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Earn PTSB, DEQ , and POST professional CEUs through the Center for Training and Development. Here are just a few of the many qualifying classes we offer. Go to www.caspercollege.edu/ctd for a complete list. For additional online courses that qualify f or PTSB credit: www.ed2golive.com/wyoming/.
Computer Technology Leadership and Management OSHA, MSHA, Safety Water Quality
QuickBooks Pro Accounting
(DEQ)
Essentials of Leadership
(DEQ, POST)
Basic Rigging and Hand Signals
(DEQ)
ASSE Cross Connection Recertification
(DEQ)
Facebook for Business
(DEQ, POST)
Wilderness Medicine Institute
(PTSB, POST)
8-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste
Annual Refresher
(DEQ)
ASSE Cross Connection Tester Certification
(DEQ)
Microsoft Word I
(DEQ, POST)
FISH!®
(DEQ, POST)
10-Hour OSHA General Industry
(DEQ)
Pumps and Pumping
(DEQ)
Microsoft Excel I
(DEQ, POST)
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
(PTSB, class is offered online)
40-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker
(DEQ)
Small Surface Water Systems
(DEQ)
Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) • DEQ Operator Certification (DEQ) • Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST)
Please contact Ann Dalton at 307-268-2085 or via email to obtain a certificate of completion to submit for POST or DEQ hours.
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Safety

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (MSHA)
Casper College offers the 8-Hour MSHA Refresher and the 24-Hour MSHA New-Miner Training class every month. Call 268-2085 for further information.

The training activities of the following hazardous materials classes are potentially stressful. Participants are required to wear a fully encapsulated suit, a self-contained breathing apparatus, and a full-face mask. The gear may weigh up to 45 pounds. Participants must perform hands-on activities with special emphasis on conditions involving pulmonary, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems. Casper College offers the 8-Hour MSHA Refresher and the 24-Hour MSHA New-Miner Training class every month. Call 268-2085 for further information.

SUMMER 2015
  • 8-Hour MSHA Annual Refresher
    All miners must have a minimum of eight hours of annual refresher training (MSHA 30 CFR 48.28). Topics covered include mandatory health and safety standards; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting; ground control; working in areas of high walls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; accident prevention; health; explosives; and self-rescue and respiratory devices. You must take the annual refresher in or before your expiration month
    • Course # CEU 3001 02
      .8 CEUs
      Fri., July 10
      7 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructors: Rohy Keffer/Chris Britton
      Cost: $130
      Registration deadline: July 2
    • Course # CEU 3001 03
      .8 CEUs
      Fri., Aug. 7
      7 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructors: Rohy Keffer/Chris Britton
      Cost: $130
      Registration deadline: July 30
SUMMER 2015
  • 24-Hour MSHA New Miner
    All new surface miners must have 24 hours of training (MSHA 30 CFR 48.25/46.5). Topics covered include statutory rights of
    miners and their representatives; authority and responsibility of supervisors; self-rescue and respiratory devices; transportation
    controls and communication systems; introduction to work environment; escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire
    warning and firefighting; ground control; working in areas of high walls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and
    night work; health; electrical hazards; first aid; explosives; and health and safety of tasks assigned to new miners.
    • Course # CEU 3000 02
      2.4 CEUs
      Tue. thru Thur., July 7 to 9
      7 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructors: Rohy Keffer/Chris Britton
      Cost: $260
      Registration deadline: June 30
    • Course # CEU 3000 03
      2.4 CEUs
      Tue. thru Thur., Aug. 4 to 6
      7 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructors: Rohy Keffer/Chris Britton
      Cost: $260
      Registration deadline: July 28

OSHA

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT (OSHA)
The training activities of the following hazardous materials class are potentially stressful. These activities require the participant to wear a fully encapsulated suit, a self-contained breathing apparatus, and a full-face mask. The weight of the full gear may be up to 45 pounds. Participants must be able to perform hands-on activities with special emphasis on conditions involving pulmonary, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems.

SUMMER 2015
  • 10-Hour OSHA General Industry
    Topics include introduction to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention
    plans, fire protection, electrical, personal protective equipment, and hazard communication. Participants who successfully
    complete the class will receive a 10-hour OSHA General Industry completion card. A $5 fee is payable to the instructor to cover
    the cost of the OSHA card.
    • Course # CEU 0556 01
      1.6 CEUs
      Tue. and Wed., Aug. 18 and 19
      8 a.m.–5 p.m.
      Location: EI 114
      Instructor: Mike Malone
      Cost: $175
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    This class meets OSHA and client training requirements for any workers that might encounter bodily fluids in the
    workplace. Topics covered include bloodborne pathogens types, transmission methods, the effects of the diseases, avoiding
    exposure, what to do in the event of exposure, and clean up and disposal of bodily fluids.
    • Course # CEU 0940 01
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., June 10
      3–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Reed Aivazian
      Cost: $45
  • Fire Extinguisher
    This class meets OSHA and client training requirements for workers that might be expected to use a fire extinguisher to fight
    a fire or facilitate egress routes. Topics covered include fire behavior, types, hazards, extinguishing, and extinguisher types
    and agents. The instructor will provide hands-on training on how to use an extinguisher.
    • Course # CEU 0920 01
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., July 15
      3–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Reed Aivazian
      Cost: $45
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Annual Training
    This class meets the annual training requirements for workers in the oil and gas industries. Topics covered include sources
    of H2S on the jobsite, ways in which H2S interacts with the environment, and how to control exposure. This class includes
    hands-on training in the use of respiratory protective and gas detection equipment, and actions and procedures to follow in
    response to a H2S exposure in co-workers.
    • Course # CEU 0912 01
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., June 17
      3–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructor: Reed Aivazian
      Cost: $45
    • Course # CEU 0912 02
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., July 22
      3–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructor: Reed Aivazian
      Cost: $45
    • Course # CEU 0912 03
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., Aug. 12
      3–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructor: Reed Aivazian
      Cost: $45


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HEALTH CARE
  • H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants
    The following training opportunities are provided by the Casper College H1-B Healthcare Solutions Grant, CFDA # 17.268 provided
    by the Department of Labor and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Training and related activities assist workers
    in gaining skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade employment in high-growth industries or economic sectors. The
    target population for this grant includes, but is not limited to, longterm unemployed, underemployed, and veterans. Contact Jennifer
    Pepple at 307-268-3060 or jenniferpepple@caspercollege.edu to see if you qualify for these training opportunities. Some restrictions
    may apply.
    • IV Therapy for LPNs: Basic
      The State of Wyoming requires all LPNs to obtain IV therapy recertification every two years. Participants must attend both
      class days, pass a final exam with a score of 80 percent or higher, complete 16 hours of clinical time, and successfully start three
      IV’s in the clinical setting to obtain recertification. This cla ss uses Wyoming State Board of Nursing approved curriculum. LPN license
      required.
      • Sat. and Sun., June 6 and 7
        8 a.m.–5 p.m.
        Location: HS 208
        Instructor: Davina Drazick
    • Clinical Medical Assistant
      Medical assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep medical offices running smoothly including administering medications,
      obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment. Participants will receive CPR training
      and sit for NHA certification. Classes start September 2015.
    • Dental Assistant
      Dental assistants keep a dental office running smoothly and provide important support for dentists including preparation of the work area,
      making patients comfortable, taking and processing x-rays, and performing office management tasks. Participants will receive CPR
      training and x-ray certification. Classes start September 2015.
  • Culinary and Catering
    This is a free training for those interested in starting a career or gaining employment in the food industry. Jobs in this industry
    are expected to grow substantially in the future (O*NET OnLine) . Participants will receive ServeSafe certification and training on knife
    skills, terminology, cooking methods, customer service, leadership, catering, professional development, and more. Books, supplies,
    tuition, and program expenses are covered.
    • Contact Ashley Mikels at 307-268-2124 to see if you qualify for this opportunity. Some restrictions apply. Funding is provided by
      the Casper College Empower Train Employ Program through the Department of Family Services’ FBI grant.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SUMMER 2015
  • Blogging for Business: Basic
    Setting up a blog or business website does not have to be intimidating. Learn how to create and customize a basic site
    using WordPress, including how to change themes, add plugins to enhance the site’s features and capabilities, and create
    responsive designs that work on mobile devices, desktops, and laptops. We will also discuss e-commerce options. People
    interested in blogging for personal purposes are welcome.
    • Course # CEU 1052 01
      .8 CEUs
      Sat., July 11 and 18
      1–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Phil Ellsworth
      Cost: $80
  • Crucial Conversations
    Crucial conversations are dialogues that take place when emotions and stakes are high and opinions are opposing. Learn
    how to prepare for these conversations by making everyone feel safe to talk and effectively listen, turning these situations into a
    mutually satisfying outcome.
    • Course # CEU 0680 01
      .1 CEUs
      Wed., June 10
      1–2 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Melissa Stahley-Cummings
      Cost: $35
  • Facebook and Your Business
    Learn how to use Facebook to build successful and engaging marketing campaigns for your business. We will discuss the
    fundamentals of marketing on Facebook, including building a page, growing your fan base, and driving relevant and
    authentic engagement with your business. Whether you already have a Facebook page or are just starting to explore social
    media, these tips and tricks will empower you as a Facebook advertiser.
    • Course # CEU 1077 01
      .2 CEUs
      Tue., June 23
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Dana Volney
      Cost: $60
  • Facebook Pages for Your Business
    Put your business on Facebook. Learn the basics of how to use Facebook for building successful and engaging campaigns
    for your business. This class is for those who do not have a business Facebook page set up yet and would like to gain tools
    for everyday use.
    • Course # CEU 1063 01
      .2 CEUs
      Tue., June 16
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Dana Volney
      Cost: $60
  • Fundamentals of Successful Sales
    Learn the tools needed to excel in the sales industry. This class will help you develop new sales skills and strategies and refine
    current ones. Whether you are new to sales or have years of experience, this class will be beneficial.
    • Course # CEU 0515 01
      .6 CEUs
      Thur., June 11 to 25
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: LH 183
      Instructor: Hayley Botha
      Cost: $75
  • HVAC: Beginner
    There is a high demand in the maintenance industry for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) workers. This class is
    a great start for anyone seeking a career in HVAC, sheet metal, or maintenance, or working or apprenticing in the maintenance
    field. We will cover the HVAC repair and maintenance basics, including plumbing, electrical work, welding, duct work, and
    troubleshooting.
    • Course # CEU 3510 01
      3.2 CEUs
      Thur. and Fri., June 18, 19, 25, and 26
      5–9 p.m.
      Sat. June 20 and 27
      8 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructors: Tom Popilek and Sean Lijewski
      Cost: $395
  • HVAC: Intermediate
    We will cover heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) repair and maintenance, sheet metal, plumbing, electrical work,
    welding, ductwork, and trouble shooting. This class is for HVAC maintenance workers, apprentices, or those currently working in
    the field who have at least one-year experience and basic HVAC knowledge.

     

    • Course # CEU 3511 02
      3.2 CEUs
      Thur. and Fri., July 9, 10, 16, and 17
      5–9 p.m.
      Sat., July 11 and 18
      8 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW115
      Instructors: Tom Popilek and
      Sean Lijewski
      Cost: $395
  • Lead Paint RRP
    Contractors must be EPA lead renovator, repair, and painting certified to remodel buildings built before 1978. This class
    covers lead-safe work practices to prevent lead contamination including containing the work area, minimizing dust, and
    cleanup. Students are required to bring valid ID to this class. Participants who successfully complete this class will be EPA
    certified.
    • Course # CEU 0760 01
      .8 CEUs
      Tue., June 23
      8 a.m.–5 p.m.
      Location: SH 217
      Instructor: CS Consulting
      Cost: $325
      Registration deadline: June 9
  • Lead Renovator Refresher
    This class is for individuals who have completed the Lead Renov tor Initial Certification in compliance with the Renovation,
    Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. Certified instructors will provide current information needed to safely perform RRP
    work. Students are required to bring a valid ID and a copy of their current lead renovator certification to class. Per federal
    law, the certification cannot be expired; no exceptions. If your certification has expired you will need to take Lead Paint RRP
    before taking this class.
    • Course # CEU 0761 01
      .4 CEUs
      Wed., June 10
      8–noon
      Location: SH 217
      Instructor: CS Consulting
      Cost: $175
      Registration deadline: May 27
  • QuickBooks: Fundamentals
    Explore QuickBooks fundamentals, such as basic program features and how to create a company file in this introductory
    class. We will cover recording checks and deposits, reconciling bank accounts, setting up customer and vendor records,
    entering and reconciling credit card transactions, recording NSF transactions, and basic reports. Discover how easy QuickBooks
    is to use.
    • Course # CEU 1153 01
      .4 CEUs
      Tue., June 9
      7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
      Location: BU 125
      Instructor: Heather Hudson, CPA, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
      Cost: $95
  • QuickBooks: To Manage Your Business
    Manage your business better with QuickBooks. We will focus on accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions and
    processes, such as trading customer and vendor balances, critical management features including the Loan Manager,
    budgets, and form templates, and tips for generating and memorizing reports.
    • Course # CEU 1155 01
      .4 CEUs
      Tue., June 16
      7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
      Location: BU 125
      Instructor: Heather Hudson, CPA, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
      Cost: $95
  • Social Media Marketing
    Social media can be used to promote and build businesses. We will examine the top social media sites and their associated
    rules, understand user demographics, review successful social media campaigns, and learn tools used to promote business.
    We will explore management and tracking tools to make the most of your social media efforts.
    • Course # CEU 1051 01
      .7 CEUs
      Sat., July 18
      9 a.m.–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Tammi Hanshaw
      Cost: $80
  • Guide to Proactively Working with the Media
    Approaching the media to create promotional opportunities for your business or organization can seem intimidating and
    overwhelming. However, earned media is an incredibly valuable and cost-effective tool to convey messages and give call to
    actions. In this introduction to working with the media class, we will review media types and learn how to best leverage each type;
    secure earned media; pitch reporters; and use earned media to maximize promotional opportunities. We will discuss interview
    tactics and conduct media training for each attendee.
    • Course # CEU 1064 01
      .3 CEUs
      Thur., June 25
      2–5 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Kerstin Ellis
      Cost: $60
  • Supercharge your Smartphone
    Smartphones and other gadgets can be great assets if used wisely. This fun class will cover technology tips and tools to
    improve your productivity, security, and enjoyment. Learn how to use a password manager for better security, manage your data
    usage, take better pictures, and set up your phone to receive notifications under user-defined conditions. We will cover the
    most popular types of smartphones.
    • Course # CEU 1070 01
      .5 CEUs
      Mon. and Wed., July 20 and 22
      6–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Phil Ellsworth
      Cost: $80
  • Words That Work: The Dynamics of Effective Conversation
    If you are looking for more satisfying communication at work, in your family, or other important groups this class will help you
    fulfill that goal. This class, based on the work of psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., offers a fresh approach to enhancing
    conversation as well as working with conflict in your life. Bring a copy of Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce
    Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict by Ike Lasater and John Kinyon to class.
    • Course # CEU 0516 01
      1.6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., June 30 to July 23
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Marilyn Mullen, MA
      Cost: $85
  • Writing for Business
    No matter the business or industry, writing is always central to credibility, accuracy, and communication. We will discuss
    etiquette on writing emails, letters, and other professional correspondence, using and creating style guides, and
    proofreading and editing techniques.
    • Course # CEU 0700 01
      .3 CEUs
      Wed., June 17
      5:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Rachel Bouzis
      Cost: $60
    • Course # CEU 0700 02
      .3 CEUs
      Wed., June 24
      5:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Rachel Bouzis
      Cost: $60
OCCUPATIONAL SPANISH
Occupational Spanish is a nongrammar-based approach to teaching focused, job-specific commands. Participants will
learn industry specific words and phrases that will help them communicate with Spanish-speaking people in the workplace.
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SUMMER 2015
  • Android: Beginner Tablets and Phones
    This class is for the absolute beginner or for someone who wants to learn more about the Android operating system and
    loading music and photos. We will cover settings, setting up your Google account and email, backing up, Google apps,
    purchasing apps, and web surfing. Bring your devices to class.
    • Course # CEU 1140 01
      .25 CEUs
      Sat., July 11
      9:30–noon
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Don Lewis
      Cost: $45
  • Google in the Cloud
    This introductory class will help you get the most out of Google apps and services. We will discuss setup and use of Google
    Drive, docs, sheets, and slides. We will cover Gmail, Google contacts, and Google calendar. By using these services, you
    will be able to keep your phone, tablet, and computer in sync with each other.
    • Course # CEU 1030 01
      .25 CEUs
      Sat., July 18
      9:30–noon
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Don Lewis
      Cost: $45
  • Introduction to Computers
    This class is a fun way to learn about computer basics, such as how do computers work, what is important to know before
    buying a computer, how to start, where to save files, surfing essentials, and backing up data. No prior computer knowledge
    required.
    • Course # CEU 1000 01
      .6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., June 16 and 18
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
  • iPad: Beginner
    This class is for the absolute beginner or someone who wants to learn more about iOS 8 (the latest operating system). We will
    cover iPad settings, setting up your iTunes account, backing up, resident apps, purchasing apps, web surfing, and setting
    up your email. You will need your iTunes account information (including password) to access iTunes or purchase any app
    (including free apps). This class is for iPad 2 or newer devices. Bring your iPad to class with the latest operating system
    installed.
    • Course # CEU 1141 01
      .25 CEUs
      Wed., June 24
      5:30–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Karel Mathisen
      Cost: $45
  • iPad: Intermediate
    Get the most out of your iPad and enhance your productivity. Learn user tips and tricks, including using iTunes, helpful apps
    to get started, syncing with iTunes, organizing, and personal and professional uses of the iPad. This class is the next class
    after iPad Beginner. Bring your iPad to class with the latest operating system installed.
    • Course # CEU 1142 01
      .25 CEUs
      Wed., July 8
      6–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Daniel Dike
      Cost: $45
  • Microsoft Excel 2013: Introduction
    This hands-on class will cover how to create, edit, and format worksheets, formula basics, inserting objects into a worksheet,
    changing layouts, managing the ribbon, and default settings. You should have a basic understanding of computers to take
    this class, or consider taking Introduction to Computers.
    • Course # CEU 1111 01
      .6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., June 2 and 4
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1111 02
      .6 CEUs
      Sat., July 18
      9–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
  • Microsoft Excel 2013: Advanced
    This hands-on class will cover advanced formulas, charts, and formatting. Microsoft Excel 2013 has amazing tools like Flash
    Fill, which makes data entry easier than ever. Once you see lists, subtotals, conditional formatting, pivot tables, and macros
    in action you will wonder how you ever went without them. All participants should take Microsoft Excel 2013: Introduction
    before taking this class.
    • Course # CEU 1113 01
      .6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., July 28 and 30
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1113 02
      .6 CEUs
      Sat., Aug. 1
      9–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1113 03
      .6 CEUs
      Mon. and Wed., Aug 17 and 19
      1–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
  • Microsoft Word 2013: Introduction
    This hands-on introduction to word processing covers how to create, edit, and format documents, insert objects, change
    layouts, manage the ribbon, and default settings. You should have a basic understanding of computers to take this class, or
    consider taking Introduction to Computers.
    • Course # CEU 1101 01
      .6 CEUs
      Mon. and Wed., June 8 and 10
      1–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1101 02
      .6 CEUs
      Sat., June 13
      9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1101 03
      .6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., June 23 and 25
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
  • Microsoft Word 2013: Advanced
    This hands-on class will cover advanced formatting such as page and section breaks, using tables, drawing, column tools,
    inserting tables of contents, footnotes and endnotes, setting up references and mail merging, and sharing and protecting
    documents. There will be lots of tips and tricks to manage text and objects. All participants are advised to take Microsoft Word:
    Intermediate before taking this class.
    • Course # CEU 1103 01
      .6 CEUs
      Mon. and Wed., July 20 and 22
      1–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1103 02
      .6 CEUs
      Tue. and Thur., Aug. 18 and 20
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80
    • Course # CEU 1103 03
      .6 CEUs
      Sat., Aug. 22
      9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Kari Eighmy
      Cost: $80


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"The training that Wyoming Machinery Company has receive from Casper College has been extraordinary. The instructors boosted our employees knowledge and confidence in their skills tremendously!"

Enoch Hart/Training Coordinator/Instructor/ Wyoming Machinery Co.

 

ClassCustomized Training

The Center for Training and Development at Casper College is your link to quality, customized training. Increase productivity and gain a competitive advantage by providing your employees with training that is:

  • Designed to meet the needs
    of your employees and organization
  • Cost effective
  • Taught by qualified instructors
  • Provide on site, on campus, or online
  • Offered at convenient dates and times

 

  • Sampling of Customized Training Offered
    • Leadership and Management
    • Leading change
    • Team building
    • Generational differences
    • Conflict resolution
    • Myers-Briggs

  • Computer Technology
    • Microsoft Office
    • Quckbooks
    • Outlook
    • CAD
  • Communications
    • Professional writing
    • Public speaking
    • Sales
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Spanish in the workplace

  • Healthcare
    • First aid
    • CPR
    • Coding
    • Health IT
    • Phlebotomy
  • Customer Service
    • Frontline service
    • Internal and external customers
    • Customer service culture

  • Safety
    • MSHA and OSHA
    • HAZWOPER
    • High angle rescue
    • Emergency service
    • Confined spaces
    • Forklift Safety


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Casper College is proud to support our online partners:

Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of web-based career training courses.

Gatlin's non-credit courses are designed for individuals looking to switch career paths, obtain advanced training and certification, or for first time job seekers who need specialized training. The courses are all open enrollment and self-paced, and students are paired with a personal instructor. Courses take an average of 90 days to complete and provide training for entry-level positions.

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Take an Online Course with ED2GO for $89

These online courses run for six weeks. They are project-oriented and includes lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary resources, and more. You can complete any of the approved courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. Earn 1.5 PTSB credit.

Follow these easy steps:

  • Click here ED2GO
  • When you arrive at the website, type the course title in the Search for Courses box on the right side of the screen and click Go. The course you elect to take must be a pre-approved course that is listed on this website. A link to your course will appear within a list of search results.
  • Click the title of your preferred course. You will be routed to the course description, where you can click the Enroll Now! button on the right-hand side of the screen and begin the registration process!
  • After completing the course (taking all quizzes and final exam) print out and submit the certificate of completion to the Professional Teaching Standards Board of Wyoming via mail, fax or email.

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Professional Teaching Standards Board
Attn: Nannette Tardiff
1920 Thomes Avenue, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Fax:
Attn: Nannette Tardiff
(307) 777-7294

Email: nannette.tarfiff@wyo.gov



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ETE
Empower    Train    Employ
| Upcoming Programs | Checklist | Employers | Partners | FAQ |
For program details, please contact:

268-2124

Empower Train Employ (formerly known as ETSS) is a grant funded program at Casper College through the Department of Family Services. Each year, research and needs assessments are conducted to locate industries and occupations with high growth rates or a demonstrated need for qualified employees. ETE develops training programs for these areas. The training received is designed for participants to fill gaps in the local labor market and includes targeted courses to encourage professionalism and job retention.

The training is provided at no cost to participants. ETE recognizes the hardships that parents may face as they try to better themselves and continue to provide for their families, and in many cases the program can provide financial assistance or referrals to help with the cost of transportation, interview clothing, job screening, living, and more.

Though time commitments vary greatly for each program, participants will typically attend training for 8 to 20 weeks with a time commitment of 20-30 hours a week.

Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
This course provides free HVAC training for maintenance
workers, HVAC apprentices, or those interested in starting a
career in this exciting field.
• Secure field – cannot be outsourced and will always
require people
• Flexible schedule
• Bright Outlook career – expecting a large increase in jobs
available (O*NET OnLine)
• High demand in the maintenance industry
• Great start for anyone who wishes to seek a career in
HVAC, sheet metal, plumbing, electrical work, welding,
or maintenance
• The reported median income is $43,880 annually
(O*NET OnLine)
• Training includes knowledge of codes, ability to use basic
tools, hands-on skill practice, and knowledge of available
career paths
Certain restrictions may apply. Contact Ashley Mikels at
307-268-2124 to see if you qualify for this opportunity.
Training is provided by the Casper College Empower Train
Employ Program through the Department of Family Services’
FBI grant.

  • Requirements for Participants:
    • Be a parenting adult (children must be 17 years or younger)
    • Income qualify (contact for further guidelines)
    • Complete an interview and program screenings
    • Commit to attend all class and program sessions
  • Participants Receive:
    • Hands-on skills training
    • Life skills training
    • Professional development
    • Continuing education credits
    • Community involvement
    • Books and supplies

Upcoming Programs:

Next . . .

 

Coming Soon . . .


Checklist:
  1. Contact Ashley Mikels at (307) 268-2124 or as soon as possible to be placed on the interview list.
    You will be asked to provide the following information:
    • Full name
    • Contact information
    • Number of children and child age
    • Marital Status
    • Current employment information
    • Household income

  2. Wait for Ashley to contact you to schedule an interview (one or two months before program begins).
    You will need to bring the following to the interview:
    • Driver’s License or State Issued ID
    • Social Security Card or Birth Certificate
    • Verification of parenthood in the form of a social security card or birth certificate for each childs
    • Verification of household income

  3. Wait for notification of acceptance into ETE.
    Upon acceptance, you may be required to attend a meeting with Ashley to go over any initial requirements or expectations.

  4. Attend all training as scheduled.
    • Throughout the training, you may schedule meetings with Ashley or Casper College Career Services to receive individual assistance with applying for jobs, resumes, and cover letters.
    • In addition, Ashley can also provide assistance with goal setting, financial issues and budgeting, and community referrals.

  5. Seek employment.
    • Casper College Career Services and Casper Workforce Center are here to assist you with this.
    • Ashley may notify you of jobs that become available and assist with applying.

  6. Follow up with Ashley after training.
    • You will be contacted once a month to provide an update on employment status, wage data, and job retention.
    • Notify Ashley of employment prior to the first day to receive additional assistance (job supplies, screenings, or related costs).

Employers:

Notify us if you have opportunities for potential employment, job shadowing, or further training. ETE also welcomes suggestions for future programs and feedback on program success. Contact us to request flyers for our latest programs or to be placed on the email list for program updates.

 


Partners:
 

ETE welcomes a number of businesses, local organizations, and individuals as partners, providing support, referrals, educational opportunities, services, or supplies for participants. Thank you to each of you:

  • Casper Area Economic Development Alliance
  • Casper Area Transportation Coalition
  • Casper College Adult Learning Center
  • Casper College Career Services
  • Central Wyoming Rescue Mission
  • Cent$ible Nutrition
  • Community Action
  • Davidson Mechanical
  • Department of Family Services
  • Department of Workforce Services
  • Ferguson Plumbing
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interfaith of Natrona County
  • Life Net
  • Med Form of Casper
  • Mercer Family Resource Center
  • Roto Rooter
  • Seton House
  • Teton Buildings

FAQ:
  • If I do not have a high school diploma, HiSET, or GED, do I qualify for the program?
    You still qualify for the program, but you must be making progress toward obtaining HiSET. Casper College’s Adult Learning Center can help with this.

  • If I have a criminal history, do I qualify for the program?
    This is dependent upon the specific occupation that you are interested in training for. ETE will not train you in an occupation if there is no chance of you being successful in this occupation due to previous criminal convictions.

  • Do I have to be a single mom in order to qualify?
    Absolutely not. The requirements state that you must be a parenting adult, so rather you’re a mother or father, single or married, you meet this requirement.

  • I interviewed and was not accepted for the program. What do I do now?
    You will have the opportunity to interview for another program in the future if you remain in contact with the program advisor. The class may have been too full to accept you or you may need to address some obstacles prior to being accepted.
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H-1B Technical Skills Training Program
| CHECKLIST | CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT | DENTAL ASSISTANT | BASIC IV THERAPY | RN REFRESHER |
| ONLINE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING | ADVANCED IV THERAPY FOR LPN'S (Coming soon!) |

The H-1B Technical Skills Training program funds projects that provide training and related activities to workers to assist them in gaining the skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade employment in high-growth industries and economic sectors. Funds are used to provide job training and related activities to assist workers in gaining the skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade employment positions in high-growth industries and economic sectors. The target population for this grant includes, but is not limited to, long-term unemployed and veterans.

Candidates for education and training funded through these grants should not be at the beginning of a career pathway (entry-level training is prohibited). Eligible participants must be permitted to work in the US, possess a high school diploma/GED, be 18 year or older and have completed some post-secondary education or work experience that is in the field of study in the defined career pathway.

The participant should consider the probability to complete the coursework, secure employment, and remain employed in the career path chosen through this grant for at least one three quarters following the training program completion. The ultimate goal is for the participant to secure employment in the goal occupation for which they are trained and remain in unsubsidized employment for three or more quarters following training. Each student will complete all required applications and tracking forms to ensure grant program outcomes. Participant enrollment, tracking, and wage data are requirements under this grant.


CHECKLIST for H-1B Grant Training Programs:

  1. CC Contact Ann Dalton at 307-268-2085 or adalton@caspercollege.edu to receive program paperwork and information.

  2. CC Call 307-268-2085 to schedule an appointment to return completed paperwork, interview, discuss program requirements and expectations.
    Bring the following items to your interview: proof of eligibility to work in the United States, school documentation (HS Diploma/GED, college transcripts, licensure, etc.), CPR Certification, and military discharge papers, if applicable.
    • Visit wyomingatwork.com to create a Wyoming at Work account prior to meeting. Bring in copy of account creation confirmation.
    • You must be on time for your interview, with all required documents listed above.
    • Provide a copy of your resume to the program advisor to be retained in your file.
    Note – all paperwork, documentation, and interview must be completed prior to the application deadline. Due to time constraints, interviews will done be scheduled once the application deadline has passed.

  3. CC Medical Billing and Coding participants who are not in Casper must fax all items prior to interview to 307-268-3111/Attn: Ann Dalton and schedule an interview by phone.

  4. CC Notification of acceptance into H1B program: This step is your final acceptance into your career training through the H1B grant. Upon registration, you will receive confirmation from Casper College which will include class dates, time, and location.

  5. CC Job preparation, application and employment: Participants will be able to obtain assistance with resume writing, job application, interviewing and job search strategies training in partnership with the Casper Department of Workforce Services and Casper College Career Services Center.
    • Participants will be required to actively seek employment with support from Casper College Career Services Center and the Casper Workforce Center.
    • Provide a copy of resume to case manager to be retained in your file, as well as a list of employers where you have applied.

  6. CC Follow up with case manager throughout and after training: Participants are required to contact case manager with updates and questions related to the training program, employment status, wage data, and changes to contact information. Tracking will take place for one year following program completion.

  7. CC Continuation to Advanced Degree: Career pathway continuation to industry degree – speak with a career counselor.
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Clinical Medical Assistant

CMAsMedical Assistants perform routine clinical tasks to keep medical offices running smoothly including administering medications, obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and maintaining clinical equipment.

  • 15 week program. Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00-9:30; Saturday sessions from 9:00-4:30p
  • 140 Classroom Hours and 160 Clinical hours (optional)
  • Participants receive CPR certification and NHA certification
  • Grant may also cover fees, books and supplies.
  • Next session: September 8 - December 15
  • Deadline to apply is August 10

Summary Report for 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. (www.onetonline.org)

Sample of reported job titles:
Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Technician, Outpatient Surgery Assistant
(www.onetonline.org)

CMAs
State and National Trends
United States Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Medical Assistants 527,600 690,400 +31% 24,380
Wyoming Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Medical Assistants 500 630 +26% 70
(1) Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.

State and National Wages
Location Pay
Period
2012
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $10.14 $11.99 $14.12 $17.01 $19.99
Yearly $21,100 $24,900 $29,400 $35,400 $41,600
Wyoming Hourly $10.85 $12.43 $14.30 $16.60 $18.13
Yearly          
(www.careerinfonet.org)
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Dental Assistant Program

DMADental Assistants keep the office running smoothly and provide important support for the dentist including preparation of the work area, making patients comfortable, taking and processing x-rays and perform other office management tasks.

  • 6 week program. Monday and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30; Saturdays 8:00-12:00. Monday and Thursday classes at Casper College; Saturday classes at Hilltop Family Dental.
  • Participants receive CPR certification and X-Ray certification
  • Grant may also cover fees, books and supplies.
  • Next session: September 14 - October 24
  • Deadline to apply is August 7

Summary Report for 31-9091.00 - Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
(www.onetonline.org)

Sample of reported job titles:
Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Orthodontic Assistant, Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant, Expanded Dental Assistant, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant.t. (www.onetonline.org)

DMA
State and National Trends
United States Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Dental Assistants 297,200 388,900 +31% 15,400
Wyoming Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Dental Assistants 530 680 +29% 70
(1) Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.

State and National Wages
Location Pay
Period
2012
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $11.32 $13.64 $16.59 $19.86 $22.87
Yearly $23,500 $28,400 $34,500 $41,300 $47,600
Wyoming Hourly $12.16 $13.54 $16.05 $18.51 $21.05
Yearly $25,300 $28,200 $33,400 $38,500 $43,800
(www.careerinfonet.org)

 

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Basic IV Therapy

IV TherapyThe State of Wyoming requires all LPN’s to obtain IV Therapy recertification every two years. Participants must attend both days of class, pass a final exam with a score of 80% or higher, complete 16 hours of clinical time within six (6) weeks, and successfully start three IV’s in the clinical setting to obtain recertification. This class uses Wyoming State Board of nursing approved curriculum. LPN license required.

  • 2 day program. Saturday and Sunday 8a-5p
  • Participant receive IV Therapy certification
  • Grant may also cover supplies and books.
  • Next session: Fall 2015 (contact Ann Dalton for more information)

Summary Report for 29-2061.00 – Licensed Practical Nurses

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

State and National Trends
United States Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2022
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 738,400 921,300 +25% 36,310
Wyoming Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 800 1,000 +25% 110
(www.careerinfonet.org)
IV


State and National Wages
Location Pay
Period
2012
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $14.89 $16.82 $19.97 $23.26 $27.58
Yearly $31,000 $35,000 $41,500 $48,400 $57,400
Wyoming Hourly $15.65 $17.31 $19.82 $22.53 $25.48
Yearly $32,600 $36,000 $41,200 $46,900 $53,000
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RN Refresher

DMAThis self-study refresher course was developed to help registered nurses review and update their nursing knowledge and skills. This course is offered over the internet and may be completed in one’s home community at a pace and time which best meets individual needs, over a six-month period of time. This course has been approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing.

  • 16 week online program (three month completion time)
  • 80 hours clinical time (three month completion time)
  • Participants are eligible to apply for RN license
  • Grant may also cover books.
  • Participants are responsible for coordination of clinical time, liability insurance, immunizations, background check, drug screens, CPR Certification, scrubs, and any other requirements of clinical sites or state licensing agency.
  • Next session: TBA (contact Jennifer Pepple for more information)

Summary Report for 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
(www.onetonline.org)

Sample of reported job titles:
Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Orthodontic Assistant, Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Surgical Dental Assistant, Expanded Dental Assistant, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant.t. (www.onetonline.org)

RN
State and National Trends
United States Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Registered Nurses 2,737,400 3,449,300 +26% 120,740
Wyoming Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2010 2020
Registered Nurses 5,130 6,460 +26% 660
(1) Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.

State and National Wages
Location Pay
Period
2012
10% 25% Median 75% 90%
United States Hourly $21.65 $25.80 $31.48 $37.84 $45.54
Yearly $45,000 $53,700 $65,500 $78,700 $94,700
Wyoming Hourly $21.65 $24.98 $28.67 $33.75 $37.54
Yearly $45,000 $52,000 $59,600 $70,200 $78,100
(www.careerinfonet.org)
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Online Medical Billing and Coding

This online billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.

  • Course will be completed at participant’s own pace within a 6-month period beginning April 30, 2015. All online coursework must be completed by October 30, 2015. Completion prior to this date is acceptable and encouraged.
  • Participants will be eligible to sit for AAPC CPB exam.
  • Grant may also cover fees, books, and certification exam fee and membership.
  • Next session: April 30th - October 31st.    
  • Deadline to apply: April 10th, 2015

43-3021.02 - Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

Compile data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes. Duties include computing costs and calculating rates for goods, services, and shipment of goods; posting data; and keeping other relevant records. May involve use of computer or typewriter, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines.
(www.onetonline.org)

Sample of reported job titles:
Sample of reported job titles: Accounting Assistant, Accounting Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Biller, Billing Clerk, Billing Coordinator, Billing Specialist, Office Manager. (www.onetonline.org)

Online Medical Billing and Coding
State and National Trends
United States Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2012 2022
Billing and Posting Clerks 513,800 607,000 +18% 18.780
Wyoming Employment Percent
Change
Job
Openings (1)
2012 2022
Billing and Posting Clerks 700 830 +19% 30
(1) Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.

 

State and National Wages
(www.careerinfonet.org)
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Logo This project is funded by a grant awarded under the H1B grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The collection of the information contained in this packet helps to track the long-term success of this training program. Your personal information is kept confidential and secure and will not be shared with any outside agencies other than those involved with the support or oversight of the H1B grant received by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, sub-granted to Casper College, and issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Your information will never be sold or shared with third party agencies through your participation in grant supported training activities.

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Activities Professional Program

Beginning fall 2012, students will earn a certificate of completion that is recognized as satisfying the State of Wyoming Training Course to be a qualified Activities Professional. This move allows the Training Courses to be offered more quickly and effectively to our workers in long-term care facilities.

For more information, Please contact Ann Dalton and view this brochure.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What do an activities professionals do?
    • Activities professionals provide elderly and disabled clients opportunities to pursue social, mental, creative, spiritual and recreational activities. They plan and implement activity programs for residents that enhance their quality of life. Whether planning a holiday party, playing bingo or leading a stretching class, activities professionals work to provide a better quality of life for their clients. Activities include everything from field trips, games, exercise and crafts to videos, dancing and scrapbooking.

  • Where do activities professionals work?
    • Activities professionals work in long-term care nursing homes, swing bed or subacute units, retirement homes, assisted living centers, boarding homes, adult daycare facilities and senior centers.

  • How much are activities professionals paid?
    • According to a 2005 national activity professional association survey, activity professionals can make between $10 and $19 per hour. Wages are dependent upon facilities, so this is just an estimate.

Casper College APRO Courses:

  • The two-year State Approved and Required APRO program will be compressed into one year.

  • At the time of completion, you will have finished the entire National Certification Council for Activity Professionals Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (NCCAP/MEPAP) Wyoming State Qualifying professional requirement of OBRA Regulation f tag 249 to direct a long-term care activity program. This is one of the major education components to becoming Nationally Certified, as well as being a State Qualified Activity Professional! This is the only Wyoming based State Approved Activity Course.

  • This Course provides 180 hours of contact class time (instructor with students), along with 180 hours of Practicum’s completion in their home care community. For those of students whom have completed the first APRO year, or even a semester of it, you can start later in the year, to finish! Casper College offers this on campus, with 30 CEU's.
STARS Training Series for Childcare Providers
Wyoming licensed childcare providers are required to take 30 hours of approved continuing education every two years.
The Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance has approved the following classes for STARS credits. Grants are available for
Wyoming licensed childcare program owners for professional development for themselves and their staff through the
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming Quality Counts program. The application is available at
wyqualitycounts.org. Applications must be submitted at least 45 days in advance of the class
For more information:
Sarah Schneider
307-268-3847 or sarahschneider@caspercollege.edu
or visit caspercollege.edu/ctd

NOTE: Grants are available for Wyoming licensed childcare program owners for professional development activities for themselves and their staff through the
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming Quality Counts program. Grant applications must be submitted at least 45 days in advance of the class.

  • ABCs of Professionalism
    Childcare is an important profession and being professional in all aspects of childcare is key to building good relationships
    with parents and between staff members. We will discuss techniques to handle difficult situations with positive outcomes
    and provide many ways to enhance your program. Learn how to bring professionalism into your childcare facility or home.
    This class meets one hour of Professionalism and one hour of Family, Community, and Culture STARS course requirements.
    Reference number 8264.
    • Course # CEU 1700 80
      .2 CEUs
      Mon., Apr. 13
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Jackie Kautzmann and Diane Krum
      Cost: $35
  • Fake It Until You Become It
    Understand the power of observation and its role in how others perceive you. Using this knowledge, we will review what it takes
    to make a great first and lasting impression. Participants will learn how appearance, body language, attitudes, and actions
    influence other people’s perception of us and how we can control the messages we send about ourselves. This class
    meets two hours Professionalism and Leadership STARS course requirements. Reference number 9081.
    • Course # CEU 1705 60
      .2 CEUs
      Thur., Feb. 5
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Becca Steinhoff and Kelsy Been
      Cost: $35
  • The Ins and Outs of Guidance and Discipline
    Disciplining can take the majority of your time and distract you from doing other activities. Join us for a look at effectiv e
    guidance and discipline technics that will help you overcome these distractions and make for a better experience for your staff
    and children. This class will provide guidance and discipline techniques to help in the early childhood classroom. We will
    discuss the positive way to guide children and help them develop self-discipline skills. This class meets two hours of STARS
    knowledge area requirements in guidance and discipline. Reference number 7024.
    • Course # CEU 1715 70
      .2 CEUs
      Tue., Mar. 3
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 223
      Instructor: Jackie Kautzmann and Diane Krum
      Cost: $35
  • Parent Leadership Training Institute
    This leadership class on civics and democracy is for those who wish to improve the lifelong health, safety, and education of
    children, and learn how to become practiced change agents for the next generation. The core of parent leadership includes how
    to work with diversity, define needs, public speech, understand ordinances, and strategies for action. The training includes a
    retreat to develop the group and define a mission statement, parent leadership, politics, policy, and media, and a community project to
    practice these skills. PTSB and STARS credit is available. Family supports such as meals and childcare are included.
    • Course # CEU 1710 60
      6.8 CEUs
      Thur., Jan. 15 thru Jun. 4
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: YMCA
      Instructor: PLTI Instructors
      Cost: $150
  • The Wonderful World of Books
    Books offer us wonderful life lessons, exciting ways to express ourselves, and a world of imagination and creativity. Learn
    techniques to bring reading alive and to read aloud. We will share ideas and examples to take back to your program. Learn to share
    the wonder of books with the children in your care. This class meets one hour of Active Learning and one hour of Child Growth
    and Development STARS course requirements. Reference number 6812.
    • Course # CEU 1720 80
      .2 CEUs
      Wed., Apr. 22
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 222
      Instructor: Jackie Kautzmann and Diane Krum
      Cost: $35
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