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Education, Birding, and Computer Courses Among August and September Offerings at Keene State College

KEENE, N.H. 8/1/05 - A course on migratory birds, three education courses, and several computer classes are among the many weekend and short-term courses starting in late August and September at Keene State College through the Continuing Education Office.

Bird Topics: Migration Patterns explores the migration patterns of birds, concentrating on local species of hawks and neotropical birds. This noncredit class meets in the classroom from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 27 and 29 and concludes with an outdoor bird watching tour from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Introduction to Teaching is an orientation to the teaching profession as a career choice. There are two sections of this one-credit course meeting between Aug. 29 and Nov. 7 from 10 to 11:20 a.m. on either Monday or Wednesday.

Assessment and Evaluation for Special Educators focuses on procedures to identify and assess student learning and behavior needs and outcomes including standardized tests, observational tools, and curriculum/criterion referenced tests. This course meets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, 19, and Dec. 10.

First-Year Teacher: Thriving and Surviving covers select topics from the wide range of challenges facing new teachers. This one-credit course meets from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and 30, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Photoshop Basics is an overview of Adobe Photoshop as a design tool on the Macintosh computer. This one-credit class meets on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Illustrator Basics is a hands-on overview of this popular graphic illustration program. Using Adobe Illustrator on a Macintosh platform, participants learn basic techniques such as use of transformation tools, paths, auto trace, and transfer of designs to desktop publishing files. This one-credit course meets from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

History of Forensic Detection provides an intense analysis of the history of forensic detection, crime and law enforcement focusing on the City of Keene from the 1700s to the present. This one-credit course meets from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Personal Financial Planning examines money management, tax planning, risk management and insurance, and investment, retirement, and estate planning. This two-credit course is scheduled from 2 to 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday from Aug. 30 to Oct. 20.

Introduction to Management examines the principles underlying the management of organizational activities. The class meets from 4:30 to 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday from Aug. 31 to Oct. 19.

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR emphasizes practices endorsed by the American Red Cross for standard first aid certification. The one-credit course meets from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday from Aug. 31 to Oct. 12.

Another one-credit course, Basic Sign Language introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture. The one-credit class meets on Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

Navigating the Internet is for beginners to learn how to navigate and safely explore the Internet. This noncredit class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Numerous online courses, as diverse as Real Estate Investing and Introduction to the Game Industry, are available starting Sept. 21. For descriptions and costs of online courses, visit our web site at

For further information about these courses, visit, e-mail continuing-, or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 800-KSC-1909.

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