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									                   Kaleidoscope
                 VENTURA COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION • SPRING 2009

                                      Table of ConTenTs
Arts and Crafts ...................... 2      Start Your Own used Car                       Medical Billing Training Program
   Intermediate Watercolor                      Business and Work from                      Pharmacy Technician Training
      Workshop I                                Home
                                                                                         Health, Fitness & Beauty .... 10
   Intermediate Watercolor                    Starting Your Own Business?
                                                The Laws You Need to Know                   A Spa Sampler
      Workshop II
                                                                                            Acupressure Face-Lift
   Cartooning                              Computers ............................ 6
                                                                                              Workshop
   Digital & Hybrid Scrapbooking              Beginning Excel®
                                                                                            Brain Gym. Keeping Your Brain
     And Cardmaking                           Getting Started with Your                       Sharp
   Fresh Fruit Bouquets                         Macintosh®?
                                                                                            Everyday Meditation
   Introduction to Digital                    Introduction to Microsoft
                                                                                            Mat Pilates
      Photography                                Word® 2003 Workshop
                                                                                            Self-Defense for Women and
   Jewelry Making                             Moneymaking Using Your
                                                                                              Teens
                                               Home Computer
   Wire Wrap Jewelry Making                                                                 Swedish Massage Therapy
                                              Moving Forward with Your
   Plein Air Workshop                                                                         Workshop
                                               Macintosh®
   Spring Landscape Photos with                                                             Tai Chi for Older, Active Adults
                                              QuickBooks® 2008
     Your Digital Camera
                                                Introductory Workshop                    History and Culture ............. 11
   Stained Glass: Copper Foil
                                              Your First Computer Class                     America’s Immigration
     Technique
                                                                                              Challenge
   Traditional Cherokee Basket             Culinary ................................ 7
     Arts                                     Chef Fabio Viviani:                        Home and Garden ............... 11
Business & Careers .............. 3             Taste of Italy                              How Does Your Garden Grow?
   BAR Update 2009-Smog                         Another Taste of Italy
                                                                                            Organic Gardening for Everyone
      Certification Renewal                   Basic Winemaking and
                                                                                            Roses, Roses, Roses!
   Introduction to Veterinary                   Appreciation
                                                                                            Water-Wise Landscaping
      Assisting                               Greek Cooking with Lynn
   Be a Special Event/Wedding                   Mikelatos                                Language ............................ 11
      Planner                                 Susan Landry:                                 Beginning Conversational
   Become a Certified Loan                      Meal Makeovers                                Russian
      Signing Agent                             Survival Cooking for Singles                Continuing Russian
                                                Winter Warming Stews
   Become a Mystery Shopper                                                                 Beginning Tagalog and the
   Build Your Own Business Web             Dance.................................... 8        Culture of the Philippines
      Site and Save                           Beginning Belly Dancing                       French for Fun
   Court Interpreting as a Career in          Beginning Flamenco                            French for Fun II
      California                                                                            Japanese
                                              Beginning West Coast Swing
   Cross Cultural Communications                                                            Survival Spanish
                                              East Coast Swing
      and Marketing
                                              Introduction to Ballroom                      Survival Spanish-Part II
   Get More Bang for Your
                                                 Dancing
      Marketing Buck                                                                     Literature and Poetry .......... 12
                                              Salsa 101
   Greening Your Business                                                                   Fiction Lovers Book Club for the
                                              Salsamania                                       Spring
   Introduction to Radio
      Broadcasting                            Zumba Fitness for Beginners                   The Craft of Building Emotion
   Introduction to Voice Overs             Health Careers Training ........ 9                 into a Story
   Notary Public Training in a Day!           Crash Course for Medical                      Writing the Stories of Your Life
   Professional Organizing as a                 Vocabulary                               Money and Investing ........... 13
      Second Income                           EKG Training                                  Introduction to Estate Planning
   Start a Home Catering Business

          Online registration at www.CommunityEd.VenturaCollege.edu • Spring 2009
                    Kaleidoscope
                  VENTURA COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION • SPRING 2009

                                        Table of ConTenTs
   How to Collect Money Owed to                  Violin Workshop                            How to Be Your Own Private
     You -- Now!                                 Piano Your Teachers Never                    Investigator
   How to Find State Tax Lien                       Taught You                              Understanding and Working
     Properties on Sale                       Recreation .......................... 15        With a Homeowners
   Make Money Purchasing                                                                      Association
                                                 Boat Handling in Close Quarters
     Distressed REO Foreclosure                                                          Travel Tour Preview ............ 23
                                                 Canine College - A Basic Class
     Properties                                                                             Discover Tuscany
                                                    in Good Manners
   Retirement Planning Today -                                                              The Black Hills - The Badlands
                                                 Coastal Navigation Workshop
     The Best is Yet to Come!
                                                 Cruising the Channel Islands            Youth .................................. 17
Music .................................. 13
                                                 Enjoying the Races!                        Saturday Morning Scientist For
   African Drumming                                                                         Ages 8-10:
                                                 Introduction to Fly Fishing
   Beginning Celtic Harp                                                                      Amazing Chemistry
                                                 Learn to Play Mah Jongg
   Beginning Guitar                                                                           Fun with Chemistry
                                              Special Interests ................. 16          Fun with Food & Chemistry
   Blues Harmonica
                                                 Bailout Your Marriage
   Healthy Harmonica                                                                     Classes, Map – Oxnard
                                                 Basic Grant Writing                        College ........................... 22
   Blues/Jazz Guitar
                                                 Communication Skills for                Online Education ................. 18
   Celtic Harp - Beyond the Basics                                                       Traffic School...................... 17
                                                   Effective Leadership
   Flamenco Guitar
                                                 Dating, Relating, and Romance
                                                                                         Driver’s Education............... 17
   It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I                                                          Registration Form ............... 24
                                                   in Ventura County
       Like It)                                                                          Registration Information ..... 25
                                                                                         Map........................ back cover

                                       VCCCD boaRD of TRUsTees
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              Larry O. Miller, Ph.D., Chair; Robert O. Huber, Vice Chair; Stephen P Blum, Esq., Trustee;
              Cheryl Heitmann, Trustee; Arturo D. Hernández, Trustee; Lorraine Hawes, Student Trustee
                     Administration: James M. Meznek, Ph.D., Chancellor/Secretary to the Board

                                              KaleIDosCoPe sTaff
              Karen Gorback, Ph.D.                                           Alisa Sparkia Moore, Esq.
              Assistant Dean, Community &                                    Public Information Officer
                Economic Development                                         Christina L. Garcia
              Gail Eisenberg                                                 Graphics Data Technician
              Interim Community Education Specialist
              Eileen Crump
              Community Education Assistant

   Community Education classes are for information and enjoyment; they do not necessarily reflect
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                         Ventura College Community Education • 805-654-6459 • Spring 2009                                        1
Arts & Crafts
Stained GlaSS: Copper Foil teChnique
Join Master stained-glass artist Beglar Merlich to           introduCtion to diGital
learn how to cut and assemble dazzling, stained              photoGraphy
glass sun catchers, using the copper foil method;            If you have a love/hate relationship with
that you will enjoy for years to come. Students              your digital camera, spend a few hours with
should bring safety glasses to class. OPTIONAL $50           professional photographer Andreina Diaz to
materials fee and rental of equipment is payable to          get the most out of your digital camera. In a
instructor.                                                  workshop-style session, students will learn
Date: 6 Tues., Feb. 24-Mar. 31                  Fee: $89     about the best features of digital cameras, as
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm                                        well as how to store and share pictures. The
Location: Bell Arts Factory, 432 Ventura Ave. Ventura        class will not focus on how to use a specific
Instructor: Beglar Merlich                                   manufacturer’s camera; however, you will
                                                             learn what you need to know to understand
CartooninG                                                   your own camera. So, bring your camera
Join Ventura County artist Chris Martinez for fun            and manual, if you have one. OPTIONAL $5
class of cartooning tips and techniques. You will            materials fee is payable to instructor.
learn character creation, gag cartooning, political          Date: Saturday, March 7                    Fee: $49
cartooning and comic strip caricature. A list of             Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
materials to purchase will be provided at the first          Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
class meeting.                                               Instructor: Andreina Diaz
Date: 6 Tues., Feb. 10-Mar. 17                 Fee: $70      OR
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2       Date: Saturday, March 14                  Fee: $49
Instructor: Chris Martinez                                   Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                                             Location: Oxnard College, LA-10
                                                             Instructor: Andreina Diaz
    interMediate WaterColor                     NEW
    WorKShop i                                               SprinG landSCape photoS With                          NEW
    PREREQUISITE: A beginning watercolor class               your diGital CaMera
    or watercolor experience. These classes are              The spring blossoms are just at their peak
    designed to help you create paintings that               and ready to be captured by your digital
    have the quality of a work of art. No drawing            camera! This course takes you from the
    required. Don’t let the word intermediate keep           basics of camera function to utilizing aperture
    you away. The paint-along method ensures your            and shutter speeds to gain complete control
    success. Workshop I will teach you to unify              over the camera. During the class, you will
    a landscape by interweaving shapes to create             also learn about basic camera techniques,
    a rhythmical lattice-work in the composition.            exposure, lighting and image composition.
    OPTIONAL $10 equipment fee for renting a                 If you’re ready to take your photography to
    complete painting kit is payable to the instructor       the next level, this class is for you! So, bring
    and contains brushes, paint, watercolor paper,           your camera and let’s get ready to capture the
    exercises and information sheets. Nothing to             beautiful quality of spring light. OPTIONAL $5
    bring to class except yourself. Check-in and             materials fee is payable to instructor.
    set-up begins at 9:15am. Class begins promptly           Date: Saturday, March 7                    Fee: $49
    at 9:30am.                                               Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009              Fee: $49     Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1
    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm                                   Instructor: Andreina Diaz
    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
    Instructor: Tom Winans                                 plein air WorKShop
    interMediate WaterColor                                Spend a splendid spring morning with professional
    WorKShop ii                                            artist Lorelle Miller learning the basics of
    PREREQUISITE: A beginning watercolor class             impressionistic plein air art. Beginners welcome!
    or watercolor experience. In this class, you           Bring your easel. OPTIONAL $10 materials fee is
    will learn how to use color to integrate into a        payable to instructor. Bring a sack lunch and water.
    composition. You will create a small landscape         Date: Sunday, March 22                         Fee: $49
    unified by color harmony while following the           Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    teacher step-by-step to success. OPTIONAL              Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
    $10 equipment fee for renting a complete               Instructor: Lorelle Miller
    painting kit is payable to instructor and contains
    brushes, paint, watercolor paper, exercises and        traditional CheroKee BaSKet artS
    information sheets. Nothing to bring to class          Learn the history and art of Cherokee basket weaving
    except yourself. Check-in and set-up begins at         in this hands-on class that will teach you how to
    9:15am. Class begins promptly at 9:30am.               create your own, beautiful woven baskets. OPTIONAL
                                                           $10-$30 materials fee is payable to instructor.
    Date: Saturday, April 4                    Fee: $49
    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm                                 Date: Sunday, March 1                         Fee: $49
    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4         Time: 9:00am - 12:00n
    Instructor: Tom Winans                                 Location: Oxnard College, LS-13
                                                           Instructor: Apryl Tackett


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                                                                               Arts & Crafts
diGital & hyBrid SCrapBooKinG and
CardMaKinG                                                    JeWelry MaKinG
Overwhelmed by all your photos and scrapbook                  Learn the basics of jewelry design to make
supplies? This demonstration class will teach                 beautiful pieces in class such as earrings,
you how to save time, money, and your sanity                  bracelets. Materials include silver-foil, crackled
by utilizing digital and traditional scrapbooking             and hand-painted Indian glass beads, pearls and
techniques to edit and organize your wonderful                shells. OPTIONAL $35 materials fee for jewelry
photographs. See numerous samples and learn how               supplies and OPTIONAL $7 rental fee for jewelry
                                                              making kit is payable to instructor. First night
to get free trial software. OPTIONAL $39 materials
fee is payable to instructor.                                 only, please arrive at 5:45pm.
Date: Sunday, March 1                          Fee: $49       Date: 2 Mon., Feb. 16-Feb. 23                  Fee: $59
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm                                         Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Instructor: Lisette Davies Ward
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4                Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room
Instructor: Patty Debowski                                    Wire Wrap JeWelry MaKinG                       NEW
FreSh Fruit BouquetS                                          It’s a wrap! Learn wire wrap jewelry
If you like flowers, you’ll love fruit! Create a unique       design to make beautiful pieces with your own
fresh fruit bouquet or centerpiece for any occasion.          stones, sea glass, or other treasures you’ve
Fresh fruit provided. Bring a cutting board, a paring         been collecting over the years! Turn your pieces
knife, a head of iceberg lettuce and a basket in              into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings! Materials
which the lettuce will fit. OPTIONAL $10 materials            provided include a variety of wire for wrapping:
fee is payable to instructor.                                 beads, necklace and bracelet clasps. OPTIONAL
                                                              $25 materials fee, and OPTIONAL $7 rental fee
Date: Saturday, April 11                       Fee: $49       for tools is payable to instructor. First night only,
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm                                        please arrive at 5:45pm.
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
Instructor: Pam Williams                                      Date: 2 Mon., Mar. 2-Mar. 9                    Fee: $59
                                                              Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Instructor: Lisette Davies Ward
                                                              Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room

                                                           Business and Careers



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  They say that you can’t get something for nothing, but at the SBDC you actually can. The SBDC’s highly
  qualified consultants provide free business counseling to Ventura County small businesses. Thanks to the Small
  Business Administration, California Community Colleges and Ventura College, newly established and start-up
  small business owners can get great one-on-one assistance in polishing up their business skills and improving
  their bottom line!
                                  Helping Small Businesses Build Their Future
  The SBDC delivers management and technical support for your business using proven strategies that address
  today’s business climate. Affordable workshops provide fast, on-target information that can help build your
  business to what you want it to be. The         next to a class indicates that it is recommended by the SBDC.
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BeCoMe a MyStery Shopper                                    intro to Veterinary aSSiStinG                      NEW
Mystery Shopping is a terrific way to earn extra            If you love animals and have always wondered
money and have fun at the same time. Shoppers               what it takes to become a veterinary assistant,
receive assignments from companies that do                  now is the time to learn all about it. Spend an
business evaluations. An assignment might be to             evening with Registered Veterinary Technician
evaluate a restaurant, retail store, bank, gas station,     Karen Ashcraft to learn about the necessary skills,
or theater. At the conclusion of the evaluation             responsibilities and opportunities in this growing
visit, the mystery shopper completes and submits            field. Learn about the differences between front and
a report. This class will cover do’s and don’ts             back office assistants as well as potential income
of completing an assignment, how to get into                and career ladder options. If small animals are
the shopper’s network, and how to avoid scams.              your passion, you will enjoy this important seminar
OPTIONAL $20 materials fee is payable to instructor.        about career opportunities in this field.
Date: Sunday, March 1                           Fee: $49    Date: Monday, March 23                         Fee: $49
Time: 9:00am - 12:00n           Instructor: Elaine Moran    Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm          Instructor: Karen Ashcraft
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room      Location: Ventura Pet Emergency Clinic, 2301 S. Victoria Ave.

                       Ventura College Community Education • 805-654-6459 • Spring 2009                                 3
Business and Careers
                                                             Court interpretinG aS a Career
    notary puBliC traininG in a day!                         in CaliFornia
    This intensive, day-long class will equip you            If you’ve ever thought about a career or part-time
    with everything you need to know to become               job as a court interpreter, this workshop is for you.
    a safe and effective notary. Notary Public               Spend an evening with certified interpreter Antonio
    Seminars, Inc., teaches you how to pass the              Verdiny to learn the history of the profession, as well
    state exam that must be taken every 4 years;             as labor market conditions, income opportunities,
    prevent potential lawsuits; keep a journal and           and where to learn the required skills.
    fill out certificates; solve challenging problems;       Date: Thursday, March 12                       Fee: $49
    become a more valuable employee; make                    Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    additional income; provide customer service              Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3A
    for your business or organization; or start              Instructor: Antonio Verdiny
    your own business. Class includes a practice
    notary exam. PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to arrive              StartinG your oWn BuSineSS—the
    early. Due to state regulations, no one will             laWS you need to KnoW
    be admitted to the classroom after 8:30am.               If you are an entrepreneur who is thinking about
    OPTIONAL $30 materials fee is payable to                 starting a business, you won’t want to miss this
    instructor. If you would like to take the notary         class. Do you go with a limited partnership, a
    test, the state proctored exam will be offered           sole proprietorship, a corporation? Should you buy
    immediately following the class. Bring a check           into a franchise? What sorts of licenses will you
    or money order payable to the Secretary of State         need? Make your life and your decisions easier by
    for $40, current driver’s license with picture           spending a morning with Attorney Michael Chulak
    ID or state issued ID card, and No. 2 pencils.           who will explain the laws you need to know when
    Please bring a 2X2 passport photo (headshot).            starting your own business.
    Date: Saturday, March 21                     Fee: $119   Date: Saturday, March 14        Fee: $49 for one, $69 for two
    Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm                                    Time: 9:00am - 12:00n
    Location: Ventura College, UV-1                          Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
    Instructor: Notary Public Seminars Staff                 Instructor: Michael Chulak
     BeCoMe a CertiFied loan                                 Be a SpeCial eVent/WeddinG planner
     SiGninG aGent                                           Earn extra money this spring and summer as a
    As the real estate markets picks up, so will the         party planner! Join Farla Binder, Party Planner for
    need for notaries. Learn how to notarize loan            the Stars, to learn how to 1) Coordinate a stress-
    document packages, as well as how to get                 free event; 2) Create a budget and timeline; 3) Find
    your foot in the door and become a successful            unique locations; 4) Design creative invitations and
    loan document specialist. Bonus--free listing            announcements; 5) Create events that guests will
    of 50 loan-signing companies. OPTIONAL $40               remember and cherish. OPTIONAL $25 materials fee
    materials fee is payable to instructor for a book        is payable to instructor.
    and a certificate.
                                                             Date: Tuesday, March 17                         Fee: $49
    Date: Saturday, April 11                      Fee: $69   Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm                                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1
    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room     Instructor: Farla Binder
    Instructor: Notary Public Seminars Staff
                                                             GreeninG your BuSineSS                   NEW
                                                             It’s good for business and great for your community.
introduCtion to VoiCe-oVerS                                  Spend a few hours with Tea Silvestre to learn practical
Now is the best time to consider a career or part-           ways to use your company’s resources more efficiently.
time job as a voice-over actor! There is a market            Discover how greening your business can improve
for every voice and a wealth of opportunity. Learn           worker productivity, increase savings and give your
about the techniques and tools necessary to acquire          business a competitive market advantage. If you’re in
the skills and then market yourself to a wide variety        business, you won’t want to miss this new class!
of businesses, including television, radio, sports           Date: Monday, February 23                       Fee: $49
arenas, and more!                                            Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Date: Sunday, March 22                          Fee: $49     Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1
Time: 12:00n - 3:00pm                                        Instructor: Tea Silvestre
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1                           NEW
Instructor: Voices for All Staff                             CroSS Cultural
                                                             CoMMuniCationS and MarKetinG
Start a hoMe CaterinG BuSineSS                               If you’re in business and want to position yourself
Discover how your love of food can turn into a               for doing business in a global market, you need this
profitable home-based catering business. Take this           class. Learn the fundamentals of cultural differences
popular class for the step-by-step recommendations           and examine samples of messages that work, as
to start the business you’ve always dreamed of.              well as those that tragically fail. It’s all about the
OPTIONAL $20 materials fee is payable to instructor.         message, applies to your business, whether you’re
Date: Sunday, February 22                       Fee: $49     marketing across town or around the globe.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm                                        Date: Saturday, March 14                        Fee: $59
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room         Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Janice Bowyer                                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2
                                                             Instructor: Steven Van Hook
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                                                             Business and Careers
Start your oWn uSed Car NEW                                   Bar update 2009 - SMoG
BuSineSS and WorK FroM hoMe                                   CertiFiCation reneWal
Love cars? Ever dream of running your own
wholesale business? Spend a day with Ron Williams             The topics covered will be; Electronic Throttle
and learn how to make money selling wholesale                 Control, CAN Diagnostics, Advanced Electrical/
cars from home or simply purchase cars for your               Electronic System Diagnostic and Repair
friends, family or yourself. Learn how and where              Procedures as they pertain to vehicle emission
to buy at wholesale and sell at retail for serious            failures, practical application of the Internet
profits. This class will prepare you to obtain a DMV          to obtain automotive diagnostic and repair
Auto Dealer License.
                                                              information, and BAR updates. Any person with
Date: Sunday, March 1                           Fee: $59
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm          Instructor: Ronald Williams    a Smog License or any person wanting a Smog
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1        License MUST pass this class for renewal or
                                                              before taking their initial License test. Students
proFeSSional orGanizinG aS                      NEW
a SeCond inCoMe                                               should already have their ASE Certifications
Do messy junk drawers make you crazy? Love                    in A-6, A-8, and L-1. This course is for those
to organize? You might enjoy working as a                     whose licenses expired in 2008 or will expire
professional organizer! Spend the morning learning            in 2009.
the in’s and out’s of starting your business
and how to tap into resources available to new                JANUARY First Class Meeting:
organizers. It’s a terrific way to help others while          Thursday Jan. 8th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
earning extra money in your spare time. OPTIONAL              AND
$5 materials fee is payable to instructor.
                                                              Mon. & Thru.: Jan. 12, Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan.
Date: Saturday, March 7                         Fee: $49      26. & Jan. 29
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm          Instructor: Susan Culligan     Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2
introduCtion to radio BroadCaStinG
                                                 NEW          FEBRUARY First Class Meeting
Ever dream of becoming a DJ? Radio                            Monday Feb. 2 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
personality Jason Jeffries will explain the types of          AND
jobs available, where they are located and how to
get your foot in the door in a very competitive field.
                                                              Mon. & Thur.: Feb. 5, Feb. 9, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, &
If radio broadcasting is your dream job, you won’t
                                                              Feb. 23
want to miss this special opportunity.
                                                              Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Date: Saturday, March 28                        Fee: $49      MARCH First Class Meeting
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm          Instructor: Jason Jeffries    Monday March 2nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2
                                                              AND
Get More BanG For your                                        Mon. & Thur.: Mar. 5, Mar. 9, 12, Mar. 16, &
MarKetinG BuCK                                                Mar. 19
If you want more business, you need this class.               Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Marketing expert and author Naomi Finkel will
teach you proven strategies for: branding with a
targeted marketing message, identifying your special          APRIL First Class Meeting
consumers, developing a marketing plan adapted to             Monday April 13 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
your target and your budget, and the six reasons              AND
why people buy your product or service. OPTIONAL              Mon. & Thur.: Apr. 16, Apr. 20, Apr. 23, Apr. 27,
$10 materials fee is payable to instructor.                   & Apr. 30
Date: Saturday, March 21                        Fee: $49      Time: 7:00 to 10:30pm
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm          Instructor: Naomi Finkel
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room          MAY First Class Meeting
Build your oWn BuSineSS                                       Monday May 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
WeB Site and SaVe                                             AND
If you are in business, you need a web site.                  Mon. & Thur.: May 7, May 11, May 14, May 18, &
You don’t have to be a programmer to design                   May 21
professional looking and cost-effective Web sites             Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
that can cost as little at $5 a month. Learn how to
select the best Web design criteria; how to make              JUNE First Class Meeting
the site user-friendly; how to get a shopping cart            Monday June 1st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
for which you pay only upon sales; and how to                 AND
link with Internet search engines to make sure you
can be found. No Web site development experience              Mon. & Thur.: Jun. 4, Jun. 8, Jun. 11, Jun. 15, &
necessary. OPTIONAL $30 materials fee is payable              Jun. 18
to instructor.                                                Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Date: Monday, February 23                       Fee: $49      Fee: $299
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm          Instructor: Mike Rounds        Location:
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3A                Instructor:

                         Ventura College Community Education • 805-654-6459 • Spring 2009                         5
Computers
MoneyMaKinG uSinG your hoMe                               your FirSt CoMputer ClaSS
CoMputer                                                  If you have put off learning about your computer,
Did you know that there are more than 120 different       now is the time. In YOUR FIRST COMPUTER CLASS
businesses that you can run from your computer?           you will have fun learning basic computer skills
You don’t need a big investment to start any              even if you’ve never touched a computer before. By
of these businesses-just the information in this          the end of this class, you will know basic computer
seminar that shows you which businesses are hot           terms, how to use a mouse, the difference between
and how you can take advantage of them, including         hardware and software, the difference between
information on businesses based on skills you             the title bar, menu bar, and tool bars; what’s on
already have, skills you can teach yourself, software     a computer desktop; and saving and printing the
and/or hardware you can purchase, and skills that         things you’ve created. Space fills quickly in this
require formal training and/or talent. This course        popular class, so enroll today!
includes training on how to expertly search the           Date: Saturday, February 21                  Fee: $59
Internet for additional information and resources to      Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
assist you in creating a new life-style opportunity       Location: Ventura College, T-1
that will allow you to make money your own way.           Instructor: Jan Schuette
OPTIONAL $30 materials fee is payable to instructor.
Date: Monday, February 23                      Fee: $45      BeGinninG exCel®
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm                                        Excel is a must for every person who uses
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4               spreadsheets for business or at home. In this
Instructor: Nancy Miller                                     beginning class, you will calculate and organize
                                                             sample data. You will learn how to open, close,
    MoVinG ForWard With your                                 save, and print your workbooks. You will also
    MaCintoSh?                                               learn how to enter, edit, move, and copy data;
    Are you comfortable using your Mac, but feel             use powerful Excel features; and create an
    like you might not be getting the most out               Excel chart. Don’t put it off any longer.
    of your Mac experience? This class picks up              Date: Friday, March 20                     Fee: $89
    where the first class leaves off, introducing            Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
    topics such as basic networking, file sharing,           Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3
    and intermediate troubleshooting techniques.             Instructor: Jan Schuette
    This class also provides an introduction to
    the best and most useful features of Apple’s             introduCtion to MiCroSoFt Word®
    iLife suite including iPhoto, iTunes, iCal, and          2003 WorKShop
    Address Book, along with more advanced                   Do you want to create, edit, format, and print
    features of Apple Mail and Safari. This is a             documents and have fun while learning these
    lecture/demonstration class, so no computer is           basic features? Then this hands-on class is
    needed, but laptop owners are encouraged to              for you! We will create a document, make
    bring their Mac’s to class.                              corrections, and add font styles and colors.
    Date: Saturday, March 28                   Fee: $49      Want to write letters to friends or even a book?
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm                                   You can do it with Microsoft Word!
    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3            Date: Saturday, February 21               Fee: $49
    Instructor: Mitch Stone                                  Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
                                                             Location: Ventura College, T-1
    GettinG Started With your                                Instructor: Jan Schuette
    MaCintoSh?
    Are you new to the Mac, or are you just feeling
    a little lost? You will be introduced to many         quiCKBooKS 2008 introduCtory
    tips and techniques that will allow you to use        WorKShop
    your Mac more productively, and to have more          If you have never used Quickbooks and want a
    fun. You’ll learn about the Mac Finder, as well       quick, six-hour introduction, enroll today, as space
    as how to use the Dock, Spotlight, System             goes quickly in this popular class. Students will
    Preferences, Dashboard, and Expose, as well           learn about bank account transactions, business
    as many other great hidden features of the            forms, reports, budgets, and writing and printing
    Mac. You’ll also get a free handout of nifty          checks. This class is a must for every small
    keyboard shortcuts that will help you become          business owner. Call Community Education at (805)
    more productive. This is a lecture/demonstration      654-6459 for a list of optional materials fee.
    class, so no computer is needed, but laptop           Date: Friday, March 13                        Fee: $89
    owners may bring their Mac’s to class.                Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Date: Saturday, March 14                   Fee: $49   Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3
    Location: 9:00am - 12:00pm                            Instructor: Charlene Warinner
    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3
    Instructor: Mitch Stone




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                                                                                                   Culinary

                    A Taste of Italy
  taSte oF italy With CheF FaBio ViViani                          another taSte oF italy With CheF
  Come relax and enjoy one of life’s greatest                     FaBio ViViani
  pleasures—Italian cuisine. Executive Chef and owner             Spend a wonderful Saturday morning with Top
  of Cafe Firenze will swiftly transport you to Italy             Chef contestant Chef Fabio Viviani. The menu
  by showing you how to prepare Roasted Marinated                 includes Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with
  Artichoke Bruschetta, Leek and Sweet Potatoes                   Pancetta and Sour Cream Halibut Cacciatore,
  Soup with Fried Shallots, Spinach and Ricotta                   Olives, Red Onion and fresh Tomato (Award
      gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage (Award Winning               Winning Recipe), and Espresso Créme Brulee.
        Recipe), and Espresso Créme Brulee. A $20                 A $20 food and beverage fee is payable to
        food and beverage fee is payable to instructor.           instructor.
         Date: Sat., Feb. 21                        Fee: $49      Date: Sat., Mar. 28                      Fee: $49
           Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm                                 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
                       Location: Cafe Firenze, 563 W. Los         Location: Cafe Firenze, 563 W.
                             Angeles Ave, Moorpark                    Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark
                            Instructor: Chef Fabio Viviani        Instructor: Chef Fabio Viviani

BaSiC WineMaKinG and appreCiation                                GreeK CooKinG With lynn MiKelatoS
Take this rare opportunity to watch the winemaking               Spend a wonderful afternoon with Lynn Mikelatos,
process from the inside of a local, working winery.              owner of The Greek at the Harbor restaurant,
Begin with a tour of the winery followed by a                    learning how to prepare from start to finish
light lunch. Then enjoy an exploration and sensory               Avgolemeno Soup, Dolmades Stuffed Grape Leaves
evaluation of the wines made from the Rhone Valley               and Galataboureko Custard Dessert. A light meal
grapes including white varietals, Viognier, Marsanne             with wine will be served. All participants will receive
& Roussanne; and red varietals, Syrah, Grenache,                 cooking supplies to make all recipes at home: orzo
Cinsault, Carignane and Mourvedre. Learn to taste                for soup, grape leaves for dolmades, semolina and
and evaluate wines that represent the best varietal              filo for galataboureko. A recipe book is included in
characteristics and illustrate various styles. The Old           class. A $15 supplies fee payable at the door. Must
Creek Ranch Winery has been making fine wines                    be over 21, please.
since 1981 and specializes in hand-made wines from               Date: Wednesday, March 18                     Fee: $49
select vineyards throughout California. The class will           Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
be a pleasure to any oenophile, whether a novice or              Location: The Greek Restaurant, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
an experienced collector. Must be over 21, please. A             Instructor: Lynn Mikelatos
$20 refreshment fee is payable to instructor.
Date: Saturday, April 4                         Fee: $49
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Old Creek Ranch Winery, 10024 Old Creek Rd, Oak View
Instructors: John & Carmel Whitman


                 Saturdays with Suzanne Landry
                                           NEW                                                                      NEW
 Winter WarMinG SteWS                                            SurViVal CooKinG For SinGleS
 Yum! Learn to prepare hearty meal-in-one                        Cooking is fun for one! Make three different
 wonderful stews featuring organic chicken                       meals from one while turning your leftovers into
 and beef. Healthy, California style dishes will                 makeovers and stretching your food budget. From
 please the whole family. Bison & Bean Chili and                 Chicken Teriyaki to Fajitas and Turkey Burgers to
 Cornbread; Butternut Squash and Spicy Cilantro                  Turkey Chili, we’ll taste them all and more! A $12
 Sausage Stew; Yummy Lamb Stew with 7 Veggies                    food and beverage fee is payable to instructor.
 and Creamy Chicken Stew and Biscuits. A $12                     Date: Saturday, March 14                        Fee: $49
 food and beverage fee is payable to instructor.                 Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
 Date: Saturday, February 28                     Fee: $49        Location: Ventura College, Guthrie Hall Kitchen
 Time: 12:00n - 3:00pm                                           Instructor: Suzanne Landry
 Location: Ventura College, Guthrie Hall Kitchen
  Meal MaKeoVerS                NEW
  Tired of the same old            recipes? Surprise your family by learning to make three meals from one
  without eating leftovers! Learn to prepare Spicy Orange Beef; Teriyaki Stir Fry; Curried Coconut Chicken
  and Veggies; Chicken Parmesan; Turkey Burgers and more! A $12 food and beverage fee is payable to
  instructor.
  Date: Saturday, April 11                         Fee: $49       Location: Ventura College, Guthrie Hall Kitchen
  Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm                                          Instructor: Suzanne Landry

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Dance
    introduCtion to BallrooM danCinG                         eaSt CoaSt SWinG
    Come meet new friends and learn the basics               Jitterbug time! Whether you prefer big band
    of ballroom dancing! It’s fun, easy, and only            sounds, the bandstand boogie, or neo-swing
    takes 6 weeks. Ages 16 and up. Couples and               of the new millennium, this traditional dance
    singles welcome. Wear comfortable clothing               of the 30s, 40s and 50s will have you jivin!
    and leather or suede bottom shoes. OPTIONAL              and wailin. No partner needed. We will rotate
    $10 materials fee payable to instructor.                 partners in class.
    Date: 6 Thurs., Feb. 19 – Mar. 26           Fee: $69     Date: 6 Sat., Mar. 7 – Apr. 18              Fee: $69
    Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm                                    NO CLASS April 14
    Location: House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave.,              Time: 10:30am - 11:25pm
      Suite E, Ventura                                       Location: Connexions Dance Studio, 275 S. Laurel St.
    Instructor: Patricia Monico                                Ventura
    SalSa 101                                                Instructor: Louise Bretz
    If you want to learn to Salsa like a star, this          BeGinninG WeSt CoaSt SWinG
    is your chance! Couples and singles welcome,             No need to sit this one out any longer! Learn
    ages 16 and up. Comfortable clothing and                 the basics of swing to rhythm and blues. It’s
    leather or suede bottom shoes are the best.              easy! You’ll love it! No partner needed. Leather-
    OPTIONAL $10 materials fee is payable to                 soled shoes are recommended.
    instructor.                                              Date: 6 Sat., Feb. 21 – Mar. 28             Fee: $69
    Date: 6 Thurs., Feb. 19 – Mar. 26           Fee: $69     NO CLASS April 14
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm                                    Time: 11:30am - 12:25pm
    Location: House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave.,              Location: Connexions Dance Studio, 275 S. Laurel St.
      Suite E, Ventura                                         Ventura
    Instructor: Patricia Monico                              Instructor: Louise Bretz
    zuMBa FitneSS For BeGinnerS
    Ditch the workout! Join the party! Let’s ZUMBA!        BeGinninG FlaMenCo
    Get your body moving and burn calories (600            Feel the beat and sway to the rhythms of traditional
    per hour!!) to Latin rhythms with Zumba.               Flamenco dance. In this introductory class, you will
    Learn many exciting Latin dance steps in this          learn the arm, hand and feet movements, as well
    high-intensity workout class. Wear workout             as handclapping. Character shoes, please. No taps
    clothing, tennis shoes or dance sneakers, and          or nails. OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable to
    bring a hand towel to class. As always, please         instructor.
    check with your doctor before beginning a new          Date: 6 Sat., Feb. 21 – Mar. 28               Fee: $59
    exercise class. Ages 16 and up.                        Time: 10:30am - 11:25am
    Date: 6 Tues., Feb. 17 – Mar. 24            Fee: $69   Location: Ventura College, AEC-Dance Studio
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm                                  Instructor: Antoinette Lopez
    Location: House of Dance, 3007 Bunsen Ave.,            BeGinninG Belly danCinG
      Suite E, Ventura                                     It’s beautiful! It’s fun! And it’s fantastic exercise!
    Instructor: Patricia Monico                            This beginning belly dance class will introduce you
                                                           to a full range of options for belly dance styles.
SalSaMania            NEW                                  Veils and Zills (finger cymbals) will be introduced.
Dance and exercise all in one with this sweaty, high       Wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring a scarf to
energy class that emphasizes posture and balance.          wrap around your hips! Be prepared to dance barefoot
Dance and exercise to the sizzling salsa, mambo,           and have fun!
cha cha, merengue, gypsy rumba, crumbia and                Date: 6 Sat., Feb. 21- Mar. 28                Fee: $79
samba that will get you moving and burning calories        Time: 9:30am - 10:25am
while exercising both body and mind. As always,            Location: Ventura College, AEC-Dance Studio
please check with your doctor before beginning a           Instructor: Marie Stowe
new exercise program.
Date: 6 Sun., Feb. 22 - March 29
Fee: $69                                                                      Ed2Go!
Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
Location: Ventura College,
                                                                         Online Education
  AEC-Dance Studio                                           Publish It Yourself: How to Start and
Instructor: Maricarmen Ohara                                  Operate Your Own Publishing Business
                                                             Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant
                                                             Making Movies with Windows XP
                                                             Performing Payroll in QuickBooks ‘06
                                                                 These are just a sample of the
                                                                many classes available. For more
                                                                    information, see page 18.


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                                                Health Careers Training


                      pharMaCy teChniCian inForMation MeetinG
                                          Date: Saturday, February 7
                                           Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
                       Location: Ventura College, UV-1 • Presenter: Boston Reed Staff
                                    pharMaCy teChniCian traininG
Have you always wanted to work in the medical field? Train for a new, full or part-time job in a high-
demand occupation in only 27 Saturdays! Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists package prescriptions,
maintain client records, assist with inventory and refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling. The
course combines 182 hours of classroom instruction with a 120 hour pharmacy externship. Course
fee includes book, supplies, externship, and course completion certificate. (Financing may be available
and will be explained at the informational meeting. Please do not call the Ventura College Financial Aid
Office.) A $125 cancellation fee will be assessed for all refund requests up to March 9, 2009 working
days before the first day of class. No refunds after that date.
Date: Saturdays, March 14 - October 17                        Fee: $2,190
NO CLASS April 11, May 23, July 4, August 8, & September 5
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Ventura College, DP-1
Instructor: Julie Walton, Pharm.D.
                           eKG traininG inForMational MeetinG
                                           Date: Saturday February 7                       NEW
                                            Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
                        Location: Ventura College, UV-1 • Presenter: Boston Reed Staff
                                                 eKG traininG
If you are currently working in the medical field as a medical assistant, nursing assistant, LVN or other
areas of patient care and want to learn or review EKG procedures, this class is for you! This one-day
course provides instruction in EKG unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement utilizing a 12 lead
EKG, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing normal and abnormal EKG patterns in all 12
leads, and plotting EKG axis. All materials are included in the class fee.
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm                                          Fee: $295
Location: East Campus Center, 115 Dean Dr., Room 18, Santa Paula
Instructor: Boston Reed Staff
Date: Saturday, February 21
OR
Date: Saturday, March 21
                           MediCal BillinG inForMation MeetinG
If you are interested in Medical Billing, enroll in this informational meeting to learn what the class will
cover. Financial loans available through a private lending organization. Space is limited and will be filled
on a first-come, first-serve basis.
                                           Date: Saturday February 7
                                           Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
                        Location: Ventura College, UV-1 • Presenter: Boston Reed Staff
                                                MediCal BillinG
Thinking about a part time job or full time career as a medical biller? This class is for you! Along with
126 hours of classroom instruction you will be placed into a 120-hour, unpaid externship to provide
you with a unique learning opportunity and valuable experience to put on your resume! You will be
introduced to major nationwide medical insurance programs, giving you a basic knowledge of the national
diagnostic and procedural coding systems and introducing the process of filing claim forms. You will
learn how to process workers’ compensation claims, personal injury, Medicare, and Medi-Cal/Medicaid
claims. Students should have basic keyboarding skills. It is also recommended that students have taken
a class in medical terminology. Refund policy for this class: Students may cancel up to March 3, 2009
with a $125 cancellation fee. No refunds after that date.
Date: Tues. & Thurs., March 10 - July 2, 2009                 Fee: $1,799
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Ventura College, DP-1
Instructor: Debbie Newcomb, CMM, MBA


                    Ventura College Community Education • 805-654-6459 • Spring 2009                           9
Health Careers Training
CraSh CourSe For MediCal VoCaBulary
This class will help you prepare you for programs in medical billing, coding, pharmacy technician training or
any other health career program. The class will review word parts the rules for building and defining medical
terms, and the meanings of the most common word parts. The course will also review the most common
non-word building medical terms. Emphasis will be on terms that are most relevant to medical billing and
coding. OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
Date: 2 Tues., February 24 - March 3            Fee: $59
Time: 6:0pm - 9:00pm                            Location: Ventura College, DP-1
Instructor: Debbie Newcomb, CMM, MBA

Health, Fitness & Beauty
                                                                  eVeryday Meditation
  SWediSh MaSSaGe therapy                                         If everyday stresses make you feel like screaming,
  WorKShop                                                        it might be time for a quick class in meditation.
  Stressed out? Tight muscles? Need to relax?                     Several styles of meditation will be introduced to
  Take this workshop to learn full-body Swedish                   help you learn which style works best for you. So,
  massage. This professional style of massage                     breathe deeply and relax.
  will soothe your tired, aching muscles as
  you learn a new skill. Learn to soothe away                     Date: 3 Tues., February 17 - March 3           Fee: $49
  annoying aches in your head, neck, shoulders,                   Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  and back. OPTIONAL $10 materials fee is                         Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
  payable to instructor. Please bring a mat and a                 Instructor: Cynthia Matthews
  pillow. Wear light clothing.                                    tai Chi For older, aCtiVe adultS
  Date: 3 Thurs., March 12 - March 26          Fee: $89           Learn and enjoy the practice of yang style Tai Chi,
  Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Instructor: Dr. Barbara Doreo            a slow, meditative exercise, one of the aspects
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4                  of traditional Chinese medicine, practiced daily
                                                                  by millions of people in Asia and around the
  aCupreSSure FaCe-liFt WorKShop                                  globe. This activity is great for improving balance
  Want a more relaxed appearance without going                    and coordination, freeing limiting postural habits,
  under the knife? Try accupressure to reduce                     and fostering mental focus. Through this study,
  stress lines and relax crow's feet. You will have               derived from martial art movements, we promote
  the opportunity to practice techniques in class                 overall vitality, increase and refine our kinesthetic
  either on yourself or with a partner. Enjoy!                    awareness and open the doorway to transform
  OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable to the                     limiting health conditions. Check with your doctor
  instructor.                                                     before beginning any exercise class.
  Date: Saturday, March 28                     Fee: $49           Date: 6 Thurs., February 19 - March 26         Fee: $59
  Time: 9:00am - 12:00n Instructor: Dr. Barbara Doreo             Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4                  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4
                                                                  Instructor: Patrick Hackney
SelF-deFenSe For WoMen and teenS                                  Brain GyM®KeepinG your Brain Sharp
One day is all it takes! This fun and information-
                                                                  Would you like to reduce stress and improve your
packed workshop designed especially for women
                                                                  memory? Learn about the fascinating connections
presents the skills you need to disable an assailant
                                                                  between your brain and body with Brain Gym!
and escape an assault. No special athletic ability
required! Wear comfortable clothing. ATHLETIC                     Activities are easy physical movements that
SHOES or TENNIS SHOES are required. Teens 15                      synchronize body and mind to optimize how you
and up are welcome.                                               learn and perform in all areas of your life.
Date: Saturday, February 28                    Fee: $69           Date: 3 Sat., March 7 - March 21                Fee: $49
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm                                             Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room
Instructor: Leslie Bockian                                        Instructor: Joyce Sherwood

                           NEW                                    Mat pilateS
a Spa SaMpler                                                     If you're ready for a slow, controlled form of
If you’ve always wondered what a spa experience                   exercise, try mat Pilates this spring! Pilates provides
was all about, this is your chance to find out!                   simultaneous stretching and strengthening of the
Leave the stresses of the world behind as you                     deep abdominal and back muscles, and enhancing
drive up to Ojai for a wonderful Saturday evening                 your posture and stability to build trim, toned
at the world famous Oaks at Ojai destination spa.                 bodies. Please bring a towel and an exercise mat
There, you’ll learn about and sample spa cuisine,                 to class.
as well as practice relaxation techniques and tour                Date: 6 Sat., February 21 - March 28           Fee: $59
the facility and grounds. You’ll go home happy and                Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
relaxed.                                                          Location: Ventura College, AEC-Dance Studio
Date: Saturday, March 21                        Fee: $49          Instructor: Letitia Austin
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai
Instructor: Elizabeth Horton

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                                                                      History & Culture
aMeriCa'S iMMiGration ChallenGe                            NEW
Join your friends and neighbors for an engaging evening studying with local, community scholar Gilbert
Cuevas to learn about the dramatic demographic changes occurring in the United States as a result of the
immigration patterns from Latin America and Mexico. Lecture will include a PowerPoint presentation and
ample time for questions and discussion.
Date: Tuesday, March 3                         Fee: $49
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Conference Room 4
Instructor: Gilberto Cuevas
                                                                             Home & Garden
Water-WiSe landSCapinG                    NEW                    hoW doeS your Garden GroW?
Even with a drought, you can still have a beautiful              Do you want your garden to be the envy of the
garden! Learn how to use drought-tolerant plants,                neighborhood? This fun, new class will cover
along with moisture-conserving techniques for                    watering, fertilizing and pruning your flowers and
existing landscaping. Have a beautiful yard while                shrubs to get that professional look without the
saving water and money! OPTIONAL $5 materials                    professional price! OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is
fee is payable to instructor.                                    payable to instructor.
Date: Sat., Feb. 21                             Fee: $49         Date: Saturday, February 14                     Fee: $49
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm                                           Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room           Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2
Instructor: John Windsor                                         Instructor: John Windsor
orGaniC GardeninG For eVeryone                                   roSeS, roSeS, roSeS!
Go green this spring and join John-the-Tree Doctor               If roses are your passion, you won’t want to miss
to learn organic gardening techniques that will allow            this opportunity to learn about the maintenance of
you to grow fruits, flowers and vegetables without               roses and other flowering shrubs, including insect
the use of harmful pesticides. You don’t need to                 control, diseases, and proper watering. Learn
spend a lot of money on organic products when it’s               about the different varieties of roses and how to
so easy to grow your own! OPTIONAL $5 materials                  choose the best variety for your yard. OPTIONAL $5
fee is payable to instructor.                                    materials fee is payable to instructor.
Date: Sat., Feb. 28                             Fee: $49         Date: Saturday, March 7                         Fee: $49
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm                                           Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1           Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room
Instructor: John Windsor                                         Instructor: John Windsor


                                                                                             Languages
  BeGinninG ConVerSational ruSSian                                  FrenCh For Fun
  Whether for business or pleasure, take a few                      PARLEZ VOUS FRANCAIS? Travel to the City of
  hours this spring to start learning Russian!                      Lights without ever leaving Ventura! Learn simple
  You will learn pronunciation, vocabulary, basic                   French vocabulary, easy expressions, and practical
  conversation and a bit of the wonderful culture                   conversations to use in travel, restaurants,
  of this vast country. OPTIONAL $10 materials                      and other everyday situations. OPTIONAL $10
  fee is payable to instructor.                                     materials fee is payable to instructor.
  Date: 6 Wed., February 18 - March 25          Fee: $89            Date: 6 Wed., February 11 - March 18           Fee: $89
  Time: 5:30pm - 6:50pm        Instructor: David McCarley           Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm        Instructor: Elsa Allred
  Location: Ventura College, K-5                                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
  ContinuinG ruSSian                                                FrenCh For Fun - part ii
  This class is for students who have had a brief                   Now that you’ve learned a few basics, it’s time to
  introduction to Russian, are familiar with its                    practice some more! As they say, practice makes
  alphabet, and want to refresh and expand their                    perfect, so escape to France one night a week at
  conversational skills. OPTIONAL $10 materials                     Ventura College and join us for the fun! OPTIONAL
  fee is payable to instructor.                                     $10 materials fee is payable to instructor.
  Date: 6 Wed., April 1 - May 15                Fee: $89            Date: 6 Wed., March 25 - May 13                Fee: $89
  NO CLASS April 8                                                  NO CLASS April 8 & 15
  Time: 5:30pm - 6:50pm        Instructor: David McCarley           Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm        Instructor: Elsa Allred
  Location: Ventura College, K-2                                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room




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Languages
   SurViVal SpaniSh                                         SurViVal SpaniSh-part ii
   This class is for the busy professional,                 Hola! Take your skills to the next level with
   business person, or traveler who needs to                conversations, vocabulary, and correct usage.
   learn a little Spanish. It is for the employer           You’ll survive your next trip to beautiful Mexico
   or employee who needs a quick lesson. This               with Survival Spanish! OPTIONAL $10 materials
   beginning level class will concentrate on easy           fee is payable to instructor.
   conversational Spanish and key phrases to                Date: 4 Wed., March 18 - April 8                Fee: $79
   communicate daily needs, such as ordering                Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
   food in a restaurant, shopping in a foreign              Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
   country, or communicating at work. OPTIONAL              Instructor: Angel Rocha
   $10 materials fee is payable to instructor.
   Date: 4 Wed., February 18 - March 11         Fee: $79
   Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
   Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
   Instructor: Angel Rocha

JapaneSe                                                    BeGinninG taGaloG and the Culture oF
If you are planning a trip to Japan or want to              the philippineS
communicate better with Japanese-speaking friends           Back by popular demand! Enroll early to learn
and colleagues, you won’t want to miss this popular         beginning conversational Tagalog, as well as a bit
class! Topics include pronunciation, vocabulary, a          about the culture and history of the Philippines.
bit of grammar, lots of conversation practice and           Topics will include travel, food, and information
background on the culture of Japan. OPTIONAL $7             about local community events to practice your new
materials fee is payable to instructor.                     language skills and experience the joy of the Filipino
Date: 8 Mon., February 23 - April 20            Fee: $99    culture.
NO CLASS April 6                                            Date: 6 Mon., February 23 - March 30           Fee: $89
Time: 5:30pm - 6:45pm                                       Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room ??     Location: Oxnard College, LA-18
Instructor: Setsumi Kojima                                  Instructor: Franz Lopez


Literature and Poetry
the CraFt oF BuildinG eMotion into                          FiCtion loVerS BooKCluB For the
Story                                                       SprinG
Back by popular demand! Spend an intensive                  Once again, the Community Education Book Club
weekend with award-winning novelist Michael                 will offer fun and informative discussion of three
Mehas to learn how to construct engaging plots              contemporary novels. Join us for lively conversation
and believable characters that grab your readers            about On Beauty (2005) by Zaddie Smith (please
by their heartstrings and leave them wanting                read prior to first class meeting), Adventures of
more! Writers--you won’t want to miss this unique           Augie March (1953) by Saul Bellow and Gilead: A
opportunity this spring. OPTIONAL $2 materials fee          Novel (2004) by Marilynne Robinson.
is payable to instructor.                                   Date: 3 Mon., Feb. 16, Mar. 23, April 13      Fee: $59
Date: Sat., Sun., March 28 & 29                Fee: $99     Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm                                       Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 4
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3A              Instructor: Loren Haar
Instructor: Michael Mehas
WritinG the StorieS oF your liFe
Have you ever thought about writing the stories of your life for your children or grandchildren but don’t
know how to begin? This class will show you how, including an opportunity to practice writing and receive
feedback. What fun!
Date: Saturday, March 14        Fee: $49
Time: 9:00am - 12:00n                                             Travel, Trips, and Tours
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room
Instructor: Cynthia Matthews                                                  Discover Tuscany
                                                                     South Dakota - The Black Hills
                                                                            & The Badlands
                                                                 See pages 23 for more information.




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                                                                   Money & Investing
                                                                  hoW to ColleCt Money oWed to
  MaKe Money purChaSinG diStreSSed                                you – noW!
  reo ForeCloSure propertieS                                      If someone owes you money, you do not want to
  There are currently 100,000 REO’s all over                      miss this class. Learn how to obtain a small claims
  the U.S. The number of REO bank-owned                           judgment, how to collect from bank accounts,
  foreclosures is now doubling every three                        garnish wages, and file liens on real estate. Areas
  months and will be dramatically increasing                      of discussion include forms, service, interest
  for the next 10 years. These properties are                     amounts, and what you must do after you receive
  available for 10%-30% below fair market values.                 your money. OPTIONAL $25 materials fee is payable
  This seminar will show you how to find these                    to instructor.
  properties before anyone else knows about
  them so you can make successful offers.                         Date: Tuesday, March 10                         Fee: $49
  You can select REOs from $85,000 up to                          Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  $1,000,000 homes, with 5% down (which                           Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1
  pays for the fix-up), and very easy qualifying.                 Instructor: Kristine McCardle
  OPTIONAL $25 materials fee is payable to                        retireMent planninG today - the BeSt
  instructor.                                                     iS yet to CoMe!
  Date: Saturday, April 18      Fee: $69 single; $89 for two      Learn how to avoid the 10 biggest retirement
  Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm                                           planning mistakes! Whether your objective is to
  Location: Ventura College, UV-1                                 build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve
  Instructor: Marshall Reddick, Ph.D.                             your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course
                                                                  will help you plan your future with confidence. In
  hoW to Find State tax lien                      NEW             this course you’ll learn how to create a plan to
  propertieS on Sale                                              retire early, manage investment risks, use new tax
  Spend the day with real estate expert Marshall
                                                                  laws to your advantage, make informed decisions
  Reddick to learn where and how to purchase
                                                                  and you company retirement plan, and adjust your
  lots and other properties that are put on sale
                                                                  estate plan to function properly under the new laws.
  by county governments to recover taxes on                       OPTIONAL $20 materials fee is payable to instructor.
  properties when taxes have not been paid.
  This may be your opportunity to purchase                        Date: 3 Tuesdays, February 24 - March 10
  property when other avenues have been closed.                   Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  If you want to invest, this new class is for                    OR
  you. OPTIONAL $25 materials fee is payable to                   Date: 2 Saturdays, February 28 - March 7
  instructor.                                                     Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
  Date: Sunday, March 15 Fee: $69 single; $89 for two             Fee: $49 single; $69 for two
  Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm                                           Location: Ventura College, CSA-Conference Room
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Room 3A                  Instructor: Duke Lyskin, CFP, CLU
  Instructor: Marshall Reddick, Ph.D.

introduCtion to eState planninG
If you’ve heard the term and always wanted to know what estate planning was all about, this class is for
you. Learn about the differences between wills and trusts, as well as the reasons for establishing powers of
attorney, living wills and other estate planning tools. This class is designed for beginners, not professionals,
so bring lots of questions. OPTIONAL $15 materials fee is payable to instructor.
Date: Wednesday, March 11                       Fee: $49 single; $69 for two
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 2
Instructor: Ronald Beaman
                                                                                                            Music
BeGinninG Guitar                                                   aFriCan druMMinG
The guitar is a great instrument! Take this beginning              Anyone can play the drums, but playing in a group
class to learn how to read music and play basic                    is exhilarating! Join us to learn rhythms from Africa,
chords. No previous music background is necessary,                 Latin America, and the Middle East. No previous
so bring a guitar and join the fun! Teenagers are                  music experience is required. Drums are available
welcome.                                                           for students to use with a $5 per class maintenance
Date: 6 Wed., Feb. 25 – Apr. 1                  Fee: $79           fee, or bring your own.
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm                                              Date: 6 Wed., Feb. 25 – Apr. 1                  Fee: $89
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 3, Room 1             Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Instructor: Carlos Gonzales                                        Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Ventura, Annex 4
                                                                   Instructor: Jennifer Merlich




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Music
BeGinninG CeltiC harp                                      BlueS/Jazz Guitar
If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the harp,         If you play the guitar and are ready want to learn
here’s your chance! Join us to discover how easy           the blues or jazz, this class is for you! Learn
it is to play this beautiful instrument. You will learn    some great songs and cool chord progressions.
basic fingering and playing techniques as well             Bring your guitar and a music stand to class.
as some simple tunes. This class is for absolute           Acoustic guitar preferred. If you bring an electric
beginners or those who played the harp as a child          guitar, please bring a small amp (battery-powered
and would like to pick it up again! Now’s the time!        preferred). OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable to
Bring your harp and an electronic tuner. Rental            instructor.
harps are available. Call 805-654-6459 for rental          Date: 8 Mon., Feb. 23 - April 13                Fee: $79
information. OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable          Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
to instructor.                                             Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
Date: 6 Sat., Feb. 28 –Apr. 4                  Fee: $59    Instructor: Steven Sunnarborg
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am                                      piano your teaCherS neVer tauGht
Location: Ventura College, Guthrie Hall
Instructor: Laurie Rasmussen                               you
                                                           If you have a piano in house and have always
CeltiC harp - Beyond the BaSiCS                            wanted to learn how to play, spend a few hours
If you’ve had a beginning harp class or have played        with Todd Walker this spring in this popular class
a bit before, this is your next step! Expand your          to learn the basics in a day! In this lecture/
repertoire, learn new left-hand patterns and play          demonstration class, you will learn 72 chords,
a few duets as an ensemble. Bring your harp and            156 hand positions, and how to read music from
an electronic tuner. Rental harps are available. Call      lead sheets and fake books. If you can read the
805-654-6459 for rental information. OPTIONAL $10          notes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, you know enough
materials fee is payable to instructor.                    to enroll. PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be playing
Date: 6 Sat., Feb. 28 – Apr. 4                 Fee: $89    an instrument in this class. This is a lecture/
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am                                    demonstration class with techniques that have
Location: Ventura College, Guthrie Hall                    been taught to thousands of students throughout
Instructor: Laurie Rasmussen                               California. OPTIONAL $25 materials fee is payable to
                                                           instructor.
  healthy harMoniCa                  NEW                   Date: Saturday, Feb. 7                         Fee: $49
  Breath in, Breath out. Breath control is the             Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  foundation of playing the harmonica. Take this           Location: Ventura College, CRC-101
  class to learn how to use your breath to play            Instructor: Todd Walker
  simple pop, folk, and blues melodies and then
  make them deeply expressive with special                 it’S only roCK n roll (But i liKe it)
  breathing techniques. No previous ability to             Calling all baby boomers and others with rock n
  read or play music is required, only the desire          roll in their blood! This class is for you! Dust off
  to have fun! Please bring a harmonica.                   your old guitar and learn classics such as Johnny
  Date: Sunday March 8                          Fee: $29   B. Goode, Hound Dog, Satisfaction, Purple Haze,
  Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm         Instructor: Dave Broida   and others! Bring your acoustic guitar, music stand,
                                                           and pencil. If you prefer electric, please bring a
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Training Room    battery powered amp and head phones. OPTIONAL
  BlueS harMoniCa                                          $5 materials fee is payable to instructor.
  It’s easy, fun and fits in your pocket! Learn to         Date: 6 Tues., Feb. 24 - Mar. 31                Fee: $89
  play Blues Harmonica this spring with Dave               Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Broida. The emphasis will be on playing and              Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room
  having fun! No previous musical experience               Instructor: Steven Sunnarborg
  or harmonica training is required Students will
  need a ‘C’ major diatonic harmonica. Instructor          FlaMenCo Guitar
  will have diatonic harmonicas available in class         If you’ve ever walked into a nightclub and were
  for $11. OPTIONAL $14 materials fee is payable           hypnotized by the exotic sounds of Flamenco
  to instructor.                                           guitar, now is your chance to try it for yourself.
  Date: Sunday, March 8                         Fee: $39   Your teacher is professional Flamenco guitarist and
  Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm          Instructor: Dave Broida   Capitol Records Studio musician Benjamin Shearer.
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room     Students should bring their guitars, as well as a
                                                           score pad and pencils. This is a beginning class,
Violin WorKShop                                            students should be able to play basic guitar and be
If you played the violin as a kid and would like to        ready to have fun!
pick it up again, or if you’ve never touched a bow         Date: 6 Mon., Feb. 23 - Mar. 30                Fee: $89
and have always wanted to give it a try, this class        Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
is for you! Violins must be in good working order;         Location: Oxnard College, CSSC-106
please call Community Education at 654-6459 for            Instructor: Benjamin Shearer
additional information. OPTIONAL $30 materials fee
is payable to instructor.
Date: 6 Tues., Feb. 17- Mar. 24                 Fee: $79
Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room
Instructor: Vera Dragicevich
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                                                                                           Recreation
                                                              Canine ColleGe - a BaSiC ClaSS in
  CruiSinG the Channel iSlandS                                Good MannerS
  The Channel Islands are one of the finest                   Turn your unruly puppy or adult dog into a well
  cruising routes on the West Coast. However,                 behaved member of your family! Learn basic
  strong winds, unusual weather patterns and                  commands that will make your pet a more pleasant
  tricky anchorages often present a challenge for             member of your family. This course uses positive
  inexperienced boaters. Take this workshop to                reinforcement for training and educating your dog.
  learn the skills you need to safely enjoy your              New instructor is certified trainer Joan Mayer, owner
  next cruise. The first class will cover weather             of The Inquisitive Canine. Dogs must be at least 4
  patterns and anchorages. The second class will              months of age and owners at least 16 years old.
  cover heavy weather sailing, and the third class            PROOF OF SHOTS REQUIRED. Please bring a plain
  will include visual weather warnings.                       flat collar and four to six foot leash to first class, a
  Date: Thursday, March 5 - March 19            Fee: $59      variety of your doggie’s favorite treats cut into small
  Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm                                       pieces. (PLEASE, NO choke, prong, or citronella
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room        collars). OPTIONAL $5 materials fee is payable to
  Instructor: Mike Pyzel                                      instructor.
  Boat handlinG in CloSe quarterS,                            Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm                          Fee: $59
  If you need to learn how to dock, undock                    Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Patio
  and anchor your boat in close quarters, this                Instructor: Joan Mayer
  class is for you. Special consideration will be             Date: 6 Tues., February 10 - March 17
  given to crosswind slips, windy and crowded                 OR
  anchorages, and other difficult conditions.
  Professional skipper Mike Pyzel will give you               Date: 6 Tuesdays, March 31 - May 12
  the confidence to safely maneuver your boat in              introduCtion to Fly FiShinG
  any conditions.                                             Go Fish! Enjoy nature with family and friends by
  Date: Thursday, March 26                      Fee: $49      sharing this wonderful hobby.
  Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm                                      FIRST SESSION:
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Training Room        Meets at the College from 9:00am to 3:30pm with
  Instructor: Mike Pyzel                                      a short break for lunch. Instruction includes gear
  CoaStal naViGation WorKShop                                 selection, stream reading, fly selection, knots,
  Learn coastal navigation from Mike Pyzel,                   casting, and favorite locations to fly fish. No gear is
  author of the American Sailing Association’s                required for the first class.
  original manual. Plotting sessions will cover               SECOND SESSION:
  dead reckoning, fixes, depth meter navigation,              Meets at the college from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  basic radar and ship avoidance, basic                       Instruction will include rigging your gear and casting
  electronics, basic GPS, (what GPS can’t do for              techniques. A limited number of rods and reels are
  you), and what to do when GPS and the chart                 available to loan to students.
  disagree. This is an ideal course for cruising              LAST SESSION:
  the Channel Islands and Mexico. Please bring to             Meets at Lake Casitas from 8:00am to 11:00am
  class navigational chart #18720, Parallel rulers            and a local stream from 11:30am through 4:00pm.
  and dividers, sharp pencils, and chart symbols              Instruction will include roll casting and advanced
  booklet (Chart #1). OPTIONAL $15 materials fee              casting techniques. In the afternoon we will travel
  is payable to instructor.                                   to a nearby, local stream. Instruction will be on
  Date: 5 Tuesdays, March 17 - April 14        Fee: $99       nymph fishing and fishing the dry fly on moving
  Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm                                       water. You will have a chance to fish on your own in
  Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Annex 4              the afternoon for which a fishing license is required.
  Instructor: Mike Pyzel                                      Please bring a sack lunch (food and fishing licenses
                                                              are available at the lake). OPTIONAL $10 materials
enJoyinG the raCeS!               NEW                         fee is payable to instructor.
They’re at the post—and they’re off! Thoroughbred             Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm                          Fee: $159
horse racing is an exciting sport and lots of fun to          Date: 3 Saturdays, Mar. 21 - April 4
follow, when you understand the complexities of               Location: Ventura College, J-1
handicapping a race. Take this class to learn why             Instructor: Earl Arnold
a horse is given a particular position and how to             learn to play Mah JonGG
handicap a race, taking into consideration the track          Bam! Crack! Flower! Enroll early in this popular
conditions, class, weight, breeding, training, jockey,        class to learn the American form of Mah Jongg,
post position, and other factors. Learn to handicap           including rules, procedures, and strategies. Join
the races and enjoy the next racing season!                   us for a morning of fun to learn a game you will
Date: Saturday, March 7                         Fee: $49.00   play for a lifetime! OPTIONAL $12 materials fee is
Time: 9:00am - 12:00n                                         payable to instructor.
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd., Telecenter Room        Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm                         Fee: $49
Instructor: Harmon Cogert                                     Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Telecenter Room
                                                              Instructor: Michele Lobl
                                                              Date: Saturday, February 28
                                                              OR
                                                              Date: Saturday, March 28

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Special Interest
hoW to Be your oWn priVate                                      datinG, relatinG, and roManCe in
inVeStiGator                                                    Ventura County
If you're in the need to know, you need this class!             Want to meet and date close to home but don’t
In California, no license is required for investigation,        know where to begin? Help is here! Spend an
as long as you are investigating for yourself. You              evening with Cupid’s Coach Julie Ferman to learn
will learn where to find public records and how to              the secrets and strategies for enjoyable dating right
search them, how to use searchable databases, how               here in Ventura County. Learn the do’s and don’ts
to do asset searches, background investigations,                of personal ads, online dating, the club scene, and
and skip-tracing. OPTIONAL $25 materials fee is                 singles’ groups. Class includes audio CD with fun
payable to instructor.                                          growth-oriented activities.
Date: Wednesday March 4                        Fee: $49         Date: Thursday, February 12                    Fee: $49
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm                                           Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Annex 3, Room 1         Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Training Room
Instructor: Jim Harriger                                        Instructor: Julie Ferman
BaSiC Grant WritinG                                             CoMMuniCation SKillS For eFFeCtiVe
Could your non-profit organization or school                    leaderShip
use extra funds to support special projects?                    If you are a new manager or thinking about applying
Every year millions of dollars in grants become                 for a leadership position at work or through a
available through government resources and private              community-based organization, this class is for you!
foundations. You can access these resources if you              Spend a morning with Karen Gorback, Assistant
know how to write an effective grant application.               Dean of Community and Economic Development at
Take this popular class to learn how to search                  Ventura College and board member of the Ventura
for appropriate funding sources, grantsmanship                  County Leadership Academy, to learn and practice
terminology, the steps necessary to develop a                   the strategies and skills for clear communication for
grant application, and the common pitfalls to avoid.            effective leadership.
If you want to obtain grants for your non-profit                Date: Saturday, March 7         Fee: $49 for one; $69 for two
organization or school, this workshop is for you!               Time: 9:00am - 12:00n
This class is not for personal scholarships, home               Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Annex 3, Room 1
improvement, or private business grants. OPTIONAL               Instructor: Karen Gorback
$5 materials fee is payable to instructor.
Date: Tues., & Thurs., Feb. 24 & Feb. 26       Fee: $59         Bailout your MarriaGe                   NEW
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm                                           If money stresses are straining your relationship,
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Annex 3, Room 1         spend a part of your Saturday with Marriage and
Instructor: Gary Van Meter                                      Family therapist Lori Steinhauer, as well as a guest
                                                                financial planner, to learn how to resolve your
underStandinG and WorKinG With a                                conflicts and improve communication. By the end
hoMeoWnerS aSSoCiation                                          of the class, you will have learned how to work
Know your legal rights in dealing with homeowners’              through your financial problems and strengthen
associations! Avoid stressful or legal problems by              your bond as a couple. OPTIONAL $5 materials fee
spending a morning with Attorney Michael Chulak                 payable to instructor.
to discuss the laws that apply to homeowners’                   Date: Saturday, February 28                    Fee: $49
associations and how you can live with and work                 Time: 9:00am - 12:00n
with these unique organizations.                                Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Annex 3, Room 2
Date: Saturday February 21       Fee: $49 single; $69 for two   Instructor: Lori Steinhauer
Time: 9:00am - 12:00n
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Road, Annex 3, Room 2
Instructor: Michael Chulak


                                                                                 eMployerS!
                                              Call the Ventura College Institute for
                                              Community and Professional Development
                                              for low-cost, customized employee
                                              training. Select from a wide assortment of
                                              training programs, including Discrimination
                                              Prevention, E-Marketing, Customer Service,
                                              Microsoft Applications, Helping Employees
   Deal with Economic Stress, Spanish, Strategic Planning and dozens of other topics
   conducted by world-class trainers. Classes will be scheduled at a location and a time to
   meet the needs of your business. Call Dr. Karen Gorback today at (805) 654-6400, ext.
   3143 for more information.


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                                                                                                    Youth

          SATURDAY MO                ST
                      RNING SCI ENTI




                                        foR aGes 8-10 YeaRs olD

 Fun With CheMiStry                   NEW                    Fun With Food and CheMiStry                   NEW
 Fun in Chemistry! Learn the basics of chemistry             Food Chemistry! Learn how foods are used in
 by exploring many different physical and chemical           a laboratory setting—what they tell us? Also,
 changes. Learn about polymers by making silly               prepare environmentally friendly liquid nitrogen
 putty, learn metals by making silver and gold               ice cream and salt/ice cream right before your
 pennies, learn about combustion by burning                  eyes - all safe and non-toxic - Yep! You get to
 bubbles and money, and much more! REQUIRED:                 eat it! REQUIRED: A $5 materials fee is payable to
 A $5 materials fee is payable to instructor at the          instructor at the time of the class.
 time of the class.                                          Date: Saturday March 21                     Fee: $49
 Date: Saturday February 21                  Fee: $49        Time: 9:00am - 12:00n Instructor: Michelle Hagerman
 Time: 9:00am - 12:00n Instructor: Michelle Hagerman         Location: Ventura College, SCI-213
 Location: Ventura College, SCI-213
 aMazinG CheMiStry                NEW
 All about chemistry! This class is designed for students to get hands-on experience with physical and
 chemical changes around them. We will make things glow, burn, and sparkle. We will change copper
 into ‘silver’ and ‘gold.’ We will create environmentally friendly ice cream. We’ll get our hands dirty and
 then we’ll hop inside a human sized bubble. Ultimately, we will have fun while learning simultaneously!
 REQUIRED: A $5 materials fee is payable to instructor at the time of the class.
 Date: Saturday April 25                     Fee: $49
 Time: 9:00am - 12:00n                       Instructor: Michelle Hagerman
 Location: Ventura College, SCI-213


               Traffic School & Driver’s Ed. Online
traFFiC SChool online
Do you need to go to Traffic School but can't get away to attend a class? Help is here! Take the class
you need any time of the day or night via the Internet. No special computer programs are required —
just Internet access.
For more information or to register, please visit the Community Education Web site at
www.communityed.venturacollege.edu. Click on "Courses." Click on “Traffic School Online” located
in the middle of the page. No waiting for classes to begin. Start today!
Fee for class is $35.

driVer’S eduCation online
California requires any person under the age of 18 to take a state-approved driver's education course
before applying for a driving permit. Online learning is one option for students seeking this instruction!
This new, 30-hour course has been approved by the DMV and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week to fit into anyone's busy schedule.
The course features: flash animation and video; study questions;
quizzes; and a certificate upon successful completion.
To enroll or for more information, go to
www.communityed.venturacollege.edu and click on “Courses.” Click
on “Driver’s Education Online” located in the middle of the page.
Fee for class is $75.



                      Ventura College Community Education • 805-654-6459 • Spring 2009                              17
Online Education
     EDUCATION TO GO                            The following is a sample of some of the
                                                online classes:
     *ONLINE CLASSES*
                                                Business & Finance
Select from hundreds of courses! All
courses are instructor-facilitated, run for      Fundamentals of Supervision and
six weeks and include lessons, quizzes,              Management
hands-on assignments, discussion areas,          Successful Construction Business
supplementary links, and more. Online                Management
learning is perfect for busy professionals,      Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
parents, and others desiring an alternative      Supply Chain Management Applications
to classroom instruction. You can complete       Managing Customer Service
any of these courses entirely from your          Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
home or office at any time of the day or
                                                 Manufacturing Fundamentals
night. None of the courses carry college
credit.                                          Employment Law Fundamentals
                                                 Professional Sales Skills
HOW TO GET STARTED:                              Mastery of Business Fundamentals
Go to www.communityed.venturacollege.            High Speed Project Management
edu and click on “Courses.” Click on one of      Introduction to Business Analysis
the categories under the “Online Education”      Understanding the Human Resources
and then click on a course to see a                  Function
description and syllabus. Follow the user-
                                                 Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay
friendly prompts for enrolling online or call
Community Education at 805-654-6459.
                                                 Project Management Applications
                                                 Mastery of Business Applications
After you register, you will receive an          Start Your Own Consulting Practice
e-mail from “no reply@ed2go.com” with            Project Management Fundamentals
instructions on how to activate your course.     Administrative Assistant Applications
                                                 Accounting Fundamentals
REQUIREMENTS:
                                                 Business Marketing
All courses require Internet access, e-mail,
and either Internet Explorer, Netscape, or       Purchasing Applications
Firefox web browser. Some courses may            Marketing Your Business on the Internet
have additional requirements.                    Creating a Successful Business Plan
                                                 Purchasing Fundamentals
SBDC means that the course is                    Principles of Sales Management
recommended by the Ventura College Small         Secrets of the Caterer
Business Development Center.
                                                 Effective Selling
START DATES:                                     Fundamentals of Supervision and
A new section of every online course will            Management II
begin on:                                        Publish It Yourself: How to Start and
         January 21; February 18;                    Operate Your Own Publishing Business
        March 18; April 15; May 20               Start and Operate your own Home-Based
                                                     Business
Please visit:                                    Distribution and Logistics Management
www.communityed.venturacollege.edu               Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
for a complete listing of online classes.        Accounting Fundamentals II
                                                 Total Quality Fundamentals
The fee for each class is $99 unless
                                                 Manufacturing Applications
noted.
                                                 Wow What a Great Event!

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                                                Online Education
 Growing Plants for Fun and Profit               Exam 70-270 - $109
 Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2007        Microsoft® PowerPoint 2003 in the
 Start Your Own eBay Drop Off Store              Classroom
 Start Your Own Small Business                Marketing Your Nonprofit
 Business Law for the Small Business          Intermediate CompTIA A+ Certification
    Owner                                        Prep - $109
 Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business      Winning Strategy for the Courtroom
                                              Workers’ Compensation
Professional & Career Development             Big Ideas in Little Books
 Solving Classroom Discipline Problems        Resume Writing Workshop
 The Classroom Computer                       Legal Nurse Consulting
 PMP Certification Prep 1 - $109              Teaching Science: Grades 4-6
 Achieving Success with Difficult People      Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
 A to Z Grant                                 Integrating Technology in the Classroom
 Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification            Microsoft® Excel 2003 in the Classroom
     Prep - $109                              Microsoft® Word 2003 in the Classroom
 Listen to Your Heart and Success Will        Real Estate Law
     Follow                                   Survival Kit for New Teachers
 Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant          An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL
 CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep -       Teaching Math: Grades 4-6
     $109                                     Skills for Making Great Decisions
 Get Assertive!                               Building Teams That Work
 Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep -        Guided Reading: Strategies for the
     $109                                        Differentiated Classroom
 Introduction to Criminal Law II              Microsoft® Word 2007 in the Classroom
 Writing Effective Grant Proposals            Working Successfully With Learning
 PMP Certification Prep 2 - $109                 Disabled Students
 Evidence Law                                 Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for
                                                 Maximum Student Achievement
 Individual Excellence: Secrets of Career
     Success                                  Microsoft® Excel 2007 in the Classroom
 CompTIA Network+ Certification Prep -        Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II
     $109                                     Creating the Inclusive Classroom:
 Introduction to Nonprofit Management            Strategies for Success
 Constitutional Law: Bill of Rights           Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing
                                                 for Grades 1-6
 Get Paid to Travel
 Get Grants!
                                            Test Preparation
 Using the Internet in the Classroom
 The Creative Classroom                       GED Preparation
 Merrill Ream Speed Reading                   Prepare for the GED Language Arts Writing
 Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search         Test
 Leadership                                   Prepare for the GED Math Test
 Ready Set Read!                              GMAT Preparation
 Introduction to Criminal Law                 LSAT Preparation - Part 2
 Get Funny!                                   SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2
 Creating Your Own Nonprofit                  SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1
 Advanced Grant Proposal                      LSAT Preparation - Part 1
 Microsoft® Windows Certification Prep:       GRE Preparation - Part 1

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Online Education
 GRE Preparation - Part 2                        Writing for Children
                                                 Romance Writing Secrets
Languages                                        Advanced Fiction
 Beginning Braille Transcription                 Breaking Into Sitcom
 Grammar for ESL
 Speed Spanish III                              Computers & Programming
 Beginning Conversational French                 Intermediate Microsoft® Word 2003
 Speed Spanish II                                Introduction to Microsoft® Access 2003
 Speed Spanish                                   Intermediate Microsoft® Excel 2003
 Instant Italian                                 Intermediate Photoshop CS2
                                                 Introduction to C++ Programming
Personal Finance & Wealth                        Introduction to Visual Basic 2005
 Real Estate Investing                           Wireless Networking
 Stocks Bonds and Investing: Oh My!              Introduction to Windows XP
 Building Wealth                                 Intermediate Microsoft® Access 2003
 Personal Finance                                Introduction to Crystal Reports 10
 Introduction to Stock Options                   Introduction to Microsoft® Project 2003
 Debt Elimination Techniques That Work           Advanced Microsoft® Excel 2003
 The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks            Computer Skills for the Workplace
 Where Does All My Money Go?                     Creating User Requirements Documents
 Real Estate Investing II: Financing Your        Introduction to Microsoft® Publisher 2003
     Property                                    Advanced Microsoft® Word 2003
                                                 QuickBooks 2006 for Contractors
Writing                                          Introduction to Photoshop CS2
 Write Your Life Story                           Introduction to Microsoft® Word 2003
 Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers    Introduction to Perl Programming
 Writeriffic 2: Advanced Creativity Training     Keyboarding
     for Writers                                 Introduction to Database Development
 Writing Great Technical Documents               Introduction to PC Security
 Write Fiction Like a Pro                        Introduction to Networking
 Research Methods for Writers                    Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint
 Fundamentals of Technical                           2003
 Effective Business                              Intermediate C# Programming
 Travel                                          Introduction to Oracle
 Writing for ESL                                 Introduction to PC Troubleshooting
 Pleasures of Poetry                             Introduction to Linux
 Introduction to Journaling                      Design Projects for Adobe Illustrator CS2
 Mystery                                         Introduction to SQL
 The Craft of Magazine                           Introduction to CorelDRAW X3
 A Writer’s Guide to Descriptive Settings        Introduction to C# Programming
 Forensic Science for Writers                    Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2006
 The Keys to Effective Editing                   Intermediate Networking
 Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published           Introduction to Microsoft® Excel 2003
 Grammar Refresher                               Intermediate Oracle
 Introduction to Internet Writing Markets        Introduction to QuickBooks 2007
 Beginning Writer’s Workshop                     Advanced PC Security

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                                                  Online Education
 Introduction to Microsoft® Visio 2003         Photographing People with your Digital
 Introduction to Alice 2.0 Programming            Camera
 Intermediate Visual Basic 2005                Everyday Math
 Introduction to Windows Vista                 Genealogy Basics
 Introduction to Microsoft® Excel 2007         Music Made Easy
 QuickBooks 2007 for Contractors               Photoshop CS2 for the Digital Photographer
 Introduction to Photoshop CS3                 Understanding Adolescents
 Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop          Photoshop Elements 5.0 for the Digital
     CS3                                          Photographer
 Introduction to Microsoft® Word 2007          Photoshop Elements 5.0 for the Digital
 Introduction to Microsoft® Access 2007           Photographer II
 Introduction to Microsoft® Outlook 2007       Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical
                                                  Skills
 Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint
     2007                                      Photoshop CS3 for the Digital Photographer
 Introduction to Microsoft® Project 2007       Medical Coding
 Intermediate Photoshop CS3                    Travel Photography for the Digital
                                                  Photographer
 Introduction to Microsoft® Publisher 2007
                                               Become a Physical Therapy Aide
 Introduction to Microsoft® Visio 2007
                                               Photoshop Elements 6.0 for the Digital
 Introduction to QuickBooks 2008
                                                  Photographer
 Introduction to Illustrator CS3
                                               Photoshop Elements 6.0 for the Digital
                                                  Photographer II
Personal Enrichment
 Discover Digital Photography                 Internet and The Web
 Enhancing Language Development in             Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
     Childhood
                                               Introduction to Flash MX 2004
 Human Anatomy and Physiology
                                               Designing Effective Web sites
 Become a Veterinary Assistant
                                               Introduction to Microsoft® Outlook 2003
 Guiding Kids on the Internet
                                               Introduction to Microsoft® FrontPage 2003
 Luscious Low-Fat Lightning-Quick Meals
                                               Introduction to Java Programming
 Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine
                                               Creating Web Pages II
     Reproduction
                                               Introduction to the Internet
 Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
                                               Introduction to Dreamweaver MX 2004
 Introduction to Natural Health and Healing
     Interpersonal Communication               Creating Web Pages
 Making Movies with Windows XP                 Introduction to CSS and XHTML
 Introduction to Algebra                       Introduction to Dreamweaver 8
 Goodbye to Shy                                Introduction to ASP.NET
 Enjoying European Art Online                  Introduction to Flash 8
 Keys to Effective Communication               Introduction to PHP and MySQL
 Handling Medical Emergencies                  Introduction to Python 2.5 Programming
 Medical Terminology: A Word Association       Intermediate PHP and MySQL
     Approach                                  Intermediate CSS and XHTML
 The Magic of Hypnosis                         Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3
 Assisting Aging Parents                       Intermediate Dreamweaver CS3
 Secrets of Better Photography                 Intermediate Java Programming
 Outdoor Survival Techniques


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Classes at Oxnard College
traditional CheroKee BaSKet artS                       BeGinninG taGaloG and the Culture oF
Learn the history and art of Cherokee basket           the philippineS
weaving in this hands-on class that will teach you     Back by popular demand! Enroll early to learn
how to create your own, beautiful woven baskets.       beginning conversational Tagalog, as well as a bit
OPTIONAL materials between $10-$30 is payable to       about the culture and history of the Philippines.
instructor.                                            Topics will include travel, food, and information
Date: Sunday, March 1                    Fee: $49      about local community events to practice your new
Time: 9:00am - 12:00n                                  language skills and experience the joy of the Filipino
Location: Oxnard College, LS-13                        culture.
Instructor: Apryl Tackett                              Date: 6 Mon., February 23 - March 30     Fee: $89
                                                       Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
introduCtion to diGital photoGraphy                    Location: Oxnard College, LA-18
If you have a love/hate relationship with your         Instructor: Franz Lopez
digital camera, spend a few hours with professional
photographer Andreina Diaz on how to get the most      FlaMenCo Guitar
out of your digital camera. In a workshop-style        If you’ve ever walked into a nightclub and were
session, students will learn about the best features   hypnotized by the exotic sounds of Flamenco guitar,
of digital cameras, as well as how to store and        now is your chance to try it for yourself. Your
share pictures. The class will not focus on how to     teacher is professional Flamenco guitarist Benjamin
use a specific manufacturer’s camera; however, you     Shearer who has been a studio musician at Capitol
will learn what you need to know to understand         Records. Students should bring their guitars, as
your own camera. So, bring your camera and             well as a score pad and pencils. This is a beginning
manual, if you have one. OPTIONAL $5 materials fee     class, students should be able to play basic guitar
is payable to instructor.                              and be ready to have fun!
Date: Saturday, March 14                Fee: $49       Date: 6 Mon., Feb. 23 – Mar. 30          Fee: $89
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm                                  Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Oxnard College, LA-10                        Location: Oxnard College, CSSC-106
Instructor: Andreina Diaz                              Instructor: Benjamin Shearer

   ADDITIONAL class descriptions listed under category. free parking on the weekends.
              $1 parking permits are needed for weeknight classes.
                                                                       oxnard CaMpuS Map
                                                                       4000 S. Rose Rd., Oxnard
     direCtionS FroM Ventura
     Take U.S. 101 toward Los Angeles                           = Parking
                                                                  Permit
     Take off ramp Rose Ave.,                                     Machine
     Turn right onto North Rose Ave.,
     Make a U-turn at E. Bard Rd.,
     onto South Rose Ave.




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                                               Travel, Trips & Tours
                                EDUCATION IN MOTION
                                  Free Tour Preview
              Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
                        Ventura College, 71 Day Road
 Call Community Education at (805) 654-6459 to reserve a seat or register online

diSCoVer tuSCany NEW
includes round trip air Fare from lax, air taxes and fees/
surcharges of $490, fuel (subject change until paid in full), 13
meals (8 breakfasts, 5 dinners), hotel accommodations are for 8
nights at beautifully selected locations. one night at the Crown
plaza, six nights at the hotel ercolini Savi and one night at the
Melia roma. not included in the price is the cancellation waiver
and insurance of $200 per person (pp).
Date of trip: Sept. 24, 2009 to Oct. 3, 2009 Double: $4049 pp;
Single: $4049; Triple: $3599 pp
Enjoy a relaxing six-night stay in the enchanting Italian region of
Tuscany. Join your group in a traditional Tuscan feast featuring
local cuisine, wines and Italian melodies. Sample delectable wines
during a wine tasting in one of the Chianti region’s most picturesque wineries. A guided
cultural tour of Florence highlights the many priceless treasures of the “Cradle of the Italian
Renaissance.” A local expert will guide you through the medieval city of Assisi, birthplace
of Italy’s patron saint, St. Francis. Gaze at the vineyards and the rolling hills of Tuscany
from the hilltop village of San Gimignano known for its medieval towers. Visit Florence’s
famous Academy Gallery which houses Michelangelo’s monumental statue of David. Explore
the magical city of Siena on a lovely walking tour through its narrow streets lined with
gothic buildings. Spend a day at leisure strolling through Montecatini’s elegant sidewalk
cafés, boutiques, and famous health spas. A festive welcome dinner at a local restaurant
features regional foods, fine Italian wines and opera music. Learn the traditional Italian
techniques of leather making during a visit to the family-owned Pierotucci Leather Factory.

                                           South daKota NEW
                                           the BlaCK hillS & the BadlandS
                                           includes round trip air Fare from lax, air taxes and
                                           fees/surcharge of $50, (subject change until paid in
                                           full), 11 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners), hotel
                                           stay for 6 nights at radisson rapid City. not included
                                           in the price is the cancellation waiver and insurance of
                                           $140 per person (pp).
                                           Date of trip: Sept. 3, 2009 to Sept. 9, 2009
                                           Double: $1849 pp; Single: $2349; Triple: $1819 pp
If you haven’t been to the Black Hills of South Dakota, now is your chance! See the Crazy
Horse Memorial, the world’s largest sculpture still in progress; as well as Mount Rushmore
and magnificent rock formations. Enjoy a cozy dinner in a lodge nestled in the woods of
Keystone, and explore the backcountry of Custer State Park on a Buffalo Safari Jeep Ride.
Experience the Badlands loop - a marvel of vibrant colors and stunning rock formations and
ride the rails on an 1880 train. Watch skilled Artisans handcraft South Dakota’s official gold
state jewelry. Explore the legends in the city of Deadwood, home to Wild Bill Hickock and
Calamity Jane. A six-night stay in Rapid City means no packing and unpacking - and more
time for discovery. Tour the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, where 400 wild horses run
free across endless prairie. It’s a part of our nation’s natural treasures you’ll never forget.

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Registration Form
                                   reCeiptS Will Be Mailed
 reGiSter early!                                        Ventura ColleGe
  Register early, class sizes are limited and           CoMMunity eduCation
 early registration may assure your place in a          71 Day Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
 high demand class.                                     Phone: (805) 654-6459
  Classes that do not meet minimum student              Fax: (805) 654-6451
 enrollment may be canceled before the first            Online: www.CommunityEd.VenturaCollege.edu
 session. Your early registration can help                    uSe your ViSa or
 ensure this necessary enrollment figure.
                                                              MaSterCard

 VENTURA COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION REGISTRATION FORM
                               Fax registration: (805) 654-6451

 Last Name                                       First Name                                           M.I.


 Street Address                           Apt. No.                  City                      Zip Code


 DAY Phone                                                    Evening Phone
 Your first Community Education class? Yes___ No___                         _
                                                              e-mail address_ ___________________________
              TITLE                                                        START DATE                FEE
 ___________________________________________________________ _____________ $___________

 ___________________________________________________________ _____________ $___________

 ___________________________________________________________ _____________ $___________

 ___________________________________________________________ _____________ $___________

 ___________________________________________________________ _____________ $___________

                                                                           TOTAL            $___________
 PAY USING YOUR –
 VISA OR MASTERCARD:                                          PAY BY CHECK:
 Card # ________________________________________              Driver’s Lic.#________________________
 Card Expiration Date___________________________              Driver’s Lic. Exp. Date________________
 Authorized Sig. ________________________________             Check #:___________________________
 Total Amount Charged _______________________                 Check Total ______________________
You may also register by bringing this form to the Community Education Office, 71 Day
Road, Ventura. Or mail to Ventura College Community Education, 71 Day Road, Ventura, CA
93003. Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Questions? Please call (805) 654-6459. Class refund
will be issued if a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. In the event that the student
initiates a cancellation, a $10.00 cancellation fee will be assessed. The last day for a full refund
is two working days prior to the first meeting of the class.

                        Ventura County Community College District
                                  WAIVER OF LIABILITY
By signing this waiver, I agree to release and hold harmless the Ventura County Community
College District, Ventura College, its agents and employees from any claim arising from me or
my child’s participation in a Community Education class or activity, including classes or activities
which involve some inherent personal risk, including but not limited to boating, and other
recreational classes. In the event of illness or injury, I consent to whatever emergency medical
care is considered necessary in the best judgment of the attending physician, surgeon or dentist
and performed by or under the supervision of a member of the medical staff of the hospital or
facility furnishing medical or dental services. It is understood that resulting expenses will be the
responsibility of the participant or participant’s parent or guardian, if the participant is a minor.
I have read and fully understand this Waiver of Liability.


Signature                                                                  Date
If the participant is a minor, name:_______________________________________ Age:___________


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                                Registration Information
ReGIsTRaTIon Is easY!
HOW TO REGISTER: Fill out a registration form, listing each course. One form
per person. Please feel free to duplicate the form. If you are paying by check, make
your check payable to “Ventura College Community Education.”

PARKING: Parking on campus is by permit only. You may purchase a day pass
for $1.00 at either the Information Kiosk in front of the Administration Building or in
the East Campus parking lot. Cars without permits or passes will be ticketed. No
parking permits needed for Friday night or weekend classes. Parking at 71 Day
Road (ICPD) is free. Please do not park next door in the CAPS parking lot. Parking
in “Handicap” spaces must be with a valid handicap placard.

                           TO REGISTER ONLINE
                           Go to www.CommunityEd.VenturaCollege.edu
                           to register with a Visa or Mastercard.

                           TO REGISTER BY MAIL
                           Mail your completed registration form along with check,
                           money order or credit card information to:
                           Ventura College Community Education
                           71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003.


                           TO REGISTER BY PHONE
                           To register using a VISA or Mastercard, call
                           (805) 654-6459, Monday through Friday
                           between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


                           TO REGISTER BY FAX
                           Using a VISA or Mastercard, you may fax your completed
                           registration form with credit card number and expiration
                           date to: (805) 654-6451.


                           TO REGISTER IN-PERSON
                           Bring your completed registration form with cash, check or
                           credit card to: Ventura College Community Education,
                           71 Day Road, Ventura, CA 93003.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION
A registration confirmation will be mailed to you. If you register online, you will
receive an e-mail confirmation. If you have not received your confirmation before the
beginning of your class, please call Ventura College Community Education, (805)
654-6459.
CANCELED CLASS
Preregistered students will be notified in advance if a class is canceled by Ventura
College Community Education. You may choose a full refund or have your fees
transferred to another class. Check and cash refunds will be mailed to you. Please
allow four to six weeks for check/cash refunds. Please allow two weeks for charge
card refunds.
DROPPING A CLASS REFUNDS
If you are unable to attend a class for which you are registered, you must notify Ventura
College Community Education at least two working days before the class begins,
otherwise a refund will not be issued. Once proper notice has been received, your
registration fee minus a $10.00 service charge will be refunded. No refund after class
begins.

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