18 AUGUST 2004 -- When you need
to acquire skills quickly without earning a college degree,
JacksonvilleStateUniversity’s Department of Continuing
Education may be able to help.
JSU’s personal enrichment
classes, professional development workshops, and certificate programs provide a
fast way to learn new skills. And people who don’t have time to come to class
can take certain courses online.
The following programs are among
September's offerings. For a complete catalog or more information, call
1-800-634-7199, 256-782-5983, or e-mail the Office of Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Computers Made Easy
Intimidated by computers? If so,
take Computers Made Easy and learn to master that modern marvel known as
“the personal computer”. This is an introductory course designed for the user
who has little or no experience using a personal computer. Participants will
explore hands-on the wide range of tasks that computers are capable of
performing including how to operate a mouse, how to understand the components of
a Windows-based system (working with icons, scroll bars, menus, tool bars,
etc.), how to give the computer commands, how to navigate directories, the
correct way to shut down the computer, and much more. Participants will also
learn typical computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, etc.
Take Computers Made Easy today and make your PC your new best
Ron White Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:00 AM–4:00
PM JSU, Merrill Hall, Room 215 Course #04FACOMJ01 $99* .6
Diane Reynolds Wednesday, September 8, 2004 8:00 AM–3:00
PM Joe Ford Economic Development Center Gadsden, AL Course
#04FACOMG02 $99* .6 CEUs
Windows XP and Windows
Explorer The Essentials
Learn to use efficiently one of the most
popular operating systems in use today! Microsoft® Windows is designed to make
operating a computer even more user-friendly. You will gain knowledge of the
basic start-up icons; the basics of file management; windows explorer; how to
change your computer settings; how to run multiple applications simultaneously
and to share data between applications; and much more. Some knowledge of PC’s,
basic keyboard and mouse skills are helpful, but not required.
White Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM JSU, Merrill Hall,
Room 215 Course #04FACOMJ03 $99* .6 CEUs
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 8:00 AM–3:00 PM Joe Ford Economic
Development Center Gadsden, AL Course #04FACOMG04 $99* .6
Microsoft® Office Suite Overview
This class offers
participants an overview of the basic features of the Microsoft® Office Suite.
Each section of this class examines features to help you work more efficiently
in the different components of the Microsoft® Office Suite including Outlook,
Word, Excel and PowerPoint. After taking this class, you will have a greater
understanding and be able to say, “How sweet the office suite is!” Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of Windows or completion of Windows XP and Windows
Explorer: The Essentials.
Jan Jones Tuesday and Thursday,
September 21 and 23, 2004
At long last, a class for mail-mergers!
Take this 2 hour cram session to fine tune your mail merging skills! You’ll
learn how to create form letters, mailing labels, and more. We’ll also dig in to
working with data sources in Excel, Access, and other programs. This is the
perfect class for someone who wants to learn to use Microsoft® Word’s mail
merging feature, but doesn’t have the time to sit in an all day class.
Prerequisite: Experience using Microsoft® Word.
Microsoft® Excel is the popular and
user-friendly Windows spreadsheet application in the Microsoft® Office Suite.
Learn to create, save, edit and print a worksheet; create and copy formulas;
insert and delete rows and columns to enhance the format of your spreadsheet
with headers, column titles, etc.; work with charts; develop multiple-sheet
workbooks; and much more. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Windows or
completion of Windows XP and Windows Explorer: The Essentials.
White Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:00 AM–4:00 PM JSU, Merrill Hall,
Room 215 Course #04FACOMJ11 $99* .6 CEUs
Project Basic Level
Microsoft® Project is one of the most
popular project management software programs in the world. It operates in a
graphical environment, making it a user-friendly project management system.
Microsoft® Project lets you create a variety of projects from very simple
schedules to complex budgeting and reporting systems. This course will teach you
how to use the program to increase your personal productivity, save time, and
make your everyday goals easier to reach. A better knowledge of Microsoft®
Project will prove itself to be a valuable ally as you use the program to
accomplish your professional tasks. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Windows
or completion of Windows XP and Windows Explorer: The
Jan Jones Tuesday and Thursday, September 28 &
Learn QuickBooks to make managing your business easier than ever! No
accounting knowledge is needed to use the program. QuickBooks helps you manage
your business with easy, fill-in-the-blank screens. Routine tasks such as
writing invoices, paying bills, and receiving payments can all be performed in
easy-to-use dialog boxes and electronic forms. In addition to making day-to-day
business easier, QuickBooks also provides you with tools to analyze your
finances over an extended period of time. QuickBooks can produce P&L
Reports, Balance Sheet Reports, Accounts Receivable Reports, Sales Reports,
Accounts Payable Reports, Purchase Reports and many others. This class will
provide the fundamental skills for anyone working with QuickBooks 99, 2000, 2001
Joan Butterworth Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:00 AM–3:00
PM JSU, Merrill Hall, Room 215 Course #04FACOMJ30 $125 .6
This information systems course series attempts to show
participants that computers have become an integral part of our lives. They
control our cars, our telephones, and our kitchen appliances. Many of us wear
watches that have greater computing power than many mainframes of thirty years
ago. The Personal Computer (PC) is the mainstay for both business and the home
user. It has grown from a hobby into a tool used daily by millions of people all
over the world. The demand for highly qualified and professional repair
specialists has exploded. Customers need qualified people to install, upgrade,
and repair their computer equipment. This series of courses will provide the
information a student needs to enjoy a successful career in the computer
industry and to help prepare for the A+ Certification. Topics will include the
• Proper tools and safety considerations • Proper assembly
and disassembly techniques • Installing, upgrading, and configuring computer
components • Installing and configuring an operating system •
Troubleshooting computer problems • Basic networking and Internet
connectivity • Customer service considerations for the Professional •
Preparation for taking the A+ Certification exams
A+ Certification Series–Part 1
Introduction to Technology Basics
This course will discuss the basics of Information Technology as it
relates to the computer technician. Topics include the different computer types
used today, software applications, and a brief overview of the Internet. The
student will identify the basic features of the Windows Operating System and the
elements of the Windows Desktop.
Additionally, the student will learn
several of the vocabulary words important to the technician and the methods used
in number conversions, including binary to decimal, decimal to binary and so on.
An explanation of analog and digital is included as is an introduction to
The number one priority in working with computers is safety.
This course will detail safety procedures that pertain to the labs used
throughout this course and in the workplace.
Bobby Roach Tuesday and
Thursday, September 7 and 9, 2004
What’s It Worth?
Appraising Furniture, Collectibles, Etc.
Learn to evaluate your grandmother’s furniture,
collectibles, etc., that you have inherited. Be able to determine the
approximate value of items you are considering buying for investment,
decorative, or other purposes. Know how to distinguish between valuables and
junk at yard sales, auctions, thrift stores, etc. Learn the basics for
determining the age, quality, and value of almost anything. Know what to look
for, the essential tools (flashlight, tape measure, magnifying glass, etc.)
needed, the readily available reference materials, and the process for
determining the value of almost anything.
Jerry Gilbert Tuesdays, September 14–28, 2004 (3
The essentials for Spanish
conversation for beginners! This class is excellent for students, travelers,
teachers and professionals who often have contact with Spanish-speaking people.
This class will include oral practice with individual and group
Sara Gonzalez Mondays, September 13–October 18, 2004 (6
Seating! You’ll want to register early for this class! This 7-week class will
teach the participants how to use all the tools necessary in building a
beautiful stained glass project to treasure for many years to come! This class
is a complete hands-on class for beginners. The supply fee will be payable to
the instructor the first night of the class.
Charles Mundy Mondays,
September 13–October 25,
2004 (7 sessions)
In this course you will
learn techniques for the short game, bunker play and the full swing. It is
preferred that you supply a wood, 7-iron, pitching or sand wedge and putter, but
Marc Spaulding Tuesdays, September 14–October 5, 2004
(4 Sessions) 6:00 PM–7:30 PM Cane Creek Golf Course Course
#04FADIV02 $95 .6 CEUs
Marc Spaulding Saturdays, September
18–October 9, 2004 (4 Sessions) 10:00 AM–11:30 AM Cane Creek Golf
Course Course #04FADIV03 $95 .6 CEUs
Note: In case of inclement
weather, please call the Cane Creek Clubhouse at 820-9174 for instructions.
Beginning “One Stroke” Painting Class
Michelangelo years to paint the Sistine Chapel, but using a style of painting
called “one stroke” you can complete your masterpiece with only a few strokes!
Come join in the fun and learn Donna Dewberry’s “one stroke” painting technique.
In this beginner’s class you will learn how to paint rosebuds, hydrangeas,
sunflowers, wildflowers and different kinds of leaves for each flower.
Participants will receive a supply list at time of registration.
Blackburn, OSCI Mondays, September 20–October 11, 2004 (4 Sessions) 6:00
PM–8:00 PM JSU, Curtiss Hall Basement, Room B21 Course #04FADIV04 $79
plus Supplies .8 CEUs
Beginner’s work on basic drawing skills, gradually moving
on to color. Those with some background in art may work with pen and ink,
pastels, watercolors, or on a personal project.
Armbrister Tuesdays, September 7–October 12, 2004 (6 sessions) 6:00
PM–8:00 PM JSU, Curtiss Hall Basement, Room B21 Course #04FADIV06 $79
plus supplies 1.2 CEUs
Cathedral Window Quilting
Window Quilting is a very old, much sought after type of quilting! It can be
done by either hand or by machine. If you can sew on a button, you can learn how
to do this type of quilting! You will learn how to create and join squares that
can be made into many things such as a table runner, a pillow, placemats, hot
pads, a valance and more! There are so many possibilities! Join in the fun and
enjoy what you have made for yourself or as a wonderful handmade gift for
someone. Register early! Limited seating.
Shirley French Thursdays,
September 9–30, 2004 (4 Sessions) 6:00 PM–8:00 PM JSU, Curtiss Hall
Basement, Room B21 Course #04FADIV09 $59 plus supplies .8
Floral Arranging I and II
Beautify your home and save money by creating your own floral
arrangements! Come and join in on the fun and learn with demonstrations and
hands-on activities which include techniques for loop ribbons, bow tying, grape
vine wreaths, cemetery flowers, swags for doors and walls, round mounts,
corsages, boutonnieres, center pieces and bud vases.
Usry Mondays, September 13–November 1, 2004 (Except Oct. 11 and 18) 6
Sessions 6:00 PM–9:00 PM JSU, Patterson Hall, Basement Level Course
#04FADIV11 $69 plus supplies 1.8 CEUs
Advanced Floral Arranging
Participants will learn the “rules” making themselves more confident
in designing their arrangements. In this class a new arrangement will be made
every week with everyone working on the same design. The “rules” will be covered
for each design as it is being arranged. This class is for those who have
completed the Floral Arranging I and II class.
Usry Tuesdays, September 14–November
2, 2004 (Except Oct. 12 and 19) 6 Sessions 6:00 PM–9:00 PM JSU,
Patterson Hall, Basement Course #04FADIV12 $69 plus supplies 1.8
Piano Magic Workshop
If you can hum, whistle or sing you can play piano by ear. This entertaining class
reveals what you need to know about the keyboard, chords, melody and emotion.
Learn the secrets of playing like a pro and set your creative self free! The
instructor is Michael Anderson, a “self-taught” professional musician and author
of the book Piano Magic: The Secrets of Playing Piano By Ear which is
included in the class fee. Also included is a 50% discount for a one year membership
to the Piano Magic Members only area of pianomagic.com, where you can receive
continued Piano Magic instruction and advance your performing skills.
For more information about the course, visit the instructor’s website at
or call his Info Hotline at 1-800-845-3709 ext. 221.
Michael Anderson Monday, September 13, 2004 6:00 PM–9:00
PM JSU, Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor, Room 1102 Course
#04FADIV15 $81 .3 CEUs
Everyday Fashion for the Everyday Woman
Interested in a makeover?!! Join us in this course for ideas that
will help every woman learn how she can look her best, whether in the daily
carpool, the grocery store isle, at church and community activities or a date
with your husband or significant other – you deserve the best!! In this class
you will learn ideas on how to organize your current wardrobe such as how to
clean out your closet and know what to keep/what to donate, how to bring new
life to old clothes, etc. You will also learn how to dress thin and how to
determine your correct color and style.
Theresa Shadrix Saturday,
September 4, 2004 9:00 AM–11:00 AM JSU, Patterson Hall,
Basement Course #04FAFAS01 $29 .2 CEUs
Strategic Dressing for Business
This class will offer the participant insight in appropriate dress
for the workplace and how overall image impacts a career. You will learn the
basic information on fashion and style in the workplace, how to organize your
current wardrobe, information on workplace etiquette and how behavior, dress,
image and communication skills can affect your career.
Enjoy learning more about this
exciting Carolina cuisine. This
plantation type cooking plays on the incredible bounty of the land and the sea.
There are some African, West Indian, and Mediterranean
influences as well as a little English and country French. An exciting cuisine
to add variety to your table.
These courses begin
each month on the following start dates for Fall 2004:
September 15, 2004 October 20, 2004 November 10, 2004 December 8, 2004
Each course runs for 6 weeks
and consists of 12 lessons. The lessons are released twice a week on Wednesday
and Friday throughout the six-week course. Once the lesson is released, you can
access the materials throughout the six-week course. You’ll attend class in a
virtual classroom where you will obtain your lessons. The lessons are
supplemented by interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, and online
discussion areas. Read your lessons and ask questions of your instructor at the
times most convenient to you!
What are the requirements?
All you need to get started is Internet access,
an e-mail address and a Web browser. Additional requirements, such as textbooks,
software, etc., will be listed with the course description. For a complete listing
of courses or for more information, go to
http://www.ed2go.com/jsuconted. At this
website, you can also take a demo course, get course starting dates,
descriptions, instructor biographies, etc.
How do I register and what’s next?
To register for and proceed with an online course, simply
follow these three easy steps:
You must register by phone or in person and
pay by the Monday prior to the course’s start date on Wednesday. We accept Visa,
MasterCard, Discover, cash or personal checks. However, if you pay with a
personal check, we cannot actually process your registration until we receive
your check. Please call our office to make sure your check has been
Next, go to
Once at the website, click on the “orientation” link and attend the required
online orientation for each course you wish to take.
On the Wednesday your course begins, return to http://www.ed2go.com/jsuconted
and click on the “classroom” link. Log into the
classroom with the information you provided in the online orientation.