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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Community Education Courses Available

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education will offer several new non-credit courses this fall. These are designed for self-improvement, continuing your education, learning a new hobby, or just having fun. There are no admission requirements for any course.

Sept. 18– Oct. 4: Analyze and Visualize Data with Excel (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.)
  • This is a basic Microsoft Excel course covering topics related to how to enter and calculate data in a table and create pivot tables/charts based off the data. Topics covered include: Excel Basics (Interface), Create & Modify Tables, Sort & Filter, Basic Functions (Sum, Min, Max, Count, and Average), Conditional Formatting, Pivot Tables, Charts, Pivot Charts, Using Slicers, Printing, and Copying/Pasting vs. Linking. Registration is $100.
Sept. 24: Royal Icing Cookie Decorating 101 (6-8 p.m.)
  • Come learn the basics of making those gorgeous Pinterest-inspired decorated cookies. Participants will learn the technique of making royal icing, "flooding," and adding finishing touches to eight cut-out sugar cookies that can be taken home at the end. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $25.
Oct. 9 – Nov. 13: Cake Decorating (Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • Learn how to save money and impress your family by learning how to decorate cakes and have a lot of fun in the process. This creative cake decorating class is for beginners who want to create cakes for any occasion. Participants will learn how to bake a cake, how to make icing, and many simple decorating techniques. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $50.
Oct. 11: Munchkin & Me Cupcake Decorating (6-8 p.m.)
  • Bring along your little baker sidekick and enjoy an evening decorating cupcakes together. Decorations and other tools will be provided. Participants must bring 12 regular-size cupcakes, un-iced, in any flavor. Children must be at least 4 years old to attend. Seats are limited to 15 pairs, so register today. Registration is $30.
Oct. 13: Introduction to Beekeeping (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • This course will give participants an introduction to the history, methods, and benefits of beekeeping. Upon completion, participants should be familiar with beekeeping equipment and components needed to cultivate a healthy colony. Registration is $20.
Oct. 13: Beginner-Intermediate Genealogy (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • This is a basic genealogy research course for beginners or anyone curious about the subject. Tools and information will also be provided to participants who have done their own research, but still need help getting to the next step. Registration is $15.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 13: Floral Design (Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • This course will take participants through the steps of building their very own seasonal creations. Participants will be able to choose what types of floral arrangements will be worked on throughout the sessions. Some supplies will be provided, but participants will need to bring wire cutters, scissors, a glue gun, wire ribbon, and flowers of their choice. Registration is $60.
Nov. 5: Christmas Inspired Royal Icing Cookie Decorating (6-8 p.m.)
  • Come learn the basics of making those gorgeous Pinterest-inspired decorated cookies, all dressed up in the holiday spirit. Participants will learn the technique of making royal icing, "flooding," and adding finishing touches to eight cut-out Christmas sugar cookies that can be taken home at the end. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $25.
Dec. 1: Glass Fusion – Unique Jewelry for Unique Artist (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Glass Fusing is the technique used to join pieces of glass together by partly melting them at a high temperature. The heating is commonly produced in an electric kiln. This class will explore various ways to mix glass of different colors and designs. Participants will learn how to identify quality pieces, mix colors, and cut glass safely. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $40.
Dec. 4. Ladies Night Out (6-8 p.m.)
  • Bring your girlfriends along for an evening filled with baked goods. Just in time for the holidays, learn how to make the perfect cake pop, the prettiest petit fours, and the most decadent homemade chocolates. Seats are limited, so register today. Registration is $30.
Registration for all courses can be completed by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information, contact Jessica Rohlman at (501) 977-2004, or at rohlman@uaccm.edu.

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