The Tamaqua Area School District is once again offering spring Adult Education Classes that will begin the week of March 8 at the Senior High School and Middle School.

Registration will begin on Monday, Feb. 22 and close on Thursday, March 4 at the Senior High School Office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Classes will run for eight weeks, one day a week.

For more information, call the Senior High office at (570) 668-1901.

Mircosoft Word 2000 for Beginners - Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., Room 337, Tamaqua Area Middle School. Instructor: Deb Sweeney. Do you wish you knew more about word processing and all the tools that come with it? This course will start with the absolute basics on how to open, create, edit, format, spell-check, save, and print documents. Discussions include the process of creating documents such as letters and reports, adding graphics, and proofing for errors for an attractive result, as well as shortcuts, tools, screen-tips and simple tricks to cut your production time in half. In no time you will be creating professional-looking documents with little effort. Participants are welcome to bring their own documents/files to create and enhance.

Microsoft Word 2000: Intermediate Level-A Click Above Beginners - Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 337, Tamaqua Area Middle School. Instructor: Deb Sweeney. Do you know the basics of word processing like opening, saving, basic editing and printing, but would like to know more about the powerful tools available to create professional-looking documents? This course covers the tools and techniques available to edit, format, and fine-tune your documents, as well as how to use templates and wizards to create professionally designed documents. Shortcuts, tools, screen-tips and simple tricks to cut your production time in half will also be discussed. Participants are welcome to bring their own documents/ files to create and enhance.

American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid & CPR - Tuesdays, 4:30-7 p.m., Room 108, Tamaqua Area High School. Instructor: Eric Lech, American Red Cross Instructor. Participants in this course learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone and joint injuries. Successful completion of this course will earn participants American Red Cross Lay Responder First Aid and CPR certification.

Microsoft Office 2007- What's New? - Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m., Room 106, Tamaqua Area High School. Instructor: Marietta Kotch. Begin to effectively utilize 2007's powerful new and expanded features! Become familiar with the new layout, learn how it operates and where the functions are located and grouped. Get introduced to the many new capabilities 2007 offers and see how much your productivity can be increased. This hands-on course will introduce participants to the new interface and features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2007. Participants will work with files from all three applications to explore enhancements to the Microsoft Office system. Participants are invited to bring their own files to class for experimentation. This course is intended for users who have some familiarity with the covered applications and will be limited to 18 participants.