February classes at ICC Polk

Published 12:01 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The following are classes starting in February at ICC Polk campus.

Beginning Yoga, Instructor, Jennifer Wood – An introduction covering basic aspects of Iyengar Yoga including breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and postures that build strength and flexibility. Wednesdays, 9 – 10 a.m., Feb. 9 – March 16.

DISUnited States, Instructor, Ron Cliff – This survey traces and examines the details behind the colors in America – the red and blue states, the blacks and whites and reds and yellows and the males and females. This is a primer of both demographics (who and how many of us there are and where) but the history (immigration, migration) that brought it all about. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Feb. 9 – 23.

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Volunteer Leadership (Nonprofit Essentials Series), Instructor, Melissa LeRoy – This class focuses on the critical importance of volunteers within every nonprofit. Wednesday, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Feb. 9.

Jewelry 102, Instructor, Dot Pearce – Following on your skills from Jewelry 101 you’ll add new techniques for earrings and learn about crimps, wire, thread, drops and dangles as you create a single strand necklace. Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 10 and 17.

Excel II, Instructor, Mike Kleiner – Go beyond Excel basics to an intermediate level. Topics include creating and customizing charts, tables and page layouts, managing large sheets of data and more. Tues/Thurs, 2:30 – 5 p.m. Feb.15 – March 10.

Fiscal Accountability for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Essentials Series), Instructor, Melissa LeRoy – Learn how to equip your board and leadership staff with the knowledge and confidence needed to provide fiscal oversight to your nonprofit organization. Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Feb. 16.

The Art of the Interview, Instructor, Maureen Smith – Everyone has a story to tell, and with the right tools and a genuine interest in people, you can be the one they share it with. If you are a writer with a flair for color and accuracy and you like to inform, entertain and move people, this course is for you. Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Feb. 18 – April 8.

Conversational German for Beginners, Instructor, Heike Wrenn – Whether you are planning a trip to Germany, seeking the ability to converse with German speaking individuals or you just want to gain some basic German skills and learn about the German culture in general, this class is for you. Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m., Feb. 21 – March 28.

Excel I, Instructor, Mike Kleiner – The basics and more. Learn when and how spreadsheets are used, data entry, formatting, sorting and filtering data, performing calculations, creating charts and graphs and more. Mondays/Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 21 – March 9.

Become a Notary Public, Instructor, Rhonda Davis – This class will prepare you for the required North Carolina test. You must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED and pass the test given at the end of the class. Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 – March 1.

American History in Paris: Our Founding Fathers, Instructor, Mary Jo Padgett – A Powerpoint walking guide for the American patriot and tourist taking students throughout Paris to places that are connected to the American Revolution and French involvement in that struggle. Enrich your next visit to Paris, refresh your American history and gain respect for the Founding Fathers and the historic Franco-American relationship. Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 23 – March 9.

Business Planning (Nonprofit Essentials Series), Instructor, Melissa LeRoy – This segment of the series focuses on the number one reason most nonprofits and small businesses in America fail – the lack of a well thought out business plan. Wednesday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Feb. 23.

Jewelry 103, Instructor, Dot Pearce – The final course involves crystals, jump rings, dangles and creating an antique looking five cluster focal or creating your own special project with instructor assistance. Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 24 and March 3.

Call 828-894-3092 for more details or to register for classes.