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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.

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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
Monday: Reading Prep
Tuesday: Math Prep
Wednesday: English Prep
Thursday: Science Prep
Friday: Writing Prep
 
Course Location: OUS Spriggs Auditorium, Dingus 105
Date/Time: 4:00- 7:00pm, June 5- 9
Course Cost: $149

 

 


FINANCE

 

 

Roth IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing
Roth IRACovers differences between traditional and Roth IRAs, and whether converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA makes sense for an individual's retirement goals.

Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 6th
Course Cost: $10
 
 
 
Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan
Discusses asset transfer, incapacity protection, guardian Estate Script
for minors or dependents, charitable intent and/or tax control.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 13th
Course Cost: $10
 

 

 

 

Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Social SecurityWays to maximize Social Security benefit amounts
for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need.

Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 20th
Course Cost: $10
 
 
 
 
Tax-free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep!
Overview of tax-advantaged investments such as muni Invest
bonds (muni/UIT/mutual funds), IRAs
(traditional/Roth/401k/403b) and/or life insurance.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 27th
Course Cost: $10

 

 

 

 

Time Matters: A Women's Retirement Outlook
Time MattersA women focused seminar discussing retirement income, Social Security, withdrawal rates, preparing for the unexpected, inflation risks, and costs of health care and
long-term care.

Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, July 18th
Course Cost: $10

 

 


SPORTS

 

Football 101Football 101
This class will cover the basic terminology of the game of football. The signals that officials use for penalties and what those penalties are will be discussed.The names of all the positions will be shown. The students will learn some of the basic plays and then run these plays.

Course Location: OUS Horse Park
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:30pm, Tuesday, August 1st
Course Cost: $20
 

 
Landscape: Design and Maintenance
Learn the basics of residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance. How to create year around interest in your landscape.
 
Class 1: Build your Landscaping BinderLandscaping Class
Class 2: Discussion on achievements and problems with Landscaping binders. How to pick plants that work well with your area.
Class 3: How to make a beautiful mixed flowerpot.
Class 4: Basic maintenance for pest and disease control.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:30pm, Mondays, June 5- 26
Course Cost: $69

 


TECHNOLOGY

 
 
Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Outdoor photography is a class for beginners to learn more about their camera settings, different types of shots, working with outdoor lighting, and so much more! If you are interested in learning more about the basics of Outdoor Photography join us for this class.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 214
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:00pm, Thursdays, June 29- August 3
Course Cost: $79

 

 

Editting PhotosPhoto Editting
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: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesday, July 25
Course Cost: $20

 

 

Restoring Old Photos
Do 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: 6:30- 8:00pm, Tuesdays, August 1 & 8
Course Cost: $39

 

 

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: 6:30- 8:30pm, Wednesday, June 14
Course Cost: $20
 
 

 
Game Night
Have you ever been interested in learning to play popular card games? In this installment of Game Night, we’ll be teaching Hearts, Blackjack, and Texas Hold’em. Whether you’re preparing for your first trip to the casino, planning a fun night with friends, or just learning for your own amusement, this workshop will provide you with all of the knowledge you need to deal out a good time.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:30pm, Thursdays, July 13- 20
Course Cost: $39

 

 

Basics of Home MaintenanceHome Maintenance
Tips and tricks on how to do normal maintenance repairs around your house. From the roof to the floor and everything in between.
 
Course Location: Academic Center 121 Caucus
Date/Time: 6:30- 8:30pm, Monday, July 17
Course Cost: $20

 


Self Defense
This class will offer students information about safety, situational awareness, avoiding conflict, and best recommended practices concerning self-defense and law. Students will spend a large amount of time learning and practicing basic techniques for self-defense should physical contact ever become inevitable.
 
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Center
Date/Time: 6:30- 7:30pm, Wednesdays, June 28- July 19
Course Cost: $49

 

 

Horseriding Lessons
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