Upcoming Community Classes

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Unless otherwise notated, all classes will be held in the Work Force & Community Education Building located in front of the main WVU Parkersburg campus. Seating is limited. Call or email today to reserve your seat:

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Debi Lockhart Administrative Secretary, Senior Workforce & Community EducationCCAT
Work Phone: 304.424.8277
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Class Day/Date/Time Cost Description
Aluminum Welding Thursday, March 19 – May 21, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.OR

Fridays, March 20 -
May 29 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

$800 10-week course to learn the intricate skill of aluminum welding. Several local employers are seeking employees who can aluminum weld. Register now by calling 304.424.8277STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO HAVE OWN PPE: Steel toe boots, welding helmet, green welding jacket, ear plugs, cape, leather welding gloves, safety glasses, wire brush.
Fly Fishing for Beginners Fridays, March 6 – June 5, 2015 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.(excluding April 3rd, and April 17th)

Main Bldg RM 1314

 $150 12- week course teaching all aspects of the fly-fishing sport. Classroom and hands-on practice.
(There are also two opportunities to participate in fly fishing excursions during the course. Additional fees will apply.)
Meditation for Older Adults Thursday, March 5, 2015 and March 12, 2015Morning Sessions9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Main Campus Bldg RM 1535

 $10 / session One-Hour meditation group which focuses on sharpening the senses, deepening one’s own spiritual awareness, improving short term memory and maintaining mindfulness for the continuous improvement in the quality of a conscious life. This course will introduce various techniques in accessing meditative states. Discussion will follow practice to explore individual and universal experiences we encounter when starting our meditative journey. Comfortable clothing is necessary. Please bring something comfortable to sit on (Yoga mat, pillow, blanket etc.)
Meditation (General) Thursday, March 5, 2015  and March 12, 2015Evening sessions5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Main Bldg RM 1535  $10 /session Learn how to effectively establish meditative practice to deepen your awareness and reduce the damaging effects of chronic stress. Meditation is an invaluable tool to increase mental clarity, feeling at ease in the heart and living strong in your authentic self. Comfortable clothing is necessary. Please bring something comfortable to sit on (Yoga mat, pillow, blanket etc.)
iPad Basics 1 Thursdays, March 19 and March 26, 2015.9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Must attend both sessions.  $30
(includes both sessions)
Learn how to effectively use the basic functions and applications that the iPad offers. Topics include mastering the touch screen, communicating through e-mail and Skype, accessing websites, downloading e-books and playing games. (Participants must bring own iPads)
American Sign Language for Beginners Thursday EveningsMarch 19 – April 30, 2015 (No class on March 30, 2015)6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  $50 6-week beginner American Sign Language course focusing on finger spelling, counting, basic sign language skills, general knowledge, conversation and usage.
Constellations Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:30 a.m. – Noon
 $15 An introduction to the study of star groupings known as constellations. The lesson will explain and illustrate the history of constellations and their use in modern astronomy. In addition, other star groupings, such as asterisms and star clusters, will be examined. The motions of the Earth through its annual orbit around the sun and its travels through the various constellations of the zodiac will be discussed and demonstrated visually.
Basic First Aid Thursdays, April 16 and April 23, 201510 a.m. – NoonMust attend both sessions.Must pre-register at least 1 week prior to course start date.  $30 This instructor-led classroom course teaches how to recognize everyday emergencies and care for an injury or illness until professional help arrives. NSC® First Aid is taught using a combination of instructor, “Watch-then-Practice” and hands-on training.
Course Content: Bleeding control, Injuries, wound care, Burns, Poisoning, Choking and Sudden Illness.
Star Light, Star Bright Thursday, April 30, 201510:30 a.m. – Noon  $15 An introduction to the study of stars. The lesson will cover what makes an astronomical object a star, star formation, color and luminosity, star classifications systems, the life cycle of stars and star evolution and death. Other topics briefly discussed will include stellar measurement, astronomical distances, star mythology and the basic tenets of stellar relationship to gravity, nuclear fusion and fission. A nod to astronomical history will look at the contributions of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.