September 26, 2022

Professional Development Classes Starting Soon

PPL Fall Registration

Looking to develop a side gig, add skills to advance in your current job, or explore a new career? Schoolcraft College’s continuing education department, Personal and Professional Learning (PPL), can help.

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 schedule. Over 400 courses in a variety of areas, including beer tasting, remote (drone) piloting, and dementia care, are offered.

“A key focus for PPL has been to increase class offerings for professional development,” said Dr. Jodie Beckley, Director, Personal and Professional Learning. “Many classes are starting in October or November, so there is still time to register.”

Here’s a closer look at some of the courses starting later this fall:

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The Craft Beer 101 course begins Monday, October 17.

Craft Beer 101: Ingredients, Brewing and Tasting Basics

Join Advanced Cicerone® Annette May on a fun and informational sensory journey as you learn how beer is made. Taste raw ingredients and learn how to correlate them with beer flavors. Learn the basics of great beer service, then sample, taste and evaluate 10 popular Michigan craft beers as part of your experience. You must be at least 21 years old to attend, and bring a driver’s license or Michigan ID.

Begins: Monday, October 17

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You can learn to fly a drone on Saturday, November 12.

Recreational Drone Fundamentals

Learn to fly a drone and have fun by reviewing basic terminology, various types of drones, laws and regulations, and how to safely use and store your equipment. Learn where and when you can fly, with an emphasis on pre-flight inspection and safety protocols. The class includes practice with flying Schoolcraft College’s quadcopters.

Begins: This is a one-day course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

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Fundamentals of Dementia Care is offered Saturday, October 1.

Fundamentals of Dementia Care

This course will help you understand the basics of dementia by distinguishing the common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. You’ll be able to develop strategies to improve communication and understand the root cause of challenging behavior. The class includes a question-and-answer opportunity with a person living with dementia and/or his/her care partner.

Starts: This is a one-day course from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. You can attend in person or via Zoom.

Note: Several other courses related to dementia care are available as well.

For more information and to download a PDF of PPL’s Fall 2022 schedule, visit their website.

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