English/Communications (ENCO)

ENCO 110 36 Hours Communication With The Deaf - Beginning

This course is suitable for beginners, beneficial for parents, teachers, instructional personnel and individuals interested in communicating with deaf or hard-of-hearing children and young adults. (Apportionment)

ENCO 125 24 Hours Senior Choir: Signs of the Holidays

This class for older adults provides training in American Sign Language vocabulary and grammatical expression as it applies to seasonal music. Students will engage in community performances of tradition and ceremony for their community, both Deaf and Hearing. (Apportionment)

ENCO 180 24 Hours Books Come Alive for Older Adults

"Books Come Alive" is an intellectually and socially rewarding activity designed for older adults in which outstanding works of fiction/non-fiction are read and discussed. Through the method of shared inquiry, along with thought- provoking questions, older adult students are offered exciting opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth. (Apportionment)

ENCO 181 24 Hours Oral Histories for Older Adults

Older adult students will participate in group activities that encourage interactive discussion, sharing, and relating life stories as they relate to the older adult perspective. Older adults students will explore a life time of memories and experiences. Learn to recognize the importance of remembered experiences and personal uniqueness associated with aging. (Apportionment)

ENCO 183 24 Hours Great Literature for Seniors

"Great Literature for Seniors" is an intellectually and socially rewarding class designed for older adults in which outstanding short stories are read and discussed. Through the method of shared inquiry, along with thought- provoking questions, students are offered exciting opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth. (Apportionment)

ENCO 452 12 Hours Public Speaking Workshop - Mastering Your Fear

Effective communications is essential for success, yet many are too fearful or lack the confidence to speak in front of a group of people. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to master your fear by understanding the root causes of fear, realizing that fear is a positive emotion, and learning how to turn your fear into a world of excitement and enthusiasm. In fact, you may realize that public speaking can be enjoyable for both you and the audience. (Fee-Based)

ENCO 501 24 Hours Journey Back Into Time for Older Adults

This class offers older adults students the opportunity to explore and share their personal histories, cultures, and values among older adult students through group discussion. Shared experiences, memories and linking the past with the present, encourage self-awareness, positive self-esteem, mental stimulation, and enjoyment. (Apportionment)

ENCO 515 12 Hours Be an Effective Presenter and Speaker

Are you giving presentations but you're not getting the results you expect? Learn from the published author of "31 Tips to Becoming an Effective Presenter." The author will guide you through a series of exercises, assignments and demonstrations to improve your effectiveness in giving presentations. You will learn how to use your voice; how to use proper and appropriate gestures; and what to do before, during and after your presentations, and much more. (Fee-Based)

ENCO 520 12 Hours Public Speaking - Speaking with Confidence

Many of us are required or asked to give presentations in class, at work, or at social events, yet we are too fearful or lack the knowledge to give a presentation effectively and confidently. By understanding the fear and by offering exercises in a safe and positive growth environment, the published author of "31 Tips to Becoming an Effective Presenter," will gently guide you in transcending your presentation fears and becoming confident in presenting to others. You may even learn to enjoy giving presentations. (Fee-Based)

ENCO 530 2 Hours Networking - Basics of Building Relationships

Building relationships is a great way to add to your network. This class will teach you the skills to initiate a relationship. How to shake hands, introduce yourself, join a group, work the room and keep a conversation going. With confidence, you will be successful! (Fee-Based)

ENCO 535 30 Hours Braille Transcribing: Basic Rules

This class is designed for sighted and visually impaired persons to learn the basic skills of transcribing print into braille. (Apportionment)

ENCO 537 30 Hours Braille Transcribing: Reading and Writing Contractions

This class is geared for sighted and visually impaired persons to learn the art of transcribing print into braille at the intermediate level. (Apportionment)

ENCO 539 30 Hours Braille Transcribing: Advanced Symbols and Formatting Manuscripts

This class is geared for sighted and visually impaired persons to learn the art of transcribing print into braille at the advanced level. (Apportionment)

ENCO 550 10-12 Hours Be a Productive PowerPoint Presenter

This class emphasizes organizing and delivering effective presentations while using PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint must enrich a presentation to be effective, yet many presenters underuse, misuse or overuse PowerPoint. Learn how to optimize PowerPoint presentations to ensure each individual slide improves the presentation. Some knowledge of PowerPoint necessary for students enrolling in this class (Fee-Based)