PCC offers wide range of classes for all ages
Pratt Community College has a wide variety of classes for students to choose from with more than 100 classes offered on-campus and more than 250 online.
The majority of the classes offered on-campus will begin the week of Jan. 7 and can be taken not only by PCC students, but also by high school students and members of the community.
Some of the more unique classes PCC will be offering this fall include: sign language, photography and horticulture.
The Digital Photography class (ART128-R-2P) starts Jan. 10 and runs through May 2. The three credit hour class is offered on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Some of the subjects covered throughout the course include: learning to use the digital camera settings; creating quality images; processing images in Photoshop; making a quality print; storing and archiving images; and basic principles of photography such as exposure, composition, subject matter, use of lenses, etc.
The course will be lectures, demonstrations and hands-on instruction in Photoshop in a digital lab, as well as critiques of student images.
The Adobe Photoshop course is a one credit hour class (ART180-R-1P), which will meet on Monday and Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. starting March 4 and will run through April 22.
Both photography classes will be taught by Stan Reimer.
Georgia Perry will teach a Horticulture class (AGR117-R-1P) March 36 through April 23 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
"There is nothing scientific about it," Perry said. "Everything is hands-on and it allows students to pickup useful general knowledge about plants."
During the class students will learn about cuttings, planting, transplants, pest and diseases.
Perry said that in the class students will plant a lot of seeds and that at the end of the semester get to take everything home.
"I suggest students bring the type of seeds they want since it will go in their house, but the school will provide certain types of seeds also," Perry said.
Another late start class offered this year will be Sign Language I (EDU120-R-1P). The class is offered on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. and will begin on Feb. 13. For students who enjoy it and get a passing grade, a Sign Language II class is also available.
Debra Sparks is the instructor for both Sign Language I and Sign Language II.
All enrollments should be finalized prior to the first class meeting and can be done so by calling 620.450.2000.
The college will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 2 for the holidays.