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What are Community Education Classes?


These classes are provided by West Virginia University at Parkersburg to offer you fun and affordable learning opportunities. Many of these classes are suitable for all ages, offered on evenings and weekends, and you don’t need to be a student of WVUP to register. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, or just have fun among friends, OUR Community Education classes are for YOU!

Registration Information
Call: 304-424-8383
Email: ude.puvwnull@dew
Application: Click Here
Printable Class Schedule: Summer 2017

Want to teach and earn $25 per hour?
Do you have a talent, skill or interest that you would like to share with others? We are now accepting applications for part-time instructors to teach Community Education classes in their area of expertise. Creative and innovative classes are encouraged.
Contact: ude.puvwnull@nosliW.elehciM
Proposal Form: Click Here

Community Education Class Policies


  • Registration is required for all Community Education Classes, and should be made at least one week prior to the start of the class.
  • There is a fee to enroll, but you will not receive an invoice until the class is filled.
  • To register, please complete the Registration Form above and mail it to the address provided on the form or email it to ude.puvwnull@dew. You may also call 304-424-8383 with questions or to register.


  • Students will receive their registration invoice at the email address they’ve provided.
  • The registration fees must be paid at the WVU Parkersburg Business Office, unless otherwise noted.


  • Requests to withdraw from a class must be made at least two weeks (14 days) before the first day of class to receive a refund. If a student withdraws less than two weeks before the date a class starts, a refund will not be issued.
  • If classes are canceled due to weather, they will be rescheduled.

Other Important Information

  • If you need to have specific supplies or technology for a class, this information is provided in the class description. Please review these requirements before registering.
  • WVUP retains the right to use photos taken during classes for marketing purposes.
Available Community Education Classes

Golf for Beginners with Danny Wilson
Four 2-hour sessions @ Minibel Par 3 Golf Course
Every Wednesday from July 12 – August 2 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
$55.00 (Clubs included)

This beginner golf class emphasizes the fundamentals needed to practice and play the game of golf. After this class, students will be able to demonstrate basic golf skills, show golf etiquette, and will know the specific game terminology.

Business Fundamentals with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
August 24 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost $35.00 (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This class provides details on how to start a business, from obtaining a business license to opening its doors. Students will learn strategies on how to attract customers, maintain customer relationships online, and step by step processes for managing a Facebook presence for your business.Introduction to Social Media Marketing with Gloria Husk

Introduction to Microsoft Excel with Gloria Husk
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
August 7 | 5 to 8 p.m.

This class covers Excel basics. Students will learn how to create a workbook from a template and from scratch. Topics will include how to customize the workbook ribbon, format cells, use find and select, data validation, keyboard shortcuts, and how to share, print, and protect workbooks.

Personal Travel Photography with Ronald Gaskins
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
June 28 | 6 to 8 p.m.

This class educates students on how to take successful, interesting, and fun travel photographs. Topics include planning ahead, who to contact, what to take with you, and much more.

Digital Photography: Learn, Improve, and Create! with Ronald Gaskins
Three 2.5-hour sessions @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Every Wednesday from July 12 – 26 | 6 to 8:30 p.m.

This photography class teaches good composition and how it will improve the quality of photos. It will cover simple ways to improve them by applying the rules of composition and using different lenses. Students must bring a camera, and its user manuals, and are encouraged to bring additional lenses if they have them.Cameras, additional lenses (if they have any), and the camera’s user manual(s).

Introduction to Drones with Ralph Hayes
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
July 10 | 5 to 7 p.m.

This is an introductory class covering the safe operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) and quad copters (drones) for hobbyists who own them and people who are interested in purchasing them. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations will be covered as well as an overview of different types of drones and how to get the most out of them. The class will be taught by an FFA registered Aeronautical Modeling Academy member.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
August 8 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$30.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

This class provides a basic introduction to using acrylic paints with step by step instructions on a selected painting project. Students will be able to follow along with instructor’s guidance, allowing air dry time and also learning about brush strokes and different techniques.

Yoga Basics with Beth Najewicz
Six 1-hour sessions offered on two schedules @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Every Thursday from June 29 through August 3 | 6 to 7 p.m.

This class is for all ages and fitness levels with no yoga experience required. Intended to calm the mind while getting the body moving, students will learn the therapeutic benefits of yoga in this slow, flowing practice with linked breathing. Students are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and props such as blocks or blankets.

Self Defense through Tae Kwon Do: The Way of the Hands and Feet with Jennifer Randolph
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
July 25 | 6 to 8 p.m.

This class will teach students a basic overview of Tae Kwon Do (TKD) with a focus on applicable self-defense tips and techniques. Students will address “what if” situations and learn how to defend themselves. TKD is an ancient Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense which includes blocks and punches but is mostly known for its kicks. The translation for TKD is “the way of the hands and feet”. The instruction in this class will be applied to each person’s individual limitations and help them to attain their own personal best. This class will be taught by Master Jennifer Randolph, 5th degree Black Belt, S.H. Kang’s Tae Kwon Do Academy.

Ballroom Dancing Basics with Natalya Krimmel
Four 1-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Every Wednesday from August 2 to 23 | 7 to 8 p.m.
$20.00 + $20 Instructor Fee (Paid to the instructor on the first night of class)

This class teaches an American Style Smooth and Rhythm dance basics. Students will learn how to lead and follow, about basic dance figures, and the rules of connection.


nullLet your child experience college, and gain a wealth of knowledge in a variety of subjects in this one- or four-week program. Your child can attend just one week, or all four weeks of classes. For children ages 8 – 12
Classes include:

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Drama
  • Science
  • Fitness
  • and many more

Need To Know Information:

  • Maximum of 60 students per week
  • Class sizes are limited and granted on a first come first serve basis (with payment)
  • Payment must be received with registration or we can not register student.
  • Registration Fee: $125
  • Kids College Application

Basic Daily Schedule:
8:30 – 9 am Student Arrival
9:05 – 10 am Class Period One
10:15 – 11:15 am Class Period Two
11:30 am – 12:20 pm Lunch
12:20 – 1 pm Organized Physical Activity
1 – 1:55 pm Class Period Three
2:05 – 3 pm Class Period Four
3:15 – 3:45 pm Student Pickup
For More Information, Call 304-424-8383