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I want to take a non-credit course

Sometimes it's important to learn something simply for the joy of learning, and to join a community of people with similar interests.

(all non-credit courses are open to the public)

For additional information about non-credit offerings, contact Will Everitt.

Madison Campus non-credit offerings
(summer 2015)

Social Media for Business
Date: July 10 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Lisa Shoemaker
Cost: $10

This course is not an introductory class.
Attendees will need to have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts setup ahead of time.

Course designed to be offered in computer lab and will give attendees hands on experience with Social Media and advanced functions to promote business. The course is designed to train individuals on how to increase traffic and engagement for businesses on social media sites.

 

Life-Long Career Enhancement Tools
Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: P.A. Tanner
Cost: $10

This three hour workshop will assist the attendee in developing skills, knowledge and resources to be employed for life.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Identify and research potential employers through informational interviews, networking and social media tools
  • Understand personal strengths* and how to build upon them
  • Create a professional cover letter and resume incorporating proven results oriented standards
  • Create a personalized “elevator speech” also known as a 30-second commercial
  • Demonstrate interviewing Do’s and Don’ts (first impressions cannot be erased) – dress, posture, attitude, handshake and more
  • Use social media to your advantage

*prefer attendees took a skills (talent) self-assessment before the workshop to emphasize that knowing oneself is paramount for a successful professional career

 

Abstract Watercolors
Date: July 24, 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Martha Grace Gray
Cost: $10

Come and join us for a morning of abstract watercolor painting! All experience levels welcome. We will be studying and discussing composition and the rule of thirds as it relates to watercolor painting. Students will learn with a hands on approach and paint with watercolors during this class. Martha Grace will assist students to put their new found knowledge of the rule of thirds and composition to work in their paintings. Martha Grace Gray has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Mississippi College and a Bachelor’s degree in art from Samford University. She has won numerous national and regional art awards and she will demonstrate abstract painting techniques during this exciting class.

 

Weight Loss 101
Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Jacinda Roach
Cost: $10

Losing weight is not easy and most are looking for a quick fix. Come and learn about healthy weight loss that can lead to lasting results. Proper meal planning and energy balance will be highlighted in this class. Dr. Jacinda Roach will teach you behavior modification techniques that will complement your weight loss efforts. Such techniques will help you to maintain a healthy weight throughout life. Dr. Roach is a registered dietitian and holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition & Food Systems from USM. She has helped clients lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout her 20 years of practice and she can help you too.

 

Mississippi Coast Campus non-credit offerings
(summer 2015)

iPad I
Date: July 17, 2015

Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Ronald Warr

Cost: $10
This three hour workshop will assist the attendee in developing skills, knowledge and resources in familiarizing themselves with the various aspects of their iPad*.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, attendees will have the ability to:

  • Identify the physical characteristics of the iPad
  • Understand the screen layout and interactivity, including taps, drags, pinches, swipes and multi-touch gestures
  • Gain a basic understanding of the various types of navigation utilized by the iOS (Operating System) and a selection of common apps (applications)
  • Understand the care, cleaning and maintenance of the iPad

Discussion topics will include:

  • Physical Layout
  • Screen Layout
  • Navigation
  • Applications (Apps)
  • General Care and Cleaning

*This workshop will focus on the Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPad Air and even the iPhones. While some of this information crosses the platform to the Android based tablets, we will be focusing on the Apple iOS architecture. All discussions are geared for this operating system.

 

Grant Writing
Date: July 24, 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Catherine Wilkins
Cost: $10

The Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop has been designed to introduce students to grant writing. The overview will include: which type of grant is right for your organization, understanding the components of a grant, the preparation and writing of the grant, how relationships enhance grant funding and other information. This beginner’s workshop will give you a basic knowledge of how to start the grant writing process.

 

iPad II: A Day in the Life – My iPad and Me
Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Facilitator: Ronald Warr
Cost: $10

This three hour workshop will assist the attendee in developing skills, knowledge and resources in familiarizing themselves with the various aspects of their iPad*
by demonstrating how I use it personally and professionally in my life, on a daily basis.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, attendees will have the ability to:

  • Review the physical characteristics, screen layout and interactivity of the iPad
  • Gain a basic understanding of the litany of functions that they can use daily on their iPad, including the calendar, weather, music and entertainment, social networking,
    email, and word processing functions
  • Using Notifications Center
  • Using Control Center
  • Using Siri
  • Understand the care, cleaning and maintenance of the iPad

Discussion topics will include:

  • Physical and Screen Layout
  • Using the calendar, weather, music and entertainment, social networking, email, and word processing applications
  • Using the Notification Center, Control Center and Siri to work smarter, not harder
  • General Care and Cleaning

*This workshop will focus on the Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPad Air and even the iPhones. While some of this information crosses the platform to the Android based tablets, we will be focusing on the Apple iOS architecture. All discussions are geared for this operating system.

This information is gleaned from my own daily usage of my iPad 2 and my iPhone 5S, plus that of a number of individuals all of whom are known to utilize their iPads on a daily basis.

 

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