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Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-383-3000

Website:
www.whatcom.ctc.edu

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Homeschooling

Classes/Clinics, homeschooling

Explore homeschooling while fulfilling the Washington state legal requirements to teach your child at home. Course includes basic philosophies of homeschooling, a variety of curricula and teaching methods, and current state law. Class meets two consecutive weeks: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30 - 9:00 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Certificate is issued upon completion. This course is offered fall and spring quarters only.

Information:

• Wed 9/5/18 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Thu 9/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome to Medicare

Class/Workshop

This course is for those new to Medicare, or soon to enroll, who want to understand the many benefits available. Learn about health benefits, drug coverage, & how to supplement your coverage. Medicare & You booklet & other materials provided. Presented SHIBA of Whatcom County; SHIBA does not sell or endorse insurance products. Section A, B, & C contain the same information.

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• Thu 9/6/18 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Homeschooling

Classes/Clinics, homeschooling

Explore homeschooling while fulfilling the Washington state legal requirements to teach your child at home. Course includes basic philosophies of homeschooling, a variety of curricula and teaching methods, and current state law. Class meets two consecutive weeks: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30 - 9:00 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Certificate is issued upon completion. This course is offered fall and spring quarters only.

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• Wed 9/12/18 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
• Thu 9/13/18 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Turning Point: Career and Life Planning

Class/Workshop

Have you been out of the workplace or struggling through a major life transition? For more than 20 years, Turning Point has been helping participants identify their skills and strengths, set goals, and find their next steps along a career path. Individuals learn, identify, and build on personal skills, strengths, confidence, and self-esteem for goal setting and action plans. Whether you are seeking career, training, or employment opportunities, curious about job market and job search skills (resume writing and interview techniques) or curious about community resources, you will find tangible steps to start your path. Thirty-minute lunch break provided.

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• Sat 9/15/18 at 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Buying Your First or Next Digital Camera

Class/Workshop, Photography

Are you ready to buy your first digital camera or upgrade to a more advanced camera with interchangeable lenses? This free workshop will walk you through the features that are essential, features you can live without, and the new wizardry that you absolutely must have. We'll cover prices, brands, and more to help you make this important buying decision. Al Sanders has many years of experience working with digital cameras. Pre-registration is required.

Information:

• Tue 9/18/18 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Fall Open House

Class/Workshop, Community Event, Education

Fall is just around the corner, and we've got over 100 new classes for you to discover this season. In celebration, we are inviting the community to come to Community & Continuing Education's inaugural Fall Open House. Join us for a fun evening of free workshops led by a variety of Community & Continuing Education instructors, enjoy light refreshments, and meet our staff. Register for fall classes onsite for a chance to win one of our great prizes, including free classes, gift cards from our partners, and more. Come for just one workshop, or stay for several. RSVPing is encouraged at comed@whatcom.edu or 360-383-3200. No pre-registration required.

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• Thu 9/20/18 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Certificate in Graphic Production Info Session

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology, Design

Are you thinking about a career in graphic design, or have you just inherited the company newsletter? Do you want to learn how to showcase your art or photography electronically or need to know how to talk to your graphics team? This free informational session provides an overview of the tools and fundamentals of graphic production and design, highlighting Adobe's premier graphic design and production software--InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Learn how our Certificate in Graphic Production can make these essential tools of the trade work for you. This class is part of our fall open house.

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• Thu 9/20/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Getting to Know Your Filmmaking Equipment

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Get to know your digital filmmaking equipment in this hands on class. Using your camcorder or other recording device, you'll learn about image resolution, video formatting, shooting methods, sound, composition, light, and more. After becoming familiar with the basic operation of your device, you'll learn how to set up, record, and edit a short video. This class is a great precursor to Introduction to Filmmaking. Bring your camcorder (or digital camera capable of capturing video), manual, all cords, SD card, and extra batteries. Familiarity with Windows is strongly recommended. Lunch break from 12:30-1:30 PM.

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• Sat 9/22/18 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

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• Mon 9/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop

If you have never worked with computers or are new to using Microsoft Windows, join us for this easy-paced introductory class. Course covers the basics of using a mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents, and survival skills for the new computer user. Class is applicable to Windows Vista/7/8/10. Class is held in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop if you'd like.

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• Mon 9/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast. Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

Information:

• Mon 9/24/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

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• Mon 9/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Etsy Essentials

Class/Workshop, Business

If you're looking to channel your passion for crafting and artful creation into a business, or you would like to supplement your income by selling vintage items and crafting supplies, then Etsy is for you. Get prepared for the busy holiday selling season ahead--learn how to launch a store, price items, manage your Etsy "shop," write listings, ship your wares, and navigate social networking as a promotional tool. We'll also explore marketing ideas and photography tips to maximize your listings. Learn how to successfully launch your own Etsy business, and discover many tips for selling success.

Information:

• Tue 9/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

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• Tue 9/25/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Excel for the Home User

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology

Whether it's your budget or your CD collection, Microsoft Excel has the tools to help you get organized and efficient--fast. Class covers creating workbooks, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas, and the many practical applications Excel can be used for outside of work. This class is designed for home users, volunteers, nonprofits, or anyone wanting to get started with Excel. Class serves as an excellent foundation for Excel 2016--Level 1.

Information:

• Wed 9/26/18 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Computer Basics

Class/Workshop

If you have never worked with computers or are new to using Microsoft Windows, join us for this easy-paced introductory class. Course covers the basics of using a mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents, and survival skills for the new computer user. Class is applicable to Windows Vista/7/8/10. Class is held in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your laptop if you'd like.

Information:

• Wed 9/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 10/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Mon 10/1/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Etsy Essentials

Class/Workshop, Business

If you're looking to channel your passion for crafting and artful creation into a business, or you would like to supplement your income by selling vintage items and crafting supplies, then Etsy is for you. Get prepared for the busy holiday selling season ahead--learn how to launch a store, price items, manage your Etsy "shop," write listings, ship your wares, and navigate social networking as a promotional tool. We'll also explore marketing ideas and photography tips to maximize your listings. Learn how to successfully launch your own Etsy business, and discover many tips for selling success.

Information:

• Tue 10/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Tue 10/2/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Mon 10/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 10/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Tue 10/9/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 10/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Tue 10/16/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

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• Mon 10/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

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• Mon 10/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

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• Tue 10/23/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for the SAT

Class/Workshop

Attention high school juniors and seniors. This course will help you navigate and succeed with all three sections of the SAT: writing, critical reading, and math. Learn important test-taking strategies as you review common trouble areas such as word problems, ratios, geometry, data analysis, linear equations, probability, improving and correcting sentences, developing reading techniques, and preparedness for the SAT essay. Textbook is included in course fee. Bring a calculator to class.

Information:

• Mon 10/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 10/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Tue 10/30/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 11/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Advanced Conversational French

Class/Workshop

Ce cours aborde de nombreux sujets divertissants, dans une ambiance conviviale. Le but: permettre aux participants de développer leurs compétences communicatives et grammaticales. Prérequis: une forte volonté de parler français pendant 2 heures. Prerequisite: Intermediate Conversational French or instructor's permission.

Information:

• Tue 11/6/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Tue 11/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Basic Conversational French

Class/Workshop

This conversation-based class helps you build a useful set of vocabulary, practice the present tense and learn the passé composé. (This is not a class for true beginners.) Prerequisite: French for Beginners or instructor's permission. Class does not meet November 12.

Information:

• Mon 11/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
• Mon 11/26/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM