Keystone College Professional Development Institute Released March 2019 Calendar of Events

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SolidWorks Basics Class

$225 Fee, 4 sessions, 12 total hours

6-9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings, March 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2019

Theatre in Brooks, Design Studio

Learn the basics of 3D Design in SolidWorks, the industry-wide professional CAD program. Topics covered include the interface, sketching and dimensioning, extruding and cutting, finalizing and exporting files to print, and creating drawings for presentation. Bring in a project you want to create, or use instructor assigned objects. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Idea to Object: Creating Your First 3-D Prototype

$290 Fee, 6 sessions, 18 total hours

6-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings, April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17, 2019

Theatre in Brooks, Design Studio

Take your idea from concept to finished prototype using web-based modeling software. A perfect class for the inventor, entrepreneur, or anyone with an idea they would like to see come to life. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Podcasting for the Community, Business or Non-Profit Organization

$75 Fee, 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, April 6, 2019

WKCV Studio, Hibbard Campus Center

Create your own podcast in the WKCV radio recording studio. Learn the basics of recording, how to design a show, and edit and produce for broadcast. Explore how podcasting can help your business, community organization, or non-profit succeed in the marketplace.

Customer Service Insights

$25 Fee

6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Harris Hall 205

Customer service is crucial for organizations across all industries and sectors, public and private. Providing exceptional customer service starts with understanding who your customers are and establishing a customer focus to meet their needs. Learn the skills involved in establishing a genuine customer focus, determining customer expectations, effective communication, dealing with challenging customers and evaluating customer service.

Ceramic Hand Building

$175 Fee, 6 sessions, 15 total hours

6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, March 27, 2019, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2019 and May 1, 2019

Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio

Learn basic ceramic hand building techniques to create various shapes, forms, and projects. For anyone who is interested in learning to work with clay. Projects include forms made from slabs, vases incorporating slabs and coils, pinch pot whistles, wall tiles incorporating other non-clay materials, percussive pods/bells, and mugs made from carved out forms. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Intermediate Spanish

$125 Fee, 10 sessions, 15 total hours

5–6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, March 18, 20, 25 and 27, 2019 and

April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17, 2019

Harris Hall 104

A bridge between basic Spanish and conversational Spanish, the course further develops proficiency in listening, writing, and reading and emphasizes conversation and comprehension. Taught by Keystone’s Fulbright Scholar from Argentina.

Spring Beekeeping

$115 Fee (book included)

10 a.m.–Noon, Saturdays, March 23 and 30, 2019, April 6, 13 and 27, 2019 and May 4, 2019

Lackawanna Hall

This hands-on course introduces participants to the honeybee as a pollinator, bee behavior, and the basics of beekeeping. Learn about bee anatomy, bee species and their lifecycle, in addition to the equipment necessary and safe practices for beekeeping. Learn the basic knowledge necessary to set up and manage a backyard apiary and design a pollinator garden. Basic level, no experience necessary, ages 18 and over.

Electronic Fencing (SRM 1019)

$200 Fee

6-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, March 21 and 28, 2019, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2019, and May 2, 2019

Hibbard Campus Center, Howell Activity Room

Course is for individuals who have already completed SRM 1017 – Foil Fencing or equivalent basic training in Olympic-style foil fencing. Focuses on electrically-scored foil fencing, and teaches students how to wear and care for scoring equipment, how to fence under electric rules, and the basics of judging electric fencing.


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