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Paralegal and Computer Courses Among September Offerings

KEENE, N.H. 8/7/03 - Three paralegal courses and numerous computer classes are among the many weekend and short-term courses starting in September at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

Introduction to Paralegal Studies explores the purpose and training of legal paraprofessionals, the role of lawyers in modern society, practice standards applicable to attorneys and legal assistants, the various fields of law, and the law library. The noncredit course is offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Offered the same day and time is Real Property and Real Estate Transactions, which covers title searches, title insurance, mortgage financing, property tax allocation, capital gains/losses, title abstracts, purchase and sales agreements, and closing documents.

Business Formation and Organization surveys the fundamental principles of law applicable to business formation and organization, and covers preparation of the documents necessary to the organization and operation of various business entities. This course meets on Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

All paralegal courses may be applied towards a certificate in paralegal studies. The following two computer courses may be applied towards a Microsoft Office certificate.

Introduction to Excel for Windows introduces you to the most powerful and yet easy-to-use spreadsheet around. This noncredit course is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 & 18, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate Excel for Windows continues from the Introduction to Excel class to build a more complex worksheet, using charting and advanced formulas. This noncredit course meets Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 23 & 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Computers for Beginners is a hands-on introduction to the world of the personal computer (PC/IBM compatibles) for people with little or no computer experience. This noncredit course is offered on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Quark Basics gives an overview of the QuarkXPress program’s capabilities as a layout tool. The one-credit course is offered on Friday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, form 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Introduction to PageMaker introduces this desktop publishing program by showing how to develop a brochure and newsletter. This one-credit class meets on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Another one-credit course, Basic Sign Language introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture. The class meets on Monday, Sept. 22 to Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A course for educators, Student, Families, Schools, and Society emphasizes current issues in public education and professional roles in schools. The two- credit course meets Sept. 12-13 and Nov 7-8 from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 pm. on Saturday.

Figure Drawing Studio uses live models; each class begins with short gesture poses and progresses to a long pose. Students working in drawing and painting media are welcome to attend; prior figure drawing experience is recommended. The class meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3-Nov. 19. The course may be taken on a noncredit basis or for one college credit.

Personal Financial Planning examines the concepts and practical applications of money management, tax planning, risk management, insurance, investment, retirement, and estate planning. The one-credit course is offered from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Numerous online courses, as diverse as Debt Elimination Techniques that Work and JAVAscript Programming for the Web, are available starting Sept. 17. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

For further information about September courses, visit or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You can also e-mail the office at

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