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Continuing Ed Personal Enrichment Classes

Introduction to Computers (CAM 160) - NOT OFFERED SUMMER/FALL

If you are an absolute beginner and struggling with basic personal computer (PC) lingo, opening and closing a program or can’t seem to get your mouse to cooperate, then this low stress 10-hour class is for you. You’ll start by learning some basic terminology, how to know if your computer is up-to-date, how to open and close programs and windows, and how to use all buttons on your mouse. You’ll learn how your computer is organized and how to build a file folder structure that meets your needs. Then learn the basics of word processing (the typewriter function) including how to open, create and save documents.

Course Fee: $20


Intermediate Computers (CAM 161) - NOT OFFERED SUMMER/FALL

Do you feel like the ‘Digital Age’ is leaving you behind and you want to catch up? If you are struggling with Microsoft Word, this low-stress 10 hour class is just for you! First, you will learn basics of Microsoft word. Next, you will learn how to tune-up your computer and keep it clean and how to use your pictures in email. Then, you will be taught how to use your mobile devices with your computer. Finally, you will receive instruction on printers and how they work with your machine and how to configure your machine to work more effectively. The instructor is prepared to tell and show at an easy pace so that you can follow along.

Course Fee: $20

Oil Painting for (CMTY 012)

Supportive learning environment and assistance for painters of all abilities. Students will work on individual projects.

Class supplies:

  1. Old plastic tablecloth, opened plastic garbage bag, mustin…to protect table. 
  2. Table easel to hold & carry painting
  3. Palette pad to mix colors
  4. Gessoed canvas board or stretched canvas to paint on
  5. Small tightly sealed jar for odorless turpentine (brush cleaner)
  6. Container for water (cottage cheese, margarine)
  7. Drawing tools: paper, pencil, eraser; charcoal, rag
  8. Plastic palette knife assortment
  9. Small variety of nylon brushes – carious sizes and shapes
  10. Water mixable oil paint (Winsor & Newton):
  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium red light
  • Sap Green
  • Viridian
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Amber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson

Course Fee: $55.00

Summer/Fall Quarter Classes

Item Number Date Day Time Location Instructor Credits
5J01 7/11-8/29 M 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 14-109 Alden 0
5J02 9/26-12/12 M 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 14-109 Alden 0


Woodcarving for (CMTY 015)

Offers a demonstration of various woodcarving techniques, as well as the selection, use, and care of tools and materials. Students have time to work on individual projects with an instructor nearby to offer advice and assistance.

Course Fee: $55.00

Summer/Fall Quarter Classes

Item Number Date Day Time Location Instructor Credits



M 6 - 9 p.m. 14-109 Olliges 0
5J12 9/26-12/12 M 6 - 9 p.m. 14-109 Olliges 0


Basic Digital Photography (ELPHO 070) - NOT OFFERED SUMMER/FALL 

Beginning digital photography course covers camera handling and operations, composition, exposure controls and how to effectively use them to improve your ability to capture the photographs you want and not have to be satisfied with what the camera gives you.  We will also cover downloading and saving files to the computer and some basic post-processing which will enable you to enhance the appearance of your photographs whether you are emailing, printing or posting them to a website.

Course Fee: $75.00 SS



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