Short Courses are co-curricular experiences designed to allow you to explore topics, activities, and skills that you may not otherwise have the opportunity to explore during your time at Randolph-Macon College. Short Courses are not for credit. They do, however, offer you the opportunity to learn new skills and participate in intentional exploration without the time commitment required of traditional semester long courses.
Each Short Course section is independent and designed to stand alone. You may take them as a group or mix and match to fit your schedule and desires. So feel free to register for as many or as few as you would like. Most importantly, we hope that you will take the time this J-term to Edutain Yourself!
How Much Do They Cost?Short Courses are FREE for Randolph-Macon College Students enrolled in J-term courses! Faculty and Staff are welcome to participate for a materials fee of $10.00 per short course.
How Do I Register?
How Do I Register?Registration is simple. Please click here to register. If you would like more details of what each course entails visit the Student Life website. You will receive a confirmation once you have registered if you have been placed in the course or have been placed on a waiting list.Registration is simple. You will receive a confirmation if you have been placed in the course or placed on a waiting list.
What Courses are Offered?
Jewelry Making - Beading
7pm - 9pm
Dollar Tree Community Room
7pm - 9pm
Dollar Tree Community Room
5:30pm - 6:30pm
SGA Conference Room
Student Life Office
Jewelry Making - Wire Technique
Wintergreen Night Skiing
3pm - 12am
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Jewelry Making - Leather Wrap
Tying Technique – Bow/Neck Ties
SGA Conference Room
Jewelry Making - Kimihimu
Tying Technique-Bow/Neck Ties
3pm - 5pm
Short Course Offerings
Fitness Boot Camp with Darius – Jump start your new year with a fitness boot camp in a fun way. Are you looking for a way to push your new fitness goals into high gear? Join Darius and he will incorporate traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with fun interval training and strength training. While there are a variety of styles of fitness boot camps, this one is designed for you to have fun and push you harder than you would normally push yourself! (Spots Available: 15)
Cup Cake Decorating - Who doesn't love a nice cup cake? It’s cute and compact? Ever want to learn how to really put together a masterpiece of a cupcake and decorate it like the pros or semi-pro? Now is your chance! (Spots Available: 30)
Crafting - From bow making to scrap booking, these courses are sure to offer you an opportunity to be creative, show off your crafting skills, and just unwind. (Spots Available: 30)
Creative Writing with Carrie Noonan - Are you a wizard with words and stories? Ever want to create your own novella but aren't sure how? Even if neither of the above are true for you and you just want to write, join us! You would be surprised at the stories you could create! (Spots Available: 30)
Jewelry Making - Ever want to create that unique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for yourself, a friend, family member or girlfriend/boyfriend? Now is your chance! Valentine's Day is not too far away! Join us in creating something that is as unique as you are. Your gift will be priceless! Each Class has something different to offer. The four classes being offered are Basic Beading, Leather Wrap, Wiring Techniques, and Kimihimo (Japanese form of braid-making). All supplies will be provided you just bring your creativity! (Spots Available in Each Class: 15)
Knitting - It's really going to be cold in January, why not be able to learn how to knit a scarf or pair of gloves made by you! Use this craft using thread or yarn to create your next piece of warmth. (Spots Available: 20)
Microwave Chef -You live in a college dormitory that doesn't have a community kitchen, its cold outside and the dining hall is closed, what will you eat now? Learn how to get creative and tap into your inner chef using your microwave! (Spots Available: 20)
Mixology 101 - This course can help you become an impressive mixologist by showing you the basics of what you need to know about tending a bar, such as knowing the difference between Highball and Lowball drinks; how to shake, stir, strain and pour; and other useful tips. No alcohol will actually be present, used or consumed during this course. Open to all. (Spots Available: 30)
Photoshop – Join us in the Student Life Office for a Photoshop tutorial for beginners or enhance some of the basic skills you may have and learn tips and tricks on how to use Photoshop for photo editing, manipulations, designs, and more. Each class we will be going over the same information. (Spots Available: 5)
Tying Technique - learn how to tie different types of tie knots for bow ties, the Windsor knot, the four hand knot and more! You’ll be styling and profiling with your new knots in no time! (Spots Available: 30)
Wintergreen Night Skiing – Ever wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard but haven’t been offer the chance? Do you know how to ski snowboard and just want the chance to brush up on or show off your skills? Join us for a night of skiing, snowboarding and inner-tubing on the slopes of Wintergreen Mountain Resort! (Spots Available: 50)
Cancellation and No Show PolicyWe are very excited to offer these Short Courses for students, faculty, and staff during the January Term. Space is limited, and any cancellation must come 72 hours prior to the course date. Any cancellation or inability to show up after that period will result in a $10.00 materials fee. Get ready for an incredible J-Term!
Full CoursesCourses that are marked FULL have reached their enrollment limit. To be added to the waitlist, contact The Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Short Course, contact The Office of Student Life at email@example.com or 804-752-7318.