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Noncredit Courses

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Health, Fitness and Wellness

Acupressure for Self-Care of Common Ailments  | $45

This class will introduce students to the meridian system of Chinese medicine. We will learn about simple protocols that are quick, effective, and free to alleviate a number of common ailments. We will cover self-care as well as techniques to assist friends and family. Simple aromatherapy adjunct therapies will be addressed as well.
#33641, Reedsburg, 10/10, Monday, 5:30-8:30 PM

Basic Life Support Provider CPR | $32

Basic Life Support Provider CPR is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
#33306, Watertown, 9/17, Saturday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
#33308, Watertown, 11/5, Saturday, 8:30 AM-1:30 PM

Basic Life Support CPR (Spanish Only) | $59

Basic Life Support Provider CPR is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
#33631, Truax-Protective Services, 10/15, Saturday, 9 AM-2 PM
#33632, Truax-Protective Services, 11/14, Monday, 5-10 PM

Chinese Medicine - Using Food and Herbs | $65

This course covers daily use of foods and their health benefits from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. All herbs and foods have natural temperatures and are harvested in specific seasons. These seasonal foods and herbs assist the functioning of our organs and help us survive weather conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom guides the content of this course.
#33595, Online Live, 10/18-11/15, Tuesday, 6-7 PM

Food Service Management 1 | $349

This course reviews food service management principles including purchasing, standardized recipes, cost controls, budgeting, menu development, production sheets, etc. This course is part of the Dietary Manager's Certificate program, designed for students interested in becoming certified by the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (Formerly the DMA)
#33507, Online, 9/12-10/21

Food Service Management 2 | $349

Reviews food service management principles including; leadership, communications, emergency planning, and personnel issues. This course is part of the Dietary Manager's Certificate program, designed for students interested in becoming certified by the Association of Nutrition and Food service Professionals (Formerly the DMA)
#33508, Online, 10/24-12/2

Happy Dance | $85

Who says exercise isn’t fun? Dance with an experienced fitness instructor right at home. Each week you’ll have access to a 45-minute video routine that includes fun dance routines to Latin, Pop and other international rhythms. Use the video as often as you like throughout the week! Connect with your instructor to discuss any questions you might have or modifications you might need along the way.              
#33547, Online, 8/30-10/11
#33548, Online, 10/25-12/6

Holistic Prevention for Alzheimer's and Dementia | $25

We will discuss lifestyle, diet, supplements, and herbs that are scientifically proven to reduce the risk of Alzheimers and dementia, with Sauk County herbalist and acupuncturist Laurel Redmon. 
#33643, Reedsburg, 10/17, Monday, 5:30-7:30 PM

Integrative Restorative Guided Meditation | $85

Integrative Restorative is a form of guided mindfulness meditation that helps individuals understand how to respond to rather than react to emotions and thoughts. The integrative piece addresses concerns that we may be experiencing such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, grief, or pain. The restorative segment allows us to uncover attributes that are always present: joy, peace, well-being, and a sense of connection to yourself and to those close to you. 
#33596, Truax-Main Building, 9/14-11/2, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 PM

Yoga Stretch | $85

Do you have tight muscles? Still joints? Then this is the class for you! each weekly video will focus on yoga moves that help stretch tight muscles and Yin Yoga poses that will help break up stiffness in the joints. Suitable for all levels!
#33549, Online, 9/28-11/9 

Yoga for Backpain and Stress | $85

Join our instructor in training to explore practices to relieve or lessen back pain that is aggravated by stress. Stress can be the spark that kindles the flame or back pain. Just as our bodies can get stuck in posture and movement patterns that create physical pain, we can also get trapped in thought patterns that cause stress and emotional pain. In this class we will explore ways to heal and return to natural posture and movement patterns. In additions, we will practice breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to help reduce stress and relieve tension.
#33599, Truax-Main Building, 9/14-11/2, Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 PM

Zumba Gold | $85

This dance fitness program is for deconditioned adults and seniors -- slower and lower impact version of Zumba.
#33466, Online Live, 10/6-11/17, Thursday, 8-9 AM

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Dental Continuing Education

Lasers In Dental Hygiene | $129

This course prepares the dental hygienist to use diode lasers safely and effectively to treat periodontal disease in dental patients with Laser Bacterial Reduction and Laser Assisted Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy. Course will cover laser history, basic laser safety, physics, clinical applications and procedures in the dental office, Students will apply dental laser soft tissue procedures on a porcine jaw in a lab setting, and learn safety guidelines for preforming the role of Laser Safety Officer in a dental office setting.
#33375, Truax-Health Building, 10/29, Saturday, 8 AM-12PM

Nitrous Oxide Sedation | $389

For dentists, dental therapists and dental hygienists. Complete the training required by the Wisconsin Board of Dentistry to administer nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation analgesia. This course will help you reduce patient anxiety. Course includes five hours of self-paced online work and reading followed by seven clinical hours. All students must read Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 4th edition by Clark and Brunick, prior to entering clinic. You'll be required to show evidence of current licensure, CPR certification and you'll be required to give and receive nitrous oxide.
Pending classes for the upcoming semester.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid - Adult | $99

Learn to identify and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Gain skills you need to provide support to someone who is struggling.
#10910, Online Live, 8/9-8/10, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-5 PM
#33604, Online Live, 11/1-11/3, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 PM
#33662, Online Live, 10/24-10/26, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Mental Health First Aid - Youth | $99

Learn to identify and respond to signs of mental illnesses in children and teens. Learn appropriate ways to refer or acquire help and treatment.
#33697, Online Live, 10/25-10/27, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 PM

Healthcare Interpreting

Medical Terminology in Spanish | $199

Learn the Spanish terms for essential medical vocabulary. Includes anatomy/body systems and clinical specialties.
#33433, Goodman South, 11/7-12/12, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Spanish for Spanish Speakers | $199

This course is for anyone who learned Spanish in an informal setting. Polish up your language skills for a professional setting and learn to interpret English for Spanish speakers.
#33432, Goodman South, 9/19-10/24, Monday, 6-8:30 PM

Healthcare Interpreter Ethics | $99

More in-depth training about interpreter ethics for the working medical interpreter. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of case studies and the development of critical thinking to make informed choices about the best course of action.
#33431, Online Live, 10/18-10/20, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6-8:40 PM

Professional Development Credentials

Earn a credential to boost your resume or start a new career.

Healthcare Interpreting Program

The Healthcare Interpreting (HCI) program focuses on preparing bilingual speakers of Spanish and English to become professional healthcare interpreters. The program develops high-level interpreting skills and fulfills the 40 hours of training necessary to be eligible to take the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) exam for national certification.

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Certified Dietary Manager Program

The five-course Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) program is focused on food service operations and nutrition within a healthcare or commercial environment (hospitals, acute or long-term care facilities).

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Fitness and Wellness Degree Programs

Explore our FAST TRACK options to nationally accredited certifications.

>FAST> Fitness and Recreation Management Associate Degree

Earn a degree helping people have fun! Our associate degree in Fitness and Recreation Management will teach you problem solving, team-building, management and communication skills and prepare you for a career in the recreation industry.
64 credits | Finish in 2 years

>>FASTER>> Fitness and Wellness Specialist Technical Diploma

Our Fitness and Wellness Specialist program covers personal training, group fitness, wellness coaching and employer-sponsored wellness programs. This-one year program will teach you nutrition, anatomy for exercise and body structure and function.
23 credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year.

>>>FASTEST>>> Building Blocks of Well-Being Certificate

Take a journey to explore mindfulness, well-being, and gratitude. This certificate program dives deep into self-care and walks you through concepts such as self-awareness, critical thinking, happiness, and growth.
9 credits | Finish in 4–12 months