February 04, 2020

Sedalia, Missouri – State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce will offer several personal enrichment and career development courses and a free online health worker course starting in March on the Sedalia campus. Early enrollment helps to ensure classes will be held.

A 16-week online Community Health Worker (CHW) course will begin March 2 and conclude June 19; thanks to a grant waiver, this course is no cost. A CHW conducts outreach services for healthcare organizations to implement programs within the community that promotes individual and community health. Students must be over 18 years of age and must sign a code of ethics for CHW before the course begins.

Dentokan Martial Arts classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. for youth (5-12 years of age) and 7-8 p.m. for adults (13 years and  up) starting March 2. This class improves and maintains health by regular exercise and learning new skills and techniques in Martial Arts. Classes are for all skill levels and offer an opportunity to earn stripes, rank and belt degrees. Dan Brigman, a third degree Black Belt, is the instructor.

New martial arts classes start monthly. Visit www.sfccmo.edu/thelearningforce for the current schedule and registration.

Yoga classes will meet from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 5. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or rug. Irene Renauld is the instructor.

Yogalates, a fusion of yoga and Pilates, will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 5. This class offers stretching and strengthening of all major muscles and calms the mind and spirit. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Sue Guffin is the instructor.

A 15 percent discount is applied if enrolling in three or more yoga or Yogalates sessions at the same time prior to the start of class. PrimeTime Learners, anyone over 60 years old, get 10 percent off and PrimeMulti, anyone over 60 who registers for three classes, gets 24 percent discount.

Advanced Country Line Dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays for seven sessions that start March 5 in Hopkins Center, Room 714. Class will not be held on March 19. This class is for participants with previous line dance experience or consent of the instructor. Dances taught include San Antonio Stroll, Wild Stallion, Miss Incredible, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Blurred Lines, and other current dances. Mary Donnell-Brown is the instructor.

Advanced Country Western Dance will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays for seven sessions that start March 10 in Hopkins Center, Room 714. Class will not be held on March 17. This course is a continuation of Beginning Country Western Dance and for those who are familiar with the basic steps and turns. Dances taught include Two-Step and Waltz, Night Club Two-Step, West Coast Swing, and other couple dances. Participants may attend alone or with a partner; however, a partner is recommended to learn the turns and twirls. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended. Mary Donnell-Brown and Travis Goosen are the instructors.

Welding 101 is short-term training that offers completers the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion in Introductory MIG Welding and OSHA 10 Certification. Welding skills are in high demand with many manufacturers in the area. Classes will be held on the Sedalia campus 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting March 23 and ending May 7.

Motorcycle Basic Rider Course will meet March 27-29 on the Sedalia campus. The class meets from 6-10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The weekend course is geared toward beginning or re-entry riders and has a list of requirements. Instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program. Enrollment also is open for the next class dates for April 17-19.

For more information about course costs, discount opportunities and to register, go to www.sfccmo.edu/thelearningforce, call (660) 530-5822 or email thelearningforce@sfccmo.edu. Gift certificates are available for any course.

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