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By Rosalind Marshall
Special to The SUN
The spring session of college classes from Southwest Colorado Community College at the Education Center started on Jan. 14, and through our partnership with SCCC, a number of classes are underway.
English composition, art history, psychology, microeconomics and guidance strategies for children are being taught with either a face-to-face format or via videoconferencing. The Education Center’s state-of-the-art video teleconferencing technology allows a wide variety of classes to be held, as the students can videoconference with instructors from other locations. For more information about the SCCC college classes, go to www.pueblocc.edu.
Excel spreadsheet classes are featured in the Education Center’s Community Education offerings in February. Instructor Pat Attanasio will teach Intro, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Intro to Excel class will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m.–noon, and is $50. Basic keyboarding skills and computer familiarity are required. The Intro class will cover creating worksheets, entering, copying and moving data, formatting and creating simple formulas.
The Intermediate Excel class, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m., will cover short cuts and new techniques for the intermediate student. Cost is $50. The Advanced Excel class, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.–noon, $60, will allow learners to search, mail merge, create advanced formulas and use filtering techniques. For the advanced class, attendance at prior classes or knowledge of Excel is a pre-requisite.
Intro to Word, Monday, Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m., is $50. Instructor Pat Attanasio takes students through the basics of Word: creating documents, cutting and pasting, using tool bars, organizing files, and everything you need to create letters, documents and reports. Basic computer knowledge is required, and students can bring their own laptops or use the Education Center computers for any of the computer classes.
First Aid and CPR is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a break for lunch. For those who cannot make the evening classes, the Education Center offers a Saturday class to get your First Aid and CPR certification. Cost is $70 for both, or $55 if you just need one class. CPR will be held in the morning and First Aid in the afternoon. The Education Center offers First Aid and CPR classes every month.
The second and third opportunities to do jewelry making with Elizabeth Baldwin will be Saturdays, Feb 2 and 9. Classes are $25 each. If you want to attend all three, the first class of the series is Saturday, Jan. 26, and the cost for all three is $65. All jewelry-making classes are 10am-noon at the Education Center and materials are included. Baldwin’s designs have been in national catalogues such as Coldwater Creek, and she holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in metalsmithing and jewelry.
To register for any of these classes (at least three days in advance of the class) visit our website, www.ArchuletaCountyEducationCenter.com, where you can register and pay with PayPal. Or drop by The Education Center office (264-2835) on the corner of 4th and Lewis streets. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Save the date for the Education Center’s 25th anniversary fund-raising luncheon, Wednesday, March 20, tickets available soon.