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Adult school’s spring catalog boasts career, business training and more

Registration opens Tuesday
By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal staff writer
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The Placer School for Adults is making it really easy to head back to school. With dismal economic times, local residents might be looking for ways to become more marketable employees, and acquire new skills. “When the economy drops, registration increases for job training programs,” said Judy McCoy, principal. Registration opens bright and early Tuesday for classes ranging from GED preparation to clinical medical assistant training, from keyboarding to the Placer Adult School Strategies and Assistance in Gaining Employment, or PASSAGE, program. “I am already getting calls from community members who are at risk of losing their jobs and looking to take computer skills to be ready to enter or re-enter the workforce and the job market,” said Arij Mousa, Placer School for Adults computer program director. “I am proud to say that we are offering the latest in software applications such as Windows Vista, Microsoft office 2007 Dreamweaver CS3 and Photoshop CS3.” Registration can be done by fax, mail, on the Web and in person at 390 Finley St. Early-bird discounts knock $5 off classes priced $30-$89, or $10 off classes priced $90 or above. These discounts are in effect until Jan. 30, but do not apply to online registration or online classes. The Placer School for Adults also offers a handful of free orientations, including a mandatory PASSAGE orientation on March 3, as well as beginners’ Mac, regular and senior computer classes. A free eBay and Craigslist orientation is also planned. For complete details, contact the school at (530) 885-8585 or visit placeronline.org.