Walters State’s Community Education Division plans several career-boosting classes in early 2013 in throughout the Walters State service area.
•Microsoft Access 2010, Level 1 meets from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Jan. 8 and 15. This class covers database concepts, navigating access, planning and designing databases, creating tables, organizing information, using queries and design view and more. This class will be held at the Walters State Greeneville/Greene County Campus. The cost is $175.
•Microsoft Word 2010 Level 1 is planned at both the Walters State Morristown and Greeneville/Greene County campuses for Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Students will cover document creation, working with text, cut copy and paste; formatting options, headers and footers, tables, graphics, printing and more. The cost of this course is $149.
•Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 is also planned for two campuses. The class will be taught Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 on the Morristown Campus and Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Greeneville/Greene County Campus. Both sessions are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Students will learn how to create, save and print documents, formatting tips, creating formulas and entering functions, working with copy and page layout features, and shortcuts. The cost is $159.
•ServSafe Sanitation and Safety will be offered Jan. 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sevier County Campus. This class is based on the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s program and includes a student of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point System. This class covers federal and state laws and regulations governing the principles of sanitation and safety. Students will learn how to apply them in food service operations. Managers and other key people will learn the critical importance of food safety and how to share that knowledge with employees. The cost is $149 and includes the textbook.
•Women’s Self-Defense will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon on the Morristown campus. This class offers defensive tactics for all skill levels utilizing simple effective and proven self-defense methods. Students will learn practical and effective defense techniques that are designed just for women. Classes are taught by Roger Overholt, 5th degree black belt and certified law enforcement officer. The cost is $60.
•Auctioneering courses will begin in February at the Walters State Greeneville/Greene County Campus. Two options are available. The 30-hour auctioneering gallery license course meets Feb. 12-March 6 and has a $405 fee. The 80-hour apprentice auctioneering course runs Feb. 12-April 17 with a fee of $605. Classes meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-10 p.m. Textbook and classroom materials are provided. Classes cover the basics of auctioneering in an easy-to-understand format. Classes also meet the requirements for licensing and include a strong segment on ethics. In addition to the course, individuals must also take an apprentice exam and complete the apprentice auctioneer license application to become an auctioneer.
For information on any of these classes, contact Amanda Hill at Amanda.Hill@ws.edu or (423) 798-7946.