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WKCTC Community Education Offerings for February

PADUCAH, KY (January 22, 2016) Community members of all ages can use West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges Community Education Catalog to find out about a variety of classes such as digital photography, social media marketing, arts and design, defense tactics and much more.

The catalog has been an excellent tool for showcasing the numerous community education classes we are offering at WKCTC because it provides community members with one convenient place to find a class or classes they want to sign up for each month, said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director.

February classes are listed as follows.

Computer Offerings

"Smile: Have fun with photographs using Word"
February 2, 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 112
Age: Adult
Learn to easily take a good snapshot and include it in a Word document, use Word 2010 and 2013 to edit the image and apply all sorts of styles and special effects to make it look better in a few simple steps. Helpful hints for the advanced beginners. First part of class taught by a professional photographer. Bring a digital camera or phone and learn the secrets behind taking outstanding photos. The class meets two sessions in one day, three hours at a time. Cost: $115.

Windows 8.1
February 4 and 16, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
This hands-on course takes a unique approach to teaching the skills necessary to navigate and use the Windows 8.1 operating system. Designed for both home and business users, this course will cover the start screen, keyboard shortcuts, basic commands, computer maintenance and more. Basic PC navigation skills highly recommended. Class meets two sessions in one day for three hours at a time. Cost: $100.

Microsoft Excel 2013
February 9-11, 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
February 11, Noon 6 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
Individuals who enjoy working with computers and numbers or need a refresher course in the basics of Microsoft Excel should register for this class. The class will help participants with shortcuts, hands-on training and help with personal support from an experienced instructor. Learn the fundamentals of setting up worksheets quickly and efficiently. Cost: $100.

Basic PC
February 9, 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adult
Learn quick tips for getting around in a computer environment, file management, smarter ways to surf and shop online and how to share photos via a PC. Class will cover understanding hardware and software, turning a computer on, parts of a computer, measuring memory networks, the Internet and much more. Class meets two sessions in one day for three hours at a time. Cost: $100.

Paducah School of Art and Design Community Offerings

Introduction to Oil Painting
February 3, 10, and 17
2D and Graphic Design Building, Room 201
905 Harrison Street, Downtown Paducah
Age: Adult
This class provides basic instruction in oil painting for beginners with PSAD Associate Professor of Art BiLan Liao. Working from still life, participants will learn how to set up the palette, color mixing, brush selection and oil painting techniques. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for painting with oils and a shop apron. Cost: $110.

Photoshop Digital Manipulation
February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
2D and Graphic Design Building, Room 112
905 Harrison Street, Downtown Paducah
Age: Adult
Participants will learn to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images, create composite images and retouch photographs. This course is the perfect introduction to the power of Photoshop for beginners or to add the basic skills with the software. Students must be computer literate. Cost: $125, which includes $15 for studio supplies.

S.T.E.A.M. (Junior Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Offerings

Brick Pi Robotics
February 4 March 10, 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center, Room 223
Age: High School Students
The S.T.E.A.M. Team Club provides students robotic experiences using a Raspberry Pi interface. Students will get a primer in advance programming language so they can provide robotic instructions to the Brick Pi Robot. They will learn to create robotic arms, robotic cars, and use their own imagination to explore the possibilities with the open robotics environment. Sessions meet six consecutive Thursday afternoons. A light snack is provided at each session. Cost: $150.

More catalog offerings will be offered later in February. Registrations for summer camps are now being taken. Download a full listing of summer camps and upcoming community education classes here.

Preregistration is required for all classes and early registration is encouraged. The registration deadline is seven days prior to class starting date. Classes may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Register online or by calling 270-534-3335.

For more information about the Community Education Catalog or upcoming offerings, contact Kevin ONeill at or 270-534-3206.