Course Date: 
Tuesday Nov 10, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
4

Explore the ever-evolving world of the voiceover industry. Discover the broad range of genres: TV & radio, video games, audiobooks, eLearning, and more! Learn how to approach different types of copy, and experience hands-on training while recording in a professional studio. Gain industry knowledge in recording software, explore the voiceover job market, and find out where your voice best fits in the marketplace. With today's technology you can now open doors in voiceover no matter where you live.

course note: 
Note to students: This class will take place at the Voice Actors Studio located at 1510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012.
course code: 
153CX4171B
Course Instructor: 
Melissa Moats
Course Date: 
Tuesday Sep 8, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
4

Explore the ever-evolving world of the voiceover industry. Discover the broad range of genres: TV & radio, video games, audiobooks, eLearning, and more! Learn how to approach different types of copy, and experience hands-on training while recording in a professional studio. Gain industry knowledge in recording software, explore the voiceover job market, and find out where your voice best fits in the marketplace. With today's technology you can now open doors in voiceover no matter where you live.

course note: 
Note to students: This class will take place at the Voice Actors Studio located at 1510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012.
course code: 
153CX4171A
Course Instructor: 
Melissa Moats
Course Date: 
Monday Nov 23, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
6

Continue to minimize your accent by mastering stress rules, using accurate intonation patterns, and speaking with a clearer pitch. Fine tune your speech to match the "music" of American English to communicate more comfortably with coworkers and customers. You will be equipped with a more fluent speech, more accurate pitch levels, and thus more confidence while conversing on the job. This is an advanced level for those who have completed Accent Reduction I and II.

course note: 
The required textbook is Mastering Effective English Communication: The Intonation Patterns of American English (ISBN: 1883574056). Class does not meet on Nov 25.
course code: 
153CX1124
Course Instructor: 
Katia Abou-Haidar MAAL
Course Date: 
Monday Oct 26, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
6

Coworkers and customers will notice a positive difference when you master additional techniques for improving your English pronunciation. Learn techniques native speakers use in producing fluent speech such as linking sounds, reduction, and intonation patterns. After the Level II class, you will be able to speak English with clearer pronunciation, meet difficult challenges in speech clarity for your job, and improve your voice intonation, rate, and rhythm.

course note: 
Note to students: The required textbook is Mastering Effective English Communication: The Consonant System of American English (ISBN: 1883574048). Optional - Bring a mirror and tape recorder to class. Class does not meet on Nov 11.
course code: 
153CX1123
Course Instructor: 
Katia Abou-Haidar MAAL
Course Date: 
Monday Oct 5, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
6

Precise articulation is essential for effective presentations, motivating employees, and inspiring customer confidence. Even if you are proficient in English grammar and vocabulary, a strong regional or foreign accent can still make clear communication difficult in the workplace. Take this opportunity to develop the skills you need to correctly pronounce the sounds of American English so your accent is no longer a business liability.

course note: 
The required textbook, Mastering Effective English Communication: The Vowel System of American English (ISBN-10:188357403X)
course code: 
153CX1113
Course Instructor: 
Katia Abou-Haidar MAAL
Course Date: 
Saturday Sep 26, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
1

Become a poised and powerful public speaker. Opportunities to speak in front of a group provoke anxiety for many people, yet the benefits of being a confident speaker can be enormous. Presentation skills help you to lead, persuade, motivate, educate, and manage others. Course topics include overcoming nervousness, planning your presentation, effective delivery, using humor, visual aids, answering questions, and handling difficult situations. After this one day crash course you will know the key elements of a powerful presentation and understand how to make a positive and lasting impact on your audience. Enrollment includes workbook you can take home.

course note: 
There will be a break for lunch (not provided).
course code: 
153CX1109
Course Instructor: 
Roger Burgraff Ph.D.
Course Date: 
Saturday Sep 12, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
1

Analyze types of difficult behavior and practice constructive ways to communicate with difficult people in your professional and personal life. Learn ways to help you deal with supervisors, entertainers, and analytical types of people, as well as angry and abusive people. Enrollment includes workbook you can take home.

course code: 
153CX1106
Course Instructor: 
Roger Burgraff Ph.D.
Course Date: 
Monday Oct 26, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
6

Navigate through Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will use Word to write your resume, make a simple flyer, and create a sign. In Excel you will create a simple spreadsheet to keep track of things like your household budget or even a simple invoice. Finally you will work in PowerPoint, combining pictures and text into effective presentations.

course note: 
Note to Students: Basic knowledge of computer use, opening and closing software, accessing the Internet with a browser.
course code: 
153CW8177
Course Instructor: 
John Larson
Course Date: 
Wednesday Aug 26, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
5

Manage cells, columns, rows, worksheets, and workbooks in Excel. Additionally, learn to apply functions, create charts, filter and sort data, and create pivot tables. Assignments outside of class will provide you with a variety of spreadsheet experiences to enrich your understanding of Excel.

course note: 
Attention student: You should have computer experience and a solid understanding of Microsoft's Windows operating system including using a mouse. The required textbook, Exploring Microsoft Excel 2010 Comprehensive (ISBN: 9780135098592).
course code: 
152CW8163A
Course Instructor: 
Sharon Fry
Course Date: 
Saturday Nov 7, 2015
Number of Sessions: 
1

Video blogging has become an industry unto itself. Whether you're interested in making money, entertaining groups of people, or simply showing off family videos, video hosting platforms like YouTube offer a great many tools and functions. Become familiar with various video hosting platforms, how to create a YouTube channel, how to monetize videos, best practices for promoting videos, as well as how to make the videos that people want to see. Students must bring their laptop or tablet to class. Prerequisite: Video Editing I or comparable experience.

course note: 
Note to students: Must bring your laptop or tablet to class.
course code: 
153CW8154
Course Instructor: 
Jim Palmquist

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