Special Interest

Spring 2015

American Sign Language (ASL)  and d/Deaf & HH Sensitivity Education

This is dual purpose course will offer the student the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and learn about sensitivity education on hearing loss and their demographics, as well.  Sensitivity education is a valuable component in learning ASL as it will help the students understand the many misconceptions on hearing loss which will be lectured in this specific course.  Elaine C. Sodano, MSS

Newtown Campus /$99 (plus $13 book fee)
RCEGN 8807 C01
8 tu, 2/3-3/31  (no class 3/17), 6:30-8pm

Wilderness Survival: Land  Navigation, Signaling, and Edibles (snares & edible plants)

Gain the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with outdoor survival situations in this comprehensive and exciting class.  Sharpen your skills and learn new ones, including: building various snare and traps, identifying tips and strategies for edible plants and land navigation. This information packed program incorporates Native American skills, military survival techniques with a respect for the environment to create a fun and valuable course.  Bob Collins

Newtown Campus /$99 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)/ RCEGN 8809 C01
2 Sat, 2/14-2/21, 8 am – 1 pm

Wilderness Survival: Shelter,  Water, & Fire

Gain the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with outdoor survival situations in this comprehensive and exciting class.  Sharpen your skills and learn new ones including: shelter building, water procurement and purification techniques, fire-craft, the psychology of survival, and survival tools and tips for success in survival situations.  This information packed program incorporates Native American skills, military survival techniques with a respect for the environment to create a fun and valuable course.   Bob Collins

Newtown Campus /$99 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCEGN 8808 C01
2 Sat, 3/28-4/4, 8 am – 1 pm

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 sessions and 2 field trips (recommended to wear walking shoes).  Diane Smith, Bucks County Audubon Society

Newtown Campus/$89/RCEGN 6321 C01
2 Thurs, 3/26-4/2, 6-8pm
2 Sat, field trips 4/4-4/11, 8-10 am
Bucks County Audubon Society

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/ $99/ RCEGN 5012 C01
6 Tu, 4/7-5/12, 4-6pm

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/ $99/ RCEGN 5014 C01
6 Tu, 4/7-5/12, 6-8 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.  
For more info, see page 24

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 Worden

Newtown Campus/ $49/ RCEGN 6684 C01
Thu, 3/26, 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/ $165  (includes materials)/ RCEGN 6779 C01
8 Wed, 1/21-3/25 (no class on 3/11 & 3/18); 7:00-9:00pm

The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Wedding Workshop: Plan and Design Your Own Wedding

This course is designed for anyone who is interested in planning and designing their own or someone else’s wedding. An expert wedding professional will share helpful tips and advice that will save you time and money. This a hands-on course that will help you create guests lists, favors, centerpieces, and much more. Anyone can benefit from this course if you have any interest in planning a party or an event. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $165 (plus materials fee of $35 paid directly to instructor) RFNRT 5114 C01
8 Tu, 1/27-3/24 (no class 3/17), 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.

Newtown Campus/ $49 (plus $15 book fee  [retails for $39.95] payable to instructor
RCEGN 2032/ C01/ Thur, 2/5, 6-9:30pm

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/ $55/ RSBEN 0004 C01
Mo, 3/2, 6:30-9:00 pm

Passion to Profits – How to Start a Profitable Online Business That You Love   NEW CLASS

Learn how to take your passion, interest, knowledge or experience and turn it into a profitable online business. One that you can start and run with very little money and no special technical skills. If you can browse the internet and manage email then you have all the skills you need to do this. In this 3 hour workshop you will learn step-by-step how to start and run a successful online business. From launching a free website, creating products, attracting customers, to collecting payments safely online. Nothing is left out. Each student will also receive a 50 page step-by-step guide that reviews everything covered in this comprehensive workshop. (In digital form) Ron Shaffer

Newtown Campus/$59/RCEGN 6974 C01 & C02
C01/ Thu, 2/26, 6-9pm
C02/ Sat, 3/7, 9am-12pm

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/ $69/ RCEGN 8810 C01
3 Wed, 2/25-3/11, 6:30-8:30pm

Technology Series

Blogging - An Introduction

If you seek to build a blog site that matches your personality and serves a purpose for communicating your unique message, this class is for you. Experienced blogger, Uriah Young, will guide you through the process of blog creation, maintenance, and promotion. This introductory blogging course will focus on utilizing the features offered on blogspot.com. Learn how to apply templates, create interesting posts, add images, and incorporate multimedia for a blog site you can be proud to say you designed.  Prerequisite - Basic file managing knowledge and a grasp of internet browsing. Uriah Young M.ED.

Newtown Campus/ $89/ RCOAP 8046 C01
4 Thu, 3/5-4/2 (no class 3/19), 6:30-8:30pm
Approved Hours: 8 (Act 48)

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