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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner - Online

ID: CEETG-602

Have you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you have always dreamed you could be! You'll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principal of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. You'll even discover how best to get in touch with your right brain. If you have an interest in learning what it is like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Consumer Education Show

Buy a Home With Confidence

ID: CECED-591

Untangle the mystery of home buying in this basic hands-on course taught by a local real estate agent. Learn the top ten mistakes when buying a home and the best mortgage options for today's buyer. Learn the roles of lenders, home inspectors, and closing attorneys. You will gain confidence to tackle buying and the tools needed to turn the unforeseen to your advantage. Great information for the first time home buyer.

  • Total Hours: 4.00
  • CEUs: 0.40
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Discount and Couponing Strategies

ID: CECED-566

Finding values with discounts and coupons is easier than you think. Make the most of your financial resources without wasting money. Coupons and discounting are a great start to living a frugal life. We will discuss many ways and tips to save money, stretch the dollars, and reduce your spending painlessly.

  • Total Hours: 2.50
  • CEUs: 0.25
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Sell a Home With Confidence

ID: CECED-592

Obtain the top tips for marketing and selling your home in a basic hands-on course taught by a local real estate agent. Includes staging techniques to show your home for enhanced appeal or personal enjoyment. Learn the role of lenders, home inspectors, and home warranty companies. Remodel or repair? You will gain confidence and the tools needed to sell your home for its maximum value. Useful information for the first time home seller.

  • Total Hours: 4.00
  • CEUs: 0.40
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Defensive Driving

ID: CEDDC-500

Licensed drivers may take this eight-hour National Safety Council course every three years. Successful completion will remove up to four points (except DUI) on a SC driver's license, including CDL. Driver's license number and state required when registering. May reduce insurance costs. Defensive driving techniques are stressed through lectures, videos, and classroom demonstrations. NOTE: Arrive 10 minutes early. No late arrivals will be admitted. Bring a pen or pencil to class.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Drones Show

Drone Photography and Videography

ID: CEFLY-504

Go beyond the auto settings of your drone. This primer course will discuss the camera options, various settings, accessories, and best practices for maximizing the use of a drone for taking aerial photos and videos. This class will include demos (peformed by the instructor) of the camera and drone software settings along with examples of the corresponding photo and video results.

  • Total Hours: 7.50
  • CEUs: 0.75
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Drone Pilot Test Preparation-FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot

ID: CEFLY-505

Under FAA Part 107, the FAA requires applicants to pass an aeronautical knowledge exam in order to fly drones for business purposes. This 15 hour class covers all of the test areas included in the FAA Knowledge test. Students in this class are also provided actual FAA test questions for each subject module to further aid in the preparation. Includes study guide.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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Introduction to Drones: Information Session

ID: CEFLY-503

This free information session provides an excellent overview of key considerations for flying drones as hobbyists or flying drones for work. Come join our presenter to gain valuable information. No charge.

  • Total Hours: 2.50
  • CEUs: 0.25
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Financial Planning Show

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement

ID: CEPFP-702

Learn which assets are appropriate for retirement income, for lifetime use, and for future generations. Explore how to make appropriate healthcare decisions. This course includes a workbook and study aids. Couples may attend together for the single fee. An optional financial planning consultation is provided after class.

  • Total Hours: 9.00
  • CEUs: 0.90
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Maximize Social Security: What Boomers Need to Know

ID: CEPFP-700

Don't miss this valuable workshop designed especially for baby boomers with a focus on timing Social Security withdrawals to allow maximum retirement income. Recent legislation in Congress will be discussed. The decisions made today can have a tremendous bearing on the total benefits received over a lifetime. Couples may attend together for a single fee.

  • Total Hours: 2.00
  • CEUs: 0.20
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Personal Finance - Online

ID: CEETG-545

This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You'll learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You'll develop a retirement savings plan, and you'll be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You'll also learn the essentials of household bookkeeping and record-keeping requirements. And you'll discover the secret to understanding and controlling your credit rating to save money and increase your financial security.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Planning for Your 2nd Half: Life, Legacy And Finances

ID: CEPFP-703

Plan your path to significance through 8 sessions taught by Jennifer Sisk, Certified Life Coach. Your Second Half is about more than just, will I run out of income before I run out of life? How will you, not only answer this question, but identify your legacy goals and how you will remain engaged and impactful as you age. Walk with Jennifer, and several guest speakers, on this exciting journey, as we voyage through the 30 years the average person will spend in retirement. We will cover the nuts and bolts of investing, how to find your passion and identify your legacy, and how to support those you care for during your retirement years.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Protecting Your Hard Earned Assets in Volatile Times

ID: CEPFP-698

Develop a master plan for a worry-free retirement. Will my nest egg survive this volatile market and the coming storms (increased taxes, inflation, market volatility, health care costs, and the debt crisis here and in Europe)? How long will my money last? Learn helpful strategies for a confident financial future in an uncertain economy. Couples may attend together for the single fee.

  • Total Hours: 4.00
  • CEUs: 0.40
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Real Estate Investing I - Online

ID: CEETG-652

Stock Market got you down? Want to invest in real estate but have no money and no idea where to start? In this course, we'll demystify the technical aspects of acquiring and profiting from property. We'll explore how to find, finance, and negotiate a deal, how to invest in lease options, foreclosures, quick flips, rehabs, and mobile homes. And most important, you'll finish up the course with a specific game plan tailored to your individual investing goals that will put you well on your way to finding your first (or next) deal.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My! - Online

ID: CEETG-589

Are you worried that you might not have enough money to make it through retirement? Stop worrying and start planning. The earlier you begin planning for your future, the easier it will be for you to retire. No matter how inadequate you believe your current understanding of finance to be, this course will make you capable to manage your personal finances, make wise investment decisions, and prepare adequately for your future.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Food and Cooking Show

Cookies - Decorating Techniques With Icing

ID: CEKIT-589

Become skilled at decorating holiday cookies and learn to outline, flood, pipe, and the technique of brush embroidery. Let the colorful personality of your cookies amaze and leave with the skills to create more tasty treats. Decorating skills are not necessary. Hear information to start your own decorative cookie business.

  • Total Hours: 3.00
  • CEUs: 0.30
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Enhance the Nutrition of Your Everyday Meals

ID: CECED-594

More flavor and more nutrients in every bite with no additional time spent! Bring your favorite comfort food recipes to class where nutritional enhancements and adjustments will be discussed and shared.

  • Total Hours: 1.50
  • CEUs: 0.15
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Food Additives-Which Ones Are Healthy And Safe?

ID: CECED-595

Food additives can play an important role in food quality, safety, costs, and convenience. This engaging class is where you will learn to recognize non-healthy versus healthy food additives. We'll analyze favorite foods found at your local grocery store. Please feel free to bring your family's favorite foods labels, containers, or packages for analysis!

  • Total Hours: 1.50
  • CEUs: 0.15
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Beginning Conversational French - Online

ID: CEETG-689

Discover how easy it can be to learn common words course makes pronunciation simple, with phonetic spellings for every word and phrase you need to learn. The course even includes audio, so you will be able to hear and practice the language with little more than a click of your mouse! You'll also learn cultural tips in each lesson that will make you more comfortable in a foreign setting. After finishing this course, you'll be prepared to speak French in a wide variety of settings and situations.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Introduction to Journaling - Online

ID: CEETG-701

This insightful course will help you discover an exciting new way to express yourself and enhance your creativity. You'll learn to use powerful journaling techniques to develop a deeper and more spiritual understanding of yourself and explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and values. You'll also discover how to use journaling to ease the stress of unwanted change, improve your physical and emotional health, and achieve a greater level of professional success.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Spanish for Construction - Online

ID: CEPTN-711

Spanish for Construction is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for construction workers, contractors, foreman, and anybody who works with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers in the construction industry. Students will build their workplace Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills while learning with pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and quizzes, as well as cultural tidbits along the way.

  • Total Hours: 16.00
  • CEUs: 1.60
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Spanish for Medical Professionals - Online

ID: CEETG-971

Are you struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients? If so, here's the perfect solution. Whether you're new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this fun and simple course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Spanish for the Workplace - Online

ID: CEPTN-605

Spanish for the Workplace is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speaking co-workers and clients. The course is designed for beginning Spanish learners who simply want to communicate in basic Spanish as well as the opportunity to learn approximately 700 commonly used Spanish words and phrases in the workplace.

  • Total Hours: 16.00
  • CEUs: 1.60
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Spanish I

ID: CELNG-510

Learn basic Spanish conversational skills needed to ask questions and understand the answers given. Text is included with tuition.

  • Total Hours: 20.00
  • CEUs: 2.00
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Spanish II

ID: CELNG-511

Increase your vocabulary, strengthen your pronunciation skills, and gain a more in-depth understanding of Spanish culture.

  • Total Hours: 20.00
  • CEUs: 2.00
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Speed Spanish I - Online

ID: CEETG-564

Imagine yourself speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. Que' Bueno!

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Speed Spanish II

ID: CEETG-644

Gain comfort in Spanish-speaking situations by learning even more clever new recipes you can put to immediate use. Our Speed Spanish courses are unlike any other Spanish classes you may have ever taken. When you've completed both this course and its predecessor, you'll be well on your way to fluency. Que' Bueno!

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Basic Motorcycle

ID: CEMOT-501

This course is for individuals who want to learn basic techniques. A valid driver's license is required at the first class meeting. Please note that a three hour online e-course is required before the first class. A code will be emailed to you for access to this e-course. Certificate of e-course completion must be presented to instructor at first class. The motorcycle range activity Includes riding on small (100-350 cc) training motorcycles. Must pass both a written and riding assessment to receive a completion certificate. For license waiver option, present valid driver's license at first class and pass all assessments. Prerequisite: Must be eligible for a motorcycle driver's license and be able to ride a bicycle. This course is not an alternate to the driver education requirement for under 18-year-old drivers. Meets the standards set by SC law for insurance discount. Half helmets are not allowed, must be full face or open face helmet.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Basic Motorcycle

ID: CEMOT-508

NOTE: 3 hour online class is required prior to Friday night's class. Students will receive the access code on Wednesday afternoon via email prior to the Friday start date. Please provide valid email address when registering on the phone or via online. This course is for individuals who want to learn basic techniques. A valid driver's license is required at the first class meeting. Includes riding on small (100-350 cc) training motorcycles. Must pass both a written and riding assessment to receive a completion certificate. For license waiver option, present current active driver's license at the first class. Prerequisite: Must be eligible for a motorcycle driver's license and be able to ride a bicycle. This course is not an alternate to the driver education requirement for under 18-year-old drivers. Meets the standards set by SC law for insurance discount. Half helmets are not allowed, must be full face or open face helmet. Friday class meets 6-8pm; Saturday and Sunday classes me

  • Total Hours: 20.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Experienced Motorcycle

ID: CEMOT-701

Class is a skills tune-up for the experienced rider with a motorcycle license. Students with a learner's permit must have had the permit for a minimum of 60 days. Includes five hours of riding. A fully licensed and insured motorcycle or scooter is required. No mopeds. To successfully complete the course, the student must pass both a written and riding assessment, which could result in an insurance discount. The course may be used as an annual refresher for riders who already have a motorcycle license. In addition, fully licensed students in the EC may elect to have a passenger ride with them during the course. Both the rider and the passenger must be registered students. Helmet must be full face or open face helmet, no half helmets allowed.

  • Total Hours: 7.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Intermediate Motorcycle

ID: CEMOT-601

Class is for the rider with minimum-to-moderate riding experience. Must have held a motorcycle learner's permit for a minimum of 60 days. For license waiver option, present current and active motorcycle learner's permit at first class. A fully licensed and insured motorcycle or scooter is required. No mopeds. To successfully complete the class, student must pass both written and riding assessments, which could result in an insurance discount. Helmet must be full face or open face, no half helmets allowed. Friday class meets 6:00-10:00pm. Saturday class meets 8:00am-5:00pm.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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Music Show

Appreciating Music: a Brief Course

ID: CEMUS-551

Join us for a musical journey across the centuries...from Middle Ages to the present. This course is for everyone desiring a greater understanding of the components of music, composition, composers, and the backdrop of their world. Enhance your appreciation of music. Broaden the style of recordings in your collection as well as the concerts you attend. Won't you join us? We look forward to a wonderful time for all.

  • Total Hours: 7.50
  • CEUs: 0.75
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Sewing I

ID: CESEW-533

Beginners and those with minimal experience will learn the practical basics and creative potential sewing offers. Learn straight and zigzag stitches, straight seams, curved seams, fabrics, and patterns. Students will complete a decorative pillow and a project with a pattern. Class will choose the final project. Sewing machine required. See the online materials list for important details and list of supplies.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • CEUs: 1.80
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Sewing II

ID: CESEW-550

Perfect your sewing skills in this follow-up to Sewing I. Students must be able to sew, operate and bring their own sewing machines to class. Students will work on projects of their choice to enhance their skills and learn advanced technicques. See the online materials list for important details and list of supplies.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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GRE Test Preparation-Quantitative (course 2) - Online

ID: CEETG-559

This course will prepare students to take the Graduate Record Examination. You may enroll in either the Verbal or Quantitative review sections, however we strongly suggest that you enroll in both sections for maximum benefit. Taking both course 1 and course 2 provide techniques for improving your score on all three sections of the GRE: Verbal, Analytical, and Quantitative. You will also practice on actual GRE tests from previous years. Course 2 features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, discrete quantitative, and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. We will also cover time saving techniques for both the paper-based and computer administrations of the test. REQUIREMENTS: Internet access, email, Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browser. Practicing to Take the GRE General Test (ninth edition) should be purchased prior to the beginning of class.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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GRE Test Preparation-Verbal and Analytical Sections (course 1) - Online

ID: CEETG-551

Applying to graduate school usually means taking the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). Our GRE preparation course can help; we have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980. The course covers the more familiar questions and explores question types that may be new to you, like analytical and logical reasoning. You will also practice on actual GRE tests from previous years. This course covers all question types on the verbal and analytical sections of the GRE. Course 1 and Course 2 provide techniques for improving your score on all three sections of the GRE: Verbal, Analytical, and Quantitative. REQUIRMENTS: Internet access, E-mail, Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browser. Practicing to Take the GRE General Test (ninth edition) should be purchased prior to the first class meeting.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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LSAT Test Preparation - Mastering Test Taking Techniques, Analytical Reasoning Questions, and the Writing Sample (course 1) - Online

ID: CEETG-552

Applying to law school means taking the LSAT Law School Admissions Test). In this course, you will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years. This course provides an overview of law school entrance procedures. You will also learn proven test taking techniques and participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the three most helpful types of diagrams, and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for preparing the writing sample. Taking both Course 1 and Course 2 will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. REQUIREMENTS: Internet access, E-mail, or Internet Explorer Web browser. LSAT: The Official Triple Prep, Volume 2, should be purchased prior to the first class meeting.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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LSAT Test Preparation-Mastering Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning Questions (course 2) - Online

ID: CEETG-560

Applying to law school means taking the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). Taking both course 1 and course 2 will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning. You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and also learn test taking techniques. Course 2 provides an intensive review of reading comprehension and logical reasoning questions, including techniques for quick elimination of incorrect answers, explanations, and interpretations of correct answers, and proven approaches for selecting the correct answers. REQUIREMENTS: Internet access, email, Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browser. LSAT: The Official Triple Prep, (Volume 2) should be purchased prior to the beginning of class.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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SAT/ACT Preparation - Quantitative (Part 2) - Online

ID: CEETG-561

In course 2, we will analyze each of the quantitative test question areas on the SAT and ACT. Topics include basic and advanced math concepts (fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions) and algebraic and geometric concepts. REQUIREMENTS: Internet access, email, Netscape or Internet Explorer Web browser. 10 Real SATs and Getting Into the ACT: Official Guide to the ACT Assessment should be purchased prior to the first class meeting.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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SAT/ACT Preparation - Verbal (Part 1) - Online

ID: CEETG-553

Both the ACT and the SAT contain verbal and math question types. SAT/ACT Preparation Part I will give you all the information you need to do well on the verbal questions of the ACT and the new SAT. The ACT verbal sections are called the Reading Test, the English Test, and the Science Test. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you'll be tested on in the ACT. You'll also learn how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test. REQUIREMENTS: Internet access, E-mail, or Internet Explorer Web browser. 10 Real SATs and Getting Into the ACT: Official Guide to the ACT Assessmentshould be purchased prior to the first class meeting.

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Writing Show

Creative Writing Workshop

ID: CEWRT-552

New and emerging writers will explore the various techniques and process of crafting short stories, novels, memoir, and creative nonfiction.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Publish and Sell Your E-Books - Online

ID: CEEDG-572

This six-week long course introduces you to everything you need to know to do a professional job of turning your manuscript into your dream-come-true, a book that will help you make money on the Internet, whether you want to self-publish a novel, a nonfiction book, or a picture book. You'll learn how to format your e-book and get it ready to sell through bookstores. By the end of the course, you could have your e-book published in over 100 countries worldwide and available to libraries and book clubs!

  • Total Hours: 24.00
  • CEUs: 2.40
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Yoga Show

Yoga

ID: CECED-537

Feel calm, peaceful, and centered as you learn yoga techniques. You'll practice yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation. Classes meet at Arsenal Hill Community Center, 1800 Lincoln Street, Columbia. Bring a yoga mat to class.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Floral Designer

This 24-hour course in the fundamentals of floral arranging will give students enough basic skills to seek entry level positions in the floral business.

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