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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
LANG1480 Beginning Conversational French

Description: This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You'll learn practical, common phrases that will make your trip to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You'll learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you'll be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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LANG1450 Conversational Japanese

Description: Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you'll also gain cultural knowledge only an insider has.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ASL1100 Discover Sign Language

Description: It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.
You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.
Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't.
Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.
You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign! Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PHOT1260 Discovering Digital Photography

Description: Discover Digital Photography introduces the technology that has catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. You'll explore a broad overview of the basics of digital photography, including equipment, software, and practical uses. We'll discuss different types of digital cameras, from phones and tablets to digital SLRs, all of which offer a wide array of photographic options. We'll also help you decide what type of equipment fits your needs, and you'll have hands-on exercises so you can explore the areas that interest you.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ARTS1401 Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Description: Have you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! In this course, an expert instructor will guide you through an exciting and informative exploration of drawing materials, set up procedures, lighting and rendering techniques, design and layout methods, and more. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1752 Genealogy Basics

Description: Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where's the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. www.ed2go.com/conestoga
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1981 Grammar Refresher

Description: Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths. This course is not valid for credit towards Conestoga College programs or certificates. This is a self improvement course for general interest.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ENGL1010 Grammar Refresher II

Description: Take your grammar and writing skills to the next level! In this course, you'll review the foundational elements of grammar, including the parts of speech, and master the basics of punctuation and mechanics.
Next, you'll explore sentence structure, nouns and pronouns, and you'll work with the different kinds of verb tenses. You'll also explore adjective and adverb use and be introduced to some best practices for using these parts of speech effectively in your writing.
Then, you'll take a look at phrases and clauses, as well as parallelism, coordination, and subordination. You'll see how different phrases and clauses fit together in sentences so that your writing is clear, concise, and meaningful.
Finally, you'll put your skills to work as you explore some different kinds of business writing, paragraph writing, and even formal essay writing. By the time you're done with the course, you'll not only have the advanced grammar skills you need, you'll also understand how to use those skills in practical ways.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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LANG1261 Instant Italian

Description: This dynamic course makes learning Italian fun and surprisingly easy. You'll learn how to ask directions, book a room, order a meal, and much more—in Italian! Phonetic spellings of each word and phrase make mastering pronunciation a breeze. The course audio even lets you hear and practice Italian with a simple click of your mouse. Cultural notes are included throughout the course to help you better understand the Italian people and their way of life. This course will prepare you to speak basic Italian in a wide variety of settings and situations, and it promises to enrich your experiences while traveling in Italy. Benissimo!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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HEAL1290 Introduction to Natural Healing

Description: Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? If so, then this is the course for you! We'll discuss the various stages of health and illness, and you'll discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. You'll start a personal health journal to evaluate your current lifestyle and observe how your behaviors can affect your health. We'll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1008 Introduction to Photoshop CC

Description: Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine (who has twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame).
You'll learn how to use Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that you'll have no trouble following—even if you've never used a computer graphics program before! And you'll have a lot of fun doing it.
Photoshop CC has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you'll encounter a number of them. We'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings (including some brushes that let you create the look of an oil painting from a photo).
Then you'll be editing your own photographs to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct image exposure. You'll master techniques for switching the backgrounds on images and removing wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines. You'll also learn about the content-aware Move tools in CC that, like magic, let you move something on an image and intelligently replace the "hole" left behind at the same time.
By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ARTS1005 Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Description: Get control of your digital SLR camera! In this course, you'll break through the technology barrier and learn how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. You'll start out by learning about the many features and controls of your DSLR and look at the lenses you need for the kind of photography you enjoy. Next, we'll explore exposure controls. You'll learn about metering, exposure compensation, managing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. You'll find out how to use these features to get the right exposure for every shot. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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ARTS1421 Music Made Easy

Description: If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. You'll also be able to build intervals, major scales, and chords. By the time you complete this comprehensive and full-featured course, you'll be able to read, write, and even play simple musical pieces on a keyboard. Visit www.ed2go.com/conestoga for more information.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PHOT1181 Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Description: Jump into the world of nature photography! In this course, you'll master taking beautiful outdoor photos of everything from landscapes to specific nature items such as water, flowers, trees, animals, and more. Along the way, you'll learn all about digital camera equipment, telephoto photography, and even macro photography. With plenty of examples and opportunities to share your work, you'll be shooting breathtaking photos in no time! NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PHOT1171 Photographing People with Your Digital Camera

Description: Photographing people can be fun, exciting and complicated! You'll discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos and make other improvements. Next, we'll move onto portrait and formal group shots, where you'll learn how to organize people, which angles to use, and which to avoid. You'll become proficient in action photography, and you'll also learn several fun and creative ways to photograph children and babies. You'll even gain expertise in filling your photographs with imagery, setting moods, and creating themes. Rounding out your training, this course will allow you to edit and improve your photos with Photoshop Elements 3.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMP1054 Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer

Description: Bring out the best in your photos! In this course, you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 to do everything from quick fixes to detailed enhancements that will greatly improve the look of your digital photos. Even if you've got no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished user. It's also a great solution if you're upgrading from an earlier version of Photoshop Elements.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PHOT1201 Secrets of Better Photography

Description: Designed for both film and digital photographers, this course is filled with tips and tricks to help you take better photographs. You'll learn the basic technology that all cameras use, and you'll receive helpful information on exposure and lighting. You'll also explore strategies for taking excellent photos in all types of situations, including portraiture, landscape, macro and still life. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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LANG1490 Speed Spanish

Description: Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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LANG1281 Speed Spanish II

Description: Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can. Our Speed Spanish courses are unlike any other Spanish classes you may have ever taken. You'll see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you'll learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II, and you'll see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PHOT1191 Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Description: The lure of travel is surpassed only by the inevitable desire to bring home pictures and share your adventures. Join us and discover the world through a photographer's eye. This course will address the tools and tricks that enable digital photographers to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home. We'll share various examples from destinations across the globe, and expand your knowledge of techniques for shooting digitally and working with the images after you get back. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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