For Personal Enrichment

The following courses are for individuals who would like to learn a new skill for their own personal enjoyment and enrichment.

  • Automotive

    • Auto Maintenance

  • Carpentry and Home Repair

    • Basic Home Repair and Maintenance

    • Basic Masonry Home Projects

    • Basic and Advanced Woodworking

    • Build Your Own Adirondack Chair

  • Computers

    • AutoCAD I

    • Comprehensive Excel 2013 Certificate

    • Excel 2013 Beginner

    • Excel 2013 Intermediate

    • Excel 2013 Advanced

    • QuickBooks 2016

  • Culinary Arts

    • Carolyn's Farm Kitchen

Automotive

Auto Maintenance  

30 HOURS (10 Weeks) - $180.00 plus registration fee – Class Begins Monday September 18th

This is a hands-on course in basic auto repair and preventive maintenance. Maintenance can include Basic Breaks, Tune-ups, Struts, Alignments and Balancing. Students may work on personal automobiles to complete minor repair project. Safety glasses required.

Mondays 6:00-9:00PM  

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Carpentry and Home Repair

Build Your Own Adirondack Chair

15 HOURS (5 weeks) $100 plus Materials Fee. -  Class Begins Wednesday September 20th

This course is for those who would like to learn how to build your own Adirondack chair. No Experience Necessary! . Cost for Materials is $40.00 or bring your own. Safety glasses required  

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00PM Online Registration

Basic Home Repair  

30 HOURS (10 Weeks) - $180.00 plus registration fee - Class Begins Monday September 18th

This 10-week course introduces the basic fundamentals of electricity, plumbing, and carpentry. Students will become familiar with the concepts – and the most commonly used hand tools – of each of these three disciplines and will gain hands-on know-how. By the end of the course, they should be able to recognize each tool, describe its features and common uses, and be comfortable using it for basic home repair. The objective of the course is to empower students – through guided experience – with the confidence to take on many common household repairs, because they will be familiar with basic home electrical, plumbing, and carpentry systems and will have practical experience using the tools of each trade.

Mondays 6:00-9:00PM


Basic Masonry Home Projects

30 HOURS (10 Weeks) - $180.00 plus registration fee -  Class Begins Wednesday September 20th

This is a hands-on course. Projects such as walkways and patios using paving bricks, retaining walls use of the new interlocking block and the building and repair of brick stairs will be demonstrated. The student will also learn how to build both brick and block walls with mortar and stucco finish. Safety Glasses required  

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 P.M

 

Basic/Advanced Woodworking

30 HOURS $180.00 plus registration fee -  Class Begins Monday September 18th

This course is for the beginner or for those who have some experience and will cover the Carpentry and Woodworking fundamentals as well as emphasize familiarity with a wide variety of hand tools and power tools. Simple projects allow the new students to apply principles learned or for experienced users to work on a project of their choice. Safety glasses required  Mondays 6:00-9:00PM Online Registration

 

 

 

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Computers

Comprehensive Excel 2013 Certificate - See Classes and Schedule Below

In today’s competitive environment, most organizations rely heavily on Microsoft Excel to consolidate, analyze, and report financial information. By learning these advanced techniques, you can become more valuable to your organization or a prospective employer. You may sign up for an individual class or all three classes. To earn this certificate, you will need to successfully complete the following:

·   Excel 2013 Beginner 9 hours - $80  - TBA

·   Excel 2013 Intermediate 9 hours - $80  -  TBA

·   Please check starting dates for all classes.

Excel 2013 Beginner

9 hours - $80 -  Next Class September 2017

Learn introductory Excel 2013 skills by creating spreadsheets in a logical step-by-step manner, formatting and editing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, designing and formatting cell contents, and learning time-saving shortcuts.

Wednesdays  6:00-9:00PM

Excel 2013 Intermediate

9 Hours - $80 -   Next Class September 2017
Prerequisite: Excel 2013 Beginner or equivalent experience

Learn intermediate Excel 2013 skills by creating and modifying charts, working with themes and cell styles, applying conditional formatting, working with date functions, navigating with cell names, and linking and sorting multiple worksheets.  

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00PM 

Excel 2013 Advanced

9 hours - $80     Next Class September 2017
- Prerequisite: Excel 2013 Intermediate or equivalent experience

Learn advanced Excel 2013 skills by creating, sorting, and filtering tables, generating subtotals and using outlining tools, utilizing advanced functions including lookups, analyzing data with pivot tables, and creating and running macros.  

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00PM Online Registration

Beginning QuickBooks 2015

(18 Hours - 6 weeks) - $115 plus registration fee - Next Class September 2017

QuickBooks is a powerful accounting system for small businesses. Learn how to manage and enter business transactions, track company sales, setup customers, receive payments from customers, make bank deposits, write off bad debt, create customer statements, and produce sales reports. Manage expenses by setting up and paying vendors, printing checks, tracking company credit cards, paying sales tax, and producing accounts payable reports. Reconcile bank and credit card accounts and learn how to handle bounced checks.

Mondays6:00-9:00PM

AutoCAD I

30 HOURS (10 Weeks) - $210.00 plus registration fee -  Class Begins Wednesday September 20th

This is an entry level course designed to gain theory and hands-on experience using AutoCAD 2016. Students will learn the fundamentals and various components of a computer graphic system including how to draw and edit lines, circles, complex shapes and set-up and plan two dimensional drawings.

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00PM

 

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Culinary Arts

Carolyn's Farm Kitchen Courses

One Evening - $65 - Next classes will begin September 2017

Carolyn Grieco is a professional chef of 22 years, with experiences ranging from corporate to private dining as well as operating her own start-up bakery. Also proud to distinguish herself as a ‘farm chef’, she has enjoyed working at several family farms over the years, developing a simple farm-fresh approach to cooking. Carolyn’s passion is teaching creative seasonal menus featuring local ingredients, while incorporating traditional cooking methods and techniques in every class.

"Each class theme embraces the season, with menus focusing on the unique foods and flavors found at local farms. All full-length classes provide a hands-on experience and include instruction, recipe booklet, and a wonderful meal with new friends at the end of the evening!"

Classes are for one evening only.  All Classes are 6:00 until 9 PM at Whittier's Poet's Inn Restaurant and Kitchen

Visit Carolyn's Farm Kitchen Web Page for future dates or Call Carolyn at 978-994-1692 to Register by phone

 

 

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Fitness Center

Fitness Center Activities

16 Hours - $75 -   Class Closed for Spring 2017

Come work out in the Whittier Fitness Center! Activities will include stability ball exercises, yoga stretches, resistance bands, free weights, and kettle bells. The Fitness Center has Treadmills, Spin bikes, Cross Trainers, MaxiCam weight machines, and free weight equipment. The instructor will run classes and help individuals design their own fitness programs.

Instructor: Roxanne Grover  

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM

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Landscape Design

Landscape Design

18 Hours (8 weeks) - $115 plus registration fee - Class Begins Monday September 18th

Examine the nature of visual experience, and get a sound useful introduction to the primary properties of visual elements.  Learn to design attractive, comfortable and functional outdoor areas that increase curb appeal, and add years of beauty, enjoyment, and real value to your home.   We will study the basic principles of design and their direct application to landscaping:  planting beds (foundation, perimeter and privacy plantings); gardens (herbs and vegetables); "hardscaping" (walls, walkways, patios); plant materials (trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials).  Participants have the opportunity to produce a landscape design for a residential property of their choice. Materials: pencil, notebook, site photos.  

Additional materials for subsequent classes:  ruler, compass, protractor, square, French Curve.  Site plan of the property with boundaries and footprint of the house is extremely helpful.

Mondays 6:45-9:00PM

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Masonry

Basic Masonry Home Projects

30 HOURS - $180.00* plus registration fee -  Class Begins Wednesday September 20th

This is a hands-on course. Projects such as walkways and patios using paving bricks, retaining walls use of the new interlocking block and the building and repair of brick stairs will be demonstrated. The student will also learn how to build both brick and block walls with mortar and stucco finish. Safety Glasses required.

*Includes Supply Fee.

Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 P.M. 

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Photography

Digital Photography, Retouching and Printing using a Digital SLR Camera

18 HOURS (6 weeks) - $115 plus registration fee -  Class Begins Wednesday September 20th

This course is intended for people who are enthusiastic beginners. Students will learn how to use their camera's manual settings rather than rely on "auto" mode. Emphasis will be placed on image composition. Photo editing essentials such as retouching, color correction, cropping, and converting images to black and white will also be presented. Students will print their completed work on an Epson professional photo printer.

Digital SLR camera (or high-end point and shoot camera with manual settings) and two 1GB memory cards required.

Wednesday 6:00-9:00PM

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