Pellissippi State’s non-credit classes make unique holiday gifts

Looking for a unique holiday gift? Pellissippi State Community College offers a number of non-credit courses during the months of November and December. Whether for yourself or others, consider the gift of knowledge.

All non-credit courses are available through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services division. To register for a class, or to buy a gift card for a friend or family member, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs.

All classes are offered on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, unless otherwise noted.

  • Beyond Basic Digital Photography, 6:15-8:15 p.m, Wednesdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 14. Concentrate on the artistic side of photography. Learn how to “see” with a camera in order to capture interesting subjects and the basics of computer imaging. Class also includes two Saturday field trips. Cost is $119.
  • Microsoft Outlook, 5-8 p.m., Nov. 16. Learn basic features and best practices for using Microsoft Outlook to save time and be more efficient. Cost is $65.
  • Quickbooks Level I, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 18. Quickly and efficiently gain control over the financial aspects of your business, including how to set up a company and work with lists and how to use QuickBooks Pro to invoice for services, process payments and pay bills. Cost is $175.
  • Savvy Social Security Planning & Life Planning Strategies for Women, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 5. Learn more about spousal benefits, coordinating benefits with your spouse, what to do if your marital status changes and planning for a long life. Cost is $29.
  • Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Baby Boomers will learn tips for coordinating retirement, spousal and survivor benefits to maximize benefits over your lifetime. Cost is $29.
  • Introduction to Scuba Diving, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Dec. 10-11. Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving in order to pursue the SSI certification. Course includes classroom instruction and pool training that you need prior to taking the qualifying dives required for certification. Cost is $212 plus a $99.90 course materials fee and $85 equipment rental fee.

To request accommodations for a disability for any of 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, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

Pellissippi State Announcements: The Arts at Pellissippi State hosts concert, exhibit

 

The upcoming Photography Faculty Exhibition at Pellissippi State Community College will include art by the college's own faculty, including this piece by Teresa Mabry Reed.
The upcoming Photography Faculty Exhibition at Pellissippi State Community College will include art by the college’s own faculty, including this piece by Teresa Mabry Reed.

 

Pellissippi State Community College invites the community to attend the annual Fall Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. A perennial favorite, this free concert brings together the Pellissippi State instrumental band and Hardin Valley Thunder, the College’s bluegrass ensemble. The Instrumental and Bluegrass Concert is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. 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. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. 

 

The photography of Pellissippi State Community College’s art faculty will be on display Nov. 14-Dec. 4 during the Photography Faculty Exhibition in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The exhibit is free to attend. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Photography Faculty Exhibition is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. 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. For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. 

Pellissippi State honors veterans in Knox, Blount counties

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Pellissippi State will honor veterans and their service and sacrifice this week with events all five of its campuses.

Blount County Campus

Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. — William Blount High School Color Guard Flag Ceremony, First-Floor Lobby

Division Street Campus

Nov. 7-11 — Service Commemoration: Tribute to Veterans. Students are invited to sign a military seal that represents their service or the service of someone they know. The signed seals are to be grouped by branch of service on the wall.

Hardin Valley Campus

Nov. 7-11 — “Missing Man” Table Display & Veterans Photo Display, Goins Building Rotunda 

Nov. 11, 7:30-9 a.m. — Free Breakfast for Student, Faculty and Staff Veterans, Goins Building Cafeteria Annex

 Nov. 11, 7:30-9 a.m. — Live Streaming of Knoxville Veterans Day Parade, Goins Building College Center

 Nov. 11, 11 a.m. — Cake Reception with Speaker and Live Music, Goins Building College Center

Magnolia Avenue Campus

Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. — Luncheon for Veterans, Community Room

Strawberry Plains Campus

Nov. 11, 9 a.m. — Flags for Veterans. Students are invited to plant an American flag in honor of our veterans’ service. Flags will be placed in designated areas leading up to the campus.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m. — Flag Ceremony and Performance by Carter High School choir

To request accommodations for a disability for any of these events, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu. For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.

Don’t miss Pellissippi State’s Holiday Spectacular

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Celebrate and enjoy holiday cheer at Pellissippi State Community College’s hugely popular Holiday Spectacular musical concert, offered in two performances, 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1.

The Holiday Spectacular is free and the community is encouraged to attend. Parking is free. Because space is limited, complimentary tickets will be issued at the door to the first 485 guests per performance. Arrive early to ensure you receive a ticket.

The Holiday Spectacular, themed “Christmas in the City,” takes place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert features the talents of more than 150 Pellissippi State students and faculty in eight different musical ensembles performing classic winter tunes and carols.

While the performance is free, donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund.

The Holiday Spectacular is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations and the fine arts. For additional information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, call 865-694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

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