Keystone College Professional Development Institute Classes

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

FEBRUARY 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Introduction to 3D Digital Design

$100 Fee, 2 sessions, 6 total hours

6-9 p.m., Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 28, 2019

Theatre in Brooks, Design Studio

Provides a great introduction to the various tools and techniques used to create 3-D digital models of all types and how to prepare them for printing. Participants will survey open source (freeware) and professional software programs, as well as gain exposure to various types of 3-D printers. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Google and Social Media Analytics for Business and Non-Profits

$50 Fee, 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Harris Hall 101

A crash course in how to effectively analyze and interpret the data and traffic on your website or social media accounts. Learn the language, trends in social media marketing, how to set up goals, create segments, analyze traffic, and boost search engine optimization to better reach your audience and encourage desired outcomes.

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

$125 Fee, 5 sessions, 15 total hours

6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 and March 6, 2019

Harris Hall 101

Explore introductory Microsoft Office 2016 applications. Office covers software titles including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Become familiar with Office interface and terminology to ensure efficient use of the applications. Learn to create and edit documents in Word, create and perform data calculations with Excel spreadsheets, and create and edit professional looking presentations in PowerPoint.

CompTIA A+ Examination Preparation

$300* Fee, 3 weekends

9:30 a.m.-Noon, Saturday and Sundays, February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2019

* Participants will be required to purchase the Official CompTIA A+ Study Guide (Exams 220-901 and 220-902 eBook at additional cost)

Harris Hall 202

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam. Learn how to validate content towards: hardware components and devices, windows operating systems, software and hardware troubleshooting, networking, and network troubleshooting. Review mobile device technologies, operating system varieties, security, and operational procedures to ensure professionalism and safety in the work environment. To get the most out of the CompTIA A+ Certification Study Guides and prepare for the exam, participants should have successfully completed the CompTIA A+ Fundamentals course or have some basic experience using a PC, Windows, and browsing the web.

Collaboration and Teamwork

$25 Fee

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Harris 205

Effective teamwork doesn’t happen by accident. Teamwork and collaboration go hand in hand and represent critical elements of the workplace environment. Executives need team members who know how to communicate effectively, become self-motivated, collaborate with others, manage conflict, solve problems and make decisions. Learn why it is important to work as a team and how to positively contribute both as a leader and a follower.

Jewelry for Beginners

$175 Fee (materials included), 6 sessions, 9 total hours

6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, February 18 and 25, 2019 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019

Fine Arts Center

An introductory course perfect for anyone interested in learning the basic skills required to create handmade jewelry. Learn cutting, sanding, cold connections, soldering, and finishing techniques while working on their own designs for pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings, and more. No prior experience is required, ages 16 and over.

Valentine’s Day “Make and Take:” Silver Heart Pendants

$100 Fee (materials included)

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 (Snow Date: February 9, 2019)

Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio

Create your own unique heart pendant using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC is metallic silver combined with a binder that burns off during the firing process leaving only the 100% fine silver, yet has all the workable properties of clay. The class offers a great opportunity to experiment with this novel material and to create a one-of-a-kind piece for your special Valentine…or treat yourself!

No experience required, ages 16 and over. Participants will leave with a completed heart project.

Throwing on the Wheel

$175 Fee (materials included), 6 sessions, 15 total hours

6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 and March 6 and 13, 2019

Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio

Learn how to throw on the wheel and explore a variety of different ceramic forms including cups, mugs, vases, bowls, plates and more. Explores surface techniques such as texture and glazing. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Ceramics Open and Community Studio Nights

$125 Fee (first 25 pounds of clay included, additional clay $15 per 25 pounds) two six week sessions

6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, February 6 -March 13, 2019 and March 27-May 1, 2019

Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio

Perfect for experienced ceramicists interested in utilizing Keystone’s studio facility to produce their own work. An instructor will be present for guidance if so desired and finished work can be glazed and fired in the kilns. Beginner to advanced level, some experience required, ages 18 and over.

Valentine’s Day Murini Heart Paperweights One Day Workshops

$50 Fee (materials included)

Workshops available on both Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3, 2019: 9–10 a.m., 10 –11 a.m., 11 a.m.–Noon, 1–2 p.m., and 2–3 p.m. Please indicate preferred date and time slot at registration. Space is limited. Paperweights may be picked up February 5–8 from 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m., first floor of Sickler Hall, or by prior arrangement.

Rear Fine Arts Center, Wilbur Myers Glass Studio

The glass team in the hot shop will assist participants in making their own glass paperweights utilizing the Italian glass “Murini” technique – imbedding layered glass cane designs in molten glass and shaping the final form. The resulting glass hearts are truly special. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Glass Blowing Full Hands One Day Workshop

$100 Fee

Experiences available on Saturdays from February 16–March 23, 2019 and May 11, 2019 from 9 a.m.–Noon. Space is very limited. Please indicate your preferred date at time of registration. Registrants will be placed in groups of three, or involve three of your family or friends and register as a group.

Rear Fine Arts Center, Wilbur Myers Glass Studio

Take your interest in glass blowing to the next level with this full hands-on experience. Instructors will gather from the furnace and guide you through the entire process of creating a blown glass item. Participants will work in small teams learning to use the pipe, bench, and tools of the hot shop and will complete at least one functional or decorative object each. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Introduction to Fly Fishing

$115 Fee

10 a.m.–Noon, Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2019 and March 2 and 9, 2019

Lackawanna Hall

Join professional fishing guide Adam Nidoh for an introductory course on fly fishing – a sport that can be enjoyed by anyone interested in spending time outdoors. Suitable for those with no experience in fly-fishing, as well as those looking to refresh or improve their skills. Workshop includes a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstration, with ample time provided for casting practice.  Learn about the basic fishing gear needed to get started. Equipment is provided or you can bring your own. Class is conducted both indoors and out, so appropriate dress is required. Ages 16 and over.

Register

Register today by visiting www.keystone.edu/pdi or by contacting Kathy Williams at 570-945-8461 or pdi@keystone.edu.