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Courses Offered in March at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 2/14/03 - Investment Decisions: Stock Selection and Preventing Bullying in the Schools are two of many courses that start in March at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

Investment Decisions provides an in-depth financial analysis of a company using specialized stock analysis software and online research tools. The one- credit course meets Friday, March 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Preventing Bullying in Schools examines current research on bullying and components of successful school-based bully prevention programs and interventions. This education course meets Friday, March 28, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Another education course, Picturing Writing: Integration Curriculum Model, Ocean Unit, is offered on Friday, March 14, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This course presents art- and literature- based exercises to enhance social studies and science curricula.

Intermediate Sign Language builds on the material presented in Introductory Sign Language, with emphasis on enhanced expressive/receptive abilities. The one-credit course meets Mondays, March 24-April 21, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Adobe Illustrator Basics is an overview of basic techniques such as trans- formation tools, paths, auto trace, and transfer of designs to desktop publishing files to create basic business system designs, drawings, and logos. This art course meets on Friday, March 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nine noncredit computer courses start in March and offer hands-on instruction using the personal computer:

Advanced Word for Windows, Saturday, March 1, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., teaches students how to use forms, templates, and styles and create presentation- quality documents including inserted pictures and graphs.

Introduction to the Personal Computer, Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20, 6-9 p.m., is designed for people with little or no computer experience.

Introduction to PowerPoint, Tuesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., covers basic tools and techniques, including auto content templates, table charts, the use of clip art to enhance a presentation, and more.

Web Graphics I, Wednesdays, March 26-April 16, 6-9 p.m., focuses on designing appealing, effective web pages; creating graphics, graphic interfaces, and seamless backgrounds; and making images and full pages that load quickly.

Introduction to Microsoft Access, Saturday, March 8, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., gives students the basic tools for creating a database, entering and editing data, designing tables and fields, indexing, sorting, making basic forms, and querying.

Intermediate Microsoft Access, Saturday, March 15, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., teaches students how to create complex databases using Access.

Advanced Microsoft Access: Forms and Reports, Saturday, March 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., shows participants how to make a database easy to work with and generate standard reports.

Introduction to Excel, Tuesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 6, 6-9 p.m., introduces data entry and editing techniques, spreadsheet principles, simple formatting, and basic formulas and principles of their use.

Intermediate Excel for Windows, which meets Tuesday, March 11, and Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., moves on to more complex worksheets, charting, and advanced formulas.

Numerous online courses, ranging from Achieving Top Search Engine Position to Starting Your Own Consulting Practice, begin on March 12. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit us at

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 can also e-mail us at

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