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RCCC continued education courses

SALISBURY — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is back in full swing with fall classes, including the following personal enrichment classes. To register for the following classes, please call 704-216-7222 (select option 5 and then option 2) or you can now register online for most classes – just go to www.rccc.edu, select WebAdvisor at the top of the page, click “Students,” then “Register and pay for Continuing Education Classes.”

Please visit http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/ for additional information and to voice your thoughts on other classes you’d like to see offered.

American Sign Language —This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. Recommended textbook: “Master American Sign Language!” Sign Media Inc. 2006.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 21, (no class on 10/15 or 11/12); 5:30 -7 p.m., NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room 202; $70.

Retirement, Healthcare and New Legislation — This class is designed to help navigate the Healthcare Act of 2010, and how it will affect you, your family and your future. What areas of the bill should you be concerned with and how will new laws help or hurt your retirement? This course will give direction on where you should put your attention and what mistakes can happen on the way. You will receive a fundamental workbook that will show how to manage your nest egg. This program will help you understand how money works, how to make money work for you, and how to strategize tax-free vehicles to help save money. The instructors are certified and licensed by the state.

Thursdays, Oct. 3-17, 9 a.m. -noon. North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4213; $49 (registration fee includes workbook).

Core Stability — This course makes use of gliding sliding disc exercises to transform traditional exercises, allowing for engaged full body effort from start to finish. This class has been enhanced to include exercising with stability balls. Train every muscle in your body to extend your range of motion. You will improve your balance, muscular endurance and flexibility while working out to popular music. Bring a stability ball, mat, towel and water and wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Please register soon, as class size is limited!

Tuesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106; $60. Or Thursdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 5, (no class on 11/28); 9:15-10:15 a.m., South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106; $60.

Photoshop Elements — This class will cover all three components of the Elements software: the Organizer, which allows keyword tagging, star values and group photos; Photo Projects, which allows the designing of cards and slideshows; and Editor, which enables image adjusting, object removal, brightening, darkening, retouching and more. Please bring textbook “Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 – Classroom in a Book.”

Mondays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 6 -9 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 200, Room 233; $125 plus textbook.

Beginning Yoga – (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of yoga with a focus on proper breathing techniques, relaxation and correct body positions. Yoga is an exercise that strengthens the body and mind through exercises in relaxation and balance. Space is limited to facilitate individualized instruction. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Thursdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 5, (no class on 11/28), 5:30-6:45 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4124 (aerobics room); $50.

Digital Photography: How To Use Your Digital Camera — These classes are ideal for novice photographers, real estate agents or anyone who would like to take better holiday photos.

Students should bring their textbook, camera, storage card, batteries, USB cables and manual. The registration fee is $100 and does not include the textbook, “Welcome to Digital Photography – 2nd Edition.”

Tuesdays, Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m., South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 203 (12/10 class meets in 103A).

Aromatherapy: Essence of Essential Oils — Learn about the amazing benefits of essential oils. Experience the healing art of aromatherapy by making your own spa product. Sampling essential oils, which can help with relaxation and sleep, energy and focus, will be part of the workshop. Learn various ideas and recipes for holiday gifts. The class will make an aromatherapy spa product together and each person will take a sample home.

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, 9 a.m.-noon, South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106; $55 (includes supplies); or Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4213.

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (BRC) —Co-sponsored by the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program and RideNow Powersports, this course teaches the skills needed to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic. The class is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle, and for re‑entry riders who have not ridden in a long time, however, experienced riders have also found it to be quite beneficial. The student learns the location and operation of the controls of the motorcycle. Students will practice riding to demonstrate they have the strength, balance and coordination to perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning and stopping exercises. Students will learn street riding strategies needed for riding on the highway in traffic, as well as skills to avoid accidents, including emergency braking, swerving and proper cornering techniques.

We provide the motorcycles, but ask that you bring your own DOT approved helmet (must be three-quarters or more). In addition, you will be required to wear eye protection, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (preferably denim), over‑the‑ankle footwear and full-fingered gloves (preferably leather). “Acceptable Footwear for Riding Activities” includes any over-the-ankle leather footwear. Hiking boots and tennis-type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable.

Successful completion of the BRC will earn you a skills waiver card for the NCDMV. This means the DMV will not require you to take their motorcycle riding test. You will still be required to visit your local DMV office and take their written exam before being issued a motorcycle endorsement. The following weekend classes meet on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and require full attendance for successful completion. The classes are held at RideNow Powersports, Concord (254 Concord Parkway South). The registration fee for all Basic Rider Courses is $169. Please register early, as class size is very limited and classes fill quickly.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 29

The following Weekend class will meet on Friday from 6-9 pm and on two Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., RideNow closes on Sundays starting in October.

Friday, Oct. 4, Saturday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 12.

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