May Isothermal Community College courses open for registration

Published 5:05 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Digital Camera: Instructor Carolyn Michel will teach you simple photography techniques that will help you take the pictures you want, move photos from your camera to your computer and more. Tuesdays, May 14- June 4, 9 a.m.– noon.

Tai Chi Intermediate: Instructor Ed Kan. Advance to the next level in Tai Chi.  Students should have prior experience with Tai Chi.  Tues, May 14- Aug 20, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

History of Appalachian Music: Instructor Alicia Knighten. Learn about the traditional music of the Southeastern United States. You’ll listen to various types of music and learn about regional events and resources to travel into the sound-landscape of the Appalachian mountains. Tues: May 14 – July 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Mosaic Flower Pot: Instructor Dot Pearce. The mosaic process involves cutting glass with double wheeled pliers, gluing, grouting and cleaning.  All are simple skills to learn even if you’ve never worked with glass.  Patterns and ideas will be supplied by the instructor. Tues, May 14 – 28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sold! How to Sell Online Using eBay, Amazon & More: Instructor Alicia Knighten. Learn how to use online selling sites to grab new customers, get traffic to your website and develop a customer list. This workshop will provide an overview of exactly what is needed to begin selling online. Wednesdays, May 15, 5 – 9 p.m.

The Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education: Instructor Jay Geddings. Four week series of classes designed to educate you about relevant financial topics. Classes include “Foundations of Investing”, “Retirement by Design”, “Protecting What’s Important” and “Preparing Your Estate Plan.” Wednesdays, May 15- June 5, 10 a.m. – noon.

Into to Yi Jing: Instructor Ed Kan. This class provides an overview of this classic Chinese book and the arrangement of the 64 hexagrams. Wed: May 15 – 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Photoshop Elements I: Instructor Carolyn Michel- Learn how to create, edit, organize and share images via Photoshop Elements, a program containing many of the features of Adobe Photoshop but with fewer and simpler options. Wed. May 15 – June 19, 9 a.m. – noon

Search Engine Optimization: Instructor Alicia Knighten- Explore methods of optimizing your web site for improved visibility on search engines & directories using “natural” or un-paid search results. Thurs, May 16 – July 11, 5-7 p.m.

Class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus and online at

Please call 828-894-3092 for more details on these and other classes being offered or to register.

– article submitted by Kate Barkschat