Monday, August 21, 2017
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Electrical DIY Basics for Homeowners
$189.00 (1 section available)
Learn how to replace wall switches and receptacles safely, inspect your service panel, repair light fixtures, and perform small electrical wiring projects. Within 24-hours of instruction, several hands-on projects, and industry tips and techniques, students should graduate with the confidence to tackle most basic home electrical wiring and maintenance projects. Even if you hire a professional, you will learn the fundamentals of electrical wiring to ensure that the job is done correctly and at a fair price. Supplies are included in the cost of the course.

Home Buyer Education Seminar
$39.00 (3 sections available)
Considering buying a home in the not-too-distant future? Then there are some things you should know in advance. This course will help you to discover the importance of touring a listing, explore the basic elements of a sales contract, and review the sale timeline. Don't let uncertainty about the home buying process such as how to get started with the mortgage application process keep you from becoming a homeowner. Be better prepared for what to expect during the home buying process to make the most important financial decision a happy and fulfilling one. Registered student can bring one guest. Guest does not need to register.

Home Improvement Basics--Do It Yourself
$109.00 (1 section available)
Whether students want to save money or just enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing it themselves, this course will teach the basics of home repair. Students will learn how to handle practical repairs and improvements, such as installing a ceiling fan, changing a light switch or fixing a leaking faucet. Topics include basic plumbing, carpentry and electricity, painting and drywall, tools, hardware, and safety measures and precautions. If the job is too much to handle, this class will show students how to choose and hire a contractor.

Interior Decorating & Design
$99.00 (3 sections available)
A professional interior decorator will help students gain a general overview of design and decoration with special attention given to space planning. Students will learn how to use and combine color, lighting techniques, various textiles and fabrics, furniture and accessories to achieve the perfect look.

Pittsburgh Windows - Just Nebbing Around
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Join Master window treatment designer, Judy Soccio, on a virtual peek through Pittsburgh's windows. Judy will discuss typical Pittsburgh house styles and other main architectural features. Then we'll zip through the walls to see style sensitive window treatments in these vintage homes. If your house was built before 1960, come and learn how window treatments can complement your home's architecture, provide insulation, privacy, and light control - all while beautifying your living space.

Plumbing: DIY Basics
$99.00 (1 section available)
Avoid those expensive house calls. Learn basic plumbing skills needed to maintain and make minor repairs to home fixtures such as sinks, bathtubs, toilets, showers, etc. Course includes lecture and demonstrations, use of proper tools, and opportunities for hands-on practice.

Preparing Your Home for the Market
$39.00 (1 section available)
If you're thinking of selling your home, and you're not sure how to prepare to your home for market, this class is designed for you! We'll discuss which improvements carry the most value, the benefits of staging, and how to avoid the pitfalls of over-improving your home.

Sell Your House for Top Dollar
$39.00 (3 sections available)
Prepare your home for sale and get it sold, on your own or with an agent. This class gives you step-by-step instructions on preparing your home for today's competitive market, determining current home values, advertising that works, and holding a successful Open House. Also covered will be required disclosures, the Residential Real Estate contract and how to handle inspections.

Simple Living: Clearing Your Home
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Learn to live lean in this course. Students will learn how to minimize the amount of stuff in their homes - separating memories from junk. Organizational skills will be introduced to help students properly discard the things they don't need while saving only those they do. These skills can be used to organize your current home, prepare for a move to a smaller home, or get a home on the market!

What to Do With Those Old Records
$39.00 (1 section available)
Have a few or a lot of those old vinyl records sitting in the closet? Here's a chance to investigate your options. Whether you want to sell, keep or just recycle your old records the answers are here. Each participant can bring his collection or a list for individual advice on the condition and their potential value or lack thereof. Class will include a brief history of records and where they stand today.

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