Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter/Spring 2014 Offerings: Communications

How to Conduct a Webinar
Webinars make it possible for you to communicate with your clients and prospects anywhere in the world! What that means for you is cutting costs, boosting productivity, increased profitability, greater leverage and expanded geographic reach. Learn the nuts and bolts of how the do-it-yourselfer can carry out a webinar. Examine hardware/software combinations, webinar platforms, how to personalize your content, attendee considerations and how to promote your program.
60084
$15
1 Session, BTC 217
Sat., 5/3, Noon - 2 p.m.
James Farnham, MBA, MS, Instructor

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Writing Your Family History
Your family and personal stories are too good, too important, to lose. This course introduces you to the step-by-step process that transforms memories into memoirs. Learn techniques for stimulating memories, conducting family history research and writing the story of your life or your family. Class time will be devoted to reading and critiquing in a supportive workshop environment. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60052
$45
1 Sessions, ADM 101
Sat., 3/22, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

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NEW!
Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which is Best for You?
Self publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for you? Once you self publish, then what? You will learn about the pros and cons of traditional publishing and all of the self publishing options, including vanity publishing, print on demand publishing, e-book publishing, and the Amazon options of Kindle Publishing and Create Space. You will also learn, from a published author and editor how to find the best traditional publisher or the best self publishing company for your manuscript. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
60058
$30
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 1 - 2 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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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.
60190
$145
10 Sessions, AMZ 202
Tues., 2/25 - 5/6, 4 - 6 p.m.
No class 4/22
Noah Kucij, Instructor

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Writing From Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays
Transform the ordinary events of your life into extra-ordinary personal essays. Explore the step-by-step process of using writing games to unlock your experiences; choosing the most-effective essay style; shaping your experiences into a first draft; and allowing reader reaction to refine your draft into a polished essay. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.
60053
$55
3 Sessions, DCC 136
Wed., 3/26 - 4/16, 7 - 9 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past, the editor's desk. You will discover how to:

  • Become a “published” writer overnight
  • Submit manuscripts the correct way
  • Find the right publisher for your work
  • Write irresistible query letters
  • 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer
  • Obtain FREE future Q&A opportunities

If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop, taught by a successful, published author and editor is a must! Course fee includes a $20 materials fee for the course workbook.
60057
$60
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 2 - 4 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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Meet the Publisher - Get Your Manuscript Critiqued
Have you ever wanted to talk to a real publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book, children’s book, etc. You will then learn about the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing options. If you choose, you can leave a copy of your manuscript with LeeAnne, now the owner of an author-friendly publishing house, for a professional critique and a list of publishers and/or agents who are interested in your type of work (please note there is an additional fee for this service). Course fee includes a $10 materials fee for a detailed workbook comparing the different publishing options for your work and a writer's resource book.
60059
$30
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 4 - 5 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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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.
60191
$15
1 Session, AMZ 203
Wed., 3/19, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Creative Voice Development, Instructors

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The Art of Writing Proposals for Grants, Programs and Research
This course will teach you the art of writing proposals for grants, programs and research. Topics will include developing need and impact statements, searching for fundraising/support, collaboration and partnerships, reviewing RFPs, types and parts of the proposal, addressing goals and objectives for evidence-based outcomes, creating budgets, writing techniques, and tips for submitting a successful proposal. Other topics will be addressed based on need and interest. Instructors will use guided practice to assist you in constructing a proposal by the completion of the course. Course fee includes $7 computer fee. Bring your HVCC username and password with you to class.
60211
$117
8 Sessions, DCC 134
Tues., 3/11 - 5/6, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
No class 4/22
Nicole Arduini-Van Hoose and Wendy Chirieleison, Instructors

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NEW!
Introduction to Japanese Language
Learn commonly used words, daily expressions, numbers, time related expressions and various counters. Some simple sentence patterns, verb conjugation (-masu, -masen), and Hiragana (writing) are introduced. 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.
60192
$133
9 Sessions, AMZ 203
Tues., 3/11 - 5/13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
No class 4/22
Yoko Lacasse, Instructor

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Music Recording, Publishing, Marketing and Publicity
Discover the free tools to make your music heard on CD and online on Amazon, iTunes, Google, Facebook, MySpace, Spotify, eMusic, iHeartRadio and many more. This class will help you create your album cover, record sound with quality and reach your audience with marketing and publicity.
60201
$20
1 Session, DCC B06
Mon., 2/17, 6 - 9 p.m.
David Ewen, M.Ed., Instructor

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Introduction to Mandarin Chinese
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 culture. You will learn basic conversational skills and Chinese culture through learning Pinyin (Mandarin pronunciation), in addition to folk songs and Chinese calligraphy. No previous experience with Mandarin Chinese is required. The Course fee includes a $7 materials fee.
60204
$72
9 Sessions, BTC 305
Tues., 3/4 - 5/6, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
No class 4/22
Jung Tzu Lin, Instructor

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