Through a new course offered by the Paris Junior College – Sulphur Springs Center Department of Continuing Education, area residents will have an opportunity to help protect water quality.
The Texas Stream Team class, offered on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a free citizen scientist program allowing volunteers to select a public waterway and monitor water quality monthly.
Stream Team monitors measure pH, dissolved oxygen, and other indicators for water quality in their favorite sites. The data collected supports academic research and serves as a de facto early warning system for water quality across Texas. Since 1991 more than 8,000 Texans have served on the team and helped to protect 191,000 miles of Texas waterways.
This and other courses will meet at the PJC – Sulphur Springs Center at 1137 Loop 301 East in Sulphur Springs. Call 903-885-1232 for more information or to reserve a place in a class.
The Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – Initial teaches lifesaving skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies and will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 8. The American Heart Association certifies the class, and has recently gone to a new program so there will not be recertification classes for the next two years.
Computer: Let’s Get Social teaches how to setup a Facebook account, define privacy settings and learn the risks. Have you wondered what Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest are all about? The class is scheduled for Friday, April 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Seniorific: Computer Essentials Level 2 – Internet teaches how to surf the Internet and search with ease after learning new tips and tricks. Learn how to save money on ink and paper while printing only what you need instead of print¬ing the entire website. The class will meet Tuesdays, April 19-26, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Computer Essential Level I is designed for people with very limited computer training. The student will learn basic computer tasks, using windows, proper mouse and keyboard techniques, computer lingo and “buzz” words. The class will meet Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, April 22-29.
QuickBooks Level I will be offered on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22-May 6. This popular record keeping software assists small businesses in managing business income and expenses. The class also covers planning and creating a company in QuickBooks; managing basic files; working with customer and vendor transactions; and banking with the software.