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Community Education Classes at Ohio University Southern!  For more information, please call 740.533.4588 or email ous_community_ed@ohio.edu.
 

Community Education Guidelines and Procedures

 
Community Education classes are open to the general public regardless of educational background. These classes are self-supporting, and the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead cost of the program...
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Registration and Enrollment


PLEASE REGISTER AND ENROLL PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS SESSION.

If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met, the class may be cancelled.


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Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, Ohio 45638
 
Community Education classes offers classes in technology, artistic endeavors, personal interests, dog obedience, and recreation.

ROADTRIPS
 

 
ACT Prep
 
ACT PrepDesigned to focus on individual sections of the test, each day will cover a different topic. Listed below is the schedule.ACT Prep Class.

Most Improved ACT score
"My daughter received recognition at her high school for “Most Improved” on her ACT score. After taking the ACT Prep course through OUS, her score improved by four points. The tips that she learned in the class were very beneficial to her and she liked how the classed were scheduled each day of the week leading up to the ACT exam.  I strongly recommend this course!"
 
Monday: Reading Prep - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Math Prep -  4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: English Prep - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Science Prep - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Writing Prep - 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
*When registering online please note the session(s) group name in the title of the course.*
 
Class Dates
Group 5: Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern - Academic Center - Caucus Room
Time: 4:00- 7:00pm
4:00-8:00pm Math Only
Course Cost: $149
 

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.


HEALTH & FITNESS

 

Kickboxing
Designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. In addition, students will gain a working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit, history, safety, and etiquette of aerobic conditioning.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Building
Date/Time: 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM, Mondays and Wednesdays, January 14 - May 4
Course Cost: $40.00 Spring Special 

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

Yoga -  cancelled.
Designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. In addition, students will gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit, history, safety, and etiquette of yoga. Students will be graded based on knowledge and participation.
 

 

Archery
Designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. In addition, students will gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of archery. Students will be graded based on knowledge and participation.

Course Location: Vesuvius Longbow Range
Date/Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Saturdays, February 9 & 16
Course Cost: $59

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Disc Golf
Designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a lasting interest in attaining and maintaining personal health and wellness throughout their lifetime. In addition, students will gain a thorough working knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the spirit and rules, history, safety, and etiquette of disc golf. Students will be graded based on knowledge and participation.
 
Course Location: TBD
Date/Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturdays, March 2 & 9
Course Cost: $79

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

 

Wilderness Living Skills
Introduces basic backpacking skills and knowledge in order to enhance personal enjoyment of the outdoors, conservation of wild areas, and sound safety practices on outdoor trips. Students learn through direct experience, discussion, demonstration, and reflection.
 
Course Location: TBD
Date/Time: 3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (Overnight), Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 & March 30-31
Course Cost: $169

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 
How to Use Your Digital Camera

 

Community Education PhotographyIn this introduction to photography with a DSLR camera we will look at digital camera functions like shutter speed, mega-pixel counts, focal length of lenses, and photographic imaging skills. In this hands-on class you will be taking your own photos and learning about aperture, shutter speed, and white balance, as well as how to use the controls and settings on your camera to capture properly focused and exposed photos. As you take your photos we will also look at using a light meter, bouncing light, and natural lighting techniques. Please bring your DSLR camera along with your camera manual.

 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 5:30- 6:30pm, Mondays, February 11 - March 25
Course Cost: $59

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.
 

 

Intro to 3D Design and Printing3D Printing
3D printing is the future, and the future is now! This program aims to teach students the basics of 3D design and printing so that they can get a head-start on one of the most creative and impressive technologies and become a maker. Students will learn to use special types of design software in order to infuse their own ideas and concepts into tangible 3D objects.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 5:30- 7:30pm, Thursdays, February 21- March 7
Course Cost: $59

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

 

Beginning Microsoft Word 2016
Join us for this five week Microsoft Word 2016 class. We will cover how to edit, format, work with tabs, tables, and pictures, create letters and envelopes, and create mail merges. After attending all of the course sessions and once the course concludes you will receive a certificate of completion from OUS. Details will be given first class.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 5:30- 7:00pm, Tuesdays, February 5- March 5
Course Cost: $69

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 
All about Google
Join us for this class to learn how to work with Google. Topics covered will be Gmail, Google Docs, Google Presentations, and Google Sheets.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 5:30- 7:00pm, Tuesdays, March 19- April 9
Course Cost: $59

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

 

DOG OBEDIENCE

 
Dog Obedience- Puppy Kindergarten
Puppy KindergartenThe owner and puppy learn the basics of dog obedience at a more relaxed pace. Sit, stay, come, lie down, and good manners are the focus of this puppy class. Because puppies have short attention spans, play and social interaction are important elements of this course. Positive reinforcement, praise, and good parenting are emphasized.
Please do not bring the dog to the first session.

Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 20- April 10, 6:30- 7:15pm
Course Cost: $70

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 

Dog Obedience- Sub Novice
Sub-NoviceThis is an on-leash course for owners to learn how to train dogs who are 7 months or older. All the basics are covered: sit, stay, come, stand, lie down, and heel. This class is based on positive reinforcement and working on getting your dog’s attention and trust. Puppy kindergarten is not required.
Please do not bring the dog to the first session.

Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 20- April 10, 7:30- 8:30pm
Course Cost: $85

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*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.

 
Dog Obedience Novice
Dog Obedience NoviceThis course moves forward in the obedience training to off-leash work.  This is done with all the commands.  The Sub-Novice class is required or participants must have permission from the instructor. Please do not bring the dog to the first session.
 


Course Location: Ohio Horse Park/Vet Clinic Area
Course Date/Time: Wednesdays, February 20- April 10, 8:30- 9:30pm
Course Cost: $85

Click here for on-line Registration & Enrollment*
*Use the "Ironton Community Education" link and complete the form for online payment.


Medical Billing and Coding Program

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 maMedical Billing and Codingnual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal
denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
 
Note: Health certificate students will not earn Ohio University credit, will not have an Ohio University transcript, or earn an Ohio University certificate.
 
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through Ohio Means Jobs.
 
Course Contact Hours: 80 hrs.                            
Student Tuition: $1,899 (Textbooks included)

Medical Billing and Coding Program Schedule Spring 2019 (PDF)
March 4 - May 15,  6:00pm - 9:30pm
Ohio University Southern, Ironton Ohio.

 

 

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

CCI Medical AssistantThis program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle.

 

Note: Health certificate students will not earn Ohio University credit, will not have an Ohio University transcript, or earn an Ohio University certificate.
 
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify through Ohio Means Jobs.

Clinical Medical Assistant Program Schedule Spring 2019 (PDF)
Course Contact Hours: 140 classroom + 160 hours clinical time 
Date/Time: March 5- June 13                          
Student Tuition: $2599.00

 


Contact Information:

Community Education
Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638

ous_community_ed@ohio.edu
740.533.4588