Batavia, New York — Genesee Community College’s BEST Center (Business and Employee Skills Training) is pleased to announce a full menu of new non-credit community workshops and courses. From criminal justice to social media, and Italian to scrapbooking, The BEST Center offers courses to suit a variety of community needs and interests.
•Criminal Law: Speaker- Frederick M. Rarick, Esq.
Tues. Oct. 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
This course will focus on both the dynamics and process of the criminal justice system.
•Putting Your House in Order: Speaker- Thomas D. Williams, Esq.
Tues. Nov. 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
This course will serve as a basic course in estate law and practice and discuss such topics as wills, living wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, trusts and guardianship.
•Small Claims, Big Claims and Other Civil Matters: Speakers- Hon. Robert J. Balbick, Batavia City Court & Hon. Michael A. DelPlato, Batavia City Court
Tues. Dec. 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
This course is designed to offer a basic understanding of the principles of civil litigation.
•In the Face of PURE EVIL: The legal history of Criminal Insanity
Wed. Oct. 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Explore the legal history of Criminal Insanity in New York and learn more about some of the infamous cases and criminals shaping it.
Social Media Series:
•Basic Level: Social Networking for Facebook & Twitter
Thurs. Sept. 15, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of Facebook and Twitter. Students will leave this course with a working Facebook and Twitter account, basic knowledge of how to use these tools, and how to protect themselves.
•Intermediate Level: Social Media Marketing
Thurs. Sept. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
This class is for anyone who has a working fan/business page or Facebook account as well as a twitter account, but doesn't really know how to work it for their business. (Prerequisite: Basic Level)
•Social Media: Strategy
Thurs. Sept. 29, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
This class will take you from fence sitter to a viable business on both Twitter and Facebook. (Prerequisite: Basic & Intermediate Levels)
Arts and Hobbies Series:
•Quick and Easy Italian
Wednesdays, November 9-December 21
A quick and breezy introduction to the Italian language. You will learn how to properly read, conjugate, pronounce and master a few handy phrases to know when traveling.
Thursdays, October 20-November 17
Rail fans, model railroaders, amateur photographers, history buffs and even workers in the railroad industry will enjoy this rich and varied history of how the Iron Horse was created and stretched across our local area and the nation.
•Beginner Jewelry Making
Sat. Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Design and craft your own unique pieces of jewelry in this beginner class.
Mondays, October 17-24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this course students will learn how to organize your photos, the basic supplies needed, types of albums, and basic techniques to make simple and quick pages and complete albums.
Sat. Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
In this course learn simple techniques to add variety to your pages. Techniques include chalking, stamping, eyelets, brads, vellum, ribbon, and more.
Tuesdays, October 11-November 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Students will learn color theory, wash drawing, liquid masking, glazing, dropping color and more!
For full course descriptions, fees and additional details visit http://www.genesee.edu/best/courses/getActiveCourses/.
Contact The BEST Center to register for any of these courses by calling 585-345-6868 or by visiting www.bestcenter.org.
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