Kiwanis Club members learned about continuing education classes available at Central Texas College at their Feb. 11 meeting.

Teresa Chavez, coordinator of continuing education, told the group that people don’t receive degrees from their program. “What we’re all about is what you’ve always wanted to learn and what you might need to know for a job or improve your skills,” she said.

Chavez polled the Kiwanis members about what they would like to learn about and responses ranged from welding, photography and cooking to public speaking.

Continuing education is divided into four areas: career development, personal enrichment, Lifelong Learning and College for Kids. Career development includes computer classes, bookkeeping, dealing with difficult people and instruction in the field of medicine. Classes in personal enrichment include Yoga, card-making, cooking and water aerobics.

Lifelong Learning classes are for people 50 and older and include hands-on craft-making, current events, art history and classes on the Civil War. College for Kids includes a class called “Come Fly With Me” that has a classroom component to learn about aircraft instrumentation.

Then they take to skies in a two-seater plane with an instructor.

“Once in the air, the instructor allows the students to take the controls for a few minutes of the flight,” Chavez said.

For those interested in continuing education classes, CTC offers between 300 and 350 online classes. Chavez said she is always looking for people with varying work experiences to be teachers in the program.

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