CSC Community Education Classes for February

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Carl Sandburg College Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets.  These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 345-3501 or in person at the Galesburg campus. For more information about classes in your community, or to teach or request a class, you may contact CSC at (309) 345-3501.


The purpose of this class is to give you an immediate speaking ability in Spanish.  Spanish is the leading language in not only Spain and Mexico, but throughout Central and South America.  Focus will be on presenting fundamental elements of the Spanish language including proper pronunciation, common vocabulary, and basic grammar concepts.  Objectives include:  increased appreciation of the Spanish language and culture, develop ability to carry on simple conversations on a variety of topics and introduce sufficient vocabulary to facilitate basic communication in the workplace, in social settings or when traveling.  Minimum of 6 students by 01/31/11 and maximum of 15 students.  No cancellations will be accepted after this date; however, a substitute may attend.  Tuition includes workbook and interactive CD-Rom. Class will be on Mondays, beginning Feb. 7 for eight weeks from 3-5 p.m.

Cost:      $150 SPN E08 530 (1 sem. hr.)

$140 SPN E08 500 (1 sem. hr.) (College for Seniors - age 50 or more)

Educational Technology Center, Sandburg Mall

Auto Body Surface Prep

This course will introduce the student to preparation of automotive panels for repainting. Identification of surface irregularities by sight and feel, minor dent repair by metal finishing and filling will be presented as well as feather edging and block sanding. The student will be able to recognize paint defects and know how to correct them. Class will be on Mondays, beginning Feb. 7 for four weeks from 5-9 p.m.

AUB E32 500 (0.5 sem. hr.)

Cost: $175 includes basic supplies

Rooms B103 & B107

Unleash Your Health Within

What does a healthy life mean to you? Do you feel at the mercy of chronic diseases and struggling health that affect nearly every individual in our society? Would you like to escape those statistics and instead experience maximum energy and vitality? Can you imagine living each day with an extraordinary outlook at the magnificent capacity of your own health? You can and you must!

You will learn how to turn your metabolism around, to increase your energy and restore vitality. You will discover the resounding capacity of your body to repair and regenerate and how to bring that about. By learning how to care for your body - life’s most precious gift - you enable yourself to extend years to your life and life to your years. Dr. Wilson has been lecturing on nutrition and wellness for over 10 years. What are you waiting for? This course will provide you with usable skills and solutions to create and sustain significant improvements in your health and your life. Minimum of 4 students and maximum of 30. Class will be on Monday, Feb. 7, only, from 6-8 p.m.

HTH C11 600

Cost: $25

Room C101

Meditation Overview for Everyone

Your mind was meant to be your servant, not your master! Yet the overactive mind creates stress throughout the body when not brought into gently disciplined quiet. Regular practice of simple meditation can neutralize stress hormones, promote healing and bring body mind and spirit into healthful balance. In this introduction, you will learn four basic principles and two methods of mediation. To further explore medication techniques, see six-week course listed below. Limited to 12 students. Class will be on Saturday, Feb. 12, only, from 2-5 p.m.

HTH C20 600

Cost: $25

Room C117

Auto Body Spray Regulations – New EPA Rules

All Auto Body Shop employees who apply spray coatings must have training regarding the more stringent federal environmental requirements. Hands-on training is also recommended for the proper use and maintenance of the spray equipment. This workshop will cover the new regulations and provide hands-on practice with spray equipment to fulfill the training requirements for Federal EPA rule 40 CFR Part 63 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations. March 11, 2011 is the deadline for submission of training notifications. After the initial compliance date of January 10, 2011, new spray equipment operators must be trained and existing operators must be recertified every five (5) years. Class will be on Wednesday, Feb. 16, only, from 5-9 p.m.

AUB C03 600

Cost: $20

Rooms C102 & B107

Just Once Drums for Busy Adults & Teens

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the drums but simply can’t find the time? In just a few hours even an absolute beginner can learn to play basic drum set patterns and have years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach basic technique, hand exercises, basic rock patterns, drum fills and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your drum sticks and practice pad or purchase a set at the workshop. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. Topics include: How to hold the sticks, How to pick a good drum set, Basic stick exercises, 3 limb independence, Basic rock patterns and grooves in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time, Basic drum fills, How to play in the “groove”. Materials fee of $29 will be collected by the instructor for Instant Drums Workbook and practice DVD. For more information go to website: Class will be on Thursday, Feb. 17, only, from 6-8:30 p.m.

MUS C22 600

Cost: $25 plus $29 materials fee

Room C105

How to Buy a College

Buying a college education can be an investment for a lifetime, but you shouldn’t have to take a second mortgage or graduate owing more that your parents first home! We will explore the options on “buying your college education” and review some of the payment options and financial aid opportunities to make the investment pay-off. Parents and high school students should attend this class. Class will be on Monday, Feb. 28, only, from 6-8 p.m.

EDU C08 600

Cost: $5 includes refreshments

Room C101

To view the community education spring 2011 class schedule, visit