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6 Month Non-Credit Class Schedule
Last Update: Apr 23, 2014 at 06:01PM


 
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
 
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PROFESSIONAL
 
Administrative Professionals Seminar ---------- $ 89
Join us for the annual administrative professionals seminar. In partnership with the Fredericksburg Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, a full day of educational activities is planned. Along with hearing excellent speakers, visit vendor booths and participate in drawings for door prizes. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2234-20 3699704/24/14Th 8:30AM- 4:00PMSP

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
 
Basic Resume & Cover Letter Writing ---------- $ 39
This two hour workshop is targeted toward individuals facing challenges following a lay off from work, or those seeking to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence. This back to basics resume workshop will show participants how to create a basic resume format, suitable for most entry level jobs. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own resume in class, or to update an existing resume. The class will also encourage participants to take a realistic appraisal of their current key skills, abilities and certifications, and ask what, if any need to be updated. The class will also emphasize the importance of maintaining a current, updated resume and personal employment folder. Additionally the workshop will provide a brief overview of how to dress for that coveted interview and how to make the best, polished and professional impression possible.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2521-21 3686105/16/14F 10:00AM-12:00PMSP

Core Infrastructure Development ---------- $ 49
"Infrastructure development? Buildings, roads, and powers supplies? That doesn't really apply to my core business. After all, I'm selling most of my products at my retail location.....and only some online" This workshop is geared towards any business that relies on information technology (IT) infrastructure (combined set of hardware, software, networks, facilities, etc) as a strategic business asset that can facilitate innovation and help an organization respond quickly to change. Optimize your business by applying what you will learn to developing its core (IT) infrastructure.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2679-90 3712205/14/14 - 05/21/14W 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

Job Search Success-Tips from a Senior Government Recruiter ---------- $ 79
Have you applied for jobs and never heard back from the employer? This course provides an understanding of the modern job hiring process and helps you develop strategies and techniques to be successful in your job search. Learn from a senior government recruiter how employers find people and develop proven methods for navigating the modern job search minefield. Often referred to as a "black hole", cyberspace is massive and when a resume is sent to a job site, the odds of an employer seeing it may be slim. Learn what it takes to be successful by leveraging new technologies with proven traditional methods to get noticed by employers!
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2658-92 3685306/18/14 - 06/19/14WTh 6:00PM- 7:30PMSTRC

Notary Public Preparation ---------- $ 69
Add to your list of professional skills! If you are a new or renewing notary, gain skills to authenticate documents, detect fraud, and be successful in your career. You will be instructed on the legal and ethical requirements and duties of notaries and learn how to apply and receive notary commission from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn everything from the first step of making application through the swearing in before the Clerk of the Court. The instructor is an attorney in private practice.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  LAWS 2003-23 3685605/17/14Sa 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

Preparing for Growth: Scaling Your Business ---------- $ 49
Do you have confidence in your plan for achieving consistent growth of your business over the long-term? Every business owner or manager wants to grow his or her business on a consistent, upward trajectory. But achieving optimal scalability is highly challenging ¿ even for the most seasoned of business professionals. This workshop will help you to prepare for growth by learning how to effectively scale your business.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2680-90 3721206/04/14 - 06/11/14W 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

Team Building ---------- $ 69
The most effective way to improve an organization's productivity is through team development. In this class, you will learn the five principles of effective team building, the roles of team members, and ways to create a conducive team environment.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 1138-21 3689705/06/14Tu 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

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BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
 
Basic Business Writing Skills ---------- $ 49
The purpose of this class is to explore the difference between writing for professional purposes and writing for personal use. In addition to memos, letter and report writing, the class will cover essential email and texting etiquette in the business world. Participants in the class will learn how to write effective sentences and to make their writing vigorous, direct and to the point.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  COMM 1104-22 3687605/30/14F 10:00AM-12:00PMSP

Effective Speech & Presentation Writing ---------- $ 39
The ability to express yourself before audiences, large and small, is a key to success in the workplace. At one time or another, we are all asked to discuss, present or instruct. To the inexperienced, this can be a frightening proposition. Let us conquer those fears! In this interactive class, discuss preparation and presentation tips to avoid panic and ensure effectiveness. Topics include: defining goals; adapting a speech to the needs of the audience; voice, breathing, and appearance; rehearsal and tackling nervousness; and more. Workbook is included.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2237-23 3687804/25/14F 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

Fundamentals of Technical Writing ---------- $ 139
In this hands-on course, you will learn the skills to assess the needs of your users and create documents that explain technical information. You will learn the mechanics of good technical writing, along with techniques for document design and page layout. The instructor, a SPHR, has 40 years of experience in human resource planning and organizational development.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  COMM 1106-401 3687405/29/14Th 9:00AM- 4:00PMSTRC

The Voice and the Speaker ---------- $ 69
Ever wished your voice didn't quiver when making a presentation? Have you ever felt that fear of speaking in public is holding you back both personally and professionally? Have you ever turned down a really great opportunity because it meant you had to speak in public? If so then this interactive workshop is for you. Learn the secrets trained professionals use to captivate their audience, including how to breathe for relaxation, how to 'read' a room for volume and how to create volume without straining your voice. Participants will have the chance to practice and hone their speaking skills in this interactive workshop.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  COMM 2135-101 3722706/20/14F 9:00AM-12:00PMCU

Twitter for Business ---------- $ 49
Own or market a business and not tweeting about it? You should be! Twitter goes beyond the 140 characters. It is not a trend but a proven and necessary method for reaching potential customers. In this class you will learn how to tweet your conversation and effectively market your company and/or yourself.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2532-92 3693905/13/14Tu 6:00PM- 8:00PMSP

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EXPLORE A NEW CAREER
 
Become a Veterinary Assistant ---------- $ 109
Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This on-line course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to prepare for work in veterinary hospitals. What vaccinations do cats and dogs really need and how often should they be given? What is the best way to control fleas? What do you do if your dog has a cut? What is the best way to deal with an emergency situation involving a pet? This course will answer these questions and more. You learn about pet nutrition and a variety of health and safety issues, how to treat and prevent parasites, including roundworms and heartworms. You learn "the facts of life" as it pertains to dogs and cats. Also explore current thoughts on spaying and neutering, and how to deal with the very emotional issues of euthanasia, pet loss, and how best to assist clients in a time of need. You also gain an understanding of the hazards of working in a veterinary setting so that you can protect yourself from x-ray exposure, infections carried by animals, and potential injury from teeth and claws. Visit www.ed2go.com/germanna for more information or call (540) 937-2915.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2607-I1E 3189607/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE
  BUSC 2607-I1E 3189607/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE

Beginner's Guide to Creative Writing ---------- $ 39
This workshop is for anyone pondering the idea of pursuing creative writing either as hobby or vocation but has yet to try. The workshop will compare the fundamental differences between fictional prose, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, the personal essay, poetry and plays. The participants will be encouraged to think critically about what makes great or interesting writing, including structure, sub plot, images, character and dialogue. Participants will also be encouraged to create a piece of creative writing in class based on various simple writing prompts. Participants will leave class with a list of local writing groups for follow up, if interested. For those who have not written creatively for a while, or may be a little confused about the different types of writing styles, this class will make a great foundation to Fantastic Fiction, The Art and Craft of Writing Great Stories.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  COMM 2136-102 3686205/03/14Sa 10:00AM-12:00PMCU

Job Search Success-Tips from a Senior Government Recruiter ---------- $ 79
Have you applied for jobs and never heard back from the employer? This course provides an understanding of the modern job hiring process and helps you develop strategies and techniques to be successful in your job search. Learn from a senior government recruiter how employers find people and develop proven methods for navigating the modern job search minefield. Often referred to as a "black hole", cyberspace is massive and when a resume is sent to a job site, the odds of an employer seeing it may be slim. Learn what it takes to be successful by leveraging new technologies with proven traditional methods to get noticed by employers!
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2658-92 3685306/18/14 - 06/19/14WTh 6:00PM- 7:30PMSTRC

Start a Pet Sitting Business ---------- $ 109
If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career! With this on-line course, you'll learn the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. Topics include pet care and nutrition, exercise, and identification of common diseases. You also learn the basics of first aid and how to administer pills, liquid medications, and injections to an uncooperative cat or dog. You also discover how to handle home visits and explore sticky situations that can arise, such as lost pets, pets that die unexpectedly, and pets that need immediate veterinary care. The course also includes navigating the financial aspects and start-up costs, including accounting, fee-setting, business plans, and low-cost marketing. You find out how to obtain required insurance, hire employees as your business expands, how to approach financial institutions to loan you money, and more. Visit www.ed2go.com/germanna for more information or call (540) 937-2915.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2606-I1E 3189707/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT & CONTRACTING
 
Fundamentals of Acquisitions & Contracting ---------- $ 139
In this course you will receive a basic overview of the federal contracting process. You will learn and have the opportunity to discuss the fundamentals of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), an important requirement when doing business with the Federal Government. You will also learn about the Federal government's small business programs and how these programs impact the acquisition process and your ability to do business with the federal government.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 1215-23 3686706/10/14 - 06/12/14TuTh 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

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HUMAN RESOURCES
 
Legal Compliance ---------- $ 69
Worried about complying with Federal and State laws? It's not as complicated as you think. Join us for a three-hour class on legal compliance: discrimination (EEO, ADA, ADEA, Rehab Act 1973, VEVRAA), Immigration (I-9's), Veterans Reemployment Rights, OSHA, benefits (FMLA, COBRA, HIPPA, and Worker's Compensation). The instructor, SPHR, has 40 year of experience in human resource planning and organizational development.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2367-102 3688306/04/14W 9:00AM-12:00PMCU

Performance Management ---------- $ 69
Do you find yourself spending too much time on performance issues? Too many times, managers are reactive to performance problems instead of being proactive to performance management. This workshop is designed to review the skills needed to produce workforce performance results. Participants will learn to plan for the desired performance, monitor performance to avoid problems; develop effective communication to achieve results, and establish incentives that promote an environment which allows the employee to succeed.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2303-102 3688506/03/14Tu 9:00AM-12:00PMCU

Strategic Management in Human Resources ---------- $ 69
Increasingly, HR is called upon to prove its value to the organization by contributing to the bottom line. In this class, participants discuss methods to develop, contribute to, and support the organization's vision, mission, values, and strategic goals and objectives. The discussions will focus on formulating policy, guiding change processes, and evaluating human resource's contributions to organizational effectiveness and profitability. The instructor, a SPHR, has 40 years of experience in human resource planning and organizational development.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2460-21 3688705/02/14F 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

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LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION
 
Basics of Supervision ---------- $ 69
This introductory course focuses on the supervisory techniques needed for getting results by working with staff. You learn, step by step, the skills necessary to inspire others to perform with pride and help them to take ownership of their duties. Topic areas include: qualities of effective leaders; training staff for success; the power of recognition; creating an equal opportunity atmosphere; monitoring performance; handling stress-related change and more.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 1167-21 3689306/24/14Tu 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace ---------- $ 69
Being able to identify difficult situations and defuse them through effective communication is an important skill. Discuss difficult personalities and find techniques to diffuse awkward moments and create a positive result.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2262-181 3689904/29/14Tu 9:00AM-12:00PMCU

Managing Team Conflict ---------- $ 69
What are the symptoms and causes of team conflict? What tools can I use to manage it? How can I address it quickly and effectively? Managing team conflict is required by managers who want to grow and advance, yet it is one of the most difficult skills to master. In this course, you will learn how to identify team conflict symptoms and causes. You also learn the tools, skills, and processes to help your team productively deal with healthy and unhealthy conflict.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2487-102K3731005/08/14Th 9:00AM-12:00PMCU
  BUSC 2487-23 3693405/21/14W 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 
Fundamentals of Project Management ---------- $ 249
This introductory course provides an overview of the basics of project management and provides the core methodology you need to manage projects or participate on project teams. It does not use software applications, but focuses on the conceptual framework you need in order to use project management applications. The instructor is a Certified Manager and Certified Project Manager Professional. Topics include: The Project Management Life Cycle; Setting Up for Success; The Project Team; Risk Management; Project Plans; Schedule; and Budget; Tracking and Control; Reports; Project Close-Out; and more. This course, or equivalent, is recommended prior to enrolling in MS Project computer classes. Workbook required. Call the Center for Workforce at 540-891-3012 for information on purchasing the workbook.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2249-22 3689005/12/14 - 05/14/14MW 9:00AM- 4:00PMSP

MS Project 2010, I ---------- $ 159
This introductory class familiarizes you with MS Project software. MS Project allows you to set up, track and manage your projects in a database. You learn MS Project basics including: introduction and overview of MS Project; creating files; creating resources and basic project plan finalization. This is a good class to help you get your feet wet with MS Project. Prerequisites: familiarity with project management techniques and basic computer skills. Textbook and a storage disk required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2368-20 3689106/09/14 - 06/11/14MW 9:00AM- 1:00PMSP

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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
 
Ethics in Business ---------- $ 69
Does your organization have an ethics policy? In this class you explore ethics from both an organizational and managerial perspective. You will learn about ethical reasoning and ethical leadership and how they affect such topics as: creating an ethical climate in an organization, honesty, integrity, ethics in advertising and sales, financial management, personnel management, and the role of character and virtues in effective leadership. Furthermore, through the discussion of real-to-life examples one can learn to understand and resolve ethical dilemmas, to improve the quality of business decisions and enhance long-term business success.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 1155-21 3687205/20/14Tu 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

Marketing and Promotions for Small Business ---------- $ 49
This course will provide an introduction of marketing and promotional "tricks of the trade" to help your small business increase its presence in this challenging economic environment. Learn about ways to promote your business through a fun and creative discussion.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2599-26 3694305/19/14M 9:00AM-12:00PMSP
  BUSC 2599-27 3694406/23/14M 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

 
COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
 
MS Excel 2010, II ---------- $ 239
This Intermediate class builds on the skills learned in Excel 2010 I and introduces skills to help you succeed with some of the more complex features in Excel. Topics include managing workbook data; using tables and analyzing table data; automating worksheet tasks; enhancing charts; sharing Excel files; incorporating web information and more. Prerequisites: Excel 2010 Basic or equivalent. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2401-102 3673405/13/14 - 05/15/14TuTh 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

MS Excel 2010, III ---------- $ 239
In this Advanced Excel 2010 class you continue to build on the skills you learned in Excel 2010 II. This course introduces some of the advanced components of the spreadsheet tool to help you master some of the more complex concepts and features in the newest version of Excel. Topic areas include using "what-if" analysis, analyzing data with pivot tables, exchanging data with other programs, customizing Excel, advanced worksheet management, and programming with Excel. Prerequisites: Excel 2010 Intermediate or equivalent. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2402-102 3673506/10/14 - 06/12/14TuTh 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

MS Office 2010 Computer Skills ---------- $ 399
Earn a non-credit certificate in today's most needed MS Office Skills, 2010 version! This credential helps you gain familiarity with the most common computer applications used in the workplace and is an asset in any work environment. One day each is spent learning the basic tools in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. This is a fast-paced class, designed to jump-start your skill base with a lot of information in a short period of time. Prerequisites: basic computer skills; some familiarity with MS Office is a plus.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2367-102 3662806/02/14 - 06/06/14MTuWThF 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

MS PowerPoint 2010, I ---------- $ 119
Begin to build your skills in MS PowerPoint 2010. This interactive and hands-on course provides the tools needed to make your presentations easier to create and more streamlined to manage and present. Topics include: creating a presentation in PowerPoint 2010; modifying a presentation; inserting objects into a presentation; finishing a presentation; working with advanced tools and masters; and touching on working with SkyDrive. Prerequisite: Basic Computer skills. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2397-103 3672605/22/14Th 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

MS Publisher 2010 ---------- $ 119
MS Publisher 2010 allows you to combine text and graphics to produce professional-looking custom publications quickly and easily. Topic areas include creating publications, working with text and graphic objects, enhancing publications, improving designs, working with multiple pages, using advanced features, and more. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and MS Word Basic 2010, or equivalent. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2403-102 3673706/19/14Th 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

MS Word 2010, II ---------- $ 119
Continue building your MS Word 2010 skills. Topics in this course include: illustrating a document with graphics, working with themes and building blocks, merging Word documents, working with styles and templates, developing multipage documents, working with references, and more. This course includes practical, hands-on exercises to help reinforce your skills. Prerequisite: MS Word 2010, Part I or equivalent. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2407-20 3673205/27/14Tu 9:00AM- 4:00PMSP

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS & DESIGN
 
Adobe Elements ---------- $ 119
Are you the office or family shutterbug? Is your photo editing limited to just cropping and adjusting contrast? Take your photo editing beyond just red eye removal. Adobe Elements allows you to retouch photos by fixing imperfections, adjusting light, removing or adding color, adding text, blending images and much more. With Adobe Elements you can fix simple photos or create your own customized graphics. Textbook and storage medium required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2275-181 3670705/06/14 - 05/08/14TuTh 6:00PM- 9:00PMCU
  ITEC 2275-92 3670606/09/14 - 06/11/14MW 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

Adobe Illustrator I ---------- $ 159
Adobe Illustrator is a graphics software used for creating illustrations, technical drawings, logos, Web graphics, and more. You learn to create simple and complex shapes, add color and text to illustrations, and modify and group objects. Topic areas include: exploring the environment, simple illustrations, paths, colors, text, objects and layers, and printing illustrations. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and Windows, Basic or equivalent. Workbook and storage medium required. Note: This class uses the Adobe software, Creative Suite 5.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2340-20 3671005/17/14 - 05/24/14Sa 8:00AM-12:00PMSP

Adobe Photoshop I ---------- $ 119
Why mess with a darkroom? Learn the basics of this powerful computerized graphics program. Topics include utilizing the toolbox, palettes, color and tonal balance, sections, layering, filters, painting, creating special effects and different file formats. Prerequisites: Basic keyboarding; file management; and computer skills. This class is not for the novice computer user. The course uses Adobe CS5 software, not Elements! Textbook and storage medium required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 1188-22 3662706/14/14 - 06/21/14Sa 9:00AM-12:00PMSP

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INTERNET & WEB SKILLS
 
Dreamweaver II ---------- $ 159
This course builds on the skills presented in Dreamweaver I. Learn how to use Dreamweaver to include DHTML and CSS, work with layers, construct and work with frame documents and animation using timelines. You also delve into Flash, Fireworks, and Contribute. Textbook and storage medium required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 1232-101 3666906/02/14 - 06/04/14MW 6:00PM-10:00PMCU

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SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
 
Measure Up on the Internet ---------- $ 69
Learn what Web analytics are and how they can help you measure the success of your digital business efforts in this 3 hour class, learn how to install two common Web analytics tools on your own Web site, and read the resulting reports with knowledge and insight about what the statistics mean. At the end of the class, students should be able to track their own Web statistics and have an understanding of what several key data points mean.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2632-91 3674506/02/14M 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP
  BUSC 2632-181 3674406/06/14F 6:00PM- 9:00PMCU

Twitter for Business ---------- $ 49
Own or market a business and not tweeting about it? You should be! Twitter goes beyond the 140 characters. It is not a trend but a proven and necessary method for reaching potential customers. In this class you will learn how to tweet your conversation and effectively market your company and/or yourself.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2532-92 3693905/13/14Tu 6:00PM- 8:00PMSP

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TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PREP
 
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician ---------- $1995
This 40-hour online Content Logistics course prepares you for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT) certification. This high tech certification validates experienced technical knowledge of healthcare and IT. Holders of this certification have the knowledge and skills required to support the implementation and maintenance of electronic health record (EHR) systems in various clinical settings. Program instructional areas include: HIPAA controls and compliance issues; organizational behavior; IT operations; medical business operations; and, IT security. Target candidates for CompTIA HIT training and certification include: implementation support specialists; technical or software support staff; managed service providers for medical offices and practices; and, healthcare professionals moving into healthcare IT liaison roles. Prerequisites: CompTIA A+ certification or 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience is recommended; experience in a healthcare environment or training in the healthcare field is also recommended. For more information on CompTIA HIT, visit certification.comptia.org/hittech. This fast-paced, challenging course begins the first Wed. of every month, and participants have 45 days to complete it. For registration and additional information, visit www.contentlogistics.com/germanna.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2550-I1C 3233407/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE
  ITEC 2550-I1C 3233407/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE

Network+ Certification Training ---------- $ 995
This course is designed to prepare students for CompTIA's Network+ Exam. Earning the CompTIA Network+ Certification means that students have the knowledge needed to use and maintain a wide range of network technologies. This course provides an introduction to terms and basic communication concepts of contemporary network services, transmission media and connection hardware. Examines the OSI communication model to provide the student with a unique perspective relating to popular protocol stacks in use today, including lower layer protocols. Includes connectivity devices (bridges, switches and routers), IP addresses, subnets, TCP/IP and IPX protocol stacks. Provides conceptual understanding for any network operating system currently in use. From this area of expertise, you will have the option of moving to more advanced IT certifications, including Microsoft's MCITP, and Novell's One. Prerequisite: IT Essentials I: PC/A+ or equivalent. Textbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2393-21 3671905/02/14 - 05/30/14F 8:00AM- 5:00PMSP

Security+ Certification Preparation ---------- $ 895
This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ exam. The exam covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. You should have Network+ or equivalent experience is required to take the course. Explores network security basics to include: security objectives, security architecture, security models, and security layers. Discusses: risk management, network security policy, and security training. This course will also discuss the five security keys: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Accountability and Auditability. Textbook required and available in the college bookstore. No class Feb 7 or Feb 17, 2014. Class dates will be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will be held at the Culpeper Center as well as at the Fredericksburg Campus if minimum enrollments are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2392-102 3671706/02/14 - 06/13/14MWF 9:00AM- 4:00PMCU

 
HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CARE-PROFESSIONAL
 
CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician ---------- $1995
This 40-hour online Content Logistics course prepares you for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician (HIT) certification. This high tech certification validates experienced technical knowledge of healthcare and IT. Holders of this certification have the knowledge and skills required to support the implementation and maintenance of electronic health record (EHR) systems in various clinical settings. Program instructional areas include: HIPAA controls and compliance issues; organizational behavior; IT operations; medical business operations; and, IT security. Target candidates for CompTIA HIT training and certification include: implementation support specialists; technical or software support staff; managed service providers for medical offices and practices; and, healthcare professionals moving into healthcare IT liaison roles. Prerequisites: CompTIA A+ certification or 500 hours of hands-on IT technical experience is recommended; experience in a healthcare environment or training in the healthcare field is also recommended. For more information on CompTIA HIT, visit certification.comptia.org/hittech. This fast-paced, challenging course begins the first Wed. of every month, and participants have 45 days to complete it. For registration and additional information, visit www.contentlogistics.com/germanna.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ITEC 2550-I1C 3233407/01/13 - 06/30/14 -ONLINE

Dental Radiation Safety Seminar ---------- $ 179
This course meets the requirements of the Virginia State Board of Dentistry for certification of dental auxiliaries to use x-ray equipment or procedures with dental patients under the direct supervision of dentists licensed in Virginia. Course content includes x-ray production, radiation biology, radiation safety and hygiene, and dental x-ray radiation. A minimum test score of 75% is required to complete the course satisfactorily. Materials included.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 1109-402 3682804/27/14Su 9:00AM- 4:00PMST
  HLTH 1109-24 3682906/22/14Su 9:00AM- 4:00PMSP

Final Impressions
This Final Impressions laboratory and clinical course provides the student with 20 hours of laboratory skills practice under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist, taught and assessed to pre-clinical proficiency. Also included is 40 hours of clinical experience, also under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. Clinical sites may be located anywhere within the Germanna service region and are held at the student¿s place of employment. Class is open to individuals holding a current Certificate in Dental Assisting (CDA) and is limited to individuals who have applied, and are accepted into, the DA II program. Prerequisite: Dental Anatomy and Operative Dentistry, or approved exemption.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 2530-20L 3730405/02/14F 1:00PM- 5:00PM
  HLTH 2530-20L 3730405/09/14F 9:00AM- 5:30PM
  HLTH 2530-20L 3730405/16/14F 9:00AM- 5:30PM
  HLTH 2530-20M 3730505/23/14 - 07/25/14F 8:00AM-10:00AM

Health Care CRC Orientation ---------- $ 79
This class is required for individuals applying for admission to Workforce non-credit CNA, Physical Therapy Aide, Phlebotomy, Personal Care Aide, and Medical Office Assistant I and II programs. The application process to these programs is competitive and selective. Completion of this course and receiving a qualifying score on the CRC assessment are part of the Health Care admissions criteria. This class includes: (a) an overview of the health care profession, including expectations for student success and the program application process; and (b) an introduction to the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) including what it is, how to attain it, and a review of test questions. Students applying to the Workforce health care programs must take the CRC assessments, offered through the college's Testing Center. The assessments measure: reading for information, locating information, and applied mathematics. You will receive your CRC assessment results within ten days if taking the paper and pencil assessments, and immediately, if taking the computer based assessments. Please contact the Testing Center at (540) 834-1022 for test times and information. The fee for the CRC assessments is $45, payable to Germanna Community College.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 2259-95 3684105/05/14 - 05/07/14MW 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP
  HLTH 2259-184 3684206/10/14 - 06/12/14TuTh 6:00PM- 9:00PMCU

Medical Office Assistant II: Medical Billing and Coding ---------- $ 899
This hybrid course provides the skills needed to develop basic proficiency in medical billing and coding. Content areas include introduction to federal and commercial health insurance plans, physician and hospital services, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, ICD-9/10 and CPT coding, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS), medical claims processing, reimbursement and patient accounting, workers' compensation, health care provider contracting, and more. You also gain basic skills using online billing and coding software. Portions of the class are delivered online, using Blackboard. Afternoon hours are placeholders for online study. For success in this class you must have access to high speed internet, to complete course assignments. After practical work experience (6 months - two years) students completing this course and HLTH 2274 may qualify to sit for various national billing and coding certification exams. Prerequisites: experience and comfort using a PC and the internet; Health Care Orientation (HLTH 2259); high speed internet access; and, application and admission to the Medical Office Assistant program. Visit www.germanna.edu/workforce for more information.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 2267-20 3683305/09/14 - 08/22/14F 8:30AM- 1:30PMSP

Medication Aide Education Program ---------- $ 579
Certified Medication Aides provide direct patient care, and administer routine medications to patients in long term care facilities, under the supervision of a licensed care taker such as a physician or registered nurse. CMAs assist patients in taking correct medication dosages and help ensure that there are no adverse side effects. This 72-hour course is approved by the Va. Board of Nursing and provides you with the skills you need to prepare for the state CMA exam. The classroom portion includes lecture and lab skills development. The clinical and hands-on lab experiences are held at Dogwood Village Senior Living facility in Orange. Admission to this course is limited to individuals holding Virginia Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and/or Personal Care Aide (PCA) licensure. Please visit www.germanna.edu/workforce for more information on our workforce training programs.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 2284-101M3732306/10/14 - 06/26/14TuWTh 8:30AM- 5:00PMCU

Nurse Aide Education Program ---------- $ 850
The Nurse Aide Program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to prepare the student to take the Nurse Aide in Virginia certification test to become a Certified Nurse Aide. Upon completion of this curriculum and certification by the Virginia Board of Nursing, individuals will be eligible for employment in a variety of health care settings. Clinical rotations are scheduled for a variety of shifts between 7 am - 11 pm at various healthcare facilities and various days of the week. Prerequisite: Health Care Orientation (HLTH 2259), CRC Test, and meeting all admission requirements. Visit our website at www.germanna.edu/workforce for more details.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 2255-180 3681604/28/14 - 06/20/14MTuWTh 6:00PM- 8:30PMCU

Personal Trainer Certification ---------- $ 360
Personal training has come a long way as a legitimate health and fitness service. Join this fun field as there has never been a better time to promote safe and effective exercise. This 20 hour International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA) course presents the most current knowledge, instructional techniques, and responsibilities needed by personal trainers. It is a rewarding and challenging course requiring study and practice. The ISCA certification test is administered on the last day of class. Upon successful completion of the ISCA test, you mail a copy of your course completion certificate and your CPR card to ISCA, to receive your Personal Trainer endorsement. (American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification is not required prior to enrolling in this class, though will be required prior to receiving your ISCA Personal Trainer endorsement.) Workbook required and to be purchased from the instructor on the first day of class.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HLTH 1149-402 3682206/01/14 - 06/08/14Su 9:00AM- 7:00PMST

 
INDUSTRY & CONSTRUCTION
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APPRENTICESHIP
 
Gas Fitter Classroom and Test Prep ---------- $ 579
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  PLMB 2118-80B 3728604/30/14 - 07/23/14W 6:00PM- 9:00PMOR

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AUTOCAD
 
AutoCAD, Part II ---------- $ 379
Build advanced skills in AutoCAD including advanced dimensioning styles, working with solid models, external references, and more. Prerequisite: AutoCAD, Part I. Textbook and a storage disk required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  CADD 1108-90 3680904/28/14 - 06/04/14MW 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

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CONTRACTORS & TRADESMEN
 
Basic Contractor's Business Licensing Class ---------- $ 199
New state regulations require that all entities applying for a new contractor's license, that have not been previously licensed, must successfully complete an 8-hour basic business course approved by the Virginia Board for Contractors. This course, approved by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR) meets the requirement. The class presents essential information relating to the practice of contracting within the Commonwealth. Participants thoroughly review required contract elements, explore various business structures, and learn tips to avoid regulatory and business problems. It is designed to guide the contractor in making choices ensuring regulatory compliance. Topic areas also include customer selection, estimating, marketing, working with building inspectors, obtaining change orders, and more. The class is not designed as examination preparation, but upon successful completion, participants should be prepared to take Part I of the contractor examination. An assessment is administered at the end of this course and a minimum score of 75% is required for passing. Workbook required.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BLDG 2191-104 3677005/31/14Sa 8:00AM- 5:00PMCU
  BLDG 2191-24 3677106/07/14Sa 8:00AM- 5:00PMSP

Journeymen and Master Electrician ---------- $ 99
Journeymen and Master Electricians are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a three-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. The course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use, and special equipment included in the respective code. This class is recognized by Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors and meets the new continuing education requirements. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia electrician tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007. Textbook required and available in the college bookstore.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  ELEC 2117-104 3677605/24/14Sa 8:00AM-11:00AMCU
  ELEC 2117-24 3677706/21/14Sa 8:00AM-11:00AMSP

Journeymen and Master Gas Fitters ---------- $ 49
Journeymen and Master Gas Fitters are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a one-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. The course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use, and special equipment included in the respective code. This class is recognized by Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors and meets the new continuing education requirements. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia gasfitter cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007. Textbook required and available in the college bookstore.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  PLMB 2116-104 3679105/24/14Sa 2:00PM- 3:00PMCU
  PLMB 2116-24 3679206/21/14Sa 2:00PM- 3:00PMSP

Journeymen and Master HVAC Tradesmen ---------- $ 99
Journeymen and Master HVAC Tradesmen are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a three-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. The course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use, and special equipment included in the respective code. This class is recognized by Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors and meets the new continuing education requirements. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia HVAC tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007. Textbook required and available in the college bookstore.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HVAC 2118-104 3678105/24/14Sa 11:00AM- 2:00PMCU
  HVAC 2118-24 3678206/21/14Sa 11:00AM- 2:00PMSP

Journeymen and Master Plumber ---------- $ 99
Journeymen and Master Plumbers are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a three-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. The course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use, and special equipment included in the respective code. This class is recognized by Virginia's Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors and meets the new continuing education requirements. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia plumbing tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007. Textbook required and available in the college bookstore.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  PLMB 2115-104 3678605/24/14Sa 3:00PM- 6:00PMCU
  PLMB 2115-24 3678706/21/14Sa 3:00PM- 6:00PMSP

Lead Safe Training EPA RRP Initial ---------- $ 159
Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. Regulations effective April 2010, state that contractors and all persons involved in paid renovation and repair work must be certified in lead safe practices and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This applies to all persons performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child occupied facilities, child care facilities and schools built before 1978. Successful completion of this 9 hour course satisfies the Federal training requirements for five years.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BLDG 2246-21 3679406/14/14Sa 8:00AM- 6:00PMSP

Section 608 EPA Certification Class and Exam ---------- $ 149
HVAC Technicians, Service men, Maintenance men, Journeyman and Master HVAC tradesman are required to complete Section 608 EPA Certification before they can service/install or maintain certain HVAC equipment. This course takes you through all of the necessary knowledge from ozone depletion theory to regulations to required service practices. Class includes study guide for students on program structure, progressing in order through Core, Type I (small appliances, Type II (high-pressure systems), Type III (low pressure systems). It allows focused study in the specific area of certification being sought. Class includes exam and the study guide and is an approved EPA test.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HVAC 2123-21 3679606/21/14Sa 8:00AM- 2:00PMSP

Universal R-410A Safety and Training Certification ---------- $ 129
HVAC Technicians, Service men, Maintenance men, Journeyman and Master HVAC tradesmen are required to complete universal R-410A Safety and Training Certification before they can service/install or maintain certain R-410A equipment. This course takes you through all of the necessary knowledge from ozone depletion theory to regulations to required service practices. Class includes study guide for students on Background, Systems Fundamentals, Refrigerant Chemistry, Refrigerant Oils, and Safety. It allows focused study in the specific area of certification being sought. Class includes exam and the study guide is an approved test.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  HVAC 2124-102 3679805/03/14Sa 8:00AM- 2:00PMCU

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MANUFACTURING
 
Core Craft Skills ---------- $ 325
This class will build the foundation skills for entry level craft workers. The nine modules will cover Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand and Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Material Handling. This course includes 30 plus hours of online training.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  MANF 2149-183 3680405/06/14 - 06/10/14Tu 6:30PM- 8:30PMCU

 
NATIONAL SECURITY
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HOMELAND SECURITY
 
Critical Infrastructure Protection ---------- $ 695
In this two day class, you will examine the intricacies involved in the protection of key resources and critical infrastructure affected by terrorist or natural disasters. Focal areas include impacts to: transportation systems, communication systems, emergency services, and government/business operations. As part of this course, individual FEMA certification, IS-0821-Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources and IS-00860 - National Infrastructure Protection Plan is obtained. This class is also available online for $1700. For more information about this online class, please visit www.contentlogistics.com/germanna. Class dates will be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2601-20 3238007/01/13 - 12/31/13M 8:00AM- 4:30PMSP

Risk Assessment and Management ---------- $ 695
In this 2 day class, you will get an overview of the methodology of risk analysis to include: the best practices employed in risk management in homeland security, the identification and analysis of and differentiation between hazards and threats, the concept of all hazards risk, the importance of the country's critical infrastructure and key resources and its vulnerability to attack the need for effective public-private partnerships for risk management in homeland security and the various government agencies involved. Also covered are various approaches to security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure as well as the conditions, factors, and states of existence in which it may become necessary to provide levels of countermeasures for remediation efforts. The course provides a fundamental understanding of what is involved in securing an organization's or an industrial sector's infrastructure. This class is also available online for $1700, course number BUSC 2582-I1C. For more information about this online class, please visit www.contentlogistics.com/germanna. Class dates will be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2603-20 3238107/01/13 - 12/31/13Tu 8:00AM- 4:30PMSP

Terrorism ---------- $ 695
This two-day class will give you an introductory look at the roots and evolution of terrorism as it affects homeland security today. Emphasis areas include: asymmetric threats in today's world; history of modern terrorism; exploratory of major terrorist organizations; role of the media; terrorism tactics and counter-terrorism policies and strategies. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2584-20 3238207/01/13 - 12/31/13W 8:00AM- 4:30PMSP

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INTELLIGENCE
 
Basic Analytic Skills ---------- $1450
This is a two-day course for either new or relatively new analysts who have had little hands-on experience in the skill areas described in the course title, or for analysts who want to improve their analytical writing skills by giving them more focus. Much of what is required for good analytical writing takes place before the analyst actually begins to write. The scoping and planning of the intelligence analysis therefore are major areas of emphasis in this course, as well as issues of format, length, word selection, etc. The course is designed to get analysts off to a good start in as little time as possible, recognizing that there are important time constraints in such training and that much will also be learned on the job. This course allows analysts to be more effective communicators sooner. Class dates will be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2611-20 3237807/01/13 - 12/31/13Sa 8:00AM- 4:30PMSTRC

Critical Thinking ---------- $1450
This two-day course is geared to both the new or journeyman-level analyst who has had little formal training or hands-on experience in critical thinking, or for the more experienced analysts who wants to improve his or her critical thinking skills. This course focuses on a key aspect of analytic tradecraft, the ability to think through series of conflicting and competing data, but doing so in a manner that is self-aware of the quality and integrity of the thought process. This course is specifically designed to reflect the standards for analytic integrity and tradecraft as prescribed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 203 which are useful for both government and private sector analysts. Using case-based discussion leadership as the main teaching methodology, augmented by several facilitated discussions, this seminar introduces the students to (1) intellectual traits useful in critical thinking as well as the barriers to critical thinking; (2) structured analytic techniques; and (3) allows the students to apply ethics in analysis. This course is designed to introduce a proven critical thinking model and allow the analysts to put this model into practice immediately against relevant problems in the safe environment of the classroom. This course includes hand-outs and pamphlets for the students, and the use of graphic recording to capture key concepts and assist the analysts in visualizing and retaining the information provided. Class dates will be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2610-20 3237907/01/13 - 12/31/13Su 8:00AM- 4:30PMSTRC

Fundamentals of AGI ---------- $ 495
Riverside Research offers a one day introductory, non-technical AGI course that provides insight into this challenging, sophisticated discipline. AGI offers tremendous potential against a diverse array of national security threats, humanitarian issues, and environmental situations. AGI-oriented analysts exploit this capability quickly due to quantum improvements in data processing, advanced software tools, and new sensor developments. Students are introduced to the two sub-disciplines of MASINT that comprise AGI: radar and electro-optical (EO), including OPIR. You'll learn about the AGI community and its history. You'll gain an understanding of basic AGI capabilities along with real-world applications and signatures, and you'll participate in a discussion of AGI products. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will be held at the Stafford Research and Technology Center. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2617-20 3236807/01/13 - 12/31/13M -STRC

How to Brief Like an Intelligence Analyst ---------- $1495
Riverside Research presents a three-day introduction to the presentation skills and research methods commonly used to develop intelligence products. This course covers basic concepts, including a background survey on the processes used for briefing intelligence topics, as well as adherence to community of practice standards required by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This course provides an understanding of how to construct and execute a presentation (briefing) that is composed of sourced technical intelligence. How to Brief Like an Analyst presents a broad spectrum of briefing topics and situations that analyst may face as an intelligence professional. This course provides an exploration of how specific techniques and decision rules can be used to help maximize reliability of finished intelligence products. Students will also understand the usefulness and applicability of the different categories of intelligence briefings used when presenting intelligence-related information to decision-makers. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will held at the Stafford Technology and Research Center. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2616-20 3236907/01/13 - 12/31/13Tu -STRC

Introduction to Intelligence Community ---------- $ 495
Riverside Research offers a one day introductory, non-technical course that provides students with the opportunity to gain a good understanding of the entire United States Intelligence Community (IC) and to learn about its diverse roles and varied mission as related to U.S. policy, national defense, and homeland security. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will held at the Stafford Technology and Research Center. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2613-20 3237507/01/13 - 12/31/13W -STRC

Introduction to ISR ---------- $1495
Riverside Research offers a three-day classified course that introduces current and future sensors used for ISR. These sensors include traditional imaging sensors in the visible, infrared, and radar; spectral and polarimetric imaging sensors; and persistent surveillance sensors in the visible and infrared. Not included are SIGINT sensors or non-electromagnetic sensors, such as seismic. Students will spend one day surveying the electromagnetic spectrum, platforms, applications, visible and infrared sensor data collection techniques, radar collection techniques, and other technical issues. In the remaining two days, each of the sensor types listed above will be explored in terms of current sensors grouped by altitude regime; capabilities and applications,; tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TCPED) agencies; sensor trends; and future systems. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will held at the Stafford Technology and Research Center. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2614-20 3237607/01/13 - 12/31/13Th -STRC

Introduction to SAR ---------- $ 495
Riverside Research offers a one day classified seminar on SAR as used in AGI. SAR has been used for several decades as a means of providing around-the-clock imagery, in virtually any weather, to intelligence analysts and military operators. Non-literal AGI processing and exploitation techniques have led to even greater and widespread application of SAR to these and other remote sensing applications. This course provides a detailed look at the range of SAR AGI techniques and applications to the intelligence community and operational user. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of SAR and its use in AGI. Topics include:(1) Basic radar operation; (2) SAR data collection; (3) SAR scene generation; (4) SAR AGI products (Coherent Change Detection, Digital Elevation Models, Dynamic Imaging); (5) Creation of SAR AGI products; and (6) The limitations of SAR. Class dates to be announced soon. Please note that these dates are simply place holders. A date will be set once minimum enrollment numbers are reached. Classes will be held at the Stafford Technology and Research Center. For further information, contact 540-834-1060.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  BUSC 2615-20 3237707/01/13 - 12/31/13F 8:00AM- 4:30PMSTRC

 
PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
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LIFE LONG LEARNING
 
Acting & Stagecraft: Essential Skills for Beginners ---------- $ 69
This workshop is intended for those who are interested in acquiring basic acting and stage skills. Participants who are considering a career in acting but are not sure about the level of professional training required will benefit from this workshop. Participants who recognize acting exercises as a means to build confidence will also enjoy this supportive and fun workshop. Participants will take part in voice and basic movement exercises, including relaxation for acting. Participants will also be instructed on improvisation techniques, character development, scene structure and line learning. During the session, students will learn the correct positions for standing with others on stage, in addition to understanding basic stage terminology, theater etiquette and safety. After discussing the business of acting, participants will leave with a list of local theater companies and available casting agencies.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  LLRN 2284-91 3722806/06/14 - 06/13/14F 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

Basic Composition Made Simple ---------- $ 39
The purpose of this class is to revisit the basic tenants of composition in everyday use. During the class, students will, under the guidance of the instructor, be given simple writing activities to complete in class. The exercises will range from a letter to a child's teacher to a more complex journal entry. This class is a great opportunity for those who sometimes confuse the definitions of grammar, comprehension and of course, composition. This course also is a wonderful refresher for the individual who struggles to meet everyday writing challenges either in their personal life or work. The class will look at simple text for the purpose of comprehension. Students will be taught how to pick out key ideas and concepts, and to write in their own words. At the end of the class, students will additionally understand how to use a dictionary, the difference between an index and a table of contents, including how to access information in both.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  COMM 2148-22 3686906/06/14 - 06/13/14F 6:00PM- 9:00PMSP

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PHOTOGRAPHY
 
Photography for Beginners ---------- $ 129
Are you new to using a digital SLR camera or thinking about moving up to an SLR? This class will cover the fundamentals of operating your camera, the fundamentals of image making, how to choose the appropriate lens, how to use and optimize the automatic modes on your camera, and how to use the features of the camera to give your photographs more impact. The course will utilize both classroom instruction and practice with your camera (please bring your camera manual). The instructor, a professional photographer, will provide optional homework assignments to enhance your skills. The textbook ¿Beyond Point & Shoot: Learning to Use a Digital SLR or Interchangeable-Lens Camera¿ - ISBN:978-1-9339529-5-6 is required. This class also requires an SLR type camera. It can be film or digital, but needs the ability to set manual modes, such as aperture, ISO and shutter speeds. This class is two nights and one Saturday class.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  PHTG 1112-93 3694605/12/14 - 05/19/14M 6:30PM- 9:30PMSP
  PHTG 1112-93 3694605/17/14Sa 9:00AM- 3:00PMSP

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SUMMER ACADEMY FOR KIDS
 
Farm Land ---------- $ 179
Farm Land uses a farm-themed program that includes elements to help students explore both old and new farm techniques. It will incorporate the S.T.E.A.M. elements in learning and utilizing 21st Century learning skills. Students will learn about various types of farm machines along with technologies that are used in construction, building and storage. Students will explorer the movement of commodities and how various methods increase efficiencies, along with need for the most advanced equipment. Tools and animals are discussed and incorporated in the lesson plans to create a great time of learning and fun.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  KIDS 2337-101B3728106/23/14 - 06/27/14MTuWThF 9:00AM-12:00PMCU

Pull Back Car Frenzy ---------- $ 179
Pullback Car Frenzy is an enrichment course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas. During this four-day camp, students will build up to 15 cars using a design pamphlet for each vehicle. Students become mini-engineers, challenged to design new vehicles utilizing pieces from supplied cars. Over the course of the class, students participate in experiments designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts and laws such as gravity, potential energy and kinetic energy.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  KIDS 2339-101B3728306/16/14 - 06/20/14MTuWTh 1:00PM- 4:00PMCU

 
TRANSPORTATION & MOTORCYCLE
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TRANSPORTATION & MOTORCYCLE
 
Dealer-Operator Mandated Training ---------- $ 325
This class provides state-mandated training for individuals seeking to be licensed as independent Dealer-Operators. It's designed for new dealership employees or as continuing education for established dealers and their employees. Please bring a four-function calculator to class. Textbooks are included and distributed by the instructor the first day of class. Registration/payment made less than two weeks before class, carries tuition of $375.
  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  TRNS 1105-25 3675406/03/14 - 06/04/14TuW 8:30AM- 5:00PMSP

Truck Driver Training
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  Course #Class #Date(s)Day(s)Time(s)Location
  TRNS 1118-20 3082207/01/13 - 12/31/14SP



Location Codes: Caroline; OR=Locust Grove Campus; SP1=Fredericksburg Area Campus Building One; SP2=Fredericksburg Area Campus Building Two; CU=Daniel Technology Center; ST=Stafford County Center; STRC = Stafford Technology and Research Center