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Forensics, screenplays among college offerings

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Learn to write a screenplay, decorate your home, or do CSI work this spring at Lake Tahoe Community College. All three classes were late adds to the spring quarter and didn’t make the printed version of the schedule.

“Screenwriting” will be offered from 6 to 9:50 p.m. on Wednesdays. Students will develop a storyline then move through the opening scenes of a feature-length film to the completion of a first act.

“Introduction to Interior Design” is a new transferable course being offered at the college. The instructor describes it as a cross between the TLC program Trading Spaces and the popular HGTV program Designer Finals. The class is for people who are interested in becoming interior design professionals and people who would like to be their own designers. Students will create a complete presentation including floor plans, elevation drawings, and color material boards proposing their design for a room remodel. The class will meet 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Thursdays.

For CSI aficionados the college is again offering the popular “Forensics and Biotechnology” course. This is a transferable course to both UNR and the California State University system. Students will learn how to lift fingerprints, how anthropologists reconstruct faces from skulls, visit a criminal lab and see how cold cases are being solved, and try to solve a simulated crime. The class is from 10 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday with a lab from noon to 2:50 p.m. on Thursday.

Register online at before start of classes April 3. For more information call (530) 541-4660.