Community Ed

Spring 2023 Semester Community Education Workshops

January Classes

Self Defense Techniques for Women
self defense training with a man and a woman

The goal of this course is to incorporate a variety of skills and techniques designed for women to keep themselves safe using real life scenario-based training tailored to meet the dangers and concerns faced by women in today's world. The techniques that will be taught in this training are based off security and law enforcement defensive tactics training programs that include standing defense and ground defense.  Some of the techniques are also based on skills taught in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Instructor: Fred Katelnikov
Cost: $80.00
Date: Jan 12 - March 2
Time: Thursdays: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Format: In-Person, Benny Benson Room 128-130

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Less Distraction, More Intention
a word cloud centered on the word "organize"

Overwhelmed and reacting to your life instead of planning out your days? Enjoy coffee and snacks while business owner and entrepreneur, Melissa Haffeman shares organizational techniques and strategies to streamline your productivity.  Learn three simple strategies for untangling all those tasks and appointments so that your life can become manageable again!

Instructor: Melissa Haffeman
Cost: $25.00
Date:  January 14
Time: Saturday 10:00am-Noon
Format: In-Person, Benny Benson Room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Introduction to Pickleball
Pickleball paddles and balls on a court near a net

Pickleball is a popular sport that’s easy to learn and fun for all ages and skill levels. If you enjoy badminton, tennis, or ping-pong, give pickleball a try! If you love playing, you can join the Kodiak Pickleball League! Sign up for a 4 class session.

Instructor: Jesse Mickleson
Cost: $75.00
Date: January 19 - February 9
Time: 4 Thursdays,  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-Person

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal, register for Sec.3

Drawing Without Perfection
a person's hand drawing on a vertical board

This beginning/intermediate drawing workshop will pull from the "Drawing on the Right Side of your Brain" book by Betty Edwards, but with an emphasis on intuitive drawing that focuses more on the act of drawing as observation as opposed to "picture perfect" images. We will work from life when possible and from photos when necessary.  This workshop offers ample time for practice!

Instructor: Bonnie Dillard
Cost: $110.00
Date: January 18 - February 18
Time: 4 Saturdays, 4:30-6:30pm
Format: In-Person, Technology Center Room 102

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Mixed Media Art WorkshopA painted birdhouse hanging outside

This is a workshop that will explore a variety of materials and combinations of materials that can result in playful, yet meaningful 2 and 3 dimensional artworks.  The techniques explored will include collage, transferring images, painted textures, adding 3 dimensions to work, playing in old wooden boxes, and "mock encaustics".  We will identify themes for our works and begin; the possibilities are endless!

Instructor: Bonnie Dillard
Cost: $125.00
Date: January 28 - February 18
Time: 4 Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm
Format: In-Person, Technology Center Room 102

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Weightlifting 101dumbbells on a rack

Learn the many benefits of strength training, how to do it safely, and get inspired to get stronger -- whether you plan to work out at home or in a gym.  Tracy Chandler will teach you the basics of strength training in this quick, informative workshop held in the Kodiak College Weight Room.  All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

Instructor: Tracy Chandler
Cost: $25.00
Date: January 29
Time: Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm
Format: In-Person, Kodiak College Gym

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

February Classes

PowToon Animated Presentations with a Pow! 

powtoon logo

Are you tired of creating the same old PowerPoint presentations? Come learn how to create a video presentation with movement and music that is sure to engage your audience! Think PowerPoint on Steroids!

Instructor: Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan
Cost: $39.00
Date: February 9
Time: Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person,  KOC Benny Benson room 126

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
microsoft excel logo

This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

Know excel terminology
Modify a worksheet
Format a worksheet
Data Entry
Print worksheets

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: February 17
Time: Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center room 126

Register for Introduction to Excel sec. 2. You can bundle this course with Intermediate and Advanced Excel and take all 3 courses for $79.00 (a $38 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: Winter Survival Strategies of Kodiak Birds

Have you ever wondered how our birds survive the winter with our short days and cold temperatures? Dr. Cindy Trussellnuthatch on a snowy branch will highlight several different survival strategies of our tough and gritty winter residents!

Instructor: Cindy Trussell 
Cost: $25.00
Date: February 23
Time: Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Format: Online via Zoom

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Somatic Movement Workshop

Learn to move and breathe better, as well as regain and maintain physical mobility using Somatic Movement.  Workshop includwoman stretching laying on the groundes instruction of exercises and educational literature that will enable students to continue experiencing the many benefits of Somatic Movement long into the future from the comfort of their own home.

Instructor: Deb McCusker 
Cost: $45.00
Date: February 25
Time: Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Benny Benson room 106

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Living, Growing Agar Art

The workshop begins with a description of the artistic medium or agar which is like jello. The agar is in circular Petri dishes that will support the growth of microorganisms. Participants will sketch out designs and then use different microorganisms (mostly bacteria and fungi) to bring those designs to life. They are actual living designs. The lab will be equipped with different types of agar to support and inhibit differentglowing petri dish with a jellyfish design species of microorganisms. We will also have a variety of microorganisms that produce different colors when they grow, one species of bacteria even glows under UV light. In week 2 of the workshop, participants can either try a different design, try the same design on different types of agar, or even perfect a design they have with different tools. The participants will photograph their living artwork and we can print out copies on photo paper, or sticker paper, or they can just have the digital files. The American Society for Microbiology hosts an Agar Art contest each fall.

Instructor: Cindy Trussell 
Cost: $69.00
Date: February 25 and March 4
Time: Saturday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Technology Center room 130

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

Weightlifting

Weightlifting is great for strengthening your muscles while toning your body.  Join Tracy Chandler for this 6-session workshop to learn hoDumbbells on a rackw to lift weights safely and effectively to achieve the best results.

Instructor: Tracy Chandler
Cost: $59.00
Date: February 21-March 9
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Gym (Technology Center room 132)  

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

March Classes

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

microsoft excel logo

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Introduction course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

Manage workbooks.
Work with functions.
Work with formulas.
Work with lists.

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: March 24
Time: Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126 

Register for Intermediate Excel sec. 2. You can bundle this course with Intermediate and Advanced Excel and take all 3 courses for $79.00 (a $38 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal

 

April Classes

Advanced Microsoft Excel

This course builds off the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Introduction and Intermediate courses to helpmicrosoft excel logo you get the most of your Excel experience. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality.

Analyze data
Visualize data with charts
Use PivotTables and PivotCharts
Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks
Share and protect workbooks
Automate workbook functionality
Create sparklines and map data.

Instructor: Kathryn Hollis-Buchanan 
Cost: $39.00
Date: April 28
Time: Friday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Format: In-person, KOC Campus Center Rm. 126

Register for Advanced Excel sec. 2. You can bundle this course with Intermediate and Advanced Excel and take all 3 courses for $79.00 (a $38 savings). Register for the "Excel Series Package" to take advantage of this bundle.

You can register for this class through our Community Education Portal