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Blinn-Schulenburg offering exciting slate of Fall workforce, continuing education courses

Classes range from welding and certified nurse aide to Spanish, Czech and computer basics

August 15, 2014

The Blinn College – Schulenburg campus is offering a variety of workforce and continuing education courses this Fall to help job-seekers upgrade their skills or simply fulfill students’ desire for lifelong learning opportunities.

The College is offering courses in Certified Nurse Aide; Basic Stick Welding; Conversational Spanish; beginner, intermediate and advanced Conversational Czech; English as a Second Language (ESL); GED and Computer Series.

The ESL, GED and Computer Series courses are provided free of charge through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Schulenburg Public Library, the Stanzel Family Foundation and Blinn College.

All classes except ESL require advance registration. For more information or to register for courses, call 979-743-5237.

Located at 100 Ranger Dr., Blinn – Schulenburg offers a variety of academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes to fit the needs of any student. For information on course offerings and student registration, visit: www.blinn.edu/schulenburg or call 979-743-5200.

CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE: Sept. 16 – Nov. 13
The Certified Nurse Aide course teaches students basic care-giving skills, infection control, communication techniques and safety procedures. This is the first of two classes required before taking the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services licensing exam. This $550 course is offered from 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Partial scholarships are available.

BASIC STICK WELDING: Sept. 20 – Nov. 22
Basic Stick Welding is a hands-on course that provides practice in the selection and preparation of materials, and the production of beads and joints in the flat position. This $500 course is offered from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH: Sept. 16 – Nov. 11
Conversational Spanish teaches students the basics in speaking Spanish, including pronunciation, numbers, letters and greetings. This $59 course is offered from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

CONVERSATIONAL CZECH FOR BEGINNERS: Sept. 18 – Nov. 13
Conversational Czech for Beginners teaches students the basics of speaking Czech, including pronunciation, numbers, letters, phrases and greetings. This $59 course meets from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays.

CONVERSATIONAL CZECH – INTERMEDIATE: Sept. 17 – Nov. 12
The intermediate Conversational Czech course focuses on reading and Czech heritage and meets from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

CONVERSATIONAL CZECH – ADVANCED: Sept. 16 – Nov. 11
The advanced Conversational Czech course focuses on reading and Czech heritage and meets from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL): Sept. 3 – Dec. 17
The free ESL course is open to any student who would like to become more comfortable speaking and reading English. Students are welcome to join at any class meeting. Classes take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

GED: Sept. 6 – Dec. 20
This free class meets from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Schulenburg Public Library and provides instruction for those who have not earned a high school diploma.

COMPUTER SERIES: Sept. 3 – Dec. 17
The free Computer Series classes cover all the basics of using a computer, including job preparation skills, operating the Microsoft Office suite of programs and using a computer to produce a resume. Classes meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.