The Central Texas College Continuing Education Department released its fall 2012 class schedule, which offers a variety of non-credit courses through December in subjects ranging from business and professional development, exercise, cooking, computer skills, personal enhancement and homemaking skills. Some of the classes include:

Your Dream Job

This new course is divided into three parts to help students explore their strengths and personality traits in order to build on them, seize career opportunities and ultimately land your dream job. The class meets from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6. Cost is $75.

Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development

Learn how to capitalize strengths and minimize weaknesses to help you start a business or make your existing business grow. The course includes writing a business plan. The class meets from 3 to 4:20 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Aug. 27 to Dec. 12. Cost is $179.

Advanced Photography

Take your photography skills to the next level as you learn refraction patterns, painting with light, cross polarization and more. The class includes field trips and group projects. The class meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15. Cost is $55.

Water Fitness Training

Develop strength and flexibility in this aquatic fitness course which combines Pilates and yoga movements modified for the water. No swimming skills are necessary. The class meets from 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26. Cost is $29. There also is a class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27. Cost is $15. Another class is available from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 3. Cost is $29.

Core Strength and Conditioning

Similar to Pilates, this class helps you tone muscles and gain flexibility. The class meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 2. Cost is $29.

Tailgate Party

This new class teaches you how to prepare all the right munchies for the perfect tailgate party. Students will learn to prepare beef satay, blue cheese sliders, wings, grilled corn and more. The class is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 15. Cost is $45.

Line Dancing

Class offers complete step-by-step instruction of basic line dance moves and dance floor etiquette and then moves on to high-energy advanced steps. The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10 to 20. Cost is $25.

No Sewing Required: Learn how to make fleece pillows and blankets without threading a single needle. The class is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Cost is $19.

Basic Math Review

This class will reacquaint you with whole numbers, percents, fractions, proportions, data analysis and more as it focuses on practical applications and examples. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 3. Cost is $45.

Numerous lifelong learning classes for those age 50 and older are available, including computer courses, water aerobics and yoga. Online classes in GRE preparation, grant writing, business administration, genealogy, event management, video game design, interior design and vocational/technical career opportunities are offered.

For more information or to register for a class, call CTC Continuing Education at (254) 526-1586. A complete course schedule is available at

-- Sarah Rafique

Contact Sarah Rafique at or (254) 501-7549

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at

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