Rend Lake College is bringing an exciting line-up of Community Education classes to campus this fall.
Students will learn more about the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with anger from psychologist Dr. Carl Knapp in "Anger Management." Students also will gain insight into learning how people manage emotions and the four agreements that make anger management attainable. The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the One-Room Independence Schoolhouse on the Ina campus. Registration is $12.
In "Taxidermy," students will learn the art of preserving, mounting and displaying animal skins. Instructor Ron Jackson will guide students through mounting their own bird, fish, deer or small animal. Supplies needed for class are species to mount (needs to be thawed) and scalpel or sharp knife. Added costs for other supplies will be determined by the selected project and a supply list will be mailed to students at the time of registration. This class offers two different sessions. The first will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 8 through 24. The second will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Oct. 6 through 27. Both classes will be held in Vocational Building Room 105. Each class is limited to the first 12 paid students. Registration is $82.
Teenagers now can network and socialize at Rend Lake College with the unveiling of "Club RLC." Club RLC provides a safe and friendly environment for tweens and teens between the ages of 12 and 15 to get together and have fun. There will be a variety of cool and fun activities each month, such as games, tourneys, contests, guest speakers, improv skits, dancing and more. This event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on three Friday nights, Sept. 11, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 at the One-Room Schoolhouse. Registration is $20 each or $50 for all three, and refreshments are included. Pre-registration is required.
Participation in "Hunter Safety" is required by state statute for hunters born on or after January 1, 1980, when applying for a hunting license. Phil Bean will instruct students on wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations. This is a free course, but pre-registration is required due to limited enrollment. Students should bring both a pen and pencil to both sessions, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Science Building Room 122.
"Digital Photography" will teach students how to use their digital cameras and experience the enjoyment of producing quality photographs. Instructor Dayna Hartley will help students become familiar with their cameras and settings, understand lighting conditions and gain insight on elements of good photo composition. Students will need to bring their cameras and manuals to class. This class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 14 through 28 in Learning Resource Center Room 207. Registration is $30.
Kids can help solve a mystery in "Me & My Buddy: Mystery Dinner Theater." This Mystery Dinner is for kids and adult buddies. Students will use their detective skills to search through clues and solve the mystery. This is a non-murder mystery suitable for children. This dinner party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the One-Room Schoolhouse. Registration is $35 per couple and includes dinner.
Students will step into the RLC Culinary Arts kitchen as they learn the best way to make cakes and icing in "Cake Decorating." Beth Mandrell will show students tips on decorating and will let them use her tools and icing tips so they can try before they buy. This class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 6, in the Student Center Culinary Arts Lab. Students will bring a cake to the second and third sessions. A $6 supply fee payable to the instructor will cover the costs of bags, tips and icing. Registration is $30.
Whether students are looking for help with personal or professional relationships, the "Stairway to Success Conference" will meet their needs. Sessions will be led by talented trainer and facilitator Theresa Gilbert. They include "Dealing with Difficult People," "Creating Harmony in the Workplace," and "Gimme a Break - I'm Stressed Out!" Participants will gain insight on how to understand the needs and expectations of each personality type, learn what creates high stress and strategies to manage stress. This workshop is worth 0.5 credit hours (7.5 CPDUs) and will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Student Center Private Dining Area. Registration is $79 and includes lunch. The registration deadline is Sept. 18.
"Small Engine Repair" will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 6 through 27 in Applied Science Center Room 104. Students will learn to take care of small repairs and maintenance services by themselves. Larry Journey will instruct students on basic repair and replacement of gasoline and engine parts, cooling, tune-up, lubricating, electrical components, starting systems and engine overhaul. Registration is $40.
Students will join instructor Dayna Hartley to use their imaginations and hands to create beautiful personal expressions of art in "Ceramic Creations." Students will gain experience using a low-fire clay and different glazes, as well as learn pinch pot and hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab. Students should bring a supply fee of $35 payable to instructor for materials used. This class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 19 through Nov. 9 in Learning Resource Center Room 153A. Registration is $40.
In "Making Memorable Movies," students will impress their friends and family by learning how to make their own home movies with Windows Movie Maker. Students will learn how to add titles, subtitles and credits to movie clips from instructor Krystal Reagan. Participants also will learn how to edit and sequence digital video and add music and overlays. This class will help students achieve the basic skills they need to produce an entertaining video. This course will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in Advanced Technology Center Room 175. Registration is $12.
Students will learn how to use the internet to look for jobs in "Job Search: Using the Internet." Kathy Craig will show students the hottest Web sites to make job searching a snap. Participants also will learn tips on how to create resumes and how easy it is to apply for a job online. This course will offer two sessions on Monday, Nov. 19, one from 2 to 4 p.m. and another from 6 to 8 p.m. Both sessions will be in Advanced Technology Center Room 175. This is a free course.
Those interested in registering for a class can contact Lori or Kristina at Rend Lake College's Community Education Department, (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1367 / 1267, or call toll-free (in-district only) at 800-369-5321 Ext. 1367 / 1267.