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Community Education Program

The Community Education program at Calhoun Community College offers something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, or want to start your own business, we have a class for you. Classes are designed to provide you with the skills you need to pursue your goals. We offer non-credit and online classes for adults and children during convenient times to meet your busy schedule. We look forward to seeing you in a community education class. Sign up today and join the fun!

For registration and information, call 256-260-2462 or 256-306-2928. 

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Pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START DATE

PAINTING PIZAZZ ($35, includes all supplies)

Join us for a fun night out sparking your inner creativity while using acrylic paints to produce a finished work of art in one sitting.  This class requires no previous painting or drawing experience.  Bring a friend, bring your spouse, or come alone. 
Great for a girls' night out, mother and daughter night, date night, church groups, even bridal parties. 

For beginning to advanced painters, ages 10 and up.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Course Code: CEI 714
Location: Alabama Center for the Arts, Room 208
Instructor: Robyn Locke

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00-8:30pm - Pumpkin
Registration Deadline October 7!

 


Tuesday, November 4, 6:00-8:30pm - Tuscan Village
Registration Deadline October 21



Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-8:30pm - Peacock
Registration Deadline November 4!

Tuesday, December 2, 6:00-8:30pm - Snowman
Registration Deadline November 18!

Tuesday, December 13, 3:00-5:30pm - Snow Scene
Registration Deadline November 25!



About the Instructor:  Robyn Locke is a graduate from Athens State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Arts. She also hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Graphics, both from Calhoun Community College. She is an exhibiting artist, graphic designer, photographer, and painter.

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digital photographyDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PART 1  ($105, Includes student manual)

This one day class in Introduction to Digital Photography class is taught from the beginner's point of view.  Students will learn to operate various camera controls and functions, lighting, exposure, and basic composition.  The class will take a field trip to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens to try out their new skills.  Admission is $12; lunch in not provided. 
Some popular consumer models include the Nikon D3100, D5100, D7000, and Canon Rebel Ti Series cameras. For questions, please email the instructor, Eric Mittman, at emittman@me.com  Bring your own digital SLR camera and instruction book.

Course Code:  CEI 702
Location:        Alabama Center for the Arts, Room 213
Instructor:       Eric Mittman
Date/Time:     Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline is October 2!




Digital Photography, Part 2   ( $110, includes student manual)

Course Code: CEI 703
Instructor:        Eric Mittman
Location:         Alabama Center for the Arts, Room 213
Date/Time:      Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
This Intermediate Digital Photography class includes in-depth discussions on composition, lighting, and posing.  The afternoon field trip provides an opportunity to practice your skills with a visit to The Huntsville Botanical Gardens or the North Alabama Railroad Depot, depending on the group's preference.  Admission to the Botanical Garden is $12; lunch is not provided.  Class is limited to 8 students to provide one-on-one instruction..

About the Instructor:  Eric Mittman (MS - Art Education, Florida State University) is the Photography Program Director at Sparkman High School where has has taought film and digital photography for the past 10 years.  he also teaches Art Appreciation courses at Calhoun Community College in the evenings.


BRING YOU OWN DIGITAL SLR CAMERA AND INSTRUCTION BOOK.

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INTRODUCTION TO GUITAR ($109 online class)

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you‘ve always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you’ll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and pdetailed illustrations. First, you’ll get to know all the parts of your guitar, from frets to strings, and learn how to tune your instrument. After that, you’ll explore the fundamentals of music notation and find out how to produce clear, beautiful notes and chords. You’ll also discover how to control your rhythm, tempo, and volume, and how to express yourself artistically. The classical guitar skills you’ll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and- western. And that’s not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that’s what you’ll do. You’ll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn. Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you’re finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates:  October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014
Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus . Classes begin each month

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 DISCOVER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ($109 online class)

Join us and explore the world of digital photography! Discover Digital Photography provides an introduction to the fascinating technology that has catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. You'll explore a broad overview of the basics of digital photography, equipment, software, the digital darkroom, printing, using photos on the Internet and with e-mail, along with commercial and personal applications. discoverYou'll learn how to decide what equipment and software is best for your personal digital photography needs, what you can do with digital photography after you've taken the pictures, and what you can expect to invest. Whether you're new to photography or a long-time photographer looking for a complement to traditional photography, this class will provide an introduction to new opportunities for putting digital photography to use. This course serves as an excellent introduction before taking Secrets of Better Photography where we focus our time on camera settings, features, and the mechanics of taking better pictures.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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SECRETS OF BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY ($109 online class)

Designed for both film and digital photographers, this course is filled with tips and tricks to help you take better photographs. You'll learn the basic technology that all cameras use, and you'll receive helpful information on exposure and lighting. You'll also explore strategies for taking excellent photos in all types of situations, including portraiture, landscape, macro and still life.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates:  October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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PHOTOSHOP CS6 For the Digital Photographer ($109 online class)

Adobe's Photoshop CS6 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, you'll master techniques to make the most of your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.

In Photoshop CS6, Adobe has combined the power of their award-winning technology with sophisticated tools that produce dynamic results. This course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for email and the Web. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing.

As the high-end program in Adobe's collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CS6 gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you'll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!

Note: For students who have taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer with CS3 or CS4

As of January, 2011, Our Photoshop for the Digital Photographer course has been substantially expanded, rewritten, and updated and is now offered in a two-course format. If you've previously taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer, here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering the new CS6 courses.

Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer will be a review for most of you. It's updated and expanded and includes CS6-specific content, covering some subjects in more detail, but overall the basic information doesn't change that much from version to version. You'll find these additions to this course:

  • More detail on sizing, shaping, and image resolution
  • More extensive coverage of raw files and using the Camera Raw tool
  • More information on using Histograms

The second course, Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II, builds on the first course and is a mix of some material from previous versions of the course and completely new topics, along with the new CS6 features. This material will be primarily new for returning students.

So which class to take? If you've taken one of my Photoshop for the Digital Photographer courses and feel comfortable with Photoshop and CS6 for basic work, you'll do well in Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II. If you'd like a refresher with updated material for CS6 and some expanded coverage, you may want to start with Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer. And, of course, students new to Photoshop should start with this course as well.

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS II FOR THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER ($109 online class)

Bring out the best in your photos! In this course, you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 to do everything from quick fixes to detailed enhancements that will greatly improve the look of your images. Even if you've got no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished user. It's also a great solution if you're upgrading from an earlier version of Photoshop Elements.

As you explore this program's many easy-to-use features, you'll gain control of Photoshop Elements' award-winning technology. Elements is so well designed that even from the start, you'll be able to get results that you never imagined possible. You'll master techniques for editing images, fixing flaws, enhancing the final product, creating simple art projects, preparing images for email and the Web, and organizing your images.

With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, this course makes it easy to learn how to edit your images like a pro. You'll also get plenty of practice as you complete fun, hands-on exercises that ensure you understand the basics of this program as well as more advanced techniques.

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN ($109 online class)

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you’ll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field.

Because interior design is constantly evolving, you’ll also learn about some of the latest trends affecting the industry. You’ll investigate “green” sustainable design, and you’ll find out how to modify your designs for people with special needs.

As you master design skills step-by-step, you’ll complete your first project: a fully developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections. Your new knowledge and hands-on practice will give you the confidence you need to start creating beautiful residential interiors for yourself and others.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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Learn to Sell on EBay

Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item.  If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our experience instructors will guide you every step of the way.  You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar, and how to create and upload photos of the items you are selling.  You'll also learn how to safely conduct financial transactions, how to accept credit card payments, and how to pack and ship any item hassle-free. 

If you're a buyer, you'll learn how to value almost any item up for auction, how to get the best possible price, how to protect yourself against fraud, and how to compete effectively against other bidders.

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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 UPHOLSTERY  ($399)

Gain the skills and knowledge to recover your own furniture! Students will need to provide their own project and fabric.

Course Code:  CEI 774
Location:         Decatur Campus, Center for Business and Industry Training, Room 102
Instructor:        Harold Wesley

Evenings 5:00pm-9:00pm  
Mondays, November 3, 2014 - January 26, 2015      
No class on Monday, December 29, 2014
Registration Deadline, October 13!

Days 9:00am-1:00pm
Mondays, October 27, 2014 - January 19, 2015
No class on Monday, December 29, 2014
Registration Deadline, October 6!

BEGINNING SIGN LANGUAGE ($125, includes student manual)

Welcome to learning the most beautiful language in the world. In this fun course you will learn American Sign Language vocabulary and Pidgin Signed English sentence structure for basic communication with the deaf and hearing impaired. Sign language dictionary is recommended but not required. Ages 10+

Course Code: CEI 723
CRN#      3364 ($125.00, includes manual)
CRN#      3365 ($115.00, without manual)
Location: Alabama Center for the Arts, Room 312
Instructor: Jeanie Parker
Dates/Times:   Tuesdays, November 4 - December 9, 2014
                       6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
       
About the Instructor:  Jeanie Parker was a student at Calhoun Community College and is a graduate from the University of Montevallo where she received a BS in Education of the Hearing Impaired.  She has been teaching Deaf Education and Sign Language classes for over 15 years in the state of Alabama and Tennessee

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INTERMEDIATE SIGN LANGUAGE ($125, includes student manual)

In this interactive course you will build on the foundation learned in the introductory class with the American Sign Language vocabulary and Pidgin Signed English sentence structure for communication with the deaf and hearing impaired. Ages 10+

Course Code: CEI 747
CRN#: 3366
Location: Alabama Center for the Arts, Room 113
Instructor: Jeanie Parker
Dates/Times: Tuesdays, January 6 - February 10, 2015, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Costs: ($125.00, includes manual); ($115.00, without manual)

About the Instructor:  Jeanie Parker was a student at Calhoun Community College and is a graduate from the University of Montevallo where she received a BS in Education of the Hearing Impaired.  She has been teaching Deaf Education and Sign Language classes for over 15 years in the state of Alabama and Tennessee

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SPEED SPANISH ($109 online class)

Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014
Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ($109 online class)

Are you struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients? If so, here’s the perfect solution. Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this fun and simple course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your résumé can broaden your career horizons. But you’re a busy person, and you don’t have time to waste—so this course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the survival Spanish medical personnel really need to know in a medical setting.

Starting with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, you'll move right into simple words for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. Next, you’ll get to the meat of the course as you discover how to ask about pain, symptoms, medical histories, insurance, and patients’ feelings. You’ll also learn how to talk about body parts, diets, and medical care and treatment. Along the way, entertaining games and stories will help you practice your new vocabulary as you gain awareness about Latin American culture.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a strong foundation in basic medical Spanish that you can build on for years to come. ¡Vamos! (Let's go!)

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ($109 online class)

With more and more Spanish-speaking people living in the United States every year, learning the Spanish language is becoming ever more important—especially in the field of law enforcement, where clear and quick communication is crucial. Mastering basic Spanish will give you more power to handle situations involving Spanish-speaking victims, witnesses, or criminals. It’s a smart career move as well, because adding Spanish skills to your résumé can open the door to new job opportunities.

Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this course will teach you the basic Spanish phrases you need for everything from making casual conversation to handling life-or-death situations. You’ll start with simple vocabulary for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. Next, you’ll learn Spanish terminology you can use during arrests, traffic stops, medical emergencies, and many other common law enforcement situations.

In this course, you’ll focus specifically on Spanish for law enforcement personnel, skipping the “touristy” phrases you don’t need to know. And to make your learning easy and painless, the course is sprinkled with fun games and stories. So if you’re having flashbacks to your boring high school Spanish class, don’t worry—you can learn Spanish and have fun at the same time. By the end of this course, you’ll be well on your way to being a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish speakers all around you.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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MERRILL REAM SPEED READING ($109 online class)

Are you struggling to keep up with a flood of email, articles, reports, books, and other printed matter? Save yourself oodles of time by learning to read faster and with better comprehension from acclaimed speed reading expert Dr. Merrill Ream. This course is a complete speed reading experience. Topics are presented in a logical progression with plenty of time to help you master the skills and techniques you'll need for lasting proficiency as a speed reader.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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SAT/ACT TEST PREPARATION – PART 1 ($109 online class)

Making the decision to attend college is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This course will prepare you for both tests.

Both the ACT and the SAT contain verbal and math question types. SAT/ACT Preparation Part I will give you all the information you need to do well on the verbal questions of the ACT and the new SAT. The ACT verbal sections are called the Reading Test, the English Test, and the Science Test. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you'll be tested on in the ACT. You'll also learn how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test.

Beginning in 2005, the ACT began offering an optional essay test. If you choose to take the essay test, our course will show you how to do your best writing in the short period of time you'll be given.

In 2005, the SAT verbal questions also changed. The lessons in this course are designed to prepare you for those changes. The new verbal sections are called Writing and Critical Reading. The Critical Reading section consists of sentence completions and reading comprehension of both long and short passages. You’ll learn how to answer both types of questions in the most time-efficient manner. The SAT also contains a new Writing section, which includes a student-written essay and multiple-choice questions about grammar and English usage. This course will prepare you to write the type of essays that grading officials are looking for, and will provide you with a grammar and usage review that's specific to the rules you'll be tested on in the new SAT.

In addition to preparing you for specific question types on both exams, this course will give you pointers in time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Weekly assignments will encourage you to work with your fellow classmates and your instructor to maximize your performance on all aspects of the verbal questions of the ACT and SAT.

This course and its follow-up will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best potential score!

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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GMAT PREPARATION ($109 online class)

Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must. Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. You'll review the more familiar questions and learn how to approach question types that may be new to you, like critical reasoning and data sufficiency. In the verbal lessons, we will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension questions, sentence correction questions, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment. In the quantitative lessons, we provide a comprehensive math review and techniques for tackling both problem solving and data sufficiency questions. You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, which is the best way to prepare for any standardized test.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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GRE PREPARATION – PART 1 (VERBAL AND ANALYTICAL) ($109 online class)

This course covers all question types on the verbal and analytical sections of the GRE. We will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension, analogies, sentence completions, antonyms, and logical and analytical reasoning questions. We will cover time saving techniques for both the paper based and computer administrations of the test.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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GRE PREPARATION – PART 2 (QUANTITATIVE) ($109 online class)

This course features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, discrete quantitative, and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. We will also cover time saving techniques for both the paper-based and computer administrations of the test.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

 

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS ($109 online class)

Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Suitable for either a small business or an individual household, this course is sure to increase financial awareness and accountability.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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COMPUTER SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE ($109 online class)

Most jobs today require a working knowledge of certain computer skills. Employers seek and reward employees with the skills and knowledge to send messages across the country via e-mail; use a spreadsheet to create a graph and paste it into a report; add and edit data in a database; understand the implications of file sizes, memory limitations, and network arrangements; and recognize the function and features of modern computer components. Any job candidate who already possesses these skills will stand above those who do not.

This course is designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today's fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We'll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS 2013 ($109 online class)

Learn how to quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your small business with this powerful accounting software program.

In 12 lessons, you'll master the tools you'll need to set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.

With QuickBooks, you get the same ease of use of Quicken coupled with a more traditional approach to accounting to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of financial accounting for your business.

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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C++ FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER ($109 online class)

Learn how to program in C++ from a master programming instructor and published author. In this project-oriented course, you'll skip all the gobbledygook and get right to programming--even if you have no prior programming experience! Before you know it, you'll be putting together programs that have their own windows and controls, and you'll see how easy programming really is.

In the course, you'll see how the world around us is built up by objects--things that have qualities and capabilities, and you'll explore how you can take that information and write a computer program that models the world around us. You'll then see that this is the actual technique that professional programmers use to build their programs. By the end of the course, you'll be using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition to write real programs for Microsoft Windows.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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INTRODUCTION TO CSS AND XHTML ($109 online class)

Learn how to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of Web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. The new standard for Web developers is to use CSS3 and HTML5.
CSS3 and HTML5 not only make it easier for you to build and manage large Web sites, these powerful languages can also give you more precise control over the appearance of every page you build. Almost every Web development tool--including Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expressions Web, and Visual Web Developer--offer support for CSS3 and HTML5.

This course will provide you with the foundation you'll need to master two critical and fast-growing new Web languages. If you're a Web developer, why not begin your transition to CSS3 and HTML5 today?

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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INTRODUCTION TO JAVA PROGRAMMING ($109 online class)

If you want to learn computer programming but don't have any prior experience, you'll enjoy a tour of Java, one of the most widely used computer languages in the world. It’s a breeze to learn in a friendly and supportive environment. Start with the basics of program design and go on to write your own programs and integrate input and output, calculations, decision making, and loops. Build your knowledge and confidence with easy-to-understand examples and plenty of skill-building exercises. So whether you just want to try it out to see if you like it or plan on doing more with Java, this is a great place to start!

We’ll use the latest release of Java, from Sun Microsystems, the company that maintains and supports the language. We’ll also use BlueJ, a graphical development environment designed especially for students. Both are free open-source products, and I’ll give you the proper instructions to download them. By the time we’re done, you’ll be comfortable with Java programming and ready for more!

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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INTRODUCTION TO SQL ($109 online class)

Learn the key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL) and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You'll learn the basic structure of relational databases, how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements, and advanced data manipulation techniques.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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CREATING WEB PAGES ($109 online class)

Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six week workshop. First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidance, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, tables, hot buttons, and animation. You'll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ($109 online class)

There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT ($109 online class)

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management.
You will learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you'll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job.
You will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager's job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people's performance.
Finally, you will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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A to Z GRANT WRITING ($109 online class)

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

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers.

Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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MEDICAL CODING ($109 online class)

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.

We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body—integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems.

Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder!

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD ASSOCIATION APPROACH ($109 online class)

This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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EXPLORE A CAREER AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT ($109 online class)

Learn what it takes to have a successful career as an administrative medical assistant in the exciting and high-demand world of healthcare.
In this course, you’ll master the basics of scheduling patients’ appointments, surgeries, and hospital admissions. In addition, you’ll discover how to create, maintain, and file medical charts. You’ll also find out how to verify patients’ insurance, create encounter forms (charge tickets), post charges, obtain pre-authorizations from insurers, and schedule return visits.

After that, we’ll go behind the scenes as you learn how to apply diagnostic and procedure codes to patients’ accounts and bill their insurance companies. Next, we’ll explore additional accounts receivable tasks including posting payments and adjustments, billing secondary insurance, and following up on unpaid insurance claims. You’ll also learn what a day sheet is, why it’s important, and how to keep track of all your patient accounts on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.

Finally, we’ll delve into the basics of keeping a medical office running smoothly—from ordering supplies to scheduling staff meetings and making travel arrangements.

If you’re organized, you’re a “people person,” and you’re interested in a secure job in the healthcare field, a career as an administrative medical assistant may be just what you’re looking for. This course will set you on the path to that career and help you determine which aspect of medical information management—from patient contact to billing and coding—suits you best.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL HEALTH AND HEALING ($109 online class)

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? If so, then this is the course for you! We'll discuss the various stages of health and illness, and you'll discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You'll start a personal health journal to evaluate your current lifestyle and observe how your behaviors can affect your health. We'll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself. You'll find out about proper breathing techniques that enhance heath, and you'll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting. We'll also examine using the power of the mind for healing the body--discussing brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. You'll see the great power of belief. Then we'll delve into vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, free radicals, and the basic requirements that constitute a healthy diet. After our talk, you'll be able to develop menus that improve health. We'll also look at herbal healing, aromatherapy, body therapies, massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, yoga, Feng Shui, therapeutic touch, natural remedies for common emergencies, and much more. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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BECOME A VETERINARY ASSISTANT ($109 online class)

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to prepare for work in veterinary hospitals.

What vaccinations do cats and dogs really need and how often should they be given? What is the best way to control fleas? What do you do if your dog has a cut? What is the best way to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course will answer all these questions and more.
You'll learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues. You’ll understand how to treat and prevent parasites, including roundworms and heartworms. You’ll even learn the facts of life, as it pertains to dogs and cats.

You'll explore current thoughts on spaying and neutering, and how to deal with the very emotional issues of euthanasia, pet loss, and how best to assist clients in a time of need.

Special lessons will target specific aspects of veterinary assistant duties. Did you know that a veterinary assistant needs to dispense medications just like a pharmacist? You’ll learn how to interpret medical prescriptions that look like Greek scribbles to the untrained eye.
You'll also understand the hazards of working in a veterinary setting so that you can protect yourself from x-ray exposure, infections carried by animals, and potential damage from teeth and claws.

Veterinary hospitals are small businesses, not just places of medicine, so you will also gain a complete understanding of their economics - how income is generated and where it goes. You will also explore marketing and communication because they are essential factors in making a business successful.

Even if you are already employed in a veterinary hospital, you will find this course invaluable in helping you understand the reasoning behind decisions and recommendations made by veterinarians. And if you're a pet owner, this course will help you better assess the quality of veterinary care your pets receive.

Duration of Access: 6 weeks

Session Start Dates: October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2014

Register online at www.ed2go.com/calhounccalus. Classes begin each month.

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Calhoun Community College, in partnership with Education 2 Go, offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get an award of completion from your learning institution. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Courses are offered in:

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Business Writing, Creative Writing, Grant Writing, and Publishing.

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