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Health Training Programs
- Pharmacy Technician
- Dental Assistant
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Interested in taking this course online? Visit our Health Training Online options.
Fine Dining Meets the Silver Screen: Learn more about Julie's Dinner & A Movie.
This co-ed strength & conditioning class is for any youth ages 10-18. Designed to complement all sports, this class incorporates various equipment, your own body mass, and cardiovascular exercises to improve endurance and coordination. Also increase strength, speed, agility, and flexibility. Held at the Gymnastics Training Center (2209 W. Spencer St., WI). Fee: $39 for one day, $65 for both days
- Mons, April 21-June 2 (No 5/26), 4-4:45 pm - Course: K468
- Thurs, April 24-May 29, 4-4:45 pm - Course: K469
Just for Kids Theatre (ages 7-11)
Enjoy the thrill of being part of the original musical adaptation “Beauty and the Beast.” This one-week, intensive theatre workshop is taught by two professional actors/directors of the touring theatre company, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. Kids ages 7-11 will learn the basics of acting, following stage directions, and everything that goes on behind-the-scenes in order to put on a show. This fun-filled, hands-on week of learning leads up to two performances open and publicized to the community.
Register for Just for Kids Theatre
Location: Helen Connor Laird Theatre Course: K463
- Read-Through/Casting: Mon, May 19, 4-6pm
- Parent Meeting: Mon, May 19, 4pm in Rm. 131
- Rehearsals: Tue-Fri, May 20-23, 3:30-7:45pm
(15 min. break provided for dinner. Please bring a sack dinner.)
- Performances: Fri., May 23 at 7:30pm & Sat., May 24 at 2:00pm
Tickets: $8 (Purcharse online or at the Box Office: 715-389-6534)
Babysitter’s Training Course (ages 11 & up)
(American Red Cross Certification)
Learn the ABCs of babysitting: feeding, diapering, handling bedtime and discipline issues, identifying safety hazards, caring for common injuries and emergencies, such as choking, cuts, burns, bee stings, etc. Also, learn how to find and interview for babysitting jobs. Walk away with necessary skills to be a confident and capable babysitter. Course includes: Babysitter’s Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide, & training cd-rom. Fee: $99
*Please bring a sack lunch.
Sat, May 3, 9am-4pm - Course: K464
Rm: 409 Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
Kids’ Volleyball (ages 9-12)
This youth co-ed volleyball class will introduce participants to volleyball basics and beyond. Students will enhance their skills in serving, passing, setting and other techniques. Have fun learning a sport you can enjoy for a lifetime. Fee: $45
Mons & Weds, April 28-May 14, 6:30-8pm - Course: K465
Rm: UW Gym Instructor: Heather Cherney
Nail the ACT exam and gain acceptance to your desired college! Learn strategies in test-taking and cover the core subjects of the test. Go over algebra and geometry problems, proper usage of the English language, rhetorical skills and mechanics, and analysis of scientific research. Participants will gain confidence and prepare to do their best on the ACT. Sample tests and test-taking tips from multiple resources will be shared.
Sat, March 29, 9am-2:30pm - Course: K467
Register for ACT Prep
All classes held at Gymnastics Training Center , 2209 W. Spencer St., Marshfield, WI
(Orbital Building belonging to City Center Church)
*Unsure what level or class to enroll in? Call CE to find out.
Gym Turtles: Parent & Child
Calling all parents with children 18 mo-4 yrs old! Come & enjoy 45 minutes of exploration and movement with your child. Class will include group warm-up activities and creative dance to develop body awareness and gross motor skills in an environment appropriate for toddlers. Fee: $39
- Session I: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 - Course: K421
- Session II: March 27-May 1 - Course: K446
- Session III: May 8-June 12 - Course: K447
Designed to further the physical development of children ages 4 and older, and to prepare them for future competitive gymnastics. All sessions are co-ed and will explore the fundamentals on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor mat. Each class is divided into smaller groups within age and ability level. See chart for sessions, dates and times. Each session consists of 6 classes. Sign up for 1 or all. Fee: $39/session
Feb. 3-March 12
March 24-April 30
May 5-June 16
Base Advanced & Pre-Team*
2 days a week and by invitation only. Fee: $160/session
Mons & Weds, 7-8pm
- Session I: Jan. 9- April 2 (No class March 17-21) - Course: K460
- Session II: April 7-June 25 - Course: K461
MAGiC Team Gymnastics*
Marshfield Area Gymnastics Club (MAGiC) Team is a competitive gymnastics club. Designed for the competitive participant, focusing on routines, advanced skills and conditioning.
Dates: Sept. 10-June 14
Call to register or make a payment.
- Level 2 & 3: Tues & Thurs, 5-6:30pm & Sats, 8:30-10am - Course: K435
- Level 4 & Up: Tues & Thurs, 6:30-8:30 & Sats, 10-12:15pm - Course: K436
Program Fee: 4 payments are due on or before 9/10, 11/10, 2/10 & 4/10 or a $25 late fee will be applied.
|Payment Due Dates:||9/10||11/10||2/10||4/10|
|Level 2 & 3:||$200||$200||$200||$200|
|Level 4 & Up:||$300||$300||$300||$300|
Available for Base Advanced, Preteam, MAGiC Team, Middle School and High School Team gymnasts. Please sign up in advance to attend all sessions.
Fee: $45/Session or $10 Drop-in
Fridays, April 4-May 9, 4-5:30pm - Course: K462
Register for Open Gym
Private Gymnastics Lessons
Individual private lessons are now available for gymnasts at all skill levels. Call the CE office for details or to schedule your private coaching session. 715-389-6555
*Unsure what level or class to enroll in? Call CE to find out.
New York Theatre Tour 2014
April 26-May 1
Join us for our 33rd annual New York tour! Spend 6 days & 5 nights experiencing the best the Big Apple has to offer. Tour includes ground and air transportation to and from UW-Marshfield/Wood County and New York City, accommodations in a great Midtown Manhattan hotel with grand continental breakfast, luggage fees, four Broadway shows, two tours—including one of Manhattan with the dynamic Jane Marx, and ample free time to schedule your own events.
- Course: I404
- Registration for this trip begins: Thur., Sept. 12 at 8am. (Register in person)
- Fee: $2398/Double, $3148/ Single ($2098/Dbl if traveling on own)
* You must register in person. No phone or mail registrations will be accepted. One person will be allowed to sign up one other person or a couple may sign up one other couple. Limited spots available for people traveling on their own. Phone and mail registrations accepted after September 12.
An initial payment of $800 ($700 if making your own travel arrangements) is due at the time of registration. This fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $100 per person. The remainder of the fee will be paid in two equal installments of $799 ($699 if making your own travel arrangements). The first installment is due Nov. 15 and the remaining balance is due on or before Jan. 10. The trip fee is refundable if you cancel by Dec. 27, except for the $100 non-refundable deposit.
This trip is very popular due to our competitive price, trip convenience, great show selection, and tour planning experience. Early registration is highly recommended. If you would like more information regarding the trip and the registration process, please contact the CE Office at 715-389-6520.
Portland, Oregon 2014
September 24-28, 2014
Save the dates of September 24-28 of 2014 for an unforgettable trip to Portland, Oregon. Join Continuing Education for this 5-day art and culture exploration through Portland, Oregon. Visit the up and coming art scene downtown both in museums and at the “Last Thursday Night” art tour. We will also enjoy a bus tour of Mt. Hood and visit the spectacular Timberline Lodge built in the late 1930’s. Discover “Portlandia” through a guided tour downtown with ample time to shop and explore the City of Roses. Call CE for more details to come!
September 24-28, 2014
Join UW-Marshfield/Wood County Professor Iddi Adam on a fascinating trip to Africa this summer. Get first-hand experience with fast evolving tourism of Ghana and explore the various ways the country is marketing its cultural, historical, environmental, and human resources to the outside world to attract tourists. Visit some of the major attractions and experience rich traditions in music of Ghana.
Registration and full payment of $3,179 due by February 15
Attend the Discover Ghana Information Session to learn more.
David and Karen Goggin teach these popular dance classes. There’s a class for every ability level. All classes are held in the UW-Marshfield/Wood Campus - Commons. During the winter months, we ask participants to bring a clean pair of shoes.
Fee: $59 pp
Mons, March 3-April 7 AND
Fri, March 21 at 7:30-10pm (lesson & dance for all levels)
- Level I - Beginning Ballroom & Swing Dance 5:50-6:40pm
Designed for the beginning student, this course will help you develop timing, leading and following skills. Learn the Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot and Rumba.
Course: F407 - Register for Level I - Beginning Ballroom & Swing Dance
- Level II - Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance 6:45-7:35pm
Designed for the student who has completed at least one Level I course. Continuation of timing, leading and following skills. Learn the Waltz and Swing.
Course: F408 - Register for Level II - Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance
- Level III & IV - Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance 7:40-8:30pm
For students who have completed at least three Level II courses. Learn techniques unique to each dance and a greater variety of patterns. Learn the Rumba and Waltz.
Course: F409 - Register for Level III & IV - Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance
Discover the art of fencing. Open to beginners and ongoing students. Bring your own equipment or attend first lesson and instructor will suggest equipment options (starter sets range $70 - $100). Includes 6 lessons and 5 free practice sessions. Must be enrolled to attend free practice sessions.
Tues, 6:30-8:30pm - Course: F412
Lesson Dates: Feb. 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 15
Free Practices: Feb. 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8
Rm: Commons Instructor: Mat Carter
The muscles of the face are no different than those of the rest of the body—if you don’t exercise them they will become weak and flabby, leading to wrinkles and sagging. In this one night yoga workshop, we will practice beginning yoga incorporating basic facial exercises and stretches that can fight signs of aging. Class includes hand-outs of YogaFACE exercises so you can apply them to your own yoga or exercise routines. Please bring a yoga mat.
Mon, May 12, 7-8:30pm - Course: F413
Rm: Library Instructor: Rebecca Rucker
Sporting Clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports. Rather than having clay birds thrown from standardized distances and angles as with trap or skeet, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants, other upper land birds and even rabbits. This class will explain the safety aspects, equipment needed, course layout, and scoring the event.
Mon, April 7, 6:00-8:00pm - Course: F414
Location: River Ranch LLC (8923 Richfield Dr., Marshfield, WI)
Instructor: Robert T. Workinger, Sporting Clays Coach
Learn the sport of tennis and make it your lifelong recreational activity. Take this course for credit* or non-credit. Work on technique, drills, and have practice time with others. Fee: $75
*Contact CE on price/registration for credit.
Mon-Thur, April 14-May 14, 4-5:30pm - Course: F411
Rm: UW Tennis Courts Instructor: John Harrington
CE Adult Musical Production: The All Night Strut!
February 6, 7, 8* at 7:30 pm
UW - Helen Connor Laird Theatre
A musical celebration of the 1930s and ‘40s, The All Night Strut! struts its stuff in a two act bonanza of the way things were during the depression, World War II and the post war boom. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco, this is an evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and classic songs. An international hit, The All Night Strut! has delighted audiences old and young with its sublime music and sheer energy. Famous songs include “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got that Swing,” “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” and many more.
*Make an evening of it! For an additional $10.00, enjoy wine and hors d’ oeuvres prior to the February 8th performance. Event starts at 6:30 pm in the Gallery 450. Pre-registration required.
For tickets, call the Box Office at 715-389-6534 or purchase online.
Always considered picking up knitting as a hobby, but unsure where to start? This class welcomes knitters of all levels from beginners to advanced. New knitters will start with a cotton dish cloth to learn basics of casting on, binding off, and the knit stitch. Then your next project might be that perfect winter scarf. More experienced knitters might try a shawl or sweater. Get help with projects and learn new techniques as we go along.
Thurs, Jan. 16-April 3, 6-8:30 pm - Course: B426
Rm: 101 Instructors: Janice Devine-Ruggles & Judy Varney
Be a Writer: How and Where to Begin
Do you have a great idea for a poem, novel, or essay but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to write but feel intimidated by a blank page or blinking cursor? This class offers instructor-led writing exercises designed to help writers of all levels jump start their next project and transform their creative vision into words on the page. Bring writing supplies.
Thur, April 10, 6-8:30pm - Course: B424
Rm: 126 Instructor: Carrie Shipers
Trees and shrubs really benefit from pruning and respond with invigorated growth, better flowering, and increased fruit production. Discuss several types of pruning methods and what plants should be pruned and when. We will also venture outside (weather permitting) to demonstrate with a few volunteers. Dress accordingly and bring your pruners if you have some.
Tue, April 1, 5:30-8pm - Course: B420
Rm: 125 Instructor: Teri Lessig, UW-Extension
Low-Fat Crock Pot Cuisine
Wouldn’t it be nice to come home after a hard day of work to a hot, tasty meal that’s actually good for you? In this course we’ll introduce a wide variety of low-fat crock pot cuisine. Learn new ways to prepare and serve healthy dishes the whole family will love. Be able to come home to that hot meal and indulge in seconds without feeling guilty. Come hungry, as samples will be plentiful!
Thur, April 3, 6-8pm - Course: B421
Rm: 135 Instructor: Connie Eisch
Gluten-Free: Meals and Misconceptions
More and more people are switching to gluten-free or reduced gluten diets due to medical necessity or voluntary trial in efforts to cure various ailments. Learn about gluten and possible advantages and disadvantages of reducing the gluten in your diet. Then, discover delicious gluten-free recipes that you can incorporate in your own diet or diet of a loved one. Class includes plenty of taste testing!
Wed, May 7, 6:30-8pm - Course: B422
Rm: 135 Instructor: Connie Eisch
DINNER & A MOVIE
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Dinner & A Movie: The Intouchables
The Intouchables is a highly acclaimed film about a French aristocrat who hires a young immigrant man from the projects to care for him after his paragliding accident. Their friendship and joie de vivre are by turns amusing, challenging and inspiring. In honor of Driss’s origins, we will try a Senegalese dinner of shrimp-stuffed avocados, barbecued chicken with lemon sauce over rice, chopped egg salad, and banana glace. Fee: $30
Mon, April 28, 6-9pm Course: G413
Wed, April 30, 6-9pm Course: G414
Rm: Gallery 450 Instructor: Julie Tharp
*Dinner & Movie classes can fill quickly.
Call or register online early to ensure your spot!
Basic Conversational Spanish Level- I
This course is designed to benefit both the brand-new Spanish learner and the student who had some experience with high school or college Spanish many years ago. Simple, basic Spanish will be taught for those who will find it helpful in the workplace, traveling or for personal enrichment. Fee: $69
Two chances to take it!
- Tues, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 6-7:30pm - Course: B427
- Tues, March 25-April 29, 6-7:30pm - Course: B428
Rm. 405 Instructor: Deb Kennedy
Basic Conversational Spanish Level- III
Taking it to the next level, this class will explore more vocabulary, grammar and verb tenses, in addition students will have more oral and written practices
Mondays, March 24 - May 5 6-7:30pm - Course: B435
Rm. 405 Instructor: Deb Kennedy
Genetic Mini Series
Each session is $19 or take all four sessions for $60
Documenting family health history is the biggest investment that one can make for future generations. Discover how you can use your family history to personalize your and your family’s healthcare. Sign up for one or all sessions. Classes held at Prevention Genetics Auditorium (3800 S. Business Park Ave., Marshfield, WI).
Session I: An Introduction in the Power of Genetics
What is DNA? What is a double helix? Learn the history of genetics and realize that genetic testing has the power to identify disease while exploring myths and misconceptions of genetic testing. This session will lay the groundwork for what DNA is and how genetics can help you ask better informed questions when it comes to your health.
Thur, April 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Course: B429
Register for Session I: An Introduction in the Power of Genetics
Session II: Diving into your own Family Medical History & Pedigrees 101
When you are in the examination room and the doctor asks you if any heart disease, diabetes, or cancer risks run in your family, do you know the answer and why it matters? In this session you will learn the tools to capture your family health history in the form of a pedigree or a family tree of heath information. Participants should bring knowledge of their family health history to class.
Thur, April 24, 6:30-8:00pm - Course: B430
Register for Session II: Diving into your own Family Medical History & Pedigrees 101
Session III: DNA Banking & Hands on DNA Extraction
Participants will appreciate the role of DNA banking and have a chance to make a genetic diagnosis and send a sample to the genetic lab where you will be the scientist and extract DNA from fruit. Everyone will be able to take their DNA extract home as a souvenir.
Thur, May 1, 6:30-8:00pm - Course: B431
Register for Session III: DNA Banking & Hands on DNA Extraction
Session IV: Genetic Testing—Ethical Issues Explored
Genetic testing can solve crimes, diagnose a baby, or determine the biological parents of a child. This session will be an interactive discussion with various testing scenarios that include challenging ethical situations. An introduction to technologies used in genetic testing will be explored.
Thur, May 8, 6:30-8:00pm - Course: B432
Register for Session IV: Genetic Testing—Ethical Issues Explored
Basic Auto Maintenance
This class will cover basic routine automobile maintenance. Learn how to check your oil, change your windshield wiper blades, check the air pressure in your tires, etc. Discuss how to change a flat tire and the proper way to jump start a vehicle. Go over simple seasonal up-keep for your automobile, and more. A must-take class for every vehicle owner.
Mon, March 24, 6-8pm - Course: B418
Location: V & H Automotive (2414 N. Central Ave., Marshfield, WI)
Instructor: Leroy Smazal
Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Online Courses available in several versions of the following: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher.
Basic Digital Photography (Point & Shoot)
Learn how to use your (point and shoot) digital camera. Using hands-on, guided practice and demonstrations, discover some of your camera’s key features and shooting modes. Learn how to take better pictures, download and process photos, and ways to organize, share, and archive your photos. Please bring your fully-charged camera, cords, batteries and instruction manual.
Tues, March 4-18, 6-8pm - Course: C412
Rm: Library Lab Instructor: Charles Treankler
Basic Photo Editing on a Budget
Learn the basics of photo editing using several FREE online image editing software programs. Benefit from hands-on instruction and practice learning basic photo editing techniques such as red eye removal, brightness, color manipulation, image re-sizing, cropping, and several fun techniques! You’ll be surprised at how much you can improve your images without having to spend a fortune on image editing software!
Thur, March 27 6-9pm - Course: C415
Rm: Library Lab Instructor: Chuck Treankler
Facebook for Business I
Interested in creating a Facebook page for your business or looking to boost your audience and improve the media presence of your current page? Operating a Facebook page for your business is much different than managing your own personal Facebook profile. This class will cover the step-by-step process of setting up a Facebook page for your business and tips to help you successfully manage your page. Tour your timeline and dashboard and go behind-the- scenes exploring the different page settings. Learn what types of things you should post and how often. Learn how to add photos, events, and more. Please bring digital photos and your business’s contact information to class.
Tue, May 13, 6:30-8:15pm - Course: C410
Rm: Library Lab
Instructor: Stacey Oelrich, Director of University Relations
Facebook for Business II
Don’t just exist on Facebook—thrive and make your presence known. This course is for those who have taken Facebook for Business I or those who currently manage a page, but are looking to expand their operating and marketing knowledge. Learn how to schedule posts and use your activity log to check your work. Develop a social community, connect with others, and build your audience. Create intrigue with customized posts, photos, and events. Go over insight statistics, how to use them, and more.
Tue, May 20, 6:30-8:15pm - Course: C411
Rm: Library Lab
Instructor: Stacey Oelrich, Director of University Relations
Take this college course for non-credit. Cover interpretation and application of accounting reports. Learn how to properly analyze financial data and successfully present the results. Discuss cost-volume-profit relationships, budgets, costs, and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Accounting experience.
Tues & Thurs, Jan. 28-May 20, 11am-12:15pm - Course: B433
Rm: 130 Instructor: Richard Gaertner
Online Certificates and Courses at UW-Marshfield/Wood County's Continuing Education - “Skills for the 21st Century”
Our online certificates and courses are provided by quality partner colleges and associations with expert instructors. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer. Demonstrate your knowledge and boost your productivity. Online learning is easy and fun!
Your online classroom will include audio lectures, view slides, quizzes to test yourself, discussion and questions with fellow participants and the instructor. Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion.
Most courses are offered 4 times a year and classes start the first Monday of the month. If you are new to online learning, our online learning tutorial begins the week before classes start.
Technical requirements: Internet access with Internet Explorer; Firefox; or Safari web browser. Audio software such as Windows Media, Real, Quicktime, or Flash. Speakers to listen to audio.
Over 50 Certificates and Courses Including:
Certificate in Online Teaching
From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, this program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.
Introduction to Business Research
Gain the knowledge needed to succeed in researching and utilizing the best and most appropriate data for decision making. Course designed for those who need to research market potential, competitive intelligence, standard industry practice, productivity improvement, and more. Learn the skills needed to effectively communicate your research results to a specific audience for maximum impact.
Dementia Care Specialist
Learn about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge in how to care for persons with dementia.
Other Course Offerings Include:
- Entrepreneur Boot Camp -Workplace Law Compliance
- Digital Brochures -Developing Green Buildings -eMarketing Essentials
- Create Cell Phone Apps -LEED Green Associate Exam prep
- Students with Aspergers -eMarketing Essentials
- Designing Successful Webinars -Online Advertising
- Gender in the Classroom -Improving Email Promotions
- Boosting Your Web Site Traffic -Government Contracting
- Extraordinary Customer Service -Facebook for Business
- Integrating Social Media in Your Organization -Successful Survey
- Technology Update -Twitter -Cyber Security
- Virtual Meeting Planner Certificate