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This course builds on what was learned in Steam Plant I. This course concentrates on high pressure boilers, capacities, operating efficiencies, boiler controls, water treatment and associated support equipment required for proper boiler operations. This course is offered through the use of a combination of classroom study reinforced by various hands on exercises. Scientific calculator is required.
APT D317 LEC MW 06:00PM 10:00PM
Cost: $ 450.00
Mommy and Me Sing: Making harmony at home A music class for parents and children (age two through pre-K) This class has been created especially for the younger generation. Come for the fun and stay for the education. All children are musical! They are born with an aptitude for music; this will diminish though, if it's not nurtured in the first nine years of life. According to leading early-childhood researcher Dr. Edwin E. Gordon, musical aptitude is in a developmental stage from birth to age nine. While a child can certainly learn musical skills such as fingerings, breathing, and note reading after age nine, how musical a person he or she is - how attuned his or her sense of pitch and rhythm is - is set for life by age nine. Gordon says the most effective way to nurture a child's tonal and rhythmic aptitude is to provide them with a rich environment of singing and moving. During weekly classes children and their caregiver(s) will participate in activities such as: Singing simple songs continuous movement Steady beat activities Playing simple instruments Rhymes and finger plays Tonal and rhythm patterns Your friendly instructor is Amanda Vande Zande, a mother of two and a music instructor at Western Iowa Tech. One child per registered adult.
RED W108 LEC M 10:30AM 11:30AM
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 25.00
This Pilates mat class will work to balance strength and flexibility with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles. The instructor, Amanda Vande Zande, will present the exercises at multiple levels allowing students to choose to work at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced pace. Students learn to be aware of breathing patterns and spinal alignment while engaging the deep muscles of the core. Various props are incorporated to enhance and intensify the workout. No previous Pilates experience is necessary to join a mat class. Pilates is a challenging and safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your everyday movements.
RED W203 LEC M 09:00AM 10:00AM
Instructor: Vande Zande
Cost: $ 30.00
The American Civil War echoes across the decades. At once the best known and least understood era of American history, the fight pulled Americans from all regions of the country. These men found them- selves in pitched battles in towns and landmarks that previously had no significance. The sacrifices of soldiers and locals caught up in the battle created names now hallowed in American history. Unlike the American Revolution, the toll in human lives was beyond belief. More Americans fell at Antietam than all the battlefield deaths in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, or the Spanish American War combined. There was nothing civil about the American Civil War, and it was only getting started. The goal of these classes is to understand the pressures that led to this conflict, to see the reasons the war came, and how it was fought. We will honor those who fought, but by trying to understand why those battles happened - and why they turned out the way they did. We will meet the personalities involved though writings, letters, notes, and actions.
ADS L416 LEC M 12:00PM 02:00PM
CrochetJoin your instructor and dedicated crochet enthusiast, Crystal Huls, for this introductory course to crocheting. Crocheting is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hookIn this course, you will learn crochet basics such as: how to choose your yarn and hook, how to foundation chain, and how to single crochet stitch. Crystal has 22 years of crocheting experience and is so excited to share her love of crocheting with you! She will instruct you in making a beginner crochet project using the techniques mentioned to create a single crochet scarf just in time for our Midwestern winters!
RHK A113 LEC TTH 01:00PM 02:30PM
Cost: $ 50.00
Iowa approved nurse aide written competency exam. TELEPHONE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The completed application form and testing fees must be submitted to WITCC two weeks prior to the date of the exam. Questions pertaining to the nurse aide registry status in Iowa should be directed to: Nurse Aide Registry, Iowa Dept of Inspections and Appeals, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319. (515) 281-4963.
ADS L432 LEC S 08:00AM 02:00PM
Fee: $ 55.00
Iowa approved nurse aide skills competency exam. TELEPHONE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The completed application form and testing fees must be submitted to WITCC two weeks prior to the date of the exam. Questions pertaining to Nurse Aide Registry status in Iowa should be directed to: Nurse Aide Registry, Department of Inspections and Appeals, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa, 50319. (515) 281-4963.
ADS L303 LEC S 08:00AM 02:00PM
Fee: $ 95.00
Sioux City's own Mike Langley, international recording artist and lifelong veteran of stage and studio, spent 12 years living and touring in Europe. Now living in his hometown, Mike plays hundreds of concerts every year in the region, runs his own independent record label and even finds time to teach guitar privately. This is your opportunity to experience Mike's custom-made music tutoring in a classroom setting! Students will learn basic guitar maintenance and elementary chording, picking and strumming, using chord diagrams and guitar tablature, toward the goal of accompanying yourself on your favorite songs! Reading music is not a prerequisite, and will not be emphasized. Please bring an acoustic six-string guitar (either western steel-string or classical nylon-string), extra strings in case you break any, an A 440 tuning fork, a pitch pipe for guitar or a small electronic guitar tuner. Part of the first session will be dedicated to basic guitar care and maintenance. Mike will show you how to put strings on your guitar, in case you want to change a whole set of strings or just replace broken ones. These are very small classes so you can count on getting plenty of help with your skills and technique.
APT D216 LEC T 06:30PM 08:00PM
Cost: $ 90.00
SMOOTH SAILING THROUGH MEDICARE FOR NEW BENEFICIARIES Medicare is a complex system that can quickly swamp its beneficiaries. Chris Kuchta, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor from Connections Arae Agency on Aging, will give a lively overview of Medicare and many of its options to help clear those murky waters of its alphabet soup (Parts A, B, C, D), supplements, advantage plans and other riptides such as the prescription drug donut hole that can pull you under! See how you or your loved one may lower the boom on Medicare costs by making annual drug plan comparisons, applying for federal and/or state benefits, or utilizing pharmaceutical assistance programs. Steer clear of the wounds caused by healthcare fraud and identity theft pirates. This will be a cruise you'll be delighted to take!
APT D103 LEC T 06:00PM 08:30PM
This is a total body conditioning class that combines cardio, strength, and flexibility using all depths of the pool. Let the buoyancy of the water help give you a great low impact workout. Water dumbbells, noodles and kickboards will all be utilized to assist in delivering an excellent workout. Make sure to bring your swimsuit and towel. Swim shoes encouraged.
LEC T 03:00PM 04:00PM
Cost: $ 45.00
WRITING JUST FOR FUN Are you interested in writing just for fun? Maybe you just want to indulge in something that you once loved years ago, but never had time for. Or do you feel you might have an undeveloped talent and need some guidance? If so, this is a great class for improving your everyday writing skills. Each class is separate so you can take just one or all of them! The class on memoir writing is in two parts but is designed to accommodate anyone who misses Part I. This season we have added two more fiction writing classes. Many people who have taken our fiction writing classes before are eager to progress to more advanced levels. For these new classes ? Fiction Writing Part 3 and Part 4 -- we require that you take Fiction Writing Part 1 and Part 2. Sometimes the only way to progress as a writer is to share work with others. So part of each class will be devoted to talking about what we write. This will be fun and informal! Instructor Joe Peschel is an outstanding instructor and has had wonderful evaluations from our members. He has been a freelance writer for many years and has had work published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Barnes & Noble Review, the Raleigh News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte Observer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as a variety of computer publications.1 Please bring a writing pad and pen or a laptop computer if you have one.
RHK A208 LEC W 06:30PM 08:30PM
Cost: $ 10.00
ART AND SANDWICHES Here's an opportunity to appreciate some of the finest art ever produced. In this series, we'll spend a delightful lunchtime session looking at a single masterpiece from the world of art, design, music and architecture. Our guest speaker will present his/her personal choice of a masterpiece and invite your comments. Please note the change in location. Lunch will be catered in the room from the Overlook Cafe.
ADS L416 LEC W 12:00PM 02:00PM
Cost: $ 10.00
Individuals shoot amazing photographs everyday by luck or design. Subjects can range from a candid shot of family members, colorful fall scenes, wedding groups or something impressive seen on vacation. But sometimes the scenes captured in those images don't quite satisfy what we had in mind. This course will introduce you to Adobe Photoshop, a software tool that enables you to manipulate the photographic image and achieve your desired results. Students will learn basic tool operations, color correction, and some manipulation through selection cropping and/or toning of images to achieve the desired end result. Please note for the first class, Photoshop students should bring a thumb drive or external hard drive with images preloaded for use in class. Instructor Jerry Mennenga has worked for various daily newspaper publications for over 25 years in Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, California and Iowa. He began learning Photoshop in the mid-1990s while working in California. He has covered a variety of photographic assignments at these various publications and continues to make photographs simply for the fun and joy of it. He creates images for a blog he writes, www.lostinsiouxland.com.
RHK A449 LEC W 06:00PM 08:00PM
Cost: $ 50.00
This series emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. Lifelong Learning membership not required. We provide refreshments so please be certain to register to ensure adequate supplies.
ADS L416 LEC TH 10:30AM 12:00PM
This class is geared for students already familiar with the medium of watercolor who wish to learn even more watercolor techniques that they can then use to develop their own original paintings. Our friendly instructor, Jean Weiner, will teach you how she chooses and combines photo references as a basis for creating a watercolor composition. Jean will spend time emphasizing how the proper use of subject placement, light, bright color, contrast, and neutral tones will all make your painting come alive! All students will benefit from individual instruction as they apply these concepts in the study piece Jean provides. Feel free to bring a snack or packed lunch.
GSM C129 LEC S 09:00AM 01:00PM
Cost: $ 85.00
Jerry Mennenga has worked for various newspapers as a photojournalist for over 25 years. He has photographed in a variety of settings and situations and knows the value and pressure of producing images on deadline for publication. He has also learned to see beyond the obvious or to use it to make an interesting photograph of what lies before you.
ADS L212 LEC S 10:00AM 12:00PM
Cost: $ 60.00
Participants required to attend by D.O.T. Pay the Iowa Ass'n of Community College Trustees $7.00 per successful completion. Also, Pay $20.00 per student reschedule.
CCO B222 LEC MT 05:30PM 09:30PM
Fee: $ 105.00
This program is designed to prepare men and women for over-the-road tractor trailer driving employment. The course will consist of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel experience in trucks currently used by the transportation industry. Areas of instruction include: *Instrument Clusters *Brake System *Operation and Inspection *Diesel Engines *Trailer Specifications *Coupling and Uncoupling Trailers Safely *Shifting Theory *Driving Techniques *Backing Tractor-Trailers *Parallel Parking Tractor-Trailers *Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations *Daily Logs By the end of the program, successful student will have an opportunity to test for their Class A CDL. Class A CDL instructional permit, driving record, DOT physical, and drug screen are required to begin the program. The ability to read and speak English is encouraged. Job placement assistance is available. Standard 4 week Truck Driving Training Covers: *Instrument Clusters *Brake System Operation and Inspection *Diesel Engines *Trailer Specifications *Coupling and Uncoupling Trailers Safely *Shifting Theory *Driving Techniques *Backing Tractor-Trailers *Parallel Parking Tractor-Trailers *Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations *Daily Logs
BWC W102 LEC MTWTHF 08:00AM 05:00PM
BWC W102 LEC S 07:00AM 04:00PM
Fee: $ 2895.00
This is one of our most popular programs. Have fun working out in a healthy way. The program includes stretching and weightlifting to strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular health. This class is one of the most popular, so be sure to sign up early to avoid disappointment! Lifelong Learning Membership required. WITCC ID required IMPORTANT NOTE: This class will be held in the Gymnasium in the Dr. Robert E. Dunker Center. In order to gain access to this room, you will need a student I.D. Please bring a change of shoes with you, preferably athletic shoes/sneakers. The Aerobics Room, W203 is also reserved for this class from 9 - 11 a.m. for warm ups.
RED W123 LEC TTH 09:30AM 10:30AM
Cost: $ 10.00