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Noncredit Workshops Summer 2014
Noncredit Workshops Summer 2014
Fitness/Paterson Field House   

 

Set up your workouts based on your work, school and/or leisure schedule. Once enrolled, the fitness center is available to you Monday through Thursday, from 8AM to 8PM, and Friday, 8Am to 6PM. You must be 16 years of age or older to join. A part-time certified personal trainer can show you how each machine is used and which muscle group is affected. Check with Paterson personnel for the trainer’s hours. Both strength and cardiovascular equipment is available including selectorized Paramount machines, free weight dumbbells, barbells and benches, sit-up benches, treadmills, recumbent bikes, Life cycles, Stairmasters, Schwinn Aerodyne bikes, and Concept II rowers.

Fitness center usage is based on non-interference with established credit bearing classes.

 

Fitness Center usage is based on non-interference with established credit bearing classes. Fitness memberships are available as follows:

 

Daily @ $5 (no registration required)

Monthly @ $25-adults      Annually @ $250

          $20-seniors               Annually @ $200

 

Consider a Personal Trainer

The Commitment Package

Seven 60 minute individualized training sessions, focusing on the components of physical fitness. A health/screening assessment will also be included as part of this workshop. Program will also include elements of advanced training principles: agility, boxing, plyometrics, Olympic lifting reaction training, and sports performance.

WKS-8503-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $245 ($35 per session)

The Periodization Package

Ten 60 minute individualized training sessions, focusing on long term goals with performance progression and advanced training principles developed within seasonal structures.

WKS-8504-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $300 ($30 per session)

 

Intro Training Session

One 60 minute personal training session. Workshop focuses on the components of physical fitness; strength, flexibility, body composition, and cardiovascular conditioning. The program will be based on the client's individual needs.

WKS-8500-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $50

 

The Tune up Package

Three 60 minute individual training sessions, focusing on the components of physical fitness. The program will be developed with skills to improve strength, balance, and fitness conditioning.

WKS-8501-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $135 ($45 per session)

 

The Maintenance Package

Five 60 minute individualized training sessions. Building upon your current program with the help and support from a fitness professional. Focusing on the components of physical fitness and reinforcing exercise adherence.

WKS-8502-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $200 ($40 per session)

 

Friends and Fitness Workshop

Want to train with a friend? Need help staying motivated? These semi-private sessions allow you to work with a fitness professional while focusing on the components of performance training. Two person minimum, 4 person maximum.

WKS-8505-E1

Location: Paterson Field House, Room 101A * $30 per person

 

 

Construction

Preparation for the Construction Supervisors Exam

Learn to use the Massachusetts State Building Codebook. Find the information you need through hands-on experience. Organize your book with easy to use tips and handouts. Preregister by calling CST at 1-800-221-0578 (in Mass. only) or 1-978-249-7654. Required texts: 8th Edition Commercial Code Book: $130 each. 8th Edition Residential Code Book: $125 each. IECC Energy Code: $40.

Architectural Access Code: $15. More information www.contractorsuccess.com. No waivers or Discounts available.

WKS-200-E1

7 Meetings, Wed., 7/16-8/27, 6-9:30PM

Location: TBA * $295

Instructor: Construction Supervisor Staff

 

 

Awakenings in the Arts

The Soul of the Portrait: Basics to Advanced Portrait Painting

In this workshop, we will cover in bite-sized, accessible forms, all the tools you need to draw from life with inspiration and confidence. Beginning with simple anatomy for artists, this course will teach the following skills: creating the illusion of three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional plane, designing brilliant compositions, and capturing the spirit of your model. Additional model fee payable to the instructor. All are welcome, beginners through experienced artists!

WKS-1588-C1

8 meetings, Wed., 6/11-7/30, 5:30-8PM

Location: South County Center * $185

Instructor: Sharon Wybrants, Artist

 

Drawing I & II

Observation of nature enables us to translate the 3-dimensional world to a 2-dimensional plane. Learning to see the play of light and dark on surfaces, developing an awareness of spatial relations and depth, and recognizing proportions will be emphasized. Simple and basic techniques using varying materials will help us to enjoy drawing from nature. Landscapes, still life, figures and animal drawing will be explored

WKS-1631-C1
6 meetings, Wed., 6/18-7/23, 6-8:30PM

Location: South County Center * $150

Instructor: Pamela Berkeley, Artist

 

Hand Quilting

Learn a progression of needlecraft skills. Experiment with shape, color and design. Make a quilted six-block wall hanging composed of various chosen patterns. Topics include a review of sewing stitches, arranging color, block cutting and assembly, sandwiching layers, and quilting stitches. Additional $5 fee for quilting accessories payable to instructor first class. Materials list available upon registration.

WKS-258-C1

10 meetings, Thurs., 6/5-8/7, 10AM-12PM

Location: South County Center * $175

Instructor: Evelyn Friedman, Quilter

 

Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting, like any other art, requires practice and attention. Learn the basics of songwriting and work on weekly assignments designed to improve your skills. For all levels of experience. Students must speak with instructor prior to registering for this workshop.

WKS-1528-C1

10 meetings, Tues., 6/3-8/12, 7-8PM (No class 7/29)

Location: South County Center * $140

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

 

Becoming More Musical

This class will focus on the little ways you can become more musical with your instrument. You will work on both individual and group aspects of playing.

WKS-374-C1

10 meetings, Thurs., 5/29-8/7, 7-8PM (No class 7/24)

Location: South County Center * $140

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

 

Absolute Beginners' Guitar

Dream of playing the guitar? Learn the basics from tuning; to strumming; to finger picking; to simple lead and bass lines. You'll be playing songs from week one. Spend ten weeks learning an instrument you can enjoy your entire life.

WKS-796-E1

10 meetings, Mon., 6/2-8/11, 5-6PM (No class 7/28)

Location: Intermodal Transport Center, Room 1 * $140

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

 

Summer Jam I

Come have some fun playing and improving your guitar skills. Classes will focus on playing music with others in impromptu jams.

WKS-888-C1

10 meetings, Thurs., 5/29-8/7, 5:30-7PM (No class 7/24)

Location: South County Center * $210

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

 

Absolute Guitar Beginners Guitar – Step 2

A continuation of Absolute Beginners Guitar.

WKS-893-E1

10 meetings, Mon., 6/2-8/11, 6-7PM (No class 7/28)

Location: Intermodal Transport Center, Room 1 * $140

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

OR

WKS-893-C1

10 meetings, Tues., 6/3-8/12, 5-6PM (No class 7/29)

Location: South County Center * $140

Instructor: David Hodge, Guitarist

 

The Joy of Journaling

Journaling is an effective way to tap into your deepest wisdom. It helps you access your feelings, identify options and work through your toughest challenges. In this workshop, you will learn proven strategies to begin or strengthen your journaling practice. You'll have time between classes to experiment with techniques we've explored. Join us, in a safe environment, to boost your writing skills, self-confidence and experience in the joy of journaling!

WKS-1356-E1

2 meetings, Thurs., 7/17 & 7/24, 6-8PM

Location: Melville Hall, Room 110 * $50

Instructor: Millie Calesky, Consultant

 

Publish Your Book - Guaranteed in Paperback, E-Book, Audio-Book, and Submit a Movie

Today's book publishing technology has evolved to more than printed material sold in a bookstore. Books are found everywhere - in bookstores, tablet computers, and cell phones. Learn how easy it is to put written contact in print, online, and in audio. Discover how book publishing has evolved and learn the free online tools that make publishing easy. The final step is submitting content for film. Become a marketing expert and use the media to your advantage. Make your book project a success allowing for submission for a film deal.

WKS-920-E1

1 meeting, Tues., 7/15, 6-9PM

Location: Hawthorne Hall, Room 118 * $45

Instructor: David Ewen, Consultant

 

Break Through Your Writing Obstacles

Does completing your writing project feel more like an obstacle course than a journey of joy? We will explore the most common roadblocks that writers encounter and discuss ways to overcome these hurdles. You'll learn how to break through and achieve your writing goals.

WKS-992-E1

1 meeting, Thurs., 6/19, 6-8PM

Location: Melville Hall, Room 110 * $35

Instructor: Millie Calesky, Consultant

 

Career Enrichment

 

Getting Paid to Talk - an Introduction

This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of Voicecoaches.com producer! For more information on class content, go to http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt.

WKS-1050-E1

1 meeting, Thurs., 7/17, 6:30-9PM

Location: TBA * $50

Instructor: Voice Coaches Staff

  

A Powerful Management Approach

Through lecture, illustration and games, participants will be introduced to a pattern of behavior which follows us throughout our life and explains why people do what they do. This pattern forms the basis for a proven management system which will show the participant how to improve performance in any of the hundreds of variables that impact quantity, quality, timeliness and cost.

WKS-2514-C1

1 meeting, Wed., 6/11, 9AM-12PM

Location: South County Center * $30

Instructor: Frank Biscotti, Consultant

 

 

Healthcare

 

Medical Transcription Editor

The medical transcription editor online training program helps students develop the knowledge and skills of quality medical transcriptionists in addition to the specialized skill set of medical transcription editors. Students focus on keyboarding, medical terminology, language, grammar, and the editing skills required to work with speech recognition technology. Includes laptop or iPad with electronic text. No senior discounts.

WKS-6720-E1

Location: Internet * $2,796

Instructor: Career Step Staff

 

Paralegal Certificate Course

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. Train to interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, prepare legal documents, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand. There are no prerequisites to take the course, but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each session. Required text list upon registration. WESTLAW access is required. Both are at an additional cost.

WKS-9350-E1

14 meetings, 5/5-8/15

Location: Internet * $1,189

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies

OR

WKS-9350-E2

14 meetings, Sat. & Sun., 6/7-7/20, 9AM-5PM

Location: Hawthorne Hall, Room 104 * $1,189

Instructor: Center for Legal Studies

 

Berkshire Health Systems/BCC Nursing Assistant Program

This is a ninety (90) hour state approved nursing - hours are provided. Classes are held Monday through Friday and run for four (4) weeks. Three examinations are given during the course. An average of 70% is acceptable for passing. There will be two final grades, one for the nursing assistant content which is a combined grade of both the mid-term and final exam and one for the home health aide content final exam. Quizzes will also be administered throughout the course to assist in determining student progress, however, these do not factor into the final grade. Assessment of clinical skills is on a Pass/Fail basis. All classes will be held at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center. Clinical will be completed at various Berkshire Health Systems Long Term Care Facilities. If you are interested in enrolling into this course, please call (413) 395-7545. Someone will return your call to arrange for an interview. Detailed information will be shared on the first night of class.

WKS-9520-E1

18 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 6/2-6/28, 4-9PM

Location: Hillcrest Hospital * $500

Instructor: Berkshire Health Systems Staff

OR

WKS-9520-E2

18 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 7/21-8/16, 4-9PM

Location: Hillcrest Hospital * $500

Instructor: Berkshire Health Systems Staff

 

Nutrition for a Healthier You - NEW

You will learn how to implement quality food, eat healthier, reduce stress from food, understand that food is medicine, reduce unhealthy fat and increase healthy fat while enjoying food.

WKS-2310-C1

2 meetings, Wed., 8/6 & 8/13, 2-4PM

Location: South County Center *$45

Instructor: Patricia Blumhagen, Nutritional Counselor

 

 

Computers

 

 

Understanding Microsoft Windows 8

If you have bought a new computer recently, the chances are that you are now trying to understand Windows 8. This is the latest Microsoft operating system which has been installed on all new Windows computers since the latter part of 2012. Learn how to navigate this new screen. Learn what Tiles, Apps and Programs are, plus their differences and a whole lot more. No Senior Discounts.

WKS-5002-C1

2 meetings, Sat., 7/12 & 7/19, 8:30AM-12:30PM

Location: South County Center * $79

Instructor: Sharon Davis, Software Consultant

 

 

Food and Beverages

 

Bartending and Mixology

Understand the fundamental principles of mixology, bar organization and equipment. Learn to properly prepare and serve mixed drinks, cocktails and wines. Review the legal ramifications of recently adopted serving laws. Must be 18 years old to take this workshop.

WKS-400-E1

8 meetings, Mon., 6/9-8/4, 5:30-7:30PM (No class 6/30)

Location: Italian American Club * $215

Instructor: Amy Hayford, Consultant

Introduction to Wine

Come with us on this two-hour sippin' tour as we get our feet wet with a little history of winemaking. Discover the grapes beyond Chardonnay and Merlot, learn how to really appreciate taste, explore new wine regions and gain all the experience that you'll need to make buying wine almost as much fun as drinking it! (Must be 21 years of age)

WKS-403-C1

1 meeting, Thurs., 6/12, 6-8PM

Location: Cellarbration Wine, Beer & Spirits (Formerly Grape Finds in Gt. Barrington, Mass.) * 20

Instructor: Joseph Smegal, Consultant

Old World/New World

A bit of the old world (France, Italy) and the new world (US, Australia) come together in the glass as we take a trip around the world sip-sip. What's in the bottle? Learn to demystify those hard to read wine labels. Age old traditions and new world innovations in wine making offer the best quality/value wines in history. Prerequisite: Introduction to Wine Making.

WKS-472-C1

1 meeting, Thurs., 7/10, 6-8PM

Location: Cellarbration Wine, Beer & Spirits (Formerly Grape Finds in Gt. Barrington, Mass.)* 20

Instructor: Joseph Smegal, Consultant

Food and Wine Made Fun

Food and wine, wine and food, food wines-in the last few years, the art of the match has become such a hot topic that you might believe the relationship between wine and food had only recently been discovered! We'll be sampling some savory treats, to the tune of 6 courses or so, and tasty pours, the perfect wine complements to help you unravel the (not-so-mysterious) world of wine and food- and learn to pair like a pro. Prerequisite: Introduction to Wine. Must be 21 years or older. Photo ID required.

WKS-474-C1

1 meeting, Thurs., 8/7, 6-8PM

Location: Cellarbration Wine, Beer & Spirits (Formerly Grape Finds in Gt. Barrington, Mass.) * 35

Instructor: Joseph Smegal, Consultant

ServSafe Instruction

Students must register with Instructor Nancy Simonds-Ruderman at 413-429-7173 for the following workshops:

 

Servsafe Review and Exam

Class includes outline, review, enough time for questions and administration of the exam.

WKS-349-E1

1 meeting, Mon., 6/30, 8-10:30AM

Location: Intermodal Transport Center, Room 1 * $110

OR

WKS-349-E2

1 meeting, Mon., 6/30, 5-7:30PM

Location: Hawthorne Hall, Room 112 * $110

OR

WKS-349-C1

1 meeting, Mon., 8/18, 12-2:30PM

Location: South County Center * $110

OR

WKS-349-C2

1 meeting, Mon., 8/18, 5-7:30PM

Location: South County Center * $110

Servsafe Recertification

Has it been 5 years since your food safety certification? This class is for those needing a refresher on food safety, sanitation procedures and regulations. Book, instruction, exam and certification included in cost. EXAM ONLY: Come in on the date when class is given and take exam only. Includes study guide outline - $80. With book - $100.

WKS-394-E1

1 meeting, Mon., 6/23, 9AM-1PM

Location: Hawthorne Hall, Room 104 * $125

OR

WKS-394-C1

1 meeting, Mon., 8/11, 4-8PM

Location: South County Center * $125

 

Servsafe Food Safety Certification

Get certified in food safety and sanitation that is required by Massachusetts Food Code. This class meets the requirements needed for training a certified food safety manager. Includes book, instruction, national exam and certification. EXAM ONLY: Come in on the date when class is given and take exam only. Includes study guide outline - $80. With book - $100.

WKS-396-E1

2 meetings, Tues., 6/17 & 6/24, 5-8:30PM

Location: Intermodal Transport Center, Room 2 * $165

OR

WKS-396-E2

1 meeting, Tues., 8/26, 9AM-4:30PM

Location: Intermodal Transport Center, Room 1 * $165

 

Green Thumbs-Up

 

Native Floral Arranging - NEW

Learn how to collect native flowers from Project Native's seed bank and meadow. Each participant will learn how to collect floral materials, conditioning methods, and will design their own arrangement to take home. Creative ideas for unique containers will be discussed as well as using branches and grasses to achieve unique designs. Participants should bring 2-3 containers to design in, pruners and scissors. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a good hat, sunscreen, gloves, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

WKS-5027-C1

1 meeting, Sat., 8/16, 10AM-12PM * $25

Location: Project Native, Housatonic, Mass.

Instructor: Lou Kratt, Project Native

 

Introduction to Propagation Methods

Learn techniques to propagate some common native plants found in our landscape. Propagation from cuttings, layering, divisions and seeds will be discussed. Participants will learn about choosing and preparing soil and containers as well as how to care for your seedlings. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a good hat, sunscreen, gloves, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

WKS-5028-C1

1 meeting, Sat., 7/19, 10AM-12PM * $25

Location: Project Native, Housatonic, Mass.

Instructor: Lou Kratt, Project Native

 

Gardening for Pollinators

Learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Emphasis will be on the importance of using native plants. Learn how to analyze your garden site, choose appropriate plants, and maintain a pollinator garden. You will also receive plant lists, step-by-step instructions, and other resources to get started on your own pollinator garden. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a good hat, sunscreen, gloves, water bottle and closed-toe shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

WKS-5029-C1

1 meeting, Fri., 7/25, 10:30AM-12:30PM * $25

Location: Project Native, Housatonic, Mass.

Instructor: Lou Kratt, Project Native

 

BCC’s Kid Academy

 

Let's Go Hiking!

Have you ever wanted to begin hiking, but didn't know where to start? Come join us and share the joy of outside adventures through hiking! Wear hiking shoes or sneakers. For ages 10 - 14.

WKS-4601-E1

4 meetings, Saturdays, 5/31-6/21, 10AM-12PM

Location:  Outside Paterson Field House * $55

Instructor: Suzanne Voll, Consultant         

  

Scuba Rangers Program - NEW

Imagine your child scuba diving; learning about the underwater world...and being a part of it! In this program, children learn about safety around the water, how the water affects scuba divers, and the equipment scuba divers use to stay safe and comfortable. They'll learn about marine life, waves, tides and currents, and how to react to new scuba diving environments. And of course...go scuba diving!! This program includes a Scuba Rangers Kit and Scuba-quality mask, snorkel, and fins for them to keep.

WKS-4608-E1

5 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 7/14-7/18, 10-4PM

Location: Action Sports & Travel, 369 North St., Pittsfield * $600

Instructor: Action Sports & Travel Staff

 

 

Advanced Scuba Ranger Program -NEW

Must have completed the Scuba Rangers Program. Kids earn their Advanced Ranger while having fun! Night Ranger: Learn night diving skills while scuba diving in the pool...in the dark. Photography Ranger: Practice digital underwater photography skills and learn how to use camera features for better underwater photos. Communication Ranger: Learn better underwater communication skills by using hand signals/sign language. Marine ID Ranger: Learn how to identify common fresh water and salt water marine life using identifying features and marks. Search Ranger: Learn basic techniques for locating missing objects underwater using buddy team efforts, line-safety, and object research. For 8 - 12 years old. Space is limited.

WKS-4609-E1

5 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 8/11-8/15, 10AM-4PM

Location: Action Sports & Travel, 369 North St., Pittsfield * $600

Instructor: Action Sports & Travel Staff

 

Dunk Out the Violence - NEW

Join us for a week-long summer program learning about peace and anti-bullying. Students will gain knowledge in violence prevention education through role playing and motivational speakers. They will also participate in art, music, theater, swimming and outdoor games. This program is for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

WKS-4610-E1

5 meetings, Mon.-Fri., 7/21-7/25, 9AM-4PM

Location: Outside Paterson Field House * $195

Instructor: Valerie Hamilton, Consultant

 

Tennis Anyone? – An Introduction – NEW

WKS-4611-E1

4 meetings, Tues. & Thurs.,7/8-7/17, 9-11AM

Location: Paul E. Raverta Tennis Complex and P-202 * $80

 

Butterfly Adventure

 

Join us for a week-long program learning about the transformation of caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.  Young naturalists will learn about the different types of Berkshire butterflies as well as the environment in which they live. Field trips, laboratory exercises, internet explorations, and much more will provide fun and enhance learning.  For ages 8 - 11.

 

 

WKS-1124-E1

$185

 

Beyond Your Back Door

WKS-4600-E1, Mon. – Fri., 7/7-7/11, 9AM-12PM

OR

WKS-4600-E2, Mon. – Fri., 8/25-8/29, 9AM-12PM