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Spring Registration Opens at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 10/29/04 - The Keene State College Continuing Education Office opens registration for spring semester classes on Monday, Nov. 22. Many courses are offered during the semester, which starts Jan. 18 and continues through May 6, including numerous credit and noncredit courses scheduled on weekends or for short terms. Here’s what’s new and interesting this spring.

Biography: Business Tycoons is an in-depth look at the career successes and failures of well-known business leaders Jack Welch (GE), Donald Trump, Bill Gates (Microsoft), Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), J.C. Penny, Sam Walton (Wal-Mart), and Steve Case (AOL-Time Warner). This one credit course is offered Friday, April 1, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

100 Buildings in the History of Architecture discusses the architect, the place, the time, the materials used, the function, and the importance in history of architectural milestones around the world. This three-credit course meets on Wednesday, Jan. 19-May 4, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Basics in Digital Imagery is a hands-on course designed for people with little or no experience in digital image management and introduces 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 Friday, April 1, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Digital Darkroom draws upon the skills and techniques learned in Basics of Digital Imagery and focuses on ways to enhance, manipulate, and manage digital images. This one-credit course is offered on Friday, April 15, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One geography course is 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: ARCVIEW is offered on Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 19-May 4, 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.

A 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, Jan. 28, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29, 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, Feb. 11, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There are a wide-range of courses available online through Keene State. Each six-week course can be taken anytime you have a few minutes to sit down in front of a computer. Best of all each course costs between $79 and $99. Here’s a sampling of what’s offered: Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay explains how online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. Start and Operate your own Home-Based Business explains how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities - motivation, discipline, creativity - that you’ll need to succeed. For further information, visit

Registration continues through Wednesday, 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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