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WKCTC Creates Community Education Catalog Offerings Begins in January

Classes in culinary creation, defense tactics, digital photography, landscaping, social media marketing, art and design, and youth basketball and cheerleading camps are just a few of the many community offerings at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in 2015.

WKCTC has developed a new catalog with a full listing of community education classes in a variety of subject for all ages. The catalog provides an easy guide to each class offering and provides the community members with the opportunity to learn a new hobby, learn a new skill, enjoy time doing a favorite activity, or even enroll in a college course.

"Many of these classes we've offered for sometime now. Others are new and hopefully will become as popular as those offered on a regular basis," said Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director. "We will create a catalog twice a year, and its my desire that every six months, community members will be able to use it to find a personal enrichment class that's just right for them."

January classes are listed as follows.

January 5 April 6
Mondays, 4:45 5:45 p.m.
Haws Gymnasium
For all ages: $20 for 12 sessions
Join this dance fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance to make exercise fun. Zumba uses dance styles such as Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Hip Hop and more.

Sexual Harassment amp; Rape Prevention
January 10, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. or
January 13 14, 5 p.m. 9 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adults, $75
This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required. Instructor John Driskill teaches principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack.

Escape and Evasion
January 10 11, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adults, $200
Instructor John Driskill provides insight into the principles of avoidance, escape, and evasion. This class reviews the sympathetic nervous systems impact on survival; reviews techniques for avoiding pending aggression by becoming aware of certain threat cues; reviews techniques for countering and escaping from escalating levels of threats, redefines the students physical technique; and presents instructional methods of teaching survival skills.

Intermediate Digital Photography
January 13 February 10
Tuesdays, 6 8 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adults, $110
Instructor Jim Ethridge teaches participants to delve into what it takes to produce great photographs in this hands-on class that will push them to experiment and see what is possible in photography. There is a review of the basics and an in-class discussion of several photographic subjects. A basic understanding of basic terminology and camera operation is helpful. The class meets on one Saturday morning for a field trip to the Land Between the Lakes. Participants should bring own camera.

Mobile Marketing
January 14, 6 9 p.m.
Emerging Technology Center
Age: Adults, $35
Instructor Jonas Neihoff teaches participants how to use social media like a pro. With focus on search engine optimization and social media friendly website design, this class teaches the inner workings of social media and how to use this tool as a small business owner.

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.

The Community Offering Catalog will a full listing of classes can be viewed and downloaded HERE . After January 6, 2015, community members can call (270) 534-3335 to register.

For more information, contact Kevin ONeill at