Professional Development: Six Keys to Career Success
In this four-session course, you will develop a professional resume, learn to write effective cover letters and develop an e-port-folio using LinkedIn to demonstrate your skills. In addition, you will search the job market for openings and learn how to market yourself, making connections with other professionals and joining clubs and groups to show an interest in your career field. By taking a variety of self-actualization assessments you'll develop a personal career plan. Students will need their HVCC username and password for computer access in this course.
4 Sessions, BTC 309
Tues., 10/7 - 10/28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Wendy Chirieleison, Instructor
Mandarin Chinese I
This course is an introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese culture. It is designed for people planning business or pleasure trips or
individuals interested in Chinese language and Chinese calligraphy. No previous experience with Mandarin Chinese is required. The course fee includes a $7 materials fee.
9 Sessions, WIL 101
Tues., 10/14 - 12/9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Jung Tzu Lin, Instructor
Writing Fiction For Kids
If you're a budding Beatrix Potter or a struggling Dr. Seuss, discover the secrets of writing short stories, picture books and novels for kids. You will learn techniques such as characterization, viewpoint and dialogue and a system for plotting to make your story successful. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
3 Sessions, BTC 305
Wed., 10/15-10/29, 7 - 9 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor
No Excuses! Writing and Selling Your Book
Is a book burning inside you? Do you dream of being a published author? Stop dreaming about writing and selling your book and start working on it. In this course, you will discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to establish a system that will get you writing your book now. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.
3 Sessions, BTC 305
Wed., 11/5-11/19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor
Getting Paid to Talk: Voice-Overs as a Profession
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, books on tape, documentaries and the internet. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo and how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. You will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice-acting professionally.
1 Session, DCC 136
Tues., 10/7, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
John Gallogly of Creative Voice Development, Instructor
Get Paid to Be Seen: Acting Opportunities in the Film Industry
Are you a born star? Do you have what it takes to be on the silver screen, television or Broadway? In this course, you will learn how to get started and what obstacles to expect as you explore acting. Find out where to look for opportunities, start having fun and being seen on the big screen sooner than you would have ever thought! This course will also introduce you to the various professional networks where you can meet production members and stars. Join us to learn how to break into the business and start earning income!
For the second session, you will need your HVCC computer login information. Course fee includes $3 computer fee.
2 Sessions, BTC 309
Mon., 10/20 - 10/27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tylan Nino (SAG/AFTRA Actor), Instructor
The Basics of Screenwriting I
You will be introduced to the basics of translating
a screenplay idea into a working form. In this series of six sessions, an idea is structured and outlined, ready to begin the actual writing of a screenplay.
In addition, you will be given resources to historical reference materials and current information sources in the field. You'll be encouraged to view as many films as possible outside of class as each session will begin with a brief discussion and critique of films students have recently watched. In a collaborative environment, students will work together to critique and suggest improvements to each other's work. Students are also introduced to an overview of the film industry and markets to potentially sell both
fiction and non-fiction works.
6 Sessions, BTC 217
Wed., 10/1 - 11/5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Barbara Guyette, Instructor
English as a Second Language - Beginners
This course is specifically designed for beginning level English language students. No prior knowledge of English is required. This course covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis will be placed on reading strategies, simple vocabulary development, understanding American idioms, basic English syntax and simple conversation. Forms of academic and business writing are also discussed. The required textbook, "What a World 1, 2nd Edition" by Milada Broukal, is available for purchase at the college bookstore, (518) 629-7157.
8 Sessions, AMZ 214
Wed., 10/16 - 12/10, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/26
Susan Gallagher, Instructor
Intro to Japanese Language
You will learn commonly used words, daily expressions, numbers, time-related expressions and various counters. Some simple sentence patterns, verb conjugation (-masu, -masen), and Hiragana (writing) will be introduced and speaking and listening skills are emphasized. Taught by a native Japanese speaker, this course will get you started on that cross-Pacific trip you've been dreaming of! Course fee includes $43 materials fee for the required textbook.
9 Sessions, AMZ 202
Mon., 10/20 - 12/15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Yoko Lacasse, Instructor