ICC-Polk in Columbus announces upcoming classes

Published 6:24 pm Friday, September 30, 2011

Isothermal Community College (ICC) Polk Center has announced its upcoming October classes.
“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. Tues, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 4 – 11.
“Smart Choices in Retirement.” Edward Jones financial advisor Jay Geddings shows you how to achieve a stable, steady income so you can live the kind of retirement lifestyle you desire. Wed, 10 a.m.- noon, Oct. 5.
“PC Maintenance and Security.” Instructor Mike Kleiner guides you through straightforward, nontechnical solutions to improve performance and keep your computer safe. Mon/Wed, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 5 – 31.
“The History of Ireland from the Great Famine to the Present.” Instructor, Dr. Dennis Sommers. A series of lectures studying the turbulent history of Ireland. Thurs., 10 a.m.- noon, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17.
“Ghost Stories.” Come enjoy famous, infamous, personal and traditional ghosts and ghost stories with storyteller Marilyn McMinn McCredie. Thurs., 10 a.m. – noon or 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 – 27.
“Equine Marketing.” Instructor, Libbie Johnson. Whether you are just starting a horse business, already operating a business or working at an equine industry job, get the tools you need to build your business and become a better equine marketer. Thurs., 6 – 8 p.m., Oct. 6-27.
“Art and Science of Beer.” Instructor, Jay Adams. A brief history of brewing, an overview of the commercial brewing process and how to adapt the commercial process to make beer at home. Hands-on experience includes: brewing, packaging, kegging, bottle filling and more. Lectures: Thurs., 7 – 8 p.m., Oct. 6 – 20; Labs: Sat.,10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Nov. 12.
“Stained Glass.” Instructor, Dot Pearce. Learn the basics of the copper foil method of stained glass. Fri., 9 a.m. – noon, Oct. 7 – 28.
“Intermediate Stained Glass.” Instructor, Dot Pearce. This class uses all your foundation skills and introduces you to three dimensional glass. Fri., 1 – 4 p.m., Oct. 7 – 28.
“Seniors Compute II.” Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Seniors, pick up where you left off. You’ll go in depth into the Internet, email, word processing, finance, games and more. Tues./Thurs., 2:15 – 4:45 p.m., Oct. 11 – Nov. 3.
“PowerPoint Presentation.” Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Make a great impression with a well-designed PowerPoint presentation. Learn the basics or further develop the skills you already have. Tues./Thurs., 6 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 11 – 20.
“Decorating for Your Own Home.” Instructor, Gillian Drummond. Choose a room in your home to transform and learn how to solve your interior decorating problems. Wed., 2 – 5 p.m., Oct. 12 – Dec. 7.
“Intro to Sustainable Agriculture.” Led by Lynn Sprague with a variety of instructors. Topics include basics of sustainable agriculture, soils, herbs, fruits and vegetables, poultry, goats, forestry and marketing. Thurs., 6 – 8 p.m., Oct. 13 – Dec. 8.
“Pen and Ink.” Learn how to create beautiful artwork using ink as your medium. Don Blackwell will instruct you in the techniques and materials used in pen and ink drawings. Fri., 9 a.m. – noon, Oct. 14 – Dec. 9.
“Intro to Woodcarving.” Instructor, Albert Odom. Learn the basics of woodcarving with simple projects like Christmas ornaments and wine stoppers. Mon., 1 – 4 p.m., Oct. 17 – Dec. 5.
“Computing for the Workplace II.” Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Further the skills you need to use a computer at work. Mon./Wed., 2:15 – 4:45 p.m., Oct. 17 – Nov. 9.
“Beginning Yoga.” Instructor, Jennifer Woods. Learn basic aspects of Iyengar Yoga including breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and postures that build strength and flexibility. Wed., 9 – 10 a.m., Oct. 19 – Nov. 23.
“Stretch and Breathe.” Instructor, Jo Rytter. Stretch your body while focusing on your breath, all done to music. Wed., 4 – 5 p.m., Oct. 19 – Nov. 30.
“Art Early America:1700-1865.” Instructor, Ben Pfingstag. A series of color-slide presentations and exploration of the grand rise of the arts during this period of history. Thurs., 10 a.m. -noon, Oct. 20 – Dec. 1.
“Photoshop Elements.” Instructor, Carolyn Michel. Geared to the ultimate beginner in image editing. Learn how to create, edit, organize and share images. Mon., 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 24 – Nov. 28 or Tues., 5 – 8 p.m., Oct. 25 – Nov. 29.
“Word II.” Instructor, Mike Kleiner. Pick up where you left off with Word I. Learn to insert pictures and text boxes, create columns and tables and more. Tues./Thurs., 6 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 25 – Nov. 10.
Fall class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus, area post offices, select locations throughout Polk County and online at www.isothermalcommunitycollege.edu/learnstuffpolk. Please call 828-894-3092 for more details or to register for classes.
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by Kate Barkschat

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