Community Education
Pine Belt Education Center
923-B Sawmill Rd
Laurel, MS 39440

Gerald Henderson, Director

Wanda Thompson, Coordinator

Phone:  601-649-4141
Fax:  601-428-8090

Community Education

Class Information

Students in the Nurse Aid class in the Community Education program learn proper hospital bed procedures. The Nurse Aid program is one of many vocational programs offered to adults throughout the year at Pine Belt Education Center.  A complete listing with descriptions is below. Call 601-649-4141 for class dates and fees.

Basic Computer for Beginners – Learn the basics first! This class is designed for first-time computer users. You will learn Windows, file management, Internet, e-mail, scanning, and the basics of word processing and spreadsheets. Discount for Seniors.

Keyboarding/Word Processing
– A course designed to give beginning computer students skill in using a keyboard and in basic computer concepts.

Microsoft Office – This class gives an overview of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with a review of Windows. Some computer skills required.

Microsoft Excel I – Discover the basic functions and features of this powerful spreadsheet program. You will learn to enter and edit data, enter formulas in worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, adjust column widths, learn shortcuts, etc.

Computer-Aided Drafting/AutoCAD 2000 – A drafting and design program, which introduces students to mechanical drawing on a computer utilizing AutoCAD 2000. Students should be familiar with basic computer operations.

QuickBooks Pro – A widely used, user-friendly computer bookkeeping system for beginners that does not require you to know bookkeeping skills. The course is specifically designed for small businesses or personal finance use.

Administrative Assistant – This course prepares you for general office tasks and procedures: telephone usage, appointment making, message delivery, office machine operation, etc.  In addition, learn business-appropriate make-up and dress  from a business professional!

Digital Photography – Bring your camera and learn to shoot, download, e-mail, print, and edit digital images. Prepare a presentation of your pictures!

Nurse Aide Training (CNA) – This class is designed to give students the skills needed to pass the State Certified Nursing Assistant Exam.

Phlebotomy – This class is for individuals who wish to learn phlebotomy skills to work in a physician’s office, clinic, lab-operated outpatient setting, or for hospital nurses who are expected to draw blood in addition to other duties.

Dental Assisting – provides the student with sufficient knowledge and skills needed to qualify as an entry-level dental assistant.

Medical Terminology/Receptionist – Learn the language of medicine, conduct office and clinical functions, arrange appointments, manage charts, and maintain correct office procedures.

Cake Decorating – Bake a cake and decorate it for a special occasion using the techniques of the professionals. Open your own cake-decorating business…cakes for all occasions!

Floral Design – Receive hands-on practice arranging flowers for a variety of occasions or just to add that special touch to your own home.

Conversational Spanish – Phrases and words everyone needs to know will be taught in this class. You will also learn to speak and understand terms and phrases specific to your individual needs.

Legal Terminology/Secretary – Do you want to be a legal secretary? Then this class will give you general knowledge about the day-to-day tasks in a law office. Prerequisite: Must have knowledge of keyboarding and word processing.

Sewing – A beginner’s class rich with technique suitable for first-timers and those who need to refresh their sewing skills.

Interior Design – The training will include elements of design, window treatments, lighting, tablescapes, accents, accessories, bookcases, flooring and more.

Jewelry Design – Receive step-by-step instructions on creating your own bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and other accessories.

Please call (601) 649 4141 for class dates and fees!!!

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