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Center for Extended Studies (CES) Adult & Continuing Education

2014 Course Offerings 


Fall Class Offerings - coming soon!


June Class Offerings

June 10, 17, 24, & July 1  (Tuesdays only)
 5:30-7:30 p.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 2013 and May 2014 MSW Graduates
•    A&M MSW Alumni only
Duration: Four class sessions for two hours
Cost:  free* 
Instructor:  Esophia Clayborn
Registration deadline:  call  [*NOTE:  this class is for A&M MSW graduates and alumni only.]


June 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Preparing for the GRE:  Quantitative Reasoning section
This fifteen hour 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 for three hours
Cost:  $125 (book and DVD included)
Instructor:  Erica Temple
Registration deadline:  COB  June 9    *Class size is limited.*


June 16, 18, 23, & 25 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
6-8 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials
This eight hour 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:   Four class sessions for two hours
Cost:  $95
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration deadline:  COB June 11


June 18
10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Technology for Senior Adults:  The Internet:  An introduction
This two hour class will provide an introduction to the Internet.  Participants will explore the Internet and how its basic functions fit into everyday life.  Topics include:  Internet safety, using search engines, using the cloud, and staying in touch with family and friends through email and social networks.
Who Should Attend:
•    Seniors ages 55 and older
•    AAMU retirees
•    anyone with no or limited knowledge of the Internet
Duration:   One day meeting for two hours
Cost: individuals age 55 and older; AAMU retirees:  $20;  $40 -individuals age 54 and younger
Instructor:  Tess Olten
Registration Deadline:  COB June 16


June 24
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Test-taking and Study Strategies
This four hour class will provide/review test-taking and study strategies, note-taking techniques, eliminating testing anxiety, and more.
Who Should Attend:
•    Middle School 6th-8th graders
•    High School 9th-12th graders
•    College Students
Duration: One day meeting for four hours
Cost: $40 (class materials included)
Instructor:  Cassondra Sumrall
Registration Deadline:   COB June 19

 
June 26
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Webtools for Teachers
This four hour workshop will present tools for teachers to help with student interaction, grading, curating and sharing web content, homework creation and more. The aim is to show how these web tools can be adapted for the teacher's use or incorporated into the classroom to engage students and make life a teacher a bit easier.  Participants will also review helpful websites and demonstrate ways they can be used to enhance the teacher's lectures and student assignments.
Who Should Attend:
•    K-12 Teachers
•    Higher Education Teachers
Duration: One day meeting for four hours
Cost: $60 [Certificate of Completion for 4 Contact Hours/PDUs awarded]
Instructor:  Cassondra Sumrall
Registration Deadline:  COB June 24


June 30
1-5 p.m.
Awesome Admin. 101
This four hour workshop will give administrative professionals those tools that will make them the person that the office can’t live without.   Topics include:  using resources efficiently; managing time wisely; communicating effectively, and collaborating with others skillfully.
Who Should Attend:
•    Administrative Assistants, Office Managers, Secretaries, or Support Staff
•    Anyone who is responsible for coordinating, managing, or being an effective member of an office team.
Duration: One day meeting for four hours
Cost: $90  [Certificate of Completion for 4 PDUs awarded]
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration Deadline:  COB June 25



JULY CLASS OFFERINGS:

July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 (Mondays and Wednesdays only)
5:30 - 8:30 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:  Charlotte Teague
Registration deadline:  COB  July 2  *Class size is limited.*

July 7-10
12 – 4 p.m.
SAT Test Preparation:  all subject areas
This 16-hr. test preparation class is designed to prepare high school students for the SAT examination. This class will include a review of each subject area on the test, test taking tips and strategies, and pointers on time management during testing.
Who Should Attend?
•    Grades 10-12
Duration:  Four class sessions meeting for four hours
Cost:  $90 (class materials included) *Bring calculator for math section.*
Instructor:  Cassondra Sumrall
Registration Deadline:  COB July 2   *Class size is limited.*


July 10 – August 14 (Thursdays only)
5:30 -8:30 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 July 8

July 15 & 17
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Understanding and Using Social Media for Business
For users interested in using social media tools for their business or organization, this class will introduce social media and tools create accounts and understand how to use them.  Participants will also 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 an online presence.
Who Should Attend:
•    Business professionals and Entrepreneurs,
•    Community Members
•    Students
Duration: Two Class Sessions, meeting for three hours
Cost: $75 Certificate of Completion awarded for 6 PDUs
Instructor:  Everett Alexander
Registration Deadline:   COB July 10

July 14 - 23 (Mondays and Wednesdays only)
6 - 8 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 2013:  Beyond the Essentials
This eight-hour 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:   Four class sessions meeting twice a week for two hours.
Cost:  $95
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration Deadline:  COB July 9

July 16
12 – 4 p.m.
Test-taking and Study Strategies
This four hour class will provide/review test-taking and study strategies, note-taking techniques, eliminating testing anxiety, and more.
Who Should Attend?
•    Middle School 6th-8th graders
•    High School 9th-12th graders
•    College Students
Duration: One day meeting for four hours
Cost: $40 (class materials included)
Instructor:  Cassondra Sumrall
Registration Deadline:   COB June 14

July 16
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
iPad Basics for New Users
This two hour class is geared to help new users get the most from their iPad by introducing its many features.  Participants will learn how to download, update, and manage apps, as well as manage/take photos and videos.
Who Should Attend?
•    New iPad users
•    iPad users with limited knowledge
Duration:   One class session meeting for two hours
Cost:  $40
Instructor:  Tess Olten
Registration Deadline:  COB July 14


July 16
2 p.m. -4 p.m.
Technology for Senior Adults:  The Internet:  An introduction
This two hour class will provide an introduction to the Internet.  Participants will explore the Internet and how its basic functions fit into everyday life.  Topics include:  Internet safety, using search engines, using the cloud, and staying in touch with family and friends through email and social networks.
Who Should Attend:
•    Seniors ages 55 and older
•    AAMU retirees
•    anyone with no or limited knowledge of the Internet
Duration:   One day meeting for two hours
Cost: individuals age 55 and older; AAMU retirees:  $20;  $40 -individuals age 54 and younger
Instructor:  Tess Olten
Registration Deadline:  COB July 14



July 17
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Webtools for Teachers
This four hour workshop will present tools for teachers to help with student interaction, grading, curating and sharing web content, homework creation and more. The aim is to show how these web tools can be adapted for the teacher's use or incorporated into the classroom to engage students and make life a teacher a bit easier.  Participants will also review helpful websites and demonstrate ways they can be used to enhance the teacher's lectures and student assignments.
Who Should Attend:
•    K-12 Teachers
•    Higher Education Teachers
Duration: One day meeting for four hours
Cost: $60 [Certificate of Completion for 4 Contact Hours/PDUs awarded]
Instructor:  Cassondra Sumrall
Registration Deadline:  COB July 15

July 29
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Back-to-School with High School Math Enrichment Classes
This class will review important algebraic concepts that will prepare students for success in math classes ranging from Algebra 1 through Pre-calculus Algebra.  A review of algebraic concepts needed for those students taking Geometry will also be presented.
Who Should Attend?
•    Middle school students
•    High School Students
Duration:  One day meeting for two sessions for two hours each 
Session one (12:30-2:30) will cover Graphing Techniques:   Graphing Linear and Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities.
Session 2 (3:00-5:00 p.m.) will cover Simplifying and Factoring Algebraic Expressions: Simplifying, adding, subtracting and multiplying radicals, and factoring Binomials and Trinomials.
Cost:  $40 per session or $75 for both sessions   *Bring calculator*
Absolute Deadline:  COB July 24


July 30
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The ABCs of Supervising Others
This three hour workshop is designed to help participants overcome many of the supervisory problems they will encounter as a boss, whether they are a team leader, a project manager or a unit coordinator.   Participants will:  develop a technique for making sure communications are clear and understood; identify techniques to deal with employee challenges such as hostility, complaints, and laziness; recognize the importance of being visible and available to employees, and understand the importance of developing good relationships with employees and peers.
Who Should Attend: 
•    First time supervisors
•    Seasoned supervisors
•    Those in a position of influence without authority.
Duration:   One day, meeting for three hours
Cost:  $90 (Certificate of Completion for 3 PDUs awarded)
Registration Deadline:  COB July 28

July 30
1 – 4 p.m.
True Leadership & Influence
This three hour workshop will help participants:  explore different leadership theories and examine what makes a great leader; understand transformational leadership; understand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership style, and understand leading by directing, coaching, participating, and delegating.
Who Should Attend:
•    First time supervisors,
•    Seasoned supervisors
•    Individuals desiring to improve their leadership and influence skills.
Duration:   One day meeting for three hours
Cost:  $90 (Certificate of Completion for 3 PDUs awarded)
Instructor:  Sharon Myers
Registration deadline:  COB July 28










CENTER for
EXTENDED STUDIES

(Adult & Continuing Education)


Kris Reed

Program Coordinator

•  256.372.4771

Kris.Reed@aamu.edu



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