Non-credit Class Schedule

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2014 Summer Class Schedule

 

Commercial Driver’s License

2014 Courses

Four CDL-A courses  are planned for the spring, summer and fall 2014 semesters. Classroom sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Room 502, McCarthy Hall, DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. on the following dates:

CDL (A) course includes classroom as well as behind-the-wheel training. Cost:$1,600, includes 2 days of classroom instruction, 10 hours of behind-the-wheel training, and 2 hours of pre-trip inspection instruction. (Does NOT include DOT physical or cost of CDL exam.) Room 502, McCarthy Hall, main campus. Instructors: Bill Tiffany, Dale Muterspaugh, Norma Preuit and Garth Cartwright. Call (540) 863‐2919 for more information. Click here for schedule of 2014 classes.

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Intro to Computers II

Tuition: $65, plus cost of book* (same book is used for Intro I and II). A continuation of the Intro I course or for anyone who has a fundamental knowledge of computers, but wishes to learn the basics of Excel and PowerPoint. The book may be purchased at the Rockbridge Center, the main campus bookstore in Clifton Forge, or from the instructor the first night of class. Instructor: Ed Mays (Using Microsoft Office 2010)

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Welcome to Excel 2010, Level 1

Instructor: Ed Mays. Tuition: $85, plus cost of book, “Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 1” and flash drive. Learn to design work sheets, work with formulas and functions and create charts. Students should have prior computer knowledge and be familiar working with spreadsheets or with Excel. Please bring a 2 gigabyte flash drive with you to class. The book may be purchased at the Rockbridge Center, the main campus bookstore in Clifton Forge, or from the instructor the first night of class.

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Welcome to Excel 2010, Level 2

Tuition: $85, plus cost of book, “Microsoft Excel 2010, Level 2”, and flash drive. Instructor: Ed Mays. This course will assist students who have completed the Excel Level 1 course by helping them move to the intermediate level when using spreadsheets. Students will work with large and multiple work sheets, learn how to add graphics and use templates, and create outlines and tables. Please bring a 2 gigabyte flash drive with you to class. The book may be purchased at the Rockbridge Center, the main campus bookstore in Clifton Forge, or from the instructor the first night of class. (ITEC 1113)

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Welcome to Word 2010, Level 1

Tuition: $85, plus cost of book,"Microsoft Word 2010, Level 1” & flash drive. Create, s>ave, and retrieve documents, generate business letters, and develop a memorandum and report. Basic keyboarding skills are needed due to the amount of word processing involved in creating documents. Please bring a 2 gigabyte flash drive to class. The book may be purchased at the Rockbridge Center, the main campus bookstore in Clifton Forge, or from the instructor the first night of class. (ITEC 1105-R1N)

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Driver’s Education Classroom Course

This required 36-hour classroom instruction course, approved by the Virginia Department of Education, prepares students to sit for the Virginia DMV learner’s permit exam, or may serve as a remedial class for anyone who has failed the DMV exam 3 times. Students must attend all 18 class sessions. Upon completion of the course, students will each receive a completion card. The instructor, Jackie Almarode, will collect a $5 fee for the accompanying workbook the first night of class.

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Supervisory Skills Business Seminars

For Supervisors and Managers

1:00 to 4:00 pm, Thursdays, Feb. 6, Feb. 27, March 13, March 27 and April 10

Greenfield Education and Training Center, 57 S. Center Drive, Daleville

Conducted by Charlotte Mason, PHR, Advantage Resource Group

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$65/seminar; $295 for the series

Call (540) 863-2863 or email jclark@dslcc.edu to register. Ask about our Third Party Tuition Sponsorship Agreement!

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Clinical Medical Assistant Program – 140 Classroom Hours + a Clinical Externship

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination>.

Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship Student Tuition: $2,399 (includes all textbooks)

Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 4 through June 5, 6:00 to 9:30 pm and Saturdays, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10 and May 31, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. (Room location TBA)

*This course may also be taken online. Click here for the online course.

Please contact the Non-Credit Coordinator at least ten days prior to the class start date to enroll. (540) 863-2863 or email jclark@dslcc.edu

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Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement>.

Course Contact Hours - 50 hrs. Student Tuition: $999 (Textbooks included)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 25- May 13, 6:00 to 9:30 pm. DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. (Room location TBA)

*This course may also be taken online. Click here for the online course.

Please contact the Non-Credit Coordinator at least ten days prior to the class start date to enroll. (540) 863-2863 or email jclark@dslcc.edu.

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Phlebotomy Technician

This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.  Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology; anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.  Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.  (This course may also be taken online at any time. Check the web site at www.dslcc.edu under “Continuing Education”.)

Course Contact Hours - 90 hrs.      Fee: $1,599 (Textbooks included)

•Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 11 – May 20, 6:00 to 9:30 pm, plus three Saturdays: March 22, April 12, and May 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This is a non-credit course, so financial aid does not apply. However, there are some sources for tuition assistance for qualified candidates. Dislocated workers may qualify for the On Ramp grant. Contact the On Ramp Grant Coordinator, Joyce Broughman, at (540) 863-2923 or email jbroughman@dslcc.edu for more information.

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Employability Workshops

For anyone thinking about searching, applying or advancing in a career, this series of evening workshops is a must! These workshops are being offered at no cost to DSLCC students and surrounding community. Parents must register through the Non-Credit program by contacting Non-Credit coordinator Judy Clark at (540) 863-2863 or emailing jclark@dslcc.edu; by calling the DSLCC Rockbridge Center at (540) 261-1211; or in person at DSLCC Student Services in Backels Hall on the main campus>.

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Introduction to Permaculture

Are you committed to the concept that more Americans should produce and eat their own food that is pesticide and herbicide-free? Do you believe that knowing what you eat is the first step to better health and wellness? Would you like to know how to grow food in the most sustainable and effortless manner than you ever thought possible. This course will get you started!

Permaculture teaches us how we can give back to the earth while sharing in its riches!

This six-week adult education course offered through the DSLCC Non-Credit Program will provide a clear definition of permaculture design in a format suitable for beginning permaculture design students as well as community members who are simply curious about the design science and want to learn more.

Permaculture is an ecologically derived holistic design system guided by three underlying ethics: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share. Development projects on any scale that are guided by the principles of permaculture design are, therefore, intentionally designed to protect and respect the natural ecology within which human settlements are made, also ensuring that the needs of the people are met in abundance, sustainably, indefinitely while preserving and promoting the highest degree of social equity, personal health and individual freedom.

Through a semi-formal lecture series the student will:

Students will complete 1 independent project and will photo-document the process throughout the semester and submit the photo series with a short written work detailing their observations and experiences with the project in relation to the 12 principles of permaculture design. Students will complete 6 short written assignments, one per class meeting, as assigned.

Instructor Seneca Haynes is a permaculture design consultant with Alleghany Permaculture Design.

Class will meet every other Monday night

May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, and July 28, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Tuition: $160.

Registration: Contact Judy Clark, DSLCC Non-Credit Coordinator, at (540) 863-2863 or jclark@dslcc.edu.

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Art/Crafts Classes

All of the following classes will be held at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts,

518 Church St., Clifton Forge.(540) 862-7275, cfsota@lumos.net

Paint Like Monet

French Impressionist Claude Monet’s sense of composition and color theory is presented in an easily understood series of three studio classes by instructor Norman Aberle. Working in acrylic paints, each student will learn to interpret a landscape in the style now called impressionist. A brief Art History lesson will introduce the use of simultaneous contrast, complimentary color, and the technical breakthroughs that propelled the impressionist movement. This course is intended for those who have some painting experience.

Tuesdays, May 13, 20 and 27, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Tuition fee, payable to DSLCC: $85. Students will also be asked to pay a $15 usage fee to the CFSOTA, as well as a materials fee of $20 to the instructor the first day of the class.

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Stained Glass Suncatcher

Learn the basic stained glass construction process while creating a suncatcher in this one day, “hands on” workshop. Instructor George Ayars will demonstrate techniques for cutting, fitting, foiling and soldering.  Tools are provided for class. Create a butterfly, bird, flower, or Victorian pattern.  This class also makes a good refresher class for those who’ve done stained glass before.  Learn better, easier techniques!

•Saturday, May 3, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, includes a lunch break. Tuition, payable to DSLCC: $70. Students will also be asked to pay a $15 usage fee to the CFSOTA the day of the class, and a materials fee of $10 to the instructor the day of the class.

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