Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 26 LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN-PERSON Get the “Dirt” on Soil Soil is alive, interacting with plants to provide them the allimportant nutrients and water they need. Discover the differences between soil structure and texture; how to interpret a soil test report; and how you can modify your garden soil to improve its qualities. Leave class with the ability to create a living soil that you will reap the benefits of for years to come. CE-GRDN 2134, 1 Sat., Apr. 1, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-4, $82. D Himmelman. #20055 IN-PERSON Shade Gardening Basics Wondering what to grow in the shaded parts of your yard? This class addresses the challenge, from identifying the degrees of shade you have to selecting the best native plants for those conditions. From colorful perennials to texturally unique shrubs, bring those shaded spots out of the shadows and into the limelight. CE-GRDN 2133, 1 Thurs., Mar. 16, 10:00 am–12:00 noon, KNC-4, $57. D Himmelman. #20079 The Go Native U Certificate Program is a collaborative effort between SUNY Westchester Community College and The Native Plant Center. A percentage of tuition supports the work of The Native Plant Center. THE WRITING CENTER NEW! REMOTE Let’s Write This is a writing workshop. Each week you will write. You will learn and develop new skills that will improve your writing, help you to overcome writer ’s block, and write stories that will captivate readers. You’ll learn how to write a well-developed story outline, create interesting and complex characters, and to craft backstories that work seamlessly with your plotlines. Each week students will read and critique each other ’s work. The focus of this course will be on short story writing, both fiction and non-fiction. But if you’re currently working on a book, you’re welcome to use that material in class. CE-WRITG 2127, 8 Sat., Jan. 7-Feb. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, $195. L Lush. #20384 REMOTE Writing from the Soul Writing is an art form about self-expression. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, journal writing or story writing, this course will help unleash your creativity as a writer with a focus on writing descriptive narratives. Using your five senses, learn to create an emotion and a picture in the reader ’s mind. Develop a scene in your story or recall a memory you have entered in your journals. Students will share their work with the class. Please bring spiral notebooks or journals, and pens. CE-WRITG 2106VA, 3 Thurs., Mar. 9-23, 7:00-9:00 pm, $68. L Lush. #20095 REMOTE Making Your First Book Sale Join award-winning novelist Barbara Campbell to learn how to sell your unpublished novel. In addition to basics like proper manuscript formatting and identifying potential agents and publishers, students will practice writing a winning query letter, developing a hook, and making an “elevator pitch.” Barbara will also share tips on working with agents and editors. CE-WRITG 2105, 1 Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, $42. B Campbell. #20036 REMOTE Screenwriting An introductory course aimed at teaching students to write a screenplay. Students will be taught the nuts and bolts of character development, theme, and plot. Concentration on how to write action lines and dialogue and showing versus telling will be discussed. Each student will finish a first draft of a screenplay by the end of the class. No experience required. Only bring your creativity. CE-WRITG 2101, 10 Thurs., Jan. 5-Mar. 9, 6:30-8:00 pm, $180. L Rhodes. #20096 LANGUAGES Textbooks, if required, are available at the SUNY WCC Bookstore 914-347-3858; call for hours. Books can also be ordered online at REMOTE Japanese for Beginners Learn to speak and convey messages that are essential in Japanese conversations including greetings, introductions, directions, shopping, and other common expressions of daily living. Learn the basics of Japanese in a short period. CE-LANG 2020, 10 Sat., Jan. 7-Mar. 11, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $240 (+ textbook*). C Blodgett. #19983 REMOTE Japanese Intermediate Learn conversation patterns from our unique Japanese textbook. By memorizing model verbs, students can master the language quickly. CE-LANG 2021, 10 Sat., Jan. 7-Mar. 11, 9:00-11:00 am, $240 (+ textbook*). C Blodgett. #19984 REMOTE Japanese Writing (Kana-Kanji) for Beginners Learn to write a total of 512 symbols in this course: 420 Kanji, 46 Hiragana, and 46 Katakana. Easy-to-acquaint colloquial patterns with a wide variety of expressions are introduced with Kana and Kanji in the textbook published by the instructor. Prerequisite: Japanese-Beginners. CE-LANG 2915, 10 Sat., Jan. 7-Mar. 11, 3:00-5:00 pm, $240 (+ textbook*). C Blodgett. #19985 * Japanese in 30 weeks I Romaji Course 7th edition, hard copy is available at the SUNY WCC Bookstore and this one book covers all courses Beginner, Intermediate and Advance. E-textbook is available for $9.80 per month from the instructor. The previous 6th Edition is also acceptable.