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Personal Enrichment

Isn’t it time to invest in yourself? It’s never too late to learn something new and have lots of fun doing it. Our Personal Enrichment classes will exercise both your mind and body. Check out what we have to offer by viewing the Non-Credit Schedule…Get Started Now.

Creative Arts/ Language

Whether you would like to start a new hobby, love to play your favorite instrument with other musicians, or want to learn a second language, we have just the classes for you…

  • Watercolor Painting
  • Knots and Loops: Crochet 101 For Beginners
  • Art Journaling
  • Basics of Sewing
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Latin Music Ensemble
  • Concert Choir
  • Sign Language I
  • Sign Language II
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III – Advanced Spanish
  • Instant Italian (online)
    Summer Courses    Fall Courses

Personal Interest

Do-it-yourself projects can be so rewarding and will give you a sense of accomplishment while saving money. Let our team of experts show you how to do home repairs, remodel a basement, build the deck you always wanted, or even plant a spectacular garden. We can even show you how to do basic repairs on your car. Top that off with learning how to take the perfect photo of all your hard work…Check out our Photography classes.

  • Auto Repair 101
  • Basic Automotive Service and Systems
  • Automotive Electricity/ Electronics I
  • How to Start a Rehabbing or Home Remodeling Business
  • Basic Construction Skills for the Homeowner and Rehabber
  • How to Become a Miss or Mr. Fix-It
  • Deck Building
  • Ceramic Tile Installation
  • Minor Electrical Wiring for Homeowners
  • Plumbing Made Easy
  • Creating a Rain Garden
  • Designing a Butterfly Garden
  • Digital Photography for Beginners
  • Photoshop Elements – Basics for Beginners
  • Strategies for Living Debt-Free in the 21st Century
  • How to Survive Today’s Mortgage and Real Estate Market
  • Learn the Difference Between Cluttered and Hoarding
  • Paper Management: Reduce and Go Paperless
    Summer Courses     Fall Courses

Mature Learning

Whether you need help preparing for retirement or need something to do if you’re already there, let us make it fun and educational. Stay active in mind and body by registering for these classes…We’ll make sure to save you a spot.

  • Senior-Cize…Staying Active and Independent for Life
  • Helping Our Loved Ones Downsize Their Home
  • Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Parts A, B, and Supplemental Coverage
  • Turning 65: Understanding Medicare Part D
  • Healthy Nutrition and Meal Preparation for Seniors on a Budget
    Summer Courses   Fall Courses

Recreation

Healthy body = A longer and more active life…No matter how young or old you are, our sports and fitness classes will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing it in a group setting. We even have Karate and self-defense classes for those of you who like combining exercising with learning how to protect yourself.

  • Aerobics
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Softball
  • Karate
  • T’ai Chi for Strength, Arthritis and Pain
  • Street-Smart Self-Defense
    Summer Courses    Fall Courses

Wellness

It is so important to have happiness in your life…You deserve it! We have a selection of classes that can help you feel better mentally and emotionally. We even have classes for those of you who would love to have better relationships…Who wouldn’t? Get your mind and soul back on a healthy track…Check these out.

  • Why Do People Do What They Do?
  • Getting What You Want in 2015/ 2016
  • Empowerment Parenting
  • Nutrition and Brain Health
  • Intro to Anger Management
  • Women and Divorce: Financial, Legal and Emotional Considerations
  • Building Your Confident Core
  • Grief and Loss
  • Secrets of Happy Couples
    Summer Courses    Fall Courses

Computer Training

Technology, technology, technology…Our computerized world is ever-changing and it is important for everyone to have a basic understanding of today’s technology. No matter your age, computers play a part in our everyday life in one form or another. Our Computer instructors want to take that stress out of your life and show you the basics. Whether you are a novice or are a little computer-savvy, our courses will teach you what you need to function with in such a high tech world. Choose from our five- to eight-session classes, or select our Computer Express Training classes, which can be completed in only four hours.

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Keyboarding
  • Microsoft Word – Beginning (2013)
  • Microsoft Word – Intermediate (2013)
  • Microsoft Excel – Beginning (2013)
  • Microsoft Excel – Intermediate (2013)
  • Microsoft Office (2013)
  • Upgrading and Repairing PCs
  • Computer Express Training
  • Microsoft Word Step I (2013)
  • Excel Step I (2013)
  • PowerPoint Step I (2013)
  • Mail Merge and Your Address Book
  • Tune Up Your PC
  • Microsoft Outlook Step I
  • Working With Pivot Tables and Basic Macros
    Summer Courses    Fall Courses

Online Learning

Today’s learner can have the classroom brought right into their home by taking online classes. Knowledge is available when you are. Continuing Education offers hundreds of non-credit online courses for adults and youth. These courses are offered monthly and are instructor-led. They average 6 to 8 weeks long for a total of 12 lessons, totaling 24 to 30 hours of instruction. You can ask questions, receive advice, and participate in lively discussions. Here is a sampling of some of the Personal Enrichment courses that are available. For a full listing and to register, go to ed2go.com/mac.

  • Instant Italian
  • Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
  • Secrets of Better Photography
  • Writing Essentials
  • GRE Preparation - Part 1
  • GRE Preparation – Part 2