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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!
Visit our online class options at ed2go.

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

American Sign Language 2 with April Garvey
Six 2-hour sessions at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7 | 5 – 7 pm | $70
Intended for those who have completed American Sign Language 1. Students will learn about deaf culture and how to communicate with others through basic sign language. All students will need to bring the book “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.”

American Sign Language 3 with April Garvey
Six 2-hour sessions at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Monday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7 | 7 – 9 pm | $70
Intended for those who have completed American Sign Language 1 and 2. Students will learn about deaf culture and how to communicate with others through basic sign language. All students will need to bring the book “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.”

Square Dancing Basics with Edward Pabst
Six 2-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 1535
Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9 | 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, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 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.

Heartsaver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Aimee Phillips
One 3-hour session at WVU-P Main Building, Room 2209
Tuesday, April 24 | 6 – 9 pm | $20 + $35 AHA Certification Fee (paid to the 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.

Hip Hop Dancing with Sadie Cavitt
Six 1-hour sessions at WVU-P Main Building, Room 1535
Tuesday, April 17, 24 & May 1, 15, 22, 29 | 10 – 11 am | $25
Students will learn a new dance, and new dance moves each week. Classes will begin with stretching, then creating a small dance routine.

Create a Spring Wreath with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Thursday, April 19 | 1 – 3 pm | $15 + $25 Materials Fee
Ideal for first-time crafters, this class teaches students how to create a spring themed deco mesh wreath.

Create a Fairy Garden with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Monday, April 23 | 6 – 8 pm | $15 + $40 Materials Fee
This class will teach students how to make a fairy garden for indoors or outdoors.

Crochet a Poncho Class with Mando’s Studio
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100A
Wednesday, April 25 | 6 – 8 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.

Basic Culinary Knife Skills with Steve Roberts
One 2-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Wednesday, April 25 | 6 – 8 pm | $15
Students will learn about different knives, how to use them safely and consistently, as well as how to care for and sharpen them.

Disc Golf for Beginners with Chris Fahey
One 3-hour session at Veterans Memorial Park
Saturday, April 28 | 12 – 3 pm | $45
This class teaches disc golf, which is a lot like traditional golf, except players use a disc or Frisbee.

Create a Custom Stepping-Stone with Karen Pratt-Paskawych
One 1-hour session at WVU-P Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room B100B
Monday, April 30 | 6 – 7 pm | $15 + $15 Materials Fee
Students will learn how to make and decorate a stepping-stone for outdoor use.

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.


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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 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