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Creating WordPress Websites
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Creating WordPress Websites

$115

with Richard Mansfield, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, powering more than 40 percent of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional. In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website. The WordPress.org version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. To set up a practice site for this class, you will need to sign up for a hosting account. Several options are described in the lessons. WordPress itself is free, but you'll need to host it somewhere. Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, powering more than 40 percent of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional. In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website. The WordPress.org version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. To set up a practice site for this class, you will need to sign up for a hosting account. Several options are described in the lessons. WordPress itself is free, but you'll need to host it somewhere. Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, powering more than 40 percent of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional. In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own WordPress.org site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community. In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.

Session Start Dates:

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 16  | Dec 14 | Jan 18  | Feb 15 | Mar 15 | Apr 12  | May 17  | Jun 14

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Discover Sign Language
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Discover Sign Language

$100

with Erin Trimble, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Discover Sign Language will teach you how to sign basic phrases and complete sentences and how to put it all together, allowing you to introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way, you will learn signs for colors, numbers, locations, family, and the activities you like to do. Throughout the course, you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout it, you will be immersed in silence, which will help you gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language. You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!

Session Start Dates:

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 16  | Dec 14 | Jan 18  | Feb 15 | Mar 15 | Apr 12  | May 17  | Jun 14

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

$100

with Chad Walker, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

Session Start Dates:

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 16  | Dec 14 | Jan 18  | Feb 15 | Mar 15 | Apr 12  | May 17  | Jun 14

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Explore a Career as a Paralegal
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Explore a Career as a Paralegal

$115

with Sam Germana, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Careers in the legal field often require many years of training, but paralegals can enter the job market quickly. What's more, paralegals earn good salaries and have many opportunities for advancement. In fact, a skilled paralegal can do almost all the jobs a lawyer does. In this course, you will discover what paralegals do and find out what you will need to know in order to begin your own paralegal career. You will start by getting an excellent grounding in legal terminology, contract law, and the tort system. Next, you will learn how to perform legal analysis, conduct interviews and investigations, write legal briefs, and prepare for appeals. Finally, you will get tips on internships and job-hunting. By the time you're finished, you will know if becoming a paralegal is the right career choice for you.

Session Start Dates:

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 16  | Dec 14 | Jan 18  | Feb 15 | Mar 15 | Apr 12  | May 17  | Jun 14

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Fantastic Photo Finishes

$45

with BoomerTECH Adventures, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022
1 additional session on Jan 1, 2023

Most of us take hundreds of photos that languish on our iPhone/iPad or in the cloud. Knowing how to edit images and organize your photos on your iPhone and iPad is essential. 

Other areas of study include using the tabs in the Photos app —“For You” tab (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and the very useful search function. Once you’ve organized your memories, you can enjoy viewing them more often!

Open Enrollment - take it when you want!

 

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional
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Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional

$115

with ed2go.com/yace ., York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Communication skills are crucial in the health care profession. From emails to reporting, correct grammar usage and writing techniques are important aspects of professional success. Whether you're an entry-level health care professional or an industry veteran, this course will help you sharpen or maintain your communication skills.

This course focuses on correct grammar usage within the health care profession. Packed with real life applications, you will review the entire writing process, emphasizing the importance of quality writing. By course completion, you will be able to confidently write medical reports, correspondences, emails, progress notes, charting, research, and other professional documentation one would encounter in the healthcare environment.

Session Start Dates: Start Anytime

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Helping Elderly Parents
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Helping Elderly Parents

$100

with Steve Alcorn, York Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare you for your own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage.

Growing older is a part of life. Some aspects are joyful, some bittersweet, some frustrating, some frightening. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. You'll be introduced to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. You'll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.

Session Start Dates: Aug 17 | Sep 14 | Oct 12

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Hidden Gems Lurking on your iPhone & iPad

$45

with BoomerTECH Adventures, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Jul 1, 2022
1 additional session on Jan 1, 2023

Did you know...your iPhone tracks your movements? The keyboard has hidden keys? You can write and draw on your photographs? You can calculate in your search window? Our iPhones/iPads have many time-saving features that allow you to be creative, efficient, and have fun. These “hidden gems” will show you how to learn advanced features of your iPhone and iPad.

 





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