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July 16, 2019

August continuing education classes announced at Garrett College

Digital photography, HQL training, Couch to 5K, CDL Learner’s Permit Prep

Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced a variety of upcoming courses for the month of August.

Hand Gun Certification Class

Saturday, August 10th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Northern Outreach Center, Grantsville

The handgun qualification license (HQL) training includes classroom instruction on state firearm law; home firearm safety; handgun mechanisms and operation; and a required component in which the applicant must demonstrate the ability to safely fire a handgun. Unless otherwise exempt, as of October 1, 2013, a Maryland resident must possess a valid HQL before they may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun. Students must be a minimum of 21 years of age and are not permitted to bring a weapon or ammunition to class.

This training is valid for three years and must be completed prior to the applicant submitting a HQL application. A HQL is required for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after October 1, 2013.

This course is being taught through Boston Hill Training by Rick Sivic who is certified by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), and an NRA and Maryland State Police HQL certified instructor.

Expanding Your Capabilities in Digital Photography

Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 20th – 29th, 6-8 p.m., GC McHenry campus

Designed for the skilled student that wishes to improve their vision of the photographic image, participants will explore ways to broaden their vision and learn to view images from a photographer's point of view in order to create images that are more interesting and powerful.

Class lectures and demonstrations are to enhance one’s knowledge of exposure, the use of light, depth of field, exposure compensation, working with RAW photo files, shooting moving objects, and how to create impressionistic images. Students will need to bring their own tri-pod or mono-pod, along with camera. Note: this is not a class for point-and-shoot cameras. A list of needed supplies will be provided upon registration.

The course is being instructed by William (Bill) Hentosh, who has been involved with landscape and nature photography for 45 years. Originally from Ohio, Hentosh has been a resident of Garrett County since 2012, where he has continued his photography passion in the rural atmosphere of the county and the wonders that Deep Creek Lake and the state parks have to offer. His work has been published in numerous magazines and calendar series. Hentosh is a member of the Garrett County Arts Council where he displays his work, as well as during community arts and craft events held throughout the year.

From Couch to 5K

Wednesdays, August 21st – September 25th, 6-7 p.m., GC McHenry campus

A 6-week running program, Couch to 5K is a great way to gradually build up your fitness from absolute beginner to being capable of running a 5K race - just in time for the Autumn Glory race.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following: proper running form, proper hydration and nutrition, stretching and conditioning, injury prevention, and race preparation. This is a perfect way to experience personal training at the fraction of the cost! Whether your goal is to compete or just get into shape, this class has something for everyone, including individual training plans.

Instructor Jen Sober, local resident and personal trainer, will introduce the art of running by offering a quality experience in a short amount of time. She has been in the fitness industry for almost 30 years and has worked with a broad range of class types as well as fitness levels from beginner to advanced athlete.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Permit Prep Course

August 24th and 25th, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute, Grantsville

This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills.

Entry requirements for the actual commercial driver training program includes the following: one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, and pass a DOT required drug screen. In accordance with the DOT language enforcement rule, one must be able to read English, converse with the public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports or records.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities. It is recommended that students get a CDL Manual at the local MVA office and review prior to start of class.

Course registration fees apply. To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.