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LSUA Continuing Education Courses for April

Released: 03/20/2001

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria Division of Continuing Education and Technology is offering a variety of non-credit continuing education courses in April. All classes meet on the LSUA campus unless otherwise noted and require pre-registration by contacting the division at (318) 473-6495. </p><p> All of the water exercise classes meet in the LSUA pool located in the Physical Education Building for a fee of $31 per month per class. Continuing students pay a discounted rate of $25 per month. </p> Aquacise is a routine of specially designed exercises which use the water&acute;s natural buoyancy and resistance and may improve physical fitness, mental alertness, and emotional health. Exercises are conducted in shallow and/or deep water and are suitable for all levels of physical ability and water orientation. Faye Reynolds instructs the group on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 until 9:55 a.m. </p><p> Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program plus Deep Water is a NO IMPACT program. All exercises are performed in deep water and all activities are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 10 to 20 minute aquatic endurance component without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Participants must provide Aqua Jogger or instructor-approved buoyancy apparatus. Bobbie Berlin leads the session Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:25 p.m. </p><p> Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Plus Shallow Water includes activities performed in shallow water which are within the capabilities of most people with arthritis. It is not necessary to know how to swim. Although it is a nonclinical program, it may result in some physical benefits such as decreased pain and increased flexibility and endurance. Participants should have functional and relatively comfortable shoulder and elbow motion and be able to tolerate a 10 to 20 minute aquatic endurance component or 15 minutes standing or walking on land without excessive pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. </p><p> SECTION 1 is held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:25 p.m. SECTION 2 in held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 until 5:25 p.m. </p><p> Burnout in the Helping Professions is a course which covers new information on the causes of burnout and practical skills for coping. The session will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 3 until 5 p.m. The fee is $20 and the instructor is Belle Rollins, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW. </p><p> Collecting Bad Debt is a course which will cover strategies and legal guidelines for collecting debt. The class will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The fee is $30 and the instructor is Ronnie Beard, Attorney at Law. </p><p> High Impact Customer Service will help you discover how to generate positive customer relations by identifying behavioral styles, using effective telephone techniques, and resolving customer concerns. Other topics include using outstanding negotiating skills and developing high performing teams. The class will be held on Tuesday&acute;s April 17 and 24 and May 1, 8, 15, and 22. Roger Toney will instruct the group from 1 until 4 p.m. The fee for the session is $95. </p><p> High Impact Leaders will give you the knowledge, skills and motivation required to develop high producing teams that work at peak efficiency. Roger Toney will instruct the class on Wednesdays, April 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16 and 23. The class will meet from 1 until 4 p.m. with a fee of $95. </p><p> Personal Computer: Beginners will teach participants the basics of how to work a new computer. You will become familiar with Windows 95/98, gain a working knowledge of the basic parts of the computer, learn about the most common software programs on new computers and the basics of navigating the Internet, including e-mail. Dr. Lawanda Smith will instruct the group on Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 6 until 9 p.m. The fee is $118.00 plus text. </p><p> Personal Computer: Beginner Computer for Senior Adults is designed to take the mystery and fear out of using a personal computer. Participants will learn the basics along with how to use the Internet and e-mail. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 5 until 8 p.m. The instructor is Glenna Cornell and the fee is $118.00 plus text. </p><p> Personal Computer: Introduction to Networking course will assist students in understanding networking concepts and technologies related to developing networks. This course will also provide a foundation for pursuing certifications such as the CNE, MCSE, Network+ and CCNA. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 6 until 9 p.m. The instructor will be Brad Lucas and the fee is $118.00 plus text. </p><p> Travel Course: Mansfield Battlefield Tour will visit the decisive battlefield of the Red River Campaign with a personal historian, Dr. Henry O. Robertson, professor of history and geography at LSUA. The tour will leave LSUA at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 and return from Shreveport at 5 p.m. Transportation will be provided. The fee for the travel course is $70. </p><p> The Division of Continuing Education and Technology has courses in Conversational Spanish and a D-Day Museum Travel Course scheduled for later in the spring. Contact the division at (318) 473-6495 for more information or to register for any of the courses mentioned. </p><p>