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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
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

Available Community Education Classes

 

Drum Circle with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session at WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Monday, Jan. 29 | 6 – 7 pm | $15 (instruments provided)
Build your confidence in musical expression through drumming.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Winter Scene
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursday, Jan 25 | 10 am – 12 pm OR Tuesday, Jan. 30 | 5 – 7 pm
$15 + $15 Material Fee
Enjoy this basic introduction to acrylic paints with step-by-step instructions on a Winter-themed painting project.

Heartsaver Cardiopulmonary (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session @ WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesday on Feb. 20 | 6 to 8 p.m.
$20.00 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)
Learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Successful participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, good for two years.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 4-hour session @ WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Tuesday on Feb. 6 | 5 to 8 9 p.m.
$20.00 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)
Learn one and two rescuer CPR for all victim types, as well as choking relief and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This class is intended for healthcare professionals or those required to take the class for employment purposes. Successful participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, good for two years.

American Sign Language 1 with April Garvey
Six 2-hour sessions at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A 
Monday, Feb 19, 26 & Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 | 7 – 9 pm 
$70.00
Learn about deaf culture and how to communicate on a basic level with sign language. All students will need to bring the book “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.”

The Addiction Epidemic: Treatment Options for Addicts and their Families with Tim Craft
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B 
Friday, Feb 16 | 6 – 8 pm 
$15.00
Learn about the addiction epidemic, understand the different treatments available to addicts, and resources available to the families of addicts.

Microsoft Word 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C 
Tuesday, Feb 6 | 2 – 4 pm 
$15.00 (Students must bring a USB flash drive.)
Learn how to utilize typical features of Microsoft Word and how to enhance the appearance of documents with various formatting options and tools, including tables, pictures and more.

Microsoft Word 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Feb 13 | 2 – 4 pm | $15 (Students must bring a USB flash drive.)
Learn advanced features of Microsoft Word including labels, envelopes, mail merges, and multiple page documents with headers and footers. This class also covers keyboard shortcuts and using the Quick Access toolbar.

Microsoft Word 3 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Feb 20 | 2 – 4 pm
| $15 (Students must bring a USB flash drive.)
Learn the most advanced features of Microsoft Word with multiple page documents including tables, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, cross-references, indexes, tracking changes, creating web frames, building macros and forms.

Basic Introduction to Computers 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Feb 27 | 2 – 4 pm | $15
Intended for beginners, this class is designed to take the fear out of using computers as students have fun while learning basic computer skills.

Cybersecurity to Keep Kids Safe on the Internet with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6 – 8 pm | $15
Learn how to protect yourself and children from cybercriminals. Topics covered will include email scams, cyberbullying, phishing, and credit card security across multiple platforms. Students will learn how to identify threats and viruses, and how to select and use monitoring and filtering software.

iPad & iPhone for Everyone with Phil Iman
Two 2-hour sessions at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, Feb 27 & Thursday, Mar 1 |10 am – 12 pm
| $25
Learn all about iPads and iPhones and become comfortable with your device. Discover how they work, how to care for them, and how to use their best features.

Beginning Crochet with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Feb 5 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15
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.

Crochet Slippers Class with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Feb 12 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15
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 at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Feb 19 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15
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 at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, Feb 26 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15
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.

Advanced Beginner Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions at WVUP Main Building, Room 1314
Thursdays, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 & Mar 1 | 6 – 8  pm | $50 + $40 Materials Fee
(Students must bring a sewing machine and tools. The material fee covers fabrics, patterns, and project supplies.)
This class is for students who’ve completed Beginner Sewing Skills or has a basic knowledge of sewing. Students will learn about closures, interfacings, working with various fabrics, and pattern usage.

Cooking: Kids Can Cook! with Steve Roberts
One 1-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesday, Feb 28 | 6 – 7  pm | $15
This class is just right for kids! Participants will learn to make two delicious food items.

Make Good Wine at Home with Joel Whitaker
Two 1.5-hour sessions at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Saturday, Feb 10 & 17 | 2 – 3:30 pm | $20 (Ages 21 and older)
Learn to make good wine at home. Students will also receive a merchandise gift certificate to the Unicorn Wine Guild (not permitted for the purchase of wine).

Line Dancing with Donnie
Six 2-hour sessions at WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Monday, Feb 19, 26 & Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | $60
This class will teach line dancing to all types of music with basic steps and dances.

Cardio Dancing with Kim Stone
Six 1-hour sessions at WVUP Main Building, Room 1535
Thursday, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 & Mar 1, 8 | 12 – 1 pm | $25 (Students must wear athletic clothing & shoes.)
Learn modern dance with a Latin, Zumba, and Hip Hop flair for a high-energy cardio workout.

Financial Planning: Building a Strong Financial Start with Ray Costa
One 1-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Center, Room B100A
Wednesday, Feb 7 | 5 – 6 pm |$15
Learn to build a better financial future through budgeting, getting rid of debt, and saving money. Students will also learn about insurance and saving for retirement.

Financial Planning: What You Need to Know in your 40s with Ray Costa
One 1-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Center, Room B100A
Wednesday, Feb 14 | 5 – 6 pm | $15
Learn techniques to maximize savings for retirement and strengthen your financial situation as you get closer to retirement while preparing for college expenses.

Financial Planning: What You Need to Know as you Near Retirement with Ray Costa
One 1-hour session at WVUP Workforce & Economic Development Center Room B100A
Wednesday, Feb 21 | 5 – 6 pm | $15
Learn how to prepare for retirement and what you should be doing in advance. Students will learn about maximizing contributions for retirement, tax-efficient retirement income, and eliminating the frequent mistakes that retirees make.

13 Mistakes Photographers Make, and How to Stop! with Ronald Gaskins
One 2.5-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Thursday, March 1 | 6 – 8:30 pm | $25
This class teaches you how to avoid common mistakes made in photography.

Yoga for Kids with Jessica Fluharty
Six 1-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 1535
Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & April 6, 13 | 6 – 7 pm | $25 (No yoga experience required)
This class for kids is intended to calm the mind and teach them the therapeutic benefits of yoga. Kids are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blocks and/or blankets.

Yoga with Jessica Fluharty
Six 1-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3, 10 | 6 – 7 pm | $25 (No yoga experience required)
Designed to calm the mind while getting the body moving, this class teaches the therapeutic benefits of yoga. Students are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, blocks and/or blankets.

Basic Introduction to Computers 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Tuesday, March 6 | 2 – 4 pm | $15
This class expands on basic computer skills and functions with Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs. Students will learn to create and send emails with attachments and how to build, edit, save, and print documents.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 4-hour session at WVU-P Main Building, Room 2209
Tuesday, March 6 | 5 – 9  pm | $20 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)
Learn one and two rescuer CPR for all victim types, as well as choking relief and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This class is intended for healthcare professionals or those required to take the class for employment purposes. Successful participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, good for two years.

Digital Photography: Learn, Improve, and Create! with Ronald Gaskins
Three 2.5-hour sessions at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 | 6 – 8:30 pm | $40
This photography class teaches good composition and how it can improve the quality of photos. Students must bring a camera, its user manual, and are encouraged to bring additional lenses if they have them.

Introduction to Google Apps with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Thursday, March 8 | 6 – 8 pm | $20
This class teaches the basics of Google accounts and applications to improve your productivity. Participants should have an active Google account before coming to class.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Spring Scene
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursday, March 8 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15 + $15 Material Fee
Enjoy this basic introduction to acrylic paints with step-by-step instructions on a spring-themed painting project.

Wedding Planning with Kenna
hree 2-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 0414D
Mondays, March 13, 20, 27 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $30
This class will teach stress-free tactics to wedding planning, including budgeting, researching vendors, guest list etiquette, and planning various ceremony and reception details.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Spring Scene
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesday, March 14 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $15 Material Fee
Enjoy this basic introduction to acrylic paints with step-by-step instructions on a spring-themed painting project.

Advanced Google Apps with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Thursday, March 15 | 6 – 8 pm | $20
This class is for those who use Google applications and want to learn how to get the most out of them.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Easter Scene
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, March 19 | 10 am – 12 pm | $15 + $15 Material Fee
Enjoy this basic introduction to acrylic paints with step-by-step instructions on an Easter-themed painting project.

Beginner Beekeeping with Shanda King and Richard Schamberger
Four 2-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 0130
Tuesdays, March 20, 27 & April 3, 10 | 6 – 8 pm | $45
This class covers the basics of beekeeping, including how to start and care for a bee colony.

American Heart Association First Aid with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session at WVU-P Main Building, Room 2209
Tuesday, March 20 | 6 – 9 pm | $20 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (Paid to instructor the day of class)
Learn first aid and choking relief for adults, children, and infants. Successful participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, good for two years.

Cooking: Garnishing and Decorating with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesday, March 21 | 6 – 8 pm | $20
This class teaches the students how to make their food presentation pop!

Music Technology with Kurt Knopp
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100C
Thursday, March 22 | 6 – 8 pm | $15
This class teaches musicians how to produce great sounding music using a computer or mobile de- vice and simple software.

Painting Party with Mando’s Studio – Easter Scene
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B105
Monday, March 26 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $15 Material Fee
Enjoy this basic introduction to acrylic paints with step-by-step instructions on an Easter-themed painting project.

Cooking: Pate a Choux with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesday, March 28 | 6 – 8 pm | $20
Participants will learn how to make both savory and sweet choux pastes used in crème puffs, gougeres, and churros.

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.