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Spring Registration Under Way at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 11/18/03 - The Keene State College Continuing Education Office opens registration for spring semester classes on Monday, Nov. 24. Many courses are offered during the semester, which starts Jan. 20 and continues through May 7, including numerous credit and noncredit courses scheduled on weekends or for short terms.

A Basics in Digital Imagery course is offered for the first time. This hands- on course is designed for people with little or no experience in digital image management and introduces the digital darkroom, the tools used to work with digital images, and image editing techniques. This one-credit course, taught on a PC platform using Adobe Photoshop, is offered on Saturday, April 17 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two geography courses are offered this spring that can be applied towards the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate, a one-year program for professionals in environmental resource management, urban and regional planning, local government, facilities management, and other areas. GIS is a vector-based system that merges graphics with statistical databases and cartographic information to create 3-D digital maps with phenomenal detail for land planning and other purposes. GIS: ArcView is offered on Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-May 5, from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. This four-credit lecture and lab course emphasizes data input, manipulation, and production of maps for geographic analysis. Introduction to Remote Sensing is offered on Monday, Jan. 26-May 3, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. This three-credit course introduces the basics of aerial photography and remote sensing and the identification and analysis of objects.

Two one-credit nutrition workshops are offered on Mediterranean and Asian cuisines by a professional chef and registered dietitian. Cuisine of the Sun is a hands-on approach to learning about the health paradox of the Mediterranean population, who despite their higher fat diet, achieve superior health and low rates of cardio-vascular disease. This course meets on Friday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Asian Cooking and Health explains the secrets to Asian health through exploration and demystification of its cuisine and cooking techniques. Friday, April 2, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Woodturning for beginner and advanced woodworkers are scheduled this spring. The basic Woodturning course gives students knowledge of the tools and machinery of woodturning as well as developing proper turning techniques, tool sharpening, turning green wood, and finishing applications. This one-credit course meets Friday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Advanced Woodturning shows how to make covered containers, hollow vessels, and work with natural top pieces. This one-credit course meets Friday, March 5, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Safety and health professionals will find numerous OSHA courses scheduled this spring that can be applied towards a Safety and Health Specialist Certificate offered by the New England OSHA Training Institute Education Center, a Keene State College program located in Manchester, N.H. The noncredit program provides the knowledge and skills to develop solutions to workplace safety challenges and an understanding of OSHA regulatory standards. The program is designed to help professionals make immediate applications in the workplace. For a list of OSHA courses or more information about the certificate, visit or call 1-800-449-OSHA.

Registration continues through Monday, Jan. 12, for full-semester courses. Registration for weekend and late-starting courses is open until the day the class begins. Early registration is encouraged because seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You may register in person, by phone, by fax, by mail, or by e-mail.

For further information, contact Continuing Education by phone at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909, by e-mail to or visit

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