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June Continuing Ed Schedule at PJC - Sulphur Springs Center

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             Linda Bennett, director of Paris Junior College – Sulphur Springs Center announces the selection of continuing education classes to be offered during the month of June.


             A Nurse Aide class offers preparation for entry-level assistants to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. The class meets Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 1-17.

             Public Speaking

             A public speaking class especially designed for students 

in grades eight through twelve             meets from 9 a.m. to 12:15 

p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 8-30.

This class will be open to anyone wanting to learn effective techniques to improve presentation and public speaking skills. Course content includes voice, body language, and use of visual aids. The class is of special interest to high school students since it will meet TEKS requirements for a high school speech credit. Interested adults are invited to enroll in this class as a continuing education course. The class will be taught by Mylissa Hartzell, a certified speech teacher, and is currently approved by Sulphur Springs High School. Students from area high schools interested in this class should call the PJC Sulphur Springs Center for information.


             Two sessions of keyboarding will be offered. The classes will meet Monday through Thursday, June 8-25.  One session will run from 8-10 a.m.  It will be offered again from 10 a.m. to noon. These classes develop skill in keyboarding to help students lean to touch- type and achieve a minimum of 35 words per minute with no more than two errors. These classes will serve as a pre-requisite for upper level computer courses at the Sulphur Springs High School.


             How to Start Your Own Business will be held from 9 a.m. 

to noon on Friday, June 12.  If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a business, this free seminar will help you determine the viability of your idea and what it takes to get you started.

             The Invention Commercialization seminar will be held from 1-3 p.m. on June 12. Topics will include how to determine market size for your product; demand for the product; the best method of making and distributing the product (make vs. license); the USPTO Disclosure Document Program; Provisional Patents; the difference between patents and trade secret protection; licensing; the role of prototype makers; and how to locate manufacturers.

             A Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws seminar will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 12. Participants will learn how to register a copyright, select and register a trademark, and how to evaluate products for patent protection. They will also learn about patent, copyright and trademark resources on the Internet as well as how to avoid infringements when using the Internet.

             To register for these classes, call 903-885-1232. Or, stop by the Center located at 1202 W. Houston Street.




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