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Keene State Offers Weeklong And Weekend Courses In Summer

KEENE, N.H. 5/7/04 - Keene State College is offering many weekend and weeklong courses that start in May and June. Six-week summer sessions begin May 17 and June 28. The registration deadline is May 12 for Summer Session I and June 23 for Summer Session II.

Many one-week institutes and weekend courses are available throughout the summer for which students may register until the day those courses begin. Early registration is encouraged because under-enrolled courses may be cancelled. Here’s a sampling of weekend and institute courses that start in May and June.

Students can earn three-college credits in one-week’s time by registering for any of the numerous weeklong institutes that meet Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Computers and Design, May 17-21, introduces beginners to computer design using QuarkXpress, scanning, and image manipulation.

Introduction to Digital Post Production, May 17-21, introduces the world of nonlinear film editing using the Avid Xpress DV system.

Intensive Institute: Spanish, May 17-21, introduces basic Spanish, Spanish history, and contemporary culture using multimedia resources.

Photoshop Basics, May 24-28, is an overview of Adobe Photoshop as a design tool on the Macintosh computer.

Intensive Institute: French, May 24-28, introduces basic French, French history, and contemporary culture using multimedia resources.

Organization and Administration of Safety Program, May 24-28, deals with the instructional and administrative aspects of comprehensive safety programs.

Respiratory Protection, June 7-11, covers the requirements of the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program.

PC Hardware Fundamentals, June 7-11, is for people who purchase, support, or maintain PC systems using current, hardware, software, and Internet standards.

Advanced Digital Post Production Techniques, June 7-11, builds on Introduction to Digital Editing and includes working with third-party applications such as Photoshop and AfterEffects.

Construction Safety, June 14-18, provides safety managers with strategies to reduce the number of illnesses and injuries due to hazardous exposures in the construction industry.

Industrial Hygiene, June 21-25, discusses the anticipation, recognition, and control of occupational health hazards in the workplace that can cause illness among workers or citizens in surrounding communities.

There are several three-credit courses that meet on weekends.

Body Centered Therapies investigates various types of massage, therapeutic touch, reflexology acupressure and other therapies. This health course meets Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Best Western Silver Fox Inn in Waterville Valley, N.H.

Maps and Map Reading explains maps and their contents, the theory of map reproduction and an overview of maps of the United States and other countries. The geography course meets May 14-29 on Fridays from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Two weekend computer courses, offered for one credit, meet on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Microsoft Office for the Personal Computer, offered June 4 and 5, is a hands-on introduction to this popular integrated software package on a PC. Adobe Illustrator Basics, scheduled June 18 and 19, provides participants with a hands-on overview of this graphic illustration program.

Numerous online courses, ranging from “Creating Web Pages” to “Secrets of Better Photography” are available starting May 19 and June 16. For online course descriptions and costs, visit the online site at

For further information about Keene State summer courses, check the Continuing Education web page at or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You may also e-mail your request to

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