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Business Tycoons and The Digital Darkroom Two of Many Courses Starting in April at KSC

KEENE, N.H. 2/25/05 - Biographies of Business Tycoons and The Digital Darkroom are two of many courses starting in April at Keene State College through the Office of Continuing Education and Extended Studies. Unless otherwise indicated, most courses are one credit and meet Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Biographies of Business Tycoons, which meets April 1 and 2, focuses on Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Sam Walton, and other well-known business leaders and examines their successes and failures.

Basics in Digital Imaging, April 1 and 2, is taught on a PC Platform using PhotoShop software. The course introduces the digital darkroom, the tools to work with digital images, and editing techniques.

The Digital Darkroom on April 15 and 16 draws upon the skills and techniques learned in Basics in Digital Imaging and focuses on ways to enhance, manipulate, and manage digital images..

History of Forensic Detection, April 8 and 9, looks at crime investigation using the City of Keene as a model.

Careers in Forensic Detection, which meets April 22 and 23, continues the exploration started in Careers in Forensic Detection by examining selected areas of forensic science typically found in labs, at crimes scenes, in offices, and in morgues.

Investment Decisions: Stock Selection, April 15 and 16, explains how to evaluate the investment potential of a company’s stock by using specialized stock analysis software and online research tools.

Whole Grain Cooking and Health, April 1 and 2, is a hands-on class in which students join a professional chef and registered dietitian to learn whole grain cooking and its healthful benefits.

Adobe InDesign Basics, April 1 and 2, is an introduction to this powerful new desktop publishing program for the Macintosh computer.

Microsoft Excel for Windows, April 2 & 3, is a hands-on introduction to spreadsheets.

Puzzle People LD/ADD Adults, April 1 and 2, explains efforts to help adults with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. The course is meant for the LD/ADD adult, their partners, co-workers, and human service professionals.

Three courses for education professionals are offered in April.

ADHD for Educators discusses the neurological nature of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and how to manage the ADHD student in the classroom. This one-credit course meets Friday, April 8, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 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 one-credit course meets Friday, April 1, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grant Writing, which provides the skills needed to write successful grant proposals, meets on Friday, April 1 and 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Two noncredit courses are offered for $89 each. They both meet on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Computers for Beginners on April 9 is a hands-on introduction to the personal computer designed for people with little or no computer experience.

Internet for Beginners on April 23 provides basic working knowledge of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and e-mail.

Numerous online courses, as diverse as Web Programming with ColdFusion and Using the Internet in the Classroom, are available starting April 20. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

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

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