PJC Announces Continuing Ed
Courses For January
Paris Junior College's Continuing Education Department has scheduled a variety of courses for the month of January, according to Dr. Charles George, Associate Dean of Workforce Training and Continuing Education. Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center on the north side of the PJC campus.
The Microsoft Excel Basic class will meet from 6-9 p.m., each Monday, Jan. 9-30. Topics covered in this class will include creating and formatting worksheets; how to work with formulas and functions; working with charts; and analyzing data using formulas.
The Microsoft Excel Intermediate class, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday, Jan. 12 through Feb. 2, will teach more advanced techniques to analyze data, enhance charts and automate worksheet tasks.
Welcome to the World of Computers is designed for the person that has very limited, if any, computer training. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, each Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Feb. 8. Participants will learn basic computer tasks using the windows program; proper mouse and keyboard techniques; how to navigate the Internet; use of social networking; e-mail and more.
A Country and Western Dance class will be held from 6-8 p.m., each Thursday, Jan. 12-26. Students will learn basic two-step, three-step, double shuffle, Cotton-Eye Joe, waltz, ten step polka and the Electric Slide line dance. Dance partners are encouraged but not required.
The Defensive Driving class is offered by Paris Junior College #067 in accordance with the standards established by the National Traffic Safety Institute of Texas, Inc., under license #C0197, and consists of six hours of classroom instruction. The class will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 9-10. This course may be applied toward insurance discounts or, in some cases, for traffic ticket dismissal.
The Driver's Education class is approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety and is open to students at least 15 years of age. A birth certificate, verification of enrollment (VOE) and social security card must be provided once the class begins. The class meets from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6.
Professional Truck Driver I and II are offered at Paris Junior College based on demand. Please call 903-782-0447 to schedule.
The Nurse Aide class offers preparation for entry level assistants to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Jan. 9-25. An additional class will begin on Jan. 30 and run through Feb. 15. A photo ID, social security card and criminal background release is required at registration.
Basic Life Support (CPR) Re-certification for Health Professionals will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 9. This is an update and review for current CPT certified cardholders. Written examination and successful demonstration of skill is required. The American Heart Association certifies this class.
The Basic Life Support (CPR) class approved by the American Heart Association will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. An evening class will be offered from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27. This course covers instruction in lifesaving skills of respiratory (choking and near drowning) and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants.
The Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) course provides first responders with training in basic first aid and CPR/AED procedures including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA. The class will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 16-17.
Spanish for Fun will meet from 3:30-5 p.m., each Friday, Jan. 13 through Feb. 3. This class breaks the language down to basic components which enables students to reconstruct the language to form sentences and say what they need to say.
The American Sign Language class is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m., each Tuesday, Jan. 31 through April 17. Participants will learn the ABC's so they can fingerspell words that they don't know signs for as well as learning words and phrases, enabling signing and communicating with deaf people. Conversation signing and American Sign Language communication in the work environment will also be taught.
The Kids Hurt Too seminar will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. This seminar is designed to help parents understand the needs of their children throughout the process of divorce.
Creative Writing: How to Get Published will be offered in a choice of two time frames. The evening class will meet from 6-8 p.m., each Thursday, Jan. 19 through Feb. 16. A morning class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, each Saturday, Jan. 21 through Feb. 18. Participants will learn how to find an acquisition editor and how to work with the production editor, as well as terms and processes used in the industry while learning how to structure writing according to industry standards.
Beginning Genealogy: Where are Your Roots? will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Participants will learn the basics of census records search, obituary research, how to create a family tree and more. A flash drive will be helpful to save valuable research during the instruction.
The Art of Remembering teaches memory techniques practiced for 3,000 years prior to the advent of the printing press. The class will meet from 6-7 p.m., each Tuesday, Jan. 24 through Feb. 21. If you have trouble remembering names, faces, phone numbers, or where you put your keys, these techniques will help decrease dependency on technology and strengthen your memory capabilities.
The Residential Wiring course covers basic residential electric circuits, load calculations, safety in electrical work, installation of wiring, conductors, raceways, load protection, ground fault, and other residential circuit requirements. The class will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday, January 17 through March 8.
The National Electrical Code class offers an introduction to the National Electrical Code using industry safety hazards, standards and precautions. Codebook structure, terminology, load calculations, and electrical installations will be presented. The class will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m., each Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Feb. 15.
The Human Resource Training: Back to the Basics workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. This workshop will include finding, hiring and orienting new employees; understanding the compensation principles; managing employee relations issues and handling investigations; what to keep, where to keep it, and for how long; ending well may be as important as starting well; and where to turn for answers using the right resources.
To register for these classes, call 903-782-0447 or 903-782-0445. Or, stop by the Continuing Education Department located at the west entrance of the Bobby Walters Workforce Training Center on the north side of the Paris Junior College campus. The PJC campus will reopen January 2 following the Christmas break.