WILLISTON, N.D. - If you're feeling a bit stir crazy in your house night after night and you're looking for something new and exciting to do, Williston State College Community Education has just what you need.
WSC Community Education programs runs throughout the year offering classes geared towards personal and professional enrichment for adults and children. New sections of classes are offered quarterly.
The spring portion of classes have already been planned are open for registration. There are nearly 40 classes, in a variety of interest areas, mostly meeting during the evenings or Saturdays. Offerings for this quarter will begin in January and run through March, with a few ending in April.
"We try to offer a variety of classes that span all ages and interests," said Community Education Specialist, Kim Wenko. "This spring we have a lot of options. Some are repeat favorites while others are new to our schedule."
A Variety of Classes for All Interests The executive Chef from the Williston will be teaching a Knife skills and Tapas class from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 29. According to the Community Education brochure, those participating will learn hands-on on how to keep your knives sharp and make yummy appetizers.
Another course offered this year is QuickBooks, which will be on Feb. 22 and March 1 from 8:30am to 1:00 p.m. According to the brochure, "QuickBooks is designed for the small to midsized business owners. You'll get the training you need to start using this accounting program to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile your checking account, create and print invoices, receipts and statements, track your payables, inventory and receivables, create estimates and generate reports."
"I've had quite a few phone calls on that class already," Wenko said. "There are several small business owners who want to learn QuickBooks so we're happy to be able to offer this class."
"We are offering new leadership and management training classes as well," Wenko said. The first class, Communicating for Leadership Success, will be offered Feb. 20 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Our obedience instructor will help dog owners train their best friends. Puppy/Dog Obedience training is scheduled from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Jan. 12-Feb. 17.
A new class this year, Learn English, will be offered in February. The skills taught in this class will help you become more English proficient while enhancing your ability to read, write, speak and listen in English.
An Acrylic painting class, will be offered Jan. 25 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. The class is geared to the beginning and intermediate painter.
There are many other classes to choose from, including Mexican Cooking, Intro to Computers, Toddler/Parent Art Classes, Beginning Word, Beginning and Intermediate Excel classes, Jewelry making classes, Spanish classes, The Purple school language classes for kids, Couponing, financial planning classes, and a couple of wine classes.
Community Education also offers about 300 online classes. "They start every six weeks and run year round," Wenko said. "There are classes in accounting and finance, business, computer applications, design and composition, health care and medical, language and arts, law and legal, and many more."
She added that most classes do require participants to register at least two weeks in advance.
For a complete list and description of course offerings, please look for the schedule booklets which will be inserted into the Williston Herald in January. A digital version can be found posted on the Williston State College website and the TrainND website. Previous class participants will also receive a booklet via direct mail.
To view the digital booklets, please visit willistonstate.edu or willistonstate.edu/trainnd. If there are additional questions or needs, contact Kim Wenko at 701.774.6236. For other information about Williston State College, please visit willistonstate.edu, call 701.774.4200, or stop by 1410 University Ave in Williston.