Lifelong Learning at Spring Valley

Classes for fun. Classes that explore the natural world. Classes that feed your personal passions. Lifelong learning is one of Colorado Mountain College’s primary missions. Every semester, Spring Valley offers new lifelong learning opportunities that often include field excursions. Pre-trip classroom meetings are held at the campus at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
Media Panel: Print, Radio, TV @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

Effective communication is the cornerstone of professional success. Convey your message with clarity and confidence using words that persuade and inspire. Lisa Bracken, co-owner of a local marketing firm, reveals the 10 keys which form the foundation of compelling communiques, including insights into the artful integration of branding, messaging and promotion.

Faculty: TBA
Meets: TH • October 30, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Refund Date: October 28, 2014
Cost: $75
Syn# 85449

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Clarity Through Collage @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

This workshop introduces you to the highly meaningful process of reconciling latent conflict, removing doubts and recognizing your personal path forward through the uniquely rewarding, serendipitous and surprisingly simple process of building a collage. Bring to class some personally meaningful memorabilia or interesting collectibles to incorporate into your art project. A list of additional materials necessary is available at the Glenwood Center.

Faculty: Lisa A. Bracken
Meets: TH • October 30, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Refund Date: October 28, 2014
Cost: $30
Syn# 85455

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iPads First Chapter @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

Learn to use your iPad to its full potential. This class will teach you how to use your device to meet your own unique needs. If you are unsure of even the questions to ask in how to maximize your use of an iPad, this class is for you! An emphasis will be on teaching the use of apps that promote independence and self-sufficiency, especially for those with disabilities and individuals wishing to ‘age’ in place. Bring your devices to class. Alice Brouhard, RN and Trainer researches applications and devices and teaches others to use technology to support their independence and self-management. That support comes in the form of iPpad, iPpod Touch, smartphones and apps.

Faculty: Alice M. Brouhard
Meets: TH • October 30, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Refund Date: October 28, 2014
Cost: $35
Syn# 85330

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Ancestral & Ritual Explorations of Food @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo of instructor Darrell MacAulay

Transformative Food Educator Darrell MacAulay has a passion for helping heal our culture’s current disconnection from food. In this bountiful harvest season, join her workshop series that will help you recreate your relationship with food.

Class Description

Transformative food educator Darrell MacAulay presents Ancestral & Ritual Explorations of Food – she’ll help you make every day a “Thanks-giving” by honoring and enlivening your everyday food practices. Participants will be led to examine the wisdom of their ancestors on the significance of food, to identify the food rituals we currently take part in and how to create new ones.

Faculty: Darrell MacAulay
Meets: TH • October 30, 2014 – November 20, 2014
Refund Date: October 28, 2014
Cost: $60
Syn# 86181

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Nov
1
Sat
Community First Aid and CPR @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:50 pm
Class Description

Prepares the student for certification in CPR and basic first aid. Skills will include basic life support, airway obstruction, control of bleeding, shock and patient care for the unconscious.

American Heart Association. Text required and must be purchased.

Faculty: Jacqueline E. Stadick
Meets: S • November 1, 2014 – November 1, 2014
Refund Date: October 30, 2014
Credit Hours: 0.5
Syn# 83124

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Nov
3
Mon
Basic EKG Interpretation @ CMC in Carbondale
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Class Description

Provides instruction for interpretation of EKG strips, anatomy and physiology of the heart, using three-lead monitoring as a guide. Twelve-lead EKG may be discussed.

Prerequisites: Currently Certified EMT (NREMT or State of Colorado), or successfully completed EMS 145, EMS 146, and EMS 170.Text required.

Faculty: Ronald J. Kroesen
Meets: M,T,W,TH,F, M,T,W,TH,F • November 3, 2014 – November 7, 2014
Refund Date: October 31, 2014
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn# 83116

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Nov
4
Tue
Mixed Media Assemblage @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

This course explores the realm of mixed media through the application of watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and other mediums together with three dimensional media, such as paper, fabric and other materials, towards the completed assemblage of the art piec unique to you.

Faculty: Lisa A. Bracken
Meets: T • November 4, 2014 – November 4, 2014
Refund Date: October 31, 2014
Cost: $30
Syn# 85456

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Community First Aid & CPR (AHA) @ CMC in Carbondale
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Class Description

An American Heart Association Blended Learning course; part of the course is completed online, and part in person with an instructor, during the scheduled hours for the class. Each student completes Part One (on-line portion) individually. Students must pay the additional online registration cost directly to AHA when registration for the online portion is completed. Online registration and information at http://www.onlineaha.org/. Then, students will contact Kerry Wirth to schedule their 60 minute skill testing time slot and present the completed AHA online certificate. Contact Kerry Wirth 925-7740 for details. Text required.

Faculty: Kerry Wirth, Kerry Wirth
Meets: T,TH • November 4, 2014 – November 6, 2014
Refund Date: October 31, 2014
Cost: $28
Syn# 82948

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Art Sampler: Jewelry Basics @ CMC in Carbondale
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description

Introduces students to basic skills through various art media. This course may be repeated, under a different subtitle for a maximum of six credit hours. Encompasses a multitude of one-credit art experiences that expose students to an art form that they may wish to explore further.

This class will cover a variety of metalsmithing techniques with an emphasis on jewelry making. We will learn how to use hand tools, torches, files, saws and a dapping block to bend, forge, melt, solder and finish metal wire and sheet. This is a great course for people who would like to learn how to wire wrap, make their own simple jewelry findings and begin adding metal to their work.

Faculty: Natasha C. Seedorf
Meets: T • November 4, 2014 – December 2, 2014
Refund Date: November 10, 2014
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn# 84823

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Get The Most Out of Your Day @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Class Description

Learn the different methods to effectively use your time throughout the day.(When is down-time productive?) Explore which methods worked for you and how to apply them to all aspects of your daily life. Practical in-class exercises allow you to test different techniques to experience which ones suit your lifestyle best. Dean is certified as a Creative Journal Expressive Arts Therapist by Lucia Capacchione, PhD, and has facilitated Creative Journal groups since 1995. He provides individual coaching and counseling for adults and specializes in treating adults with ADD/ADHD, depression, and change-of-life issues. He holds a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Fine Arts in Art Therapy. He works from his offices in Glenwood Springs and Rifle.

Faculty: Dean Pappas
Meets: T • November 4, 2014 – November 18, 2014
Refund Date: October 31, 2014
Cost: $50
Syn# 85461

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