BPCC announces upcoming Aug/Sept 2015 non-credit courses

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New BPCC LogoThe following courses are just a few of BPCC’s non-credit courses for August/September 2015. A complete listing of courses for August can be found online at www.bpcc.edu/continuingeducation.

 

COLLEGE PREP

 

ACT® Prep Bootcamp

Sept 22–Oct 17                    5:00-8:00 pm            Tu, Th, Sat (10/17)                          $249

Bossier Parish Community College will offer an ACT prep course covering all sections of the ACT including English, Math, Reading, Science, optional writing section, and test-taking strategies. Registration for the course does not include registration for the exam. Book is included with course.

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 9/22 – 10/15 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 10/17 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

 

ACT® Prep–Science Workshop

Sept 26                                  9:00 am-1:00 pm                 Sat                                          $59

Individual workshops for Science portion of ACT®.

 

 

COMPUTER TRAINING

 

Adobe Photoshop®

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30 pm-9:30 pm                 Tu                                           $509

Intensive semester-long course teaching the pixel-based Photoshop® interface, how to customize it, and use tools for selecting parts of images. Learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters for creating special effects. Learn how to use the painting tools and blending modes to enhance the appearance of your designs.

This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook is available for purchase in the BPCC Bookstore.

Call 318-678-6015 to register for this course as online registration is not available.

 

Microsoft Excel 2013®, Basic

Aug 25–Sept 8                     5:30 pm- 8:30 pm                Tu,Th                                     $99

This introductory course to Microsoft Excel 2013® will teach students to create dynamic spreadsheets using formulas, functions and how to format spreadsheets to represent statistical data using impressive charts and graphs.

 

Microsoft Excel 2013®, Intermediate

Sept 15–Sept 29                 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm                Tu,Th                                     $99

Learn to use more advanced spreadsheet features in Microsoft Excel 2013® Intermediate. Students will master complex functions such customizing workbooks, inserting hyperlinks, automating worksheet tasks using macros, enhanced charts and analyzing data.

 

QuickBooks® for Beginners

Sept 14–Oct 19                    6:00-9:00 pm                        M                                            $149

Put the power of QuickBooks® to work for you. We will teach you the basics of setting up accounts, paying bills, reconciling bank statements, creating invoices, tracking inventory, and generating reports. Ideal course for the small business owner or homeowner. Accounting knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL, CERTIFICATIONS & PRE-LICENSING

 

Foundations of Professional Writing

Aug 14–Dec 9                      Online                                                                                    $549

An introduction to professional writing, which includes technical writing, business writing, editing, and basic rhetorical forms. This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook available for purchase at the BPCC Bookstore. Online registration is not available. To enroll, contact the Continuing Education Department at (318) 678-6015.

 

ICD-10-CM Coding

Aug 14–Oct 7                       5:30-7:30 pm                        M                                             $477

This course provides instruction in the latest edition of ICD-10-CM coding and classification system for outpatient facilities and/or physician services to assign valid diagnostic codes. The course provides practical application and practice in coding and utilization of ICD-10-CM Coding system. This courses is based on current proficiency in ICD-9. This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook is available for purchase in the BPCC Bookstore.

 

Electronic Field Production

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                        Th                                           $509

This course is designed to actively involve the students in mobile television production facilities and techniques. It includes opportunities to develop, direct, and produce live and taped mobile video programming. This course is open to both credit and non-credit students. Price includes fees associated with course. Textbook required and available for purchase in the BPCC Bookstore.

 

Notary Public Exam Prep

Sept 8–Nov 24                     6:00-9:00 pm                        Tu                                           $309

This study course provides up-to-date content geared toward the current exam format and questions to best prepare individuals for the challenging Louisiana Notary Public exam. Students must bring the LA NOTARY PUBLIC EXAMINATION OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE available from the Office of the LA Secretary of State for approximately $90.

The exam is given twice a year on the first Saturday in June and December.  The LA Secretary of State website provides detailed information on how to become a Notary.  Refer to the Secretary of State website to determine which book editions match your planned exam date.

 

Certified Nurse Assistant

Sept 9–Nov 19                     8:00 am-12:00 pm               M-Th                                      $849

This Certified Nurse Assistant program prepares one to work with long-term care patients, such as those in nursing homes and home health care. Instruction includes medical terminology, health care safety, patient care lecture, patient care studies, practice lab situations, and on-site clinical.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Louisiana. *Split payment available with $470 due at registration. Those who wish to utilize the split payment option must stop by our office in Building D, Suite 134. Split payment option not available online.

 

Property & Casualty Insurance Pre-License Prep

Sept 11–Sept 19                 8:00 am-6:00 pm                 F, Sat                                     $279

This course is designed to prepare individuals for the Property & Casualty exam and to provide a good education for a career in insurance. Topics include sales, basic terminology, concepts, the fundamentals of insurance law, and agent’s responsibility. Course cost includes the textbook.

 

Food Safety Certification

Sept 12                                  8:00 am-5:00 pm                 Sat                                          $99

Our National Restaurant Association approved Food Safety Certification course provides the preparation and exam for the State Food Safety Certificate with ServSafe® Certification. ServSafe® is a national certification program of the National Restaurant

Association Educational Foundation. Instruction focuses on food handling techniques, preventing food-borne illnesses, maintaining sanitary facilities and equipment, reducing liability, training and supervising employees in safe food handling.  At the end of the class participants take the ServSafe® Examination. With a passing grade of 75% or greater, participants will receive a certificate verifying completion of the program and the ServSafe® certification.

 

Basic Floral Design

Sept 22–Dec 15                   5:30-8:30 pm                        Tu                                           $299

This class is suitable for the basic hobbyist or those who want to become Licensed Florist.

You will be provided with everything you need to know to create magnificent floral arrangements with ease. Make several versions of bridal, corsage, funeral, holiday and party pieces. Take home beautiful arrangements after every class. Students will bring $125 the first day of class for supply tool kit and first two classes of flowers.

Afterwards students will be responsible for their own flowers and additional supplies if needed. This course will prepare you for the state floral exam.

 

 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Aug 14–Dec 9                      12:30-1:45 pm                     Tu, Th                                    $477

Development of grammar, conversation, reading, and writing skills in English for speakers of other languages through the study of and practice of language skills in standard, English dialect at an intermediate or advanced level.  This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook available for purchase at the BPCC Bookstore.

 

American Sign Language

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                       M                                $477

An elementary course in American Sign Language (ASL) using a natural language approach to introduce culturally appropriate signed concepts related to the immediate environment. Common communicative events and interactions are utilized to acquire a basic working vocabulary and grammar, including development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of respect for deaf culture. Receptive and expressive skills are fostered through interactive ASL lessons without voice.  This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook available for purchase at the BPCC Bookstore. Online registration is not available. To enroll, contact the Continuing Education Department at (318) 678-6015.

 

Ceramics

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                      M                                 $497

An introductory course in pottery making. Study and application of total studio process from production to glazing and firing ceramic ware. Three-dimensional project work, individual and group critiques, and class discussion.  This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook available for purchase at the BPCC Bookstore.  Online registration is not available. To enroll, contact the Continuing Education Department at (318) 678-6015.

 

Ceramics II

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                       M                                 $497

Continuation of Ceramics I with emphasis on hand-building. Three-dimensional project work, individual and group critiques, and class discussion.  This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook available for purchase at the BPCC Bookstore.  Online registration is not available. To enroll, contact the Continuing Education Department at (318) 678-6015.

 

Music Appreciation

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                        M                                 $479

A cultural course for the general college student with emphasis on basic elements of music, music periods and styles, listening to recorded instrumental and vocal music and live concerts. Designed to develop an understanding and enjoyment of music.

This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook is available for purchase in the BPCC Bookstore.

 

Photography, Introduction

Aug 14–Dec 9                      6:30-9:30 pm                        Th                               $479

This is an introductory course in digital photography which approaches the medium as an art form that is a unique means of human communications and technical skill. The student is introduced to basic mechanical principles of the camera and is provided with techniques for responding to the content and structure of photographs. The student also learns how photography has influenced human perception and communication. Students must have their own adjustable digital SLR camera.

This is a credit course open to non-credit students. Students registering through Continuing Education will not receive academic credit hours. Price includes fees associated with the course. Required textbook is available for purchase in the BPCC Bookstore.

 

Tennis USA 1-2-3 Adult Classes

Sept 15–Oct 20                    7:00-8:00 pm                        Tu                               $70

Sept 17–Oct 22                    7:00-8:00 pm                        Th                               $70

Adult beginning and re-entry class designed to work on stroke development, movement, point play and match strategy. All levels of play are welcome to attend, however these classes are designed with the beginner and intermediate player in mind.

 

Voice-Over

Sept 17                                  7:00-9:00 pm                       Th                               $25

This webinar will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos. You will learn about a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full- or part-time careers. All you need is a computer and a phone to attend.

 

Beginner Line Dance

Sept 28–Oct 26                    7:00-8:00 pm                        M                                 $69

This Line Dance class is a great way to get fit, socialize and have fun. No partner necessary.

Consider this class as aerobics to music.

 

Beginner Salsa

Sept 28–Oct 26                    6:00-7:00 pm                        M                                 $69

Want to learn how to sizzle the salsa? Our beginner class will make it easy, fun, and exciting for singles and couples!

 

Sewing Basics

Sept 28–Dec 5                     6:00-9:00 pm                        M                                 $49

Learn how to thread your sewing machine, fill a bobbin, balance the tension, sew a straight seam and then use your machine’s setting and presser feet to create topstitching, finished edges, gathers, ruffles and pleats. You’ll create a pillowcase and a small tote bag. STUDENTS MUST BRING SEWING MACHINE.

 

Bows for Beginner

Sept 29                                  5:30-8:30 pm            Tu                                           $29

Learn how to make various types of unique bows from a variety of ribbons. You will be able to wrap beautiful packages and even make bows for weddings, etc. Bring an inexpensive pair of scissors.

 

For more information or to register, contact BPCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education at (318) 678-6015.