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Spring 2013

March – May

There’s more to life. Learn something new!


Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Westmoreland County Community College offers a wide range of high-quality learning experiences for people of all ages and interests. If you value education and an opportunity to spend time with adults who have similar interests, you will enjoy these learning opportunities. WCCC’s continuing education spring term begins in March and ends in May. Many classes meet for only one evening. Pennsylvania residents age 60 and over may be eligible for a 50 percent reduction in tuition for continuing education classes. No grades, no pressure – just a great learning experience. ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older.

There’s more to life. Learn something new. Personal Enrichment classes to help you get fit, learn new cooking skills, speak a new language, or become a better gardener. Page 4.

Learn online in the comfort of your home. Education2Go classes to help you upgrade your computer skills, prepare for the SAT or become a better photographer. Page 34.

Build real-world skills for next week’s jobs. Business and Professional Development classes, certification classes and shortterm certificate programs in health care and business. Page 23.

Make our country safe. Public Safety/Emergency Medical Services classes for firefighters, police officers, EMS responders, health care workers, disaster workers and you. Page 41. On the cover: Tiffany Simmons, certified American Heart Association instructor. See pages 40-44.


TaBLe of ConTenTs

PErsonal EnriChmEnt Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4 Dance, Music & Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 Fitness/Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 Food & Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10 Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13 Languages & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14 Law & Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14 Personal Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 16 Pet Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20 Safe Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21 BUsinEss & ProfEssional DEvEloPmEnt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23 CollEGE for KiDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 26 Summer Sports Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 27 ComPUtErs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 29 onlinE ClassEs Education2Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 34 WorKforCE DEvEloPmEnt Employer Training Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 35 Industry Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 36 hEalth CarE Health Care Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 37 Health Care for Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 39 PUBliC safEtY American Heart Association Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 41 Firefighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 46 Law Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 49 rEGistration & information How to Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54 Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54 Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 55 Youngwood Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 56 College Closing/Class Cancellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 57

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded to a student at the rate of 1 CEU for every 10 hours of contact. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure to record an individual’s continuing education. CEUs do not correlate to college credit classes. The college maintains student records of CEU accomplishments and copies are available through the Records Department.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Westmoreland County Community College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with federal law, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer (presently Sylvia Detar) at 724-9254190 or in Room 4100D, WCCC Business & Industry Center, Youngwood, PA 15697.

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT there’s more to life! learn something new. Whether you want to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill or language, or discover a new fitness routine, we offer a variety of classes to fit everyone’s interests. There are no quizzes, tests or letter grades.

Make more of your life. Enroll in a WCCC Continuing Education class today! To register, call 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

arts & Crafts Botanical Drawing You never really see an object clearly until you try to draw it. Discover the wonders of your garden that you pass by everyday by drawing a simple flower, leaf shapes and insect wings. Bring a sketch book, pencil, kneaded eraser and magnifying glass to class. Bill Paxton, $49 tuition, 1.0 CEUs NTRX 0620-01 5 Mondays starting March 18, 6-8 p.m.

Calligraphy Learn the basics of calligraphy using the Italic Chancery Cursive alphabet. Emphasis is on correct pen angles, spacing, and size relationships. Through practice you can make envelopes and daily writing look elegant. Pens, paper and instructional material provided. Rosemary Castine, $22 tuition + $3 material fee, .4 CEUs RTSX 1050-01 2 Wednesdays starting March 20, 6-8 p.m.

How to Start a Craft Business Open to all crafters in any medium, at any level of skill development, who are interested in selling their crafts. Learn to evaluate, price and sell your work. Covers a range of marketing strategies, including actual craft show information, as well as details on consignment and wholesale selling. If possible, bring samples of your work for a roundtable discussion. Alice Erling, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs SMBX 3053-01 Tuesday, March 12, 6-9 p.m.

For more information about Personal Enrichment classes, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190.

Felted Wool Flowers Using basic hand-sewing of simple shapes (no patterns needed), make realistic flowers from recycled wool clothing, such as slacks, skirts and blouses. Your flowers can be glued to a base or made into pins or hat ornaments. Bring sewing needle, neutralcolored thread, sharp scissors, wire cutters and, if available, wool fabric. To see instructor’s work go to: fancywoolflowers.blogspot.com. Nan Loncharich, $9 tuition + $5 material fee, .15 CEUs CRFX 2173-01 Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Forsythia-Tulip Wreath Two of spring's most colorful blossoms give this wreath its beautiful splendor. For use indoors or outdoors, accented with a sheer ribbon bow and silk green leaves. Bring glue gun, glue sticks, scissors, wire cutters, and extension cord to class. Registration closes one week prior to the class to allow for the purchase of materials. Alice Erling, $12 tuition + $28 material fee, .2 CEUs CRFX 2252-01 Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

NEW - Oriental Painting Workshop This workshop will begin with the history of oriental painting. You’ll then be introduced to materials and techniques through exercises, which you can use to produce your own creative imagery. Open to all levels. You’ll have a 30-minute break for lunch. Registration closes March 26. Hiromi Katayama, $35 tuition + $25 material fee, .6 CEUs RTSX 6649-01 Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. 4

all classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.


PersonaL enriChMenT Seed Beading

NEW - Wood Carving/Sculpting

Seed beading is the practice of stitching glass beads together using needle and thread. You’ll create a beautiful beaded bracelet using Swarovski crystals that will generate many compliments. Project is suitable for all levels of beaders. Registration closes one week prior to the class start date. Cheryl Nelson, $19 tuition + $40 material fee, .4 CEUs CRFX 7528-01 Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

You’ll be introduced to three styles of carving—relief carving, small face-study block and chip carving—through hands-on activities. For the last two classes, you’ll select a project of your choosing to complete from conception to final cut. Different knives and chisels and proper handling and care of tools will also be discussed. This course is designed for a beginning or intermediate student. A set of carving knives and small blocks of Basswood will be provided. Registration closes March 7. Peter Pasqua, $79 tuition + $49 material fee, 1.8 CEUs RTSX 9070-F1 6 Mondays starting March 18, 6-9 p.m. (Fayette Center)

NEW - Recycled T-Shirts Don't throw those old T-shirts away! Turn them into fun accessories. Absolutely no sewing required. All you need for the class is a sharp pair of scissors and four (used or new) T-shirts. You'll create three stylish scarfs and a super cute tote bag to carry them home in. Lisa Conrad, $15 tuition, .3 CEUs CRFX 7260-01 Tuesday, March 19, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - Slate Welcome Sign Paint your own slate welcome sign using water-based acrylic paints. No painting experience necessary. Heleen Karpel, $10 tuition fee + $10 material fee, .3 CEUs CRFX 8950-F1 Tuesday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. (Fayette Center)

Zentangle Create beautiful images from repetitive patterns in an easy to learn format. This fascinating new art form increases focus and creativity while providing a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally shift your attention. Additional Zentangle supplies will be available in class. Delee King, $10 tuition + $10 material fee, .2 CEUs RTSX 9900-01 Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Watercolor Painting This basic watercolor course is designed to introduce a variety of techniques and tools for successful watercolor paintings. Through guided lessons and demonstrations, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own style of painting. Supply list will be distributed at the first class. Mary Hoffman, $85 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.8 CEUs RTSX 7200-01 6 Wednesdays starting March 13, 1-4 p.m.

NEW - Zentangle II Continue exploring your creativity with this intriguing art form in Zentangle II. Learn interesting new tangles and be introduced to the Zendala. This will shift your perspective to fit tangles into dynamic shapes of a circular format. Additional supplies will be available after class. Prerequisite: Zentangle. Delee King, $10 tuition + $11 material fee, .2 CEUs RTSX 9901-01 Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For textbook prices and information, visit the Bookstore web page at wccc.edu. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT Dance, music & theater Dance Like a Star Learn the perennial dance favorites: fox trot, cha-cha, swing, tango, waltz and rumba in this couples-only class. No experience is necessary to develop the basic skills to shine on the dance floor. Limit 15 couples. Limit 15 couples. Wear appropriate shoes to class - no sneakers or running shoes. Diane McCarthy, $99 tuition per student, 2.1 CEUs PHSX 0449-01 7 Wednesdays starting March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Fundamentals of Guitar Playing This guitar course is not only an introduction for the beginning guitarist, but is also for the guitarist who has been playing for years but cannot read music. You’ll learn how to sight read music, play chords and incorporate a variety of techniques in your playing styles, whether they be country, rock, jazz, folk, blues or classical. By the end of this course, you’ll have the essentials to play guitar as a soloist or to accompany another. Must provide your own acoustic guitar. Purchase your text in class ($10.99). Limit 10 students. Deborah Kazsimer, $49 tuition + $2 material fee + text, .8 CEUs MSCX 2604-01 8 Mondays starting March 11, 6-7 p.m. MSCX 2604-02 8 Mondays starting March 11, 7:10-8:10 p.m.

Guitar Chording for You & Your Child Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc., you and your child (six and older) will love this fun, easy approach to playing the guitar plus the added bonus of time spent together. You both will learn the basic fundamentals including tuning, first position and strumming simple chords. Tuition and material fees are per person, limit 10 participants per class. Deborah Kazsimer, $25 tuition + $8 material fee MSCX 2605-01 4 Saturdays starting April 6, 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Jam Sessions Develop the skills needed to "jam" with other musicians. Includes lessons on chord progressions, lead guitar scales, improvising with multiple genres of music and much more! Must have some playing experience. Bring guitar (acoustic or electric-no amp) to class. Purchase your text in class. ($34.99) Deborah Kazsimer, $49 tuition + $2 material fee, .8 CEUs MSCX 2901-01 8 Mondays starting March 11, 8:20-9:20 p.m.

fitness/health NEW - Take Control of Your Arthritis Take control of your arthritis and/or fibromyalgia through an understanding of the different types, causes of pain and treatments options. Holly Stants, BS, occupational therapy, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs MEDX 0041-01 Monday, April 8, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - Brain Fitness Maximize your cognitive health through the use of exercise, nutrition and relaxation. Based on Paul David Nussbaum's book, "Save Your Brain." Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Dianne Barnard, $55 tuition + $6 material fee + required text, 1.0 CEUs MEDX 0476-01 5 Tuesdays starting April 2, 7-9 p.m.

Special Diets: A Survival Guide for Parents If you’re embarking on the journey of healing your child through dietary intervention, let this class send you off on the right path. Learn fun tricks from a mommy who has successfully managed her son's special diet for two years. Topics include: your child's customized Food List, the importance of a Daily Diary, Finding "safe" restaurants, money-saving tricks, and Laurie's own "Sneaky Veggie" techniques. The organizational tips covered can be applied to virtually any type of special diet, from Gluten Free/Casein Free to Low Carbohydrate, and beyond. Laurie Hougentogler, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs MEDX 1380-01 Monday, March 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older. 6

all classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.


PersonaL enriChMenT NEW - Fight like a Girl

Heartsaver First Aid

Fight like a Girl is a 13-year proven personal violence prevention program developed to teach women techniques to limit potential dangerous situations. Classes are hands-on, entertaining and filled with practical skills that are practiced with each participant. The techniques are simple and highly effective for creating a window of escape. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Cassandra Kintigh, $45 tuition, 1.0 CEUs PHSX 2153-01 5 Thursdays starting April 4, 7-9 p.m.

A classroom, video-based, instructor-led, American Heart Association course that teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. You’ll learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Two-year certification awarded upon successful completion. This course meets OSHA-compliant first aid training requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $25 tuition + $8 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .3 CEUs MEDX 3028-79 Monday, March 25, 7-10 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center) MEDX 3028-01 Thursday, April 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Golf (Ages 13 & older) Beginners - learn the fundamentals. Recreational golfers - refine your skills. Focus is on grip, stance, driving, irons, chipping and putting. Bring any iron to first session, which is held at WCCC, and be prepared to pay for a bucket of golf balls for classes two through six, which are held at the driving range. (119 Family Fun Center, Mt. Pleasant) NOTE: Attendance at first classroom session at WCCC is mandatory. Chad Seibel, $35 tuition, .6 CEUs PHSX 2600-01 6 Tuesdays starting April 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PHSX 2600-02 6 Tuesdays starting April 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. PHSX 2600-03 6 Wednesdays starting April 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PHSX 2600-04 6 Wednesdays starting April 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR AED with Pediatric AED A classroom, video-based, instructor-led, American Heart Association course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, as well has how to relieve choking. Teaches skills with AHA's research-proven PracticeWhile-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows the instructor to observe you, provide feedback and guide your learning of skills. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Two-year certification awarded upon successful completion. This course meets OSHA-compliant first aid training requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $29 tuition + $8 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .4 CEUs MEDX 1019-01 Thursday, March 21, 6-10 p.m.

Chinese Karate & Self Defense A softer no-nonsense approach to self defense utilizing pure techniques rather than power by combining soft style Kung-Fu and Jujitsu. A highly effective system that is easy to learn, will get you in shape, help you lose weight and gain confidence. This course is open to men and women. Conducted at Nick Long’s Studio, 424 Tremont Avenue, Greensburg. Nick Long, $49 tuition, .9 CEUs PHSX 0913-45 6 Tuesdays starting March 19, 7-8:30 p.m.

Local, Sustainable & Organic Foods Eat local! Learn about sustainable eating and food preparation. Discussions will include how to shop for and where to find local, sustainable, organic products. Instructor is a member of Chef’s Collaborative and the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture. Greg Andrews, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs MEDX 6199-01 Monday, March 18, 6-9 p.m.

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT Reiki Level One Certified Training Course

NEW - Growing & Preserving Organic Vegetables Local author and gardener, Merle Johnson, will share his techniques on planning, soil enrichment, pest control, planting and caring for individual crops, all without the use of fertilizer or pesticides. Extending the growing season and the four most popular preserving methods will also be covered. $19 tuition, .3 CEUs MEDX 6198-01 Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Qi Gong: Balanced Energy Dynamics In four sessions, you’ll learn a complete nine-minute system of 13 simple, flowing movements. This practice increases and strengthens the immune system's functioning and promotes overall harmony and well-being with movement, breathing and repetition. Qi Gong (Qi means energy and Gong means practice) is the foundation of Tai Chi. No experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. Linda Vucelich, $29 tuition, .4 CEUs MEDX 6913-01 4 Wednesdays starting March 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Earn certification in Reiki, a hands-on stress reduction technique that may be very effective for chronic pain. Brought to the U.S. from Japan in the 1930s, this is an ancient method by which healing energy is transferred to a person by the light placing of the hands on various parts of the body. Certified Reiki Master Kathryn Duffy and Janet Jackson-Wensel, $55 tuition + $30 material fee (includes materials and certification), 1.0 CEUs JREX 9815-72 Part One: Tuesday, April 2, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 3, 6-9:30 p.m. Part Two: Wednesday, April 10, 6-9:30 p.m. Classes will be held at Energy Connection Creative Healing Center, 150 Robbins Station - Suite 6, North Huntingdon. 724-863-2309

Beginning Tai Chi A program of continuous, non-strenuous movements designed to improve mental focus and concentration, relax and tone the major joints in the body, increase energy levels and build internal strength and suppleness. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Patricia Cummerick, $35 tuition, .6 CEUs MEDX 8018-01 5 Thursdays starting April 4, 1-2:15 p.m. (last class 1-2 p.m.)

Introduction to Reiki Reiki is a non-denominational energy healing method that produces balance and encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The Reiki method is practiced worldwide because it is simple, easy to learn and non-technical. In this introduction, learn more about Reiki and have your questions answered. You’ll experience a short Reiki session. Kathryn Duffy, Usui Certified Reiki Master Teacher, $15 tuition, .25 CEUs MEDX 7108-01 Thursday, March 14, 6:30-9 p.m.

Tai Chi Level II Perfect your form and balance through practice. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Prerequisite: Beginning Tai Chi. Patricia Cummerick, $35 tuition, .6 CEUs MEDX 8019-01 5 Thursdays starting April 4, 2:30-3:45 p.m. (last class 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. 8

all classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.


PersonaL enriChMenT Walk Live Walk Live is an indoor aerobic walking program which has been helping people get fit for over 25 years. You’ll engage in a threemile heart pumping, calorie torching aerobic indoor walk geared for all fitness levels. If you can walk, you can do this program. The foundation of the program is three simple steps that the instructor will build on to show you how to suit it to your fitness level. Benefits to participating in a walk live class include: improved cardio respiratory functioning, increased endurance, reduced risk of coronary heart disease, reduced stress, elevated mood, improved sleep, weight loss and decreased risk for diabetes. Angie Tomer, $42 tuition + $5 material fee, .7 CEUs PHSX 9039-01 8 Thursdays starting March 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class March 21 & 28)

Gentle Yoga An introduction into yoga techniques for those who haven’t exercised lately or are limited in mobility. Learn to apply the principles of yoga to stimulate the body into more flexibility, the mind into awareness and peace and to unlock the potentiality that is within all of us. Bring a mat or towel to class. Nancy Micheals, $45 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.0 CEUs PHSX 9485-01 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

An Introduction to Yoga for You & Your Child (Ages 10-17) Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc., you and your child (ages 10-17) will love this introduction to yoga poses. No matter your age, stress affects your health, well-being and confidence. The breathing techniques in yoga relax your mind and the slow and steady stretches strengthen your body. Tuition is per person. Saroja Chandra, $25 tuition + $2 material fee PHSK 9103-90 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no class March 26) (Bushy Run Center)

Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga is a practical exercise system designed to strengthen the body’s various glandular and neurological systems. It consists of stretches and held postures and includes practices that cleanse the body of waste products and toxins, reduce physical tension and eliminate those habitual body patterns that sustain stress. Bring a mat or towel to class. Saroja Chandra, $59 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.2 CEUs PHSX 9490-01 8 Mondays starting March 11, 6-7:30 p.m. PHSX 9490-90 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-7:30 p.m. (no class March 26) (Bushy Run Center)

Soul Restorative Yoga A study of Raja Yoga, the royal path of yoga based on Patanjali's sutras. This “eightlimbed” yoga emphasizes the moral and ethical restraints and observances, stretching poses, life-force control, withdrawing the senses from the external world, interiorizing one's consciousness and, by concentration and one-pointed focus, entering into meditation - ultimately leading to a merging with the Source of all Being: God. Bring a mat or towel to class. Myra Posner, $79 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.6 CEUs PHSX 9492-01 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-8 p.m.

Zumba A mixture of Latin and international music and dance combined with fitness provides an invigorating and effective workout. It is so much fun you won’t believe you’re exercising! Wear good, supportive sneakers and bring water. Cindy Huth, $35 tuition, .6 CEUs PHSX 9980-01 6 Tuesdays starting March 12, 5-6 p.m.

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT food & Beverages Children’s Cooking classes appear on page 26 NEW - Basic Cake Decorating

KITCHEN RULES Open-toed shoes, sleeveless tops, shorts and capris are not permitted in the kitchen. Please wear non-skid shoes.

Learn the basics of frosting and decorating cakes and cupcakes, including how to make the perfect buttercream icing, how to create flowers, leaves and borders and how to write on a cake. The first session meets for only one hour to discuss supplies. Kristen Sabatini, $45 tuition, .9 CEUs FODX 0458-F1 6 Thursdays starting March 14, 6-8 p.m. (first class 6-7 p.m.) (no class March 28) (Fayette Center)

Cake Decorating I Learn all the basics of cake decorating, including seven borders, 13 flowers, basket weave, lattice and transfers. The first session meets for only one hour to receive a material list and discuss supplies. Limit 12 students. Mary Lou Cinciripini, $79 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.5 CEUs FODX 0460-01 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-8 p.m. (first class 6-7 p.m.)

Fondant & Gum Paste If you enjoyed playing with clay as a child, you’ll love decorating with fondant. Learn to decorate your cakes with leaves, borders and cutouts using flexible, easy-to-shape fondant and create beautiful flowers such as calla lilies, carnations, roses, lilies, daisies and tulips out of gum paste. You’ll decorate a cake with fondant and the flowers you created in the final class. Must have prior cake decorating knowledge. Registration closes one week prior to the start date. Supply list will be mailed. Mary Lou Cinciripini, $59 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.2 CEUs FODX 2159-01 4 Wednesdays starting March 13, 6-9 p.m.

For more information about Personal Enrichment classes, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190. or detars@wccc.edu

All-American Apple Pie All-American comfort food. You’ll make an overloaded 9" apple pie to take home. Deborah Moore, $22 tuition + $10 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 0098-01 Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Stuffed Cabbage Cabbage stuffed with meat and rice with a tomato-based sauce. You’ll go home with approximately one dozen stuffed cabbages. Deborah Moore, $25 tuition + $18 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 7580-01 Thursday, April 4, 6-10 p.m.

Dumplings Pork fried dumplings cooked with sweet rice and served with egg drop soup. Amy Gong, $20 tuition + $18 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 1490-01 Tuesday, April 30, 6-9:30 p.m.

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all classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.


PersonaL enriChMenT Fried Rice A special Chinese fried rice and a pineapple fried rice served with chicken and asparagus soup. Amy Gong, $20 tuition + $16 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 7124-01 Thursday, April 25, 6-9:30 p.m.

Slovak “Real Potato” Halusky

Mom’s Nut Rolls Come to class and learn how to make this traditional sweet bread pastry from scratch using yeast dough and a buttery, sweet walnut filling. You’ll take hometwo nut rolls. Deborah Moore, $25 tuition + $15 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 6005-01 Thursday, March 14, 6-10 p.m. FODX 6005-02 Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Learn to make “real” halusky like Baba (grandma) made. Potato halusky (not noodle halusky) has been made for more than 100 years in eastern Slovakia. You’ll eat the fare that is prepared. Dennis Ragan, $20 tuition + $8 material fee, .3 CEUs FODX 2900-01 Thursday, March 21, 6-9 p.m.

Paska Prepare traditional eastern European Easter bread and take it home with you to share with your family and friends. Deborah Moore, $25 tuition + $13 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 6500-01 Tuesday, March 26, 6-10 p.m.

Pirohi (Pierogies)

Spring Roll Pork, shrimp and vegetable spring rolls served with hot and sour soup. Amy Gong, $20 tuition + $16 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 7563-01 Thursday, April 11, 6-9:30 p.m.

Potato and cheese and sauerkraut filled pirohi just like grandma made. You’ll leave class with a dozen pirohi you prepared. Deborah Moore, $22 tuition + $13 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 6644-01 Thursday, March 7, 6-9:30 p.m.

Bring a friend to class and make it a girls’ night out! Send her this link www.wccc.edu/coned and decide on the classes you want to take together. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT the Best of sergio!

Italian Desserts

Sergio began offering classes at WCCC in the spring of 2006. Below are his most popular classes. Register for one today!

Come and make Tiramisu and another surprise but simple dessert with Sergio. A light entrée will also be prepared. $25 tuition + $21 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 3061-01 Tuesday, April 9, 6-10 p.m.

Gnocchi

Fresh Pasta

Homemade gnocchi with chicken flavored red sauce and sautéed mushrooms. $25 tuition + $18 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 9547-01 Tuesday, March 5, 6-10 p.m.

Crab Cakes A simple, delicious recipe served with sautéed zucchini and yellow squash topped with a basic aioli sauce. $22 tuition + $21 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 0980-01 Tuesday, March 12, 6-9:30 p.m.

Sauces Learn to make three basic Italian saucesmarinara, carbonara and aglio e olio. The simplicity will amaze you! $25 tuition + $21 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 9541-01 Tuesday, March 19, 6-10 p.m.

Beef Wellington Singles A simple treatment for a classical entrée. These individual portions make any small dinner seem like a feast. Adorned with a side dish of any kind, these pastry-crusted packets will be sure to please. $25 tuition + $21 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 0456-01 Tuesday, April 2, 6-10 p.m.

Fresh Mozzarella Learn to make this Italian delicacy. A sweet cheese that is best enjoyed when freshly made. Easy to prepare and may be served in a variety of ways (as an appetizer, in salads, in sandwiches, with pasta, fried or simply by itself with a slice of bread). This humble cheese enriches anything it touches, and its versatility is limited only by your imagination. $25 tuition + $21 material fee, .4 CEUs FODX 5373-01 Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ravioli, spaghetti and maltagliati served with a variety of traditional Italian regional sauces. $22 tuition + $19 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 9542-01 Tuesday, April 16, 6-9:30 p.m.

Soups alla Italiano Traditional hearty Italian fare-pasta e fagioli, pastae patate and pasta e lenticchie. Easy to make, filling and delicious. $25 tuition + $21 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 7562-01 Thursday, April 18, 6-10 p.m.

Crispelle Yes, Italians have crepes, too. They can be savory for a light brunch or sweet for a dessert. $22 tuition + $18 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 0990-01 Tuesday, April 23, 6-9:30 p.m.

Risotto Three Way You’ll take a basic Arborio rice recipe and then add vegetables, fish or meat to transform it into a delicious entrée or side dish. $22 tuition + $19 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 7125-01 Thursday, May 2, 6-9:30 p.m.

Chicken Parmigiana A simple delicious recipe served with a side of penne and spinach. $22 tuition + $21 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 0921-01 Tuesday, May 7, 6-9:30 p.m.

Pork alla Marsala This marsala delicacy is usually reserved for veal or chicken. Come and discover the flavor that pork adds to this traditional recipe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. $22 tuition + $21 material fee, .35 CEUs FODX 6646-01 Tuesday, May 14, 6-9:30 p.m.

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all classes will be held at the WCCC Youngwood Campus unless stated otherwise.


PersonaL enriChMenT Gardening Weekend Gardener series 2013 The following seminars are cosponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension & WCCC and will be conducted at the WCCC Youngwood Campus. Please register early, classes fill quickly. Wine Making as a Hobby John Tremba, Greendance, assistant winemaker at the Winery at Sand Hill Berries, Mount Pleasant, PA The benefits of wine for health have resulted in considerable interest in home wine making. The experts from Greendance Winery will present an open discussion on topics related to amateur wine making. Topics to be covered include selection of fruits, sanitation, yeasts, fermentations, additives, testing, racking, filtering, bottling, aging and where to obtain the necessary supplies. $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 9020-01 Tuesday, March 12, 7-9:15 p.m.

Caught in the Middle: Blending the Landscape with Medium Size Shrubs Bill Hendricks, expert plantsman and owner, Klyn Nurseries, Perry, Ohio What do you use in the shrub border between the front and back of the bed or in the small garden? Hendricks will bring his expertise and beautiful photos of plants to show 3’-6’ plants to fill the space. $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 0899-01 Tuesday, March 19, 7-9:15 p.m.

Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs… Elizabeth Pesci, Penn State Master Gardener and Landscape Designer In western Pennsylvania, we can have bulbs blooming at least 10 months out of the year. Pesci will discuss bulbs and their friends, the corms, tubers and more. She will cover preparing the ground, planting, and care for not only spring-blooming, but summer blooming and fall blooming bulbs as well. Bring your questions! $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 0650-01 Tuesday, March 26, 7-9:15 p.m.

Small Trees for Residential Properties Dr. Xuri Zhang, Professor of Horticulture, Westmoreland County Community College Zhang has expertly led the horticulture program at WCCC since he received his doctorate in horticulture from Penn State many years ago. For those who have small properties or are simply looking for a small tree to accent their landscape, Zhang will share his knowledge of Asian maples and small flowering trees. $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 8021-01 Tuesday, April 2, 7-9:15 p.m.

Myths & Urban Legends in the Garden Denise Schreiber, Mrs. Know-It-All of the Organic Gardeners on KDKA radio and member of the Garden Writers Association Marigolds repel deer, planting by the moon, “whacking” a tree trunk to make it bloom and making compost tea are some of the myths, legends and truths in gardening. Schreiber will share her knowledge with you to dispel the myths and reinforce the truths in gardening practices. $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 5326-01 Tuesday, April 9, 7-9:15 p.m.

Rhododendrons & Azaleas for Pennsylvania Landscapes Eric Oesterling, retired Extension Educator, Penn State Extension, Westmoreland County Azaleas and rhododendrons are some of the most beautiful shrubs for Pennsylvania landscapes but they require specific soil and site conditions to thrive. Oesterling will discuss those cultural requirements for success. The talk will cover the different types of rhododendrons that grow well in Pennsylvania, including both evergreen and deciduous azaleas, some variety recommendations and sources of plants and information. $15 tuition, .225 CEUs NTRX 8009-01 Tuesday, April 16, 7-9:15 p.m.

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT languages & Culture Chinese This is a beginning course in the national language of China. The emphasis is on learning to speak Chinese. Amy Gong, $124 tuition + $2 material fee, 3.0 CEUs LNGX 1050-01 10 Wednesdays starting March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Italian, Level I In this introductory course in Italian, for those with no previous knowledge of the language, you’ll acquire basic speaking, reading and writing skills while learning about Italian culture. Grammar, tenses, structure and conversation are included. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Antonella DiFilippo-Petruccelli, $124 tuition + $2 material fee + required text, 3.0 CEUs LNGX 3060-01 10 Mondays starting March 11, 6-9 p.m.

Italian, Level II A continuation of Level I with an emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. You’ll build vocabulary through conversation while learning new verb tenses and grammar. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. (Text is same as Level I). Antonella DiFilippo-Petruccelli, $124 tuition + $2 material fee + required text, 3.0 CEUs LNGX 3081-01 10 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - Slovak, Level II – Language & Culture A continuation of Level I with an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar. There will be a review of the language component covered in Level I and also new discussions and presentations on the culture, traditions, travel, history, etc. of Slovakia. Dennis Ragan, $85 tuition + $5 material fee, 2.0 CEUs LNGX 7586-90 8 Tuesdays starting March 5, 6-8:30 p.m. (no class March 26) (Bushy Run Center)

NEW - Spanish, Level II A continuation of Level I to reinforce the concepts you’ve already learned. You’ll also be introduced to grammatical content to enhance accuracy, and you’ll build vocabulary through conversation. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. (Text is same as Level I.) Elizabeth Contreras, $85 tuition + required text, 2.0 CEUs LNGX 7551-01 10 Wednesdays starting March 13, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

law & money Protect Your Assets Protecting your hard-earned assets is a challenge. Learn the facts on nursing home care, Medicaid and retirement planning. Discussion will include how to protect your assets from a nursing home stay, the biggest mistake seniors make on titling assets, estate planning for the middle class and minimizing severe taxes upon death. David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs FINX 7553-01 Thursday, April 4, 6-9 p.m.

Is Bankruptcy Your Best Option? Bankruptcy can give you a fresh financial start; however, the process is not for everyone. Find out if bankruptcy is the best option for you. Topics will include bankruptcy versus debt consolidation, types of bankruptcies, the impact of divorce and longterm care on your finances, and commonly asked questions. Maureen Kroll, RN, MN, JD, PC, $8 tuition, .15 CEUs FINX 0003-90 Thursday, March 21, 6-7:30 p.m. (Bushy Run Center) FINX 0003-01 Tuesday, March 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

Estate Planning This class provides fundamental estate planning strategies to help you reduce costs/taxes and avoid the pitfalls that commonly occur with simple estates. Topics include avoidance of probate, Medicare reimbursement for nursing homes and guardianship proceedings. Attorney Eric Bononi, $5 tuition, .1 CEUs FINX 1752-01 Monday, March 18, 6-7 p.m.

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PersonaL enriChMenT Invest in Your Debt Learn how to pay off all debt, including mortgages, in seven to 10 years using only present income. You’ll learn specific mathematical techniques for rapidly paying down debt. Whether you earn $20,000 or $120,000, you’ll benefit from this practical, proven method. No get-rich-quick schemes - just simple math and surprising results. Bring a list of your debts, with balances and monthly payments, along with a calculator to class. Optional textbook available from the instructor for $45. Linda Banks, $19 tuition + $7 material fee, .3 CEUs FINX 3220-01 Tuesday, April 2, 6-9 p.m. FINX 3220-90 Wednesday, April 3, 6-9 p.m. (Bushy Run Center)

Forging Your Financial Future Thinking about retirement or creating an investment plan? Do you need some estate planning? This course is dedicated to informing you of the potential benefits of effective financial management and to teach you techniques that will assist you in meeting your goals. Topics include: the seven roadblocks to financial success; the six keys to financial success; risk management; cash management – create liquidity, pay down debt, increase savings; investment planning – what the pros do, strategies for successful investing, stocks, bonds, annuities, mutual funds; tax management and tax planning; retirement planning – calculating the cost of retirement, sources of retirement income, IRA(s), 401-K’s, 403-B(s), 457 plans; and estate planning, probate, estate taxes, intestacy, wills and trusts. David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs FINX 0010-01 Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - The Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Planning Long-term Care planning choices have broadened. Insurance policies have changed, and other venues are often appropriate, depending on health and finances. Become informed about the financial risks that you face, as well as those of your family. Nursing home and home care costs continue to increase, leaving your retirement plan vulnerable if it is not protected. Understand the limitations of Medicare and Medicaid paying for these costs. As more people experience the stresses associated with caregiving, they appreciate the importance of making sure their families will not have this burden. Being aware of the choices ahead will help you to weigh your options now. Delee King, $15 tuition, .2 CEUs INSX 4860-01 Thursday, April 11, 7-9 p.m.

Buying a Home in Today’s Market Buying a home is one of the most important investment decisions you can make. This course will provide an overview on where to start, what to look for in determining value, best financing for your lifestyle and needs, making the best investment, inspections, understanding the contract and more. Scott Ludwick, $10 tuition, .2 CEUs RESX 0460-01 Wednesday, April 3, 6-8 p.m.

Selling a Home in Today’s Market Whether you sell your home on your own or go through an agent, this class will be beneficial for you. Preparing your home for the market, determining value, maximizing the selling price, avoiding problems, reducing selling time and understanding the contract will be covered. Scott Ludwick, $10 tuition, .2 CEUs RESX 7500-01 Thursday, March 21, 6-8 p.m.

Real Estate Investments

For more information about Personal Enrichment classes, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190.

Do the current conditions in the real estate market deter you from investing? Learn the tips necessary to succeed in real estate investing! Topics include how to select profitable properties, execute a plan for renovations, screen tenants and manage your investments. Otis DiCerbo, $25 tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs FINX 6699-01 Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.-noon

Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT Real World Retirement Planning Americans will work more than 90,000 hours earning a living and building a nest egg, yet many spend less than 10 hours preparing for a successful retirement. Don’t let this be you! Find out how to get the most from investments, social security and retirement plans. David Mickley, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, CFP, $16 tuition, .3 CEUs FINX 6700-01 Wednesday, April 17, 6-9 p.m.

Personal interest NEW - Balancing Your Body’s Energy Fields

Judge Judy, step aside! Have you been treated unfairly? Does someone owe you money? In this class with District Justice James N. Falcon, you’ll learn how to file a suit (and the possible outcomes) without using a lawyer. $15 tuition, .3 CEUs LAWX 7555-01 Tuesday, March 26, 6-9 p.m.

Often when we feel tired, depleted or unclear, it is our biofield energy that is out of balance. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) established the term "biofield" to describe the matrix of different energies supporting vitality. Traditional Chinese medicine describes the internal and external energy biofields as the aura, chakra system and meridian field. Come explore the form and function of these energy systems and learn simple methods that encourage balance and harmonious flow. Kathy Duffy, director of Energy Connection Creative Healing Center, $15 tuition + $3 material fee, .25 CEUs PRDX 0347-01 Thursday, March 21, 6:30-9 p.m.

Basic Will Writing

Beginning Beekeeping

Step-by-step instructions will be provided. You’ll leave the session with a basic will and, if desired, a living will and organ donor form. This basic will provides for general distribution of property; names a guardian/trustee for children, if needed; names a personal representative to administer the estate; and provides specific burial instructions, if desired. Attorney Mary Ann Grec, $25 tuition, .4 CEUs LAWX 5300-01 Monday, March 25, 6-10 p.m.

Beekeeping is a great hobby that could also turn into a profitable business. Topics covered include: basics of beginning beekeeping; where to obtain bees; equipment; state inspectors and regulations; and honey safety guidelines. Instructor is a qualified, successful beekeeper with 50 years of beekeeping experience. Curtis Fisher, $59 tuition , 1.2 CEUs NTRX 0080-01 4 Tuesdays starting March 19, 6-9 p.m.

Small Claims Court

Enjoy a Date Night Learning Something New! Here are our suggestions: Golf Growing & Preserving Organic Foods How to Operate Your Digital Camera Walk Live Weekend Gardener Series What is Cloud Computing?

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PersonaL enriChMenT Christian History

Digital Photography

Christianity has helped shape the modern world as we know it for over 1,600 years. Yet there are many things which people are still curious about. How did early Christians worship compared to Christians today? What were the causes of the splits that occurred amongst various Christian groups...and, what is the difference between all of the denominations that exist today? Come explore the history behind modern Christianity. Frank Kordalski, Jr., $45 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.0 CEUs HSTX 0915-01 4 Wednesdays starting March 20, 6:30-9 p.m.

Would you like to learn how to use your camera more effectively? This digital photography course is designed to teach beginners how to maximize their images. Learn the basics of photography such as lighting, shutter speed, aperture, exposure and ASA to take photographs and transform them into digital creations using a computer. Victor Pilipovich, $89 tuition + $8 material/lab fee, 1.8 CEUs DAPX 1470-01 6 Mondays starting March 11, 6-9 p.m.

College Preparation for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Are you 16 to 21 years old, have an interest in attending college but are intimidated because you have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or have other social skill deficits? Let our eight-week course help you make the decision whether college is for you. The AERI Behavioral Health curriculum will provide you with didactic instruction and cognitive behavior techniques specific to college acclimation and life skill development. Parents are invited to attend on March 19, April 2 & April 23. Sharon Greene, MA, AERI Behavioral Health Services, $75 tuition, 1.6 CEUs SCHX 0899-01 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-8 p.m.

How to Operate Your Digital Camera Learn how to use your digital camera with ease and confidence through practical exercises and explanations. This course will show you how to use the buttons, dials and switches on your digital camera for better photographic results. Bring your digital camera and manual to class. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Alan Laick, $49 tuition + required text, .9 CEUs DAPX 1478-01 3 Mondays starting April 8, 6-9 p.m. DAPX 1478-50 3 Thursdays starting April 11, 6-9 p.m. (Mon Valley Center)

Earn Your GED at WCCC • Jump-Start Program - Receive one free three-credit class if you successfully complete the test at WCCC. • GED Test Prep Classes - Offered through the WCCC Continuing Education Division Learn more. Contact Andrew Doherty at 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4133 or dohertya@wccc.edu

GED Prep The same five subjects that appear on the GED exam will be studied. The operation of the calculator, Casio FX 260 Solar, which is allowed to be used during the test, will be reviewed. Test taking techniques will also be discussed. Must be 18 years of age. Larry Regotti, $79 tuition + $2 material fee, 2.0 CEUs SCHX 2635-01 10 Thursdays starting March 7, 6-8 p.m. (no class March 28)

Online GED Prep Three online classes are available to assist you to prepare for the GED exam. One class reviews all five subjects that appear on the exam, another one focuses on math and the third class reviews the language arts and writing parts of the exam. All courses run for six weeks. Cost is $95 per class. To register, go to www.ed2go.com/wcconed.

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT Introduction to Genealogy Discover who your ancestors were and where they lived and provide your family with a legacy they will appreciate and cherish. Basic methods to conduct genealogical research will be reviewed to assist you in tracing your family tree. $39 tuition, .75 CEUs HSTX 2601-F1 Tiffany Fleet 3 Wednesdays starting March 6, 6-8:30 p.m. (Fayette Center) HSTX 2601-01 Frank Kordalski, Jr. 3 Tuesdays starting March 19, 6:30-9 p.m.

Archiving & Protecting your Genealogical Treasures Do you have an assortment of old family photos, scrapbooks and other trinkets that you inherited? What should you do with all those treasures? Preserve your family’s history for generations to come. You’ll learn how to catalogue and preserve your collections so that they can be shared with others. Bring a sampling of your treasures to the last class. Frank Kordalski, Jr., $24 tuition, .5 CEUs HSTX 2594-01 2 Tuesdays starting April 9, 6:30-9 p.m.

Handguns-Home Safety & Personal Protection Applicable "use of force" issues and information, self protection tips, knowledge of civil liability issues and information on various gun permits are the focus of this course. Class includes six hours of shooting at our firearms range. Bring your own handgun and at least 150 rounds of factory ammunition. No hand-loaded ammunition is permitted on range. Shooting is not required, but you’ll attend the range sessions to be exposed to weapons, understand how they function and appreciate their capabilities and limitations. Bring a holster that fits your handgun and wear a belt to the range portion of the class. Donald Hess, $99 tuition + $10 material fee, 1.6 CEUs LAWX 2050-01 Monday & Wednesday, April 8 & 10, 6-10 p.m. (Youngwood) Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center)

Advanced Handguns Home Safety & Personal Protection Further develop your marksmanship, decision-making skills, personal survival skills and knowledge of use of force issues. Topics covered will include legal ramifications, shooting from behind cover, effective target acquisition, shooting while stationary and on the move, and practical applications of tactical shooting. Class includes six hours of shooting on WCCC’s firearms range. Bring your own handgun and at least 150 rounds of factory ammunition. No hand-loaded ammunition is permitted on the range. Bring a holster that fits your handgun and wear a belt to the range portion of the class. Prerequisite: Handguns-Home Safety and Personal Protection. Donald Hess, $59 tuition + $10 material fee, .8 CEUs LAWX 2051-78 Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center)

NEW - Civilian Shotgun Familiarization Learn to safely handle, shoot and properly clean and maintain your personal shotgun. You’ll be familiarized with the proper utilization of your shotgun and develop shooting skills on our Public Safety Training Center firearms range near Smithton, PA. Skills will be developed specifically on when and how to shoot, target identification and acquisition as well as developing your judgmental skills. Donald Hess, $59 tuition + $10 material fee, .8 CEUs LAWX 0905-78 Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center)

Laser Shot Training for Civilians Improve your target acquisition skills, timing and sight picture, as well as judgmental shooting skills. You’ll be given the opportunity to compete with others and develop skills with moving targets utilizing the LaserShot computer system. This course is limited to adults who have completed the WCCC Handguns-Home Safety & Personal Protection (LAWX 2050) and Advanced Handgun Safety (LAWX 2051) courses. Donald Hess, $39 tuition, .8 CEUs LAWX 4689-01 Monday & Wednesday, April 15 & 17, 6-10 p.m.

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PersonaL enriChMenT Basic Interior Design

Photoshop Level 1

Are you considering a career in interior design or are you a homeowner seeking helpful design hints? Learn the basic principles of decorating, including the planning and coordination of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and window treatments. You’ll complete a basic floor plan layout. David Langguth, PhD, IIDA, $59 tuition + $2 material fee, 1.2 CEUs PRDX 3452-90 6 Wednesdays starting March 13, 6-8 p.m. (no class March 27) (Bushy Run Center) PRDX 3452-30 6 Thursdays starting March 14, 6-8 p.m. (no class March 28) (New Kensington Center)

With this hands-on course, you’ll enhance photos and artwork that will demonstrate the Photoshop basics and capabilities. Using the powerful tools of retouching, painting and drawing, you’ll be able to create dazzling images to make your presentations, newsletters or artwork pop. You should know how to use a computer, but no previous Photoshop experience is necessary. Victor Pilipovich, $79 tuition + $10 material/lab fee, 1.5 CEUs DAPX 6657-01 5 Wednesdays starting March 27, 6-9 p.m.

Listening 101 How good of a listener are you? Listening is a communication skill that requires focus, purpose and the appropriate feedback. Come practice listening in a variety of situations. Improving your listening skills can benefit all areas of your life! Ann Osborne, $12 tuition, .2 CEUs PRDX 4866-01 Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mapping with Google Earth We all look at maps, but we may not realize what it takes to create them or other ways they can be used, such as to tell a story or to share travels. You’ll be introduced to the basics of maps and how they are created using Google Earth. By the last class, you’ll have created a map project of your choosing. Great class for teachers and history buffs! Basic computer knowledge is required. Brian Lawrence, $29 tuition, .6 CEUs PRDX 4910-01 2 Wednesdays starting March 27, 6-9 p.m.

Exploring Online Communities: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Etc. Does Twitter sound like something a bird does? Would you like to stay connected with family and friends and keep updated with current events using the latest technology? Come learn all about online communities, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Must have basic computer knowledge and valid email and Facebook accounts. Jeff Atkins, $35 tuition + $5 material/lab fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 1800-01 2 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-9 p.m.

Private Pilot Ground School Whether you want to earn your wings as a private pilot, prepare for the FAA written exam or just add to your understanding of the world of flight, this informative class provides just the right amount of instruction. Classes will be held at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Main Terminal Building and Westmoreland Aviation’s Hangar on the flight line. These classes are offered in cooperation with Westmoreland Aviation. Material fee for pilot kit to be paid to Westmoreland Aviation. Discounted flight instruction is available to students of this course utilizing Westmoreland Aviation Aircraft and Instructors. Registration closes February 28. Certified flight instructor, Donald G. Matthews, $239 tuition + $120 material fee, 3.6 CEUs PRDX 5451-62 12 Thursdays starting March 7, 6-9 p.m. (Arnold Palmer Regional Airport-Main Terminal Building)

Starting a Small Business in Pennsylvania Learn what’s necessary to start a business in Pennsylvania from selecting the appropriate entity, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation/S Corporation or business trust, to satisfying state requirements for formation and continued operation. Worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation and business management will also be covered. Attorney Mark Sorice, $15 tuition, .2 CEUs SMBX 7630-01 Monday, March 11, 6-8 p.m.

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT An Introduction to Voiceovers

Making Wine is Easy

Fun, empowering, introductory workshop covering the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed to find success. You’ll be coached and receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. You’ll have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices for All, $25 tuition, .2 CEUs JREX 8600-01 Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.

Yes, you can make your own wine and it is easy. After learning a few basic principles and procedures, you’ll be ready to make and share your own homemade wine. Last class will meet at a winery for a wine tasting. Instructor has won many awards for his winemaking. Must be 21 years old. John Albertson, $49 tuition + $7 material fee, .9 CEUs PRDX 9036-30 3 Wednesdays starting April 3, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 1-4 p.m. (New Kensington Center)

Yes, You CAN go to Walt Disney World! Learn how to plan a great Disney vacation for any price range or age group. Whether you want to go on a Florida Disney vacation in the future or already have a trip booked, this class is for you. Disney is a 43square-mile resort complex with four theme parks, a dozen hotels, its own major highway and transportation system and more. It can be very confusing and expensive. Learn about the hotels, parks, tickets, dining options and hidden extras from someone who has been there more than 35 times! Invaluable tips for getting the most out of your time and money at Disney. Jeanie Gallo-Ciscon, $15 tuition + $2 material fee, .3 CEUs PRDX 1386-01 Wednesday, April 10, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - Disney Dining – The Best for your Buck Do the Disney Dining Plans seem confusing to you? This class will focus on dining options, such as quick-service locations, character meals, dinner shows and fine dining. You’ll leave class with sample menus, lists of participating dining plan restaurants and tips on how to maximize your dining credits and/or dollars. Jeanie Gallo-Ciscon, $10 tuition + $2 material fee, .2 CEUs PRDX 1387-01 Thursday, April 11, 6-8 p.m.

Pet Care Canine Medic Designed to train police, canine handlers, firefighters, EMT personnel and other service dog handlers, basic first aid for animals that are involved in trauma or disaster situations. You’ll learn animal handling, first aid, CPR techniques, IV administration, shock treatment, oxygen administration, wound care and treatment of poisoning. Harvey R. Bendix, D.V.M., $29 tuition + $6 material fee, .4 CEUs MEDX 0515-01 Monday, March 25, 6-10 p.m.

Basic Dog Obedience This course teaches owners how to train a dog in obedience basics, the responsibilities owners have with pets and neighbors and proper care in areas such as noise, cleanup and breeding. Minimum dog age: four months. Requires a certificate from a veterinarian showing PHL w/Parvo given within the last nine months and rabies within the last two years. Bring your dog on a leash. Arlene Halloran, $49 tuition NTRX 1360-01 8 Saturdays starting March 16, 9-10 a.m. (no class March 30) (Science Hall Parking Lot)

For more information about Personal Enrichment classes, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190. or detars@wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT Advanced Dog Obedience This course offers advanced training for those dogs that have learned the basics and are ready to learn to work without leashes and prepare for obedience showing. Learn advanced commands, including retrieving and drop on recall. All dogs will be evaluated for prior training. Arlene Halloran, $49 tuition NTRX 1351-01 8 Saturdays starting March 16, 10-11 a.m. (no class March 30) (Science Hall Parking Lot)

Puppy Kindergarten This course is for puppies less than six months old that have received all their shots. Puppies will learn how to socialize and behave in different situations. Owners will learn how to deal with housebreaking, chewing, aggression and other common problems. Puppies must wear a leash and a buckle collar to class. Proof of shots must also be provided. Arlene Halloran, $49 tuition + $2 material fee NTRX 6654-01 8 Saturdays starting March 16, 11 a.m.-noon (no class March 30) (Science Hall Parking Lot)

safe Driving AARP Driver Safety Program This two-session classroom driver retraining program is designed to help adults age 50 and better improve their driving skills. The class covers the effects of aging and medications on driving, basic driving rules, license renewal, local traffic hazards, adverse road conditions, energy saving and accident prevention measures. $14 material fee payable at first class (check or money order only made payable to AARP, no cash). The fee is only $12 if you’re a member of AARP (membership card must be presented). NOTE: You must be age 50 or older, have a valid driver’s license and attend both sessions to receive a certificate. RSVL 2150-01 Monday & Tuesday, March 25 &26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVL 2150-02 Monday & Tuesday, April 29 & 30, 6-10 p.m. RSVL 2150-03 Monday & Tuesday, May 13 & 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVL 2150-30 Thursday & Friday, April 11 & 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (New Kensington Center) RSVL 2150-60 Tuesday & Wednesday, April 23 & 24, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Laurel Center) RSVL 2150-90 Thursday & Friday, May 2 & 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Bushy Run Center) RSVL 2150-50 Thursday & Friday, May 16 &17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Mon Valley Center)

We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. If you have special knowledge or a skill that you would like to share with others, please complete a course proposal. Visit our website at wccc.edu/CEproposal for a course proposal form and to view directions and deadlines for submission.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL enriChMenT AARP Driver Safety Four-Hour Refresher Class This class will teach you how to handle adverse driving conditions and traffic hazards, in addition to learning about the effects of aging and medications on driving. Prerequisite: AARP Driver Safety eight hour class. You must bring the safety certificate from prior 55 Alive Driver Safety class as proof of completion. $14 material fee payable at first class (check or money order only made payable to AARP, no cash). $12 for AARP members (membership card must be presented). RSVL 2154-01 Friday, April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVL 2154-02 Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVL 2154-03 Wednesday, May 8, 6-10 p.m. RSVL 2154-04 Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVL 2154-60 Monday, February 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Laurel Center) RSVL 2154-71 Wednesday, March 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Latrobe Senior Center) RSVL 2154-30 Monday, April 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (New Kensington Center) RSVL 2154-90 Thursday, April 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Bushy Run Center) RSVL 2154-50 Thursday, May 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Mon Valley Center)

FREE Motorcycle Safety Classes at WCCC The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program offers free training classes at WCCC. The MSP teaches riders of all skill levels the basic fundamentals needed to safely operate a motorcycle. Courses are free to Pennsylvania residents with a valid motorcycle permit or motorcycle license. Visit www.pamsp.com to create a profile now. Our 2013 schedules will be available to view in mid-February. You may also call 1-800-845-9533 for more information beginning February 20 for more information.

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Business & ProfessionaL DeveLoPMenT How to Write a Business Plan

Extraordinary Customer Service

A business plan is the foundation of your business. It provides lenders, business investors and property managers with a visualization of what your business is going to be. Whether you’re just starting your business, working to expand it or considering expanding it in the future, this workshop is for you. Learn the importance of a business plan, how to outline one and its major components. Kristine Demnovich, $39 tuition + $2 material fee, .6 CEUs SMBX 0449-01 2 Tuesdays starting April 23, 6-9 p.m.

Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course, you’ll discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You’ll become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. Nanette SandersCobb, COI, $145 tuition, 1.6 CEUs JREX 0975-W1 March 4-29 (online)

How to Start a Craft Business Open to all crafters in any medium, at any level of skill development, who are interested in selling their crafts. Learn to evaluate, price and sell your work. Covers a range of marketing strategies, including actual craft show information, as well as details on consignment and wholesale selling. If possible, bring samples of your work for a roundtable discussion. Alice Erling, $19 tuition, .3 CEUs SMBX 3053-01 Tuesday, March 12, 6-9 p.m.

NEW - Dynamic Communications I Open your eyes to a new way of viewing yourself and others. Allow yourself to discover how to communicate more effectively based on four dimensions of normal behavior - Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance (DISC). Topics covered will include: understanding your own behavior, recognizing other behavior designs, and adapting your behaviors for enhanced communication. Brian Vogt, $35 tuition + $30 material fee, .5 CEUs JREX 0941-01 2 Thursdays starting March 14, 6-8:30 p.m.

NEW - Dynamic Communications II Have you ever experienced a difference in opinion or an ethical dilemma? On a fairly frequent basis, most people face these situations that are simply a conflict of values between themselves and another individual or group. This conflict can’t be avoided, but it can be minimized by understanding how to clearly see others’ points of view. Once you learn to see the world from their perspective, you can improve communication with others. Brian Vogt, $35 tuition + $30 material fee, .5 CEUs JREX 0010-01 2 Thursdays starting April 4, 6-8:30 p.m.

Facebook for Business: Advanced Skills for Businesses & Organizations Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. Jennifer Selke, $245 tuition, 1.6 CEUs SMBX 2010-W1 March 4-29 (online)

Listening 101 How good of a listener are you? Listening is a communication skill that requires focus, purpose, and the appropriate feedback. Come practice listening in a variety of situations. Improving your listening skills can benefit all areas of your life! Ann Osborne, $12 tuition, .2 CEUs PRDX 4866-01 Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

First Time Notary Training This seminar is an overview of notary procedure and law in Pennsylvania. Topics discussed will include: becoming a notary in Pennsylvania; notarial conduct and responsibilities, how to identify your customers, state-required equipment, powers of a PA notary and electronic notarization. The seminar is state-approved and fulfills the mandatory education requirement. Conducted by the PA Association of Notaries. $85 tuition, .3 CEUs SMBX 5749-01 Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-noon

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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Business & ProfessionaL DeveLoPMenT NEW - Professionally Speaking

An Introduction to Voiceovers

Does your job require you to make presentations? Would you like to feel more comfortable speaking in a group setting? Whether you want to give a wedding toast or make important points in meetings, this class will benefit you. In a non-threatening, fun atmosphere, you’ll learn speaking techniques, speech-writing tips and confidence! The only prerequisites are an open mind and a willingness to try. Paulette Harvey, Distinguished Toastmaster, $45 tuition + $2 material fee, .8 CEUs PRDX 6747-01 4 Wednesdays starting March 20, 6-8 p.m.

Fun, empowering, introductory workshop covering the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed to find success. You’ll be coached and receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. You’ll have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices for All, $25 tuition, .2 CEUs JREX 8600-01 Wednesday, March 27, 6-8 p.m.

Starting a Small Business in Pennsylvania Learn what’s necessary to start a business in Pennsylvania from selecting the appropriate entity, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation/S Corporation or business trust, to satisfying state requirements for formation and continued operation. Worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation and business management will also be covered. Attorney Mark Sorice, $15 tuition, .2 CEUs SMBX 7630-01 Monday, March 11, 6-8 p.m.

NEW - Building Supervisory Skills, Level I Promotions can mean higher pay, more prestige and panic-what do you do now that you’re in charge? How do you lead the people you worked with a few months ago? What ways can you motivate your coworkers? Why do people treat you differently now that you’re the boss? Building Supervisory Skills, Level I is a good place to start developing the tools you need to be a successful supervisor: leadership styles, communication skills, motivation techniques and delegation methods are a few of the topics covered in this three-session workshop. Suitable for both new and experienced supervisors looking to improve their skills and understanding of the workplace. Candace Kubinec, $95 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.2 CEUs MGTX 7601-90 3 Fridays starting March 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Bushy Run Center)

Marketing Using Social Media Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social networks. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social networks, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business. You’ll find out the advantages and disadvantages of each, and learn what’s right for your work and kind of organization. Your instructor is a director of marketing for a national association and writes and speaks on the topic. Suzanne Kart, $195 tuition, 1.6 CEUs SMBX 5100-W1 March 4-29 (online)

Food Safety Certification A study of food and the methods needed to control contamination and microbial growth. The principals of HACCP and food safety standards and regulations will be presented. Emphasis is given to developing a working environment which will provide the consumer with wholesome, safe food that conforms to the standards of the regulatory agencies. This course is offered in conjunction with the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Upon successfully completing the final ServSafe exam, provided by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the participant is eligible to apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the Food Employee Certification. 1 credit For more information, call Mary Zappone at 724-925-4016. FSM 101-29 2 Saturdays, March 9 & 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Business & ProfessionaL DeveLoPMenT attention teachers! Advanced Teaching Online

Designing Online Instruction

In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a 10-step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Find out how self-quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor’s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included. William A. Draves, $195 tuition (includes book), 1.6 CEUs JREX 6101-W1 April 15-19 (online)

Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation. Your instructor is co-author of the book Faculty Guide to Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web. Rita Marie Conrad, Ph.D, $195 tuition (includes book), 1.6 CEUs JREX 6100-W1 May 13-17 (online)

for PUBliC safEtY & EmErGEnCY mEDiCal sErviCEs ProfEssionals AHA Core Instructor Course Basic Life Support/Health Care Provider (BLS/HCP) Instructor Course Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Course Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Course See the Public Safety section for dates and times.

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PersonaL CoLLegeefor nriChMenT KiDs Parental Guidelines for College for Kids • Print a Continuing Education/College for Kids form at wccc.edu/collegeforkids, complete and bring to class (Forms also available in the classroom.) • Accompany your child to the classroom • Provide emergency contact information • Come to the classroom at dismissal each day • Be prompt in dropping off and picking up your child Guitar Chording for Children Your child will love this fun easy approach to playing the guitar and will learn the basic fundamentals including tuning, first position and strumming simple chords. Group lessons conclude with a performance for family. Must bring an acoustic guitar to class. Limit 10 students. Deborah Kazsimer, $25 tuition + $10 material fee MSCK 9456-96 4 Saturdays starting April 6, 10-11 a.m. (Ages 7-12)

Guitar Chording for You & Your Child Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc., you and your child (six and older) will love this fun, easy approach to playing the guitar plus the added bonus of time spent together. You both will learn the basic fundamentals including tuning, first position and strumming simple chords. Tuition and material fees are per person, limit 10 participants per class. Deborah Kazsimer, $25 tuition + $8 material fee MSCX 2605-01 4 Saturdays starting April 6, 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

More Oliver’s Laboratory (Ages 7-12) More hands-on experiments and activities for your child. Some of the experiments that will be conducted are shaving cream paintings, making a bouncy ball, chromatography and fingerprinting, all of which are connected to content learned in school. Oliver’s Laboratory is not a prerequisite for this class. Sara Oliver. $39 tuition + $10 material fee SCHK 5801-96 5 Mondays starting March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

An Introduction to Yoga for You & Your Child (Ages 10-17) Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc., you and your child (ages 10-17) will love this introduction to yoga poses. No matter your age, stress affects your health, well-being and confidence. The breathing techniques in yoga relax your mind and the slow and steady stretches strengthen your body. Tuition is per person. Saroja Chandra, $25 tuition + $2 material fee PHSK 9103-90 8 Tuesdays starting March 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no class March 26 (Bushy Run Center)

KITCHEN RULES Open-toed shoes, sleeveless tops, shorts and capris are not permitted in the kitchen. Please wear non-skid shoes. Easy, Fun & Delicious Appetizers (Ages 9-13) Come join us as we prepare three delicious appetizers that will impress both your family and friends. Send a bag lunch and drink with your child. Dianne Palmieri, $20 tuition + $13 material fee FODK 0309-96 Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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PersonaL CoLLegeefor nriChMenT KiDs Everybody Loves Chocolate! (Ages 9-13) We'll prepare a variety of dishes using this delicious ingredient including chocolate chip brownies and chocolate fondue. Send a bag lunch and drink with your child. Dianne Palmieri, $22 tuition + $13 material fee FODK 0922-96 Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pizza Fun for Everyone (Ages 9-13) Your child will enjoy hands-on cooking fun as he/ she prepares homemade pizza from scratch, using a variety of fresh ingredients. Send a bag lunch and drink with your child. Dianne Palmieri, $20 tuition + $11 material fee FODK 6657-96 Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

2013 Summer Sports Camps NEW - Volleyball Camp - Beginners (Ages 8-12) This camp is designed for children ages 8-12 who are interested in learning the fundamental skill sets of volleyball. Camp will focus on the proper setup, passing techniques, serving, hitting and game play. Campers need to bring knee pads, water bottle and a light snack for break time. Campers will receive a T-shirt and special camp awards will be presented. Sheron Watson, $75 tuition + $15 material fee PHSX 8449-01 Monday through Friday, June 10-14, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Baseball Camp (Ages 7-12) This camp is designed for children ages 7-12 who are interested in learning the fundamental skill sets of baseball. Camp will focus on the proper throwing, catching and hitting techniques, along with basic running skills. Skill sets are focused on in the morning with game play in the afternoon. Lunch provided. Campers need to bring glove, hat, bat and water bottle. Sunscreen is recommended. Campers will receive a T-shirt and special camp awards will be presented. Mike Draghi, $120 tuition + $35 material fee PHSX 0482-01 Monday through Friday, June 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Volleyball Camp - Advanced (Ages 9-16) This camp is designed for children ages 9-16 who are interested in learning advanced skill sets of volleyball. Camp will focus on more in depth passing and hitting techniques, proper foot work, offensive and defensive strategies, along with game play. Skill sets are focused on in the morning with game play in the afternoon. Campers need to bring knee pads and water bottle. Lunch provided. Campers will receive a T-shirt and special camp awards will be presented. Sheron Watson, $120 tuition + $35 material fee PHSX 8455-01 Monday through Friday, June 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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2013 Summer Sports Camps Golf Camp (Ages 8-14) This camp is designed for children ages 8-14 who are interested in learning the fundamental skill sets of golf. Camp will focus on the proper grip, ball stance, swing, woods-iron play, chipping and putting. Skill sets are focused on in the morning with game play in the afternoon. Lunch provided. All campers need to bring clubs, golf balls, hat and water bottle. Sunscreen is recommended. Campers will receive a Tshirt and special camp awards will be presented. Please note that on Wednesday all campers must report to the Youngwood campus for camp and must bring clubs. George Lewark, $120 tuition + $75 material fee PHSX 2601-01 Monday through Friday, June 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Norvelt Golf Course)

Girls Basketball Camp (Ages 7-14) This camp is designed for girls ages 7-14 who are interested in learning the necessary skill sets of basketball. Camp will focus on dribbling, passing, proper shooting techniques and offensive and defensive play. Skill sets are focused on in the morning with game play in the afternoon. Campers need to wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Lunch provided. Campers will receive a T-shirt and special camp awards will be presented. Scott Hillen, $120 tuition + $35 material fee PHSX 0485-10 Monday through Friday, July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Boys Basketball Camp (Ages 7-14) This camp is designed for boys ages 7-14 who are interested in learning the necessary skill sets of basketball. Camp will focus on dribbling, passing, proper shooting techniques and offensive and defensive play. Skill sets are focused on in the morning with game play in the afternoon. Campers need to wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Lunch provided. Campers will receive a T-shirt and special camp awards will be presented. Andrew Colosimo, $120 tuition + $35 material fee PHSX 0484-10 Monday through Friday, July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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PersonaL CoMPuTers enriChMenT All computer courses are conducted in an interactive learning environment where each student completes lessons and exercises on a computer.

Computer Workshops (3 to 6 hours) Are you self-taught in computer applications or a little rusty in something that you haven’t used in awhile? Don’t have a lot of spare time? Our computer workshops are the perfect solution! These short, fastpaced workshops are perfect if you need just a little guided instruction or a refresher.

Windows 7 Tips & Tricks Get up to speed using Windows 7. Arrange open programs using the taskbar, the snap, the shake and the 3D aero flip. Learn how to add gadgets and to pin and unpin program icons to the taskbar or start menu. You’ll also use sticky notes, jump lists, tablet PC, and the new calculator. Patricia Roose, $25 tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs DAPX 9112-01 Wednesday, March 27, 6-9 p.m.

Quick Excel 2010 Shortcuts & Tips What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing is a relatively new term which means accessing computers and their functions via the Internet or a local area network. The basics will be explained, and you’ll take a look at Windows Live, Windows Live Mesh and Windows Skydrive. The Cloud is beneficial whether you’re a home user or business user. Stay in touch and share your world. Patricia Roose, $25 tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs DAPX 0870-01 Thursday, March 21, 6-9 p.m.

Excel is the most popular spreadsheet tool today. If you’re familiar with Excel, come learn shortcuts and tips to navigate quickly. Areas covered will include: creating tabs or groups; customizing the Quick Access Toolbar; naming, grouping and adding color to sheet names; copying formulas with the fill option; using the sort and filter commands; and how to display formulas instead of the results for easy editing. Patricia Roose, $25 tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs DAPX 1779-01 Monday, April 8, 6-9 p.m.

Excel 2010 Workshop

Word 2010 Workshop

You’ll be introduced to the essential Excel 2010 features, which will begin by reviewing the ribbon interface. You’ll create worksheets by entering and editing data, manage and navigate worksheets and workbooks, create formulas, use functions, manipulate worksheet data, format worksheet contents and prepare, set up and print information. Windows knowledge is required. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. 30 minute lunch on your own. Richard Martz, $45 tuition + $5 material fee + required text, .6 CEUs DAPX 1778-01 Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Word 2010 is a powerful word processing program that allows you to do much more than just type documents. You’ll learn how to create a tab or a group on the new feature of 2010 - customizing the ribbon. In addition, you’ll create documents, edit and format text, create bulleted and numbered lists, and create, sort, format and perform calculations in Word tables. Windows knowledge is required. Text can be purchased in the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. 30 minute lunch on your own. Patricia Roose, $45 tuition + $5 material fee + required text, .6 CEUs DAPX 9207-01 Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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PersonaL CoMPuTers enriChMenT Organizing Your Files with Windows 7 Learn to easily find and organize your files across your PC or network. Windows 7 introduces libraries which can bring your files together in one convenient place, no matter where or on what computer or device the files are actually stored. Other areas covered will include: Working with the Navigation Pane and Address Bar; adding tags and other properties to files; and using the search box and other search tools to filter and find any file, folder or program. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows. Patricia Roose, $25 tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs DAPX 9113-01 Wednesday, April 17, 6-9 p.m.

Computer Classes AutoDesk Inventor 3D CAD Basic Skills Create and edit parts, make engineering drawings, and prepare for manufacturing all using your keyboard and mouse. The AutoDesk Inventor Basic Skills course will get you designing items in a virtual world and prepare them for 21st century manufacturing as you explore the capabilities of this industry standard. This introduction will include the parametric modeling and editing module, the 2D drawing module, the assembly module and the presentation module for assemblies. Jason Zaperach, $295 tuition + $30 material fee, 2.4 CEUs DAPX 0115-01 12 Tuesdays starting March 5, 6-8 p.m.

Computer Basics A beginning course for those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with computers. Become familiar with the Windows Operating System and the free programs that come with Windows, along with basic computer hardware and terminology, file saving and file management, installing and removing programs, basic Word editing and using email and the Internet. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. $79 tuition + $5 material/lab fee + required text, 1.5 CEUs DAPX 5331-50 Cynthia Gaich 5 Mondays starting March 11, 6-9 p.m. (Mon Valley Center) DAPX 5331-60 Denis Zera 5 Mondays starting March 11, 6-9 p.m. (Laurel Center) DAPX 5331-90 Linda Turchetta 5 Thursdays starting March 14, 6-9 p.m. (no class March 28) (Bushy Run Center) DAPX 5331-01 Patricia Roose 5 Tuesdays starting March 26, 6-9 p.m.

Computers for Plus 50 A class especially for those 50 and better that provides a hands-on, relaxed approach to computer learning. Enhance your knowledge for personal use or to develop better job-related skills. Gain an understanding on how to use the Windows Operating System and the free programs that come with Windows. Learn the basics of computer hardware, some computer terminology, basic Word editing and using the Internet and email. Bring flash drive to class. Cynthia Gaich, $79 tuition + $10 material/lab fee, 1.5 CEUs DAPX 0914-01 5 Saturdays starting April 6, 9 a.m.-noon

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PersonaL CoMPuTers enriChMenT Excel 2010, Level 1

Digital Photography Would you like to learn how to use your camera more effectively? This digital photography course is designed to teach beginners how to maximize their images. Learn the basics of photography such as lighting, shutter speed, aperture, exposure and ASA to take photographs and transform them into digital creations using a computer. Victor Pilipovich, $89 tuition + $8 material/lab fee, 1.8 CEUs DAPX 1470-01 6 Mondays starting March 11, 6-9 p.m.

eBay - the Basics of Selling As the saying goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” learn how to sell your “junk” on eBay from an education specialist trained by eBay. The book, The Basics of Selling on eBay, will be provided. Philip Cardone, $39 tuition + $15 material/lab fee, .75 CEUs DAPX 1716-01 3 Saturdays starting April 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon

You’ll be introduced to the essential Excel 2010 features, which will begin by reviewing the ribbon interface. You’ll create worksheets by entering and editing data, manage and navigate worksheets and workbooks, create formulas, use functions, manipulate worksheet data, format worksheet contents and prepare, set up and print information. Windows knowledge is required. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. $65 tuition + $5 material/lab fee + required text, 1.2 CEUs DAPX 1777-90 Linda Turchetta 4 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-9 p.m. (no class March 26) (Bushy Run Center) DAPX 1777-01 Richard Martz 4 Tuesdays starting March 19, 6-9 p.m. DAPX 1777-30 Karen Biricocchi 4 Wednesdays starting April 3, 6-9 p.m. (New Kensington Center) DAPX 1777-F1 Jennifer Poling 4 Wednesdays starting April 3, 6-9 p.m. (Fayette Center) DAPX 1777-50 Cynthia Gaich 4 Mondays starting April 15, 6-9 p.m. (Mon Valley Center) DAPX 1777-60 Denis Zera 4 Mondays starting April 15, 6-9 p.m. (Laurel Center)

Excel 2010, Level 2 Intermediate training in Excel’s data analysis features. Topics covered will include: large worksheets and workbooks, tables, outlines, inserting clip art, templates, digital signatures and more. Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or experienced Excel user. Excel 2007 users are welcome. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. $65 tuition + $5 material/lab fee + required text, 1.2 CEUs DAPX 1780-90 Linda Turchetta 4 Tuesdays starting April 16, 6-9 p.m. (Bushy Run Center) DAPX 1780-01 Richard Martz 4 Tuesdays starting April 23, 6-9 p.m.

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PersonaL CoMPuTers enriChMenT Facebook for Business: Advanced Skills for Businesses and Organizations Find out what goes on behind the scenes on Facebook pages and how to increase the chances that your message is seen and acted on. Discover new tools and proven techniques to increase business and expand your reach. Discuss how to adapt your marketing message for the Facebook platform and how to integrate Facebook across all marketing areas. This is an advanced class and assumes you have started a page on Facebook and have some basic knowledge of the platform. Jennifer Selke, $245 tuition, 1.6 CEUs SMBX 2010-W1 March 4-29 (online)

NEW - Google Apps Discover the tools available by Google that allow you to access your information from any computer with an internet connection. The apps you’ll be introduced to include: Google+, Google Play, Google Drive, Google calendar, Google mail and Google maps. Jeff Atkins, $25 tuition + $5 material fee, .3 CEUs DAPX 2305-01 Tuesday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.

Introduction to the iPad The iPad is an exciting, innovative device. Don’t be intimated by all those features! Designed for you to get the most out of your new iPad, topics will include: hardware, connectivity, apps, productivity, media, syncing and backup, and printing. Your iPad will soon become your trusty companion. Bring your iPad to class as this is a practical, hands-on course where you’ll participate in exercises for every topic and all points covered. Prerequisites: you must have the most current version of the iPad operating system, an active Google or Yahoo email account, the current version of an iTunes account as well as iTunes installed on a home personal computer. Adam Jensen, $39 tuition + $2 material fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 3075-01 2 Mondays starting April 15, 6-9 p.m.

Maintaining Your Computer Learn procedures that will help keep your computer working properly. Smart computing techniques will be discussed, such as protecting the computer from spam and viruses, file organization and disk cleanup. Preventative maintenance may help you avoid costly repairs. Carol Shoemaker, $35 tuition + $8 material/lab fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 0940-01 2 Wednesdays starting March 20, 6-9 p.m.

Exploring Online Communities: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Etc. Does Twitter sound like something a bird does? Would you like to stay connected with family and friends and keep updated with current events using the latest technology? Come learn all about online communities, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Must have basic computer knowledge and valid email and Facebook accounts. Jeff Atkins, $35 tuition + $5 material/lab fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 1800-01 2 Tuesdays starting March 12, 6-9 p.m.

Photoshop, Level 1 With this hands-on course, you’ll enhance photos and artwork that will demonstrate the Photoshop basics and capabilities. Using the powerful tools of retouching, painting and drawing, you’ll be able to create dazzling images to make your presentations, newsletters or artwork pop. You should know how to use a computer, but no previous Photoshop experience is necessary. Victor Pilipovich, $79 tuition + $10 material/lab fee, 1.5 CEUs DAPX 6657-01 5 Wednesdays starting March 27, 6-9 p.m.

Prezi Your Presentations Have you ever thought your PowerPoint lacked pizzazz? If so, learn how to Prezi your presentations. Prezi is a web-based presentation tool that puts a spin on giving presentations. It contains a zoomable canvas that leads your audience through a presentation of design and discovery. It will leave your audience wondering how you did that. Grace Sandy, $39 tuition + $5 material fee, .6 CEUs DAPX 7200-01 2 Saturdays starting March 16, 9 a.m.-noon

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Windows 7

Word 2010, Level 1

This hands-on course is a complete introduction to Microsoft's new operating system. Learn to maximize new features to get around, customize the desktop, and efficiently store, locate and search for files. Make the most of new tools and programs. Learn PC management essentials and perform basic preventative maintenance to keep your PC safe and running smoothly. This course is designed for both home and business users. Basic PC navigation skills highly recommended. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. Patricia Roose, $65 tuition + $5 material/lab fee + required text, 1.2 CEUs DAPX 9111-01 4 Thursdays starting April 4, 6-9 p.m.

Word is a powerful word processing program that allows you to do much more than just type documents. You’ll learn how to create a tab or a group on the new feature of 2010 - customizing the ribbon. In addition, you’ll create documents, edit and format text, create bulleted and numbered lists, a mail merge and create, sort, format and perform calculations in Word tables. Windows knowledge is required. 2007 users welcome. Text can be purchased in the WCCC bookstore. Bring flash drive to class. Richard Martz, $65 tuition + $5 material fee/lab + required text, 1.2 CEUs DAPX 9206-01 4 Thursdays starting April 4, 6-9 p.m.

For more information about Computer classes, contact Sylvia Detar, director/Continuing Education, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4190 or detars@wccc.edu.

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WPorKforCe ersonaL D enriChMenT eveLoPMenT Build real-world skills for next week’s jobs. • Credit & continuing education programs taught by faculty with real-world experience. • WCCC’s smaller classes mean more personal attention for you. • Flexible scheduling. Take classes at our Youngwood campus, one of our education centers or online in the comfort of your home. • Quick turnaround. Get in, get the skills you need and get your career going. Your success is just a call or click away. 1-800-262-2103 or wccc.edu

An affirmative action, equal opportunity college

Employer training Grants Westmoreland County Community College is a partner with the Workforce & Economic Development Network for Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA). WEDnetPA assists those employers who qualify with training for their employees through the Guaranteed Free Training (GFT) Program. This program is funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development. Companies that qualify can receive up to $450 for Basic Skills Training for eligible employees and up to $850 per employee for Information Technology Training. Basic Skills Training includes instruction in a variety of entry level and basic skills such as: • Applied Mathematics & Measurement • Business Operations • Computer Training - Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Access • Product & Process Control • Manufacturing Fundamentals - tooling, grinding, soldering, blueprint reading, etc. • Workplace Health & Safety Information Technology Training is comprised of specific high-level computer skills and Advanced Manufacturing skills dependent on the type and scope of the business. Some types of training include: • Database Development • E-Commerce • Website Design & Development • Computer Programming & Software Development • Network Administration & Technology Support • Applied Manufacturing Technologies such as CAD/CAM, PLCs and other higher end skills

To find out if your company qualifies for the WEDnetPA Grant, contact Jim Hayes, director/Workforce & Economic Development, at 724-925-4090 or hayesj@wccc.edu or Don Stull, coordinator/Workforce, at 724-925-4067 or stulld@wccc.edu.

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WPorKforCe ersonaL D enriChMenT eveLoPMenT industry AutoDesk Inventor 3D CAD Basic Skills Create and edit parts, make engineering drawings, and prepare for manufacturing all using your keyboard and mouse. This course will get you designing items in a virtual world and prepare them for 21st century manufacturing as you explore the capabilities of this industry standard. This introduction will include the parametric modeling and editing module, the 2D drawing module, the assembly module and the presentation module for assemblies. Jason Zaperach, $295 tuition + $30 material fee, 2.4 CEUs DAPX 0115-01 12 Tuesdays starting March 5, 6-8 p.m.

Machining Fundamentals Looking to learn how to use all the tools in your machine shop? Machining Fundamentals will help you master the basics of drills, saws, lathes and mills safely. This course is designed to help engineers and draftsmen expand your skills and translate what you draw into products. Lou Pavsek, $295 tuition, 2.4 CEUs INDX 5317-01 8 Thursdays starting March 14, 6-9 p.m. (no class March 28)

Reading of Blueprints & Schematics for Industry Any successful project requires good planning and people who can interpret and implement that plan. This course will show you the skills needed to accurately use and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings used in today’s industry. Precision measurement and shop mathematics will be emphasized as well. Lou Pavsek, $195 tuition + $10 material fee, 2.0 CEUs INDX 0479-01 10 Mondays starting March 4, 6-8 p.m.

Conversion of Conversation to G Codes CNC machines are everywhere in manufacturing, but are useless without programs. Thisof course will get you speaking to your CNC machine and producing programs during 20 hours of hands-on training. You’ll cover the basics of M and G codes as you learn how to read CNC programs and perform basic programming. George Slezak, $195 tuition, 2.0 CEUs INDX 0952-01 10 Wednesdays starting March 6, 6-8 p.m.

NEW - Building Supervisory Skills, Level I Promotions can mean higher pay, more prestige and panic-what do you do now that you’re in charge? How do you lead the people you worked with a few months ago? What ways can you motivate your coworkers? Why do people treat you differently now that you’re the boss? Building Supervisory Skills, Level I is a good place to start developing the tools you need to be a successful supervisor: leadership styles, communication skills, motivation techniques, and delegation methods are a few of the topics covered in this three session workshop. Suitable for both new and experienced supervisors looking to improve their skills and understanding of the workplace. Candace Kubinec, $95 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.2 CEUs MGTX 7601-90 3 Fridays starting March 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Bushy Run Center)

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PersonaL heaLTh enriChMenT Care Just in Time Nursing CEU Courses – New Online Options Pennsylvania state rule 21.131 now requires all registered nurses to complete 30 hours of continuing education prior to renewing their license. WCCC offers both face to face and online classes to satisfy the state licensure requirement. To meet your CEU requirements, choose from the courses listed with the t symbol or the online classes through ED2go listed below.

t Contemporary & Alternative Medicine t Issues in Oxygenation Contact Hours: 22

Contact Hours: 15

t End of Life Care

t Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing

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t Gerontology

t Pain Assessment & Management

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t Integrative Mental Health Contact Hours: 19 To review expanded course descriptions, course start dates and to register for the above classes, visit www.ed2go.com/wcconed. Courses as low as $95 begin every six weeks. Credentialing: Online certificate classes accredited through Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC.

health Care Certificate Programs Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program The roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians across all practice settings have expanded. As pharmacists are increasingly engaged in more contemporary pharmacy practice activities, functions not requiring clinical judgment (e.g., pharmacy calculations and compounding) are being performed by pharmacy technicians. The pharmacy technician provides assistance to the registered pharmacist in a variety of tasks involving the preparation, packaging, distribution, labeling and recording of drugs. This nine-month program consists of 179 hours of lecture and 200 hours of clinical internships. A review time for the certification exam will also be offered. $1,835 tuition + $45 material fee, 37.9 CEUs Program modules include: • Medical Terminology • Pharmacy Practice Law & Ethics • Basic Human Structure • Compounding Sterile Products • Pharmacology • Pain Management Prescriptions • Calculations • Dialysis Prescriptions • Antineoplastic Agents • Mechanical & Automatic Robotic Drug Delivery Systems Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to apply for and take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Course runs from March 18-December 19, 2013 (no class March 27 & July 4) (Internships to begin the week of September 23) Application For more information, go to wccc.edu/pharmacy-technician, or contact Becky Lauffer, RN, BSN, at 724-925-4082 or laufferb@wccc.edu. Application deadline: March 11

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PersonaL heaLTh enriChMenT Care IV Therapy Certification

t  RN Reactivation/Refresher

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to properly assess appropriate veins of the upper extremities for access, select various access devices, confidently access veins and competently maintain accessed veins throughout the duration of therapy. Prerequisite: current PA LPN or RN license. Katie Frick, MSN, RN, $75 tuition + $20 material fee, 1.2 CEUs MEDX 3232-W1 April 15-May 3 (online) Last class meets Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Youngwood) Registration deadline: April 8

This course is designed to provide instruction and practice for the inactive licensed or unlicensed nurse to assist in the development of skills and knowledge required to assume a position as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit. This course consists of 120 hours of clinical and 60 hours of lecture on such topics as nursing process, pharmacology and drug administration, nursing trends, ethical/legal issues and current nursing practices. The clinical experience will run concurrently with lecture and will focus on application of knowledge and skills in a medical-surgical setting. You’ll be required to have a physical exam, criminal record check, current CPR Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers card, professional liability insurance and proof of licensure prior to the start of class. Limit 10 students. Text can be purchased at the WCCC bookstore. Katie Frick, MSN, RN, $959 tuition + $10 material fee + required text, 18.0 CEUs MEDX 6999-W1 Lecture: First class meets March 19, 6-8 p.m. (Youngwood) Remainder of Lecture: Online, March 20-July 2 Clinical: 15 Tuesdays starting March 26, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Excela Health Latrobe Hospital) Registration closes March 11. For more information, go to wccc.edu/rn-refresher, or contact Becky Lauffer, RN, BSN, at 724-925-4082 or laufferb@wccc.edu.

Nurse Aide Program This program consists of 72 hours of lecture and 56 hours of clinical and provides the skills to function as a nurse aide in a long-term care facility and meets the mandates of the federal government (via OBRA). After successful completion of the program, you’ll be able to function at the entry level and be eligible to take the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Certification exam. 12.8 CEUs will be awarded. You must complete a criminal history report and physical exam prior to enrollment. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $569 tuition + $10 material fee + required text Youngwood: Daytime: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, March 4-April 2, Lecture 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clinical 7 a.m.-4 p.m., (no class March 27 & 28) Application deadline: February 25 Evening: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-10:15 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 4-May 1 (no class March 30) Application deadline: February 25 For more information, go to wccc.edu/nurse-aide, or contact Becky Lauffer, RN, BSN, at 724-925-4082 or laufferb@wccc.edu. Classes are also offered at the Indiana Center and Greene County Center locations.

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PersonaL heaLTh enriChMenT Care health Care for Professionals Canine Medic Designed to train police, canine handlers, firefighters, EMT personnel and other service dog handlers, basic first aid for animals that are involved in trauma or disaster situations. You’ll learn animal handling, first aid, CPR techniques, IV administration, shock treatment, oxygen administration, wound care and treatment of poisoning. Harvey R. Bendix, D.V.M., $29 tuition + $6 material fee, .4 CEUs MEDX 0515-01 Monday, March 25, 6-10 p.m.

Dementia Care Specialist

Restorative Nurse Aide Training Nurse Aides...Prepare for an exciting career in rehabilitation in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Restorative nursing care is provided by nurse aides who have additional education and training that enables them to be involved in the rehabilitation program for residents recovering from an illness or accident. Restorative nurse aides work on the clinical unit to complement the physical therapy department as well as the nursing department to assist the residents in reaching their optimal potential in their rehabilitation journey. Prerequisite: Certified Nurse Aide. Jan Schandel, $149 tuition + $15 material fee, 3.2 CEUs MEDX 6762-01 4 Mondays & Wednesdays starting May 6, 6-10 p.m. (no class May 27)

As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in dementia care specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. Pamela Atwood, $495 tuition, 3.2 CEUs MEDX 1326-W1 April 1-May 24 (online)

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t  EKG Interpretation Refresher

t  12 Lead EKG

Perfect for health care providers who either must or wish to supplement their training. This comprehensive course covers basic electrophysiology, basic cardiology and EKG interpretation. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Charles Yelich, EMT-P, $29 tuition + $5 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .4 CEUs from WCCC, 4 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 1800-01 Thursday, March 7, 6-10 p.m.

Enhance your clinical decision making and assessment skills through analysis of a variety of challenging 12 lead EKGs and case studies. A basic cardiac monitoring class is a strongly recommended prerequisite. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Charles Yelich, EMT-P, $55 tuition + $5 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .8 CEUs from WCCC, 8 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 1749-01 Tuesday & Thursday, April 16 & 18, 6-10 p.m.

For more information about classes for Health Care Professionals, contact Becky Lauffer, coordinator/Emergency Medical Services & Health Care Continuing Education Programs, a 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4082.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy Public safety & Emergency medical services American Heart Association (AHA) Courses The AHA strongly promotes knowledge of and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Although these CPR courses are not sponsored by any AHA component, some or all materials utilized by faculty or students may be AHA materials supplied on a cost basis. Any fees charged for these courses do not represent income to the AHA. The AHA now requires students to purchase the appropriate CPR textbook prior to class. Instructor manuals are also required for instructor classes and instructor renewals.

t  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Designed for health care providers to enhance their skills in the treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. You’ll engage in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active hands-on participation. Practical and written evaluations are required. A current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR card, a working knowledge of rhythm strip interpretation and completion of ACLS pretest are required for admittance. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the class due to pre-course requirements. Textbook can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $85 tuition + $10 material fee + required textbook (review of textbook prior to class is required), 1.35 CEUs from WCCC, 13.5 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 0085-02 Wednesday, March 13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., & Thursday, March 14, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MEDX 0085-03 Wednesday, May 29, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., & Thursday, May 30, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

t  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Provides previously trained health care providers a renewal of their Advanced Cardiac Life Support status upon successful completion of written and practical skills. A current ACLS card and completion of the ACLS pretest are required for admittance. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the class due to pre-course requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $49 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .625 CEUs from WCCC, 6.25 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 0040-03 Wednesday, February 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-04 Wednesday, February 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-05 Wednesday, February 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-06 Wednesday, March 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-07 Wednesday, March 27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-08 Wednesday, April 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-09 Wednesday, April 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-10 Wednesday, May 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-11 Thursday, May 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-12 Wednesday, May 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MEDX 0040-13 Wednesday, May 22, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy t  Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Utilizing a scenario-based team approach, pediatric health care providers will be taught how to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children. Practical and written evaluations are required. A current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR card, a working knowledge of rhythm strip interpretation and completion of PALS pretest are required for admittance. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the class due to pre-course requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $85 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), 1.4 CEUs from WCCC, 14 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 6822-02 Wednesday, April 3, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., & Thursday, April 4, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

t  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Provides previously trained health care providers a renewal of their Pediatric Advanced Life Support status upon successful completion of written and practical skills. A current PALS card and completion of the PALS pretest are required for admittance. Registration closes one week prior to the start date of the class due to pre-course requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $49 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .85 CEUs from WCCC, 8.5 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 6823-02 Wednesday, February 13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MEDX 6823-03 Wednesday, March 20, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MEDX 6823-04 Wednesday, April 17, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MEDX 6823-05 Tuesday, April 30, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MEDX 6823-06 Wednesday, May 8, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MEDX 6823-07 Tuesday, May 21, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS/HCP): Adult/Child/Infant Designed for health care providers and follows the AHA Guidelines for delivery of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen), use of an AED on adults and children and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) in responsive and non-responsive victims. Written testing and hands-on skill performance are required. A course card is awarded upon successful completion. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $39 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .475 CEUs MEDX 1101-01 Wednesday, March 6, 6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1101-02 Thursday, March 14, 6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1101-03 Wednesday, April 17, 6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1101-G1 Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (Greene County Center) MEDX 1101-04 Thursday, May 16, 6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1101-05 Tuesday, May 21, 6-10:45 p.m. MEDX 1101-06 Wednesday, May 22, 6-10:45 MEDX 1101-50 Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-10:15 p.m. (Mon Valley Center) MEDX 1101-90 Wednesday, May 29, 5-9:45 p.m. (Bushy Run Center) MEDX 1101-07 Thursday, May 30, 6-10:45

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS/HCP) – Renewal Renew your basic life support for health care providers by reviewing the 2010 AHA Guidelines. You’ll review the latest adult, child and infant CPR skills for one and two rescuers; practice skill development and foreign-body airway obstructions; the integration of an AED into adult and pediatric CPR and rescue breathing using barrier devices and the bag-valve mask. A current BLS for Health Care Providers CPR card is required for admittance. Written exam and skills evaluation required. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $29 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .35 CEUs MEDX 1106-01 Tuesday, March 12, 6-9:30 p.m. MEDX 1106-02 Monday, April 15, 6-9:30 p.m. MEDX 1106-03 Tuesday, May 14, 6-9:30 p.m.

Heartsaver CPR AED with Pediatric AED A classroom, video-based, instructor-led, AHA course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, as well has how to relieve choking. Teaches skills with AHA's research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows the instructor to observe you, provide feedback and guide your learning of skills. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Two-year certification awarded upon successful completion. This course meets OSHA-compliant first aid training requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $29 tuition + $8 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .4 CEUs MEDX 1019-01 Thursday, March 21, 6-10 p.m.

Heartsaver First Aid A classroom, video-based, instructor-led, AHA course that teaches critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. You’ll learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Two-year certification awarded upon successful completion. This course meets OSHA-compliant first aid training requirements. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. $25 tuition + $8 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .3 CEUs MEDX 3028-79 Monday, March 25, 7-10 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center) MEDX 3028-01 Thursday, April 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Heartsaver First Aid: Adult/Child AED & CPR & Infant CPR The AHA First Aid course incorporates basic first aid skills with adult CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs). It is designed for those in the workplace needing OSHA-compliant first aid and CPR training. The course includes instruction on rescuer safety, medical and injury emergencies, adult CPR and the AED and environmental emergencies. Wounds, bleeding, shock, stroke, allergic reactions, joint and muscle injuries, choking, bites and stings, heat and cold emergencies and poisonings are covered. The Heartsaver First Aid textbook is required. A course card is awarded upon successful completion. Text can be purchased at the WCCC bookstore. $49 tuition + $8 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .8 CEUs MEDX 3029-01 Tuesday & Thursday, May 7 & 9, 6-10 p.m.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy Basic Life Support/Health Care Provider (BLS/HCP) Instructor Course

AHA Core Instructor Course Required for all instructor courses in BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructors are the most valued part of our training network and are critical to the goal of improving patient outcomes. Because of this, the AHA is working to provide the tools and communication for instructors to maintain and improve the quality of their skills and knowledge. We also want to provide the best start for new instructors, by providing consistent training during their development. One major initiative toward this goal is the AHA Core Instructor Course – the concept of a single program that provides foundation information for all AHA instructor training. This core course is required of anyone who wishes to become an AHA instructor, be it for basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS). This course provides all of the general education elements of AHA instructor training and needs to be completed only once. Prerequisite: Current BLS/HCP card. You must bring a copy of the card to class. Bernadette Farah, $35 tuition + $8 material fee + required text, .45 CEUs MEDX 1135-01 Wednesday, March 6, 6-10:30 p.m.

This course provides instructor candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for healthcare providers and lay rescuers. BLS instructors may teach the BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver (HS) level courses including HS CPR, HS AED, HS CPR in Schools, and CPR for Family and Friends. This course is aimed at persons who have completed the BLS for Healthcare Providers and the Core Instructor courses and who wish to teach the BLS courses. Discover how to effectively present lecture material, monitor and coach students, demonstrate accurate CPR skills for adult, child and infant patients, demonstrate manikin maintenance techniques, evaluate written and skill performance, maintain accurate records, and work with a Training Center (TC). You must affiliate with a TC of your choice, be 16 years old, have a current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR card and purchase an instructor manual. Written testing, hands-on skill performance and practice lecture required. CPR instructor card is valid for two years. Instructors must teach four classes within two years to remain certified. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AHA Core Instructor course. You must bring a copy of the certificate of completion to class. Bernadette Farah, $55 tuition + $10 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is recommended), .8 CEUs MEDX 1140-01 Monday & Wednesday, March 11 & 13, 6-10 p.m.

We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. If you have special knowledge or a skill that you would like to share with others, please complete a course proposal. Visit our website at wccc.edu/CEproposal for a course proposal form and to view directions and deadlines for submission.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy Emergency Medical Technician

Canine Medic Designed to train police, canine handlers, firefighters, EMT personnel and other service dog handlers, basic first aid for animals that are involved in trauma or disaster situations. You’ll learn animal handling, first aid, CPR techniques, IV administration, shock treatment, oxygen administration, wound care and treatment of poisoning. Harvey R. Bendix, D.V.M., $29 tuition + $6 material fee, .4 CEUs MEDX 0515-01 Monday, March 25, 6-10 p.m.

t  EKG Interpretation Refresher Perfect for health care providers who either must or wish to supplement their training. This comprehensive course covers basic electrophysiology, basic cardiology and EKG interpretation. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Charles Yelich, EMT-P, $29 tuition + $5 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .4 CEUs from WCCC, 4 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 1800-01 Thursday, March 7, 6-10 p.m.

Develop competence in the following skills during the course: patient assessment/ management of a trauma patient and a medical patient; cardiac arrest management/AED; bag-valve-mask ventilation of an apneic patient; spinal immobilization (both seated and supine patient); long bone fracture immobilization; joint dislocation immobilization; traction splinting; bleeding control/shock management; upper airway adjuncts and suction; mouth-to-mouth ventilation with supplemental oxygen; and supplemental oxygen administration to a breathing patient. The curriculum follows the new National EMS Education Standards. You must be 16 years old to register. You’ll be required to submit a PA Criminal History report, Child Abuse clearance, FBI clearance, evidence of two-step mantoux current within the year, 11-panel urine drug screen, and evidence of immunizations prior to patient contact experiences. Upon successful completion of this class, ICS 100, NIMS 700 and HazMat certification, you’ll be eligible to take the state certification exam and the National Registry Exam. (Registry exam fees not included). Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Stephen Zimmerman, $295 tuition + $25 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is recommended), 16.0 CEUs MEDX 1880-01 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. and some Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 5 - June 25, 2013 For more information, go to wccc.edu/emt, or contact Becky Lauffer, RN, BSN at 724-925-4082 or laufferb@wccc.edu.

t  12 Lead EKG Enhance your clinical decision making and assessment skills through analysis of a variety of challenging 12 lead EKGs and case studies. A basic cardiac monitoring class is a strongly recommended prerequisite. Text can be purchased at the WCCC Bookstore. Charles Yelich, EMT-P, $55 tuition + $5 material fee + required text (review of textbook prior to class is required), .8 CEUs from WCCC, 8 ConEd credits from PA DOH MEDX 1749-01 Tuesday & Thursday, April 16 & 18, 6-10 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy Practical tactical medicine Courses Practical Tactical Medicine I Develop tactics, techniques and procedures to administer medical aid for gunshot type wounds to self or others. Learn to maintain situational awareness in an extraordinary environment, such as an incident where active shooting is occurring. Training will enhance survival and emergency first responder skills for a wide variety of first responders (EMS, fire, law enforcement, security, military police, etc.) during an evolving incident possibly before tactical resources or backup arrives. Brian Mancuso, Dale Mahafkey, $60 tuition +$19 material fee, .8 CEUs from WCCC, 8 ConEd credits from PA DOH LAWX 6674-78 Wednesday, April 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center)

firefighter The following classes will be held at the state-of-the-art WCCC Public Safety Training Center (unless otherwise indicated), located in South Huntingdon Township, two miles from exit 49 (Smithton) of Interstate 70. The facility features a six-story tower with an attached 2 1/2-story residential-style building that simulates industrial, commercial and residential structures. Also on site are a classroom/administration building, class A burn building, outdoor training props and water-supply pond. Contact David Hauger at 724-872-2447 with any questions.

apparatus Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVOC) The safe operation of emergency vehicles is crucial to arriving alive. Learn the importance of vehicle dynamics, driver selection criteria, preparing the vehicle, the PA Vehicle Code and safe operations. Includes behind-the-wheel practice in your vehicle. Must attend all sessions. PA Dept. of Health con. ed. credits applied for. Minimum age, 18. Shaun Teacher, $38 tuition + $10 material fee provides textbook. 1.6 CEUs PPRX 1752-79 Monday & Wednesday, April 1 & 3, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pump Operations I (PUOP) Don’t just be a “lever puller!” Learn how to establish pump settings for a variety of hand line layouts. Pump construction and theory, hose and nozzle layouts, simple hydraulic formulas and hand rules, preventative maintenance and testing procedures are included. Turnout gear required. Minimum age, 18. Jake Bell, $28 tuition, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 6658-79 Monday & Wednesday, April 15 & 17, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Command Arson Detection for the First Responder (ADFR) The first responder to any fire is in the best position to make critical observations about the fire scene. From dispatch through overhaul, the firefighter is exposed to many pieces of evidence that may become critical to a successful fire investigation. In this NFA-developed course, learn about fire behavior, making observations, fire causes, scene security and preserving evidence and reporting findings. Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to class. Nick Dreistadt, $20 tuition, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 0100-79 Monday & Wednesday, Feb 25 & 27, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy NIMS/ICS for the Fire Service (NICS-FS) Get credit now for the next federal fire grant period! This 16-hour Department of Homeland Security incident management system course teaches fire service personnel how to manage large and small incidents in harmony with other emergency responders. Discover the importance of a nationally-recognized incident command structure, its components and the requirements necessary to make the system functional. Students will realize this system works in large and small departments, in career or volunteer organizations and at simple and complex incidents. Staff functions, sectoring and practical exercises are included. Fee includes a copy of NIMS ICS for the Fire Service student manual. Successful completion on final exam also required. Kris Cattau, $20 tuition + $5 material fee, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 5732-79 Monday & Wednesday, March 11 & 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

fire suppression Essentials of Firefighting & Emergency Response The Essentials of Firefighting program is offered as four courses totaling 166 hours. If you just want to be a driver/operator, then take the first two courses. If you want to help on the fire ground but don’t want to go inside, take the first three courses. If you want to do interior fire suppression, then you need all four. The program began January 23 and ends May 7. The textbook: Firefighter’s Handbook: Firefighter I and Firefighter II, 3rd edition, Delmar/Cengage Learning, is required. Note this is a revised edition. A free textbook and workbook are provided. Must also provide a full set of turnout gear, SCBA and 20 ft. of rope (minimum 7/16” dia.). Certificates are awarded at the successful completion of each course. Junior firefighters may attend the first three courses. Minimum age for Interior Firefighter is 18 by the first class.

Exterior Firefighter (ELEF) The class is designed for those firefighters that don't want to enter burning structures with SCBA. Building construction, ladders, communications, fire detection and suppression systems, forcible entry and fire prevention covered. You must provide a full set of turnout gear, notebook and pen/pencil. Satisfactory completion of a written exam required to receive a certificate. Junior firefighters may attend. Fireground Support (ELFG) is a prerequisite. Kris Cattau, $50 tuition, 4.2 CEUs PPRX 1800-79 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays starting March 5, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, March 9 & 23, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Interior Firefighter (ELIF) The final class for entry level firefighters is for those persons that want to do live, interior fire suppression with SCBA. Self-contained breathing apparatus, nozzles and fire streams, rescue, ventilation, fire suppression, salvage and overhaul, firefighter survival and a live fire exercise are included. Students must provide turnout gear, SCBA, notebook and pen/pencil. Satisfactory completion of a written exam required to receive a certificate. Minimum age, 18. Exterior Firefighter (ELEF) is a prerequisite. Limit 24. Allen Clark, Jr., $70 tuition + $15 lab fee, 6 CEUs PPRX 3660-79 4 Tuesdays & 3 Thursdays starting April 9, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and 3 Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Structural Firefighting: Live Burn Session (SBS) This course exposes you to live firefighting scenarios using the state-of-the art class A burn building where temperatures reach 1,000o F. Review SCBA procedures, accountability measures, hose line and ladder techniques and safety procedures. Turnout gear and SCBA required. Must have completed Essentials or Fundamentals of Firefighting. Minimum age, 18. Limit 24. Nelson Miller, $38 tuition + $15 lab fee, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 7703-79 Monday & Wednesday, April 8 & 10, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

ENROLL EARLY! Decisions to hold a class are based upon enrollment approximately one week prior to the start date. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy NEW - Truck Company Series

Ventilation Practices (TRVP)

There are 33 truck companies in Westmoreland County. Even if you don’t own an aerial, truck company operations are vitally important for a successful fire ground outcome. We are offering three core truck company classes that will help you achieve some of those important tasks: forcible entry, ventilation and truck company operations. Be the best ‘truckie’ you can be; register today.

Fire service ventilation involves removing the products of combustion from a building and replacing those with fresh, breathable air. Natural, mechanical, horizontal and vertical ventilation practices are covered as well as the concepts of positive pressure ventilation and defensive ventilation through trench cuts. You’ll need to provide a full set of turn-out gear and SCBA. Hands-on practice involves removing manmade smoke from a building and setting up and using the various tools and equipment. Kris Cattau, $28 tuition, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 8456-79 Monday & Wednesday, April 22 & 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Forcible Entry (TFE) Firefighters and rescue personnel must often gain rapid entry into locked or secured buildings. Forcible entry tools, building construction related to door and window assemblies, locking mechanisms, wall and ceiling entry techniques and hands-on practice using the center’s specialized forcible entry and through-the-lock props included. Instructor will utilize a recently constructed forcible entry prop. You must provide a full set of turnout gear including eye protection. Mark Ghion, $28 tuition, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 2555-79 Monday & Wednesday, March 18 & 20, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Truck Company Operations (TRCO) Basic truck company duties including hand and power tool operation, search and rescue and ventilation techniques are presented. Working with the engine company is also provided. Even if you don’t have an aerial, this class will provide valuable fire ground information. Turnout gear and SCBA required. Student should have completed Essentials or Fundamentals of Firefighting or have a minimum of three years of experience. Minimum age: 18. Tom Bonura, $28 tuition, 1.6 CEUs PPRX 8105-79 Monday & Wednesday, May 13 & 15, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

firefighter Certification testing Firefighter I Test May 17 & 18, 2013 Application deadline: 4 p.m., Friday, April 26 The next Firefighter I test will be October 25 & 26, 2013. Firefighter II Test September 13 & 14, 2013 Hazardous Materials Awareness Written Test April 2, 2013 Application deadline: March 13 Pumper Driver Operator Test June 14 & 15, 2013

For more information about Firefighter classes, contact David Hauger, coordinator/ Public Safety Training Center, 724-872-2447.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy support operations Heartsaver First Aid This is a basic first aid class which satisfies the first aid requirement for Firefighter I (CPR also required). For workers needing OSHA-compliant first aid training, first responders and the general public. Includes: rescuer safety, medical and injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. Wounds, bleeding, shock, stroke, seizures, allergic reactions, broken bones, sprains, bruises, choking, bites and stings, heat and cold emergencies, and poisonings are covered. Purchase and review Heartsaver First Aid text before class. David Hauger, $25 tuition + $8 material fee, .3 CEUs MEDX 3028-79 Monday, March 25, 7-10 p.m. MEDX 3028-01 Thursday, April 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

law Enforcement Practical Tactical Medicine I Develop tactics, techniques and procedures to administer medical aid for gunshot type wounds to self or others. Learn to maintain situational awareness in an extraordinary environment, such as an incident where active shooting is occurring. Training will enhance survival and emergency first responder skills for a wide variety of first responders (EMS, fire, law enforcement, security, military police, etc.) during an evolving incident possibly before tactical resources or backup arrives. Brian Mancuso, Dale Mahafkey, $60 tuition +$19 material fee, .8 CEUs from WCCC, 8 ConEd credits from PA DOH LAWX 6674-78 Wednesday, April 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Public Safety Training Center)

For more information about Law Enforcement & Tactical classes, call Bob Martin, coordinator/Law Enforcement & Homeland Security programs, 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4298

Unless otherwise noted, classes are for ages 18 and older. to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy municipal Police officers’ training academy Interested in an exciting career in police work? WCCC offers both a part-time and a full-time municipal police academy. This is our 34th year offering municipal police officer classes and our excellent instructors are ready to share their years of experiences and specialized training as county detectives, state troopers, patrol officers, K-9 officers, police chiefs and tactical operators.

2013 Police Academies The 2013 Part-time Police Academy began the first week of January 2013 and the fulltime academy begins June 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted February 1 through March 15, 2013.

NOTE: Nearly 50% of the applicants to the police academy fail the entrance physical fitness (PT) examination. Don’t let this happen to you. Download the WCCC Municipal Police Officers’ Training Academy Cadet Handbook, review and follow the physical fitness program suggestions outlined in the handbook. For more information, visit www.wccc.edu/policeacademy or call Bob Martin at 724-925-4298.

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PersonaL PuBLiCesnriChMenT afeTy act 180 – mandatory in-service Classes for Certified Police officers Registration Procedure Registration is by email only and must be made by the police chief. To register an officer(s) for a class, email act180@wccc.edu and provide the officer’s name(s), course title(s), date(s) and location(s) of the desired class(es). In addition, please provide contact information for the police department responsible for payment. Non-municipal law enforcement agencies must be on MPOETC’s pre-approved list prior to registering for classes. Cost to attend the 2013 MIST 180 is $14.85 per officer per class. If you have any questions regarding the classes or this registration procedure, call Bob Martin at 724-925-4298. The 2013 mandatory, in-service program requires all Municipal Police Officers complete 12 hours of classroom instruction, exclusive of administrative and examination time. There are four classes in 2013. Officers must take at least 12 hours of instruction; however, there is no requirement that you take all 12 hours of training at the same location or on consecutive days. For a complete schedule, go to www.wccc.edu/act180. The following are course descriptions for the 2013 Act 180 courses.

13-201 Legal Updates (3 Hours Required) This will cover important legal issues affecting, and important to, municipal police officers throughout the Commonwealth. This course will cover topics such as changes and updates to the criminal law, vehicle law, Rules of Criminal Procedure and other statues related to law enforcement. This course will also examine, review and explain significant court cases that are relevant to police officers in the Commonwealth from federal and state courts. The goal of the section will be to demonstrate how these cases have a direct impact on how police officers perform their customary duties. $14.85 tuition, .3 CEUs

13-334 Threat Assessment & Management (3 Hours Required) This course will discuss assessing and managing communicated and unspoken threats related to school/workplace violence, sexual crimes, stalking, cybercrimes (cyber stalking), domestic violence, and terrorism as an important component of police response. This course will address threat assessment principles, the process of identifying and analyzing threats, and the importance of devising interview/interrogation strategies which can assist the officer/investigator in their approach to threat cases. Participants will be provided with opportunities to review and analyze various samples of communication. $14.85 tuition, .3 CEUs

13-335 Managing Public Events (3 Hours Required) This course will provide examples of different types of public events and the challenges associated with managing them. Discussion will address protest groups, civil rights / social groups, public rallies and sporting event celebrations. Constitutional and tactical suggestions regarding the management of such demonstrations including crowd management/control tactics and logistics will be provided. Video footage will be used to illustrate challenges posed by such events. Using a case study, participants will practice how to apply principles addressed during instruction. $14.85 tuition, .3 CEUs

13-336 Emergency Vehicle Operation (3 Hours Required) This course will reinforce the importance of safe driving techniques and the need to be a focused driver. The course will focus on perceptual driving, night driving, vehicle inspections before the start of duty, driving in different types of weather, the use of seat belts, as well as the liability risks to the officer and the department. Additionally, this course will focus on the importance of three pursuit policies, review new Vehicle Code laws and pertinent case law that can affect pursuit and emergency response driving policy and procedures. The course will also contain information from the Below 100 initiative to reduce line of duty police deaths. $14.85 tuition, .3 CEUs

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PCersonaL usToMizeD enriChMenT Training EmPloYEE DEvEloPmEnt Do more with less. Work smarter, not harder. Maximize resources. Are these just buzzwords or necessary strategies to compete in today’s market? WCCC can help your business improve by providing employee training opportunities to fit your needs. Our workforce development staff have years of experience designing and delivering custom training to help improve employee performance and your bottom line. Call us today for high-quality, affordable training in these areas:

health & safety

Business Development

CPR, AED & Heartsaver First Aid

Customer Service Skills Improvement

Nurse Aide Training

Effective Communications

Emergency Medical Services

Project Management

Healthcare Professional Continuing

Business Continuity New Manager Workshop

Education OSHA Safety Training/Updates

Business Writing

Hazardous Materials

Team Building

Lockout/Tagout

Leadership Development

Operator Safety Training/Certification

manufacturing/Production Basic to Advanced Manual Machining

Computer skills Computer Basics Microsoft Office Applications: Word •

Blueprint/Schematic Reading

Access • Excel • Visio • PowerPoint •

CAD/CAM/CNC (Basic to Advanced)

Outlook • Project

Welding & Soldering

Website Design/Maintenance

Forklift Operation & Safety Industrial Electronics & PLC Operation

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Computer Networking

Pneumatics & Hydraulic Operations Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances

Online Marketing/Social Media Use

Additional and customized programs can be developed to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information contact: Don Stull coordinator/Workforce 724-925-4067 stulld@wccc.edu

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Jim Hayes director/Workforce Development 724-925-4090 hayesj@wccc.edu


new - natural Gas & oil technology Certificate Gain the skills and knowledge needed to join this fast growing industry The Natural Gas and Oil Technology credit certificate program will prepare you for entry level positions in the natural gas and oil industry including exploration, drilling, production, midstream, transportation, storage and distribution. According to the 2011 Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment, as drilling activity continues to increase between 2011-14, an estimated 18,500 - 30,000 jobs will be created in the natural gas industry. The program features classroom and lab activities as well as field experiences to supplement the learning process. This program is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training.

For more information, contact the WCCC Workforce Development Division at 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4104.

Pay less. Earn more. WCCC is the best educational value in Pa. one year’s cost at $3,330 is far less than the average tuition and fees of a state university $15,014 or private college - $32,790.*

earning an associate degree increases lifetime earnings by nearly $200,000 compared to those with less education.** Choose from our 65+ high demand career fields like nursing, welding or culinary arts or transfer credits to a four-year university.

Learn more by visiting wccc.edu or calling 1-800-262-2103. You Can aFFord suCCess

WCCC is an affirmative action equal opportunity college. *Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics **Source: Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce

to register, call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 or go to wccc.edu

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PersonaL regisTraTion enriChMenT Call 724-925-4204 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4204 monday - friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

tuition

Visit wccc.edu – anytime

Tuition costs listed apply to Westmoreland County residents. Residents of other counties are charged double tuition. Payment may be made by check and MasterCard or VISA credit cards.

refund Policy All refunds are calculated from the official starting date of the course. The number of days or weeks to determine refunds is calculated by counting the actual days from the starting date of the course and not by counting the course meeting dates. For courses meeting one week or less: If you officially drop before the course starts, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after this date. For courses two weeks through four weeks: If you officially drop through the first three days of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after this date. For courses five weeks through nine weeks: If you officially drop through the first week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after the first week of the course. For courses of 10 weeks through 19 weeks: If you officially drop through the second week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. There are no refunds after the second week of the course. For courses 20 weeks through 29 weeks: If you officially drop through the second week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. If you officially drop during the third or fourth week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 60% refund of tuition. There are no refunds after the fourth week of the course. For courses 30 weeks or longer: If you officially drop through the third week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. If you officially drop during the fourth, fifth or sixth week of the course, you may be eligible to receive a 60% refund of tuition. There are no refunds after the sixth week of the course.

tuition reduction for older adults If you are a Pennsylvania resident age 60 or older, you may be eligible for a 50 percent reduction in tuition when you enroll in continuing education classes. Enrollment with a tuition reduction is contingent upon space availability in the class. This reduction applies only to tuition charges and not to textbooks, equipment/supplies, or any fees. To enroll, call the Registration Center.

Class Cancellation Class cancellations and college closing due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions will be announced on area radio and television stations and the Internet. As road conditions vary widely during inclement weather, you are advised to use your own judgment in deciding whether to attend classes.

Purchasing textbooks The Youngwood Campus Bookstore normal hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday. See our website - wccc.edu - for extended hours of operation before and during the start of the semester. Textbooks should be purchased at the main campus in Youngwood. If you are unable to travel to the main campus, please call the bookstore at 724-925-4174 or 1-800-262-2103, ext. 4174 for other options. Most textbooks are available at least two weeks before the beginning of each semester. Specific information concerning your textbooks and a booklist can be obtained by calling your campus bookstore. You must contact the Registration Center or go to wccc.edu to officially drop a course. If you do not officially drop, you remain obligated for all tuition and fees.

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PersonaL siTe DireCTions enriChMenT Bushy run Education Center,

6707 Mellon Rd., Export, PA 15632

From Greensburg: Take Route 66 North to Route 22 heading west toward Pittsburgh. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Mellon Road and proceed approximately 1.5 miles. The Bushy Run Center is on the left. From Murrysville: Head east on Route 22 toward Delmont. Turn right at the trafic light onto Mellon Road and proceed 1.5 miles.

fayette County Education Center,

140 N. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown, PA 15401

From U.S. 119 South: Take the PA Route 51 ramp to Pittsburgh Street. Turn left on Route 51 South/Pittsburgh Road and continue to follow Route 51 South. Turn left onto W. Penn Street and then turn left onto North Beeson Blvd. From PA 21 Roy E. Furman Highway: Turn right onto US 40 East. Turn left onto Beeson Blvd. and follow to 140 North Beeson Blvd.

Greene County Education Center,

100 EverGreene Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370

From I-79 North or South: Take Waynesburg (Exit 14) onto Route 21 East. Proceed to the first traffic light and make a left onto Progress Drive. Proceed left. Make the first right curve which will take you to EverGreene Technology Park. WCCC is located on the right side of the building. From 21 West: Proceed under I-79 and follow the directions above. From 21 East: Make a right onto Progress Drive at the light just after the Greene County Airport and follow the directions above.

indiana County Community College Center,

45 Airport Rd., Indiana, PA 15701

From Blairsville: Take Route 119 North to the Clymer/Indiana Exit and exit at Clymer Route 286. From Punxsutawney: Take Route 119 South and exit at the Clymer/Indiana Exit and exit at Clymer Route 286. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Airport Road. Continue approximately 100 yards and turn left into the parking lot.

laurel Education Center,

Seventeen Lloyd Ave., Latrobe, PA 15650

From Route 30: Take Route 981 North toward Latrobe. (Route 981 becomes Lloyd Avenue.) The center is located on the right just before crossing the Loyalhanna Creek Bridge. From Route 22-New Alexandria: Take Route 981 South and turn right onto Derry Road at the traffic light. Cross the Loyalhanna Creek Bridge. The center is the second building on the left.

mon valley Education Center,

1181 Fells Church Rd., Belle Vernon, PA 15012

From Route 51 North: Make the first left turn at the traffic light (past Bill’s Golfland) at Robbie’s Cream Delight. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right at the light. From Route 51 South: Make the right turn (1/2 mile past CoGo’s) at the United Mine Workers Headquarters. Proceed 1 mile and turn left into the college parking lot before the traffic light.

new Kensington Education Center,

1150 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068

From 9th Street Bridge: At the second traffic signal, turn left onto 4th Ave. Proceed and turn right onto Heilman Drive.Turn right onto 5th Ave. The Center is located on the left. From Greensburg Road: At the Parnassus Intersection, (CVS Pharmacy), proceed straight through the traffic signal onto Industrial Blvd. Stay on Industrial Blvd. through town and past the 9th Street Bridge. At the stop sign, proceed straight. Turn right onto 5th Ave. The Center is located on the left.

Public safety training Center,

65 Public Safety Drive, Smithton, PA 15479

From I-70 W (New Stanton and PA Turnpike, exit 75): Take I-70 W 8 miles from New Stanton to the Smithton exit (no. 49). Exit and turn left at the stop sign. Proceed 100 ft. to the next stop sign. Turn right onto Fitz Henry Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn right onto Reduction Road. Proceed 1 mile to the PSTC entrance on the left. From I-70 E (Belle Vernon and I-79): Proceed on I-70 E to the Smithton exit (no. 49). Exit and turn left at the stop sign onto Fitz Henry Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn right onto Reduction Road. Proceed 1 mile to the PSTC entrance on the left.

Youngwood Campus,

145, Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697

From Greensburg and Route 30: Take Route 119 South into Youngwood. At the third traffic light, Depot Street, turn left and proceed one mile to the college, located on the right. From the PA Turnpike–New Stanton, Rt. 119 or I-70: Take Route 119 North into Youngwood. At the fourth traffic light, Depot Street, turn right and proceed one mile to the college, located on the right.

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College Closing/ Class Cancellation Guide Due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, WCCC may cancel classes or close the college. Please refer to the following guidelines:

announcements • A “College Closed” announcement means that all classes - credit/noncredit & day/evening are cancelled at the Youngwood campus & all education centers. • Education centers may close independently of the Youngwood campus & each other.

information sources Internet wccc.edu Television KDKA-TV WTAE-TV WPXI-TV WJAC-TV PCNC-TV Radio KDKA – 1020-AM WANB – 1580 AM/103.1 FM WCCS – 1160 AM WCNS – 1480 AM WDAD – 1450 AM WLCY – 106.3 FM WMBS – 590 AM WQMU – 92.5 FM

Parking Please exercise caution when driving on college parking lots & walking on roadways & sidewalks. When in doubt about weather/driving conditions, please exercise your best discretion!

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Are you 55 or older looking for employment? Contact the Westmoreland County Community College

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) If you are 55 or older, unemployed and a resident of Cambria, Fayette, Greene or Westmoreland County and meet the income guidelines, you may be eligible for the SCSEP. Highlights of the program include: • Earn while you learn (20 hours each week at $7.25/hr.) • Placement in a nonprofit agency for training • Upgrade existing skills or acquire new skills • Job search assistance For more information about the SCSEP at WCCC, call 1-800-262-2103, extension 4066. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, National Council on the Aging and the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging.

We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. If you have special knowledge or a skill that you would like to share with others, please complete a course proposal. Visit our website at wccc.edu/CEproposal for a course proposal form and to view directions and deadlines for submission. 58


WCCC Continuing Education

Community survey

there’s more to life! learn something new! What do YOU want to learn? Are there classes you would like to take that are not presently being offered by WCCC? Tell us what they are. To complete an online survey, go to wccc.edu/cesurvey Thank you!

ONLINE Don’t see what you’re looking for in this catalog?

Check out our Online Instruction Center where you have access to over 300 diverse learning opportunities. Each online course with our Ed2Go partner is just 6 weeks long, with two lessons released per week on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can access the course any time, and you do not need to be present when lessons are released to your email.

Visit www.ed2go.com/wcconed for more information.


Growing & Preserving Organic Vegetables (page 8) Tai Chi (page 8) Walk Live (page 9) Yoga (page 9)

Postmaster, please deliver January 22-26, 2013

Brain Fitness (page 6)

145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697-1898

Join us for classes designed for healthy eating and living.

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