ICC Polk campus announces June courses

Published 8:23 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

Isothermal Community College Polk Center in Columbus has announced its next round of classes.

  • More In Class Writing, Instructor Brittany Hampton-Tokar. This course is a great fit for serious writers and for those who simply enjoy writing for fun. Each session includes writing exercises, time to share what is written in class and discussion. Mondays, June 3-17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Spanish III, Instructor Doug Morris. The third eight-week session of “Spanish for Beginners.”  This session will emphasize grammar, the placement of adjectives and object pronouns. Mondays, June 3 – July 29, 10 a.m.- noon.
  • Beginning Stained Glass, Instructor Dot Pearce. Learn the basics of the copperfoil method of stained glass. Tuesdays, 6 -9 p.m., June 4 -25 or Thursdays, 9 a.m.– noon, June 6 – 27.
  • A Year in Paris, Instructor Mary Jo Padgett. Hear from a recent Paris resident through discussion, Powerpoint presentation, handouts and memoirs – about “real life” behind the sidewalk cafes and tourist desti­nations. Wednesdays, June 5 – 26, 6-8 p.m.
  • Advertising Copywriting: Get in touch with your inner Mad Man or Mad Woman, Instructor Darlene Cah. Whether you want fresh ideas to promote your business or you’re exploring a career in advertising, this basic class will challenge you to write print ads for a variety of products and services. Open to business owners, graphic designers as well as aspiring copywriters and writers of all genres. Wednesdays, June 5 – 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Stained Glass, Instructor Dot Pearce. Learn the basics of the copperfoil method of stained glass. Tuesdays, June 4 – 25, 6 – 9 p.m. or Thurs, June 6 – 27, 9 a.m.–noon.
  • Improv, Instructor Darlene Cah. Come explore, discover and nurture your creative spirit as we play in a friendly, supportive environment where there are no mistakes and acting foolish is encouraged! No theater or improv experience necessary. Thursdays, June 6 – 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Watercolor, Instructor Jeanne Parsons. Have you wanted to paint with water colors but didn’t know where to start? This class is for you! Join us for a fun time painting and discover the artist within. No experience is necessary. Mon: June 10 – July 29, 9 a.m. – 12 noon.
  • Medication Aide, Instructor Rheta Merrell. This class prepares the student for the State of North Carolina certification test. Prerequisite: Nurse Aide I in good standing on North Carolina Registry; High School Diploma. Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: June 10, 11, 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Computers-Past, Present and Beyond, Instructor Alicia Knighten. Learn about the history of computers, the Internet, technology and their impact on the world. Thurs: June 13, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate Excel, Instructor Brian Weatherley. Learn to create Excel spreadsheets with formulas and functions, how to use sorting and filing, add graphics and create and modify charts. Basic Microsoft Excel or equivalent is required.  Mondays/Wednesdays: June 17 – July 17, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Writing Your Story, Instructor Brittany Hampton-Tokar. Whether you have a specific event in your life to get down on paper, or if you want to record the story of your life for family or for publication, this class will help you find a strong beginning, a fitting tone, and a clear, compelling voice. Mondays, June 24 – July 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) Gaming,  Instructor Brian Weatherley. Learn problem solving, hand eye coordination, building an online character, development and progression, achievements, teamwork, socializing and much more. Mondays/Thursdays, June 24 – July 24, 6-8 p.m.
  • Photoshop Elements II, Instructor Carolyn Michel. This class is geared to the student who has been using Photoshop Elements and would like to move on to more advanced techniques. Wednesdays, June 26 – July 31, 9 a.m. – noon.

Class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus and online at www.isothermal.edu/learnstuffpolk. Please call 828-894-3092 for more details on these and other classes being offered or to register.

– article submitted by Kate Barkschat

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