Fall Non-Credit Courses

 

Exercise and Fitness

Boot Camp

Boot Camp will get you in shape without going into the military. You will feel good and look great! Jane Hamann will lead you through basic exercises including calisthenics, body weight training, and core work. Work at your own pace and push yourself to be the best you can be!

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Session 1: August 20 - October 8
Session 2: October 15 - December 3

Where: University Theatre Center, Room 161

Fee: $60 per session

Materials required: Workout clothes, comfortable shoes, and mat. A water bottle is also recommended.

Ages: 18 years and older

Enrollment: minimum 4, maximum 12

 

Morning Aqua Aerobics

Jump into the pool this fall with Sabrina Michael for a wonderful morning aqua aerobics course! The water is a great alternative for those who suffer from back pain or other ailments, and the resistance provided by the pool will improve cardiovascular endurance as well as muscle tone and flexibility. These classes will keep you active and fit throughout the fall. Come dive in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of aqua aerobics!

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Aug. 25 - Dec. 4, 7 - 8 a.m.

Where: ENMU Natatorium (Behind the Golden Library)

Fee: $80 for semester

Materials: Swimsuit and Towel

Ages: 16 and up (minors will need parental consent)

Enrollment: minimum 4

 

Zumba

Are you ready to dance yourself into shape? Then ditch the workout and lose yourself in the music. This ZUMBA class with Amy Truelock will feature high-energy Latin and international beats along with hip-hop. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do and totally effective in getting the results you want.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 19 - Dec. 4, 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Where: Greyhound Arena, Room 11

Fee: $50 per session

Materials required: Workout clothes, comfortable shoes, and mat. A water bottle is also recommended.

Ages: 18 years and older

Enrollment: minimum 8, maximum 40

 

Other Activities

Candle Design

Join Fawn Hinton for this fun and creative class in candle making. In this class you will learn the craft of candle making. This class will open you up to the amazing array of possibilities that exist in your pursuit to create decorative, functional, and sweet smelling candles. From the basics of molding to the creativity of container design, you will learn the easiest and safest way to work with wax, wicks, and molds.

When: TBD

Where: FCS, Room 99

Fee: $140

Materials required: An additional fee of $60 will be paid to the instructor at the first class for materials.

Ages: 13 years and older (minors will need parental consent)

Enrollment: minimum 6, maximum 12

 

Activities for Children

Ballet and Jazz

Join Veronica Ayala for a great semester of dance. In these classes, you or your little one will learn the fundamentals of dance, as well as, develop self-confidence and creativity. Dance also helps to improve body strength, flexibility and grace. These classes focus specifically on development of dance technique. Students will need a leotard (any color) as well as a set of tights, and appropriate ballet or jazz shoes. Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 25

When: Aug. 25 - Dec. 10

  • Beginners: Monday 4 - 4:50 p.m. (dancers 3 - 5 years old)
  • Beginners: Wednesdays 4 - 4:50 p.m. (dancers 6 - 8 years old)
  • Beginners/Intermediate: Mondays 5 - 5:50 p.m. (dancers 9 years and older)
  • Pre-Pointe: Wednesdays 5 - 5:50 p.m. (advanced dancers 10 years and older)
  • Pointe: Wednesdays 6 - 6:50 p.m. (advanced dancers only; instructor's approval required)
  • Jazz: Mondays 6 - 6:50 p.m. (dancers 6 years and older with previous dance experience; younger dancers with instructor's approval)
  • Private Lessons: Mondays 7 - 7:50 p.m.; Tuesdays 4 - 4:50 p.m.; Wednesdays 7 - 7:50 p.m.; Thursdays 4 – 4:50 p.m.

Where: Classes before 5 p.m. - University Theatre Center, Room 161

Classes after 5 p.m. - Greyhound Arena, Room 11

Materials required: Any color leotard, pink or white tights, any color skirt (optional), pink ballet shoes

Fee: $140 (includes recital costume fee) for semester

Private Lessons: Please see instructor for details.

Ages: 3 years to adult (minors will need parental consent)

 

Children's Choir

Children's Choir is a music course for young singers that will emphasize expressive singing, good vocal health and proper singing technique, how to create vocal artistry in a group setting and how to deliver a positive and uplifting musical message to the audience. Choir director Brian Uerling believes in solid, time-proven teaching methods, great choral literature and having FUN!!! No audition required.

Register by: September 16

When: Tuesdays, Sep. 9 - Nov. 25; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Music Building; Room TBD

Fee: $95 for the semester

Materials required: An additional fee of $20 will be collected at the first class to cover materials (music, folders, pencils, and an official performance shirt).

Ages: 3 through 8 grade (minors will need parental consent)

Enrollment: minimum 20

 

Swimming Lessons

Dive into the fall with these four convenient rotations of swimming lessons. Sabrina Michael and Keora Flanary-Olayvar will be on hand to assist swimmers of all comfort levels. The beginning level is for younger/less experienced swimmers. This rotation will focus on breathing, floating, arm, and leg techniques. The intermediate/advanced level is for swimmers who can, at a minimum, float, execute the basics of the front and back crawl, and swim half way across the width of the pool unassisted. Swimmers can only be signed up for one level, per rotation. The instructor will evaluate swimmers at the first lesson and move swimmers up or down a level depending on the child's swimming ability. Spots are limited, so sign up soon!

Register by: Friday at noon prior to each rotation

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4-4:50 p.m.
Lessons for both levels will be held at the same time.

Rotation 1: Aug. 25 - Sep. 5 (No lessons will be held on September 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The last lesson for the rotation will be held on Friday, September 5).

Rotation 2: Sep. 15 - Sep. 25

Rotation 3: Oct. 6 - Oct. 16

Rotation 4: Oct. 27 - Nov. 6

Where: ENMU Natatorium (Behind the Golden Library)

Fee: $50 per rotation

Materials required: swimsuit and towel

Ages: 4 years and up (minors will need parental consent)

Enrollment: minimum 4, maximum 6

 

Trainings and Certifications

Open Water Scuba Course

Scuba diving is arguably one of the most fun and one of the safest recreational sports available. Mike Hale will be offering an Open Water class which will earn students a lifetime certification as a scuba diver through the largest certifying agency there is - the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). The class will consist of a weekend of pool and classroom instruction followed three weeks later by a weekend of open water training. Equipment for the classroom and pool sessions will be provided. Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 12

When: TBD

Where: Art and Anthropology, Room 159

Fee: $200 at registration

Additional fees: $150 open water fee plus $60 book fee (only one book required per family), paid directly to instructor at the first class

Materials required: mask, fins and snorkel

Ages: 10 years and older (minors will need parental consent)

 

Phlebotomy Technique Training

Lecture and clinical lab will be included in this intensive accredited phlebotomy technique training course with Mike Blankenship, (ASCP) certified medical technologist. All aspects of drawing and processing laboratory specimens and rules and precautions featuring infection prevention will be presented in a controlled environment.

This program consists of 42 lecture hours at ENMU-Portales and 100 hours of clinical laboratory experience (clinical rotation) at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis (or others to be arranged). This course will help prepare students to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) exam for certification as a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a completion certificate from Eastern New Mexico University. However, job placement is not guaranteed, and students are encouraged to take the nationally recognized ASCP certification exam which must be arranged and paid for by the student. Information can be found at www.ascp.org/Board-of-Certification/GetCertified). The approximate cost for the ASCP PBT certification exam is currently $135. The closest testing sites are in Albuquerque, Amarillo or Lubbock.

In-Class Practice: During class students will practice venipuncture on each other; therefore, they will have the same exposure to blood borne pathogens as if working in a hospital setting. Should a student have concerns or a condition that would endanger other students, please address this with the instructor before starting the venipuncture. Due to the potential risk of an accidental needle stick (either in the classroom or during clinicals), it is strongly recommended that students are covered under a medical insurance plan to help defray medical costs associated with an accidental needle stick. Eastern New Mexico University and/or Tricore are not liable for any costs acquired with said treatments.

  • Immunizations: All healthcare workers must be immunized for certain diseases as part of their employment. Phlebotomy students must have verification of the following immunizations or immunity to the following diseases before registering for the course. Immunization requirements are subject to change and vary depending on clinical assignment.
  • Hepatitis B: Students must have completed the Hepatitis B series before they can register for the Phlebotomy course. This immunization is a series of three injections. You will need to provide documentation. The cost for the Hepatitis B vaccine can be as high as $100 per injection. A total of three injections (each two months apart) are required.
  • MMR (measles "rubella", mumps, rubella): Students must show proof of at least two MMR immunizations during their lifetime and/or provide lab results that show proof of immunity.
  • Varicella (chicken pox): Students must show proof of immunity to Varicella, have a physician's record of having the disease or proof of immunization.
  • PPD (Tuberculosis skin test): Students must show evidence of a negative PPD (tuberculosis) test within the past 6 months. If they have a history of positive PPD test, they must show a negative chest x-ray within the past 6 months.

For shot records or immunizations, check with the following:

  • Your primary care physician
La Casa Clinic 763.9154 in Clovis or 356.6695 in Portales
Walgreens 762.3851 Clovis
RGH Clinic 356.6652 Portales
Curry Co. Public Health Dept 763.5583 Clovis
Portales Health Office 356.4453

Liability Insurance: Students must purchase liability insurance through www.hpso.com at a cost of $37.00 paid with a credit or debit card online. Please bring proof of purchase to the Distance Education office at time of registration.

Financial Aid Information: Because this course is non-credit (certificate only), most scholarship and college financial aid programs do not apply. Private scholarships may applied to the cost of the class. In addition, payroll deduction through ENMU is an option if a parent or student is employed by ENMU.

Withdrawal Information:

Withdrawal after the first lecture class meeting but before 5 p.m. on the date of the second lecture:

Students will receive 100% refund of the course fee if official withdraw from this course has taken place; however, the cost of the background check and other expenses will be nonrefundable.

The cost of textbooks, supplies, uniforms, and all other costs related to immunizations and liability insurance are the sole responsibility of the student and will not be reimbursed by ENMU under any circumstances (except as contracted with Vocational Rehab). This policy also applies if there is a change in the course schedule or cancelation of the course, if a student officially withdraws from the course (by choice or necessity), or if a student does not successfully complete and/or is terminated from the course due to disciplinary action or discovery of criminal disqualification. Also, any costs or losses incurred by the student for transportation/food/housing, contracting child care, reduction in work hours, or finance charges on loans/bank accounts, etc., are the responsibility of the student and will not be reimbursed by ENMU under any circumstances.

In order to officially withdraw from this course and/or request a refund, a student must notify the Department Secretary or Coordinator in Distance Education, either in person or by telephone at 575-562-2165, and must also notify the instructor, Mike Blankenship, in person or by telephone at the Women's Medical Center at 575-762-8055. Refunds are made in the form of a check from the University Business Office, and processing usually takes 10-14 days.

Please Note: Students are required to sign a letter at the time of initial registration in the Education Building (Room 102) acknowledging that they have read and understand the refund policy for this course.

Please be aware that class scheduling/fees are subject to change after publication, and that Distance Education may find it necessary to cancel the course, for unforeseen reasons.

700.00 Registration fee
73.30 Background and Fingerprint fee
86.65 Textbook
60.00 Scrubs
135.00 Certification exam
37.00 Liability insurance
$ 1091.95 Approximate total cost

(Required immunization costs are not included in the estimated cost)

 

Phlebotomy Technique Training

When: Tuesdays, 5:30-9 p.m. Sep. 30 - Dec. 16

Where: Lecture classes at ENMU-Portales located in the Education Building, Room 120

Please note: A campus parking permit is required to park your vehicle on campus. A permit can be obtained from the ENMU police office for no charge. Vehicles that do not display a valid permit will receive a $15 citation.

Clinical Rotation: Rotations are estimated to begin during the second or third week of the semester. The location (usually in Clovis, rarely in Portales) and schedule (100 hours total) will be arranged with the instructor. Clinicals must be completed within a five week period and can only be done Monday through Friday. The clinical schedule will be arranged and discussed by the instructor during class. Students will be required to sign various documents including, but not limited to: agreements for medical records confidentiality, non-discrimination, limits of liability and clinical dress code at the time of registration and at the first class lecture.

Course Fee: $700 due at registration

The following prerequisites for course registration must be presented in person at time of registration and will secure your place in the class:

  • Student must be 18 years of age or older
  • Proof of high school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Presentation of photographic identification (driver's license or passport)
  • Social Security card (or equivalent document)
  • Payment of course fee

During their initial registration appointments at Distance Education, students will be required to sign authorizations for criminal background checks to be conducted by CCHSP.

Program enrollment limit is a max of 20 students.

Criminal Background Check: All students will be required to have a criminal background check prior to registration for the Phlebotomy Training. The student will need to come by the Distance Education office at least a week or more prior to registration in order to have time for fingerprint processing. This is paid with a money order made out to 3M Cogent in the amount of $73.30. A listing of felony convictions which disqualify an applicant or caregiver from employment, contractual services, or student placement with a care provider can be found at http://dhi.health.state.nm.us/cchsp/index/php by clicking on the link "7.1.9 NMAC Caregivers Criminal History Screening Requirements", scrolling to page 6, section 7.1.9.11 "Disqualifying Convictions, A through H". "Digital fingerprinting is done at the following places/times:

ENMU Campus Police

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Clovis Police Station

Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Prerequisites for Clinical Rotation:

  • Proof of immunizations: Hepatitis B, MMR, TB-PPD, and Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Proof of liability insurance. Liability insurance can be purchased online at www.hpso.com
  • Acquisition of approved scrub uniforms

Textbook Information: Textbooks are available at the ENMU Bookstore. For hours of operation, please call 575.562.2721 or 1.877.499.2665. Textbooks may also be purchased online at enmu.edu using the "Quick Links" tab, or at alternate Web sites such as www.amazon.com. EBOOKS are also available at the ENMU Bookstore: Phlebotomy Handbook for $51.99. Below are the required and recommended textbooks

  • Required Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials (9th Edition) by Diana Garza and Kathleen Becan-McBride, (cost approx. $86.65)
  • Recommended: Success in Phlebotomy: a Q and A Review (7th Edition) by Kathleen Becan-McBride and Diana Garza, (cost approx. $82.60) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, 2006 (cost approx. $8)

Scrub Uniforms: Scrubs must be acquired before starting clinical rotation. Some students may already have acceptable scrubs or may be able to find acceptable second-hand scrubs. A description of approved uniforms and clinical dress code requirements will be discussed at first lecture class meeting. The cost of new scrubs is approximately $60.

 

The Center for Legal Studies

Paralegal Certification Course

This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. This course will teach students how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, and how to open a free-lance business. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

The instruction is practice-oriented and related to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. This program will help students learn new marketable job skills and increase their office's efficiency, productivity and billable hours. There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma (or GED), but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework, and must pass numerous quizzes and successfully complete several legal document writing assignments.

Students have 14 weeks to complete the online course. Students have a maximum of 12 months to complete the two-part course in the online, DVD, or text-only format, for which enrollment is open and ongoing. Students who successfully complete both Paralegal 1 and Paralegal II will receive a Certification of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (800.522.7737), or visit legalstudies.com.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $1189 ($1229 for DVD format)

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course

Students should have successfully completed the Paralegal Course above, or the equivalent, before enrolling in these Advanced Paralegal Courses. These courses (fourteen different advanced topics) are available in online format lasting seven weeks each. Students will receive 4.5 CEUs upon successful completion of each advanced course, and CLE units (generally seven per topic) may also be awarded to attorneys and other legal professionals who successfully complete an advanced course. More than one course may be taken during any given session, and the topics can be taken in any order; however, it is recommended that students should not take more than three courses per session due to significant homework requirements. Students who successfully complete at least six advanced course topics will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (800.522.7737), or you may visit legalstudies.com for information and registration.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $1650 ($275 per topic)

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Law School Preparation Course

This course, is offered in an online format, and is designed to help pre-law students excel in their first year of law school. Its objective is to teach a proven approach for attacking the burdensome casebook method of instruction so that dedicated students can enter law school prepared and maximize their studies on the very first day. Students can complete the online course in just seven weeks.

Tuition is $300 with extensive materials (including any first-year course outlines) provided. You may register by calling 800.522.PREP (800.522.7737), or visit legalstudies.com for more information or registration. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $300

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course

This course is available in a seven-week online format. The course is open to any RN or other medical professional interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, and the curriculum is specifically designed to prepare participants for a career as legal nurse consultant. Building on students' medical education and possible clinical experience, this course prepares participants to testify in court as expert witnesses and to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medical issues.

The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. CEUs for nurses will be available to successful graduates if needed, for an additional small fee. Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNCC) Examination eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, students who successfully complete this course need not take the LNCC test in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.

Students receive 42 hours of instruction and will be required to prepare assignments and pass weekly quizzes. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Two repeating sessions are scheduled for this spring. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (800.522.7737), or you may visit legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $849

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the LSAT

This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

After successfully completing the tests and assignments for this seven week course, you will know:

  • the origins and history of the American legal system
  • the meaning and application of important legal terminology
  • attorney and paralegal ethics
  • techniques of jury selection and the jury selection process
  • how to prepare legal documents including demand letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions and memos
  • significant elements of the substantive law of torts, contracts
  • the important rules of civil procedure and evidence
  • how to conduct a legal interview
  • how to conduct legal investigation
  • how to conduct legal analysis and perform legal problem solving

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $250

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the GRE

Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test. Our GRE Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GRE has two different sections - verbal and quantitative. Our live lecture course will go over both sections, whereas our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal sections of the GRE and one to prepare you for the quantitative sections.

  • The quantitative portion of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, discrete quantitative, and data interpretation questions that make up the math sections of the GRE.
  • During the verbal and analytical sections of the course we will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension, analogies, sentence completions, antonyms, and logical and analytical reasoning questions.
  • You will practice on actual GRE tests from previous years, and we will cover specific time saving techniques for the computer administrations of the test.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $250

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the GMAT

Most MBA programs across the country and internationally require a Graduate Management Admission Test score for program admission. Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GMAT has four different sections - analytical writing, integrated reasoning, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections.

  • The quantitative section of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the problem solving and data sufficiency questions that make up the math section of the GMAT. Test-taking techniques and a thorough review of questions types on the Integrated Reasoning section are also included.
  • The verbal section of the course covers all question types on the verbal sections of the GMAT. We will explain how to do your best on reading comprehension, sentence corrections, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment.
  • You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, and specific time saving techniques will be covered for the computer administrations of the test.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $250

Register by: see legalstudies.com

 

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course

The course will prepare participants to work in victim advocacy with domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines and state and county governments. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, guardianships, crisis intervention, sexual assault, domestic violence, grief counseling, temporary restraining orders, and community counseling. There are no prerequisites; however, students will be expected to complete homework. Students who successfully complete this non-credit course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, legalstudies.com

When: Aug. 25 - Oct. 10; Oct. 20 - Dec. 5

Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs

Fee: $575 ($615 for DVD format)

Register by: see legalstudies.com