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Natural health, writing your life's story, focus of two Extended Ed courses

10/1/2002
October 1, 2002

The Center for Extended and Distance Education will offer 18 skills-training and life-enrichment courses in October, and many are online.

"Microsoft Word Basics” guides students as they explore the capabilities of MS Word. Students will learn to create, edit and organize documents; and make letters, tables, flyers and invitations. Classes meet 6-8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 14-28, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville. The course fee is $81, the textbook is $26, and the lab fee is $5.

“Basic Bookkeeping for Beginners” teaches students both ledger and computer bookkeeping systems for business record keeping, payroll processing and preparing financial statements. Classes meet 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville. The course fee is $82, the textbook costs $25, and the lab fee is $5.

“Sign Language—Intermediate” teaches conversational-level sign language, using both expressive and receptive signing in the context of phrases and sentences. The course is offered from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19, at 106 Public Square, Clarksville. The course fee is $81, and the textbook costs $19.

The following courses are part of a certificate of gerontology online program:

“Healthy Aging” discusses healthy aging as it relates to cultural comparisons, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition, physical and social activity, sleep issues, sexuality and spirituality. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $51.

“Death and Dying” gives the health care professional an understanding of the psychological, physical, social and spiritual aspects of death and dying for older adults by discussing the role of culture, hospice care, advance directives and spiritual rituals. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $51.

Three courses will be offered as part of the paralegal certification program. All are online courses.

“Paralegal Certification: Part 1” provides an overview of common legal documents, trains you to prepare sample documents and teaches you to analyze legal problems. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $195.

“Paralegal Certification: Part 4” gives students the skills needed to conduct legal research. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $195.

“Paralegal Certification: Part 5” teaches students how to use computers to assist in legal research. Students will practice legal writing skills by preparing a sample appellate brief. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $195.

“Evidence Law” teaches the basic principles of law as it deals with gathering, preparing and presenting evidence in both civil and criminal cases. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $79.

“CGI Programming for the Web,” an online course, teaches students CGI and Perl programming languages, which allow them to make Web sites more interactive and informative. The course runs from Oct. 16- Nov. 22 at a fee of $60.

The Center also will offer several skills training courses. All the following are online courses:

“PhotoShop 6 for the Absolute Beginner” will teach PhotoShop for graphic design work with simple, detailed, step-by-step instructions. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $65.

“MS Publisher Basics” teaches students how to create a professional brochure, newsletter and Web site. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $59.

“Introduction to Windows XP” teaches how Windows XP supports the new Microsoft.NET strategy and the new computer language XML. Students will learn to work with text, pictures, photos, sound, music, DVD, interactive TV and video. They also will create shortcuts, customize the interface, take full advantage of the Internet and even build a local area network (LAN). The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $59.

“Write Your Life Story,” walks you step-by-step through the process of documenting your own life story. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $65.

“Introduction to Natural Health and Healing," explores areas of natural health such as naturopathy, aromatherapy, nutritional healing and body therapies for an overall healthy lifestyle and healing environment. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $65.

“Stress S.O.S. for Women” teaches women to handle stress unique to their gender by increasing energy levels, self-esteem and assertiveness. The course runs Oct. 16-Nov. 22 at a fee of $65.

Extended Education also will offer the following general interest courses:

“Parents, Children and Divorce—Montgomery County” is the state-mandated course divorcing parents with minor children are required to take before the divorce is granted. The father and mother do not attend class at the same time, and children are not permitted to attend. Classes will be held from 5:45-9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in Clement 132. The course and textbook fee is $30.

“Motorcycle: Basic Rider Course” provides basic mental and motor skills for new riders. The course meets from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-20, in room 110 of the Armory. The course fee is $156.