The Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development will offer
up a fall mix of professional development and personal enrichment courses,
including 24 courses under $100. Some courses are offering early bird prices
for those registering 14 calendar days prior to the course.
For more information, or to
register for any of these courses, contact Continuing Education at (814) 362-5078
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Class sessions are held in Room 200 of the Seneca
Building, 2 Main St., Bradford, unless otherwise noted.
New computer users will find the
course in Microsoft Word 1 2010
helpful to create, edit and manipulate documents. The course is offered Sept.
16, from 8 a.m. to noon, for a cost of $75 ($65 for early birds).
Also on Sept. 16, from 1 to 5 p.m.,
Microsoft Excel 1 2010 will be
offered for $75 (or early bird registration for $65). This versatile software
is a great way to track budgets, organize address lists and much more.
Chinese Family Fun (Parent and Child) is a new course focusing on
Chinese culture, art and language, and includes an introductory lesson in Tai
Chi. The course is offered Saturdays, Sept. 20 through Oct. 4, from 9 to 10:30
a.m. in the First Floor Art Room of the Seneca Building. The cost is $35 per
parent and child and $10 for each additional child.
Two sessions of Zumba in the Morning (Adult and Youth)
will be offered this fall. This combination of Latin dancing and interval and
resistance training is a fun way to get a full-body workout. Session 1 runs Sept.
20 through Oct. 25; Session 2 runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 13. Classes will be held
8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturdays in the Fifth Floor Ballroom of the Seneca Building.
Pitt-Bradford’s Confucius Scholars
will host Tai Chi for Everyone (Adult
and Youth) on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 through Dec. 9 in the
Fifth Floor Ballroom of the Seneca Building. This gentle exercise focuses on
stretching and circular movements to promote mental relaxation and improved
physical fitness. The cost is $89.
Go beyond “point and shoot” skills
by taking the Basic Digital Photography course, offered Sept. 25, 5:30 to8:30 p.m. The $75 fee includes tips
for taking pictures beyond the ordinary by using your own camera to frame
scenes, do close-ups, take family portraits and master action shots.
On Sept. 30, Word users can advance
to Microsoft Word 2 2010 to learn about
advanced page layouts and formatting, and how to use tables and charts within
documents. The cost is $75, with an early bird special of $65. The course meets
8 a.m. to noon.
Anyone looking for advanced skills
in Microsoft Excel 2 2010 (like
advanced formulas and pivot tables) will find them in the Sept. 30 course, 1 to
5 p.m. Early bird cost is $65 (regular cost $75).
A new course on Doing Research on the Internet is recommended
for high school and college students, as well as anyone looking for good
information on the Internet. The $25 session, offered Oct. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m., will help users bypass the trash and find the treasure they were really
Advanced Digital Photography is a course any camera purist will
want to check out. From f-stops to filters, ISO and modes to flash photography,
the course is designed for shutterbugs who want to use their SLR camera to its
full potential. The two-evening course is offered Oct. 7 and 9, 5:30 – 8:30
p.m., for a fee of $75.
On Oct. 8, Grant Writing 101 will be offered. The course acquaints new writers
with the basic process and includes a sample project. For those who want more
in-depth guidance, Grant Writing 102
will be offered the follow week on Oct. 15. The cost for each session is $69
and will be held 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. both evenings.
Award-winning photographer Ed
Bernik will lead photographers on a one-day excursion into the Allegheny
National Forest on Oct. 11. The Fall
Foliage Photo Trek: Into the Forest session starts in Room 218 of the
Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus and will run 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., rain or
shine. The fee of $89 includes a box lunch and dinner.
Brand new this fall is the
two-session Healthy Community Series in
Collaboration with Bradford Regional Medical Center. These Saturday morning
sessions are reasonably priced at $15 each, and include a light breakfast.
Session 1, on Oct. 14, addresses “Women’s Health: Issues and Answers.” Session
2, on Nov. 18, is “Injury Management: Don’t Make it Worse.” Each session will
be held in the Mukaiyama University Room on campus from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m.
A professional development course, Microsoft Access 1 2010, focusing on
database design, forms, reports and queries, will be offered Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to
noon. On Oct. 29, also 8 a.m. to noon, Microsoft
Access 2 2010 will offer more advanced functions, including database
security. Both sessions are offered with an early bird fee of $65 (regular
A second professional development
course also will be offered Oct. 15, 1 to 5 p.m. PowerPoint – Adding Style to Your PowerPoint Presentations, to help
users develop engaging presentations to hold audience attention. The session
fee is $65 for early registration, $75 thereafter.
Social Dancing, new this fall, promises fun for both individuals
and couples. Learn popular line dancing or contra dancing on Thursdays, Oct. 16
through Nov. 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the Fifth Floor Ballroom of the Seneca
Building. Fees are $40 for individuals or $75 per couple.
Those who already know camera
basics are invited to attend the new course, Digital Photography – Out and About in our Community, on Oct. 18, 9
a.m. to noon. Light walking or hiking in a variety of weather may be involved.
The adventure starts in the lobby of the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus and
Journal Writing for Self-Improvement is a new course that guides
individuals on how best to journal write for self-discovery, self-improvement
and career fulfillment. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 4, 6:30
– 8 p.m., and the fee is $45. Bring writing materials.
A new and timely course, Digital Distractions: How to Manage
Technology and Media Addiction for Adults, Children and Families, will be
offered Oct. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Addiction to technology in its many forms, as
well as recommended intervention methods, will be addressed. The cost is $29.
Learn to make beautifully wrapped
pendants, charms and earrings in Wire
Wrapping Cabochons. The two-evening session in the First Floor Art Room of
the Seneca Building, Nov. 11 and 13,
will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m., for a fee of $69. Wire and stones are included in
the cost of the course.
In time for holiday gift-giving and
decorating, a new course will be offered on traditional Ukrainian egg painting.
Holiday Pysanky is being offered Nov.
15, 9 a.m. to noon, in the First Floor Art Room of the Seneca Building. The $39
fee includes all materials.
Now that you’ve snapped all those
great photos, learn how to manipulate them into even more memorable shots using
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. On Nov. 20, The Digital Photographer – Post Processing with Ron Keeney will be
offered. The class, scheduled for 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., costs $45.