August 24-October 5 (no class 8/31)
October 19-November 23
March 1-April 5
Fee: $225 per person; includes 2 textbooks, 2 official retired ACT tests and a diagnostic report
Instructor:Katharine Moran and Linda D. Johnson, UTM Adjunct Instructors
Raise your ACT score with the most comprehensive, scientific and accountable method of preparing for high-stakes standardized tests. With the help of professional University of Tennessee instructors, learn how to complete test problems based on question frequency, difficulty, substantive knowledge, curriculum and alternative test-taking strategies. Students will also learn how to maximize their score in the allotted time. Begin the course by taking an official off-record ACT test (don’t forget to bring two “#2” pencils). Receive feedback on specific areas and let our instructors successfully guide you through the exam based on your data. At the end of the program, students take another official off-record ACT exam. Once you receive your post-test data, our instructors will meet one-on-one to provide a final study plan in preparation to the real exam. A calculator is not necessary, but if a student chooses to use one, it must be a calculator permitted by ACT. Check here to see if your calculator is approved: http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator.html.
Date: Thursdays, March 13-April 3, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Fee: $125 per person
This course is designed to follow-up the Basic Digital Photography course but is open to anyone familiar with digital camera operations and basic photography skills. The advanced camera skills of DSLR and other digital cameras will be discussed. Creative imaging techniques in landscape, wildlife, portrait and close-up photography will be practiced and critiqued. Exercises in low-light and night-time photography will be held. Personal digital cameras, operations manuals and a tripod are required. This class will include classroom and field experiences depending on the weather. An extra optional day field trip on a weekend will be offered. Internet and e-mail evaluations and critiques of student images will be utilized.
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 - October 24, No class October 3
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. No class March 28
Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, 1573 N. Highland Ave, Jackson
Fee: $100 per person; $150 per couple
Instructor: Fran Robinson
Come join the fun and learn the fundamentals of ballroom dancing. This five week course introduces you to basic steps in the waltz, swing, foxtrot, rumba and cha-cha. Plus, it’s great exercise. Singles are welcome but we can’t promise you a partner. Fran has been dancing since the age of 5. She began her career in classical ballet, and has been studying and teaching ballroom dance for 30 years.
Date:Thursdays, Feb. 13-March 6, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Fee: $125 per person
Basic Digital Photography will allow you to make the most of your digital camera operations and use its advantages to improve your photographic skills. Whether you want to take better family snapshots or use professional techniques for maximum image creativity, this class starts you on your way to being a confident photographer. Course includes: Camera Features and Functions; Exposure; Composure; Depth of Field; Focus; Photography Ideas and Exercises in Lighting; Portrait; Landscape; Action and Close-up Shots. You will need your camera and operations manual and a tripod. Printed and e-mail handouts will be available. E-mail and class evaluations of student images will be utilized.
Date: Thursdays, May 1=May 29, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Instructor: Roger Hughes
Registration Fee: $125 per person
Start making creative and digital images from your photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Learn the basic functions, toolbars, filters, layers, masks, editing, palette, and task panels. Create outstanding images and fine art photos from RAW and JPEG files. Bring your laptop loaded with Elements 10 or 11. In class, furnished photo files and e-mail materials will also be used.
Date: Saturday, September 7, 9:00-11:00AM (plus an extra hour for Questions and Answers afterwards)
You bought the iPad, now what do you do? Our iPad Workshop will show you everything from the basics of how to set things up, all the way to using the iPad in the office. You will be able to get the most out of the iCloud with your iPad, iPhone, and/or iTouch. You will learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad, plus youâll be introduced to apps for organizing, communicating, educating, reading, writing, and having fun! We will also NOTE: some apps that will be demonstrated cost money, so please bring a notepad to take notes or have money available in your Apple account if you want to purchase the apps. Participants will need their Apple ID and password which was created when the iPad was first purchased.
Dates: Mondays, September 9-December 2, 11:30AM-Noon
Instructor: Amy McLean, Certified Laughter Yoga Leaderand licensed advanced practice social worker
Fee: $35 per person
What is Laughter Yoga? Laughter Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon, and there are thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than 72 Countries. Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as exercise in a group and soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits. For more information, visit laughteryoga.org. (adapted from laughteryoga.org). You don’t need any special equipment or clothing to attend a laughter yoga session – not even a sense of humor!
Dates: August 17-December 14, 8:30 a.m. – Noon (No class 8/31; 10/12; 11/30)
Fee: $999 per person (Textbooks & Supplies included)
This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.
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Dates: August 17-December 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (No class 8/31; 10/12; 11/30)
Fee: $1,599 (Textbooks & Supplies included)
This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program. A great way to begin a new career! Phlebotomy Tech Certification through National Healthcare Association (NHA). The NHA Certification Exam is given at the end of class. The cost of the exam is an additional $105 (as of April 2011) and is paid directly to NHA. The instructor will arrange for the registration and payment of the exam. NHA is accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
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Dates: August 19-December 9, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. (No class 9/2; 10/14)
Fee: $ 999 (Textbooks & Supplies included)
This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB Exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings-working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.
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Dates: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with 30 minute lunch break Sept. 7 - March 22, 2014 (No class: 10/12; 11/30; 12/21; 12/28; 3/8)
Fee: $2,399 per person (includes all supplies and textbooks)
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship. Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours
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