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SouthArk Continuing Education

Summer 2014

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# never quit learning has officially been adopted by the SouthArk Division of Continuing Education for the year of 2014. It initially serves as a common theme; an idea that each and every one of us are working to promote. However, #NeverQuitLearning is so much more than that. It is a reminder to all of us that we get one chance to be and do all that we can. What better way to spend that one chance than taking advantage of opportunities to further our own knowledge and perhaps, somewhere along the way, helping others further theirs? So we, advocates of continued education at South Arkansas Community College, challenge you to be the best you that you can be. If you want to learn a new hobby- do it. If you want to earn that GED you never had the opportunity to earn - do it. If you want to return to school for that degree you’ve always wanted- do it. If you want to switch career fields to feel more fulfilled - do it. Do what it is that makes you happy but, please, whatever you do

# never quit learning

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computer training // page 5 leisure learning // page 9 business development // page 10 summer youth camps // page 10 online courses // page 14 registration form // page 15 the southark center for workforce development at south arkansas community college is housed on southark’s east campus. community education classes, seminars, workshops, and camps offer a variety of opportunities for cultural, educational, and life-enriching activites for all ages. classes are organized on demand and suggestions are always welcome. new schedules are released three times per year. regular updates are released to the diviison’s e-mail database. To be added to the database, send a request to ce@southark.edu. office administration: Jamie McConathy, Dean of Continuing Education. jmcconathy@southark.edu Sherri Whitehead, Senior Coordinator. swhitehead@southark.edu Tara Anglin, Community Education Coordinator. tanglin@southark.edu Latina Jones, Office Assistant Matthew Wolfe, Office Assistant 870.864.7192 ce@southark.edu 3698 E. Main Road El Dorado, AR 71730 facebook: SouthArk Corporate and Community Education Instagram: SouthArkCommEd Twitter: SouthArkCommEd Pinterest: SouthArk Corporate and Community Education

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basic computers - 4 training hours Class meets June 16 and 23 5:30-7:30 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Bobbie Gorman Fee: $35

COMPUTER EMPLOYABILITY - 4 training hours Class meets July 1 and 8 6:00-8:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Catherine Harrell Fee: $20

Learn the basics of successfully operating a computer in this hands-on class. Students will study the basic components of the computer, learn how to browse the web, and establish an e-mail account. No prior experience is necessary. Students are invited to bring their personal laptops, if preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-8647163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

Prepare yourself for office employment by gaining the computer skills employers want. This class will cover computer navigation, Microsoft Office, basic web usage, basic keyboarding, and online job hunting skills. Students will also be acquainted with the online job application process. Students are invited to bring their personal laptops, if preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-8647163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

intermediate computers - 4 training hours Class meets July 10 and 17 5:30-7:30 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Bobbie Gorman Fee: $35

microsoft excel for beginners - 4 training hours Class meets June 23 and 30 6:00-8:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Catherine Harrell Fee: $35

Do you have basic computer skills but would like to take them a step further? This class is for students who have a decent understanding of computer operations, but would like to discover more of what computers have to offer. Pre-requisite: Basic Computer or equivalent experience. Students are invited to bring their personal laptops, if preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-8647163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

During this class, students will learn the basic operations of Microsoft Excel. While this is a beginner-level class, basic computer knowledge is recommended. Students are invited to bring their personal laptops, if preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS - 3 training hrs Thursday, June 12 from 5:30-8:30 SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: SAU SBTDC Fee: $45

PLUS 50 MICROSOFT OFFICE - 6 training hours Class meets July 14, 21, and 28 6:00-8:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Catherine Harrell Fee: FREE for people over 50, $49 for all other students

Have you recently purchased the QuickBooks software and need a little help getting started? This class if for you. Computers with the Quickbook software will be provided but students are welcome to bring their personal laptop if it is preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

This class will cover Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel on a beginner level. This class is offered at no charge for persons over 50 thanks to the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program. Students are invited to bring their personal laptops, if preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-8647163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

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STUDY TIPS AND TEST TAKING - 4 training hours Class meets July 10 and 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Cathy Harrell Fee: $35 Improve your test taking skills through learning to properly study and take tests. Topics covered include how to take good notes, retention techniques, managing your time, and general test taking tips. Pre-Registration is required. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY - 12 training hours Mondays, June 23-July 28 6:00-8:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Eric Maynard Fee: $98.00

BASIC SEWING Tuesday and Thursday, July 22 and 24 5:30-7:30 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Bea Morris Fee: $29.00 Learn the basics of sewing in this hands-on, 4 hour course. Sewing machines are available but students are welcome to bring a personal machine if preferred. Supplies will be needed and a supply list will be provided upon registration of this course. Pre-Registration is required. Materials needed will be discussed in class. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

Burgers and bows

This course will teach you about the features and functions of the camera and how to use them to take better and more creative photos. You will learn about controlling shutter speed, depth of field and how to meter the light to get correct exposures Students should bring their camera. Pre-Registration is required. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. CAJUN COOKING Friday, June 20 from 3:00-5:00 SouthArk Gym Kitchen Instructor: Cathy Harrell Fee: $15 Enjoy a Friday afternoon cooking class, learning new and delicious authentic cajun dishes. Supplies will be provided. Pre-Registration is required. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. MOMMY & ME: MODPODGED TERRACOTTA POTS Saturday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: Bea Morris Fee: $12.00/pair, $5 each additional Create a beautiful, modpodged terracotta pot, then plant a beautiful flower and watch it bloom! All supplies are provided for this course. Pre-Registration is required. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

Wednesday, July 3 from 1:00-4:00 SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Ages 10-15 Fee: $35 Bow season (and grilling season) is just around the corner - let’s get ready! Laura Rogers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be teaching range safety and proper Olympic-syle archery techniques. After archery skills are mastered, we will prepare hamburgers to grill for an early dinner. It is sure to be a day filled with friendly competition, fellowship, and FUN! Each participant will receive a grill to take home. This class is for boys AND girls, ages 10-15. Pre-Registration is required. Register by calling 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

Pre-Registration is required for most courses. Make sure you let us know you’re coming! 7


Old Problems, New Ideas In Grief and Loss

Some of the things we have heard and learned about grief and loss are actually not that helpful and there are some more recent ideas that appear more useful and fitting the realities of our experiences. This presentation will look at some old grief and loss ideas to let go and some newer ideas to consider for use. About the instructor: Greg Adams, LCSW, ACSW, FT has been the Director of the Center for Good Mourning (a grief support and outreach program of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital) since 2001. He has been the Director for PalCare (the palliative care program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital) since 2006. Mr. Adams is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas At Little Rock Graduate School of Social Work where he teaches Loss, Grief, and Social Work Intervention. He was named Community Faculty Member of the Year UALR College of Professional Studies in 2014. He has his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Bachelors degree in Social Work and Religion from Baylor University. He was named Social Worker of the Year by the Arkansas Chapter of NASW in 2005. Mr. Adams is married with two children - ages 21 and 17.

Save the date...more information coming soon! Wednesday, September 24

South Arkansas Community College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges . It’s a program that works. Eighty-nine percent of students participating in AACC’s Plus 50 Initiative told an independent evaluator that college workforce training helped them acquire new job skills, and 72 percent attributed landing a job to such training. For more information regarding the Plus 50 Encore Completion program, contact Tara Anglin at 870-864-8456 or tanglin@southark.edu.

AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

CLASSES RUN WHEN THE MINIMUM ENROLLMENT NUMBER HAS BEEN MET. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF A CANCELLED CLASS! 8


ACT BOOTCAMP

The SouthArk Office of Corporate and Community Education is housed in the Center for Workforce Development located on SouthArk’s east campus. Community Education classes, seminars, workshops, and camps offer a variety of opportunities for cultural, educational, and life-enriching activities for all ages. Class are organized on demand and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome. New schedules are released three times per year. 870.864.7192 ce@southark.edu 3698 E. Main Rd. El Dorado, AR 71730

July 21-25 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Enrollment Information

SOUTHARK CENTER FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 3698 E. MAIN RD. $79.00/STUDENT INCLUDES WORKBOOK FOR EACH SUBJECT Open to all area students, Sophomore level and above. Students will receive focused preparation in the areas of English and Math on days 1-3, Reading Comprehension and Science Reasoning on day 4, and a practice test will be administered on day 5. The final day will consist of scoring, then small group and individual tutoring sessions. Classes will meet in the SouthArk Center for Workforce Development located at 3698 E. Main Rd. Space is limited to 25 participants. Advance registration is required. Register in the SouhtArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

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Mail-In Complete a non-credit registration form and mail form and payment at least one week prior to the start of class to: SouthArk, Attn: Corporate and Community Education, P.O. Box 7010, El Dorado, AR 71731. Do not send cash throught he mail. Phone-In If paying with credit card or debit card, call 870864-7163. Walk-In You may register in the SothArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or in the Suit 146 of the Center for Workforce Development on SouthArk’s East Campus. Please have correct change or check. It will save time if you have the non-credit registration form (located on back of catalog) already filled out. Fax-In Complete a non-credit registration form and fax it to 870-864-8495 and mail form and payment to: SouthArk, Attn: Corporate and Community Education, P.O. Box 7010, El Dorado, AR 71731.


Business Development Courses Boosting Business with Great Customer Reviews Instructor: Julia Nipper, SAU SBTDC June 30 from 2-4 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development $30/student Do you know what your customers are saying about your business online? Customer reviews through online sites such as Trip Advisor and Yelp are crucial to the success of a small business. Don’t overlook this vital tool for marketing your small business. This seminar will lead you through the various online customer review sites, how to create compelling business listings for the most popular sites, and tips for getting great customer reviews! Pre-registration is required. Call 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS - 3 training hrs Thursday, June 12 from 5:30-8:30 SouthArk Center for Workforce Development Instructor: SAU SBTDC Fee: $45 Have you recently purchased the QuickBooks software and need a little help getting started? This class if for you. Computers with the Quickbook software will be provided but students are welcome to bring their personal laptop if it is preferred. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register in the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center or over the phone at 870-864-7163. For more information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu.

Business Financing Options Instructor: Julia Nipper, SAU SBTDC July 24 from 9-11 a.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development $30/student This seminar will explain how and where to get financing for prospective and existing businesses. Credit requirements, places to go for funding and the Small Business Administration’s loan guaranty program will be presented. Pre-registration is required. Call 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. How to Start a Business in Arkansas August 12 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development $30/student This seminar prepares you for the intensive business planning process, identifies major steps crucial to starting a business, discusses key issues that affect the success of your business, and discusses start-up requirements and common pitfalls that you will face as an entrepreneur. Free New Business Guide included! Pre-registration is required. Call 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@ southark.edu. How to Write a Business Plan August 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. SouthArk Center for Workforce Development $30/student No matter how large or small, all businesses should have a written plan. A business plan helps to define concepts, evaluate the competition, analyze markets, determine risks and estimate financial potential. Business plans are required to obtain a small business loan. This in-depth seminar discusses the business planning process in detail. Participants will learn about the importance of planning and the elements that go into a good plan. For new entrepreneurs, the seminar “Starting a Business in Arkansas” is recommended as a first step. Pre-registration is required. Call 870-864-8456 or e-mail ce@ southark.edu.

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summer youth camps

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July 7-18 Ages 8-14 For more information: 870-864-8456 // ce@southark.edu

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Online learning is available through a partnership with Ed2Go. To view the full course catalog, visit www.ed2go.com/southark. For registration information, call 870-864-7192 or e-mail ce@southark.edu. Hundreds of course opportunities for professional and personal enrichment including:

Personal Finance Online - www.ed2go.com Fee: $79.00

introduction to digital scrapbooking Online - www.ed2go.com Fee: $79.00

This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make.

Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements 11, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking.

You’ll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You’ll develop a retirement savings plan, and you’ll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You’ll learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, recordkeeping requirements, and much, much more.

Starting with simple projects, you’ll quickly learn how to build pages, use artistic journaling, and produce sophisticated illusions. Photoshop Elements 11 lets you build your own clip art, create frames, and develop multi-layer pages with an endless array of layouts and designs.

a to z grant writing Online - www.ed2go.com Fee: $79.00

secrets of better photography Online - www.ed2go.com fee: $79.00

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

Secrets of Better Photography is a hands-on course for beginning and emerging photographers, as well as those transitioning from traditional to digital photography. You’ll learn how to take better pictures by understanding how different types of cameras work, including SLRs, and getting to know each of the features your camera offers.

SIX WEEK COURSES STARTING AT $79/ea Interactive learning environment with sessions starting monthly! 14


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mail-in

Complete this form and mail it, with payment, at least one week prior to the start of class to: SouthArk, Attn: Corporate and Community Education, P.O. Box 7010, El Dorado, AR 71731. Do not send cash through the mail.

phone-in If paying by debit or credit, payment can be made over the phone at 870-864-7163.

walk-in

Registrations can be made in person at the SouthArk Bookstore located in the El Dorado Conference Center. Registrations may also be made in the SouthArk Center for Workforce Development if paying by check or exact cash.

fax-in

Complete this form and fax it to 870-864-8495. Mail check to: SouthArk, Attn: Corporate and Community Education, P.O. Box 7010, El Dorado, AR 71731.

cancellation policy

WHEN WE CANCEL: Classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of full-paying students have not registered by the registration deadline. Early registration helps eliminate the disappointment of course cancellations. Full refunds are given for any classes that we cancel. WHEN YOU CANCEL: The Office of Corporate and Community Education will refund your registration fee if you cancel up to five business days before the class begins. If you cancel less than five business days before the class, you will be charged the full amount for the class. Another person may attend in your place when a refund is not allowed. Some seminars, workshops, camps, etc. will have separate cancellation policies. Please inquire about these before registering. SENIOR DISCOUNT POLICY: Senior citizens are required to pay full price for all non-credit courses unless otherwise indicated.

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Summer 2014 catalog