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Center for Extended Studies (CES) Adult & Continuing Education

2014 Course Offerings 


September Class Offerings

SEPTEMBER 6 & 20  (Saturdays only)
10 a.m. – 2p.m.
Licensure Preparation Training: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Examination
This eight hour FREE licensure preparation training is designed to prepare A&M MSW students and alumni for the LGSW professional examination.
Who Should Attend:
•    A&M December 2014 MSW Graduates
•    A&M MSW Alumni only
Duration: Two class sessions, meeting once a week for four hours
Cost:  free* 
Instructor:  Esophia Clayborn
Registration deadline:  call [*NOTE: this class is for A&M MSW graduates and alumni only.]


October - November Class Offerings


October 11 - Nov. 22 (Saturdays only)
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH!)
Grant Writing
Grant writing is the practice of completing an  application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust.  This 18-hour class provides the theory and practice of grant writing and grant management.  Various grant writing theories and the unique characteristics and functions of various funding institutions, including the skills required to solicit funds, will be explored.  Join us in this action-oriented learning experience during which an actual grant will be written. 

Who Should Attend: 
•   Those new to grant writing
•   Experienced writers who want to strengthen their grant writing skills
•   Anyone interested in grant writing

Duration:   Six class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost: $125  No text book required.
Instructor:  Charnetta Gadling-Cole
Registration Deadline:  COB October 9

October 16 - November 13 (Thursdays only)
6 -9 p.m.
Preparing for the GRE:  Quantitative Reasoning section
This class will be a review of the rules and formulas needed from the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.  NOTE:  This is a fast-paced class and is not intended for students that need more than a review. 
Who Should Attend:
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want to perform successfully on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.
Duration:  Five class sessions, meeting once a week for three hours
Cost:  $125 (book and DVD included)
Instructor:  Erica Temple
Registration deadline: COB October 14     *Class size is limited.*

October 20 - Nov. 3 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials
This class is designed to provide a basic understanding of Excel 2013.  Participants will learn how to use the basic features of Excel 2013.  Topics covered include:  working with the Interface; creating a worksheet; viewing Excel data; building and using formulas and functions; using quick analysis; formatting data; using styles, themes, and effects; printing and sharing workbooks, and using SmartArt and objects.
Who Should Attend:
•    Users new to Excel 2013
•    Users with limited knowledge of Excel 2013
Duration:   Five class sessions, meeting twice a week for three hours.
Cost:  $125
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration deadline:  COB October 16     *Class size is limited.*


November 10 - 24 (Mondays and Wednesdays only)\
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 2013:  Beyond the Essentials
This class builds on the skills and concepts taught in the Excel 2013 Essentials class.  Participants will: create and modify charts; create and work with PivotTables and PivotCharts; create and work with macros; solve formula errors; use “what if” analysis; manage, group and outline data, and work with worksheet auditing.
Who Should Attend?
•    Users with basic knowledge of Excel 2013
Duration:   Five class sessions, meeting twice a week for three hours.
Cost:  $125
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration Deadline: COB November 6      *Class size is limited.*


October 14 - Nov. 18 (Tuesdays only)
6-9 p.m.
Basic Conversational Japanese
This 18-hour class is designed for those who wish to learn basic Japanese communication skills.  Participants will be introduced to everyday oral and written communication skills that will enable them to engage in simple conversations, ask and respond to simple questions, say and write basic daily greetings and courteous phrases, use customary phrases for introductions, and much more.  Participants will gain cultural knowledge only an insider has.
Who Should Attend: 
•    non-native Japanese speakers
•    anyone interested in learning Japanese
Duration:   Six class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost: $65
Instructor:  Koji Nishida
Registration Deadline:  COB October 9


November 17 - Dec. 3 (Mondays and Wednesdays only)
6 -9 p.m.
Preparing for the GRE:  Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections
This 15-hr. preparation class will present and review strategies for answering text completion, sentence equivalence, and reading comprehension questions. The session will also review academic writing strategies for the Analytical Writing section of the exam.  NOTE:  This is a fast-paced class and is not intended for students that need more than a review. 
Who Should Attend?
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want to perform successfully on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.
Duration:  Five class sessions meeting twice a week for three hours
Cost:  $125 (book and DVD included)
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration deadline:  COB  November 13  *Class size is limited.*












CENTER for
EXTENDED STUDIES

(Adult & Continuing Education)


Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771

Kris.Reed@aamu.edu



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