SRTC offering education courses to the public

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scott Regional Technology Center is offering several courses open to the public in self-defense, beginning Photoshop, introduction to Microsoft Excel and ceramics.

The self-defense course, taught by Monett Police Officer Jay Jastal, will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 and continue each Thursday evening for four weeks. Cost of the class is $40.

Participants will learn practical self defense, how not to become a victim, common weapons, pepper spray, civilian Taser and other defense topics.

Amateur photographers will have the opportunity to learn how to make their photos look professional with beginning Photoshop.

This class will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. Cost is $80.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel will teach the essentials of Excel and spreadsheets. Students will create and save workbooks, format texts and numbers, select ranges, and copy, cut and paste concepts.

Classes will start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continue one night a week for four weeks.

Ceramics classes will also start at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Monett Middle School.

Participants will be able to create and personalize their own ceramic, functional and food-safe pieces in this six-week course.

The class will introduce hand-building techniques for cups, bowls, plates, textured pots and vases using the slab-construction method. Decorative techniques, such as glazing, will also be demonstrated. Students will learn to care for and recondition clay.

One pottery wheel will be available for this class, and not everyone will be able to use the device in every class session.

For more information or to register for these community education classes, call Pam Wormington at 417-235-8356 or visit

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