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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

The Home Buying Process From Start to Finish
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or someone who hasn’t purchased a home in quite a while, this course is jam-packed with valuable information that could save you time and money. Session one covers the purchase and selection of your home with information about selecting the right agent, buyer’s agents, short sales and foreclosures, types of loans, disclosure requirements, credit issues, home inspections, lead paint and environmental inspections, and the residential sales contract. The second session covers the settlement and closing the deal. Topics include: typical settlement fees, common deadlines in a contract, HOA recession clauses, contingencies, condo documents, flood insurance, ground rent, HUD-I settlement statement, home warranties, titles and title insurance, lease/rent backs, escrows, Powers of Attorney, breach of contract and post-settlement issues. This course is offered in partnership with Lawyers Advantage Title Group. Standard refund policy does not apply. No refund of tuition or fees on start date or after class begins. $59** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 10am-12pm, Feb 21-Feb 28
   XE-132 7802 #0752 Gateway Campus

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Preparing to Remodel Your Home
Avoid many costly mistakes, save a lot of money, and enjoy the remodeling process! Architect and remodeling expert Jim Molinelli, Ph.D, teaches and explains the remodeling process from your initial idea through contract negotiation. Jim has over 25 years of residential design and remodeling experience. Topics include homework for homeowners, remodeling project types, budgeting for remodeling, the cost of improving vs. moving, typical project values, preparing a project information packet, types of professional design help, types of remodeling companies, and the critically important how to identify, evaluate and select the RIGHT remodeling company. $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jan 28-Mar 4
   XE-486 6612 #9793 Gateway Campus

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Embracing the “Now You” – Right Sizing Your Lifestyle Today ★NEW!★
If you are having a challenge getting a handle on a new chapter of your life or how to live in a new space, this class is for you. Are you amazed each day when you awake at what you see in your living spaces? Are you in a quandary about your stuff? Are you unsure of what you need today and in the future? Join Yarrow for a contemporary, dynamic and humorous approach to creating spaces for the “now you.” Guided by Feng Shui and enriched by the instructor’s understanding of the interplay between you and your stuff, learn what to do with it when your lifestyle changes. $49** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mar 19
   XE-235 6504 #0392 Wilde Lake High School

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De-Clutter Your Home
Got too much stuff? Not enough time to do things you enjoy? Feel overwhelmed? This course is for you! Learn how to plan a de-cluttering project and eliminate excess stuff. See live demonstrations of creating systems for storage and maintenance. Bring your biggest clutter challenge and leave with de-cluttering techniques you can apply right away. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 20
   XE-648 M1460 #8932 Laurel College Center

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Feng Shui: Optimum Living ★NEW!★
Do you want your space to support you in feeling positive about life? If so, this class is for you. You will learn your 4 Power Directions and how to maximum them to create a space that is fun, peaceful and joyful. Prior to class (A MUST) e-mail your name, date of birth and time of birth to Instructor Yarrow, Certified Feng Shui Practitioner. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 18
  XE-206 M1459 #8931 Laurel College Center

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Holiday Floral Design
Work with professional floral designers and create your own festive floral arrangements. Use a variety of fresh cut flowers, greens and holiday accent supplies and learn the basic tips and techniques to design your own centerpiece and wreath. All sessions are held at Bev & Lee Wilhide’s Flowers, Inc. 3956 Cooks Ln, Ellicott City. $75** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Nov 11 (Thanksgiving Centerpiece)
   XE-797 6373 #8651 On Company Site
Tue 7pm-9:30pm, Dec 2 (Holiday Wreath)
   XE-797 6475 #8652 On Company Site

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Ms. Fix-It: Secrets of Home Repair for Women
Do you feel helpless when confronted with a home repair? This limited hands-on class teaches you how to fix common household problems easily and safely. Enjoy the savings and satisfaction of learning tips, tools, and skills for simple jobs around the house. Topics include power tools, carpentry, plumbing, and electricity. Class size is limited, so sign up now. $115** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Jan 12-Feb 12
   XE-815 6535 #9818 Wilde Lake High School

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Parties for Every Occasion
This “party time” course demonstrates how to plan colorful and fun-filled parties and highlights several party styles, touching on most walks of life. To guarantee planning success, “party time” is a guide on using proven best practices for children’s parties, holiday gatherings, themed festivities, destination affairs, cocktail and dinner receptions, and many other socials. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 10am-1pm, Dec 13
   XE-357 M1431 #8887 Laurel College Center

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Landscaping With Perennials and Flowering Shrubs
Join master gardener Miriam Mahowald and learn to use or add more seasonal color to your yard. You will become adept at choosing and caring for the plants best suited for your landscape. The class will also teach you all the basics including planting, fertilizing and pruning. Get ready for next spring and summer! $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Mar 10-Mar 24
   XE-146 6587 #3658 Centennial High School

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Residential Landscape Design
Create a master plan using concept drawings. This three-week course uses professional tools and techniques to develop a landscape design for your yard. Learn the basic principles of design to create your personal outdoor living space. Bring a survey plat of your property to the first class. Instructor: Miriam Mahowald. $79** (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue 7pm-9pm, Feb 10-Feb 24
   XE-127 6588 #5733 Centennial High School
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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.

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