Carson City’s Western Nevada College offering classes on life and job skills

Western Nevada College is offering the following non-credit community education classes for job skill preparation and to help build life skills and provide help with personal health:

Medicare: Clear, Simple and Understandable will cover aspects of Medicare terminology, reimbursement policies and procedures for submission of a claim. Parts A, B, C, D will be discussed with examples, and facts and myths about the Health Care Reform Act and its effects on Medicare. The cost is $76.

Life skills for teens, young adults and their parents, two four-hour sessions, will cover reasonable spending, appropriate social interactions, social etiquette, effective study skills, regulating mood and behavior and building strong relationships for life. The cost is $131 for the first child; admission for parents and additional siblings is free.

Computer and internet basics, a session that will cover computer skills, including the mouse, keyboard, saving documents, printing skills, creating and using an email account, and viewing attachments such as photos or resumes. If time will allow, additional instruction in digital media and job search skills will be covered. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14. The cost is $56.

A 10-hour women’s self defense class to enhance awareness and boost self-confidence will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 1-29. The cost is $91 per person.

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The college is also offering two short Electronics Technology classes in March and April. The four-week, two-unit Electronics Projects courses will each focus on developing soldering skills.

Students can learn through-hole and surface-mount soldering techniques using hands-on practice.

ET 200, which focuses on through-hole soldering, is offered March 23 through April 17.

Students can gain surface-mount soldering skills in a two-unit ET 200 class that meets April 20 to May 15.

Both classes will meet from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Mondays in the Reynolds Center for Technology, Room 108.

Students will receive hands-on practice with Thermo-Jet tools and learn techniques for surface-mount soldering. Class study materials and resources are available by accessing WNC Online (Canvas).

ET 200 through-hole soldering class is a prerequisite for the second course, unless the student receives prior consent from the instructor to otherwise attend the class.

Larry Hawkins will teach both classes, and additional lab hours will be available to students for skill development. Each class requires a $50 lab fee.

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