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Adult-education classes beginning at JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — Registration is underway for adult education classes at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School with programs beginning on Jan. 21.

Rich Wilinski, adult education coordinator, said general registration is being taken until Wednesday, but will continue as the courses begin, and interested area residents may contact the school weekdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the site along 1509 county Road 22A in Bloomingdale and are open to people age 18 and over, regardless of educational background or residence, and payment will be taken at the front desk on the first night.

“We will take registration after Wednesday since classes start after Jan. 21,” he added. “We will continue to take registration even after those dates are completed.”

Courses offered during the winter session include computers, trade and industries and special interests and might be free or include a fee and costs for supplies. Wilinski said an addition is sign language, which will be offered during an eight-week period starting Jan. 22.

Computer classes include basic computing, a five-week course starting March 3 and held each from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday for $50; iPhone and iPad basics, which is set for for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 12-13 for $20; and Android smartphone and tablet, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 for $10. Trade and industries classes include welding technology, a nine-week course beginning Jan. 21 and held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday for $200 plus an $80 textbook fee; small engine repair, a six-week course starting Jan. 30 and held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday at a cost of $30; and basic electricity, a seven-week course starting Jan. 28 and held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for a $70 cost.

Among the special interest courses are yoga, a nine-week class starting Jan. 23 and held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday for $30; guitar, an eight-week course starting Jan. 23 and running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays for $35; gift bags and boxes, a five-week course starting Jan. 29 and held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays for $35 plus supplies; decorative painting, an eight-week course starting Jan. 23 and held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays for $35 plus supplies; introduction to meditation, a free, one-night course from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 17; cake decorating, a free five-week course starting Feb. 19 and held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday; handmade greeting cards, a free eight-week course starting Feb. 4 and running on Tuesdays with a $40 cost for supplies; sign language, an eight-week course beginning Jan. 22 and slated for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday for $35; quilting, an eight-week course for beginners and experienced quilters starting Jan. 21 and held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $35; home handyperson, a seven-week course starting Jan. 30 and held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays for $55 plus supplies; Chinese fitness shibashi, a seven-week course starting Jan. 29 and held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday for a $20 cost; and dance, a free five-week course starting Jan. 23 and held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.

Students enrolled in certain programs will receive a certificate of completion if they attend at least 60 percent of the classes, while a minimum of seven students must be registered for a class before it can proceed. Officials will notify students of class cancelations; otherwise, they should attend on the start date. The school reserves the right cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment and refunds will be given. If a student withdraws prior to the second class, he or she will be refunded within two to four weeks minus a $10 processing fee.

For information about the adult education program, contact JCJVS at (740) 264-5545.

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