The following upcoming non-credit courses are offered by the Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. For more information on non-credit programs at NSU, go to nsula.edu/ece/non-credit-programs. To register for classes, go to checkout.nsula.edu.
Playing in the Mud: Beginning Ceramics courses will begin each Thursday starting Jan. 18 until March 15 from 6-8 p.m. in Room 207 in the Creative and Performing Arts Building (CAPA). The fee is $150 plus a $20 material fee (material fee to be paid directly to instructor on the first night of the class). This course is an introduction to working with clay. Students will learn hand-building and sculptural techniques, as well as work on the potter’s wheel. There will be room for intermediate and advanced students to take the class who want to use the facilities during the class time. The instructor is Matt DeFord.
A Family and Friends CPR course will be Monday, Jan. 22 from 4-6 p.m. in Room 118 of Fournet Hall. The cost is $10 plus a $5 material fee. The course will teach the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and mild and severe airway block for adults, children and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the American Heart Association (AHA) research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. This course is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. A Certificate of Participation will be provided at the end of the course. The instructor is Amy M. Garcie, DNP, RN, CNML.