Skill Seekers

Skill Seekers - Weekend courses for DIY enthusiastsUse your weekends to pick up skills that will make you the envy of your family and friends.

For each course you complete, you will also earn credits that may be applied towards formal College-level learning. Contact the Continuing Education office for more details.

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April 2017

Spanish Level I

In this course, students will learn to improve their speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish.

Cost: $340.20
Days: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Starts: April 8 for five weekends



Small Engine Repair

In this course, students will learn about shop safety, four stroke and two stroke operation and construction, fuel delivery systems, spark ignition systems, and basic troubleshooting. Students will look at various engines such as chainsaws, snowmobiles, motorcycles, lawnmowers, outboard motors, and weed trimmers.
In a lab format with time for practical work, students will learn to diagnose, repair and maintain their gas-powered lawn care equipment along with discussions on how engines, carburetion and ignition systems work. Students will also have the opportunity to bring their gas-powered equipment to class and repair it and/or winterize the equipment under the supervision of an expert instructor.

NOTE: Students must bring in their own small gas engine(s) for the lab work on Sunday. CSA-approved safety boots and safety glasses will be required for admittance to all lab classes.

Cost: $116.73
Days: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Starts: April 8 for one weekend


Landscaping with Native Plants

This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants. The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere.

Cost: $322.55
Days: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Starts: April 8 for five weekends

Introduction to Financial Accounting

You’ll be introduced to the fundamental accounting principles of debit and credit and to the double entry system of bookkeeping. You’ll also examine the use of control accounts and the opening and closing of a set of books along with the preparation of financial statements.

Cost: $451.94
Days: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Starts: April 22 for six weekends



Financial Accounting II

You’ll examine, in more depth, selected assets and liabilities found on the balance sheet, and you’ll also learn how to account for transactions involving partnerships and corporations. Assets examined include merchandise inventories, accounts receivable, notes receivable, plant, property, and equipment. Liabilities studied will include short term bonds payable, warranty liabilities, income tax liabilities, and payroll liabilities.

Cost: $451.94
Days: Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2:30
Starts: April 22 for six weekends


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Coming up in May 2017

  • Photography (starts May 6, 4 weekends)
  • Small Engine Repair (starts May 27, 1 weekend)
  • Interior Decorating (starts May 27, 3 weekends)
  • Rigging and Hoisting (starts May 27, 4 weekends)
  • Landscaping with Ornamental Plants (starts May 27, 5 weekends)

For additional information

Continuing Education
(705) 566-8101, extension 7373