Pellissippi courses focus on skills from finance to handwriting

Pellissippi State Community College is offering new courses that will appeal to a wide range of interests. Whether a student is interested in debt management, dancing or the secrets of handwriting analysis, the new courses offer non-credit opportunities to learn something new.

New on the schedule for March are:

‘Back into Black’ debt elimination courses

National financial educator George Lucke’s course “Back into Black,” will be offered twice by Pellissippi State Community College’s Business and Community Services, once March 18. With experience speaking around the country, Lucke will bring his debt elimination strategies to Pellissippi State for the two non-credit courses, in which, he says, attendees will learn how to get a 37-plus percent guaranteed return by eliminating their debt.

Students may register for the March 18 course. They are encouraged to bring a list of debts to begin planning their own debt elimination strategy while in the classroom. Tuition is $49 and includes a 16-page workbook.

The March 18 times are 6:30-9:30 p.m. Each class meets at Pellissippi’s Hardin Valley Campus. Additional Pellissippi State non-credit finance courses offered through April: “Introduction to Wealth Management,” “How to Thrive Financially in Retirement” and “Tennessee Estate Planning.”

Dances from around the world

Pellissippi State Community College offers non-credit dance classes this winter and spring that introduce beginning students to the movements and sounds from an array of origins.

n Cuban in origin, the cha-cha is another dance that uses a fast tempo, albeit much different music than swing. The cha-cha rhythm is found in some of today’s pop music, making the dance one that can be used on the nightclub or party floor. Pellissippi State’s “Beginning Cha-cha” is for singles or couples and meets Wednesdays, March 17-April 21. The class fee is $60 per single or $90 per couple.

n Slower, Middle East-influenced music is the basis for “Belly Dance: Basic Moves.” New to Pellissippi State’s lineup of non-credit offerings, the course introduces beginners to both the traditional and modern rhythms used in belly dancing. The Tuesday class runs March 16-April 20. Cost is $69.

Meeting times for each of the classes is 7-8 p.m. “East Coast Swing” and “Beginning Cha-cha” are offered at Pellissippi State’s Blount County Center, located at 1010 Middlesettlements Road, Alcoa.

Belly Dance: Basic Moves” is scheduled at the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.

Handwriting Analysis

“What Your Handwriting Reveals-The ABCs of Handwriting Analysis,” a science-based workshop offered by Pellissippi State Community College in February, will be led by experienced graphoanalyst Robert Pelton. Pelton served as a featured speaker at the 1964 National Convention of the International Graphoanalysis Society and taught graphoanalysis at the University of Tennessee in the early 1970s. Graphoanalysis, the science of handwriting analysis, is a system that has been in use for decades.

Milton Bunker, founder of the International Graphoanalysis Society in 1929, used a scientific system to evaluate personality traits based upon handwriting strokes.

In Pelton’s three-part course, he will lead students through a simple approach to uncovering hidden personality traits for themselves and others.

The non-credit class takes place at the Pellissippi’s Hardin Valley Campus on Thursdays, Feb. 11-25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $65.

Pellissippi’s Hardin Valley Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville. For a complete listing of all Pellissippi State non-credit courses, for more information, or to register, visit or call 865-539-7167.

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