Personal Enrichment

Our Personal Enrichment courses offer learning opportunities for the pure pleasure of learning.

Spring 2014 Continuing Education Catalog

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Art

Discover your creativity and develop new skills through classes taught by experienced artists. Our small class sizes assure personalized attention and encourage artistic development.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner-Online

Have you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! 

You'll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principal of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. You'll even discover how best to get in touch with your right brain. 

If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

Introduction to Interior Design-Online

Are you a creative person with an eye for design? If so, this course will show you how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms.  

Interior design takes training as well as talent, and these lessons will give you the know-how you need to design a room from floor to ceiling. You'll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design ideas, and other basics. In addition, you'll explore a range of careers in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting field. Average hours 24, 6 week course.

Ballroom Dancing

The exuberance and elegance of the Roaring ‘20s come to UW-Sheboygan this Fall in this four-week ballroom dance series, culminating with a “Gatsby Gala” on November 7th.  Ballroom dance instructor Mike Mattek, along with UW-Sheboygan’s own Continuing Education Director, Teri Mattek, will teach you the Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, and Charleston for three 75-minute lessons followed by the Gatsby Gala, a two-hour review session and costume ball, where you can go back in time for a fun social event! 

Cost: $50/person (includes four lessons, costume ball, and light hors d'oeuvres) 
Gatsby Gala only: $30/person 

Dates: Friday evenings, October 17, 24, 31, and November 7
Times: 7:00-8:15 p.m. except for November 7 which is 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Commons, UW-Sheboygan

Computer & Technology

Whether you need to brush up on your skills or are a seasoned techie looking to learn something new, we have classes designed to help you meet your needs. If you can't find a traditional course to meet your needs check out our online courses here.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010-Full

This course will help you become more comfortable with this powerful spreadsheet program from Microsoft. Learn to enter and manipulate data, save and retrieve work, use formulas and functions, create charts, print spreadsheets and much more!  Learn to create budgets and forecasts, manage lists of information and produce attractive graphs to summarize your data.

Prerequisite:  Windows or working knowledge of MS Office 2007 environment
Date:  Tuesday & Thursday, April 15 & 17, 2014
Time:  8:30 a.m. – Noon
Room:  5001 Learning Resource Building
Fee:  $129.00
 
Instructor:  Cathy Lambries, has a B.A. in Business Education, M.A. in Education.  Has 34 years experience teaching computer and business classes.

Intermediate Topics in Excel 2010

This seven hour course is designed to help you use Excel 2010 more efficiently, while creating more useful and professional-looking worksheets.  Use templates, tables, data validation, and automatic subtotaling to speed data entry.  Improve data management by learning to filter data, use conditional formatting, and create spark lines.  Learn to write formulas using both relative and absolute referencing and use the sum, average, max, min, now and If functions.  Along with these features, learn how to create pivot tables and charts.

Who Should Attend

This class is intended for Excel users that have a basic understanding of the application or who has attended our Excel Introduction course.

Date:  Tuesday & Thursday, May 6 & 8, 2014
Time:  8:30 a.m. – Noon
Room:  5001 Learning Resource Building
Fee:  $129.00
 

Instructor:  Cathy Lambries, has a B.A. in Business Education, M.A. in Education.  Has 34 years experience teaching computer and business classes.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint can serve as a valuable tool form making presentations to small, medium or large groups.  Learn guidelines for creating slides and understand the power of templates.  Change the background of slides and add clip art, pictures and other objects.  Learn some tricks of the professionals and dazzle your audience with electronic presentations on your computer or projected on a display screen.

Prerequisite:  Windows or working knowledge of the environment.

Date:  Tuesday and Thursday, May 20 & 22, 2014
Time:  8:30 am – Noon
Room:  5001, Learning Resources Building
Fee:  $129.00
 

Instructor:  Cathy Lambries, has a B.A. in Business Education, M.A. in Education.  Has 37 years experience teaching computer and business classes.

New!!  Using your iPad – Tips and Tricks

This class focuses on the development of basic understanding on how to operate your IPad.  In this course you will learn how to set up an iTunes account, how to use Facetime to make video calls, how to download apps, and many other features available on the IPad. 
 
Date: May 7, 2013
Time:  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Fee:  $25.00
 

Instructor:  Maria Fields has over 10 years of experience working in the educational field and in the realm of technology, in both higher education, as well as in the School District. She has a bachelor degree in Information Technology. The best teaching reward for Maria is when she sees the spark in the eyes of the student that says “I am getting it.” Her philosophy of teaching is that learning happens in the classroom for both the students and the instructor, as we are all on the path of never ending learning. She is from Venezuela but lives in beautiful Sheboygan, Wisconsin with her husband and three kids!

QuickBooks Accounting Introduction Workshop

Learn to use QuickBooks for invoicing, bill payment, bank reconciliation, customers, vendors, and employee information, payroll, financial reporting and more. This class features hands-on computer instruction including the accounting needed to work with QuickBooks correctly. A 150+ page manual is included.

Prerequisite: Windows or working knowledge of the environment
Date:  Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. (Lunch on own)
Room: 5001, Learning Resource Building
Fee: $199.00
Register for QuickBooks Intro Wrokshop here

Early Bird Fee:  Enroll on or before May 8, 2014 and pay $179.00 for QuickBooks Accounting Introduction Workshop or $330.00 for both Introduction and Intermediate QuickBooks Accounting Workshops.

Instructor: Fay Uraynar is a CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor

QuickBooks Accounting Intermediate Workshop

Learn time saving techniques and how to customize the system for your industry and organizations needs, use inventory and non-inventory items, full payroll feature, advanced reporting, including aging reports.  Common problems and tricky transitions will be included. This class features hands-on computer instruction. An intermediate 150+ page manual is included. This class is fitted to the needs of the participants.

Date:  Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time: 8:30a.m-4:30 p.m. (Lunch on own)
Room: 5001, Learning Resource Building
Fee: $199.00
Register for QuickBooks Intermediate here

Early Bird Fee:  Enroll on or before May 29, 2014 and pay $179.00 for QuickBooks Accounting Intermediate Workshop or pay $330.00 if you enroll on or before October 11, 2013 for both Introduction and Intermediate QuickBooks Accounting Workshops.

Instructor: Fay Uraynar is a CPA and QuickBooks Pro Advisor

Educational Travel

From day trips to week-long excursions UW-SheboyganContinuing Education tours focus on literature, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, food, theology, history, and more. 

A New England Primer:The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts 

Visit our Educationl Travel Page for additonal information on this trip and others.

Financial Education

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Online

Looking for a good solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance, and investing? Haven't the slightest clue how to prepare for retirement, pay for college, or even manage your personal finances? Wish you had some guidance to put your finances into clear and understandable perspective? And do you wish you could do it all without having to pay a broker or a financial advisor? Well, look no further. The class you need is right here!

Personal Finance -Online!

Do you have clear financial goals? Do you know if you have enough money to buy a car or house, if you can afford to take a cut in pay in order to go back to school, if you will have enough money to retire? If your answer to any of these questions is "No," you need this course. This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning.

Health & Wellness

UW-Sheboyganoffers a variety of classes to help you open the door toward better health. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical, as well as emotional and mental health.  Our classes are taught by instructors who have experience working with people of all ages and abilities. Check out our Online Accredited Certificate Programs for Health Care Professionals here.

Wild Food and Medicine for Health, Nourishment and Fun!

Learn to harvest wild plants for food and medicine. This class will include informative and fun plant walks, as well as hands on experiences preparing wild food and medicine. Participants will take home some of what we create and feel confident collecting and preparing wild plants in their own home.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 22 & 29, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:30p.m.
Room:  7103, Fine Arts Building
Fee: $45.00
Instructor: Linda Conroy, herbalist

Register for Wild Food & Medicine here

Forever Young

Is it possible to reverse the aging process?  Can we grow younger?  In this class you will learn that it is possible to look, feel and be younger.  John Oestreicher will present anti-aging studies and how other cultures have reversed the aging process. Learn natural, holistic and practical techniques that will help you tap into the “fountain of youth” that is already within you. 

Dates:  Monday, May 5, 2014   
Time:   6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Room:  3211, Main Building
Instructor:  John Oestreicher               
Fee:  $29.00

Certificate in End of Life Care-Online!

End-of-life care presents health care professionals as well as patients and family members with many challenges and dilemmas. Education in the holistic and integrative care of individuals at the end of life builds on and expands professional competencies and brings healing and transformation. 

The Certificate in End-of-Life Issues represents a specialization in the field of caring for those who are experiencing a terminal illness. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with dying patients by providing a multidisciplinary educational experience. Six weeks.

Certificate in Gerontology-Online!

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. 

With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.  44 hours, 6 week course.

Certificate in Holistic and Integrative Health

Increasingly, today's consumers are seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. As a result, the exciting and rewarding field of integrative health is growing rapidly. 50 hours, 6 week course.

 

Photography

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shutterbug, we have classes that can help you become a better photographerOur classes are taught by experienced photographers who can help you create beautiful photographs to share with family and friends.

The Nature of Digital Photography

Explore patterns, texture and color in nature with macro images. Learn how to improve landscape scenes with composition and perspective.  Manual exposure settings will be tested.  You will gain an understanding of how to use your telephoto lens and capture wonderful images during the golden hour.

Dates: Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
Time:  6-7:30 p.m.
Room: 5001 Learning Resources Building
Fee: $59.00
Instructor: Keary Kautzer, Director of WSCS and accomplished photographer
Register for digital photography here 

Secrets to Better Photography-Online

Master your digital camera and learn the secrets behind outstanding photos! Whether you have a digital SLR, a point-and-shoot camera, or something in between, you'll learn how to use it the way you want to in this hands-on course!  You also have the opportunity to have your lesson assignments critiqued by our knowledgeable teaching team of professional photographers. Average hours 24, 6 week course.  

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera-Online

Photographing people can be fun, exciting – and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. Don't be nervous if you're new to digital photography, because we'll start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You'll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos and make other improvements. Next, we’ll move onto portrait and formal group shots, where you’ll learn how to organize people, which angles to use, and which to avoid. You'll become proficient in action photography, and you'll also learn several fun and creative ways to photograph children and babies. You'll even gain expertise in filling your photographs with imagery, setting moods, and creating themes. This course will have you well on your way to becoming a skilled people photographer. Average hours 24, 6 week course. 

World Languages & Religions  

Whether you're preparing for a vacation in France, trying to talk to colleagues overseas, or just searching for a new personal challenge, we have classes to meet your needs. Our classes are taught by experienced instructors and are professional, engaging and affordable. Please check out traditional world language classes below and our online world language classes.

Spanish 3 - Spring Session

(10 weeks)  2.5 CEU’s

This course is designed for serious Spanish students at an intermediate level of study. The class will offer continuing study and application of the Spanish language for those who have completed Spanish I & II courses, or who have a general understanding of the language’s grammar structure, could join at this level. The emphasis will be on grammar, conversation and will include both review and application of the present tense, with introduction to past tense and other main grammar concepts. Study continues in the workbook “Spanish Verb Tenses.” Payment for the workbook (if needed) should accompany your registration.

Dates: Wednesdays – April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Room: 5002, Learning Resource Building
Fee: $149.00 plus materials plus $12.00 for Materials
Text Fee: “Spanish Verb Tenses” $13.00

Instructor:  Susan Allison is owner/operator of Sin Fronteras Traslation and Foreign Language Program Coordinator for UW-S Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Spanish 4 - Summer Session

 (10 weeks)  2.5 CEU’s

This course is designed for serious Spanish students ready to complete their study of grammar concepts and strengthen conversational skills. The emphasis will be on advanced grammar and will include reinforcement of present and past tense while introducing future, conditional and subjunctive tenses. Study will focus on completing the workbook “Spanish Verb Tenses,” which is required for participation in this course and will be distributed, if needed, at the first class session.

Weeks of June 11 – August 20, 2013

NOTE:  Breaks TBD 

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Room: 5002, Learning Resource Building
Fee: $149.00 plus materials plus $12.00 for Materials
Text Fee: “Spanish Verb Tenses” $13.00

Instructor: Susan Allison is owner/operator of Sin Fronteras Traslation and Foreign Language Program Coordinator for UW-S Continuing Education and Professional Development.

Italian Part 2

Join in this six-week course learning the romance language “Italian” from local native of Italy Mario Ciotola!  Italian II continues where Italian I class left off in the book. You will focus more on verbs, speaking, set sentences and prepositions. In each lesson you will further your enjoyment and growing expertise with conversational concepts and grammar. The tone of the class will be relaxed with opportunities to enjoy practicing and sharing with other students.

Dates: Mondays – April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 2014
Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room:  3209, Main Building
Fee:  $69.00 plus $16 for textbook
 

Instructor:  Mario Ciotola is a native of Naples, Italy, and has lived in the United States for 15 years.  He is Pastor of Oakbrook Community Church of Sheboygan and has degrees in Theology (England); Biblical Counseling (Indiana), and a diploma in Biblical Studies (England).

Register for Italian Part 2

French 1 – Summer Session

For true beginners, this introductory course will have a strong focus on pronunciation, culture and fun! Students will learn vocabulary to describe and give basic information about themselves and others, including their likes and dislikes. Grammar taught will be noun-adjective agreement and conjugating present tense verbs.

Date:   12 Weeks:  Thursdays, June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee: $220.00
Text (required):  Festival 1 - $60.00

Instructor: Debra Desmoulin obtained her Masters degree in French from UW-Milwaukee and lived in France for 15 years.  French family ties, friendships and visits enrich her knowledge and enthusiasm for French language and culture.

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French 2 - Summer Session

For students who have a little knowledge of French or have completed French I, this course will start at about Lesson 6 in the text Festival 1. Students will learn to ask for information & directions and how to shop for food at the market, including words for items, prices & quantities. Students will get to practice speaking and listening by responding to the teacher’s questions in French.

Date:   12 Weeks:  Wednesdays – June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee: $220.00
Text (required):  Festival 1 - $60.00
 

Instructor: Debra Desmoulin obtained her Masters degree in French from UW-Milwaukee and lived in France for 15 years.  French family ties, friendships and visits enrich her knowledge and enthusiasm for French language and culture.

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French 3 - Summer Session

This class is a continuation of French 2 or for students comfortable starting at Lesson 12, in the text Festival 1. Students will enjoy expressing themselves while deepening their grammar knowledge to increase fluency, as well as continuing to learn about cultural differences.  Students will have ample time to express themselves in French on the topics discussed in class.

Date:   12 weeks – Mondays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00p.m.
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee: $220.00
Text (required):  Festival 1 - $60.00
 

Instructor: Debra Desmoulin obtained her Masters degree in French from UW-Milwaukee and lived in France for 15 years.  French family ties, friendships and visits enrich her knowledge and enthusiasm for French language and culture.

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French 4 – Summer Session

This class is a continuation of French 3 this course will start at Lesson 16, in the text Festival 1. Students will enjoy expressing themselves while deepening their grammar knowledge to increase fluency, as well as continuing to learn about cultural differences. Classes will promote more and more opportunities for students to use their spoken French in class.

Date:   12 weeks – Tuesdays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014

Time: 6:00-8:00p.m.
Room:  3109, Main Building
Fee: $220.00
Text (required):  Festival 1 - $60.00

Instructor: Debra Desmoulin obtained her Masters degree in French from UW-Milwaukee and lived in France for 15 years.  French family ties, friendships and visits enrich her knowledge and enthusiasm for French language and culture.

Register for French 4

Advanced French: Conversation & Grammer

This class is for students who would like to gain increasing confidence in their ability to communicate in and understand French through their active participation in conversation on a variety of topics, including cultural differences. Please contact Jane Donlon 920 459-6617. Text would either be Festival 1, 2 or another text agreed-upon by the class.

12 weeks

Fee: $220.00

Instructor: Debra Desmoulin obtained her Masters degree in French from UW-Milwaukee and lived in France for 15 years.  French family ties, friendships and visits enrich her knowledge and enthusiasm for French language and culture.

Register for Advanced French