INA, Ill. (Sept. 2, 2011) - Rend Lake College Community and Corporate Education courses for the month of September are packed with opportunities to grow mentally and physically.
Main Campus Classes in Ina
In Beginning Guitar students will learn the basic knowledge of playing a guitar. Instructor Joe Pallermo will teach students about the fret board and how to read notes used for playing the guitar. Participants will learn basic left-hand and right-hand techniques, scales, chords, and various styles and genre will also be covered. Students are asked to bring their own acoustic guitar. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Beginning Guitar will be held from 5-7 p.m., Fridays (5 Sessions), Sept. 16 - Oct. 14, in the Historic Schoolhouse on the RLC main campus in Ina. Registration is $50.
Repair costs can be very expensive if you hire a professional. With the RLC Home Improvement Series, students can learn how to do the basics themselves and save money. Basic Electrical - the first in three fall DIY classes - will show participants how to replace and install electrical outlets, electrical switches and light fixtures. Students will learn how to replace electrical plug-ins or outlets on electrical cords. They will also gain a basic understanding of the circuit box and how to replace circuit breakers. Instructor Wayne Kulich will provide the basic electrical knowledge home owners should know. Basic Electrical will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Vocational Building, Room 117. Registration is $20.
Digital Photography is a course designed to show students how to use their digital camera to produce quality photographs. Professional photographer Shawna Williams will help students become familiar with their camera and camera settings, better understand lighting conditions, and gain insight on the element of good photographic composition. Students are asked to bring their camera and camera manual to class. Digital Photography will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays (4 sessions), Sept. 28 - Oct. 19th, in Vocational Building Room 118. Registration is $40.
Mt. Vernon Classes
ACT Prep is a course designed to teach reading, English, science and math skills high school students need to do well on the ACT. Test-taking skills are also emphasized. Students must purchase Barron's ACT 16th Edition textbook, which will be available for $20.22 at the first class session. ACT Prep will be held from 9 a.m. - Noon on Saturdays (6 sessions), Sept. 10 - Oct. 15, in room 203 at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The instructor is Jeff Keen. Registration is $89 in addition to the textbook fee.
Sign Language I uses instruction and group activities to teach students basic American Sign Language, how to sign exact English, and helps students acquire an understanding of the culture of the hearing impaired. Teachers can learn the alphabet, colors, numbers, and common items in the classroom. This class is a .5 credit hour/8 CPDUs course. Sign Language I will be offered from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays (4 sessions), Sept. 15 - Oct. 6, in room 203 at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The instructor is Amy Richards. Registration is $45.
Pottery is a class for those who enjoy learning how to create beautiful works of arts with their hands. Instructor Sarah Trotter will show participants traditional hand building techniques such as coil, pinch pot, and slab build to help create clay masterpieces. Students as young as second grade may attend. Pottery will be held from 9-11 a.m., Saturdays (2 sessions), Sept. 17 and 24, at the Jefferson County Historical Village Main building in Mt. Vernon. The registration fee is $20. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Publishing Your Manuscript was designed to provide information for anyone who has ever wanted to but didn't know how to get a manuscript published. Instructor Edmond DeRousse will address questions concerning how to get started in the publication process. Learn what the motivations of publishers are, types of publishing, the publishing process, and what happens after the publication occurs. Students will leave inspired with practical knowledge about the publishing process as well as links to publishers. Publishing Your Manuscript will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in Room 101 at the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus. Registration is $10.
Girls in grades third through sixth can learn the basic fundamentals of basketball with a new class coming to McLeansboro. Instructor Terry Drone will show students shooting, dribbling, ball-handling, passing, defense, and more. Students are asked to come dressed and ready to play. Girls Basketball for third and fourth grades will be held from 4:30-6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 26 - Oct. 6. Girls basketball for fifth and sixth grades will take place from 3-4:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 16 - Oct. 6. Both classes will be held at McLeansboro East Side Gym. Registration is $30.
Community Education provides instructional courses, workshops, youth camps, and programs designed to meet the educational, social and cultural needs of the college district population. The goal of Community Education is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for self development, personal challenge and leisure enjoyment for students of all ages.