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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 2

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

APA Style Writing class
This APA Style Writing class will present the basics of APA Style writing.   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:   One class session meeting for three hours
Cost: $25  No text book required.
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration Deadline:  noon October 2


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



Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 (Mondays only)
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Conversational Chinese class
This class will teach the basics of the Chinese language, with an emphasis on spoken languages and conversation.
Who Should Attend: 
•   Anyone that wants to learn the basics of Chinese, whether for personal enhancement or business and career building purposes.
Duration:   Six class sessions meeting for two and a half hours
Cost: FREE  No text book required.
Instructor:  Liu Dongbind, Visiting professor from Nanjing Forestry University
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:  Stephanie Johnson
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.*


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


October 27 & 28
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Understanding Social Media for Business
For users interested in using social media tools, this class will introduce social media tools and provide an understanding on how to use them.  Participants will create social media accounts, learn how to connect effectively with businesses and clients, and review best practices in business. Discover the top sites and how businesses are using them for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers. 
Who Should Attend:
•    Business Owners
•    Community Members
•    Students
Duration:   To class sessions, meeting for three hours each
Cost: $65 per class or both for $125
Instructor:  Everett Alexander
Registration Deadline:  COB October 23


November Class Offerings


Nov. 1 -  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 class will provide 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:   Four class sessions meeting for three hours
Cost: $125  No text book required.
Instructor:  Charnetta Gadling-Cole
Registration Deadline:  COB October 30



November 3 & 4
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Using Social Media for 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 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 for three hours each
Cost: $65 per class or both for $125
Instructor:  Everett Alexander
Registration Deadline:  COB October 20


November 6
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
APA Style Writing class
This APA Style Writing class will present the basics of APA Style writing.   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:   One class session meeting for three hours
Cost: $25  No text book required.
Instructor:  Kiietti L. Walker-Parker
Registration Deadline:  COB  November 4



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.*



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.*





















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EXTENDED STUDIES

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Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771

Kris.Reed@aamu.edu



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