Register now for May Community Education Classes!

April 15th, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State University’s Graduate Studies and Community Outreach office offers non-credit classes for personal and professional development, ranging from yoga to stock market basics. The courses are open to the public and are taught by members of the community.

Courses beginning in May and June include:

Health and Wellness

Jazzercise. Eight-week session begin on a rolling basis. Sign up at any time to start your session! Classes are offered Monday through Saturday; mornings, afternoons and evenings. $96 per person plus $5 registration fee. Classes are held at Jazzercise studio, 95 Main Street, Plymouth.

Jazzercise classes are a mixture of jazz dance, strength training and stretching set to music. Classes include a gentle warm-up, a 30 minute aerobic workout, muscle toning and strengthening with weights and a final cool down stretch. Participants should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Taught by certified Jazzercise instructors.

Belly Dancing. Tuesdays, May 3 – June 7 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $65 per person plus $5 registration fee.

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern Belly Dancing in a fun, relaxed environment.

Driver Safety and Collision Avoidance. Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $20 per session plus $5 registration fee.

Sgt. Michael Clark of the Plymouth State University Police will lead this two-hour course focused on teaching drivers to avoid collisions and traffic violations.

Technology and Training

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint. Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89 per person plus $5 registration fee.

Learn how to prepare presentations and slide shows using Microsoft PowerPoint. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, this course will include tips on how to use color, design, graphics and text to create a powerful presentation. Taught by Gaile Loomis and Crystal Finefrock. Prererequisite: Introduction to Computers or equivalent.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel. Saturday, April 2 or June 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89 per person plus $5 registration fee.

Increase your basic Excel skills by learning to use templates, charts, graphics and formulas. Skills taught include importing, exporting, sorting, filtering and displaying data. Taught by Miriam Simmons. Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Excel or equivalent.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher. May 23 and May 25, 6 – 8 p.m. $49 per person plus $5 registration fee.

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to design and publish flyers, brochures and pamphlets. This course will cover the use of wizards, templates and other tools to help students insert text, graphics and clip art into brochure designs. Taught by Miriam Simmons. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers or Introduction to Microsoft Word.

PSU Venture Center

Wilderness First Responder. May 23 – June 1, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and one evening session. $550 per person (includes lodging).

Through lectures and rescue simulations, students will learn how to respond to wilderness emergencies. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, decision-making and treatment. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the Wilderness First Responder exam will receive a Wilderness First Responder certificate good for three years. Students will also have the opportunity to renew or complete CPR certification. Call (603) 535-2622 or visit www.plymouth.edu/venturecenter to register.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification or Wilderness First Aid Certification. June 18 – 19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (includes one evening session). $150 per person (includes lodging).

Through lectures and rescue simulations, students will learn how to respond to wilderness emergencies. Emphasis will be placed on prevention, decision-making and treatment. Students who successfully complete the course and pass the Wilderness First Aid exam will receive a Wilderness First Aid certificate good for two years. Students will also have the opportunity to renew or complete CPR certification. Call (603) 535-2622 or visit www.plymouth.edu/venturecenter to register.

Plymouth State University also offers online courses in computer literacy, foreign languages, writing, business, accounting, health and fitness, personal enrichment, child care, art and law through Education to Go. For a complete list of available courses, visit www.ed2go.com/plymouth.

To register for Community Education courses, request a registration form from the Graduate Studies and Community Outreach office at (603) 535-2734. Registrations are also taken over the phone, by fax at (603) 535-2752 or in person. The Graduate Studies and Community Outreach office is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.