Master the foundational math skills necessary to place into a college-level math class, brush up on your math skills for everyday life, or gain the math knowledge necessary to advance your professional career. Utilizing an online, innovative math readiness program plus small-group, face-to-face instruction by top UNLV math instructors, this intensive 8-week program will allow you to reach your math goals by focusing on your specific strengths and weaknesses as a math learner.
This class meets on Wednesdays from 6pm - 8pm. Class will meet from 10am - 12pm on Saturdays. Class does not meet Oct 31, Nov 11, Nov 25, and Nov 28.
Find success in the competitive world of stand-up comedy. Work with an industry expert as he shares all of his knowledge and insight on how to be as successful (and funny!) as possible. This course will take you through the writing, delivery, performance, and business of stand-up comedy. The last class session will be a showcase for students to share their jokes with the class at a famous comedy venue in Las Vegas.
Class will meet every Wednesday from Oct 7-Nov 4 (on-campus). Class also will meet on Saturday, Nov 7 (off-campus).
Achieve a unique look and perfectly tailored fit for women's clothing by working from a custom pattern. Designers will take a hands-on approach to high-end style and more advanced sewing technique by taking their project from inspiration all the way to a fabulous one-of-a-kind fitted garment. Learn about seams, darts, pleats, grading, lining, interfacings, stiffening, buttonholes, fibers, and fabrics; each will affect how your finished garment fits and drapes. Projects: Design and draft a custom-fitted dressmaker's pattern. Use your pattern to create a fashionable tailored garment.
Note to students: Must have sewing skills and use patterns. You may miss no more than two classes and must complete all required projects. Fee includes CEUs and most materials.
Transfer your designs and clothing lines from your imagination onto paper through the art of fashion illustration and design. You will develop or enhance your drawing skills and better understand how to take your work from design concept to creation. Instruction includes fashion design principles, sketching the human body, proportions, colors, fabrics, seasonal elements, collages, and creation of a designer's fashion portfolio. Projects: Illustrations, figure board, and flats for inclusion in your design portfolio.
Must have basic sewing skills. You may miss no more than two classes and must complete all required projects and pass the exam. Fee includes CEUs and most materials.
Develop skills for drafting flat pattern slopers through standard or individual measurements. Using graph drafting paper, you will draft a bodice, sleeve, pant, and skirt. You will learn how to take proper body measurements, determine alterations/grading for fitted patterns, and construct muslin patterns/samples utilizing dress forms and sewing/serger machines.
You must have sewing skills. You may miss no more than two classes and must complete all required projects and pass the exam. Fee includes CEUs and most materials.
Learn basic garment construction, pattern reading, and enhancement. Instruction will include how to take proper body measurements, how to read and use master patterns, how to alter garments for a perfect fit, and how to properly select fabrics, threads and notions. You will learn to operate a sewing machine and be introduced to the serger machine. Project: Design and construct top, pants, and skirt.
America's newest national park is right here in the Las Vegas Valley. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is a window into the Last Ice Age when fabled animals roamed the Las Vegas Valley, and early humans, recently arrived from Asia, began hunting them. The best way to visit this brand-new park is on a guided group tour with a leader who can explain the area's geology, paleontology, archaeology, and history. The fossil deposits at Tule Springs were laid down during the Ice Age when the Las Vegas Valley was a lush valley supporting numerous megafauna. Begin the day with a 45 minute PowerPoint introduction to the site before heading to the first stop at the "Big Dig," where in 1962 scientists bulldozed a series of trenches and unearthed an abundance of large animal fossils, including mammoths, camels, bison, ground sloths, horses, American lions, and sabretooth cats. At Durango Drive and Upper Las Vegas Wash we will take a short hike into the monument through badlands topography and search for Ice Age fossils. If we find any we will photograph and GPS the location and not remove any fossils. We will lunch at Floyd Lamb Park in a lush, shady, watery environment not unlike what the Valley looked like during the Ice Age.
Please remember to dress for the weather, bring a hat, good walking shoes or hiking boots, water, and a camera. Meet at UNLV Paradise Campus, back parking lot, park in white "student" spaces only.
Las Vegas still has an employer-driven job market; you need to know how to rise above the competition. Course topics include the hidden job market, winning resumes, finding peace in a stressful work environment, employment negotiations, interview strategies, self-presentation, and personal branding skills. Whether you are newly entering the job market, returning to the workforce after retirement, or something in between, this course can make the difference for you!
Sometimes getting ahead is not about what you know; it is about who you know and how you utilize your professional network. Find out how to build up-to-date networking skills and make crucial business connections whether you are seeking employment, employees, or keeping your options open. Reinforce course concepts by applying techniques to real world scenarios.