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Computer and Paralegal Courses Start in February

KEENE, N.H. 1/6/03 - Numerous computer and paralegal courses along with wellness and woodturning classes start in February at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

Two desktop publishing courses and an introductory computer class are scheduled on weekends. Each one-credit class meets on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Quark Basics takes place on Feb. 7 and 8. Introduction to PageMaker is offered Feb. 21 and 22 and Microsoft Office for the Personal Computer is scheduled Feb. 28 and March 1.

Four other computer courses are offered for non-credit. Two will be offered on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word, on Feb. 8, is a hands-on introduction to the popular word processing application for business. Intermediate Word for Windows, on Feb. 22, is designed for anyone wishing to develop professional-level document skills.

Introduction to Windows, a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system on a personal computer, takes place Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Web Writing I helps students create their own web pages using Microsoft Word and HTML. The class is offered on Wednesdays, Feb. 19-March 12, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Numerous online courses ranging from Introduction to the Internet to Discover Digital Photography are available starting Feb. 12. All online courses are offered as non-credit classes. For online course descriptions and costs, visit out website at

Two woodturning courses are scheduled on weekends meeting on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. An introductory Woodturning class is offered on Feb. 7 and 8 and Advanced Woodturning is scheduled on Feb. 21 and 22.

The first course explains the woodturning tools and machinery and proper turning techniques. The second course covers topics such as covered containers, hollow vessels, and working with natural top pieces.

Introduction to Eastern Healing Practices is another weekend course offered on Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The one-credit health science course examines Eastern theories of healing and well-being including acupuncture and tai chi.

Two other health science courses Drugs, Health, and Risk Assessment and Introduction to Health Science are offered during lunchtime from noon to 1:20 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday between Feb. 26 and April 2.

A special education course Basic Sign Language, which introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture, meets on Mondays, Feb. 3 to March 3, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Three non-credit paralegal courses start in February. Introduction to Paralegal Studies and Legal Research meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to April 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. in separate classrooms. Estate Planning, Probate, and Taxation is scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 6-May 1, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

For further information about weekend and online 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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