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Community Education

 
 
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.

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CLASS LIST

 

ACT Prep Class
Designed to focus on individual sections of the test, each day will cover a different topic. Listed below is the schedule.ACT Prep Class
 
*When registering online please note the session(s) name in the title of the course.*
 
Class Dates
 
Group 2:
Monday, October 23 – Reading Prep
Tuesday, October 24 – Science Prep
Wednesday, October 25 – English Prep
Thursday, October 26 – Math Prep
Friday, October 27 – Writing Prep
 
Group 3:
Monday, December 4– Reading Prep
Tuesday, December 5– Science Prep
Wednesday, December 6– English Prep
Thursday, December 7 – Math Prep
Friday, December 8 – Writing Prep
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern, Academic Center 121 Caucus
Time: 4:00- 7:00pm
Course Cost: $149
 

Introductory Guitar I
Guitar 1
This course will lay the groundwork for basic guitar playing, music notation, and practice skills. Students will play basic major chords, read a basic melodic line, understand major scales and key signatures, and perform with correct playing technique. Students should bring their own acoustic guitars.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: October. 19, 26, November 2, 16, 30 and December 14.
Course Cost: $49
 

 

Paranormal Phenomena and Local Mysteries

 

Paranormal Phenomena and Local Mysteries
This course includes a guided discussion focused on popular facets of the paranormal field and local interests of a similar nature.  It is intended to stimulate one’s own familiarity with current ideas in the research of fringe subjects. Students will be introduced to new concepts that they may not normally consider. 
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Thursdays – October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Course Cost:  $49

 

 

Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness
Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness
This course is designed to go over the fundamentals in
preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse. Learn skills and strategies applicable to real-world scenarios for actual disasters. What should go in an emergency survival kit? How would I get information without internet or television? How would I contact someone without phone service? What tools would be useful to have? Would I have medical supplies if necessary? All this and more will be covered in this course.

 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Monday– November 6th, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Course Cost: $17

 

HISTORY

 

Tour Historic IrontonTour Historic Ironton
Join Debbie Rogers from the Lawrence County Historical Society and learn about historic homes and residents in downtown Ironton with different routes offered each week. Finish at the Lawrence County Museum with a presentation by an historical reenactor. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and cookies furnished. 

 

Course Location: Lawrence County Museum
Date/Time: Thursdays, October. 5, 12, 19, 26    Noon – 1:00 pm
Course Cost – Free
 
 
The Underground Railroad in Burlington and Ironton
Underground Ohio had the most active network of the Underground Railroad than any other state in the Union. Countless enslaved African-Americans first tasted freedom after crossing the Ohio River into Burlington and Ironton, Ohio. ! is class will bring local history alive using primary sources, will identify and give biographical sketches of the individuals of various ethnicities and religious beliefs who worked together in an informal network of safe houses and escape routes to help enslaved African-Americans to freedom in the northern states and Canada.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus
Date/Time: Tuesdays – October 3, 10, 17, and 24      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Course Cost: $49.00. – After attending all of the session .8 CEUs available for an extra $15.00

 



HEALTH & FITNESS


Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)
Aerobic Conditioning
Cardio Kickboxing is a cardiovascular workout utilizing kicks, punches, calisthenics, and step aerobics to elevate heart rate and strengthen all major muscle groups. Specific strengthening, toning, and stretching exercises will also be included in the class.


Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Date/Time: August 28 – Dec. 28 Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:25 pm
Course Cost: $40

 

Yoga
Beginner's Session:
No one starts off being excellent, so we just want you to allow yourself to be a beginner.  Yoga can seem intimidating and choosing the right class can be confusing. In the Beginner's Sessions, we will help you build your practice from the ground up or perhaps help you refine your current yoga practice.
Yoga
We will work on Pranayama (breath control), Asana (poses), meditation and a bit of background on the history and science behind yoga. Through this session you will  learn how your breath can not only ease your mind but deepen your yoga practice as well. Together we will find what poses will be beneficial to your personal needs.
 
After completing this session you will feel more comfortable and ready to join our flow classes. At Ohio University we believe that yoga is for everybody!

Yoga
Gentle Strength Flow- "Only the gentle are ever really strong"- James Dean.
In this class we embrace and create strength, stability and support for the spine and whole body through syncing breath and movement. Students will build strength and flexibility in a slower moving flow where postures are generally held longer. This class will end with floor poses and meditation. Modifying poses to each person's needs, this class is suitable for all levels.
 
Mats will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own mat if you like.
 
Course instructor: Jennifer Blankenship, BSN, Certified Yoga Instructor
Course Location: OU Southern Campus and Community Center
Course Cost: $29 (For each four class session)
 
Please pick which session you would like to attend.
*When registering online please note the session(s) name in the title of the course.*

 

FALL YOGA CLASSES
Fall Yoga classes meet in the Campus and Community Building

Beginners classes meet once a week: Tuesday evenings 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
By Month:
  • September 5, 12, 19, and 26 - $29.00 - CANCELLED
  • October 3, 10, 17, and 24 - $29.00
  • November 7, 14, 21, and 28 - $29.00
  • December 5 and 12 - $15.00
 
Gentle Strength Flow meets once a week: Thursday evenings – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
By Month:
  • September 7, 14, 21, and 28 - $29.00
  • October 5, 12, 19,  and 26 - $29.00
  • November 2, 9, 16, and 30 – $29.00
  • December 7 and 14 - $15.00
 
Saturday morning – Fall Yoga classes: - Campus and Community Building 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gentle Strength Flow - meets once a week
By Month:
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30 - $29.00 CANCELLED
  • October 7, 14, 21, and 28 - $29.00
  • November 4, 11, 18, and 25 - $29.00
  • December 2 and 9 - $15.00

 

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, rules, history, safety, and etiquette of archery.
 
Course Location/ Date/Time: Meets Fri, Nov 3, 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Ohio University Southern  classroom Riffe 151; Sun, Nov 5 and Nov 12, 10:30am to 6:30pm at Vesuvius Longbow range; Fri, Nov 17, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Ohio University Southern classroom Riffe 151. Self drive.
Course Cost: $30

 

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, rules, history, safety, and etiquette of disc golf.
 
Course Location/ Date/Time: Fri, Oct 13 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Ohio University Southern classroom Riffe 151; Sat, Oct 14 and Oct 21 11:00am to 7:00pm at local park TBD; Fri, Oct 27, 5:30 to 7:30pm at Ohio University Southern classroom Riffe 151. Self drive
Course Cost: $30

 

Fundamentals of Rock Climbing
Introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to safely and enjoyably participate in the sport of rock climbing. Topics include, but are not limited to, terminology, top rope site management, safety systems, and movement related to rock-climbing. Students will also learn to apply the principles and practices of Leave No Trace to minimize environmental impacts related to rock climbing.
 
Course Location/ Date/Time: Meets Fri, Oct 13 and Fri, Oct 27 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Ohio University Southern in Ironton; Sun, Oct 15 and Oct 22, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Lake Vesuvius. Self Drive.
Course Cost: $30
 

DOG OBEDIENCE
 

Dog Obedience - Puppy Kindergarten
Dog Obedience- 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
Date/Time: September 28 - November 30 (no class on Nov. 16 or Nov 23),  6:30 - 7:15 pm
Course Cost: $70

 

Dog Obedience - Sub Novice
Dog Obedience- 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: September 28 - November 30 (no class on Nov. 16 or Nov 23),  7:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 
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: September 28 - November 30 (no class on Nov. 16 or Nov 23), 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Course Cost: $85

 


FINANCE
 

College: Getting There from Here
Help your young child or grandchild reach great heights later by saving now.  This course covers topica and questions you should consider as you establish a college savings goal including savings strategies to help you reach your goal as well as features and benefits of 529 college savings plans.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10

 

Time Matters: Women's Retirement Outlook
Retirement

A women focused session discussing retirement income, Social Security, withdrawal rates, preparing for the unexpected, inflation risks, and costs of health care and long-term care.



Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10

 

RetirementRetirement: Making Your Money Last
Learn about considerations and tradeoffs when developing a withdrawal strategy...working, spending, and social security.  This course is targeted for those within 10 years of retirement or already retired.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Introduction to Photography:
PhotographyAges 13 and Above. Are you curious about the other settings on your camera? This is the class for you! Over the course of this class students will learn basic camera settings, vocabulary, and photographic techniques. Students will need a camera that is capable of manual, shutter and aperture mode. Students will also need a flash drive to store and share pictures.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 7:00- 8:00pm, Mondays, September 25 – October 30
Course Cost: $49

 

Advanced Photography:
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 7:00- 8:00pm, Mondays, November 6 – December 11
Course Cost: $49
 
 
Editing Photos:
Editing Photos
Learn basic photo editing skills and the software functions necessary to perform touch-up techniques, improve color and tone, modify the contrast and sharpness of images, cropping techniques, as well as other fascinating creative features to improve your images.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 8:00- 9:15pm, Mondays, October 9 - October 30
Course Cost: $42
 
 
Restoring Old Photos
Restoring old photosDo you have old photos that are faded, torn or creased? In this class students will learn how to obtain quality scans of photos and get hands-on introduction of how to use free software to perform various techniques of restoring and repairing your photos. Students will also learn ways to digitally preserve their photos.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 8:00 - 9:15pm, Mondays, November 13- December 4.
Course Cost: $42
 
 
Word – Intermediate CANCELLED
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Tuesdays, September 18th & 25th
Course Cost: $39
 
Word – Advanced
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Tuesdays, October 3rd & 10th
Course Cost: $39

 

Excel – Introduction
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursdays, Sept. 28th & Oct. 5th
Course Cost: $39
 
Excel – Intermediate
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursdays, October 12th & 19th
Course Cost: $39
 
Excel – Advanced
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursdays, Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd
Course Cost: $39

 

Excel – Financial Reporting
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursdays, November 9th
Course Cost: $20
 
 
Online Garage Sales
Figuring out which online sites you can use to sell your old relics and treasures can be a difficult and confusing task. In this course, we’ll take a look at several different online auction sites as well as trader and picker groups where you can find a new home for your items. You may be surprised at the things some people will buy – remember that one’s trash is another’s treasure.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 7:00- 9:00pm, Tuesday, October 17
Course Cost: $20
 
 

ART

Celebrate, Paint, Decorate

Course Location: OUS Dingus 125Celebrate, Paint, Decorate
Date/Time:  Wednesdays, October. 4 and 11, (Fall painting)
November 1and 8, (Thanksgiving painting)
November 29 and December 6
(Christmas painting).  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35.00 – supplies furnished (Must be signed up one week in advance of the class(es) you are going to take).
 

 

WREATHS
 
 
Christmas WreathsChristmas Wreaths
Everyone needs a beautiful Christmas wreath for their front door.  Learn how to make your own Christmas wreath.  This will be an interactive class taking your step-by-step through the wreath making process; filled with gorgeous ribbons, deco mesh and Christmas accents.
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Cost: $20.00
You will bring your own supplies. Once you’re registered you will receive a supply list.

 

 
 
Christmas Door Hanger
A Christmas door hanger is a wonderful addition to your holiday decor. Learn new techniques and make your very own swag with That Wreath Lady. This will be an interactive class taking you step-by-step through the wreath making process.
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Cost: $20.00
You will bring your own supplies. Once you’re registered you will receive a supply list.

 
Snowman WreathSnowman Wreath
Wreath making is all the rage.  Learn to make the cutest deco mesh snowman head wreath.  You will be the envy of your neighbors.  This will be an interactive class taking you step-by-step through the wreath making process.
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Cost: $20.00
You will bring your own supplies. Once you’re registered you will receive a supply list.

 

 


Horse Riding Lessons
In order to provide basic, safe equestrian lessons in both Western and English horseback riding disciplines. We follow the Certified Horsemanship Association standards. Lessons are offered throughout the week. For availability please call Stephanie at 740.354.9347 or email her at bias@ohio.edu

 


COMMUNITY ROADTRIPS

 
Explore the Greenbrier
Come join us for a pleasurable day at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort. Not only will you Greenbrier Resortexperience the spectacular resort but you’ll also enjoy the magnificent Christmas decorations and displays of the resort.  

This luxurious day trip will include your transportation to and from the resort, continental breakfast on the bus, a gourmet lunch at the resort, admission to the bunker tour, admission to the 235+ years history of The Greenbrier presentation, admission to the Casino Club, and $20 free slot play. If gambling is not your thing you might choose to explore the retail shops, restaurants, and grounds.
 
Hotel tours and grounds tours may be booked for an additional fee.
 
Location: Bus will depart from OHIO University Southern, Ironton, OH
 
Date/Time: Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:45AM-10:00PM
 
Trip Cost: $149.00
 
Payments: $149.00 per person is due by November 3, 2017
Bus Tours
*Please note that in keeping with the resort’s time-honored traditions, the dress requirement at The Casino Club at The Greenbrier is dressy casual until 7:00 p.m.
*All times are approximate and subject to change.
 
 
 

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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Contact Information:

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

ous_community_ed@ohio.edu
740.533.4588