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HCC offers professional development courses

HOLYOKE — Short-term noncredit personal and professional enrichment courses are being offered this fall at Holyoke Community College (HCC). Topics include: arts, business, career and professional development, computer and technology training, food and drink, health and fitness, home and garden, languages, money and investment, outdoors and leisure, real estate, and more.
Discounted courses are available for life-long learners age 55 and older. Find a complete course listing and registration forms available in HCC’s Business and Community Bulletin online at www.hcc.edu, register online at www.hcc.edu/bcs or call 552-2339.
Fall offerings include:
  • Introduction to Pilates – Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Dec. 13 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    A total body workout on a mat that develops core strength, muscle flexibility and muscle balance. Pilates is appropriate for most people with varying levels of fitness.
  • Plumbing 3 – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 20 to Dec. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    This course covers: Applied Math; Sizing Water Supply Piping; Potable Water Treatment; Backflow Preventers; Types of Venting; Sizing DWV and Storm Systems; Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps; Corrosive Resistant Waste; Compressed Air.
  • Beginning & Intermediate Cake Decorating – Wednesdays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Learn the textures of butter cream and royal frostings, coloring, torting and piping techniques to create borders, flowers and decorative designs.
  • Quickbooks 2009 – Wednesdays, Sept. 21 to Oct. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
This class will cover invoicing for services, accounts receivable management, entering and paying bills, accounts payable management, writing checks, managing petty cash and checking accounts, reconciling bank statements.
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