Education Center Offering a Wide Variety of Classes in February
Rosalind Marshall | 1/25/13

The spring session of college classes from Southwest Colorado Community College at the Education Center started on January 14th, and through our partnership with SCCC, a number of classes are underway. English Composition, Art History, Psychology, Microeconomics and Guidance Strategies for children are being taught with either a face-to-face format or via videoconferencing. The Education Center’s state of the art video teleconferencing technology allows a wide variety of classes to be held, as the students can videoconference with instructors from other locations. For more information about the SCCC college classes please go to

Excel spreadsheet classes are featured in the Education Center’s Community Education offerings in February. Instructor Pat Attanasio will teach Intro, Intermediate and Advanced levels. 

Intro to Excel class will be held Saturday, February 2nd, 9am – noon, and is $50. Basic keyboarding skills and computer familiarity are required. The Intro class will cover creating worksheets, entering, copying and moving data, formatting and creating simple formulas.

Intermediate Excel class, on Wednesday, February 13th, 6-9pm, will cover short cuts and new techniques for the intermediate student. Cost is $50.

Advanced Excel class, on Saturday, February 23rd, 9am – noon, $60, will allow learners to search, mail merge, create advanced formulas and use filtering techniques. For the advanced class, attendance at prior classes or knowledge of Excel is a pre-requisite.

Intro to Word, Monday, February 11th, 6-9pm, is $50. Instructor Pat Attanasio takes students through the basics of Word: creating documents, cutting and pasting, using tool bars, organizing files, and everything you need to create letters, documents and reports. Basic computer knowledge is required, and students can bring their own laptops or use the Education Center computers for any of the computer classes.

First Aid and CPR is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 8am – 4pm with a break for lunch. For those who cannot make the evening classes, the Education Center offers a Saturday class to get your First Aid and CPR certification.  Cost is $70 for both, or $55 if you just need one class. CPR will be held in the morning and First Aid in the afternoon. The Education Center offers First Aid and CPR classes every month.

Jewelry Making with Elizabeth Baldwin begins Saturday, January 26th with additional classes on Saturday Feb 2nd and Feb 9th. Classes are $25 each.The cost for all three is $65. All Jewelry Making classes are 10am – noon at the Education Center and materials are included. Baldwin’s designs have been in national catalogues such as Coldwater Creek, and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. 
To register for any of these classes (at least 3 days in advance of the class) visit our website, CLICK HERE  where you can register and pay with PayPal.

Or drop by The Education Center office (264-2835) on the corner of 4th and Lewis. Office hours M-Th 8:30am – 4:30pm, F 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. Save the date for the Education Center’s 25th anniversary fundraising luncheon, Wednesday, March 20th, tickets available soon!


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