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Medication Aide Certification

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) can complete this additional training to become certified to dispense medication to patients while working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This class is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and meets the 140 hour requirement. The state exam is scheduled at the end of the class. Eligibility requirements include: employment in a nursing home as a certified nurse aide with 90 days experience during the past year and a high school diploma or GED. Tuition includes text. All students must come in for an initial appointment before the course begins to complete the application paperwork. No discounts. Instructor Mary L. Piker, RN, BSN, BBA.

Dog Obedience

Do not be taken for a walk anymore! Come learn all the proper techniques for training your dog using positive reinforcement. A basic skill will be taught each week such as the heel, sit, stay, come and down commands. Learn the tricks to solving behavior problems. Dogs DO attend all sessions. Trainer Linda Weniger has over 40 years experience in all-breed training. Please bring proof of current vaccinations to first class. The registration fee is for one dog and adult.

Art Starz: Canvas Kids (Ages 6+)

Young artists will have a blast painting animals, still life and landscapes using a step-by-step method. Art Starz instructors will cover basic color theory and fun techniques that can be used to produce magnificent paintings every time. Your young artist will paint at least one large painting on canvas and one mini canvas with an easel as well as various sizes in between. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies are of professional quality.

Voice-Overs: Make Money with Your Voice

Learn about the exciting world of the voice-over industry from audiobooks to commercials. Discover the plentiful opportunities available for voice talent, what skills are necessary and what is needed to get started. In this highly interactive class, participants will practice a variety of voice-over exercises. Each student will perform and record a short commercial with playback. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Janice Dean is a voice-over coach, producer and director.

Public Speaking: Transform Fear into Confidence

In order to advance in life or career, it is crucial to overcome the fear of public speaking. Did you know that your initial contact with the audience is the make or break juncture that establishes your credibility, connection, and ability to capture their interest? If this moment is not set up correctly, you may struggle through the entire speech to gain rapport with the audience. Join Janice Dean as she guides you in the simple techniques designed to move you from anxiety and fear to composure and confidence. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Drama Kids International® - Super Heroes (Ages 5-12)

Students will find their inner superhero during this week of non-stop, action-packed fun! Creativity is sure to take flight as participants invent their own super hero characters, super powers, logo, mask and adventures! Imagination will run wild with Drama Kids International® as young playwrights create their own scenes - written, directed and performed by them at the end of the week. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Art Starz: Drawing Techniques (Ages 8+)

Does your child have a love for drawing? Art Starz presents tips and techniques from an artist's perspective that will encourage your child to draw like a pro! Young artists will have fun warming up with a variety of challenging exercises designed to help them identify value, proportions and composition. They will also learn to create compositions with impact using weight of line, observation, value and tone. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies are of professional quality.

Art Starz: Cartoon Drawing (Ages 6+)

Does your child have a knack for doodling? Experienced Art Starz instructors will guide young cartoonists in creating a variety of drawings as well as their own original characters. Students will produce a three-panel comic strip and learn to incorporate word bubbles, inking and other elements of interest. Various types of hand-drawn animation including flipbooks and an animation wheel will also be created. Learning continues with tricks of famous cartoonists, optical illusions and an explanation on how cartoon movies work. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class. All supplies are of professional quality.



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