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LSU Alexandria Offers Non-Credit Classes in April

Released: 03/26/2003

<p> LSU Alexandria Continuing Education will offer a variety of non-credit classes in April that provide opportunities for personal growth, professional development, self-enrichment, wellness and fitness. All courses require pre-registration, which includes payment of fees, and meet on the LSU Alexandria campus unless otherwise noted. For registration information, contact Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495. <p></p> Computer & Technology Training <p></p>

Keyboarding-Learn the "touch" method of typing; perfect for anyone who has never used a keyboard before and a great refresher course for those who have not typed in a while. It will be held on Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6 from 6 until 8 p.m. in Avoyelles Hall, Room 103. The fee is $130 which includes a text. <p></p>

Microsoft Excel (Intermediate)-Take the next step in Excel and learn to group worksheets, consolidate data, use 3D references, create charts and graphs, sort and analyze data and filter records. Prerequisites are basic computer and keyboarding skills and Introduction to Microsoft Excel. It will be held on Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. in Chambers, Room 130. The fee is $155 which includes a text. <p></p>

Personal Enrichment <p></p>

How to Get Started in Coin Collecting-Learn how to store and display your collection and how to best communicate with other collectors about topics of mutual interest. This course will teach the beginning collector where to find rare and new coins, how to determine the value of a coin, where to get coin catalogs, how to get coins over the Web, how to store coins, and much more. It will be held Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in Oakland Hall, Room 206. The fee is $25. <p></p>

Permits/Exam Preparation <p></p>

Preparing for the Mathematics Portion of the ACT Exam-This course is a general review of the topics covered on the mathematics portion of the ACT exam. Test taking strategies will be discussed and handouts provided. It will be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10 from 4 until 7 p.m. in Oakland Hall, Room 213. The fee is $60. <p></p>

Professional Development <p></p>

Basic Principals of Records Management-Are you losing control over the paper in your office? Discover ways of managing information from its creation or receipt to its distribution, use, maintenance and disposition. This class will apply toward the required four hours of continuing education for contractors and builders. It will be held Thursday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Rapides Parish Learning Center, Room 226 at England Airpark. The fee is $65. <p></p>

Business Writing-Review the fundamentals of English grammar and mechanics of writing to aid in the composition of routine business documents. Participants will have one hour for lunch (which is not provided.) It will be held Wednesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rapides Parish Learning Center, Room 204 at England Airpark. The fee is $110 which includes a text. <p></p>

Collecting Bad Debt-Covers strategies and legal guidelines for collecting debt. This class will apply toward the required four hours of continuing education for contractors and builders. It will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 8 a.m. until noon in the Rapides Parish Learning Center, Room 226 at England Airpark. The fee is $65. <p></p>

Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding-Provides a working knowledge of the medical billing and coding process used in the medical field which will enable participants to function in all coding and reimbursement tasks. It will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in April (9 nights) and also on May 1 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Conference Center, Room 107. The fee is $160 <p></p>

Leadership and Planning-Examine principals of effective leadership in relation to the planning process and effectuating change in a business or organization. It will be held Mondays and Thursday, April 28, and May 1 and 5 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Conference Center, Room 106. The fee is $140. <p></p>

Water & Wellness For any of these courses, participants must provide and wear appropriate deck and water shoes. All sections meet at the LSU Alexandria pool in the Physical Education Building and it is not necessary to know how to swim. The fee for each section is $35 per month. <p></p>

Aquacise-This course is designed to use water&acute;s natural buoyancy and resistance to help improve physical fitness, mental alertness, and emotional health. It is held weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 until 9:55 a.m. <p></p>

Aerobic Deep Water Exercise-This is a no impact program performed in deep water within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is held weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:25 p.m. <p></p>

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Plus Shallow Water-All activities are performed in shallow water and are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. There are two sections: Section 1 - Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:25 p.m., Section 2 - Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:25 p.m. <p></p>

Pre-registration is required for all classes. For more information, to register for a class or get a complete listing of non-credit classes and Free Forums scheduled through May, call LSU Alexandria Continuing Education at 318-473-6495 or e-mail learn@lsua.edu. Additional information is available at www.lsua.edu </p>