From Facebook to Photos: Community Ed. Classes Have it All

Good afternoon, UACCM! Interested in taking a class just for fun or to learn a new skill or brush up on something you already know a little about? If so, take a look at all of the community education classes coming up the remainder of the semester. Classes are open to students of all ages and feature NO EXAMS! Below you can read more about a few of the classes offered. Questions or want to sign up? Contact Janie Wagner at 501-977-2078 or at wagner@uaccm.edu.
  • If you’ve mastered the recipe to that classic cake but need some help making it look as good as it tastes, the UACCM Community Education Program is offering a class that’s designed just for you. Advanced Cake Decorating will be held each Thursday from April 15 through May 20, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The course is open to members of the community of all ages. According to class instructor Diann Stanek, “This course is designed to give anyone interested in learning more about creating professional looking cakes the knowledge to do so.” Topics covered during the class will include working with fondant icing and learning the decorating techniques of professionals. The registration fee for Advanced Cake Decorating is $40 per person, with persons over the age of 60 receiving a $5 discount. Participants will be responsible for furnishing their own supplies, and a supply list will be provided when registering for the class. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
  • A Microsoft Access 2007 class is scheduled for Monday, April 19 and Monday, April 26, 2010. The class is scheduled to be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening at the new UACCM Leadership Development Institute in downtown Morrilton. Microsoft Access functions is a relational database management system which uses a computer to store a collection as data organized in a manner that allows easy access, retrieval and use of that data. According to course instructor Kelly Dow, “In simple terms, Microsoft Access functions as an electronic filing cabinet. It’s an ideal program for anyone wanting to learn how to store, update, and retrieve data for items such as inventory, personnel, sales, collectibles and creating mail merge letters with address labels.” The registration fee for Microsoft Access 2007 is $40 per person, with persons over the age of 60 receiving a $5 discount. The deadline to register is Friday, April 16.
  • If you haven’t had the courage to try out the popular social networking site Facebook or if you are new to the site and want to learn more about it, the UACCM Community Education Department is offering a class—Introduction to Facebook, that is designed just for you. The class will meet from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 27 at the new UACCM Leadership Development Institute in downtown Morrilton. The course is open to members of the community of all ages. The class will serve as a basic introduction to Facebook, and participants will learn the “philosophy” of Facebook as well as how to create a Facebook account and profile, post status updates, search friends, friend someone, join a group, become a fan of a business or organization page, and more. An existing e-mail account and basic computer skills are required. According to class instructor Jacob Ward, “Facebook use among people of all ages is continually on the rise. Learning how to use Facebook effectively can help anyone make business connections, find old friends or classmates, keep up with family members across the world, and so much more.” The registration fee for Introduction to Facebook is $40 per person, with persons over the age of 60 receiving a $5 discount. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 15, 2010.

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