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Business/Computer

A+ CORE HARDWARE/OPERATING SYSTEMS
Work hands-on with various microcomputing components. Build a personal computer. Prepare for the A+ Certification test.

ACCESS 2000, BEGINNER
Create tables, forms, and reports. Create queries and more. Basic understanding of Windows is required.

ACCESS 2000, INTERMEDIATE
Create relational databases, use advanced form, report and query features. Completion of Access, Beginner is strongly recommended.

ACCESS 2000, ADVANCED
Design Access applications and use tools and controls. Learn dialog boxes, macros, report criteria, custom switchboards and keyboard shortcut macros. Completion of Access 2000, Beginner and Intermediate is strongly recommended.

ACCOUNTING BASIC
Prepare financial statements and balance sheets. Learn debits and credits, accounting formulas, T-accounts and journal entries. An introduction to computerized accounting.

ACCOUNTING COMPUTERIZED
Learn to meet the record-keeping and accounting needs of business. Learn accounting software applications for general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, budgeting, and payroll.

ASSERTIVENESS
Learn to recognize aggressive, submissive and assertive behaviors. Determine your communication style and ways to improve your communication techniques.

AUTOCAD
Master AutoCad 2000 commands and drawing techniques and basic drafting design concepts.

AUTOCAD MECHANICAL DESKTOP

BE A LEADER!
Use your unique talents and strengths to become an effective leader.

CAREER CHOICE
Explore your interests, abilities and internal job description. Tests, inventories and other tools help to make personal career choices. Enroll in a listed class or schedule your group of 8 or more in a customized class time at your specific site. For customized scheduling call Donna Baldwin at 868-6300.

COMPUTER HARDWARE FOR HOME USE
Want to be able to work on your own home computer? Update, troubleshoot and repair your personal computer at home.

EXCEL 2000 BEGINNER
Learn to enter, calculate and manage data in an Excel 2000 spreadsheet. Excel makes it easy to manage numeric information, create charts and maintain data lists.

EXCEL 2000, BEGINNER
Create, modify, and format worksheets, and work with formulas, functions, and charts. General knowledge of Windows is required.

EXCEL 2000, INTERMEDIATE
Name cells, use advanced functions, find and replace data, use print options, protect worksheets and link workbooks. Create and use templates and macros. Excel 2000, Beginner beneficial.

EXCEL 2000, ADVANCED
Use all Excel features to the maximum. Exce12000, Beginner and Intermediate is strongly recommended.

INTRO TO COMPUTERS
Learn to operate a computer using keyboard and mouse. Learn computer terms and how to use word processing and the internet.

INTRO TO COMPUTERS - SENIORS
Same content as Introduction to Computers class, but at a relaxed pace which allows for more questions

THE JOB INTERVIEW
 Prepare for the most often asked interview questions. Learn how to organize.

KEYBOARDING
Build a strong foundation in keyboarding skills. Keying techniques stressed first, then speed of strokes with timed writing and accuracy exercises.

MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Learn to recognize your body’s signals of stress and learn tips to manage stressors.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 2000
Learn word processing, strengthen worksheet skills in Excel, manipulate data in Access. Learn to make presentations using PowerPoint.

NAVIGATING THE INTERNET
Learn to surf the internet for fun or research; learn how e-mail can make communicating with family and friends easy.

NAVIGATING THE INTERNET-SENIORS
Same content as navigating the internet class, but at a relaxed pace.

POWERPOINT 2000, BEGINNER
Create, modify, format, build and run PowerPoint slide shows. Use WordArt, ClipArt and graphic objects. Basic understanding of Windows is required.

POWERPOINT 2000, INTERMEDIATE
Work with slide outlines, templates and multimedia elements. Create charts, tables, presentations and customize PowerPoint. PowerPoint Beginner is strongly recommended.

PROJECT 2000, BEGINNER
Create project schedules, assign task relationships, calendars, deadline dates, and track project costs. General knowledge of Windows is required.

PROJECT 2000, INTERMEDIATE

Evaluate and adjust project time factors, resources and costs. Track project progress, using custom tables, filters, and forms. Project 2000, Beginner is strongly recommended.

PUBLISHER 2000, BEGINNER
Create a letterhead, flyer and newsletter. Work with shapes, set up a table and create a website. General knowledge of Windows is required.

STUDY SKILLS
Learn effective techniques of studying and preparing for tests.

TEST FOR SUCCESS
Evaluate job applicants or employees seeking advancement with paper/pencil tests and "hands-on" work samples. For information, call Donna Baldwin at 868-6300.

TIME FOR YOU!
Learn effective time management techniques to make free time for yourself

WEB DESIGN (FRONT PAGE)
Learn to develop a simple web page using links, graphics, and multiple pages.

WEB DESIGN - ADVANCED (FRONT PAGE)
Learn to develop your web page using frames, adding HTML tags, java script, adding music and web cams.

WINDOWS 2000, INTRODUCTION
Master basic Windows 2000 features. Create and work with files, folders and shortcuts. Basic knowledge of personal computers is strongly recommended.

WINDOWS 2000
Get started using your desktop. Learn to use icons, scroll bars, menus and dialog boxes. Use "My Computer" and "Windows Explorer."

WORD 2000
Use word processing to create a document, edit, proof, format and work with tables.

WORD 2000, BEGINNER
Create, edit, and save documents; use proofing tools, and manipulate text. Basic understanding of Windows is required.

WORD 2000, INTERMEDIATE
Create letters, envelopes and labels, tables, columns, headers and footers, and use graphics. Word, Beginner is strongly recommended.

WORD 2000, ADVANCED
Insert form fields, modify forms, create help messages, use online forms, use macros, sort information, create mail merge data sources and main documents. Word, Beginner and Intermediate is strongly recommended. 2

Health

DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN
Combine classroom and supervised clinical instruction to learn dialysis care. Limited to 12 students.

I.V. THERAPY
LPN’s and RN’s learn through classroom lecture and hands-on skills labs. "3" successful I.V. starts required for Ohio Board of Nursing certification.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Provides the basic techniques of medical word building. Once learned, these techniques can be readily applied to acquire an extensive medical vocabulary.

NURSE AID
Prepare for the State Certification exam. Requirements: physical exam, two-step PPID and up to date immunizations. Must attend all 75 hours of the program.

Public Safety

ACLS PROVIDER
Program has been developed to meet the guidelines of the American Heart Assoc.

ACLS PROVIDER REFRESHER
Renewal course for experienced providers routinely performing resuscitation on the job.

BASIC POLICE ACADEMY
Meet the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer certification needed to become a sworn police officer. Students attend both day and evening classes.

BASIC REFRESHER COURSE POLICE OFFICERS
Required refresher course for re-appointment as a peace officer after January 1, 1989.

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
Learn to protect yourself in the workplace against bloodborne infections (OSHA stds)

CONFINED SPACE
Learn entry, attendant and supervisor roles. (weather permitting)

CONFINED SPACE REFRESHER
Update/refresh on latest entry, attendant and supervisor roles. (weather permitting)

DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Defensive driving as a part of peace officer basic training course. Class topics include liability issues, emergency response and hands-on practice of driving skills.

EMT-BASIC
Classroom and clinical practice preparing technicians to become members of a pre-hospital health care team.

EMT-BASIC REFRESHER
Classroom instruction designed to provide new and updated information to certified EMS personnel.

EMT-INTERMEDIATE
Specialized classroom, clinical and vehicle experience designed to prepare 14 EMT-A’s to do advanced skills. Pre-test-required.

EMT-A or, EMT-P ENTRANCE EXAM
HOBET exam given to measure math and reading comprehension skills. Passing score is required before applying to the EMT-Advanced or paramedic program

FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR
Specialized classroom instruction and learning experiences for fire inspections.

FIREFIGHTER - LEVEL I TRANSITION (1 B)
Optional course for certified firefighter 1A. Meets requirements for part-time firefighter.

FIREFIGHTER - LEVEL II TRANSITION (1 C)
Optional course for certified firefighter 1 B. Meets requirements for full-time paid firefighter.

FIREFIGHTER -VOLUNTEER LEVEL
Meets the Ohio Revised Code requirements for certification as a volunteer firefighter.

FIRST AID
Learn the skills to carry out emergency life support procedures for common medical emergencies.

FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE
Meets OSHA requirements for first aid training.

FIRST RESPONDER
Prepare to assess and provide limited emergency care to ill or injured people prior to arrival of an Emergency Medical Technician.

CPR - FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Recognition and treatment of cardiopulmonary emergencies.

GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINING
Voluntary safety update for OSHA compliance

GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINING
Compliance training for OSHA directive.

CPR - HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
For professional rescuers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

INTRODUCTION TO PUMP OPERATIONS
Learn pump operator duties of driving the apparatus, operation of the pump and preventive maintenance. Presented with an emphasis on safety and NFPA standards.

PARAMEDIC REFRESHER
Classroom instruction on new and updated information for certified EMT-Paramedic personnel. Includes ACLS.

PSS INSTRUCTOR CEU - INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES
Instructors learn enhanced teaching techniques. Helps meet ODPS requirements for re-certification of a PSS teaching certificate.

PSS INSTRUCTOR CEU - LESSON PLANS
Students in all Fire-related classes must be sponsored by a Fire Department l Fire Brigade

Trades

AC/DC MOTOR CONTROLS
Study all areas of motor controls with emphasis on 2 & 3 wire control circuits, circuit interlocks, timing circuits, reversing starters, jogging circuits and more.

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL
Study the procedures and National Electric Code requirements, electrical symbols and prints, lighting, small appliance, outlet wiring, etc.

ELECTRICITY - BEGINNING
Learn electron theory, Ohms law, circuits, power calculations, voltage drops, magnet fields, AC and DC motor principals, wiring materials and batteries.

ELECTRICITY - INDUSTRIAL
Learn electrical power, conductors, wiring, AC & DC generators, motors, controls, transformers and trouble shooting.

HVAC (AIR CONDITIONING)
Master AC systems. Learn to size a system, use AC tools, trouble shoot, refrigeration, wiring low & line volts and how to install systems.

HVAC (HEATING)
Gain general knowledge of furnaces (80% gas, 10% oil, 10% electric) and how heating systems work. Includes wiring, gas piping, sizing, troubleshooting, and low voltage wiring. Participate in field trips where you will service heating units.

MACHINE TRADES
Learn personal protective equipment and general machining safety. Understand drawings, measurements, dial indicators and how to layout work.

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE - INDUSTRIAL
An in-depth review of the National Electric Codebook-2002, covering Article 430. Includes: wiring, motors, control circuits, conductors, sizing, circuit breakers, fuses, motor overloads, grounding, bonding and safety.

OUTBOARD MOTOR REPAIR

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Learn to trouble shoot, repair, rebuild, and maintain your small engines, including mowers, rototillers, and outboard motors.

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR - ADVANCED
After tearing down your engine, learn how to put it back together in the advanced class.

SOLID STATE DEVICES
Become familiar with solid state devices such as: diode and rectifier circuits, transistors, power supply circuits and filtering & SCR’s (Silicone Controlled Rectifiers).

WELDING
Basic welding includes oxy fuel, shield metal arc, mig & tig and joint configurations.

Personal Enrichment

BASICS OF INVESTING
Don’t run out of money after retirement. Learn the basics of finance, budget, type of investments, taxes and methods of evaluating program performance.

COLLEGE PROCESS MADE EASY
A high school guidance counselor will help parents and students through the entire college process. Learn to select a college, college admission, financial options and enrollment.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
Beginning course focuses on the culture as well as speaking the language. Ideal for those who will be traveling to France.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Focus on the culture, speaking, listening and understanding the language. Ideal for travelers or those with Spanish-speaking employees.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
One digital camera plus one computer equals pictures anytime. Learn to download digital pictures into your computer, E-mail and print them.

ENGLISH AS A 2ND LANGUAGE
For those individuals who would like to learn basic English or expand their current English speaking skills.

INVESTING DURING DOWNTURNS IN THE STOCK MARKET
Dispel the fears of getting into the stock market during bad times. This class will discuss specific investing opportunities for you during downturns in the stock market.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Don’t know how to operate your camera unless it is on automatic? Let Jim Rollo show you how easy it is to take great photographs.

SIGN LANGUAGE
Learn the basic vocabulary and instructions you will need to learn how to sign.

STAGE LIGHTING, SOUND &VIDEO
For those involved in audiovisual, entertainment, concert productions, leisure industry, restaurants, theater or churches. Be exposed to the latest technology.

STOCK MARKET RESEARCH
Learn what drives the market and how to prepare for Bear Markets. Evaluate your stocks and stock portfolios. Find answers to your questions.

House and Garden

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR WOMEN
Learn the fundamentals of automotive repair. Learn to service, troubleshoot and repair your own car. Easy to understand material is applicable to all automobiles.

BASIC FAUX CLASS
Use simple and inexpensive techniques to transform walls and floors in your home using paint. Additional supplies required. Supply list available.

BASKETWEAVING
Have fun weaving your own baskets. Learn the basic weaving techniques.

CAKE DECORATING
Create your own cakes, and make your own icings. Decorate cakes using flowers, borders, piping, basket weave, stenciling and layer construction.

CARPENTRY HOME REPAIRS
Course includes safety, hand and power tools, planning the work, selecting materials and repairs. Students must provide basic tools. List provided upon registration.

CARPENTRY INTERIOR FINISHING
Do major room remodeling or small interior finishing projects. Learn interior framing, trims, doors and windows, wallboard, counter tops, ceramic tile and more. Students provide basic tools. List will be provided.

COOKING FOR ENJOYMENT
Cook for yourself or for lots of guests. Learn how to prepare simple but elegant dishes, and still have time to relax and enjoy your guests.

CUSTOMIZED DRAPES/ CORNICE BOARD
Thought you couldn’t make your own custom drapes? Our instructor makes custom drapes, cornice boards and jabot drapes easy and affordable.

CUSTOMIZED DRAPES /JABOT

ELECTRICAL HOME REPAIR
Learn theory of electricity and residential wiring. Learn the basics of circuit breakers, switches, outlets, installing new electrical boxes, ceiling boxes, etc. Students provide basic tools. List will be provided.

FLORAL DESIGN FRESH FLOWERS - BEGINNING
Use tools, color, proportion and balance as you create arrangements. Fresh flowers will be provided weekly. Students supply scissors and wire cutters.

FLORAL DESIGN FRESH FLOWERS – INTERMEDIATE

FLORAL DESIGN SILK & DRIED FLOWERS
Create designs that match your personal style or make gifts for others. Supply list for 1st day of class is available upon registration. Additional costs for silk and dried flowers for weekly arrangements will be the student’s responsibility.

HOUSE ANATOMY 101
Give your home the finishing touches needed to create the home of your dreams. Learn home design to decorative painting, basic carpentry, plumbing and electric.

INTERIOR DECORATING
Learn basic decorating techniques needed to pull a room together by developing a design plan that meets your life style. Additional supplies required, Supply list available.

LANDSCAPING FOR THE HOME
Gain basic information in landscape design, installation and landscape maintenance.
Understand the labels on grass seed, fertilizers insecticides, herbicides and how to select plant materials.

MAKING THE QUILT
Stitch together the squares you have to create a custom designed quilt. Learn to stitch in lines or patterns to complete your own quilt in class.

QUILTING
Cut, design, layer and sew quilting squares together, then design and make a quilt.

PHOTO SCRAPBOOK
Bring in your favorite pictures to create photo safe albums by cropping and using acid-free adhesive. Create beautiful album sheets to take home.

PLUMBING HOME REPAIR
Learn pipes, faucets, valves, tanks and fittings used in residential plumbing. Solder copper pipes and join plastic pipes and fittings. Install faucets and repair leaks.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP - BORDER MANIA
Learn to make a scrapbook accenting ‘Border Mania’. No photos needed.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP - CHRISTMAS
Make a Christmas scrapbook. No photos needed.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP - MOVEABLE BORDERS
Make a scrapbook accenting ‘moveable’ borders. No photos needed.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP - POWER LAYOUTS
Emphasis is on creating a scrapbook accented with ‘Power Layouts’. Bring photos to layout entire album.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP - STAINED GLASS
Create a scrapbook accented with’stained glass’. Bring photos.

STAINED GLASS
Create your own stained glass art. Learn all facets of stained glass craftsmanship.

TOLE PAINTING - BEGINNING
Learn to paint on wood, candies, rocks, etc.

TOLE PAINTING – INTERMEDIATE
Learn advanced techniques while creating your craft projects.

Sports and Dancing

BALLROOM DANCING PART 1
In this beginners class you will learn to fox trot, waltz, and tango.

BALLROOM DANCING PART 2
For those wanting to continue to the intermediate level.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING
A great way to socialize, have fun and exercise. Learn your favorite dances.

DANCING FOR WEDDINGS
Learn slow partner dances including waltzes, tangos and foxtrots.

HOT LATIN DANCING
You will be introduced to Salsa, a dance made popular by the Latin groups, the Merengue, a Haitian Creole Dominican ballroom dance, and the Cha Cha.

SWING DANCING
Learn the basics including the fundamentals of turns, spins, pivots and how to lead and follow. Partner recommended.

WEST COAST SWING
Previous dance experience recommended. This exciting dance is a bit more challenging. Partners highly recommended.

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS
Learn the rules and etiquette of the game of golf. Classes will be held at Fairfield Golf Center, 6400 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio.

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS
Improve your golfing skills whether you are a beginner or a seasoned golfer in this hands-on class. Classes at Fairfield Golf Center.

GOLF FOR THE BEGINNER
Learn the basics of golf. Clubs will be available for those who need them. Classes at Fairfield Golf Center.

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS
Learn the swing necessary to drive the ball further with more accuracy Classes at Fairfield Golf Center.

GOLF FUNDAMENTALS
Learn to putt, chip and how to get out of the sand with fewer strokes. Classes at Fairfield Golf Center.

YOGA
Use the age-old exercise known in the West as Yoga to improve fitness, promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve flexibility and range of motion.