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1 Non-Profit Org. U. S. Postage Gary, IN We are looking for Instructors and NEW Class Ideas! See Pg. 12 Merrillville Adult & Community Education 6701 Delaware Street Merrillville, IN PAID Permit No. 51 Merrillville Adult and Community Education REGISTER EARLY!!! Ensure that you have a spot in a class and that your favorite scheduled class isn t canceled due to low enrollment. REMEMBER ECRWSS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER The Early Bird Catches the Worm! Call (219) TODAY!! Classes Starting in February Brighten up your winter with some learning!! Have you registered for a class yet? Winter/Spring

2 Welcome Explore the possibilities in life long learning. Awaiting you is a rich variety of classes taught by instructors who are enthusiastic and who want to share their knowledge with you. Many of our classes are back by popular demand. Others are new, and we hope they will stimulate your interest. As always, we have tried to offer programs for self improvement, enrichment, and personal enjoyment. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. TABLE OF CONTENTS A Class Of Its Own... 3 Arts-Crafts-Hobbies... 4 Business Education... 4 Computer Applications... 5 Dance Like A Star... 6 Languages... 6 Mind, Body & Spirit Test Preparation... 8 Medical Education... 8 Money Matters... 8 Music...9 Writer s Palette...9 Paralegal Assistant Certificate Program...10 TASC Prep/Testing Online Instructor-Facilitated Courses Registration Information General Information *Registration is easy and may be accomplished by mail, telephone, or in person. Refer to individual class description for time, place, and other specific instructions. *Many classes have a limit on the number to be enrolled and will be filled on a first-come basis. Most classes fill quickly. Classes with very low enrollment will be cancelled within two business days of the start date. We encourage you to register early. In some classes, you will need to purchase special materials and supplies for your own needs or class projects. *We will also accept payment by VISA or MasterCard. *We do not send confirmation letters. If you are not notified before class begins, assume your registration is confirmed and the course will meet as scheduled. *A complete refund will be given to any participant who cancels their registration up to three days prior to the start of class. Once class begins, there are absolutely NO refunds. Also, after a student attends the first class, there are absolutely NO refunds.refunds take approximately one month. A cancellation fee may be incurred in order to cover materials and instructor fees that are not refundable to our program. *Merrillville Adult Education is open to all residents of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area. *Classes missed because of teacher absences or school emergency closing will be rescheduled. When day school is closed because of weather conditions, the Adult Education Program will also be closed. If in doubt, listen to local radio stations WZVN-107FM, WJOB- 1230AM, and WAKE-1500AM; Chicago radio stations WGN-720AM and WBBM-780AM, and TV stations WYIN (Channel 56 or Cable 17), CBS (Channel 2); News Channel 5; ABC (Channel 7), WGN (Channel 9); FOX (Channel 32 or Cable 6), and CLTV News (Cable 31). You may also check or on the Internet. Merrillville Adult & Community Education 6701 Delaware Street Merrillville, IN Phone: (219) Fax: (219) Director: James Kurth Administrative Assistant: Robyn Huffman 2

3 A CLASS OF ITS OWN AAC-1 Skygazing for Adults Learn about the spring and summer sky! The constellations, stories, the bright stars, the moon names and meteor showers that can be seen from April through September will be discussed. Learn to tell time and directions by watching the sky. Find out about where and when to look for the meteor showers of spring and summer including the Lyrids, Aquarids, Delphinids, Bootids, Capricornids, Perseids and Aurigids. Instructor, Linda Charnetzky, has been a planetarium show presenter for over 20 years. She was also an Astronomy Professor at Vincennes University and Ivy Tech College. Fee: $25 1 Monday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 21 Pierce Middle School Planetarium AAC-2 Summer Fishing In Northwest Indiana for Steelhead and Salmon If you are a fisherman, come join in the fun of learning the tips & tricks of where, when & how to catch trout and salmon from the piers of Lake Michigan to the headwaters of our Northwest Indiana Streams. Whether you are experienced or a novice, this is the class for you! Instructor: Mike Ryan, Northwest Indiana Steelheaders. Fee: $25 1 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 16 Merrillville High School, Room C-115 AAC-3 The Hidden Pain Have you been coping with low self esteem due to past hidden pains in your life? If so, this class is for you. Students will learn how to turn their own struggles and weaknesses into opportunities. Instructor, David Kipp, is a practicing theologian who has taught adults, teens and children for over 35 years. He will teach you the tools available to help students understand some hidden pains that appear to be controlling their lives. Fee: $35 4 Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. February 25 - March 18 AAC-4 Ghost Hunting 101/102 This class is an extended version of Ghost Hunting 101. While it is advised that Ghost hunting 101 has been taken as a prerequisite, it is not necessary; this class will expand on topics of paranormal investigation covered in the first class. It will also cover a variety of topics of interest to more experienced investigators, as well as exploring actual techniques for using psychic skills in Ghost Hunting, and basic psychic self defense. If you have taken Ghost Hunting 101, you might want to bring your pictures and enjoy sharing with your classmates. There will be three classes of lecture and discussions, and an actual ghost hunt will be arranged on the last day of class. Instructor: Lucretia Thornton Fee: $65 + $5 handouts 4 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. April 9-30 AAC-5 Psychic Development Are you psychic? Have you ever wondered about such things as tarot cards, dowsing, other forms of divination, psychic healing, psychic protection, palm reading, etc? Is there some validity to some of these areas, and is it possible to learn how to use some of them for your own knowledge and/or entertainment? This course will be taught in four modules; the first will be an overview of the world of the psychic, and will cover such basics as meditation, visualization, auras, chaka balancing etc., and will help you determine if you have any gifts or skills related to psychic gifts. The second module will investigate various forms of divination, many that have been used for centuries by multiple cultures. The third module will focus in depth on psychic protection. The last module will be devoted to exploring psychic healing and such topics as laying on of hands, therapeutic touch, Quantum Entrainment, Reiki, reflexology, and other methods of helping ourselves and others to improve our health. Instructor, Lucretia A. Thornton, is a nurse-attorney who is also a medium and has been psychic most of her life. As a nurse, she became very interested in the study of the mind and its ability to help us heal, and the effectiveness of many areas of alternative medicine. Fee: $75 + $10 Handouts 4 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. March 5-26 AAC-6 Getting Paid to Talk Have you ever been told that you have a great voice. This class is an introduction to professional voice acting. This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice acting work for television, film, radio, books on tape, documentaries and the internet. We will cover all the basics including how to prepare the all important demo and how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our producer! This class is informative, lots of fun and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. A career broadcast and voice acting professional from Voice Coaches will provide the instructor. Fee: $35 1 Wednesday, April 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Merrillville High School, Room D-113 AAC-7 Grant Writing 101 Do you need money to keep your nonprofit agency open? Then this class is for you! Student will learn how to write successful grant proposals. This class will help beginner and intermediate level agencies learn how to develop a letter of intent, grant terminology, how to find funding resources and learn the fundamentals of writing winning proposals through in class, hands on writing experiences. Did you know that an unclear description of your agency and application mistakes will deny your proposal request? Learn how to say what you mean and get funded. Students will also learn writing strategies that effectively tell your story to the funder. The main goal of this class is to help students organize a clear, concise proposal that will help illustrate to funders the competency to get the funding needed to provide years of sustainable services.our instructor, Fatimoh Harris, has been a Nonprofit Consultant and Grant Writer for ten years. She has achieved over $2,000,000 in successful funding for organizations. She has over 17 years of professional administrative experience which includes Grant Reviewer for Illinois and Indiana encouraging grant rewards to nonprofit agencies that demonstrate workable programs. Fee: $75 + $10 Handouts 5 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. February 25 - March 25 Merrillville High School, Room C-107 AAC- 8 Do-It-Yourself!! Save Money!! Become a Handyperson In this course, students will learn basic and intermediate levels of knowledge concerning the engines of your home. Those engines consist of the heating and air conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems. Armed with this know how students will be able to maintain and perform simple repairs on these systems. You will learn the working principles of each of these systems and how to troubleshoot problems as they develop. Instead of referring to these things as what-youma-call-it or a thing-a-ma-jig, you will learn the unique vocabulary that is peculiar to each of these systems. With this knowledge, students will be better prepared not to be taken by an unscrupulous contractor if ever you need to call one out. Our instructor, William Parnell, has 35 years experience as a stationary engineer and has a host of factory certification. Fee: $60 + $10 Handouts 6 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. February 17 - March 24 Merrillville High School, Room C-109 NOTE: Please consider registering early for a class that you are interested in. We sometimes disappoint last minute enrollees when we have to cancel a class due to low enrollment at our deadline..for deciding whether a class will run or not! 3

4 ARTS-CRAFTS- HOBBIES BUSINESS EDUCATION ACH-1 Stained Glass Michelle Allan, glass artist from the Glass Pane in Hobart, will teach the copper foil method of stained glass construction. Instruction will also cover hand diamond engraving, acid etching, glass mosaic, concrete stepping stones, bevels and more. Students will work on individual projects of their choice. The starter kit cost is approximately $75 plus a soldering iron. Glass cost will be determined by student s choice of project. All tools and glass for the class are available through the Glass Pane at a 10% discount during the class. However, students may purchase tools, glass and other supplies anywhere they desire. Class size is limited to ten students, so register early. Fee: $65 6 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. March 12 - April 23 (no class 4/16) The Glass Pane, 804 E. 3rd St., Hobart, IN ACH-2 Hand Quilting: Create a Heirloom Quilt Grandma s quilt warms your body and your soul. Make a quilt or quilted piece to hand down in your family - express your self and your love. After the first evening s discussion of time involved and possibilities, choose to make a pillow, wall hanging, small or large quilt, or work on a current quilt project. Subsequent classes cover a good overview of patchwork, applique, hand quilting, finishing and care of quilts of all ages. Although aimed at beginning and intermediate quilters, all levels of skilled quilters may gain tidbits of knowledge and motivation. No materials needed the first evening. Instructor, Becky Crabb, Park Manager at Buckley Homestead County Park, remembers sitting at the quilting frame with her grandmother, knowing she would be quilting someday too - and has been for over 35 years and teaching for 30 years. Class size is limited to 18 students, so register early. Fee: $70 8 Mondays, 6:45-8:45 p.m. February 3 - March 24 Merrillville High School, Room D-115 ACH-3 Pottery (Hand Building) Have you ever wanted to create something using your hands? Our instructor, Terry Pratt, will demonstrate each of the various techniques (completed projects will include pinch, coil, slab, wheel throwing and sculpture) and follow up with a personal conference with you. You will have the opportunity to complete as many or few projects as you wish subject to time, size and complexity. In this class you may also learn the pottery technique called raku in which pots are fired at a low temperature then taken red-hot from the kiln and plunged in water or sawdust for reduction. Students will need to bring a plastic cup or bowl for water, an old toothbrush, sponges and plastic bags to the first class. Class size limited to 20 students, so sign up early! Fee: $110 Material Fee: $30 8 Mondays, 5:30 P.M.-8:00 p.m. February 24 - April 21 (no class 3/31) Merrillville H.S. Ceramics Classroom Entrance H ACH-4 Beginning Sculpturing Students can create original artwork in various mediums such as clay, cement, paper-mache, plaster and other mediums as dictated by individual sculpturing projects. Each student will be provided with one 12 pound bag of clay for their sculpture and will design and figure student critique during the creation of their design. The subject of the sculpture may be figurative or abstract. Instructor: Terry Pratt Fee: $110 Material Fee: $30 8 Tuesdays, 5:30-8:00 p.m. February 25 - April 22 (no class 4/1) Merrillville H.S. Ceramics Classroom Entrance H ACH-6 Digital Photography Photoshop Elements 9 This class will teach you how to improve your photographic pictures after you have taken them, using Photoshop Elements 9. You will learn how to correct problems such as red eye, composition, and lighting. You will also learn how to manipulate the picture to create a new image effects. You can bring in pictures on a CD or Flash Drive. If you have taken Digital Photography in the past, and you use Photoshop Elements at home, then this class is a natural next step. You will need a rewritable CD or Flash Drive to save your images on for this class. Instructor, Janet Anderson, High School art teacher for 26 years. She started the photography program at Merrillville High School and have added Photoshop to the curriculum. Class size is limited to 12 students; so sign up early! Fee: $80 6 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. February 19 - March 25 Merrillville High School, Room D-114 Instructors & New Course Ideas Needed! Please see page 12. BSE-1 Basic Accounting Are you grateful to be employed but need a new marketable skill? Does your business require a financial overview? Then look no further - this course is for you. Students will learn the concepts of general accounting principles and techniques in practices. Class discussion will include an overview of financial statements (balance sheets, income statements and cash flows), budgeting and double entry accounting. Students will also receive tips in how to improve your recordkeeping for any audit. Our instructor, Roxanne Williams, has a Master s Degree in accounting and six years of experience in the field. Fee: $125 Textbook: $15 7 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 11 - March 25 Merrillville High School, Room D-113 BSE-2 How to Be A Happy, Successful Entrepreneur This course will walk you through the basics of starting & continuing to own and operate a business entity. Students will learn how others have started a successful business and the challenges that they have survived. You will learn how to write a business plan and be given detailed content on all subjects that will be important for preparation. Students will acquire enough accounting and financial terms to understand financial statements while learning the most important ways to demonstrate the ability to succeed. Students learn the importance of cash flow and competing for the availability of all the resources that are required for success, not just short term, but also the years that follow when the business expands and goes through the normal cycles of development and maturity. Our instructor, Mel Kemp, is a retired Certified Public Accountant in the states of Indiana and Colorado. He is also a graduate of Washburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in accounting. He also owned a CPA firm and is a Fee: $125 Textbook & Materials: $35 9 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 13 - April 17 (no class 4/3) 4

5 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS COM-1 Understanding Computers For the True Beginner Whether you re thinking about buying your own computer, reentering the computerized workforce or just want to become familiar with computer terms, this is your critical starting point. You ll get a thorough explanation of PC buzz words, concepts and hardware. We ll discuss and demonstrate the components that actually do the work, operating systems and software. You will also have a limited hands-on exploratory experience with popular Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet programs. Instructor: Rich Miller Fee: $50 2 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. February 3 & 10 Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S COM-2 Getting Started with Windows 7 This is a beginner s course intended for individuals with no computer experience. Windows 7 is a basic course that will take you through, step-bystep, the various techniques and functions, necessary for easy computer operations and software applications. In addition, file management, one of the most important aspects of using your computer, will be covered. You will learn how to create folders and save your files. Other skills taught include copying files, organizing existing files into folders, deleting and renaming folders, making subfolders and other file organization skills. Instructor: Rich Miller Fee: $130 Textbook: $25 8 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. February 17 - April 14 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S COM-3 Introduction to the Internet & Introduction to the Internet and is for moderate to experienced PC users. The course is a hands-on introduction to the processes of using electronic mail and doing internet browsing. Students will utilize Internet Search Engines to locate information of interest to them, and will also surf-the-net and access various Internet websites. Regarding , you will learn the quickest way to get on-line and mailing. Topics include messaging, checking mail, managing mail, folders and rules, addressing, saving, etiquette, privacy and mailing lists. Instructor: Rich Miller Fee: $60 3 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. April 21 - May 5 Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S COM-4 Microsoft Word 2010 Master the use of Microsoft Word, the most popular word processing program in the world today. The latest version of Microsoft Word 2010 saves documents in a new format that previous versions cannot open. When you know how, you can tell Word to save documents in a format that anyone can open. Students will learn all about formatting text so the document looks the way you want without a struggle. Control line spacing, arrange paragraph alignment, build bulleted or numbered lists, and have page numbers in headers or footers. Students will also learn how to make use of the spell check, grammar check, and the thesaurus vocabulary checker; use the picture-editing tools to turn a simple document into a work of art without buying expensive photo-editing software. Also, discover time-saving keyboard shortcuts, such as Control Z to undo mistakes and Control Q to clear unwanted formatting. Students will see that using Word to do homework, write a resume, create a newsletter, test for a job interview, or any other task, is all very easy when you have mastered Microsoft Word. Instructor: Ardell Saul Fee: $140 Textbook: $25 6 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 18 - March 25 Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S COM-5 Microsoft Excel 2010 Microsoft Excel is invaluable in today s business world. From creating meaningful spreadsheets and analyzing data to designing appealing and informative charts, this introductory workshop will give you the confidence to shine with your presentations. Instructor: Sharon Row Materials needed (by student): 2gb Flash drive Fee: $140 6 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Merrillville High School, Room D-112 COM-6 Computer Security - Malware Detection, Prevention and Removal The internet is today s Wild West - bad guys are hiding out there ready to steal your passwords, credit card numbers and take over your personal accounts for their own use. Don t let them! Students will learn how to protect themselves against spyware, malware, viruses and trojans in this informative class. If you do get infected, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars in repair fees by following a few simple steps to remove the problem yourself. Instructor, Aaron Yakovetz, is a techno-geek with 30 years experience; he is also the owner of Day Computer and Technology Service, LLC. Fee: $35 1 Monday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. May 12 Merrillville High School, Room C-107 COM-7 Unlock The Secrets Of Your ipad: A beginner s guide to the Apple ipad You recently got an ipad. Are you confident on what it can do or how to use it? This is an introductory course on how to unlock the secrets of your ipad so that you can fully utilize this amazing device. Students will learn how to adjust basic settings such as screen orientation and brightness, volume, etc., arrange apps on your screen and into folders, use of the camera for both still pictures and movies-including focus, zooming, and toggling between cameras &video, taking a screen shot to save or , navigate & search the itunes and apps store, using , list of internet resources for ipad information, controlling and closing active apps and browsing the internet and saving addition to participating in a hands-on learning environment covering the above topics, students will take home a free 60 page ebook entitled 100 ipad Tips and Tricks. Students must bring their own ipad in order to get the most out of this workshop. Instructor, Kelly Murphy, is the Director of Information Technology Services for the Merrillville Community School Corporation. Class strictly limited to 20 students. Fee: $30 1 Monday, 6:00-8:30 p.m. March 3 Merrillville High School Lecture Hall Community Educaton Courses Are For Everyone! 5

6 DANCE LIKE A STAR LANGUAGES MIND, BODY & SPIRIT DAN-1 Latin Basics The Latin beat! Feel the heat! Learn the dances enjoyed in the Latin scene with the very popular Salsa, Meringue and Bachata dancing. Students will learn basic movements to prepare you for the social scene and make you feel more comfortable at the next wedding. This class is great exercise and gives you the opportunity to meet new friends. No partner required. Motions Dance Company, 121 E. Joliet Street, Schererville Fee: $60 (Single) $100 (Couple) 6 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:15 p.m. February 18 - March 25 DAN-2 Zumba We fuse hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one-of-a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: we want you to love working out and get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in a 40 minute session calorie-burning, body-energizing movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast & slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. No partner required. Motions Dance Company, 121 E. Joliet St., Schererville Fee: $60 (Single) $100 (Couple) Session 1 6 Mondays, 7:30-8:15 p.m. February 17 - March 24 Session 2 6 Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Life Long Learning s Best Value is Continuing Education! DAN-3 Ballroom Basics Would you like to be more at ease on the dance floor at your next social function? In this class students will learn the basic movements of the foxtrot and ballroom dancing. Be ready to surprise your friends at your next special event! No partner required. Motions Dance Company, 121 E. Joliet St. Schererville Fee: $60 (Single) $100 (Couple) 6 Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15 p.m. DANCE LIKE A STAR DAN-4 Line Dancing The most fun you can have without a partner. Students will learn the basic steps in line dancing and learn many popular line dances. Line dancing is a great way to exercise, relieve stress, and work the mind & body. Students will have the most fun with easy low impact aerobic exercise. Line dancing isn t just country/western, but is done to modern music and all genres. The Ranch Dance Hall, 769 Madison Street., Crown Point - call for driving directions Fee: $50 each session Session 1 6 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Session 2 6 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. April 2 - May 7 LAN-1 Introduction to the Spanish Language This class is an introductory course to the Spanish Language. This class is for the true beginner, who is receiving their first instruction in this language. Have you wanted to learn how to understand and speak Spanish? Do you have a trip planned to a Spanish speaking country? Make communication easier by developing some basic skills in the Spanish language. This class will guide you through pronunciation, greetings and basic questions and answers. Vocabulary is emphasized over grammar and will be presented through common reallife situations. Instructor: Melissa Byerly Fee: $ 85 Textbook: $25 6 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Merrillville High School, Room C-109 Southeast Lot LAN-2 Introduction to the Spanish Language, Cont d. This class is a continuation of the Introduction to Spanish course which will cover past vocabulary and some grammar. Prerequisite: Introduction to Spanish with instructor, Melissa Byerly Fee: $85 6 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 9 - May 14 Merrillville High School, Room C-109 Southeast Lot LAN-3 Beginning Conversational French, Culture Parlez-vous francais? Be able to respond oui to this question and more. This class provides a basic look at the French language and culture. This six week program will allow you to begin to build French speaking and grammar skills needed in conversations (especially if you are planning a trip to France or another French speaking area of the world). Activities for the class includes watching a French movie, authentic French cooking and possible out of class activities to prepare you for anything French, whether just filling a language curiosity or preparing for that trip to a French speaking country! Instructor: Ricky Baron Fee: $85 Textbook: $20 6 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. April 9 - May 14 Merrillville High School, Room C-107 MBS-1 The Basics of Astrology Ecology shows us how everything on earth is interrelated. Astrology carries us up to the next level, revealing the connections between planetary positions and everything that occurs in our lives. Instructor, Ted Zagar, is an astrologer with over 500 columns and articles in print. You will receive a comprehensive, personalized astrology package prepared by Ted. This packet will guide you in the use of the chart, wheels and lifelong date scans so that your monthly, yearly and lifelong opportunities in the areas of health, wealth, careers and relationships are apparent. For the purpose of preparing your astrology package in advance of the class, please send with the registration form your full birthdate, city, state and recorded time of birth. Class size limited to 10 students. Fee: $50 1 Saturday, April 12, 9:00 a.m.-noon Pierce Middle School - South Entrance MBS-2 Cardio Fitness (low impact) Burn fat and have fun as you go through this high energy class for men and women, both beginners and advanced. Nikki Frekot, CFT, will have you kicking, toning, stretching, jabbing and building your stamina to achieve your fitness goals. Nikki integrates kickboxing techniques, Pilates, cardio and stretch moves to today s music to help you buff and reshape your body, but doing it in a fun way. This exercise program integrates step, bands, weights and calisthenics with cardio and kickboxing techniques to create a balanced approach to fitness for the body and mind. Bring good fitness shoes (NO running shoes), a towel, a can-do attitude and a mat to class and we ll provide limited amounts of weights, steps, bands and a FUN atmosphere. Register early because classes are limited. Classes held in Merrillville High School Aerobics Center, Entrance P Section 1 8 Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. February 10-April 9 (no class 3/31 & 4/2) Fee: $30 Section 2 8 Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. February 14 - April 11 (no class 4/4) Fee: $15 Merrillville High School Aerobics Center Entrance P 6

7 MBS-3 Tone, Stretch and Firm Did you ever want a class that will help you buff up without high impact movements? Join Nikki Frekot, CFT, in the Tone, Stretch and Firm class where you will work on all three elements in an integrated approach with light weights, stretch bands and slow muscle movements. This class slows the pace and will teach you ways to get in shape by using body strength movements, Pilates, yoga movements, steps, chair and mat work. You will need to wear comfortable clothing that will not constrict your movements; please bring a water bottle, towel and a pair of two or three pound weights. Classes held in Merrillville High School Aerobics Center, Entrance P Fee: $30 8 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. February 11-April 10 (no class 4/1 & 4/3) Entrance P MBS-4 Yoga Like most exercise, Yoga tones muscles but also includes activities which greatly benefit the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems as well as promoting efficient functioning of organs and glands. A basic course in Yoga includes relaxing exercises which relieve tension and restore good health, breathing techniques for a higher level of vitality and meditation for clarity and calmness of mind. Instructor, Michael LaRocca, has been teaching Yoga since He studied for 16 years with Yogi Sri Nerode of the Bengal province of India. Michael has taught at Purdue University, Moraine Valley Community College and numerous other centers of adult education. He is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and outstanding yoga instructors in the Midwest. Please bring a mat. Fee: $80 8 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. February 4 - March 25 Merrillville High Senior Citizen Center Entrance P MBS-5 Continuing Yoga Fee: $60 6 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. April 8 - May 13 Merrillville High Senior Citizen Center Entrance P MBS-6 The Who, What, and Why of You! We know that people are different in their needs, desires, skills, abilities and personalities! To have a better understanding of yourself is vital before being able to understand, or even interact at times, with others around us - both in our professional and personal lives. This one-night workshop will allow students the opportunity to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument, which is the world s most widely used personality assessment tool. The results will offer students valuable selfknowledge about their personality type and personal style as you uncover your preferred way of relating to the world around you, with regard to strengthening your interpersonal relationships, selecting an appropriate career path, and building overall future success! Instructor, Helen Marie Harmon, is a passionate and enthusiastic higher education professional with 20 years of experience in the field of adult learning, university student development, and career counseling. She received her M.A. in Human Behavior and Society from Valparaiso University and is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. Sign up early! Class size limited to 15 participants. Fee: $25 Material Fee: $15 1 Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 10 MBS - 7 The Wonderful World of Herbs Our pets, like all other animals, use their instincts when choosing to consume some plants while avoiding others in order to heal themselves. In like manner, our human ancestors conducted numerous simple experiments to determine which plants within reach are our friends and which can do us harm. Many drugs, like the heart medicine digitalis, were taken from the pool of helpful herbs that accumulated in numbers down through the ages. Our instructor, Ted Zagar, has authored the weekly column, Herbal Healer, in The Times newspaper since He is a hands-on teacher who will have dozens of essential herb oils and other botanical materials on hand for the class to examine. Prepared lists of herbs with the benefits that they offer will also be distributed. Students will gain practical and fun knowledge to learn and to share. Several herbal door prizes will be distributed to the class. In addition, each student will receive a half ounce bottle of lavender oil. Fee: $50 1 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon April 19 Pierce Middle School - South Entrance MBS-8 Practical Meditation This class will teach students the art of mindfull living in all of it s aspects. Students will learn how to do sitting and moving meditation. The goal will be relaxation, self-reflection, and greater control over negative energy habits. In addition, students will learn to cultivate a positive mental life such as kindness, compassion, generosity and equanimity. Student will be required to bring a mat or blanket and loose fitting attire. Instructor, Jerry Ashmore, has been a student and instructor with meditation experience since Fee: $80 8 Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. February 17 - April 14 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High Senior Citizen Center Entrance P MBS-9 Flexibility Training for Seniors 50+ No matter what your age is, we all wish we were more flexible. Better flexibility can lower your risk of injury. It can help your muscles function their best by allowing your joints to move through their full range of motion, and allow you to bend, reach and twist with greater ease. Being more flexible can make it easier to do physical activities. It helps with ongoing pain you may have, such as plantar fasciitis, sciatica, upper and lower back pain. In this class, students will learn how to lengthen and stretch their muscles, not only in class, but also use what you learn at home. This will allow to improve flexibility in all the major muscle groups of the body. Students will also benefit from this class with a better range of motion to all the joints in the body while learning how to help relieve pain from tight muscles and stiff joints that over use or under use may cause. Students will learn how to regain and maintain by regular stretching. In order to protect your wrists, take the time to stretch the muscles in your forearms and hands. Stretching your calves and shins in your lower legs will protect your ankles. Among other benefits, increased flexibility can make daily tasks easier and less tiring. Our instructor, John Mladenovski, has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 1998 and is the owner of The Stretch Factor. Fee: $75 5 Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. April 21 - May 19 Merrillville High Senior Citizen Center Entrance P MBS-10 How to Prepare Healthy Affordable Meals for Body and Mind Healthy Body, Energetic Mind!!! Students will learn how to read nutrition labels, how to cut calories without starving and how to budget healthy meals. In this day and age, everyone is crazy busy which results in not taking the time to learn about nutrition and health wellness. You will be able to balance well nutritious meals, gain more energy, share unhealthy meals and turn them into healthy meals while practicing food safety. Our instructor, Ju Wan Kelly, studied culinary cuisine at Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He has also earned a diploma from Ashworth University in Nutrition Science and a Bachelors in Science from Kaplan University. Fee: $60 5 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. February 26 - March 26 Merrillville High School, Room D-113 Sign Up Early. The class you save may be the one you are 7

8 TEST PREPARATION TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion The classes in this Test Preparation section are available on-line through Merrillville Adult Education. Each class requires about 70 hours of time to complete, and can be accessed 24/7 through the internet.this means that you do not have to physically attend class beyond the orientation. Orientation date Information will be provided when you register for these classes. Test Preparation PLATO Learning post secondary test preparation courses include simulated tests that effectively prepare adult learners for key college entrance and placement exams. The award-winning on-line courses provide 24/7 opportunities to effectively prepare for and excel on these exams. Each course requires about 70 hours of instructional time and prepares the learner starting with their personal functioning level and effectively moves to higher levels of achievement on these high-stake tests. The courses are self paced and can be done either at home or at our open access lab. TPR - 1 Entering College? Save Your Money by Preparing To Score Higher On The COMPASS / ACCUPLACER Tests The Ivy Tech Community College system in Indiana requires that an individual take the Compass test prior to starting classes. This progressively more difficult test (gets harder as you move through it) is used to determine the readiness of a student to tackle college courses. Many students entering Ivy Tech are required to take remediation courses (non- credit) prior to starting actual college courses. This means expending money of instruction without actually receiving college credits. End result? Your costs of your education go up considerably. Fee: $99 8 TPR - 2 Preparing For The TASC Test On-Line For individuals who did not complete their high school education, the TASC is the quickest way to enable a check mark on the education completed portion of an employment application or college application. In the state of Indiana, anyone 18 or older, who is a resident of the state, may sit for this eight hour exam to earn their Test Assessing Secondary Completion diploma.the exam focuses on the knowledge obtained by a high school senior in the subject areas of Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Reading and Writing. This course prepares an individual for this high-stakes test by identifying their functioning level and then taking the student through instruction to prepare them to successfully pass the TASC exam. Fee: $20 for Materials and enrollment in Merrillville Adult TASC Preparation Program required. (No charge for enrollment. Start date established at enrollment.) MMMS MEDICAL EDUCATION MET-1 Medical Terminology You will gain a knowledge and understanding of the language used in the health care professions. This basic course is a prerequisite for other health classes including Medical Transcription and Medical Secretary and is necessary for employment in health care institutions. Textbook required. Instructor: Cathy Cooper, Methodist Hospitals. Fee: $140 Textbook: $90 10 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 20 - May 1 (no class 4/3) Merrillville High School, Room D-113 MET-2 First Aid CPR/AED The goal of the Basic Life Support for Heart Savers & Healthcare Providers course is to train students to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high quality cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association designed the BLS for Heart Savers Healthcare Providers course to help prepare you to perform CPR in both in and out of hospital settings. This class trains students in how to relieve choking, to promptly recognize cardiac arrest, give chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of a team and individually. Students will also learn techniques in adult, child and infant rescue. Our instructor, Rolonda Bartnicki, is a certified Basic Life Support instructor who has conducted several classes with various schools, Boys & Girls clubs and churches. This course meets the requirement for CPR/AED certification and Teacher s Recertification & Licensing. Sign up early class is limited in size. Fee: $90 - which includes book and card 1 Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 10 MONEY MATTER$ MMM-1 Taking Control of Your Retirement By Understanding the Stock Market Does the volatile behavior of the stock market have you confused? Are you questioning everything your financial advisor told you about asset allocation and buy and hold strategies? Learn how prices in the stock market move. Find out how to make your own judgments about the stock market, and be in sync with the pros. This course teaches you how to buy and sell stocks from a Portfolio Manager with over 21 years experience. The course will start with the basics of understanding a trend, identifying market tops and bottoms, and spotting whether the bulls or bears are in control. Students will understand the importance of market risk, market psychology and creating a sell discipline. Finally, the course will help each student put together their own top down approach for picking stocks in the market. Instructor: David Wozniak Fee: $60 6 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. MMM- 2 Increase Business Revenue Now: Leveraging Your Reputation to Earn More Business in 2013 Are you interested in effectively moving your business forward with real results? Do you offer services or products that you know people need and yet are not seeing a greater return in your business because you think you are a small fish in an ocean of sharks? Level the playing field by learning and understanding what your reputation as a small business owner can do not just for your present business but for your financial future. Learn how to Develop a five star reputation online, Market that five star reputation, and then manage/leverage it into getting you more pre-sold pre-qualified business! Learn the ins and outs of what Google is looking for in the small business community and apply these principles to your business now! Our instructor, David A Rosales is a Small Business Owner; our instructor is an active member in Google Engage (a program for marketers to help small businesses), and has been helping small businesses make more money and rank better since Join the class and get a free ebook manual on how to get started marketing your reputation. Fee: $80 4 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 4 - March 25 Merrillville High School, Room CD-101-S MMM-3 Couponing Your Way Through Life Saving money is a mind set not a hobby. To understand the money saving mind set for your household budget, you will have to view and think about money in a new way. Students will learn how to get free groceries and save 50% or more off your next grocery bill. Master the art of couponing by learning the lingo, where to find coupons, how to avoid coupon fraud, store policies, stockpiling and how to create a coupon binder. An informational packet will be provided to students as a resource. Instructor, Aynnayka Davis, has been teaching the art of effective couponing for the past two years. Class size is strictly limited to 15 students, so sign up early. Fee: $25 + $5 handouts 1 Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. March 17 Merrillville High School, Room D-113

9 MUSIC WRITER S PALETTE MUS-1 Guitar, Beginning Playing the guitar can offer an invigorating, relaxing and fun outlet for creative expression. This course is an introduction to flatpicking or finger style guitar. It is designed to give the beginner the basic guitar playing techniques including how to read music, play chords and melodies by ear and accompany, tune and maintain your instrument. Each student must supply their own guitar and electronic tuner. No prior knowledge of music or guitar is necessary. Instructor, Mario Moreno, studied guitar at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He is an accomplished guitarist, performer and experienced teacher. Fee: $ Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. February 17 - April 28 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High School, Room C-105 MUS-2 Piano, Beginning Keyboard and Piano playing is a leisure-time activity that facilitates increased aesthetic experience and allows it to happen more often. Students will become involved with and enjoy their favorite music more by playing it on portable keyboards and piano alone and with others. This course provides instruction in basic keyboard techniques such as; sight-reading, scales major minor and dominant 7 th chords, harmonizing melodies ensemble playing, ear training and improvisation. No prior experience is required. Instructor: Thomas Matecki has a Bachelor of Music degree from University of Illinois and a Master of Arts degree with concentration in piano and education. Adult piano is a beginning course for students who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. Participants will be able to play easy arrangements of popular songs such as Alouette, Amazing Grace, Aura Lee (better known as Love me tender), Blow the Man Down, When the Saints Go and Brother John to name a few. Mr. Matecki, will provide supplemental materials. NOTE: Students provide portable keyboards, headphones or ear buds. Power will be provided. Minimum age:16 Fee: $110 Textbook: $12 10 Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. February 17 - April 28 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High School, Room C-117 MUS-3 Sing Like a Star - Group Voice Lessons Have you always wanted to be an incredible singer, but thought you just don t have what it takes? In this course, you will learn that you can be the singer you have always wanted to be! Students will start with the basics of singing, including proper breathing, breath support, and placement of the voice. As the class progresses, you will apply these skills to songs from different genres including rock, pop, Broadway and classical. Students will also learn note names and how to read rhythms, as well as sight-singing techniques so you can learn a song without ever needing a piano. Students will briefly learn about vocal health and how to take care of their newly developed instrument. Come join our instructor, Courtney Miller, to learn the basics of singing in a kind, supportive atmosphere! Ms. Miller is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelors of Music in K-12 vocal music education. She currently is the 6th grade Choir Director and Humanities teacher at Merrillville Intermediate School. Students are required to bring a 1/2 inch binder for storing sheet music. Fee: $90 + $5 Handouts 8 Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. February 24 - April 21 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High School, Room C-115 MUS-4 The Jazz Experience What is jazz music? Why is jazz music? Where is jazz music? These are very common questions. Come out and dig the scene with James Simon and friends; we will find the answers or at least have a blast looking. Jazz fits into the world of music much like seasoning fits into cooking or comedy fits into acting. It is an art form that can enhance or stand on its own. What you want is what you will get, ranging from a basic familiarity with sounds and history to playing a little of your own jazz. Each student should bring whatever recordings they want to share, recording media, and an appetite (for possible jazz and dining outings). No prior knowledge of jazz is necessary, just a love for all music. Instructor, James Simon, studied jazz performance on trumpet at Indiana University. He is a local trumpet player, composer, and arranger. Feel free to check out Mr. Simon s gigs at both Gino s Steakhouse locations in Merrillville and Dyer. Fee: $90 8 Mondays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. February 24 - April 21 (no class 3/31) Merrillville High School, Room C-119 MUS-5 Trumpet, Beginning Students will learn how to play the trumpet and produce a musical sound as well as reading music and understanding musical concepts. You will also learn how to understand the dynamics of the trumpet and produce good sound techniques. Our instructor, George Tsoutsouris, has been playing the trumpet since 1954 and studied with William Adam at Indiana University. He has been playing professionally all types of music including orchestral, jazz, musicals, as well as small combos and even rock & roll. Participants will need to bring trumpet (or cornet), mouthpiece and valve oil with notebook. Minimum age: 12 Fee: $75 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Merrillville High School, Room C-115 MUS-6 Violin, Beginner/Intermediate and Music Theory Students will learn the art of playing this stringed instrument through beginning/intermediate classical violin instruction. This class offers an introduction to the violin and its parts, playing simple classical tunes and chords. You will learn how to read & write music, while creating your own music by learning notes and rhythms. There will also be the opportunity to harmonize with other students and through instructor interaction. No prior music or violin knowledge is necessary. Our instructor, Chantal Khan,has been playing the violin for 19 years and studied at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music and continued her studies through Quincy University, Illinois State University and Loyola University of Chicago. She has also taught private and group lessons. Students must provide their own violin with case, bow and rosin (please check locally for rentals). Students must also have a shoulder rest, two pencils and an empty notebook for notes. Class size strictly limited to 12 students, so sign up early! Minimum Age: 15 Fee: $ Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. February 6 - April 17 ( no class 4/3) Merrillville High School, Room C-109 WRP-1 The Writer s Workshop This workshop is open to anyone with a sincere desire to write and publish their works. No previous classes are necessary. This ten week workshop guides students through motivational techniques and time management, as well as writing plot, description, dialogue, setting, as well as creating realistic and interesting characters. The workshop structure will incorporate various literacy devices to enhance short stories, memoirs, novels, and scripts. This will be accomplished by using a combination of lecture, forum, reading and writing activities. Students will have the opportunity to discuss projects in a private conference with the instructor. While this class focuses on giving the beginning writer a working knowledge of the fundamentals of various types of writing, it also offers the more advanced writer a review of the basics, and an opportunity to hone his or her own work. By the end of this workshop students will be prepared to submit one of their works for publication in a manner they choose: traditionally, POD, or e-publishing. In addition, for the last class, students will compile a class magazine. Our instructor, Sharon Palmeri, received her BS degree in English and journalism from Indiana University Northwest and IU Bloomington. As a published author she has taught in all areas of writing for 25 years, and has had over two hundred articles and stories published in magazines and newspapers. She freelances as a ghost writer, editor, book doctor, publicist, and publication consultant. She also has worked as content editor, advisor and book layout designer. Students will need access to a personal computer and printing equipment outside of the classroom; also, word processing skills are needed for this class. Class size strictly limited to 14 students. Fee: $129 Textbooks: $40 10 Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. February 17 - April 28 ( no class 3/31) Remember to sign up for reminders of impending classes! 9

10 TASC INFORMATION - (Formerly GED Preparation & GED Test) PARALEGAL To Register: Call (219) TASC Preparation Classes (100 hours) Fee: $20.00 January 13 - March 20 April 14 - June 23 July 14 - September 22 October 13 - December 22 Mon - Thurs 6:00 PM 8:30 PM 2014 TASC Testing Dates Fee: $90.00 for complete test. $18.00 per subject retest (Cash only) February 10 & 11 February 24 & 25 March 10 & 11 March 24 & 25 April 14 & 15 April 28 & 29 May 5 & 6 May 19 & 20 June 9 & 10 June 23 & 24 July 14 & 15 July 28 & 29 Our Continuing Education Department, in partnership with Midwest Paralegal Studies, is offering a 12-month Paralegal Certificate of Completion. The five-class, generalist, entrylevel program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities. The program is recommended for people with a minimum of a high school diploma/ged or those in the legal profession seeking advancement or career change. If you elect to take individual classes instead of the complete program, you will not receive a program certificate of completion. You do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to take individual courses. For program details and questions, contact the instructor Mr. Zoran Perovanovich via Or visit the program website, Zoran V. Perovanovich has been a paralegal, educator and consultant for over 20 years in the tri-state area. He is the owner and teacher of Midwest Paralegal Studies and is dedicated to offer flexible, low-cost entry-level paralegal classes across the country. You must complete the online Paralegal Orientation and the following five classes in order to graduate: Paralegal Research, Paralegal Jurisprudence, Paralegal Litigation, Paralegal Management and Paralegal Career. Is the paralegal career for you? Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer s assistant are all titles used interchangeably to describe individuals who work with attorneys and other professionals in the field of law. The Paralegal Certificate Program at our school will be explained at this free online information seminar web link below available 24/7: free_orientation.htm PAR-1 Paralegal Research This course presents an overview of the paralegal research and writing tools. All students will be required to visit a tri-state law library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC analytical reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online. Fee: $195 PAR-2 Paralegal Jurisprudence This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, consumer, real estate, immigration, and many others) will be explored. All students will be required to select a one-specialty area and write a twelvepart report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes an a final exam online. Fee: $195 PAR-3 Paralegal Litigation This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a specific local court system and investigate the procedures of pretrial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a class presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online. Fee: $195 PAR-4 Paralegal Management This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online. Fee: $195 PAR-5 Paralegal Career This course presents an overview of paralegal career advancement options that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal job search portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post an eresume online at the end of class. Fee: $195 Classes begin Thursdays, February 6th, April 3rd and June 5th and will run seven weeks (21 hours). These classes are independent online/video programs. We do not meet on campus during the year. Before you register, please our instructor, Mr. Perovanovich, This brochure is available electronically at adulteduc

11 Merrillville Adult and Continuing Education now has hundreds of online courses from the world s greatest authors and companies on nearly every subject imaginable! Visit the Merrillville Adult and Continuing Education elearning Centers to find the largest selection of self-study online courses available. Enroll anytime you like study when you want! How to Get Started: 1. Visit our Online Instruction Centers: or 2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will enter your e- mail and choose a password that will grant you access to the Classroom. 3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with your and the password you selected during enrollment. Start Dates: A new section of every course in our Instructor- Facilitated Online Learning Program begins every month, or in some cases, at any time. Requirements: All courses require Internet access, , the Netscape Navigator, or the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center for more information. Many of the courses listed here are $104. Visit the above websites for a full course listing and pricing. THIS IS A PARTIAL LISTING OFCOURSES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. BUSINESS COURSES Accounting Fundamentals Administrative Assistant Fundamentals Managing Customer Service Professional Sales Skills Principles of Sales Management Introduction to QuickBooks Distribution and Logistics Management Introduction to Business Analysis Real Estate Law Introduction to Peachtree Accounting Mastery of Business Fundamentals. Project Management Fundamentals Understanding the Human Resources Function Employment Law Fundamentals Total Quality Fundamentals Fundamentals of Supervision and Management High Speed Project Management Purchasing Fundamentals Business and Marketing Writing START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Learn to Buy and Sell on ebay. Marketing Your Business on the Internet Secrets of the Caterer Wow, What a Great Event! Growing Plants for Fun and Profit Publish It Yourself: How to Start and Operate Your Own Publishing Business Start Your Own Consulting Practice Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business. Creating a Successful Business Plan Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business GRANT WRITING/NONPROFITS Starting a Nonprofit Introduction to Nonprofit Management Marketing Your Nonprofit Get Grants! A to Z Grantwriting Writing Effective Grant Proposals Advanced Grant Proposal Writing Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant CAREER IDEAS Become a Veterinary Assistant Real Estate Investing Get Paid to Travel Fundamentals of Technical Writing Introduction to Criminal Law Legal Nurse Consulting Paralegal Preparation Publish It Yourself: How to Start and Operate Your Own Publishing Business Become an Optical Assistant Become a Physical Therapy Aide Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search. Individual Excellence Leadership Computer Skills for the Workplace Merrill Ream Speed Reading. PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Get Assertive! Goodbye to Shy Get Funny! Achieving Success with Difficult People Healing Through Hypnosis. Keys to Effective Communication. Handling Medical Emergencies TEST PREP SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1 SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2 GMAT Preparation GRE Preparation - Part 1 GRE Preparation - Part 2 LSAT Preparation - Part 1 LSAT Preparation - Part 2 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Discover Digital Photography Photoshop Elements I and II are now available! Making Movies with Windows XP Photographing People With Your Digital Camera ENTERTAINMENT Music Made Easy. Drawing for the Absolute Beginner! Get Paid to Travel FAMILY & FRIENDS Luscious, Low-Fat Cooking Genealogy Basics. Assisting Aging Parents Ready, Set, Read! Enhancing Language Development in Childhood Understanding Adolescents Get Paid to Travel LANGUAGES Speed Spanish I Instant Italian Grammar for ESL Writing for ESL Conversational Japanese ART, HISTORY, MATH, & MORE Everyday Math Introduction to Algebra Teaching Science: Grades 4-6 Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 LAW & LEGAL CAREERS Business Law for Small Business Owners Introduction to Criminal Law 2 courses available! Evidence Law Winning Strategy for the Courtroom Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights Legal Nurse Consulting Employment Law Fundamentals Workers' Compensation Paralegal Preparation LSAT Preparation - Course 1 of 2 Real Estate Law PERSONAL FINANCE Real Estate Investing Where Does All My Money Go? Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow Convenient, Affordable and Effective. Personal Finance Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks Introduction to Stock Options Keys to Successful Money Management Introduction to Microsoft Excel HEALTH CARE Become a Physical Therapy Aide Become an Optical Assistant Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Human Anatomy and Physiology Become a Veterinary Assistant Handling Medical Emergencies Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate in End of Life Care Certificate in Gerontology Introduction to Natural Health and Healing WRITING Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Grammar Refresher Write Your Life Story Advanced Fiction Writing The Keys to Effective Editing Introduction to Journaling Write Fiction Like a Pro The Craft of Magazine Writing Beginner's Guide to Getting Published Research Methods for Writers Fundamentals of Technical Writing A Writer's Guide to Descriptive Settings Forensic Science For Writers Beginning Writer's Workshop Travel Writing Effective Business Writing Writing for Children BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY Keyboarding Navigating the Internet Introduction to Windows XP Introduction to Linux Computer Skills for the Workplace Introduction to PC Security COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Introduction to Microsoft Word Intermediate Microsoft Word Advanced Microsoft Word Introduction to Microsoft Access Introduction to Microsoft Excel Advanced Microsoft Excel Introduction to PowerPoint Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Introduction to Microsoft Project Introduction to Microsoft Visio Introduction to Microsoft Office Accounting Professional COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Design Projects for Adobe Illustrator Introduction to Illustrator CS3 Introduction to Oracle Introduction to QuickBooks Performing Payroll in QuickBooks QuickBooks for Contractor Introduction to Photoshop Intermediate Photoshop CS3 Introduction to CorelDraw Introduction to Dreamweaver Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS3 WEB DESIGN Intermediate Dreamweaver Creating Web Pages Introduction to Dreamweaver Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage Designing Effective Websites Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop CS3 Introduction to Flash Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Creating a Classroom Web Sitr WEB PROGRAMMING Introduction to Java Programming Introduction to Ruby Programming Introduction to CSS and XHTML Introduction to Perl Programming Creating User Requirements Documents High-Speed Project Management Introduction to ASP.NET Introduction to PHP and MySQL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Introduction to C++ Programming Introduction to C# Programming. And MANY, MANY More! 11

12 Course Code Registration Form Mail or deliver to Merrillville Adult Education, 6701 Delaware, Merrillville, IN Name Address City State Zip Work Phone Home Phone Section # Course Title Check # Fee $ Mail-In FOUR EASY WAYS TO REGISTER Register by mail as soon as you receive this brochure. Send check, money order or Visa/MasterCard charge information in with a completed registration form. Mail to: Merrillville Adult Education, 6701 Delaware Street, Merrillville, IN All fees should be made payable to Merrillville Community School Corporation (MCSC). Please include Driver s License Number on personal check. Phone-In Call between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. You may use Visa/MasterCard. Have your card number and expiration date ready when you call. We will attempt to bill your credit card around the time class begins. Address: Method Of Payment: Money Order Cash Check (Payable to MCSC & incl.. Driver s License No. ) Visa or MasterCard # Expiration Date Signature Course Fee: Textbook Fee: Total: Walk-In Walk-In Registration will be held at the Adult Education Office, 6701 Delaware Street (Administration Building) at the following times: (1) in person, during the day starting January 13th from 8:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. (2) Evening registration, Wednesday, February 5th, in the Adult Education Office, Room D-105, Merrillville High School, 276 East 68th Place from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Use (backside). Office Use Only: Receipt # Date Important Notice We have created an electronic brochure and reminders of upcoming classes. Visit our home page at and sign up for our mailing list. You can also find the most current information there and obtain an electronic version of this brochure. Fax-It FAX-A-Form 24 hour registration service using Visa/ MasterCard. Our Fax number is Fax the registration form with your card, expiration date, and your signature. Instructors needed! No one knows it or understands it better than you. This is your opportunity to earn extra income and share your talent with others by offering a class in our brochure next fall. We are looking for instructors with new ideas for courses in all us with your ideas for a new class! If you know, you can teach... Turn your expertise into a Community Education Class! Contact us with your class ideas. If you re interested in teaching a new class idea for Continuing Education, just visit and download an application, or or call (219)

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