LTC midsemester classes

Lincoln Trail College announces its featured class offerings for midsemester. Unlike regular 16-week semester classes, these classes meet for eight weeks or less. Midsemester classes begin the week of March 10 unless otherwise listed.

Sanitation and Safety (RST 1601), taught by Lisa Shook, will be offered from 6 to 9:10 p.m. March 17 and 19.  This refresher course studies the causes and prevention of foodborne illness in all phases of the flow of food through the food service operation with an emphasis on the HACCP system. This course is for those currently holding IDPH certificates that expire before Oct. 31, 2014. Refresher courses will no longer be available after June 30.

Nadene Keene will lead Women in Literature (LIT 2135), a new midsemester option. This course, which meets from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, examines the ways in which women are represented in various genres and time periods.

Mystified by the electronic tablet you received for Christmas? Explore your iPad with Brandon Weger during EDU 2198. The class meets from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Let instructor Linda Branch take the mystery out of Windows 8 during CIS 1298 Topics: Issues in Computers. This course will cover the ins and outs of this Windows operating system. Class will meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. March 12 to April 2. Students are asked to bring a laptop or tablet with Windows 8 installed.

Finally, for those who want to get in a general education course in a short amount of time, LTC is offering three eight-week courses.

Composition I (ENG 1111) will be offered from 8 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lisa Maple will teach this composition course focusing on organization, paragraph structure and elimination of mechanical errors.

Also offered is Sociology of Aging (SOC 2108). This online general education course taught by Susan Polgar covers the aging process, its psychological, social and cultural aspects. Contemporary problems such as health care and finances will also be covered.

Mary Jane Becktell will offer Liberal Arts Math (MTH 1103) from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays as a hybrid. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving strategies with real-life applications.

To register for these courses, or for more information, call Admissions at 618-544-8657, ext. 1097.