There’s something for everyone in the spring line up of BPCC’s continuing education, non-credit course offerings.  BPCC’s upcoming offerings for the month of April can help all ages to embrace creativity, gain valuable certifications that enhance their resume, or help sharpen a certain skill set.

 

New BPCC LogoHere’s a sampling of the many April 2016 courses:

 

Industrial Readiness Training
FREE
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 4 – May 6
9:00 am – 11:00 am

Designed to prepare students for entry level positions as line operators or line mechanics in the industrial and manufacturing industries.  Training includes topics related to technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills which have been identified by local industry leaders as critical skills to long term employee success.

Funding may be available for qualified applicants.  Please call (318) 678-6015 for more information.

 

 

Microsoft Excel 2013©, Basic
$99
Monday and Wednesday, April 4 – 18
6:00pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

 

Career Planning and Professional Development
$89
Monday – Sunday, April 4-25
ONLINE

This 4-week course concentrates on the skills participants will need to effectively conduct a job search and maintain a successful career. Participants will gain insight and experience with effectively identifying and communicating their transferable skills and well as efficiently performing a skills inventory. Participants will also hone skills regarding effective employment research, creating an eye-catching and professional resume, tips and techniques for interviewing, as well as preparing business and technical documents such as emails, memos, and professional letters. Professional behavior and etiquette is also emphasized throughout the course.

This is an ONLINE course. Students are required to have internet access, email, Adobe PDF©, and one of the following browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer© or Google Chrome©) to participate in this class.

 

 

Life & Health Insurance Pre-License
$279
Friday and Saturday, April 8 -16
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This course is designed to prepare individuals for the Life & Health 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 textbook.

 

 

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
$699
Saturday, April 9 – June 11
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Become a certified personal trainer! W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. This challenging course is taught over a nine-week period for better retention and skill competency, with the national exam given on the sixth week. It includes 16 hours of lecture and 16 hours of hands-on practical training, followed by a 30-hour internship. The course covers biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment.

Students must be CPR/AED certified. View the frequently asked questions.

Textbook is required and not included in course fees; it can be ordered by calling 888-330-9487 or going to witseducation.com.  Must have a high school diploma or GED to participate. 

 

 

Computer Science for Elementary School Teachers
FREE
Saturday, April 9, 23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

High-quality, professional development workshop, FREE OF CHARGE.

Code.org is hosting no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshop will cover courses 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged classroom activities that require no computer. Each course consists of 20 lessons. Completers will receive printed curriculum guide, certificate of completion, classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons and fun code.org swag.

 

 

OSHA Training for 10 Hour Card – General Industry
$149
Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12
8:00 am – 1:00 pm 

The two-day course will help you understand and avoid the top 10 most cited OSHA violations. The course offers open discussions about interpretations of the Standards and how they affect each participants industry. Course learning objectives: general understanding of OSHA; procedures and priorities of an OSHA Compliance Inspection; describe the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers under the OSHA Act. The participants will learn the skills and knowledge to identify and control hazards in the workplace.

 

 

Microsoft Word 2013©, Basic
$99
Tuesday and Thursday, April 12 – 26
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn about the basic features of Word 2013 and use them to create, save and edit text, browse documents, use tables, adjust page layout, work with graphics, and print documents. Students will use the formatting facilities to enhance the presentation of documents produced to look professional with a minimum effort.  Students should be familiar with the use of the keyboard and mouse.

 

 

Voice-Overs…Now Is Your Time!
$25
Tuesday, April 12
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this LIVE webinar will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this webinar, 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 out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun LIVE webinar, compete with Live Q&A with the instructor, could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! All you need is a computer and a phone to attend.

 

 

Beginner Pattern Sewing
$49
Thursday, April 14
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to read a pattern! Grainlines, tissue patterns, notches and dots. Put all of these things together to create a pair of pajama pants. Will discuss casings, hems and elastic. Students must bring sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of it. For ages 15 years and up.

 

 

Sponge Art
$39
Saturday, April 16
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class will allow your little one to create their own collage master piece by using decorative pieces. This course focuses on social skills and creative art.  There is a min age requirement of 2 and max age requirement of 6.

 

 

Property & Casualty Insurance Pre-License
$279
Friday and Saturday, April 22 – 30
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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 fee includes textbook.

 

 

Water Spray
$39
Saturday, April 23
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this class, you child will share laughs while creating a huge mural using water colors that the entire class can participate in. This class focuses on social skills and expression.  There is a min age requirement of 5 and max age requirement of 10.

 

 

Art on Wheels
$39
Saturday, April 30
10:00 am – 12:00 pm         

Small wheels, medium wheels, big wheels…Oh My! Focusing on social skills and creative art, your child will have a blast creating art with wheels.  For ages 5 years & up.

 

All courses are held on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St, Bossier City, LA, unless otherwise noted.

 

For more information or to view the complete 2016 course offerings, visit http://www.bpcc.edu/continuingeducation/index.html or call the Continuing Education Department at 318-678-6015.