Foothills Spring 2019 Catalog

Foothills Adult & Continuing Education 1.800.300.4781 • 53 TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BEGINNER IRISH The emphasis of this course is conversation. Learn how to greet people, talk about your family and where you live. Speak simple sentences to carry on basic conversation. Discuss sentence structure, pronunciation and more sources for additional learning. There will be a book available for optional purchase in class $10. N. Soraghan March 6 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm 6 sessions $40 LEARN TO SPEAK RUSSIAN In this course, students will learn the alphabet, basic grammar and vocabulary of the Russian language. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to read, write and speak the most common everyday expressions in Russian. No prior knowledge of Russian is required for this class. M. Collins Feb 25 Monday 6:30-8:00pm 6 sessions $89 FINANCE CONNECTICUT STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT Learn more about preparing for retirement with your Connecticut State teacher’s Retirement. We will explain when you are eligible for your retirement benefits and explain the terms. The course also covers your retirement benefit payout options which is the pension and annuity options as well as your beneficiary options. M. Church May 20 Monday 6:30-8:30pm 1 session $20 CREATING INCOME FOR YOUR RETIREMENT We will focus on retirement income strategies. It simplifies three common withdrawal strategies, so you will have a better understanding of the importance of creating a retirement income strategy, the pros and cons of the different strategies and what might work for you. M. Church Apr 22 Monday 6:30-8:30pm 1 session $20 HELLO RETIREMENT Retirement income only appears to the untutored eye to be about money. What it’s about are two things: securing dignity and independence in your retirement. We will discuss what you will need to plan for in retirement and what you need to understand about social security and other investments you have. The concern we must face in an environment of rising costs is will I outlive my money. People don’t plan to fail; they just fail to a plan. We will cover how to take inventory of what you have and what you will need to prepare for your retirement. M. Church March 13 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm 2 session $20 HOUSE FLIPPING (NEW) Identify what type of investor you want to become. This class will cover common types of real estate investing, buy and hold vs flipping strategies, pros and cons of each and identify pitfalls. Topics of discussion include investor financing and building a real estate portfolio. D. Stewart Apr 2 Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 1 session $20 HOW MONEY WORKS Create a budget, save money more efficiently and learn how to tackle debt. Are you ready? By applying the principles of this class, you can achieve financial security and ultimately reach your goals! G. Callahan March 5 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm 1 session $20 SOCIAL SECURITY PLANNING Congress just passed legislation that will forever affect Social Security, learn about the new changes and how they will affect you. We will also cover what Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Learn the answers to your questions: 1) Will Social Security be there for me? 2) How much can I expect to receive? 3) When should I apply for Social Security? 4) How can I maximize my benefits? 5) Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement? M. Church Feb 27 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm 1 session $20 Earn your High School Diploma! Have you been out of school for a while? Have you gained special skills through employment, training, or homemaking? If you are a mature adult who would like to earn anAdult High School Diploma by working independently, The National External Diploma Program may be the right program for you! Registration is required. Call today 1-800-300-4781. NATIONAL EXTERNAL DIPLOMA PROGRAM