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CPR/AED CERTIFICATION FOR STUDENT TEACHERS  
TEA200

Course includes first aid and CPR training.  Skill training provided for certification in first aid, adult, infant and child CPR/AED.

Instructor: Renee Frimming, USI Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Dates and Times: 2 Mondays, September 15 and 22, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: USI Health Professions, Room 0058
Registration Fee: $30

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SAILING SCHOOL                                                 
FIT350

Spend an exciting weekend in intensive instruction, both on shore and in sailboats, at Kentucky Lake, for beginners or experienced sailors.  Meals and lodging are not included in registration fee.  Enrollment is limited.  May be taken for one-hour credit as EDUC163, Beginning Sailing.  Call 812-464-1989 for a detailed brochure. 

Instructor: Thomas Rivers, Professor of English, USI
Dates and Times:
FIT350-Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For other dates for noncredit students only, contact Tom Rivers at trivers@usi.edu
Location: Lighthouse Landing, Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Registration Fee: $225 (noncredit)

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BEGINNING GOLF                                                
FIT360

Get into the swing with professional instruction on golf equipment, terminology, rules, and etiquette.  Lab sessions cover clubs, grip, stance, swing, timing and rhythm, pitching, pitch and run, sand shots, chip shots, and putting.  Bring a five or seven-iron to the first class session.  Clubs not provided.  Enrollment limited to eight per section. 

Instructor: Scott Culley, Tee Time Golf Complex Pro
Dates and Times: 6 Thursdays, September 18 to October 23, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tee Time Golf Complex, 7900 East Morgan Avenue
Registration Fee: $110

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LANGUAGES


BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN    
LGN406

Add another language to your repertoire in this study of basic German vocabulary and expressions.  Emphasis will be on basic conversational skills and phrases especially useful for travelers as well as the use of helpful internet tools.  The geography and culture of Germany also will be featured.  Cost of text and CDs included in registration fee.  Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early.  Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Sylvia Blice, retired German Instructor
Dates and Time: 6 Tuesdays, October 7 through November 11, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 1st Floor Classroom, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $130, includes materials

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BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH    
LGN402

Learn basic conversational Spanish and feel more at ease when you travel or encounter Spanish speakers in business and social situations.  Emphasis is on building vocabulary.  Cost of text and CDs included in registration fee. Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early.  Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Lorenna Boyle, Spanish Speaker
Dates and Time:  6 Wednesdays, October 15 through November 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location:  Innovation Pointe, 1st Floor Classroom, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee:  $130, includes materials

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BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH      
LGN400

This course includes practical language and topics to motivate students to master grammar along with listening, speaking, and reading skills through language immersion.  The aim of the course is to teach students the communicative skills they need to begin using French effectively in their everyday life.  Cost of text and CDs included in registration fee.  Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early.  Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Tatyana McCutchan, French Speaker
Dates and Time:  6 Mondays, September 29 through November 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: USI, Robert D. Orr Center, Room 2020
Registration Fee: $130, includes materials

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BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL RUSSIAN    
LGN428

Learn basic conversational Russian to feel more at ease when you travel, or just to increase your appreciation of another culture.  Emphasis is on building vocabulary, but Russian culture and customs also will be covered.  Cost of text and CD included in registration fee.  Materials need to be ordered in advance; enroll early. Registrants age 16 or older welcome.

Instructor: Tatyana McCutchan, native speaker
Dates and Time:  6 Wednesdays, October 1 through November 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: USI, Robert D. Orr Center, Room 2020
Registration Fee: $130, includes materials

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ARTS AND LEISURE


WAX IT!                                                        
ALP200

Textile artist Katherine Sands will teach this introductory collage class utilizing found or handmade papers, drawings, stamping, paint, photo transfer and a mixture of beeswax and resin to create layers on the wood board or cradled wood. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photography printed on copy paper, special papers, bits of cloth, and/or tissue paper to collage with.  Thinner papers are best.  Small three-dimensional objects such as seeds, sequins, or beads may also be used in the final layer.  Students are free to bring their own support, such as a cradled board if they wish or a larger size base.

Instructor: Katherine Sands, artist
Dates and Time:  Sunday, September 14, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Registration Fee: $65, includes materials

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HOLIDAY BLOCK PRINTING                            
ALP201

Learn block printmaking basics and create a block print on 12 blank greeting cards for the holidays.  Bring your own simple 4"x5.5" design sketch or choose from a sample design.  Class supplies are provided.  Take home the cards as well as the finished block to make more. 

Instructor: Stephanie Osborne
Dates and Time: Sunday, October 19, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Registration Fee: $50 

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MAKING IT LOOK REAL                                    
ALP414

Basic pencil drawing techniques and art principles learned in this class can be applied to virtually every medium.  Topics will include essential basic shapes, value scales, shading techniques, locating shadows and the six aspects of making something look real.  The instructor will share secret tricks of the trade you will be able to apply to your own work.  A great foundation class for the beginner and a good refresher class for other artists.  Cost of supplies not included-expect to spend $50 to $60.

Instructor: Kelly Gilbert, local artist
Dates and Time: Six Thursdays, October 2 to November 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, Downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $108- supplies not included 

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SERENITY HORSEMANSHIP                              
ALP418

"Serenity Horsemanship" is a system aimed at beginning horsemen and/or others who simply want to better understand why a horse responds and/or reacts as it does (often doing the opposite of what the horseman wants or expects).  The workshop focuses on the fundamentals of developing a safer, stronger partnership with your horse.  Each workshop is limited to six riders and horses.  The workshop includes classroom, personal tool skills building, round pen, ground school, and riding time.  Participants need to provide their own horse.  Participants also need to bring their own tack (saddle, pad, snaffle bit, and headstall).  Overnight stalls are available for $10.00 per stall.   Enrollment limited to six.

Instructor: Tom Austerman
Dates and time: Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch)
Location: Serenity Golden Quarter Horses, 5271 Old Plank Road North, New Harmony, Indiana
Registration Fee: Riders: $120
Auditors: $25 per day or $45 for two days

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TEACHING HORSES AND RAISING CHILDREN   ALP419

Teaching Horses and Raising Children" is an entertaining demonstration that emphasizes the importance of taking on important, long-term relationship responsibilities consistently and seriously.  The goal - whether it is training an animal or raising children or leading others - is the development of self-discipline which aids in developing self-control, which in turn leads to self-confidence and self-esteem which supports good judgment and sound life choices.

Using a horse as the student/child/employee, the demonstration uniquely highlights some fundamental training and teaching concepts that emphasize the role of the trainer/teacher/parent/leader in helping others learn to make good, sound behavioral choices. The demonstration emphasizes the importance of love, appreciation, understanding, awareness, respect, consistency and discipline in the development of strong personal relationships aimed at growing self-discipline and good judgement.   

Instructor: Tom Austerman
Date and Time: Saturday, September 27, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Serenity Golden Quarter Horses, 5271 Old Plank Road North, New Harmony, Indiana
Registration Fee: $35

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PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS                    
ALP422

Do you want to take better photos of your family, friends, pets, landscapes, and vacations?  Do you have a camera but you have no idea what most of the buttons do?  Do you want to learn how to compose your images and see light in a new way?  Let Rhonda Gassman help you!  Learn about camera settings, composition, exposure, lighting and more!  Bring your DSLR camera to class.

Instructor: Rhonda Gassman, Professional Photographer
Dates and Times: ALP422A: Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
                                  ALP422B: Saturday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $48

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NAVIGATING THE LABYRINTH                        
ALP437

Are you dealing with illness, grief, stress, or looking for clarity in your life?  Maybe a short walk on the Labyrinth path will bring you the relief, comfort or clarity that you are seeking.  The Labyrinth Workshop will provide you with an opportunity to learn about labyrinths, their history, uses, how to walk the Labyrinth, and experience your own walk on the Labyrinth located on the USI's campus.

Instructor:  Karen Brown
Date and Time:  Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to  noon
Location:  USI University Center, Room 2206
Registration Fee: $30

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INTRO TO BUDDHISM                                      
ALP441

Would you like to know why the Dalai Lama always smiles?  Discover how he and a million Buddhists around the world utilize the Buddhist distinctive Philosophy and practice to achieve peacefulness and happiness in daily life.  Explore the establishment of Buddhism, its core teachings, and its approach in solving fundamental problems of human life.

Instructor: Rev. Thich Hang Dat, MA
Date and Time: 5 Thursdays, October 2 - 30, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: USI, Rice Library, Room 0035
Registration Fee: $94

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USING YOUR IPAD                                            
ALP450

In this introductory course, come learn about iOS7, built-in apps, iCloud, the App Store, and more.  During this three session, hands-on, course we will explore how you can get the most out of your device as well as address many of the common questions associated with the iPad.  Attendees are responsible for providing their own activated device.

Instructor: R. Cole Collier, Trainer, USI Tech Store
Dates and Time: 3 Wednesdays, September 10, October 8, and November 12,                                         6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center, Room 2205
Registration Fee: $63

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HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 1 AND 2                  
HPR805
HPR806

The Healing Touch Certificate Program is a multi-level course of study in energy-based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practitioner and is complementary to health care.  Healing Touch Level 1 is designed for nurses, physicians, health care practitioners, and interested laypersons and includes the basics of the Chakra and energy systems, centering, intervention techniques to help with specific physical and emotional problems and the personal development of the healer.  Healing Touch Level 2 for students who have completed Level 1 and wish to increase breadth and depth in the study of Healing Touch.  The content includes an intake interview, back techniques and a one-hour healing sequence. Emphasis in the experiential learning is on developing healing sequences for specific client needs.  These courses are an approved course of study of the Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch Certificate Program.  For more information about Healing Touch, go to www.HealingBeyondBorders.org. Contact Hours: 18 for nurses and massage therapists.

Instructors: Victoria Slater, Ph.D., RN, CHTI, HNC
Bonnie Johnson, MS, RN, CHTI          
Dates and times:  Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.                  
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by October 10; thereafter, $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)


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PASSPORT TO RETIREMENT                          
ALP501

Preparing for retirement is one of the most important concerns we have today. Retirement costs are rising, the future of Social Security is uncertain, and many people have not accumulated the savings they will need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle they deserve.  Join investment professionals for this introduction to the concepts and practices that will help make retirement possible and comfortable. You'll learn how to get the most from guaranteed investments, tax-free income, and estate planning.  For those already retired or planning to retire in the next 10 years, the seminar takes a conservative approach to wise money management in addition to identifying lifestyle issues facing mature Americans. The registration fee includes an in-depth workbook with valuable exercises and worksheets. 

Date and time: ALP501A: 3 Tuesdays, October 7, 14, and 21, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
                              ALP501B: 3 Wednesdays, October 22 and 29 and
                                                  November 5, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
                              ALP501C: 3 Tuesdays, November 11, 18 and 25, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2220
Registration Fee: $89 for an individual OR for two registering together and sharing materials. The fee is reduced to $69 for registering at least one week before the start of the class.

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SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING FOR BOOMERS           ALP432                                                                             

After being told for years that Social Security is going broke, baby boomers are realizing that it will soon be their turn to collect.  The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits, including: factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits; when it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not; why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy; how to estimate your benefits; how to coordinate benefits with your spouse; how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits; and how to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income. 

Date and time: ALP502A:  Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
                             ALP502B:   Thursday, September 25, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.                                                    ALP502C:   Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
                             ALP502D:  Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East, Room 2217
Registration Fee: $19 for an individual or $24 for two registering together

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FITNESS/AQUATICS/RECREATION


WATER AEROBICS                                              
FIT334

Research says one half-hour of water walking equals two hours of land walking without the stress on the body.  High-intensity but low-impact water exercises will be used to raise your heart rate and improve your cardiovascular condition.  Swimming skills are not required.

Instructor: Katie Loehrlein, library assistant-Acquisitions, USI
Dates and Times:
        FIT334A- 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays, September 15 to October 7,
                           5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
        FIT334B- 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays, October 20 to November 11,
                           5:00 to 5:50 p.m.
        FIT334C- 4 Mondays and 4 Wednesdays August 4-27, 
                           5 to 5:50 p.m.
Location: USI, Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $50

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YOGA FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF                            FIT151

If you have chronic back pain, you know you have to be careful when exercising.  Yoga is a holistic and therapeutic system of movement, breathing and relaxation that research shows can help relieve and prevent back pain.  In this class, you will learn yoga poses and breathing techniques that are safe and effective for your condition.  You will learn how to develop your own home practice and also be prepared to attend group yoga classes.

Instructor: Zoe Sipes, Registered Yoga Teacher
Dates and Times: 4 Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: USI, University Center East Room 2117
Registration Fee: $50

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EATING INDIANA (Ages 12+)                         
FIT180

Southern Indiana landscape is covered with various types of naturally growing plants, many of which are edible.  Every state has several species of edible plants that are native to it.  We will explore the woods around University of Southern Indiana to discover the edible plants, learn how to identify them, collect them, and cook them.

Instructor: Amelia Wildeman, Naturalist
Dates and Times: Sunday, September 28, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: USI, Grimes Haus 
Registration Fee: $25 for one; $15 for each additional family member

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COLLEGE READINESS


GETTING READY FOR THE SAT
GRADES 9-12
                      
                                                 
                
Cut the SAT Reasoning Test down to size by developing strategies for standardized test taking, identifying study priorities, and working practice questions. Hands-on experience will give students practice with topics covered in the SAT and give students confidence for test day. This course focuses on the SAT but is beneficial for any student preparing to take a standardized exam. A pizza lunch is provided; students should bring their own drinks or money to purchase a drink.
Register for ACA400 and ACA401 together for a special fee of $120.


MATH SKILLS FOR THE SAT                               ACA401

Emphasis will be on test taking skills, rules pertaining to calculators, and solving problems from algebra and geometry. Students should bring a calculator.

Instructor: Mike Wheaton, math teacher, Mt. Vernon Senior High School
Date and Time: 
NO. ACA401: Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 1126  
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

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VERBAL SKILLS FOR THE SAT
ACA400

The course will provide skills, tips, and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension, and essay pointers.

Date and Time:  NO. ACA400: Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3147
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

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COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

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The University of Southern Indiana’s College Achievement Program (CAP) offers concurrent credit to outstanding junior and senior students in more than two dozen area high schools. Through CAP, students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits, all while in their high school classroom during the regular school day. CAP courses are taught by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as USI adjunct faculty, and more than 40 courses in English, history, biology, chemistry, economics, foreign language, health professions, journalism, and math are available. Many of the CAP courses transfer easily utilizing the Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL). More than half of CAP courses are on the dual credit priority list, cost $25/credit hour, and fulfill the new state standards for the Academic Honors Diploma. The College Achievement Program is one of only five concurrent enrollment programs in Indiana accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and one of 80+ accredited programs in the nation. Visit the CAP website to learn more about the college courses offered in your area high school, USI.edu/cap or, email cap@usi.edu for further information.


 YOUTH PROGRAMS


BUILDING READING SKILLS  (GRADES–5)  
YTH480         

Your child’s reading skills will be improved through individualized reading instruction provided by USI Diagnostic Teaching of Reading students under the supervision of a reading specialist instructor. Elementary Education undergraduate students who are earning a minor in reading, and graduate students who are working toward a reading endorsement, will work with one or two children each for 12 sessions to provide reading instruction that matches your child’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on informal assessments for instructional value and the components of reading on which Indiana children are tested. Enrollment is limited and children must commit to attending each session.  Call 812-228-5022 for details.

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SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP (ages 6-14) 
YTH400         

Kids ages 6 through 14 can join USI art students and faculty to create two and three dimensional artwork including collages, paintings, printmaking, sculptures, and more.  Students will be grouped by age with a maximum of 20 per group and will display their works at the end of each session. Cost of lunch and all supplies included. 

Coordinator: Joseph Uduehi, EdD, Associate Professor of Art Education, USI
Dates and Time: 2 Saturdays, November 1 and November 8, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      YTH400A - ages 6 to 7
      YTH400B - ages 8 to 9
      YTH400C - ages 10 to 11
      YTH400D - ages 12 to 14
Location: USI Technology Center, Rooms 229, 237, and 242
Registration Fee: $30-includes supplies and lunch

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INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FINANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
YTH405         

Before long, your high school student will be off in college or the workforce.  Are they equipped with the proper financial tools and knowledge?  This course includes an in-depth look in to personal finance.  Topics covered will offer valuable insight in being prepared to manage money in an effective way, take control of your finances, understanding identity theft and gaining a better understanding of credit. 

Instructor: Ben Joergens, Financial Empowerment Officer, Old National Bank
Dates and Time: Saturday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Innovation Pointe, Second Floor Classroom
Registration Fee: $20-includes materials

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PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (ages 3 - 5)
FIT300 - 301

Water safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills.  Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Dates and Times: 
FIT300, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
FIT301, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

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SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (ages 6 - 12)
FIT340 - 341

Children ages 6 to 12 will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes, and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in one of the following areas:  Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement, and Skill Proficiency.

Dates and Times: 
FIT300, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 5:10 to 5:55 p.m.
FIT301, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $50

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COMPUTERS


CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY - LEVEL I


Level I business computer course are ideal for participants who are beginning computer users and would like to learn the basic functions of the computer Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and navigating the Internet.  The courses can be taken individually, or you can combine six courses to earn the USI Certificate in Business Computer Competency, Level I, provided you successfully complete the competency checklist at the end of the series.  All Courses are held in our hands-on computer lab and led by an instructor.  If you are not sure of your computer skill level, contact us for an assessment tool.


INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPUTER LEVEL I
CIS100

During this class, Level I computer users will learn about computers, laptops, tablets, printers, and other technology devices.  They will learn basic vocabulary pertaining to computer usage and practice keyboarding and mouse control. 

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $29

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WINDOWS LEVEL I
CIS110

Learn about Windows operating systems (versions 7 and 8), the control panel and its dozens of settings and file management.

Date and Time: Thursday, September 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

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OUTLOOK LEVEL I
CIS112

Learn to use several components of this commonly-used communication application including email, calendar, and contacts.  Participants will create and send email messages, review and respond to incoming messages, create folders for messages, delete unwanted/outdated messages, and more.  They will also learn to view their calendars in different ways, create and edit appointments, and invite attendees to appointments.  Creating, editing, and deleting contacts will be covered as well.

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

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INTERNET NAVIGATION  LEVEL I
CIS113

During two sessions, participants will learn to create, open, modify, save, and print documents. Participants will become familiar with Word's functionality via the quick access toolbar and ribbon.   

Date and Time: Thursday, September 25, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $59

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WORD 2010 LEVEL I
CIS120

During two sessions, participants will learn to create, open, modify, save and print documents.  Participants will become familiar with Word's functionality via the quick access toolbar and ribbon.

Date and Time: Wednesday and Thursday, October 8 and 9, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $109

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EXCEL 2010 LEVEL I
CIS130

Two sessions will be dedicated to understanding spreadsheets, their purpose, their functionality, and the following tasks; creating a spreadsheet, entering data, modifying data, entering a formula, adjusting cells, formatting cells, and spreadsheets, creating a table, and printing and saving spreadsheets.

Date and Time: Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 and 16, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $109

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CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS COMPUTER COMPETENCY -LEVEL II


Level II business computer courses are appropriate for computer users who know the basics of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and navigating the Internet, yet they lack the more comprehensive understanding needed in today's workplace.  Level II courses focus on building skills in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database principles, and social media marketing.  The courses can be taken individually, or you can combine six courses, to earn the USI Certificate in Business Computer Competency, Level II, provided you successfully complete the competency checklist at the end of the series.  All courses are held in our hands-on computer lab and led by an instructor.  If you are not sure of your computer skill level, contact us for an assessment tool.


WINDOWS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS LEVEL II CIS211

Participants will learn about Windows operating systems (versions 7 and 8), corporate networks, and the devices that make up a network.  Participants will establish an awareness of networks and data security.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 23, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING LEVEL II  
CIS221

Participants learn the basic functionality of social media tools, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as they are used in promoting/marketing services and products for companies.

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

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WORD 2010 LEVEL II  
CIS221

During two sessions, participants will learn to adjust default settings, use bullets and numbering, find/replace text and other editing tools, create tables, insert images and shapes, and create templates.  Keyboard shortcuts will be introduced as well.

Dates and Time: Wednesday and Thursday, November 5 and 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $129

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EXCEL 2010 LEVEL II  
CIS231

Two sessions will be dedicated to learning the following Excel tasks: protecting spreadsheets, inserting formulas/functions, creating charts and using them in Word, formatting charts, adding comments, naming a range, finding/replacing data, sorting and filtering data, and inserting images, shapes and SmartArt.

Dates and Time: Wednesday and Thursday, November 12 and 13,
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $129

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POWERPOINT 2010 LEVEL II  
CIS251

Participants will create presentations with templates, text, and graphics.  They will learn to alter a template, insert animations/transitions, and reorder slides. Participants will add presenter notes, queue their presentations, and discover different ways of printing presentations appropriate for the presenter and the audience when handouts are needed.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 30, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $69

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DATABASE PRINCIPLES
CIS241

Participants will learn about databases, their basic structure, the importance of entering data correctly, and how to use queries to view the data using several databases.  They will also learn the basics of Microsoft Access including creating a database from a template, entering data, sorting/filtering data, importing data, creating forms and reports, and building queries.

Call for class dates, times, and locations
Registration Fee: $69

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ADDITIONAL COMPUTER COURSES


CLOUD COMPUTING  
CIS300

Participants will learn about cloud storage (Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive) and cloud applications for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and collaborative work.

Dates and Time: Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration: $69

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MICROSOFT PROJECT 2013  
CIS591

Is your organization considering implementing project management software?  Do you need to manage projects more effectively?  Do you need a method of communicating project timelines and deliverables to your customers or clients? This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic features of Microsoft Project 2013.

Date and Time: 3 Wednesdays, November 19, December 3 and 10,
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, downtown Evansville
Registration Fee: $199 

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NEW GOOGLE MY OFFICE 
CIS301

Many companies are saving money and increasing collaboration by utilizing the free versions of the Google Office Productivity products.  In this course, we will introduce you to Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets and more.

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: USI University Center East, Room 2229
Registration Fee: $69 (Discount for USI alumni)

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