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Center for Extended Studies (CES) Adult & Continuing Education

2014 Course Offerings

Spring Semester


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February 4, 11, 18, 25
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  (TUESDAYS ONLY)
Licensure Preparation Training:  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Examination
This 8-hour FREE licensure training is designed to prepare A&M MSW students and alumni for the LGSW professional examination.
Who Should Attend?
•    A&M May 2014 MSW Graduates
•    A&M MSW Alumni
Duration: one class session meeting once a week for two hours
Instructor:  Esophia Clayborn                                                                      
Registration deadline:  call
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February 25 & 27
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
 APA Writing Class 
Guidelines to format reports, essays, and research documents, according to the standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA), will be presented, in addition to learning techniques for setting proper margins and spacing, headers and title pages, and how to cite and list research sources correctly both in the text of the document and on the reference page.   This class will also present answers to frequently asked questions about this style and address frequent errors made by writers who use APA to write research papers.
Who Should Attend?
•    Undergraduate and graduate students that require reports and documents written in APA format.
Duration:  two class sessions meeting for three hours per session
Fee: $55
Instructor:  Charlotte Teague
Registration deadline:  February 21


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February 28
Gerontology Certificate Classes:
~ Introduction to Gerontology (9am-12pm)
~  Biology and Health of Aging (1pm-4pm)
*These classes are the first two (in a series of six) that lead to the Gerontology Certificate.  These classes may be taken in sequence towards the certificate in Gerontology or taken individually for continuing education contact hours.* 
•    Introduction to Gerontology:
This class introduces learners to the major sociological, psychological, and physical aspects of the aging process.  An overview of special problems of minority, ethnic, women and rural elderly will be explored.  Other major content areas will include: the aging American society; health, mental health, and the delivery system, and changes in role and status with advancing age.  Research and policy issues will also be addressed.
•    Biology and Health of Aging:
This class focuses on the impact of physical illness and aging on older adults.  An examination of the structure, function, strengths and limitations of the U.S. health care service delivery system, as experienced by older adult consumers, will also be discussed. 
Who Should Attend?
•    Human Service Professionals
•    Homecare Providers
•    Medical and Health Services Managers
•    Social Workers
•    Individuals genuinely interested in aging
Duration:  each class meets for three hours
Cost: $70 per class (Certificate of Completion for 3 contact hours awarded for each class if not pursuing the Gerontology certificate)
Instructors:  Rachel Robinson & Valarie McDuffy
Registration Deadline:  February 26
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March 8, 22, 29 & April 5, 12, 26 (Saturdays only)
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (bring your own lunch)
Grant Writing Class
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 course provides knowledge of the theory and practice of grant writing and grant management. Various grant writing theories and the unique characteristics and functions of various funding institutions, to include the skills required to solicit funds, will be explored.  This course provides an action-oriented learning experience during which an actual grant will be written.
Who Should Attend:
•    Those new to grant writing
•    Experienced writers who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills
Duration:  six class sessions meeting for two and a half hours per session
Cost:  $125
Instructor:  Charnetta Gadling-Cole
Registration deadline:  March 6

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March 25 - April 22 (Note: class will not meet April 15th)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  (TUESDAYS ONLY)
Licensure Preparation Training:  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Examination
This 8-hour FREE licensure training is designed to prepare A&M MSW students and alumni for the LGSW professional examination.
Who Should Attend?
•    A&M May 2014 MSW Graduates
•    A&M MSW Alumni
Duration: one class session meeting once a week for two hours
Instructor:  Esophia Clayborn                                                                     
Registration deadline:  call
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March 18, 20, 25, 27, & April 1 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
15-Hour Preparation Class for the GRE Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections  
The verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE assesses your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.  The Analytical Writing section measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills. It assesses your ability to articulate and support complex ideas, construct and evaluate arguments, and sustain a focused and coherent discussion.  This 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.
Who Should Attend:
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want high or higher GRE scores
Duration:  five class sessions that meet for three hours per session
Fee: $125 (includes book and DVD)
Instructor:  Charlotte Teague
Registration deadline:  March 7

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March 28
Gerontology Certificate Courses
~ Social Aspects of Aging (1pm-4pm)
~ Psychological Aspects of Aging (9am-12pm)
*These classes are the second  two (in a series of six) that lead to the Gerontology Certificate.  These classes may be taken in sequence towards the certificate in Gerontology or taken individually for continuing education contact hours.* 
•    Social Aspects of Aging:
This class will provide an understanding of social aspects of aging and their impact on the well-being current and future generations of the elderly.  An examination of the  impact of aging on the lives of the individual, families, communities, society, and major social policies will be discussed. 
•    Psychological Aspects of Aging:
This class  focuses on the impact of physical illness and aging on older adults.  An examination of the structure, function, strengths and limitations of the U.S. health care service delivery system, as experienced by older adult consumers, will also be discussed. 
Who Should Attend?
•    Human Service Professionals
•    Homecare Providers
•    Medical and Health Services Managers
•    Social Workers
•    Individuals genuinely interested in aging
Duration:  each class meets for three hours
Cost: $70 per class (Certificate of Completion for 3 contact hours awarded for each class if not pursuing the Gerontology certificate)
Instructor:  Patience Enyinda & Donna Harris
Registration Deadline:  March 26

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April 1 & 3
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Understanding Social Media Usage for Business
For users interested in using social media tools, this class will introduce social media & tools create accounts and understand how to use them.  This class will also review best practices business and learn how to connect effectively with other businesses and clients.
Who Should Attend?
•    Business Owners
•    Community Members
•    Students
Duration:  two class sessions meeting three hours each
Cost: $65.00 (Certificate of Completion for 6 PDUs awarded)
Instructor:  Everett Alexander

Registration Deadline:
  March 27

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April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
15-Hour Preparation Class for the GRE Quantitative Reasoning (Math Section)
The quantitative reasoning section of the GRE measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.  This class will be a review of the rules and formulas needed from the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.  The instructor will  also provide techniques and strategies for performing successfully on this section of the test.
Who Should Attend?
•    Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies
•    Individuals who want high or higher GRE scores
Duration: five class sessions that meet for three hours per session
Fee:  $125 (includes book and DVD)
Instructor:  Enca Temple
Registration deadline:  April 3
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April 8 & 10
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Using Social Media in Business
For users already familiar with social media tools, this class will review guidelines for creative design, examine advance methods for attracting new business, discuss best practices for customer service through social media and discover additional tools to supplement your online presence.  Topics covered include:  learning best practices used by social media power users; understanding the role of good graphic design in social media; creating a social media strategy for business, and comprehending social media usage in customer service.
Who Should Attend?
•    Communications and marketing professionals
•    Web/IT professionals
•    Anyone involved in the development of social media tools and strategies
Duration:  two class sessions meeting three hours each
Cost: $65
(Certificate of Completion for 6 PDUs awarded)
Instructor:  Everett Alexander
Registration deadline:  April 3

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April 15 & 17

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
 APA Writing Class 
Guidelines to format reports, essays, and research documents, according to the standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA), will be presented, in addition to learning techniques for setting proper margins and spacing, headers and title pages, and how to cite and list research sources correctly both in the text of the document and on the reference page.   This class will also present answers to frequently asked questions about this style and address frequent errors made by writers who use APA to write research papers.
Who Should Attend?
•    Undergraduate and graduate students that require reports and documents written in APA format.
Duration:  two class sessions meeting for three hours per session
Fee: $55.00
Instructor:  Charlotte Teague
Registration deadline:  April 10

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April 25
Gerontology Certificate Courses
~ Death, Dying, and Bereavement (9am-12pm)
~ Estate Planning/Legal Aspects of Aging (1pm-4pm)
*These classes are the third and final two (in a series of six) that lead to the Gerontology Certificate.  These classes may be taken in sequence towards the certificate in Gerontology or taken individually for continuing education contact hours.* 
•    Death, Dying, and Bereavement
This class introduces and examines the broad range of multidisciplinary perspectives on death, dying and bereavement across various cultures, within diverse ethnic, racial, and religious groups.
•    Estate Planning/Legal Aspects of Aging
This class will provide key information required for effective estate planning and legal issues faced by the elderly and the aging.
Who Should Attend?
•    Human Service Professionals
•    Homecare Providers
•    Medical and Health Services Managers
•    Social Workers
•    Individuals genuinely interested in aging
Duration:  each class meets for three hours
Cost: $70 (Certificate of Completion for 3 contact hours awarded if not pursuing Gerontology certificate)
Instructor:  Donna Gibson and JoAnne McLinn
Registration Deadline:  April 23


Coming Soon!
- Working in Excel 2013
- Working in Word 2013
- Conversational Japanese
- Conversational Spanish








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Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771

Kris.Reed@aamu.edu