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Western Nevada Community College, Douglas offers teacher certification and a number of computer and other classes this spring.

CI 210 D01, Education of the Exceptional Child, a three-credit, required class for teacher certification, is approved for direct transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno’s teacher credentials program. It will meet on Thursdays form 7 to 10 p.m., in room 218 at Douglas High school. The course is being taught by local educator Tana Stigile, who brings a wide range of personal and classroom experience to the class, making it valuable for all students interested in a teaching career.

Education of the Exception Child is a survey of the various types of juvenile exceptionalities in our society. Use of films, speakers, humor and a variety ofa ctivities introduce students to the many facets of the eceptional child. In addition, the course offers practical ideas and materials for dealing with challenges teachers may encounter.



The class is listed in the WNCC 2000 Spring Semester Schedule on page 64 under Curriculum and Instruction.

Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about computers and computer software. WNCC Douglas is offering a full selection of computer-related courses, ranging from introductory to advanced skill levels. There are 46 sections of computer classes listed in the Computer and Office Technology, Computer Applications and Computer Information Systems sections located on apges 62 and 63 of the WNCC 2000 Spring Schedule.



The classes range from .5 to 3 credits, with both day and evening sections. Many one-day seminars are offered on Saturdays while others are weekday workshops held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Students can learn basic computer skills, develop typing skills, investigate the Internet, learn how to build a Web page or program with Visual Basic.

They can also take WNCC courses from the comfort of their own homes via the Internet. A complete list of online classes offered for the spring 2000 semester can be found on the Internet at http://www.wncc.nevada.edu/douglas/onlinsch.htm or in the WNCC 2000 Spring Schedule, pages 23-24.

CPD 130B, Stress Management Techniques I, a one-credit course which meets on Thursdays, Jan. 27-March 16, from 7-9 p.m., will identify specific areas of stress, study the effects of stress on the individual and present coping skills. Students will learn and practice many alternatives for positive stress relief and develop personal plans to alleviate stress.

CPD 218B, Family Counseling Issues in Substance Abuse, a three-credit course, will provide the student with an understanding of the dynamics of addiction as it exists in the family system. It will also focus on what the recovery process might entail for all family members. This class is beneficial to anyone involved in human services, medical or education fields, as well as those dealing with life issues. The class meets Wednesdays from 7-9:40 p.m.

Also slated for WNCC Douglas this spring is a cutting-edge computer programming class. CIS 115, Introduction to Computer Programming, taught by WNCC instructor Ron Thornton, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. The three-credit course will give students a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development, emphasizing identification and solution of business problems through various design tools.

An Infant and Child CPR and Choking class will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

Adults can learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and lifesaving choking techniques on infants and children with individualized instruction and practice on a dummy.

Upon successful complete of the course, students will receive a CPR course completion card from the American Heart Association. The class will be taught by EMT-1/Firefighter David Bourne and will meet at the Douglas campus of WNCC.

Cost is $30, which includes the CPR booklet. Early registration is recommended, as enrollment is limited to 10 students. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 22, at WNCC Douglas, 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

This non-credit class is offered through the WNCC Douglas Community Services Division.

Registration continues for spring classes at WNCC. Students may register by Touch-Tone Telephone at 887-3130 or (800) 748-5690 or the Internet at http://www.wncc.nevada.edu through the start of classes on Monday, Jan. 24, with late registration ending on Feb. 4.

For more information, call WNCC Douglas at 782-2413 or the WNCC Admissions Office at 445-3277. The Douglas campus is located at 1680 Bently Parkway South, Minden.

University of Nevada, Reno

Ethnicity, Gender and American Identity (ENGL 493/693) will be offered this spring by the University of Nevada, Reno in Carson City. This course will focus primarily on multicultural literature about growing up in America.

In addition, the course will focus on race, class, gender, family and the dominant culture as forces shaping the development of one’s identity. Students will examine works from authors such as Chaim Potak, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros.

The course will be held Saturdays, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 29 and May 6 at Carson High School’s High Tech Center. The course fee is $226.50 for three undergraduate credits or $301.50 for three graduate credits. The instructor is Shelly Trusty-Murphy, English instructor at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas.

To register or for more information, contact Reed Scull at 687-6406 or the university’s Continuing and Distance Education at 784-4062 or toll free, (800) 233-8928.

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