7 - Aug. 20, 2013 Class fee $445...........Materials fee $100..........Total $545 *Payment plan available

The Effects of Toxic Personalities: Dealing with Difficult People  (7 hrs.)

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, Jan. 18, 2013, 12:00 PM or Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 1:00 PM

Healthcare & Fitness/Lean

Bloodborne Pathogens Training  (1.5 hrs.)

LEAN 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. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 20, 2013 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 Apr. 3, 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 Apr. 17 & 24, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $30............Total $175

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, the anxiety disorders, aggression, trauma, narcissism, and other behavioral issues. Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 20, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

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Quality Training (Certification)/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 examspecific content (body of knowledge), visit the ASQ website at www.asq.org/certification or www. asqcleveland.com. For additional information on ASQ Certification, call ASQ National at 1-800-248-1946, email at asq@asq.org or visit the ASQ Websites: www.asq.org or www.asqcleveland.org. Call Mark Netzel at (216) 407-7384 for information about refresher courses. For course descriptions/schedules for the following classes, please visit our website: www.polaris.edu/adult-education and click on registration. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) (24 hrs.) Certified Quality Technician (CQT) (24 hrs.) Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) (24 hrs.) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) (24 hrs.) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (33 hrs.) Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (24 hrs.) Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (24 hrs.) Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) (24 hrs.) Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) (18 hrs.)

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 Dates: March 2, 2013, June 1, 2013 Application Deadlines: January 11, 2013, April 12,2013

QUALITY CLASSES (NON-CERTIFICATION) For course descriptions/schedules for the following classes, please visit our website: www.polaris.edu AlAG FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) (4 hrs.) Design of Experiments (DOE): Factorial Power Tools (4 hrs.) ANOVA for Quality Applications (4 hrs.) Practical Problem Solving (4 hrs.) Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (12 hrs.) Introduction to Gage R & R (4 hrs.)

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 Apr. 16, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

FINANCE Accounting I  (24 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 Mar. 26 – Apr. 18, 2013 Class fee $270...........Materials fee $175..........Total $445 *Payment plan available

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 Apr. 30 – May 16, 2013 Class fee $245...........Materials fee $0..............Total $245 Register for both Accounting I and II Courses and Save $50

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, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6:00 PM M, W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 27 – May 22, 2013 Class fee $695...........Materials fee $250..........Total $945 *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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“Fire Your Boss” – Make a Living From Home  (6 hrs.) TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO CASH • 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? Seven (7) 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, (selling information). • Can you make money on eBay or Amazon? A lot of people do! • Are you confused by “get rich” schemes? Find out what works and what does not! 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. • Is there a secret to attracting customers to your website? • 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. Receive 2 CDs 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 Mar. 16, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $70.............Materials fee $5..............Total $75

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND EVENT PLANNING

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP The following courses are recommended for the business professional who is interested in building leadership skills in the following areas: • Leadership • Facilitation • Communication • Presentation • Writing • Customer Service For complete course descriptions for the following classes, please visit our website: www.polaris.edu/adult-education

Essential Skills of Leadership  (6 hrs.) M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 4 & 6, 2013 M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 13 & 15, 2013 Class fee $145...........Materials fee $50............Total $195

Essential Skills of Communicating  (6 hrs.) M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 18 & 20, 2013 M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 20 & 22, 2013 Class fee $145 ..........Materials fee $100 .........Total $245

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 Mar. 11 - Apr. 3, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345 *Payment plan available

Dynamic Presentations  (8 hrs.)

Introduction to Hospitality Management and Event Planning Program  (60 hrs.)

T, Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mar. 19 - 28, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $100..........Total $295

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 Mar. 11 - Apr. 29, 2013 Class fee $895...........Materials fee $100..........Total $995 *Payment plan available

Facilitation Skills  (12 hrs.) M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 15 - 24, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available

Managing Customer Service  (12 hrs.) T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 7 - 16, 2013 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 Apr. 2 - 11, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available

Distribution and Logistics Management  (12 hrs.) T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 5 - 14, 2013 Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $100..........Total $395 *Payment plan available

Registration: (440) 891-7600

Marketing/Hospitality Management and Event Planning/Business Management and Leadership

MARKETING

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Essential Skills of Estate “Family” Planning/Introduction to Computers/Internet/Social Media

ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF ESTATE “FAMILY” PLANNING The following workshops are taught by an attorney. For course descriptions for the following classes, please visit our website: www.polaris.edu/adult-education and click on registration.

“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. T 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM May 21, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Top 10 Medicaid-Planning Mistakes  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 28, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Nuts & Bolts of Trusts  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Mar.14, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

The Truth About Estate Planning (aka Estate Planning Essentials)  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 28, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Healthcare Powers, DNR Orders and End of Life Issues  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 11, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Estate Planning Essentials for Singles Without Kids  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 25, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Veterans Benefits Primer: Little Known Benefits for Elders and the Disabled  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM May 9, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

Nursing Homes & Their Alternatives  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM May 30, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0..............Total $35

COMPUTERS 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 Apr. 16, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

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 Feb. 25 – Mar. 6, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Apr. 20 & 27, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

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. F 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Feb. 15, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 27, 2013 Sat 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

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 Apr. 9, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

Social Media and Branding  (6 hrs.) 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 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Feb. 19 & 26, 2013 T 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM July 16, 2013 Class fee $185 ..........Materials fee $0..............Total $185

Facebook for Beginners  (4 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. M, W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 11 & 13, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

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. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jan. 22, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

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 Feb. 19 - Mar. 5, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

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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.


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! F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Feb. 22, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mar. 11, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 3, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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 March 1, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mar. 18, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 10, 2013 Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Feb. 20, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 24, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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 Mar. 20, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 8, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Mail Merge  (4 hrs.) Topics include: discussion of the data source, main document, and 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 Apr. 17, 2013 W 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM May 22, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Apr. 5, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 15, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM May 17, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 20, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM June 21, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Excel 2010 II  (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. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Mar. 8, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mar. 25, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Apr. 26, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 6, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM June 7, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Apr. 12, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 22, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM May 24, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM June 3, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM June 28, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Word 2010 II  (4 hrs.)

Excel 2010 III  (4 hrs.)

Word 2010 I  (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 Mar. 15, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 1, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM May 3, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 13, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM June 14, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Word 2010 III  (4 hrs.) 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 Mar. 22, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 8, 2013 F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM May 10, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Computer Applications

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

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. F 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Apr. 19, 2013 M 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 29, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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 May 15, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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 May 29, 2013 Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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Microsoft Access/Microsoft Excel/Microsoft Word/Financial

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, work with Master pages. W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mar. 13, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

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 Mar. 5 & 12, 2013 T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 14 & 21, 2013 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 Apr. 9 & 16, 2013 T 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 28 & June 4, 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 Feb. 12 - 19, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Mar. 27, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM May 11, 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 Feb. 26 - Mar. 5, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 10, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM May 18, 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 Mar. 12 - 19, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 24, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM June 1, 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 Feb. 23, 2013 T,Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 26 - Apr. 2, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 3, 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 Mar. 9, 2013 T,Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 9 - 16, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 17, 2013 Class fee $165...........Materials fee $30............Total $195

Microsoft Word 2010: Advanced  (7.5 or 9 hrs.) 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. Introduction to the XML programming language. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010: Intermediate or equivalent knowledge. T,Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 23 - 30, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Apr. 13, 2013 W 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM May 1, 2013 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 Mar. 7 – 21, 2013 Class fee $240 ..........Materials fee $55............Total $295

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 Apr. 2 - 16, 2013 Class fee $240...........Materials fee $15............Total $255 Register for both QuickBooks Pro For Windows Part I and Part II courses and Save $50


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 Mar. 4 - May 6, 2013 M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM June 3 - Aug. 5, 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 Mar. 5 – Apr. 25, 2013 Class fee $1,155........Materials fee $240..........Total $1,395 *Payment plan available

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-to- point 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 May 7 - June 18, 2013 (no class 5/23) 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

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 Apr. 6 - May 4, 2013 Class fee $475 ..........Materials fee $0..............Total $475 *Payment plan available Register for both Electronic Health Records (page 7) and Healthcare IT Technician Courses and Save $50

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 Mar. 4 - 27, 2013 Class fee $425...........Materials fee $70............Total $495 *Payment plan available

AutoCAD – Intermediate  (28 hrs.)

Computer/IT Certifications/Computer Aided Design

COMPUTER / IT CERTIFICATIONS

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 Apr. 8 - May 1, 2013 Class fee $445...........Materials fee $0..............Total $445 *Payment plan available

Inventor – Introduction to Solid Modeling  (28 hrs.) M, W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM May 6 - June 3, 2013 (no class 5/27) Class fee $445...........Materials fee $0..............Total $445 *Payment plan available

Revit – The Architectural Tool of the Future  (40 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. T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 18 - May 21, 2013 Class fee $570...........Materials fee $75............Total $645 *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. T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 28 & 30, 2013 Class fee $195...........Materials fee $0..............Total $195

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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Desktop Publishing/Graphics/Web Design

SolidWorks Basic  (30 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. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Feb. 23 - Mar. 23, 2013 Class fee $495...........Materials fee $50............Total $545 *Payment plan available

SolidWorks Intermediate  (30 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. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Apr. 6 - May 4, 2013 Class fee $495 ..........Materials fee $50............Total $545 *Payment plan available

SolidWorks Advanced  (30 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. Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM May 11 - June 15, 2013 (no class 5/25) Class fee $495 ..........Materials fee $80............Total $575 *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”

DESKTOP PUBLISHING/GRAPHICS Adobe Creative Suite CS6  (120 hrs.) A four-part course designed to prepare the students to use Adobe CS6 software, and the latest graphic design techniques. Adobe InDesign CS6 (page layout); PhotoShop CS6 (photo correction, retouching, etc.) and Illustrator CS6 (creating and modifying vector images) basic and intermediate levels, will be included. A basic knowledge of computers is a prerequisite (i.e. keyboarding, general computer knowledge). Skills developed include, but are not limited to: InDesign CS6: fundamental and principles of page layout, working with text and graphics in page layout, color management, working with tabs and tables, preflight and preparation for printing, real-life projects – menus, mailers and more. PhotoShop CS6 Extended: editing and retouching photos, using layers and effects, using type and effects, photo illustration, exporting and using images in other programs. Illustrator CS6: drawing vector images, re-drawing and Live Tracing bitmap images, using gradients, blends and patterns, using type and layers, saving and exporting images.  Materials will be discussed the first night of class or at a preceding Information Night.

InDesign CS6 Basic  (15 hrs.) Enhance your skills with the software that has taken over the industry. Some page layout experience will be helpful. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 27 - Apr. 24, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

InDesign CS6 – Advanced  (15 hrs.) Enhance your basic InDesign skills with advanced tools and techniques used for multiple page brochures, newsletters, manuals, and catalogs. Previous InDesign skills helpful. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 1 - 29, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

PhotoShop CS6 Basic  (15 hrs.) This basic course will introduce you to the most popular paint program in the design world. Develop the knowledge you need to work with photos, type, special effects and more by creating your own projects. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM June 3 - July 1, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

PhotoShop CS6 Advanced  (15 hrs.) Besides studying filters and effects, you will work with layers, layer sets, and masking. A must for serious PhotoShop users. Prerequisite: PhotoShop CS6 Basic. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM July 8 - Aug. 5, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Basic  (15 hrs.) This class will include basic and intermediate use of tools and effects in this popular vector drawing program. Learn how to make drawings, graphics, logos and type exciting and effective! Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 8 - May 6, 2013 Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced  (15 hrs.) An advanced Illustrator class concentrated on specific client projects like book jacket design, movie title creation, poster and map design. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 13 - June 17, 2013 (no class 5/27) Class fee $295...........Materials fee $0..............Total $295

WEB DESIGN Adobe Dreamweaver CS6  Basic  (24 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 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mar. 5 - Apr. 23, 2013 Class fee $325...........Materials fee $70............Total $395 *Payment plan available

Adobe Flash CS6  (24 hrs.) Adobe Flash is a widely used graphics software tool for creating interactive graphics that can be used on a Web page. You will learn about using the Flash drawing and color tools and panels, understanding the timeline, working with graphics, creating and editing symbols, and animation basics. Prerequisite: Previous Web design experience helpful, but not required. T 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Apr. 30 – June 18, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $50............Total $395 *Payment plan available

Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Information Night, Feb. 26, 2013, 6:00 PM T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 12 - July 30, 2013 (no class 5/23) Class fee $1,395........Materials fee $100..........Total $1,495 *Payment plan available

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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.


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 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM June 25 - July 16, 2013 Class fee $265...........Materials fee $0..............Total $265

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 Apr. 6 & 13, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM May 11 & 18, 2013 Class fee $200...........Materials fee $35............Total $235

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 Apr. 20 & 27, 2013 Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM June 1 & 8, 2013 Class fee $200...........Materials fee $35............Total $235 Register for both HTML Basic and Advanced Courses and Save $25

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, and learn how to promote your site, as well. Bring a boxed lunch. Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Feb. 9, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $29............Total $98

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair & Maintenance Course Series  (176 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 ten courses, (176 hours), students learn the many facets of the residential construction process to prepare for entry level jobs in renovation, repair, and maintenance in the construction field. The following 10 courses make up the Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance Course Series. These 10 courses (176 hours) taken separately would normally cost $2,900, however, we have combined these courses to save you $905. Register for this entire 10 course series and pay only $1,995. 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 Feb. 20 - May 8, 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 Mar. 4 - Apr. 22, 2013 3. 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. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 5 - Mar. 12, 2013

4. 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. M, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 1 - May 2, 2013 5. Plumbing II (30 hrs.) • Piping and testing of drains • Wastes and Vents • Reading residential drawing hangers • Supports and structural penetrations. M, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 6 - June 13, 2013 (no class 5/23 & 5/27) 6. 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 May 4, 2013 7. 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 May 11, 2013 8. 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 May 18, 2013 9. 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 Apr. 27, 2013 10. 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. Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mar. 14, 2013

Construction Technology

Web Design with WordPress  (12 hrs.)

Tuition for 176 Total Course Series Hours (including materials) $1,995 Save $905

*Payment plan available

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 Mar. 4 – Apr. 22, 2013 Class fee $295.......Materials fee $50......Total $345 *Payment plan available

Building Services & Maintenance  (24 hrs.) 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 handheld power tools. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 9 – May 2, 2013 Class fee $545...........Materials fee $0..............Total $545 *Payment plan available

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Carpentry/Woodworking/Flooring/Painting/Weekend Warrior Series/Electrical Wiring/Electricity

PAINTING

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 Feb. 20 - May 8, 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 Mar. 4 – Apr. 3, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345 *Payment plan available

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 nontraditional 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 Apr. 15 – May 15, 2013 Class fee $345...........Materials fee $0..............Total $345 *Payment plan available Register for both Woodworking Introduction and Intermediate Courses and Save $35

FLOORING Hardwood Floor Installation  (5 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 Mar. 9, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

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 Mar. 16, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM May 11, 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 Mar. 23, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM May 18, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

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 Mar. 14, 2013 T 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM May 14, 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 Mar. 21, 2013 T 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM May 21, 2013 Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0..............Total $45

WEEKEND WARRIOR SERIES 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 Mar. 2, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Apr. 27, 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 Mar. 9, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM May 4, 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 Mar. 16, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM May 11, 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 Mar. 23, 2013 Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM May 18, 2013 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0..............Total $95

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ELECTRICAL WIRING / ELECTRICITY Residential Electrical Wiring (33 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 Feb. 5 – Mar. 12, 2013 Class fee $510...........Materials fee $85............Total $595 *Payment plan available

Check out our Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance Course Series, see page 15.

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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Develop the knowledge of industrial electrical wiring through hands-on practices 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. Three-phase theory will also be covered. Instruction based on current NEC standards. Prerequisite: Residential Electrical Wiring. T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 19 - Apr. 23, 2013 Class fee $495...........Materials fee $100..........Total $595 *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 Feb. 25 - Apr. 17, 2013 Class fee $565...........Materials fee $130..........Total $695 *Payment plan available

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 Apr. 1 - May 20, 2013 Class fee $595...........Materials fee $200 .........Total $795 *Payment plan available

Check out our Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance Course Series, see page 15.

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 Mar. 26 - May 14, 2013 Class fee $670...........Materials fee $125..........Total $795 *Payment plan available

PLUMBING Plumbing: Part I  (30 hrs.)

This course combines textbook and classroom instruction with entry-level “howto” 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. M, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 1 - May 2, 2013 Class fee $450...........Materials fee $95............Total $545 *Payment plan available

Plumbing: Part II (30 hrs.)

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. M, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 6 - June 13, 2013 (no class 5/23 & 5/27) Class fee $450...........Materials fee $95............Total $545 *Payment plan available

WELDING Welding: Introduction  (72 hrs.) This course includes arc welding theory, welding machine design and operation, electrode types, and welding symbols related to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding. It also features related hands-on exercises that incorporate individual welding projects. Supplies will be discussed the first evening. M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Feb. 25 - Apr. 24, 2013 Class fee $695...........Materials fee $150..........Total $845 *Payment plan available

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 Apr. 29 - June 10, 2013 (no class 5/27) Class fee $550...........Materials fee $145..........Total $695 *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 Mar. 18 – Apr. 22, 2013 M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM June 10 – July 17, 2013 (no class 7/3) Class fee $330...........Materials fee $65............Total $395 *Payment plan available

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT ENTREPRENEUR

Low Pressure Boiler/Plumbing/Welding/Small Engine Repair/Personal Enrichment

Industrial Electrical Wiring  (33 hrs.)

How to Make Money Selling Nothing  (2 hrs.) Learn how to profit from selling other people’s items. T 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Jan. 22, 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 Jan. 24, 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 Jan. 31, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59 For complete course descriptions, visit www.polaris.edu.

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Personal Finance and Real Estate Investing/Arts/Crafts

Buying and Selling on eBay Part III  (3.5 hrs.)

Advanced Drawing  (12 hrs.)

A continuation of Buying and Selling on eBay Part II. Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Feb. 7, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

Bring the same supplies you used for your beginning classes. Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 2 - June 13, 2013 (no class 5/30) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

How to Sell on Craig’s List  (4.5 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 how to get your ads to attract buyers’ attention. You will post items that you want to sell in this class. Please bring any jpeg picture files of items that you wish to sell. T 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $40.............Materials fee $29............Total $69

Cartooning Made Easy  (All Levels) (12 hrs.)

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. T 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Jan. 15, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total fee $58

(Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park) Bring to class a couple of drawing pencils, two sets of colored pencils (by two different manufacturers), a colored pencil eraser, and a pad of colored pencil paper. M 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 8 - May 13, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

How I Became a Paid Caregiver, Part I  (3.5 hrs.)

Palette Knife Painting  (12 hrs.)

(Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) M 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Feb. 4, 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) M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Feb. 25, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

Please bring No. 2 pencils, a 3-ring binder and paper, and a tracing paper pad (approximately 10” x 14”) to the first class. A supply list will be provided. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 26 - Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0..............Total $75

Painting with Colored Pencils  (12 hrs.)

W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 3 - May 8, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Fun with Watercolors  (12 hrs.) Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 for a supply list or email efinley@polaris.edu. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 20 - Mar. 27, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

How to Start a Successful Crafting Business  (3 hrs.) W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $25............Total $54

PERSONAL FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE INVESTING Are You Ready to Retire?  (2 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 13, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

10 Steps to Perfect Credit  (1.5 hrs.) Optional Fee: $15 payable to instructor at class for a copy of your credit report with all 3 scores. Th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mar. 14, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0..............Total $19

Investing in Today’s Market (Free Investment Class)  (2 hrs.) FREE In this free course you will learn common investing mistakes, how to avoid them, and investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Feb. 19, 2013

More Fun with Watercolors - Advanced  (12 hrs.) Please bring the supplies that you brought for prior classes. Don’t forget your 140 pound watercolor paper. Prerequisite: Fun with Watercolors. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 3 - May 8, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Landscape Painting with Acrylics  (20 hrs.) (Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park) Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 12 - May 14, 2013 Class fee $129...........Materials fee $0..............Total $129

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. T 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Feb. 19 - Mar. 5, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM` Apr. 4 - 18, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

The Joy of Painting – Bob Ross Oils – Part II  (10.5 hrs.)

T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mar. 5 - 26, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Please bring supplies from Part I class. Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM May 2 - 16, 2013 Class fee $69............. Materials fee $0.............Total $69

Investing in Real Estate in a Changing Market  (9 hrs.)

Zentangle (8 hrs.)

Foundations of Investing  (8 hrs.)

M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 4 - 18, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

ARTS / CRAFTS / JEWELRY Basic Drawing  (12 hrs.) (Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park) Bring sketch book, charcoal pencils, different weights of graphite drawing pencils, a ruler, and an eraser to class. Wear old clothes. Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 14 - Apr. 25, 2013 (no class 3/28) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69 For complete course descriptions, visit www.polaris.edu.

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An easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. No previous art or drawing experience required. M 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 4 - 25, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $10............Total $49

The Art of Crochet  (12 hrs.) Supplies to bring to class: One skein Red Heart Supersaver (any color). W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Feb. 20 - Mar. 27, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59 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.


Whimsical Wired Cuff Bracelet  (2.5 hrs.)

(Berea High School, Room 151, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Please call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply list. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 4 - May 2, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 20, 2013 Class fee $26.............Materials fee $23............Total $49

Weaved Necklace and Earrings  (5 hrs.)

Wire-Wrapped Wine Glass or Serving Pieces  (2.5 hrs.)

T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 12 - 14, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $30............Total $69

Th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 21, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $20............Total $45

Earrings Made Easy  (2 hrs.)

Mat & Frame  (8 hrs.) Supply list provided at first class. Mat cutter recommended. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 14 - Apr. 4, 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 Apr. 18 - May 2, 2013 Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0..............Total $65

Spring Occasions Stamping Class  (2.5 hrs.) Make wedding, graduation and baby cards and a Mother’s and Father’s Day card or another card. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM May 15, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $20............Total $49

Stamp Camp  (2 hrs.) Come stamp four beautiful cards with matching envelopes. All levels welcome. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 13, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $15............Total $44

Stamp a Stack of Occasion Cards  (3 hrs.) Come stamp 10 all-occasion cards with matching envelopes. Stamp 10 beautiful cards. Use them as thank you notes, get well cards, birthday cards, or give them as a beautiful gift! Beginners through advanced stampers welcome. W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Mar. 20, 2013 Class fee $34............. Materials fee $15...........Total $49

JEWELRY Jewelry Evaluation, Caring for, and Cleaning  (2 hrs.) Bring any item you would like to learn about. M 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 1, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Basic Jewelry Soldering (2 hrs.) NEW Stanton Jewelers, 29209 Center Ridge Road, Westlake Make and bring home a silver jewelry item personally designed. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 28, 2013 M 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 1, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $20............Total $49

Crocheted Necklace & Earrings Set  (3 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 12, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $34............Total $69

Wire-Wrapped Pendant  (2.5 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 18, 2013 Class fee $24 Materials fee $15 .....................Total $39

Bangle Wire Bracelet and Matching Ring  (2.5 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 6, 2013 Class fee $27.............Materials fee $22............Total $49

Cha Cha Bracelet and Matching Ring  (2.5 hrs.) W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 13, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $28............Total $53 For complete course descriptions, visit www.polaris.edu.

Th 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 4, 2013 Class fee $20.............Materials fee $19............Total $39

Flower Zipper Broach  (2.5 hrs.) Th 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 7, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $5..............Total $24

Dichroic Glass Heart-or Square-Shaped Pendant Workshop  (3.5 hrs.) Polaris Career Center Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Feb. 9, 2013 Verite Glass Inc., 34340 Mills Rd., Avon, Ohio 44011 Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Feb. 16, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $25............Total $64

Dichroic Glass Earrings Workshop  (3.5 hrs.) Sat 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Mar. 9, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $30............Total $69

Arts/Crafts/Jewelry/Literature/Voice Acting

Knitting Know How (Beginning or Intermediate)  (10 hrs.)

Silver Silk Designer Bracelet  (2.5 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 27, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $30............Total $59

Cold Fusion Jewelry  (2.5 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 27, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $28............Total $57 Complete course descriptions available at www.polaris.edu.

LITERATURE / VOICE ACTING 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 Feb. 27, 2013 W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 17, 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. T 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Jan. 15, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $29............Total $58

Children’s Book Creation Part I  (12 hrs.) Read student comments about the class at CBC.mervson.com. Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mar. 2 - 23, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

Children’s Book Creation Part II  (12 hrs.) Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Apr. 6 - 27, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0 ............Total $99

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Culinary/Chef Anthony’s Cooking Classes/Pastry

Novel Basics I  (10 hrs.) T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 5 - Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Novel Basics II  (10 hrs.) Novel Basics I not required to take this class. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 16 - May 14, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

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 to sample each time it is offered. Sat 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Apr. 20, 2013 Class fee $20.............Materials fee $15............Total $35

Food for Le$$  (2.5 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 7, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25 For the following Culinary classes, bring an apron and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Buca’s Italian Essentials  (2 hrs.)

Chef Anthony’s Cooking Classes Knife Skills & Basic Vegetable Cookery  (3 hrs.) Learn introductory knife skills, and how to use and care for your knives. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 5, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Stocks & Soups  (3 hrs.) Learn stock-making basics for beef, chicken and vegetables, and then make a purée, a broth and a stew. Learn why we call stock a stock and broth a broth. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 19, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Sauces  (3 hrs.) Learn to prepare basic Mother sauces, understanding thickeners and when to use them. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Poultry Techniques  (3 hrs.) Learn the basics of cutting chicken, de-boning a chicken (to use as roulade) sautéing, pan-frying and roasting, as well as how to truss a chicken. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 16, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Seafood Cooking Techniques  (3 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 Apr. 25, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Learn to cook several types of fish and shellfish using basic techniques that you can build on. Sauté, pan-fry and poach. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 7, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Dream Dinners…At Home  (2.5 hrs.)

Baking Made Simple  (3 hrs.)

(Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) We’ll cover batch cooking AND how to cook once and eat all week. We’ll make a basic stir-fry mix AND a batch of easy meatballs to take home and freeze for future meals. M 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 8, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $14............Total $43

Meal Planning Workshop  (2 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) Bring your calendar and your family’s favorite recipes. You’ll leave with meals planned for two weeks and a grocery list to make those meals happen. T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 19, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Tortellini alla Panna  (2.5 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) Bring a container! T 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $9..............Total $38

Home Canning Salsa  (2 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 9, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $10............Total $39

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 Feb. 11, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

Food that Heals Cooking Demonstration  (2 hrs.) W 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $7..............Total $36

Build a foundation for baking as you learn to make items including custards, short crust pastry, and pate a choux. Learn how yeast works. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 21, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

PASTRY 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. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 6 - 27, 2013 Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Feb. 2 - Mar. 2, 2013 (no class 3/16) Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Cake Decorating II  (10 hrs.) Prerequisite: Cake Decorating I. W 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 6 - 27, 2013 Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00PM Mar. 9 - Apr. 6, 2013 (no class 3/30) Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Cake Decorating III  (10 hrs.) Prerequisite: Cake Decorating II. W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 3 - 24, 2013 Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Apr. 13 - May 4, 2013 Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Wedding Cake Decorating  (5 hrs.) Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list. Prerequisite: Cake Decorating I & II. Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM May 11, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

For complete course descriptions, visit 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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Randi’s Rockin’ Royal Icing Cookie Class  (3.5 hrs.)

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 Apr. 29 & May 1, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

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 Feb. 7, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM May 2, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $9..............Total $48

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 Feb. 9, 2013 W 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Mar. 13, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $7..............Total $46

Biscotti and Tea Cookies  (3.5 hrs.) Beautiful Biscotti can be yours! Learn how to make this twice-baked treat that can be paired with your favorite warm drink. 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 Jan. 17, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Feb. 28, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $10............Total $49

Gluten-Free Baking  (3.5 hrs.) Let’s examine the art of baking gluten-free. We will learn about the difference in baking and create gluten-free breads, and desserts. You will go home with recipes and some great gluten-free goodies. Bring a container for samples. Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Apr. 11, 2013 Class fee $38.............Materials fee $11............Total $49

Bread Baking Boot Camp  (3.5 hrs.) Let’s learn the basics of making different types of bread including the use of leaveners, flours, kneading and proofing dough and finally the role that each ingredient plays in a recipe. 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 Mar. 21, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM May 2, 2013 Class fee: $39............Materials fee $10............Total $49

No Box with This Cake  (3.5 hrs.) Come learn the basic techniques for cake from scratch. We will bake a vanilla cake and chocolate cake and learn how to incorporate flavor combinations to make a killer cake. 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 Jan. 31, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Apr. 18, 2013 Class fee $38.............Materials fee $11............Total $49

Pie Classics... Award Winning Homemade Pie  (3.5 hrs.) Let’s discover the secrets to an amazing pie by starting with the basics, a great pie crust. We will then combine it with some seasonal fruits and vegetables to create a sweet and savory pie. 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 Mar. 28 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM May 9, 2013 Class fee $38.............Materials fee $11............Total $49

Randi’s Rockin’ Cupcake Class  (3.5 hrs.) 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 Jan. 10, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Mar. 14, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $9..............Total $48

Vegan Cupcakes  (3.5 hrs.) Bring a container to take home 12-18 cupcakes. 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 Feb. 7, 2013 Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Mar. 7, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $10............Total $49

Pastry/Dance/Exercise

Basic Fondant Cake Class  (5 hrs.)

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 Mar. 11, 2013 Class fee $43.............Materials fee $6..............Total $49

DANCE / EXERCISE EXERCISE BOOTCAMP 101  (12 hrs.) 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!). This life-changing program begins with an informative personalized orientation which teaches you the “Secrets for Success to Jump Start Your Metabolism & Energy.” Measurements and personalized follow up track your progress to insure success & motivation. 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. Sat 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Jan. 26 - Mar. 9, 2013 (no class 2/16) Sat 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Mar. 16 - Apr. 27, 2013 (no class 3/30) Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0..............Total $89

Break Dance 101  (5 hrs.) You will learn fundamentals such as top rocks, foot work, freezes, and power moves. W 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mar. 6 - Apr. 3, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Hip Hop for Beginners  (4.5 hrs.) Learn choreography and fundamentals of hip hop. Appropriate for any fitness level. W 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Mar. 6 - Apr. 10, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Hip Hop Advanced  (4.5 hrs.) Prerequisite: Hip Hop for Beginners or dancing experience. Learn choreography and advanced hip hop dances. W 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Apr. 24 - May 29, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Salsa Dancing  (6 hrs.) (Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park) Couples only. Sat 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Feb. 2 - Mar. 16, 2013 (no class 3/2) Sat 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Apr. 6 - May 11, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39 (per person)

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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Dance/Exercise/Wellness & Safety

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 Feb. 2 - Mar. 16, 2013 (no class 3/2) Sat 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM Apr. 6 - May 11, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39 (per person)

Ballroom Dancing  (6 hrs.) (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 Feb. 2 - Mar. 16, 2013 (no class 3/2) Sat. 11:40 AM – 12:40 PM Apr. 6 - May 11, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39 (per person)

Tap Dancing I  (Teens & Adults)  (6 hrs.) (Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea) Wear dress shoes to the first class. Tap shoes will be discussed. T 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Jan. 29 - Mar. 12, 2013 (No class 2/19) T 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Apr. 2 - May 7, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49 (per person)

Intermediate Tap Dancing (Teens & Adults)  (6 hrs.) (Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea) 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 Jan. 29 - Mar. 12, 2013 (no class 2/19) T 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Apr. 2 - May 7, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Low Impact Line Dancing Exercise (Adults 18 or Over)  (6 hrs.) 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 Jan. 26 - Mar. 9, 2013 (No Class 2/16) Beginning Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jan. 26 - Mar. 9, 2013 (No Class 2/16) Improvers Sat 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Mar. 23 - May 4, 2013 (No class 3/30 Beginning Sat 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mar. 23 - May 4, 2013 (No class 3/30) Improvers Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

Zumba (Ages 14 and Up)  (6 or 5.25 hrs.) T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Jan. 8 - Feb. 5, 2013 (no class 1/10) T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Feb. 7 - Mar. 5, 2013 T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Mar. 7 - Apr. 2, 2013 (no class 3/26 & 3/28) T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apr. 4 - May 30, 2013 Grindstone Gymnasium, 191 Race Street, Berea Class fee $48.............Materials fee $0..............Total $48 M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Jan. 7 - 30, 2013 (No class 1/21) M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Feb. 4 - Mar. 4, 2013 (no class 2/13 & 2/18) M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Mar. 6 - Apr. 8, 2013 (no class 3/25, 3/27 & 4/1) M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Apr. 10 - May 1, 2013 Whitney Elementary School, Gym, 13548 Whitney Road, Strongsville Class fee $48.............Materials fee $0..............Total $48

WELLNESS & SAFETY Holistic Wellness Free Workshops (1.5 hrs. each) FREE Looking for healthy solutions to live your best life? Debi’s Personal Training & “Got Gut” Boot Camp, is offering two different Holistic Wellness Workshops. Get motivation & real-life results-getting tips from health & fitness experts, Debi Balmert & Cindy Duke. They will target surprising facts for Success and share their secrets for living your healthiest, happiest life yet. Experts will also be available for personalized Q&A. W 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Jan. 16, 2013 “21 Insider Tips to Fitness Success: Secrets of the Top Fitness Experts”

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7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Jan. 23, 2013

“Mission: NOT Impossible - A Weight Loss Plan that Anyone Can Do”

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine(6 hrs.) This course is designed to provide an overview of TCM in layman’s terms. Providing and explaining the different approaches and perspectives on health and the treatment of diseases that were developed before modern-day medicines but remain effective and relevant today. Th 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM Feb. 21 - Mar. 28, 2013 Th 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM May 2 - June 13, 2013 (no class 5/23) Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

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. Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mar. 14, 2013 Class fee $19.............Material fee $0................Total $19

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 Feb. 23, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25 (per person)

Your Face Reveals Your Inner Health Seminar  (2 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 111, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) T 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 12, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $2..............Total $27

Learn to Lift and Love It!™  (8 hrs.) Please bring two pairs of dumbbells, one set lighter and one a little heavier according to ability, and a small towel. T 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 2013 T 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 19 - May 7, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

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 Mar. 27, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

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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Couples Massage (Shiatsu)  (6 hrs.)

These exercises are tailored to each person’s condition and body type. They were developed as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine over the last 4,700 years and came from many different areas of Asia to stimulate the body and mind natural healing ability. Enjoy increased energy, flexibility and smooth muscle tone without wear and tear on the joints. Th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Feb. 14 - Mar. 14, 2013 Th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Mar. 21 - Apr. 18, 2013 Th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Apr. 25 - May 30, 2013 (no class 5/23) (outdoors, weather permitting) Th 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM June 6 - July 11, 2013 (no class 7/4) (outdoors, weather permitting) Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

(Berea High School, Library, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Please wear loose comfortable clothing; the massage will be given through your clothing. T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 12 - 26, 2013 Class fee $29 ............Materials fee $0..............Total $29 (per person)

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

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 Th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Apr. 11, 2013 Strongsville High School, Room 105, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM May 16, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0..............Total $19

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 Mar. 13, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Homemade Organic Cleaning Supplies  (2 hrs.) Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mar. 16, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Introducing the Macrobiotic Diet Seminar  (2 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 111, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) W 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar. 6, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Cancer Prevention/Toxic Awareness  (2 hrs.) (Center Middle School, Media Center, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville) M 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 4, 2013 T 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM May 28, 2013 Class fee $24.............Materials fee $0..............Total $24

Body Sculpting™ (All Levels)  (8 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 Feb. 19 - Mar. 19, 2013 (no class 3/7) T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Apr. 2 - 25, 2013 T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM May 2 - 30, 2013 (no class 5/7) Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Tai Chi Simplified 24 Movement  (12 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Jan. 15 - Mar. 5, 2013 T 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Mar. 19 - May 7, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

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 Feb. 7 - 21, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Bhumi’s Yoga  (12 hrs.) 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 Jan. 24 - Mar. 14, 2013 Th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Apr. 4 - May 23, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

Wellness & Safety

Asian Exercises and Self-Defense  (5 hrs.)

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 Feb. 7 - Mar. 7, 2013 Th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mar. 21 - Apr. 18, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Office/Chair Yoga  (5 hrs.) Th 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Mar. 21 - Apr. 18, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

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. W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Feb. 20, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

I Smell Something Fishy, Part II  (3.5 hrs.) W 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Feb. 27, 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 Jan. 29, 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. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 6, 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. W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 13, 2013 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 Feb. 23, 2013 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $5..............Total $40

Registration: (440) 891-7600

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General Interest

GENERAL INTEREST ACT/SAT Preparation (On-Line Remediation) Improve your scores on the ACT and SAT college admission tests and enhance your opportunities for admission to schools and financial support. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for both the ACT and SAT tests at your own pace. This course offers you flexibility with 24/7 access to online college prep courses in addition to 2 classes with an instructor. T 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Mar. 5 & 19, 2013 Class fee $129...........Materials fee $0..............Total $129

Calligraphy  (8 hrs.) Please bring plain white copy paper and various sized felt-tipped calligraphy pens to the first class. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 7 - 28, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

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 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 2, 2013 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0..............Total $25

Looking for My Ancestors  (3.5 hrs.) Visit some of the largest collections of free family tree and genealogy websites. About 99% of the students find their ancestors. T 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Mar. 5, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29............Total $68

UFO Sightings, Aliens, Extra Terrestrials and Paranormal Activity  (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. M 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 11, 2013 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29............Total $59

An Evening with the Stars  (1.5 hrs.) (Midpark 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 Apr. 16, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0..............Total $19

Birth and Death of a Star  (1.5 hrs.)

Dreams Interpretation as a Guide to Empowering Our Lives  (4 hrs.) W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Apr. 10 - 17, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Connecting With Your Angels  (2 hrs.) (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 May 15, 2013 Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM June 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Journey to the Spirit World  (3 hrs.) 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. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 4, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $20............Total $59

Deconstructing the Tarot Spread  (2 hrs.) During this workshop you will learn the essential aspects that a tarot spread must contain for it to be effective. Some tarot knowledge required. Please bring your Tarot cards. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Apr. 2, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

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 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 3, 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. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 14, 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. Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 4, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

(Midpark High School, Planetarium, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Hts.) The current theories of the birth and death of a star will be discussed. Included will be the several paths a star can take when it dies, including becoming a black hole. T 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 19, 2013 Class fee: $29............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Seeing Your Past Lives - Part I  (2 hrs.)

A Wrinkle in Time – The Science of Time (1.5 hrs.)

Seeing Your Past Lives – Part II  (2 hrs.)

(Midpark High School, Planetarium, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Hts.) Many and various aspects of time will be discussed. There will be no pretty pictures in this class. Only formulas and a geeky discussion of topics as varied as orbital speeds of planets to the prediction of solar eclipses. W 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Feb. 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Philosophy of Angels  (2 hrs.) (Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville) W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 17, 2013 T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM June 4, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

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(Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville) As a group, you will be guided through a very relaxing and deep meditation to help you to open one of those doors to your past. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29 (Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville) See what more you can learn about the life that opened for you. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 10, 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. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 12, 2013 Class fee $40.............Materials fee $29............Total $69


Floral Design III  (6 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 Mar. 6, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Apr. 13, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Prerequisite: Floral Design II or previous experience required. Bring baskets, containers, pots, and dishes if available. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM May 8 - 29, 2013 (no class 5/8) Class fee $71.............Materials fee $58............Total $129

Coupons 101—The Basics of Coupons  (2 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 II or previous experience. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 6 - 27, 2013 Class fee $97.............Materials fee $88............Total $185

Start saving 50-80% when you shop. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 21, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $6..............Total $35

PHOTOGRAPHY

Floral Design – Weddings  (8 hrs.)

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 Feb. 26 - Mar. 19, 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 Apr. 2 - 23, 2013 Class fee $249...........Materials fee $0..............Total $249

HOME & GARDEN How to Refinish Your Older Furniture  (4 hrs.) Come 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 and the steps to get something in good shape. Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mar. 9 & 16, 2013 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. Th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 7 - Apr. 25, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

TableScapes (Table Settings)  (2 hrs.) TableScapes are an interesting way to be creative on a small scale or to set a theme. Whether for a backyard party or an elegant reception, organic or exotic, learn to take ordinary things we all have at home to transform the atmosphere and mood with a unique TableScape. W 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mar. 20, 2013 Class fee $27.............Materials fee $22............Total $49

Floral Design I  (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. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 13 - 27, 2013 Class fee $71.............Materials fee $58............Total $129

Floral Design II  (6 hrs.)

GARDENING The Art of Plant Selection  (4 hrs.) This class will cover techniques for selecting plant material. Learn to utilize color, texture, form, and layering to enhance the beauty of your landscape and create four seasons of interest. The second class will meet at a garden center. M 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Mar. 4 & 11, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

Flowers in the Landscape  (12 hrs.) Learn how to select, plant and care for flowers. You’ll be able to choose and properly care for herbaceous perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, herbs, wildflowers, and annuals. Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Feb. 9 - Mar. 23, 2013 (no class 2/16) Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0..............Total $99

Rain Gardens  (2 hrs.) Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Apr. 6, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Yard (2.5 hrs.) M 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM May 20, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Photography/Home & Garden/Gardening/Foreign Language

What Women Need to Know About Divorce  (3 hrs.)

Landscape Design  (18 hrs.) Use principles of design, basic drawing techniques, plant selection, and discussion of common design issues. You will be sent a supply list upon registering for the class. Class is taught by a landscape architect. T 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mar. 19 - Apr. 23, 2013 Class fee $139...........Materials fee $0..............Total $139

FOREIGN / SIGN LANGUAGE Complete course descriptions available at www.polaris.edu.

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese  (10 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Jan. 15 - Feb. 12, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Intermediate Mandarin Chinese  (10 hrs.) T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Feb. 26 - Mar. 26, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Beginning Italian  (10 hrs.) Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Feb. 21 - Mar. 21, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Intermediate Italian  (10 hrs.) Prerequisite: Beginning Italian. Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jan. 3 - 31, 2013 Th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr.18 - May 16, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

Prerequisite: Floral Design I or previous experience. W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 10 - 24, 2013 Class fee $71.............Materials fee $58............Total $129 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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Music/Sports & Leisure/Casino Game Series/Tours

Beginning Spanish  (10 hrs.)

Mental Training for Sports  (2 hrs.)

(Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Jan. 15 - Feb. 12, 2013 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Apr. 9 - May 7, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

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 Apr. 6, 2013 Class fee $37.............Materials fee $0..............Total $37

Intermediate Spanish  (8 hrs.) (Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea) Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish. T 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Feb. 26 - Mar. 19, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Beginning German  (10 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Apr. 3 - May 1, 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 Feb. 19 - Mar. 19, 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 Feb. 6 - Mar. 27, 2013 Class fee $99.............Materials fee $30............Total $129

Intermediate Sign Language  (16 hrs.) This is a continuation of Beginning Sign Language. Prerequisite: Beginning Sign Language. W 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Apr. 10 - May 29, 2013 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 Feb. 19 - Mar. 12, 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 Apr. 2 - 23, 2013 Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0..............Total $69

SPORTS & LEISURE Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance  (3 hrs.) Bring your bicycle (optional). Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Apr. 4, 2013 Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0..............Total $19

Analyzing Major League Baseball  (7.5 hrs.) (Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville) W 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Feb. 27 - Apr. 3, 2013 (No class Mar. 3/27) Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

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Casino Game Series Learn to Play Blackjack (21)  (1.5 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Apr. 18, 2013 Sat 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Learn to Play Roulette  (1.5 hrs.) Th 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Apr. 18, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM May 4, 2013 Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0..............Total $29

Learn to Play Craps  (4 hrs.) Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Apr. 18, 2013 Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM May. 4, 2013 Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0..............Total $59

Learn to Play Texas Hold’em  (2 hrs.) Sat 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM May 4, 2013 Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0..............Total $39

TOURS Museums of Cleveland Tour  (8 hrs.) Known for its history of influence in the arts and one of the highest concentrations of museums in one area, we will visit Cleveland’s University Circle with some of the newest and most prestigious museums in the country. The tour includes all admission fees, any scheduled exhibits and lunch. This tour will be on a school bus. No discounts. Depart: Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 9:00 AM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 5:00 PM (Approx.) Cost: $89, no refunds after February 8, 2013.

Consignment Shops Tour and Lunch  (8.5 hrs.) Come and explore some of the unique treasures and consignment shops that greater Cleveland has to offer. We will venture to locations that feature home furnishings, vintage items, more contemporary clothing including designer lines and clothing accessories for both men and women. Our destinations will take us to Chagrin Falls, Shaker Hts., Lorain Ave, Lakewood, Rocky River and Westlake. The tour will include a continental breakfast on the way and brief lunch stop to maximize the adventure! This tour will be on a school bus. No discounts. Depart: Sat., Apr. 13, 2013, 9:00 AM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 5:30 PM (Approx.) Cost: $69, no refunds after March 15, 2013.

Tales From The Mortuary A Victorian Wake “Historically Hysterical” (4.5 hrs.) Step back to an earlier time in America where superstitions about Ghosts ran rampant. You are invited to be a mourner and to pay your respects to the dearly departed, SILAS H. ADKINNS. This is a “full” or “deep” mourning where it is suggested that everyone wear black, where the fabric is dull without any sheen to reflect light, and no jewelry is allowed and never wear anything new, especially shoes. The veil that can be worn is designed, “to protect family and friends from having the spirits of the deceased hover around relatives and then attach itself should the spirit look into your eyes.” You will participate in the WAKE, provide a testimony to the deceased, learn about the customs, oddities, and superstitions about Ghosts. Because SILAS H. ADKINNS was from a small family and in order to properly mourn with an adequate number of people, (continued on the next page) 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.


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob with Lunch at Nemacolin Resort  (11 hrs.) One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works is nestled in the forest in western Pennsylvania. We will have our own private escorted tour of this oneof-a-kind house, and then travel to Nemacolin Resort to enjoy a delicious buffet, shop in their boutiques and/or admire their beautiful artwork. No discounts. Depart: Sat., May 4, 2013, 6:45 AM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 7:30 PM (Approx.) Cost: $129, no refunds after March 8, 2013.

Organic Farm Tour with Lunch  (8.5 hrs.) Located in Milan, Ohio, just a few short miles from the shores of Lake Erie, The Culinary Vegetable Institute rests on a beautiful half-mile of wooded riverfront. The Culinary Vegetable Institute is a unique and exclusive agri-tourism destination where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the picturesque environment, savor the bounty of the harvest, and experience firsthand what Earth to Table® is all about. Tour and lunch included. No discounts. Depart: Sat., June 15, 2013, 9:00 AM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 5:30 PM (Approx.) Cost: $119, no refunds after May 17, 2013.

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate the Holiday Season in Chicago! A 2-night stay in Chicago on December 6-8, 2013. Enjoy the sights, holiday lights, decorated store windows and shopping! More details to follow in the Fall 2013 Polaris Career Center catalog.

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 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Apr. 13, 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. Sat 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Apr. 20, 2013 Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0..............Total $49

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, ERC AND BRC-RR ARE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY 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 beginning February 19, 2013 to register. Class completion time for riding activities varies by class.

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 on page 28. Please visit http://motorcycle.ohio.gov beginning February 19, 2013 to register.

Tours/Kids’ Classes/Motorcycle Safety

professional mourners (like you) called “mutes” were used in the funeral procession. When the funeral is over as mourners you will receive traditional gifts as keepsakes and favors. This is an interactive event where the customs and superstitions in earlier America were so crazy and bizarre that we call it, “Historically Hysterical” where it is difficult to keep a straight face. A traditional style wake dinner/dessert will be served. This tour is at the Warehouse on the Canal. No refunds or cancellations after Apr. 3. No discounts. Depart: Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 6:00 PM from Berea High School, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea Return: 10:30 PM Cost: $79, no refunds after March 28, 2013.

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 beginning February 19, 2013 to register. Full protective riding gear must be worn as defined on page 28. $50 non-refundable tuition for each Basic Rider, Basic Rider-Returning Rider, and Basic Rider 2 - Experienced Rider class. State Sponsored Program - No Discounts. 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 For complete course descriptions, please visit our website 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 hands-on 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

Scooter School 1 (4 hrs.) The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Scooter School 1 is a beginner’s course designed to help individuals develop their riding skills and learn street-riding strategies in a controlled environment on a scooter. Helmets and scooters are provided. Full protective riding gear must be worn as defined on page 28. $99

Street Rider Course - On Road, 6 hrs. $199 (See page 28) Registration: (440) 891-7600

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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.

GED & ESL Classes Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) 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 monthly, from September to May. 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 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 is also an Official GED Test Location. Registration and payment are required. To schedule your test, call 440.891.7697.

Skills Enrichment Program Learning Lab 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.

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/adult-education/able-ged Registration takes place every month, from September to May. 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 2012 Board of Education James Weisbarth, President Olmsted Falls City School District James Oper, Vice President Brooklyn City School District Ruth A. Brickley Strongsville City School District Jennifer A. Sinisgalli Strongsville City School District

Thomas R. Herbster North Olmsted City School District Mark St. John Fairview Park City School District Fred Szabo Berea City School District

District Administration Bob Timmons Dave Plahuta Superintendent Treasurer

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GENERAL INFORMATION Accreditation 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. 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. Disabled Students Polaris Career Center is totally accessible to disabled students with mobility impairments. To save time contact the Adult Education Office at (440) 891-7600 prior to arrival for parking instructions, reasonable accommodations, and/or elevator location information. Disclaimer 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. 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 RiderCourse 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. For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.


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:

Adult Education Office Hours January 2 – June 28, 2013 Monday – Thursday..................8:00 AM – 8:30 PM Friday ......................................8:00 AM – 3:30 PM July 1, 2013 – August 9, 2013 Monday – Friday .....................8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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

*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.

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CDL - Skills Training Program...........................................................................2 Healthcare Provider CPR…...............................................................................6 Effective Business Writing…............................................................................9 Introduction to Hospitality Management and Event Planning..........................9 “Debt Options” - Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, and Collection Laws...................10 Introduction to Residential Construction, Repair and Maintenance...............15 How to Make Money Selling Nothing.............................................................17 A Wrinkle in Time – The Science of Time…...................................................24 Birth and Death of a Star................................................................................24 Flowers in the Landscape...............................................................................25 Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?..................................................23 Asian Exercise & Self-Defense........................................................................23 Gluten-Free Baking.........................................................................................21 Exercise Boot Camp 101.................................................................................21 Sign Language................................................................................................26 Consignment Shops Tour................................................................................26 Kentuck Knob Tour.........................................................................................27 Museums of Cleveland Tour...........................................................................26 Organic Farm Tour..........................................................................................27

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