Category "Personal Development"

  • Genealogy Basics

    Genealogy involves detective work and sound analysis; it should not involve guesswork. If you cannot find real proof, the definitive answer has to wait.  Sometimes that means years of patience. A good genealogist never stops learning or developing their methods and techniques.  When you do not stay sharp, you set yourself up to hit a brick wall.
  • Basic Survival Skills

    Are you prepared for nuclear missiles, new weather patterns, a breakdown in government, and the unknown? What will you do if the lights never come back on?  What if there is no help coming. . . ever? Are you concerned about how you would keep your family alive and safe after society has collapsed? Our Basic Survival Skills course will give ideas and share secrets to surviving weeks, months, and even years after a disaster.   
  • Introduction to ESL

    Learning another language is vital for success in today’s world, whether you need to communicate in the workplace or are traveling. This course provides an introduction to the English language. Our course aims to teach basic English vocabulary, grammar, literacy, and conversation skills to individuals with little or no knowledge of the English language. We will cover the proper ways to structure sentences and communicate in a conversational way to others.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC

    Our Adobe Photoshop CC course is perfect for Photoshop newcomers and for advanced learners who are upgrading from an earlier version of the software program. We will begin by learning to set up the software and how to import image files from a variety of sources. We will cover the most important features of Photoshop CC including retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing your digital images, and adding custom 3-D effects. Students will also learn how to edit images for the web, create an online photo gallery, and incorporate graphics into desktop publishing programs.
  • Personal Stress Reduction

    If your current methods of coping with stress aren't contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. Managing your stress begins with identifying the stress sources in your life.  Although it isn't as easy as it sounds, our Personal Stress Reduction course will help you find these sources and take charge of your thoughts, emotions and the way you deal with problems. Included in our course discovering what stress is, how to relax and connect with your mind and body, and how to change your perspective and handle your life better. 
  • Going Green

    Our Going Green course will teach students simple, budget-friendly ways to help them and their families live a healthier, more planet-friendly lifestyle. With step-by-step instruction, our students will access uncomplicated solutions to help them conserve, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and, thus, minimize impact on the planet. They will discover that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets.
  • Unforgettable Digital Photography

    Our “Unforgettable Digital Photography” course does not focus on the technical aspects of becoming a better photographer but instead teaches the student how to see life creatively and to document their daily experiences through beautiful images. For this photography course there is no fancy equipment required, and we will explore the six essential principles of “seeing like a photographer” as outlined the course textbook: 1) Shoot the Moment, Not the Subject, 2) Keep It Real, 3) Embrace Intimacy, 4) Move Your Eye, 5) See The Light and 6) Feel the Rhythm.
  • The Art of Photographing Nature

    Learn to see nature in a new way! Our “The Art of Photographing Nature” course will focus on teaching our students the art of composing beautiful photographs of nature. We will cover classic concepts of composition including isolating the subject, framing, perspective, color, design, and light and advanced creative options like depth of field, shutter speed, and the use of filters that will create more visual interest in your nature photographs.
  • Personal Excellence

    As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In this class we will learn what it takes to develop career-enhancing skills that include: goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn the crucial steps it takes to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence and minimize conflict in your life. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life.
  • Create Stunning Digital Photographs

    As a new photographer you’ve got to start somewhere and our Create Stunning Digital Photographs course is great place to start! The goal of this fun and informative course is to provide you with an introduction to digital photography and get you started on the path to becoming a great photographer. You’ll begin by learning the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, lighting, exposure and using your camera’s manual mode. Next, you’ll learn how to transfer pictures to your computer and how to use online sharing features.

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