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Community Education

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The University Center Gaylord offers a wide variety of community education classes for youth and adults who wish to expand their learning and skills through non-college credit courses that are available throughout the year. Course offerings have included Computer classes...Beginner, Word, EXCEL, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, Foreign Languages, Photography, Dog obedience training, Financial topics, Summer adventure classes for kids and More!

Interested in a particular subject for life long learning??  Let us know by calling 989 705 3700.

 

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Summer Kid's Programs



Where the River Runs

About the Course: Back by popular demand, this class is a week long river day camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to explore the wonders of rivers through indoor and outdoor activities. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  WRRSu14
When:  From 08/11/2014 through 08/15/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Exploring the Deep

About the Course: Students in 7th through 9th grades will have an opportunity to jump in feet first to a deeper understanding of fresh-water lakes, with hands-on activities, field experiments and a one-day field trip to a local lake. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  EDSu14
When:  From 07/28/2014 through 08/01/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

To Conserve?That Is The Question

About the Course: Students going into 8th, 9th and 10th grades will spend the week investigating some of the different underlying values that surround conservation issues. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  TCTQSu14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Creative Storytelling Through Video

About the Course: Students in grades 6th through 12th will learn to create short video projects using modern video equipment to hone their interviewing and storytelling skills. In addition to the week-long program Aug 11-15, the students will have a final wrap-up meeting on Saturday August 22 to review their projects.

Class/Event Code:  CSTV SU14
When:  From 08/11/2014 through 08/15/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday, plus one Saturday 8/22/14
Times:  12:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:  4 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Creative Nature Writing I, Grades 6-8

About the Course: This class is designed for the casual or aspiring writer, in grades 6th through 8th.  The intent of the class is to encourage students to experiment with nature, method and voice, venturing into the wide-open.

Class/Event Code:  CNWISum14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  Noon-2:00pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

Creative Nature Writing II, Grades 9-12

This class is designed for the casual or aspiring writer, in grades 9th through 12th.  The intent of the class is to encourage students to experiment with nature, method and voice, venturing into the wide-open.

Class/Event Code:  CNWIISum14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  2:00pm-4:00pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

Personal Finance



Where Does All My Money Go?

This seminar teaches the basics of how to get control of your finances.  This seminar is the help you need before learning about investing, debt elimination, retirement or college planning. This course is FREE to everyone over 18 years of age who registers.

Class/Event Code:  FF14
When:  From 10/04/2014 through 10/04/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   No Charge

Teaching Your Children and Grandchildren about Money

This seminar is geared for parents and grandparents to provide useful ideas for teaching important concepts during everyday situations with your children or grandchildren. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 family members).  This is a family-oriented seminar.  Children 12 and older may attend with a family member.

Class/Event Code:  FTYC14
When:  From 10/11/2014 through 10/11/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

Investing - Getting Started, and on the Right Track

This seminar lays the foundation of how the financial industry is organized.  You'll learn what to expect from a financial professional, and even what questions to ask when meeting them for the first time. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 4 family members).  This is a family-oriented seminar.  Children 12 and older may attend with a family member.

Class/Event Code:  FI14
When:  From 10/18/2014 through 10/18/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

Do You Have a Long-Term Financial Plan?

The best investments in the world mean little unless they serve your long-term financial and life goals.  Key questions will be addressed: Will my money outlast me, or will I outlast my money? Do I have too many 'risky' investments? How can I tell if my investments are really diversified? Am I paying too much for what I'm getting? The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 4 family members).  This is a family-oriented seminar.  Children 12 and older may attend with a family member.  

Class/Event Code:  FLTFP14
When:  From 10/25/2014 through 10/25/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

How To Pay For College

This seminar will help you navigate the complicated maze of financial a college education. The Fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 family members).  This is a family-oriented seminar so children over 12, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend.  

Class/Event Code:  FHPC14
When:  From 11/01/2014 through 11/01/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

How to Maximize your 401(k)

This seminar will show you what to look for in investment options, how to reduce investment costs, and how to maximize your account without a lot of extra effort. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 2 family members).

Class/Event Code:  FHM40114
When:  From 11/08/2014 through 11/08/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

Retirement Income Planning - Retire with Confidence

In this seminar, you will learn how to plan for meeting retirement expenses, the size your retirement 'nest egg' should be, and even when you may want to retire. The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 4 family members).

Class/Event Code:  FRIP14
When:  From 11/15/2014 through 11/15/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

Smart Investing Through Charitable Giving

Do you know that there ware ways to increase your retirement income and reduce taxes by simply making a charitable contribution to your favorite charity? Sign up for this seminar and learn how! The fee is $15 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 family members).  This is a family-oriented seminar so children over 12, and other supporting family members are encouraged to attend.

Class/Event Code:  FSICG14
When:  From 11/22/2014 through 11/22/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $15.00

Graphic Arts



Digital Photography

The objective of this class is to maximize the use of your camera controls to produce the best possible images. This class will cover a thorough review and demonstration of camera controls, learning and using storage devices for digital images, developing a compositional method, viewing images that illustrate strong compositional technique, image capture outdoors in the Gaylord area, examination of your images for compositional effectiveness, and storing "master files" on different devices.

Class/Event Code:  GAPF14
When:  From 09/13/2014 through 10/04/2014
Days:  4 Saturdays
Times:  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $120.00

 

Terms and Conditions

All Community Education classes are taught by independent instructors who have chosen the dates, class size and cost.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be permitted if cancellation is received at least one full week prior to initial class date or if the class is cancelled. To cancel your registration, please call the University Center Gaylord office at 989-705-3700.

Credit Card Payments:  Credit cards will be charged at time of registration. In the event the class you have registered for is canceled, your credit card will be credited.

Pay by Check:  If paying by check, the University Center Gaylord, must receive full payment one week prior to the date the class begins. If payment has not been received, you will be dropped from the class. In the event the class is cancelled, a check will be sent to you.

Please send to:

University Center Gaylord
Attn: Community Education
80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735

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