Special Interest

Beginning Birding

Learn the basics of bird watching and bird identification to join the over 50 million Americans who have bird watching as a hobby. Participants will learn about Citizen Science opportunities in order to submit their observations to join world-wide databases on bird behavior. This course includes 2 in-class session and 2 field trips (recommended to wear walking shoes). Diane Smith, Bucks County Audubon Society

Newtown Campus/$89/RCEGN 6321 C01
2 Thurs. classes 10/2-10/9, 6:00-8:00pm
2 Sat. field trips 10/11-10/18, 8:00am-10:00am
Bucks County Audubon Society

Migrating Birds of Tyler State Park

Come join Jon Sutton for this fun, active, lighthearted, and informative field class.  We will cover the basics of fall bird identification with a possible late mix of butterflies and dragonflies thrown in!  We will meet at least three different locations within Tyler Park and learn the basics of field identification by sight and sound whenever possible.  It'll be a great time and we will all make new friends.  Bring your binoculars, sense of humor, and walking shoes.  Jon Sutton

Tyler State Park/$89/RCEGN 6322 CA1
5 SAt. 9/6-10/4 7-9am

Instant Speed Reading

Increase your reading speed in just one class! Learn to eliminate the reading hang-ups that are slowing your reading experience. Whether for work or school, or just to catch up on summer reading, we will show you how to increase your reading speed while improving reading comprehension. This method was created by Dave Farrow, designated as Sony’s speed reading spokesperson for the Sony Reader.

Newtown Campus/ $49/ RCEGN 1532 C01
Tu, 10/21, 6:30-9 pm

Unleash Your Brain: Increase Your Memory

Are you always forgetting where you left things? Do you want to stop forgetting why you walked into a room? Discover the system created by a Guinness Record holder for Greatest Memory. Learn to easily recall names, dates and facts, effortlessly recall details from conversations exactly when you need them, and quickly learn foreign language vocabulary. In only one session, you will triple your memory, learn the secret to triggering your long term memory at will, and unleash perfect focus when you need it most. This system was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, Fox News, The Today Show, Discovery Channel, and more. Wendy Richmond, B.S.

Newtown Campus/ $49/ RCEGN 4203 C01/
Tu, 10/28, 6:30-9 pm

Home Repairs and Installations

This course is designed to present to students the necessary knowledge and information needed to save money and make your own accurate and safe repairs. The use and proper application of tools needed for troubleshooting all repairs and home projects will be discussed and demonstrated. Three important areas of discussion will be Building Construction and Hardware, Electrical Systems and Devices, Mechanical Equipment and Appliances. We will cover all interior and exterior building products and electrical components. Personal safety when doing any repair or project will be discuss along with the Building and Electrical Codes. Students will participate with classroom examples and demonstrations and will be encouraged to bring their project ideas and questions to class. Students will be given the opportunity to meet the instructor at a Home Center, to identify and discuss all materials and products that can be used for any home repair and/or installation. Rick Grillone, UCC Certified Inspector

Newtown Campus/$179 (plus $15 material fee payable to instructor) RCEGN 6958 C01
7 Wed, 10/1-11/12, 6-9 pm

Easybridge – an Introduction to Duplicate Bridge

“Bridge is the world’s greatest game of the mind!” Do you like to have fun? Meet new people? Want to keep your brain sharp? Bridge is stimulating and challenging and provides the ideal setting for socializing and making new friends. If you have never played before, this is the class for you. You will be playing bridge right from the first lesson. Barbara Patterson, certified ACBL Instructor

Newtown Campus/ $89 / RCEGN 5012 C01&C02
C01/6 Mon, 9/8-10/13, 4-6pm
C02/6 Mon, 10/27-12/1, 1-3 pm

Intermediate Duplicate Bridge

Intermediate Duplicate Bridge is designed for players looking to practice bridge and improve their game. Not designed for the absolute beginner but for the intermediate or improving player. This course gives basic introduction to the standard bidding conventions used on bridge websites as well as duplicate clubs. Barbara Patterson, certified ACBL Instructor

Newtown Campus/ $89/ RCEGN 5014 C01 & C02
C01/6 Mon, 9/8-10/13, 6-8 pm
C02/6 Mon, 10/27-12/1 3-5 pm

Private Pilot Ground School

Upon course completion, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to take the FAA’s written exam to become a Private Pilot. Aircraft systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, navigation, weather, flight planning, regulations, and airspace will all be covered. Must be 15 years old prior to the start of the class.

See Also - Aviation

Introduction to Evaluating, Appraising and Establishing Antique Values

Come discover evaluation and appraisal techniques which you can use for personal, legal or insurance purposes. Learn the proper way to investigate and establish values of antiques and collectibles. Then have fun practicing what you have learned as you participate in a “Mock Road Show Event” within the classroom setting. Each participant should bring one item for appraisal. Daniel Warden

Newtown Campus/ $49/ RCEGN 6684 C01/
Thu, 10/9, 6-9 pm

Be Your Own Boss: How to Turn Your Crafts into Cash

This hands-on course is designed for learners ages 18+. Students will be introduced to some of the most popular ways of marketing and selling crafts without owning or leasing a brick-and-mortar retail store. Learn how to put together a business plan the basic economics of running a business, and how to sell your crafts in stores and in person. Discover some of the most popular venues to sell crafts in Bucks County and learn to use POS software and various merchant services so you can accept all major credit cards without the hassle of leasing a terminal. By the end of the semester, students will be able to actively sell their products as a part-time or full-time entrepreneur. This is a great course for those who are looking for a hobby or a part-time job or even a career change. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (includes materials)/ RCEGN 6779 C01/8 Wed, 9/17-11/5, 6:30-8:30pm

Free Vacations – Travel Free, and Make Money Doing It!

Would you like FREE vacations? With the current challenging economy, it is so important to learn the inside secrets to free travel. From how to maximize your frequent flyer miles and get “bumped” for a free flight, to travelling as an Air Courier or working as a tour guide or teaching English abroad, you will discover all the tips, and safety and travel advice from an expert “free” traveler. Gina Henry, M.I.M.
Next offering Spring 2015

Getting Paid to Talk: Making Money with Your Voice

Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll discuss industry pros and cons, play samples from working voice professionals and provide an opportunity for students to record a short professional script under the direction of the instructor.
For a more detailed class description:
www.voicecoaches.com/gptt

Newtown Campus/ $54/ RSBEN 0004 C01
Thu, 10/23, 6:30-9:00 pm

Developing The Winning Resume

This course is designed for student to develop a winning resume package which includes cover letter, resume , reference page and thank you letter. The instructor will provide the tools on how to demonstrate and highlight the professional skills on your cover letter and resume. In each session, students will have various assignments on creating a winning resume and cover letters for corporate companies, non/for profit organizations and other related industries. We will practice “mock trial” interviews. The instructor will assist the students with researching for current job openings. At the end of the course, students will have a completed resume package design. Mr. Kimani Davis, CEO, Transform Agency, LLC

Newtown Campus/ $89/ RCEGN 8804 C01 & C02
C01/ 4 Wed, 9/24-10/15, 6:30-9:00 pm
C02/ 4 Wed., 10/22-11/12, 6:30-9:00 pm

Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking

Are you terrified of public speaking? Does the fear keep you from pursuing a particular career, following your passion, or pursuing a healthy personal life? This course exposes the origins, symptoms and consequences of the fear of public speaking, and offers a simple, painless, step-by-step plan for tackling and conquering the fear forever. By overcoming perhaps your greatest fear, you can re-energize your professional and personal life, take control of your future, and ultimately find the confidence to realize your dreams. Steve Ozer

Newtown Campus/$99 (plus $15 book fee payable to instructor) RCEGN 8805 C01
8 Wed., 9/24-11/12, 6:30-8:30 pm

 

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