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Forensic Detection and Asian Cooking Among Course Offerings in November

KEENE, N.H. 10/11/04 - Numerous weekend courses with titles ranging from Careers in Forensic Detection to Asian Cooking and Health are available in November and December at Keene State College through the Office of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

All weekend courses are offered for one credit; classes meet Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the KSC campus, unless otherwise noted.

History of Forensic Detection provides an analysis of crime investigation in the City of Keene from the 1700s to the present. Keene Police Det. Hal Brown teaches the course on Nov. 5 and 6.

Continuing the exploration started in History of Forensic Science, students may take careers in Forensic Detection on Dec. 3 and 4. This course explores areas of forensic science typically found in laboratories, at crime scenes, in offices, and in morgues.

Asian Cooking and Health on Nov. 19 and 20 studies Asian health through exploration and demystification of its cuisine. A professional chef and registered dietitian provide the opportunity to apply newly acquired cooking techniques and nutrition knowledge and sample the fruits of your labor.

Personal Financial Planning on Dec. 3 and 4 examines the concepts and practical applications of money management, tax planning, risk management and insurance investment planning, and retirement and estate planning.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for Educators on Nov. 5 and 6 provides an overview of working with ADHD students in the classroom.

Educating Gifted Students on Nov. 12 and 13 discusses the characteristics and needs of gifted learners, exploring programming and curriculum options, and examining resources for helping teachers meet the needs of this student population.

Microsoft Office for the PC on Nov. 5 and 6 is a hands-on overview of each Microsoft application, Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet), Access (database), and PowerPoint (presentation software).

Microsoft Excel for Windows, on Nov. 19 and 20, is a hands-on introduction to spreadsheets using the MS Excel software program.

The following four computer courses are offered in November and December on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each noncredit course costs $99.

Intermediate Microsoft Word on Nov. 6 develops professional level document skills using MS Word.

Introduction to Microsoft Access on Nov. 13 emphasizes the MS Access tools for creating a database, entering and editing data, designing tables and fields, indexing, sorting, basic forms, and queries.

Intermediate Microsoft Access on Nov. 20 explains how to apply relational database techniques to access tables.

Advanced Microsoft Access: Forms and Reports on Dec. 4 shows how to build the most common and useful types of forms and reports.

Numerous online courses ranging from Learning to Buy and Sell on eBay to Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search are available starting Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. For online course descriptions and costs, visit

For further information, check the Continuing Education web page at, call 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909 or e-mail

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