Sign up for a variety of non-credit courses this month

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Take a look at NSU’s non-credit course offerings below for September.

TEAS Test Boot Camp for Nursing and Allied Health Majors
4 hours of intense MUST KNOW information!
· Receive study tips for test success!
· Review material on each TEAS section:
– Reading – Math
– Science – English

Date: September 7, Friday Sess. 1
September 14, Friday Sess. 2
Time: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fee: $50 (pre-register)
$75 (day of offering)
Location: 2nd Floor South Hall
Instructor: Amy M. Garcie, DNP, RN, CNML

***DISCLAIMER: Persons participating in one of the review courses listed above to help prepare for the ATI TEAS test must realize that there is no guarantee stated or implied that participation will assure a passing score on the test.

Security+ Intensive Boot Camp

Security+ Intensive Boot Camp- 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. You will be provided resources, lecture notes, and access to a live professor that will prepare you 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 you need it. These tools will help you succeed and become Security+ certified.

This course is self-paced so that you may begin any time and will have 9 months of live access.

Date: Online/Open Enrollment
Fee: $1,899
Location: Online
Instructor: Eddie Horton

Phlebotomy Technician

This seven (7) week course is broken down into two parts: five (5) weeks of classroom and two (2) weeks of clinical. It is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in Phlebotomy. Students are required to complete 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures before they will be allowed to take the board exam. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Board Certification Exam on site through the American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals. This course also includes Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association. NOTE: Possibility of random drug screening at the student’s expense at clinical sites. Requirements:

· Must provide proof of high school diploma, GED, or official transcript
· Must pay $125 National Board Certification & material fee to instructor the first night of class
· Set of solid scrubs for clinical days (any color)-do not purchase until after first class meeting
· Student must purchase required textbook prior to the first night of class: Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th edition (Wolters Kluwer). This book is not available through our bookstore but may be purchased through a variety of locations. The book may also be checked out from the instructor at no cost. However, it must be understood that if it is returned damaged or not returned at all, there will be a $60 fee that must be paid before being allowed to sit for the National Board Examination.

Date: September 10-November 5
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (classroom)
Clinical hours (vary)

Fee: $850 + $125 (Paid directly to the instructor first night of class – National Board Certification & material fee). A minimum payment of $425 must be included with registration and does not include material fee or board fee. Remaining balance must be paid through Checkout prior to October 12.

Location: 2nd Floor South Hall
Instructor: Sherry Hinton, CPI
Stick It Phlebotomy, LLC

Playing in the Mud: Beginning Ceramics

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.

Date: September 13-November 15, Thursdays
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fee: $150 plus $20 material fee (mat. fee paid directly to instructor first night of class)
Location: 113 Creative & Performing Arts Building (CAPA)/New Wing
Instructor: Matt DeFord

Family & Friends CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR, 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.

Family & Friends CPR 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.

Date: September 15, Saturday
Time: 8:00 am-10:00 am
Fee: $10 + $5 material fee (paid directly to instructor at the beginning of class)
Location: 118 Fournet Hall
Instructor: Amy M. Garcie, DNP, RN, CNML

Basic Life Support (Maximum Enrollment-10 students)

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

Course Covers

New science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
The components of high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
The AHA Chain of Survival for prehospital and in-facility providers
Important early use of an AED
Effective ventilations using a barrier device
Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Date: September 15, Saturday
Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Fee: $30 + $15 material fee (paid directly to instructor at the beginning of class)
Location: 120 Fournet Hall
Instructor: Amy M. Garcie, DNP, RN, CNML

English for Everyday Living

This 8-week class will focus on learning to use English in conversation and in writing, for both formal and informal communication situations. Typical situations include introducing yourself; describing things, people, places, and events; asking and answering questions; taking and giving instructions and directions; counting and measuring. New vocabulary and grammar will be introduced each week and practiced. At the end of the course, each student will receive a detailed evaluation of their current English language skills and suggestions for future study.

Date: September 17-November 14, Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 5:30-7:15 pm
Fee: $49
Location: 318 Kyser Hall
Instructor: Dr. James Mischler

Beginning Cake Decorating

Beginning Cake Decorating This course focuses on the fundamentals of cake decorating. It is designed for the cake decorating shop owner, baker, caterer, chef, or enthusiast. The class will stress classic decorating, beginning with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals. Students will also be encouraged to express themselves creatively.

Date: September 17-October 22, Mondays
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $99
Location: Culinary Arts Building (behind the Student Union)
Instructor: Mary Paige

Line Dance Class

Exercise your body & mind by dancing to lively, upbeat music. Line Dancing is a fun way to dance socially without a dance partner. Dancing styles covered in this class will include Country Western, Zydeco, Hip-Hop, and an Introduction to Waltz, and Cajun Two-Step. (No dance experience required).

Date: September 18-October 23, Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Fee: $65
Location: 127 Health & Human Performance (Old PE Majors)
Instructor: Wanda & Avila Kahey

Pick Up Your Brush – Painting Classes

In these classes, you will learn the art of painting using step-by-step instructions to create a masterpiece of your own. No special or prior skill required. Just relax and enjoy each class. Students will take home a completed painting at the end of every class. Children ages 7 – 12 years old are allowed to 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. All supplies included.

Dates: September 20, Thursday Pumpkin Trio
September 25, Tuesday Falling Leaves
Times: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $45 per session
Location: 2nd Floor South Hall
Instructor: Shanna Dees Gaspard

Driver Education (Spring 2019)

This course will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 8 hours of practice driving (behind-the-wheel instruction). You will receive a certificate verifying successful completion of the course. Please provide proof of age. Must be 14 years and 9 months old, on or before April 3. (Registration Deadline- Friday, December, 14, 2018)

Date: January 3 – 6, Thursday-Sunday
(Driving Schedules will be set once class begins.)
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
1:00 pm-7:00 pm Sunday
Fee: Contact the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education for more details or visit to register
Location: 2nd Floor South Hall
Instructor: Kevin Warner

For more information on our Non-Credit programs, call (800)376-2422 or (318)357-6355.

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