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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
 
NEW ADDITIONS FOR SPRING 2017!
 
Prom Flowers
 
Prom FlowersLearn to create your own prom or wedding flowers. Whether you need a bouquet, wrist corsage, or a boutonniere this is the class for you. Each student will create their own floral masterpieces that they will be able to use for their own special occasion. In order to personalize your creations students will bring their own supplies.
 
Please contact us at ous_community_ed@ohio.edu for the supply list.
 
Course Location: OUS Caucus Room
Date/Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Thursday, March 16
Course Cost: $22

 

Restoring Old Photos
 
Restore 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: OUS Dingus Center, Room 220
Date/Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday, April 6 & Thursday, April 13,
Course Cost:$39.00

 

CERT Training
 
Community Emergency Response Training certification for non-first Responders. In this training, you will be prepared to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. You will learn to provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims, providing damage assessment information, and organizing other volunteers at a disaster site.
 
Course Location: OUS Caucus Room
Date/Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturdays, March 11, 18, 25
Course Cost:$15.00

 



FITNESS

 

Aerobic Conditioning (Kickboxing)
Aerobic
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: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:25 pm, January 9 - April 29
Please note: Class will not be meeting during week of spring break, March 6-10
Course Cost: $40
 
Out of Shape? Get Your Bobcat Groove On
Out of Shape?Out of Shape?
No more excuses. Join the Bobcat Movers and Groovers by enrolling in this course designed especially for people who are not regular exercisers.  This class will focus on the safe and comfortable way for you to learn low-impact aerobics, strength training and flexibility exercises.  During this half hour long class exercises will be geared to increase your energy level and help participants lose some inches and pounds.
 
Course Location: OUS Campus and Community Building
Date/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, January 18 - April 20,
Please note: Class will not be meeting during week of spring break, March 6-10
Course Cost: $30
Landscaping
 
landscaping
Learn the basic of residential landscape design, installation, and maintenance.  Topics discussed include proper planning for your specific planting space, evaluating existing conditions to help the planting to thrive, plant selection, creating year around interest in your landscape, and properly maintaining your investment.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Monday, April 3,  7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Course Cost: $15

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MUSIC

 

Introductory Guitar I
Guitar 1
In this introductory guitar course, students will learn rudimentary theory pertaining to chord structure, basic chords, and rhythm strumming.  Students will learn to read tablature and recognize chord structure which will enable them to play their favorite songs.  Students should bring their own acoustic guitars.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Campus and Community Center upstairs
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 17 - February 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $49
 
Introductory Guitar II

In this introductory guitar course, students will apply basic theory, chord structure and strumming techniques to learn new songs. They will also learn how to play songs with others in a group. This class will refine basic techniques and enable them to play their favorite songs. Students should bring theirown acoustic guitars.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern, Campus and Community Center upstairs
Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 28 - April 11, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Please note: Class will not be meeting during week of spring break, March 6-10
Course Cost: $49
 

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TECHNOLOGY

 

Photography-  It’s not Automatic
 
Ages 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: Academic 214
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 31  April 25, 7:00-8:30p.m.
Please note: Class will not be meeting during week of spring break, March 6-10
Course Cost: $69
 
File Management
 File-Mgmt
Discover the most convenient way to store all of the documents, music, pictures, and videos on your computer.  You will learn why your computer decides to store files in specific locations, how to create new files and folders, as well as how to move or make copies of your files.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, March 30,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

 

Social Media

Learn different social media. Learn about different forms of electronic communication used for social networking and blogging to share ideas, information, messages, and other content.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern Academic 214
Date/Time: Thursday, March 16,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $20

 


 

DOG OBEDIENCE
 

Dog Obedience- Puppy Kindergarten
Puppy Kindergarten
The 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, praises, 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: February 8 - March 29,   Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Course Cost: $70

 

Dog Obedience- Sub Novice
Dog-SubNovice
This is an on-leash course for owners to learn how to train dogs who are 7 months or older.  All of 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: February 8 - March 29, Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $85
 
 

FINANCE

 

Rules of the Road

Investment
Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth.
Target Audience: All investors


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

 

Five Money Questions for WomenFive Money Questions

Get a perspective on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. Learn about the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs asstrategies for saving. Target Audience: Pre-retiree women

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10
 
College: Getting There from Here
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Learn about establishing a college savings goal, strategies to help achieve the goal and the features and benefits of 529 savings plans.Target Audience: Parents and grandparents interested in saving for a child’s college expenses.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10
 
Retirement Has Changed: What’s Your Next Move?
retirement
Gain knowledge in defining retirement goals and creating a strategy to get there. Explore scenarios showing how changing variables such as saving more, choosing the right investments
and waiting to retire will impact savings. Target Audience: Investors 5-15 years from retirement

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Course Cost: $10
 

CRAFTS

 

Chunky Bunnies CANCELLED
chunkie bunnies
Turn scrap wood, fabric and some wire into some cute bunnies for your Easter parade.
 
Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Monday, February 20,
Course Cost: $15.00

 

Muffin Basket
muffin basket
In this class, students will learn the basics of basket weaving while making a basket roughly 8”x10” and four inches high, from dyed or natural reed. Students choose whether their basket is plain or has color accents.

Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, March 13 & March 20,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
 
Bean Pot Basket
bean pot basket
In this class, students will learn how to use a continuous basket weaving
technique with a separate handle added near completion. Students will make a swing-handle bean-pot-basket that is roughly 7” across the top and about 7” tall.
Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, March 27 & April 3,  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
 
Market Basket
market basket
In this class, students will learn how to weave a medium sized market basket with a solid wood handle, woven from 3/8” reed.

Registration Deadline: Three weeks in advance so that we may provide all participants with an
adequate amount of materials and supplies.

Course Location: Ohio University Southern
Date/Time: Mondays, April 10 & April 17 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Course Cost: $35 (includes supplies)

COMMUNITY ROADTRIPS

 
Explore the Greenbrier
Come join us for a pleasurable day at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort. Not only will you GReenbrierexperience 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