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August 26, 2013

Blinn – Schulenburg offers full slate of Fall workforce, community education classes

Courses include basic computer skills, electrical license renewal and Czech language classes

The Blinn College – Schulenburg campus will offer a range of workforce and community education classes this Fall to help students advance their careers or simply learn a new skill.

Blinn's computer series classes teach basic computer skills such as email, internet job searching and to use Microsoft’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher programs. The course, which was made possible through grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commissions to the Schulenburg Library, will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Sept. 4 through Dec. 13.

The same grant is funding a free English as a Second Language Course being offered at both Blinn’s Schulenburg campus and the Flatonia High School library. The class will be offered from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 through Dec. 11 in Schulenburg, or students can register for the 6 p.m. Tuesday course Sept. 10 through Dec. 10 in Flatonia. Students may register on the first day of class.

The College’s popular Conversational Czech class returns in September for $59. The introductory class will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 19 through Nov. 14. The intermediate class meets from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Nov. 13, and the advanced class meets from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 17 through Nov. 12. The introductory and intermediate courses will also be available to students on the Sealy campus through interactive video conferencing.

The Czech and German Desserts course taught by Yvette Janecek will be held Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 28. This hands-on class provides recipes and is $59.

Blinn will offer a Nurse Aide for Health Care Organizations course from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, Oct. 2 through Dec. 18. In this classroom portion of the course ($480), students learn basic care-giving skills, infection control, communication techniques and safety procedures. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the clinical portion of the course, which will be offered in the Spring 2014 semester.

An Electrical License Renewal class for mandatory continuing education units will be offered for $55 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Pre-registration is required for all classes unless stated otherwise. For more information or to register, contact Loraine Orellana at 979-743-5746.