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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 with friends, OUR Community Education classes are for YOU!

Registration Information
Call: 304-424-8383
Email: ude.puvwnull@dew
Application: Click Here

Can’t make it on campus for classes? Try ed2go!
Online classes through WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development are an easy, affordable way for you to get the training you need to take your career to the next level. We partner with national leaders in online education to offer a comprehensive library of practical, career enhancing classes available at your convenience. Our online classes are non-credit, and in many cases can lead to a professional certificate in a number of practical areas.
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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

 

Available Community Education Classes

3D Printing Basics
One 1-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Monday, October 1 | 6 – 7 pm | $25 + $10 Material Fee

An all-ages introduction to the fun and usefulness of 3D Printers. At the end of the class, you will receive 3D training certification used in the WVU Parkersburg’s Makerspace.

The Addiction Epidemic: Treatment Options for Addicts and their Families with Tim Craft
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Friday, October 5 | 6 – 8 pm | $15

This class will discuss the addiction epidemic and understand the different treatments out there for someone that is an addict. We will also look at resources accessible to families of addicts.

Halloween Theme Wreath
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Monday, October 8 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $40 materials fee

This class will provide instructions for putting together a 14″ decorative mesh wreath. Great for crafters of all skill levels. Material fee covers all supplies.

Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR (Professional Level) with Aimee Phillips
One 4-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Tuesday, October 9 | 5 – 9 pm | $25 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This is a heart saver class designed for the lay person with no medical experience and includes infant CPR. This is a beneficial class for families and especially new mothers. Students will be instructed on the use of AED equipment as well. With the certification fee, you will be issued a certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) in the mail after the class is completed.

Fashion Forward: An Introduction to Style
Three 1-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, & 24 | 6 – 7 pm | $15

This course will cover everything style: tips and tricks, becoming a skilled shopper, how to study fashion, and how to develop a style of your own. The only things you need to bring are an excitement for fashion and a way to take notes!

Beginning Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | $50 + $75 materials fee

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 the sewing kit with tools, written materials, samples and fabrics. All items will belong to the participant at the end of the course.

Advanced Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 8 | 4 – 6 pm | $50 + $40 materials fee

This class is intended for those who have completed Beginner Sewing Skills and have a basic knowledge of sewing. In this hands-on advance beginner sewing course, participants will utilize their personal sewing machine to create a sewing project to showcase the skills mastered in the course. They will learn about closures, interfacings, working with various fabrics (cutting, marking, pressing, seaming) and an intensive look into pattern usage. Students will need to provide their own sewing machine and tools. Material fee will cover the cost of fabrics, patterns, and supplies for sewing project.
*Students will be required to bring their own sewing machines to class.

Hand Quilting Basics (Evening)
One 2-hour session at Workforce & Economic Development Building
Thursday, October 11 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $15 materials fee

Hand quilting is a method many cultures have used for thousands of years. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to get started all in one simple project. All you need to bring is your scissors!
Supplies needed: Scissors

Zombie Themed Wreath
One 2-hour session at Workforce & Economic Development Building
Friday, October 12 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $40 materials fee

This class will provide instructions for putting together a 14″ decorative mesh wreath. Great for crafters of all skill levels. Material fee covers all supplies.

Hand Quilting Basics (Day)
One 2-hour session at Workforce & Economic Development Building
Monday, October 15 | 10a – 12 pm | $15 + $15 materials fee

Hand quilting is a method many cultures have used for thousands of years. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to get started all in one simple project. All you need to bring is your scissors!
Supplies needed: Scissors

Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR (Professional Level) with Aimee Phillips
One 2-hour session at Workforce & Economic Development Building
Tuesday , October 23 | 5 – 9 pm | $25 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)

This is a heart saver class designed for the lay person with no medical experience and includes infant CPR. This is a beneficial class for families and especially new mothers. Students will be instructed on the use of AED equipment as well. With the certification fee, you will be issued a certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) in the mail after the class is completed.

Business Fundamentals with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building
Thursday, October 27 | 10 – 12 pm | $35 (Paid to instructor the day of class)

Would you like to be your own boss? You’ve seen other do it, and now you’re ready to carve out your own future. Join us to find out what you need to know to successfully start and manage your own business.

 

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.