Non-credit courses in topics ranging from Japanese cooking to how to put your business or organization online will be offered this spring by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.

“We have a lot of exciting new classes for the spring semester,” said Memorie Dickson, program coordinator. “We have listened to requests from past students and people in the community and have added courses including iPhone Basics, Computer Clean Up, Publisher, Facebook Safety, Conversational Spanish, and Fraud Prevention. We are also excited to partner with Monticello High School to provide better facilities for a growing number of cooking classes.”

Other classes for Spring 2013 include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Zumba, Yoga, Shooting Portraits with Artificial Lighting, How to Take Better Photographs, Self-Defense for Women, Birding for Beginners, Introduction to Sign Language, How to Watch Movies, Shooting and Editing Video, Beginner Cake Decorating, and Couch to 5k Training.

For detailed information about courses, including dates, times and fees, visit the UAM website and click on “Community Education” under “Campus Resources.” Space is limited in many classes so early registration is encouraged. Interested students my register online, call (870) 460-1327, or email Memorie Dickson at [email protected]