Community college offers non-credit winter classes

The Institute for Extended Learning Colville center, also known as the Colville Community College, will be offering non-credit classes this winter on a variety of skill-boosting topics from computer literacy and rug making to Japanese and gardening. The classes offered during Jan., Feb. and March are mostly on night and weekends and range from $11 to $70, depending on the subject and the length of the class. The Colville IEL is a branch of the Community Colleges of Spokane and offers regular credit classes during the day along with its non-credit offerings.Colville IEL Center Manager Donna Jo Smith said the non-credit classes are developed in response to community requests and interests.“People come in with an idea of a class they want to offer or need to have happen and we do our best to respond to that,” she said. “We are filling a need by giving people the opportunity to learn a new skill or to boost the skills they already have. We have so many wonderfully talented people in this area that teach the classes that it is a real opportunity to learn and share information.”The upcoming winter non-credit classes at the Colville IEL are offered this Jan., Feb. and March. To register for the classes listed below, contact the Colville IEL at 685-2120 or 1-800-276-8040. The Colville IEL is located at 985 S. Elm St. and is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Instructor: Paul Powers T020, Jan 10-Mar 27, Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $141 AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATION Instructor: Tommy Howe T022,Feb 14-Mar 23,Tuesdays and Weds.,6-8 p.m.Cost:$25 BACKYARD CHICKENS Instructor: Jim McGinty T025,Mar 7,Wednesdays,6-8 p.m. Cost:$11 BACKYARD RABBITS Instructor: Jim McGinty T030,Feb 22,Wednesdays,6-8 p.m. Cost:$11 BATCHING IT!: using master mixes for easy, delicious meals Instructor: Lauri Chamberlin T035,Feb 8,Wednesdays,6-8p.m. Cost:$11 BEGINNING GARDENING Instructor: Jim McGinty T040,Feb 1,Wednesdays,6-8 p.m. Cost: $11 BREAD MAKING: artisan style Instructor: Lauri Chamberlin T045,Jan 25,Wednesdays,6-8 p.m. Cost:$11 BUSINESS EXPLORATION: identify your talents and passion Instructor: Muriel Meyer T047,Feb 15-29,Wednesdays,6-8p.m. Cost: $34 FRUIT TREE PRUNING Instructor: Jim McGinty T050,Mar 14,Wednesdays,6-8p Cost: $11 GARDEN SEASON EXTENSION Instructor: Jim McGinty T055,Feb 8,Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $11 JAPANESE I Instructor: Haruko Vultee T060,Jan 23-Mar 5,Mondays,Wednesdays,4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost: $51 MAKING RUGS Instructor: Lauri Chamberlin T065,Feb 22,Wednesadays,6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 PACE — employment, social, math and computer skills for adults with learning obstacles Instructor: Christine Payton K300,Jan 5-Mar 14, Tues.&Thurs.,12:30-4:30 p.m. *Call 509-685-2122 for more information. PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLNESS Instructor: Sally DeSpain T070,Mar 20 & 27, Apr 3,Tues.,6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $70 READY CHILDCARE — basic skills for working in the childcare field Instructor: Jamie Baskin K304,Jan 4-Mar 14,Mon.&Weds.,8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. *Call 509-685-2122 for more information. SEED SAVING Instructor: Jim McGinty T075,Jan 18,Wednesdays,6-8 p.m. Cost: $11 Computer Classes COMPUTER USE T001,Arranged,$35 INTRO TO COMPUTERS Instructor: Marilyn Eklund T005,Jan 23-Feb 1,Mon.&Wed.,4:30-6:00 p.m. Cost: $34 T010,Feb 27-Mar 7,Mon.&Wed.,4:30-6:00 p.m. Cost: $34 MS OFFICE 2010 Instructor: Marilyn Eklund T015,Feb 6-15,Mondays&Wednesdays,4:30-6:00 p.m. Cost:$34