Unique Courses Offered for Spring Semester

by Jennifer Taggart, Public Relations Writer

Want to learn something new? Cedarville hosts a variety of continuing education courses throughout the year.

“We offer these courses because we know they are valued in the community,”  said Linda Chrystal, program coordinator for continuing education.

Here are some of the courses Cedarville will be offering early spring semester:

Reading Rate and Comprehension: Students in this course will learn a variety of techniques to increase their reading comprehension and retention.  The class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., and runs from Jan. 20 to Feb. 23. The cost is $99 plus the book, and registration ends Jan. 8.
Beginning Russian:  Students in this course will learn basic skills of the language and receive an overview of the culture. They will learn basic alphabet, informal conversation, and basic grammatical structure.  The course also will include religion in Russia, family dynamics, and other cultural customs. The course  will be taught by Donna Messenger, who spent a decade as a missionary in the Ukraine. The course will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23.  The course includes a Russian dinner. The cost $125 plus the book and registration ends Jan. 12.
Beginning Portuguese: This course will cover basic skills of the language and an overview of the culture. Students will learn basic listening and speaking skills, as well as family structure, religious customs, and lifestyles. The course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 15 to February 19.  The course will be taught by Paulo Pinto, a sophomore at Cedarville from Brazil. The course will be overseen by Daniel Sterkenberg, a business professor who grew in Brazil because his parents were missionaries. The course includes a Portuguese dinner. The cost is $125 plus the book, and registration ends Jan.  8.

EMT-Emergency Medical Technician Students will learn how to provide emergency pre-hospital care to sick and injured persons. This course will prepare students for the National Registry Exam by providing them with a variety of laboratory and clinical experiences, as well as traditional instruction. The course runs from Tuesday, January 13, through Thursday, April 21. The course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, as well as some Saturdays (Jan. 31, March 14, and April 18)from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Students must be 18 years of age by the end of the course, and must have a high school diploma or GED to apply for the course. The online registration and application are due by Jan. 8.

Skills Test for AHA Accreditation Cedarville will provide skills sessions for Heartsaver AED and the BLS for Healthcare Providers. These sessions will be provided to students after they have completed the online portion of the Heartsaver AED or BLS for Healthcare Providers Course.  Skills sessions include hands-on practice with an instructor, and the hands-on skills test(parts 2 and 3 of certification.) Students must complete a skills session for  Heartsaver AED or BLS for Healthcare Providers within 60 days of completing the online portion.  Skills sessions will be offered in 15 minute appointments on January 10 starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $15, and registration ends Jan. 5.

Heartsaver AED This course provides certification in performing CPR and administering an AED for people with limited or no previous medical experience. Students must at least be twelve years old to take this course. Students who complete the course will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. The course will be on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.The course costs $50 and registration ends on February 16.

For more information and to learn how to register, visit Cedarville.edu/continuinged.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.