June 10, 2015

Learn Skills, Have Fun This Summer With Non-Credit Classes

Fashion, motorcycle safety, oil painting, first aid, babysitting certification, foil fencing, skills for job seekers and mathematics are just some of the non-credit Continuing Education classes being offered by Western Nevada College this summer. With many one-day classes, it’s easy to find time to improve skills, gain credentials, or pursue personal interests.

There's still time to register for classes at http://www.campusce.net/wnc. For more information, contact the Community Education office at 775-445-4268 or linda.whitehill@wnc.edu. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Classes still available include:

Soft Skills for Hard Workers: Learn skills that employers are looking for in new employees. Covers communication, teamwork, enthusiasm and attitude, networking, problem solving, critical thinking and professionalism. Resume building and interviews are also addressed. Meets Monday-Thursday, Aug. 3-13, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $156.

Adult/Infant/Child CPR: Join this one-day citizen responder class taught by Donna Miller. Learn infant, child and adult CPR. Class covers scene control, signals of a heart attack, stroke, conscious and unconscious choking; aspirin administration and CPR using an automated external defibrillator. Class is also open to children ages 11 to 17. Meets 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Cost: $51.

Babysitting Certification: Become the best baby-sitter on the block. Teens and preteens can gain the knowledge to become confident caregivers in a training class offered by the American Red Cross. Meets on Wednesday, July 28 or Wednesday, Aug. 5. The class includes hands-on activities, video, role-playing, first aid and lively discussions. Cost: $72.

First Aid: Students learn to recognize and care for a variety of first-aid emergencies such as burns; cuts; scrapes; sudden illnesses; head, neck and back injuries; and heat and cold emergencies. Meets Thursday, Aug. 6. Course completion entitles the student to a first-aid certificate, which is valid for two years.

Introduction to Foil Fencing: Learn the fundamentals of swordplay, attacking and defensive skills using modern French and Italian techniques and strategy. Equipment is provided. Open to students age 12 and up. Meets Mondays, Aug. 31 to Oct. 26. Cost: $301.

Arithmetic to Pre-Algebra: Students can use this two-month class to prepare for the Accuplacer test. Operations with whole numbers, fractions, division and decimals with applications to measurement are covered in this course, as well as equations and graphing with real-world applications. Textbooks are available for rental. Students 13 and older are eligible. Meets Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 19 through Oct. 28. Cost: $101.

Motorcycle Safety Program: Basic Rider Course and Advanced Rider Course: Motorcycles (250cc Honda and Suzuki) and helmets are provided for the Friday through Sunday BRC classes. Classes typically meet 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 9. Cost: 160.

In the Advanced Rider Course, students must be Class M endorsed and provide motorcycle, helmet, proof of insurance and registration. Meets 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Upcoming classes are Saturday, Aug. 22; and Saturday, Oct. 17. Cost: $85.

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu

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