Community Education Classes

Click the categories below to see current classes offered at John Wood. Click on the class name to see a full description of the course.

Art & Design
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Harvest Table Runner 35338 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 10/14/2015 - 10/14/2015 D024 Nelson, Kathryn $45.00
Learn the art of applique while creating a fall/holiday table runner.
Easy Gift Giving Sewing 35336 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday 10/22/2015 - 10/22/2015 D152 Nelson, Kathryn $50.00
Students will learn to read and use an apparel pattern to make pajama pants for family or gift giving for the holidays. No prior sewing experience necessary. Supply list available at registration.
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Intro to Emotional Freedom Technique 35341 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/5/2015 - 11/5/2015 D023 Phillips, Kay $25.00
Tap into your body?s energy system to remove negative emotions, cravings, anxiety, stress, phobias, traumatic memories and more. This easy to learn, self-help technique can help restore a sense of peace.
Cognitive Repatterning with Flower Essences 35335 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/12/2015 - 12/3/2015 D129 Lee, Deborah $65.00
Flower Essences, introduced to western culture by Edward Bach, M.D. in the 1920?s, are a natural, gentle experience to balancing the body and the emotions. Flower Essences safely restructure current emotions and past traumas. Explore this botanical modality with a nationally certified practitioner. Take home a personalized flower essence formula.
Health Services
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Healthcare Provider - CPR 35195 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday 11/7/2015 - 11/7/2015 A138 $55.00
JR's Driving School
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Classroom Driving (2nd Session) 35348 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 10/19/2015 - 12/14/2015 D029 Kaltenbock, Linda $100.00
For teens between ages 15-18, classes taught by JR's Driving School instructors. Designed for busy high school students who can't fit driver's education into their schedules, home-schooled students, and students in special education programs. Requirements include 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of behind-the-wheel supervised driving.
Mt Sterling Classes
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Microst Word Basics 35390 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/20/2015 - 10/27/2015 M102 McCaskill, Kristi $60.00
Cover the essential functions of Word for both personal and professional use. Students will learn formatting features such as fonts, colors, text effects, pictures and many more for practical and creative uses.
Nutrition & Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Cake Decor tricks 35357 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 10/21/2015 D159 Wagner, Karen $75.00
Basic buttercream cake decorating with tricks and tips to make your creations a cost effective work of art. Learn baking tips to make frosting a ?piece of cake.?
Mom/Dad and me cakes 35358 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015 D159 Wagner, Karen $40.00
Fun cake decorating class for Parent (grandparent) child of any age over 6. Basic decorating with buttercream cupcakes and cakes.
Pressure Canning 35326 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 10/19/2015 - 10/19/2015 D159 Garkie, Tina $50.00
Wondered why you would pressure can versus hot water can? Learn the variety of foods you can with a pressure cooker while working with the art of pressure canning. All students will get a chance to sample and take home a pressure canned product and recipes.
Advanced Cake Decorating and Fondant 35356 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 11/4/2015 - 11/18/2015 D159 Wagner, Karen $75.00
Taking the fear out of fondant with buttercream and fondant decorating, cake construction, and 3-D art.
Pittsfield Classes
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Facebook for Business 35378 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015 P103 Murphy, Abygale $25.00
Facebook is the new economical way of marketing your business. Learn to create a Facebook page for your business. Discover how to manipulate, upload and update information, photos, and more on your page.
Microsoft Word Basics 35379 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/27/2015 - 10/29/2015 P103 Murphy, Abygale $40.00
Learn this easy, versatile program that will allow you to do grocery lists to resumes and more. Some of the features you will explore include inserting pictures, links, calendars, menus, and a variety of other useful features. Beginners welcome.
PowerPoint 35380 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 11/3/2015 - 11/5/2015 P103 Murphy, Abygale $40.00
Professional presentation visuals at your fingertips. Learn to take your information to the next level using this easy program that allows you to insert charts, pictures, statistics and other information.
Intro to Environmental Literacy: Moving towards Sustainability 35392 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/3/2015 - 11/3/2015 P109 $35.00
Are humans separate from the rest of the natural world? Participants are introduced to the various relationships between humans and other forms of nature. We will explore the impacts built environments have on natural environments. Topics include: Basic ecology, energy, food, activism and environmental communication, and economics. This course is both lecture and discussion based.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Excel Basics 35350 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/22/2015 - 10/29/2015 D121 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
Get comfortable with Excel basics and learn many of the popular and useful features. This interactive course offers plenty of practice and application to invite you to leave class comfortable with this popular program.
PowerPoint Basics 35351 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015 D121 Schmitt, Rita $25.00
Want to look professional in your presentations? This course will cover the basics of using PowerPoint and its features.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Social Security: What you need to know to help maximize your retirement 35346 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 10/13/2015 - 10/13/2015 D022 Schlipman, Mark $20.00
Choosing when to start Social Security payments may be one of the most important decisions made when retiring. Understand your choices and strategies to maximize retirement income.
Sustainable Living/Gardening
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Permanent Agriculture: Healing the Landscape 35345 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 10/20/2015 - 10/22/2015 D160 Krieger, Jacob $40.00
Students will learn the alternative agriculture principles of Permaculture, which aims to grow an abundance of food, fuel, and fiber for the home and surrounding community. This class will be both lecture and experiential, practicing small-scale Permaculture on the JWCC farm.
Extending the Growing Season 35320 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 11/7/2015 - 11/7/2015 D024 Bash, Jeff $40.00
Geared to the backyard gardener and small farm grower, this class will focus on producing crops in the offseason and extending your harvest both in the spring and fall. By using high tunnels, low funnels and various other methods, this class will expand your growing options using the JWCC demonstration gardens. Be prepared to bring pictures of garden areas in which you want to extend the growing season.