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Chesapeake College September & October Community Programs

September Programs:

VETERINARY ASSISTANT TRAINING
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of veterinary medicine. Program starts in September and ends in March.  Classes are Wednesday evenings at the Wye Mills Campus from 6-9:15 pm.  Students will participate in clinical sites throughout the region.  Space is limited.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

BASIC INCOME TAX PREPARATION
This 10-week course includes tax basics, tax law, income, deductions, credits, tax computations, tax forms; business and individual tax planning, filing taxes, and tax terms using MHEC approved textbooks.  Students will learn fundamental concepts necessary to prepare basic tax returns. Course fee is $100 & $60 for course materials.  Classes held at the Easton High School.  Monday & Thursday, 9/9 – 11/22/10, 6– 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

QUICK SKETCH DESIGN AND PAINTING
Discover your personal style of artistic expression and explore traditional and experimental approaches to art.  Students will learn how to plan and develop a painting from the conception of an idea to the completion of an artwork. All levels of artists will benefit from the art essentials.  The instructor has over 30 years of experience as an international career artist. Course fee is $175.  Classes held at the Easton High School.  Monday, 9/13 – 11/1/10, 6 – 8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

Swahili: Conversation and Culture
Spoken in 12 countries in East and Central Africa, Swahili opens the door for travelers to countries such as Kenya and Tanzania and offers a window into African culture.  Learn basic conversation skills for visiting Swahili-speaking countries, while exploring how the language reflects a rich heritage that draws upon its roots in Africa, Asia and Europe.  Course fee is $145.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Monday & Wednesday, 9/13 – 9/29/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

EFFECTIVE VOLUNTEERING:

Finding the perfect fit between the needs of the organization and the talents/skills of the volunteer is not always easy.  Learn the techniques in creating a successful relationship.   Course fee is $89.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Tuesday, 9/14/10, 9 am – 3:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

TAI CHI
Reduce stress, increase flexibility, and improve balance with Tai Chi. The concise set of moving meditative postures are challenging yet gentle and low impact and beneficial for overall fitness. Class is suitable for beginner or advanced students.  Instructor has over two decades of teaching experience.  Course fee is $85.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Tuesday, 9/14 – 11/2/10, 6-7:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Experienced and novice digital camera users will benefit from this course.  Digital camera basics and photography fundamentals will be covered. Course fee is $108.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Tuesday, 9/14 – 10/19/10, 6 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE
Learning to See Creatively
Learn how to improve your photographs – whether they are related to travel, landscape, family events, portraits or nature. Sharpen your power of observation and learn to translate light, color and ideas into a personal photographic style. Course fee is $158.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Wednesday, 9/15 – 10/20/10, 6 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ILLUSTRATION FOR PROFIT
Learn to use your artistic talents to become an illustrator and explore the many types of media where illustration is used.  Whether you paint, draw, or even sculpt, your talents can be used for magazines, greeting cards or books.  Students will learn how to work with art directors, how illustration projects work from start to finish, and how to prepare a portfolio of work. Any level of artist can learn to be an illustrator.  The instructor has over 25 years of experience as an illustrator and art director.   Course fee is $130.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Wednesday,  9/15 – 10/20/10, 6 – 8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ENERGY SAVING IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME
Are you interested in saving energy in your home?  This is the seminar for you.  This informative program provides an overview of energy innovations, various systems, conservation ideas, and efficiency techniques.  Discover ideas you can implement today to start saving money. Course fee is $20.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Wednesday 9/15/10, 7-8:30 pm or Tuesday 10/19/10, 9:30 – 11 am.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS
(Beginner)
This class is for beginners using Adobe’s powerful photo editing program Photoshop Elements.  Course topics include using the computer for images, terminology, file formats, resolution concerns, file sizes, acquiring and saving images, basic program tools, sizing/resizing, rotating and cropping, image repairs, color correction basics, image enhancement, black and white conversion, and printing. Course fee is $235.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Thursday, 9/16 – 12/9/10, 6 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ACHIEVING BANK TELLER EXCELLENCE
Becoming a bank teller is one of the best entry level positions for opening the door to a world of career opportunities.  Excellent pay, top benefits, career advancement opportunities, and job security make the banking profession a sought after profession.  This comprehensive training program is a combination of online modules supported by classroom experiences.  It provides an overview of the financial industry, prepares tellers to provide outstanding customer service, reviews the various products and services that the Bank offer, and teaches tellers how to process and settle transactions while being mindful of compliance issues that affect their work. Rita Mielke is a former banking professional with over 30 years of experience in all levels of the banking industry.  Course fee is $695.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Monday & Wednesday, 9/20 – 10/13/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or 10/18 – 11/1/10, 9 am – 12:15 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

DOG GROOMING – 101
Do you want to become a professional dog groomer or just learn how to better care for your four-legged friend?  Learn which bathing and brushing techniques work best for your dog’s coat.  Subjects covered in this course include: drying techniques; styling of various breeds; types of coat, skin, and textures.  The instructor will explain safe handling of pets and equipment, various products available on the market, the variety of tools, and understanding the pet’s temperament during the grooming process.  Course fee is $99.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Tuesday, 9/21 – 10/12/10, 6 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

FACE-TIME:
How to Master Communication in Public and through the Digital Media
Focus on basic communication skills and apply those skills to everything from speechmaking to the Internet.  Learners will complete this course with a toolkit that will help them to communicate in every situation they might encounter. Course fee is $89.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Tuesday, 9/21/10, 9 am– 3:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
Get the most out of your Disney trip.  Discover the secrets to maximizing your time and finances.  Explore the variety of things to do, when to do them, and how to make the best use of time by considering such things as where to stay, how and where to eat, how to use the Fast-Pass system to increase your chances of experiencing the ‘big’ attractions without wasting time; and how to take advantage of morning and evening “Extra Magic Hours” that are available only on certain days at certain theme parks.  This course is a MUST for anyone planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom.  Course fee is $25.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Wednesday, 9/22/10, 6 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

YOU AND YOUR FUNDER:
Building and Managing a Relationship (while Raising Money) for Your Nonprofit
The art of grant writing is only the tip of the iceberg of a successful relationship with a funder.  This course will look at funding as the centerpiece of a relationship that meets the mutual and individual needs of both nonprofit and funder.  Course fee is $89.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Tuesday, 9/28/10, 9 am – 3:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

CRUISING AND TOURING ALASKA
To visit Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime dream for many people.  Such a trip is not inexpensive, so it is important make the best use of the time you set aside for the experience.  This session will present an overview of the diverse regions to consider touring or cruising, as well as various travel formats to make the best use of your time and budget.  Course fee is $25.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Wednesday, 9/29/10, 6 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

VIRAL NETWORKING I:
Leveraging Social Media Networks to Grow your Business or Brand
Learn how to leverage your social media network to create a buzz about your brand and grow your small business. Discover techniques for using the “Big 5” social media platforms are discussed – FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and blogging. This is not a “how to build a FaceBook page”, it is a “how to strategize” with social media to get results. Course fee is $49.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Thursday, 9/30/10, 9 am– 12:15 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

EXPLORE THE HAUNTED EASTERN SHORE:
Pictorial Journey
They walk beside the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay, linger among the fetid swamps and roam the manor halls. These are the tormented souls who refuse to leave the sites of their demise. From pitiless smugglers to reluctant brides, the ghostly figures of the Eastern Shore are at once terrifying and tragic. Join Mindie Burgoyne on a spine-tingling journey as she recounts the grisly events at the Cosden Murder Farm and the infamous legend of Patty Cannon. Tread the foggy lanes of Kent Manor Inn and linger among Revolutionary War dead to discover the otherworldly occupants of Maryland’s most haunted shore.  The first part of this adventure is an in class discussion and pictorial journey to the sites.  Two bus trips  that explore the sites by county will follow in October (students register for bus trips separately).  Course fee is $20.  Class held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Thursdays, 9/30/10, 6-8 pm.   For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

October Programs:

LIFE AND LIVELIHOOD ON THE EASTERN SHORE:
The Quest for Place and Plenty
The Eastern Shore has been seen as a place of plenty, where abundant life has long attracted visitors and settlers.  As changes – natural and human-made – alter the land and affect its plenty, the time is right to look back to the forces that have shaped life and livelihood in the past century and a half.  This course will survey several places on the Shore that reflect its quest for plenty in the modern age. Course fee is $60.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Monday, 10/4 – 10/18/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

GODS AND GREATS:
How the Greek Heroes/Heroines of Antiquity Excite our Imagination Today
Judging from the many popular books and films, the ancient Greeks and their heroism continue to speak to people today. What is it in the heroic poetry, literature, and history of Greek antiquity that translates into the digital age?  Explore how the Greek classics inspire books and films of our age.  Course fee is $60.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Wednesday, 10/6 – 10/20/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
Learn French, the fast and fun way! Explore the basic language skills to enhance the overseas travel experience. Instruction will focus on vocabulary and phrases most commonly used to comfortably function abroad. Instructor has a Master’s degree in teaching foreign languages and has lived and worked as a chef in Italy and France.  Course fee is $130.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Thursday, 10/7 – 12/19/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Communication skill is considered one of the most valuable courses in the business world and government communities.  Each of us might have great ideas, valuable thoughts and valid opinions, but if we don’t communicate them well, it hurts us.  If we listen to the words spoken, but don’t perceive the other indicators, e.g., body language, tone of voice, etc., we fail to optimally understand the message being sent to us. These skills are a terrific investment in you and your team! Course fee is $109.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Friday, 10/8/10, 8 am – 4 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

EXPLORE THE HAUNTED EASTERN SHORE:
Talbot and Dorchester Counties
Want to know the real story behind some of the most haunted places in Talbot and Dorchester counties?  Hop aboard our ghost tour bus and hear Mindie Burgoyne, author, of Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake, explain why a tree in Tunis Mills is called “the Hanging Tree”, what ghost rose from the dead in the Whitemarsh Cemetery, where the “Hole in the Wall” is located and learn of the ghost that lurks there, and why The Wilderness is one of the most paranormal spots in Talbot County.  Learn about the ghost of the Avalon Theater and other strange happenings in downtown Easton and Cambridge. Journey to the most haunted swamp in Maryland and see the place where Big Lizz emerges holding her head in her hand.  Drive past the farm fields and home of slave catcher and mass murderer, Patty Cannon and see if you think it’s a haunted place.  Walk the haunted streets of downtown Cambridge and learn where a banker hung himself in the attic of local bank – people still hear him pacing.  Find out the story of how Suicide Bridge got its name.  Ghost hunters come from all over the country to experience the paranormal at some of these sites.  This tour will allow traveling guests to hear the history of these buildings and sites; listen to the legendary tales of ghosts, haunting and stories of the dead; and experience many of the sites up-close-and-personal. Passengers will meet at the Cambridge campus of Chesapeake College. Course fee is $29. Sunday, 10/10/10, 12-4 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ADVANCED KNITTING TECHNIQUES
Knitters, fine tune your skills with exciting new techniques.  Each night will feature a hands-on demonstration and sample projects for students to see and practice with.  Course fee is $39 & tuition is $15.  Classes held in St. Michaels.  Monday, 10/11 – 11/22/10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

SPANISH I
Acquire the four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Culture, literature and geography will be integrated into the coursework for a well-rounded understanding of the language and communities.  The instructor is bi-lingual.  Course fee is $174.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Monday and Wednesday, 10/11 – 11/3/10, 6:30 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu

CREATE PHOTO GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Looking for the perfect gift to give during the holidays?  Give your loved one something straight from the heart with a customized mug, poster, mouse pad, or booklet.  Bring your favorite photos on a flash drive and by the end of class, you’ll have a gift that you’ve created digitally for your loved one completed and ready to order, just in time for the holidays!  Course fee is $25 (additional fees will vary based on the products that are purchased).  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Wednesday, 10/13/10, 6-8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

VIRAL NETWORKING II:
Using FaceBook & LinkedIn
Have you set up your LinkedIn and FaceBook page but don’t know what to do next?  This program is a STRATEGY session on how to leverage the FaceBook and LinkedIn social networks you’ve created to generate results.  These powerful social media tools can help you reach untapped markets.  Learn the 3 Rules of Success for using social media to grow your business or a brand.  Course fee $ 49.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Thursday, 10/21/10, 9 am – 12:15 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ANIMAL CPR
Finding your pet not breathing or with his heart not beating can be a terrifying experience, but there are things you can do to help increase their chance of survival. Join Dr. Heaver for emergency canine and feline CPR training including an overview of recognizing emergency situations, CPR basics, and safely handling injured animals.  This course is a must for cat and dog owners, groomers, trainers, and pet sitters.  Course fee is $20.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Thursday, 10/21/10, 6 – 8:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SOLUTIONS
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito?
This interactive workshop focuses on developing and enhancing customer service skills.  Topics include specific skills needed for dealing with internal and external customers, benefitting from mistakes and complaints, and other areas necessary to provide top quality customer service. Participants can expect a lighthearted presentation packed with tips and takeaways that can be used immediately to enhance their customer service skills.  Rita Mielke is a trainer and speaker with more than 30 years of experience in customer service.  Course fee is $59.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Friday, 10/22/10, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
Volunteers are the backbone of many organizations but how do you find and keep them?  This program provides nonprofit staff with an essential overview of the best practices for engaging community volunteers.  Learn the necessary framework for recruiting and retaining volunteers, the benefits of creating a viable program, and the variety of resources available to aid with volunteer management.  Course is taught by the Director of Volunteer Maryland. Course fee is $29.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus.  Friday, 10/22/10, 9 am – 12 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

EXPLORE THE HAUNTED EASTERN SHORE:
Queen Anne, Kent, and Caroline Counties
Want to know the real story behind some of the most haunted places in Queen Anne, Kent, and Caroline counties?  Hop aboard our ghost tour bus and hear Mindie Burgoyne, author of Haunted Eastern Shore: Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake, as she guides guests on a tour through the Shore’s haunted counties.  Discover the tale of the strange man mounted on a horse who is often seen approaching the Kent Manor Inn.  Find out which bedroom is haunted by Kitty Knight at her famous colonial home.  Pass by the site of the famous Cosden Murder Farm and the White House Farm – famous for its bloody stone.  Find the grave of Tallulah Bankhead where she’s been known to appear in one of the most haunted cemeteries in Maryland.  See the bridge where the ghost of Tench Tilghman has been spotted passing by with lantern in hand. Then pass the site where Annie Belle Carter fell to her death and has since been seen dancing across the lawn of her childhood home in Denton.  Visit the Denton Cemetery where the ghost of Marshall Price – the lynched murderer of young Sallie Dean – has been seen dancing on his own grave, and visit the jail where Wish Shepherd has tormented prisoners and law enforcement staff for almost 100 years.  Guests will hear the history of these buildings and sites; listen to the legendary tales of ghosts, haunting and stories of the dead; and experience many of the sites up-close-and-personal.  These are just a few of the haunting tales that will enthrall passengers!  Passengers will meet at the Wye Mills campus of Chesapeake College.  Course fee is $29.  Sunday, 10/24/10, 12 – 4 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Study photography that is created specifically as art. Explore the work of many Fine Art Photographers, both historical and contemporary, such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Sally Mann. Discover their unique vocabulary of symbols and ideas used in expressing their aesthetic approach.  This class will also discuss museum collections, auctions and the elements in formulating a personal collection.  Course fee is $149.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus. Wednesday, 10/27 – 12/8/10, 6 – 9 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

January and early February Community Programs Through Chesapeake COllege

LEARN TO IRISH DANCE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Love Irish music?  Have you seen Riverdance or Lord of the Dance and wanted to try Irish dance yourself? Learn the basics of Irish step dancing such as the “1-2-3”, the “7” and the Ceili swing.  Students of all ages and dance backgrounds are welcome!  No prior dance experience is necessary.  Course fee: $55.  Classes held at the Oxford Community Center, Fridays, 1/8 – 1/29/09, 6-8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.
SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS
Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, culture and common Spanish expressions. Course fee: $174.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesdays 1/20 – 3/10/10, 6:45 – 9:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

QUICK SKETCH DESIGN AND PAINTING
Discover your personal style of artistic expression.  Explore traditional and experimental approaches to art.  This course covers quick sketch and design fundamentals, brushwork, palette knife and color palette.  All levels of artists will benefit from the art essentials.  Instructor has over 30 years of experience as an international career artist. Course fee: $175.  Classes held at the Easton High School, Mondays, 2/1- 3/22/10, 6 – 8 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

FOOD ALLERGY TRAINING AND WORKSHOP
Do you, your child, or someone you know have food allergies? The information presented during this training is important and can help you protect your child or those in your care.  Learn what a reaction looks like (some of the symptoms may surprise you), what to do during an allergic reaction, and how to get the help you need.  Discover the ways you can make your home safe for a food allergic individual through the step by step workshop. Course fee: $79.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Tuesday, 2/2/10, 6 – 9:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

COME DANCE WITH ME!  Belly Dancing for Fun and Fitness
Strengthen and tone your body while having FUN!  Learn a simple routine inspired by Classic Egyptian Belly Dance.  No prior dance training is required.  Course fee: $120.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays 2/2 -3/9/10, 6 pm – 8 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

TAI CHI
Strengthen your body and increase flexibility with gentle yet thorough low impact exercises. Tai Chi is known as a supreme art of self defense, but most practice for the health benefits.  Instructor has studied Tai Chi and Qigong since 1978.  Course fee: $130.  Classes held at the Wye Mills Campus, Tuesdays, 2/2- 4/27/10, 6-7:30 p.m .  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PROFIT: Make Money with your Photos
Ever dreamed of becoming a published photographer?   Get an insider’s view of what editors are really looking for in a photo.  Learn the process of taking photographs with the intent to publish.  This class is designed to lead you step-by-step into the world of becoming a published photographer.  Course fee: $75.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays , 2/2- 3/9/10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu

CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
Learn basic vocabulary, grammar, culture that will enhance your Italian travel experience. Course fee: $144.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Thursdays 2/4 – 4/8/10, 6 – 9 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ACHIEVING BANK TELLER EXCELLENCE
Becoming a bank teller is one of the best entry level positions for opening the door to a world of career opportunities.  Excellent pay, top benefits, career advancement opportunities, and job security make the banking industry a sought after profession.  This comprehensive course is a combination of online modules supported by classroom experiences that will provide you with the knowledge that banks are seeking when hiring new tellers.  Rita Mielke is a former banking professional with over 30 years of experience in all levels of the banking industry.  Course fee: $695.  Classes held on the Wye Mills campus, Monday and Wednesdays, 2/8- 3/3/10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. or Saturdays, 2/13 -2/27/10, 9 am – 2:30 pm.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE: Learning to See Creatively
Improve your photographs – whether they are related to travel, landscape, family events, portraits or nature. Sharpen your power of observation and learn to translate light, color and ideas into a personal photographic style.  Course fee: $158.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Wednesdays, 2/10-3/17/10, 6 – 9 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS – INTERMEDIATE
Harness the power of Photoshop Elements!  New and experienced users will benefit from this hands on course.
Course fee: $235.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Tuesdays, 2/16-5/11/10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Explore the basics of digital camera use and the applicable fundamentals of photography.  This class is for students either new to digital photography or for those making the transition from traditional film to digital photography. Experienced and novice users are welcome. Course fee: $108.  Classes held at the Wye Mills campus, Thursdays, 2/18-4/1/10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.  For more information or to register, contact Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or mleach@chesapeake.edu.