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ADULT EDUCATION
CATALOG   August 2011 – June 2012




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 Online Registration Available Anytime at: www.polaris.edu
 Registration: (440) 891-7600
 Berea, Fairview Park Recreation Department, Strongsville and Polaris Career Center
 have joined forces to offer adult and community education classes!
Table of Contents                                                                                                                                               The Polaris Career Center
                                                                                                                                                               Adult Education Department
 INFORMATION                                                                                                                  PAGE                            offers comprehensive education
 Financial Aid ................................................................................................................8
 General Information ................................................................................................. 40                                 and training services that are essential
 Office Hours .............................................................................................................. 40                                for individuals entering the job
 Registration Form .................................................................................................... 41                               market, seeking a new career or looking
 JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS                                                                                                                                   to update their skills. Our programs and
     Baking & Pastry Arts............................................................................... 2
     Certified Cardiographic Technician ..................................................... 2                                                           services are continually upgraded and
     Cosmetology Academy .......................................................................... 3                                                    expanded to remain current with today’s
     Dental Assisting - Accredited ................................................................ 3                                                      changing technology and job market.
     Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate ............. 3
     Graphic & Web Design Certification .................................................... 4                                                            Our commitment to excellence makes
     Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) .. 4                                                                                          Polaris Career Center
     Medical Assisting .................................................................................... 4
     Medical Billing & Coding ....................................................................... 5                                                   a leader in career-technical education.
     Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy.............. 5
     Nursing Assistant (STNA) ..................................................................... 5
     Pharmacy Technician ............................................................................. 6                                        Electrical Wiring/Electricity .............................................................................. 20-21
     Phlebotomy Certification ........................................................................ 6                                        Heating and Air Conditioning..................................................................................21
     Practical Nursing Program ................................................................... 6                                            Plumbing ...................................................................................................................21
     Precision/CNC Machine Technology ................................................... 7                                                     Welding .....................................................................................................................21
     Welding ..................................................................................................... 7                            Carpentry/Woodworking .........................................................................................22
     Career Planning & Counseling ............................................................. 9                                               Home Repairs ...........................................................................................................22
 CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION                                                                                                             Painting ............................................................................................................... 22-23
 Child Care.....................................................................................................................9               Weekend Warrior Series .........................................................................................23
 Health & Fitness ....................................................................................................... 10                    Forklift .......................................................................................................................23
 Quality/American Society for Quality (ASQ)/Lean ........................................10-12                                                  Small Engine Repair ................................................................................................23
 Chemical Operator Certificate Program - Online .................................................. 12                                           PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
 COMPUTERS/IT & BUSINESS                                                                                                                        Arts, Crafts & Jewelry ....................................................................................... 23-24
 Business, Marketing .......................................................................................... 12-13                           Aviation .....................................................................................................................25
 Management ............................................................................................................14                      Cake Decorating.......................................................................................................25
 Online Courses................................................................................................................ 14-15           Communication/Speaking ......................................................................................25
 Computers                                                                                                                                      Culinary ............................................................................................................... 26-27
     Introduction to Computers ............................................................................. 15-16                              Dance/Exercise .................................................................................................. 27-28
     Internet............................................................................................................................. 15   General Interest .................................................................................................. 31-33
 Computer Applications                                                                                                                          Health/Wellness/Safety ..........................................................................................28
     Database Management ........................................................................17                                             Hobbies & Interests ........................................................................................... 29-30
     Spreadsheets .........................................................................................17                                   Home & Garden.................................................................................................. 30-31
     Word Processing ...................................................................................17                                      Foreign Language ....................................................................................................31
     Computer Certification ..................................................................17-18                                             Kids’ Classes ...................................................................................................... 33-34
     Computer Aided Design ......................................................................18                                             Music/Theater Arts ..................................................................................................34
     Desktop Publishing/Graphics ..............................................................19
     Web Design ......................................................................................19-20                                     Personal Finance and Real Estate Investing .................................................. 34-35
     Financial (QuickBooks) ........................................................................20                                          Sports & Leisure ................................................................................................ 35-36
     Project Management ............................................................................20                                          Tours .................................................................................................................... 36-37
 AUTOMOTIVE/CONSTRUCTION/INDUSTRIAL                                                                                                             MOTORCYCLE ...................................................................................................... 38-39
 TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                     GED/BASIC SKILLS CLASSES
 Automotive Technology...........................................................................................20                             Adult Basic Literacy Education ....................................................................................... 39

 Some of What’s NEW!                                                                                                             page               Polaris Location                          NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING:
 Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate ....................................3
                                                                                                                                                    Evenings                                    Weekdays                                    Weekends
 Graphic & Web Design Certification .........................................................................4
 Introduction to Electronic Health Records ............................................................ 10                                          M Sept. 5, 2011                             M      Sept. 5, 2011                        Sept. 3 - 4, 2011
 Lean Six Sigma ........................................................................................................ 11                         T     Oct. 25, 2011
 Chemical Operator Certificate Program – Online ................................................. 12                                                Th Nov. 17, 2011
 Insurance Claims Subrogation ............................................................................... 13                                    W,Th Nov. 23 - 24, 2011                     Th-F      Nov. 24 - 25, 2011                Nov. 26 & 27, 2011
 WEB 2.0 Internet Entrepreneurship....................................................................... 13                                        M Dec. 19, 2011 –                           M         Dec. 19, 2011 -                   Dec. 24 & 25, 2011
 Dynamic Presentations ........................................................................................... 14                               F     Dec. 30, 2011                         F         Dec. 30, 2011                     Dec. 31 & Jan. 1, 2012
 Managing Customer Service .................................................................................. 14                                    M      Jan. 16, 2012                        M         Jan. 16, 2012
 Distribution and Logistics Management ............................................................... 14                                           M      Feb. 20, 2012                        M         Feb. 20, 2012                     Mar. 31, 2012
 Essential Skills of Communicating ........................................................................ 14
 Kitchen Design and Layout..................................................................................... 22                                                                              F         Apr. 6, 2012                      Apr. 7 & 8, 2012
 Granite Fabrication & Installation .......................................................................... 22                                   M        May 28, 2012                       M         May 28, 2012                      May 26 & 27, 2012
 Thai Cooking ............................................................................................................. 27
 Indian Cuisine ........................................................................................................... 27
 Yoga - FREE Class ................................................................................................... 27
 Sculpt Wellness ........................................................................................................ 28                           Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
 Dreams Interpretation as a Guide to Empowering Our Lives ............................. 29                                                            or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
 Beginning Italian ...................................................................................................... 31                               Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
 Kids’ Classes .......................................................................................................33-34
 Casino Game Series and Professional Dealer Training ....................................... 36
 Celebration of Lights and Casino Trip ................................................................... 36
 Shopping at Grove City and IKEA in Pennsylvania .............................................. 36
                                                                                                                                             Registration

REGISTRATION IS EASY!

ONLINE:        Real-time, online registration is available anytime.                  MAIL:          Mail your completed registration form and payment to:
               Go to www.polaris.edu and register now!                                              Polaris Career Center Adult Education, 7285 Old Oak Blvd.,
PHONE:         Register by phone with a Visa or MasterCard.                                         Middleburg Hts., OH 44130
               Call (440) 891-7600 during office hours.                              IN PERSON: Bring your completed Registration Form and payment to
               Office hours are listed on page 40.                                                  the Adult Education Office during office hours.
FAX:           Fax to (440) 891-7642 with a Visa or MasterCard.                                     Office hours are listed on page 40.
                                                                                     DIRECT BILL: Companies/organizations registering employees for classes
                                                                                                    will be invoiced upon receipt of written documentation.
                                                                                                    Call Nada Koury at (440) 891-7600 for details.
                                                                                     If paying by check, please make check payable to: Polaris Career Center
TUITION MUST BE PAID AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.


REGISTRATION FORM (Please Print Clearly)

Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Gender: Male ___ Female ___
        (first name)                            (last name)
Address _________________________________________________City_____________________________ Zip Code ___________

Home Phone (          ) _________________________ Work (                     ) ____________________________ Ext. ________

Email Address: ______________________________________________________ Birthday: _________________________________

May we contact you via e-mail with updates and offers? Yes ___          No ___

Education: HS Diploma ___ GED ___ Career/Tech. School ___ Some College ___ College Graduate ___ Master’s Degree ___

Where did you hear about this class?
       Catalog ___ Polaris Website ___ Polaris Email ___ Employer ___ Referral/Friend ___ Previous Student ___
       Community/Chamber Magazine ___ Yellow Pages ___ Mimi’s ___ Sun Newspaper ___ Plain Dealer ___ Westlife Newspaper ___

Course Title                                                                 Starting Date           Fee (tuition        Less Resident or     Fee with
                                                                                                     + materials)        Senior Discount      discount applied

1. __________________________________________                                ____________            $_________          $__________          $__________
2. __________________________________________                                ____________            $_________          $__________          $__________
3. __________________________________________                                ____________            $_________          $__________          $__________
4. __________________________________________                                ____________            $_________          $__________          $__________
                                                                             Total                   $_________          $__________          $__________

Check or Money Order ___         Visa ___      MasterCard ___         Card Number ______________________________________________
Expiration Date _______________________________                       Name on Card _____________________________________________
Signature ___________________________________________________________________




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     Quality Education, Lifelong Success


                   Some of what’s NEW!                                                                         Page

 Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate ......................... 3
 Graphic & Web Design Certification................................................................. 4
 Introduction to Electronic Health Records....................................................10
 Lean Six Sigma ...................................................................................................11
 Chemical Operator Certificate Program – Online .......................................12
 Insurance Claims Subrogation ........................................................................13
 WEB 2.0 Internet Entrepreneurship................................................................13
 Dynamic Presentations ......................................................................................14
 Managing Customer Service ............................................................................14
 Distribution and Logistics Management ........................................................14
 Essential Skills of Communicating..................................................................14
 Kitchen Design and Layout ..............................................................................22
 Granite Fabrication & Installation ....................................................................22
 Thai Cooking .......................................................................................................27
 Indian Cuisine .....................................................................................................27
 Yoga - FREE Class .............................................................................................27
 Sculpt Wellness ..................................................................................................28
 Dreams Interpretation as a Guide to Empowering Our Lives ...................29
 Beginning Italian .................................................................................................31    Changing Careers?
 Kids’ Classes .................................................................................................33-34
 Casino Game Series and Professional Dealer Training .............................36
                                                                                                                          Look into One of Our
 Celebration of Lights and Casino Trip ...........................................................36                      Job Training Programs.
 Shopping at Grove City and IKEA in Pennsylvania.....................................36                                   See Pages 2 – 7
 Look for the “NEW” designation throughout this catalog.                                                                  Financial Aid Information Page 8
Explore Polaris Career Center JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
 Learn how Polaris Career Center can give you the skills you need to succeed.
                                   Job Training Programs Include the Following:
                                       • Baking & Pastry Arts
                                       • Certified Cardiographic Technician
                                       • Cosmetology Academy
                                       • Dental Assisting - Accredited
                                       • Early Child Care/Child Development Associate (CDA)
                                       • Graphic & Web Design Certification
                                       • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
                                       • Medical Assisting
                                       • Medical Billing & Coding
                                       • Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy
                                       • Nursing Assistant (STNA)
                                       • Pharmacy Technician
                                       • Phlebotomy Certification
                                       • Precision/CNC Machine Technology
                                       • Welding


                                                You’re Invited!
                                     JOB TRAINING INFORMATION NIGHTS
                                               Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:00 PM
                                                 Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:00 PM
                                                   Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:00 PM
                                       Learn more about our job training programs & career opportunities.
                                                       Meet our instructors and tour our facility.
                                             Get answers to your questions and information on financial aid,
                                         interest-free tuition payment plans, federal student loans & Pell grants.

                                                     Call today (440) 891-7600
                                                           www.polaris.edu
                                   What’s in it for You?
                                   During instruction or upon completion of any Job Training Program, you will receive:
                                       • Industry Recognized Certifications
                                       • Job Readiness Assistance – training in job seeking skills, resume writing and
                                         interviewing techniques
                                       • A Certificate of Completion (with 90% attendance and passing grades)
                                       • Job Search Assistance
                                       • College credit in selected courses

                                       For registration and financial aid information,
                                         please visit our website, www.polaris.edu.
                                                   For more information,
                                            call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697.



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Adult Education Job Training Programs
    ADULT EDUCATION JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS                                                                     JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
    The Adult Job Training Programs at Polaris Career Center are designed to prepare you for a                 INFORMATION NIGHTS
    meaningful career in today’s leading occupations.
                                                                                                                   Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:00 PM
    Each program features comprehensive, hands-on training for adults who are just starting                         Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:00 PM
    a career, who are in job transition, or who want to upgrade their existing skills to remain                      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:00 PM
    competitive. Complete a Job Training Program at Polaris Career Center and you’ll master job
    skills and concepts that will maximize your potential.                                                 For more information, call (440) 891-7600.
      For registration and financial aid information, please refer to page 8.

    Career Counseling
    Not sure which program is right for you?                                           For additional information on any of our Job Training
    Call our career counselor, Judy Whalen at (440) 891-7747.                          Programs, call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697.


    Baking & Pastry Arts (225 Hours)
    There is nothing sweeter than a career in baking and pastry arts. The Baking and Pastry Arts program at Polaris
    Career Center will provide a solid foundation in the preparation of basic skills needed for this growing industry.
    You will obtain the practical and theoretical hands-on training necessary to prepare quality bakery products.
    Topics include:
       • Preparation of various cookies,
          custards, mousses, meringues,             Schedule/Tuition
          quick breads, cakes, cupcakes,            Fall 2011
          tortes, frostings, fillings, pies, tarts,    September 12, 2011 – March 7, 2012 (approximate ending date)
          yeast breads, pre-fermented breads,          Monday & Wednesday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
          laminated doughs, chocolates, ice         Spring 2012
          creams, sorbets, and more                    March 20, 2012 – August 23, 2012 (approximate ending date)
       • Commercial food equipment                     Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
          operation                                 Tuition fee ........... $2,995
       • How to use the necessary tools to          Tuition includes textbooks, supplies and ServSafe certification test fee.
          prepare and present products
       • Introduction to ingredients, mixing methods and garnishes
       • Proper handling and storage of foods
       • Basic pastry and culinary techniques (piping, knife skills, etc.)
       • Sanitation and safety through ServSafe certification
       • Entrepreneurship
       •Customer Service
    This program is for beginners who have a true passion for baking and learning and is appropriate for those interested in starting a home-based business. Our
    students gain skills, knowledge and confidence.

                                             Certified Cardiographic Technician (230 Hours)
                                             The Certified Cardiographic Technician program at Polaris Career Center is designed to prepare students to perform
                                             non-invasive cardiac testing procedures such as electrocardiograms, Holter and telemetry monitoring, and stress testing.
                                             Cardiographic technicians work in hospitals and cardiology offices to assist physicians in the diagnosis and monitoring
                                             of heart disease. Students will receive 130 hours of classroom and lab time. In addition, students will have the
                                             opportunity to gain practical experience through a 100-hour unpaid externship in a local clinical setting. Note: Externship
                                             hours must be completed during daytime working hours, Monday through Friday. Healthcare providers require
                                             immunizations for students participating in externships. Students will be required to have a background check. Upon
                                             completion, students will be eligible for credentialing as a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) with Cardiovascular
                                             Credentialing International. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course. Proof of successful course completion (transcript
                                             or certificate of completion) is required. It is recommended that Medical Terminology and the Cardiographic Technician
                                             program not be taken concurrently.
                                              Schedule/Tuition:
                                              Fall 2011
                                                 September 7, 2011 - January 23, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                                 Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
                                              Spring 2012
                                                 February 6 - June 11, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                                 Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
                                              Tuition fee: ......... $2,995
                                              Tuition includes textbooks, supplies and certification exam fee



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                                                                                                                                     Job Training Programs
Cosmetology Academy* (1,500 Hours)                                                                               Schedule/Tuition:
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM                                                                                   September 19, 2011 – June 27, 2013 (approximate
Let the Polaris Career Center Cosmetology Academy prepare                                                        ending date)
you for a challenging career in this exciting, cutting-edge field.                                               Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gain hands-on experience in the Polaris Career Center New                                                        Tuition fee:.........$9,995
Beginnings Salon while obtaining the industry knowledge                                                          Tuition includes textbooks, tool kit with mannequins, nail kit,
necessary for your Cosmetology license.                                                                          smock and State Board exam fee.
Acquire skills commonly used in cosmetology in the following                                                     *Financial aid eligible program
areas: Dispensary operations, sanitation, reception duties and
salon management. Emphasis will be placed on the hands-on
practice of: Scalp care and hair treatments, shaping and cutting                                               Since the Cosmetology Academy is a 2-year program,
hair, styling hair, permanent waving, hair relaxing and coloring,                                              qualified students will have access to two years of
hair highlighting and toning, manicuring and pedicuring, facial treatments and               Pell Grant funds. Call the Financial Aid Coordinator at (440) 891-7668
wig and hairpiece care. Career Options (State license required): Cosmetologist,              for additional information.
color technician, perm specialist, hair cutting specialist, esthetician, nail
technician, salon owner/manager, platform artist, equipment sales.

                                                                   Dental Assisting – Accredited* (900 Hours)
                                                                   FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM
                                                                   A career as a dental assistant offers many opportunities and the field is growing faster than average
                                                                   occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As valuable members of the
                                                                   dental care team, assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality
                                                                   oral health care. In this course you’ll learn all the skills you need for entry-level employment.
                                                                     This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon completion of the
                                                                     program, students are eligible to take the National Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination.
                                                                   Skills taught include introduction to dentistry, oral health and nutrition, infection control, head and
                                                                   neck anatomy/physiology, patient care, dental charting, psychology, restorative materials, advanced
                                                                   chairside, laboratory materials, radiology, practice management, computer technology, and dental
                                                                   specialties. Dental Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through
                                                                   a 310-hour, unpaid externship (additional days may be required for the externship). Students will be
                                                                   required to have a routine physical, a criminal background check, and purchase their own uniforms.
                                                                   Immunizations will be required prior to participation in the clinical portion of the program.
 Schedule/Tuition:
    September 12, 2011 – June 28, 2012                             WorkKeys and TABE assessments are required prior to registration. Call 440-891-7697 for details.
    (approximate ending date)
    Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM                            Polaris Dental Assisting Program
                                                                     Opens the Door to Case Western Reserve University
 Tuition fee: ........ $7,995
                                                                     Polaris Career Center has an agreement with the Expanded Function Dental Assisting (EFDA)
 Tuition includes textbooks and the CDA examination fee.             Program at Case Western Reserve University. Students who successfully complete the Polaris
 *Financial aid eligible program                                     Career Center Adult Dental Assisting Program and obtain their national Certified Dental Assistant
                                                                     (CDA) credential will have the minimum two-year experience as a dental assistant in general
                                                                     dentistry requirement waived, allowing them to apply to the EFDA Program immediately.


                                                   Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate* (930 Hours)
                                                   FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (PENDING)
                                                The Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate (CDA) is the most widely recognized credential in
                                                early child care education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. At Polaris
                                                Career Center, the CDA program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the requirements for
                                                the nationally recognized CDA credential. The CDA credential is based on a core set of competency standards,
                                                which guide early care professionals as
                                                they work toward becoming qualified           Schedule/Tuition:
                                                teachers of young children. Completing        Fall 2011
                                                the CDA program will assist you in               September 19, 2011 – June 26, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                                meeting current job requirements and
                                                advancing your career and salary. The            Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
                                                CDA will also increase your knowledge         Tuition fee: .......... $6,995
                                                of early childhood education and              Tuition includes textbooks, supplies, CPR, Communicable Disease, First Aid and Child
                                                understand developmentally appropriate Abuse training and certification fee.
                                                practice. Students will receive 450           *Financial aid eligible program (PENDING)
hours of classroom training and have the opportunity to gain practical experience in
a 480-hour unpaid field experience at a local child care center. Note: Field experience
hours will vary between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. and will be determined by the child care center offering the student the field experience. Upon completion of the CDA
program, the student will be eligible for the CDA certification. Students will be required to have current immunizations and submit to a background check prior to
the field experience.


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Job Training Programs
                                                                                                                                            For open enrollment Graphic
    Graphic & Web Design Certification (600 Hours)                                                                                         Design Certifcation information
    FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (PENDING)                                                                                                        see page 19.
    This 600-hour program is designed to prepare you for employment and/or freelance
    work in the graphic design and web design fields. Topics include the basics of design,     Schedule/Tuition
    typography, color theory and basic layout; then, application in the computer software      Fall 2011
    programs: Adobe InDesign CS5 (page layout); Photoshop CS5 (photo correction,
    retouching, etc.) and Illustrator CS5 (creating and modifying vector images). Advanced           September 12, 2011 – July 14, 2012 (approximate ending date)
    classes in electronic page layout and print production will be included. Learn web               Monday – Friday, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    design through courses in HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Content Management                       Saturday, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Systems, Social Media Networks, Flash animation and more, then application with            Tuition fee ............. $5,495
    Adobe Flash CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5. An introduction to the MacIntosh class                Tuition includes textbooks and Adobe certification exam fee.
    will be included for those unfamiliar with the MacIntosh OS X operating system.             *Financial aid eligible program (PENDING)
    Prerequisite: General computer knowledge; keyboarding skills helpful. Adobe offers
    certification for the above-mentioned Adobe programs. One exam fee is included in the
    tuition. The exam is taken offsite and on a scheduled date. You will be able to choose which exam you want to take.
    OPEN ENROLLMENT Graphic Design Certification course (160 hours) see page 19.

             Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning &                                Schedule/Tuition:
              Refrigeration (HVAC/R)* (600 Hours)                                    Fall 2011
               FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM                                        DAY          August 29, 2011 – January 24, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                 The The highly trained technicians in the Heating, Ventilating,                  Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
              Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) profession maintain EVENING September 19, 2011 - May 17, 2012 (approximate ending date)
           the complex HVAC/R systems used in residential, light industrial                       Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    and commercial buildings. Trained technicians have job stability and high Spring 2012
    earning potential. The HVAC/R program at Polaris will help you access this
    growing field. This program takes place in a comprehensive classroom             DAY          February 6, 2012 – June 21, 2012 (approximate ending date)
    and practical learning environment. The course includes: Introduction to                      Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    construction and maintenance (core curriculum); HVAC/R safety related
    issues; heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration (HVAC/R);         Tuition fee .............$6,995
    heating & air conditioning installation procedures; understanding                Tuition includes textbook and certification examination fees.
    schematics; airside systems; proper venting; CFC refrigerant recovery/           *Financial aid eligible program
    recycling certification; ICE certification; duct work; electrical code &
    electrical controls; mechanical maintenance; air properties and balancing;
    heating and air conditioning diagnostic techniques; refrigeration troubleshooting, and customer service. All instructional materials, as well as the CFC refrigerant
    recovery/recycling certification and ICE test fees, are included. All students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education &
    Research (NCCER) certification in core curriculum.

    Medical Assisting* (946 Hours)
                                                                                                Schedule/Tuition:
    FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM
                                                                                                DAY          September 12, 2011 – June 28, 2012 (approximate ending date)
    There is no better time than the present to enter the healthcare field. The Medical                      Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Assisting program is a great way to gain access to this exciting profession.
    The curriculum prepares you to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory              EVENING February 13, 2012 – November 27, 2012
    procedures for employment in a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital.                                  (approximate ending date)
                                                                                                             Monday – Thursday, 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: Medical terminology,           Tuition fee .............$7,995
    anatomy and physiology; entry-level clinical skills; phlebotomy certification;
    scheduling appointments; records management/electronic medical records;                     Tuition includes textbooks, CMA and IAPS examination fees.
    medical law and ethics; entry-level ICD-9/CPT coding; health insurance claim                Qualifies for CT2 Career Technical College Credit
    forms; AED/adult/child/infant CPR; first aid/medical emergencies; computer                       *Financial aid eligible program
    skills; psychology of human behavior; employability skills; OSHA/universal
    precautions; and HIPAA/standards and guidelines.
    Medical Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 160-200 hour nonpaid externship.
    Students will be required to have a routine physical, and a criminal background check. Some healthcare systems and
    physician practices may require proof of current immunizations for students participating in externships. Students must also
    complete the Hepatitis B series prior to participation in their externships.
    The Polaris Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.
    org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).
    CAAHEP, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 553-9355.
    Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination and the
    International Academy of Phlebotomy Science (IAPS) certification examination.
    Advanced placement will only be allowed as transfer credit from an accredited institution and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    This must be arranged prior to enrollment. Credit will not be granted for experiential learning.



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                                                                                                                            Job Training Programs
Medical Billing & Coding* (900 Hours)
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM                                                                 Schedule/Tuition:
                                                                                               DAY          September 12, 2011 – June 28, 2012
                                         This 900-hour program is designed for those who                    (approximate ending date)
                                         wish to gain employment in medical billing and
                                         health information management in physician                         Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
                                         practices, outpatient clinics, billing companies      EVENING February 13, 2012 – December 20, 2012
                                         as well as a variety of other medical facilities.                  (approximate ending date)
                                         Students will develop a thorough knowledge of                      Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
                                         medical terminology, electronic medical records,      Tuition fee ............. $7,995
                                         practice management software, Microsoft Office,       Tuition includes textbooks, CBCS and CMAA examination fees.
                                         medical office administration procedures, medical      *Financial aid eligible program
                                         procedural coding, medical diagnostic coding, and
                                         reimbursement procedures. Graduates will be well
                                         prepared for entry-level positions as medical office managers, medical records technicians, or billing and coding specialists.
                                         Students will be required to complete a 180-hour externship during daytime working hours at the end of the program.
Students will be eligible to participate in the National HealthCareer Association Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist exam (CBCS) and Certified Medical
Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams. Students will be required to have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers may require immunizations for
students participating in externships.

Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy* (600 Hours)
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM
The Polaris Career Center Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy prepares candidates for police
and natural resource law enforcement officer positions and other careers that require peace officer training. This 600-
hour course is conducted under the auspices of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The instruction will be
provided by those who have experience and expertise in the field of law enforcement, natural resources, and parks
and recreation.
College Credit
Students can earn technical credits toward an Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Park Ranger Policing at
Cuyahoga Community College. In addition, credits may be obtained through Ashland University and Chancellor
University toward a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice; and through Hocking College towards an associate
degree in applied science in police science.
The Academy Training includes administration, legal, human resources, firearms, driving, subject control, first aid,
patrol, civil disorders, investigation, physical conditioning, aerosol defense spray, and expandable baton. As an
all-inclusive Academy, the following are provided for use during the program: Gun belt, holster, handgun, shotgun,
ammunition, handcuffs, duty bag, gym uniforms, polo shirt, textbook, expandable baton, aerosol defense spray,
winter jacket, baseball cap, and winter hat. Applicants must be 21 years old by the completion of the course, have
a valid driver’s license and must submit to fingerprinting, a background check and a medical examination. All state
and federal guidelines dictating the carrying of a firearm and minimum physical
fitness standards set by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission will be             Schedule/Tuition:
followed. Commissioned and open enrollment applicants will be accepted.                    September 12, 2011 – April, 2012 (exact completion date determined by
Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy (OPOTA)                               enrollment and weather; some Fridays and Sundays may be required)
Registration procedures:                                                                   Monday – Thursday & Saturday
  1. Register with first payment by Monday, August 1, 2011.                                6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (M - Th) & 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sat.)
  2. Attend mandatory orientation on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:00 PM                  Tuition fee ............. $4,995
     (students will be contacted prior to this date with the location for finger        Tuition includes uniforms, textbooks and supplies listed above.
     printing).                                                                         *Financial aid eligible program
  3. Successfully complete an initial physical fitness assessment (date to be
     determined prior to the start of the academy) - any student not passing the
     initial physical fitness assessment will be refunded in full.

Nursing Assistant (STNA) (90 Hours)
                                                                                          Schedule/Tuition:
State Tested Nursing Assistants gain employment caring for diverse patient
populations including the elderly in long-term care settings, assisted living             M - Th       8:00 AM - 1:15 PM August 1 – 30, 2011
facilities, home care environments and hospitals. Our program is State-approved T & Th 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM September 1 – November 9, 2011
and consists of mandatory attendance for classroom/clinical hours. The STNA               (no class 10/13)
exam is included in the fee and is offered to our students after successful               M - Th       8:00 AM – 1:15 PM September 12 – October 11, 2011
completion of the program. Medicare approved Home Health Aide Certification               M - Th       8:00 AM – 1:15 PM October 24 – November 22, 2011
and American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification is also             M - Th       4:00 PM – 9:15 PM October 24 – November 22, 2011
included. The 2-step Mantoux TB test is required before class begins. The course Tuition fee .................$995
will cover, but is not limited to, the following: Personal protective equipment, use Tuition includes textbook, CPR fees and STNA test fee.
of a gait belt for transfers and ambulation, toileting residents, use of a bedpan,
assisting with dressing/feeding, personal care skills, including mouth care,
perineal care, and bathing/hair care, as well as vital signs--temperatures, pulse,
respiration and blood pressure. Please call 440-891-7697 for an information packet prior to registration.

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Job Training Programs
    Pharmacy Technician* (600 Hours)
    FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM                                                               Schedule/Tuition:
                                              The Pharmacy Technician program might              EVENING
                                              be your prescription for success! This                September 19, 2011 – June 30, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                              program prepares students for jobs in retail          Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
                                              pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes.           DAY
                                              Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed                  February 13, 2012 – December 6, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                              pharmacists to provide medication and other           Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
                                              health care products. Pharmacy Technician          Tuition fee ............. $5,995
                                              students will have the opportunity to gain         Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.
                                              practical experience through an externship.
                                                                                                  *Financial aid eligible program
                                              The program prepares students to take the
                                              Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
                                              The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following: Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology,
                                              pharmacy practice and technology, pharmaceutical terminology and calculations, medication dispensing, drug storage,
                                              office skills, recordkeeping, pharmaceutical techniques, pharmacy law and ethics, communication skills, customer
                                              service, computer technology, OSHA, HIPAA, inventory control, billing and reimbursement, health insurance claim
                                              forms, employability skills, sterile admixtures preparation, extemporaneous compounding, and ambulatory pharmacy
                                              externship. Students will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening, and purchase their own
                                              uniforms. Some healthcare systems, physician practices, and/or pharmacies may require immunizations for students
                                              participating in externships.

                                       Phlebotomy Certification (252 Hours)
                                         Students will be trained to perform a
                                         variety of blood collection methods              Schedule/Tuition:
                                         using proper techniques and precautions          FALL September 19, 2011 – February 8, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                         including: Vacuum collection devices,                       Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
                                         syringes, capillary skin puncture, and           SPRING February 27, 2012 – July 5, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                         butterfly needles on adults. Emphasis will                  Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
                                         be placed on infection prevention, proper        Tuition fee ............. $2,995
                                         patient identification, test requirements,       Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.
                                         proper labeling of specimens and quality
                                         assurance. Students will be taught specimen
                                         handling and processing. Both classroom instruction and clinical experience during a 100-hour externship at a healthcare facility
                                         will provide an opportunity for the student to gain the skill and knowledge necessary to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician
    (CPT) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (exam fee included). Note: Clinical hours will be scheduled during the day and students will be placed in clinical
    assignments as space is available. Students will be required to purchase their own uniforms and have a criminal background check. Healthcare providers and labs
    require immunizations for students participating in externships. Students are required to have received the first Hepatitis B vaccination prior to the first day of
    class. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology course. Proof of successful course completion (transcript or certificate of completion) is required. It is recommended
    that Medical Terminology and the Phlebotomy Certification program not be taken concurrently. WorkKeys assessment is required prior to registration. Call 440-
    891-7697 for details.


       Practical Nursing Program                                                   Interview/application fee: $50 (non-refundable);
       (1200 Hours)                                                                Administrative seat fee: $500 (non-refundable)
                                                                                   Textbooks, uniforms and supplies fees: $2,000* (non-refundable)
       Successful completion of this 1200-hour certified Practical
       Nursing program allows the individual to take the State                     Tuition: $9,900* *Tuition and fees subject to change.
       Board licensure examination for practical nursing. The full                 Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits available
       time program starts in August and the part-time program                     to those who qualify.
       starts in October. Admission Requirements: High
       school diploma/GED, foreign graduates/GED, successful                       Nursing Pre-Entrance Test (3 Hours)
       completion of nursing pre-entrance test (see below),                        The pre-entrance WorkKeys test (3 hours) consists of math, reading
       submitting an application with supporting documentation                     and locating information. Register online at www.cvccworks.com or by
       after successful completion of pre-entrance test,                           calling 440.746.8200. Fee: $50
       mandatory enrollment meeting, acceptable fingerprinting,                          Wed.      Sept. 7      1:00   PM
       background check (BCII & FBI) and physical exam, CPR                              Tues.     Sept. 20     9:00   AM or 4:00 PM
       card/AHA healthcare provider. Location: Cuyahoga                                  Tues.     Sept. 20     4:00   PM
       Valley Career Center, Brecksville, Ohio. For more                                 Mon.      Oct. 17      9:30   AM
       information or to register call: 440-746-8200.                                    Mon.      Oct. 17      1:00   PM




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                                                                                                                       Job Training Programs
Precision/CNC Machine Technology* (600 Hours)                                       Schedule/Tuition:
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM                                                         September 26, 2011 – June 28, 2012 (approximate ending date)
Be prepared to enter the high-pay, high-tech field of precision machining.             Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Journeyman machinists, die makers, mold makers and CNC programmers/
operators enjoy stable employment in the dynamic environment of                     Tuition fee ............ $6,995
manufacturing. Individuals considering careers in all aspects of manufacturing      Tuition includes textbooks, Tooling U and examination fees.
will benefit. All participants will be given the opportunity to earn Level          *Financial aid eligible program
1 credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.
(NIMS). This hands-on curriculum includes applied mathematics, blueprint
interpretation, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing; project work on lathes,
mills, surface grinders; CNC/CAD/CAM fundamentals; manufacturing safety
and job planning; hand tools and drilling machines; inspection instruments
and quality control; metallurgy and heat treating;
web-based instruction in partnership with Tooling
U. This course work has been approved by the
Bureau of Apprenticeship Training for existing
company-sponsored apprenticeship programs.
                                                     National Institute for Metal
                                                           Working Skills




                                                    Welding* (600 Hours)
                                                    FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE                 Schedule/Tuition:
                                                    PROGRAM                                   September 19, 2011 – May 31, 2012 (approximate ending date)
                                                   Highly trained technicians in the          Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
                                                   welding and fabricating field maintain, Tuition fee ............ $6,995
                                                   repair and produce the products used    Tuition includes textbooks and test fees.
                                                   in the manufacturing, structural,         *Financial aid eligible program
                                                   and fabrication industries. Qualified
                                                   welding and metal fabricating
                                                   technicians are in demand, have job stability, and have
                                                   high earning potential.
                                                   Become a trained technician in the welding, fabricating
                                                   and metallurgical trades and gain access to a growing and demanding field. This program takes
                                                   place in a comprehensive classroom and state-of-the art welding lab. It is designed to teach you practical
                                                   applications and theory related to the welding trade, while preparing you for the American Welding Society
                                                   (AWS) certifications and exams. The National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
                                                   credentials may also be achieved.
The course includes Introduction to Construction and Maintenance (Core Curriculum); welding safety; blueprint fundamentals; reading welding symbols;
oxyacetylene utting, welding, and brazing; base metal preparations; weld quality; SMAW (shielded metal arc welding or stick welding); SMAW equipment and
setup; SMAW electrodes and selection; SMAW groove welds with backing; SMAW open v-groove welds; SMAW open-root pipe welds; SMAW vertical welding;
plasma arc cutting; basic GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding, TIG); basic GMAW (gas metal arc welding, MIG); theory, welding and machine operation.
All instructional materials and welding helmets are included. Students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for Construction Education & Research
(NCCER) Certification in Core Curriculum and Welding Level 1 and may also be eligible to earn Americian Welding Society (AWS) certifications.



  In accordance with Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and
  the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Polaris Joint Vocational School
  District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race,
  color, age, national origin, veteran status or disability in its educational
  programs, activities, services or employment policies. Inquiries or
  complaints concerning discriminatory treatment should be directed to
  the appropriate compliance officer at (440) 891-7600.




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Registration/Financial Aid Information
    REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
    Requirements for Enrollment in a Job Training Program:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Tuition payment due at the time of registration (for details see Tuition Payment Plan information in Registration Information section)
    • Pre-admission testing required for Dental Assisting and Phlebotomy Certification
    Note: Please be aware that many occupations require background checks and drug testing prior to employment.

     Financial Aid                                                                                     9. Loan funds will be first applied toward outstanding tuition costs for the
     The following financial aid options exist to cover all or part of your                               current disbursement period. Any balance of funds will be refunded to the
     training tuition:                                                                                    student. Students will be notified when refund checks are available.
              • Pell Grant                                                                          The Pell Grant and William D. Ford Federal Student Loans are each disbursed in
              • William D. Ford Student Loan                                                        two separate payments. One half of each award will be disbursed in the Fall and
              • Interest-Free Tuition Payment Plan                                                  one half will be disbursed in the Spring, depending on the class start date. Polaris
                                                                                                    Career Center adheres to the policies and procedures established by the U.S.
     Your financial aid must be confirmed with Pat Carter, Financial Aid                            Department of Education, the Auditor of the State of Ohio, and the Treasurer’s
     Coordinator (440-891-7668) before registration can be initiated.                               Office for all disbursements. Loan funds will be first applied toward tuition
     All financial aid recipients will be required to come to Polaris Career Center,                costs for the disbursement period. Any balance of funds will be refunded to the
     Adult Education office to register and complete a Tuition Agreement. A valid                   students. Students will be notified when refund checks are available.
     MasterCard or Visa must be presented at the time of registration and will be                   Registration Information (440-891-7600)
     kept on file for collateral purposes.
                                                                                                       • Registration may be completed via phone, in person, or on-line if payment is made in
     Instructions for Applying for the Pell Grant:                                                        full with a VISA or MasterCard.
        1. Students must apply online for the 2011-2012 Pell Grant at:                              Tuition Payment Plan
           www.fafsa.ed.gov (The Polaris Career Center school code                                    • An interest free tuition payment plan is offered by the Adult Education
           is 016745).                                                                                   Department for Job Training or Short-Term Training Programs.
        2. Contact Pat Carter (440-891-7668) 3-5 days after submitting the FAFSA                         Students may visit Polaris Career Center, Monday thru Friday from
           to confirm financial aid eligibility award amounts.                                           8:30AM – 3:30PM to complete a payment plan and register. Please note –
     Pell Grant Information                                                                              first payment will be due at time of registration.
        • The maximum award for 2011-2012 is $5,550 for a 900-clock hour                              • The cost of the program will be divided into payments (depending on the
          program and $3,700 for a 600-clock hour program.                                               length of the class) with an initial payment due at the time of registration.
        • Award amounts are based on the student’s EFC (Expected Family                               • A valid MasterCard or Visa must be on file when the Tuition Payment Plan
          Contribution) calculated from the previous year’s income information                           arrangements are made with the Adult Education Office.
          submitted on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).                          • Polaris offers, at no additional cost, an automatic payment option for
        • Pell Grant awards are applied to the student’s tuition account when                            payments to be deducted on the student’s MasterCard or VISA on payment
          enrolling in a full-time job training program meeting 600 or 900 clock hours.                  due dates.
        • Students are required to self-pay the balance of the tuition not covered by                 • Monthly payments are due the 1st of each month beginning with the month
          the Pell Grant or other type of financial aid.                                                 the program begins, except for the following:
        • All Pell Grant funds are applied directly to tuition. The Pell Grant does not             Nursing Assistant STNA – 2nd payment is due 1 week after class begins
          have to be repaid.                                                                        Discounts
        • To remain eligible for Pell Grant funds, a full-time student must maintain satisfactory   Discounts (only one discount from the following may be applied)
          academic progress (C average) in addition to a minimum of 90% attendance.
          Students not in compliance will be responsible for paying the portion of                     • Residents and/or high school graduates from the following communities are
          financial aid expected to be received.                                                         given a $100 discount on any of the Job Training Programs:
                                                                                                             Berea            Fairview Park           Olmsted Falls
     Instructions for Applying for William D. Ford
     Federal Student Loans                                                                                   Brook Park       Middleburg Heights      Olmsted Township
        1. Complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA.                                                                     Brooklyn         North Olmsted           Strongsville
        2. Visit www.studentloans.gov.                                                                 • Polaris Career Center GED graduates are given a $100 discount on any of
                                                                                                         the Job Training Programs.
        3. Sign in with your FAFSA PIN.
        4. Carefully read the information provided regarding the loan process,                      Cancellation Policy
           subsidized and unsubsidized loans, processing fees, interest rates, and                  A $100 cancellation fee will be withheld from all program refunds. Books and supplies
           repayment.                                                                               are non-refundable. Withdrawal from a Job Training or Short-Term Training
        5. Complete “Entrance Counseling.”                                                          Program prior to completion is considered official on the date the student
        6. Complete and submit the “Master Promissory Note” (MPN).                                  notifies the Adult Education Administrator. Fees will continue until notification
        7. Contact Pat Carter (440-891-7668), Financial Aid Coordinator, 3-5 days                   is made.
           after the MPN has been submitted, to confirm loan approval and to certify                1098-T Tax Forms
           the amount you want to borrow.                                                           1098-T forms will be provided to students enrolled in 600-hour or longer programs.
        8. Complete “Exit Counseling” before the last loan disbursement.


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                                                                                                            Career Planning/Child Care
CAREER PLANNING                                                                  CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION
Career Counseling                                                                 CHILD CARE
Are you trying to make a career decision or seeking a new career? Call our
career counselor, Judy Whalen, at 440-891-7747 for a free consultation.          Child Care Provider In-Service Training
To schedule a standardized written survey which will determine your interests,   Polaris Adult Education offers classes that qualify for the required training
values and aptitudes for a variety of occupations, call our career counselor,    hours necessary for staff members employed in licensed child care centers as
Judy Whalen, at 440-891-7747. A discussion of your results, and links to         well as home day care centers. Formal child care educational hours required
possible occupations, is included. Cost: $89                                     for Step Up to Quality or to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential
                                                                                 (CDA) are available.




                                                                                 ODJFS, ODE and CDA certificates are issued for Child Abuse Recognition
                                                                                 & Prevention, Communicable Disease, First Aid, Heartsaver CPR and Child
                                                                                 Development and Related classes.
                                                                                 Call 440-891-7600 for a flyer with complete details or go to www.polaris.edu
                                                                                 (click on adult education/course listings/certificate & continuing education/
FREE Resume Workshops (2 hrs.)                                                   child care-in-service/course descriptions).
In these tough times you need to have a quality resume just to get your foot
in the door. Each workshop includes general resume information, resume
critique, job seeking skills and advice, and an introduction to job seekers’
resources via the Polaris Career Center Web site. Join us on the following
dates to learn the latest resume trends:
      Th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sept. 22, 2011
      T      1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Nov. 1, 2011
Call (440) 891-7600 now to register!
Job Hunting Made Easy!
Connect to the Job Market (7 hrs.)
Are you seeking a new career or looking to change careers? Get the tools
needed for a successful job search in this hands-on course taught by a labor
market expert. Learn the Internet resources available to choose your career
until ultimately linking you to employers and that job! Topics include career
exploration/decision making, job search tools including interviews and
resumes, connecting to the hidden job market and more!!
   Th      6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 8 & 15, 2011
   M       6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Dec. 15 & 22, 2011
Class fee $15.............Materials fee $0...............Total $15




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Health & Fitness/Quality
     CERTIFICATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION
      HEALTH & FITNESS                                                                    QUALITY
     CPR Classes                                                                         AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY (ASQ)
     To view the schedule and to register go to www.polaris.edu. Click on adult          Each of the following Refresher courses will prepare students for
     education/registration/child care in-service or call (440) 891-7710 for more        the corresponding ASQ exams. For exam-specific content (body of
     information.                                                                        knowledge), visit the ASQ website at www.asq.org/certification or
                                                                                         www.asqcleveland.com.
     Introduction to Electronic Health Records
     (15 hrs.)                                                                           Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
     Students will learn about the use of ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR)                (24 hrs.)
     in healthcare including EHR documentation basics. They will also learn                 M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 1 – Sept. 26, 2011 (no class 9/5)
     terminology and examine security issues associated with EHRs. Students              Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
     should be experienced with the use of Window-based software. [One college           Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
     credit is available through an articulation agreement with Lakeland Community
     College for an additional fee.]                                                     Certified Quality Technician (CQT) (24 hrs.)
        Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Oct. 8 - 22, 2011                                             T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 9 – Sept. 27, 2011
     Class fee $205 .........Materials fee $140 ..........Total $345                     Class fee $460 .........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
     *Payment plan available                                                             Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
     Medical Terminology/Introduction to                                                 Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) (24 hrs.)
     Anatomy & Physiology (48 hrs.)                                                         M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 1 – Sept. 26, 2011 (no class 9/5)
     Your success in the healthcare field requires a working knowledge of the            Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
     language and medical terminology. Basic information about the structures and
     functions of each body system is presented to aid in mastering the meaning          Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
     and spelling of thousands of medical terms and abbreviations.                       Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational
        Th     6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 15, 2011 – Jan. 26, 2012                          Excellence (CMQ/OE) (24 hrs.)
        (no class 11/17, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29)
                                                                                            Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Aug. 6 – Sept. 24, 2011 (no class 9/3)
     Class fee $425 .......... Materials fee $100 .........Total $525
                                     *Payment plan available                             Class fee $460 .........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
                                                                                         Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
                                  Personal Training
                                  National Certification                                 Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (33 hrs.)
                                  (36 hrs.)                                                 T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 13 – Nov. 29, 2011(no class 10/25)
                                     Whether a career move or for your own personal      Class fee $530 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $645 (ASQ members)
                                     knowledge, get all the information you need         Class fee $580 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $695 (Non-members)
                                     to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This
                                     challenging course is taught over a 6-week          Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
                                     period for better retention and skill competency.   (24 hrs.)
                                     The National Exam is held on the last session.         M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 3 – Nov. 21, 2011
                                     Fifteen hours of “hands on” practical training      Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
                                     prepares you to actually work with clients one      Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee$115 ...........Total $625 (Non-members)
     on one. Also, fifteen hours of lectures include, but are not limited to, anatomy,
     exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, etc. Proof of CPR/AED and         Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (24 hrs.)
     an additional 30-hour internship will prepare you to work successfully in the          Th     6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 29 – Dec. 1, 2011
     fitness field. This is a great opportunity to network with employers, while            (no class 11/17 & 24)
     getting valuable experiences. No Discounts.                                         Class fee $460 .........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
         T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 13 –Oct. 20, 2011                                 Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
         Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 5 – Dec. 17, 2011 (no class 11/26)
     Class fee $499 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $599                    Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)
     *Payment plan available                                                             (24 hrs.)
     Personal Training Certification Information Nights                                     Th     6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 29 – Dec. 1, 2011
         Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6:00 PM                                               (no class 11/17 & 24)
         Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:00 PM                                               Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $575 (ASQ members)
                                                                                         Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $625 (Non-members)
                                                                                         Certified Quality Improvement Associate
         Popular classes fill up fast!                                                   (CQIA) (18 hrs.)
          Enroll early and get the class you want.                                          Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 15 – Nov. 19, 2011
                                                                                         Class fee $350 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $465 (ASQ members)
        Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at                          Class fee $400 ..........Materials fee $115 ..........Total $515 (Non-members)
                           www.polaris.edu                                               Certification review courses are an effective means of review for people who
                                                                                         have the basic skills and knowledge and are not intended to build that skill
                                                                                         or knowledge for an applicant without any experience and do not assure
                                                                                         any level of performance on an exam.
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                                                                                                                                                       Quality
 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY (ASQ)                                              Design of Experiments (DOE): BH2 Full Skill Set
                                                                                 Methods and Tools (24 hrs.)
 CERTIFICATION TEST DATES                                                        SQC / SPC can take you only so far in improving performance. You need DOE
 Certification Test Site:                                                        to understand the effects of variables and their interactions, to find the “sweet
 Polaris Career Center                                                           spots” where performance is optimized, and variation is minimized. Custom
 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Hts., Ohio                                       Excel file will be provided. Key topics covered: Learn how to structure a
 Exam Format:                                                                    range of experiments, from quickly organized, simple “back of the envelope”
 All examinations consist of multiple-choice questions that are carefully        plans to the more complex ones focused on minimizing experimental effort;
 designed, reviewed for correctness, and computer scored and analyzed to         learn how to analyze the resulting data in relation to single and multiple
 properly determine the degree of comprehension of the prescribed body           objective goals; DOE from highly useful back of an envelope methods through
 of knowledge. The Certified Quality Manager exam also contains two              to PC applications; Excel tools to automate data entry and analysis; real-life
 constructed response or essay questions.                                        examples and hands-on experiments; how to do full and fractional factorial
                                                                                 experiments; multi-objective desirability analysis; brief discussion of Response
 Application Deadlines:                                                          Surface Methodology (RSM). Text included: BH2: An Introduction to Design
 The application deadlines are approximately 1 ½ months before                   of Experiments—A Simplified Approach.
 examination dates. Application deadline means that information must be in          T       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 2 – Sept. 20, 2011
 the office of ASQ, 611 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005,
 before that date (no exceptions).                                               Class fee $499 ..........Materials fee $40 ............Total $539

  Exam                                  Application Deadline* Exam Date          ANOVA for Quality Applications (4 hrs.)
                                                                                 Learn the basis of this powerful analytical method, used in GR&R,
  Certified Calibration Technician      October 14, 2011      December 3, 2011   measurement uncertainty, and evaluation of treatment differences. Custom
  (CCT)                                                                          Excel file will be provided.
  Certified Manager of Quality          August 12, 2011       October 1, 2011       M       6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 14, 2011
  Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)       October 14, 2011      December 3, 2011   Class fee $85.............Materials fee $81 ............Total $166

  Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)      October 14, 2011      December 3, 2011   Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
                                                                                 (12 hrs.)
  Certified Quality Improvement         October 14, 2011      December 3, 2011
  Associate (CQIA)                                                               This course is designed for those using ASME Y14.5. Class consists of the
                                                                                 interpretation and use of the GD&T symbols used on engineering drawings.
  Certified Quality Inspector (CQI)     August 12, 2011       October 1, 2011       Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Sept. 10 - 24, 2011
  Certified Quality Technician (CQT) August 12, 2011          October 1, 2011    Class fee $255 ..........Materials fee $50 ............Total $305
  Certified Six Sigma Black Belt        August 12, 2011       October 1, 2011    “How To” Develop A Process Based Quality
  (CSSBB)                                                                        Management System (4 hrs.)
  Certified Six Sigma Green Belt        October 14, 2011      December 3, 2011   If you are currently looking to become ISO 9001:2008 or TS 16949 certified,
  (CSSGB)                                                                        this class is for you. Learn how to develop a Process Based QMS (Quality
                                                                                 Management System) that will not only help your company to be compliant
 For additional information on ASQ Certification, call ASQ National at 1-800-    but also to define and develop meaningful measures of effectiveness for your
 248-1946, email at asq@asq.org or visit the ASQ websites: www.asq.org or        QMS. A Process Based QMS will allow your company to move to the next level
 www.asqcleveland.org.                                                           by measuring what is meaningful as defined by your Core Business Processes.
                                                                                 This is a hands on class. The first day will be mostly instruction, followed by
 Call Mark Netzel at (216) 906-9075 for information about refresher courses.     some “homework” and day 2 will be a roll up your sleeves day to develop your
                                                                                 QMS for your organization.
                                                                                     Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Dec. 10, 2011
 QUALITY CLASSES (NON-CERTIFICATION)                                             Class fee $85.............Materials fee $0...............Total $85
AlAG FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)                                    Introduction to Gage R & R (4 hrs.)
(4 hrs.)                                                                         This course covers the basic knowledge required to conduct and interpret gage
This course describes the process of establishing Design FMEAs, Process          repeatability and reproducibility (R & R) studies. Class consists of theory with
FMEAs and Process Control Plans and the linkage between them to drive            some hands-on application.
continuous improvement activities.                                                  Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 22, 2011
   Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 22, 2011                                          Class fee $85.............Materials fee $190 ..........Total $275
Class fee $85.............Materials fee $190 ..........Total $275
                                                                                 Lean Six Sigma (24 hrs.)
Design of Experiments (DOE): Factorial Power                                     This course covers basic knowledge and tools used for the continuous
Tools (4 hrs.)                                                                   improvement methodology of Lean Six Sigma. Class consists of theory with
Learn how to do important full and partial factorial experiments. Custom Excel   some hands-on application. Upon completion of the class, students should be
file will be provided.                                                           able to lead and participate in a Lean Six Sigma program.
    M       6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 26, 2011                                       Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 15 - Nov. 19, 2011
Class fee $85.............Materials fee $45 ............Total $130               Class fee $499 ..........Materials fee $75 ............Total $574




                The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls,
                              Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.                                               11
                                                                                                              Registration: (440) 891-7600
Quality/Lean/Business/Marketing
     ISO 9001:2008 Basic Introduction (2 hrs.)                                           Chemical Operator Certificate Program - Online
     This overview will provide a basic understanding of the fundamentals of             Learn the valuable skills
     ISO9001:2008. Areas of discussion will include the process flow concept, the        necessary to work as a Chemical
     importance of management’s involvement, continuous improvement efforts,             Operator without having to leave
     and the various elements required. This open forum class will give you the          home or while working full-time.
     opportunity to openly discuss your concerns and/or implementation needs. A          The online Chemical Operator
     Quick Reference Guide to ISO9001:2008 is included.                                  program will prepare you for a
        Th     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 22, 2011                                          highly skilled and well-paying job
        Th     6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 27, 2011                                           in the chemical industry.
     Class fee $70.............Materials fee $5...............Total $75                  The chemical processing industry
      LEAN                                                                               is anticipating a severe shortage
                                                                                         of skilled technicians as an increasing number of current employees near
     Five S (2.5 hrs.)                                                                   retirement, and existing plants are being modernized with state-of-the-art
     The basic lean techniques of Five S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and     equipment and processing methods. The chemical operator of today and
     sustain), visual control and error proofing have been successfully applied in       tomorrow must possess advanced knowledge of mechanical, electrical and
     manufacturing for years…but they can also be used in a variety of service           chemical processes, and have a solid background in math, science and
     industries, including hospitality, health care, and even your own home or office.   computer skills to understand and solve problems relating to equipment
     Learn the foundations of Lean and simple tools that will help keep you focused      and performance. In addition, the chemical operator must have the skills to
     on your customer and maximize your productivity.                                    be an effective team player and be able to communicate with all levels of
                                                                                         plant management. With our certificate program, all this and more can be
        W       6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 21, 2011                                         accomplished. With the help of industry representatives, the curriculum has
     Class fee $60.............Materials fee $5...............Total $65                  been tailored to teach the skills that new and existing employees need.
     Lean Concepts: An Introduction (2.5 hrs.)                                           Polaris Career Center, in partnership with Washington State Community
                                                                                         College, is offering this 45-credit hour program which consists of courses
     Lean provides manufacturers and service organizations with a systematic             covering basic mechanical systems, fundamental safety, health and
     approach to identify and eliminate waste. The course will introduce the             environmental issues, basic math and science, workplace communications,
     underlying principles of lean including the seven types of waste, continuous        and the computer and Internet skills necessary for online learning.
     improvement and reduction of variation, as well as some do’s and don’ts to          This exciting career opportunity begins when you enroll in the Introduction to
     consider with lean implementation. Come discover how some simple, low cost          Chemical Operator course. Classes are starting in the fall.
     techniques can cut your costs, improve your quality, involve your employees
     and focus your entire organization on your customer.                                   For more information about the Chemical Operator program, call Elaine Byrd at
        W      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 5, 2011                                               440-891-7697 or email ebyrd@polaris.edu.
     Class fee $60.............Materials fee $5...............Total $65
                                                                                         BUSINESS / MARKETING
     Lean Concepts: Advanced (5 hrs.)
     This class will take a deep dive into the lean principles of the seven types            Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
     of waste, continuous improvement, standardized work, Five S framework,                 or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
     workplace organization, five why’s, just-in-time and team concept. Learn how                Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
     these concepts come together to form a systematic approach to improve the
     quality, cost, morale and customer focus of your business. The class will also
     include a detailed discussion on how to successfully implement                                           Accounting I with Payroll
     these concepts so that they become a way of doing business                                               (24 hrs.)
     and not a discarded “program of the month.” If your prior Lean
     efforts have fallen short or stalled, or if you have been hesitant to                                    This course covers the accounting cycle and the
     implement this key strategy, you can no longer afford to ignore it.                                      basic principles of accounting for a service business:
                                                                                                              Journalizing, posting, debit and credit transactions, trial
        M, W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 10 & 12, 2011                                                             balance and worksheet, preparing necessary financial
     Class fee $135 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $165                                        statements, depreciation, adjusting and closing entries,
     Need Help Implementing a Lean Business System                                                            personal services transactions, bank reconciliation, and
     at Your Organization?                                                                                    payroll.
     We can help you maximize Lean’s advantages for your                                                      T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 – Oct. 13, 2011
     organization. For additional information contact Nada Koury at                                           Class fee $245 ......... Materials fee $150........Total $395
     440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.                                                                      *Payment plan available
                                                                                                              Accounting II (18 hrs.)
                                                                                                                 This course is a continuation of Accounting I and covers
                                                                                                                 the accounting cycle for a merchandising business.
                                                                                                                 Topics include using special journals, accounts receivable
                                                                                         and accounts payable ledgers, adjusting and closing entries, and financial
                                                                                         statements for a merchandising business. Prerequisite: Accounting I.
                                                                                            T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 18 – Nov. 8, 2011 (no class 10/25)
                                                                                         Class fee $195 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $195




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                                                                                                     Business/Marketing/Management
Certified Bookkeeper (CB) Program (62.5 hrs.)                                        Making Money Working From Home; Part 2 –
Certification for Professional Bookkeepers                                           Social Media, Internet Marketing and Writing
Increase your earning potential, enhance your standing as a professional             Ads (3.5 hrs.)
and give yourself an edge in the job market by becoming a Certified                  Learn the secrets of copywriting pros. Write ads that will attract customers
Bookkeeper. The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)                to your site and your products or services! Create your own FREE website in
has established a professional certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB)          in class using MS Office Live. Bring traffic to your website so customers will
credential. By successfully passing three separate examinations and signing          buy, not just visit. Explore marketing your product or services using the latest
a written code of ethics, bookkeepers with at least two years’ related work          social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. Optimize your website
experience (accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and other                with Internet 2.0 marketing techniques and eBay marketing including Niche
bookkeeping related occupations) earn the right to put “CB” after their              Markets. Participants must be familiar with email, the Internet and Windows
name. The experience requirement may be completed before or after the                Operating Systems.
examinations. A CB has the proven skills and knowledge to carry out all key             Sat 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Oct. 1, 2011
accounting functions through the adjusted trial balance for small- to medium-           Sat 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Nov. 5, 2011
sized businesses. This program will prepare you for the national Certified           Class fee $55.............Materials fee $10 ............Total $65
Bookkeeper examination. The following topics are covered: Adjusting entries
(accruals and deferrals), correction of accounting errors (includes the bank         Insurance Claims Subrogation (16 hrs.)
reconciliation), book and tax depreciation, payroll—paying wages, withholding,       A professional claims management course that focuses on the basic
depositing, and reporting taxes using the basic forms (W-2, 941, 940, 8109),         principles of insurance and health care claims subrogation. The curriculum
recording and costing out merchandise inventory, and internal controls and           covers areas that lead to becoming knowledgeable and effective in the
fraud prevention. Prerequisite: Academic background in basic principles of           subrogation profession. The course is for people who specifically want to
accounting. Textbooks included. Exam fees are not included.                          work as Insurance and Health Claims Subrogators or Legal Debt Collectors.
Certified Bookkeeper Information Night, Monday, August 29, 2011, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM   Participants will acquire the skills needed to investigate, evaluate, negotiate
   M, W 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 12 – Dec. 7, 2011 (no class 11/23)                   and settle claims promptly and fairly from inception to conclusion and present
Class fee $ 675 .........Materials fee $220 ..........Total $895                     subrogation demands.
*Payment plan available                                                                 M, W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 12 – Oct. 5, 2011
                                                                                     Class fee $ 350 .........Materials fee $25 ............Total $375
Notary Public: How to Become a Notary Public                                         *Payment plan available
(1.5 hrs.)
Learn how to become a Notary Public. This attorney-taught seminar will cover:        WEB 2.0 Internet Entrepreneurship
What does a Notary do? Can I get rich notarizing signatures and documents?           (32 hrs.)
How do I become a Notary Public? What is a Notary Public’s liability?                This course will explore the principles and components for launching
Additional topics include the Notary application process, the Notary test, and       a successful entrepreneurial business on the Internet. The course will
renewing your Notary License.                                                        cover important topics related to Internet Entrepreneurship, including key
   W      7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 21, 2011                                           entrepreneurial models, business concept development, opportunity analysis,
Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25                   advanced search marketing techniques, understanding user behavior, and
                                                                                     creating a viable Internet model. Students will work with an existing business
How to Manage Your Boss (2 hrs.)                                                     and prepare a plan for their own business. Students will have the opportunity
In today’s competitive marketplace, learning to manage your boss is not only         to study successful entrepreneurs, to hear from experts in the Venture Capital
good business, but might be a key survival skill. Learn some basic techniques        field, and to create an original business plan.
that will help you to better navigate this all important relationship.                   T      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 6, 2011 – Jan. 10, 2012
   W       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 9, 2011                                                (no class 10/25, 12/20, 12/27)
Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                   Class fee $645 ..........Materials fee $50 ............Total $695
                                                                                     *Payment plan available
Make Money Working From Home: Part I – Turn
Your Ideas Into Cash (3 hrs.)                                                        Social Media and Branding (6 hrs.)
Are you confused by “get rich” schemes? Find out what works and what                 In today’s market, it is all about how your audience perceives you and your
doesn’t.                                                                             exposure. Branding your business, your product, or even yourself, is one of the
                                                                                     most important things you can do to be successful. Utilizing social media tools,
    • Find out about real people who are making money with unusual                   you will learn how to increase your exposure, discover you target audience
       home businesses (You can too!)                                                and begin your marketing campaign based on your brand. You will learn how
    • 7 little-known techniques for creating profitable business ideas               to brand yourself, your business, or your product based on theory, discussions
    • See Web sites of ordinary people making thousands on the Internet.             and research done in class. Prerequisite: Photoshop experience is a plus but
                                                                                     is not required.
    • Learn about trademarks, copyrights and the tax ID # you will need
                                                                                        T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 20 & 22, 2011
    • Create a business plan for your startup business                                  W,Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 2 & 3, 2011
    • How to write and publish your own book                                         Class fee $185 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $185
    • Can you make money on eBay? A lot of people do!
    • Receive a CD with all items covered in this workshop.
   Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 1, 2011
   Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nov. 5, 2011
Class fee $55.............Materials fee $20 ............Total $75




                The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls,
                              Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.                                                  13
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Management/Online Courses
      MANAGEMENT                                                                         Project Management Fundamentals (12 hrs.)
                                                                                         Leading Successful Projects enables managers to identify and work with the
         Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization             key variables that impact how projects are defined, planned and implemented.
        or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,           The program also focuses on the interpersonal skills managers must use to
             Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.                   win and maintain the commitment, enthusiasm and support of the project
                                                                                         team. The course includes the following: Getting Started - Getting Ready -
                                                                                         Building An Action Plan - Executing and Closing.
     Essential Skills of Leadership (6 hrs.)                                                M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 9 – 21, 2011
     While great benefit plans and good salaries may attract and retain employees,       Class fee $265 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $365
     effective first-line managers are what it takes to retain the best employees.       *Payment plan available
     First-line managers, and the leadership skills they possess, can determine
     not only whether an individual stays with an organization, but also how much        Microsoft Project 2010 (12 hrs.)
     that individual contributes to the organization’s success. Essential Skills of      This 2-level course (taught back to back) is designed for a person who has
     Leadership builds a foundation that enables team leaders to manage their            an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for
     team toward a shared goal: achieving the organization’s strategic objectives.       creating and modifying project plan, and who needs a tool to manage those
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 & 22, 2011                                      project plans. Prerequisite: Project Management is encouraged but not
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 6 & 8, 2011                                         mandatory.
     Class fee $135 ..........Materials fee $50 ............Total $185                      M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2011
                                                                                         Class fee $235 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $265
     Essential Skills of Communicating (6 hrs.)
     “Great contributors do not automatically transform into great leaders.”             Distribution and Logistics Management
     The leadership skill level of first-line managers affects team member retention,    (12 hrs.)
     overall productivity, even profitability. This relationship between team leader     Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function.
     and team member is critical to an organization’s success. A strong relationship     Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands,
     built on mutual trust and respect begins with effective communication. For          ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound
     this reason, team leader effectiveness depends on the leader’s ability to           shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives.
     communicate. This is true regardless of the type of organization, department,       This course will show you how to achieve success in logistics through a
     team members or leader’s personality. To manage is to communicate.                  combination of strategies and tactics. All elements of distribution and logistics
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 4 & 6, 2011                                         management will be covered. The course will also address key technology
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 13 & 15, 2011                                       issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic
     Class fee $135 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $235                    data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution
                                                                                         resource planning (DRP).
     Dynamic Presentations (8 hrs.)                                                         T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 11 – 20, 2011
     This course will provide you with the essential information and skills needed       Class fee $235 .........Materials fee $50 ...........Total $285
     for you to excel as a presenter. It will also improve the quality of your
     presentations through better use of your voice, eyes, gestures, posture, and        Managing Customer Service (9 hrs.)
     movement. You will develop a presentation framework that ensures audience           As a manager, you probably interact with customer service personnel every
     members to know the goals and objectives of your presentation. This format          day. But are you empowering your organization with quality customer service
     will assist you in generating immediate interest in your presentation while         suggestions? In this course, you’ll discover the dynamite methods for bringing
     also giving you a framework to use your creativity and skills to maintain the       out the best in your team, measuring customer service, and learning what you
     audience’s interest. Dynamic Presentations is designed for you to actively          need to do to anticipate the needs of your reps and your customers. As an
     participate with your peers in the training workshop. This training program         added bonus, you’ll unlock the power of leading by example and setting new
     encourages you to improve your knowledge and skill by integrating your work-        trends for customer service in your growing business.
     related situations into the workshop.                                               You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with
        M, W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 12 – 21, 2011                                       knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate
     Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $265                    those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it?
                                                                                         We’ll take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks
     Facilitation Skills (12 hrs.)                                                       up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies.
     Designed for employees who are responsible for facilitating group discussions       Plus, learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and foster winning traits
     or meetings.                                                                        in each of your reps.
     • Identify the key behaviors to be an effective facilitator.• Focus on                 Sat 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 15 & 22, 2011
     the structure of the session and not on the content. • Create goals and             Class fee $195 .........Materials fee $50 ...........Total $245
     expectations with internal client contracts. • Develop the meeting structure                                    ONLINE COURSES
     and process to maximize results. • Determine the level of empowerment
     prior to facilitating. • Use questioning and listening skills to keep the process                               Online Courses From ed2go
     moving. • Close meetings with group commitment for future actions.                                            Polaris Career Center Adult Education has
        M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 17 – 26, 2011                                                                  partnered with the world’s leading provider of
     Class fee $265 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $365                                              online learning, and offers more than 300 courses
                                                                                                                   that can be completed over the Internet. Courses are
                                                                                                                   available in the areas of Accounting, Computer Literacy,
                                                                                                                   Business Administration, Computer Certification Prep,
                                                                                                                   Computer Applications, Database Management, Digital
           The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview                                                  Photography & Video, Graphic Design, Languages, Law,
                 Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,                                                          PC Troubleshooting, Start Your Business, the Internet,
           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will                                                   Web Page Design and more! All courses are facilitated
               receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.                                                   by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally
                                                                                         known authors. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes,
                                                                                         hands-on assignments, discussion areas, and supplementary links. All ed2go
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                                                                                                                              Computers/Internet
courses can be completed from the convenience of home or office, 24/7. Visit      INTERNET
www.ed2go.com/polaris for more information or to register. Requirements:
All courses require Internet access, email and Netscape Navigator or Internet    Internet (3 hrs.)
Explorer. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please review           New to the Internet? Go online but feel like there is more to it than you
online course syllabus for details. Unless otherwise specified, courses begin    understand? Learn to navigate the Internet using links, browser buttons,
every month and are about six weeks in length.                                   addresses and search engines. Manage favorite Web sites, use tabs, change
    Course start dates in 2011: July 20, 2011 – December 26, 2011                homepages, and understand your browser, and take control of your Internet
Online Career Training Programs                                                  surfing.
Prepare for today’s hottest careers from the comfort of your home or office!        F      9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Sep. 2, 2011
The GES Career Training Programs are comprehensive, self-paced and                  M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 30, 2011
completely online. You can begin these programs at any time and learn when       Class fee $55.............Materials fee $0...............Total $55
it fits your schedule.
Programs are available in the following areas: Business and Professional,        Google Apps: Organize, Communicate and
Healthcare and Fitness, IT and Software Development, Management and              Collaborate Online for Free (3 hrs.)
Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Gaming, Skilled Trades and          Let the power of Google organize your life, and help you communicate and
Industrial and Sustainable Energy/Green Jobs.                                    collaborate with family, friends and co-workers, all for free. Learn how to
For more information or to register for a GES course visit                       use Gmail, Google calendar, Google Docs, including online word processor,
www.gatlineducation.com/polaris                                                  presentation software, spreadsheet, drawing program, and online forms.
Please note: Once the course is accessed either by requesting materials          Access your files and organize your photos and have them available anywhere
or viewing lessons, there are no refunds. If you have technical questions        there is Internet access. Set up an iGoogle start page. Learn Google search
prior to enrolling, contact Gatlin Education Services by emailing support@       tricks. Even create a website with Google Sites.
gatlineducation.com or call 817-870-2870.                                            T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20, 2011
                                                                                     T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 29, 2011
COMPUTERS                                                                        Class fee $55.............Materials fee $0...............Total $55
    Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization          Buying and Selling on eBay Part I (3.5 hrs.)
   or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,        Learn to register with eBay, browse, search, and buy items. We will discuss
        Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.                feedback, PayPal, spotting dishonest sellers, and tips for successful shopping.
                                                                                    W      6:00 PM - 9:30 PM           Oct. 12, 2011
                                                                                    Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS                                                       Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59
How to Buy a Computer (2 hrs.)                                                   Buying and Selling on eBay Part II (3.5 hrs.)
A two-hour class on the do’s and don’ts when buying a computer. We will          Learn to sell an item on eBay. We will go through the entire process, including
discuss desktops, notebooks, internet and support. Where to buy a computer?      adding photos and shipping options. Prerequisites: A previously registered
What questions to ask? We will look at the inside of a computer and discuss      eBay account and basic knowledge of eBay.
its inner workings.                                                                 W      6:00 PM - 9:30 PM           Oct. 19, 2011
    W      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 16, 2011                                          Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
    Strongsville High School, Room 101, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville            Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59
Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0...............Total $19
                                                                                 Facebook for Beginners (4 hrs.)
Computer Troubleshooting (6 hrs.)                                                Want to stay connected to your kids, friends and family across the country?
Is your computer slow? Learn how to improve your start up and shut down          This social network is all about making connections with people you know,
routines. Learn how to use system restore and other Microsoft ideas. Find out    sharing your thoughts, activities and news as well as pictures, too. This
how to rebuild your system and make it run like new. Configure your computer     hands-on course will focus on your account (you will need an accessible
to act the way you want. If your computer is “constipated,” then this class is   email account), completing your profile, find and connect with friends, share
for you.                                                                         information pages, add applications, play games as well as uploading pictures
   W       6:30 PM - 8:30 PM          Oct. 26 – Nov. 9, 2011                     and videos. After attending this class, you’ll feel more confident knowing how
   Strongsville High School, Room 101, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville             to “friend” people to increase your network and post updates. Prerequisite:
Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45               Set up a facebook account, basic computer and internet skills.
                                                                                    T, Th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 4 & 6, 2011
Windows 7 (10 hrs.)                                                              Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35
Course topics include: Getting started with Windows 7; working with the
desktop and windows; using navigation features; working with folders             You Can Run But You Can’t Hide (3 hrs.)
and files; using Help; working with shortcuts and compressed folders;            Unless you are living in a cardboard box in an alley, you WILL be able to
using Windows 7 accessories. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of personal           find almost anyone through the use of free Internet websites. This is another
computers (including use of the mouse).                                          fun-filled online research class where you will be led to more free sites when
   M, W 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 12– 21, 2011                                     searching for people and information regarding businesses, occupations
   Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 22 & 29, 2011                                      and more.
   M, W 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Dec. 5 – 14, 2011                                         T        6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011
Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195                   Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
                                                                                 Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59



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Computer Applications
      COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                Excel 2010 II (4 hrs.)
     The following classes are presented in a slow-paced, and easy-to-understand format;   This course covers the basic functions/features of Excel 2007 and
     suitable for all levels of experience.                                                spreadsheet terminology. Learn how to use the Help system; navigate
                                                                                           worksheets and workbooks; enter and edit text, values, and formulas;
     Computer Basics (4 hrs.)                                                              save workbooks in various formats; move and copy data; use absolute and
     New computer users will learn ROM, RAM, ‘C’ drive, etc.• Basic word-                  relative references; work with ranges, rows, and columns. This course also
     processing (WordPad) • Draw with Paint • Save/open files • Using a                    covers simple functions, basic formatting techniques, printing; creating/
     flash drive • Basic Windows 7 (managing windows, multitasking, gadgets)               modifying charts, and managing large workbooks. Prerequisite: Familiarity
     and more!                                                                             with personal computers and Windows.
        F       9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 16, 2011                                              F       9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 28, 2011
        M       6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 26, 2011                                             F       9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 4, 2011
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                       M       6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 14, 2011
                                                                                           Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
     Basic Windows 7 (4hrs.)
     Use/modify Taskbar/Start Menu • Basic word-processing (Word 2007)                     Excel 2010 III (4 hrs.)
     •Multitasking • AERO features • Control Panel • Delete/restore files •                Outlining and subtotals • Advanced tables and filtering • Hyperlinks •
     System Restore • Recovering from a non-responding. program/computer                   Sharing/merging workbooks • Validating data • Delimited files (export/
     • Sneak peek at Excel 2007                                                            import a text document) • Removing duplicate records • Web Query
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 23, 2011                                               F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 18, 2011
        M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 3, 2011                                                M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 21, 2011
     Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                    Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75

     File Management (4 hrs.)                                                              Excel 2010 Advanced Formulas (4 hrs.)
     Libraries (create/delete) • Personal folders • Creating folders • Searching           Pivot tables and Vlookup • IF statement (basic and nested)• COUNT and
     for files • Copy/move files • Deleting/restoring files • Using Windows                COUNTA • SUM and SUMIF• IFERROR • Validating data
     Explorer • Using a flash drive                                                           M      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 19, 2011
        F       9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 30, 2011                                              M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 19, 2011
        M       6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 3, 2011                                            Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
     Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
                                                                                           Powerpoint 2010 (4 hrs.)
     Word 2010 I (4 hrs.)                                                                  Learn how to create new presentations that include text, graphics, WordArt,
     Topics include: Highlighting, fonts, margins, page views, text alignment,             tables, charts, and diagrams; edit and format slide content; apply transition
     columns, spell check, copy and paste, the format painter and printing                 effects; and proof and deliver presentations. Prerequisite: Familiarity with
     options. Prerequisites: Basic Computing I & II or equivalent experience.              personal computers and Windows.
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 7, 2011                                                 W       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 5 & 12, 2011
        M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 17, 2011                                            Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 11, 2011                                             Microsoft Publisher 2010 (4 hrs.)
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                    Lets’ create! Learn page setup options; pictures and linking text frames;
     Word 2010 II (4 hrs.)                                                                 create unique objects in word using Smart Art graphics and place in your
                                                                                           document; tables; importing a Word document; Master pages; and so much
     Topics include: Envelopes, labels, borders, tables, bulleted & numbered               more. Prerequisite: Imagination.
     lists. Utilize the thesaurus, keyboard shortcuts, and insert and edit pictures.
     Prerequisites: Basic Computing I & II and Word 2007 I or equivalent                      F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 9, 2011
     experience.                                                                              M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 28, 2011
         F        9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 14, 2011                                          Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
         M        6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 24, 2011                                         Desktop Presentations (4 hrs.)
         F        9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 9, 2011                                              W      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 28, 2011
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                       M      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Nov. 28, 2011
     Word 2010 III (4 hrs.)                                                                Class fee $75 ............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
     Master documents • Hyperlinks • Advanced tables • Tracking changes/                   Your Digital Pictures (4 hrs.)
     comparing documents • Inserting charts and objects • Document
     protecting • Styles • Mapping a document                                              Learn about megapixels, resolutions, SD cards, copying pictures to a PC,
                                                                                           editing photos and more.
        M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 31, 2011
                                                                                           Prerequisites: Basic Computing I & II or equivalent experience. Bring your
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 16, 2011                                             digital camera and USB cable.
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                       Th     9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 29, 2011
     Excel 2010 I (4 hrs.)                                                                    Th     9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 1, 2011
     Topics include: Formatting, calculations, the fill handle, freezing panes,            Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
     working with rows and columns, sorting data and more. Prerequisites:
     Basic Computing I & II or equivalent experience.
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 21, 2011                                                    The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview
        M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 7, 2011                                                          Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
        F      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Dec. 2, 2011                                                     Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                               receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.
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                                                                                           Computer Applications/Certifications
 DATABASE MANAGEMENT                                                               WORD PROCESSING
Access 2010 Part I (8 hrs.)                                                       Microsoft Word 2010: Basic
This course covers basic components of the Access 2010 software. Topics           (7.5 or 9 hrs.)
include: database concepts, creating tables, working with tables, sorting and     Learn how to setup, create, and format a document using the new Word 2010!
filtering records, validating data, writing basic queries, and creating basic     Topics include: Create and modify tables, insert graphics, save in compatible
forms and reports. It is strongly recommended that you follow this course with    file formats, recover a draft of an earlier file, custom tabs, custom bulleted and
Access 2010 Part II.                                                              numbered lists, adjust paragraph and line spacing, headers and footers, find
    Th      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Sept. 15 & 22, 2011                                 and replace text/formatting. The list just keeps going and going.
    Th      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Oct. 20 & 27, 2011                                     T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 6 – 13, 2011
Class fee $155 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $185                     Th     8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 13, 2011
                                                                                      T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 8 – 15, 2011
Access 2010 Part II (8 hrs.)                                                          Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Dec. 3, 2011
This course expands upon topics covered in Access 2010 Basic, as well as          Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195
introduces important database principles and Access tools. Topics include:
relational databases, creating and modifying lookup fields, complex queries,      Microsoft Word 2010: Intermediate
advanced form design, advanced report design, Pivot Tables and Pivot Chart.       (7.5 or 9 hrs.)
Prerequisite: Access 2010 Part I or equivalent knowledge.                         Ready for some serious MS Word techniques? Topics include: Format with
   Th      9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 6 & 13, 2011                                    styles and adjust layout in Outline View, section a document, advanced
   Th      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 10 & 17, 2011                                  headers and footers, multiple columns of text, advanced table formatting,
  Class fee $155 .......Materials fee $30 ............Total $185                  printing labels and envelopes, use of templates and building blocks, track
                                                                                  changes, use text boxes, create a web page. Believe it or not, there is more!
 SPREADSHEETS                                                                     Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010: Basic or equivalent knowledge.
Microsoft Excel 2010: Basic                                                          W       8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 19, 2011
(7.5 or 9 hrs.)                                                                      W       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 2 - 16, 2011
Take this course and you will go beyond the basics! Create a spreadsheet with        Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Dec. 10, 2011
basic formulas and functions; copy and paste data and formulas; format data       Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195
and numbers; insert/delete rows and columns; insert and move page breaks
using Page Break Preview; apply Conditional Formatting with graphics and use      Microsoft Word 2010: Advanced
Smart Art. Plus a whole lot more!                                                 (7.5 or 9 hrs.)
   Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sept. 17, 2011                                           A must learn for working with long and complex documents. Work with Mail
   T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 4 – 11, 2011                                      Merge, insert and link Excel spreadsheets, create and run Macros, create
   T      8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 1, 2011                                          Forms, work with Master Documents and Subdocuments, create a Table
Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195                 of Contents, captions, indexes, citations, and cross-references. Introduction
                                                                                  to the XML programming language. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word 2010:
Microsoft Excel 2010: Intermediate                                                Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.
NEW (7.5 or 9 hrs.)                                                                  T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 15 – 29, 2011
Tired of “everyday” Excel use? Try this class! Learn how to link workbooks           T      8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 22, 2011
and worksheets using 3-D formulas; apply special formatting to text and              Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Dec. 17, 2011
numbers using Paste Special; apply advanced cell formatting such as merging,      Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195
splitting, text wrapping, and transposing. Learn how to sort and filter a list;
outline and subtotal data; create a Pivot Table and insert Slicers. (What is a    COMPUTER CERTIFICATIONS
Slicer? Come on in and find out!). Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2010: Basic
or equivalent knowledge.                                                          A+ Certification (76 hrs.)
   Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Sept. 24, 2011                                           A testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry
   T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 13 -20, 2011                                      Association (Comp TIA), A+ Certification is the building block for nearly all
   T        8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 8, 2011                                        other IT certifications and the premier entry-level program for PC technicians.
Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195                 It covers a broad range of hardware and operating systems technology
                                                                                  objectives so students are prepared for a successful entry-level computer
Microsoft Excel 2010: Advanced                                                    service technician position as defined by nationwide industry experts. For
NEW (7.5 or 9 hrs.)                                                               certification, students must pass two exams: the Core Hardware Exam and
                                                                                  the O/S Technologies Exam. This course covers Introduction to PC’s, Safety,
Complete this course and you can ask for a raise! This starts with Logical        PC Components, Miscellaneous Hardware, Windows Operating Systems,
and Statistical functions such as nested “IF’s” the OR, AND, or NOT functions,    Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance, Hardware Installation and
SUMIFS, COUNTIFS, and many more including date functions and an ARRAY             Configuration, Diagnostics & Repair, Printers, Printer Diagnostics and
formula. Use a VLOOKUP, import delimited files, create a Data Table, and work     Troubleshooting, Local Area Network Overview, Network Connectivity, Wide
with the Analytical tools. End the day with VBA and advanced Macros. These        Area Network Infrastructure, the Internet, Connecting to the Internet, Internet
are only the major topics! Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel 2010: Intermediate or    Service. Prerequisites: General user knowledge of Windows operating systems
equivalent knowledge.                                                             and familiarity with program installation.
   Sat 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Oct. 1, 2011                                                 M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 19 – Nov. 21, 2011
   T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2011                                 Class fee $1,315 .......Materials fee $180 ..........Total $1,495
   T      8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011                                         *Payment plan available
Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $195




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                                                                                                               Registration: (440) 891-7600
Computer Certifications/Computer Aided Design
     Network+ / CCENT Certification (64 hrs.)                                            AutoCAD -- Intermediate (28 hrs.)
     The Network+/CCENT course will provide students with the knowledge and              This course covers advanced techniques that help the user become more
     skills needed to pass the CompTIA Network+ certification and the Cisco              productive. Topics include: dimensioning, hatching, isometric, blocks and
     Certified Entry-Level Network Technician Certification. This course will focus      external references. Lab assignments are used to enhance your understanding
     on networking fundamentals such as the OSI model, TCP/IP protocol suite, IP         of these commands and techniques. Prerequisite: AutoCAD Introduction or
     subnetting, Ethernet operation, network cabling, wireless fundamentals, basic       equivalent knowledge. Textbook from AutoCAD Introduction is required.
     routing, Ethernet switching, Rip routing, static routing, WAN characteristics,         T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2011
     fundamental VLAN configuration, and basic Cisco IOS router and switch                   (no classes 11/17 &24)
     configuration. In addition, students will learn basic Windows Server installation   Class fee $395 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $395
     and setup required for the Network + exam. Certification exam fees are NOT          *Payment plan available
     included in the course fee.
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 6 – Nov. 1, 2011 (no class 10/25)                 Inventor – Introduction to Solid Modeling
     Class fee $1,055 .......Materials fee $240 ..........Total $1,295                   (28 hrs.)
     *Payment plan available                                                             Autodesk Inventor software is the innovative 3-D, high-performance
                                                                                         mechanical design tool that helps mechanical designers and engineers reduce
     Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices                                            design time and get better products to market faster. The most advanced 3-D
     Part 2 (ICND2) (48 hrs.)                                                            mechanical CAD software in the mid-price range, Autodesk Inventor is known
     640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam         for its unparalleled ease of use and for providing a smooth transition path from
     associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.         2-D to 3-D design. This course will explore the following features: Sketch,
     Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Interconnecting Cisco            Extrude, Cut, Sweep, Helix, Revolve, Fillets & Rounds, Chamfers, Editing
     Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 course. This exam tests a candidate’s        Features, Hole Features, Circular & Rectangular Patterns, Working Drawings,
     knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot    & Title Blocks.
     a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The course covers topics             M       6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 3 – Nov. 21, 2011
     on VLSM and IPv6 addressing; extending switched networks with VLANs;                Class fee $395 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $395
     configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VLANs; the VTP, RSTP, OSPF and           *Payment plan available
     EIGRP protocols; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists;
     NAT and DHCP; establishing point-to- point connections; and establishing            SolidWorks – The Ultimate Design Software
     Frame Relay connections. Prerequisite: Network+ / CCENT                             (28 hrs.)
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 8 – Jan. 10, 2012 (no class 11/17, 24,             This course is part one of a two-part series designed to introduce SolidWorks
        12/20, 22, 27, 29)                                                               to the new user. Topics include: SolidWorks overview, design intent, sketching,
     Class fee $900 ..........Materials fee $95 ............Total $995                   basic part modeling, patterns, and features with introduction to assemblies
     *Payment plan available                                                             and drawings. Hands-on exercises are used to teach the basic solid modeling
      COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN                                                              skills needed to produce a wide range of models and drawings. Bring a pen
                                                                                         and paper to the first class. Prerequisites: Mechanical design experience;
                                                                                         experience with the Windows TM operating system.
         Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
                                                                                            Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 2011
        or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
                                                                                         Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $75 ............Total $535
             Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.                   *Payment plan available
                                                                                         SolidWorks – Going Beyond the Basics
     Introduction to Google SketchUp (6 hrs.)                                            (28 hrs.)
     Have you ever wanted to be able to visualize a room layout, redesign your           This course covers intermediate techniques related to parts, assemblies, and
     kitchen, or create drawings to scale but are intimidated by the complexity          trouble-shooting. Topics include: repairs, changes, ribs and shelling, design
     of AutoCAD or other drawing programs? Google’s SketchUp is a delightfully           tables (Excel driven), assembly modeling, drawings and use of commercial
     intuitive solution for the casual user and professional alike. Best of all, the     part libraries. Lab assignments are used to enhance your understanding. Bring
     software is completely free! Learn to draw room layouts, design individual          a pen and paper to the first class. Prerequisite: Introduction to SolidWorks or
     items, arrange objects in a space, find pre-made design objects and learn tips      equivalent experience.
     and tricks to get you drawing in no time.                                              Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 29 – Dec. 17, 2011 (no class 11/26)
        M, W 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 10 – 17, 2011                                        Class fee $460 ..........Materials fee $75 ............Total $535
     Class fee $165 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $165                  *Payment plan available
     AutoCAD -- Introduction (28 hrs.)
     Part one of a two-part series designed to introduce AutoCAD to the new
     user. Hands-on exercises are used to teach the basic drawing and editing
     commands needed to produce 2-D drawings. Other topics include: layers,
     grips, text and various inquiry commands.
        T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 27 – Oct. 20, 2011
     Class fee $405 ..........Materials fee $60 ............Total $465
     *Payment plan available




                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
18                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                                     Desktop Publishing/Graphics/Web Design
    DESKTOP PUBLISHING/GRAPHICS                                                      Adobe Illustrator CS5 Basics (15 hrs.)
                                                                                        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 6, 2011 – Jan. 17, 2012
r     Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization               (no class 12/20, 12/27)
     or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,          Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295
          Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
                                                                                     Adobe Illustrator CS5 Advanced (15 hrs.)
                                                                                        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug. 9 – Sept. 6, 2011
Graphic Design Certification (160 hrs.)                                              Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295
A ten-part course designed to prepare students to learn the latest programs
and techniques in the graphic design/production field. Topics include: The           PhotoShop for Artists (3 hrs.)
basics of design, typography, color theory and basic layout; then applying           An artistic approach to using Photoshop. Learn simple techniques to improve
them in the computer disciplines: Adobe InDesign CS5 (page layout);                  and enhance your existing drawings and paintings. Scanning, coloring and
Photoshop CS5 (photo correction, retouching, etc.) and Illustrator CS5               preparing drawings and paintings for printing and web presentation will be
(creating and modifying vector images). Advanced classes in electronic page          discussed. Bring drawings and a jump drive to the class to get started.
layout and print production are also included. An Introduction to the MacIntosh         Th      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 8, 2011
class will be included for those unfamiliar with the MacIntosh OS X computer         Class fee $55.............Materials fee $0...............Total $55
system. Prerequisite: General computer knowledge; keyboarding skills
helpful.
    M, W, Th 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 12, 2011 – Jan. 12, 2012
  Class fee $1,895 ...Materials fee $100 ..........Total $1,995
  *Payment plan available
      Graphic Design Certification Information Night:
              Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:00 PM

InDesign CS5 Basics (15 hrs.)
Whether you are converting from Quark, Publisher or a word processing
program for page design, this layout program is the answer to your problems.
Enhance your skills with the software that has taken over the industry.
Some page layout experience will be helpful. Course is taught on Macintosh
computers.
   T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 13 – Oct. 11, 2011                                  WEB DESIGN
Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295
InDesign CS5 – Advanced (15 hrs.)                                                         Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
Enhance your basic InDesign skills with advanced tools and techniques used               or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
for multiple page brochures, newsletters, manuals, and catalogues. Learn the                  Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
exciting new InDesign features and develop the knowledge to produce finished
pages for print production and web design. Previous InDesign skills helpful.
   T       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 1 – 29, 2011                                       Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Basics (24 hrs.)
Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295                   Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Basic is the industry standard software for Web
                                                                                     design. This course covers the following topics: Dreamweaver’s interface,
PhotoShop CS5 Basics (15 hrs.)                                                       managing your sites, web page basics (placing text, images, and links),
This basic course will introduce you to the most popular paint program in the        navigation, formatting with cascading style sheets (CSS), creating and using
design world. Develop the knowledge you need to work with photos, type,              templates, publishing your site online, and more! Note: Course will be taught
special effects and more by creating your own projects. Upgrade your skills, or      on a Windows system. Recommended prerequisite: HTML: Basics or
just have fun, and see the great additions in this new version of an old favorite.   equivalent knowledge.
Course is taught on Macintosh computers. Prerequisite: Basic computer                   T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 4 – Nov. 1, 2011 (no class 10/25)
knowledge.                                                                              M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30PM             Nov. 28 – Dec. 21, 2011
   M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 10 – 24, 2011                                         Class fee $325 ..........Materials fee $70 ............Total $395
Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295                   *Payment plan available

PhotoShop CS5 Advanced (15 hrs.)                                                     Adobe Flash CS5 (24 hrs.)
Take another step up in developing your PhotoShop skills with a class in more        Learn the basics of vector graphics and animation with this introductory
advanced projects and exercises. Besides studying filters and effects, you           course in Flash. Adobe Flash is a widely used graphics software tool for
will work with layers, layer sets, and masking. A must for serious PhotoShop         creating interactive graphics that can be used on a Web page. You will learn
users. Course is taught on Macintosh computers. Prerequisite: PhotoShop              about using the Flash drawing and color tools and panels, understanding the
CS3 Basics.                                                                          timeline, working with graphics, creating and editing symbols, and animation
   M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 7 – 21, 2011                                          basics. Note: Course will be taught on a Windows system. Prerequisite:
                                                                                     Previous Web design experience helpful, but not required.
Class fee $295 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $295
                                                                                        M, W 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sept. 12 – Oct. 5, 2011
                                                                                        T, Th 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 8 – Dec. 8, 2011
                                                                                        (no class 11/17, 11/24)
      For more information or to register, call                                      Class fee $345 ..........Materials fee $50 ............Total $395
    (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.                                         *Payment plan available

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Computers/Automotive/Industrial Technology
     Web Design with Wordpress (12 hrs.)                                                  PROJECT MANAGEMENT
     Do you need a website for yourself or business, and the only thing stopping         Microsoft Project 2010 (12 hrs.)
     you is the budget? A professional website is exactly what you want and need,
     and Wordpress is the solution. Wordpress is used by more than 19.5 million          This 2-level course (taught back to back) is designed for a person who has
     websites, and counting! It is the leading content management system, and is         an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for
     easy to learn and use. Wordpress uses royalty-free site templates and plugins       creating and modifying project plan, and who needs a tool to manage those
     that make it quick and fun to set up professional-looking sites.                    project plans. Prerequisite – (Encouraged but not mandatory) – Project
                                                                                         Management.
        Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sept. 24 – Oct. 8, 2011
                                                                                            M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2011
        Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Nov. 12 – Dec. 3, 2011 (no class 11/26)
                                                                                         Class fee $235 ..........Materials fee $30 ............Total $265
     Class fee $265 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $265
     HTML: Basic (10 hrs.)                                                               AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
     Learn the basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) the language behind            Basic Automotive Technology (300 hrs.)
     all web pages. Topics included are: Basic HTML structure, how to write source
     code, placing and formatting text, creating headings, horizontal rule lines,        Curriculum consists of related theory and hands-on labs covering the
     display lists, creating links, inserting images, creating tables, introduction      following topics: Automotive electrical theory and systems, disc and drum
     to style sheets (CSS). Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and Internet          brakes, steering and suspension systems, alignments, air conditioning, OBD
     experience.                                                                         II computer control systems, and fuel and ignition systems. This course will
                                                                                         prepare you for an entry-level position in the automotive field.
         Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sept. 17 & 24, 2011
                                                                                             T, W 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 13, 2011 – May 22, 2012
         Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 8 & 15, 2011                                             (no class 10/25, 11/23, 12/20, 21, 27, 28)
     Class fee $200 ..........Materials fee $35 ............Total $235                   Class fee $2,900 .......Materials fee $95 ............Total $2,995
     HTML: Advanced (10 hrs.)                                                            *Payment plan available
     Continue your learning of HTML with these advanced topics: Design
     techniques, IDs, classes, margins/spacing, table formatting, placing forms
                                                                                         CONSTRUCTION/INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
     on your pages, and frames. Prerequisite: HTML: Basics or equivalent
     knowledge.                                                                               Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
        Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Oct. 22 & 29, 2011                                             or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
        Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nov. 12 & 19, 2011                                                  Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
     Class fee $200 ..........Materials fee $35 ............Total $235
     How to Create a Dynamite Website (7 hrs.)
                                                                                          ELECTRICAL WIRING/ELECTRICITY
     Have you always wanted a website of your own but found it to be too costly          Residential Wiring (33 hrs.)
     or too complicated to create? This class will show you how to create your own       Learn the basics of residential wiring through this hands-on class. Topics
     website and blog through the use of easy-to-follow templates. No HTML or            include single pole and 3-way switching, outlet installation, circuit breaker
     coding knowledge required. You will also learn how to enhance your website          panel installation basics, related NEC (National Electric Code) requirements,
     through the use of free online tools and features and learn how to promote          electrical safety, ground fault circuits, arc fault circuits, new work
     your site, as well.                                                                 requirements, old work wiring methods, some basic electrical theory and VOM
        W       6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Dec. 7 & 14, 2011                                      meter use.
        Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                              T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 – Oct. 27, 2011
     Class fee $69.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $98                      (no class 10/25)
      FINANCIAL                                                                          Class fee $510 ..........Materials fee $55 ............Total $565
                                                                                         *Payment plan available
     Quickbooks Pro for Windows Part I
     (18 hrs.)                                                                           Commercial Wiring (33 hrs.)
     Manage your business better by organizing your finances all in one place.              T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 1 – Dec. 13, 2011
     Easily record sales, print checks, pay bills and track inventory and expenses.         (no class 10/17 & 10/25)
     Customize sales and profitability reports. Eliminate penalties by remitting sales   Class fee $495 ..........Materials fee $100 ..........Total $595
     tax when due without manual calculations. No previous accounting experience         *Payment plan available
     necessary.
        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 6 – Oct. 18, 2011 (no class 9/27)
                                                                                         Electricity: DC & AC Basics (48 hrs.)
     Class fee $ 240 ........Materials fee $55 ............Total $295                    This course explains how a basic DC electrical circuit operates and highlights
                                                                                         the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. Topics include basic
     Quickbooks Pro for Windows Part II                                                  DC and AC principles with emphasis on series and parallel circuits, electron
     (12 hrs.)                                                                           theory, batteries, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, DC generators,
                                                                                         and DC motors. Electrical quantities, units of measurement, and procedures
     Build on the knowledge gained in Quickbooks Part I to work in a multi-user          for using Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, resistance and power in
     environment. Automate payroll, import and export lists and data, prepare            circuits are explained. Gain an understanding of AC electricity through the
     financial and year-end reports, use online banking. Backup, restore and             study of basic AC current with emphasis on single- and three-phase voltage,
     transfer data files to other computers. Successfully use the Accountant’s Copy.     inductance, capacitance, reactance, impedance, transformers, AC motors, and
     Prerequisite: Quickbooks Part I.                                                    delta-wye connections.
        T       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 1 – Nov. 22, 2011                                    M, W 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 26 – Nov. 16, 2011
     Class fee $225 ..........Materials fee $10 ............Total $235                   Class fee $415 ..........Materials fee $130 ..........Total $545
                                                                                         *Payment plan available


                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
20                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                               Electrical/Plumbing/Welding/Construction Technology
Electrical Contractor Exam Prep Course                                                WELDING
(60 hrs.)                                                                            Students who want Welding certification from the National Center for
By taking this course electricians will gain the necessary skills to pass the        Construction Education & Research (NCCER) must successfully complete
electrical contractor’s exam. The course will provide an overview of Electrical      Introduction to Construction & Maintenance (see below).
Theory, the NEC, and Electrical Calculations and is based on the Mike Holt’s
exam prep series. Electricians will learn subjects and areas of study that they      Welding: Introduction (72 hrs.)
need to focus on in order to pass the contractor’s exam. The course will also        This course includes arc welding theory, welding machine design and
cover the requirements for the business section of the electrical contractor’s       operation, electrode types, and welding symbols related to shielded metal
test. Electricians will practice taking exams under conditions similar to the        arc welding (SMAW), also known as stick welding. It also features related
actual competency exam. Students will need an up-to-date NFPA 70 code                hands-on exercises that incorporate individual welding projects. Supplies will
book.                                                                                be discussed the first evening. Course content includes curriculum from the
   W, Th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 21 – Nov. 9, 2011                                  National Center for Construction Education and Research and the American
Class fee $595 ..........Materials fee $200 .........Total $795                      Welding Society. Those interested in receiving an NCCER transcript of credit
*Payment plan available                                                              that applies toward NCCER certification in welding must successfully complete
                                                                                     Introduction to Construction & Maintenance. This class is also open to those
Electricity, Electronics & Motor Controls                                            who do not wish to obtain certification. Welding gloves and safety glasses are
(48 hrs.)                                                                            included.
This course is designed for Maintenance personnel of sophisticated electrical           M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 26 – Nov. 28, 2011 (no class 11/23)
control systems. It brings together the required knowledge needed by electrical      Class fee $695 ..........Materials fee $150 ..........Total $845
personnel involved with restoring service to faulted electrical drives. The          *Payment plan available
course starts with a review of required mathematics from basic to vector
analysis. Next electrical laws will be discussed, series and parallel circuits,      Welding: Vertical & Pipe Welding (48 hrs.)
AC and DC, transformers, solid-state circuit components, i.e., the diode, the        A continuation of Welding Introduction for those interested in Level I NCCER
Zener diode, the SCR, rectification, controlled rectification, the transistor, the   certification. Course topics include open v-groove welding and open-root pipe
DC motor, four-quadrant control of the DC motor and components required              welding. Prerequisite: Welding Introduction. Text from Welding Introduction
by a closed loop position regulator. Additional topics include AC Motors and         is required.
associated starting equipment, starting off with the speed equation of the               M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dec. 5, 2011 – Feb.1, 2012
AC motor, VVVF for speed control, WRIM, and the starting and running of                  (no class 12/19 – 12/28, 1/2, 1/16)
the Synchronous motor. For the control side, switching and logic circuit is          Class fee $595 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $595
brought to life involving “reasoning” using AND, OR, NOT, EXOR, NOR and              *Payment plan available
NAND gates; with Boolian equations, truth tables and circuit configurations.
Switching algebra is included, with logic addition and multiplication. Finally        CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
the course concludes with the knowledge that every electrical person must
have at his/her mental disposal to intelligently perform circuit analysis:               Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
The voltage divider, current divider, series and parallel resistors, series and         or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
parallel capacitors, capacitive energy, energy in a current carrying inductor,               Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
Thevenin theorem, the operational amp, Kirchhoff’s laws, proportional control,
proportional-integral control and PDI with op-amp.
   T, Th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 – Nov. 1, 2011                                   Introduction to Construction and Maintenance
   (no class 10/25)                                                                  (32 hrs.)
Class fee $495 ..........Materials fee $50 ............Total $545                    This course is the foundation (Core Curriculum) for all NCCER (National Center
*Payment plan available                                                              for Construction Education & Research) construction, maintenance, and
 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING                                                          pipeline skills certification. NCCER recommends that trainees successfully
                                                                                     complete Introduction to Construction & Maintenance, if possible, before
HVAC: CFC Certification (8 hrs.)                                                     advancing to Level One of their chosen craft. This course covers Basic Safety,
This seminar will cover a complete review of the EPA Section 608 test for            Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction
refrigerant, transition, and recovery certification including new and proposed       to Power Tools, Introduction to Blueprints, and Basic Rigging.Testing will
EPA and DOT regulations. Testing is conducted the second                                                    follow each section. Trainees progressing through an
session. All instructional materials, as well as the ACCA                                                   NCCER-accredited program must successfully complete
Certification test, are included. The course is taught by an                                                this course to receive Craft Level One and/or Craft Level
ACCA Certified instructor.                                                                                  Completion Certificates from NCCER’s National Registry.
   M       5:45 PM – 9:45 PM Nov. 14 & 21, 2011                                                             This course may include work outside of class.
Class fee $200 ..........Materials fee $45 ............Total $245                                           Sat      8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Sept. 10 – Oct. 1, 2011
                                                                                                            Class fee $250....... Materials fee $75 ............Total $325
 PLUMBING
                                                                                                          Blueprint Reading: Construction
Plumbing: Part I (30 hrs.)                                                                                (24 hrs.)
This course combines textbook and classroom instruction                                                   This course is for anyone who wants to read and interpret
with entry-level “how-to” techniques to introduce you to the                                              construction blueprints. It will cover construction plans and
plumbing craft. Topics include use of common hand tools,                                                  details, topographical plans along with ways to calculate
planning calculations, reading plumbing drawings, common                                                  areas and materials. Prerequisite: Basic math skills.
pipe and fitting materials, fixtures and faucets, DWV and                                                 M         6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 26 – Nov. 14, 2011
potable water systems.                                                                                    Class fee $295......... Materials fee $50 .........Total $345
   M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 3 – Dec. 5, 2011                                                         *Payment plan available
Class fee $450 ..........Materials fee $75 ............Total $525
*Payment plan available
                                                  For more information or to register, call
                                                (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.                                                                                     21
                                                                                                                   Registration: (440) 891-7600
Carpentry/Woodworking/Home Repairs/Painting
      CARPENTRY / WOODWORKING                                                             Granite Fabrication & Installation: Intermediate
                                                                                          (16 hrs.)
     New Homebuilding Construction Process
                                                                                          This next level in our stone fabrication series expands and details
     (10 hrs.)                                                                            fundamentals discussed in the introductory course. There will be
     Whether you want to be the “General Contractor” and build your own home              demonstrations in measuring, fabricating and installing countertops. During
     or are having a home built and just want to know the process, this class is          each of the modules, industry specific tools, raw materials, and other
     for you. Learn the entire process in sequential order from permitting to final       miscellaneous supplies will be circulated and handled for added familiarity.
     inspection and the do’s and do not’s, the why’s and why not’s. This class            We will touch upon several aspects of installing granite – including seaming
     will be taught in an open discussion format with questions encouraged                two pieces of stone together, on-site fabrication, and customer service.
     and will also include a local on-site field trip, which is optional. Topics          Included in this course will be a discussion called “Tips, tricks, and traps of
     include: Permitting process, scope of work and bidding, scheduling, quality          granite fabrication.” Course (suggested) prerequisite: Granite Fabrication
     control, and the inspection process (rough & finish). The instructor is a            & Installation: Introduction
     construction manager/field superintendent with 30+ years of experience in the           Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 22 & 29, 2011
     homebuilding business.
                                                                                          Class fee $249 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $249
        Th      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 15 – Oct. 13, 2011
     Class fee $125 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $125                   Home Maintenance Troubleshooting
                                                                                          (4 hrs.)
     Carpentry (39 hrs.)
                                                                                          This course will cover typical and some not-so-typical problems that arise
     Do you want to learn general carpentry skills? Then this is the course for you.      for homeowners and tenants alike. Find answers for the DIY (do it yourself)
     Basic carpentry skills and tools will be introduced. Learn job safety, project       jobs or choose the right contractor for those who choose to leave it up to a
     planning, tool and material selection while completing a wood frame structure.       professional.
     Course content includes curriculum from the National Center for Construction            W      7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 5 & 12, 2011
     Education and Research.
                                                                                          Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0...............Total $65
        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 13 – Dec. 13, 2011 (no class 10/25)
     Class fee $445 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $445                   Batten Down the Hatches (4 hrs.)
     *Payment plan available                                                              You will receive valuable tips on preparing your home for another Cleveland
     Woodworking: Introduction (30 hrs.)                                                  winter. We will discuss ice dams; flooding; high heating bills and anything else
                                                                                          that tries your sanity as a homeowner during the long cold winter season.
     Designed for individuals interested in obtaining basic woodworking skills with          W       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 19 & 26, 2011
     minimum experience and equipment. The class covers woodworking safety,
     techniques and machinery. This is your chance to enter the rewarding world of        Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0...............Total $65
     woodworking. Individual class projects and supplies will be discussed during         Hardwood Floor Installation (5 hrs.)                                    When
     the first class meeting. Your individual project of choice will be discussed on      it comes to do-it-yourself projects, a successful hardwood floor installation is
     first night of class.                                                                certainly one of the most rewarding. New hardwood flooring can transform
         M       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 19 – Nov. 21, 2011                               a room with warmth, beauty, and style; and it can also give the person who
     Class fee $345 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $345                   installed it a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Join this class and receive
     *Payment plan available                                                              valuable tips and a demonstration on how to install beautiful professional look-
      HOME REPAIRS                                                                        ing floors in your home. DIY (do-it-yourself) and save money.
                                                                                              Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 8, 2011
     Kitchen Design and Layout (8 hrs.)                                                   Class fee $95.............Materials $0 .....................Total $95
     This course teaches basic Kitchen layout and design for a maximum efficiency
     in your busiest work area – your kitchen. Whether you attempt the project            Hardwood Floor Repair and Refinishing (5 hrs.)
     yourself or hire a professional, this course will help you make the decisions        Dull scratched-up hardwood floors, damaged boards? Learn from a pro
     that will insure your project to turn out the way you imagine. Proper installation   the process and techniques to replace boards, sand, stain, and finish your
     of Kitchen cabinets and choice of appliances will be discussed. Bring your           hardwood floors and bring them back to new condition. Types of wood
     imagination and allow the pro to help you design it.                                 flooring, durability, oil base versus water base finishes, and hand versus
        Th       7:00PM – 9:00 PM         Oct. 6 – 27, 2011                               machine sanding will all be discussed. Ask the Pro and get your answers.
     Class fee $145 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $145                      Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oct. 22, 2011
                                                                                          Class fee $95.............Material fee $0.................Total $95
     Granite Fabrication & Installation: Introduction
     (3 hrs.)                                                                              PAINTING
     An introductory course in the art of granite fabrication, implementation and its     Paint Like a Pro (3 hrs.)
     origins. A course recommended for homeowners, architects, kitchen and bath           An overview of best methods and materials for interior and exterior painting.
     designers, stone dealers, builders, artists, general contractors, and anyone         From color selection to primers and paints, this class covers everything you
     seeking employment in the dimensional stone industry. Granite 101 – An               need to know for a successful paint job.
     Introduction to Stone Fabrication will answer the question, “Why does stone
     shine?” Stone selection, durability, uses, countries of origin, and pricing will        Th     6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 6, 2011
     also be discussed. First in a series of courses geared towards the novice               M      6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 21, 2011
     or professional seeking a working knowledge of the stone trade. Additional           Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45
     courses will be introduced for individuals wanting hands on training, and more
     advanced courses outlining shop design and marble and granite business
     structures. Safety is always a concern in the stone industry.
        Sat 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 8, 2011
        Sat 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 15, 2011
     Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39

                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
22                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                      Painting/Weekend Warriors/Forklift/Arts & Crafts
Decorative and Faux Finishes (3 hrs.)                                             Small Engine Repair (33 hrs.)
Turn your walls into works of art! Hands-on instruction of a variety of simple    Learn professional operation, maintenance and repair of small engines like
decorative and faux painting techniques.                                          those found in lawnmowers, rototillers, chainsaws, and snowblowers.
   Th     6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 13, 2011                                            M      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 26 – Dec. 5, 2011
   M      6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Nov. 28, 2011                                         Class fee $330 ..........Materials fee $65 ............Total $395
Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45                *Payment plan available
  WEEKEND WARRIORS SERIES                                                         PERSONAL/ ENRICHMENT
 Weekend Warriors classes are taught by an experienced maintenance                 ARTS, CRAFTS & JEWELRY
 professional. Since the classes are hands-on, please wear old clothing
 to class.                                                                        Jewelry Evaluation, Caring for, and Cleaning
 Weekend Warriors: Ceramic Floor & Wall                                           (2 hrs.)
 Tiling and Introduction to Wood and Laminate                                     In this class you will learn from a jeweler how to make small repairs on jewelry
 Flooring (5 hrs.)                                                                and evaluate the value of modern and antique pieces. You will also learn to
                                                                                  clean sterling silver, gold, or precious gemstones. Bring any item you would
    Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Nov. 5, 2011                                            like to learn about. In addition, we will go over what needs to be insured and
 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0...............Total $95               how to insure pieces.
 Weekend Warriors: Drywall (5 hrs.)                                                  Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 22, 2011
                                                                                     Polaris Career Center
 Learn how to install, repair and tape drywall in this hands-on class.               Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 10, 2011
    Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 15, 2011                                              Stanton Jewelers, 29209 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
 Class fee $95.............Materials fee $0...............Total $95               Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
 Weekend Warriors: Electrical (5 hrs.)                                             Jewelry Making Series:
 Learn how to change light fixtures, install ceiling fans and replace             The following classes are taught by experienced jewelry artists and are all held
 receptacles/switches. Electrical safety will also be covered.                    at Polaris Career Center.
    Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Oct. 1, 2011
 Class Fee $95............Materials fee $0...............Total $95                Bangle Wire Bracelet and Matching Ring
                                                                                  (2.5 hrs.)
 Weekend Warriors: Plumbing (5 hrs.)                                              Make a unique one of kind wired-up bangle bracelet made out of gemstones
 Learn how to install faucets, replace and repair toilets, and solder.            or hand blown glass. While in class you will be able to make a bracelet and
    Sat 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Sept. 17, 2011                                          ring for yourself or to give as a gift. In class, you will learn different wire
 Class Fee $95............Materials fee $0...............Total $95                techniques and also how to know which wire to buy.
                                                                                      T      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20, 2011
                                                                                  Class fee $25.............Materials fee $22 ............Total $47
 FORKLIFT
                                                                                  Cha Cha Bracelet and Matching Ring
    Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization           (2.5 hrs.)
   or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,         Do you love Bling? Well we can help you... learn how to make an attractive
        Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.                 cha cha bracelet and ring that has been seen on the NY Fashion Walk. While
                                                                                  in class you will learn about where certain gemstones come from along with
                                                                                  jewelry techniques that you can use to make different pendants and earrings.
Forklift Training for the Beginner (8 hrs.)                                          T      6:30 PM - 9:00 PM           Oct. 18, 2011
This course covers forklift familiarization, safety, inspection, and operation.   Class fee $25.............Materials fee $28 ............Total $53
Included are the training areas required for powered industrial trucks with       Brass Cuff Bracelet (2.5 hrs.)
emphasis on proper loading, driving refueling, load handling, and safety
lecture. Each student will operate a forklift on a training course.               Do you have that special outfit that you need a little something to accessorize
   M, W 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 5 & 7, 2011                                      it? Brass Cuff Bracelet wire wrapped with gemstones, crystals and spacers.
                                                                                  Make a statement piece that you will love and everyone will envy.
Class fee $345 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $345
                                                                                     T      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 11, 2011
Forklift Certification (4 hrs.)                                                   Class fee $24.............Materials fee $23 ............Total $47
This course is for the experienced operator looking to become certified.          Bead Jewelry Making (3 hrs.)
A written test and driving evaluation will be given to obtain a certificate.
Prerequisite: Valid motor vehicle license/one year truck operation.               Creating bead jewelry is popular and fun! Students will create a one-of-a-kind
   M      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM                      Sept. 12, 2011                  necklace, earrings, and bracelet that are sure to receive many compliments.
                                                                                  All skill levels are welcome. Materials will be supplied.
Class fee $145 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $145
                                                                                     Th       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 29, 2011
Forklift Operator License Renewal (4 hrs.)                                        Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59
This course will update you on safe operation to meet the three-year OSHA         Wire-Wrapped Pendant (2.5 hrs.)
requirements. Course will include classroom and driving evaluation. A wallet
I.D. card listing lift truck certification is required.                           Make two elegant wire-wrapped pendants that can be hung on a chain and
   W        6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 14, 2011                                     worn as one-of-a-kind necklaces. Various colors and sizes of stones or beach
                                                                                  glass will be available for this project. Silver-plated wire and chain included.
Class fee $145 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $145
                                                                                     Th      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 27, 2011
                                                                                  Class fee $24.............Materials fee $20 ............Total $44

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                                                                                                               Registration: (440) 891-7600
Arts & Crafts/Jewelry
     Earrings Made Easy (2.5 hrs.)                                                        Caricature Art (8 hrs.)
     Make four different styles of pierced earrings of different lengths using sterling   Learn the basic skills of caricature drawing. It’s that combination of portrait
     silver or gold-plated materials with crystals and stones.                            drawing and cartooning that will thrill your friends and make you the center of
        T       6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011                                           attention at any get together. This class is fun and challenging. Bring a pencil
     Class fee $20.............Materials fee $19 ............Total $39                    and 10x14 tracing paper pad to the first session and the supply list will be
                                                                                          given at the first session.
     Wire-Wrapped Wine Glass or Serving Pieces                                               T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 1 – 22, 2011
     (2.5 hrs.)                                                                           Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59
     Create 4 decorative, wire-wrapped wine glasses or 5 serving pieces using
     silver-plated wire and beads.                                                        Basic Drawing (12 hrs.)
        W       6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 19, 2011                                           Have you ever wanted to draw but felt that you didn’t have the talent for it?
     Class fee $24.............Materials fee: $25 ...........Total $49                    Learn to draw the basic shapes and forms, learn how to put these forms
                                                                                          together and how to shade them for a three-dimensional look, along with the
     Weaved Bracelet with Crystals (3 hrs.)                                               rules of perspective and how these rules apply to everything that you draw or
     Create an elegant weaved bracelet using fishing line, crystals and beads. You        paint. You will also learn how to put still-lifes together, how to draw the human
     will have three color choices.                                                       figure, and how to put a basic portrait together on black and white. Bring
                                                                                          sketch book, charcoal pencils, different weights of graphite drawing pencils, a
        W       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 16, 2011                                           ruler, and an eraser to class. Wear old clothes.
     Class fee $30.............Materials fee $19 ............Total $49                       Th      7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 3 – Dec. 15, 2011 (no class 11/24)
     Flower Zipper Broach (2.5 hrs.)                                                         Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park
     Make an adorable pin from a zipper tape. Requires hand sewing and a little bit       Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0...............Total $69
     of glue. You will receive lots of compliments when you wear it.                      Palette Knife Painting (8 hrs.)
        Th     6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 13, 2011                                            The art of palette knife painting is simply creating an oil or acrylic painting
     Class fee $24.............Materials fee $5...............Total $29                   using a palette knife in place of a brush. The palette knife is an instrument
                                                                                          used to mix the paint on the painter’s palette when squeezed on the palette
     Knitting Know How (Beginner or Intermediate)                                         from the tube. The result is an impressionistic style painting with a thick
     (8 hrs.)                                                                             application of paint similar to stucco. One can carve into the paint while it is
     Banish your stress, exercise your fingers, and discover your creativity! Learn       still soft revealing color underneath. Artistic talent is not all that important in
     how to knit, brush up your basic skills, learn the skills and techniques, or         this style of painting. It’s more painting a picture like frosting a cake. It’s fun!
     get help with your knitting projects. Work at your own pace, and complete                T        7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 4 - Nov. 1, 2011 (no class 10/25)
     at least one project (hat, scarf, mittens) for yourself or others. Suggested         Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0...............Total $69
     Basic Materials for Beginners: 1 pair knitting needles, size 7 or 8; 1 aluminum
     crochet hook, size F or G; 1-3 skeins acrylic yarn (same dye lot); notebook with     Watercolor Painting (18 hrs.)
     pockets; stitch markers; small sharp sewing scissors; emery board. Suggested         Come and have fun, expand your skills or try something new! Whether you’ve
     Materials for Intermediates: the sweater, afghan, etc. pattern you’ve always         been painting for years or have not touched a brush since first grade, this class
     wanted to make and the yarn, needles according to pattern specifications.            has something for you. You will explore landscape, still life and figures. Call
        W       7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Sept. 28 – Oct. 19, 2011                       440-891-7639 for a supply list.
        Berea High School, Room 151, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                               W      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 21 – Nov. 16, 2011
     Class fee $37.............Materials fee $5...............Total $42                   Class fee $109 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $109
     Mat & Frame (8 hrs.)                                                                 More Fun with Watercolors (Advanced Class)
     Save money and customize your own artwork, photographs, posters, prints,             (12 hrs.)
     etc. Learn how to cut mats and assemble frames. Supply list provided at first
     class.                                                                               Be sure to wear your old clothes and bring the supplies that you brought for
                                                                                          prior classes. Don’t forget your 140 pound watercolor paper. Prerequisite:
        Th     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 22 – Oct. 20, 2011 (no class 10/6)                 Watercolor Painting
     Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0...............Total $69                      W       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 16 – Jan. 4, 2012 (no class 11/23)
     Cartooning Made Easy (12 hrs.)                                                          Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park
     Enter as an amateur…leave as a pro! Learn the easy step-by-step procedures           Class fee $69.............Materials fee $0...............Total $69
     of cartooning from a professional cartoonist with over 20 years of experience        Landscape Painting with Acrylics (20 hrs.)
     in the field. Learn how to create people, action, backgrounds, scenes, lettering
     and more! Class is for all levels of experience. Please bring No. 2 pencils, a       This class is an introduction to plein aire landscape painting using the versatile
     3-ring binder and paper, and a tracing paper pad (approximately 10” x 14”) to        medium of acrylics. You will learn how to quickly lay down large bodies of
     the first class. A supply list will be provided.                                     washes and then how to bring out details using your paints alone. We will
                                                                                          create one painting together, and then you can bring in a picture or photo of
        Th       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, 2011                                 your choosing to paint additional paintings while building your skills with more
     Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                   advanced techniques. Bring in acrylic paints (not craft paints) in: red, yellow,
                                                                                          blue, orange, green, violet, black, white and umber. Bring in brushes that are
                                                                                          suitable for oil acrylic (not watercolor brushes), along with a container for
                                                                                          water and paper towels. You will need a 12 x 16 canvas and a notebook for
                                                                                          notes. Wear old clothes, please.
                                                                                             T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 – Nov. 29, 2011 (no class 11/8)
                                                                                             Ford Middle School, Room 212, 17001 Holland Road, Brook Park
                                                                                          Class fee $129 ..........Material fee $0.................Total $129


                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
24                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                 Aviation/Cake Decorating/Communication/Speaking
 AVIATION                                                                           How to Create a Dynamic and Effective
Private Pilot Ground School (35 hrs.)                                               Newsletter (Print and/or Electronic) (2 hrs.)
                                                                                    Whether you are creating a newsletter to market yourself or your group, to
This course covers all the FAA-mandated subject material for the Private            inform and share information, or to further the appreciation for your passion,
Pilot Knowledge exam, and includes: Aerodynamics and Control, Engines               you will learn how to capture your audience using practical techniques. Learn,
and Structures, Instrumentation, Weather Theory and Interpretation, FAA             examine, and discuss the necessary elements of a successful newsletter and
Regulations, Air Traffic Control Procedures, Flight Fitness and Medical             the differences between print and electronic newsletters. We will explore the
Considerations, Safety, Decision-Making, Judgment and Common Errors,                techniques (including content, writing, style, layout, design, printing/emailing,
Radio Communications, Navigation Fundamentals plus Radio and                        and public relations) that work together to produce a winning publication.
GPS Navigation, Airspace and Security, and Flight Planning and Chart                Handouts will be available.
Interpretation. Course is taught at Polaris Career Center or Burke Lakefront
Airport, 1501 North Marginal Rd., Cleveland, Ohio, in partnership with Premier         T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 18, 2011
Flight Academy.                                                                        Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Course objectives include: 1) To complete the FAA mandated ground training          Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26
requirements. By the end of this course students will have acquired the             Children’s Book Creation (15 hrs.)
same knowledge that all pilots must have in order to pass the FAA written
examination. 2) To receive the necessary endorsement stating that the student       Learn to create a finished children’s book for print or e-publishing. Topics
is competent to take the FAA written knowledge test. 3) To log your first half-     include brainstorming and researching story ideas, writing, art, self-publication
hour of flight training. ½ hour flight lesson (to be taken at your scheduling       and promoting your book. Great for budding artists and writers!
flexibility). Textbooks/materials included. There are no prerequisites for the         Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 15 – Nov. 12, 2011
Private Pilot Ground School, just a desire to learn more about general aviation.    Class fee $119 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $119
No discounts.
   Sat 9:00 PM – 12:15 PM Sept. 10 – Nov. 19, 2011                                  How to Shine When Asked to Speak in Public
   (Polaris Career Center location)                                                 (2 hrs.)
   T, Th 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 13 – Oct. 27, 2011                                 We are all familiar with the statistic that people fear public speaking more than
   (Burke Lakefront Airport location)                                               death. This fun and interactive course will cover a plethora of presentation tips
Class fee $250 ..........Materials fee $248 ..........Total $498                    and techniques. You will learn how to overcome any hesitancy you have about
                                                                                    speaking in front of a group. You may be aspiring to become a professional
Introduction to Flight (12 hrs.)                                                    speaker, or just hope to become comfortable as an emcee or the speaker at
This three-week course is for anyone who has thought about becoming a               a wedding reception. There will be time allotted for questions and answers.
pilot, has a fear of flying or is curious about flying. Taught by a ground school   And, everyone who wishes to share a one minute sample speech will be given
instructor, the class covers the basics of aerodynamics, instruments, chart         an opportunity to give it a try. Time permitting, we will also discuss “Elevator
reading, radios and landing the plane in an informative, interactive and fun        Speeches” that are guaranteed to produce favorable results. Handouts will be
way.                                                                                available.
   Sat 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Oct. 1 – 15, 2011                                            T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011
                                                                                       Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75
                                                                                    Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26
 CAKE DECORATING
                                                                                    How to Use Social Media for Successful
Cake Decorating I (10 hrs.)                                                         Networking (2 hrs.)
For the beginner - learn basic techniques of flowers, borders and writing;          Are you skeptical of and/or somewhat confused about blogs and other internet
baking tips and tricks; making frostings: decorator, buttercream, & whipped;        social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? If you are wondering,
and using a parchment cone. Before the start of the first class, call 440-891-      however, how they work and how you might use them for fun and profit, then
7639 or email efinley@polaris.edu to request a supply list.                         sign up for this class. You will learn the basics of how to get involved and how
   T      6:30 PM - 9:00 PM           Sept. 6 – 27, 2011                            to reap the benefits for marketing yourself, your career, and your business.
   Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Sept. 10 – Oct. 1, 2011                                   We will also explore programs available to enhance your use of these Web 2.0
Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0...............Total $89                  tools. There will be time allotted for questions and answers. You will receive a
                                                                                    tips and resources handout.
Cake Decorating II (10 hrs.)                                                           W       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 28, 2011
Build on the skills you learned in Cake Decorating I or brush-up on long               Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
forgotten skills. Stacking cakes, advanced flowers and finish techniques            Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26
included. Prerequisite: Cake Decorating I
   T      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15 – Dec. 6, 2011                                  How to Use the Power of Storytelling in Your
   Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Nov. 12 – Dec. 10, 2011 (no class 11/26)                  Family, Community and Business (2 hrs.)
Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0...............Total $89                  Good stories are always welcomed, easily internalized and remembered.
                                                                                    In this interactive workshop, you will learn what makes a story captivating
 COMMUNICATION/SPEAKING                                                             and strong. We will discuss the many uses of story from family gatherings,
                                                                                    community events, business meetings, to the copywriting for public relations
Breaking the Conversation Barrier (2 hrs.)                                          and media purposes- and more. Each participant will work on at least one
How to hold a meaningful conversation with friends, family, business contacts,      story in his/her area of interest. Time permitting, we will share these stories
and those whom you have just met is more important today than ever. You             and others- both traditional and new- and the many ways in which we can use
will find out what it takes to be comfortable at networking events, in social       them.
gatherings, and during every day one-on-one interactions. We will explore how          T        7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 6, 2011
to go beyond “How are you?” and daily discussions about the weather.                   Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
   W       7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Oct. 12, 2011                                 Class fee $23.............Materials fee $0...............Total $23
   Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26

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                                                                                                                 Registration: (440) 891-7600
Communication/Speaking/Culinary
     Getting Paid to Talk (2.5 hrs.)                                                    Apple Dumpling Face Off (2.5 hrs.)
     An Introduction to Professional Voice Acting                                       Capture the essence of fall with these beautiful apple dumplings, just like the
     Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will      ones grandma used to make. Learn to make these old fashion dumplings
     explore numerous aspects of voice acting work for television, film, radio, books   - shaped into pretty pastry packages, sealed with a heart, and baked to
     on tape, documentaries and the Internet. We will cover all the basics, including   perfection in a sweet cinnamon sauce. Next, observe a modern day, no-fuss
     how to prepare the all–important demo and how to be successful and earn            version of the traditional favorite with a secret ingredient: Mountain Dew! Join
     great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask     me for dumpling making and the taste test. Who will win? Grandma’s recipe or
     questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice             Mountain Dew Crescent Roll Dumplings?
     actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial             W      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 5, 2011
     script under the direction of a Voicecoaches.com producer! This class is              Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
     informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice    Class fee $30.............Materials fee $9...............Total $39
     acting professionally.
        W      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 19, 2011                                          Tortellini alla Panna (2.5 hrs.)
     Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                 Impress your sweetheart or dinner guests with a dish of this fresh pasta
                                                                                        stuffed with a savory four meat filling, swimming in a rich cream sauce, and
      CULINARY                                                                          sprinkled with cheese. In this hands-on class, participants will learn how to
     Food for Le$$ (2.5 hrs.)                                                           make their own tortellini from scratch to take home and will sample the dish
                                                                                        that I serve on the most special of occasions, Tortellini alla Panna. Bring a
     Groceries can be a budget breaker! Learn how to feed your family nutritious        container! Food fee included.
     and tasty meals for less by becoming a savvy consumer and wise shopper.
     Meal planning/grocery lists, types of stores, coupons, advertised items,              W       6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 9, 2011
     product selection (brand names, “natural,” “organic”) plus things you would           Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
     never have considered will be discussed.                                           Class fee $30.............Materials fee $9...............Total $39
        Th     6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 10, 2011                                          Positively Delicious Pierogies (3 hrs.)
     Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25                 This is your chance to learn how to make one of the best-tasting foods on
     Wine Tasting (3 hrs.)                                                              earth, “PIEROGY.” You will be learning from one of the most popular pierogy
                                                                                        preparers around, Pat Poldruhi. In this hands-on class, you will be making a
     Join us for an entertaining, educational, and fun evening of wine tasting.         potato, cheese, or sauerkraut pierogy. Pat’s classes are always great fun, so
     Explore different varietals of wines from around the world as you enjoy hors       bring your apron and a container for delicious samples.
     d’oeuvres and learn the art of pairing food with wine. Instructor is a certified
     sommelier. Participants must be 21 years of age. Class will be held at Royal          M      7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Oct. 24, 2011
     Park Fine Wines, 12770 Royalton Road, North Royalton.                              Class fee $34.............Materials fee $5...............Total $39
        Sat 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 15, 2011                                             Luscious Poppyseed and Nut Rolls (3 hrs.)
     Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                 Discover the secrets of making the best, mouth-watering poppyseed and nut
                                                                                        rolls. In this hands-on class with Pat Polruhi, you will prepare rolls that you
            For all culinary classes that follow, please bring                          may want to freeze for the holidays, give as gifts to special friends, or just
                 an apron and non-alcoholic beverage.                                   enjoy with your family. Guaranteed delicious!
                                                                                           T        7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011
     Buca’s Italian Essentials (2 hrs.)
                                                                                        Class fee $34.............Materials fee $5...............Total $39
     Join Chef Robert and sales manager, Vanessa, as they share elegant and
     classic Italian dishes anyone can make. Recipes for you to taste and take          Food that Heals Cooking Demonstration (2 hrs.)
     home will include Buca di Beppo’s favorites.                                       Learn to cook delicious healing dishes that are high in fiber and complex
        Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Nov. 10, 2011                                         carbohydrates and offer a hearty protein base. These dishes are low in fat
     Class fee $29.............Materials Fee $0..............Total $29                  and contain practically no cholesterol, only fresh vegetables, organic whole
                                                                                        grains, beans, and legumes. Sea vegetables and soy products are utilized.
     Dream Dinners…At Home (2.5 hrs.)                                                   Your instructor is a Certified Macrobiotic Practitioner who used macrobiotics to
     Learn how to get the most out of your freezer! The freezer can be the busy         recover from a serious illness. Bring your appetite to class. Delicious samples
     home cook’s greatest asset. Participants will learn how to use the freezer         will be available.
     to simplify meal preparation, save time, and stock up on economical meal              W      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Nov. 16, 2011
     choices. We’ll cover batch cooking AND how to cook once and eat all week.          Class fee $26.............Materials fee $7...............Total $33
     Have nutritious homemade meals ready in minutes every day of the week!
     This is a hands on class…we’ll make a basic stir fry mix AND a batch of easy       Beyond Salads – An Introduction to the Raw
     meatballs to take home and freeze for future meals.                                Food Revolution (1.5 hr.)
        W       6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 19, 2011                                         Learn to transform raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts into nutritious,
        Strongsville High School, Room 636, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville               delicious, simple-to-prepare side dishes or main meals (and sample them!!)
     Class fee $25.............Materials fee $14 ............Total $39                  in this fact-packed, fun introduction to the raw food revolution. A certified
                                                                                        raw food chef will demonstrate how to prepare Mexican Seasoned “Rice,”
                                                                                        Sunomono Cucumber Salad, and how to turn zucchini into linguini for a
                                                                                        tasty, healthful raw entrée. In this class, you will also be shown various knife
                                                                                        techniques and food processors.
                                                                                           T       6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Nov. 8, 2011
                                                                                        Class fee $24.............Materials fee $5...............Total $29




                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
26                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                                                                         Culinary/Dance/Exercise
 CHEF ANTHONY’S COOKING CLASSES                                                      Tap Dancing I (Teens & Adults) (7 hrs.)
                                                                                     Have fun while you learn how to tap dance. This is a beginning class where
Indian Cuisine (3 hrs.)                                                              we will focus on rhythm and basic technique. The skills that you learn will be
A tour of simple tasty cuisine from India. Learn curries and sauces that will        incorporated into a dance for the class. Wear dress shoes to the first class.
tempt your palate.                                                                   Tap shoes will be discussed.
   T       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 11, 2011                                              T      6:00 PM - 7:00 PM           Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, 2011 (no class 11/8)
Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                      Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea
                                                                                     Class fee $62.............Materials fee $0...............Total $62
Thai Cuisine (3 hrs.)
Thai Cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Emphasis is placed on lightly      Intermediate Tap Dancing (Teens & Adults)
prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. It is known for being spicy         (7 hrs.)
but doesn’t have to be. In this class, you will learn the five spices that make up   You will need to have some previous tap dance experience or approval from
this flavorful cuisine.                                                              the instructor to join this class. The skills you learn will be incorporated into a
   T       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 18, 2011                                           dance for the class.
Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                      T      7:00 PM - 8:00 PM           Sept. 27 – Nov. 15, 2011 (no class 11/8)
                                                                                        Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea
Mother Sauces (3 hrs.)                                                               Class fee $62.............Materials fee $0...............Total $62
One of the most popular classes. Once you have mastered the making of the
five mother sauces, you can cook it all!                                             Low Impact Line Dancing Exercise (6 hrs.)
   T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 1, 2011                                             Bored with the treadmill? Start a fun, low-impact exercise program with Line
Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                   Dancing! Line dancing is a sure-fired way to get that slow-moving metabolism
                                                                                     out of the saddle. All you need is a bottle of water, comfortable shoes, and the
 DANCE/EXERCISE                                                                      will to have fun. You will enjoy country music, pop music, Motown music, etc.
Hip Hop (4.5 hrs.)                                                                   as you learn these easy line dances. Adults 18 and over. You will receive a
                                                                                     printout of our dance steps and music CD.
Warm up, stretch to the latest hip-hop music. Learn choreography and
fundamentals of hip-hop. Perform a hip-hop dance at the end of the fall                 Beginning          T      7:15 PM – 8:15 PM              Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 2011
session. (Appropriate for any fitness level).                                           Intermediate T            6:15 PM – 7:15 PM              Sept. 13 – Oct. 18, 2011
                                                                                        Beginning          T      7:15 PM – 8:15 PM              Oct. 25 – Dec. 6, 2011
   W      4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, 2011                                                       (no class 11/8)
   W      6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, 2011                                    Intermediate T            6:15 PM – 7:15 PM              Oct. 25 – Dec. 6, 2011
Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                                         (no class 11/8)
                                                                                        Roehm Middle School, Cafeteria, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea
Belly Dancing – All Levels (6 hrs.)                                                  Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39
Experience this ancient form of dance. A fun way for a non-impact aerobic
work-out. Improve your flexibility, strength, and muscle tone. Wear comfortable      Tai Chi Simplified 24 Movement (12 hrs.)
clothes and bring a friend!                                                          With its roots set firmly in antiquity, Tai Chi Chuan has lasted through the ages
   M      7:00 PM - 8:00 PM           Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2011                       as a method of maintaining health and body harmony. The gentle movements
   M      7:00 PM - 8:00 PM           Nov. 7 – Dec 12, 2011                          strengthen the body inside and out. The mind and body relax while in motion,
   Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea                           assisting the chi (life energy) to flow unrestricted throughout the body. The
Class fee $57.............Materials fee $0...............Total $57                   form of 24 simplified movements can be learned by beginners and seasoned
                                                                                     students of all ages.
Salsa Dancing (6 hrs.)                                                                  Th      6:30-8:00 PM               Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 2011
It’s “hot” and “fast” and a fantastic form of exercise! It’s the SALSA, and it’s        (no class 11/17 & 11/24)
the most popular form of club dancing around. It is a mix of many Latin and          Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59
Afro-Carribean dances, but it most closely resembles the Mambo. Join us as
we feel the rhythm and learn how to dance the SALSA. Couples only.                   Yoga - FREE Class (1.25 hr.)
    Sat 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 2011                                     Please register to attend a free one night Yoga class. Demonstrations by
    Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park           Bhumi’s Yoga, refreshments, and prizes.
Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                      W      6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Sept. 7, 2011
Swing Dancing (6 hrs.)                                                               FREE
Learn the rhythm and timing for slow, medium, or fast swing music along              Bhumi’s Yoga (12 hrs.)
with footwork techniques for the man and lady, underarm turns, push/pull
resistance, animation, and all other techniques that make swing dancing such         Recharge! Relax! Rejuvenate! If you would like the experience of energy
fun! Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to relax and enjoy yourself.             flowing through your body, join our class! We use a holistic approach to body
Couples only.                                                                        exercise, mental focus, and spiritual well-being. Detailed alignment of the
                                                                                     poses, flowing movement, individualized attention. Breathing techniques and
   Sat 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2011                                     deep relaxation in the end. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a mat,
   Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park            towel, or blanket to lie on. Taught by a certified instructor. Classes are co-ed.
Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                      Th      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM          Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, 2011
Ballroom Dancing (6 hrs.)                                                               Berea High School, Library, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
                                                                                        W       6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 21 – Nov. 16, 2011 (no class 10/12)
Learn the basic steps to a variety of dances, plus work on positions, technique         Muraski Elementary School, Gym, 20270 Royalton Road, Strongsville
variations, and proper dance posture. The dances covered will be Fox Trot,
Tango, Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, and Merengue. Be ready for those weddings,             Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0...............Total $99
parties, and dances. Wear comfortable shoes. Couples only.
   Sat 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2011
   Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park               For more information or to register, call
                                                                                      (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.
Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35
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                                                                                                                   Registration: (440) 891-7600
Dance/Exercise/Health/Wellness/Safety
     Yoga (5 hrs.)                                                                              Sculpt Wellness (4.5 hrs.)
     A gentle introduction to the healthful benefits of Hatha Yoga for everybody.               Watch your body transform with this unique and fun workout which
     Each session includes attention to breathing and movement to increase                      incorporates both strength and flexibility training! This class, taught by a
     balance, flexibility and relaxation. (Not recommended for women who are                    Certified Fitness Trainer & Wellcoach will provide you with the tools you need
     pregnant or nursing.) Dress for comfort in movement; bring a blanket or sticky             to improve your overall fitness level. Build strength, enhance balance, tone
     mat and a cushion for sitting. Eat lightly two hours before class.                         your core and back, elevate your energy and increase your metabolism, all
        Th     6:30 PM - 7:30 PM           Sept. 8 – Oct. 6, 2011                               through this one class! Please bring a mat, set of hand weights, and water
        Th     6:30 PM - 7:30 PM           Oct. 13 – Nov. 10, 2011                              bottle. (Appropriate for any fitness level)
     Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59                            M       4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 2011
                                                                                                   M       6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, 2011
     Zumba (Ages 14 and Up) (6 or 5.25 hrs.)                                                    Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39
     Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and
     combinations that allow the participants to dance away their worries. Dance                 HEALTH /WELLNESS/SAFETY
     and fitness moves sculpt and tone the entire body – most of all the hips and                                                Your Face Reveals Your
     tummy. Zumba is based on the principle that a workout should be FUN AND
     EASY to do. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body                                                 Inner Health Seminar (2 hrs.)
     and the mind. For all fitness levels. Workout shoes required.                                                                 Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
        T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Sept. 6 – 29, 2011                                                                                 You may not be getting enough water in your
        T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Oct. 4 – 27, 2011                                                                                  diet. Learn to identify the health status of all
        T, Th 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Nov. 1 – Dec. 6, 2011 (no class 11/8, 11/24)                                                       your major organs through the features of your
        Grindstone Gymnasium, 191 Race Street, Berea                                                                               face. Your eyes, ears, touch, nose and intuition
                                                                                                                                   are the only tools employed. You can learn to
     Class fee $48.............Materials fee $0...............Total $48                                                            recognize the signs of physical illness early and
        M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Sept. 7 – 28, 2011                                                                                  prevent, even reverse, its development while
        M, W 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Oct. 3 – Oct. 26, 2011 (no class 10/12)                                                             restoring vibrant health.
        M, W, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Nov. 2 – 28, 2011(no class 11/23)                                  T      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Nov. 15, 2011
        Whitney Elementary School, Gym,13548 Whitney Road, Strongsville                            Berea High School, Room 111, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
     Class fee $42.............Materials fee $0...............Total $42                         Class fee $25.............Materials fee $2...............Total $27
     Beginning Foil Fencing                                                                     Introducing the Macrobiotic Diet Seminar
     (Adults & Youth 8 & Up) (7.5 hrs.)                                                         (2 hrs.)
                                                                  Fencing is fun and safe       The macrobiotic diet is a whole approach in selecting, eating, and preparing
                                                                  for women, men, boys,         food that is low-fat, high-fiber, no-cholesterol, and sugar-free. The diet centers
                                                                  and girls. This beginner      on eating whole foods such as grains, vegetables, and legumes. Many people
                                                                  program will have you         around the world have practiced Macrobiotics for thousands of years. With the
                                                                  parrying your opponent’s      power from the diet, you will have the ability to heal, change your environment,
                                                                  attacks and scoring           and fully develop yourself.
                                                                  touches on his/her target.       T       7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Nov. 1, 2011
                                                                  Fencing improves hand-eye        Berea High School, Room 111, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
                                                                  coordination, strength,       Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
                                                                  agility, confidence, and it
                                                                  teaches social skills and     Weight Management (1.5 hrs.)
                                                                  manners.
                                                                                                This beginner’s course is provides the basic knowledge, tools, and steps in the
        T      6:00 PM - 7:15 PM           Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 2011                             principles of weight management. Topics covered will include recommended
        T      6:00 PM - 7:15 PM           Nov. 15 – Dec. 20, 2011                              calories, energy balance, the role of physical activity, tracking your progress,
        Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park                  classic pitfalls and strategies for success when it comes to managing your
     Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59                         weight.
                                                                                                   W       6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 14, 2011
     Body Sculpting™                                                                            Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
     Register online at www.flexcity.com or call (216) 313-FLEX (local call)
     Awaken your entire body with this new and improved Body Sculpting
     workout designed to make you lean and defined. Build and sculpt muscles,
     strengthen your core, improve your strength and flexibility while burning fat
     and calories by using just one set of 5 lb. dumbbells. You will gain strength,
     balance, flexibility and endurance from a certified fitness trainer. This workout
     also helps to prevent the development of osteoporosis while firing up your
     metabolism, helping you to lose weight and inches. Bring a set of 5-pound
     dumbbells, exercise mat, water bottle, and stretch band to class (available on
     our website). Accommodates all fitness levels. Work out at your own pace.
     * If you register for 3 sessions at once you can save $35*
         T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 1 – 27, 2011
         T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 29 – Oct. 27, 2011 (no class 10/13)
         T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2011 (no class11/8, 11/24)
         T, Th 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec. 6, 2011 – Jan. 10, 2012
         (no class 12/22, 12/27, 12/29)
         Muraski Elementary School, Gym, 20270 Royaton Road, Stongsville
     Class fee $55.............Materials fee $0...............Total $55
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                                                                                   Health/Wellness/Safety/Hobbies & Interests
Cancer Prevention/Toxic Awareness (2 hrs.)                                           Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar (5 hrs.)
This class will educate you on how to change your environment to prevent             This nationally recognized Refuse To Be A Victim® crime prevention course
cancer and serious illnesses. Also, it will teach you what toxic chemicals are       promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations. Topics include
found in you cleaning and personal care products (found in your own home)            home, automobile, phone, technology, travel and personal security. You are
that contribute to: cancer, eczema, asthma, migraines, bronchitis, sinus             presented with a variety of common sense crime prevention and personal
infections, chronic joint pain and allergies. My 4-6 months was up 4 years ago       safety strategies and devices that you may integrate into your daily lives.
as a Leukemia patient! I have a very educational video to play and a lot of          Thousands of men and women have benefited from the program’s lifesaving
factual data to share. Let me teach you how to stay healthy!                         message.
   Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 8, 2011                                              Sat 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Oct. 22, 2011
   Polaris Career Center                                                             Class fee $35.............Materials fee $5...............Total $40
   T       6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 11, 2011
   Center Middle School, Media Center, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville                Child Nutrition During the First Five Years
Class fee $24.............Materials fee $0...............Total $24                   (1.5 hrs.)
                                                                                     The focus of this course is on child nutrition during the first five years of life.
Mind/Body Coaching (4 hrs.)                                                          Topics include childhood obesity, the juice debate, common food allergies,
Be careful what you think for your thoughts shape your life. Mind/Body               food jags and how to handle them, parent feeding styles, forming healthy food
coaching will introduce participants to the power of the mind to affect your         habits, and calorie recommendations for children.
life physically, mentally and spiritually. This understanding will enable you           W      6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 19, 2011
to become aware of negative thinking that creates ill health, stress, and            Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
increased pain. We do have control over our thoughts/life with the mind/body
connection.                                                                           HOBBIES & INTERESTS
    T      6:30 PM - 8:30 PM          Oct. 11 - 18, 2011
                                                                                     College 101 for Parents (2.5 hrs.)
Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
                                                                                     Your child is a high school student and you don’t know where to start helping
Couples Massage (Shiatsu) (6 hrs.)                                                   them prepare for college. Whether your child is a freshman and you are
Learn how to give each other a complete, soothing massage. Please wear               curious or your child is a senior and you’re in panic mode, this class will help
loose comfortable clothing; the massage will be given through your clothing.         ease your mind. College 101 is taught by a parent, just like you, who has
Shiatsu, also known as acupressure, creates a deep feeling of well being,            been through this before. This class will help you understand some of the time
improves vitality, promotes relaxation, and helps the body heal itself. In           tables necessary for tests, essays, applications and answer your questions on
Shiatsu, pressure is applied to points on the body that correspond to internal       financial aid, scholarships, grants, etc., and what to do to ensure your child
organs to help relieve stagnant energy along the meridians and return                gets the best financial package possible. We’ll also talk about the differences
distressed organs to a healthy state. Shiatsu is easy to learn, and the results      between community colleges, public institutions and private institutions and
are lasting! Please bring a mat, blanket, and pillow. Fee is for two people and      how sometimes the most “expensive” colleges become the most affordable.
taught by an accredited Shiatsu Practitioner.                                           Th      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 15, 2011
   T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15 – 29, 2011                                      Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25
   Berea High School Library, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
                                                                                     What Women Need to Know About Divorce
Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59
                                                                                     (3 hrs.)
Health Secrets of the Pro’s (2.5 hrs.)                                               This class deals with the legal, financial, family, and personal issues of
Join us for an informative look into health and nutrition from the “Nutritionist     divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained
to the Pro’s”, Shan Stratton. Shan has worked with many professionals from           professionals, workshop participants gain a greater understanding of the
the MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA, PGA and other professional organizations. You               confusing divorce process.
will discover the foods that will optimize and sustain your energy whether it is        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 4, 2011
for an athletic event or your everyday needs. Shan will also delve into how to          Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nov. 12, 2011
read supplement facts to know what you are truly getting as well as Shan’s           Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
specialty of enzyme nutrition. This will be educational seminar for those who
want to gain general knowledge and improve their overall health.                     Divorce for Men, the Survival Guide (3 hrs.)
   Sat 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Sept. 24, 2011                                             Making it through a divorce takes some doing for most men. You want to
Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0...............Total $19                   know your options. Understand the legal, financial and tax consequences of
                                                                                     divorce. Be prepared psychologically and be aware of the parenting issues that
Dreams Interpretation as a Guide to                                                  may come up.
Empowering Our Lives (9 hrs.)                                                           W      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 28, 2011
Our dreams often speak to us in the language of metaphors and symbols. The              Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nov. 12, 2011
dream time is a magical place, and it can be used for guidance, healing, and         Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
renewal. In this series, we will explore the dreaming process and how you can
use it to enrich your waking time. Feel like you do not sleep long enough to
dream, can’t remember your dreams or maybe you do not know if you dream…
No Problem! Participants in this series will be given some handy tools to help
remember what happened in the dream time.
   W       6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Oct. 5 - 19, 2011
Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0...............Total $49




                         The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
                        Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.
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                                                                                                                   Registration: (440) 891-7600
Photography Series/Home & Garden/Professional Floral Design
       PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES:                                                              Color Selections for Interiors Made Easy
      These classes are taught be professional photographers                            (2 hrs.)
                                                                                        Make Your House Into The Home You Love. Spend an informative and fun
      Digital Photography: Introduction (21 hrs.)                                       evening with us learning how colors affect our moods, energy and physical
      Join this hands-on class and learn how to connect that new digital camera         being; what your color is; how to select colors for the room type; what are
      to your computer to download images to your printer or other storage              warm colors, cool colors, color tones and neutral colors; how to compromise
      devices, email your digital photographs to friends and family or even create      your color with your partner’s color; what colors complement each other; how
      an online photo gallery. Find out which digital camera and accessories are        colors can help your room’s flow; how to use color in an open floor plan; and
      right for you, understand image capture and the digital dark room. If you         how to keep colors up to date. Discount cards to area paint stores will be
      have a camera, please bring it along with the manual to the first class.          available.
      Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.                                                Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 20, 2011
         T, Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, 2011                        Center Middle School, Annex, Room 140, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville
      Class fee $159 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $159                Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25
      Digital Darkroom with Photoshop Elements                                            Professional Floral Design
      (18 hrs.)                                                                          The following Floral Design classes are taught by a professionally trained
      Your digital camera has energized your inner-artist photographer. Expand           and experienced designer and are appropriate for both professional and
      on those creative urges by adding the amazing array of skills you can              personal use. Certificate of completion provided.
      employ in your digital darkroom. The instructor, a photographer and graphic
      artist, will guide your way as you explore the tools found in PhotoShop            Floral Design I (8 hrs.)
      Elements. Learn to digitally remove red eye, dodge and burn, and adjust            Basic principles and techniques of using dried, fresh and silk flowers and
      images using the healing brush. You will even discover how to organize             other materials to create interesting and unusual arrangements. Students
      photos and do image restoration on those creased or dog-eared old film             will take home an arrangement every week.
      photos in the family albums.                                                          W       7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Sept. 21 – Oct. 12, 2011
         T, Th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Oct. 27 – Nov. 15, 2011                       Class fee $97.............Materials fee $78 ............Total $175
      Class fee $249 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $249
                                                                                         Floral Design II (8 hrs.)
      Photography: Designing Great Photographs                                           Enhance your floral design skills. Topics include wreaths, swags and
      (10 hrs.)                                                                          corsages. Take home a project every week. Prerequisite: Floral Design I
      Do you want your photographs to be more than mere “snapshots”? What                or previous experience.
      makes a photograph stand out? We will talk about creative techniques that             W      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Oct. 26 – Nov. 16, 2011
      will help you take photos that people will remember. Geared to both film           Class fee $97.............Materials fee $78 ............Total $175
      and digital shooters, you will learn to think creatively and look at light in a
      new way.                                                                           Candle Thanksgiving Centerpiece (2 hrs.)
         M       7:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Oct. 24 – Nov. 21, 2011                      Tired of the same old pilgrim centerpiece you’ve had on the Thanksgiving
      Class fee $75.............Materials fee $0...............Total $75                 dinner table for the last fifteen years? Surprise your guests and update your
                                                                                         look with this beautiful fresh flower candle centerpiece. Supply fee included
      Creating Digital Photo Albums (4 hrs.)                                             for fall flowers.
      Do you love to take pictures and want to be able to preserve them for years           T        7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 15, 2011
      to come? Do you struggle with how to organize and find time to put together        Class fee $25.............Materials fee $14 ............Total $39
      an album project? This class will allow you to not only preserve your photos
      quickly and easily, it will also help you to learn how to organize all of your     Christmas Wreath (2 hrs.)
      photos so that you can find them when needed. The instructor will walk you         Create your own beautiful holiday wall or door decoration using fresh
      through the album making process using Storybook Creator software. Bring           greens.
      a CD or flash drive of photos with you to the first class, as well as a CD or
      flash drive to backup your work for use at a later date.                              W      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Dec. 7, 2011
         M       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 19 & 26, 2011                                   Class fee $24.............Materials fee $25 ............Total $49
      Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0 .............Total $59                  Holiday Centerpiece (2 hrs.)
                                                                                         Create a holiday centerpiece using fresh flowers and greens to add beauty
                                                                                         to your home!
      HOME & GARDEN                                                                         T      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Dec. 13, 2011
     (For Decorative and Faux Finishes course information, see Painting Course           Class fee $24.............Materials fee $25 ............Total $49
     information on page 23)
                                                                                         Think Green Floral (6 hrs.)
     How to Make Your House Into                                                         Recycle, repurpose, reuse your baskets, containers, pots, and dishes. Bring
     the Home You Love (2 hrs.)                                                          in six items if available. The instructor will have supplies as well.
     Learn the best small remodeling projects that add the biggest value. What big          T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 11 – Nov. 1, 2011 (no class 10/25)
     remodeling projects add market and personal value? Learn how to freshen up          Class fee $44.............Materials fee $45 ............Total $89
     your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room with low cost updates. What
     “Do It Yourself” projects make the most sense? Where should you splurge and
     where can you be cheap? Bring photos of your design problem.
        Th     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 6, 2011
        Center Middle School, Annex, Room 140, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville
     Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25

                             The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
30                          Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                               Gardening/Foreign Language/General Interest
  Gardening                                                                          GENERAL INTEREST
 Gardening in the Fall (2.5 hrs.)                                                   I See You (3 hrs.)
 Maintain perennial interest in late summer and fall with reliable, late-           Are you worried that someone is watching you? YOU SHOULD BE! With
 blooming perennials and ornamental grasses. Fall is the perfect time to            today’s modern technology, it’s very easy for others to tap into your phone,
 review your garden and prepare for spectacular spring color by planting            watch you in your home, watch you in your place of business, and record
 spring blooming bulbs. Make a plan so your garden is at its best in all            everything you do online. This class will show you how easy it is for others to
 seasons.                                                                           monitor you on a daily basis. It will teach you some steps on how to stop this
                                                                                    from happening and how to protect yourself. We need to be one step above the
    W      6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 21, 2011                                         intruder! We leave an “electronic footprint” behind us almost everywhere we
 Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25                 go - with every click of the mouse, every phone call, and every time we use a
                                                                                    credit card. That information just grows and grows, allowing a more detailed
 The Art of Plant Selection (4 hrs.)                                                and intrusive picture to be constructed of how we each live our lives.
 This class will cover techniques for selecting plant material. Learn to utilize       M       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 5, 2011
 color, texture, form, and layering to enhance the beauty of your landscape            Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
 and create four seasons of interest. Class will meet at a garden center on         Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $68
 the second evening. Class is taught by a landscape architect.
    T       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 6 & 13, 2011                                    I Smell Something Fishy Part I (3 hrs.)
 Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                 You will learn how to investigate someone for the purpose of retrieving
                                                                                    both civil and criminal records, real estate assets, birthdays, some probate
 Landscape Design (18 hrs.)                                                         information, some owners of businesses, and more.
 Follow through the design process a professional uses to create a plan.               T       6:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Nov. 1, 2011
 Use principles of design, basic drawing techniques, plant selection, and              Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
 discussion of common design issues to transform your home landscape.               Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $68
 You will be sent a supply list upon registering for the class. Class is taught
 by a landscape architect.                                                          I Smell Something Fishy Part II (3 hrs.)
    T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 20 – Nov. 1, 2011 (no class 10/25)               The class is a continuation of I Smell Something Fishy, and will lead you
 Class fee $145 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $145                 to hundreds of additional websites where you will be able to continue your
                                                                                    investigations, as well as learn how to protect yourself.
 FOREIGN LANGUAGE                                                                      Th     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Nov. 10, 2011
                                                                                       Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
               Introduction to Mandarin Chinese                                     Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $68
               (20 hrs.)                                                            How I Became a Paid Caregiver, Part I
               Introduction to Mandarin Chinese will give you a broad               (3.5 hrs.)
               foundational grasp of the principles behind Mandarin Chinese
and introduce you to conversational expressions useful when traveling in            This class will show you how I placed my mother on Medicaid, was able to
Chinese-speaking regions. In addition, you will be exposed to basic grammar         keep all of her assets rather than surrender them, get paid for taking care of
and vocabulary for everyday communication, including greetings, telling             her at home, and how you might be able to do the same thing. You will receive
time, asking questions and much more. This course will also introduce you           contact numbers on how to get started should you be eligible, as well as learn
to various aspects of Chinese culture. Introduction to Mandarin Chinese             about the dangers of nursing home agreements, medical equipment, and
is designed for those who have no previous experience learning Mandarin             much more.
Chinese and is taught by a certified Chinese instructor.                               Th     6:00 PM - 9:30 PM           Oct. 6, 2011
   T      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 6 – Nov. 15, 2011 (no class 10/25)                   Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Class fee $175 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $175                  Class fee $29.............Materials fee $35 ............Total $64

Beginning Italian (10 hrs.)                                                         How I Became a Paid Caregiver Part II (3 hrs.)
Learn the basics of the language of love in this beginner’s Italian class.          If you are planning on caring for a loved one at home, learn how you may
                                                                                    be able to get paid without having to become employed with a home health
You will be taught the basic foundations through phrases, conversational            agency. Learn how you can work on your own caring for your family or friend
dialogue, music, and role plays by Rosanna Salonia, an Italian-American             through Medicaid programs. .
who has lived in Italy for 8 years. You will also learn interesting tidbits about
“la dolce vita” to prepare anyone who wishes to speak survival Italian while            Th     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Oct. 13, 2011
traveling in Italy.                                                                     Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
   Th      7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 13 – Nov. 10, 2011                                Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59
Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0...............Total $65
Beginning Spanish (10 hrs.)
Planning a vacation or doing business in Spain or Latin America? Get the
most from your international experiences by learning the basics of Spanish.
This course covers basic pronunciation, the alphabet, common phrases, basic
                                                                                        Popular classes fill up fast!
grammar, and simple conversations.                                                       Enroll early and get the class you want.
   T      6:30 PM - 8:30 PM           Oct. 4 – Nov. 8, 2011 (no class 10/25)           Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at
   Berea High School, Room 101, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0...............Total $65                                        www.polaris.edu



                                                 For more information or to register, call
                                               (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.                                                                               31
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General Interest
     UFO Sightings, Aliens, Extra Terrestrials and                                         Connecting With Your Angels (2 hrs.)
     Paranormal Activity (3 hrs.)                                                          We do not have to travel this journey of life alone. Angels are all around us all
     Ancient Biblical Scrolls forewarned mankind of the upcoming activity in               the time. We just don’t always see them. Take the time to connect with your
     the future we should be aware of. This class will discuss where these Alien           Angels. Seek them. Find them. Open your heart to them. They are waiting for
     creatures came from according to Biblical Scrolls and what their intended             you with OPEN hearts and OPEN arms. The more we open to their presence,
     purpose is. We will discuss the Disclosure of the U.S. Government agents that         the more they will be able to assist us.
     have stepped forward and released information regarding the secrecy that has             W      7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 30, 2011
     been withheld from the public regarding UFO spacecraft, Alien species, and               Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville
     Spacecraft crashes. Having experienced on a first-hand basis supernatural             Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26
     sightings, this instructor will share her experiences. This class will be one of
     the most shocking classes you have ever taken.                                        How to Explore a Cemetery:
        T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 22, 2011                                             Riverside Cemetery (2 hrs.)
        Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                             Many people are drawn to the peaceful, natural settings of cemeteries but may
     Class fee $30.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $59                     not be able to express exactly why they enjoy them. On this informal walking
                                                                                           tour we explore for clues to reveal the personalities, spiritual aspirations,
     Looking for My Ancestors (3.5 hrs.)                                                   professional and social affiliations, and cultural customs of the people buried
     Visit some of the largest collections of free family tree and genealogy websites.     there and of the community at large. Gravestone symbolism tells us a lot
     About 99% of the students find their ancestors.                                       about our “permanent residents” – if you know how to interpret it. We will
        M      6:00 PM - 9:30 PM           Nov. 7, 2011                                    visit Captains of Industry, a restored chapel and see remarkable statuary and
        Berea High School, Room 236, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                             symbolism. Meet at the Pearl Road entrance; and please dress for the weather
     Class fee $39.............Materials fee $29 ............Total $68                     and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.
                                                                                              Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Oct. 15, 2011
     An Evening with the Stars (1.5 hrs.)                                                     Riverside Cemetery, 3607 Pearl Road, Cleveland (at I-71)
     Do the stars in the sky look like a bunch of dots to you? Have you ever               Class fee $23.............Materials fee $0...............Total $23
     wondered where those constellations really are? How do you see a bear
     from the pattern of stars? If you would like to learn more about the stars and                                                             Dog Obedience-
     constellations, sign up for this one evening session at Midpark High School                                                                Beginning (5 hrs.)
     Planetarium. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a                                                                          This dog training course
     parent or guardian.                                                                                                                           will teach you how to have
        W      7:00 PM - 8:30 PM           Oct. 12, 2011                                                                                           a well-mannered dog using
        Midpark High School, Planetarium, 7000 Paula Dr., Middleburg Hts.                                                                          basic obedience training
     Class fee $15.............Materials fee $0...............Total $15                                                                            commands. You will learn,
                                                                                                                                                   with positive praise and
     Everything You Need to Know to get Started in                                                                                                 rewards, techniques in
     Medicare (2 hrs.)                                                                                                                             keeping your dog’s attention.
     If you are approaching age 65, or just going on Medicare for the first time, this                                                             The end results: a positive
     is your opportunity to gain a basic understanding of how Medicare works and                                                                   and fun loving team!
     how it affects you. You will learn what Part A, B, C, D covers and what it does       CURRENT SHOTS REQUIRED (Trainer is certified through A.P.D.T. and has
     not cover. You will learn the difference between a Medicare Supplement and            been training for over 20 years). Equipment needed: 6ft. cotton or leather lead
     a Medicare Advantage Plan. This class is designed to make Medicare easy to            and metal training collar (equipment may be purchased through instructor).
     understand and to get all of your questions answered.                                 Puppies 6 months and older.
         T      6:30 PM - 8:30 PM          Sept. 27, 2011                                     T 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM                Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 2011
         Berea High School, Room 102, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                               Man’s Best Friend Dog Training, 7566 Pearl Road, Middleburg Hts.
         Th     6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 20, 2011                                            Class fee $79 per dog ........... Materials fee $0........... Total $79 per dog
         Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
                                                                                           Coupons 101—The Basics of Coupons
     Class fee $15.............Materials fee $0...............Total $15                    (2 hrs.)
     Philosophy of Angels (2 hrs.)                                                         Want to learn how to get something for free with a coupon? Tired of coming
                                      “There are more things in heaven and earth…          up short each paycheck? Why waste your money paying full price. Learn some
                                      than are dreamt of in your philosophy”-William       basic tips on how to make your money go further, becoming a savvy shopper,
                                      Shakespeare. Angels ought not to be ignored.         how to match coupons with sale ads, the basic of stockpiling, how to organize
                                      In this course you will learn about Angels,          your coupons and start saving 50-80% when you shop.
                                      Archangels, Guardian Angels, Ascended                   Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 20, 2011
                                      Masters, and how to invite their help. You           Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0...............Total $19
                                      will learn how miracles can be an everyday
                                      occurrence. Back by popular demand! Class
                                      will be held at Angel House, 14217 Mill Hollow
                                      Lane, Strongsville
                                           W 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 19, 2011
                                      Class fee $26 ......Materials fee $0 ....Total $26




                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
32                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                                                                                               Kids’ Classes
Discover Your Core Passion – What is Your                                             Music Together® (45 min.)
Personal Mission (2 hrs.)                                                             Come enjoy 45 minutes of pure musical fun! Sing, dance, play, and create!
We are all familiar with goal setting, but how do you set goals if you don’t          Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers participate together in the
know what it is you want? In this interactive workshop you will learn                 group. Learn about the importance of developmentally appropriate activities
techniques, principles and exercises to uncover your core passion, to define          for early childhood music development. Instructor is a board certified music
your personal mission and devise a workable plan for accomplishing it.                therapist.
1. During the workshop, we will examine and discuss ways to discover our                 M       6:30 PM - 7:15 PM          Oct. 10, 2011
   “purpose.”                                                                            Muraski Elementary School, Room 136, 20270 Royalton Road, Strongsville
2. We will find what we truly value and the “shoulds” that keep us from living        Class fee $10.............Materials fee $0...............Total $10
   our values.
                                                                                      An Evening with the Stars (1.5 hrs.)
3. We will create a beginning draft of a personal mission statement.                  Do the stars in the sky look like a bunch of dots to you? Have you ever
   M       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sept. 19, 2011                                           wondered where those constellations really are? How do you see a bear
   T       7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dec. 13, 2011                                            from the pattern of stars? If you would like to learn more about the stars and
   Berea High School, Room 102 , 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea                            constellations, sign up for this one evening session at Midpark High School
Class fee $26.............Materials fee $0...............Total $26                    Planetarium. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a
                                                                                      parent or guardian.
 KIDS’ CLASSES                                                                           W      7:00 PM - 8:30 PM           Oct. 12, 2011
Mini Shimmies’ Belly Dancing for Kids                                                    Midpark High School Planetarium, 7000 Paula Drive, Middleburg Hts.
(Ages 5 – 10) (3 hrs.)                                                                Class fee $15.............Materials fee $0...............Total $15
This class allows children ages 5 to 10 years old to learn belly dancing,             Junior Pony Camp (Ages 2-5) (1 hr.)
exercise, and have fun. They will improve mobility and balance and get                A fun one-hour session to meet and learn about horses. Included will be fun
prepared for dance and sports classes. Parents are welcome to stay and                facts about horses, grooming a horse, and a pony ride. Dress for the weather.
watch.                                                                                Helmets are provided. Bring carrots. Our indoor facility has a heated viewing
   M      6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Nov. 7 – 28, 2011                                         room and restroom facilities.
   Roehm Middle School, Stage, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea                               Sat 12:00 - 1:00 PM                Nov. 5, 2011
Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0...............Total $49                       Lilac Thyme Stable, 16449 S. Boone Road, Columbia Station
Beginning Foil Fencing                                                                Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
(Adults & Youth 8 & Up) (7.5 hrs.)                                                    Horse Camp (Ages 6-14) (2 hrs.)
Fencing is fun and safe for women, men, boys, and girls. This beginner                Includes fun facts about horses, safety, grooming, and a 35-minute lesson
program will have you parrying your opponent’s attacks and scoring touches            on the horse. Helmets are provided. Dress for the weather. Bring carrots. Our
on his/her target. Fencing improves hand-eye coordination, strength, agility,         indoor facility has a heated viewing room and restroom facilities.
confidence, and it teaches social skills and manners.
                                                                                         S      3:00 PM - 5:00 PM           Nov. 12, 2011
   T      6:00 PM - 7:15 PM           Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 2011                           Lilac Thyme Stables, 16449 S. Boone Road., Columbia Station
   T      6:00 PM - 7:15 PM           Nov. 15 – Dec. 20, 2011                         Class fee $49.............Materials fee $0...............Total $49
Brook Park Memorial, Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park
Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59                    Farm Day (Ages 3-15) (1.5 hrs.)
                                                                                      Come enjoy a fun-filled day out with mom or dad on the farm visiting all the
Babysitting Class (Ages 11-16) (6 hrs.)                                               animals. We will put an emphasis on ponies and horses, groom them, and take
Join us for interactive discussions and a video as the instructor presents            a ride. You will have the opportunity to interact with and learn about other farm
information about marketing yourself as a babysitter, child development,              members. You will pet a goat, feed a chicken, visit Danny the duck and check
keeping yourself and the children safe, simple first aid, and baby care. Class        out the garden while taking a nature walk.
also covers infant, child, and adult CPR. Upon completion, the participant will          F      5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Sept. 16, 2011
receive a certificate of attendance and a Friends and Family CPR participation           M      3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Oct. 10, 2011
card.                                                                                    Pony Tales Farm, 13360 Cowley Road., Columbia Station
   S      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Oct. 22 & 29, 2011                                       Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45
   Roehm Middle School, Room 303, 7220 Pleasant Street, Berea
   Th     6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Nov. 3 & 10, 2011                                         Horseback Riding for Special Needs Students
   Center Middle School Annex, Room 140, 13200 Pearl Road, Strongsville               (Ages 5-15) (2.25 hrs.)
Class fee $45.............Materials fee $5...............Total $50                    This horseback riding class is designed for the physically or mentally
                                                                                      handicapped. We will be touching and grooming horses and other farm
Junior Golf (Ages 5-12) (4 hrs.)                                                      animals. Horseback riding will help the handicapped gain strength and
Learn all about golf from grip, stance, and swing fundamentals to the basics of       stamina. Being around the animals and riding will help overcome fears and
the long game (driver and irons) and the short game (pitching, chipping, and          promote bonding and trusting relationships.
putting). Kids will have fun while learning skills they can enjoy throughout their       M      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Sept. 12 – 26, 2011
lives. All equipment, including top-of-the-line junior clubs and indoor golf balls,      T      4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Oct. 4 – 18, 2011
will be provided. Please dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes.                        Pony Tales Farm, 13360 Cowley Road, Columbia Station
   W        7:00 PM - 8:00 PM         Oct. 5 – Oct. 26, 2011                          Class fee $99.............Materials fee $0...............Total $99
   Brook Park Memorial Multipurpose Room, 16900 Holland Road, Brook Park
Class fee $64.............Materials fee $0...............Total $64



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Kids in the Kitchen/Music & Theater Arts
      KIDS IN THE KITCHEN                                                                Beginning Guitar (8 hrs.)
     The following classes are taught by a professional cake decorator. Please call      Learning to play the guitar and writing songs can be a lot easier than you
     Evelyn Finley at (440) 891-7639, or email efinley@polaris.edu for supply lists.     think. It’s all in the teaching technique. You will learn about buying, tuning, and
                                                                                                              chord playing. At the end of four weeks, you will be able to
     Spooky Treats for Halloween                                                                              play many pop tunes and will have written one original song.
     (Parent & Child - Ages 4-7)                                                                              Sound unbelievable? It’s not if you practice just 15 minutes a
     (1.5 hrs.)                                                                                               day. Bring a guitar. This class is geared toward the absolute
     In this entertaining cooking class, you and your child                                                   beginner, ages 16 and above.
     will learn how to make spooky treats that are edible                                                     T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                Oct. 4 - 25, 2011
     and delicious. Recipes made in class will include cat                                                    Berea High School, Room 121, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
     cookies, lollipop ghosts, witches brooms, witches’ hats                                                  Class fee $66 ...............Materials fee $0 ..............Total $66
     and spider cookies that will make the goblin happy
     this Halloween. Supply fee included and covers one                                                     Intermediate Guitar (8 hrs.)
     parent-child team.                                                                                     This class is a continuation of Beginning Guitar.
        M       6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Oct. 24, 2011                                                             T 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM                Nov. 15 – Dec. 6, 2011
        Albion Middle School, Room 113, 11109 Webster                                                       Berea High School, Room 121, 165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
        Road, Strongsville                                                                                  Class fee $66 ...............Materials fee $0 ..............Total $66
     Class fee $19......... Materials fee $10 ........Total $29
                                                                                                            Introduction to Recording
     Graham Cracker Gingerbread                                                                             in the Home Studio
     House (Parent & Child - Ages 4                                                                         (9 hrs.)
     & Up) (2 hrs.)                                                                                         Home recording using computers is one of the fastest growth
     A Gingerbread House is a tempting holiday sight.                                                       segments in music. With the right software, your computer
     Coming to make a Gingerbread House will bring out                                                      can be a recorder, mixer, editor, video production system,
     the carpenter and builder in everyone! Enjoy a fun                                                     and even a musical instrument. This course will help you
     evening with your child making a festive house out of                                                  get the most out of your computer and turn it, and you, into
     crackers, frosting and treats to admire and display for the holiday season. You     a creative powerhouse. We will take a comprehensive look at software and
     and your child will spend a delightful evening working as a team to create a        hardware, and provide techniques for getting the most out of your music
     real sweet treat. Supply fee includs and covers one parent-child team. Must         computer that will enable you to polish your demos into professional sounding
     bring an empty ½ pint or pint carton to class, two cans of vanilla frosting,        finished recordings.
     and tray.                                                                              Th      6:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Sept. 22 – Oct. 6, 2011
        M      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dec. 5, 2011                                            Class fee $89.............Materials fee $0...............Total $89
        Albion Middle School, Room 113, 11109 Webster Road, Strongsville
     Class fee $19.............Materials fee $10 ............Total $29                   The Basics of Mixing (6 hrs.)
                                                                                         No piece of gear is more central to the recording studio than the mixer. Mixing
     Cake Decorating for 6th to 8th Graders (6 hrs.)                                     involves blending all of your separate tracks into one stereo pair suitable for
     Pre-teen and teen students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades can learn the basic           listening. Learn the evolution of mixing, regional mixing styles, the elements of
     skills necessary to complete a birthday or special occasion decorated cake.         a mix, rules for arrangements and principles of building your mix! Learn how
     During this introduction to cake decorating class for young sugar artists, you’ll   to make the connections, the crucial concepts, signal flow, balance and EQ,
     learn simple decorations and borders. This class is the perfect opportunity to      adding additional signal effects, and provide a final master mix of your sound.
     develop your interest in the art of cake decorating! Call 440-891-7639 for a            Th     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM          Oct. 20 & 27, 2011
     supply list.                                                                        Class fee $65.............Materials fee $0...............Total $65
        M       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Nov. 7 – 21, 2011
        Albion Middle School, Room 113, 11109 Webster Road, Strongsville                 The Basics of MIDI (3 hrs.)
     Class fee $35.............Materials fee $0...............Total $35                  This course covers the basics of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI),
                                                                                         what it can do for you, how computers can be used in a MIDI set-up and
      MUSIC/THEATER ARTS                                                                 describes the use of sequencers in music making. Learn about MIDI software,
     Feature Film Screenwriting (20 hrs.)                                                software sequencing, song arranging, MIDI keyboards and instruments, MIDI
                                                                                         interfaces, sequencers and MIDI programming.
     Do you have a great idea for a movie? Have you ever thought about writing a            Th     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM           Nov. 10, 2011
     screenplay? Students will learn how to develop a feature film idea, construct a
     logline, create scenes and sequences, and develop characters and plot into a        Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39
     feature-length, industry-standard screenplay. Taught by a screenwriter/teacher       PERSONAL FINANCE AND REAL
     with 18 years of experience in the film/TV industry. Textbook included.              ESTATE INVESTING
        M       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 19 – Nov. 21, 2011
     Class fee $175 ..........Materials fee $20 ............Total $195                   Are You Ready to Retire? (2 hrs.)
                                                                                         Do you know what you need to have in place in order to be financially
                                                                                         prepared to retire? This class will discuss what you need to think about and
                                                                                         know in order to retire comfortably.
                                                                                            W      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Oct. 12, 2011
                                                                                         Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29




                              The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
34                           Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.

     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                                               Personal Finance/Sports & Leisure
10 Steps to Perfect Credit (1.5 hrs.)                                             Social and Referral Based Networking for Real
Learn which two credit cards can lower your score if you carry them in            Estate and Lending Professionals (3 hrs.)
your wallet and how to fix it. Learn why your score goes down if you pay off      Learn how utilizing we-based networking and social media to enhance your
collections the wrong way. Learn which 5 factors influence your scores the        marketing portfolio in our new virtual world of real estate sales and lending
most and what are the fastest ways to drive your scores upward. Learn the         environment.
right way and the wrong way to repair your credit. Learn why opening a “90        Facebook, Linkedin, Plaxo, Activerain, and E-Academy and other networking
days same as cash” account can instantly lower your score by as much as 20        devices that can help you grow your business will be discussed.
points. Learn the three “C’s of Credit” and why they are important. Optional         T      6:00 PM – 9:00 PM October 4, 2011
Fee: $15 payable to instructor at class for a copy of your credit report with
all 3 scores.                                                                     Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
    T      7:00 PM - 8:30 PM          Oct. 4, 2011                                 SPORTS & LEISURE
    Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0...............Total $19                                      Golf for Beginners (7.5 hrs.)
                                                                                                        If you are just starting, this course is for you! Instruction
Investor Series: Personal Investing                                                                     includes grip, set-up, swing technique, club selection,
for Today’s Consumer (14 hrs.)                                                                          game rules, and etiquette. Fee includes one large bucket
Learn how to objectively dissect common investment products and build a                                 of range balls for each class session. Equipment will be
defensive investment portfolio without the experts. From the myths of investing                         provided. All classes will be taught at The Golden Tee,
to the real laws of the Money Game, this is an excellent class for the novice,                          Stearns & Bagley Roads, Olmsted Falls.
yet advanced enough for the sophisticated investor. This course is taught in                                W 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Aug. 24 – Sept. 28, 2011
easy-to-understand, consumer lay language.                                                                  (no class 9/7)
Weekly Series Topics: 12 Common Mistakes Investors Make; Meet Your 401K;                                Class fee $115....... Materials fee $30 ........Total $145
Mutual Funds; Retirement Readiness: Pension Decisions and Government
Benefits; IRAs and Roth IRAs/IRA Distributions/Stretch IRAs; Insurance            Bird Watching in the Fall
Investments and Fixed and Variable Annuities. Attend one or all six classes for   at the Lake to Lake Trail (3 hrs.)
$59 (spouses attend for FREE).                                                    Fall bird watching is so much fun! Enjoy a walk and watch the many types of
   M       6:30 PM - 8:30 PM          Sept. 12 – Oct. 24, 2011                    birds. Your tour guide is the Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator for Lake Erie
Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59                Nature & Science Center. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather, rain or
                                                                                  shine. Meet in the Polaris Career Center Welcome Center.
Women & Investing (6 hrs.)                                                           S       9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 8, 2011
Does the fear of making a mistake keep you from taking charge of your             Class fee $29.............Materials fee $0...............Total $29
finances? This class is taught by a Certified Financial Planner who will help
guide you through the in’s and out’s of the financial world. This course is       Adult Horseback Riding
specifically designed to address the unique circumstances that women face.        (Age 13 and Above) (3 hrs.)
Most women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their   Helmit required. Pony Tales Farm, 13360 Cowley Road, Columbia Station
lives. Be prepared. Topics: Cash management, risk management, investments            M      6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sept. 12 – 26, 2011
and retirement planning, as well as estate planning.                                 T      5:45 PM – 6:45 PM Oct. 4 – 18, 2011
   Th      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 22 – Oct. 6, 2011                                 Th     5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Nov. 3 – 17, 2011
Class fee $39.............Materials fee $20 ............Total $39                 Class fee $70.............Materials fee $0...............Total $70
Foundations of Investing (8 hrs.)                                                 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance (3 hrs.)
It is not too late to build your nest egg! Fear of the unknown sometimes          This one-day class will provide you with some basic skills to help keep
prevents people from investing in the future. Developing an understanding of      you rolling smoothly and safely and give you some tips to help you enjoy
the basics simplifies the process of getting started in an investment program.    cycling more. Safety inspection and everyday maintenance are covered, plus
This class addresses needs of new and experienced investors, as well as those     emergency repairs including hands-on tire changing, lubrication, and getting
needing a refresher. During this class participants will learn more about basic   the most comfort and fun from your bike with appropriate position, technique
investing principles, the key features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds, the     and accessories. Bring your bicycle (optional). Get your bike ready for fall
importance of asset allocation, and the impact of inflation on your long-term     riding and storage.
goals. Additional topics include tax-free investing and preparing your estate
plan.                                                                                W       6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Aug. 24, 2011
    W       6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 14 – Oct. 5, 2011                             Class fee $19.............Materials fee $0...............Total $19
Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45                Analyzing Major League Baseball (8 hrs.)
Investing in Real Estate in a Changing Market                                     This course will examine issues in Major League Baseball. Among the topics:
(9 hrs.)                                                                          “What is the effect of stolen bases?”, Are ballplayers of today as good as the
                                                                                  oldtimers?”, and “Does clutch hitting exist?” Come prepared to look at the
You will learn what is available in this new lending environment: how to find     “grand old game” in a whole new light.
the best bank owned properties for sale, short sales, and how to manage a            M      6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Sept. 26, 2011 – Oct. 17, 2011
distressed property project.                                                         Strongsville High School, Room 104, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
Topics include: special government programs available to you as an investor,      Class fee $45.............Materials fee $0...............Total $45
Homepath; dealing with tenants; and outlining both long- and short-term
strategies to employ when looking at real estate as an investment.
   W       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct. 12 – 26, 2011
Class fee $59.............Materials fee $0...............Total $59


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                                                                                                               Registration: (440) 891-7600
Sports & Leisure/Casino Game Series/Tours
     Mental Training for Sports (2 hrs.)                                                    TOURS
     Do you become easily distracted? Ever gotten nervous before the big                   Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water 75th
     game? In this class you will be taught skills in visualization, imagery, and self-
     hypnosis that will give you the mental focus that will give you the competitive       Anniversary (13.75 hrs.)
     edge. Keep nervousness at bay and use your mind to achieve peak                       One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works is nestled in the
     performance. Whether you are an athlete, coach, teacher, parent or anyone             forest in western Pennsylvania – the house build over a waterfall! Designed
     wanting to learn new mind skills, this class is valuable. This class is taught        in 1936 for the family of Pittsburgh’s department store owner, Edgar J.
     by an athlete who has played competitive volleyball, baseball/softball, martial       Kaufmann, Fallingwater is the only remaining great Wright house with its
     arts, and ran for 20 years.                                                           setting, original furnishings, and art work intact. We will have our own private
        Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oct. 8, 2011                                               escorted tour of this one-of-a-kind house, and then travel to Seven Springs
     Class fee $39.............Materials fee $0...............Total $39                    Mountain Resort to enjoy their Autumnfest, including crafts to purchase, along
                                                                                           with a delicious buffet meal (included). There are no refunds for cancellations
      Casino Game Series                                                                   after September 8, 2011. No discounts.
     Get ready for the Cleveland Casino! The following classes are taught by               Depart: Saturday, October 8, 2011 – 6:45 AM from Berea High School, 165 E.
     professional dealers. No money will be exchanged.                                     Bagley Rd., Berea
     Learn to Play Blackjack (21) (2 hrs.)                                                 Return: 8:30 PM
     Learn the technique of playing blackjack. Practice time will follow instruction.      Cost: $129
        W      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sept. 21, 2011                                                                                     Celebration of Lights
     Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25                                                             and Casino Trip
     Learn to Play Roulette (2 hrs.)                                                                                                (12 hrs.)
     Learn the technique of playing Roulette. Practice time will follow instruction.                                                Join us as we travel to Pennsylvania
        W      8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 21, 2011                                                                                    on our deluxe motorcoach. Our first
                                                                                                                                    stop is the Rivers Casino. Each person
     Class fee $25.............Materials fee $0...............Total $25                                                             receives a $20 bonus from the casino
     Professional Dealer Training (76 hrs.)                                                                                         for gaming fun. Your meal is on your
                                                                                                                                    own at the casino, but you will receive
                                                                                                                                    a $5 credit from the casino toward
                                                                                                                                    your meal.* Then we’re off to the
                                                                                                                                    Hartwood Celebration of Lights. This
                                                                                                                                    is a breathtaking 3.2 mile stretch of
                                                                                                                                    holiday light displays. More than two
                                                                                                                                    million lights are used to illuminate
                                                                                                                                    the holiday-themed displays standing
                                                                                                                                    3- to 40-feet tall. There will be a
                                                                                           stop for fast food (on your own) on the way home. There are no refunds for
                                                                                           cancellations after November 9, 2011. No discounts.
                                                                                           Depart: Saturday, December 10, 2011 – 9:00 AM from Berea High School, 165
                                                                                           East Bagley Road, Berea
                                                                                           Return: 9:00 PM
                                                                                           Cost: $65
                                                                                           *Casino always reserves the right to change bonuses
                                                                                           Shopping at Grove
     This course is taught by a professional dealer who also hires dealers for             City and IKEA in
     Casino nights and includes:
                                                                                           Pennsylvania
     • Introduction to Casino Games covers the general responsibilities of the             (13 hrs.)
        dealer. Emphasis is placed on correct-chip handling techniques, identifying
        the value of each color chip, learning to read the total value of a bet, and pit   Join us as we travel to
        procedures.                                                                        Pennsylvania on our deluxe
     • Blackjack provides instruction in the fundamentals of dealing blackjack.            motor coach for Christmas
        Emphasis is placed on card totaling, card placement, chip-handling and             shopping and FUN. Clothing is
        cutting, card shuffling and card removal. Special attention will be given          TAX FREE in PA! Our first stop
        to game and accounting procedures, pushes, double down, splitting,                 is a Gove City Premium Outlets,
        insurance, payouts, accuracy and speed.                                            where each person will receive
                                                                                           a VIP Coupon Book and special
     • Roulette provides instruction in the fundamentals of dealing Roulette.              one-day coupons. From there,
        Emphasis is placed on chip-handling, ball spinning, table layout, left- and        we travel to IKEA where you’ll
        right-handed tables, accurate and quick mental multiplication, accuracy in         find everything from baby cribs
        clearing the table, picture bets, call bets (American vs. European wheel).         to Swedish meatballs. No refunds for cancellations after October 5, 2011. No
     Secondary Games covers carnival games such as Three-card Poker, Caribbean             discounts.
     Stud, Let It Ride, and Texas Hold’em.
        M, T, Th      6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sept. 12 – Oct. 31, 2011                          Depart: Saturday, November 5, 2011 – 8:00 AM from Berea High School, 165
        (no class 10/25)                                                                   Bagley Road, Berea
     Class fee $699 ..........Materials fee $0...............Total $699                    Return: 9:00 PM
                                                                                           Cost: $79


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                                                                                                                                                               Tours
                                          Christmas Time in                         Ghost Hunt at the Mansfield Reformatory
                                          New York City                             (6.5 hours)
                                          (2.5 days)                                Here is your chance to do your own investigation of one of the most haunted
                                           See the wonder of NYC transformed        buildings in America. The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) in Mansfield is
                                           at Christmastime where people            claimed to be one of the top haunts in America. It has been featured on TV’s
                                           stand in line to see the wondrous        Travel Channel in “101 Things To Do Before You Die” on the Travel Channel.
                                           store window displays and ice            This is truly an opportunity not to be missed! Joining us on this ghost hunt
                                           skate at Rockefeller Center! Find        will be an expert on the facility, and an experienced ghost hunter. He will
                                           unique gifts for your loved ones in      give us a personal tour of the prison, pointing out details, and sharing his
                                           the Big Apple this year! We depart       personal stories about the facility. After our tour, we will then start our own
                                           on Friday night, December 3, and         investigations. You are encouraged to bring any “tools of the trade” that you
                                           travel throughout the night on our       wish to work with: camera (digital or disposable), video camera, tape recorder
                                           comfortable deluxe motorcoach to         (with extra tape and batteries), flashlight (with fresh batteries). We will see if
                                           NYC. We arrive Saturday morning          we can photograph anything unusual (things not seen by the naked eye - for
                                           in time for breakfast on our own         example: mists, streaks of light, orbs, faces, or body images). We can see if
                                           followed by the Today Show and a         we can tape record sounds, voices, words that cannot be heard by the human
                                           tour of NBC studios. Next we enjoy a     ear. This building contains steep steps and uneven surfaces. Proper footwear
                                           four-hour guided tour of the city. See   is necessary for your safety. No heels or “flip-flop” shoes. Bring a warm
                                           Times Square, Soho, Central Park,        jacket/gloves. If you are sensitive to dust, please bring a scarf or dust mask
                                           Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Wall    to wear while walking through the reformatory, It is extremely dirty and dusty.
Street, Chinatown, and more, with a stop at Ground Zero. We check into the          YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO REGISTER. No refunds for
brand new Holiday Inn Express in Times Square and spend the rest of the day         cancellations after October 17, 2011. No discounts.
on our own, but don’t forget to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.          Depart: Thursday, November 17, 2011 – 6:30 PM from Berea High School,
Breakfast at our hotel is included on Sunday morning, and then we travel               165 E. Bagley Road, Berea
together to Ellis Island, viewing the Statue of Liberty from the ferry. We depart      Return: 1:00 AM
for home with a stop for a delicious buffet meal at the Country Cupboard. Price
includes deluxe motorcoach, NBC studio tour, four-hour guided tour of New              Cost: $72
York City, overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express, breakfast, ferry to Ellis
Island, and buffet meal. $50 deposit required at registration. Full payment due     Cleveland Food Tour 2011 (9.5 hrs.)
by November 2. No refunds for cancellations after November 2, 2011. No discounts.   Looking for a cost saving, quality, international, variety food tour? Look no
Depart: Friday, December 2, 2011– 9:30 PM from Berea High School, 165 E.            further! Prepare for the holidays by shopping for some traditional, natural,
Bagley Road, Berea                                                                  fresh ingredients that will save you money while adding convenience and
                                                                                    variety, making your holidays special and less stressful. Join Chef Anthony
Return: Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 11:30 PM                                         Angellotti and visit some of Cleveland’s special shopping locations, including:
Cost per person: $575 double occupancy; $755 single occupancy;                      Raddell’s Sausage Shop - for four years in a row voted Cleveland’s best
$539 triple occupancy; $489 quadruple occupancy                                     Slovenian sausage; Gust Gallucci - Cleveland’s largest Italian grocery store;
                                                                                    Peter’s Market -neighborhood Polish meat market and grocery; and Charles
Ghost Hunt At Canal Fulton Haunted Warehouse                                        Peter’s Bake Shop - only three owners since 1929. We’ll visit specialty shops
(4.5 hrs.)                                                                          that span the European continent: Dean Supply - discount kitchen and party
Canal Fulton’s most haunted building has been visited twice by the Discovery        supply store; Peterson Nut; Asia Man Kam Plaza - Asian market known for
Channel. We will enjoy a dinner (included in the price), along with a tour inside   their selection and prices; Farkas Pastry Shop - Hungarian bakery known for
the warehouse led by a medium. We will also tour the neighborhood, learning         their Neapolitans; and the West Side Market - Cleveland’s premier international
its history and hearing the stories of where ghostly sightings have occurred.       multi-ethnic market. For lunch we will eat at Sterles Country House (full
We will see the vortex of the canal. Spiritual vortexes are said to be cross-       lunch with strudel included). This trip will be on a school bus. No refunds for
points between energy fields that can be portals into other realms - doorways       cancellations after October 5, 2011. No discounts.
into other dimensions. It is recommended you dress in black, as ghosts are          Depart: Saturday, October 29, 2011 – 8:00 AM from Berea High School, 165 E.
thought to not be able to see those dressed in black. Bring your camera. No         Bagley Road, Berea
refunds for cancellations after September 22, 2011. No discounts.                   Return: 5:30 PM
Depart: Saturday, October 22, 2011 – 6:00 PM from Berea High School,                Cost: $49
165 East Bagley Road, Berea
Return: 10:30 PM
Cost: $75




            FAIRVIEW PARK RECREATION DEPARTMENT PARTNERING with POLARIS CAREER CENTER
    Fairview Park Recreation Department will be partnering with Polaris Career Center by offering the following classes at The Gemini Center in Fairview Park.
     Classes at the Gemini Center Include: Ballroom Dancing (couples), Batten Down the Hatches (preparing your home for winter), Belly Dancing, Beyond
     Salads—An Introduction to the Raw Food Revolution, Cartooning Made Easy, College 101 for Parents, Couples Massage (Shiatsu), Home Maintenance
    Troubleshooting, Introducing the Macrobiotic Diet, Philosophy of Angels, Salsa Dancing, UFO Sightings, Aliens, Extra Terrestrials and Paranormal Activity,
                                              Wine Tasting, and Ghost Hunt Tour at Canal Fulton Haunted Warehouse.
           For more information or to register, please call the Fairview Park Recreation Department located at the Gemini Center, 440-356-4444, or visit
                                                                         www.fairviewpark.org

                         The residents of Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted,
                        Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville will receive a $5 discount on the tuition fees listed.
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                                                                                                                 Registration: (440) 891-7600
Motorcycle Safety
     MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
       Polaris offers Motorcycle Safety Courses for                                             be given a Motorcycle Ohio BRC completion card recognized by the State of
            Novice through Experienced Riders.                                                  Ohio for the BMV test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.
      Basic Rider Course, Basic Rider Course-RR, and                                            You must bring your driver’s license, along with either your motorcycle
                                                                                                endorsement, or a valid temporary riding permit or you will not be admitted
                Experienced Rider Course                                                        into the class and your tuition will not be refunded. Proper riding attire will
        ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR BRC, ERC AND                                                      be required as defined below. NOTE: All classes start promptly! You will not be
       BRC-RR ARE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY                                                     admitted once the published class time begins, and your tuition will not be refunded!
              http://motorcycle.ohio.gov                                                        To successfully complete this program, you must have 100% attendance
                                                                                                and pass a riding skill demonstration and a skill waiver riding test. If
                                                                                                successful you will receive a completion card which you will take to the
     Basic Rider Course -- BRC                                                                                       driver’s license bureau and after paying the necessary
     (16 hrs.)                                                                                                       fee a motorcycle endorsement will be added to your
                                                                                                                     driver’s license. You do not have to take another riding
     This class is your first step in learning to ride a                                                             test at the driver’s license bureau. Please visit
     motorcycle. It is intended for the true beginner                                                                http://motorcycle.ohio.gov to register.
     who has never ridden a motorcycle and for
     the experienced rider looking to refine their                                                                   $25 non-refundable tuition for Basic Rider, Basic Rider for
     skills and obtain a motorcycle endorsement. If                                                                  Returning Riders, & Experienced Rider Courses
     successful, you will receive a completion card                                                                           State-Sponsored Program -
     which you will take to the driver’s license bureau                                                                              No Discounts
     and after paying the necessary fee a motorcycle
     endorsement will be added to your driver’s
     license. You do not have to take another riding                                                                 REGISTER ONLINE:
     test at the driver’s license bureau.                                                                            • Course schedule and online registration is
     Classes consist of 4 hours of classroom training,                                                                  available on the Motorcycle Ohio website at
     followed by 12 hours of actual riding on a                                                                         http://www.motorcycle.ohio.gov
     controlled course. Courses are offered on a variety of                                                          • Walk-in/Stand-by Process: For walk-in/stand-by
     days and times so make sure you know your class dates                                                              policy, go to Motorcycle Ohio website.
     and times when registering.                                                                                        http://motorcycle.ohio.gov
     For the first class, bring your driver’s license,                                                               • Additional course information is available on the
     along with either your motorcycle endorsement,                                                                     Motorcycle Information line at (440) 891-7664.
     or a valid temporary riding permit or you will not
     be admitted into the class and your tuition will                                                                ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE-
     not be refunded. Also, bring a pencil and ink pen                                                               RELATED CLASSES MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH
     and dress casually. Proper riding attire will be                                                                WWW.POLARIS.EDU
     discussed the first night of class. NOTE: All classes                                     COURSE SCHEDULES AVAILABLE AT WWW.POLARIS.EDU
     start promptly! You will not be admitted once the published class time begins, and
     your tuition will not be refunded! Please visit http://motorcycle.ohio.gov to register.   Accident Scene Management (8 hrs.)
     Experienced Rider Course – ERC (5 hrs.)                                                   Don’t miss this opportunity to take a class that may save a life! This Bystander
                                                                                               Assistance & EMS Program focuses on the specifics of motorcycle trauma.
     This course is designed for experienced riders who want to improve both                   This course teaches motorcyclists (or any motorist) what to do at the scene
     their mental and physical riding skills to lower their risks while riding. The            of an accident until help arrives. This comprehensive, 8-hour program will
     course consists of training and practice on your motorcycle on a controlled               teach you the concept of P.A.C.T.: Prevent further injury; Assess the situation;
     course under the knowledgeable and helpful eyes of trained instructors. If                Contact the EMS; Treat the injured with life sustaining care using the ABCs of
     you ride two-up, your passenger may also enroll in this course. You must                  trauma. $60
     bring: proof of current insurance, your street legal motorcycle in good
     operating condition with proof of ownership and both rider and passenger                  Maintain Your Motorcycle (8 hrs.)
     must wear full protective clothing as defined below. Please visit                         Keep your bike safe, reliable and enjoyable by learning how to maintain
     http://motorcycle.ohio.gov to register.                                                   your motorcycle and pay yourself back for this course through reduced
     Basic Rider Course for Returning Riders -                                                 maintenance costs! This 8-hour course is a combination of theory and hands-
                                                                                               on instruction using Polaris Career Center’s motorcycles. Bring your owner’s
     BRC-RR (9 hrs.)                                                                           manual to class so we can help you better understand it. Topics include:
     The Basic Rider Course for Returning Riders (BRC-RR) is a new 9-hour                      safety, tools, adjusting the controls, bike appearance and care, electrical
     course designed for riders over 18 years of age who have been riding with a               systems, brakes, clutches, suspension systems, cooling systems, tune ups
     temporary permit for longer than a year (over a thousand miles experience)                and more! Comprehensive handout included. $79
     and for experienced riders returning to riding with or without a motorcycle
     endorsement after several years of not riding. Motorcycles are provided for               Scooter School (4 hrs.)
     your use during the course and if successful you will receive a completion                The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Scooter School is a beginner’s course
     card which you will take to the driver’s license bureau to receive your                   designed to help individuals develop their riding skills and learn street-riding
     endorsement on your license. You do not have to take another riding test at               strategies in a controlled environment. The objectives of the course are to
     the driver’s license bureau.                                                              learn: basic operation, safety awareness and strategies to minimize risk.
     You will be required to demonstrate sufficient riding skills in two basic                 The only prerequisites for this course are that you have experience riding a
     control skill exercises to continue participation in the BRC-RR. Students                 bicycle and are old enough to legally operate a scooter on the street. Loaner
     unable to demonstrate sufficient skills will be counseled out of this course              scooters are available if you do not own a street legal 200cc or less scooter
     and advised to register in the Basic Rider Course. Your tuition will not be               in good operating condition with current insurance. Proof of ownership and
     refunded.                                                                                 insurance are required. Full protective clothing must be worn as defined below
     You will then take a skill test and upon successful completion of the test will           – although loaner helmets are available. Information and practice to take the
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     Online Registration Available at www.polaris.edu
                                                                                                           Motorcycle/Adult Basic Literacy
Street Rider Course – On Road (6 hrs.)                                                Skills Enrichment Program Learning Lab
If you desire individual on-road instruction then this course is for you! This        This self-paced computer lab offers students a chance to work in a non-
course is ideal for riders wanting additional help interacting with traffic           graded setting on review for GED testing, WorkKeys testing, basic English
on actual streets. This course is limited to four students and is highly              and Math skills, and English language skills. The lab is open and staffed
personalized based on participant skill and experience. Each rider receives           regularly; check our website for a current schedule: http://www.polaris.
timely instructions from an experienced rider coach through provided helmet           edu/adult-education/able-ged/. No appointment is necessary.
radios. Street routes progress from simple to complex as appropriate. Riders          English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
must be licensed and ride their own street-legal motorcycle which must be in
good operating condition. Proof of current insurance and ownership must be            Our small, friendly classes offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced
provided. Also, full protective riding gear as defined below must be worn. $199       levels of English speaking instruction for adults. Free classes also cover
                                                                                      listening, reading, and writing and offer opportunities to learn and practice
How to Do a Pre-Ride Check & Get Noticed in                                           conversation.
Traffic! (4 hrs.)                                                                     Free ESOL classes meet at Polaris Career Center on:
You love to ride. Whether it’s a motorcycle, scooter, trike, or sidecar rig,              • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings,
riding is just downright fun! But it’s also downright dangerous if it’s not done             9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
properly. This class presents ways in which to complete a pre-ride check                  • Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
of your motorcycle to make sure it is ready for the road. Topics include:
motorcycle lighting, proper clothing, lane positioning and many rider tactics to      No registration is necessary. New students are accepted from September to
help you remain as safe as possible. $49                                              May. Classes are also offered at other locations in Cuyahoga and
                                                                                      Medina Counties.
 NOTE: Full protective clothing is required for ALL riding courses as follows: DOT    For more information or a brochure describing our ESOL classes,
 Approved Helmet, eye protection, long sleeved shirts and long pants without holes,   call 440.891.7647.
 full fingered gloves and sturdy over the ankle footwear.                             Visit us on the web at http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged/.
Register online at:                                                                   Volunteers Needed
www.polaris.edu/Adult Education/Motorcycle Safety                                     The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program at Polaris is
For additional information about Motorcycle courses (excluding BRC, ERC and BRC-RR    looking for adult volunteers to work with our adult students. Day and
classes), call:                                                                       evening volunteer opportunities are available, in various locations in
    • Motorcycle Information Line at (440) 891-7664                                   Cuyahoga and Medina Counties. Prior teaching experience or knowledge of
                                                                                      a foreign language are not necessary—you just need patience, enthusiasm,
    • Bill Carter, Motorcycle Program Coordinator, at (440) 891-7664                  and a desire to help.
    • Adult Education Office at (440) 891-7600                                        Contact Diane Meserini at dmeserin@polaris.edu or 440.891.7647 for more information
                                                                                      on volunteering. Visit us on the web at http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged/.
 Basic Skills Classes, sponsored by Adult
 Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)
 GED, Basic Skills, and Entrance Test Preparation Classes
 Do you need to get your GED, but don’t know where to start?
 Whether you’ve been out of high school for years or months, you can earn
 your GED. Our free classes will give you the skills and experience you need
 to take and pass the GED test.
 Do you need help passing Entrance Tests for more training or education?
 Many training programs require an entrance test to get in. Are your test-
 taking skills failing you? Our free classes can help you review the skills you
 need to pass the entrance tests and get the training or education you want.
 Free GED/Basic Skills classes meet mornings and evenings at Polaris Career Center.
 For a current schedule, check our website: http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/
 able-ged/
 You have to attend Orientation before you attend classes. New students are
 accepted monthly, from September to May. Classes are also offered at
 several locations in Cuyahoga and Medina Counties.
 For more information on our classes or to register for an
 Orientation, call 440.891.7647. Visit us on the web at
 http://www.polaris.edu/adult-education/able-ged/.
 GED Practice Test and Official GED Test
 Polaris Career Center offers the GED Practice Test monthly to students who              Popular classes fill up fast!
 qualify. Registration is required. Call 440.891.7647 for information.
                                                                                          Enroll early and get the class you want.
 Polaris Career Center is also an Official GED Test Location. Registration and
 payment are required. To schedule your test, call 440.891.7697.                        Register now! Call (440) 891-7600 or register online at
                                                                                                           www.polaris.edu



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                                                                                                                      Registration: (440) 891-7600
General Information
     GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                  Polaris Location               NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING:
                                                   Accreditation                           Evenings                       Weekdays                       Weekends
                                                   Polaris Career Center is accredited     M Sept. 5, 2011                M      Sept. 5, 2011           Sept. 3 - 4, 2011
                                                   by the North Central Association        T     Oct. 25, 2011
                                                   Commission on Accreditation             Th Nov. 17, 2011
                                                   and School Improvement and is a         W,Th Nov. 23 - 24, 2011        Th-F    Nov. 24 - 25, 2011     Nov. 26 & 27, 2011
                                                   member of the University System of      M Dec. 19, 2011 –              M       Dec. 19, 2011 -        Dec. 24 & 25, 2011
                                                   Ohio. Polaris Career Center faculty     F     Dec. 30, 2011            F       Dec. 30, 2011          Dec. 31 & Jan. 1, 2012
                                                   meets the Ohio Department of            M      Jan. 16, 2012           M       Jan. 16, 2012
                                                   Education’s requirements for career     M      Feb. 20, 2012           M       Feb. 20, 2012          Mar. 31, 2012
                                                   and technical instructors including                                    F       Apr. 6, 2012           Apr. 7 & 8, 2012
                                                   experience in business and industry.    M     May 28, 2012             M       May 28, 2012           May 26 & 27, 2012
                                                   Canceled Courses
                                                   The Adult Education Department         2011 Board of Education
                                                   must cancel courses that do not        James Weisbarth, President                   James Oper
     attain the required minimum enrollment. The Adult Education Department               Olmsted Falls City School District           Brooklyn City School District
     reserves the right to cancel, discontinue, postpone or combine courses before
     or at the first class meeting. Attempts are made to contact all students whose       David Thurau, Vice President                 Thomas R. Herbster
     courses have been canceled. In the event a class is canceled, a full refund of       Berea City School District                   North Olmsted City School District
     the registration fee will be given.                                                  David Pusti                                  Joseph Shucofsky
     Disabled Students                                                                    Berea City School District                   Fairview Park City School District
     Polaris Career Center is totally accessible to disabled students with mobility       David Frazee
     impairments. To save time contact the Adult Education Office at (440) 891-
     7600 prior to arrival for parking instructions, reasonable accommodations,           Strongsville City School District
     and/or elevator location information.
     Disclaimer                                                                           District Administration
     Certain risks may be involved in each course described herein. Polaris Career        Bob Timmons    Dave Plahuta
     Center shall not be liable for any loses or injury whatsoever to persons or          Superintendent Treasurer
     property arising from enrollment in any course described herein. By registering
     for a course, the registrant acknowledges the assumption of those risks and          Adult Education Office Hours                           *NOTE: Evening office hours
     releases Polaris Career Center from any liability whatsoever. Specific courses       July 1 – August 12, 2011                               are not available when evening
     or activities may require registrants to sign a separate waiver of liability and                                                            classes are not in session. This
                                                                                          Monday - Friday ........ 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM             occurs during holiday periods
     release. Students enrolled in courses offered through the Adult Education
     Department are subject to Polaris Career Center regulations and policies             August 15, 2011 – June 30, 2012                        and between semesters. To
     including those pertaining to student conduct and discipline.                                                                               ensure someone will be available
                                                                                          Monday - Thursday ... 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM                to assist you, please call to
     Senior Citizens Discount                                                             Friday .......................... 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM    confirm our office hours during
     Senior citizens will receive a 10 percent discount on the published tuition                                                                 these periods.
      fee (discount does not apply to material fees) except where indicated. Note:         For more information or to register, call (440) 891-7600 or go to www.polaris.edu.
     Senior Citizens include persons over the age of 65 who can produce proof of
     age and identity.                                                                       Any of our course offerings can be customized for your organization
     School Closing                                                                         or group at your site or at Polaris Career Center. Contact Nada Koury,
     Closing of the daytime classes at Polaris Career Center DOES NOT necessarily                Business Coordinator, 440-891-7646 or nkoury@polaris.edu.
     mean that the evening classes will be cancelled. The decision to cancel
     evening classes will be made by Adult Education administration by 3:00 PM.
     Students should listen to the radio or TV or call the school at 440-891-7600 for     Are You Interested In Teaching?
     further information.                                                                 Do You Have a New Course Idea?
     Berea and Strongsville School Closing                                                The Polaris Career Center Adult Education Department is always looking
     When the Berea and Strongsville City School District’s classes are cancelled         for top-notch instructors with practical knowledge and experience who are
     or dismissed due to inclement weather, evening classes will not be held,             interested in developing and teaching courses.
     regardless of weather changes. Classes missed will be added at the end of the        For more information call (440) 891-7600.
     session.                                                                             Educational and employment background requirements vary according to
     Withdrawals and Refunds                                                              the area of instruction.
     • Full refunds will be issued when a class is canceled by the Adult Education        In addition, if you have an idea for a new course, please let us know.
        Department, or fees may be applied to another class.
     • No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. There will be no
        refunds for one-night classes. The Motorcycle Basic Rider Course and              Polaris Career Center on the Web!
        Experienced Rider Course tuition fee is non-refundable.                           Real-time, online Adult Education registration is now available 24 hours a
     • A $10 cancellation fee will be withheld from all refunds except for Job            day, 7 days a week. Go to www.polaris.edu, register now and get the class
        Training Programs which have a $100 non-refundable fee.                           you need to succeed!
     • Books and supplies are non-refundable.
     Free Parking
     Polaris offers an open parking policy. Visitors/Students/Staff can park in any
     of the available parking areas in the front, back or side lots.
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