NSU Cont. Ed. Courses include painting, ceramics and cyber security boot camp

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Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will host the following non-credit courses in January:

Pick Up Your Brush painting classes will be Thursday, Jan. 17 (Winter Cardinal) and Saturday, Jan. 26 (Rustic Church) from 6-9 p.m. on the second floor of South Hall. It is $45 per session and the instructor is Shanna Dees Gaspard. In these classes, participants will learn the art of painting using step-by-step instructions to create a masterpiece of their own. No special or prior skill is required. Students will take home a completed painting at the end of every class. Children ages 7–12 may enroll, but a parent must accompany the child the entire class. Parent does not have to enroll unless they participate. Each date is a separate session and all supplies are included.

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Playing in the Mud, a beginning ceramics course, will be Thursdays, Jan. 24-March 28 from 6-8 p.m. in room 113 of the Creative and Performing Arts Building. Fees are $150 plus $20 material fee (paid to instructor first night) and the instructor is Matt DeFord. This course is an introduction to working with clay. The student will learn hand-building and sculptural techniques, as well as work on the potter’s wheel. There will also be room for intermediate and advanced students to take the class who want to use the facilities during the class time.

A Security + Intensive Boot Camp will be offered online/open enrollment by instructor Eddie Horton. The fee is $1,899. This intensive boot camp is designed with one thing in mind: Certification. In this course you will study, at your own pace, for the CompTIA Security+ (SYO-501) exam. Students will be provided resources, lecture notes and access to a live professor that will prepare them to take the certification exam. This comprehensive package includes the software, recorded lectures, a test voucher (good for 1 year) and a free retake and a weekly live session should participants need it. These tools will help you succeed and become Security+ certified. This course is self-paced so that students may begin any time and will have nine months of live access.

For more information on non-credit programs, go to www.nsula.edu/ece/non-credit-programs/ or call (800) 376-2422 or (318) 357-6355. To register for classes, go to checkout.nsula.edu. To learn more about online non-credit courses visit http://www.gatlineducation.com/nsula and http://www.ed2go.com/nsu/