Spring Non-Credit Courses

 

Exercise and Fitness


Belly Dance for Fitness

Join Cori Snobble for belly dancing for fitness and flexibility. In this for women only class, you will meet muscles you did not know you had. All body types are welcome.
When: Tuesdays, Jan. 21 – May 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Greyhound Arena, 11
Materials: Comfortable loose pants or skirt and top
Fee: $45
Ages: Adults
Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 20

 

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 Thursdays, Jan. 13 – May 1, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Greyhound Arena, 10
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 4, maximum 12

 

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, Jan. 28 – May 1, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Where: Greyhound Arena, 95A
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

 

Activities for Children


Ballet

Join Veronica Ayala for a great semester of dance. In these classes, you or your little one will learn the fundamentals of ballet, develop self-confidence and creativity. Dance also helps to improve body strength, flexibility and grace. This class focuses specifically on development of ballet technique. Students will need a leotard (any color) as well as a set of tights, and appropriate ballet shoes. Enrollment: minimum 3, maximum 12
When: Jan 14 – May 1

  • Beginners: Wednesdays 4 - 5 p.m. (at UTC 161)
  • Level 1: Thursdays 4 - 5 p.m. (at UTC 161)
  • Level 2: Wednesdays 5 - 6 p.m. (at GA 11)
  • Jazz: Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m. (at GA 11)


Materials required: Any color leotard, pink or white tights, any color skirt (optional), pink ballet shoes
Fee: $100 for semester if not participating in the recital ($140 (includes costume fee) for semester if participating in the recital)       
Ages: 4 years to adult (minors will need parental consent)

 

First Steps in Music

Join Angie Prock for two fun-filled sessions of preschool music. First Steps in Music is a foundation music class for 3 to 5 year olds. The First Steps in Music curriculum prepares children to become musical in tune, beat and artistic expression all while interacting and having fun with their peers.  
When: Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 1: Jan. 14 – March 4
Session 2: March 18 – May 6

Where: TBD
Fee: $50 per session  
Ages: 3 - 5 years (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 10

 

Swimming Lessons

Dive into the spring with these four convenient rotations of swimming lessons. Sophie Miller 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 level is for swimmers who can float, execute the basics of the front crawl and swim half way across the width of the pool unassisted. The advanced level is for older swimmers who know how to swim and need to develop strokes, proper kick movements, and diving skills. To join the advanced class, swimmers must be able to swim the entire 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:

  • Beginners: Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- 4 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate: Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- 4:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Advanced: Tuesday, Thursday -- 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Rotation 1: Jan 13 – Jan 31
Rotation 2: Feb 10 – Feb 28
Rotation 3: March 17 – April 4
Rotation 4: April 14 – May 2

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 there is. 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: Feb. 28 – March 2 for class and March 22 – 23 for open water swim
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 40 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: Proof of immunizations must be provided by December 16, 2013 and before a student may enter into their clinical rotation. Clinical rotation is estimated to begin during the second or third week of the semester. Proof of immunization or immunity are required for the following:

  • TB-PPD skin test within previous year
  • MMR
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

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. If the Hepatitis B vaccine is needed, students may only have time to receive the first injection before beginning the clinical rotation. Proof of the first injection is sufficient to allow student entrance into the clinical rotation. Proof of all immunizations must be submitted to Distance Education before a clinical rotation can begin.

Liability Insurance:  Students must purchase liability insurance by January 21, 2014 which is required for clinical rotations. Reasonably priced liability insurance can be purchased online, www.hpso.com for approximately $40. Liability insurance options will be discussed at the first lecture class meeting. If all paperwork is not submitted by January 21, 2014, the student will receive an incomplete for the class and will have to wait for the next phlebotomy class to be held to complete the clinical rotation. Proof of acceptable liability insurance must be submitted to Distance Education before a clinical rotation can begin.

Financial Aid Information: Because this course is non-credit (certificate only), most scholarship and college financial aid programs do not apply. However, students may seek financial assistance through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Eligibility information can be obtained by calling the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation at 575-763-3437. The New Mexico Workforce Connection Workforce Investment Act/WIA may also provide financial assistance. Eligibility information under this act can be obtained by calling the Curry County One Stop Career Center at 575-763-3155. Although most of the costs of this phlebotomy program are eligible under WIA, due to federal regulations a student cannot be reimbursed for the costs of a criminal background check $73.30 because the results can potentially remove the student from the program. 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 pm 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, no refund will be issued for the background check.

Withdrawal after the second lecture class meeting but before 5 pm on the date of the third lecture class:  Students will receive a 75% refund of the course fee, but no refund will be given for the CCHSP background check. If a student is denied enrollment (or must be removed from the ongoing course) because of information discovered in the criminal background check, then a full refund of the course fee will be given, regardless of the date of such discovery within the semester for which the student was registered. There will be no other refunds given after 5 pm on the date of the third lecture class meeting.

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 NM Workforce Connection/WIA or 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. The cost for fingerprints is nonrefundable.

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. For students who may need to obtain financial assistance through the ACT/WIA the approximate cost is itemized below:

 

$ 600.00       Registration fee
     73.30       Background and Fingerprint fee
     66.15       Textbook
     60.00       Scrubs
   135.00       Certification exam
     40.00       Liability insurance
$ 974.45       Approximate total cost


When: Tuesdays, 5:30-9 pmJan. 14 - April 1
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: $600 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.

Background Check and Fingerprint Information: Our clinical affiliates require an acceptable criminal background check with fingerprints (conducted by the NM Departments of Health and Public Safety, Caregivers Criminal History Screening Program CCHSP), including both nationwide and statewide screening on all phlebotomy students who will enter into a clinical rotation. When students come in to register for Phlebotomy Technique Training, their personal information will be entered online by the DEO Secretary through the NM Department of Health website. A receipt with an approval number will be printed for the student to take to the designated fingerprinting location along with payment of $73.30 in the form of money order, or if paying online a credit or debit card can be used. The NM Department of Health will contact the DEO office with approvals of background checks within 2 or 3 days. 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".

Fingerprint Locations:  

Where

Day

Time

ENMU Campus Police Station

Wednesdays and Fridays

8 am – 3:30 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

Textbooks: 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 www.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 $35.45 and Success in Phlebotomy for $34.75. Below are the required and recommended textbooks

  • Required : Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials (8th Edition) by Diana Garza and Kathleen Becan-McBride, (cost approx. $66.15)
  • Recommended: Success in Phlebotomy: a Q and A Review (7th Edition) by Kathleen Becan-McBride and Diana Garza, (cost approx. $64.90) 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 (same as 800.522.7737), or visit www.legalstudies.com.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $1189 ($1229 for DVD format)
Register by: see www.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 (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit www.legalstudies.com for information and registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $1650 ($275 per topic)
Register by: see www.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 (same as 800.522.7737), or visit www.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, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $300
Register by: see www.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 (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit www.legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $849
Register by: see www.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, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $250
Register by: see www.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, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $250
Register by: see www.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, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $250
Register by: see www.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 www.legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Jan. 13 – Feb. 28; March 10 – April 25
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $575 ($615 for DVD format)
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com