Pellissippi State hosts summer camp classes

Pellissippi State Community College will host plenty of summer camp class options for children (and adults!) this year.

  • Junior Summer Team Tennis — Ages 9 and up. Enjoy fun, friendly tennis team competitions. Instructor Andy Frost separates players by ability and age. Teams have one practice and one match per week. Cost is $135. May 31-July 26; practices are 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays and matches are 2 p.m., Thursdays.
  • STEAM Camp Adventure — Ages 10-17. Spend a week specializing in Minecraft coding, robotics or videography. Cost is $320. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 12-16, 19-13, 26-30 or July 10-14.
  • Self-Defense for Kids — Ages 6-9. Learn fun and easy self-defense moves for common scary scenarios. Cost is $79. Monday-Friday, 9-10 a.m., July 24-28.
  • Self-Defense for Preteens — Ages 10-12. Learn fun and easy self-defense techniques for common scenarios like bullying. Cost is $79. Monday-Friday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., July 24-28.
  • Girls on Guard: Self-Defense for Young Teens — Ages 12-14. Engage in practical self-defense techniques for specific situations. Cost is $89. Monday-Friday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., July 24-28.
  • Reduce the Odds: Self-Defense for Older Teen Girls — Ages 15-17. Learn to recognize and escape dangerous situations through practice with technique and role play. Cost is $89. Monday-Friday, 1:15-2:30 p.m., July 24-28.
  • Multigenerational Class: Did You Get That On Film? — All ages. Learn to use your cell phone camera to capture better videos and use apps for special effects. Cost is $159. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., June 19-23 and Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., July 17-21.

All classes are available through Business and Community Services, which offers lifelong learning opportunities to individuals through personalized, non-credit courses in everything from career training to personal hobbies.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State offers two-for-one handgun carry permit class

Pellissippi State Community College will host a special two-for-one Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class — as well as an additional defensive pistol class — in May.

The Handgun Carry Permit class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 20.

With this special offer, the non-credit course costs $90 for two attendees, including the range fee. Anyone who wishes to register for a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit class must first register with the state at https://apps.tn.gov/handgun, then with Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services at 865-539-7167. In order to receive the discount at Pellissippi State, both attendees must be registered simultaneously with Business and Community Services.

The defensive pistol class, held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 13, is not part of the special pricing deal, but is offered to those interested in learning advanced carry techniques, defensive pistol handling and improved marksmanship. The course includes challenging classroom and range instruction. You must have completed the Handgun Carry Permit class or similar training or experience.

The cost of the course is $159, plus an $8 range fee.

All classes are available through Business and Community Services, which offers lifelong learning opportunities to individuals through personalized, non-credit courses in everything from career training to personal hobbies.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State offers Valentine’s Day special pricing for non-credit courses

Pellissippi State Community College is offering Valentine’s Day special pricing for select non-credit courses.

All classes are held on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, unless otherwise specified. Register at www.pstcc.edu/bcs. The special Valentine’s Day pricing is valid for course registrations made Jan. 25-Feb. 14. Use the code VALENTINE when registering to take $10 off any course price listed below.

  • Ballroom Dancing, Level I — 6:45-7:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 30-March 13. Take time to dance with your darling – you’ll learn the basic dance steps for popular dances such as swing, tango, salsa, waltz and more. Cost is $85 per person or $100 per couple. Taught at Dance Tonight, 9119 Executive Park Drive.
  • Ballroom Dancing, Level II — 6:45-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 31-March 14. Sweep your partner around the dance floor. You’ll go beyond basics to get tips on footwork, arm styling and floor craft. Cost is $85 per person or $100 per couple. Taught at Dance Tonight, 9119 Executive Park Drive.
  • Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People — 6-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6 or Wednesday, March 1. Serenade your sweetheart once you’ve learned these shortcuts for playing piano. Learn all the chords you need to play a pop song by ear in one evening. You’ll focus on chords rather than individual note reading. Some knowledge of pianos or keyboards is preferred, but not required. Cost is $59 with a $25 materials fee. Feb. 6 course taught at Blount County Campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
  • Working with Yarn — 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 21-April 11. Make something by hand to warm your Valentine’s heart. Work with patterns and experiment with basic stitches for knitting and crochet. You will choose the stitch you want to use to create a beautiful, handcrafted item by the end of class. Cost is $69.
  • Estate Planning: It’s Not Just Having a Will — 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 14 and16. There’s more to protecting your loved ones than writing a will. An attorney will help you understand the basics of estate planning, and you will leave the first class with a properly executed living will. Instructor is an attorney. Cost is $49.
  • Basic Digital Photography — 6:15-8:15 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 15. Capture priceless moments forever when you understand the basics of exposure, composition, lighting and color theory with a digital camera. Course includes in-class critiques. You must bring a digital SLR camera or a point-and-shoot camera with manual mode. Cost is $119.
  • Girls on Guard: Six-Week Women’s Self-Defense Course — 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 23-March 30. Give your best girl the gift of self-confidence with a self-defense course designed specifically for women and teens through the Women’s Self-Defense Institute Girls on Guard program. She’ll put classroom instruction into practice with scenario based physical instruction on self-defense techniques. Cost is $89.
  • Flyfishing 101 — 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18. Spend an idyllic day outdoors as you start at the beginning and learn the right way to fly fish. You will learn the basic skills of fly fishing – learn about fly rod and reel, line, leader and tippet; how to rig your outfit; where to find fish; how to cast and about types of flies. Instructor is a guide, custom rod maker and member of the Foothills Craft Guild and Custom Rod Makers Guild. Cost is $95.

To request accommodations for a disability for these courses, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about non-credit courses at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Pellissippi State non-credit courses open in January

Pellissippi State Community College offers non-credit courses that are perfect for those New Years’ resolutions or just beating the winter blues.

All classes are held on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, unless otherwise specified. Register at www.pstcc.edu/bcs.

  • The Mind of the Mountaineer — Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m., Feb. 28-April 11. Part of the “Our Appalachia” series, this course studies Appalachia following the Revolutionary War, particularly the Scots-Irish influence on American politics, religion and literature. Cost is $89 plus $15 materials fee. Taught at Blount County Campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
  • Savvy Social Security & Life Planning Strategies for Women — 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 6. Learn about spousal benefits, coordinating benefits, marital status changes and planning for long life. Cost is $29. Taught at Blount County Campus, 2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.
  • Traditional Mixed Martial Arts — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 17-May 4. Learn Isshinryu Karate, Jiu Jitsu, weapons and self-defense. Suitable for any skill level and any age. Cost is $300.
  • Home Comfort: Using Natural Remedies — Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 18-Feb. 22. Learn to make teas, tonics and tinctures as homemade remedies to common discomforts. Instructor is a certified herbalist. Cost is $95.
  • Strength and Tone for Fitness — Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., Jan. 24-April 18. Strengthen and tone your body by using bands, bars, free weights and machines. Cost is $109.
  • Ballroom Dancing, Level I — Mondays, 6:45-7:30 p.m., Jan. 30-March 13. Learn the basic dance steps for popular dances such as swing, tango, salsa, waltz and more. Cost is $85 per person or $100 per couple. Taught at Dance Tonight, 9119 Executive Park Drive.
  • Ballroom Dancing, Level II — Tuesdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m., Jan. 31-March 14. Go beyond basics: get tips on footwork, arm styling and floor craft. Cost is $85 per person or $100 per couple. Taught at Dance Tonight, 9119 Executive Park Drive.

To request accommodations for a disability for these courses, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about non-credit courses at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

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