NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. No discounts. Instruction provided by Condensed Curriculum International.

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Beginning Acoustic Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn acoustic guitar? Here's your chance to learn how to play some of the best songs in your music library. You will learn everything about the guitar, such as playing chords, music theory and instrument fundamentals. Instructor Sean Slater has a degree in Music Industries Studies and is a private guitar and piano instructor.

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Yoga for Seniors

Stretch, breathe and relax in this wonderful class designed specifically for seniors. You will strengthen your physical body, learn easy meditations and enjoy doing Kundalini Yoga with instructor Patty Blatchley. All postures are offered with modifications for your own individual needs and goals. You may sit in a chair or bring a cushion. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat and blanket to each class.

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Spring Detox - Feel Better, Look Better, Be Better

Why spring detoxification? Why choose foods according to the season? Learn how to restore and rejuvenate your health. Learn how to cleanse your body of accumulated toxins and get ready for the new season. Andrea Meyer, Chopra Center Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educator will guide you through Ayurvedic cleansing practices that will help bring clarity and renewed energy into your life. This workshop includes a seven day detox plan and detox tea. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Kayaking 101

Get outside and enjoy the waterways of San Antonio! Learn kayak terminology, river terminology, proper paddling techniques, how to self-rescue, river signals, how to plan a trip and how to select the appropriate kayaking gear for your needs. This class is taught at Acequia Recreations Area and concludes with a scenic paddle. A $10 supply fee, which covers all rental gear, is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Instruction provided by Mission Adventure Tours. No discount.

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Family Fairy Gardening (Ages 5-12)

Grownups grab your little ones and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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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 Department of Aging and Disability Services and meets the required 140 hours. 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. No discounts. Instructor Mary L. Piker, RN, BSN, BBA.

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Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners

Tai Chi has been described as meditation in motion. Have fun, relax and experience various QiGong exercises and the Yang 24-movement short form. You will also learn how the movements of the form can be applied to self-defense, although that will not be a major focus of the course. Instructor, Dr. James Clark.

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