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1 ENRICH YOUR Personal & Professional LIFE Digital Photography p 5 Buying & Selling on ebay p 5 Ukulele for First Timers & NEW! Holiday Uke p6 Fundamentals of Welding p 7 NEW! Woodworking p 7 Culinary & Wine 101 p 8 Continuing Education Fall 2015 September - December Call to register

2 Customized Training for Your Business Why choose customized training? Enhanced workforce skills Increased productivity and profits Strengthened communications Enhanced leadership abilities Improved performance and commitment We work with you to identify your specific training needs. Our strategy includes the following steps: ASSESS Analyze the needs of the training audience. DESIGN Ensure that training matches the identified need. DEVELOP Create learning events and materials that engage learners and help them become active in their own learning process. DELIVER Provide engaging training where the learner practices the new skills in a controlled environment. RESULTS Evaluate the training to ensure it measures what it was designed to do. One size doesn t fit all We understand that each company s needs are unique. That is why, together with you, we identify your company's needs and develop a relevant course of action. Variety of Training Topics: Strategic Planning Time and Space Management Workplace Productivity Leadership & Team Building Communication: Written/Verbal Small Group Communication Skills Conflict Management Effective Presentation Skills Problem Solving & Decision Making Performance Reviews Interviewing & Hiring the Right Staff Creating a Positive Work Environment Quality Customer Service Short-term Welding Start designing your program today Call Mary Helena College Facilities Lecture Hall with seating for up to 75 Classrooms with seating for up to 30 Wireless internet, LCD projectors, and screens in all rooms; IT assistance readily available Modern computer labs with seating for up to 20 State-of-the-art trades campus, including welding, machining, and construction labs...or we can bring our trainers to you! What does Continuing Education mean? We believe knowledge is a key element of life and that learning doesn t stop with your degree or when you graduate from high school. Continuing Education is dedicated to meeting your needs and to helping you achieve your goals; personally, professionally and academically. We offer a wide variety of classes and programs, both online and face to face, designed with you in mind. We invite you to explore the possibilities through Helena College Continuing Education. Mary Lannert, Program Director 2

3 Program News Helena Public Schools and Helena College Continuing Education combine resources Helena Public Schools and Helena College have a partnership to provide comprehensive adult basic education services to Helena and the surrounding communities. In July 2012, the two combined resources to provide one source of Adult Enrichment to the community. This also marked the relocation of the Basic Education and GED/HiSET program to Helena College at the Donaldson Campus. This unique partnership combines the oversight and staffing by Helena Public Schools with the facilities and connection to higher education that Helena College can provide. This catalog is printed on paper that is FSC certified 30% post-consumer waste. Being green is important to us. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please let us know! Scan with your smart phone to go right to our facebook page. Contents Languages & Writing 4 Spanish, Self-Publishing, Grant Writing Computers for Professional Development 4 Excel 2013, Quickbooks, Social Media Digital Photography & Design 5 Beginning & Intermediate Digital Photography Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Computers for FUN! 5 ebay, Facebook Fine Arts, Music, Yarn & Thread 6 Drawing, Painting, Ukulele Knitting, Sewing, Yarn Spinning Fix It or Build It 7 Welding, Wood Carving, Cabinet Making Knifebuilding, Fly Tying Study Abroad Austria 7 Food & Wine 8 Pizza, Appetizers, Cupcakes, Enjoying Wine 101 Personal Growth 8 Genealogy, Career Changes Retirement & Personal Finance 9 Social Security, Investing, Retirement Medicare, College Savings Plans Health & Wellness 9 Zumba, Natural Healing Entrepreneurship 10 Business Owners Taxes, Insurance, Finances Educators Professional Development 11 Healthcare Careers 12 CNA, CMA, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech Online Healthcare Programs, CPR 13 Reserve Officer Training 13 About Us & Become an Instructor 14 FAQ's & Registration - inside back cover 15 Call to register

4 There are NO CLASSES on Veteran's Day (November 11.) Languages & Writing Beginning Spanish If you are a true beginner to the language, or are unsure of your long-ago high school Spanish memories, this is the place to start. Enjoy a non-threatening, fun atmosphere using stories, reading, music and other activities. Become comfortable using some basic knowledge of the language. Learn to read a simple story with correct pronunciation and translation; have short conversations; and receive methods and resources to help continue your studies outside of class. Nancy Wells, MA. 12 hrs. Mon/ Wed; Oct 19 - Nov 4; 5:45-7:45pm. $65/$58 50 seniors 65+ incl. book. Más español intermedio Diez horas de español en dos semanas! (Ten hours of Spanish in two weeks!) Devote Two intensive weeks to improving your previous Spanish knowledge. We will read, talk, play a game or two and even do some drama. You ll leave with renewed excitement for pursuing your Spanish interests and with ideas of how to accomplish this. Nancy Wells, MA. 9 hours. Mon/ Wed/Thurs, Nov 9-19; 5:45-7:45pm. $55/$49 50 seniors 65+ includes book. Self-Publishing 101 Thinking about self-publishing your book? This no-nonsense class walks you through the entire process of going it alone, from preparing your manuscript and creating the perfect title to selling the final product. You ll see how to obtain an ISBN, work with printers and distributors, create a buzz with publicity, and take advantage of e-publishing. Self-publishing can be affordable and simple, and you will leave the course with the confidence and encouragement to publish the book or project of your dreams. Brian D Ambrosio. 6 hrs. Thurs, Sept 24 - Oct 8; 6-8pm. $43/$38 70 seniors 65+ Computers for Professional Development Beginning MS Excel 2013 If you are business-minded, already know how to manage files, copy/paste, and have basic keyboard skills, a great next step is Microsoft Excel. You ll learn how to start documents in Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and identify elements in the Excel window; enter data quickly and accurately; recalculate data easily; change the appearance of information; and create beginning charts and formulas. Greg Pierson. 16 hrs. Thurs, Sept 10 - Oct 29; 6-8pm. $139/$ seniors 65+ includes book NEW! Introduction to Quickbooks Have you always wanted to learn more about QuickBooks? Come join us for a fun, interactive class where all of your questions can be answered. This class will introduce you to QuickBooks with hands on sessions where you will learn how to create a company file, use the customer center to invoice and receive payments, use the vendor center to enter and pay bills, use the banking center to record deposits and reconcile bank statements, and much more. Betsy Hussey, CPA. 12 hrs. Mon, Sept 21 - Oct 26; 6-8pm. $129/$ seniors 65+ includes book ONLINE A to Z Grantwriting You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It's also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers. ONLINE. Linda Vallejo. 24 hrs. Participate when you want - classes begin Sept 16, Oct 14, OR Nov 11. $104 Social Media for Your Business In light of the statistics 96% of GenY have an active Facebook page, and Baby Boomers are the fastest growing segment on social media this is the perfect place for your business! Learn how to promote your brand, engage with current customers, meet new ones, and provide good customer service. Because it is a new and ever-changing outlet, it can be tricky and at times confusing. Start here with the best practices. Tara Jones. 6 hrs. Tues, Oct 13 - Nov 10 (no class Nov. 3); 6-7:30pm. $49/$44 10 seniors

5 Digital Photography, Design, & Computers for FUN! Beginning Digital Photography Learn the fundamentals of digital photography from a published professional. Go from basic camera operation to professional composition & lighting techniques. If you are new to digital or looking to improve your skills, this class will have you taking better photographs and is designed to move you beyond the basics. Session 1: Kenton Rowe. 8 hrs. Thurs, Sept 10 - Oct 1; 6-8pm. Session 2: Chris McGowan. 8 hrs. Wed, Oct 14 - Nov 4; 6-8pm. $99/$89 10 seniors 65+ Intermediate Digital Photography Take your knowledge to the next level! You ll get advanced lessons in exposure, composition, and lighting techniques. Subjects may include flowers, architecture, portraiture, and more. There will be classroom time spent on reviewing and critiquing examples. A portion of this class may be spent off site photographing different subjects and getting one-on-one instruction. Beginning Digital Photography is a recommended prerequisite. You should have a basic understanding of aperture and shutter speed. It is recommended that you have a Digital SLR camera and a tripod. Kenton Rowe. 8 hrs. Thurs, Oct 8-29; 6-8pm. $125/$ seniors 65+ "St. Mary Falls" by instructor Chris McGowan Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Lightroom software is the newest program available from Adobe that can be used to create incredible images, share them easily, and efficiently manages your entire photo library. Designed for those new to the program or with intermediate experience. You ll practice: Using the Library Module & organizing images Importing and Exporting images Professional editing techniques Building slideshows, web use, and printing Chris McGowan. 8 hrs. Wed, Sept 16 - Oct 7; 6-8pm. $125/$ seniors 65+ Beginning Photoshop Once you have some confidence in your general photography and computer skills, taking the next step involves creativity both before and after the actual image is captured. Photoshop allows you to make that great photo even better. You ll be introduced to Photoshop as well as exposed to camera and processing techniques to improve, modify, and elevate your images. These techniques will focus on portrait/people, landscape/nature and black and white photography. Get a taste of the creative power of Photoshop by learning some basic image compositing and combining techniques. Kurt Keller. 8 hrs. Mon, Oct 26 - Nov 16; 6-8pm. $125/$ seniors 65+ Buying & Selling on ebay Most people think of ebay as an online auction house, the world s biggest garage sale, yet many don t know how to get in on the action. You don t have to miss out any longer! Learn from an expert who has been an active member for sixteen years. You ll learn how to create an account, how to bid on and pay for items, and the details on how to sell your own items. Josh Bennett. 4 hrs. Thurs, Sept 17 & 24 OR Oct 15 & 22; 6-8pm. $29/$26 10 seniors 65+ Introduction to Facebook Are your family and friends on Facebook, but you don t know where to start? Learn from a certified expert in social media! Create and update your profile, communicate and share with your friends and family, post pictures, videos and interact with your favorite brands and companies. Tara Jones. 4 hrs. Tues/Thurs, Sept 29 & Oct 1; 5:45-7:45pm. $22/$19 80 seniors 65+ "Sulphur Butterflies" by instructor Kenton Rowe "The Moon Walker" by instructor Kurt Keller Call to register

6 Fine Arts, Music, Yarn & Thread Learn to Sew Bring your sewing machine and learn how to clean, maintain, and USE your machine! The expert from The Sewing Palace will show you how to thread, how to oil, and clean your machine, no matter the make or model. Create a simple zippered pouch, a decorative pillow, and a simple shopping tote. All the materials, thread, and fabric for the three projects will be included in one kit from the instructor at the first class. Plan to arrive with your machine at 6:15 to allow for some setup time. Jenny Yannone. 8 hrs. Wed, Sept 9-30; 6:30-8:30pm. $69/$62 10 seniors + $24 for materials kit. Knitting Boot Camp Have you always wanted to learn this timeless craft? Knitting has seen a resurgence as we find ourselves getting back to the basics, but in a whole new way start with a simple beanie! Cast on, knit and purl, determine your gauge, knit in the round, decrease, and bind off all while completing a hat. You ll also learn how to recognize and fix mistakes. Cathy Buchanan. 6 hrs. Thurs, Sept 10-24; 6-8pm. $45/$40 50 sr + materials (list online or in our office) NEW! Intermediate Knitting Cabled Mitts Learn to knit on two needles at once with this pair of fingerless mittens. You ll learn how to create beautiful cables while reading from a written pattern and from a chart. You should feel very comfortable with knit and purl, and be ready for a challenge! Cathy Buchanan. 6 hrs. Tues, Oct 13-27; 6-8pm. $45/$40 50 seniors 65 and over + materials (list available online or in the office) Ukulele for First Timers Have you always wanted to learn this instument, but thought you were too old to learn? This course will provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills to get you started on the right path. Join up with other like-minded folks to make fun, easy, ear-pleasing music. Greg Noose hrs. Tues, Sept 22 - Nov 10 (no class Sept 29); 5:45-7:15pm. $79 The first night s class will be an orientation to discuss your instrument, then you ll have a week off to make sure you have time to gather your materials, if needed. Expect to spend approx. $45 for a uke and $15 for a tuner. NEW! Ukulele II Making Holiday Music Once you have some basic skills, take advantage of this opportunity to learn music for the upcoming holidays. You can be the hit of the party! Greg Noose. 5 hrs. Sat, Nov 7 & 14; 9-11:30am. $36. Introduction to Drawing Have you always wanted to draw but get stuck? Here is your chance to give drawing another go! We will do some observational drawing using simple objects, and learn how to make them appear threedimensional when complete. Try various media such as charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, conte crayon and whatever else you have! We ll relax and have fun in a class setting filled with pointers, tricks and common sense. Materials list online or call. Victoria Curtiss. 10 hrs. Mon, Sept 14 - Oct 12; 6-8pm. $59/$53 10 seniors 65 + Basic Watercolor Painting Whether you ve never painted with watercolor before, or you have limited experience and want to further your skills, get ready to expand your painting horizons. We will learn about materials, cover some basics of color mixing, pick up some tricks and techniques, and walk away with some great paintings too. Materials: come with what you have basics are okay, hard watercolor pan paint and/or wet watercolor tube paint; a few brushes of various sizes; a pencil; and watercolor paper. Don t go all out on supplies. We will talk about the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision that best works for you and your budget. Victoria Curtiss. 12 hrs. Mon, Oct 19 - Nov 23; 6-8pm. $69/$62 10 sr 65+ Beginning Yarn Spinning Discover the fun of spinning yarn for yourself! You ll learn the fibers and tools, the purpose of combs and carders, and study the mechanics of the wheel. Learn how to use a drafting zone, how to apply the correct tension, and how to ply your singles. You ll learn the language, too! You may use one of many wheels belonging to the instructor, or you may bring your own. Trudy Moffett. 4 hours. Tuesdays. September 22-29; 6-8pm. $72/$6480 seniors + $30 for materials. 6

7 Knifebuilding I Craft a usable, unique, custom tool in five weeks. A master custom knifemaker will expose you to all the right machines, methods, and safety skills to create a custom knife with a high carbon tool steel blade and a handle made from your choice of hardwoods. Plan to provide safety glasses, a dust mask, and wear nonflammable cotton clothing (long sleeves, pants, and closed shoes.) Optional equipment: ear plugs, leather gloves, and shop apron.from scratch. Willard Patrick. 30 hrs. Tues/Thurs, Sept 8 - Oct 8; 6-9pm. $199 Introduction to Fly Tying The abundance of flies at shops might leave you asking, Why bother tying my own? There are many answers, but one of the most important is the satisfaction you ll feel when you catch a fish with your own creation. If you are new to fly tying, this is the place to begin. Learn the basic techniques for nymphs, streamers, and wet and dry flies what works in our area, proper sizes and proportions. Steve Lane. 10 hrs. Wed, Sept 16 - Oct 14; 7-9pm. $85 + some materials Wood Carving Basics If you have limited (or no) experience with hand-carving, here is your chance to get started! Basic techniques will be explained and demonstrated. You will learn carving safety, how to sharpen and care for your new knife, and how to carve at least one project. The first project will be a small bird, and since you will be encouraged to learn at your own pace, you may choose to carve several more projects as time allows. Ages 16 to 96 are welcome! Jim Rose & Jim Hill. 12 hrs. Thurs, Oct 15 - Nov 19; 6-8pm. $159 incl. mat. Fundamentals of Welding Learn how to repair and connect metal around your farm, yard, or business - whether for practical application or for artistic use. Learn the essentials of safety, rod identification, electrical theory, oxyacetylene cutting, and plasma cutting. Use various shop machinery in a controlled environment in order to gain confidence in your skills. Baseline materials are provided, however, you will be more comfortable with your own safety gear (hood, safety glasses, leather gloves). You will also need to provide either scrap or new materials for producing a final project in the class. Cindy Galbavy. 30 hrs. Wed/Thurs, Sept 30 - Oct 29; 6-9pm. $189 + some materials. Fix It or Build It NEW! Basic Woodworking Cabinetry Have you always wanted to learn from a master craftsman to create beautiful, functional wooden projects with your own hands? Woodworking can be either an extremely rewarding hobby or a possible profession. Learn the joy, patience, and basic principles and practices that will allow you to proudly complete a small cabinet of your own. Matt Schmidt. 40 hrs. Tues/ Thurs, Sept 8 - Oct 29; 6-8:30pm. $239 + approx. $85 materials Study Abroad 2016 Dotted with hilltop castles, ornate cathedrals and imperial palaces, Vienna, Budapest, Salzberg, and Prague will captivate your eyes and stimulate your mind. Enjoy the splendid design and architecture of the region. Helena College invites you to join us for our next Study Abroad Program to these dynamic cities. Traveling with Helena College is a unique and extraordinary educational experience for both the credit and the non-credit student. Our trips are carefully planned and are instructor-led, offering students an opportunity to explore, engage, listen, and learn about different cultures while challenging your perspective. May 9-22, $4626 includes airfare, ground transportation, sightseeing and entrance fees, hotels with breakfast and 2 evening meals based on double occupancy. Call Mary for additional details Call to register

8 Food & Wine Making Artisan Pizza Take the pizza journey with step by step instruction from equipment to dough, sauces and toppings. The class will cover all the tips of the trade that will help you master making the perfect pizza pie. Joan Leik. 3 hrs. Wed, Sept 16; 6-9pm. $37/$33 30 seniors 65+ incl. food. Holiday Appetizers With holidays just a few weeks away, build your party menu with appetizers you can prepare yourself with ease. Learn spreads and dips, croustini and bruschetta, roasted nuts, Personal Growth how to use phyllo dough and puff pastry. You will have a party that no one can stop talking about! Joan Leik. 3 hrs. Wed, Oct 28; 6-9pm. $37/$33 30 sr 65+ includes ingredients. Holiday Cupcakes Cupcakes are perfect for all occasions and all ages. Holidays call for celebration and you will learn tricks of the trade to make your cupcakes fun, funky or elegant. Learn to use a pastry bag, fondant and other deco items to create beautiful, easy to serve holiday cupcakes. BYO one dozen cupcakes. Joan Leik. 3 hours. Wed, Nov 4; 6-9pm. $37/$33 30 seniors 65+ incl. frostings & decorations. Enjoying Wine 101 Take a journey through the wonderful world of wine! Learn about and experience wines from a different region each week: France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Chile, and the good old USA! The first hour of class takes place in the classroom - learning about the region and winemaking process. The second hour takes place at the store to sample several different varietals and explore the complex flavors. Delicious cheeses, crackers and other hors d oeuvres are available to cleanse your palette. Laura Fix & Kevin Hamlin. 12 hrs. Tues, Sept 29 - Nov 3; 6-8pm. $65 Encore Entrepreneurs: Reinventing Work for the Best Life Many people reach midlife with a growing desire to finally break out of the box and become the person they've dreamed of becoming. If you are considering a new career as a business owner, you'll want to make sure you are pursuing a viable business venture. This is the course for you! Mid-career Americans start new business ventures at a higher rate than other age group. Discover your core strengths, assess opportunities and identify market potential, and develop goals and strategies to start you on the road to reinventing your work life as a successful small business owner. Robyn Morrison. 8 hrs. Mon, Sept 21 - Oct 12; 6-8pm. $45/$40 50 seniors 65+ Creating Work You Love through Freelancing and Part Time Jobs The world of work is changing as many as 1/3 of the American workforce are freelancers. The growth is attributed to a convergence of a desire by workers for more freedom, employers outsourcing skilled and creative jobs, and the far too common unemployment and career disruption. If you are interested in the freedom and self-expression that comes from freelance and gig work, or you re frustrated with the full time job prospects for the work that you enjoy, this course is a great introduction and a framework to get started on a gig or freelance career. Robyn Morrison. 8 hrs. Mon, Oct 19 - Nov 9; 6-8pm. $45/$40 50 seniors 65+ Genealogy Discover your place in history! Learn to use available online resources to see what is already known about your ancestors, add new details, share your family s story, or maybe find long-lost cousins. Class will be flexible to assist individuals with all levels of knowledge and ability. We ll start with one hour of lecture and two hours of lab. To get started, bring whatever information you have about your family history: stories, pictures, family trees, etc. In addition to the more structured Thurs. evening class, you may choose to attend the Saturday labs. Michelle & Chris Christensen. 10 hrs. 2 nd Thurs: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10; 6-8:30pm. $7 50 includes thumb drive. Labs: 3rd Sat. of Sept, Oct, Nov: 9am-noon. If you took Genealogy last semester, you're still welcome to the Saturday labs! 8

9 Savvy Social Security for Boomers You ve been told for years that the system is going broke. But now that it s almost your turn to collect, is that really true? Before you can retire, you ve got to know how you are going to support yourself. How much can you expect to receive? How is it possible to maximize benefits? You can set your self up to get the most you re entitled to simply by knowing the rules and making smart decisions. Keith Duncan. 2 hrs. Tues, Sept 15; 6:30-8pm. $9 50 (spouse free.) NEW! Medicare What You Need to Know So many people approaching Medicare age and even those on it are confused by the terminology and rules. Our goal will be to offer proper information and understanding. We will provide a comprehensive coverage of Medicare, the parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D), the variety of plans, the enrollment process, and what to look for (and look out for) as you join Medicare. Ronald Iverson. 6 hrs. Wed, Sept 16-30; 6-8pm. $35 incl. book (spouse free.) Zumba! Zumba is the fitness craze based in Latin and international rhythms. You ve wanted to try it out but don t want to commit long-term or pay for other club amenities you may not use. Think it will be too hard, or too easy? The intensity can be modified from basic to advanced, making it great for all ages and fitness levels. Jennifer makes it a dance party you ll have fun while working out, so you ll keep coming back for more! Jennifer Pankratz. 12 hrs. Tues/Thurs, Sept 17 - Oct 29; 5:30-6:30pm. $55/$50 sr. NEW! Natural Healing for Optimum Wellness You have the power to create optimum wellness! Millions of people are suffering and searching Retirement & Personal Finance NEW! Plan for the Future College Savings What is the best way to save for college? How many different ways are there to save for college? Is it better to have the savings be in the child, parent, or grandparents names? Are there tax savings? How much should be saved? What happens if the child doesn t go to college? Come spend the evening learning the basics about college savings. Deb McLarnon. 1.5 hrs. Mon, Sept 28; 6-7:30pm. $6 50 (spouses free) Retirement Planning Today You went to school to prepare for your career, now it s time to prepare for your retirement. Learn about the many ways to save for retirement advantages and disadvantages of each. Save money on taxes, manage investment risks, and protect your assets from long-term care expenses. Above all, assess your financial situation and develop a plan to achieve your goals. Keith Duncan. 6 hrs. Thurs, Oct 1 & 8 OR Tues, Oct 6 & 13; 6:30-9:30pm. $49 incl. one book (spouse free.) for tools to empower themselves to self-heal. You will receive an introduction to a powerful breakthrough healing modality that masterfully blends 5000 year-old wisdom of the East and the most advanced quantum and cellular theory of Western science with ancient powerful energy practices. Learn the root cause of all sickness and how to apply the core technique to self-heal and to prevent sickness. Janine Tillman. 2 hrs. Tues, Sept 8; 6-8pm. $19/$17 10 seniors + $10 book. NEW! Boost Your Energy and Immunity Do you want to have more energy and boost your immunity? Do you want to create a strong foundation for success in every aspect of your life? This course is for you! You will learn about the foundational energy Women & Investing 2 sessions Early investing years & new to little experience ages How can looking at your budget change your financial future? Take an evening examining your budget and discover areas you may be able to improve. Look at your current spending, where you want to be, and find out how to get there. Walk through the basic knowledge of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Discusses the rule of 72, differences between ROTH and traditional IRA, traditional retirement plans, and ways to save more. Debbie McLarnon, FA. 3 hrs. Mon, Oct 5 & 12; 6-7:30pm. $19 New to little experience ages 50 + Walk through the basic knowledge of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Discusses the rule of 72, differences between ROTH and traditional IRA, ways to make retirement money last, ways to gift money to children, grandchildren, and charity. Debbie McLarnon, FA. 3 hrs. Tues, Oct 20 & 27; 6-7:30pm. $19 Health & Wellness centers in your body that are key to develop, in order to create optimum energy, immunity, and success. Janine Tillman. 2 hrs. Tues, Sept 22; 6-8pm. $19/$17 10 seniors + $10 book (if you haven t already purchased.) NEW! Heal Your Pet Naturally Just like us, our pets get sick and experience pain. You want to help them, but you don t know what to do. You do not have to feel helpless when you see your pet suffering anymore! Come and learn a natural, simple, and powerful healing modality that will empower you to heal your pet so he/she can live a long, healthy and happy life. Your pet will thank you! Tillman. 2 hrs. Tues, Oct 6; 6-8pm. $19/$17 10 sr + $10 (same book, 3 courses.) Call to register

10 Entrepreneurship & Managing Your Business NEW! Evaluate a Business Idea A lot of people dream about starting a business but don t know where to start. This introductory class will walk you through evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a business idea and help you determine whether or not it is feasible. We ll cover startup needs and costs, market opportunity, financial projections, and financing options. Brandon Orr, SBDC Director. 1 hour. First Wednesday of the month (October 7 OR Nov 4); noon-1pm. $10* NEW! Business Owners: Retirement, Life & Disability Insurance Do you own a business? Ever think about offering a retirement plan but don t know where to start? Do you offer a retirement plan but think you should be offering a different one? What about the tax savings? What about life insurance? How could you protect your business via life insurance? How does disability insurance fit into your business plan? Come spend an evening learning about retirement plans, life insurance, and disability and how they may benefit your business. Deb McLarnon. 1.5 hrs. Mon, Sept 14; 6-7:30pm. $8 50 Develop Your Killer Marketing Strategy Despite the vast amount of information on marketing out there, does it still seem difficult to know how to effectively promote your products or services? Instead of guessing or speculating on how to reach your target market, come learn essential fundamentals to market research and strategy that will help you manage sales and grow your business. We will go over several topics including market opportunity, relative price point, researching and identifying target market, marketing mediums, and more. Brandon Orr, SBDC Director. 6 hrs. Mon, Oct 26 - Nov 9; 3-5pm. $55* *These three courses are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. NEW! Business Entities: Choosing a Business Tax Type You have developed, planned and strategised for marketing, managing and growing your business. Whether you offer a product or a service, you have considered startup, break-even points and opportunity; management styles and company profiles. But when it's time to pay the tax man are you a sole proprietor, a corporation, or a pass-thru entity. This course will introduce you to the basic differences and equip you to make informed decisions about which is best for your business. Febe Gemlich. 4 hrs. Thurs, Oct 15 & 22; 6-8pm. $22 Profit Mastery Profit Mastery is an incredible, comprehensive coursethat teaches you how to use your financial reports to make your business more successful. Bankers, CPAs, and business owners have reported how effective and valuable this program is. We will cover: Using both the income statement and balance sheet to measure company performance Comparing your financial data with benchmark data from other companies in your industry Identifying problems and creating solutions for Low Cash, Low Margins, and Low Profits Using Break-Even Analysis to make better decisions relating to cost, price, and profits Planning for and managing growth Communicating more effectively with bankers and other financial professionals Structuring a loan that is the right fit for your business Brandon Orr, SBDC Dir. 16 hrs. Mon, Oct 5-26; 8am-noon. $249 includes workbook/resource manual, access to online course. Group rates available.* 10

11 Professional Development for Educators ONLINE CEU s for Teachers Here is a convenient, quality way to get your renewal units. All courses run for six weeks and start each month. You can do course work at any time. Most cost $104 and are worth 24 Renewal Units through the Office of Public Instruction. Browse titles and syllabi at: Please verify that the courses you choose fit your learning plan. Register from your own computer. Once you complete the course, give us a call, and we'll finalize your request for a renewal unit certificate. There is a $10 charge per course, per Renewal Certificate requested. This will also apply to requests for duplicate certificates. NEW! Content Literacy: Grades 6-12 With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, teachers in all subject areas are finding themselves actively involved in their students' literacy development, including skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language. In this course, you'll discover literacy development strategies that will make content come alive for each and every student. Review the new literacy standards to see how they relate to the content areas. Explore differentiated education and see how easy it can be to deliver content to students at varying levels of literacy development. See how student learning centers can Ed2Go classes are fun, easy-to-follow courses that are relevant to all content areas. This is the way to go for continuing education! Kiley F., Billings Teacher provide a valuable, real-world model of how content learning and literacy skill development can happen simultaneously. Classes begin: Sept 16, Oct 14, or Nov 11. Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Improve your ability to teach diverse learners with real-world examples from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. The Creative Classroom Use creativity to teach reading, writing, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education. Develop new approaches to learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, and evaluation methods. Guided Reading and Writing Differentiated instruction tactics will help you understand how your students learn so you can teach in a way that makes sense to them. Apply those tactics within the guided reading framework, leading students through new ways of approaching text. Working Successfully with Learning Disabled Students Successfully meet the diverse needs of the learning disabled students in your classroom....many more courses available! Visit www. ONLINE Credit Courses for K-12 Educators Work at your own pace the classroom is always open! Led by expert instructors, classes are multimedia and discussion areas are interactive. Courses are $145 each (payable to Helena College) and one graduate credit may be earned per course (for an additional $40 paid to University of South Dakota.) Register online or call Gender in the Classroom Discover how girls and boys learn differently. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and 10 top tips for helping boys learn more. Get research data not available anywhere else. October 5-30 Generational Learning Styles Your students learn differently than you do. Find out how to help your students learn more, then discover something new about yourself. Come away with our top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn. November 2-27 Online Learning & Teaching K-12 Specifically for K-12 teachers, find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful etools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. October 5-30 Social Media & Online Tools Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Nov 2-27 Students with Asperger's/ASD Take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger s students. Find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens. October 5-30 Professional Certificate in Online Teaching In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. This series is appropriate for those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online. From building to improving an online course, from fostering discussion to encouraging interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you the fundamentals as well as the most advanced tips and techniques. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning. Take one class ($195 includes books) in the series or save $90 and take all three. Take the courses in any order. Advanced Teaching Online September 8 - October 2 Designing Online Instruction October 5-16 Fostering Online Discussion November 2-27 Call to register

12 Healthcare Careers Certified Nursing Assistant Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are the foundation of in-patient care. You ll work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks. You ll be responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. The social and emotional support you will give can change lives. CNAs work in nursing homes, hospitals, mental health facilities, assisted living facilities, and private homes. Job prospects for CNAs are expected to keep growing due to the increasing long-term care needs of an aging population. The course includes: classroom (48 hours) and clinical hours (27 hours) to provide training in competent and holistic care. Attendance and punctuality is mandatory. More than one absence or habitual tardiness may result in failure of the class. During the clinical component, supervised students work with real patients in a long-term care setting. Students should have up-to-date immunization records. Upon successful completion of classroom and clinical hours, you will take the State Certification exam. Sheri Marchand-Smith, RN. 75 hours. September 21 - October 22; 5-9p. $659 includes textbooks and exam exam is the week after class concludes. NEW this semester application materials for C.N.A. classes are available online or in our office. Completed application is due no later than one week before class start date. Clinical Medical Assistant Our Clinical Medical Assistant program will prepare you to assist a physician, provide care to patients in a doctor s office or clinic, and to sit for a national certification exam. The program combines 140 hours of classroom instruction with 160 hours in a medical office externship. You will gain exposure to job duties that include assisting physicians with exams and minor surgery, taking patient vital signs, caring for patients, performing lab tests, administering medications, electrocardiography, and much more. Externship Placement (160 hrs) for those who qualify. Get medical office experience with the program! Medical Assistants make $10-16 per hour according to the BLS Occupational Outlook. 300 total hours. Tues/Thurs, Sept 8 - Dec 15 (no class Nov 26); 6-9:30pm + six Saturdays (Sept 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, and Dec 5) 8:30am - 4pm. $2599 includes textbooks, supplies, externship and completion certificate. Certification exam is taken and paid for separately. Call for more info, or stop by in person. Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation This course prepares you to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Includes a graded final exam to help prepare for the PTCB exam. Taught by a local, licensed Pharmacist. 50 hrs. Tues/Thurs, Oct 13 - Dec 3; 6-9:30pm. $1199 includes textbooks & materials. Registration is due one week prior to class start. Certification exam is taken and paid for separately. Application for a Montana State License is required (fee paid to the State Board.) There are no prerequisites. However, students should have high school algebra and science competency. Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation The Phlebotomy Tech Prep Program prepares you to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm, and other exercises intended to prepare you to function as an entrylevel Phlebotomy Technician. Jennifer Back. 90 hrs. Mon/Wed, Sept 28 - Dec 14; 6-9:30pm, plus 3 Saturdays (Oct 17, Nov 7, Dec 5); 9am-3pm. $1599 includes textbooks and materials. Registration due one week prior to class start. Certification exam is taken and paid for separately. 12

13 ONLINE Career Training Gatlin Education Services offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Mentors available to answer questions Career Counselors help you transition to the workplace Start whenever you like, work at your own pace No additional charges - materials and workbooks included Payment plans available Descriptions, demos, and more at: Medical Billing and Coding Upon completion, you will be eligible to register, prepare, and take the National Healthcareer Association s Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam. 240 hrs $1795 Clinical Dental Assistant After you ve completed this program, you ll be ready to pursue certification as a dental assistant by passing the radiology and infection control portions of the Dental Assisting National Board exam. 240 hrs $1995 Medical Transcription Upon completion, you will have learned entry-level skills to transcribe medical reports in hospitals, offices, or at home using the most popular transcription program in the country. 240 hrs $1795 Veterinary Assistant Learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, and prescription preparation. You ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed looking after animals. 170 hrs $1995 Professional Development Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers This American Heart Association approved course with a certified instructor covers the following: Critical concepts The American Heart Association Chain of Survival 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infants Differences among adult, child, and infant rescue techniques Bag-mask, rescue-breathing, and relief of choking techniques for adults, children, and infants CPR with an advanced airway Completion requires skills practice, skills testing, and written exam. American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Completion Card is valid for two years. Josh Collins. 4 hrs. Each 2nd Saturday of the month: Sept 12, Oct 10, OR Nov 14; 9am-1pm. $37 includes card. Short-term online classes The following classes are self-paced, online, and available to start each month! Full descriptions and syllabi at: Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach Medical terminology according to each body system using graphics, study tips, and unusual facts. $104 Human Anatomy and Physiology Gain a greater understanding of the complexity of the human body. $104 Classes begin Wed, Sept 16, Oct 14, or Nov 11. Law Enforcement Reserve Training Program Helena Police Chief Troy McGee has dedicated his assistance and staff support to Helena College in developing a reserve officer training program. Chief McGee s vision was to provide qualified citizens with an opportunity to be involved in their local law enforcement agencies. This program supports the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing while establishing a source for law enforcement to draw citizen assistance. Reserve Officers are defined in the Montana Code Annotated as a sworn, part-time, volunteer member of a law enforcement agency who is a peace officer and has arrest authority, only when authorized to perform these functions as a representative of the law enforcement agency. The program is intended to educate students in a professional setting, consistently meeting the requirements identified in the MCA of a Reserve Officer. While interacting with current and former law enforcement officers as instructors in the classroom. Minimum Qualifications: Resident of MT for at least 1 year and of the county for at least 6 months prior to appointment Must be a US citizen at least 18 Must consent to be fingerprinted for a background investigation may not have been convicted of a crime for which imprisonment could be a penalty (federal or state), and must be of good moral character HS graduate or the equivalent Pass a physical exam 30 days prior to appointment Possess a valid MT driver s license Taught by officers of the HPD. 90 hours. Fri - Sun, Sept 18 - Oct 4 (three consecutive weekends); 8am - 7pm. $369 (must provide own pistol and ammunition) Call to register

14 Our Instructors Back, Jennifer...Phlebotomy Bennett, Josh...eBay Buchanan, Cathy...Knitting Christensen, Michele... Genealogy Christensen, Chris... Genealogy Collins, Josh...CPR Curtiss, Victoria... Painting, Drawing D'Ambrosio, Brian...Self-Publishing Duncan, Keith...Retirement Fix, Laura...Enjoying Wine Galbavy, Cindy... Welding Gemlich, Febe...Business Taxes Hamlin, Kevin...Enjoying Wine Hill, Jim...Wood Carving Hussey, Betsy...Quickbooks Iverson, Ronald...Medicare Jones, Tara... Social Media Kurt Keller...Digital Photography Lane, Steve... Fly Tying Leik, Joan...Culinary/Baking McGowan, Chris...Digital Photography McLarnon, Debbie...Finance Moffett, Trudy... Spinning Morrison, Robyn...Career Change Noose, Greg... Ukuklele Orr, Brandon...Entrepreneurship Pankratz, Jennifer...Zumba. Patrick, Willard... Knife Building Pierson, Greg...Excel Rose, Jim...Wood Carving Rowe, Kenton...Digital Photography Schmidt, Matt...Cabinetmaking Smith, Sheri... C.N.A. Tillman, Janine...Naural Wellness Wells, Nancy... Spanish Language Yannone, Jenny... Sewing Frequently Asked Questions Who can attend Continuing Education classes? Helena College Continuing Education classes are open to all adults. In most cases, students age will be permitted only with prior consent of the parent, instructor and staff. In some cases, students under 16 may enroll with a paying adult. Do I need to register for courses in advance? Yes, and the sooner the better! Many of our classes have a minimum number of participants in order to run, and we need to be able to to give roster numbers to the instructor as far in advance as possible. Some last-minute registrations are possible, but if we have not met the minimum number two to three days before the start of the class, we may have to cancel. What if a class gets cancelled? If your class is cancelled, Continuing Education staff will contact you by phone. Please make sure your contact information is current. If we cancel the class you will receive a 100% refund or will be given the option to transfer your registration to another class. What if I can't attend a class for which I am registered? Please contact the Continuing Education office as soon as possible. If you cancel 3 or more business days before the first class meets, we will refund your registration, but a 10% processing fee may be withheld. If you choose to transfer, the processing fee will be waived. Course and material fees cannot be refunded after the first class. How are refunds handled? Immediate cash refunds are not given for withdrawal from a class or when a class is cancelled, regardless of the type of payment made. If payment is made by cash or check, the refund is provided via check in the mail. Credit or debit payments can be refunded to the same card. What about parking? Parking Permits are required for vehicles in the lot immediately adjacent to our building from 7:30am until 6pm weeknights. Some classes will be given a temporary pass, which will be sent via , or can be picked up at the first session. If you will be arriving for class before 6pm and do not have a pass, please park along the street (Livingston Ave, N. Sanders, or Townsend) to avoid being ticketed. Become an Instructor Do you have a desire to teach? If you have an area of expertise to share with others, Helena College Continuing Education and Customized Training may be the place for you. We have a mission to serve the educational needs of the entire community. We devote ourselves to programming excellence, innovation and creativity. Helena College CE is always looking for educational professionals who enjoy sharing their knowledge and creating memorable educational experiences. If you are interested in being a part of our team, contact us by phone or . Continuing Education instructors are employed on a part-time, as-needed basis and are usually paid hourly for instruction. Most Continuing Education courses meet once or twice a week in the evening or on Saturdays. Courses last from one hour to up to 30+ hours and start and stop as needed. Instructors may not act as representatives of their place-ofbusiness, and may not promote any products or services that they may sell, offer, design, or build. Handing out personal business cards to students while engaged in the act of teaching students, as a way of promoting oneself or business, is against our policy. What are our requirements? All you need is a passion for subject, expertise or skill in that area and a desire to share that knowledge with others. A sense of humor, as well as good communication and people skills, is important. You must be flexible and have a desire to educate people of all ages, sexes and cultural backgrounds. If this sounds like you, please contact us! Course Proposal Forms are available online you may contact us for assistance to get started today. How do I get started? We invite you to complete a Continuing Education Course Proposal Form (on the web) and return it along with a current resume to the Continuing Education Department. If you have questions, please or call (406)

15 ONLINE REGISTRATION You can view our available classes online. There are full descriptions, dates, times, prices and seats available. You can view all of this information on your home computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone! In order to register for a class, you must sign in and create a username for each person. If registering someone other than yourself (child, spouse, employee), enter the information for that person. You can use the same for multiple family members. PAYMENT OPTIONS You can pay online with credit or debit Visa, Master Card, or Discover. If you would prefer to pay with cash or check, you can select the "send check" option. Once we receive notice that you have selected this option, you will have 3 business days to complete your payment. Please mail your check or stop by as soon as possible. We may not hold unpaid seats for more than three days. Need to talk to a live person? Call Julie am - 3pm We can answer your questions and walk you through the registration process. If you want help with our website, or don't have internet access and would like to know more about a class or want to register on the phone, give us a call! If we don't answer right away, please leave a message. If choosing to mail your registration and/or payment Please note that local mail can take anywhere from 1-3 days, and it is possible for a class to fill while your registration is in the mail. In order to avoid any confusion, we must process your payment at least two days before class begins. If you have not recieved a confirmation call or 2 days before class, please call! Helena College Donaldson Campus Mail: 1115 North Roberts Street Helena, MT Office: Room 113 Mon - Fri; 8 am - 5 pm Employees & Employers We can invoice your company directly. Complete your registration online, choose "Pay Later" and enter the appropriate billing information. We will contact you with any questions and issue your invoice promptly! Register Today! Registration Form Checks can be made payable to Helena College CE. For more information, please call or name phone address city/state/zip birth date (for demographic only) course title start date course title start date payment type or credit card information (please include CVV Code and expiration) Call to register

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