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for personal enrichment and growth.
Learn a new hobby or skill.

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    Community Education Specialist
    307-268-3399

    Community Education REGISTRATION FORM
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    We are always looking for new class ideas and instructors.
    If you would be interested in teaching a community education class, please complete a proposal to teach form.

 

 

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND POLICIES

Golden Age Scholarship

Casper College offers the Golden Age Scholarship to Natrona County residents who are 60 years of age or older when the term begins. Eligible individuals may enroll tuition-free in credit courses and at a 70% discount in community education (CMSV) courses. This scholarship does not cover course fees, textbooks, or supplies, and it is not valid for OLLI or CEU courses. Benefits are not transferable. The program is subject to change without notice.

To receive a scholarship card, please present age and residency documentation to Enrollment Services, located on the third floor of the Gateway Building.


Continuing Education Policies:

Registration Deadline:
Unless otherwise noted, registration is ongoing until the class fills or begins. Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations are not complete until payment is received or company billing arrangements have been made. Late charges will be assessed to delinquent bills.
Cancellations:
Occasionally classes are cancelled due to insufficient registration or other unforeseen circumstances. All fees will be refunded if the class is cancelled by Casper College. In most cases, the decision to cancel a class will occur at least three business days prior to the start of class, so register early to prevent cancellations.
Refund Policy:
If you are not able to attend a class for which you have registered, please notify us at least THREE business days prior to the start of class or the registration deadline, whichever date is sooner, to cancel your registration and arrange for a refund. No refunds will be granted without the required notice. Failure to attend is NOT a cancellation. If you have any questions please call 307-268-3399. For exceptions to the refund policy, students must submit a petition request to the continuing education office.
Inclement Weather:
In the event of inclement weather, check the Casper College Home Page for college details and closings.

CLASSES : ARTS, CRAFTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY
FALL - 2014
  • Dog Obedience
    Have a great companion dog through proper training. Instruction includes socialization, house training, mouthing,
    good nutrition, come when called, good manners, and vet care. You must sign a liability release form and provide proof
    of rabies vaccination the first night of class. There is no age limit on dogs for this class; however, dogs less than a year old
    are encouraged to take Puppy Kindergarten. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the class. Do not bring your dog to the
    first class, which meets in MA 308.
    • Course # CMSV 2100 80
      Tue., Nov. 4 to Dec. 9
      6:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: MA 3
      Instructors: Jana Oler and Dawn Miller
      Cost: $65
  • Puppy Kindergarten
    To have a great dog, start training early. This class is for puppies age 6 months to 1 year. Instruction includes
    socialization, house training, mouthing, good nutrition, come when called, good manners, and vet care. You must sign a
    liability release form and provide proof of rabies vaccination on the first night of class. Aggressive puppies will be asked
    to leave the class. Do not bring your puppy to the first class, which meets in MA 308.
    • Course # CMSV 2110 80
      Mon., Nov. 3 to Dec. 8
      6:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: MA 3
      Instructors: Jana Oler and Dawn Miller
      Cost: $65
  • Brazilian Embroidery: Beginners
    Brazilian embroidery is a beautiful three-dimensional stitching art. You will learn how to thread a needle, tie a knot, and basic
    stitches including bullion, cast-on, French knots, and detached buttonhole. Previous stitching experience is not required.
    Each participant will have time to complete a one-dimensional embroidery project. Bring small scissors and a 4”–6” hoop
    to the first class. A $17.25 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0097 60
      Mon., Sept. 15 to Nov. 10
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: EI 104
      Instructor: Diana Roby
      Cost: $120
  • Brazilian Embroidery: Intermediate
    Finish an old embroidery project or start a new one in this class. Bring your basic sewing supplies to class. Brazilian
    Embroidery I is not required to take this class. You may purchase project supplies from the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0098 60
      Thur., Sept. 18 to Nov. 13
      2–4 p.m.
      Location: EI 104
      Instructor: Diana Roby
      Cost: $120
  • Knitting and Crocheting
    This class is for beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters. Beginner participants will learn basic stitches
    and how to read patterns and will complete several small projects. Experienced participants will receive assistance on
    individual projects. On the first night of class, knitters should bring worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 knitting needles
    and crocheters should bring worsted weight yarn and a G or H hook. This class is appropriate for ages 12 and older. A
    $20-$30 (depending on project) materials fee is payable to the instructors.
    • Course # CMSV 0070 60
      Thur., Sept. 11 to Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27)
      7–9 p.m.
      Location: LH 183
      Instructor: Darlene Budack and Alena Wagner
      Cost: $115
  • Stained Glass: Intermediate
    Refine your soldering and glass cutting skills and work on larger, more complex projects than those in Stained Glass: Beginners.
    The instructor will introduce reinforcing. Projects should be less than two square feet and up to 100 pieces. You will need
    to provide your own glass, foil, and solder, which you may purchase from the instructor. Prior stained glass experience is
    required.
    • Course # CMSV 0068 60
      Thur., Sept. 18 to Nov. 20
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: Glass Workz, 2117 B East 12th Street
      Instructor: Sharon Harris
      Cost: $115
  • Stained Glass: Three-Dimensional Star
    Learn copper foiling and simple soldering techniques to make a stunning three-dimensional hanging star. There is no glass
    cutting or previous experience required for this class. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0069 80
      Wed., Nov. 5 and 12
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: Glass Workz, 2117 B East 12th Street
      Instructor: Sharon Harris
      Cost: $40
  • Stained Glass: Glass Candle Box
    Make a Christmas gift for someone special or keep this beautiful box for yourself. No previous experience required. Some glass
    cutting and fitting is involved. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0069 81
      Tue., Nov. 11 and 18
      6–9 p.m.
      Location: Glass Workz, 2117 B East 12th Street
      Instructor: Sharon Harris
      Cost: $40
  • Wreath Making
    Learn how to create a stylish and festive wreath for Christmas or for all year round. Once you learn the basics the options
    are endless. Leave class with a Christmas and a multi-season wreath. Supplies will be provided.
    • Course # CMSV 0075 80
      Sat., Nov. 8
      10 a.m.–3 p.m.
      Location: PS 208
      Instructor: Debra Reddy
      Cost: $38
  • Zentangle®: Special Projects
    Continue your creativity in this advanced class with all new special projects. Zentangle® promotes active
    mindfulness and inspires self-confidence. Complete at least three larger format art pieces. A $10 supply fee is
    payable to the instructor. Bring the Zentangle® mini-kit you used in the Zentangle®: Basics class.
    • Course # CMSV 0049 80
      Tue., Nov. 4 to Dec. 9
      6–8 p.m.
      Location: GW 115
      Instructor: Jody Halferty
      Cost: $35
  • Zentangle®: Tips, Tricks, and Twists
    This advanced class will teach you unusual strings and how to play with shapes and see old tangles in new and
    exciting ways. Zentangle® promotes active mindfulness and inspires self-confidence. A $6 supply fee is payable
    to the instructor. Bring the Zentangle® mini-kit you used in the Zentangle®: Basics class.
    • Course # CMSV 0049 70
      Wed., Oct. 15 to Nov. 5
      3–4:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 218
      Instructor: Jody Halferty
      Cost: $28
CLASSES : CULINARY
FALL - 2014
  • Coffee 101
    Casper’s very first barista is ready to share her years of knowledge and secrets. Learn how to order a perfect cup of
    joe or make your own at home, the difference between a latte and a cappuccino, and enjoy finding out what all those fancy
    terms actually mean. Flavoring, milk, and beans are the basis for creating many tasty drinks. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0111 80
      Wed., Nov. 12
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Tiffany Bina
      Cost: $22
  • Easy Fudge Making
    Indulge with dense, creamy fudge. Learn to make several types of fudge to enjoy and share this holiday season. Bring a sack
    lunch to class. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # CMSV 0808 80
      Sun., Nov. 16
      10 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Debra Reddy
      Cost: $70
    • Course # CMSV 0808 81
      Sat., Nov. 22
      10 a.m.–4 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Debra Reddy
      Cost: $70
  • Gluten Free Cooking
    Wheat-free cooking does not have to be tasteless, and living gluten free is not a fad diet. Learn the skills and techniques
    necessary to make a lifestyle change. Learn to identify hidden sources of wheat, eat clean, and cook delicious food in
    your own kitchen. The author of A Wheat Free Life will offer discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on practice from her
    cookbook.
    • Course # CMSV 0114 81
      Wed. and Thur., Nov. 19 and 20
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Michelle Badger
      Cost: $35
  • Healthy Cooking
    Learn to make delicious and healthy meals so simple and quick that you will never eat fast food again. Use a light but
    rich tasting marinade to broil shrimp and make burgers that are better for you and your family’s health. This is a hands-on
    class.
    • Course # CMSV 0816 80
      Sat., Nov. 8
      6–8:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Tamra Jayne
      Cost: $35
  • Kolaches
    Immigrants from the Czech Republic brought the recipe for these yeasty sweet rolls topped with a dollop of fruit filling,
    poppy seeds, or cheese to America. Learn how to make traditional kolaches. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # 0802 80
      Thur., Nov. 6
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Laura Driscoll
      Cost: $35
  • Lefse
    There is nothing better than biting into a warm piece of freshly made lefse. Learn how to make this traditional Norwegian
    flatbread. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # CMSV 0805 80
      Sat., Dec. 13
      9–11 a.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Laura Driscoll
      Cost: $35
  • Make Ahead Meals
    Stock up on refrigerator and freezer friendly meals that can be made ahead to save you time in the evenings. Recipes include
    enchiladas, manicotti, shepherd’s pie, and cabbage rolls. This is a hands-on class.
    • Course # CMSV 0152 80
      Sat., Dec. 6
      10 a.m.–noon
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Tamra Jayne
      Cost: $35
  • Meals from a Tube
    Make quick and hearty meals such as pinwheels, pizza, and turnovers using refrigerated crescent and biscuit dough in a tube
    and other pantry staples. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0711 80
      Tue., Nov. 18
      5:30–7:30 p.m.
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Pam Jones
      Cost: $35
  • Super Foods of Peru
    Learn about powerful, antioxidant rich, anti-aging super foods that provide multiple health benefits and surpass basic nutritional
    content. These nutrient rich ingredients, originally from Peru, are freeze-dried and ground into a powder. Learn the many ways to
    include them in your daily foods. The instructor will demonstrate easy and fast recipes. This is a demonstration class.
    • Course # CMSV 0837 80
      Sat., Nov. 15
      10 a.m.–noon
      Location: GW 224
      Instructor: Teresa Bogucki
      Cost: $35
CLASSES : DANCE & MUSIC
FALL - 2014
  • Ballroom and Cha Cha Dance: Beginners
    Dance the night away after learning three fun and easy ballroom dances with a little Latin flare. This class is fun and easy for all
    levels of dancers. Register with a partner. Call the instructor at 307-259-2501 for more information.
    • Course # CMSV 0035 80
      Sun., Nov. 2 to 23
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: Senior Citizen’s Center
      1831 E. 4th St.
      Instructor: Machelle Holloway
      Cost: $55/each
  • Belly Dance: Basics
    People of all ages, shapes, and sizes can belly dance and benefit from increased energy and flexibility, strengthening, toning, and
    improved body image. Come discover your inner goddess. Bring three yards of chiffon to class for veils.
    • Course # CMSV 0036 80
      Sat., Oct. 25 to Nov. 22
      10–11:30 a.m.
      Location: 1977 E. A St.
      Instructor: Jane Sutton
      Cost: $55

  • More Line Dancing
    Gain confidence and ease on the dance floor by learning the latest fun and easy line dances. New line dances will be taught
    to a variety of music. You do not need a dance partner to take this class. Call the instructor at 307-259-2501 for more
    information.
    • Course # CMSV 0043 80
      Sun. Nov. 2 to 23
      5–6:15 p.m.
      Location: Absolute Fitness
      138 S. Kimball
      Instructor: Machelle Holloway
      Cost: $35
  • Tahitian: Beginners
    Be introduced to traditional dances from the islands of Tahiti. You will learn basic dance steps and motions of the ‘otea,
    the most widely known style of Tahitian dance that is set to drumbeats. Learn other styles of Tahitian dance such as the
    more graceful ‘aparima.
    • Course # CMSV 0175 80
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 21 to Nov. 25
      10–11 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Esther Langi
      Cost: $43
  • West Coast Swing: Beginner
    Learn this fun and challenging partner swing dance. This dance, which evolved from the lindy hop, allows both leaders and
    followers a great amount of play and creativity. Focus will be on lead/follow techniques, connection, and basic patterns. You do
    not need a dance partner to take this class.
    • Course # CMSV 0041 80
      Sat., Oct. 25 to Dec. 6
      (No class Nov. 29)
      7–9 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Kristin Rothaupt
      Cost: $55
  • West Coast Swing: Intermediate
    This dance is very versatile and always evolving, so come build on the skills you learned in the West Coast Swing: Beginner. This
    dance, which evolved from the lindy hop, allows both leaders and followers a great amount of play and creativity. Focus will be
    on lead/follow techniques, connection, and patterns. You do not need a dance partner to take this class.
    • Course # CMSV 0040 80
      Thur., Oct. 30 to Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27)
      7–9 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Kristin Rothaupt
      Cost: $55
CLASSES : HEALTH AND FITNESS
FALL - 2014
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
    Taught in easy to understand terms, learn about human biochemistry and genetics and epigenetics, or how our bodies
    are impacted by the food we eat and what we do. Get ideas on how to prepare healthy, nutritious, and cost effective meals.
    • Course # CMSV 0115 70
      Thur., Oct. 9 to Nov. 13
      6–7 p.m.
      Location: LH 186
      Instructor: Michael H. Davis, Ph. D.
      Cost: $22
  • Cardio Conditioning
    Improve your cardiovascular endurance, shed pounds, and feel great with this fun and challenging hi-lo and step aerobics class.
    We welcome all fitness levels and encourage you to work at your own pace and comfort level.
    • Course # CMSV 0179 80
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 21 to Dec. 4
      (No class Nov. 27)
      8–8:55 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $55
  • Cardio/Sculpt Circuit Training
    Get a great cardiovascular workout and strengthen your major muscle groups in this hi-lo and step aerobics class. Work all
    muscle groups with easy-to-follow steps and free weights, tubes, stability balls, and weighted balls.
    • Course # CMSV 0178 80
      Mon. and Fri., Oct. 20 to Dec. 5
      (No class Nov. 28)
      5–5:55 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $55
  • Fitness on the Fly
    Isolate body areas and tone multiple muscle groups by performing a variety of body-sculpting exercises using stability
    and weighted balls, tubing, drumsticks, and free weights. This 30-minute workout will challenge your muscles and keep your
    heart pumping at an elevated rate to burn fat and calories.
    • Course # CMSV 0174 60
      Tue. and Thur., Sept. 2 to Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27)
      6:30–7 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $65
  • Mat Pilates: Core and More
    Strengthen your core muscles and improve your flexibility, balance, and posture while focusing on proper breathing in this
    class. The movements will help flatten abdominal muscles, yield longer and leaner muscles, prevent injury, relieve stress and
    tension, heighten body awareness, enhance athletic performance, and boost self-esteem. We will perform low-impact movements
    on an exercise mat and use stability balls and small weighted balls to enhance the effectiveness of the exercise. We welcome
    all fitness levels.
    • Course # CMSV 0032 80
      Mon. and Fri., Oct. 20 to Dec. 5
      (No class Nov. 28)
      6:15–7 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $60
    • Course # CMSV 0032 81
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 21 to Dec. 4
      (No class Nov. 27)
      9–9:55 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $60
    • Course # CMSV 0032 82
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 21 to Dec. 4
      (No class Nov. 26)
      4:30–5:25 p.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $60
  • Senior Silver Sneakers: Cardio and Strength Training
    Improve your physical and mental health with this low-impact, easy-to-follow cardio and strength-training workout. We will use
    weights and tubes to challenge the major muscle groups. This class is for people age 55 plus.
    • Course # CMSV 0177 80
      Mon., Wed., and Fri., Oct. 20 to Dec. 3
      (No class Nov. 26)
      9–9:55 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $65
  • Senior Stretch and Balance
    Become more flexible and balanced while gaining strength with this class. You will learn a variety of balancing and stretching
    exercises done standing or lying on mats and some core strengthening exercises. Bring a mat to class.
    • Course # CMSV 0180 80
      Fri., Oct. 24 to Dec. 5
      (No class Nov. 28)
      10–10:45 a.m.
      Location: LH Gym
      Instructor: Patty Kempf
      Cost: $30
  • Tai Chi
    Learn exercise for balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength, and a healthy mind and body. We will explore several styles of tai
    chi to address energy, arthritis, and osteoporosis issues including the 8 form yang style. You can do these styles standing or sitt ing
    in a chair. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
    • Course # CMSV 1201 80
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 28 to Dec. 4
      (No class Nov. 25 and 27)
      11–11:55 a.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Harry Groves
      Cost: $50
  • Vinyasa
    Experience the physical and mental benefits of combining the breath with smooth, dance-like movements. Vinyasa is a series
    of poses that move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. All levels are welcome.
    • Course # CMSV 1203 60
      Tue. and Thur., Oct. 21 to Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 27)
      5:15–6:15 p.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Crystal Sosalla
      Cost: $55
  • Yoga: Beginners and Beyond
    Increase your flexibility, loosen your joints, and stretch and irrigate your vertebrae with yoga, which is both strengthening
    and relaxing. Yoga helps to eliminate toxins from the body and is aerobic in its breathing techniques. Wear loose clothing, do not
    eat a heavy meal before class, and bring a yoga mat to class.
    • Course # CMSV 1202 80
      Mon. and Wed., Oct. 20 to Dec. 3 (No class Nov. 26)
      Noon–1 p.m.
      Location: EI 101
      Instructor: Crystal Sosalla
      Cost: $55
  • Zumba Fitness
    Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is sure to keep y ou
    motivated. Have a blast in this body energizing, calorie burning class.
    • Course # CMSV 1210 60
      Mon. and Wed., Sept. 3 to Oct. 8
      5:30–6:30 p.m.
      Location: NCSD Fairgrounds Center,
      2000 Casper St.
      Instructor: Carley Stenson
      Cost: $45
    • Course # CMSV 1210 80
      Mon. and Wed., Oct. 20 to Dec. 3
      (No class Nov. 26)
      5:30–6:30 p.m.
      Location: NCSD Fairgrounds Center,
      2000 Casper St.
      Instructor: Carley Stenson
      Cost: $45
CLASSES : PERSONAL GROWTH
FALL - 2014
  • Photoshop: Intermediate
    This class is for people who already know basic Photoshop tools and functions, such as review layers, adjust layers, masking,
    color adjustments, cloning, photo stitching, and filters, and want to expand their skills. You will practice your skills on landscapes
    and portraits selected by the instructor and on your own photos. Bring an 8GB flash drive to the first class.
    • Course # CMSV 0238 70
      Sat., Nov. 1 to 15
      9 a.m.–noon
      Location: BU 127
      Instructor: Karel Mathisen
      Cost: $44
  • Conversational and Cultural Spanish
    Have fun learning how to speak Spanish in a friendly and educational setting. Focus on pronunciation techniques, phrases
    with accurate intonation, travel tips, and cultural traditions.
    • Course # CMSV 0323 70
      Sat., Oct. 18 to Nov. 8
      10 a.m.–noon
      Location: LH 174
      Instructor: Teresa Bogucki
      Cost: $25
  • The XYZs of Writing Fiction
    Explore the fundamentals of writing fiction in an engaging course aimed to spark your creativity and move your writing forward.
    Through in-class readings of your written work, you will learn editing techniques to sharpen your voice and polish your prose.
    Bring a copy of The XYZ Affair by Mary Billiter to class, which is available at the Casper College bookstore.
    • Course # CMSV 0136 80
      Wed., Oct. 29 to Dec. 10 (No class Nov. 26)
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: LH 171
      Instructor: Mary Billiter
      Cost: $64
CLASSES : SPORTS, RECREATION

FALL - 2014

  • Firearm Safety
    Learn and demonstrate fi rearm safety and the proper handling of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. We will use drills and
    dummy ammunition to learn how to load and unload fi rearms. This class includes an individually scheduled range shooting
    session. Bring your personal pistol to class and check it at the service counter upon entering the building. A $10 range fee is
    payable to the instructor.
    • Course # CMSV 0207 81
      Fri., Nov. 21
      6:30–8:30 p.m.
      Location: Sportsman’s Warehouse
      4120 E. 2nd
      Instructor: Hubert Townsend
      Cost: $45
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