Stumped by Microsoft Access? Need a plan for dealing with pain and fatigue? Ever wished you could paint in watercolor?  Or perhaps you require certification as a food handler?  You’ll find all of these topics and more covered in courses offered by Sussex County Community College’s Community Education and Workforce Development department.  Here’s a sampling of courses coming up in April and May.

 
SCCC is providing classes in three levels of Microsoft Access – Essentials, Intermediate, and Advanced, all taught by Bob Matchett, a Sussex County continuing education instructor for over 10 years.  In the “Essentials” course, the student will learn database files, tables in Design View, filters, sorting, and query records. “Essentials of Microsoft Access” runs on two Mondays, April 8 and 15, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at SCCC.
 
 
The “Intermediate Access” course moves beyond the introductory topics to teach boosting productivity, learning to control and manage data, designing and creating a report, and more. “Intermediate Microsoft Access” runs on two Mondays, April 22 and 29, from 6:30 -9:30 p.m.
 
The “Advanced” level of Access shows how to use more than one table; establishes referential integrity using table relationships; and creates pivot tables and charts. “Advance Microsoft Access” runs on two Mondays, May 6 and May 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 
Each course is $143 all inclusive.
 
For those dealing with pain and fatigue the Community Education & Workforce Development department is offering “Take Control of Your Health: An Action Plan for Enhancing Wellness.” The course, which consists of 6 sessions, starts on Friday, April 5, and continues every Friday until May 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. It will be taught by instructors in the Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services.
 
Many caregivers who help people with chronic conditions should consider joining this FREE six-week workshop series to help put “life” back in life.  
 
For those whose tastes lean toward creative pursuits, SCCC is offering “Watercolor on Gessoboard.” The course, which consists of 3 sessions, can be taken on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., May 6 – May 20, or Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m., May 1 – May 15, and is taught by Sparta artist, Toni Chaplin. Gessoboard, which is used as the base for Chaplin’s painting course, adds a unique texture and look to watercolor giving the illusion at times of oil paint. The Gessoboard can be purchased at an art supply store (8”X10” or larger) or through the instructor. The course, totaling 7 ½ hours, is $96.
 
Presented in conjunction with the Sussex County Division of Health and Human Services, SCCC is offering “Food Safety for Food Handlers Certification.” This course, which consists of one 3-hour session, can be taken on Monday, April 15 or Monday, May 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the College and provides the necessary skills required to safely handle consumables.
 
Taught by Peter Bilby, B.S., M.S., NJ registered Environmental Health Specialist, the cost is $29. For more information or to register for any of the courses mentioned call Kelly Campagna at 973.300.2140 or visit the SCCC Community Education website at http://sussex.edu/ce/.  The public is encouraged to contact Kelly for information on other courses and certification programs offered through the Community Education and Workforce Development department.