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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

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.

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.

Basic Introduction to Computers 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100C
Monday, August 6 | 2 – 4 pm | $15

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

Beginner Beekeeping with Mountaineer Beekeeping
Four 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce and Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 6 – 8 pm | $45

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.

3D Printing Basics 1 & 2
Two 2-hour sessions at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Entrepreneur Center
Saturday, August 11 & 18 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $25

Open to all ages, this will introduce you to the fun and usefulness of 3D printers. You will be able to navigate the most common type of printer, learn the processes in finding, creating and printing your projects, and how to troubleshoot and solve common printer issues. By the end of the class, you will get to take home a 3D-printed trinket and receive a $15 3D printer certificate redeemable at the WVU Parkersburg Entrepreneur Center.

Basic Introduction to Computers 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100C
Monday, August 13 | 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.

Business Fundamentals with Marsa Myers
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100A
Saturday, August 18 | 9 – 11 am | $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 a business.

Microsoft Word 1 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100C
Monday, August 20 | 2 – 4 p.m. | $15

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.

Making a Professional Drum Box (Cajon)
One 3-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Entrepreneur Center
Friday, August 24 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $10 + $35 Material Fee

Open to all ages, this will guide you through making a full size, professional Drum Box (Cajon). As a class, you will construct and have a chance to personalize your Drum Box. At the end of the class, you will take home your creation!

Microsoft Word 2 with Patsy Bee
One 2-hour session at WVU Parkersburg Workforce & Economic Development Building, Room 100C
Monday, August 27 | 2 – 4 p.m. | $15

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 tool bar. Each student will need to bring a USB flash drive for saving their documents.

 

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.

Basic Introduction to Computers 1 with Patsy Bee