Courses are listed below. Click on a category below to reveal courses and their descriptions.
Defensive Driving (for Point Reduction)
One, Two, Three...
Creating Dynamic Characters
What to expect:
- The Focal Character or hero
- What does the focal character want?
- Type casting the main characters
- Beyond the physical description to motivation
- Irene Asher Institute for Human Resources(Myers Briggs) modified for Fiction
- How does the character focus attention?
- How does the character find out about things?
- How does the character see the outer world?
- How does the character make decisions?
- The opponent or villain
- What does the opponent want?
- How to make characters different
- A Character Bible
- Compare and contrast the main characters
- Letting your characters speak--Dialogue
- Putting your characters in motion--Scenes
July 8, Monday, 6p-7:30p
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPCI 639 01 under course code) or call 843-525-8205
Starting a Nature Journal
Nature writing is born out of respect, awe and love for the natural world. With its water, wildlife and wide skies, South Carolina’s Lowcountry is a treasure for nature lovers to write about. In this class, we’ll discuss well-known nature writers, what exactly nature writing entails, and the process of creating a nature journal. Then, through several timed writing practices, you can try your hand at nature writing. Bring a journal to class and by the time you leave, you’ll have several chunks of fresh copy to take home and illustrate with drawings, photos and/or natural items, such as dried leaves and flowers.
July 13, Saturday, 9a-Noon, Beaufort Campus
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPFD 634 01 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Travel Right...Travel Write: - How would you like to manifest trips to exotic destinations on someone else's nickel, or to travel on your own and earn back your expenses, just by writing a story about your experience? Freelance travel writers do both, and this class shows you how. In-class and take-home exercises help teach the nuts and bolts of writing a travel story that publications will snap right up.
Join Katherine Tandy Brown, successful freelance writer for over 20 years, for this exciting course.
July 15 and 22, 2013, Mondays, 6-8p, Beaufort Campus, $79
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPFD 529 01 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Overview of intimate relationships and effective communication skills, and conflict resolution skills
This course is a study of selected concepts and theories of the institutions of marriage and the family and factors and forces of society which impact self-understanding, relationships, human development, life cycles, mate selection, alternative life styles, feminine and masculine roles, marital adjustments, parenting, and family crises. The responsibilities and privileges of family as legal entities of the nation, issues in marriage and the family and reflections on the seasons of marriage and family life are also emphasized.
July 22 and 24
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPCI 680 under course code) or call 843-525-8205
Wine Appreciation for Average People
Students will learn how wine is made, discover the primary wine producing regions of the world, understand basic wine terminology, learn to decipher a wine label and optionally, taste a variety of Native American and European style wines.
Each classroom portion of the class will be followed by an optional field trip for wine tasting.
Classroom: Day 1
- Learn about the anatomy of grapes and how grape juice becomes white, red or sparkling wine.
- View a video that shows the wine production process from harvest to fermentation to bottling.
- Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting of native American and European style wines.
Classroom: Day 2
- Discuss the appearance, aroma, taste and texture of wine.
- Learn how to read wine labels and understand wine terminology .
- Visit a local vendor and sample a selection of white and red European style wines.
Wednesday, June 19 (Part One); Friday, June 21 (Part Two), 1:30p-5p
Tuesday, July 9 (Part One); Thursday, July 11 (Part Two), 1:30p-5p
Wednesday, July 24 (part One); Friday, July 26 (Part Two), 1:30-5p
New River Campus
NOTE: Class participants must be 21 years of age to taste wine at the optional field trips. Cost of wine tastings is at the additional expense of each participant (pay on site).
FYI: We will visit September Oaks Winery in Ridgeland. Tasting fee is $6.00.
We will taste wine at RED Wine Boutique located in the Best Buy Plaza in Bluffton. A one-ounce pour is under $2.00, and a four-ounce pour may run $4 or $5. Tapas food can be purchased at RED in case folks would like to eat while they taste.
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPCI 649 under course code) or call 843-525-8205
Intro to Basic Production
This course will help prepare students who are interested in breaking in to the world of film and television production and will also teach students the basics of media production and where to search for media related jobs.
Students enrolled in this class will learn about various types of media production including:
- feature and independent film
- television news
- reality- style programming.
This course will also provide a breakdown of who’s who on a working set in order to narrow down exactly where each student’s talents might fit in production.
Students will learn important production vocabulary and show students how to read daily shot lists. Q &A between students and the instructor is recommended during this course.
Finally, students will learn about different outlets of where to find production work and experience, and how to market themselves to various media outlets.
Thursdays, July 18 through August 8, 5:45p-7p
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPCI 961 01 under course code) or call 843-525-8205
Computer, Technology and Office Skills
Intro to Windows 8 Cost $39
Computers are forever changing, and so is the way we use them. Windows 8 is a departure from the traditional user interface we have been using for several decades. It wears a futuristic graphical look, the same as the one we see on today’s tablets and smart phones. Once you learn its ways, you will discover that computers have become far easier to use, and much more pleasant. Windows 8 has the same interface for computers, Windows smart phones and Windows tablets.
June 28, Friday, 9- Noon
Call 843-525-8205 to register or Register online. Click here to register online (XCPT 635 01).
Intro to Microsoft Publisher Cost $39
Microsoft is a tool for creating home and small businesses newspapers and pamphlets. You mix text and photos in anyway you like – create multiple columns like those used by the New York Times, design columns with different widths and place as many photos among them as you need. Use headlines that go across all your columns or over a single one. Place your text vertically or horizontally and design your publication to contain as many pages as you need.
July 19, Friday, 9a-Noon
Call 843-525-8205 to register or Register online. Click here to register online (XCPT 636 01).
Basics, Basics, Basics
We often get frustrated and need someone we can talk to about computer issues. If you encounter simple or even difficult tasks, this course is for you.
Welcome to an easy-to-master, basic computer-skills course. The goal is to give you a solid foundation. Once you understand these basics, you will have a clear understanding on which to build your future knowledge of and skill with computers.
To become acquainted with your computer there are certain basic skills to be mastered. While these skills might seem obvious at first, the fact is that many people never take the time to learn these very important basics. By studying them now, you will both save time later and also improve your daily computer productivity.
From application software to operating systems to the Internet, this course spans a wide range of skill sets and caters to a variety of interests. Hard-to-digest technical manuals are nowhere to be found and the most common application courses - such as Microsoft Excel or Word - will be introduce from the beginning.
June 13 – June 27, Thursdays, 6-8p
843-525-8205 or Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XCPT 587 under course code)
Never used a computer before? Feel like computer terms are written in a different language? Come learn about computer basics. This class will provide an introduction to using various aspects of the computer. Other topics covered include instruction on working with windows, email, files, pictures, computer terminology, etc.
You can’t look around these days without noticing computers. They line the walls of schools, libraries, hospitals, offices, stores, and governmental agencies. We see them on television and in our phones. Even our Kindergartners are learning all about them! Computers have become a daily presence in our lives even for those of us who have not used one before.
- Learn about computer hardware/software and develop working knowledge of computer terminology.
- Use the mouse and become familiar with the keyboard.
- Perform basic computer tasks in a Windows environment.
- Troubleshoot computer problems and perform proper shutdown procedures.
Take this class as the first in a series of 6 courses to earn your Basic Computer Understanding Certificate. Call 525-8308 for details.
New River Campus
6/13 & 6/20, Thursdays, 6-9p
7/12 & 7/19, Fridays, 9a-Noon
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XCPT 551 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Excel uses a spreadsheet application. Spreadsheets enable a user to keep a budget, track data, create charts or graphs and much more. In this introductory level Excel course, students will learn to analyze data using formulas, format data to make it look presentable to a client or boss, and also learn additional functions such as statistical, date, financial and more.
6/7, 6/14 & 6/21, Fri, 9a-Noon, New River Campus
7/9, 7/16 & 7/23, Tues, 6-9p, New River Campus
*Students may also purchase a book for $100. This book will be used in all computer classes including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XCPT 507 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Make Money, Save Money
Become a Wilton Certified Cake Decorator in 4 courses!
Upon completion of the course students will learn the following:
· Preparing cake pans
· Mixing cake batter
· Filling cake pans
· Testing cakes for doneness
· Removing cakes from pan
· Leveling a cake
· Filling cakes
· Preparing the buttercream icing used for class
· Icing the cake using a spatula and cake icer tip
· The correct icing consistency to use for different applications
· Preparing and filling icing bags
· Making drop flowers, leaves, filling cupcakes, zigzags, dots, rosettes, shell, pompom flower, shaggy mum, elongated dots, ribbon roses and writing with the various tips provided in the kit.
· Students in the final session will decorate their own cake
Upon completion of the course students will have learned:
· Basic principles of floral cake design
· Difference between gumpaste and fondant, how to handle and store them, when to use each one, how to color them
· How to make royal icing
· Making a parchment bag
· Gumpaste flowers: button and pansy
· Royal icing flowers: Wilton roses, apple blossom, primrose, rosebuds, daffodil, violet, lily, piped stems
· The following techniques in buttercream: reverse shell and basketweave
· Complete a cake during the final session using the techniques the students have learned
Upon completion of this course students will learn the following:
· Bow loops
· Gumpaste/fondant flowers: mums, roses, carnations, calla lilies, rosebuds, calyxes for flowers, leaves, and daisies
· Covering a cake board with fondant
· Creating geometric designs using cut outs with cutters
· Covering a cake with fondant
· The following borders: embellished rope, eyelet and ruffle, and ball
· Basic principles of floral cake design
Upon completion of the course students will learn the following:
· Gumpaste fundamentals- storing, tinting and gum glue
· How to use florist wire and what gauges
· Wraping floral wire with floral tape
· Making gumpaste flowers of the following: blossom, gerbera daisy, sweet pea, ivy leaves, lily leaves, briar rose, stargazer lilies stephanotis buds and stephanotises
· calyxes for the flowers covered
· dusting flowers with color dusts
· completing your flower arrangement using flowers covered in class
A list of supplies is available on the website for each course.
All courses meet on Tuesdays either from 9a-11a or Noon – 2p.
$59 each course
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XPFD under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Learn to Sew with Sharon!
After this 8 hour class, student will master the basics of the machine, sewing techniques and complete a project of choice. This is a beginning level class, but all skill-levels are welcome to attend.
- Work a Sewing Machine
- Sew a line
- Pick the right thread
- Read a pattern
- Pin and cut out a pattern
- Make something of the students choice
- Sewing Machine*
- Stick pins
- Pinky Sheer Scissors
- A 1-hour pattern of student's choice
Instructor will provide:
- Scrap material (but students are welcome to bring in their own scrap picks)
*Sharon recommends purchasing a Singer machine; however, the Brother works well also.
About the Instructor:
Sharon P. Holmes is a native of St. Helena Island, SC. Sharon grew up fascinated while she watched her mother and Great Aunt sew. She was amazed with what a tiny needle, thread and imagination could create significant wonders. She knew in that instant she was meant to sew.
Sharon’s passion lead her to become a sole owner and operator of her own sewing business. She has participated in several events with her talent including weddings, church events and events with the performing arts center in Beaufort.
Sharon believes that any and everyone can and should learn to sew!!!
Thursdays, 6-8p, $79, Beaufort Campus
Courses start monthly. Fall schedule coming soon
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XOCD 537 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
Continuing Education Certificate Programs
The Veterinary Assistant is the most important person of the animal care team. Large Animal Veterinary Assistants participate in routine health exams, procedures, and minor surgeries. They may help with safely restraining large animals during exams. Assistants may lead and handle large animals for lameness tests, administer medications, topically or by injection, bandage wounds, prepare surgical sites, collect samples for laboratory tests, and maintain clinical observations. This course is designed to give students the general knowledge to assist large animal veterinarians in the field, clinic or research setting. Topics will include breeds of horses and cattle, anatomy & physiology, herd health, drug classification, dosing and more with some hands on experience included.
May 16 through August 1, 2013
Thursdays, 6-9p, Beaufort Campus
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XOCD 989 01 under course code) or call 843-525-8205
This 36-hour certification program will allow you to work with animals in an exciting new career as a vet assistant!
Veterinary assistants play vital roles in the veterinary field, performing a variety of clinical and technical tasks in vet clinics, shelters and even zoos. New technologies are revolutionizing the field of veterinary medicine to improve pet health care- you can be part of this emerging area as a trained veterinary assistant.
Upon completion of the Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program, you will have the knowledge necessary to qualify for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant.
NEW CLASS POSTED!
New River Campus
August 20 through November 4, Mondays, 3-6p
$619 (includes your book)
Click Here, to Register Online (just enter XOCD 988 under course code) or call 843-525-8205.
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