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West Shore Community College’s Business & Community Education (BCE) spring 2015 season is now underway, and for the first time, community members will enroll online for upcoming events.

Each season, WSCC’s BCE program provides enjoyable, practical learning opportunities for everyone, and this season, the college is offering more non-credit classes at the Manistee County Education Center.

From fitness classes, arts and crafts, technology workshops, thought-provoking seminars, state park volunteerism and a wealth of business trainings, the BCE program has something for everyone.

Some of this season’s personal enrichment highlights include Grow Your Own: Secrets of Veggie Garden Success, First Aid for Cats & Dogs, Tae Kwon Do, Beginning Photography, Google Communication Tools, and Swimnastics.

Within the business trainings, community members will find Basic & Advanced Grant Writing, Social Media Seminar: Business Trends in the Digital Age, Accounting & Finance Training, Small Business Owner General Information, and Introduction to QuickBooks.

“My desire to teach was matched by my students’ enthusiasm to learn. It was such a joy when a student asked a question and then got that ‘yes’ look in their eyes when I answered it in their terms,” says BCE program instructor Al Geist.

“A number of students have contacted me after the classes to ask a question, solve a problem, or clarify something discussed in class. In each case, the conversation came from a level of expertise that they did not have prior to the classes. More importantly, we all enjoyed the experience,” he added.

A program booklet has been mailed to households in the WSCC district and registration for BCE classes is underway now and continues throughout the season.

For a full schedule of noncredit classes offered by BCE and to register, go to and click on “Community & Personal Enrichment” tab, then click on “Business & Community” in the right menu box.

For help navigating online registration, call (231) 843 5563.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations