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Northwest Offers Several Spring Continuing Education Credit Classes

computerclassThe Division of Continuing Education at Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering several classes on the Senatobia campus this spring. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for each class. All classes will be held on the Senatobia campus.

Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom (1.0 CEU)
Sharon Harris, an ELL teacher from DeSoto County Schools, will share strategies and resources for teachers and school administrators on how to support English language learning in school classrooms.
Topics include identifying students who need ELL services, scaffolding instruction, vocabulary teaching, and challenges in content areas for beginners and advanced learners.
There will also be instruction concerning accommodations for different levels of language learners. The class will be offered Mondays, Jan. 30 – March 6 from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $110, and the class location is to be announced. The deadline to register is Jan. 23.
CPR Heart-Saver and AED with First Aid (0.5 CEU)
This course is designed for those responsible for children’s health, including childcare and foster care workers, teachers, recreation and other community staff, camp counselors and new parents, guardians, and other caregivers.
This course covers pediatric first aid, adult, child, and infant CPR with mask and adult and child AED. Pediatric first aid topics include eye injuries, fever, snake, spider, tick, and animal bites, stings, injuries and medical emergencies.
The class will be offered two Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The fee is $50, and the class location is to be announced. The deadline to register is Feb. 14.
Windows 10 (1.5 CEUs)
In this computer course students will learn how to get acquainted with Microsoft Windows 10 step-by-step. Students will work with the new start menu, the desktop, folders and files and also learn how to adjust settings and safeguard their computer.
This hands-on computer class will teach students how to use Windows 10 when working with photos, videos and even listening to music.
The class will be offered Tuesdays, Feb. 21 – April 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. The fee is $125, and the class will be held in Berry 104. The deadline to register is Feb. 13.
Microsoft Access (1.5 CEUs)
Microsoft Access is an information management tool that helps users store information for reference, reporting, and analysis using a database program. It helps users analyze large amounts of information, and manage related data more efficiently than Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications. It is a very detailed and specific program that is often used in office settings.
In this course, students will learn the basics of setting up a database and how to import from Excel, create queries and reports and how to use them.
Students must know how to use a computer in order to take this course.
The class will be offered Wednesdays, Feb. 22 – April 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. The fee is $125, and the class will be held in Berry 104. The deadline to register is Feb. 13.
Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements 14 (1.5 CEUs)
Once you take pictures, do you know how to get them off of your camera? Do you have memories stuck on your memory card? This class is perfect for the backyard and ball field photographer who wants to make the best of family pictures.
Students will learn how to import digital images, edit images, work with layers, enhance and retouch pictures, how to apply filters, and how to save and share photos. After this class, your friends will be envious of your photographs.
The class will be offered Thursdays, Feb. 23 – April 27 from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $135, and the class will be held in Berry 104. The deadline to register is Feb. 13.
Creating a 21st Century Classroom (1.0 CEU)
This class will explore topics that can help you transform your classroom into a 21st century learning space.
We will discuss different types of teaching and learning that encourage the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity among your students. We will explore how problem-based learning, challenge-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and growth mindset can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. We will also talk about new ideas to energize teachers’ bell work and closure activities.
Come and gain new ideas that will help you empower your students to be 21st century learners and thinkers.
The class will be offered Mondays, Feb. 27- April 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The fee is $110, and the class location is to be announced. The deadline to register is Feb. 20.
Basic Computers (1.5 CEUs)
This class is designed for adults who have little or no previous computer experience. General computer use and terminology will be discussed as participants learn basic skills in using Windows 7. This class is ideal for seniors who are interested in learning how to use the computer.
Topics covered in this class are: how to properly turn your computer on and off, different computer components, storage devices, properly cleaning your computer and components, how to use the mouse, how to move around in Windows, and how to create, save, and print a document.
The class will be offered Mondays, Feb. 27- April 24 from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $125, and the class will be held in Berry 104. The deadline to register is Feb. 21.
To register for a class, drop by the Continuing Education office or visit the Northwest website at www.northwestms.edu and download the Continuing Education brochure which contains a registration form that can be returned to the office by mail or in person. The online registration form is available at www.northwestms.edu/contedform.
Registration fees are refunded in full if the class is full, the class is canceled or the student notifies the office of Continuing Education prior to the registration deadline. Class fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card.
For more information, contact Pam Wooten, coordinator of Continuing Education at 562-3349 or email pwooten@northwestms.edu.

By LaJuan Tallo, Assistant Director of Communications/Public Information at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
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