Community Classroom offering various classes for fall


PLAINVIEW – The Community Classroom at Wayland Baptist University has announced new offerings for the late with registration currently underway.

The lineup includes the Linux + Professional Certification course being offered at the Lubbock campus on Saturdays from Oct. 7 – Nov. 4. The class will provide skills and knowledge related to the Linux Operating System in order to work effectively on the Unix command line, to performance maintenance tasks and to install and configure a workstation and connect it to the LAN or stand-alone PC.

Certification is completed at the close of the course by passing a certification exam. Cost for the course is $600 which includes the textbook and online certification test. Meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the class is open to students in grades 10 and higher.

Other classes are as follows:

Poverty Training for School Teachers: Oct. 3-5, $50, includes three workbooks. Based on the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, the workshop led by Community Classroom director Debbie Stennett will provide teachers with 18 hours of professional staff development. The class will be offered again for agencies on Nov. 6-7 at a cost of $25.

Christian Spirituality: Oct. 9-11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $15. The class will cover the principles of Christianity and their application in contemporary life. Participants will learn about historic Christian practices of prayer, meditation, fasting, contemplation, study, character and guidance and will receive handbooks with references for further study. The class is taught by Dann Wigner.

Comedy Defensive Driving: Oct. 16 & 17, 6:15 – 9:15 p.m., $30. Classes to reduce insurance costs or remove tickets.

English as a Second Language: Intermediate: Oct. 10 – Nov. 16, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., $130. Classes for adults seeking to improve their spoken and written English while learning basic computer skills, designed for those in need of pre-GED and high school ESL instruction.

Computer Bytes: Access: Oct. 30, Nov. 2, 6 & 9; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $120, $90 for ages 60+. Class covers database software and applications.

Computer Bytes: Beginning Computers: Oct. 16 & 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $90, $75 for ages 60+. Also offered Nov. 6, 7 & 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Class covers the basics of computer familiarization and usage.

Computer Bytes: Excel: October 16, 17, 23 &26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $120, $90 for ages 60+. Class covers spreadsheet software and related applications.

Computer Bytes: File Management: Oct. 2, 3; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60, $50 for ages 60+. Nelda Van Hoose will help participants learn how to work with files on the computer for ease in access.

Computer Bytes: Outlook: Oct. 9, 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., $60, $50 for ages 60+. Lori Franklin, instructor, will help students navigate the email software and all its various programs, including contact lists, calendars and other aspects.

Computer Bytes: PowerPoint: Oct. 9, 10, 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $90, $75 for ages 60+. Class covers the electronic slide show software.

Computer Bytes: Word: Oct. 23, 24, 26, 30, 31, and Nov. 2; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $180, $150 for ages 60+. Class covers word processing software and related applications.

Literary Lunch Bunch: Nov. 7, noon – 1:30 p.m., no charge. This brown-bag discussion session facilitated by Micheal Summers is designed for adults who enjoy reading. Selections for the November meeting include The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (special emphasis on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), Bookends: Two Women, One Enduring Friendship by Leona Rostenberg and Night by Elie Wiesel.