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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 2: Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26
Group 3: Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7
Group 4: Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8
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, August 27 - December 15
Course Cost: $50

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

 
YogaYoga
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.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Building
Date/Time: 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays - October 22 – December 15
Course Cost: $64

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

 

OU Southern ArcheryArchery
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.
 
Course Cost: $49
Course Locations and Date/Time:
Fri, Nov 9, 5:30PM - 6:30PM Ohio University Southern Ironton campus.

Sat, Nov 10, 10:30AM - 6:30PM at Vesuvius Longbow range (self drive).
Sat, Nov 17, 10:30AM - 6:30PM at Vesuvius Longbow range. (self drive).
 

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

 

Disc Golf
OU Southern Disc GolfDesigned 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.
 
Course Cost:$49
Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 13 -  Sunday, Oct 14, 2018   11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
 

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

 

Canoeing
OU Southern CanoeingDesigned 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 the respective physical activity or sport.
 
Course Cost:$49
Date/Time: Saturday, Sep 29, – Saturday, Oct 6, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 

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


 
The Chemistry of Food – Short Course in Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science

The chemistry of foods is a course designed to acquaint interested students with the relationship between food composition and the resulting properties of foods. Students of the course will be able to identify the food components and relate these components with function, nutrition and safety. Students will also learn the connection between the food environment and the food chemistry inclusive of changes in temperature, pH, light, and chemical bonding. Students will learn to integrate chemistry and biochemistry principles in real world food science. These include chemical reactions involved in processing of food, storage and utilizing food.

 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesdays, October 3 - October 24
Course Cost: $69

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


CREATIVE

 
Painting 101
Seascapes
 
This class is design for beginners who want to experience the joys of painting. Join us to learn how to paint a beautiful seascape. Take your creativity to the high seas and paint beautiful oceanic scenes.
Supplies list will be given when registered
 

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursdays, November 1 - November 15
Course Cost: $59

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

 

 
 

 

Christmas Wreath
Christmas Wreath
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.

Course Location: OUS - Dingus Center - Room 101
Date/Time: 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm, November 5
**Must be registered by October 29**
Course Cost: $24 and a $7 supply fee
 

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

 

Vinyl DesigningVinyl Design
Learn about the different processes and functions of using vinyl to make your own custom vinyl designs on fabric. From computer to t-shirt and everything in between is covered in this course. Come and learn the fun hobby of custom vinyl designing.
Course Location: OUS Academic 214
Date/Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Monday, Oct. 1 & Oct. 8
Course Cost: $29 and a $5 supply fee

*Bring your own shirt or cloth bag to work on*
 

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

 

 

 


 

TECHNOLOGY

 
Photography

 

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
Date/Time: 5:45- 6:45pm, Tuesdays, September 25 - October 30
Course Cost: $59

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

Editing / Restoring 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.
 
Do you have old photos that are faded, torn or creased? 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: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm, Tuesdays, November 6 - 27
Course Cost: $69

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

 
 
Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Advance your Excel knowledge by organizing data and learning to work with formulas, lists, and links between sheets, as well as working with charts and styles.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Course Date/Time: Tuesdays, October 2 and October 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Course Cost: $38
 

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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: Tuesdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 13, 20.  6:30 - 7:15 pm
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: Tuesdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 13, 20.  7:30 - 8:30 pm
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: Tuesdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 13, 20.  8:30 - 9:30 pm
Course Cost: $85

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

 


 
Paranormal Phenomena and Local Mysteries
 
Community Education Paranormal Phenomena 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 

 

 

Disaster Preparedness
Learn skills and strategy applicable to real-world scenarios for actual disasters. What should go in an emergency survival kit? How would I get information without the internet? 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
Course Date/Time: Monday, November 5, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Course Cost:  $19

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


 


HEALTHCARE CAREER

 

Medical Administrative Assistant

 
This course covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals!  
 
 
Date/Time: October 15- December 10, 7:00- 10:30pm
50 Contact hours - $1,199

 

Medical Administrative Assistant Program students will not earn Ohio University credit.

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


ROADTRIPS

 

OUS Holiday Motorcoach Trip
 
COmmunity Ed BusPlease join us Friday, November 30, 2018 for our annual OUS Holiday motorcoach trip.
 
Our destination this year is Cincinnati. We will leave OUS early in the morning. After arriving in Cincinnati we’ll be doing several things including attending Redsfest, touring and shopping Cincinnati’s world renowned Findlay Market, have lunch (on your own), shopping downtown Cincinnati, and you’ll even have time to go to JACK Casino, if you like.  

In the late afternoon we’ll board our bus and head to the famous Ark Encounter. For dinner we’ll enjoy a wonderful buffet at Emzara’s restaurant.  There will also be time to tour the Ark Encounter and to enjoy their magnificent Christmas lights display.  
 
Don’t miss out! Reserve your seat early!
 
Leaving from OHIO University Southern, Ironton OH
Date – November 30
Cost - $179.00  (Seniors, 60+ - $169.00) due Monday, November 5, 2018
 
Please note: Itinerary, and all terms and conditions are based on availability, either before departure or after commencement of the trip.

 

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


 

More Fall Community Ed classes coming soon! Please check back often.
 

Contact Information:

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

ous_community_ed@ohio.edu
740.533.4588