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A six-week introduction to the language and culture for the Deaf community in the United States with an emphasis on the study and practice of basic American Sign Language skills.  Students will gain skills in both expressive and receptive sign language skills.   Outline: Lesson 1:  Alphabet & Finger Spelling Lesson 2:  Introducing Yourself, Basic Conversation Rules Lesson 3:  Asking Questions/Information Seeking Lesson 4:  Numbers Lesson 5:  Everyday Conversations Lesson 6:  Putting It All Together Grading:  Pass/Fail   Attendance & Participation Policy: Attendance at all classes and participation in class are mandatory.  This type of class relies on the student being involved in all classroom practice.  It also requires outside practice to become fluent with the language.  Learning a new language requires active participation and patience.  There will be moments of confusion, but work through them with the strategies learned throughout the course.  Be patient with yourself, your classmates and the instructor. Recommended Text: https://www.amazon.com/Learn-American-Sign-Language-Everything/dp/1577151070/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=T908A9P5NYK1CNYMGPNE  

4010654

Location : Allen Hall Location : 
  Allen Hall.

Cost: $99.00

Instructor : Cyndi Shaver 

Start date: 03/16/17



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Overview Today, bowhunting ranks higher in participation than almost any other form of hunting, after whitetail gun hunting! Our course is compiled with the very best tips and strategies, that give insights on critical gear, shooting advice, bowhunting techniques, and tons of helpful hints for in-the-field archery success. Our Better Bow Hunting course takes a straightforward approach and highlights everything you can do to get more out of your archery products. We include real-life situations and also give tips as to what gear can help you archery experience. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

4010280

Cost: $195.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Brewing Up A Meal – Learning to Pair Craft Beer & Cuisine Overview: WVU Continuing Professional Education wants to invite you to a relaxing and fun learning experience.  Eat scrumptious cuisine and learn how to pair craft beer and gourmet food by understanding how the flavors and aromas compliment or contrast to make a memorable dining experience. Each meal will be paired with two beers, one to heighten your dining experience as an excellent pairing and a second beer that will not quite pair as perfectly so you can see the differences in the beer and food interaction. Experts will be on hand to answer questions regarding the craft beer and the food served. Our aim is to make this a unique and enjoyable experience as you gain a little more knowledge!   Location: Table 9 at The Wharf District in Morgantown, WV  The menu will comprise of 4 courses with 2 craft beers per course- Menu will be shared when it becomes available Chef/ Owner: Mark Tasker   Instructor: Bryce Capodieci, Certified Cicerone & BJCP Judge (Beer Judge Certification Program) Parking: Parking Passes will be Provided

4010647

Location : Table 9 Location : 
  Table 9.

Cost: $55.00

Instructor : Bryce Capodieci 

Start date: 03/30/17



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CPR Refresher 

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Overview Many accidents and injuries can occur in the workplace. Having a workplace first-aid program that includes training workers on how to give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) minimizes these risks by giving the injured or sick person some basic treatment until professional emergency medical service personnel can arrive. This course IS NOT designed to be a primary or introductory lesson on CPR; rather it is intended to provide refresher training to workers who have already attended a certified CPR training program. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

3010180

Cost: $40.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview As a new photographer youve got to start somewhere and our Create Stunning Digital Photographs course is great place to start! The goal of this fun and informative course is to provide you with an introduction to digital photography and get you started on the path to becoming a great photographer. Youll begin by learning the fundamentals of digital photography including composition, lighting, exposure and using your cameras manual mode. Next the course will focus on teaching you the basics of contemporary portrait photography including how to pose your subject and working with children and pets. We will also cover photographing the great outdoors including animals, natural and man-made landscapes, as well as wedding and event photography and night shooting. Finally macro photography and underwater portraits complete the digital photography curriculum. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

4010307

Location : Online

Cost: $195.00

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview E-mail is one of the greatest inventions of our lifetime phenomenally affecting the way we communicate. Reading, writing and managing e-mail is taking up an increasing amount of our time. But are we using it right? This course helps you learn the best way to create and use e-mail. Be it a thank you note, a meeting reminder, a proposal or a sales pitch, a well-written message that looks and sounds professional will make it easier for people to want to do business with you. It will help people feel good about communicating with you and help you achieve the right results. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

4010334

Cost: $195.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview Many accidents and injuries can occur in the workplace. Having a workplace first-aid program minimizes these risks by giving the injured or sick person some basic treatment until professional emergency medical service personnel can arrive. This course IS NOT designed to be a primary or introductory lesson on first-aid and emergency response; rather it is intended to provide refresher training to workers who have already attended an initial first-aid training program. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

3010182

Cost: $40.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II. The course targets general audiences who seek to better understand HIPAA and how it impacts them personally or how they should comply with HIPAA standards in their day-to-day operations. The goal of this course is to increase the learners awareness and understanding of individual rights and responsibilities under HIPAA so they can improve the safeguarding of health information. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

3010181

Cost: $40.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Overview Anxieties, fear of rejection or lack of confidence are emotions that can affect the best of us before or during an interview. Learning how to get to the heart of mastering interviews is challenging but not impossible to achieve. This mindset begins with changing the way an interview is approached. Instead of seeing the interview process as an interviewer controlled experience, the interview process should be seen as a two-way conversation between you and the interviewer. This course introduces you to the skills for developing and improving your interviewing skills for improved communication and rapport with the interviewer. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

3020861

Cost: $195.00

Start Date: upon registration



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The purpose of this blended course is to provide the student with basic skills in therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, and equine facilitated mental health activities (which include equine facilitated learning and equine facilitative psychotherapy).   This is a non-credit course. Cost is $199 per student.  EAAT is a blended course consisting of both an online and clinic portion. The clinic will be held on June 4, 2017, at On Eagles’ Wings in Fairmont. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can earn 2.5 continuing education units (CEUs) or 25 contact hours with this course. Occupational Therapists can earn 24 contact hours with this course.     Course Reviews   “Since the age of four, I have been in love with horses. As a first year in the Speech Pathology master's program, I never in my wildest dreams expected to find a job that incorporates both horses and speech! The Intro To Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies online course helped me learn the basics of hippotherapy and equine assisted therapy in very detail-oriented slides that included news reports and integrated videos and pictures. My favorite part of the course, however, was the lab day at On Eagles' Wings farm. We gave a lesson to an adorable girl with cerebral palsy, and as soon as she was put on top of that horse, you could tell that she felt like she was in charge. The lesson was geared towards stretching activities and mind games. After graduating, I plan to explore my options in the hippotherapy field, thanks to this course! Keep in mind that you don't have to be a speech pathology student for equine assisted therapy and hippotherapy to be relevant to you. Anyone in a rehabilitation or therapy field could find this class beneficial!”    

3010001

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Carol Petitto 

Start date: 04/01/17

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Overview This course will teach students how to construct a horror premise, create atmosphere, and complete a final product.  The course will allow for exploration of individual voice and sub-genre selection.  Length impacts will be discussed as a matter of course; however, short stories will be graded on a pass/fail basis.  Beginning with a review of popular authors in the horror genre and an exercise in reading and comparing authors of a similar sub-genre, students will understand their preferences and why they have them.  An overall understanding of story construction as it pertains to horror fiction, to include character development, tone, and the use of dialogue, will be amassed by the completion of the course.     Course Objectives   Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:   Learn the mechanics of writing horror fiction (crafting tone and atmosphere for the genre) Get exposed to classic horror authors as well as contemporary scribes Understand fiction markets and what prose length means for your work Review the history and current uses of horror antagonists so that you can use effectively in your work Find your own voice     Course Structure and Schedule   This is a non-credit online course which will take approximately six weeks to complete.  Cost of the course is $125.   Content covered in the course is as follows:   Module 1:  Define Horror & Horror Fiction   Module 2:  Horror Icons and Sub-Genres   Module 3:  Antagonists of Horror   Module 4:  Story Lengths   Module 5:  Finding Your Voice   Module 6:  The Mechanics of Writing Horror Fiction         Computer Requirements   Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java   (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.)   Basic computer skills required (i.e., turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user friendly, but support is available if needed.   All Students:  Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10?  Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu     Instructor   Lisa Wood has authored several works of fiction (ranging from psychological horror to children’s board books), non-fiction, poetry, as well as technical documentation that has been used in the IT and Human Resources fields.  Her first full-length novel, Crescendo, and one of her short story collections, Caliginy, were recommended for the coveted Bram Stoker award.  Her short stories have been published in over 30 print and online venues.  Lisa edited five short story anthologies, including a groundbreaking round-robin novel with contributions by five authors.  She completed her doctoral thesis on the state of horror fiction and earned her PhD from the School of Social Sciences at Must University.  She earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University.  Her undergraduate degree is n Communications with a minor in Sociology from the School of Communications at Howard University.  

5020041

Location : Online

Cost: $125.00

Instructor : Lisa Wood 

Start Date: upon registration



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Meditation and other contemplative practices are being studied for their effectiveness in enhancing well-being.  Richard Davidson has pioneered research at The Center for Healthy Minds on the topic. He outlined four keys to well-being, skills that can be practiced and strengthened.    West Virginia University Continuing Professional Education offers this series focused on these contemplative practices associated with the four keys to well-being: resilience, positive outlook, attention and generosity. Each session will include a ½ hour meditation experience.   The sessions will be done in real time using web-conferencing software.   Session 1: Resilience Session 2: Positive outlook Session 3: Attention: Mindfulness and Mind-wandering Session 4: Generosity Instructor will provide web-conferencing link.  

3010215

Location : Online

Cost: $99.00

Instructor : Margaret Glenn 

Start date: 02/20/17



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