Fall 2013
Continuing Education

 

Would you like to learn a new skill?

Are you looking for something to enrich your life?

Would you like to improve your health?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Westminster College Continuing Education Program is a smart choice for you.

Get a taste of Continuing Education Courses at Westminster College.
Come join us and learn something new!
                            Learn . . . Explore . . . Enjoy! 
Discover and develop new skills!Continuing Education courses and seminars are non-credit and are open to all interested individuals. These classes prove an opportunity to develop hobbies, learn a skill and meet others. Fees are kept at a minimum.  Formal admission to Westminster College is not required.

Specialized programs can be developed to meet the education needs of virtually any group, organization, or business.

 

Fitness, Personal Enrichment and Computer Classes



Fitness Classes

September 16 - December 14


ZUMBA
Zumba fuses musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be FUN and EASY TO DO! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and International zest into the mix and you've got ZUMBA! Have fun while taking the work out of "working out!"
Contact hours:  4 hours

Monday 5:00-6:00 pm; Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm; Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Session A: September 19 - October 12
Session B: October 14 - November 9

Session C: November 11 - December 14 (no classes November 25 - 30)

Instructor:  Kailen Fiedler
Place:  Old 77, Dance Studio  

Cost:  Monday classes 4 per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class
Wednesday classes 4 per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class

Saturday classes 4 per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class

HATHA YOGA
Hatha vinyasa style of yoga will stretch and strengthen your muscles, joints and spine.  It aides in healing by directing blood and oxygen to the internal organs, glands and nerves.  Strength, balance, respiration and fitness levels are improved.  Each class concludes with final relaxation.  You may want to bring a blanket for that part of the class. You will need to bring a yoga mat.  Yoga strap and yoga blocks are optional. 
Contact hours:  4 hours

Tuesdays; 5:30-6:30 pm

Session A:  September 17, 22, October 1 & 8
Session B:  October 15, 22, 29 & November 5

Session C:  November 12, 19, December 3 & 10 (no class, November 26)

Instructor:  Lori Allen
Place:  Old 77, Dance Studio
Cost:  4 classes per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class    

PROP-BASED YOGA
Prop-based yoga uses props such as blocks and straps to aid the student in achieving alignment and stability in each pose (asana). Props and modifications of poses are utilized to build strength, balance, and flexibility. Restorative poses for relaxation and renewal are also taught.
Contact hours: 
4 hours

Wednesdays; 5:00-6:00 pm

Session A: September 18, 25, October 2 & 9
Session B:  October 16, 23, 30, November 6

Session C:  November 13, 20, December 4 & 11 (no class, November 27)

Instructor:  Patricia Clark
Place:  Old 77, Dance Studio
Cost:  4 classes per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class

CARDIO/STRENGTH BLAST
This class is designed for various fitness levels from low to high.  Your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility will be utilized to burn calories and get fit!  Light weight dumbbells are recommended but not required.  Get moving. . . Get Fit. . . And most importantly, Have Fun!!
Contact hours:  4 hours

Thursdays; 6:00-7:00 pm

Session A: September 19, 26, October 3 & 10
Session B: October 17, 24, 31 & November 14

Session C: November 21, December 5, 12 & 19

Instructor:  Michael Gordon
Place:  Old 77, Dance Studio
Cost:  4 classes per session $25 - Walk-ins $7 per class

 

Computer Classes


GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMPUTER
Ask not what you can do for your mouse, but what your mouse can do for you.  In this introductory class, learn terminology about software and hardware that will allow you to talk about your computer.  This class addresses the new environment of Windows 007 and touches on Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet.  Oh, what wonderful things you will see.
Contact hours: 
6 hours

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 1, 2 & 3

5:30-7:30 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Hall
Place:  Hoyt Science Center, Room 290
Cost:  $59

MICROSOFT WORD 2010
Learn the newest version of Microsoft Word, this class allows you to explore the 2010 version of Word and all it has to offer.  This session is ideal for students who have some computer experience with typing and using a computer mouse.  This class will allow the student to learn on the 2010 version while referring to earlier version of Word.
Contact hours:  8 hours

Monday & Wednesday, October 14, 16 & 21
5:30-8:00 pm

Instructor: Jackie Hall
Place:  Patterson Hall, Room 103
Cost:  $69

INTRODUCTION EXCEL 2010
Excel into the future.  This course will introduce you to the world of Excel.  Learn formatting; learn what a fill series is and how to move easily from cell to cell (and you don't even have to take biology).  Learn to use auto sum.  Look at Excel at a slow pace; it's not as scary as you think!
Contact hours: 
7 1/2 hours

Monday, November 4, 11 & 18

5:30-8:00 pm

Instructor: Jackie Hall
Place:  Patterson Hall, Room 103
Cost:  $69

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Do not let the words like elliptical "marquee", "magic wand", and "gradient" intimidate you. Learn how to edit and enhance your photos with Photoshop while using tools like these and much more! You will be able to take a simple photo and turn it into something that you could impress your friends with. Become a Photoshop professional with hands on experience and resources that you can have for a lifetime.
Contact hours: 
8 hours

Monday, September 16, 23, 30 & October 7

6:00-8:00 pm

Instructor: Nathan LaRiccia
Place:  Patterson Hall, Room 103
Cost:  $79

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT
This is one of the most fun classes that you will ever take. PowerPoint allows you to be creative, while presenting information to others. Learn to use information from the Internet on your presentations, learn to insert, crop and format pictures. This course gets you started, the rest is up to you and your imagination; the sky's the limit!
Contact hours: 
5 hours

Thursday, November 7 & 14

5:30-8:30 pm

Instructor: Jackie Hall
Place: Hoyt Science Center, Room 290
Cost:  $49

 

All computer classes are hands-on workshop.



Personal Enrichment Classes


"ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?"
AUDIBLES, BLITZES, AND COLLISIONS...The ABC's of understanding football ...a course designed particularly for women (although men are welcome too) seeking to better understand America's favorite sport.  Come one hour, go home and catch the Monday night game - ready to watch with new appreciation.
Contact hours:  4 hours

Monday, September 23, 30, October 7 & 14

7:00-8:00 pm

Instructor:  Darwin Huey
Place:  Old Main, Room 305
Cost:  $20

GLASS PAINTING/GRAPES
It seems like everywhere you look there are grapes. Now you can get into the winery look and decorate your glasses, plates, trays or anything else that your heart desires. The technique of painting grapes with sponge tools is easy to learn.  You will impress your friends and yourself.  You will need to bring an item to paint (wine goblets, trays, Christmas ornaments, white or clear glass). $10 material fee paid the night of class.
Contact hours: 
3 1/2 hours

Thursday, September 26, 2013

5:30-9:00 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Hall
Place:  Hoyt Science Center, Room 206
Cost:  $25

WINTERTIME GLASS PAINTING
Learn to use a fan brush to create a pine tree with snow on its branches. Also, you will learn to paint pine cones, and pine branches. When you have mastered this you can create a winter scene. All glassware will be provided. You will need to bring a blow dryer and a small fan brush. $10 material fee paid the night of class.
Contact hours:  3 1/2 hours

Thursday, October 24, 2013

5:30-9:00 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Hall
Place:  Hoyt Science Center, Room 206
Cost:  $25

GLASS PAINTING SNOWFLAKES AND PRIMITIVE SNOWMEN
Before you know it, winter will be here.  This class will introduce you to different techniques of painting snowflakes and snowmen.  Remember that no two snowflakes are alike, so there are no mistakes in this class.  You will need to bring an item to paint (wine goblets, smooth sided vase, and a fine brush). $10 material fee paid the night of class.
Contact hours:  3 1/2 hours

Tuesday, November 19

5:30-9:00 pm

Instructor:  Jackie Hall
Place:  Hoyt Science Center, Room 206
Cost:  $25

BEGINNING KNITTING
Learn the basics of knitting while making nifty fingerless gloves just in time for winter.  You will learn how to choose yarn, to follow a pattern, to use various stitches including increasing, decreasing and binding off, and to make finishing touches.  Once you finish your gloves, you can make more for gifts!  Please bring one skein of sport weight yarn and one pair of size 6 knitting needles.  If you have a bit of old yarn to practice with, bring that too.
Contact hours:  6 hours

Tuesday, October 1, 8, 15 & 22

6:00-7:30 pm

Instructor:  Emily Allen
Place:  McGill Library, Robinson Room
Cost:  $42

 

Five Ways to Register!


  1. In Person: Walk in to register at our office: 268 McKelvey Campus Center, New Wilmington, PA. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  2. By Mail: Complete the registration form and choose method of payment (credit card or check). For credit cards, please include your Discover, Visa, or MasterCard account number, your name as it appears on the credit card and your authorized signature. Checks should be made payable to Westminster College and mailed to the Office of Adult & Graduate Studies, Attn: Lori Scheidemantle, McKelvey Campus Center, New Wilmington, PA 16172.
  3. By Phone: Our office number, 724-946-7353, is accessible 24 hours a day. If we are unavailable, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.
  4. By Fax: Fax the completed registration form your payment information to 724-946-6351.
  5. On-line: Complete the registration form online, then provide payment information by mail or phone.