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What are Community Education Classes?

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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: Fall 2017

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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

  • 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.

Payment

  • 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.

Cancellation

  • 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

FALL FUN

SUPER SATURDAY!
One 6-hour activity @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$25.00

Drop your children off while you go shopping! They’ll have a great time with holiday-themed projects, games, and activities. Lunch and healthy snacks will be provided.

Golf for Beginners with Danny Wilson
Four 2-hour sessions @ Minibel Par 3 Golf Course, 2701 1st Avenue, Vienna WV
Wednesdays on Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
$60.00 (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.

Beginner Beekeeping with the Mountaineer Beekeeper Association
Four 2-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1314
Tuesdays on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$45.00

This class covers the basics of beekeeping and more. Students are provided knowledge on how to start and care for a bee colony. They will also learn bee sociology and become familiar with the equipment needed to maintain a bee colony.

Disc Golf for Beginners with Chris Fahey
One 3-hour session @ Veterans Memorial Park
Saturday, Sep. 30 | 12 to 3 p.m.
$45.00

Did you know that there are four disc golf courses in the Parkersburg area that are free to play? Disc golf is a lot like traditional golf, except instead of using a ball and clubs, players use a disc or Frisbee. Participants should wear closed-toe athletic shoes, active wear, and bring water or sports drinks of their choice to stay hydrated.

Cartoon Creation Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1314
Thursdays on Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Learn how to draw comic strip characters, editorial cartoons, single panel cartoons and more! Participants need to bring their own pencils, pens, sharpies, cardstock and/or sketch pad.

Cartoon Portrait Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesdays on Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 & Dec. 6, 13, 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Discover how master caricaturist, JD Williamson creates the perfect cartoon portrait of any subject. Participants need to bring their own pencils, pens, sharpies, cardstock and/or sketch pad.

Super Hero Drawing Class with JD Williamson
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Mondays on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, & Dec. 4, 11, 18 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 per session

Learn the secrets to creating superhero drawings for comic books and graphic novels. Participants need to bring a sketch pad, pencils, pens or uniball pens, sharpies, cardstock, rulers, erasers, and large paper for comic book layouts.

American Heart Association Medical Certifications

Heartsaver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 2318
Thursday, Oct. 12 & Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 to 9 p.m.
$20.00 + $35.00 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This class is intended for people with little or no medical experience and includes adult, child, and infant CPR and choking relief. The use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) will also be covered. With the certification fee and demonstration of proper skills, participants receive a certification card in the mail from the American Heart Association (AHA), good for two years.

American Heart Association First Aid with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesday, Oct. 10 & Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 6 to 9 p.m.
$20.00 + $35.00 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This class is intended for people with no medical experience and includes first aid and choking relief for adults, children, and infants. With the certification fee and demonstration of proper skills, you’ll receive a certification card in the mail from the American Heart Association (AHA), good for two years.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
One 4-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesday, Nov. 14 & Thursday, Dec. 7 | 5 to 9 p.m.
$25.00 + $35.00 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This class designed for those in healthcare, entering healthcare related schooling, or are required to take the class for employment purposes. Participants will be instructed on both one and two rescuer CPR for all victim types. Choking relief and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) will also be covered. With the certification fee and demonstration of proper skills, participants receive a certification card in the mail from the American Heart Association (AHA), good for two years.

SMALL BUSINESS

Business Fundamentals with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session offered on two dates @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Saturday, Sep. 23 & Saturday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. to 12 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
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

This class teaches students how to create and use the most popular social media networks for their business. These social networks include LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress, and Blogger. Students will learn how to create their accounts, how to advance to the top of local search engines, and the fundamentals and risks of social media marketing.

SELF-ENRICHMENT

American Sign Language 1 with April Garvey
Six 1.5-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1318
Tuesdays on Sep. 26 & Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
$65.00

This class is intended for beginners and teaches basic American Sign Language. Students will learn conversational sign language, information regarding deaf culture, and how to communicate on a basic level with deaf and hard of hearing. All students will need to bring the book “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.”

American Sign Language 2 with April Garvey
Six 1.5-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1318
Tuesdays on Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec. 5, 11 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
$65.00

This class is intended for those who have completed the American Sign Language I class. This class is a full participation signing and voicing signs class, that teaches how to build vocabulary and sentence structures. All students will need to bring the book “A Basic Course in American Sign Language” and a sign dictionary.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Basic Survival and Emergency Preparation. Part 1
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Friday, Oct. 13 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn how to be fully prepared to “bug-out.” Topics covered include preparing a food crate, setting up shelters, appropriate clothing, water preparedness and other subjects essential to emergency survival.

Environmental Topics
One 1.5-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Friday, Oct. 6 | 8:30 to 10 a.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn about the popular environmental concerns and solutions, as well as environmental groups, laws, and regulations.

Credit Building with Kim Cavanaugh
One 1.5-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn their Credit Bureau score, about the importance of credit scores and how to improve them.

The Addiction Epidemic: Treatment Options for Addicts and their Families with Tim Craft
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Friday, Nov. 10 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will discuss the addiction epidemic and understand the different treatments available to addicts and resources accessible to the families of addicts.

How to Get Along with Difficult People with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Saturday, Nov. 4 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$20.00

This class will teach you how to keep calm and deal with negative people. Learn to deflect and overcome the negativity of others in communication.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Introduction to Quickbooks with Kristen Childers
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Friday, Oct. 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$25.00

This class features Quickbooks software, and it’s numerous features for business accounting. Participants will learn and understand the different parts of the program and its usage.

Troubleshooting Quickbooks Online
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Friday, Oct. 27 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$25.00

This class will help you navigate the online subscription version of Quickbooks. Participants will learn how to set up everything up for ease of use and about the changes from the desktop version to the online version.

Basic Introduction to Computers 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 3 to 5 p.m.
$15.00

This hands-on class is intended for beginners and is designed take the fear out of using computers. Students begin by simply experimenting with a keyboard and mouse, having fun while learning basic computer skills.

Basic Introduction to Computers 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 3 to 5 p.m.
$15.00

This class expands on basic computer skills and functions with Microsoft Word and a few other Microsoft Office programs. Students will learn to create and send emails with attachments and how to build, edit, save, and print documents.

Microsoft Word 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Monday, Oct. 16 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15.00

This class teaches students how to utilize typical features of Microsoft Word. Topics include how to enter and edit text, save and browse documents, and how to enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. Students will also learn how to create a table, insert a picture, work with multiple templates, and proofread and print documents. Each student will need to bring a USB Flash Drive for saving their documents.

Microsoft Word 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Monday, Oct. 23 | 10 to 12 p.m.
$15.00

This class explores more advanced features of Microsoft Word. Students will learn to work with styles, columns, tables, and how to incorporate graphics. They will also learn how to create labels and envelopes, perform mail merges, create multiple page documents, and use headers and footers. This class also covers keyboard shortcuts and how to customize the Quick Access toolbar. Each student will need to bring a USB Flash Drive for saving their documents.

Microsoft Word 3 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Monday, Oct. 30 | 10 to 12 p.m.
$15.00

This class will teach students advanced features of Microsoft Word with multiple page documents. Topics include how to create a master document with a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, cross-references and an index. Students will learn how to review documents, track changes, create web frames, build macros and forms, and how to use template forms. Each student will need to bring a USB Flash Drive for saving their documents.

Microsoft Excel 1 with Gloria Husk
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

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.

Microsoft Excel 2 with Gloria Husk
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class is a continuation of what was learned in “Introduction to Microsoft Excel” and delves deeper into the interface, functions, and usage of Microsoft Excel.

Introduction to Google Apps with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Monday, Oct. 16 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class teaches the basics on Google accounts and applications to improve your productivity. Apps covered include Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts. Participants should have an active Google account before coming to class.

Advanced Google Apps with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 0414A
Monday, Oct. 23 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class is designed for those who know how to use Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts and want to get the most out them. Participants should have an active Google account before coming to class.

Introduction to Python Programming Language
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This course introduces participants to computer science through the Python programming language. The lessons are designed to be easy for beginners and will test your understanding through problems and visualizations.

FUN HIGH-TECH SKILLS

Personal Travel Photography with Ronald Gaskins
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 0414A
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn 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 B100C
Wednesdays on Nov. 1, 8, 15 | 6 to 8:30 p.m.
$25.00

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 Cameras, additional lenses (if they have any), and the camera’s user manual(s).

Music Technology with Kurt Knopp
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1305 ( College Theater)
Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

This class teaches musicians you how to produce great sounding music using a computer or mobile device and simple software. Participants will learn how to create music as you hear it on the radio every day.

How to Take Panoramic Pictures
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Friday, Oct. 13 | 1 to 2 p.m.
$15.00

This class teaches you to take great looking panoramic photos of various types. Participants will need to bring a mobile device or camera that is capable of taking panoramic photos to class.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FUN

Painting with Oil Pastels with Monica James
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 3305 (Art Studio)
Saturday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30.00 (For ages 12 and up)

This class teaches bright, colorful painting techniques with oil pastels, and is a great transition from drawing to painting. Participants will transform oil pastel into luminous brush strokes with the use of a special medium and technique which will improve their color and rendering abilities. Participants will need to bring a 12-inch by 24-inch canvas panel or board, set of oil pastels, and a small variety of 3 to 5 paint brushes.

Watercolor Basics with Monica James
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 3305 (Art Studio)
Saturday, Nov. 11 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30.00 (For ages 12 and up)

This class is well suited for the beginning painter, or to provide a fresh perspective on watercolor painting. Participants will learn special techniques to bring their vision to life. Students will need to bring a set of watercolor brushes, 4H and 2H drawing pencils, and a mixing palette for watercolor paints.

Monoprint Workshop with Monica James
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 3305 (Art Studio)
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30.00 + $25.00 Material Fee

This class is a fun introduction to printmaking and working with color. Participants will learn to paint and draw with rollers, brushes, and palette knives and explore found materials to create new textures. Students will learn the joy of repeating and expanding an image by reusing a print plate or starting fresh each time. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Fall Scene
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 3 to 5 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 fall scene 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. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Christmas Scene
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 10 a.m. to 12 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 Christmas themed 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. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Beginning Crochet with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$15.00

This class covers the basics of crochet, learning a chain and single crochet. Students will need to bring a J or K hook, a skein of Red Heart Acrylic 4ply worsted yarn, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crocheted Slippers Class with Mando’s Studio
One 4-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursday, Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$15.00

This class is for experienced crocheters and will teach participants how to crochet slippers. Students will need to bring a J or K hook, a skein of Red Heart Acrylic 4ply worsted yarn, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crochet a Beanie Class with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 12 to 2 p.m.
$15.00

This class is for experienced crocheters and will teach participants how to crochet a beanie. Students will need to bring a J or K hook, a skein of Red Heart Acrylic 4ply worsted yarn, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crochet a Poncho Class with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 12 to 2 p.m.
$15.00

This class is for experienced crocheters and will teach participants how to crochet a poncho. Students will need to bring a J or K hook, a skein of Red Heart Acrylic 4ply worsted yarn, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Beginner Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursdays on Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$50.00 + $75.00 Materials Cost

In this hands-on beginner sewing course, participants will utilize their personal sewing machine to create a simple garment. They will learn about different threads, fabrics, and seaming techniques in the process. Material fee will cover the cost of sewing kit with tools, written materials, samples, and fabric. All items will belong to the participant at the end of the course.

Create Wood Stencil Art with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Oct. 23 | 2 to 4 p.m.
$15.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

This class will provide instructions for stenciling on wood using a paper technique to prevent paint bleed, also share details on the best place to purchase materials. Participants will paint two gnome stencils with acrylic paint. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Create a Halloween Centerpiece with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Oct. 2 | 4 to 5 p.m.
$15.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

Participants will put together a fun Halloween centerpiece with witches feet, bats, and bows. Students will also learn where they can find the best centerpiece supplies for their own projects. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Create a 14-Inch Deco Mesh Fall Wreath with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Oct. 9 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$15.00 + $20.00 Materials Cost

This class is ideal for first-time crafters and those who love to craft. Participants will put together a 14-Inch Deco Mesh Fall Wreath. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Create “Tree of Life” Tile Art with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Nov. 6 | 2 to 3 p.m.
$15.00 + $10.00 Materials Cost

Each Participant will create beautiful tile art using two 4-inch by 4-inch tiles with a mix of acrylic paints and modge podge. Each tile will also come with a display stand. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Create a Pearl Snowman with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Nov. 13 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$15.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

Participants will craft a winter-themed pearl snowman inside a golden frame. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Create a 14-Inch Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Nov. 27 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 + $20.00 Materials Cost

This class is ideal for first-time crafters and those who love to craft. Participants will put together a 14-Inch Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

Gingerbread House Basics with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, on Dec. 11 | 4 to 5 p.m.
$15.00 + $15.00 Materials Cost

This class is a real treat! Participants will construct a holiday-themed gingerbread house. The material fee covers all supplies needed.

DO-IT-YOURSELF: AUTOMOTIVE

Basic Engine Management Systems with Mitchell Ferguson
One 4-hour session @ Lubeck Service Center, 3005 Harris Highway, Washington WV
Sunday, Oct. 1 | 1 to 5 p.m.
$25.00

This class teaches principles of electrical and mechanical automotive systems. These include electrical system diagnosis, including basic battery issues like starting and charging. Mechanical system checks, engine inspection, R&R, under-hood noise diagnosis, cooling and lubrication systems, service information systems and even engine theory and environmental management.

Drivability Diagnostics with Mitchell Ferguson
One 4-hour session @ Lubeck Service Center, 3005 Harris Highway, Washington WV
Sunday, Oct. 8 | 1 to 5 p.m.
$25.00

This class introduces students to alternative fuel systems, powertrain control systems, onboard diagnostics, distributor and electronic ignition systems, fuel ignition systems, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, exhaust emission systems, and electronic accessories. Participants will also learn about computer scan tools and diagnostics and customer relation techniques.

Drivetrain Systems with Mitchell Ferguson
One 4-hour session @ Lubeck Service Center, 3005 Harris Highway, Washington WV
Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1 to 5 p.m.
$25.00

This class introduces participants to various components of the drivetrain. These include torque converters, planetary gears, transmission hydraulics and clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, differentials, precision measuring instruments, removal and replacement of transaxles, electronic transmission diagnostics, manual clutches, and drivelines.

Automotive Chassis with Mitchell Ferguson
One 4-hour session @ Lubeck Service Center, 3005 Harris Highway, Washington WV
Sunday, Oct. 22 | 1 to 5 p.m.
$25.00

This class provides information on vehicle heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), wheel bearings, brake systems, traction control systems, supplemental inflatable restraint systems (SIR), steering and suspension systems, tires, wheel balancing, computerized four-wheel alignments, vibration analysis, fasteners, and wind and water leaks.

DO-IT-YOURSELF: HOME

Home Repair for Beginners with Dr. David Shahan
Three 3-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1317
Thursdays on Nov. 2, 9, 16 | 6 to 9 p.m.
$50.00

If you are new to home ownership or are looking to save money on DIY home repair, this class is for you.

Basic Culinary Knife Skills with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Oct. 30 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00 + $10.00 Materials Cost

This class teaches money saving, safe knife skills, and how to complete kitchen tasks with confidence. Participants will learn about different knives and how to best use them. Students will also learn the make basic cuts safely and consistently, as well as how to care for and sharpen their knives.

Cooking: Getting Started with Sauces with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Oct. 2 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class introduces students to the technique of making basic pan sauces, cream sauces, and the five “mother sauces.”

Cooking: Make Your Own Pastas with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Oct. 9 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class teaches participants how to make their own pasta dough and different types and shapes of pasta.

Cooking: The Basics of Flavor with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Nov. 6 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class teaches you the difference between seasoning and flavoring. Participants will also learn when each is appropriate.

Cooking: Garnishing and Decorating with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Nov. 13 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

This class teaches the students how to make their food presentation pop!

Cooking: Pate a Choux with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Dec. 4 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00

Participants will learn how to make both savory and sweet choux pastes used in crème puffs, gougeres, and churros.

Cooking: Kids Can Cook! with Steve Roberts
One 1-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Dec. 11 | 6 to 7 p.m.
$20.00

This class is just right for kids! Participants will learn to make two delicious food items.

Make Good Wine at Home with Joel Whitaker of the Unicorn Wine Guild
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Saturday, Oct. 14 | 2 to 4 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn about wine making, terminology, the chemicals and materials to be used, and the steps necessary to start making good wine at home.

Introduction to Essential Oils
One 2-hour session offered on two dates, in two locations
Thursday, Nov. 4 | 6 to 8 p.m. @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1318 or
Friday, Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
$15.00

In this class, you will learn about the different types of essential oils and their various uses. You’ll learn about oil types, what combinations can be used, how they can be used, and how to mix them.

GET ON YOUR FEET AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Hip Hop with Sadie Cavitt
Six 1-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesdays on Sep. 26 & Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 10 to 11 a.m.
$25.00

Participants will learn a new dance, and new dance moves each week. Classes will begin with stretching, then creating a small dance routine. Participants should wear comfortable athletic or dance shoes.

Yoga Basics with Beth Najewicz
Six 1-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Thursdays on Sep. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6 to 7 p.m.
$25.00

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 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
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

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.

Square Dancing Basics with Edward Pabst
Eight 2-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Wednesdays on Sep. 26 & Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 8, 15 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$100.00 Per Couple

This class will teach easy and basic dance moves through square dancing and some basic square dancing calls as well. Participants will need to bring a dance partner.

Line Dancing with Donnie
Six 2-hour sessions @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Mondays on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$60.00

This class will teach line dancing to all types of music. Participants will learn basic steps and dances.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Writing an Effective Resume with Kim Legg
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1318
Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn to craft a resume that appeals to potential employers, while also being optimized for the electronic age. Join Kim Legg, a top industry Human Resource Manager as she shares what a resume should look like, what it should say, and help you realize what pitfalls to avoid when creating this powerful, job-searching tool.

Successful Job Interviewing Skills with Kim Legg
One 2-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1318
Monday, Oct. 24 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Participants will learn winning and successful job interview techniques, from answering questions to negotiating job offers. The class will also cover the fifty most common, and toughest interview questions through demonstration.

INSTRUCTOR LEAD ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES (WEB2GO)

Speed Spanish 1 with Dan Mikels
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno! Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/speed-spanish-1?tab=detail

Speed Spanish 2 with Dan Mikels
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can. Our Speed Spanish courses are unlike any other Spanish classes you may have ever taken. You’ll see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/speed-spanish-2?tab=detail

Beginning Conversational French with Amy Page
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You’ll learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You’ll learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you’ll be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language! Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/conversational-french-beginner?tab=detail

Instant Italian with Robert Bertoldi
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You’ll learn practical, everyday words and phrases that will make your stay in Italy more enjoyable. You’ll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you’re likely to encounter while staying in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You’ll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian! Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/instant-italian?tab=detail

INSTRUCTOR LEAD ONLINE TEST PREP (WEB2GO)

GRE Test Prep Series with Laura Davis & Jessie Stellini
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$174.00

If you’re planning to apply to graduate school, you’ll likely have to take the GRE. This series is here to help!
Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/gre-prep-course?tab=detail

LSAT Prep Part 1 with Benjamin Gialloreto
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law and law school survival techniques. You will also participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the three most helpful types of diagrams, and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for preparing the writing sample. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/lsat-preparation-1?tab=detail

LSAT Prep Part 2 with Benjamin Gialloreto
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This course provides an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations and interpretations of correct answers, and proven approaches for selecting the correct answers. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/lsat-preparation-2?tab=detail

GMAT Prep with Benjamin Gialloreto
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must. Taking this course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/gmat-preparation?tab=detail

INSTRUCTOR LEAD ONLINE ENRICHMENT COURSES (WEB2GO)

Beginning Writer Workshop with Ann Linquist
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

If you’ve always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You’ll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/beginning-writers-workshop?tab=detail

Write Fiction Like a Pro with Steve Alcorn
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18
$100.00

This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. You’ll understand how your passion, theme, premise, and characters help you create the structure of your story, and you’ll discover how viewpoint, dialogue, pacing, and many other techniques are used to build scenes and move your story from beginning to end. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/write-fiction-like-a-pro?tab=detail

Certificate in Mindfulness with Cyndie Koopsen & Caroline Young
6-week Class, Online, Self-Paced
Starts on Oct. 18 or Nov. 8
$135.00

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present moment. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Today, more and more healthcare practitioners are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness into their treatments and teaching others in all backgrounds about this valuable practice. Find out more at https://www.ed2go.com/wvup/online-courses/certificate-mindfulness?tab=detail