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

Take a look at NSU’s non-credit course offerings below for July.
Northwestern State University’s Non-Credit Short Courses – July

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

Water Aerobics
Using the unique properties of the water, this class provides you with a fun and challenging workout designed to increase your heart rate, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and enhance endurance. Water Aerobics meets the demands of the most skilled movers and is gentle enough on the joints for those seeking a low impact alternative.

Date: July 2-31 July

August 1-15 August

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $45- July

$22.50 August

Location: Robert W. Wilson Recreation Complex

Instructor: Katherine Yandell

Driver Education
Registration Deadline-Friday, July 5

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 15 years old on or before October 15 to be eligible to enroll in this class. NOTE: MANDATORY PARENT MEETING THURSDAY, JULY 11 AT 6:00PM

Date: July 15-18, Monday – Thursday

(Driving Schedules will be set once class begins.)

Time: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Fee: Contact the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education for more details or visit to register

Location: 2nd Floor South Hall

Instructor: Kevin Warner

TEAS Test Boot Camp
3 hours of intense MUST KNOW information! Receive study tips for test success!

Review material on each TEAS section:

· Reading

· Math

· Science

· English

Date: July 6, Saturday

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Fee: $35 (pre-register)

$45 (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.

Introduction to Keyboarding
(Seating is limited)

An introductory class to keyboarding. This course is designed for students enrolled in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades and will introduce all the keys on the keyboard with a focus on correct technique, speed, and accuracy.

Date: July 8-July 18, Monday – Thursday

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Fee: $150

Location: 106 South Hall

Instructor: Jennifer Anderson

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 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. All supplies included.

Dates: July 11, Thursday Crawfish Platter

July 27, Saturday Pallet Knife Nest

Times: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Thursday

9:00 am-12:00 pm Saturday

Fee: $45 per session

Location: 2nd Floor South Hall

Instructor: Shanna Dees Gaspard

Phlebotomy Technician Training at NSU Cenla Campus
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 $150 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: July 29-August 30, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (classroom)

September 2-September 13, Monday-Friday (Clinical Lab/Students have up to two weeks to complete clinical labs/Hours vary)

Fee: $950 + $150 (Paid directly to the instructor first night of class – National Board Certification & material fee).

A minimum payment of $475 must be included with registration and does not include material fee or board fee. Remaining balance must be paid through checkout. prior to Monday, August 26.

Location: NSU Cenla Campus, Rm. 164

1410 Neel Kearby Boulevard

Alexandria, Louisiana 71303

Instructor: Sherry Hinton, CPI

Stick It Phlebotomy, LLC

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

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

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