Community and Professional Education
Winter/Spring 2016 Offerings: Communication

Getting Paid to Talk: Voice-Overs as a Profession
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more, this class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We'll discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working voice professionals. In addition, you'll have an opportunity to record a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This class is lots of fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice over field. For more info please visit:

Creative Voice Development, Instructor

1 Session, DCC B06
Thurs., 4/21, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

The Act of Writing: A Course in Simply Putting Pen to Paper
Have you ever longed to find out what you think? William Faulkner wrote that... "I never know what I think about something until I see what I write about it." Through "The Act of Writing" you (whether a beginning and experienced writer) can find new ways to explore your creative nature, confront your fears of "putting pen to paper," gain the wherewithal to create a writing practice. Try your hand at a variety of writing styles from playful fiction to thoughtful essays to bad poetry. No judgment, no shame, just the act of writing and finding out what you think. No prior writing experience is needed, not even a grasp on grammar or a profound belief in spelling.

Kat Fitzpatrick, Instructor

4 Sessions, DCC B06
Mon., 2/22 - 3/14, 7 - 9 p.m.

Sign Language
This course is designed for those interested in the deaf community and in developing beginning American Sign Language (ASL) expressive and receptive skills. Learning and using ASL vocabulary, including colors, numbers, family signs, linguistic features and cultural protocols, you will be able to accomplish these skills. In addition, aspects of deaf culture will be covered through class discussions. At the end of the course, you will be able to introduce yourself and provide basic information about yourself using ASL. The textbook, "Joy of Signing" is recommended but not required. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase in the college bookstore.

Bernadette Johnson, Instructor

10 Sessions, HGB 205
Wed., 2/10 - 4/27, 7 - 9 p.m.
No class 2/24 & 3/23

English as a Second Language
This course is specifically designed for beginning-level English language students and will use simple reading passages as a basis for discussion. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development, conversation, understanding American idioms and customs, finding the main idea, improving reading, and understanding basic elements of American English grammar. Students should increase their overall language proficiency through conversation, group activities and time on task with language learning websites and software. There is no required textbook. Materials will be provided by the instructor and will include access to websites and software for developing language skills. This is a hands-on class and you will need your HVCC username and password. Course fee includes a $3 computer fee.

Susan Gallagher, Instructor

10 Sessions, BTC 217
Thurs., 2/4 - 4/21, 6 - 8 p.m.
No Class 3/24 & 3/31

Writing From Your Heart: The Art of Personal Essays
Transform the ordinary events of your life into extraordinary personal essays. Explore the step-by-step process of using writing games to unlock your experiences; choosing the most-effective essay style; shaping your experiences into a first draft; and refining your draft into a polished essay. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Pauline Bartel, Instructor

3 Sessions, WIL 113
Thurs., 3/3 - 3/17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Break Into Print with Nonfiction Articles
Have you dreamed of writing for The Atlantic Monthly, Woman's Day or other national magazines? Have you wondered how writers get their work accepted by these prestigious publications? Wonder no longer. Learn the step-by-step process of researching, writing and selling nonfiction in today's red-hot magazine market. Discover how you can explode one idea into dozens of articles (and collect multiple paychecks), guarantee that editors call you when they need a feature and experience the thrill of seeing your magazine article in print. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Pauline Bartel, Instructor

3 Sessions, WIL 113
Thurs., 4/7 - 4/21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Writing Your Life Story
Your personal and family stories are too good, too important, to lose. This course introduces you to the step-by-step process that transforms memories into memoirs. Learn techniques for stimulating memories, conducting personal and family history research and writing the story of your life or your family. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Pauline Bartel, Instructor

1 Session, WIL 113
Sat., 4/30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Business Writing for Professionals Who Hate to Write
Many busy professionals turn simple letters, memos and reports into difficult, time-consuming projects and feel dissatisfied with the results. You can now approach these writing tasks confidently. Learn how to organize a writing project; pick the key points you want to make; and write with clear, powerful words and a polished, professional style. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Pauline Bartel, Instructor

1 Session, WIL 113
Sat., 4/23, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published Traditionally
Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 5/10, 4 - 6 p.m.

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing (With 99 ways to Market your Book or E-Book)
Self-publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for you? You will discover the pros and cons of traditional publishing and all of the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as the Amazon option of Create Space. You will learn where to find 4,000 traditional publishers and more than 50 self-publishing companies. No matter how your book is published… then what? The answer is… marketing! Effective book marketing utilizes a variety of methods to maximize exposure and profits, including book signings, and many are FREE! Course fee includes a $20 materials fee.

LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

1 Session, DCC B06
Tues., 5/10, 6 - 8 p.m.