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Continuing Education Classes

The continuing education courses at Missouri Southern State college are designed for both personal and professional enrichment.  A complete list of the spring continuing education courses are listed below.  If you are interested in the Criminal Justice Continuing Education  Seminars please click here. If you are interested in the career training courses offered in conjunction with Franklin Technology Center, click here

Students must have enrolled and have paid for the course BEFORE the first class meeting. In cases where the class size is limited, students are enrolled based on the order they enrolled and paid for the class. If an email address is provided on the form, students will receive email confirmation of successful registration in the course. If the class is canceled due to lack of enrollment, students who provide an email address will be notified by email.

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Select the class you would like to take. Click the "Enrollment Form" link next to the course name.
  2. Complete the form either either online or by hand.
  3. If paying by check, please make check payable to Missouri Southern State University - CE. Mail the completed form and check to:
    Missouri Southern State University
    Bursar's Office

    Attn: Cashier
    Hearnes Hall Room 105
    3950 E. Newman Road
    Joplin, MO 64801
  4. If paying by credit card, email the form to bursar@mssu.edu or fax the form to: (417) 659-3733
  5. Then call in your credit card payment to the Bursar’s Office by calling 417-625-9381. MSSU accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

MSSU Fall 2014 Continuing Education Courses

BASIC SILVERSMITHING I

This is a “hands on” workshop where students will learn basic sterling silver fabrication processes (sawing, filing, sanding, polishing and soldering). Students will also learn to bezel set a stone and how to make various other jewelry findings. Class will meet twice a week for 8 weeks. Space is limited to 16 work stations. A $50 equipment fee applies. Materials are extra to be purchased by the student.

Meets: August 19 through October 9, 2014
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $ 230 ($180 class fee plus $50 equipment fee)
Instructor: Peggy Lierheimer
Location: Fine Arts Building Room 315
Enrollment:  Accepting registrations until August 26th. Use the following registration form.

BASIC SILVERSMITHING II           

This is a “hands on” workshop where students will learn basic sterling silver fabrication processes (sawing, filing, sanding, polishing and soldering). Students will also learn to bezel set a stone and how to make various other jewelry findings. Class will meet twice a week for 8 weeks. Space is limited to 16 work stations. A $50 equipment fee applies. Materials are extra to be purchased by the student.

Meets:  October 14 through December 4, 2014
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Fee: $ 230 ($180 class fee plus $50 equipment fee)
Instructor: Peggy Lierheimer
Location: Fine Arts Building Room 315
Enrollment: Accepting registrations until October 14th. Use the following registration form.

CLAY TECHNIQUES

This is an intensive hands-on clay workshop utilizing stoneware or porcelain that is for both beginners and established clay artists. Students may create functional or non-functional items utilizing the potter’s wheel or by using hand building techniques. Glazing and firing methods using food-safe glazes are part of the course. A $75 studio fee covers firings and glaze materials, clay is not included but may be purchased at the studio. Enrollment is limited.

Meets: Mondays beginning August 18th, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Mondays
Fee: $391 total ($316 plus $75)
Instructor: John Schermbeck
Location: Fine Arts Building Room 111
Enrollment:  Accepting registrations until August 25th. Use the following registration form.

FIRE ACADEMY   

This academy covers all aspects of firefighting, firefighter safety, rescue, fire prevention, incident management, emergency vehicle familiarization, emergency driving, fire pump operations, and more. It is a mixture of classroom and hands-on evolutions including live firefighting exercises. The academy prepares the student to take four separate state certification exams: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Firefighter II, and Hazardous Materials Operations The firefighting course is IFSAC approved and will transfer to Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, as well as most other states. 

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays (6:00-10:00 p.m.) as well as five (5) Saturdays (8:00AM-5:00PM)
Dates: August 18th, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Fee: $985 includes books, uniforms, test, all equipment and materials. Students taking this course as part of their regular degree program may be eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (417) 625-9325 for more information.
Instructor: Andrew Roughton
Location: Mills Anderson Public Safety Center Room 145
Enrollment: Class size is limited to 30. For registration contact Brenda Spurlin at (417) 625-9328 or e-mail her at Spurlin-B@mssu.edu.

SELF-DEFENSE I

This course is designed to keep the interest of all participants, from the complete beginner to those with advanced training. Techniques of the Takeda clan’s Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu will be explored in the comfort and safety of a controlled environment.  Sessions are five weeks long and are ongoing, with students encouraged to sign up for the next five week block of instruction. 

Meets:  Mondays and Fridays beginning August 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 per set
Instructor: Staff
Location: Criminal Justice Multipurpose room (gym)
Enrollment:  Accepting registrations until August 18th

Questions or Comments?

Call Continuing Education at (417)625-3003 or email continuinged@mssu.edu

 

Withdrawal/Refund Procedure

If the student withdraws prior to the first meeting, the fees will be refunded. No refunds will be made after the the first day of classes. To withdraw please contact Continuing Education at 417-625-3003 or by email.

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