Great Classes At Gila Community College

Gila Community College Payson Campus

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Gila Community College Payson Campus


Gila Community College is closed for the holidays through Jan. 2 and when offices reopen prospective and returning students can register for the new spring classes that start on Jan. 9.

Students can register at the Payson campus Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Jan. 2.

For the latest spring 2013 schedule, visit

For questions call the Payson campus at (928) 468-8039.

Classes planned include:


Former Roundup editor and award-winning professional photographer Tom Brossart will teach both beginning and intermediate classes. The beginning class meets on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. The intermediate class meets from 2 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nursing Assistant

Gila Community College is offering two Nursing Assistant classes beginning in January, which qualifies students to take the Arizona state exam after the class.

It is a perfect opportunity to prepare for a possible career in just four months.

Introduction to Education

Gila Community College welcomes back Jacque LeSueur to the Payson campus to teach Introduction to Education, which covers an introduction to the educational system covering traditions, philosophies, responsibilities and obligations of those in the teaching profession.

Children’s Literature

This introduction to children’s literature will focus on how to effectively choose and use children’s literature in educational contexts. The three-credit class can be used for Career Ladder and recertification. The class meets from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Tuesday, Jan. 15. Terri Legassie, M.A., is the instructor.

Web Site Design

Web site Development I and II, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. The class will teach you to design your own Web site.

Beginning Piano

Learn to play the piano in Class Piano I, taught by by Dr. Victoria Harris, the class is on Fridays.

Folk Art

Elissa Hugens inspires students to make art in any medium — and learn about “outsider” art on Mondays from 1 to 5:50 p.m..

Beginning Art Classes

Acrylic: 8-11:50 Wednesday

Watercolor: 12-3:50 Tuesday

Oil: Sections every morning

Ceramics: 8:30-2:20 Mondays

Crafts: 8:30-2:20 Thursday

Jewelry: 8:30-2:20 Wednesday

Other art:

Intermediate Watercolor: 8-11:50 Wednesday and noon-3:50 Tuesday

Oil: Sections Thursday and Friday mornings

Ceramics: 8:30-2:20 Tuesday

Crafts: 1-4:50 Monday

Jewelry: 8:30-2:20 Wednesday

Short-term Classes

• eBay as a Home-Based Business

• Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks

• Computers for Beginners and Introduction to Computers each take half a semester so that students may take both in one semester.


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