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October 23rd, 2018

Continuing Education announces courses in Grant Writing, Automotive Maintenance, Women's Awareness & Defense, and more for November

Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced several upcoming courses scheduled for the first half of November.

Name that Plant

November 1, 1-3 p.m., GC Southern Outreach Center in Oakland
Annuals or perennials? Herbaceous, woody? This course will cover 10 plants that you should consider adding to your garden to increase diversity.

Instructor for the course is Ashley Bodkins, who works for the University of Maryland Extension and answers home horticulture questions and coordinates the Maryland Master Gardener Program in Garrett County. She received a bachelor's in agronomy and an associate's in horticulture.

Home Deer Processing

November 5, 7 and 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Career Technology Training Center in Accident
This course will provide hunters with basic skills to process their own deer. Topics will include: field dressing, knives and protective gear, skinning the deer, basic meat cutting techniques and packing the meat.

The course is being taught by Dennis Yoder, a local custom deer processor.

Introduction to Grant Writing

November 5 and 12, 6-8:30 p.m., GC Northern Outreach in Grantsville

This introductory workshop is for those who are unsure of how to write a grant, approach funding sources, or make grant dollars work for their needs. Participants will learn how to find and track grant opportunities including: where to find federal, state and local grant programs. Locating foundation grant programs and where to find corporate giving programs - all of which can help you accomplish your goals.

Cherie Krug, executive director of the Garrett College Foundation, will be instructing the course. She has breadth and depth of knowledge from over 20 years of grant writing experience with federal, state, local and foundation grants.

Basic Automotive Maintenance

November 6-27 (Tuesday only), 6-8:30 p.m., Northern High School

This course is designed to provide the car owner with basic information on maintenance that can be performed at home and is divided into four sessions. Session one will cover understanding your owner's manual, and automotive specifics to include types of oil to use, when to change oil and filters, what the lights on the dash mean, and much more. Sessions two and three will cover maintenance to include oil change, wiper blade replacement, antifreeze, parts identification, and air filter change. Session four concludes with changing tires with proper jack use.

The course is being instructed by Robert Moranduzzo, a long-time auto mechanics teacher at Northern High School. He is ASE Certified (Automotive Service Excellence) and Vicar Certified (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair). Students may bring their own vehicles to the sessions as long as they bring all of the supplies needed for the topic of the evening and they complete the work with only the guidance of the instructor.

Making the Decision to Homeschool Your Child

November 7, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Garrett College McHenry

This course provide information to choose the right education that works for your child and the family's needs. The course will cover the following topics: private school (homeschool) vs the public education system; why some schools work for some and not for others; choosing a curriculum that suits the needs of the student and the family; which curriculums are accepted by the State Board of Education and how to approach and work with local school districts.

The course is being instructed by Kristine Ayers -Cline, director and teacher for Laurel Academy, that uses both homeschool and school based curriculum. She has earned an associates and a Bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Women's Awareness and Defense

November 10, 9 a.m. – 12 noon, GC Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville

This ladies-only course is designed to make one aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in everyday life on any given day. This session covers mental preparation, situation awareness, physical security, personal security, defensive tactics and personal response in a mass shooting incident. This is a classroom only session with no physical contact.

The course is being instructed by Rick Sivic Sr, a retired Maryland State Trooper, certified as an instructor by the following: Maryland State Police, Utah Bureau of Investigation, National Rifle Association, and the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. He also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Course registration fees apply. For additional information on the above courses, contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.