Continuing Ed & Workforce Development announces variety of community education c

Continuing Ed & Workforce Development announces variety of community education c

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Gardening, bread making, dog care, boater safety, QuickBooks and more

McHenry, MD – Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced several upcoming courses taking place.

Advanced Portrait Painting
Monday, beginning June 3rd, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Grantsville Senior Center

This class is designed to help participants enhance painting techniques and use of oil colors specific to producing portraits. Students will use photos of friends or relatives as subjects of their paintings. A materials list will be provided upon registration. This course consists of five consecutive sessions.

Edna Bender, local artist and instructor, will be teaching the class. To register for this course, students must have taken a prior portrait painting course with Bender.

Flower Gardening
June 4, 6-8 p.m., GC Southern Outreach Center in Oakland

This is designed as a do-it-yourself class on starting your very own cutting flower garden that will allow you to have vases of beautiful fresh cut flowers throughout the growing season.

Ashley Bodkins of the University of Maryland Extension, answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program for Garrett County.


Cutting the Cord to Cable and Ditching the Dish
Wednesdays, June 5 and 12, 6-9:15 p.m., GC Northern Outreach Center Grantsville

Learn how to use the internet to save money to watch your favorite television programs instead of using cable or satellite. Discover what works best and learn the meaning of streaming and on-demand services such as Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, and PlayStation Vue, etc.

Kristine Ayers-Cline, director and instructor for Laurel Academy is leading the course. She has done graphic design freelance work for years and has been making art, teaching art and creative therapy to people with disabilities and children from K-12.

Daily Dog Care
Thursdays, June 6 and 13, 6-8:30 p.m., GC McHenry campus

Join certified groomer and pet trainer, Heather Umbel, to learn the basics of at-home grooming. From bathing and brushing, to tooth care and nail clipping, information will be provided on proper grooming tool purchasing and maintenance, grooming safety, and the knowledge of different coat types and textures.

Participants will have step by step instructions for making sure furry friends are well taken care of. This class is for pet parents only – no pets.


Maryland Boater Safety
June 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., GC McHenry campus

The Maryland Basic Boating Course is packed full of the basic information one needs to know in order to boat safely and enjoy your time on the water. The latest laws regarding personal floatation devices, required safety equipment, operating personal watercraft and towing procedures will be discussed. Practice some chart reading and review the channel marker system in coastal waters. Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

The course is open to those 12 years of age and over and parents and grandparents are welcome to take the course as a great refresher. Participants will receive a class book at the time of registration and must bring their book to class with completed pre-test and quizzes.

Hand Gun Certification
June 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., GC Northern Outreach Center

This Handgun Qualification License training includes classroom instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun. Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1, 2013, a Maryland Resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License before they may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. Students must be a minimum of 21 years of age and are not permitted to bring a weapon or ammunition to class.

Approved HQL training courses are offered by Maryland State Police approved Qualified Handgun Instructors. Training is valid for 3 years and must be completed prior to submitting an application for a Handgun Qualification License. The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after October 1, 2013. You do not need a Handgun Qualification License to own a gun you already have.

This course is being taught through Boston Hill Training by Rick Sivic who is certified by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), and an NRA and Maryland State Police HQL Certified Instructor.

Bread Making
June 12, 6-8:30 p.m., GC Career Technology Training Center in Accident

Learn how to measure, mix, knead and prepare two delicious loaves of bread. Aprons are highly recommended! Bring an extra-large bowl with a lid (or plastic wrap to cover), a loaf baking pan or cookie sheet and a wooden spoon. We’ll supply the rest of the ingredients for a warm and memorable time. Please note: bread will be mixed to be baked at home.

The instructor for this course is Donna Bittinger, a native of Garrett County. She has a passion for baking and sharing old time recipes that was passed down from her grandmother with others.

QuickBooks Payroll
Thursdays, June 13 and 20, 6-9:15 p.m., GC Northern Outreach Center

This course is designed for students who perform payroll duties in an office environment. Topics include setting up payroll items utilizing QuickBooks software, learning when to file Federal and State payroll and unemployment forms, and creating 1099s and W-2s and associated year-end required mailings and returns.

The course is being instructed by Sarah J. Wilt, a professional bookkeeper, QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a licensed tax preparer with her own firm in Grantsville. She has worked in the accounting field for 18 years and consults with new and seasoned business owners with business plans, marketing plans, cash flow issues and general needs.

CDL Learner’s Permit Prep Class
June 22 and 23, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., GC Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute

This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities.

Entry requirements for the actual commercial driver training program includes the following: one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, and pass a DOT required drug screen. DOT language enforcement rule: one must be able to read English, converse with the public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports or records.

Students are highly encouraged to obtain a CDL Manual at a local MVA office and review prior to the start of class.

Course registration fees apply. To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

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Date: June 14, 2019






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