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October Short Courses at LSUA

Released: 08/25/2001

<p> The Division of Continuing Education at Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) is offering a variety of non-credit courses in October. LSUA provides these opportunities for personal growth, development and self-enrichment as part of its commitment to lifelong learning. All classes require pre-registration, which includes payment of fees, and meet on the LSUA campus unless otherwise noted. </p><p> Basic Automotive Knowledge will teach basic maintenance and the general workings of the automobile. Participants will also learn the best way to approach the repair shop and how to prevent being taken advantage of. The class will meet on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 until 4 p.m. The fee is $30 and participants should wear comfortable clothing to participate in hands-on learning opportunities. </p><p> A course in Conversational Spanish will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30. The class will meet from 4 until 6 p.m. with a fee of $70 plus text. Emphasis is placed on conversation, one-way communication and understanding spoken Spanish. </p><p> The D-Day Museum Travel Course is a day trip to New Orleans to visit The National D-Day Museum and The Jackson Barracks Military Museum. The trip is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20 with a registration deadline of October 4. Registration is not complete until fees are paid. The cost is $70 and includes transportation and museum tickets. Lunch is not included in the registration fee, but the group will dine in New Orleans. The minimum age for participants is 12 years. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. </p><p> The course Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement will discuss how to realistically prepare for retirement. The class will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 8 and 15 from 6 until 9 p.m. with a fee is $50. </p><p> Participants will learn how to generate a steady stream of income from investments, protect assets from inflation and minimize taxes. Conservative investment alternatives such as municipal bonds, money market and mutual funds and others will be discussed. Individuals will learn to diversify and properly position assets according to age, objectives, risk tolerance and prior investment experience. </p><p> Introduction to Landscape Design is your opportunity to learn how to design your own home landscape from a local professional. This course will apply towards four hours of continuing education required for contractors and builders. The class will meet on Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 23 and 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the University Center on England Airpark. The fee for the course is $55. </p><p> Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding will provide participants with a working knowledge of the medical billing and coding process used in the medical field which will enable them to function in all coding and reimbursement tasks. The 20 hour course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, and Nov. 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15. The course will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. for a fee of $140. </p><p> Preparing for the Mathematics Portion of the ACT will give a general review of the topics covered on the mathematics portion of the ACT exam. Test taking strategies will be discussed and handouts will be provided. The class will meet on Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 24 and 25 from 4 until 7 p.m. The fee is $38. </p><p> For registration information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495. </p>