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Art Show

Acrylic Painting for Fun

ID: CEART-559

Painting with acrylics is exciting, versatile, and easy as you learn to use the basic supplies and techniques to create extraordinary paintings. Instructor will lead step-by-step demonstrations from a photo, yours or supplied, references including a variety of dynamic landscapes from seaside to mountains. Demos will include how to paint flowers, clouds, grasses, water, and more for an excellent foundation in acrylic painting. See the online Materials List for supplies.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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Modern Calligraphy

ID: CEART-564

Calligraphy is skilled penmanship and visual art. Learn to form the alphabet on envelopes and cards; experiment with inks, watercolors, pens; and embellish with gold-leafing. See the online Materials List for supplies.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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Watercolor Painting I

ID: CEART-565

Learn step-by-step to paint basic watercolor paintings and to use and care for supplies, color mixing, elements of design and various watercolor techniques. Students will work from enlarged realistic photo references of flowers and landscapes. See the online Materials List for supplies.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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Consumer Education Show

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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Defensive Driving Show

Defensive Driving

ID: CEDDC-500

NOTE: Arrive 10 minutes early. No late arrivals will be admitted. 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. Bring a pen or pencil to class.

  • Total Hours: 8.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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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 health care 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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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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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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Languages Show

American Sign Language 101

ID: CELNG-568

This course is a study of visual readiness and basic vocabulary, grammar features, and non-manual behaviors, all focusing on receptive language skill developments. Class meeting times will follow the academic calendar.

  • Total Hours: 60.00
  • CEUs: 6.00
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French I

ID: CELNG-554

Do you need to communicate with French speaking individuals? If so, this approach is for you. It's fast paced, easy to comprehend, and fun.

  • Total Hours: 20.00
  • CEUs: 2.00
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French II

ID: CELNG-558

Build on skills learned in French I.

  • Total Hours: 20.00
  • CEUs: 2.00
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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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Motorcycle Show

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. 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 and active motorcycle learner's permit 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 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday classes meet 8am-4pm.

  • Total Hours: 18.00
  • 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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Private Pilot Show

Introduction to Drones

ID: CEFLY-503

Want to learn more about the use, law and operation of drones? This 2.5 hour class will cover information on why we have drones, how to register your drone, FAA regulations overview, safe drone operation, compliance with state and local laws, plus more. You will also have a drone flight demonstration by a qualified instructor.

  • Total Hours: 2.50
  • CEUs: 0.25
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Sewing and Quilting Show

Crocheting for Beginners

ID: CESEW-535

Learn to crochet in 3 easy lessons. During the first lesson, you will learn the basic stitches and go home with a project to complete. In the second and third lessons you will learn different stitches, how to read directions and how to read your work; then you will be ready to select a larger project of your own choosing to practice your new learned skill. You will be on your way to years of enjoyment. See the online Materials List for supplies.

  • Total Hours: 9.00
  • CEUs: 0.00
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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. Projects for Sewing II are determined before the start of the class. See the online Materials List for important details and list of supplies.

  • Total Hours: 15.00
  • CEUs: 1.50
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Wellness Show

Brain Health - Tips for Food and Fitness

ID: CECED-587

This course focuses on how nutrition, exercise, and games play a vital part in brain health. Benefit with tips to maintain a healthy brain.

  • Total Hours: 1.50
  • CEUs: 0.15
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Fitness, Food and Losing Weight

ID: CECED-567

Hear unique principles and secrets to losing weight permanently, naturally and without gimmicks in this engaging class. Be in control of your nutrition, health, and fitness. The three stages of permanent weight loss are Mind, Muscle, and Mouth. Learn the basics plus secrets to turbo-charge weight loss efforts.

  • Total Hours: 2.50
  • CEUs: 0.25
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Relax and Shed Those Stressful Ways

ID: CECED-585

A hectic life can decrease happiness and increase anxiety. Health and well-being can also be negatively affected. Learn natural, effective ways to melt away your stress that you can implement into your life everyday.

  • Total Hours: 1.50
  • CEUs: 0.15
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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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Woodworking Show

Introduction to Woodworking

ID: CECED-589

Meet at Mann Tool and partner with experienced craftsman to build a project with power tools and designed to teach important characteristics of fine furniture. Leave class with an appreciation for quality construction, a treasured piece you built and the know-how to build outstanding projects. See the online Materials List for important information.

  • Total Hours: 10.00
  • CEUs: 1.00
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Writing Show

Creative Writing Workshop I - Beginner

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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Creative Writing Workshop II - Advanced

ID: CEWRT-553

For more experienced writers in all genres (or students who have taken CWW I). Focuses on the revision and editorial process, as well as identifying publication opportunities for completed work (including self-publishing platforms). Students presenting work should be prepared to receive critiques from instructor and classmates.

  • Total Hours: 12.00
  • CEUs: 1.20
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Featured Program

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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