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

Adult Coloring

Saturday, January 2

10 am – 1 pm

$40 In this Adult Coloring course we will provide the materials you need to begin your journey into a world of relaxation. Studies prove the effectiveness of art therapy in reducing stress. This course will make an amazing gift for a friend, spouse, co-worker or anyone in your life that you cherish!
Apple iOS Monday, April 4  and Wednesday, April 6

9 am – Noon

$60

The objective of this course is to acquaint users with the basic operations of the iPad and the iPhone, including functions of applications, connectivity, care and downloading applications. Participants will become familiar with the basic functions, customizing order of applications, creating folders, preserving life battery and creating secure passcodes.

Basic Computer Skills for Seniors (JCC, Ripley)

Monday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 20

Monday, April 25 & Wednesday, April 27

10:30 am to Noon

$25

Learn how to effectively use the basic functions of a computer. Topics include using a mouse to point, click and double click, keyboard and typing tips, opening and closing software files, accessing the internet, locating a saved file and how to copy and paste files or text.

Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

Monday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 11

Wednesday, May 25 & Friday, May 27

10:30 am to Noon

$25 

Learn how to effectively use the basic functions of a computer. Topics include using a mouse to point, click and double click, keyboard and typing tips, opening and closing software files, accessing the internet, locating a saved file and how to copy and paste files or text.

Boating Safety (JCC, Ripley)

Saturday, April 2

8 am – 5 pm

 $30

Spend the day learning how to be safe on the water and reduce your insurance premiums! WVBe safe on the water boater education is required for all persons born after December 31, 1986 to operate powered water craft on West Virginia waters. Most insurance companies will reduce boat insurance by 10-15% annually with successful completion of this course.

Boating Safety

Saturday, April 23

8 am – 5 pm

$30

Spend the day learning how to be safe on the water and reduce your insurance premiums! WVBe safe on the water boater education is required for all persons born after December 31, 1986 to operate powered water craft on West Virginia waters. Most insurance companies will reduce boat insurance by 10-15% annually with successful completion of this course.

Cell & Smart Phones for Beginners (JCC, Ripley)

Monday, March 21, 2016

9 am – Noon

$25

If you’re new to cell or smartphones, this hands-on class walks you through everything you need to know to get started. Learn about phone set-up, settings, contacts, text messaging, and much more!

Excel 2013 for Beginners

Tuesday, March  15 and Wednesday, March 17, 2016

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

$60 In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks.
Excel 2013 – Intermediate

Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24, 2016

6 pm – 9 pm

$60 This Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013 training class is meant for students who want to advance their skill set by learning to work with advanced formulas, lists, and illustrations.
Genealogy (JCC, Ripley)
Mondays and Wednesdays, February 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & March 7

10 am – 11:30 am

$60 Access, evaluate and use primary record sources for family and local history research in the United States and gain an awareness of accessing records outside the United States. Use pedigree charts and family group sheets to document their own family record using primary and public record sources. Understand how the historical record, migration patterns and major events shape the search for family history. Write a genealogical proof sheet to document their proof on at least one ancestor in their tree and source it properly. Be familiar with the digital media and storage options available to today’s genealogical community.

 

 

 

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

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Martha Leeson Coordinator of Short Term Programs Workforce Development, Corporate Training & Community Education
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