Upcoming Community Classes

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Unless otherwise notated, all classes will be held in the Workforce Development, Corporate Training & Community Education Building located in front of the main WVU Parkersburg campus.

Class Day/Date/Time Cost Description
Basic Computer Skills for Beginners II

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 and Thursday 21, 2016

10 am – Noon


Learning computers is not only for accessing information, it is a tool for keeping touch with friends and family. This class expands on basic computer skills and functions to exploring of various software and programs. Learn about more in depth troubleshooting and explore what software will best fit your personal needs. Participants should have a working e-mail account before starting class.

Digital Photography Composition

Wednesday, July 27 2016

10 am – Noon


Students will experience a short presentation on photography, be shown examples of good composition and a demonstration on how composition will improve the quality of the students’ photos. Instructor Ron Gaskins of WV Fine Photography will explain the basic rules of composition, such as the rule of thirds, the rule of odds, leading lines and more.

Excel for Beginners

Monday July 12, 2016  and Tuesday July 13, 2016

5:30 – 8 pm


In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills for Excel.

 Hummingbirds 101  Tuesday July 7, 201610 am – Noon  $25 Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, but how much do you really know about them? In this introductory workshop, learn how to attract and keep hummingbirds in your backyard all summer long.You’ll learn how and why hummingbirds live as they do, how to rid your feeders of common pests and insects and how to start a hummingbird garden. Instructor Kyle Carlsen is a birding and nature guide based in the Mid-Ohio Valley and is the assistant editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest.

Seating is limited. Call or email today to reserve your seat:

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