Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winter/Spring 2015 Offerings: Communications

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Sign Language

This course is designed for those interested in the deaf community and in developing beginning American Sign Language (ASL) expressive and receptive skills. Learning and using ASL vocabulary, including colors, numbers, family signs, linguistic features and cultural protocols, you will be able to accomplish these skills. In addition, aspects of deaf culture will be covered through class discussions. At the end of the course, you will be able to introduce yourself and provide basic information about yourself using ASL. The textbook, "Joy of Signing" is recommended but not required. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase in the college bookstore.
60534
$150
10 Sessions, ADM 103
Tues., 2/24 - 5/5, 6 - 8 p.m.
No Class 4/7
Bernadette Johnson, Instructor

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Spanish I

In this course, you will learn Spanish vocabulary and expressions useful in everyday situations at home, for business purposes or when traveling in a Spanish-speaking country. The conversational approach will be combined with an introduction to the basic structure of the language. This course is designed for those who have little or no prior experience with Spanish.
60501
$115
10 Sessions, ADM 101
Thurs., 2/26 - 4/30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jesse McGuire, Instructor

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Break Into Print with Nonfiction Articles
Have you dreamed of writing for The Atlantic Monthly, Woman's Day or other national magazines? Have you wondered how writers get their work accepted by these prestigious publications? Wonder no longer. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling nonfiction in today's red-hot magazine market.

Discover how you can explode one idea into dozens of articles (and college multiples paychecks), guarantee that editors call you when they need a feature and experience the thrill of seeing your magazine article in print. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60522
$59
3 Sessions, ADM 103
Wed., 3/11 - 3/25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

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Writing From Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays
Transform the ordinary events of your life into extraordinary 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 $15 materials fee.
60053
$70
4 Sessions, BTC 217
Wed., 4/8 - 4/29, 7 - 9 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

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Writing the Story of Your Life
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. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60521
$59
3 Sessions, BTC 217
Wed., 5/13 - 5/27, 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, BRN 109
Mon., 4/20, 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 or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to the way they would write it? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book or children's book by an author, editor and owner of a small publishing house. You can then 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.
60059
$30
1 Session, BRN 109
Mon., 4/20, 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? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We'll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you'll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. For more info please visit: www.voicecoaches.com/
60191
$15
1 Session, DCC 136
Mon., 4/13, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Creative Voice Development, Instructors

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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.
60508
$33
2 Sessions, BTC 309
Mon., 3/23 - 3/30, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tylan Nino (SAG/AFTRA actor), Instructor

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The Basics of Screenwriting
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 that students have recently watched. In a collaborative environment, students will work together to critique and suggest improvements to each other's work. Students also will be introduced to an overview of the film industry and markets to potentially sell both fiction and non-fiction works.
60463
$59
6 Sessions, DCC B06
Wed., 3/4 - 4/8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Barbara Guyette, 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. Students learn the basic syntax and conversations of English sentences. The simple present, simple past and simple future tenses are discussed as well as the position of adverbs, adjectives and models. Forms of academic and business writing, including simple paragraphs and letters, are also discussed. The required textbook, "Basic English Grammar," 3rd edition (Full student book with audio CD and answer key), by Betty Schrampf Azar is available for purchase at the college bookstore, (518) 629-7157.
60190
$125
8 Sessions, BTC 217
Wed., 2/4 - 4/1, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 2/25
Susan Gallagher, Instructor

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