Community Education

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Let 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 the student.
  • Registration Fee: $130
  • 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



Teen-Tech Camp
For teens only, from ages 13 – 18. Registration deadline is Friday, July 20
July 30 – August 2, 2018 | 9 am – 4 pm | Class cost $150.00 (Covers all supplies, materials, and lunch each day.)
Teens will learn how to build and program a Raspberry Pi 3, and at the end of this class, it is theirs to keep! The anticipated trend for jobs in coding and cybersecurity is growing. Teens who attend will learn some-tech basics and have fun while finding out if these kinds of careers interest them.

Learning Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi computing and projects
  • Introduction to Linux and Raspian OS
  • Learning to Program with Python
  • Game Design with Python
  • Raspberry Pi – motionEYE
  • General computer technology and security topics

Download the application


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.
For more information:

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

 

Wedding Planning with Kenna
Three 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100C
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23 | 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. 
 
Heartsaver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Tuesday, July 10 | 6 – 9  pm | $20 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (paid to instructor the day of class)
Students will learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Successful students will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, good for two years.
 
Square Dancing Basics with Edward Pabst
Six 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Main Building, Room 1535
Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 8, 15 | 6 – 8 pm | $100 per couple (students will need a dance partner)
This class will teach easy and basic dance moves through square dancing and basic square dancing calls.
 
Golf for Beginners with Danny Wilson
Four 2-hour sessions at Minibel Par 3 Golf Course 
Saturday, July 14, 21 , 28 & August 4| 2 – 4 pm | $50 (golf clubs included)
This beginner golf class emphasizes the fundamentals needed to play the game of golf. Students will learn basic golf skills, etiquette and specific game terminology.
 
Sunflower Wreath with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Monday, July 16 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $40 Materials Fee
Ideal for first-time crafters, this class teaches students how to create a sunflower themed deco mesh wreath.  
 
Surviving Summer with Essential Oils with Amber Murray
One 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Tuesday, July 16 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $5 Materials Fee
Age: 18 and older
Come and learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils to survive summer. You will learn about the different grades of essential oils to use to beat the heat, repel bugs, and much, much more. There will be a make and take of a natural bug repellent or after-sun spray, whichever you choose. 
 
American Heart Association First Aid with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Tuesday, July 17 | 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.
 
Paint Mermaid on Canvas with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Wednesday, July 18 | 5 – 7 pm | $15 + $25 Materials Fee
This class will teach students to paint a mermaid with acrylic on a 8×10 canvas. 
 
The Addiction Epidemic: Treatment Options for Addicts and their Families with Tim Craft
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A 
Friday, July 20 | 6 – 8 pm | $15
Learn about the addiction epidemic, understand the different treatments available to addicts, and resources available to the families of addicts.
 
Unicorn Wreath with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Monday, July 23 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $40 Materials Fee
Ideal for first-time crafters, this class teaches students how to create a unicorn themed deco mesh wreath.  
 
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 4-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Tuesday, July 24 | 5 – 9  pm | $25 + $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.
 
Business Fundamentals with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B 
Tuesday, July 24 | 6 – 8 pm | $35 (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.
 
Yoga with Jessica Fluharty
Six 1-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesdays, July 24, 31 & August 7, 14, 21, 28 | 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.
 
Paint Turtle on Canvas with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Wednesday, July 25 | 5 – 7 pm | $15 + $25 Materials Fee
This class will teach students to paint a turtle with acrylic on an 8×10 canvas. 
 
Beginner Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Thursdays, July 26 & August 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm / $50.00 + $75.00 Materials Fee
In this hands-on beginner sewing course, participants will utilize their personal sewing machine
to create a simple garment. 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.
 
Advanced Beginner Sewing Skills with Karen Richmond
Five 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A 
Thursdays, July 26 & August 2, 9, 16, 23 | 4 to 6 pm / $50.00 + $40.00 Materials Fee
This class is intended for those who have completed Beginner Sewing Skills and have a basic knowledge of sewing. 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.
 
Paint Unicorn on Canvas with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100B
Monday, July 30 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $25 Materials Fee
This class will teach students to paint a unicorn with acrylic on an 8×10 canvas.

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.