Short courses make learning easy at KPC

Around Campus

Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Courses to build on

In 10 days, you can learn to build your own Alaska log cabin. Tom Corr, a well-known area craftsman, will teach the class at Kenai Peninsula College. Completing the course will result in two college credits and the knowledge necessary to build a cabin.

Offering courses of interest to the community is an important component of KPC's curriculum. It is probably one of the few places people can get hands-on experience building a log cabin. This is an example of one of the "short courses" KPC has this semester. The class will begin Oct. 19. To enroll, call 262-0344.

Getting down to business

This is a heads-up to area businesses that KPC has a number of short courses relating to various computer programs coming up in the near future. In an age where employees find their benefits declining, an employer may be able to boost morale and make a good employee even better by offering an educational incentive.

Why not make an employee an expert in Microsoft Excel? It is the most popular spreadsheet application in the world and almost all businesses use it to manage day-to-day operations. The short course begins Thursday and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:15 a.m. for five weeks.

A related course, Advanced Excel, begins Nov. 8 and will produce employees fully versed in all the nuances of the program.

Other short courses coming up on the horizon include Introduction to Windows (begins Nov. 8), Microsoft Access in Windows (begins Tuesday) and Introduction to Microsoft Word in Windows (begins today and again Nov. 4).

If you think your business could benefit by empowering your employees to become more proficient, call KPC at 262-0344.

Exploring the Internet will begin Thursday and is suited for those who need help figuring out what the Internet is all about. It will help users understand what Web resources are available and how to search for them.

For those who feel accomplished enough to tackle building their own Web site, Using HTML (hypertext markup language) will be offered. This introductory Web design class uses Macromedia Dreamweaver and includes exposure to digital image editing. The course begins Thursday.

For those who always wonder what is inside the box that makes the computer work, PC Architecture will enlighten you. This short course serves as an introduction to personal computer hardware maintenance and could be the catalyst class for a career. The class begins Nov. 10 and should be useful to those who ponder the internal workings of PCs. For more information, call the computer department at 262-0344.

College combats stress

If you are someone who is just too stressed to even think about something like a computer class, the Managing Stress course is a two-day class designed to help people cope with the multi-tasking lifestyle that contemporary humans deal with. Make time Oct. 19 and 20 to just say no to stress and plan to attend this workshop.

Another similar, self-healing short course being offered Nov. 9 and 10 is Mind-Body Medicine. For those who can use self-help skills, these courses can give them the tools they need to "rebuild" their psyche.

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