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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES AT LSUA IN MAY

Released: 05/03/2000

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria Division of Continuing Education and Technology has several courses scheduled to begin in May in a variety of fields. Continuing education courses are offered for professional or personal development and enrichment. There are no tests or grades for these classes. All courses are taught on the campus unless otherwise noted and participants must pre-register to attend. Contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495 to register or receive more information on these or upcoming offerings. </p><p> Wills, Successions, and Donations-Local attorney, Ronnie Beard, will answer the questions, "Why do I need a will?" and "How do I make a will?" and many others related to this topic. The course will offer participants peace of mind in learning how to put their "affairs in order." The class will meet Thursday, May 11, from 6-9 p.m. The fee for the course is $30. </p><p>

Introduction to Basic Automotive Maintenance-Instructor Michael Descant will provide basic instruction on vehicle maintenance including checking and changing the oil, changing tires, checking belts and other types of preventive maintenance. There will be hands-on activities, so dress casually. The class will meet on Saturday, May 13 from 1-5 p.m. The fee is $40. Utilizing Internet Search Strategies and Web Tools-This course is designed to help participants learn about search engines, improve search results when searching the Web, and illustrate effective search strategies through a variety of hands-on exercises. Participants are required to be familiar with the keyboard and using a mouse. Janet Swartz-Austin will teach the course on Monday and Wednesday, May 15 and 17 from 6-9 p.m. The fee for the course is $80.00 </p><p> Alexandria Insurance Pre-Licensing Course for Life and Health-Participants will learn basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and the agent&acute;s responsibility. Experts in each area will present segments of the course. The class material is designed to prepare students for the exam and to provide a good education for their career choice. This thirty-two hour class is offered by live interactive television. The class will be held Monday through Thursday, May 15-18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $135.00 plus textbook purchase. </p><p> Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement-This course will help participants learn how to realistically prepare for retirement. Some of the topics will include how to generate a steady stream of income from investments, how to protect your assets and to minimize taxes. Robert L. Harger, Jr. will teach the course on Tuesdays, May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 from 6-9 p.m. The fee for the course is $50. </p><p> Introduction to the Personal Computer-Instructor Glenna Cornell will help you become familiar with the basics of Windows, common software programs and basics of navigating the Internet. Basic keyboarding skill is required. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays on May 16, 18, 23, and 25 from 6-9 p.m. The fee is $118 plus cost of text. </p><p> Line Dance-In addition to having fun learning today&acute;s most popular line dances from country to soul, you will gain the benefit of a low-impact workout in this session. Donna Odom will lead the class on Tuesday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. The fee for the course is $13. </p><p> Criteria for Quality-This course will provide a basic understanding of the three major quality programs: Malcolm Baldridge, ISO 9000 and ISO14000. The course will be offered on Thursday, May 18 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and the instructor is Dan Lavergne. This class will meet in the University Center at England Airpark and the fee is $30. </p><p> Alexandria Insurance Pre-Licensing Course for Property and Casualty-Participants will learn basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law and the agent&acute;s responsibility. Experts in each area will present segments of the course. The class material is designed to prepare students for the state insurance exam which generally consists of questions which cover insurance topics and state insurance laws and regulations. This thirty-two hour class is offered by live interactive television. The class will be held Monday through Thursday, May 22-25 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $135.00 plus textbook purchase. </p><p> Lifeguard Training-This class is a complete Red Cross Lifeguard Program which will certify participants in First Aid, Rescue CPR and Lifeguard Rescues. Participants must meet prerequisites for the course which are: must be 15 years old; must be able to tread water for 5 minutes; and must be able to swim 500 yard with the following strokes: breast, freestyle and sidestroke. The training will be held on May 22, 24, 25, 30, 31 and June 1 & 2 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The fee is $140 and Robert Stewart will be the instructor. </p><p> To register or receive more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495. </p>