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Fall 2014

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28 PVCC DIGITAL FALL 2014 Workforce Services Class Schedule workforce@pvcc.edu l www.pvcc.edu/workforceservices or 434.961.5354 Dog Training AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) The AKC CGC program stresses responsible handler and dog ownership. Train your dog to be a respected member of our community by behaving properly. Skills covered include meeting friendly strangers, being petted, being groomed, walking on a loose leash and in a crowd, sit/down/stay/come, meeting other dogs and more. Upon passing the 10-step AKC CGC test, your dog will receive a certificate. Prerequisites: Dog handler must be at least 18 years of age; dog must be at least one year of age. You will be emailed a dog training form to complete and return with an assessment of your dog's current skills. It also lists what you need for class. 58962 HLTH F 9/5-10/10 1-2 p.m. RM 125 Hyatt $149 Therapy Dog 101 You and your dog can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who are in need of cheering up, companionship, comfort and an extra bit of love. Therapy dogs are personal pets that meet requirements of good manners and good health, and pass certification testing and evaluations. Certified therapy dogs and their owners visit schools, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries – any facility where interactions with dogs would benefit people. Therapy Dog 101 will provide information about what is involved in therapy dog work and the steps to become certified. This class uses clicker training and positive reinforcement to teach you the foundational skills needed to become a therapy dog team and prepares you to take the certification test. The first class meeting is without dogs. 58537 HLTH F 9/12-10/17 10-11 a.m. RM 125 Trauger $159 Therapy Dog 102 Strengthen and build on the skills learned in Therapy Dog 101: sit, down, stay, watch me and loose-leash walking. Additional therapy dog-specific cues will be introduced such as up/off, jump on table and a lap cue. Includes a mock "therapy dog visit." This class uses clicker training and positive reinforcement to teach you the foundational skills needed to become a therapy dog team and prepares you to take the certification test. Prerequisite: Therapy Dog 101. 58535 HLTH F 10/24-12/5 10-11 a.m. RM 125 Trauger $159 No class 11/28. Health Careers Foundations of Dementia Care: Building Your Skills This class is approved by the Department of Social Services for required dementia training for assisted living facilities. Topics covered include dementia basics, understanding behaviors, communication, enhancing mealtime and making connections. Certificates are awarded upon completion. 58540 HLTH W 10/1-10/8 1-5 p.m. RM 116 Cleary $89 Medicare Basics & More Does Medicare confuse you? What is Medigap? We'll discuss the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare, key benefits, enrollment periods and points to remember. Find out what you need to know for yourself or your aging parents or loved ones. Where to go for help when you need it will also be provided by Marci Kramer, Certified Senior Advisor. 58541 HLTH T 10/21-10/28 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. RM 129 Kramer $59

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