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Short Courses at KSC in February

KEENE, N.H. 1/23/02 - Numerous computer and paralegal courses along with wellness and education classes start in February at Keene State College through the Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies.

Three desktop publishing and layout/design computer courses are scheduled on weekends. Each class meets on Friday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Quark Basics” takes place on Feb. 1 and 2. “Introduction to PageMaker” is offered Feb. 15 and 16 and “Photoshop Basics” is scheduled Feb. 22 and 23. Each one-credit course requires knowledge of the Macintosh computer.

Another one-credit weekend course, “Advanced Woodturning” is offered on Feb. 15 and 16. This course is for students with basic knowledge and skills in woodturning, and covers topics such as covered containers, hollow vessels, and working with natural top pieces.

A wellness course, “Whole Grain Cooking and Health,” offered Feb. 22 and 23, explores whole-grain cooking and its role in achieving health. This is a one- credit weekend course.

Five other computer courses are offered for non-credit. Three will be offered on Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Intermediate Microsoft Access,” on Feb. 2, explains the essential information needed to create complex databases using MS Access. “Advanced Microsoft Access: Forms and Reports,” on Feb. 9, is designed to provide the skills needed to make databases easy to work with and create standard reports. “Introduction to Microsoft Word,” on Feb. 23, is a hands-on introduction to the popular word processing application for business.

“Introduction to Windows,” a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system on a personal computer, takes place Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 and 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Web Writing I” helps you create your own web page using Microsoft Word and HTML. The class is offered on Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Numerous online courses ranging from “Marketing for Small Business” to “Introduction to Digital Photography” are available starting Feb. 13. All online courses are offered as non-credit classes. For online course descriptions and costs, visit the online web site at

Three non-credit paralegal courses start in February. “Introduction to Paralegal Studies” and “Real Property and Real Estate Transactions” meet on Wednesday, Feb. 6 to April 24, from 6:30-9 p.m. in separate classrooms. “Civil Trial Practice and Procedure” is scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 12-April 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

An education course “Students, Families, Schools, and Society,” emphasizes current issues in public education and professional roles in schools. The two- credit course meets on two weekends Feb. 1-2 and March 29-30 on Friday from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A special education course “Basic Sign Language,” which introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture, meets on Mondays, Feb. 4 to March 4, from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.

For further information about weekend and online courses, check the Continuing Education web page at, or call the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or 1-800-KSC-1909. You may also e-mail your request to

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