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Crafts Dog Training: Manners, Obedience and Behavior        

 

Dog Training: Manners, Obedience and Behavior

Manners, Obedience, and Behavior Training (via Zoom)

This class is currently being held via Zoom with group and individual sessions scheduled within the six-week course.

Build a solid foundation of training, and develop a rewarding relationship with your dog! This course will help you establish clear communication with your canine companion. Through a series of on-leash exercises, you will guide your dog to more mindful behavior and an understanding of your rules, expectations, and boundaries. You will learn how to motivate and reward your dog to encourage effort, engagement, and cooperation - as well as how to shape and nurture calmness and patience. These techniques will boost your dog's confidence, and combined with daily fulfillment and structure in the home, will help you to resolve or prevent problem behaviors. Dogs should be at least 6 months of age to participate in the course. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended.

Online via Zoom - The first week is a handlers-only group informational Zoom session. During the first session the instructor will work with the group on a schedule for both group and individual Zoom meetings throughout the remaining six weeks. Instructor: W. Steingreaber. Cost is $80.00.

Feb 16 - Mar 23
21/YR*NON*2100*106
Online via Zoom
Tue, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Apr 15 - May 20
21/YR*NON*2100*107
Online via Zoom
Thurs, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Classroom Training - Pit Bulls and Staff Terriers cannot be accepted in this class due to city ordinances. The first week is a handlers-only informational session held on the IHCC Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room 111B. Participants are required to bring a current rabies certificate to this session. Regular classes - with dogs - will begin on the second week; these classes will rotate between Fairfield and Ottumwa based on weekly progress and course objectives. The instructor will direct you to the correct location each week.

Jun 8 - Jul 20
21/YR*NON*2100*108
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Music

Online Music Classes for Busy People

Chords are Chords are KeyKey offers crash courses in learning to play piano and guitar.  Thousands of students have attended these classes at colleges from coast to coast.  Now these quality classes are available online.  Check out the  titles below.

To register for a Chords are Key classes click on the link below: 

https://chords-are-key.teachable.com/?affcode=561148_gozax-e6

Chords are Key for Piano

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 simple song in this one session. 

Cost: $59.00  Fee includes the online book and online videos.  Also, a weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM. 

Chords are Key for Playing Piano by Ear

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music.  A very  practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language.  This is an ideal follow-up to the Chords are Key for Piano class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument.  Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependencePrior experience with chords recommended.

Cost: $59.00   Fee includes the online book and online videos.  Also, a weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM.

Piano Discount Super Course  - Take BOTH piano classes-Chords are Key for Piano AND Chords are Key for Piano by Ear for a discounted price- only $108.  This is $10 LESS than if you took both classes separately.  Fee includes the online books and online videos.  Also, a weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM.

To register for a Chords are Key classes click on the link below: 

https://chords-are-key.teachable.com/?affcode=561148_gozax-e6

Chords are Key for Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  You will need an acoustic or electric guitar to take the class. For ages 13+. 

Cost: $59.00   Fee includes the online book and online videos.  Also, a weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM.                                     

To register for a Chords are Key classes click on the link below: 

https://chords-are-key.teachable.com/?affcode=561148_gozax-e6


Educational

Discovery Flight - Red Bird Simulator

This course is geared for the student who has never flown before or for a pilot who just wants to experience the thrill of flying a full motion simulator.  Participants will meet and get a short orientation to the Redbird Flight Simulator and then discuss the purpose of the course.  Participants will have an hour in the Redbird Simulator to discover the sensation of flight without having to leave the ground. 

You can register for the class below from now until Aug 29, 2021.

21/yr VOC 3285 101
North Ottumwa Campus
Aviation Bldg
Rm: 51 - $82.00
B. Hammack

Once you have registered and paid online you will be contacted by the IHCC Aviation Department to schedule a time for your lesson. 

Intro to Blacksmithing

This is a one on one, two-hour class, where you will learn the basics to Blacksmithing. You will learn by doing hands on instruction in the use of the coal forge, anvil, and hand tools. Students will complete three projects, forging an S hook, wardrobe (or J) hook and a drive in hook. All material costs are included in the cost of the class. Once you have registered and paid online the instructor will contact you to schedule a date for your class.

Class will be located at Ye Old Crow Blacksmith Shoppe, Eldon, Iowa.

You can register for the class below from now until Aug 29, 2021.

21/YR*VOC*3267*101
$75.00
L. Crow

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Crafts 

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Food & Entertainment 

In the Kitchen with Chef Michael......

Learn from a professional chef while cooking along in your own kitchen with Chef Michael, making these delicious dinners and drinks via Zoom.  Once you sign up for each class a supply list will be emailed to you, along with the recipe for you to follow along and keep to make again.  Fun date night or night with friends cooking together!

Each class will be held via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Cost per class is $20.

 

Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2 Menu: Appetizer: Goat Cheese and Raspberry Canape’, Entrée’ Seared Ribeye, Twice Baked Potato, Broccoli with Garlic Butter, Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake with Fresh Raspberries and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Feb 10 - Feb 10
21/YR*NON*2039*102

Eggs Benedict & Mimosas Menu:  Berry Compote, Eggs Benedict, Mimosas

Mar 31 - Mar 31
21/YR*NON*2039*103

Taco and Margarita Night Menu:  Fresh Corn Tortillas, Salsa Verde, Carne Asada, Margaritas

Apr 28 - Apr 28
21/YR*NON*2039*104

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Fitness

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Amy HammackAmy Hammack, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5216 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5216
Email: [email protected] 

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.