Personal Enrichment Courses


Promotional Writing for Employees and Small-Business Owners

Do you need to do a better job of advertising your organization? Could you use some positive public relations in the local media? Or, perhaps you want to brush up on writing e-mail messages, business letters, and proposals. In this course, you’ll learn how the experts do it, using professional strategies that will make you stand out from the competition. Taught by Dr. Andrew Lingwall, a professor in Clarion University’s Department of Communication.

Clarion Campus
Tuesdays, April 3 – April 17
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$149
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Lingwall

Accounting For Non-Accountants, Non-Accounting Specialists, Non-Accounting Majors, Non-Financial Managers, CPA and CMA Candidates

This online course is designed to provide its participants who would come without the sufficient accounting background with the basis and the fundamentals on financial and managerial accounting that is necessary to be successful in their academic or professional careers or endeavors. It presents accounting concepts without the use of debits and credits, while emphasizing the importance of financial statements and (financial and managerial) decision-making. It may be also a good start for those who might be thinking to become practicing CPAs or CMAs in the future. 

Online
January 22–May 4
$600.00
Instructor: Dr. Mike Onder Kaymaz

Financial Accounting and Reporting For Accountants, Accounting Specialists, Accounting Majors, Financial Managers, CPAs and CPA Candidates

This course is designed to provide its participants who have the sufficient accounting background with the advanced knowledge on financial accounting and reporting that is necessary to be successful in their academic or professional careers or endeavors. While also presenting the chance to have a strong advanced basis for making a CPA or practicing CPAs, the course helps following and delivering a balanced and detailed approach to the advanced conceptual and technical aspects of financial accounting and reporting.

Online
January 22 –May 4
$600.00
Instructor: Dr. Mike Onder Kaymaz

Management Accounting For Accountants, Accounting Specialists, Accounting Majors, Financial Managers, CMAs and CMA Candidates

This course is designed to provide its participants who have the sufficient accounting background with the advanced knowledge on the pillars of management accounting that is necessary to be successful in their academic or professional careers or endeavors. While also presenting the chance to have a strong advanced basis for making a CMA or practicing CMAs as well as highlighting the importance of managerial decision making, the course helps building and delivering a detailed approach to the advanced conceptual and technical aspects of managerial accounting.

Online
January 22 –May 4
$600.00
Instructor: Dr. Mike Onder Kaymaz

Beginner Pottery & Sculpture Workshop
Working with clay is never boring. Learn how to make your own art pieces using techniques like handbuilding, carving, stamping, sculpting and more. What methods work best for what you want to create? Starting the 4th week learn the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel, trimming, handle application and glazing. Sign up and GET DIRTY!

Clarion Campus Ceramics Lab
March 27 – April 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
$150.00
Instructor: Niccole St. Laurent

How to Create a Vision Board to Accomplish Your Goals

Do you struggle to achieve your goals for your personal life or business? Did you set big goals for 2018 and haven’t taken any action yet? So often we have a hard time identifying the actual goals we want to accomplish. A vision board is an efficient, visual method to bring your dreams and goals into focus and achieving the results you want in any area (or multiple areas) of your life.

Vision boards can be created by hand with physical items such as photos, magazine pics, quotes, poster board, markers, etc., but can also be creatively-designed online using technology. For this workshop, I will demonstrate how you can create an online vision board (and why I don’t use Pinterest for this), but I will also discuss why and how a physical vision board is the most effective means of getting to our goals in life. We will discuss several versions of vision boards, how to create them, how to use them, and, best of all…what results can you expect to see and how quickly!

Bring your laptops if you have them, along with any extra special photos, magazine pics, stamps, markers, etc…BUT I will provide all the poster board and necessary supplies for this workshop. We will have some fun with hands-on and instruction!

  • Learn why a Vision Board works to achieve your goals
  • Find out a variety of ways to create a Vision Board that will work for your own personal style
  • Know the exact steps you need to do regularly to accomplish your Vision Board goals
  • Learn the best tools, technology, and resources for you to use to accomplish your goals
  • Copies of Presentation and Step-by-Step process will be provided to all students

Who should attend?

  • Those who keep setting big goals each year and never achieve them
  • Those people looking also for a fun way to create changes in their lives using a method that works

Venango Campus 
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$40
Instructor:  Tambra Sabatini

Self-Publishing for Fun & Profit
Have you written a book or would you like to write a book? Traditional publishing can take years to achieve, but self-publishing puts you in control of your writing, publishing, and sales. This workshop will provide you with the step-by-step process to take you from manuscript to self-published and making sales on Amazon.

  • Learn why self-publishing is the best decision for a new author to get noticed and make immediate sales
  • Find out 17 ways to earn income from your self-published book
  • Know the exact steps to get you from book concept to selling on Amazon
  • Learn the best tools, technology, and resources for you to use to accomplish your book publishing goals
  • Copies of Presentation and Step-by-Step process will be provided to all students

Who should attend?

  • Those who have already written a book, but not published a book, as well as those who are interested in writing a book but have no clue where to begin the process

Venango Campus
Tuesday, March 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$40
Instructor:  Tambra Sabatini

Venango Chorus
If you love to sing, this class is for you. This large vocal ensemble offers you a rich musical experience. The class meets at Good Hope Lutheran Church at 800 Moran Street, Oil City, Pa. Good Hope offers scholarships covering 50 percent of the tuition. Applications are available in the office of Venango Campus Continuing Education. Concert Sunday, April 29.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, Oil City, Pa
Mondays, February 12 – April 23
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$50
Instructor: Beth Orris

JUDO and Self-Defense
Learn basic self-defense for law-abiding citizens and sport judo for fitness, competition and self-esteem.

Venango Campus; Rhoades Gymnasium
Wednesdays, January 31 – May 2
          *NO CLASS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Adult registration: $55
Youth Registration: $45
(50 percent for second immediate family member)
Sensei and Founder: Dr. Andor Jobb; USA and World-Masters Judo-Champion (Hachidan)
8th degree black belt in JUDO
9th degree black belt in JIU-JITSU

Pilates/Yoga
Through a fusion of familiar yoga postures and Pilates core strengthening moves this class allows you to sculpt, tone, and have fun with friends and colleagues as you flow your way to a strong body and calm mind. We will challenge muscles and improve balance, stamina and flexibility, and achieve effective, sustainable results without the pain or harm of more high impact workouts. Ample available modifications make this class accessible to all levels.

Clarion Campus
Mondays and Wednesdays
March 5 – May 2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$89
Instructor: Lori Snyder

 

 

Last Updated 12/12/17