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Bee Keeping

This introductory course is designed for those with an interest in bees and beekeeping. The goal of the course is to supply information to students about the “idea of beekeeping” rather than the “how to” of keeping bees.
  •  personal safety requirements
  •  good neighbor practices of beekeeping
  •  differences between the “caste members” and how each member contributes to the colony of honeybees.
  •  basic equipment and skills needed for beekeeping including a brief introduction to how the equipment is used.
  •  the beekeeper as partner with honeybees to both add to the health of the environment and produce enough honey for   personal use.
  •  basic nutrition and general health needs of honeybees including pests and diseases.
  •  time and money commitment required for successful beekeeping of 2 – 4 colonies of honey bees.
  •  local, state and internet resources for further study and questions

Alvin Campus
Date
Time Day
Room Instructor
09/21/15
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday C227 J. Berry
11/02/15
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday C227 J. Berry
 Tuition $10
Min: 10    Max: 115
     

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Beginner's Guide To Marketing Your Small Business

In this 3-hour crash course, you will learn:
  • Social Media Outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc)
  • Websites (desktop and mobile)
  • Mobile Apps (Do you need one? How do you get one?)
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • QR Codes (What are they, and how do you create your own?)

Alvin Campus

Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
05/27/15 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
W
TBA
D Strickland
Tuition: $80
Min: 5   Max: 25


 

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Coupon Workshop

This class will demonstrate "Savvy Savings" with coupons. Students should bring a notepad and pen to take notes.

Alvin Campus

Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
08/13/15 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
TH TBA A. Gonzalez
10/22/15 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. TH TBA A. Gonzalez
11/19/15 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. TH TBA A. Gonzalez
Tuition: $15 Min: 7   Max: 15


 
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Foil Fencing Workshop - FREE!

Try before you buy!

Instruction in the art of science of foil fencing. From the Age of D'Artagnan and Cyrano De Bergerac to modern Olympic Games, learn the physical and mental skills to allow you to manipulate the sword and your opponent. Come see what this upcoming Fall class is all about by attending a FREE workshop.

Alvin Campus

Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
08/10/15 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. M TBA John Trojanowski
Tuition: FREE
Min: 5   Max: 25


 

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Foil Fencing

Instruction in the art and science of foil fencing - From the Age of D'Artagnan and Cyrano de Bergerac to the modern Olympic Games, learn the physical and mental skills to allow you to manipulate the sword and your opponent. Each class will consist of footwork and blade-work drills, plus supervised bouts and free play. This is a class designed to challenge the student both physically and mentally and provide them with a recreation that they can enjoy for a lifetime.
 
Requirements or Supplies: (Foils, jackets, and masks are provided)
Students are asked to bring a glove (gardening, motorcycle or work glove (used for power tools). NO bicycle glove.

Students are asked to wear T-shirt or similar; pants that cover legs and allow freedom of movement (sweatpants, warm-ups, etc); some sort of athletic shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes. NO shorts, jeans, boots, sandals, flip-flops or the like.

Alvin Campus

Date
Time Day Room Instructor
 09/16/15 - 11/18/15
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday F105 J. Trojanowski
Tuition: $70
Min: 5   Max: 12
     

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Genealogy Field Trip

Come travel to the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. Depart in the ACC Van at 9 a.m., eat at Cracker Barrel (bring money for breakfast), then proceed to the Clayton Library, for a brief orientation. Then explore the vast resources to research your family tree. Bring names, birth and death dates, and places to aid in your research. There is a fee to make copies. Depart from library at 3 p.m.                Space is limited!

Alvin Campus

Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
08/18/15 - 8/18/15 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. T C Parking Lot Rhonda Myers
Tuition: $10
Min: 4   Max: 10


 
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Genealogy Intro

Students will learn the basic concept of searching your family tree. This two night, six hour, introductory class will help you get started in techniques and sources for the compilation and preparation of family trees. No requirements or Supplies needed.

Alvin Campus

 Date Time Day Room Instructor
09/14/15 - 09/21/15
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday H124 K. Lumpkin
Tuition: $35
Min: 7   Max: 15
     
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Just Once Piano for Busy People Workshop

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don't need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you'll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. 

A workbook and CD will be provided by the instructor in the classroom.  Supply fees paid at time of registration.

Alvin Campus

 Date Time Day Room Instructor
 09/19/15 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday B105  E. White
Tuition: $45
Min: 5   Max: 15
 Supply Fee $29
   
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L.E.A.R.N.

This six-week class is designed for adults with special needs ages 23 and older, and out of high school. Topics include cooking, arts and crafts, exercise, basic life skills training, and social interaction. Each six-week class focuses on a new topic.

Requirements:
  •     Age 23 and older
  •     NEW students must apply by calling Rhonda Myers at 281-756-3729 before registration.

Alvin Campus

Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
09/08/15 - 10/13/15
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. T H112
V Griffin, R Myers
10/20/15 - 12/01/15
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
T H112 V Griffin, R Myers
Tuition: $65
Min: 5   Max: 15


 

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Piano Bling - NEW!

This three-hour workshop is a follow-up to the JustOnce Piano for Busy People workshop.  “Piano Bling” is a new class developed in response to student’s questions about how to make their songs more interesting, or how to jazz them up a little.  In this class you will learn over a dozen techniques to enhance simple versions of any song.  If you are a beginner, then this class will help you become a better piano player.  You can also take the JustOnce Piano for Busy People and the Piano Bling classes back-to-back.  

A workbook and CD will be provided by the instructor in the classroom.  Supply fees paid at time of registration.

Alvin Campus

 Date Time Day Room Instructor
11/14/15 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday B105 E. White
Tuition: $45
Min: 5   Max: 15
 Supply Fee: $29
   

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Briscoe's Upholstery Class

Turn a chair or couch into something that looks better than new.  Bask in the glory, knowing that you did it yourself and that you now have a skill forever. Learn through hands-on training how to select, measure, cut, and sew fabric on a simple or non-complicated project. Tufting and channeling are other skills obtained in the class.  In wood refinishing, students will be taught how to remove finishes and repair defects, and how to easily maintain the beauty of wood. Classroom and shop experience is included.

Requirements or Supplies: Student MUST bring a simple chair or small piece to the first class.  A supply list of tools needed will be given to the student on the first night of class.

Class location:  4522 Griggs Rd., Houston, TX 77021 (713-893-8919)

Date
Time Day Room
Instructor
 09/12/15 - 10/17/15
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays Off Campus
Moses Briscoe
Tuition:  $305
Min: 5   Max: 10
     
Deadline to Register:  09/02/15

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Voice Over Workshop

In what could be the one of most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for!

Your Instructor, Brian Thon is an International Voice Artist and National Producer. Brian Thon equals ‘The WOW factor'” according to Grammy nominated Program Director, Bob Pierce of the Light Radio Network. “Brian’s voice projects authenticity and charm. He is versatile, imaginative and energetic.” Brian shares his deep knowledge of the voice industry with an infectious enthusiasm. Join him for an exciting introduction to voice-overs!

Alvin Campus


Date
Time Day Room Instructor
 11/04/15 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 Wednesday TBA Brian Thon
 Tuition: $45
Min: 4   Max: 20
     
Deadline to Register:  10/26/15

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For more information contact Rhonda Myers at 281-756-3729
or
rmyers@alvincollege.edu


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Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

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Telephone: (281) 756-3787
CE Email: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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